Spring Story in North Japan 9D6N
Seasonal Scenery :
Sakura viewing at Morioka Castle Ruins Park, Kitakami Tenshochi Park, Kajo Park, Ashikaga Flower Park “Wisteria & Various Flowers”
Akita Local Food “Tampo” Making Experience (30min), Scenic Matsushima Coast Cruise (50min), Kokeshi Painting Experience, Strawberry Picking
Sightseeing & Shopping Experience:
Nebuta Festival Museum “Wa Rasse”, Hirosaki Castle, Oirase Gorge, Chusonji Temple, Ginzan Onsen, Aizu Samurai Residence, Traditional Thatched Roof Village Ouchijuku, Sano Premium Outlets
Hotel/Ryokan Stays :
04 nights Japanese Onsen/Ryokan/Hotel at Kazuno, Matsushima, Kamiyama Onsen & Nasu Onsen. 02 nights centrally located hotel in Morioka & Tokyo
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Upon arrival at Aomori Airport, coach 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. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Seafood Rice Bowl “Kaisendon”]. Next, transfer to Hirosaki and visit Hirosaki Castle (弘前城) – is widely considered to be one of Japan’s most beautiful castles. Finally, transfer to Kazuno city for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Set] at the hotel.
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. Lunch [Chicken Wappa] at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will get to experience the Akita local food – Kiritampo Making (30min). After that, transfer to Morioka city and visit Morioka Castle Ruins Park (盛岡城跡公園) – one of Japan’s best cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan. Tonight, dinner [Wanko Soba] will be served at a local restaurant. Finally, transfer to hotel for check in.
This morning, start your day at Kitakami Tenshochi Park (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. After that, transfer to a local restaurant for lunch [Maesawa Beef Set]. After lunch, transfer to Hiraizumi city. Visit Chusonji Temple (中尊寺), a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was established in the year 850 as a temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism. Next, transfer to Matsushima. The best way to enjoy the scenic of Matsushima Bay is by taking the Matsushima Coast Cruise (50min). Finally, transfer to the hotel for check in. Tonight, enjoy the Japanese Kaiseki dinner at the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Ginzan Onsen (銀山温泉). This onsen town is one of the most popular onsen towns not only in Yamagata but also in the country, known for its epically nostalgic feel and its beautiful hiking trails and waterfall. This afternoon, your lunch [Soba Kaiseki] will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit Kajo Park (霞城公園) – A hub for cultural attractions around reconstructed castle buildings. It’s also one of Yamagata’s best scenic locations for cherry blossoms. Thereafter, transfer to Kaminoyama Onsen for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your Japanese Kaiseki dinner at the hotel.
This morning, you will get to experience the Kokeshi Painting. Make it your own by painting with your favorite color! After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Japanese Set]. After lunch, head to Aizu Samurai Residence (会津武家屋敷), a historical site of reconstructed samurai residences of the Edo period. Next, visit Scenic Thatched Roof Houses “Ouchijuku Village”, a former post town along the Aizu West Road trade route, which connected Aizu with Nikko during the Edo Period. Finally, transfer to Nasu Onsen town for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Buffet] at the hotel.
This morning, transfer to a local farm and enjoy a superb quality taste of strawberries here with the Strawberry-picking activity. Thereafter, transfer to Sano Premium Outlets for shopping. The stores here are the outlets of internationally known brands of fashion, sports, food, household goods and electronics, and range from everyday items to luxury goods. Lunch will be under your own expense at the outlets. Next, visit Ashikaga Flower Park (足利フラワーパーク). There are hundreds of flowering plants and trees, each showing an enticing color. Enjoy wisteria which is in season! At the end of the day, transfer to Tokyo city for hotel check in and free time at your own leisure. Tonight, enjoy your own dinner in Tokyo city.
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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 condition
* Meals indicated are for reference only and are subject to change
* Flight schedule is subject to change
* Sakura/Flowers viewing locations are dependent on weather conditions
Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 220** (Subject to changes)
10:30 - 20:00 (Mon to Sat)
10:30 - 19:00 (Sun & PH)