Amazing Shikoku with Osaka & Tokyo 9D6N

Amazing-Shikoku-with-Osaka-&-Tokyo

Highlights of Amazing Shikoku with Osaka & Tokyo

Unique Experience:

  • Matsuyama Castle Ropeway
  • Botchan Train
  • Asahi Beer Tasting
  • Oboke Vally River Cruise
  • Udon Making
  • Naruto Cruise
  • Mt. Bizan Ropeway
  • Fruits Picking
  • Shinkansen Ride from Osaka to Tokyo

Sightseeing & Shopping Experience:

  • Matsuyama Castle
  • Towel Museum Ichihiro
  • Chikurinji Temple
  • Tuesday Market
  • Katsurahama Beach
  • Kotohiki Park
  • Ritsurin Garden
  • Awa Odori Kaikan
  • Eska Hill
  • Free & Easy for Shopping at Osaka & Tokyo

Hotel / Ryokan Stays:

  • 1 Night Onsen Ryokan at Dogo Onsen
  • Central Location Luxury hotels in other cities

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TEL: 65950600
ION Opening Hour
From 11:00am – 20:00pm daily
(Last enquiry @ 19:30pm)
Basic Information
Tour date: 7,10,15, and 24 Nov, 2015 Tour fare: from S$3188 Tax & Fuel surcharge: S$200
Departs Singapore Visits: Aomori, Morioka,and Yamagata Duration: 9 Days
Req. per Booking2 – 20 guests Req. to Run Tour2 guest(s) Guide: English speaking guide inculed

Day1

Assemble at Changi Airport for Check In
Changi-Airport-Airside

Day2 LD

Singapore – Matsuyama – Dogo Onsen
新加坡 - 松山 - 道後温泉
Hotel Kowakuen or similar / Japanese Room
Upon arrival at Matsuyama Airport ,transfer to Matsuyama city. First, let the majestic Matsuyama Castle (松山城)small-autumn-leave enthrall you. This castle sits on Katsuyama hill in the center of Matsuyama City and is still left in its original state. Thereafter, ride the Botchan Train (坊っちゃん列車) to Dogo Onsen. The Botchan train mimics a kind of steam locomo-tive that ran in the 1880s to 1950s. At Dogo Onsen (道後温泉) , take a stroll and take in the atmosphere of the rustic onsen town. Dogo Onsen is one of the oldest onsen hotsprings in Japan, with history stretching back over 1000 years. The main building located in the center of this hotspring area was inspiration for the bathhouse in the famous animated movie “Spirited Away”, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Tonight, relax your body and mind in an Onsen in the hotel.

Day3 BL

Dogo Onsen – Imabari – Kochi
道後温泉 - 今治 - 高知
The Crown Palace New Hankyu Kochi or similar / Western Room
After breakfast, travel to Imabari city and visit the unique Towel Museum Ichihiro (タオル美術館いちひろ) that is of unparalleled size and splendor. Ehime has a history of producing towels and this museum is a response to bring new design sensibility and quality with the aim of differentiating its towel products. There are actually three floors of shops selling everything from towels, to clothing, with a large area dedicated to a French tea shop and another to the produce of Ehime here. Next, visit Shikoku Asahi Beer Factory (アサヒビール園). This brewery is a leading brewery and soft drink company with 40% share of Japanese beer market. You can sample freshly brewed beer here as well as understand how beer is made. After enjoying a hearty BBQ Set lunch, travel to Kochi. Visit Chikurinji Temple (竹林寺), one of 88 sacred temples of Shikoku. The temple houses a number of important sculptures and its late Edo period gardens are a Natural Monument. Tonight, visit Hirome Market (ひろめ市場) on your own after hotel check-in. This market gathers the best of Kochi street food. Sample traditional Kochi specialties and other dishes from around the world at some 60 different shops located in a convenient location.

