Nagano's Snow Monkeys, Matsumoto Castle, Japan's Northern Alps, UNESCO Heritage Gassho Farmhouses in Shirakawago, Takayama Hida Beef and Old Town & more...
|Single Pax||Twin/Triple Share|
11 Oct SIN-NRT NH804 0035 hrs / 0845 hrs
16 Oct NRT-SIN NH801 1810 hrs / 0025 hrs (+1)
Estimated airfare = S$700.00
All tours are land tours and based on twin sharing only. If you have registered as a single participant and do not wish to pay for the single supplement, we will try our best to match you with another single participant; however, this is strictly subjected to availability and you will need to incur the single supplement charge if we are unable to pair you up.
This tour utilizes local transportation to reduce our carbon footprint. We will be taking local buses and trains. Participants are advised to pack mobile due to the numerous point to point transfers.
11 Oct (Fri) - Arrive into Tokyo early morning. Transfer to Shinjuku station by NEX before transferring to Matsumoto. Visit the beautiful Matsumoto castle before retiring for dinner at one of the famous soba noodle houses. Overnight in Matsumoto.
12 Oct (Sat) - Transfer by local bus to the Japanese alps. Upon arrival at our hotel, luggage drop before taking the ropeway up to photograph the Japanese northern alps. Dinner will be a full course traditional Japanese meal with the famous Hida beef taking centrestage.
13 Oct (Sun) - Morning transfer to Takayama by local bus, luggage drop and transfer to Shirakawago. Shirakawago is famous for its farmhouses. Our photo guide will bring you to various vantage points to photograph this UNESCO Heritage site. We will also participate in the local Doburoku festival by photographing the local scene and lion dances. Overnight in Takayama
14 Oct (Mon) - Today's excursion we will visit the snow monkeys of Jigokudani in Nagano.
15 Oct (Tue) - This morning we visit the impressive Hida No Sato museum to understand the various types of Japanese houses used throughout their history. Transfer by local bus back to Shinjuku (5.5 hrs). In the evening, we visit a famous Japanese ramen restaurant, be prepared for long queues as no reservations are allowed.
16 Oct (Wed) - The rest of the day is free and easy for some last minute shopping before transferring to the airport for our evening flight back to Singapore.
**Itinerary subject to change
- 5 nights accommodation in comfortable 3 star hotels with ensuite toilets (twin share basis)
- Half board meals (breakfast + dinner only)
- Public transport on local Matsumoto and Shirakawago buses
- All park and viewpoint entrance fees
- SGTrekker Tour Leader & Photography Guidance
- International airfare (SIN-NRT-SIN)
- Visas (if applicable)
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal expenses eg. drinks during meals etc.
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