Winter Lights & Gourmet in West Central Japan with Tokyo 8D6N



Unique experiences:
Kobe Luminarie, Arashiyama Hana Toro “Arashiyama Light Up Event”, Nabanano Sato Winter Illumination, Ashikaga Flower Park Light Up, Shinkansen Ride Experience, Daruma Painting Experience (40min)

Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Fushimi Inari Shrine, Nishiki Market, Hikone Castle, Igaryu Ninja Village, Ise Jingu Shrine, Okage Yokocho Alley, Jazz Dream Nagashima, Takayama Old Town, Shirakawago Village

Special Gourmet Delights:
Four kinds of Japanese Wagyu Beef. 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 Ise & Tonami. 04-nights centrally located hotel in Kobe, Kyoto, Gifu & Tokyo


Departure date
11 Dec 2019
Tour length
8 days 6 nights
Kobe, Kyoto, Hikone, Iga, Ise, Matsusaka, Nagashima, Gifu, Takayama, Shirakawago, Tonami, Toyama, Takasaki, Sano, Ashikaga, Tokyo
Tour guide
Experienced Trilingual Guide
From S$ 4,588*

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 -On BoardD

Kansai – Kobe 関西 - 神戸
Hotel Okura Kobe or similar / Western room

11DEC SQ620 SIN-KIX 0825-1540

Upon arrival at the Kansai Airport, coach transfer to Kobe city and you will have a Kobe Beef Set for your dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner, transfer to hotel for check in. Tonight, move to Kobe Luminarie on foot from the hotel. Kobe Luminarie is a light festival held in Kobe, every December since 1995 to commemorate the Great Hanshin earthquake of that year.

Day 1. Kobe Beef Dinner (Image Only)

Day 2 BLD

Kobe - Kyoto 神戸 - 京都
Kyoto Tokyu or similar / Western room

After breakfast, transfer to Kyoto city. Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion tori gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Crab Set]. After lunch, head to Nishiki Market (錦市場), Kyoto’s largest traditional food market. You‘ll find all the major ingredients of traditional Kyoto cuisine on display here. Thereafter, visit Arashiyama Hano Toro “Arashiyama Light Up Event”(嵐山花灯路). This event is held in Arashiyama each December. At the event, a number of streets, temples, shrines and natural landscapes brimming with Kyoto’s characteristic historical atmosphere are beautifully illuminated. Tonight, your dinner [Japanese Set] will be served at a local restaurant. After dinner, transfer to Kyoto’s hotel for check in.

Arashiyama Light Up Event

Day 3 BLD

Kyoto – Hikone – Iga – Ise 京都 - 彦根 - 伊賀
Hotel Resorts Ise Shima or similar / Western room ♨

After breakfast, transfer to Hikone city. Visit Hikone Castle (彦根城), is a National Treasure and counted among the greatest castles in the world. Thereafter, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Omi Beef Sukiyaki Set]. After lunch, you will enter the mysterious world of Ninjas at the Igaryu Ninja Village. The Iga School of Ninjutsu used to be one of Japan’s two leading schools in the feudal era. Revolving walls, trap doors, and cleverly-hidden compartments are waiting to be discovered! Finally, transfer to Ise city for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner and natural hotel spring at the hotel


Day 4 BLD

Ise – Matsusaka – Nagashima – Gifu 伊勢 - 松阪 - 長島 - 岐阜
Miyako Hotel Gifu Nagaragawa or similar / Western room

After breakfast, let’s head to Ise Jingu Shrine (Naiku), one of the most important shrine in Japan that has 2,000 years of history. It has been designated a National Treasure by the Japanese government. Stroll around by yourself at Okage Yokocho Alley. Over 50 shops and restaurants are packed into this charming street that maintains the traditional atmosphere of Ise way back into Edo period. This afternoon, you lunch [Matsusaka Beef Set] will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to JAZZ Dream Nagashima Outlets (ジャズドリーム長島) for shopping. One of the largest outlet malls in Japan with many shops for luxurious brand products, adjacent to the amusement park and spa facility. Next, head to Winter Illumination at Nabanano Sato (なばなの里). Nabanano Sato is a theme park in Mie Prefecture, famous for its illuminating installations. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Clam Kamameshi Set] at a local restaurant. Finally, transfer to Gifu city for hotel check in.

Day 4. Matsusaka Beef Set (Image Only)

Day 5 BLD

Gifu – Takayama – Shirakawago – Tonami 岐阜 - 高山 - 白川郷 - 砺波
Royal Hotel Toyama Tonami or similar / Western room ♨

After breakfast, transfer to Takayama Old Town. Best experienced on foot! You can easy walk just about where in the town, and enjoy an “out of urban” experience that will soothe your soul. This afternoon, you will be having your lunch [Hida Beef Set] at a local restaurant. 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 Tonami city for hotel check in and enjoy your dinner [Buffet] at the hotel.

Day 3. Takayama Old Town

Day 6 BLD

Tonami – Toyama – Takasaki – Sano – Ashikaga – Tokyo 砺波 - 富山 - 高崎 - 佐野 - 足利 - 東京
Keio Plaza Hotel or similar / Western room

After breakfast, move to Toyama Station. Transfer to Takasaki Station by Shinkansen (bullet train) from Toyama Station. Upon arrival, let’s proceed to Takasaki city for Daruma Painting Experience (40 min). The Daruma is a traditional Japanese doll, which in Japan has become a symbol of perseverance and luck. Daruma dolls can make your every wish come true! This afternoon, your lunch [Yakitori Set] will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, head to Ashikaga city and enjoy the Ashikaga Flower Park Light up. It features gorgeous illumination in winter. Finally, transfer to Tokyo city for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your own dinner during the free and easy time in Tokyo city.

Shinkansen Ride Experience

Day 7 B--

Tokyo – Singapore 東京 - 新加坡

18DEC 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 8 ---


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

11Dec 2019 (15-20 pax)
From S$ 4,588*
11Dec 2019 (21 pax & above)
From S$ 4,488*

Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 102* (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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