8D WESTERN HONSHU SELFDRIVE HOLIDAYS

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Sales period: Till 30 SEP 2019
Travel period: Till 31 OCT 2019

fr. SGD 1598

Highlights

  • 05 nights stay at Izumo, Himeji, Kurashiki & Hiroshima cities hotel.
  • 02 nights stay at authentic onsen hotel: Tottori & Toyooka
  • Include daily breakfast & 02 dinners
  • 8D car rental base on car type: 1.2litre, 1.8litre,2.4litre
  • English GPS system
  • General Vehicle Insurance
Upon arrival at Hiroshima Airport, proceed to the car rental counter located near the arrival exit. You will be transferred by free shuttle bus to the car rental office to collect your car. After necessary administrative procedure, you may start your journey.
Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center: This museum explains Shimane’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iwami Ginzan. In this center, you can learn about silver in Iwami, the history of Ginzan.
Iwami Ginzan: The UNESCO World Heritage site in the mountains of Shimane. During the 16th century, it was one of the largest silver mines in Japan. Ryugenji Mabu is one of mine shafts which is open to the public. The traces that miners made to scrape tunnels with chisels tell you how hard they used to work.
Omori Historical Street: Close to the Iwami Silver Mine, you may stroll along rows of old-style Japanese houses with red-brown roof tiles, known as ‘sekishukawara’ in Japanese. The warmth of their red-brown colour makes for a uniquely pretty townscape that is certainly worth seeing with your own eyes.
*Overnight: Dormy Inn Izumo or similar*
Breakfast/Dinner
After breakfast, you may visit:
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine: One of the most ancient and important Shinto shrines in Japan. It is famous for its architecture and Japan’s largest shimenawa (a sacred rope marking the dwelling place of a god).
Goen Shimenawa Experience Workshop (ご縁しめ縄体験工房): Shimenawa DIY Experience, learn how to make a sacred rope of Shimenawa. There are various sizes, and you may decorate your Shimenawa with natural stones, flowers etc. Located at Goen Yokocho, 15mins walk from Izumo Taisha.
Matsue Castle: A feudal wooden castle in Matsue, also known as "black castle" or "plover castle".
Castle Moat Boat Cruise: You may also enjoy a river boat cruise around the castle moat. The boats depart every 15-20 minutes, cruising around the moat and narrow canals that form the Horikawa River.
Yuushien Flower Park: An authentic Japanese garden, famous for tree peonies on Daikonshima Island. Walk through and see tree peonies, in full bloom in spring, summer, fall and winter and various seasonal flowers.
*Overnight: Yukai Resort Kaike Saichoraku or similar*
Breakfast/Dinner
Today, you may visit:
Tottori Nijisseiki Pear Museum: Nashikkokan is the only museum in Japan dedicated to pears. Learn and experience the history and cultivation of pears. Taste 3 varieties of fresh pear any time of the year!
Tottori Sand Dunes: The largest sand dunes in Japan and Tottori's most famous tourist attraction. Extensive activities are available here including camel ride, paragliding, sand boarding, and more.
Sand Museum: The world’s first indoor exhibition of sculpture made entirely of sand. It is popular for sand sculptures based on a different theme each year.
Uradome Coast: A stunning stretch of coastline at the far eastern tip of the Tottori prefecture. You may enjoy a 40-minute cruise tour on excursion boat (Est. fare: 1200yen/adult; 600yen/child)
*Overnight: Yumura Onsen Yukai Resort Miyoshiya or similar*
Breakfast
Today, you may visit:
*(Seasonal) Tanto: Tanto is famous for its beautiful seasonal flowers.
Mid-End April: Tanto Tulip Festival has been held since 1992 in Tanto Flower Park, and colorful tulips fascinate tourists every year. In the tulip field, a bazaar of local specialties, tulip picking and a photo contest take place.
Mid August: Tanto Sunflower Festival is held in Tanto Flower Park and it offers free sunflowers which you can bring home, so you should make lovely bouquets for souvenirs. With the sunflower field in the background, with a bouquet in your hand, it is definitely an instagrammable destination.
Early November ~: Ankokuji temple is famous for bright red leaves of Dodan-Tsutsuji in its back garden. When you see them through the main temple, they look like a framed painting.
Amanohashidate Kasamatsu Park: Amanohashidate, one of Japan’s three most famous scenic views, is a pine covered sandbar that spans the mouth of Miyazu Bay. Amanohashidate Sandbar (which roughly translates to "bridge in heaven") looks like a pathway between heaven and earth. It can be viewed from the observation deck in Kasamatsu Park.
