Charms of Classic Japan 9D6N
Aoyama Herb Garden “Common Sage”, Hana Hiroba “Sunflower & Various Flowers”, Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Field, Oishi Park “Kochia”
Jidai Matsuri Festival, Lunch with Women Drives “Ama Hut” Experience, Winter Illumination at Nabanano Sato, Orange Picking, Lake Ashi Cruise, Hakone Ropeway
Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Dotonbori & Shinsaibashi, Arashiyama (Togetsu Bridge & Bamboo Grove), Kimono Forest, Nishiki Market, Ise Jingu Shrine (Naiku), Okage Yokocho Alley, Nihon Daira Yume Terrace Observatory, Hakone Shrine, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Gotemba Premium Outlets
Special Gourmet Delights:
Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at restaurant
02-nights authentic Japanese Onsen/Ryokan/Hotel at Aoyama Kogen & Oiso. 03-nights centrally located hotel in Kyoto, Nagoya & Tokyo
21Oct SQ618 SIN-KIX 0125-0850
Upon arrival, coach transfer to Osaka city. Stroll around by yourself at Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi, is the best known shopping area in Osaka, and an enduring symbol of the city. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Sushi & Tempura Set]. Next, proceed to Arashiyama. Visit Togetsu Bridge – a landmark in Arashiyama District for over 400 years and Bamboo Grove, the natural forest of bamboo in Kyoto. Tonight, you will have dinner at a local restaurant [Mini Kaiseki Course]. Finally, transfer to Kyoto city for hotel check in.
This morning, after breakfast visit Nishiki Market has a pleasant but busy atmosphere that is inviting to those who want to explore the variety of culinary delights that Kyoto is famous for. The stores found throughout the market range in size from small narrow stalls to larger two story shops. Lunch will be on your own expense. After lunch, will have a 2 hours traditional Japanese Jidai Matsuri Festival. The historical costumes and characters that are displayed in the parade cover the approximately 1100 years during which Kyoto was the national capital. At the end of the day, transfer to Aoyama Kogen for hotel check in and enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at hotel.
** In any event if Jidai Matsuri Festival is cancelled due to convid19, visit Kyoto sightseeing.
After breakfast, visit Aoyama Herb Garden (メナード青山リゾートハーブガーデン) more than 300 types of herbs such as lavender and chamomile are cultivated here. You can walk along a promenade within the forest on the facility, allowing you to enjoy forest bathing and its healing effects. Transfer to Toba and experience lunch with Women Divers “Ama Hut” 海女小屋 (はちまんかまど) You will be able to eat the fresh [Seafood Set] at Hachiman Kamado of Ise-Shima just caught by the woman divers in a real woman diver’s hut located close by the fishing area, listening to the cheerful talks of the woman divers. Thereafter, visit Ise Jingu Shrine (Naiku), one of the most important shrine in Japan that has 2,000 years of history. It has been designated a National Treasure by the Japanese government. Stroll around by yourself at Okage Yokocho Alley. Over 50 shops and restaurants are packed into this charming street that maintains the traditional atmosphere of Ise way back into Edo period. Next, transfer to Nagashima for dinner [Clam Kamameshi] before head to Winter Illumination at Nabanano Sato (なばなの里). Nabanano Sato is a theme park in Mie Prefecture, famous for its illuminating installations. Finally, transfer to Nagoya city for hotel check in.
After breakfast, transfer to Chita visit Hana Hiroba for Sunflower and Various flowers. The best feature of the farm, among all others, is the flower fields that decorate the vast grounds with seasonal blossoms. You can enjoy walking through the flower fields to your heart’s content. Transfer to Hamamatsu for lunch [Unadon Eel Rice Bowl]. After lunch, will transfer to Nihondaira for a great enjoy nice view of Mt. Fuji from Nihon Daira Yume Terrace Observatory. Finally transfer to Shizuoka for dinner [Local Japanese Kaiseki]. After dinner will transfer to hotel check in for the night.
After breakfast , the orange orchard is waiting for you! Enjoy Orange Picking which in season! Next visit Hakone Shrine 箱根神社 stands at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi. The shrine buildings are hidden in the dense forest, but are well advertised by its huge torii gates, one standing prominently in the lake and two others over the main street of Moto-Hakone. Follow by having lunch [Japanese Set] at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Lake Ashi, where you can enjoy the scenery of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi by taking the Lake Ashi Cruise. And, you can enjoy the Hakone’s scenic panorama by taking Hakone Ropeway. After this visit Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Field (仙石原すすき草原) the tall grasses here cover the hillside for hundreds of meters, changing colour with the seasons and offering stunning views. The field attracts visitors especially during the autumn when the grasses turn a shimmering, silvery gold colour. At the end of the day, transfer to hotel check and enjoy your dinner [Western Set] at hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Kawaguchi Lake to visit Oishi Park “kochia” on the north shore of Kawaguchiko is a park with a superb view of lake and Mt.Fuji at once. Various flowers bloom on the promenade along the lakeside according to the season. Follow by Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the highest point that cars can go up to. Depending on nature’s whim, the view here at times can be shrouded by fog or so clear that you can see the sprawling land below. Follow by Lunch at Fujisan Miharashi [Sukiyaki Set]. Next, proceed to Gotemba Premium Outlets. 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 is at your own expense during free time at the outlet mall. Thereafter, transfer to Tokyo city for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner on your free time in Tokyo.
27Oct 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!
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