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8D7N CENTRAL JAPAN SEMI TOUR

8D7N CENTRAL JAPAN SEMI TOUR
  • 8 days
  • Group Tour
  • Apr 2018 - Mar 2019
  • SGD 2488

TripZilla JP8CSG

150 South Bridge Road, #01-12 Fook Hai Building, Singapore 058727

Highlights
8D7N CENTRAL JAPAN SEMI TOUR​
Tourcode: JP8CSG 
PLUS UP to $200 OFF Per Couple
Sales period: Now till March 2019
Travel period: 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019


 

OSAKA

  • Osaka Castle
  • Shinsaibashi Shopping Street 

KYOTO

  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Nishiki Ichiba Market 

KANAZAWA

  • Kenrokuen Garden

HIDA

  • Shirakawa-go
  • Takayama Town 

NAGANO

  • Shiraito Falls 

KARUIZAWA

  • Karuizawa Outlet Mall
  • Ginza Shopping Street 

KUSATSU

  • Kusatsu Onsen
  • Yubatake Yumomi Performance 

TSUMAGOI

  • Onioshidashi Garden

KAWAGOE 

TOKYO
 

VALUE PLUS

  • 1 free day each in Osaka and Tokyo 
  • 1 night accommodation at an authentic onsen resort
  • Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Site such as Shirakawa-go, Kyoto


ITINERARY
Day 1 SINGAPORE – NARITA/HANEDA – OSAKA 

Meals On Board
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Osaka via Narita/Haneda. Your visit to the region of Kansai will kick off on a regal note with a visit to Osaka Castle, one of the most famous sights in the city. Surrounded by a sprawling verdant park, this majestic historical relic affords a vast panoramic view of the entire city. Then, spend the afternoon at Shinsaibashi Shopping Street, a shopper’s paradise with a history of almost 400 years. Proceed to your hotel to rest your tired feet, deposit your shopping bags and retire for the evening. 

Day 2 OSAKA 
Breakfast
Today, you are free to explore Osaka at your own pace. You could spend half the day at the spectacular Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the largest public aquariums in the world renowned for its innovation at recreating the natural environment of the amazing Pacific Rim marine life designed to stimulate and excite the animal and visitor alike. After your visit to the Aquarium, you might want to hop on to the Tempozan Ferris Wheel for a bird’s eye view of the bay area and the towering skyscrapers. And if you’re feeling hungry, Naniwa Food Theme Park located in Tempozan Marketplace shopping mall is the perfect place to satisfy your taste buds with a wide variety of dishes and specialities from Osaka

Day 3 OSAKA - KYOTO – KANAZAWA 
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
After breakfast, make a stop at one of the city’s cultural legacies, Kiyomizu-dera Temple. This distinctive Kyoto landmark features a wooden veranda that hangs over the valley, providing a stunning view of the city with more than a thousand years of history. Next, take a leisurely drive to Kanazawa. Visit Kenrokuen Garden, hailed by many as one of Japan’s three most beautiful landscape gardens. The spacious grounds, captivating flowering trees, peaceful water features and picturesque teahouses are perfect for finding that elusive inner peace. 

Day 4 KANAZAWA – TAKAYAMA – NAGANO 
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
This morning, unleash the inner heritage buff in you at Shirakawa-go, a well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage site featuring quaint farmhouses with distinctive steep roofs that resemble clasped hands in prayer. Next, explore the charming Takayama town with its buildings and streets dating back to the Edo period when it flourished as a wealthy merchant town. Stroll past sake breweries and rows of merchant houses adorned with lattice bay windows and pick up unique Hida souvenirs and confectionary along the way. In the evening, enjoy a relaxing beauty bath at an onsen resort in Nagano.

Day 5 NAGANO – KARUIZAWA – KUSATSU 
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Start the day by visiting the Shiraito Falls, recognised as one of Japan’s 100 Greatest Waterfalls. The 150 metre wide cascade flows off the edge of a 20 metre high cliff in thin white streams that resemble hanging threads of silk. Next, let Karuizawa, Japan’s leading summer resort town at the foot of the magnificent active volcano Mount Asama take your breath away with refreshing forest air, many larch and white birch trees, restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques and fashion goods shops stand side by side. Browse the town’s main shopping strip, the Karuizawa Ginza shopping street and Outlet Mall where you can pick up souvenirs, try local desserts or simply soak up the laidback and romantic ambience. Thereafter, proceed to Kusatsu, a small town that boasts the largest volume of flowing water among all the hot springs in Japan. Be sure to explore the two bathing styles unique to the Kusatsu tradition, Jikan-yu and Yumomi.

Day 6 KUSATSU – KAWAGOE - TOKYO 
Breakfast/Lunch
Enjoy a traditional Yumomi performance in Yubatake this morning to witness traditional method of cooling down hot spring water to bathing temperature by stirring the water with large wooden paddles. The process is accompanied by the singing of a local folk song and folklore dance. Next, take a stroll thru Onioshidashi Garden in Tsumagoi, a natural garden formed by lava and rock of the eruption of Mt. Asama. Unleash the inner heritage buff in you at Kawagoe, much overwhelmed by locals with its well-preserved little edo town with rows of magnificent merchants' houses in the traditional storehouse-style stand side-by-side. There are shops selling Japanese candies, sweet potato cakes, rice crackers, and other snacks stand in a row on both sides of the stone-paved lane. Their simple, nostalgic taste will satisfy both your tongue and heart. End the day with a leisure drive to cool urban, neon-lit buzz of sleek and efficient Tokyo. 

Day 7 TOKYO 
Breakfast
After breakfast, spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Take your pick from the maze of contrasting yet complementary neighbourhoods in this dynamic city – the towering skyscrapers in Shinjuku, vibrant youth subcultures at Shibuya and Harajuku, or the polished bling of Ginza. Tokyo never fails to surprise, intrigue and delight! Alternatively, join an optional tour and say hello to Mickey at Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea at your own expense. 

Day 8 TOKYO - SINGAPORE 
Meals On Board
If time permits, you can do some last-minute shopping before you transfer to airport for your flight home.

 
  • If a place of visit is closed to visitors, it will be replaced with an alternative.
  • During major events, accommodation may not be in the city mentioned.
  • Sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Tour is conducted in Mandarin unless otherwise specified