Highlight of Central Japan 9D6N

Rice Cracker Making



Seasonal Scenery:
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route *Snow Wall at Murodo*, Iris/Lavender Blue Festival

Unique experience:
Tub Boat Riding Experience(7-8min), Sado NishimikawaGold Park “Gold Panning Experience”, Rice Cracker Making Experience

Sightseeing & Shopping Experience:
Inuyama Castle, Takayama Morning Market, Takayama Old Town, Shirakawago Village, Yamabiko Bridge, Senkakuwan Ageshima Yuen, Tokino Mori Park, Kawagoe Old Town

Hotel/Ryokan Stays :
03 nights authentic Japanese Onsen/Ryokan/Hotel at Takayama, Unazuki Onsen, Sado Island. 03nights centrally located hotel in Matsumoto, Niigata & Tokyo


Departure date
04, 07 JUN 2019
Tour length
9 days 6 nights
Nagoya, Inuyama, Takayama, Shirakawago, Matsumoto Azumino Alpine Route, Unazuki, Naotetsu, Sado, Niigata, Omiya, Kuki, Kawagoe, Tokyo
Tour guide
Experienced Trilingual Guide
From S$ 4,188*

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 xxx

Assemble at Changi Airport for Check in

SQ672 SIN-NGO 0120-0905

Day 2 On boardLD

Nagoya – Inuyama – Takayama 名古屋 -犬山 - 高山
Hotel Associa Takayama Resort or similar/ Japanese room ♨

Upon arrival at Nagoya Airport, coach transfer to Ena Valley, visit Inuyama Castle (犬山城), one of the oldest surviving Japanese feudal castles. The castle overlooks the Kiso River, which serves as the border between Aichi and Gifu prefectures.  Next, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Buffet]. After lunch, transfer to Takayama for hotel check-in. Tonight, dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant.

Day 3 BLD

Takayama – Shirakawago – Matsumoto 高山 - 白川郷 - 松本
Hotel Buena Vista / Alpico Plaza Hotel or similar / Western room

After breakfast, we will proceed to Takayama Morning Market and Takayama Old Town. The Takayama Morning Market have stands that sell local crafts, snacks and farm produce such as vegetables, pickles, and flowers. After that, transfer to Shirakawago and lunch at a local restaurant [Hoba Miso set]. After lunch, stroll around on your own at Shirakawago Village (白川郷). Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995, they are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old. Finally, transfer to Matsumoto city for hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.

Takayama Morning Market

Takayama Morning Market



Day 4 BLD

Matsumoto – Azumino – Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route – Unazuki Onsen 松本 -安昙野 -立山黒部アルペンルート-宇奈月温泉
Yamanoha or similar / Japanese room ♨

After breakfast, transfer to Ogoisawa and start the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (立山黒部アルペンルート). ** whole route approximately about 8 – 9hrs** Lunch at a local restaurant  [Sara-Sara Hotpot]. Thereafter, transfer to Unazuki Onsen for hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (Kurobe Dam)

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (Kurobe Dam)


Day 5 BLD

Unazuki Onsen – Naotetsu – Sado 宇奈月温泉 - 直江津 -佐渡
Hotel Azuma / Mancho / Yahatakan or similar / Japanese room ♨

After breakfast, visit Yamabiko Bridge (山彦橋). Take a stroll on the bridge to enjoy the huge gorge landscape and the breathtaking view of natural green surrounding this precipitous natural gorge that only can be viewed at the Kurobe Gorge. Proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [sashimi set]. After lunch, transfer to Sado Island by ferry from Naotetsu Port (100min). In this afternoon, you will experience Sado specialty – the Tub Boat Riding (7-8min). The tarai is a Japanese household item – a flat basin. By riding in a tub boat, you can experience the ancient tradition while enjoying the beautiful Sado Sea. Finally, transfer to hotel for check in and enjoy your dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Day 6 BLD

Sado - Niigata 佐渡 -新潟
Hotel Okura Niigata or similar /Western room

After breakfast, first stop is Senkakuwan Ageshima Yuen (尖閣湾揚島遊園), the fifth scenic spot at Senkakuwan Bay. From the observation deck, you can enjoy the panoramic view and the beautiful cliffs. Sado has Japan’s largest gold mine. Today, you will go to the Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park (砂金とり体験) and enjoy the Gold Panning Experience. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Seafood Rice Bowl]. After lunch, visit Tokino Mori Park (トキの森公園). A conservation park and museum where you can see the endangered crested bird – Ibis. The Ibis designated as one of the internationally protected birds. This is the only place where you can see Ibis without fail. Thereafter, transfer to Niigata city by ferry from Ryotsu Port . Upon arrival, coach transfer to a local restaurant for dinner [Japanese Enkai Course]. Finally, transfer to hotel for check in.

** Luggage will be transferred directly to Tokyo hotel on Day 7. Please prepare small luggage for one day use.**

Day 7 BL-

Niigata – Omiya – Kuki – Kawagoe – Tokyo 新潟 -大宮 -久喜-川越-東京
Hotel Monterey Hanzomon or similar / Western room

After breakfast, proceed to Rice Cracker Kingdom (新潟せんべい王国) to experience the rice cracker making (30min). From here, you can roast rice crackers on your own and enjoy these freshly baked crackers. After that, transfer to Niigata Station. Take a Shinkansen ride from Niigata Station to Omiya Station (~103mins) ** Bento Box will be provided on board. ** Upon arrival at Omiya Station, coach transfer to Kuki city and visit Iris & Lavender Blue Festival. During the festival, visitors can enjoy 16,000 irises and lavenders at the same time. After that, visit Kawagoe Old Town (川越). Its main street, lined with Kurazukuri (clay-walled warehouse-styled) buildings, retains an ambience reminiscent of an old town from the Edo Period and allows you to imagine the streets from past centuries.  Finally, transfer to Tokyo city for hotel check-in. Tonight, dinner will be at your own expense.

Shinkansen Ride Experience

Shinkansen Ride Experience

Day 8 B--

Tokyo - Singapore 東京 - 新加坡

SQ635 HND-SIN  2255-0455
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 9 xxx

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

15-20 pax
From S$ 4,188*
21pax Above
From S$ 3,988*

Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 102* (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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