Spring Discovery in Central Japan 9D6N


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Highlights

Seasonal Scenery:
Sakura viewing at Takayama Old Town, Matsumoto Castle & Kenrokuen Japanese Garden, Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Unique experiences:
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route “Snow Wall at Murodo”, Strawberry Picking (30min), Wagashi “Japanese Sweets” Making Experience

Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Old Town Gujo Hachiman, Otaki Cave, Takayama Morning Market, Shirakawago Village, Daio Wasabi Farm, Oshino Hakkai Village, Gotemba Premium Outlets

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

Details

Departure date
15, 17, 19 Apr 2020
Tour length
9 days 6 nights
Visit
Gujo Hachiman, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kaga Onsen, Kanazawa, Unazuki, Alpine Route, Omachi Onsen, Azumino, Motosuko, Kawaguchiko, Oshino, Gotemba, 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

SQ672 SIN-NGO 0120-0905

Day 2 On boardLD

Nagoya – Gujo Hachiman – Takayama 名古屋 - 郡上八幡 - 高山
Takayama Kanko or Hotel Associa Takayama Resort or similar / Japanese room ♨

Upon arrival at Nagoya, coach transfer to Gujo Hachiman (郡上八幡), a small, riverside town in Gifu Prefecture. Stroll around on your own at this old town, signs of old Edo can be felt all throughout the streets. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Grilled Chicken “Keichan” Set]. After lunch, continue your journey to Otaki Cave (大滝鍾乳洞), the longest limestone caves in Japan. Finally, transfer to Takayama for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel.

Day 3 BLD

Takayama – Shirakawago – Kaga Onsen 高山 - 白川郷 - 加賀温泉
Ruriko or Hatori or similar / Japanese room ♨

After breakfast, proceed to Takayama Morning Market. This market has stands that sell local crafts, snacks and farm produce such as vegetables, pickles and flowers. The next destination is Takayama Old Town. The Takayama old town has been beautifully preserved with many buildings and whole streets of houses dating from the Edo Period. After that, transfer to Shirakawago for lunch [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 Kaga Onsen for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Set] at the hotel.
Day 3. Takayama Old Town

Day 4 BLD

Kaga Onsen – Kanazawa – Unazuki Onsen 加賀温泉 - 金沢 - 宇奈月温泉
Hotel Kurobe or similar / Japanese room ♨

This morning, the strawberry orchard is waiting for you! Enjoy Strawberry Picking (30min) which is in season! Next, visit the Kenrokuen Japanese Garden (兼六園), one of Japan’s three most beautiful Japanese garden. Located on the heights of the central part of Kanazawa and next to Kanazawa Castle. Lunch [Japanese Set with Jibuni] at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will get to experience the Wagashi “Japanese Sweets” Making. At the end of the day, transfer to Unazuki Onsen for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Set] at the hotel.

Front Page (small) - Wagashi (Japanese Sweets) Making Experience

Day 5 BLD

Unazuki Onsen – Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route – Omachi Onsen 宇奈月温泉 - 立山黒部アルペンルート - 大町温泉
Ryokusuite Keisui or similar / Japanese room ♨

After breakfast, transfer to Tateyama 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  [Shrimp Rice Bowl Set]. Thereafter, transfer to Omachi Onsen for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Set] at the hotel.

Day 5. Kurobe Dam @ Alpine Route

Day 6 BLD

Omachi Onsen – Azumino – Motosuko – Kawaguchiko 大町温泉 - 安曇野 - 本栖湖 - 河口湖
Hotel Regina Kawaguchiko or similar / Western room ♨

After breakfast, head to Azumino and visit Daio Wasabi Farm (大王わさび農場). The farm grows some of the highest quality Japanese horse radishes and the farm itself is a pleasure to stroll through and offers many wasabi-related creations such as wasabi flavored soft-serve ice cream. Next, visit Matsumoto Castle (松本城). This beautiful castle is the only one in touch amongst all of Japan’s original castles. In spring, it is a popular cherry blossom spot. After lunch [Soba Noodle Set] at a local restaurant, transfer to Lake Motosu and visit Fuji Shibazakura Festival (富士芝桜まつり). It is a festival of flowers, “moss phlox” bloom in an expansive site at the base of Mt. Fuji. Finally, transfer to Lake Kawaguchi for hotel check in and enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel.

Day 6. Fuji Shiba Sakura Festival

Day 7 B--

Kawaguchiko – Oshino – Gotemba – Tokyo 河口湖 - 忍野 - 御殿場 - 東京
Keio Plaza Hotel or similar / Western room

After breakfast, visit Oshino Hakkai (忍野八海). A set of eight sacred ponds in the small village of Oshino. These eight springs are made by meltwater piled up on Mt. Fuji, filtered through lava for over ten years. Next, transfer to Gotemba Premium Outlets for shopping. Lunch is at your own expense. After that, transfer to Tokyo city for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner during your own free & easy time.

Day 8 B--

Tokyo – Singapore 東京 - 新加坡
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SQ635 HND-SIN 2255-0455

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!

Day 9 ---

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/Flower viewing location are dependent on weather conditions


15, 17, 19 Apr 2020 (15-20 pax)
From S$ 4,188*
15, 17, 19 Apr 2020 (21pax & above)
From S$ 3,988*

Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 110** (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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