Spring Story in 5 Prefectures of North Japan 9D6N



Seasonal Scenery:
Hirosaki Castle, Old Samurai Town Kakunodate “Aoyagi Residence”, Hachimantai Aspite Line Snow Wall, Kitakami Tenshochi Park Sakura Festival, Hanamiyaki Park

Unique Experience:
Kiritanpo Making Experience, Geibi Gorge Cruise (90min), Kokeshi Making Experience, Matsushima Coast Cruise (50min), Strawberry Picking

Sightseeing & Shopping Experience:
Nebuta Festival Museum “Wa Rasse” , Oirase Gorge, Lake Towada (No cruise), Chusonji Temple, Sake Museum, Godaido Temple

Hotel/Ryokan Stays:
04 nights Japanese Onsen/Ryokan/Hotel at Minamida Onsen, APPI, Hanamaki Onsen & Naruko Onsen. 02 nights centrally located hotel in Sendai & Tokyo


Departure date
11 April 2019
Tour length
9 days 6 nights
Aomori, Hirosaki, Minamida Onsen, Lake Towada, Oirase Gorge, Appi, Hachimantai, Lake Tazawa, Kakunodate, Hanamaki Onsen, Morioka, Hiraizumi, Naruko Onsen, Matsushima, Sendai, Fukushima, Tochigi, Tokyo
Tour guide
Experienced Trilingual Guide
From S$ 3,888*

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 – Tokyo (Haneda) 新加坡 -東京(羽田)

Assemble at Changi Airport for Check in
11APR JL036 SIN-HND 2150-0550
12APR JL141 HND-AOJ 0750-0910

Day 2 On boardLD

Haneda – Aomori – Hirosaki – Minamida Onsen 羽田 - 青森 - 弘前 - 南田温泉
Hotel Apple Land or similar / Japanese room

Upon arrival at Aomori Airport, coach transfer to Aomori city and for our first stop, we will visit Nebuta Festival Museum “Wa Rasse”( ねぶたの家 ワ・ラッセ) – a facility that introduces the history and charms of the Aomori Nebuta Festival. It captures the spirit of the festival and gives visitors a taste of its lively atmosphere, history and traditions. Next, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Seafood Bowl]. After lunch, visit one of Japan’s best cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan – Hirosaki Castle (弘前城). Finally, transfer to Minamida Onsen for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.


Image credit: Nebuta Festival Museum©Yasufumi Nishi©JNTO



Day 3 BLD

Minamida Onsen – Lake Towada – Oirase Gorge – APPI 南田温泉 - 十和田湖 - 奥入瀬渓流 - 安比
Hotel Appi Grand or similar / Western room

After breakfast, go on to Lake Towada (十和田湖), one of the largest caldera lake in Honshu. Stroll around by yourself at Lake Towada area and Oirase Gorge (奥入瀬渓流)– one of the most beautiful river valleys in Japan, with vibrant and fast flowing water. After that, proceed to the local restaurant for lunch [Kiritanpo Hotpot Set]. Next, transfer to Kazuno for Kiritanpo Making Experience. Finally, transfer to Appi for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel.


Image credit: Oirase Gorge©JNTO






Day 4 BLD

APPI – Hachimantai – Lake Tazawa – Kakunodate – Hanamaki Onsen 盛岡 -八幡平 - 田沢湖-角館-花巻温泉
Hotel Hanamaki or similar / Japanese room

After breakfast, transfer to Hachimantai Aspite Line Snow Wall (八幡平アスピーテライン 雪の回廊). It is only open from Apr to early May, and you can experience both Winter & Spring at the same time. Proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Inaniwa Udon set]. After lunch, head to the Old Samurai Town Kakunodate “Aoyagi Residence” (角館町武家屋敷通り), one of the excellent showcases of samurai architecture and housing. The town is also famous for its hundreds of weeping cherry trees. Finally, transfer to Hanamaki Onsen for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.

Image credit: Kakunodate (Aoyagi Residence)©Tohoku Tourism Promotion Organization

Day 5 BLD

Hanamaki Onsen – Morioka - Hiraizumi – Naruko Onsen 花巻温泉-平泉 -鳴子温泉
Naruko Kanko Hotel or similar / Japanese room

After breakfast, transfer to Hiraizumi for sightseeing. Visit Chusonji Temple (中尊寺), a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was establish in the year 850 as a temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism. Next, visit the Kitakami Tenshochi Park Sakura Festival (北上展勝地). The lineup of cherry blossom trees in this park is over 2km in length and has been chosen as one of “Japan’s top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites”. Thereafter, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [local specialty “Hatto” soup set]. After lunch, visit a Sake Museum which provides a nice overview of the traditional sake brewing process, as well as sake drinking culture. After that, proceed to Geibi Gorge (猊鼻渓). It is a beautiful gorge of cliffs 100 meters tall continuing for approximately 2km on both sides of Satetsu River, a branch of the Kitakami River. Let’s take the Geibikei Gorge River Cruise (90min) and enjoy the peaceful scenery of it. Finally, transfer to Naruko Onsen for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.

Image credit: Kitakami Tenshochi 106011 ©Iwate Prefecture©JNTO


Day 6 BLx

Naruko Onsen – Matsushima – Sendai 鳴子温泉 -松島 -仙台
Hotel Metropolitan Sendai or similar / Western room

After breakfast, proceed to Kokeshi Making Experience. Transfer to Matsushima. Lunch at a local restaurant [Gyutan Course]. Next, visit Godaido Temple (五大堂) – a small temple just next to the pier and with its prominent location overlooking Matsushima Bay. Another best way to enjoy the Matsushima Bay is by taking the Matsushima Coast Cruise (50min). Thereafter, transfer to Sendai for hotel check in. Tonight, dinner is on your own.


Day 7 BLx

Sendai – Fukushima – Tochigi - Tokyo 仙台 -福島 -栃木-東京
Hotel Monterey Ginza or similar / Western room

After breakfast, transfer to Hanamiyama Park (花見山公園). A park on the slopes surrounding a rural farming neighborhood just outside central of Fukushima. Several other cherry varieties, flowering trees and bushes are also planted in large numbers around the slopes and provide visitors with a wide range of spring colors. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Buffet]. Next, transfer to Tochigi city for Strawberry Picking. Finally, transfer to Tokyo city for hotel check in. Tonight, dinner is on your own during free & easy time.

Day 8 B--

Tokyo (Haneda) – Singapore東京(羽田) - 新加坡

19APR JL035 HND-SIN 0005-0615
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 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

11 April 2019 (15-20 pax)
From S$ 4,188*
11 April 2019 (21pax & above)
From S$ 3,888*

Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 255* (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 JPY 800 per day adult/childd) is applicable.
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