A land of contrasts, Japan is a fascinating destination for visitors. Combining the attractions of an ancient and unfamiliar culture with all the trappings of one of the world powerhouses in entertainment, fashion, and innovation, Japan is a journey of discovery wherever you go.
Assemble at Singapore Changi International Airport Terminal 2 for your flight to Tokyo Narita or Haneda Airport.
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
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 Nagano
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. Accommodation: Hotel in Toyama
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
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
After a good breakfast, we will check in for our flight back to Singapore (via Narita Airport or Haneda Airport)