Spring Story in 5 Prefectures of North Japan 9D7N
Hirosaki Castle, Old Samurai Town Kakunodate “Aoyagi Residence”, Hachimantai Aspite Line Snow Wall, Kitakami Tenshochi Park Sakura Festival, Hanamiyaki Park
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
04 nights Japanese Onsen/Ryokan/Hotel at Minamida Onsen, APPI, Hanamaki Onsen & Naruko Onsen. 02 nights centrally located hotel in Sendai & Tokyo
01MAY JL712 SIN-NRT 0810-1620
01MAY JL151 HND-AOJ 2000-2120
Upon arrival at Aomori Airport, coach transfer to Aomori city for hotel check in.
** Sandwiches will be provided on the way from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport. **
After breakfast, transfer to 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]. Next, transfer to Hirosaki and visit one of Japan’s best cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan – Hirosaki Castle (弘前城). Transfer to Lake Towada (十和田湖), one of the largest caldera lake in Honshu. You will enjoy the scenery by taking the Lake Towada Cruise (50min) . After that, transfer to the hotel for check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.
Image credit: Nebuta Festival Museum©Yasufumi Nishi©JNTO
After breakfast, transfer to Oirase Gorge(奥入瀬渓流) – one of the most beautiful river valleys in Japan, with vibrant and fast flowing water and enjoy the Oirase Gorge Walk. After that, transfer to Kazuno. Lunch at a local restaurant [Kiritanpo Hotpot set]. After lunch, transfer to Kakunodate, visit the Samurai Old 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 Morioka for hotel check in. Tonight, dinner at a local restaurant [Wanko Soba].
After breakfast, transfer to Ryusedo. Visit Ryusendo Cave (龍泉洞). Proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Reimen Noodle set]. Transfer to Kitagamoi for the Kitakami Tenshochi Park Sakura Festival (北上展勝地). A municipal park renowned as one of the three best cherry viewing spots in Michinoku. Enjoy an explosion of delicate pink and white as there are about 10,000 cherry trees and 100,000 azaleas in the 29,3000sqm park. Transfer to Oshuku Onsen for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Hiraizumi. 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. Lunch at a local restaurant [Sake Shabu-shabu]. After lunch, visit Sake Museum which provides a nice overview of the traditional sake brewing process, as well as sake drinking culture. Next, visit 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 Town for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Kokeshi Making Experience. Transfer to Matsushima and have 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). Transfer to the farm at Akiu for Strawberry Picking. Transfer to Sendai for hotel check in. Tonight, dinner is on your own.
After breakfast, transfer to Sendai Station. Experience the Shinkansen (bullet train) ride from Sendai to Tokyo (~95min). Lunch at a local restaurant [Buffet]. After lunch, visit Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple (浅草寺) – one of the best sightseeing spots in Tokyo where most of first time travelers will visit. Stroll around yourself at Nakamise shopping street which connects to the main gate of Sensoji Temple. Free time at Akihabara. Dinner is on your own arrangement during free & easy time. Thereafter, transfer to hotel for check in.
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!
*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
Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 255* (Subject to changes)
10:30 - 20:00 (Mon to Sat)
10:30 - 19:00 (Sun & PH)