West Japan Autumn Onsen Gourmet 8D5N

West-Japan--Autumn--Onsen--Gourmet

Highlights of West Japan Autumn Onsen & Gourmet

Seasonal Itinerary:

  • Autumn Leaves Viewing
  • Kodaiji Night Illumination

Unique Experiences:

  • Feeding deer at Nara Park*
  • Todaiji Temple
  • Kiyomizu Temple
  • Arashiyama
  • Chionji Temple
  • Kokoen at Himeji
  • Kobe Harbourland
  • Osaka Castle & Osaka Park
  • Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade
    *Option

Special Gourmet Delights:

  • Enjoy sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Kaiseki & local seasonal specialties of each region.
    *Total 3 meals are worth average over SGD $100 per day

Hotel / Ryokan Stays:

  • Central locations in cities and Japanese Onsen at Ogoto Onsen
    & Kinosaki Onsen / Hiyoriyama Onsen

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TEL: 65950600
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From 11:00am – 20:00pm daily
(Last enquiry @ 19:30pm)
Basic Information
Tour date: 4,10,and 22 Nov, 2015 Tour fare: S$3288 Tax & Fuel surcharge: S$250
Departs Singapore Visits: Kyoto, Osaka, Kinosaki, Himeji, and Kobe Duration: 8 Days
Req. per Booking20 – 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

Nara – Kyoto 奈良 - 京都
Rihga Royal Hotel or Aranvert or similar/Western Room
Upon arrival, transfer to Nara (奈良). Japan’s very first permanent capital is Nara, established in the year 710, and thus many historic treasures still remains here including some of Japan’s oldest and largest temples. Let the many beautiful and docile deers greet you at Nara Park (奈良公園). Considered in Shinto as messengers of gods, these deers have been designated as a national treasure. Todaiji (東大寺), a significant temple and landmark of Nara is located just nearby. After lunch at local restaurant (Japanese Set Menu), head over to the cultural capital Kyoto (京都), which is a city much loved by many people. You will visit the Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺), literally meaning “Pure Water Temple”, which is a much celebrated temple offering spectacular scenic views. At night, enjoy a night temple visit at Kodaiji Temple (高台寺), where you get to enjoy autumn leaves viewing that would be exceptionally beautiful when Illuminated at Night. The sight of the lit up maple leaves, reflecting on the surface of the temple’s pond, are particularly breathtaking. Enjoy Kyoto style Kaiseki Course for dinner and relax at the hotel tonight.

Day3 BLD

Kyoto – Lake Biwa 京都 - 琵琶湖
Biwako Grand Hotel or Yuzanso or similar / Japanese Room
Board the Sagano Romantic Train (嵯峨野観光鉄道)small-autumn-leave this morning from rural Kameoka (亀岡) to Saga (嵯峨) Station. This charming, old fashioned train takes you through forested ravines and views of mountains can be appreciated. The sights of Arashiyama (嵐山)small-autumn-leave greet you as you enjoy a trip to the Tenryuji Temple (天龍寺) and Sagano Bamboo Grove (竹林の小径). A time of contemplation while standing amid these soaring stalks of bamboo provides a sense of peace like no other. After lunch (Yudofu Set), travel to Omi Hachiman (近江八幡市) and take the Mt Hachiman Ropeway (八幡山ロープウェイ)small-autumn-leave to enjoy panoramic aerial view of Omihachiman city and Lake Biwa (琵琶湖).Tonight, enjoy Kaiseki Dinner at the hotel in Ogoto Onsen (おごと温泉) and pamper yourself in a hot spring.

Day4 BLD

Lake Biwa – Kinosaki Onsen / Hiyoriyama Onsen
琵琶湖 - 城崎温泉 / 日和山温泉
Kinparou or Nishimuraya Shogetsu tei or similar / Japanese Room
This morning, visit Amano Hashidate (天橋立), a pine covered sandbar that has been admired for centuries and ranked among Japan’s three most scenic views. Take a Cable Car to Kasamatsu Park (傘松公園) located opposite side of the bay at the mountain slope. If you look at Amano hashidate upside down through your legs, it appears to ascend to heaven. After lunch (Seafood Rice Bowl Set), head to Chionji Temple (智恩寺) nearby. This temple is part of the Rinzai School of Japanese Zen Buddhism and it is believed that one can gain wisdom here, thus attracting many students preparing for their exams and their families here. Transfer to Kinosaki Onsen (城崎温泉). Use your free time here to visit the hot springs of the hot spring town, which are well-known throughout Japan. You can also use the Onsen Passport to try different Public Onsen in Kinosaki area. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous Crab Kaiseki Course.

Day5 BLD

Kinosaki Onsen / Hiyoriyama Onsen – Himeji – Kobe
城崎温泉 / 日和山温泉 - 姫路 - 神戸

Kobe Monterey or Crown Plaza Kobe or similar / Western Room
This morning, transfer to Himeji and visit Himeji Koko-en (好古園)small-autumn-leave. It is a Japanese traditional round-the-pond style garden, borrowing the scenery of a world cultural heritage and national treasure, Himeji Castle (姫路城). After lunch (Japanese set), visit Nadaijiku Sake Brewery Museum to do some Sake Tasting. Kobe’s Nada district is Japan’s top sake (rice wine) producing region and here, you get to learn more about this highly acclaimed beverage. In the afternoon, enjoy free time in Kobe Harbourland (神戸ハーバーランド), a shopping and entertainment district along the waterfront of Kobe’s port area. As for dinner, look forward to the Kobe Beef Steak Course. Kobe Beef is a prized Japanese delicacy, distinguished for its tender, flavorful meat and is well marbled with fat.

Day6 BLD

Kobe – Osaka 神戸 - 大阪
Hotel Granvia Osaka or similar / Western Room
Travel to Mt Rokko (六甲山) this moming and enjoy spectacular views of Kobe and perhaps even Osaka. Visit the Mt Rokko Observatory (六甲山山頂展望台)small-autumn-leave that would amaze you with its unique architecture. Return to the city via Cable Car and transfer to Osaka after. Enjoy Osaka’s favorite, Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き), a savory grilled pancake containing various ingredients which was first created in Osaka for lunch. The beauty of Osaka Castle (大阪城) and Osaka Castle Parksmall-autumn-leave awaits you after. The Osaka Castle is a famous landmark and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century. The park is one of the biggest parks in Japan with scenery that changes season to season. Next stop is free and easy time at the popular Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) Shopping Arcade. This is Osaka’s oldest and busiest shopping destination which runs about 600 meters in length. Tonight, enjoy a Crab Hot Pot dinner before resting for the night in the hotel.

Day7 B

Osaka 大阪
Spend the morning as you wish in the morning. In the afternoon, visit Rinku Premium Outlet to do your last-minute-shopping! Bid farewell as we proceed to the airport and take the flight back to Singapore. We hope that you enjoyed this vacation with JTB and we look forward to helping you create your next Perfect Moments, always!

Day8

Arrive in Singapore
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 $250, 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)