Departure date:05 Nov, 2022 (Sat) Drive Tour
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Nagoya.
Day 03 (Tue, 08 Nov'22)
Step into the world of ji-kabuki this morning as you go behind the scenes at a ji-kabuki theatre. A form of kabuki, a traditional Japanese theatrical art, ji-kabuki is performed by local amateur actors and supported by the community. Get a glimpse of the workings of the theatre and perhaps you might be able to see a ji-kabuki performance too!
For lunch, enjoy the flavours of autumn highlighting one of the area’s favourites, Japanese chestnuts. Used in a variety of dishes along with other seasonal ingredients, you are sure to enjoy the chestnut themed mini Kaiseki!
Day 04 (Wed, 09 Nov'22)
Experience a traditional, small town atmosphere today, first at Gujo Hachiman. This riverside town is known for its pristine waters and the many canals, fountains and waterways are still used for daily activities like washing vegetables. Stop by at the charming pocket parks where potable water is available, and find out about another of Gujo Hachiman’s claims to fame – food replica making.
Another of Japan’s charming traditional towns, Hida Furukawa in the mountains of Gifu is famous for the high quality of timber found there. During warmer months, colourful carp can be seen swimming in the canal flowing through town, lined by iconic white-walled warehouses on either side.
Day 05 (Thu, 10 Nov'22)
Hotel: Wakura Onsen Kagaya (Hot Spring) or similar
Take a trip up the Noto Peninsula and pay a visit to a Wajima lacquerware workshop where you can meet some of the craftsmen behind the exquisite lacquerware that Wajima is known for. Learn how each product is carefully crafted and perhaps pick up a few souvenirs to bring home.
Nearby are the thousand terraced rice fields of Senmaida, a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System and a Special Place of Scenic Beauty. Located on the side of a mountain facing the Sea of Japan, the rice fields are especially beautiful as the sun sets on the horizon beyond it.
Heading down to Kanazawa, take in the sights of the Chirihama beach driveway, the only beach in Japan which you can drive on. Cruise along the sandy beach as you watch the waves lapping the shoreline right next to you.
The “Kitchen of Kanazawa”, Omicho Market has been the go-to market in Kanazawa for centuries. Fresh seafood and produce are readily available along the narrow walkways of this indoor market, along with other household items and sundries.
Stop by at the icon of Kanazawa, Kenrokuen, one of Japan’s three most beautiful gardens. Gorgeous in every season, this sprawling hill-top garden contains all the features of a traditional Japanese garden and is very pleasant to stroll around, especially when painted in the red and golden hues of autumn.
Make a stop at Natadera before heading back to Singapore later today. This 1,300-year-old Buddhist temple features multiple buildings that have been designated national Important Cultural Properties and Places of Scenic Beauty. Each autumn, the temple grounds are washed in shades of yellow and red and this place is easily one of the best spots for enjoying the autumn colours in Ishikawa.
Assemble date: 05 Nov 2022, Sat (SO14543)
Flight schedule: (for suggestion only, not included in tour price)
06 Nov SQ 672H Singapore - Nagoya
0120 / 0830
14 Nov NH 756 Komatsu - Haneda
1650 / 1800
14 Nov SQ 635 Haneda - Singapore
2255 / 0515
1st & 2nd passenger
S: Vitz / Passe / Tank / Roomy / Yaris
Adult twin $6,250; Adult single $9,400
A: Aqua / Axio / Corolla / Fielder
Adult twin $6,350; Adult single $9,550
B: Prius / Fielder HV / Yaris HV / Corolla Touring HV
Adult twin $6,450; Adult single $9,800
WS: Sienta / Wish / Sienta HV
Adult twin $6,450; Adult single $9,800
WB: Estima / Vellfire / Alphard
Adult twin $6,800; Adult single $10,600
3rd & 4th passenger
(sharing same car with 1st & 2nd passenger)
Adult twin $5,450; Adult triple $5,100
Child twin $5,450; Child with bed $4,300; Child no bed $2,100
Tour price includes:
Hotel accommodation as stipulated in itinerary
Meals as stipulated in itinerary
FMJ driving guidebook (1 per car)
ETC card and Japan Handphone (1 per car)
Comprehensive travel insurance
Car rental with insurance coverage
Portable rental Wifi router (1 per room)
Tour price excludes:
Airport taxes & fuel charges
Parking & Entrance fees to sightseeing spots
Petrol or Oil refilling
Application fee for IDP
Visa application fee (if any)
Beverage during meals (own payment)
Corkage charge (if any)
Any other charges not stated as included
English Voice-over GPS Navigation system subject to availability.
The prices are subject to change upon fluctuations of currency exchange rates.
Flight schedule and the sequence of the itinerary are subject to change with or without prior notice to ensure the smooth running of the tour.
Minimum group size to confirm tour is 10 adults/children with bed.
Child no bed will be served simple meals.
Please refer to booking form for further terms and conditions.