Autumn Discovery in North Japan 9D6N



Seasonal Scenery:
Autumn Leaves viewing at Hirosaki Castle & Park, Oirase Gorge, Morioka Castle Park, Dakigaeri Gorge Autumn Leaves Festival, Old Samurai Town Kakunodate, Chusonji Temple “The Golden Pavilion” Konjikido, Tenshukaku Park Autumn Leaves Light Up “Akiu Night Museum”, Momijidani Suspension Bridge

Unique Experiences:
Apple Picking, Geibi Gorge Cruise (90min), Kokeshi Painting Experience (1hrs)

Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Samurai Residence “Aoyagi Residence”, Fox Village, Sazaedo Temple by Slope Conveyor, Sano Premium Outlets

Special Gourmet Delights:
Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at restaurant

Hotel/Ryokan Stays:
04 nights of authentic Japanese Onsen experience in Minamida Onsen, Hanamaki Onsen, Akiu Onsen & Nasu Shiobara. 02 nights of centrally located hotels in Morioka & Tokyo


Departure date
2, 4 Nov 2020
Tour length
9 days 6 nights
Aomori, Hirosaki, Minamida Onsen, Oirase Gorge, Morioka, Kakunodate, Hanamaki Onsen, Hiraizumi, Akiu Onsen, Zao, Wakamatsu, Nasu Shiobara, Sano, Tokyo
Tour guide
Experienced Trilingual Guide
From S$ 3,788*

Our WOW! Promises

Right group size for Quality Travel (<= 30 passengers)

Experienced Trilingual Guide (English, Mandarin, Japanese) Accompanying the entire tour

Premium Selection of Hotels & Ryokan (with onsen)

Organized & Well-paced itinerary

Comfortable big coaches

Authentic Japanese gourmet food & Cultural experiences

Day 1 ---

Singapore 新加坡
Assemble at Changi Airport for Check in

JL038 SIN-HND 0220-0950
JL145 HND-AOJ 1315-1430

Day 2 On board-D

Aomori – Hirosaki – Minamida Onsen青森 - 弘前 - 南田温泉
Hotel Apple Land or similar / R.O.H ♨️

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 [Japanese Set] and natural hot spring at the hotel.

Day 3 BLD

Minamida Onsen – Oirase Gorge – Morioka南田温泉 - 奥入瀬渓 - 盛岡
Hotel Metropolitan Morioka New Wing or similar / Western room

After breakfast, the apple orchard is waiting for you! Enjoy Apple Picking which is in season! After that, 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. Proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Himemasu Trout Set]. After lunch, 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. Tonight, your dinner is the famous local dish – [Wanko Soba]. At the end of the day, transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Day 4 BLD

Morioka – Kakunodate – Hanamaki Onsen 盛岡 - 角館 - 花巻温泉
Hotel Hanamaki or similar / R.O.H ♨️

After breakfast, visit Daigaeri Gorge (抱返り渓谷) – A Scenic gorge with a pristine blue-green mountain stream and unspoiled primeval woodlands. Enjoy the vibrant autumn colors at Daigaeri Gorge Autumn Leaves Festival. After lunch [Japanese Set] at a local restaurant, head to the Old Samurai Town Kakunodate “Aoyagi Residence” (角館町武家屋敷通り), one of the excellent showcases of samurai architecture and housing. At the end of the day, transfer to Hanamaki Onsen town for hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel.

Day 5 BLD

Hanamaki Onsen – Hiraizumi – Akiu Onsen 花巻温泉 - 平泉 - 秋保温泉
Hotel New Mitoya or similar / Japanese room ♨️

After breakfast, let’s head to 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. Proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Pork Sake Shabu-Shabu Set]. After lunch, visit Chusonji Temple (中尊寺)“The Golden Pavilion” Konjikido. A UNESCO World Heritage site. It was established in the year 850 as a temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism. Next, transfer to Tenshukaku Park and enjoy the Autumn Leaves Light-Up “Akiu Night Museum”. Another unique way to see the seasonal colors. Finally, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Tonight, dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] will be served at the hotel restaurant.

Day 6 BLD

Akiu Onsen – Zao – Aizu Wakamatsu – Nasu Shiobara 秋保温泉 - 蔵王 - 会津若松 - 那須塩原
Hotel Sun Valley Nasu or similar / Western room ♨️

This morning, you will get to experience the Kokeshi Painting (1hrs). Make it your own by painting with your favorite color! Next, visit Fox Village – filled with over 100 animals and 6 different types of foxes. Zao Fox Village is one of the best places to see foxes and the foxes freely roam a preserve in which visitors can enter. However, the main reason to visit the Fox Village is that they are just so darn cute. Proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Umen & Gyutan Set]. After lunch, visit Sazaedo Temple Hall by Slope Conveyor (さざえ堂), a three-storied, hexagonal pagoda with the look of an optical illusion. It was completed in 1796 and is around 16 meters tall. Thereafter, transfer to Nasu Shiobara for hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Buffet] at the hotel.

Day 7 B--

Nasu Shiobara – Sano – Tokyo 那須塩原 - 佐野 - 東京
Keio Plaza Hotel or similar / Western room

This morning, start your day at Momijidani Suspension Bridge (もみじ谷大吊橋). A pedestrian suspension bridge with beautiful views during four distinct seasons. Thereafter, transfer to Sano Premium Outlets for shopping. The stores here are the outlets of internationally known brands of fashion, sports food, household goods and electronics, and range from everyday items to luxury goods. Lunch will be under your own expense at the outlets. After that, transfer to Tokyo city for hotel check-in and free at leisure. Enjoy your own dinner during free & easy time in Tokyo.

Day 8 B--

Tokyo (Haneda) – Singapore東京(羽田) - 新加坡

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!

Day 9 ---

Singapore 新加坡

Arrive at Singapore

*All the photos are for illustration purposes only
* The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions
* Meals indicated are for reference only and subject to change
* Flight schedule is subject to change
* Autumn Leaves viewing locations are dependent on weather conditions

20 Jun 2020 (15-20 pax)
From S$ 4,188*
20 Jun 2020 (21pax & above)
From S$ 4,088*

Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 110** (Subject to changes)  

This tour package is subject to change without prior notice.
Minimum 15 persons are required to form a group. A Tour Manager will be with the group for the entire tour.
Triple-sharing rooms’ size might be similar to Twin rooms’ (Twin bed + 1 extra bed).
Accommodation is based on twin-sharing basis.
Activities available are subject to weather conditions.
Package price does not include the associated taxes and surcharges.
Guide and driver service fee of JPY800 per day (adult/child) is applicable.
Please approach our travel consultants for more details and other terms and conditions.

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