7Days 5Nights Japan Tateyama Snow Wall . Discovery Tour ( Snow Wall/Shirakawa Gassho Village/Kanazawa/Takayama/Osaka/Kyoto )
Day 1 Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) / Osaka (Kansai Airport) MH 52 (2220/0540+1) (8:00pm) Assemble at Kuala Lumpur International Airport to check in for the flight to Japan [Osaka]
Day 2 (0540 am) Arrived Osaka ~ Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine ~Takayama
Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine Was dedicated to the gods of rice and sake by the Hata family in the 8th century. As the role of agriculture diminished, deities were enrolled to ensure prosperity in business. Nowadays, the shrine is one of Japan’s most popular and is the head shrine for some 40,000 Inari shrines scattered the length and breadth of the country.
Takayama Jinya Was a local governor’s office during the Edo period. Has more than 60 similar buildings in Japan, however Takayama Jinya is the only one left today. Prefectural and district governors used it as an office to govern Hida during the Edo period. The present building complex is called “Jinya” that includes residential space and storehouses for rice paid as tax. Takayama was well known for its abundant forest resource to produce timbers and an underground natural resource of gold, silver, copper and lead. This is one reason why the Shognate put Takayama under the direct control as an important economic area.
Takayama Old Street : San-machi San-machi, the old streets, is the iconic district for sightseeing in Takayama. This merchant center was the prosperous heart of the community during the old castle town days. Kami-Sanmachi is especially worth a visit. The old downtown area grew as people gathered along the lanes linking the castle, prominent temples and shrines, and also flourished around the Takayama-Jinya, the old government office that was built over 300 years ago. The Jinya still stands today. History feels alive in these beautiful old streets, which have been selected as an important traditional building preservation area.
Breakfast: Meal on Board // Lunch: Japanese Cuisine // Dinner: Hotel Japanese Set -Hida Beef (optional for pork )
Hotel : Takayama . Hida Plaza Hotel ( Hot Spring ) or similar
DAY 03 Takayama ~ Shirakawa Gassho Village ~ Kanazawa ~ Kanazawa
Sakurayamahachimanshrine&Takayama Yatai Kaikan The Float Hall is in Sakurayamahachiman, and houses 11 floats for the fall Takayama festival. They rotate the floats 3 times a year (March, July, and November) putting 4 on display each time. In a revival of the festival parade, a shrine maiden takes visitors on a tour.
Shirakawa Gassho Village Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995, famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old. The architectural style developed over many generations and is designed to withstand the large amounts of heavy snow that falls in the region during winter. The roofs, made without nails, provided a large attic space used for cultivating silkworms.
Kanazawa Kenrokuen Classified as one of Japan’s “three most beautiful landscape gardens”. Many people consider it the best of them all. Constructed by the ruling Maeda family over a period of nearly two centuries, it was not opened to the public until 1871. Kenrokuen features various ponds, streams, waterfalls, bridges, teahouses, trees, stones and flowers.
Kanazawa . Omicho Market
Higashi Chaya A chaya is an exclusive type of restaurant where guests are entertained by geisha who perform song and dance. During the Edo Period, chaya were found in designated entertainment districts, usually just outside the city limits. Kanazawa has three, well preserved chaya districts, Higashi Chayagai , Nishi Chayagai and Kazuemachi.
Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Japanese Cuisine // Dinner: Japanese BBQ
Hotel : Kanazawa . My Stays Castle or similar
Day 4Kanazawa ~Tateyama Station (Mt. Northern Alpine Snow Wall. Kurobe Dam) ~ Ogizawa
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Is a unique and spectacular route through the Northern Alpine Mt., which is traversed by various transportation, including cable cars, train, ropeway and bus. The route is particularly famous for the high Snow walls that line some of its roads in spring. This road is only opened from April to November. Ice Wall Travel Route ( around from 20 Apr ~ 30 May ) : 1. Tateyama Station→Bijodaira : 【Train】 (1.7km – 7min – sea level 977m) 2. Bijodaira→Amithaba Field→Tengudaira→Murodo : 【Bus】 (23km – 50min – sea level 2450m) 3. Murodo→Tateyama→Daikanbo : 【Train via the tunnel】(3.7km – 10min – sea level 2316m) 4. Daikanbo→Kurobedaira : 【Cable Car】(1.7km – 7min – sea level 1828m) 5. Kurobedaira→Kurobe Lake : 【Underground Train】(0.8km – 5min – sea level 1455m) 6. Kurobe Lake→Kurobe Dam : 【Walking Distance】 (0.8km – 15min – sea level 1470m) 7. Kurobe Dam→Ogizawa : 【Train】 (6.1km – 16min – sea level 1433m)
Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Japanese Cuisine // Dinner: Hotel Japanese Cuisine set or Buffet
Hotel : Shinshu . Matsushiro Royal hotel (Hot Spring) or similar
Day 5 Shinshu ~ Kyoto ~ Osaka
Arashiyama Togetsukyo Bridge Originally built during Heian Period(794-1185), reconstructed in 1930s, riverside park provide the best recreational place especially in early of April is cherry blossom and maple leaves turned red in November.
Sagano Bamboo Forest
Gion (祇園, ぎおん) originally developed in the Middle Ages, in front of Yasaka Shrine (Gion Shrine). The district was built to accommodate the needs of travelers and visitors to the shrine. It eventually evolved to become one of the most exclusive and well-known geisha districts in all of Japan.
Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Kyoto Toufu Cuisine // Dinner: Seafood Hot Pot Cuisine or Japanese Cuisine
Hotel : Osaka . Sunroute Namba Hotel
Day 6 Osaka
Cup Noodle Museum Ikeda ( Free Gift : DIY Cup Noodle )
Osaka Water Bus Take the “Aqua-Liner” and enjoy the beautiful scenery of “ Osaka Water City” in the river. Covers Osaka’s major sightseeing spots, including Osaka Castle, Nakanoshima, OBP (Osaka Business Park), and OAP (Osaka Amenity Park)
Osaka Rinku Premium Outlet Mall
Dotonbori / Shinsaibashi Shopping Street Has many restaurants, not only can taste the Japanese Cuisine, moreover Chinese, Korean, Asian, American and Western style dishes.
Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Crab Set Meal // Dinner: Own Arrangement at Dotonbori
Hotel : Osaka . Sunroute Namba Hotel
Day 7 Osaka / Kuala Lumpur MH 53 (1100/1705)
After breakfast, transfer to Airport for the flight back home.