Departure date: 25 Sep, 2018 (Tue) Coach Tour
Day 00 (Mon, 24 Sep)
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Kansai
Day 01 (Tue, 25 Sep)
Singapore – Kansai – Kyoto
Hotel: Hotel Granvia Kyoto or similar
Arriving in Kansai this morning, spend a leisurely afternoon exploring the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Serving as the residence of the Imperial Family up until the capital was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo in 1868, the stately palace stands in a large park that is open to the public. Stroll around the palace grounds and admire the old buildings, lawns and gardens.
Day 02 (Wed, 26 Sep)
Kyoto – Okayama
Hotel: On board Twilight Express Mizukaze
Begin your journey on the luxury train Twilight Express Mizukaze today. Built on the concept of “superior quality with a touch of nostalgia”, the former sleeper train, Twilight Express, has been redesigned into a luxury train boasting sophisticated design, posh interiors, haute cuisine and the comfort of a hotel. Travelling round the Sanyo and Sanin coast, breathtaking views can be seen outside of your room window or from observation cars as you coast along the scenic route.
Not only will you marvel at the idyllic scenery from the train, planned stopovers allow you to enjoy the local sights and offerings at each area too. The first stop will be at Okayama, home to one of Japan’s three great gardens, Korakuen. The carefully curated garden combines aspects of nature into a picture-perfect scene, backed by the ‘borrowed scenery’ of Okayama Castle. The best view of the garden is designed to be had from Enyotei, a villa exclusively opened to the passengers of Mizukaze to enjoy the view.
Day 03 (Thu, 27 Sep)
Okayama – Unnan
Hotel: On board Twilight Express Mizukaze
Wake up to the beautiful Sea of Japan as the train makes its way along the Orii Coast. Visiting the Unnan area today, you will be treated to a performance of Izumo Kagura, a traditional dance telling the stories of myths and historical events that is performed for the gods of the shrine. Explore the tranquil beauty of Suga Shrine, Japan’s first shrine and the birthplace of waka poetry, before having a relaxing cup of green tea at Meimei-an Teahouse.
Dining on board the Mizukaze will be an experience in itself. A spacious dining car with an open kitchen allows you to see your meals being prepared fresh on the train, even as you admire the scenery that passes by. Delicious creations by top chefs from renowned restaurants are guaranteed to tantalise your palate and bring fine dining to you.
Day 04 (Fri, 28 Sep)
Unnan – Iwami – Kyoto – Kansai Airport or Osaka
The final stop on your train journey will be at Higashihama. Visit the Uradome Coast, a Global Geopark with dramatic cliffs, caves and rocks that emerge from the ocean. Aside from admiring nature’s beauty on the scenic coast, you will also see a seine fishing demonstration on the beach. Have lunch at a restaurant along the coast and take in the sights of the sea as you savour a delectable meal before embarking on the final leg of your train journey.
Arriving back in Kyoto, you will bid goodbye to the Twilight Express Mizukaze and either fly back to Singapore from Kansai airport or allow FMJ to help you extend your travels in Japan.
Day 05 (Sat, 29 Sep)
Arrival in Singapore
No. of meals: 3 Breakfasts; 3 Lunches; 3 Dinners
Tour conductor: Crew will guide passengers on cruise train
No. of pax: 33 adults maximum (2 per room for 2 Royal Single, 2 per room for 13 Royal Twin, and 3 per room for 1 The Suite)
Minors: Only those of 12 years of age and older can participate
COACH TOUR (LUXURY)
Assemble date: 24 Sep, Mon (SO13011)
Flight schedule: (for suggestion only, not included in tour price)
25Sep SQ 618 Singapore - Kansai
0125 / 0905
28Sep SQ 623 Kansai - Singapore
2325 / 0505*1
Tour price per person (in SGD)
Royal Twin (10sqm)
Adult twin share $14,800
Tour price includes:
Hotel accommodation as stipulated in itinerary
Tours and Meals as stipulated in itinerary
Comprehensive travel insurance
Tour price excludes:
Airport taxes & fuel charges (Estimated, subject to change)
Visa application fee (if any)
The prices are subject to change upon fluctuations of currency exchange rates.
Sequence of the itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice to ensure the smooth running of the tour.
Please refer to booking form for further terms and conditions.