Golden Route – Osaka, Mt. Yoshino, Uji, Chita Peninsula, Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi & Tokyo

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Osaka   ●  Mt. Yoshino   ●  Uji   ●  Nagahama   ●  Morozaki   ●  Mihama   ●  Hamamatsu   ●  Mishima   ●  Gotemba   ●  Lake Kawaguchi   ●  Musashino   ●  Tokyo
Highlights:-
  • Cherry Blossoms Viewing – Mt. Yoshino
  • 2 Nights Hot Spring Stay
  • Shinsaibashi Street and Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka
  • Tea Ceremony Experience in Uji
  • Uji Byodoin – UNESCO World Heritage
  • Hazumisaki Cape Observatory and Ebi Senbei no Sato
  • Seafood Lunch / Fruit Picking
  • Mishima Skywalk / Gotemba Outlet Mall / Oshino Hakkai
  • Suntory Brewery Factory / Asakusa & Ginza in Tokyo

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Trip Itinerary

Assemble at Changi Airport for check in.

Upon arrival, transfer to Osaka Castle for photo taking around the Castle. After transfer to Tsutenkaku Tower, Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori for shopping before check in to Hotel.

Osaka Castle (大阪城)
The entire Osaka Castle Park covers about two square kilometers with lots of green space, sport facilities, a multi-purpose arena (Osakajo Hall) and a shrine dedicated to  Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The park is one of Osaka's most popular hanami spot during the  cherry blossom season which usually takes place in early April.

Tsutenkaku Tower (通天閣) / Shinsekai (新世界)
Tsutenkaku is a symbol of Osaka that has appeared in many movies. It was built in 1912 as the symbol of Shin-Sekai (a new world). Its concept was very typical of Osaka: build a steel tower that looks like Eifel Tower on a building designed in the image of the Arch of Triumph. With a height of 64 m, it was the tallest structure in the East Asia at the time and named Tsutenkaku, meaning “Building leading to heaven” by Fujisawa Nangaku, a Confucian in the early Meiji period. Later it was dismantled after a fire but reconstructed at the request of citizens. At 103 m, the new Tsutenkaku is 39 m higher than the original. In 2007, it was registered as a tangible cultural property of Japan.

 

Shinsaibashi Stree (心斎橋通り) / Dotonbori (道頓堀)
Dotonbori is a large scale downtown along the south bank of the Dotonbori-gawa Canal. Osaka is known as the gastronomists' town, and thus the entire area of Dotonbori is thronged with an unbelievable number of restaurants and amusement facilities, and is dearly loved by the Osakaites. There are theaters that play traditional puppet shows Bunraku, storytellers' halls and other popular entertainment as well as a number of movie theaters.

After breakfast, transfer to Mt. Yoshino.

Mt. Yoshino (吉野山)
Mount Yoshino in Yoshino Town, Nara Prefecture, is Japan's most famous cherry blossom spot. It features over 30,000 cherry trees planted around the slopes which visitors can admire as they walk along the roads that lead up the mountain.

Uji (宇治)  
To the south of Kyoto lies Uji, a small city famed for its green tea, its World Heritage sites, and its association with the Tale of Genji – the world’s first novel.

Tea Ceremony Experience (茶道体験)
The Japanese tea ceremony is called Chanoyu, Sado or simply Ocha in Japanese. It is a choreographic ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, called Matcha, together with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea.

Uji Byodoin Temple (宇治平等院)
Byodoin Temple is a striking example of Buddhist Pure Land architecture. Together with its garden, the temple represents the Pure Land Paradise and was influential on later temple construction. Byodoin was initially built in 998 as a countryside retreat villa for the powerful politician Fujiwara no Michinaga, not as a temple.

After breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed for sightseeing spots.

Hazumisaki Cape (羽豆岬) / Hazumisaki Observatory (羽豆岬展望台)
Hazu Misaki Cape is in the southern end of  Chita  Peninsula. It is washed by the Gulf of Mikawa on the western side and Gulf of Ise on the eastern side. On the cape, there is a Hazu Shrine surrounded with evergreen broad-leaved trees.

