Spring Highlight in Central Japan with Sado Island 9D6N



Seasonal Scenery:
Hanahiroba, Shiba Zakura Festival at Hitsujiyama Park

Unique experiences:
Strawberry Picking (30min), Ena Valley Cruise (30min), Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route * Snow Wall at Murodo, Tub Boat Riding Experience (7-8min), Gold Panning Experience at Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park, Daruma Painting Experience at Daruma Temple

Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Shirakawago Village, Takayama Old Town, Senkakuwan Ageshima Yuen, Nishikigoi no Sato

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


Departure date
21 Apr 2020
Tour length
9 days 6 nights
Nagoya, Chita, Ena, Gero, Shirakawago, Takayama, Matsumoto, Alpine Route, Unazuki, Naotetsu, Sado, Niigata, Echigo Yuzawa, Takasaki, Chichibu, Tokyo
Tour guide
Experienced Trilingual Guide
From S$ 4,388*

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 – Chita – Ena – Gero 名古屋 - 赤塔 - 恵那 - 下吕
Yamagataya or similar / Japanese room ♨

Upon arrival at Nagoya Airport, coach transfer to Chita city and visit Hanahiroba (花ひろば). A flower field with vast grounds decorated with seasonal blossoms. You can enjoy walking through the flower fields to your heart’s content. After that, the strawberry orchard is waiting for you! Enjoy Strawberry Picking (30min) which is in season! Proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Eel Rice Bowl]. After lunch, head to Ena Valley (恵那峡), a beautiful scenic area which man-made lake was originally formed because of the construction of a dam downriver. Let’s take the Ena Valley Cruise (30min) and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area. Finally, transfer to Gero Onsen for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Set] at the hotel.

Day 2. Hanahiroba @Poppy

Day 3 BLD

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

After breakfast, transfer to Shirakwago 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. Lunch [Hoba Miso Set] at a local restaurant. After lunch, head to Takayama city. Takayama Old Town has been beautifully preserved with many buildings and whole streets of houses dating from the Edo Period. Stroll around by yourself at this beautiful town. Finally, transfer to Matsumoto city for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Buffet] at the hotel.


Day 4 BLD

Matsumoto – Tateyama Kurobe Alprine Route – Unazuki 松本 – 立山黒部アルペンルート – 宇奈月
Unazuki Kokusai Hotel 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 [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel.

Day 5. Kurobe Dam @ Alpine Route

Day 5 BLD

Unazuki – Naotetsu – Sado 宇奈月– 直鉄 – 佐渡
Mancho or similar / Japanese room ♨

After breakfast, transfer to Sado island by ferry with the coach 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. Lunch [Seafood Rice Bowl “Kaisendon”] at a local restaurant. After lunch, continue your journey to 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. At the end of the day, transfer to hotel for check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] and natural hot spring at the hotel.

Day 5. The view from Senkakuwan Ageshima Yuen

Day 6 BLD

Sado – Niigata – Echigo Yuzawa 佐渡 – 新潟 – 越後湯沢
Futaba or similar / Japanese room ♨

This morning, you will go to the Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park (砂金とり体験) and enjoy the Gold Panning Experience. Thereafter, transfer to Niigata city by ferry with the coach from Ryotsu Port. Enjoy your lunch [Bento Box] on board. Upon arrival at Niigata Port, transfer to Ojiya and visit Nishikigoi no Sato (錦鯉の里). A Japanese garden and a viewing building where you can watch different varieties of nishikigoi (colored carp) gracefully swim through the water. There is also an exhibit room where you can learn about the origins of nishikigoi. Finally, transfer to Echigo Yuzawa for hotel check in and enjoy your dinner [Japanese Set] at the hotel.

Day 7 BL-

Echigo Yuzawa – Takasaki – Chichibu – Tokyo 越後湯沢 – 高崎 – 秩父 - 東京
Keio Plaza Hotel or similar / Western room

After breakfast, proceed to Takasaki city. Today, you will get to experience Daruma Painting at Daruma Temple. The Daruma is a traditional Japanese doll, which in Japan has become a symbol of perseverance and luck. Daruma dolls can make your every wish come true! After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Yakitori Set]. After lunch, head to Shibazakura Festival at Hitsujiyama Park. One of the best places to see Shibazakura (moss phlox) in Japan. Finally, transfer to Tokyo city for hotel check in. Tonight, dinner will be at your own expense.

Day 7. Daruma Painting Experience

Day 8 B--

Tokyo – Singapore 東京 - 新加坡

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

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
* Flower viewing location are dependent on weather conditions

21 Apr 2020 (15-20 pax)
From S$ 4,388*
21 Apr 2020 (21pax & above)
From S$ 4,288*

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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