Endless Discovery in West Central & Setouchi Japan 8D6N
Cherry blossom viewing at Okazaki Park, Todaiji Temple & Nara Park, Arashiyama, Expo’70 Commemorative Park, Kosanji Temple, HIrakiyama Park , Itsukushima Shrine
Sagano Romantic Train / Udon Making Experience / Strawberry Picking / Naruto Whirlpools Sightseeing Cruise
Sightseeing & Shopping Experience
JAZZ Dream Nagashima Outlets / Okage Yokocho Shopping Alley / Ise Jingu Shrine / Kobe Herborland
Hotel /Ryokan Stays:
Central locations in Nara, Osaka, Imabari, Hiroshima and Japanese Onsen in Toba & Naruto
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Upon arrival at Nagoya Airport, coach transfer to Okazaki Park (岡崎公園)✿. A park for the Okazaki citizens built on the castle grounds. Within the park, there are many historic sites such as the Okazaki Castle, the Ninomaru Noh Theater, and the Tatsuki Shrine. Proceed to local restaurant for lunch . After lunch, transfer to JAZZ Dream Nagashima Outlets (ジャズドリーム長島) for shopping. One of the largest outlet malls in Japan with many shops for luxurious brand products, adjacent to the amusement park and spa facility.Transfer to Toba for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy a Japanese set dinner at hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Ise city and visit Ise Jingu Shrine “Naiku Shrine” (伊勢神宮内宮). It is Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrine dating back to the 3rd century. It enshrines Amaterasu-Omikami, the sun goddess, the guardian of the nation and the protector of the Imperial family. Stroll around Okage Yokocho Shopping Alley (おかげ横丁) which is near to Ise Jingu Shrine. Here is an Edo shopping alley with shops selling local specialties of Mie and plenty of tea houses. Lunch at a local restaurant . After lunch, transfer to Shorenji area for Strawberry Picking.Tonight, enjoy the Kaiseki set dinner at hotel.
After hotel breakfast, visit Todaiji Temple (東大寺), a Buddhist temple that is one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara. Next enjoy the cherry blossoms viewing at Nara Deer Park ✿. After that, transfer to Kameoka. Take the Sagano Romantic Train from Kameoka Station to Saga Station (25min). This is a delightful sightseeing train that runs along the Hozugawa River gorge, offering fantastic views of the forests and mountains. In spring time, you can enjoy the cherry blossoms viewing. Have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit Arashiyama (Togetsu Bridge and Bamboo Grove) ✿, where you can enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms and also the natural forest of bamboo in Kyoto. Transfer to Osaka city. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Image: Nara Park Spring ©NARA TOURISM FEDERATION©JNTO
After hotel breakfast, transfer to Osaka Castle Park and visit Expo’70 Commemorative Park (万博記念公園) ✿. The park was built on the site of the World World Exposition 1970. In the huge park, there are part of facilities of the Expo’ 70, such as the Japanese Garden and the Japan Folk Crafts Museum. Transfer to Kobe and enjoy Teppanyaki Kobe Beef for lunch. Free time at Kobe Herbor Land (神戸ハーバーランド). A shopping and entertainment district between JR Kobe Station and the waterfront of Kobe’s port area. Transfer to Naruto city for hotel check in. Enjoy your buffet dinner at the hotel.
Image: Teppanyaki Kobe Beef ©JNTO (IMAGE ONLY)
After breakfast, enjoy an adventure to see the whirlpools of the Naruto Strait by being onboard the Naruto Whirlpool Sightseeing Cruise (30min) (うずしお観潮船). Naruto Whirlpools is a natural phenomenon happens twice daily in the strait and is created by large volumes of water moving between the Seto Inland Sea and the Pacific Ocean between high and low tide. This afternoon, you’ll get to experience making your own lunch of Sanuki Udon, a famous noodle in Kagawa Prefecture at Nakano Udon School. Transfer to Imabari, enjoy cherry blossoms viewing at Hirakiyama Park (ひらきやま公園) ✿. This park is located on Hakata Island on the Shimanami Kaido. In spring, over one thousand cherry trees bloom in this park. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant.
After breakfast, transfer to Shimanami, visit Kosanji Temple (耕三寺)✿. Within the temple grounds, there is a large walking area on top of the hill called Miraishin Hill (未来心の丘), which means Heights of Eternal Hope for the Future. It is made entirely of marble imported from Italy and features a few abstract statues, including a Statue called Tower of Light at the very peak of the hill. After that, transfer to Hiroshima city, enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Miyajima by Ferry. Visit Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) ✿.A Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima), best known for its “floating” torii gate. After that, transfer to Miyajimaguchi Pier by Ferry. Coach transfer back to Hiroshima city and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
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After breakfast at the hotel, 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 image only
* The itinerary is subject to change due to weather condition
* Meals is just for reference and subject to change
* Sakura Spot is depending on weather conditions
Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 60* (Subject to changes)
10:30 - 20:00 (Mon to Sat)
10:30 - 19:00 (Sun & PH)