9D7N Winter Fantasy in North Japan with Snow Monsters

JTB Singapore

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JTB Singapore
391 Orchard Road, Takashimaya Shopping Center Ngee Ann City #03-11C, Singapore 238872
+65 6595 xxxx

SGD 4,888

9days

Group Tours

Availability: 20 Nov 2023 to 16 Feb 2024

HIGHLIGHTS

Assemble dates:
12 FEB 2024 CNY
16 FEB 2024

Price: S$4,888*

Winter Scenery:
Icicles of Ashigakubo, Snow Monkey Park, Snow Hut Village, Ginzan Onsen, Mt. Zao Ropeway “Snow Monster”

Unique experiences:
Shinkansen Ride Experience, Lunch at Snow Hut “Kamakura, 01-night Ski Resort in Myoko, Strawberry Picking (30min), Japanese Kite Making Experience,  (40-60min), Geigi Dance Show

Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Kawagoe Old Town, Wakamatsu Castle, Ouchijuku Village, Ginzan Onsen, Miyagi Zao Fox Village

Special Gourmet Delights:
Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at restaurant

Hotel / Ryokan Stays:
02 nights of authentic Japanese Onsen experience in Bandai Atami Onsen & Kaminoyama Onsen. 01 night Ski Resort in Myoko. 04 nights of centrally located hotel in Tokyo, Nagano, Niigata & Sendai

ITINERARY

Day 1 Singapore – Tokyo 新加坡 - 東京

JL712 SIN-NRT 0820-1605

Hotel: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar / Western room

Meal: Meal on Board / - / D

Upon arrival at Narita Airport, coach transfer to Tokyo City. Have dinner [Japanese Lobster ‘Ise Ebi’ Course] at a local restaurant before transferring to the hotel for check in.

Day 2 Tokyo – Kawagoe – Chichibu – Nagano 東京 - 川越 - 秩父 - 長野

Hotel: Hotel Metropolitan Nagano or similar / Western room

Meal: B / L / D

After breakfast, transfer to Kawagoe and visit Kawagoe Old Town (川越). The main street is lined with Kurazukuri – clay walled warehouse style buildings which retains the ambience of an old town during the Edo period. This made Kawagoe known as Little Edo and was an important city for trade and strategic purposes. Next, transfer to a local restaurant for lunch [Chichibu Region Local Set] before heading to the Icicles of Ashigakubo (あしがくぼの氷柱). This winter attraction is one of the Three Great Icicles of Chichibu. Once inside, the illuminated icicles create a photogenic spot with the mesmerizing lights and shapes. In the sunlight, you can see the icicles glistening in the sunlight too. Thereafter, transfer to Omiya Station to take the Bullet Train Shinkansen to Nagano Station. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check in. tonight, enjoy your dinner [Western Course] at the hotel.

Day 3 Nagano – Iiyama – Myoko 長野 - 飯山 - 妙高

Hotel: Lotte Arai Resort or similar / Western room

Meal: B / L / D

This morning, visit the 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. Next, continue your journey to Kamakura Snow Hut Village (鎌倉雪小屋村). The village is open for around a month, from the end of January to the end of February, and is made up of over 15 to 20 huts created from snow. The 15 to 20 Kamakura snow huts range in size, from big to small. They appear at the Shinanodaira area where huge amounts of snow is found. Today, you will experience a special Lunch in Kamakura Snow House! [Noroshi Nabe Hotpot & Rice Ball]. Finally, transfer to Myoko for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel.

Day 4 Myoko – Niigata 妙高 - 新潟

Hotel: ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Niigata or similar / Wetsern room

Meal: B / - / D

After breakfast, spend your morning at the ski resort. Lunch will be under your own arrangement. After lunch, we will transfer to Niigata and enjoy the superb quality taste of strawberries here with the Strawberry-picking (30min) activity. Following that, transfer to the hotel for check in. Enjoy dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel restaurant.

Day 5 Niigata – Aizu Wakamatsu – Bandai Atami Onsen 新潟 - 会津若松 - 磐梯熱海温泉

Hotel: Hotel Hananoyu or similar / Japanese room

Meal: B / L / D

This morning, experience making a Japanese Kite. They are an integral part of traditional Japanese art, with historical characters from Kabuki theatre, religious or symbolic meaning. Next, enjoy a Geigi Dance Show. The elegant performance of geishas is a tradition of over 200 years. It is accompanied by traditional music, singing and elaborate dressing in private tatami rooms. After lunch [Japanese Set] at a local restaurant, transfer to Wakamatsu Castle (鶴ヶ城). Also known as Tsurugajo Castle, it is the only red and white castle in Japan which has been rebuilt several times in the 700 year history. Finally, transfer to the hotel for check in and dinner [Japanese Kaiseki].

Day 6 Bandai Atami Onsen – Ouchijuku – Zao – Kaminoyama Onsen 磐梯熱海温泉 - 大内宿 - 蔵王 - かみのやま温泉

Hotel: Senkeien Tsukioka Hotel or similar / Japanese room

Meal: B / L / D

After breakfast, transfer to Ouchijuku Village (大内宿). The former post town along the Aizu-Nishi Kaido trade route during the Edo period and provided travelers with food, accommodations and rest. The thick thatched roof buildings house shops, restaurants and minshuku – small traditional inns. We will proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Kitakata Ramen Set] before heading to Mt Zao. With a height of 1841 meters, Mt. Zao is one of the most prominent mountains in the Tohoku Region. Take the Mt. Zao Ropeway (蔵王ロープウェイ) and admire the Snow Monster, "Juhyo” (樹氷) which is only available in winter season. Created by the unique climate and trees of Zao Mountains, this beautiful work of nature is a must-see sight in Zao. Finally, proceed to hotel for check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Buffet] and natural hot spring at the hotel.

Day 7 Zao – Ginzan Onsen – Sendai 蔵王 - 銀山温泉 - 仙台

Hotel: Hotel Metropolitan Sendai or similar / Western room

Meal: B / L / -

This morning, stroll Ginzan Onsen Town (銀山温泉). It became nationally famous due to the featured scenes in the popular television drama Oshin. Ginzan Onsen's traditionally styled ryokan occupies beautiful three and four-story wooden buildings that, with their exposed woodwork and white plaster walls, evoke nostalgic feelings of a bygone era. Today, enjoy your lunch [Soba Set] at a local restaurant before we visit Miyagi Zao Fox Village (宮城蔵王キツネ村). Filled with over 100 animals and 6 different types of foxes. Zao Fox Village is one of the best places to see foxes and the foxes freely roam a preserve in which visitors can enter. However, the main reason to visit the Fox Village is that they are just so darn cute. At the end of the day, transfer to Sendai for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at your own expense.

Day 8 Sendai – Yamagata – Singapore 仙台 - 山形 - 新加坡

JL178 GAJ-HND 1915-2020

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Meal: B / - / -

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!

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