Assemble at Changi Airport for check in.
Hitachi Seaside Park (国営ひたち海浜公園)
It’s hard to keep a secret of the ravishing beauty of Hitachi Seaside Park (Hitachi Kaihin Koen) in Ibaraki perfecture. Travellers from around the world are craving to see the breathtaking view of the Hitachi Seaside Park. Many travel agents especially those in China and Southeast Asia countries include visiting Hitachi Seaside Park as part of travel itinerary.
As the main attraction is seasonal flowers: baby blue eyes, sunflowers, cosmos and kochia bush, this Park loses its dazzling charm off the season. Those coming to the park in off season are to visit the amusement park. Without the flowers/bush, Hitachi Seaside Park is a regular park.
Kawagoe is located about 30 minutes by train from central Tokyoand is suitable as a day trip destination. Its main street, lined with Kurazukuri (clay-walled warehouse-styled) buildings, retains an ambience reminiscent of an old town from the Edo Period (1603-1867) and allows us to imagine the streets from past centuries. Thereby, Kawagoe became known as "Little Edo".
Daruma-ji Temple (達磨寺)
The Shorinzan Darumaji Temple in Takasaki, Japan is believed to be the location where the concept of the daruma was first conceived, over 300 years ago. Today, over 80% of daruma dolls in Japan are still made in Takasaki. At the temple, guests are welcome to buy their own daruma doll. When first purchased, the doll will have two large blank eyes. The purchaser should make a wish, then add a pupil to only one of the daruma’s eyes. After the wish is fulfilled, the second pupil may be added.
Takumi no Sato (匠の里)
Takumi no Sato is an arts and crafts village set amongst rice fields and apple orchards and against the backdrop of Minakami's mountains. Scattered throughout this small village are more than two dozen workshops and stores where you can shop for various Japanese crafts, as well as experience them first hand by either watching them being made or participating in a workshop to make them yourself.
Soba Making Experience (蕎麦作り体験)
Fruit Picking (フルーツ狩り)
Mt. Tanigawadake Ropeway Ride (谷川岳ロープウェイ)
Mt. Tanigawa is a craggy, rugged mountain found on the border of Gunma and Niigata Prefectures in northern Minakami. Measuring 1977 meters at its highest point, the mountain gets buried in deep, powdery snow during the winter months which in turn feeds the clear waters of the Tone River when it melts in spring. Autumn, especially in mid October, brings vistas of fall colors as the leaves change in the surrounding valleys.
Tsubame Industrial Materials Museum (燕産業資料館)
The Tsubame Industrial Materials Museum is a museum introducing the industry and the history of Tsubame City in Niigata Prefecture, which is famous as a metal processing area. In the materials museum, there is a large number of rare exhibits including a unique collection of spoons from all over the world as well as a variety of metal tools to understand the industrial evolution of Tsubame City. The “Tsubame Manufacturing Theme Park” for which one part of the museum was renovated is also an attraction worth seeing.
Ponshukan at Niigata Station (ぽんしゅ館新潟駅)
The ultimate in Niigata cuisine is here with not only sake but also rice, miso, soy sauce and the rest of Japanese soul food! Taste and compare the amazing 91 brands of sake from the prefecture. There are plenty of restaurants to enjoy and plenty of ingredients to purchase.
Jetfoil from Niigata to Sado (ジェットフォイル)
Boeing Jetfoil literally flies over the water and connects Niigata on the Japanese mainland to Sado Island in just 60 minutes. It is smooth and fast. Seats are like those in the aircraft and very comfortable for 60 minutes trip.
Osado Skyline (佐渡スカイライン)
The Osado Skyline is a scenic road through the Osado Mountains of northern Sado Island, leading from Chigusa at the center of the island to the Sado Gold Mine. The skyline is a windy, toll-free, mountain road, that takes about one hour to drive and offers panoramic views of the island from a number of vantage points.
Gold Dust Collecting Experience (砂金採り体験)
Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park is a hands-on facility situated on the old site of Nishimikawa Gold Dust Mine, which is thought to be the oldest among others. Anyone can easily try panning for gold on three levels: beginner, Intermediate, and advanced. On the advanced course, you will pan for gold on a river! The gold you panned for can be made into a phone strap or pendant (for a charge). You can learn about the history of gold in the exhibition room on-site, and there is a souvenir shop featuring their original goods including sweets and jewellery.
Tub Boat Ride Experience (たらい舟体験)
Tarai-bune is the symbol of Ogi. Take a ride in the boats actually used to collect shellfish and seaweed from the rocky coastal waters. At Ogi Port, anybody can experience a ride.
Kodo Taiko Drumming Experience (鼓動太鼓体験)
Learn the techniques and rhythms of taiko drumming from a former member of the world renowned Kodo Drummers of Sado Island.
Niigata City, with a population of over 800,000, is the largest port on the Japan Sea coast, and the capital of Niigata prefecture, famous for its rice, sake, seafood, and cut flower industry, especially tulips. Niigata connects to Tokyo by the Joetsu Shinkansen, making it very accessible. The prefecture's location on the Japan Sea also means connections to Korea, China and Russia
Joetsu Shinkansen Bullet Train Ride (上越新幹線乗車)
Asakusa (浅草) and Nakamise Shopping Street (仲見世通り)
Passing through the vermilion-lacquered Kaminarimon Gate, which is famous as the symbol of Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, you will find much to surprise and excite you. Kaminarimon is the entrance to Nakamise, the front approach to Senso-ji Temple. The approximately 250 m long approach from Kaminarimon Gate to Hozomon Gate is called Nakamise-Dori. There are numerous stores lined up on this approach, about 50 on the east side and 30 on the west side, all of them old and historical. You can fully enjoy the atmosphere of shitamachi (downtown Tokyo).
Sky Tree (スカイツリー) - Photo Stop
The Tokyo Skytree is a television broadcasting tower and landmark of Tokyo. It is the centerpiece of the Tokyo Skytree Townin the Sumida City Ward, not far away from Asakusa. With a height of 634 meters (634 can be read as "Musashi", a historic name of the Tokyo Region), it is the tallest structure in Japan.
Imperial Palace (皇居)
The current Imperial Palace is located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of Tokyo, a short walk from Tokyo Station. It is the residence of Japan's Imperial Family.
Whole day Free at Leisure.
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Tokyo International Airport for flight back.
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