Autumn in Classic Japan 8D5N
Autumn leaves viewing at Arashiyama (Bamboo Grove & Togetsu Bridge), Tenryuji Temple and Garden, Sanzenin Temple, Metasequoia Trees, Hikone Castle & Genkyuen Garden, Hyakusaiji Temple, Oshida Enchi Park & Suspension Bridge, Katsuo Temple (Daruma Temple), Mino Waterfall
Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden by Ropeway, Rokko Shidare Observatory, Kobe Harbor Land, Biwako Terrace by Ropeway
Special Gourmet Delights:
Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at the restaurant
Hotel/Ryokan Stays :
02 nights authentic Japanese Onsen/Ryokan/Hotel at Ogoto Onsen & Nagahama. 03nights centrally located hotel in Kobe & Osaka
SQ618 SIN-KIX 0130-0845
Upon arrival at Kansai Airport, the coach transfers to Kobe and visit Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden by Ropeway. After that, move to Mt Rokko for lunch [Japanese Set]. After lunch visits Rokko Shidare Observatory. Designed by the famous architect, Hiroshi Sanbuchi, with the image of a large tree standing on Mt. Rokko. Next, transfer to Kobe city and enjoy your own free time at Kobe Harbor Land. Tonight, dinner [Kobe Beef] will be served at a local restaurant. After dinner, transfer to the hotel for check in.
After breakfast, coach transfer to Arashiyama (嵐山), visit Togetsu Bridge – a landmark in Arashiyama District for over 400 years and Bamboo Grove, the natural forest of bamboo in Kyoto. Next, transfer to a local restaurant for lunch [Shabu-Shabu]. After lunch, transfer to Ohara and visit Sanzenin Temple (三千院), one of the finest temples in all of Kyoto, especially when one takes in its sublime natural setting. Finally, transfer to Kyoto city for hotel check in and enjoy your dinner at the local restaurant [Japanese Set].
After breakfast, start your day at Biwako Terrace. Ride the ropeway, with its amazing view, and travel from Biwako Valley’s Sanroku Station. Next, enjoy being surrounded by bright-red Metasequoia Trees on both sides of the road as we make our way towards Hikone city. This afternoon, your lunch will be served at the local restaurant [Omi Beef Hotpot Set]. After lunch, visit Hikone Castle (彦根城), which is a National Treasure and counted among the greatest castles in the world. Genkyuen Japanese Garden (玄宮園), located on the grounds of the Hikone Castle was historically home to the feudal lords. At the end of the day, transfer to Nagahama for hotel check in. Tonight, dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] will be served at the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast, visit Hyakusaiji Temple (百済寺). The temple grounds are designated as National Historic Ruins, and the main hall is an Important Cultural Property. One thing you won’t see anywhere else is the pair of massive straw sandals on the Niomon Gate. Proceed to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, the transfer to Katano and visit Hoshida Enchi Park. A greeny park with the largest wooden foot Suspension Bridge in Japan, to look out a panoramic view, is a good place to see autumn leaves in Autumn. After that, transfer to Osaka for dinner [Udonsuki Hotpot Set]. At the end of the day, transfer to the hotel for check in.
After breakfast, head to Katsuo Temple “Daruma Temple”. It’s known to give good luck for business, examinations, sports, accomplishments, love, elections and so on. Another interesting thing about this temple is the number of daruma dolls. There are daruma dolls everywhere at this temple which creates a unique atmosphere, Next, visit Mino Waterfall (箕面滝), one of the scenic places of natural beauty easily accessible from Osaka. After that, transfer back to Osaka city. Enjoy your own lunch and dinner at Osaka city during your free and easy time in Osaka.
SQ635 KIX-SIN 2250-0525
After breakfast at the hotel, free at your own leisure until departure.
Bid farewell to Osaka as we proceed to the airport and take a flight back to Singapore. We hope that you have enjoyed this vacation with JTB and we look forward to helping you create your next perfect moments, always!
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 location are dependent on weather conditions
Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 115** (Subject to changes)
10:30 - 20:00 (Mon to Sat)
10:30 - 19:00 (Sun & PH)