Maizuru Red Brick Park: The red-bricked buildings at the park are brimming with retro charm. These buildings include Maizuru World Brick Museum, Maizuru City Commemoration Hall and also Maizuru Wisdom Warehouse where you can find some local goods.
*Overnight: Dormy Inn Himeji or similar*
Breakfast
After breakfast, you may visit:
Himeji Castle: Also known as White Heron Castle (Shirasagijo) due to its elegant, white appearance. It is widely considered as Japan's most spectacular castle for its imposing size and beauty and its well preserved, complex castle grounds.
Okayama Korakuen Garden: Korakuen is ranked as one of Japan's three best landscape gardens. It is located just beside Okayama Castle, which can be seen from the garden as "borrowed scenery".
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter: A hidden travel gem lies along Kurashiki’s canal area, known for the characteristically Japanese white walls of its residences and the willow trees lining the banks of the Kurashiki River. Join the “Traditional Boat Tour of Kurashiki Canal.” to admire the town’s white walls from a small boat along the Kurashiki River that flows through the center of town.
*Overnight: Centurion Hotel & Spa Kurashiki or similar*
Breakfast
After breakfast you may want to visit:
Miyajima Island: To visit Miyajima Island, you need to take ferry ride (about 10 minutes) from Miyajimaguchi Station by JR Miyajima or Matsudai. Adult: 180yen/person/way; Cars: 1210~2210yen/car/way
Itsukushima Shrine: The centuries-old Itsukushima Shrine was built over water. It is known worldwide for its gigantic vermilion Torii gate that stands over the sea, which seems to be floating at high tide. At low tide, the water drains out of the bay and visitors can take the opportunity to walk out and see the gate from up close.
Omotesando shopping street: The busiest place in Miyajima for souvenior shops and restaurants.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park:
It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of the bomb's direct and indirect victims. Here you can find the Peace Memorial Museum and the World Heritage A-bomb Dome.
*Overnight: Hiroshima Tokyu REI Hotel*
Breakfast
This morning you may want to drive to:
Kintai Bridge: Kintai Bridge or Kintaikyo is one of Japan’s three most famous bridges and one of the most renowned wooden bridge, with its unique structure featuring five arches. It became a national site of scenic beauty in 1922.
Hondori Shopping Arcade: Its name Hondori literally means "Main Street" but this is a pedestrian arcade that is closed to traffic and lined with shops and restaurants. Protected from the cold, heat and rain, this covered walkway is perfect for an afternoon if the weather is not cooperating.
*Overnight: Hiroshima Tokyu REI Hotel*
Breakfast
After breakfast, check out hotel and proceed to Car Rental Company to return car. Please remember to full tank before return the car. After that, take the shuttle bus to Hiroshima Airport for your flight to Singapore.
  • Please convert your license into International License before departure and bring along your passport and Singapore driving license upon pickup car
  • Strictly no request on car model and please remind customer to check the car condition before driving off
  • Child no bed only applicable for child 0-5yrs old (with meals). Child With bed only applicable for child 6-11yrs.
  • 0-2yrs child rate is strictly NO BED & NO MEAL.(Parents please bring along their food)
  • Please drop off rental car at least 1hour before flight check in time as drop off is NOT at the airport terminal
  • Please inform customer to return car with fuel tank fully filled. Otherwise, fuel charges applied.
  • Fare Exclude personal travel insurance, parking fee, admission fee, toll fee(depending on Distance, eg 6500yen for 300km) & fuel charge(esti.130 per liter)
  • Some hotel may charge overnight parking fee(est. 1000yen-2000yen)
  • ETC (Electronic Toll Collection) card is available at est.1080yen for 8 days used. Pay at car Rental Company upon pickup car.
  • Please bring along swimwear and swim cap for indoor hotspring pools and spa baths. Onsen strictly no swimwear is allowed.
  • All arrangement subject to availabilities and prices subject to changes without prior notice.
NOTE: Prices exclude airport taxes & surcharges. All hotel & seats reservations are subject to availability. Any increase in room rates arising from the events and conventions shall be borne by customers.