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7D5N Japan Alps + Gassho Village

7D5N Japan Alps + Gassho Village
  • 7 days
  • Group Tour
  • Nov 2015 - Apr 2016
  • SGD 2499

No.26 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 058336

7D5N Japan Alps + Gassho Village

Experience : Natural Onsen / Sample Food Wax Factory
Attraction : World Heritage~Shirakawago Gassho Village / Takayama Jinya / Kenrokuen / Tagata Shrine / Nabana no Sato
Enjoy : Shopping Fun at Branded Factory Outlet / JR Central Tower
Taste : Kaiseki Crab Cuisine / Shabu-Shabu Steamboat / Japanese BBQ Buffet / Traditional Japanese Set  


• In the early morning, arrive at sea airport ~ Chubu “Centrair” airport, Nagoya. To pass through the immigration, you will need to take a photo and 2 fingerprints at the counter but no worry it is very high tech!
• Tagata Shrine ~ the “secret shrine of Japan” symbolizing manhood.
• Enakyo Gorge ~ a gorge carved by Kiso River and about 20 kinds of giant strange and mysterious rocks stand on both sides of the river. Let’s enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent views of Ena's nature.
• Overnight in Gero Onsen area, which is referred as one of Japan’s three best onsen. It is also known as the “Beauty-enhancing hot bath”. This area comes with more than 1000 years history of hot spring pleasures.

Village of Shirakawa-go
It is one of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This village is well known for their houses constructed in the architectural style known as gassho-zukuri. The Gassho-zukuri, "prayer-hands construction" style is characterized by a thatched and steeply slanting roof resembling two hands joined in prayer. 
• Tenshukaku Observation Point ~ A picturesque view of the gassho village can be seen from this point.
• Wada Family Residence ~ Built in the mid to late Edo Period, this well-preserved house is the largest remaining Gassho style house in Shirakawa-go and is now open to the public as a museum. 
• Myozen-ji ~ known for its thatched roof gate “Shoro-mon”. Impressive transom carvings are located inside the building is a beautiful yew tree that is designated as a one of Gifu Prefecture’s natural monuments. 
• Deai Bridge ~ A special design bridge which connects between Shirakawago gassho villages.
Gassho village can be overviewed through Deai Bridge.
• Omicho Market ~ Kanazawa's largest fresh food market since the Edo Period. Many excellent local seafood products can be found here.
• Kenrokuen ~ is justifiably classified as one of Japan's "three most beautiful landscape gardens".
Kenrokuen literally means "Garden of the Six Sublimities", referring to spaciousness, seclusion, artificiality, antiquity, abundant water and broad views, which according to Chinese landscape theory are the six essential attributes that make up a perfect garden.
• Kanazawa Castle ~ is a large, well-restored castle in Kanazawa. Though it was burnt down few times, the castle's Ishikawa-mon Gate is still survived.

• Gokayama means five valleys, another Unesco World Heritage Sites in Japan. The houses here are unique which are built in the style called “Gassho-zukuri” and have three or four floors. The steep roofs are at 60 degrees to prevent snow building up on them, and no nails are used in the construction of these houses.
• Hida Takayama is a city in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture. Takayama retains a traditional touch like few other Japanese cities, especially in its beautifully preserved old town. The Takayama Festival, held in spring and autumn, is considered one of Japan's best festivals. 
Hida Takayama Funasaka Sake Brewery ~ Sake is brewed with fine spring and good quality rice special for sake brewing in a cold climate. Please enjoy the real taste of sake here.
• Takayama Jinya ~ A beautiful traditional Japanese style building, used to serve as Takayama's government office during Edo period. It is designated as a national historic site and is the only existing building of its kind in japan.
• Takayama Festival Float Exhibition Hall ~ The Takayama Festival, held in spring (April 14 and 15) and autumn (October 9 and 10), is ranked as one of Japan's three most beautiful festivals. The hall exhibits few elaborately decorated floats which are several hundred years’ old and beautiful examples of Takayama's legendary craftsmanship.
• Overnight at Hida Takayama area hotel.

• Miyagawa Morning Market is one of the biggest morning markets in Japan. Most stands sell local crafts, snacks and farm products such as vegetables, pickles and flowers.
• Gujo-Hachiman is a charming historic town where the town still preserves the traditional townscape with many historic buildings and original waterways from 17th century. Take a walk around this ambience old town which earned a nickname of “Little Kyoto”.
• Gujo-Hachiman Hakurankan City Museum ~ explain the town’s history including the history of Gujo Odori Dance Festival. Explore yourself to nearly 10 different types of traditional Japanese Dance.
• Sample Food Wax Factory ~ sample food wax is also known as food replica. Let’s experience how the food samples are made: Sushi, Desserts, Tempura….etc. 
• Overnight in Nagoya city hotel and have a good rest.

• Nabana no Sato is an immense oasis creating a harmony between abundant nature and rich facilities. In the giant greenhouse "Andes Flower Garden/Begonia Garden", potted flowers are cultivated and displayed year-round.
• Branded Factory Outlet ~ one of the famous factory outlet shopping where lots of International & Japanese branded items are on sale at discounted price ~ must grab!
• JR Central Towers are Nagoya's new landmark, elegantly rising above Nagoya Station. The building consists of the 245 meter tall Office Tower and Hotel Tower. While the building's lower floors are shared between the two towers and house a Takashimaya department store, the Tower Plaza shopping mall and JR Nagoya Station.
• Overnight at Nagoya airport hotel to facilitate the departure to airport.

• Proceed to airport and take your flight back to home with unforgettable memories.