Winter Gourmet in Central Japan and Snow Monkey 9D6N


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Highlights

Unique experiences:
Shirakawago Village, Strawberry or Apple Picking, Japanese Sweets “Wagashi” Making or Gold Leaf “Kinpaku” Experience, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Ashikaga Flower Park Illumination

Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Osu Kannon Temple & walking at Shopping Arcade Osu, Inuyama Castle, Morning Market, Takayama Old Town, Omicho Market, Kenrokuen Japanese Garden, Michino Eki “Marine Dream Nou Crab Valley”, Zenkoji Temple, Shopping at Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza, Free time at Kusatsu Onsen town or Kusatsu Snow Park

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

Hotel / Ryokan Stays:
05 nights of authentic Japanese Onsen experience in Gero Onsen, Kaga Onsen / Tonami, Unazuki Onsen, Yudanaka & Kusatsu Onsen. 01 night of centrally located hotel in Tokyo

Details

Departure date
07, 15, 16, 18 Dec 2019
Tour length
9 days 6 nights
Visit
Nagoya, Inuyama, Gero, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kaga Onsen, Kanazawa, Unazuki, Nagano, Yudanaka, Karuizawa, Kusatsu Onsen, Ashikaga, 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 ---

Assemble at Changi Airport for Check in
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SQ672 SIN-NGO 0120-0840

Day 2 On boardLD

Nagoya – Inuyama – Gero 名古屋 - 犬山 - 下呂
Ogawaya or similar / Japanese room ♨

Upon arrival at Nagoya Airport, coach transfer to Osu Kannon Temple (大須観音). It is located in the electrics and shopping district of Osu city and one of the famous temples in Nagoya This Buddhist temple houses a wooden statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, which is an instrumental figure in Japanese Buddhism. Thereafter, take a stroll along the Shopping arcade at OSU (大須商店街). Famous among tourists, this shopping arcade is a great place to buy traditional Japanese clothing and wares. This afternoon, enjoy your lunch at the local restaurant [Hitsumabushi]. After lunch, visit Inuyama Castle (犬山城), one of the oldest surviving Japanese feudal castles. The castle overlooks Kiso River, which serves as the border between Aichi and Gifu prefectures.  Finally, transfer to Gero Onsen town for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy the natural hot spring and dinner [Japanese Kaiseki Course with Hida Beef] at the hotel.

Day 3 BLD

Gero – Takayama – Shirakawago – Kaga Onsen / Tonami 下呂 - 高山 - 白川郷 - 加賀温泉 / 砺波
Ruriko / Hatori or Royal Hotel Tonami or similar / Japanese room ♨

After breakfast, we will proceed to Takayama Morning Market and Takayama Old Town. The Takayama Morning Market have stands that sell local crafts, snacks and farm produce such as vegetables, pickles and flowers. After that, transfer to Shirakawago and lunch at a local restaurant [Hoba Miso set]. After lunch, stroll around on your own at Shirakawago 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. Finally, transfer to Kaga Onsen or Tonami for hotel check in. Tonight, dinner [Japanese kaiseki with Crab] will be served at the hotel.

 

Day 4 BLD

Kaga Onsen / Tonami – Kanazawa – Unazuki Onsen 加賀温泉 / 砺波 - 金沢 - 宇奈月温泉
Yamanoha or similar / Japanese room ♨

After breakfast, head to the Old District “Higashi Chayagai” (東茶屋街), the largest geisha district in Kanazawa which used to be a prestigious geisha district comparable to Gion in Kyoto. Next, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Seafood Rice Bowl]. After lunch, transfer to Omicho Market. The market has been Kanazawa’s largest fresh food market since the Edo Period. While most shops specialize in the excellent local seafood and produce, you can also find flowers, clothing, kitchen tools and more on sale. Next, visit Kenrokuen Japanese Garden (兼六園), one of Japan’s three most beautiful Japanese garden in Kanazawa. Located on the heights of the central part of Kanazawa and next to Kanazawa Castle. Thereafter, experience the making of Japanese Sweets (Wagashi). Have fun making this specialty of Kanazawa with your own hands in a casual atmosphere. Finally, transfer to Unazuki Onsen for check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki with Yellowtail Shabu-shabu] and natural hot spring at the hotel.
** Notes: Gold Leaf “Kinpaku” Experience for GRP 2, 3 & 4

 

Day 5 BLD

Unazuki Onsen – Nagano – Yudanaka 宇奈月温泉 - 長野 - 湯田中
Issano Komichi or similar / Japanese room ♨

After breakfast, let’s head to Michino Eki (道の駅) where local products are sold. Here, you also can find the Marine Dream Nou Crab Valley, the largest market in the Sea of Japan with nine different vendors selling freshly caught crabs. This afternoon, your lunch [Pork Miso Sukiyaki Set] will be served at a local restaurant. The highlight for today is Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑). It offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. Accustomed to humans, the monkeys can be observed from a very close distance and are especially photogenic when the area is covered in snow. Finally, transfer to Yudanaka for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.

Day 6 BLD

Yudanaka – Karuizawa – Kusatsu Onsen 湯田中 - 軽井沢 - 草津温泉
Kusatsu Now Resort or similar / Western room ♨

After breakfast, start your day at Zenkoji Temple (善光寺). Founded in the 7th century, it is one of the most important and popular temples in Japan and stores the first Buddhist statue that was brought into Japan. After that, proceed to a local farm and enjoy Strawberry or Apple Picking (30min) which is in season! ** Notes: Apple Picking for GRP 1
Next, continue your journey to Karuizawa (軽井沢) for shopping at Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza (軽井沢プリンスショッピングプラザ) features outlet shops of overseas designer brands and provides year-round shopping enjoyment.  Lunch is at your own expense during your free and easy time at the shopping mall. The end of the day, transfer to Kusatsu Onsen town for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy the natural hot spring and dinner [Buffet] at the hotel.

Day 6. Kusatsu Onsen

Day 7 B-D

Kusatsu Onsen – Ashikaga – Tokyo 草津温泉 - 足利 - 東京
Keio Plaza Hotel or similar / Western room

This morning, enjoy your free time at Kusatsu Onsen or Kusatsu Snow Park. ** Equipment and Lift pass is not included at the Snow Park** Lunch is on your own arrangement during your free & easy time at Kusatsu town. After lunch, head to Ashikaga Flower Park Illumination (あしかがフラワーパーク). The illumination event has over 4.5 million lights that decorate the gardens. The display was awarded a gold prize for being the number one illumination display in the country. Their gardens are adorned with thousands of lights, original wisteria light tunnels, and other themed sets. Finally, transfer to Tokyo city for dinner [Japanese Enkai Course]. After dinner, transfer to Tokyo hotel for check in.
** Notes: No Snow Park for GRP 1. Free time at Kusatsu Onsen town.

Day 7. Ashikaga Flower Park Winter Illumination (Image Only)

Day 8 B--

Tokyo - Singapore 東京 - 新加坡

SQ639 HND-SIN 0230-0915

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

Bid farewell to Tokyo 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 9 ---

Singapore 新加坡
N.A.

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


07 Dec 2019
From S$ 3,888*
15 Dec 2019
From S$ 4,288*
16 Dec 2019
From S$ 3,988*
18 Dec 2019
From S$ 4,188*

Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 108* (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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