Hazu Misaki is part of  Mikawa  Bay National Park and from here you can see Cape Irago on Atsumi Peninsula and Shima Peninsula. At Hazu Misaki observation deck for a 360-degree view, it is a popular sunrise-viewing spot, a lot of people gathering here on New Year’s Day. The sunset is stunning with the view of  Isewan and Suzuka Mountain in the west side.

Seafood Lunch (シーフードランチ)
For lunch, seafood style meal will be provided. You can enjoy shopping after lunch. There are many kind of local delicacies, food and souvenir.

Ebi Senbei no Sato (えびせんべいの里)
One of the best places to get the best of the regional delicacy is at Ebisenbei-no-Sato or Prawn Cracker Village, in Aichi Prefectures’ ocean side Mihama district on the beautiful Chita Peninsula. Over 20 different types of prawn cracker are made and sold at Prawn Cracker Village using only the freshest locally caught prawns. Try making your own large, 30 cm diameter original soy or sauce flavored prawn cracker. Decorate it with an original picture, bake it in the special oven then take it home or eat it there! The Make-Your-Own Prawn Cracker experience only takes about 10 minutes, and is open for children as young as 5 years and up with a parent assisting.

Fruits Picking (フルーツ狩り)
Available fruits in this area are Strawberry, Blueberry, Loquat, Pear, Grapes and Melon. However each availability is subject to change.

After breakfast transfer to Mishima Sky walk.

Mishima Sky Walk (三島スカイウォーク)
The longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in Japan with a length of 400 meters. Mishima Skywalk in Shizuoka provides spectacular views of Mount Fuji and the surrounding Suruga Bay. On a clear day, with the high-tech equipment will be able to capture the scenic views of the Izu peninsular peaks.

Gotemba Outlet Mall (御殿場アウトレットモール)
The Gotemba Premium Outlets are Japan's most popular outlet mall and is the flagship center, located in Gotemba City on an extensive site within the great view of Mount Fuji, not far from Hakone. The mall features over 200 stores along with several restaurants, a food court and a 50-meter-high ferris wheel.

The stores found at the Premium Outlets are the outlets of internationally known brands of fashion, sports, food, household goods and electronics, and range from everyday items to luxury goods.

Oshino Hakkai (忍野八海)
Oshino Hakkai is a touristy set of eight ponds in Oshino, a small village in the Fuji Five Lake region, located between Lake Kawaguchiko and lake Yamanakako on the site of a former sixth lake that dried out several hundred years ago. The eight ponds are fed by snow melt from the slopes of nearby Mount Fuji that filters down the mountain through porous layers of lava for over 80 years, resulting in very clear spring water that is revered by the locals.

After breakfast, transfer to Tokyo.

Suntory Brewery Musashino Factory (サントリー武蔵野ビール工場)
Breweries offer factory tours, where you can see the process of beer production and also taste freshly produced beer. Gift shops offer products not found anywhere else, confectionaries made from beer, and so on.

Suntory Brewery Musashino Factory

Sensoji Temple (浅草寺)
Sensoji also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple is a Buddhist Temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo’s most colorful and popular temples.

When approaching the temple, visitors first enter through the Kaminarimnon (Thunder Gate), the outer the symbol of Asakusa and the entire city of Tokyo.

A shopping street, called Nakamise, leads from the outer gate to the temple's second gate, the Hozomon. Beyond the Hozomon Gate stands the temple’s main hall and a five-storied pagoda.

Ginza (銀座)
Ginza is a district of Chuo,Tokyo, located south of Yaesu and Kyobashi, west of Tsukiji, east of Yurakucho and Uchisaiwaicho and north of Shinbashi. It is a popular upscale shopping area of Tokyo, with numerous internationally renowned department stalls, boutiques, restaurants and coffeehouses located in its vicinity. Ginza is recognized by many as one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world.

Whole day Free at Leisure.

After breakfast, free for the morning until check out and transfer to airport for the flight back to Singapore.


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