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What’s special about this tour?

 Exclusive for JAS members & staff of corporate members

 Small group of 15-20 pax only

 High quality tour

 Good Hotel

Special Highlights:

 Tsuruoka Sakura Matsuri (Subject to seasonal conditions)

 Kawabata Daruma Matsuri

 2008 Academy Award, Best Foreign Language Film “Departures” Movie Filming Location
 Hot Spring

Schedule Time Table Prices Terms Conditions

Schedule
Day 1 (9 Apr): Singapore-
Narita

Assemble at Changi Airport for our flight to Akita via Tokyo.

Day 2 (10 Apr): Narita-Akita

In the afternoon, you will transfer to the Haneda Airport for your flight to Akita.

Hotel: Akita View Hotel or similar

Meals: Meals on board

Day 3 (11 Apr): Akita

Begin today’s tour with a visit to Lake Towada, Japan’s third deepest lake (326m) which lies 400m above sea level. This crater lake sits on the border of Akita and Aomori Prefectures. You can admire the beauty of cherry blossoms and fresh spring greenery from the Hakka Toge Ridge. At the same time, you will view the Oirase Mountain Stream, a picturesque mountain stream which flows from Lake Towada.

Hotel: Akita View Hotel or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 (12 Apr): Akita  

This morning, we visit Nyudozaki Light House, a prime spot to view The Sea of Japan. We will then visit the Mayama Shinto Shrine before we go on a shopping spree. Thereafter, we visit the Selion Tower. Let the elevator takes you to the observatory room standing at 100m above ground level in about 70 seconds and you can enjoy a 360 degrees panoramic view of the Akita city and The Sea of Japan while enjoying the sea breeze. We will then have fun at the Kawabata Daruma Festival held at the Hoshitsuji Shrine. The deity of this shrine protects from fire and catching of cold. Continue to the Akita Wholesale market for another shopping spree.

Hotel: Akita View Hotel or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 (13 Apr): Yamagata (Sakata city)

In the morning, visit the filming location for the movie “Departureswhich has won the 2008 Academy Award for the best foreign language film. Next, we will visit Somaro. Somaya was one of the most famous Japanese restaurants in Sakata since the Edo period and it has been renovated to become Somaro. Thereafter, proceed to the traditional Sankyo Storehouse. The Sankyo Storehouse served as a backdrop for the famous Japanese TV drama series broadcasted in over 150 countries, “Oshin.”. It was built over 110 years ago to store rice and is still used to store agricultural products today. Both the Sakata Souvenir Shop and the Shonai Rice Historical Museum are located here. In the afternoon, visit the Homma Museum of Art, which was converted from the mansion owned by the once famously wealthy Homma family. The beautiful garden and pond are a must see. We will then continue our journey to the Hatsumago Shuzo Sake Brewery, where you can savour the tastes and aromas of Sake while acquiring a deep knowledge of this unique beverage. In the evening, we will stay in a Japanese style hotel (sleep on futon) and enjoy a sumptuous dinner of traditional Japanese food. You can experience and relax at the hot spring bath (outdoor & indoor) in the resort after dinner.

Hotel: Mankoen Hotel or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 (14 Apr): Yamagata (Tsuruoka city)

Enjoy a scenic boat ride, a popular attraction in Yamagata for tourists and residents alike, along the Mogami River, known as the mother river of Yamagata Prefecture. It runs from North to South through the entire prefecture and the natural scenery surrounding the river offers a picturesque all year round. After lunch, visit Mount Haguro (414m), the one of the 3 sacred mountains of Dewa and the Dewa Sanzan Shrine. The 2,446 steps stone stairway leading to the peak of Mt. Haguro is said to be the oldest in Japan, and the colonnade of cedar trees that can be seen on this path is classified as a Natural Monument of Japan. Next, we stop by the Tsuruoka Park, the most famous place in Yamagata prefecture for viewing of cherry blossoms and photo-taking (subject to seasonal conditions). Thereafter, you can shop to your heart’s delight before returning to the hotel. Rejuvenate at the hot spring bath after a sumptuous Japanese dinner.

Hotel: Mankoen Hotel or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 (15 Apr): Tokyo

After breakfast, you will transfer to Haneda Airport for your flight to Tokyo.

Free and easy.

Hotel: Prince Shinagawa Hotel or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 (16 Apr): Tokyo 

Today is yours free at leisure.

Hotel: Prince Shinagawa Hotel or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 (17 Apr): Tokyo-Singapore

After breakfast, spend some time free at leisure until we transfer to the airport for our flight back to Singapore.

