Winter North Central Japan 8D6N
Strawberry Picking, Snow Monkey Park, Naeba Ski Resort, Rice Crackers Making Experience (30min), Akabeko Painting Experience (40min), Ashikaga Flower Park Winter Illumination
Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Old Kawagoe Town, Zenkoji Temple, Sake Museum “Ponshukan”, Sake Brewery Visit (30min), Tsurugajo Castle, Old Thatched Roof Village “Ouchijuku”, Fukuroda Frozen Waterfall, Sano Premium Outlets
Special Gourmet Delights:
Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at the restaurant
Hotel / Ryokan Stays:
03 nights of authentic Japanese Onsen experience in Isobe Onsen, Yudanaka Onsen & Nasu Onsen. 03 nights of centrally located hotels in Naeba, Niigata &Tokyo
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Arrive at Haneda Airport, coach transfer to Kawagoe for lunch [Japanese Set]. After lunch, visit Kawagoe Old Town (川越). Its main street, lined with Kurazukuri (clay-walled warehouse-styled) buildings, retains an ambiance reminiscent of an old town from the Edo Period and allows you to imagine the streets from past centuries. Finally, transfer to Isobe Onsen and check-in for the night and also enjoy dinner [Japanese Set] at the hotel.
This morning, the Strawberry orchard is waiting for you. Enjoy Strawberry Picking which is just in season! Next, leave the farm and visit Zenkoji Temple (善光寺). One of Japan’s oldest and largest wooden temples with over 1400 years of history, Zenkoji Temple is a National Treasure and the heart of Nagano city. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Soba Set]. After lunch, visit 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 [Japanese Kaiseki Course] at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will transfer to Naeba, the snow resort where you can have endless fun beyond just skiing and snowboarding.
*Ropeway, Lift, Equipment is not included, please rent on the spot (Lunch is your own arrangement)
Tonight, dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast, will transfer to Echigo Yuzawa and visit Sake Museum “Ponshukan”. In this museum, you can see a sake vending machine that offers 92 different kinds of sake, the experience can be both overwhelming and exciting as you get to try sakes of different quality for just the same price. Next, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Kaisendon]. After lunch, visit Sake Brewery (30min) for sake tasting. You also get to see displays of tools used in sake-making and different artefacts that show 200 years of sake-making history. Thereafter, let’s experience Japanese Rice Cracker Baking (30min) on your own and enjoy these freshly baked crackers. At the end of the day, transfer to the hotel for check-in and dinner [Western & Japanese Style Chinese Set].
After breakfast, transfer to Aizu Wakamatsu to visit Tsurugajo Castle (鶴ヶ城). Tsuruga-jo is the only castle in Japan today that features red tile roofs. After this, will experience Akabeko Painting 日新館赤ベコ絵付け (40 mins). Akabeko is one of the famous toys in the Aizu area. It is a paper made a doll of a red cow. At Nisshinkan, you can try painting and design your own Akabeko. Lunch [Wappameshi Set] is at a local restaurant. Follow by transfer to Ouchijuku to visit Old Thatched Roof Village Ouchijuku. Ouchi-juku is filled with buildings that are over 300 years old, with traditional thatched roofs and streets with running water to either side. After a long day, transfer to Nasu for hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Buffet] at the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Fukuroda Frozen Waterfall. This Waterfall is famous especially in winter, whenever it becomes so frosty all the falls will turn to be the frozen wall. After this will transfer to Sano Premium Outlets for shopping and lunch on own expense. After shopping, let’s 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 hotel check-in. 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
Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S * (Subject to changes)
10:30 - 20:00 (Mon to Sat)
10:30 - 19:00 (Sun & PH)