Autumn in Classic Japan 8D5N

Day 5. Orange picking



Seasonal Scenery:
Autumn leaves viewing at Byodoin Temple, Brick-Red Road along with Metasequoia, Hikone Castle and Genkyuen Japanese Garden, Korankei Momiji Festival, Shosenkyo Valley and Sengataki Falls, Mitake Valley with Cable Car

Unique experience:
Maccha Making Experience, Orange Picking, Lake Kawaguchi “Panoramic Ropeway”

Sightseeing & Shopping Experience:
Arashiyama (Bamboo Grove & Togetsu Bridge), Shirahige Shrine, Japanese Sake Brewery Visit

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


Departure date
22 Nov 2019
Tour length
8 days 5 nights
Osaka, Uji, Kyoto, Otsu, Takashima, Hikone, Nagahama, Toyota, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Lake Kawaguchi, Shosenkyo, Okutama, 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

SQ618 SIN-KIX 0130-0845

Day 2 BLD

Kansai – Uji – Kyoto – Otsu 関西 - 宇治 - 京都 - 大津
Biwako Otsu Prince Hotel or similar / Western room

Upon arrival at Kansai Airport, coach transfer to Uji city, visit Byodoin Temple (平等院) . The view is one of the famous scenes in Japan, and replicated on the back of the “10 yen coin”. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Tobanyaki Set]. After lunch, proceed to Maccha Making Experience. Next, 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. Finally, transfer to Otsu for hotel check in and enjoy your dinner at the local restaurant [Crab Kaiseki].

Day 7. Togetsu Bridge

Day 3 BLD

Otsu – Takashima – Hikone – Nagahama 大津 - 高島 - 彦根 - 長浜
Hotel & Resorts Nagahama or similar / Western or Japanese room ♨

After breakfast, start your day at Shirahige Shrine (白鬚神社). There is a large vermilion-lacquered torii gate in Lake Biwa, in front of this oldest shrine in Omi, also known as the “Itsukushima Shrine of Omi.” 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), 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. The end of the day, transfer to Nagahama for hotel check in. Tonight, dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant.

Brick-Red Road along with Metasequoia Trees (Image Only)

Day 4 BLD

Nagahama – Toyota – Hamamatsu – Shizuoka 長浜 - 豊田 - 浜松 - 静岡
Hotel Associa Shizuoka or similar / Western room

After breakfast, visit Korankei Momiji Festival  This festival is held every year in November, which is the best time to see colored leaves on maple trees that are said to number around 4,000. Proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Eel Rice Bowl]. After lunch, the orange orchard is waiting for you! Enjoy Orange Picking which is in season! After that, head to Japanese Sake Brewery Visit (90min). Here, you will learn about the procedures for sake brewing. In addition, you get to taste the onsite-only freshly made sake. Finally, transfer to Shizuoka for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the local restaurant [Japanese Kaiseki].

Day 5 BL-

Shizuoka – Lake Kawaguchi – Shisenkyo – Isawa Onsen 静岡 - 河口湖 - 昇仙峡 - 石和温泉
Hotel Kohakuen or similar / Japanese room ♨

After breakfast, head to Lake Kawaguchi. Enjoy the scenic panoramic view of Mt. Fuji in autumn by taking the Panoramic Ropeway. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Hoto Hotpot Set]. After lunch, proceed to Shosenkyo Valley. Throughout the seasons, the granite cliffs and oddly shaped rocks, combined with the clusters of pines growing on the rock-faces invoke sentiments of a journey into a deep, hidden valley. The next destination is Sengataki Falls, the biggest waterfall in Karuizawa. Finally, transfer to Isawa Onsen for hotel check in and enjoy your dinner at the hotel.
Sengataki Falls (Itinerary B)

Day 6 BL-

Isawa Onsen – Okutama – Tokyo 石和温泉 - 奥多摩 - 東京
Hotel Keihan Tsukiji Ginza Grande or similar / Western room

After breakfast, head to Mt. Mitake. Go up to Mitake Valley (御岳渓谷)  by taking the Cable Car, enjoy the great view and admire the fantastic autumn foliage of the Mt. Mitake. After that, transfer to Tokyo city and your lunch [Sushi Set] with be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to hotel for check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner during free & easy time in Tokyo city.

Day 7 ---

Tokyo – Singapore 東京 - 新加坡

SQ635 HND-SIN 2250-0525
After breakfast at the hotel, free at your own leisure until departure.

Bid farewell to Tokyo 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!

Day 8 ---

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 location are dependent on weather conditions

22 Nov 2019 (15-20 pax)
From S$ 3,788*
22 Nov 2019 (21pax & above)
From S$ 3,688*

Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 108** (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, estimated at $150, subject to change.
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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