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9D6N Winter Gourmet in Central Japan with Snow Monkey

9D6N Winter Gourmet in Central Japan with Snow Monkey
  • 9 days
  • Group Tour
  • Dec 2022 - Jan 2023
  • SGD 4688
Best for Japan

391 Orchard Road, Takashimaya Shopping Center Ngee Ann City #03-11C, Singapore 238872

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Winter Gourmet in Central Japan with Snow Monkey 9D6N

Assemble dates:
  • 09 DEC 2022
  • 15 DEC 2022
  • 23 JAN 2023 *CNY*
  • 09DEC - S$4,788*
  • 15DEC - S$4,688*
  • 23JAN - S$5,088*

Tax & Fuel surcharge: S$570*

Tour Code: NGOWG1222

Unique experiences:
  • Swordsmith Experience (60min) and Museum, Japanese Sweet “Wagashi” Making Experience (40-60min), Strawberry Picking, Ashikaga Flower Park Illumination
Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
  • Takayama Morning Market & Old Town, Shirakawago Village, Kenrokuen Japanese Garden, Omicho Market, Michino Eki Namerikawa, Marine Dome Nou Crab Valley, Snow Monkey Park, Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza, Shiraito Falls, Kusatsu OnsenTown, Koizumi Inari Shrine
Special Gourmet Delights:
  • Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at restaurant
Hotel / Ryokan Stays:
  • 05 nights of authentic Japanese Onsen experience in Takayama, Kaga Onsen, Unazuki Onsen, Yudanaka & Kusatsu Onsen. 01 night of centrally located hotel in Tokyo

Day 1:
  • Assemble at Changi Airport for Check in
  • JL036 SIN-HND 2225 0555
  • JL201 HND-NGO 0815 0920

Day 2: Nagoya – Seki – Takayama
  • Hotel:  Hotel Associa Hotel / Hida Plaza Hotel or similar / Western room 
  • Meal: Meal on Board / L / D
  • Upon arrival at Nagoya Airport, coach transfer to Nagoya city and have a lunch [Hitsumabushi] at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Seki city and you will have a Swordsmith Experience (60min), and also visit Eki Traditional Swordsmith Museum. Seki is a city known worldwide for its quality and tradition in making knives and swords .This museum shows off the history and tradition of blade-making that date back over 700 years. Finally transfer to Takayama town for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy the natural hot spring and dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel.

Day 3: Takayama – Shirakawago – Kaga Onsen
  • Hotel: Hyakumanngoku or similar / Japanese room 
  • Meal: B / L / D
  • After breakfast, we will proceed to Takayama Morning Market and Takayama Old Town. The Takayama Morning Market have stands that sell local crafts, snacks and farm produce such as vegetables, pickles and flowers. After that, transfer to Shirakawago and lunch restaurant [Hoba Miso with 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 Kaga Onsen for hotel check in. Tonight, dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] will be served at the hotel.

Day 4: Kaga Onsen – Kanazawa – Unazuki Onsen
  • Hotel: Enraku / Entaijiso or similar / Japanese room  / R.O.H.
  • Meal: B / L / D
  • After breakfast, visit Kenrokuen Japanese Garden (兼六園), one of Japan’s three most beautiful Japanese garden in Kanazawa. Located on the heights of the central part of Kanazawa and next to Kanazawa Castle. Next, proceed to local restaurant for lunch [Kaisendon]. After lunch, transfer to Omicho Market. The market has been Kanazawa's largest fresh food market since the Edo Period. While most shops specialize in the excellent local seafood and produce, you can also find flowers, clothing, kitchen tools and more on sale. Thereafter, experience the making of Japanese Sweets (Wagashi). Have fun making this specialty of Kanazawa with your own hands in a casual atmosphere. Next, we will head to Michino Eki Namerikawa where local products are sold. Finally, transfer to Unazuki Onsen for check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] and natural hot spring at the hotel.

Day 5: Unazuki Onsen – Nagano – Yudanaka
  • Hotel: Biyuno Yado or similar / Japanese room 
  • Meal: B / L / D
  • After breakfast, let’s head Marine Dream Nou Crab Valley, the largest market in the Sea of Japan with nine different vendors selling freshly caught crabs. This afternoon, your lunch [Beef Hotpot Set] will be served at a local restaurant. The highlight for today is Jigokudani 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 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] at the hotel.

Day 6: Yudanaka – Karuizawa – Kusatsu Onsen
  • Hotel: Yorokobinoyado Takamatsu or similar / Western room 
  • Meal: B / L / D
  • After breakfast, the strawberry orchard is waiting for you! Enjoy Strawberry Picking which is in season. After that, transfer to Karuizawa and have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, enjoy your shopping at Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza features outlet shops of overseas designer brands and provides year-round shopping enjoyment. Next, visit Karuizawa Shiraito Falls. Shiraito Falls is a small but scenic waterfall located in the forests to the north of central Karuizawa. The unique, natural falls measure only 3 metres in height but 70 metres across and are fed by underground volcanic water rising to the surface. At the end of the day, transfer to Kusatsu Onsen town for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy the natural hot spring and dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel.

Day 7: Kusatsu Onsen – Ashikaga – Tokyo
  • Hotel: Keio Plaza Hotel or similar / Western room 
  • Meal: B / - / -
  • This morning, enjoy your free time at Kusatsu Onsen. Lunch is on your own arrangement during your free & easy time at Kusatsu town. After lunch, transfer to Isesaki and photo stop at Koizumi Inari Shrine. Next, head to Ashikaga Flower Park Winter Illumination. 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 the hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner during free & easy time in Tokyo city.

Day 8: Tokyo – Singapore
  • Meal: B / - / -
  • JL711 NRT-SIN 1800-0050
  • 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!

Day 9: Singapore
  • Arrive at Singapore

  • 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