Spring Breeze in Classic Japan 8D5N


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Highlights

Seasonal Scenery:
Sakura viewing at Osaka Castle Park (No Entry to the Castle), Uji River Cruise (40min), Todaiji Temple “The Great Buddha”, Nara Deer Park, Arashiyama (Togetsu Bridge & Bamboo Grove), Keage Inc Line, Sumida River Cruise (45min), Hamarikyu Garden, Shidare Zakura Light Up at Rikugien Garden

Unique experience:
Maccha Making Experience (60min), Shinkansen Ride Experience, Strawberry Picking (30min)

Sightseeing & Shopping Experience:
Free time at Dotonbori & Shinsaibashi, Byodoin Temple, Mishima Sky Walk Suspension Bridge, Lake Ashi Cruise, Hakone Ropeway, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Asakusa (Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street), Free time at Ginza

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

Details

Departure date
25(JL), 29(SQ) Mar 2020
Tour length
8 days 5 nights
Visit
Osaka, Uji, Nara, Kyoto, Mishima, Izu, Hakone, Gotemba, Oiso, 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 ---

Singapore 新加坡
Assemble at Changi Airport for Check in

(Departure: 25Mar)
JL038 SIN-HND 0220-0950
JL225 HND-KIX 1230-1355

(Departure: 29Mar)
SQ 618 SIN-KIX 0125-0905

Day 2 ---

Kansai – Osaka 關西 - 大阪
Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka or similar / Western Room

(Departure: 25Mar)
Meal: Meal on Board / – / D
Upon arrival at Kansai Airport, coach transfer to Osaka city. Visit Osaka Castle Park (大阪城天守閣) (No Entry to the Castle). In spring, you can enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms alongside the impressive architecture of the castle. Tonight, dinner will be served at a local restaurant [Crab Kaiseki Course]. After dinner, enjoy your own free time at Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi, is the best-known shopping area in Osaka, and an enduring symbol of the city.
** Lunch is at your own expense

(Departure: 29Mar)
Meal: Meal on Board / L / D
Upon arrival at Kansai Airport, coach transfer to Osaka city. Visit Shintennoji Temple (四天王寺), the oldest temple in Japan. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Kushikatsu Course]. After lunch, visit Osaka Castle Park (大阪城天守閣) (No Entry to the Castle). In spring, you can enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms alongside the impressive architecture of the castle. Enjoy your own free time at Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi, is the best-known shopping area in Osaka, and an enduring symbol of the city. Tonight, dinner will be served at a local restaurant [Crab Kaiseki Course].

Day 3 BLD

Osaka – Uji – Nara 大阪 - 宇治 - 奈良
Hotel Nikko Nara or similar / Western Room

After breakfast, transfer to Uji. Start your day with Maccha Making Experience (60min). After that, have your lunch [Chicken Sukiyaki] on board the Uji River Cruise (40min) and enjoy the beautiful Uji view. After lunch, head to Byodoin Temple. It is popularly known as the “Phoenix Hall,” and when seen with its reflection on the large pond in front, it almost appears to be gliding above the earth. This view is one of the most famous scenes in Japan, and is replicated on the back of the “10 yen coin”. Continue your journey to Todaiji Temple (東大寺) “The Great Buddha”, 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. Finally, transfer to Nara city for hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese set] at the hotel.

Day 3. Byodoin Temple

Day 4 BLD

Nara – Kyoto – Mishima – Izu 奈良 - 京都 - 三岛 - 伊豆
Hotel Sun Valley Izu Nagaoka or similar / Japanese Room ♨

After breakfast, transfer to Arashiyama. Visit Togetsu Bridge and Bamboo Grove, where you can enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms and also the natural forest of bamboo in Kyoto. This afternoon, your lunch will be served at a local restaurant [Japanese set]. After lunch, visit Keage Incline, a disused railway track that’s lined with cherry blossoms in the spring. Next, transfer to Kyoto Station. Let’s have a Shinkansen (bullet train) ride from Kyoto to Mishima. Upon arrival at Mishima Station, coach transfer to hotel for check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel.

Day 4. Keage Incline

Day 5 BLD

Izu – Hakone – Gotemba – Oiso 伊豆 - 箱根 - 大磯
Oiso Prince Hotel or similar / Western Room ♨

After breakfast, the Japanese orchard awaits you. Enjoy Strawberry Picking (30min)  which just in season! After that, let’s head to Mishima Sky Walk Suspension Bridge to have a great view of Mt.Fuji and Suruga Bay. This afternoon, you will have lunch at a local restaurant [Japanese set]. After that, transfer to Hakone, where you can enjoy the scenery of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi by taking the Lake Ashi Cruise and also Hakone’s scenic panorama by taking Hakone Ropeway “Togendai-Owakudani”. Next, transfer to Gotemba Premium Outlets for shopping. After shopping, transfer to Oiso city for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Buffet] at the hotel.
Note: ** If Owakudani is closed due to volcano activity, visit Komagatake Ropeway instead.

Front Page (small) - Strawberry Picking Experience

Day 6 BLD

Oiso – Tokyo 大磯 - 東京
Hotel Keihan Tsukiji Ginza Grande or similar / Western room

After breakfast, transfer to Tokyo City. Visit Asakusa with Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Tempura set]. After lunch, enjoy sakura viewing at Tokyo city by taking the Sumida River Cruise (45min). Continue your journey at Hamarikyu Garden for sakura viewing. Free & easy time in Ginza area. Tonight, dinner [Mini Kaiseki] will be served at a local restaurant. After dinner, transfer to Rikugien Garden for the Shidare Sakura Light Up.

Shidare_Sakura_Light_Up_at_Rikugien_shutterstock_612999734

Day 7 B--

Tokyo – Singapore 東京 - 新加坡
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JL711   NRT-SIN 1755-0020 [Arrival: 01 Apr]
SQ635 HND-SIN 2250-0525 [Arrival: 05 Apr]

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!

Day 8 ---

Singapore 新加坡
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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
* Sakura viewing location are dependent on weather conditions


25 Mar 2020 (15-20 pax) (JL)
From S$ 3,988*
25 Mar 2020 (21pax & above) (JL)
From S$ 3,888*
29Mar 2020 (15-20 pax) (SQ)
From S$ 4,188*
29 Mar 2020 (21pax & above) (SQ)
From S$ 4,088*

Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S S$225 (JL), S$102 (SQ)* (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.
Please approach our travel consultants for more details and other terms and conditions.


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