DAY1: HA NOI – TOKYO – ODAIBA – MOUNT FUJI AREA (Lunch, Dinner)
Night before Day 1: Vietravel’s tour guide shall pick you up at the International Departures of Noi Bai airport for the flight to Japan. Stay overnight on the plane.
On arrival at Narita airport, the coach and tour guide shall take you to Tokyo to visit Asakusa Kannon Temple (also known as Sensoji temple) - the oldest temple in Tokyo, Tokyo Imperial Palace which was built on the foundation of the old Edo castle - a large park surrounded by lakes and stone walls right in the center of city. This is the residence of the current Japanese Imperial Family (take photos outside). Visit Odaiba Island which is famous for the Rainbow Bridge and many shopping malls. Visit and take photos at the Replica of Statue of Liberty at Odaiba Seaside Park: Previously, the original statute of liberty was brought from Paris to Japan by French people for exhibition, then it was taken back to home country. To attract visitors, its replica was built after the original was returned. After the visit, have dinner and check in at the hotel in the Mount Fuji area, then relax with Onsen (hot springs) bathing.
DAY2: MOUNT FUJI - TAKAYAMA (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Have breakfast at the hotel and check out. Depart for Mount Fuji - the symbol of Japan at the altitude of 3,776 m. Move up to the mountain for sightseeing if the weather permits. Then, visit and try sake at Kametaya sake brewery. Stay overnight at Takayama and relax with Japan’s traditional Onsen (hot springs) bathing.
DAY3: TAKAYAMA - OLD VILLAGE SHIRAKAWA - GIFU (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Have breakfast at the hotel and check out. Depart for Mount Shinhotaka - experience Japan’s only two-storey ropeway with a height of 2,156 and enjoy the majestic nature, particularly in autumn when the landscape looks magnificent (ropeway ticket included). Freely visit Takayama Old Town which still maintains traditional values not affected by the modern life and has colorful booths displaying the works of local craftsmen. For many Japanese people, Takayama is famous for its skilled sculpture artists. Stroll around the Old Street Sannomachi where you can find traditional shops, cafés, sake shops, and Japanese old-styled houses which contrast with the modern Tokyo. After lunch, visit Shirakawa - an old village in Japan which is secluded and far from urban civilization. While it is secluded and faraway, each year, nearly 2 millions of tourists from all over the world flock to this village to enjoy the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere of the countryside. Shirakawa looks peaceful with distinctive leaf roofs, paddy fields and houses whose roofs resemble pray hands, recognized as a world heritage by UNESCO. Have dinner, check in and rest at the hotel in Gifu.
DAY4: GIFU – FRUIT FARM – OBARA - TOKONAME (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Have breakfast at the hotel and check out. Depart for Showa orchard - where you can pick and enjoy fruits right at site (fruits at your own expense). Fruits are available depending on weather conditions and seasons. Then, visit Obara village which is famous for more than 10,000 Shikizakura cherry blossom trees blooming twice a year in spring and fall. The ideal time for enjoying flowers is from the middle of November. During this period, you can admire the breath-taking natural landscape beauty, a mix of the palest pink of cherry blossoms and the blazing red of autumn leaves and you can only have this experience at Obara village which attracts many tourists each year. Have lunch at a local restaurant, then visit Korankei valley located near Nagoya, which is also beautiful in the autumn. More than 4,000 maple trees are like a “miracle” which miraculously changes the appearance of the valley. The period from the end of October to the end of November is ideal for you to enjoy the beauty of autumn in Korankei and enjoy the romantic atmosphere amidst the charming reddish brown maple trees which create a breath-taking nature painting. Go shopping at will at Aeon Mall Tokoname, and have dinner at your own expense. Check in and rest at the hotel in Tokoname.
Notes: Being easily affected by external weather conditions, flowers can bloom earlier or later. This is a case of force majeure, so we hope you will sympathize with us. Sincerely thanks.
DAY5: TOKONAME – NAGOYA’S AIRPORT - HA NOI CITY (Breakfast)
Have breakfast at the hotel and check out. Vietravel’s tour guide shall take you to Nagoya airport by the hotel’s bus for the flight back to Ha Noi City. When you arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, the tour ends.