Spring Discovery in Central Japan 9D6N

©JNTO


Highlights

Seasonal Scenery:
Cherry blossom viewing at Inuyama Castle, Takayama Old Town, Kenrokuen Japanese Garden, Matsumoto Castle, Oshino Hakkai

Unique Experience:
Wagashi (Japanese Sweets) Making Experience, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route *Snow Wall at Murodo*, Strawberry Picking

Sightseeing & Shopping Experience:
Takayama Morning Market, Shirakawago Village, Omi Market, Old Samurai Residence”Nomurake”, Daio Wasabi Farm, Oshino Hakkai, Mt Fuji 5th Station, Gotemba Premium Outlet

Hotel/Ryokan Stays:
Authentic Japanese Onsen/Ryokan/Hotel at Takayama/Gero Onsen, Unazuki Onsen, Omachi Onsen & Lake Kawaguchi. Centrally located hotel in Kanazawa/Tonami & Tokyo

Details

Departure date
14, 15, 16 April 2019
Tour length
9 days 6 nights
Visit
Nagoya, Inuyama, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Unazuki Onsen, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Omachi Onsen, Azumino, Matsumoto, Lake Kawaguchi, Tokyo
Tour guide
Experienced Trilingual Guide
From S$ 3,988*

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 ---

Assemble at Changi Airport for Check in
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SQ672 SIN-NGO 0120-0905

Day 2 On boardLD

Nagoya – Inuyama – Takayama/Gero Onsen 名古屋 -犬山 - 高山/下呂温泉
Yamagataya or similar/ Japanese room
Hidatei Hanaougi or similar / Japanese room (Departure: 16 APR)

Upon arrival at the Nagoya Chubu Airport, coach transfer to Inuyama. 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. Proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Buffet]. After lunch, transfer to Takayama or Gero Onsen for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy Kaiseki dinner at the hotel.
 
Image credit: Inuyama Castle (spring) ©JNTO
 

Day 3 BLD

Takayama/Gero Onsen – Shirakawago – Kanazawa/Tonami 高山/下呂温泉 - 白川郷 - 金沢/砺波
Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel or similar / Western room
Tonami Royal Hotel or similar / Western room (Departure: 16 APR)

After breakfast, 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 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 Kanazawa city for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant.

Image credit: Shirakawago_© Gifu Prefecture Tourist Federation

Day 4 BLD

Kanazawa/Tonami – Unazuki Onsen 金沢/砺波- 宇奈月温泉
Unazuki Kokusai Hotel or similar / Japanese room

After breakfast, stroll around the Omicho Market (近江町市場). The market has been Kanazawa’s largest fresh food market since the Edo Period. While most shops specialize in the excellent local seafood and produce, you can also find flowers, clothing, kitchen tools and more on sale. 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 at local restaurant [Jibuni set]. After lunch, proceed to Wagashi (Japanese sweets) Making Experience. Next, transfer to Unazuki Onsen for check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner and natural hot spring at the hotel.

Day 5 BLD

Unazuki Onsen – Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route – Omachi Onsen/ Kamisuwa Onsen 宇奈月温泉 –立山黒部アルペンルート - 大町温泉/上諏訪温泉
Ryokusuite Keisui or similar / Japanese room
Hamanoyu or similar / Japanese room (Departure: 16 APR)

After breakfast, 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]. After that, transfer to Omachi Onsen or Kamisuwa Onsen for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.

Tateyama_Kurobe_Alpine_Route

Day 6 BLD

Omachi Onsen/Kamisuwa Onsen – Azumino – Matsumoto – Kawaguchiko 大町温泉/上諏訪温泉- 安昙野 - 松本 -河口湖
Hotel Regina Kawaguchiko / Fuji View Hotel or similar / Western room

After breakfast, transfer to Matsumoto 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 touched amongst all of Japan’s original castles. In spring, it is a popular cherry blossom spot. After lunch at a local restaurant [Pork Miso Soup & Oshi Sushi set], proceed to a local fruit farm for Strawberry Picking. After that, transfer to Mt Fuji and heading to Mt. Fuji 5th Station (富士山五合目). The 5th Station is the most popular of the stations along the 4 Mount Fuji climbing routes and also is a place for very casual sightseeing. Thereafter, transfer to Lake Kawaguchi for hotel check in. Tonight, dinner at the hotel.

Day 7 Bxx

Hakone – Tokyo 箱根 - 東京
Hotel Monterey Hanzomon 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 Outlet 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 – Haneda – Singapore東京 - 新加坡
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SQ635 HND-SIN 2255-0455

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 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 viewing locations are dependent on weather conditions


14, 15, 16 April 2019 (15-20 pax)
From S$ 4,188*
14, 15, 16 April 2019 (21pax & above)
From S$ 3,988*

Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 105* (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.
  • Accommodation is based on twin-sharing basis.
  • Triple sharing rooms’ size might be similar to Twin rooms'(Twin bed + 1 extra bed)
  • Activities available are subject to weather conditions. Package price does not include the associated taxes and surcharges, estimated at $80, subject to change.
  • Guide and driver service fee of JPY 800 per day adult/childd) is applicable.
  • Please approach our travel consultants for more details and other terms and conditions.


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