Day4 BLD

Lake Biwa – Kochi – Marugame 高知 - 丸亀
Okura Hotel or similar /Western Room
Enjoy a morning of sightseeing at Kochi. Take in the sights and sounds of Tuesday Market, a traditional outdoor marketplace. Just 30min south of central Kochi is Katsurahama (桂浜), Kochi’s famous scenic beach. Due to strong currents, swimming is prohibited. Instead, enjoy the many attractions around the area. A famous statue of Sakamoto Ryoma, who was one of the architects of modern Japan instrumental in bringing an end to Japan’s feudal age in 1868, stands near the beach. After lunch (Japanese set), proceed to Oboke Valley (大歩危峡) small-autumn-leave for a River Cruise. Enjoy this relaxing cruise down the calm part of Yoshinogawa River as you marvel at the beauty of the scenery here. Nature’s beauty continues to captivate you as you visit Kotohiki Park (琴弾公園), a national designated place of scenic beauty in Kannonji.

Day5 BLD

Marugame -Tokushima 丸亀 - 徳島
Hotel Clement or Awa Kanko Hotel or similar /Western Room
This morning visit a special national site, Ritsurin Garden (栗林公園) small-autumn-leave. This garden was made over the course of one hundred years, starting about 370 years ago. Considered one of the best gardens in Japan, it features many ponds, hills, historic trees and beautiful pavilions. The garden is set in front of wooded Mt. Shiun which serves as a wonderful backdrop. Kagawa prefecture is well-known for its Sanuki Udon (white big noodles) and you’ll get to Experience Making a bowl of this famous noodle for lunch at Nakano Udon School. Proceed to Tokushima after lunch and sightsee in Mt. Bizan (眉山) (icon autumn leave). It is said to have earned this name because the mountain looks like an eyebrow from all views. Return by Ropeway and visit Awa Odori Kaikan (阿波おどり会館), a museum about the Awa Dance famous which is the largest dance festival in Japan. Enjoy Japanese Course Dinner tonight.

Day6 BLD

Tokushima – Osaka 徳島 - 大阪
Hotel Granvia Osaka or Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka or similar / Western Room
After breakfast, visit Eska Hill (エスカヒル) small-autumn-leave to witness the ferocious Naruto Whirlpools from afar. This natural phenomenon happens twice daily in the strait and is created by large volumes of water moving between the Seto Inland Sea and the Pacific Ocean between high and low tide. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch at Renaissance Naruto, before making your way to right up next to and among the whirlpools by being onboard the “Wonder Naruto” Cruise (30min) (わんだーなると渦潮クルーズ). After that, enjoy Fruits Picking experience which is just in the season and enjoy the sights of fruit trees surrounding you. Before reaching Osaka, take a pit-stop at Awaji Highway Oasis (淡路ハイウェイオアシス) where you can buy something delicious to eat as well as shop for souvenirs. Upon hotel check-in at Osaka, enjoy free and easy time in Japan’s second most important city for the night.

Day7 B

Osaka -Tokyo 大阪 - 東京
Grand Shin Takanawa or Hilton Tokyo or similar
After breakfast, free at leisure. In the afternoon, take the Shinkansen Nozomi from Osaka to Tokyo.

Day8

Tokyo – Singapore 東京 - 新加坡
This morning, free at leisure until departure. We hope that you have enjoyed this vacation with JTB and we look forward to helping you create your next Perfect moments, always!

Day9 B

Arrive in Singapore
*Autumn Leave period is from the middle to the end of Nov subject to weather conditions.

Changi-Airport-Runway-Night

Remarks

  • This tour package is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Minimum 20 persons are required to form a group. A Tour Manager will be with the group for the entire tour.
  • Accommodation is based on twin-sharing basis.
  • Activities available are subject to weather conditions.
  • Package price does not include the associated taxes and surcharges, estimated at $200, subject to change.
  • Guide and driver service fee of JPY600 (Approx $6.6) per day (adult / child) is applicable.
  • Please approach our travel consultants for more details and other terms and conditions.
BOOK NOW
TEL: 65950600
ION Opening Hour
From 11:00am – 20:00pm daily
(Last enquiry @ 19:30pm)