Autumn Discovery in North Japan 9D6N
Autumn Leaves viewing at Hirosaki Castle & Park, Morioka Castle Park, Geibikei Gorge Cruise (90min), Yahiko Park Momijidanien Autumn Leaves Light Up
Apple Picking, Hakkoda Ropeway, Matsushima Coast, Japanese Mask Painting Experience
Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Oirase Gorge, Salmon Museum “Iyoboya Kaikan”, Japanese Sake Brewery, Kusatsu Onsen
Special Gourmet Delights:
Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at the restaurant
Hotel / Ryokan Stays:
04-nights of authentic Japanese Onsen experience in Minamida Onsen, Kazuno, Yahiko Onsen & Kusatsu Onsen. 02-nights of centrally located hotels in Sendai & Tokyo
05NOV JL038 SIN-HND 0220-0950
05NOV JL145 HND-AOJ 1315-1430
Upon arrival at Aomori Airport, coach transfer to Hirosaki and visit Hirosaki Castle & Park (弘前城公園). This beautiful park is well-known for the magnificent autumn colors. Take a slow leisure walk around the park to see all the beautiful autumn leaves. Finally, transfer to Minamida Onsen town for hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner and natural hot spring at the hotel.
After breakfast, the apple orchard is waiting for you! Enjoy Apple Picking which is in season! After that, transfer to Hakkoda. Take the Hakkoda Ropeway (八甲田ロープウェー) and be amazed by the panoramic view of beautiful autumn leaves. Next, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Kiritanpo Hotpot set]. After lunch, transfer to Oirase Gorge (奥入瀬渓谷) – one of the most beautiful river valleys in Japan, with vibrant and fast flowing water and enjoy the Oirase Gorge Walk. The end of the day, transfer to Kazuno for hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast, transfer to Morioka and visit Morioka Castle Park. This is a stunning traditional Japanese garden with more than 300 trees that change color in the fall. This afternoon, your lunch is the famous local dish – Wanko Soba. After lunch, visit Geibi Gorge (猊鼻渓). It is a beautiful gorge of cliffs 100 meters tall continuing for approximately 2km on both sides of Satetsu River, a branch of the Kitakami River. Let’s take the Geibikei Gorge River Cruise (90min) and enjoy the peaceful scenery of the area. Finally, transfer to Sendai for hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel restaurant. [Gyutan set]
After breakfast, let’s head to Matsushima Coast, one of Japan’s fabled three most scenic places. Enjoy yourself with the best view of Matsushima. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Japanese set]. After lunch, transfer to Murakami city and visit Salmon Museum “Iyoboya Kaikan”(イヨボヤ会館). Murakami has a salmon culture which has developed over a long period of time. From here, you can learn about the entire life cycle of the salmon. Next, transfer Yahiko city and Yahiko Park. It is a huge public park with waterfalls, mountain stream, tunnels and lots of maple tree. Tonight, enjoy the Momijidanien Autumn Leaves Light Up at the Park! Finally, transfer to hotel for check in and enjoy your dinner at the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast, transfer to Niigata and visit Japanese Sake Brewery (20min). You will learn how Japanese Sake is produced and do some Sake Tasting there. Next, transfer to Uonuma and have lunch at a local restaurant [Ayu Fish set]. After lunch, transfer to Numata city and experience the Japanese Mask Painting. Make it your own by painting with your favorite color! Thereafter, transfer to Kusatsu Onsen town for hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast, enjoy yourself with the Yumomi show during your free time at Kusatsu Onsen town. Thereafter, transfer to a local restaurant for lunch [Mizusawa Udon set]. After lunch, proceed to Gunma Flower Park (群馬フラワーパーク). Its huge flowerbeds are always full of various kinds of flowers in all seasons. See the Sasanqua Camelia flowers in season! After that, transfer to Tokyo city for hotel check-in and free at leisure. Enjoy your own dinner during free & easy time in Tokyo.
12NOV JL035 HND-SIN 0005-0645
After breakfast, free at your own leisure until departure.
Bid farewell to Japan this morning as we depart for Singapore. We hope that you have enjoyed this vacation with JTB and we look forward to helping you create your next perfect moments, always!
*All the photos are for illustration purposes only
* The itinerary is subject to change due to weather condition
* Meals indicated are for reference only and are subject to change
* Flight schedule is subject to change
* Autumn Leaves viewing locations are dependent on weather conditions
Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 215** (Subject to changes)
10:30 - 20:00 (Mon to Sat)
10:30 - 19:00 (Sun & PH)