Spring Shikoku & Osaka Japan 8D5N



Seasonal Scenery:
Sakura viewing at Matsuyama Castle by Ropeway, Sanuki Manno Park “Canola Flower”, Ritsurin Garden, Awaji Hanasajiki “Canola Flower & Various Flowers”, Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden by Ropeway “Tulip & Various Flowers”

Unique Experiences:
Minetopia (Mine Exploring & Gold Panning Experience), Oboke Gorge Cruise (30min), Japanese Sweet “Wasambon” Making Experience (1h), Naruto Whirlpools Cruise (30min), Strawberry Picking (30min)

Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Kazurabashi Bridge, Hello Kitty Smile, Kobe Harbor Land

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

Hotel/Ryokan Stays:
02-nights authentic Japanese Onsen/Ryokan/Hotel at Dogo Onsen & Kotohira. 03-nights centrally located hotel in Tokushima, Kobe & Osaka


Departure date
27 Mar 2021
Tour length
8 days 5 nights
Matsuyama, Dogo Onsen, Niihama, Oboke, Kotohira, Takamatsu, Tokushima, Naruto, Awaji Island, Kobe, Osaka
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

JL 038  SIN-HND   0150 0950  
JL 435  HND-MYJ  1220 1350

Day 2 On board-D

Matsuyama Airport – Dogo Onsen 松山空港 - 道後温泉
Yamatoya Honten or similar / Japanese room

Upon arrival at Matsuyama Airport, the coach transfers to Matsuyama and visit Matsuyama Castle (松山城). The castle was constructed on the mountain, and you can enjoy the cherry blossoms while taking the ropeway up to the Matsuyama Castle. Thereafter, transfer to Dogo Onsen town for hotel check-in. Stroll around Dogo Onsen Town (道後温泉) at your own leisure. The main attraction at Dogo Onsen is the Dogo Onsen Honkan, which is said to have served as an inspiration for Miyazaki’s popular animated film “Spirited Away”. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel.

Day 3 BLD

Dogo Onsen – Niihama – Oboke – Kotohira 道後温泉 - 新居 - 大歩危 - 琴平
Shikishimakan or similar / Japanese room

After breakfast, transfer to Minetopia for Mine Exploring & Gold Panning Experience. Next, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Kamameshi Set]. After lunch, proceed to Oboke Valley (大歩危峡) for a River Boat (30min).  Enjoy this relaxing boat ride down the calm part of the Yoshinogawa River as you marvel at the beauty of the scenery here. Enjoy this relaxing boat ride down the calm part of the Yoshinogawa River as you marvel at the beauty of the scenery here. Thereafter, transfer to Iya Valley. Visit the amazing suspension bridge made of vines – Kazurabashi Bridge (かずら橋). Finally, transfer to Kotohira for hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel.

Day 4 Kazurabashi

Day 4 BLD

Kotohira – Takamatsu – Tokushima 琴平 - 高松 - 徳島
JR Hotel Clement Tokushima or similar / Western room

This morning, you will get to experience making the Japanese Sweet “Wasambon”. It is a fine-grained Japanese sugar, traditionally made in the Shikoku prefectures of Tokushima and Kagawa. Next, visit Sanuki Manno Park “Canola Flower“, a recreation spot with many seasonal flowers. This afternoon, lunch [Udon Set] will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, proceed to Ritsurin Park  (栗林公園). This garden was made over the course of one hundred years, starting from about 370 years ago. Considered one of the best gardens in Japan, it features many ponds, hills, historic trees and beautiful pavilions. Tonight, your dinner [Seasonal Kaiseki] will be served at a local restaurant. At the end of the day, transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Japanese Sweet (Wasanbon)

Day 5 BLD

Tokushima – Naruto – Awaji Island - Kobe 徳島 - 鳴門 - 淡路島 - 神戸
Hotel Monterey Kobe or similar / Western room

After breakfast, enjoy an adventure to see the whirlpools of the Naruto Strait by being onboard the Naruto Whirlpool Sightseeing Cruise (30min) (うずしお観潮船). Naruto Whirlpools is a natural phenomenon that happens twice daily in the strait and is created by large volumes of water moving between the Seto Inland Sea and the Pacific Ocean between high and low tide. After that, proceed to a local farm and enjoy Strawberry Picking which is in season! Next, continue your journey to Hello Kitty Smile. A unique oriental restaurant on Awaji Island. From here, you are able to enter the dream world of the beloved Hello Kitty and experience high-quality cuisine & art. Enjoy your lunch [Hello Kitty Hotpot Set] in this unique restaurant. After that, visit Awaji Hana Sajiki (あわじ花さじき) “Poppy”. A beautiful flower park located on Awaji island and has mass plantings of various flowers throughout the year. Next, head to Kobe city. Free time at Kobe Harborland (神戸ハーバーランド). A shopping and entertainment district between JR Kobe Station and the waterfront of Kobe’s port area. Enjoy your own dinner during your free & easy time in Kobe city. At the end of the day, transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Front Page (small) - Strawberry Picking

Day 6 B--

Kobe – Osaka 神戸 - 大阪
Hotel Granvia Osaka or similar / Western room

After breakfast, transfer to Kobe city and visit Nunobiki Herb Garden by Ropeway (布引ハーブ園) “Sakura, Tulip & Various Flowers”. It is Japan’s largest herb garden with about 75,000 herbs and flowers of about 200 kinds blooming throughout the year. Thereafter, transfer to Osaka city for hotel check-in. Today, enjoy your own lunch and dinner during your free time in Osaka city.

Day 7 B--

Osaka - Singapore大阪 - 新加坡

JL 228  KIX-HND  2110-2225  
JL 035  HND-SIN  0005-0615

After breakfast at the hotel, free at your own leisure.

Bid farewell to Japan as we proceed to the airport and take a flight back to 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

Arrive Singapore

*All the photos are for illustration purposes only
* The itinerary is subject to change due to weather condition
* Meals indicated are for reference only and are subject to change
* Flight schedule is subject to change
* Flower viewing locations are dependent on weather conditions

27 Mar 2021 (15-20pax)
From S$ S$3,988*
27 Mar 2021 (21-30pax)
From S$ S$3,888*

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.
  • 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 person (adult / child) is applicable.
  • Please approach our travel consultants for more details and other terms and conditions.

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