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8D6N Lavender Story in Hokkaido & North Central Japan

8D6N Lavender Story in Hokkaido & North Central Japan
  • 8 days
  • Group Tour
  • Jul 2022 - Jul 2022
  • SGD 4488
Best for Japan
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391 Orchard Road, Takashimaya Shopping Center Ngee Ann City #03-11C, Singapore 238872

+65 6595 xxxx Show

Highlights
Lavender Story in Hokkaido & North Central Japan 8D6N
 
Seasonal Scenery:
  • Iwamizawa Park Rose Garden “Rose”, Zeburu Hills “Lavender”, Farm Tomita “Lavender”, Flowerland Kamifurano “Lavender”, Tambara Lavender Park “Lavender”, Ashikaga Flower Park “various flowers”
Unique Experiences:
  • Watermelon All You Can Eat (20min), Geigi Dance Show, Blueberry Picking (30min), Daruma Painting Experience
Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
  • Hitsujigaoka Observatory, Shiroi Koibito Park, Stroll Otaru Canal, Northern Culture Museum, Japanese Sake Brewery Visit, Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel, Fukiware Waterfalls, Sano Premium Outlet
Special Gourmet Delights:
  • 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 Furano, Echigo Yuzawa & Ikaho Onsen. 01-night overnight stay in Ferry. 02-nights centrally located hotel in Sapporo & Tokyo.
 
Itinerary
Day 1: Assemble at Changi Airport for Check in
  • JL036  SIN-HND   2150-0550
  • JL505  HND-CTS  0820-0955
 
Day 2: New Chitose Airport – Iwamizawa – Biei – Furano
  • Hotel: New Furano Prince Hotel or similar / Western room
  • Meal: Meal on Board / L / D
  • Upon arrival at Chitose Airport, coach transfer to Asahikawa city and have lunch [Seafood Rice Bowl & Hotpot] at a local restaurant. After lunch, proceed to Iwamizawa Park Rose Garden “Rose”. This garden has over 8,800 flowers and 630 varieties of roses, making it one of Hokkaido’s loveliest rose gardens. Visitors are able to enjoy the abundant variety of roses from the end of June until around mid-October. After that, transfer to Zeburu Hills “Lavender”, At Zerubu Hill, lavender competes for attention with fields of sunflowers and a carpet of multi-hued geraniums, marigolds and other blooms. Finally, transfer to hotel for check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Steak set] at the hotel restaurant.
 
Day 3: Furano – Sapporo
  • Hotel: Royton Sapporo or similar / Western room
  • Meal: B / L / -
  • This morning, start your day at Farm Tomita (ファーム富田), one of Hokkaido’s premier flower farms. You will be able to see the famous “Rainbow field” created by rows of different-colored flowers along the gently rolling hills at Tomita Farm. Next, visit Flower Land Kamifurano (フラワーランドかみふらの). Another large flower garden. However, this farm is a popular place for lavender flowers sightseeing. This afternoon, have lunch [Kuwayaki Grilled Beef Set] at a local restaurant. After lunch, enjoy Watermelon All you Can Eat (20min). Thereafter, transfer to Sapporo City for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your own dinner in Sapporo City.
 
Day 4: Sapporo – Otaru – Niigata (Ferry)
  • Hotel: Ferry / Western or Japanese room
  • Meal: B / L / D
  • After breakfast, transfer to Hitsujigaoka Observatory. Hitsujigaoka observation hill is located about 9 km south-southeast of central Sapporo.  It is an observatory on the top of gently sloping hill. It has a good view of Sapporo city. Next, visit Shiroi Koibito Park, a chocolate entertainment park that is enjoyable to see, know, taste, and experience. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Sushi Set]. After lunch, stroll at Otaru Canal city. Thereafter, proceed to Otaru Port to experience taking the Overnight Ferry from Otaru to Niigata . Enjoy your dinner [Japanese Course] on the ferry.
 
Day 5:  Niigata - Echigo Yuzawa
  • Hotel: Naspa New Otani or similar / Western room
  • Meal: B / L / D
  • Upon arrival at Niigata Pier, coach transfer to Northern Culture Museum, an open air museum in Niigata. It contains the well-known mansion of the wealthy farming family called “gono”, gardens and houses in the Edo period. After lunch [Japanese Set] at a local restaurant, continue your journey at Niigata Saito Villa with Geigi Dance. Geigi is a woman who entertains guests at banquets, performing traditional Nihon buyo dances and playing parlor games called o-zashiki-asobi with the guests. Thereafter, visit Imayotsukasa Sake Brewery – You will learn how Japanese Sake is produced and do some Sake Tasting here. At the end of the day, transfer to the hotel for check in. Tonight, your dinner [Buffet] will be served at a local restaurant.
 
Day 6:  Echigo Yuzawa - Kiyotsu Gorge - Minakami - Ikaho Onsen
  • Hotel: Hotel Tembo / Western room
  • Meal: B / L / D
  • After breakfast, transfer to Kiyotsu Gorge. Kiyotsu Gorge is known for its unique rock formations created by a volcanic eruption around 16 million years ago. Today, the Kiyotsu River runs through the gorge, further eroding it and creating a place of special beauty. Thereafter, visit Tambara Lavender Park, the largest lavender fields in the Kanto area with around 50,000 flowers in a vast area of 200,000m2. There are a wide variety of lavenders that bloom throughout the flowering season. This afternoon, lunch [Sukiyaki Set] will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, the Blueberry orchard is waiting for you! Enjoy Blueberry Picking (30min) which is in season! Next, proceed to Fukiware Waterfalls, a waterfall located in the city of Numata, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. It is a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty and a Natural Monument. It is one of "Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls". Finally, transfer to Ikaho Onsen for htoel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel restaurant.
 
Day 7: Ikaho Onsen Takahashi - Ashikaga - Sano – Tokyo
  • Hotel: Keio Plaza Hotel / Western room
  • Meal: B / L / -
  • After breakfast, transfer to Takasaki and try your hand at painting your own Daruma doll. After lunch [Japanese set], transfer to Ashikaga Flower Park. This flower garden creates a full sense of the season and the magnificence of nature with a wide range of plants and trees. Thereafter, transfer to Sano Premium Outlet for shopping. Finally, transfer to Tokyo City for hotel check in. Tonight, dinner will be at your own expense.
 
Day 8: Tokyo – Singapore 東京 - 新加坡
  • Meal: B / - / -
  • JL037 HND-SIN 1130-1740
After breakfast at hotel, bid farewell to Tokyo as we proceed to the airport and take the flight back to Singapore. We hope that you have enjoyed this vacation with JTB and we look forward to bringing you to your next holiday destination.
 
Terms & Condition
  • 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 subject to change
  • Flight schedule is subject to change
  • Flower viewing locations are dependent on weather conditions