Snow Monsters in North Japan 9D6N
Snow Monsters from Hakkoda Ropeway, Historic Ginzan Onsen Town, Snow Monsters at Mt. Zao by Ropeway
Geibi Gorge Cruise “Kotasu Boat”, Kokeshi Painting Experience (70min), Nasu Garden Outlet “Winter Illumination”, Strawberry Picking (30min), Shinkansen Ride Experience
Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Japanese Sake Brewery Visit (Asabiraki Brewery), Wakamatsu Castle, Fox Village, Old Thatched Roof Village “Ouchijuku”
Special Gourmet Delights:
Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at restaurant
Hotel / Ryokan Stays:
04 nights of authentic Japanese Onsen experience in Shin Appi Onsen, Kaminoyama Onsen, Bandai Atami Onsen, Nasu Onsen. 02 nights of centrally located hotels in Sendai & Tokyo
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Upon arrival at Aomori Airport, coach transfer to a local restaurant for lunch [Seafood Rice Bowl]. After lunch, transfer to Hakkoda. Take the Hakkoda Ropeway (八甲田ロープウェー) and be amazed by the panoramic view of Snow Monsters. There are only a select few mountains in Japan that have the unique climatic conditions necessary to produce these Snow Monsters, and Hakkoda is one of the best among them. Finally, transfer to the hotel for check-in and enjoy your dinner [Japanese Set] at the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Morioka and visit Japanese Sake Brewery (30-40min). You will learn how Japanese Sake is produced and do some Sake Tasting there. This afternoon, your lunch is the famous local dish – Wanko Soba. After lunch, visit Geibi Gorge (猊鼻渓). It is a beautiful gorge of cliffs 100 meters tall continuing for approximately 2km on both sides of Satetsu River, a branch of the Kitakami River. Let’s take the Geibikei Gorge River Cruise (90min) and enjoy the peaceful scenery of the area. Thereafter, transfer to Sendai for dinner [Gyutan Set]. Finally, transfer to the hotel for check-in.
This morning, you will get to experience the Kokeshi Painting (1hrs). Make it your own by painting with your favorite color! Next, transfer to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, visit Historic Ginzan Onsen Town. Ginzan Onsen became nationally famous as it was featured in the popular television drama Oshin. Ginzan Onsen’s traditionally styled ryokan occupies beautiful three and four-story wooden buildings that, with their exposed woodwork and white plaster walls, evoke nostalgic feelings of a bygone era. At the end of the day, transfer to Kaminoyama Onsen for the hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Set] and hot spring at the hotel.
This morning, start your day at Mt. Zao (蔵王山). With a height of 1841 meters, Mt Zao is one of the most prominent mountains in the Tohoku Region. Take the Mt. Zao Ropeway (蔵王ロープウェイ) and admire the Snow Monster, “Juhyo” (樹氷) which is only available in the winter season. Created by the unique climate and trees of the Zao Mountains, this beautiful work of nature is a must-see sight in Zao. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Umen Noodle Set]. After lunch, visit Fox Village – filled with over 100 animals and 6 different types of foxes. Zao Fox Village is one of the best places to see foxes and the foxes freely roam a preserve in which visitors can enter. However, the main reason to visit the Fox Village is that they are just so darn cute. At the end of the day, transfer to Bandai Atami Onsen for hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Set] at the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Aizu Wakamatsu and visit Wakamatsu Castle, also known as Tsuruga Castle, a concrete replica of a traditional Japanese castle in northern Japan. Next, visit Old Thatched Roof Houses “Ouchijuku Village”, a former post town along the Aizu West Road trade route, which connected Aizu with Nikko during the Edo Period. Proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Soba Set]. After lunch, visit Nasu Garden Outlets (那須ガーデンアウトレット). With more than 100 different brands offering different products, there are a number of restaurants as well as a supermarket selling local produce. During winter, the shopping area is surrounded by illumination. At the end of the day, transfer to Nasu Onsen for hotel check-in. Tonight, dinner [Buffet] will be served at the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to a local farm and enjoy a superb quality taste of strawberries here with the Strawberry-picking (30min) activity. Thereafter, transfer to Nasu Shiobara Station to take a Shinkansen (74min) to Tokyo. Upon arrival at Tokyo station, coach transfer to Tokyo city for hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at your own expense during a free & easy time in Tokyo city.
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After breakfast, 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!
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
Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 220** (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.
Guide and driver service fee of JPY800 per day (adult/child) is applicable.
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