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Package Tour | Japan | 7D Japan Kanto Alpine Route

7D Japan Kanto Alpine Route
Tour Code: JLAP

Itinerary
Day 01 Singapore - Narita
(Meal on Board)
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to the land of the rising sun - Japan.

Day 02 Narita - Nikko - Kinugawa
(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast, depart for beautiful Nikko, visit the world most famous Toshogu Shrine. It is a gorgeous complex of colorful structure featuring the superb craftsmanship of Japan's 17th century artisans. Next, drive on Irohazaka's zigzag driveway up to the mountain whereby we will stop over to visit the stunning Kegon Falls and over view the beautiful Lake Chuzenji. Thereafter, enjoy an Edo experience. Edo Wonderland features the Edo period, trademans, warriors, a feudal lord, a princess, mill wheel houses and warriors' mansions. You can also enjoy a day back to Edo era watching a number of shows particular to an Edo Village from comical performances to amazing Ninja feats. Tonight you will check in Kinugawa onsen hotel.

Day 03 Kinugawa - Numata - Kusatsu (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast, depart to Tobu World Square. The Tobu World exhibits 102 1:25 replicas of the world famous architectural works and ancients monuments, see before you the magnificent Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Sphinx, pyramids, St Peter's Basilica, Eiffel tower, Colosseum, leaning Tower of Pisa, Angkor Wat, Taj Mahal, Nortre Dame Cathedral... and many more. Thereafter, enjoy an Edo experience. Thereafter, visit Numata Harada fruit orchard where you will have a chance to pick fruit including grapes, pears, apples etc... (fruits picking are subjected to weather condition). Next, continue to Kusatsu. Upon Arrival, you will have a chance to walk around and take pictures of this small little unique onsen town - Kustasu Yubateke. Lastly not to be miss is to watch the popular Kusatsu Netsunoyu performance - Yumomi process which means cooling water process. Witness the onsen workers cool the hot bath water by stirring it with wooden planks. Tonight you will stay in traditional Onsen (hot spring) hotel.

Day 04 Kusatsu - Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (Nangona - Toyama) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Today is an exciting day that awaits you. The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route has a distance of 86km and goes from Tateyama Station on the Toyama Chiho Tetsudo line to Nagano Oglsawa, by a combination various types of vehicles namely Tateyama Cable car, Tateyama Tunnel trolley bus, Kurobe Cable car, Kanden Tunnel trolley bus and Tateyama ropeway. Mountaineers and tourists will visit in the season of fresh green to the season of tinted autumn leaves. Kurobe Dam is built at the upper stream of Kurobe-gawa River with a capacity of 200 million tons of water and at a height of 186m. On the way to the Alpnie-route, there are many scenic spot such as the Akushiro-no-kabe rock, Syomyo-daki Falls and also Murodo where a spring of 2-5 degrees Celsius guses out even in summer.

Day 05 Toyama - Shirakawago - Takayama - Matsumoto - Karuizawa (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
This morning, we will make our way to Shirakawa-go-Ogimachi Gassho Village. This tranquil mountian villag eof 113 buildings has been registered in 1994 as part of the World Heritage. Its architecture structure known as "gassho-zukuri" (a house with a thatched gable roof, so name because of it shape resembling hands clasped in prayer:"gassho", steeply sloping at an angle of 60 degrees for protection against heavy snowfall in winter. Thereafter, depart ot Takayama. Takayama, an ancient, tranquil city called "Little Kyoto". Take a stroll at the narrow street of Sanmachi (the old street of Takayama), it retains the elegance of an Edo period township of 400 years ago. Enjoy strolling through the vibrant town where the streets are lined with restaurants and shops built in the original own houses, while rickshaws are wheeled throughout the town. You will then by-pass Matsumoto Castle. Take some memorable picture of this beautiful castle. Continue to Karulzawa for your night stay.

Day 06 Karuizawa - Tokyo - Narita (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
This morning, proceed to shop in the popular Shopping Paradise - Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza outlet mall. It is one of the biggest outlet mall in Japan. There are more than 120 international branded shops. Thereafter, depart to Tokyo. Upon arrival, visit the local products market - Ameyoko. Over here, there are some 500 reasonably priced shops selling food, jewelry, sports, cosmetics and other items. Lastly, spend sometime shopping in Ginza.

Day 07 Narita - Singapore (Breakfast / Meals on Board)
Bid farewell to this beautiful country before being transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Updated 2 Mar 2010


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