7D Alpine Route / Shirakawago / Takayama / Osaka

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Highlights:

  • KAWAGUCHIKO
    • Gotemba Premium Outlets
    • Oshino Hakkai
  • LAKE KAWAGUCHI / MATSUMOTO
    • Matsumoto Castle
    • Zenkoji Temple
    • Fruit Farm
  • TATEYAMA / KUROBE
    • Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
    • Kurobe Dam
  • SHIRAKAWAGO / TAKAYAMA
    • Shirakawago (World Heritage)
    • Takayama / Sanmachi
  • KYOTO / OSAKA
    • Osaka Castle
    • Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)
    • Kiyomizu Temple (World Heritage)
    • Shinsaibashi

DAY 1: SINGAPORE TO TOKYO VIA NARITA/HANEDA

DAY 2 : OSHINO HAKKAI / GOTEMBA PREMIUM OUTLETS (Breakfast / Dinner)

After breakfast, we will visit Oshino Hakkai which consists of eight spring ponds and have been worshiped as a “spring of the gods”. The water from the pond is from the melting snow on Mt. Fuji and is one of the most famous flowing water in Japan. We will proceed to Gotemba Premium Outlets, shop for brand name where you’re bound to find something you like. This evening, relax yourself in one of the onsen (hot spring bath) within the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel in Lake Kawaguchi

DAY 3 : LAKE KAWAGUCHI / MATSUMOTO (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

After breakfast, have fun picking fresh fruits of season at Isawa (subject to seasonality). Next, visit Matsumoto Castle (admission to Castle’s Museum not included), registered as a national treasure. Thereafter, is Zenkoji Temple (designated a national treasure), the temple is famous for its way of worshipping where people walk blindly through a completely dark underground corridor to touch the “Lord of Paradise”. Accommodation: Hotel in Matsumoto

DAY 4 : TATEYAMA-KUROBE ALPINE ROUTE (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

This morning, we’ll travel the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route*, a magnificent mountain-sightseeing route winding its way from the convenience of a cable car, bus, ropeway and trolley bus. Be overwhelmed by its scale, Japan’s No. 1 and biggest dam – Kurobe Dam. *Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route operates from mid April till end November. Accommodation: Hotel in Toyama *Snow corridor opens between mid April till mid June. For safety reasons, authority may close corridor without prior notice.

DAY 5 : SHIRAKAWAGO / TAKAYAMA / NAGOYA (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

After breakfast, visit Shirakawago (World Heritage), traditional old farmhouses with steeply pitched thatched roofs architecture “Gassho” style. Next, visit the old streets of Takayama/Sanmachi, almost unchanged since the Edo Period. Accommodation: Hotel in Nagoya

DAY 6 : NAGOYA / KYOTO / OSAKA (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

This morning, we will visit the famous Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) originally built in 1394. Next, the Kiyomizu Temple (World Heritage), famous for its huge veranda jutting out over an exquisite valley that extends to a panoramic view of the city. After that, we proceed to Osaka Castle, one of the most famous castles in Japan. Before dinner, shop to your heart’s content at Shinsaibashi. Accommodation: Hotel in Osaka

DAY 7 : OSAKA - TOKYO - SINGAPORE (Breakfast)

After a good breakfast, transfer to Osaka Itami Airport for our flight back to Singapore (via Narita Airport or Haneda Airport)