7D6N Explore Central Japan

by Giamso International Tours Pte Ltd

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  • Travelling to Narita, Tokyo, Nagano and Matsumoto
    Minimum of 2 persons
    Activities include Boat Tour, City Tour, Cultural, Nature & Scenery, Rest & Relax, Shopping and Sports and Adventure
    Includes Hotel Transfer and Meals
    Travelling period Every day from March 24th, 2014
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Narita

Assemble 10.00pm at Singapore Changi International Airport Terminal 2 for your flight check in.

Day 2: Arrival - Tokyo / Shirakabago (B/L/D)

Depart for your pleasant flight to Tokyo Narita Airport. Upon arrival, we head to Lake Shirakaba, an artificial lake located at the western foot of Mt. Tateshina-yama. At the Shirakaba Ski Resort you can enjoy winter activities that include skiing, children ski area, ice skating rink and many more. This evening give your body a treat and relax in the onsen (hot spring bath) within the hotel. Accommodation: Ikenotaira Resort Hotel (onsen hotel) or similar. Ski and winter activities are only available from mid January to mid March (Rental of ski equipment at own expenses)

Day 3: Shirakabago / Jikokudani "Snow Monkey" / Nagano City (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we visit the "Symphony of Light and Shadow" Museum to view the magnificent kage-e (paper-cut pictures by the world renowned artist Seiji Fujishiro. This is one visit that you will never forget. Next we proceed to Jikokudani Monkey Park, home of the famous "snow monkey". More than 200 Japanese Macaque monkeys inhabit this area despite the harsh conditions (snow-covered for one-third of the year) with rough cliffs and hot springs bursting from the ground (hence the Jigokudani "Hell's Valley" name). Watch the Macaque up close and observe their fascinating behaviour. Later, we tour the beautiful Nagano Zenjoki Buddhist Temple, built some 1400 years ago and enjoy walking and shopping along Zenjoki Nakamis-dori street. Accommodation: Matsushiro Royal Hotel or similar. Entrance fee to museum is not included

Day 4: Nagano City / Matsumoto/ Nawate Dori / Daio Wasabi Farm (B/L/D)

This morning, we visit the striking and impressive Matsumoto Castle. Nickname the "Crow Castle" due to the contrasting hues of black and white exterior. This is 6-storey castle was designated as a national treasure. A short distance away from the castle is Nawate Dori. There are a row of small shops along this street selling specialized local products. Along this street, you can also visit Yohashira shrine. Look out for the famous large fiberglass frog sculpture. Our next stop is the Daio Wasabi Farm, Japan's largest wasabi farm that cover 15 hectares. Established in 1915, this is a popular tourist spot due to its beautiful watermills and for the magnificent view of the Alps. Do not forget the try the wasabi-flavoured ice cream and other wasabi-themed products. Accommodation: Matsumoto Buena Vista or similar. a. "Entrance fee to Matsumoto Castle Museum is not included

Day 5: Matsumoto / Lake Suwa / Yatsugatake Outlet / Lake Kawaguchi (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we visit Lake Suwa the largest lake in the prefecture which is situated in the center of Nagano. View the beautiful Mt. Yatsugatake, known as one of the "Three Great Storehouses of Mountain Vegetables" from the lake. When the lake is frozen, "Omiwatari" or "god crossing" appeared. Later we head towards Yatsugatake Outlet for shopping. Here, you can find clothing and souvenir shops with reasonable prices. Tonight, dressed in "Yukata" and enjoy a traditional Japanese "Nabe" (steamboat) dinner and not forgetting to relax yourself in one of the "onsen" (hot spring bath) within the hotel. Accommodation: Kawaguchiko Park Hotel (onsen hotel) or similar.

Day 6: Tokyo City Tour (B/L/D)

After breakfast, proceed for a Tokyo city tour. Next, visit the famous Asakusa Kannon Temple. At the Nakamise Shopping Street, where colourful street filled with wide selection of souvenirs and traditional Japanese snacks. Next The Daiso, every item here is priced at 100 yen, with some exceptions. Thereafter, we proceed to Ueno, where you can purchase everything from food products, upscale fashions and other miscellaneous goods at reasonable prices. Along the way, we will drive pass Tokyo Sky Tree, Accommodation: Sunshine City Prince Hotel or similar.

Day 7: Depart Tokyo (B)

This morning free at leisure until your transfer to Narita International Airport for your flight back to Singapore with sweet memories of ANA First Choice Holiday.

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Giamso International Tours Pte Ltd

101 Upper Cross Street #01-36 Peoples' Park Centre Singapore 058357

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