Meals: Breakfast, meals on board

** Note: The sequence of itinerary is subject to changes

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Time Table

Day Date Place Time Transport Itinerary Meal Accommodation
1 9 Fri Singapore 23:25

NH902

Depart to Narita Airport 成田発 Bkfast
朝食
On board 機内にて
2 10 Sat Narita
Airport
07:25

13:00
14:05

 



NH875


 

Reach Narita Airport 成田着
Domestic flight 
国内線
Haneda airport 
羽田発
Akita airport 
秋田着

To Hotel 
ホテルへ
Akita View Hotel
or Similar

秋田ビューホテル
または、同等レベル
3 11 Sun Akita
秋田

08:00




 

Coach
専用車



 

Hakka Toge 発荷峠
Oirase Valley 
奥入瀬
Lake Towadako 
十和田湖
Akita City 
秋田市内

Back to Hotel 
ホテルへ
Bkfast
朝食



 
Akita View Hotel
or Similar

秋田ビューホテル
または、同等レベル
4 12 Mon Akita
秋田

09:00






 

Coach
専用車





 

Nyudo-saki Light House 入道崎
Mayama Shinto Shrine 
真山神社
Selion Tower 
セリオンタワー
Kawabata Daruma Festival
       川反だるま祭り
Akita Wholesale Market
まるごと市場

Back to Hotel 
ホテルへ
Bkfast
朝食





 
Akita View Hotel
or Similar

秋田ビューホテル
または、同等レベル
5 13 Tue Yamagata
山形

Sakata City
酒田市

09:00








 

Coach
専用車







 

"Departures" Movie Filming Location
映画「おくりびと」ロケ地
Somaro  
相馬樓
Traditional Sankyo Storehouse
山居倉庫
Homma Museum of Art 
本間美術館
Hatumago Shuzo Sake Brewery
                 
初孫酒造

Back to Hotel 
ホテルへ
Dinner at Hotel 
ホテルで夕食
Bkfast
朝食






Dinner
夕食
Mankoen Hotel
or Similar

満光園
または、同等レベル
6 14 Wed Yamagata
山形

Tsuruoka
City

鶴岡市

09:00






 

Coach
専用車





 

Mogami River 最上川下り
Mt. Haguro (Dewasanzan Shrine)
羽黒山(出羽三山神社)
Lunch time 
途中昼食
Tsuruoka Park  
鶴岡公園桜祭り
(Cherry Blossoms Viewing)

Back to Hotel 
ホテルへ
Dinner at Hotel 
ホテルで夕食
Bkfast
朝食



Dinner
夕食
Mankoen Hotel
or Similar

満光園
または、同等レベル
7 15 Thu Yamagata
(Shonai)
山形
(庄内)


Tokyo
東京

08:55
09:55




 

NH896





 

Shonai Airport 庄内発
Haneda Airport 
羽田着


To Hotel

 
Bkfast
朝食




 
Hotel Pacific Tokyo

ホテルパシフィック東京
8 16 Fri Tokyo
東京
    Free & Easy
自由行動
Bkfast
朝食


 
Hotel Pacific Tokyo

ホテルパシフィック東京
9 17 Sat Tokyo
東京




17:30
23:40



NH901

Free & Easy 出発まで自由行動


Departure for Narita Airport 
成田発
Arrive at Changi Airport 
チャンギ着
Bkfast
朝食


Dinner



On board 
機内にて

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prices

Prices

S$2800 per pax (Twin/Triple)

S$3495 per pax (Single)

Group Size 15-20 pax (Min 15 pax; Max 20 pax)
Flight Details

Singapore/Narita NH90 23:25/07:25+1            

Haneda/Akita NH875 13:00/14:05                             

Shonai/Haneda NH896 08:55/09:55

Narita/Singapore NH901 17:30/23:40

Tour Fare Includes

ANA Return Economy Class ticket + 2 domestic flights (Narita-Haneda & Shonai-Haneda)

7 nights hotel accommodation based on twin/triple sharing

Daily breakfast + 2 dinners

Airport taxes and fuel surcharge (estimated at S$200; subject to change due to currency fluctuation)

Tour fare Excludes

Driver tips (400-535 yen per pax; depending on group size)

Insurance

Meals not stated in the itinerary

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Terms & conditions
Terms & Conditions
Application

- Application is open to JAS members & Staff of Corporate Members only.

- Applications accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

- Staff of Corporate Members must have their forms endorsement/verification section duly filled in and endorsed by their companies.

- One application form per pax
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Closing date 5 March 2010 (Fri)
Travel Documents All parties embarking on the tour must have at least six months’ validity on their passports.
Payment: Deposit A S$500 deposit (per pax) cheque deposit will be collected with applications in lieu of the Full Tour Fare
Payment: Remaining Amount

- Follow-up payment must be made by Mar 2010 (date to be advised).

- JAS members may charge Deposits and Tour Fares to their monthly Statement of Accounts.

- Staff of Corporate Members cannot pay through their company’s Corporate Accounts. Payment may only be made by cheque.
Please cross and make cheque payable to: “ The Japanese Association, Singapore”.

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