8 May - 6 June 2017

Experience Japan's most celebrated scenic sights, attractions and cuisine through this fulfilling route.

Itinerary

DAY 0, 8 May 
Singapore - Haneda
• Gather at Changi Airport & depart for Haneda


DAY 1, 9 May | Dinner
Haneda - Kagoshima
• Arrive at Kagoshima Airport
• Pick up your car and start self-drive. Chiran Samurai residence and hot sand bath experience
• Accommodation: Royal Hotel Kagoshima or similar


DAY 2, 10 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Kagoshima - Kumamoto
• Sakurajima Island, Black Vinegar Factory and Kumamoto Castle
• Accommodation: Kikunan UBL Hotel or similar


DAY 3, 11 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Kumamoto - Fukuoka
• Mt.Aso, Kurokawa Onsen and Tosu Factory Outlet
• Accommodation: Royal Park Hotel Fukuoka or similar


DAY 4, 12 May | Breakfast
Fukuoka
• Yufuin, Beppu and Fukuoka Tenjin Town
• Accommodation: Royal Park Hotel Fukuoka or similar


DAY 5, 13 May | Breakfast
Fukuoka - Hiroshima
• Kanmon Bridge, Akiyoshidai and Kintaikyo Bridge
• Accommodation: ANA Croen Plaza Hiroshima or similar


DAY 6, 14 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Hiroshima
• Miyajima Island, Hiroshima Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum
• Accommodation: ANA Croen Plaza Hiroshima or similar


DAY 7, 15 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Hiroshima - Takamatsu
• Onomichi Town, Shimanami Highway and Kotohira Shrine
• Accommodation: Kotohira Kadan (Hot Spring) or similar


DAY 8, 16 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Takamatsu - Kobe
• Iya Valley and Kobe China Town
• Accommodation: Kaiyukan Hotel or similar


DAY 9, 17 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Kobe
• Osaka downtown, Nara Old Town and Sanda Factory Outlet
• Accommodation: Kobe Sheraton Hotel & Towers (Hot Spring) or similar


DAY 10, 18 May | Breakfast
Kobe - Nagoya
• Kyoto Old Town, Lake Biwa and Nagoya Castle
• Accommodation: Nagoya Tokyu Hotel or similar


DAY 11, 19 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Nagoya - Takayama
• Gujo Hachiman, Shirakawa Village and Takayama Town
• Accommodation: Hodakaso Hotel Sangetsu (Hot Spring) or similar


DAY 12, 20 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Takayama - Matsumoto
• Shin Hodaka Ropeway, Daio Wasabi Farm and Matsumoto Castle
• Accommodation: Buena Vista Matsumoto Hotel or similar


DAY 13, 21 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Matsumoto - Karuizawa
• Obuse Old Town, Snow Monkey and Karuizawa Prince Plaza
• Accommodation: Oike Hotel or similar


DAY 14, 22 May | Breakfast
Karuizawa - Tokyo
• Drive through Usui Pass and Tokyo downtown
• Accommodation: Sunshine City Prince Hotel or similar


DAY 15, 23 May | Breakfast
Tokyo
• Mt Fuji, Gotemba Factory Outlet and Hakone
• Accommodation: Sunshine City Prince Hotel or similar


DAY 16, 24 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Tokyo - Nikko
• Ashikaga Flower Park, Nikko and Lake Chuzenji
• Accommodation: Richmond Hotel Utsunomiya or similar


DAY 17, 25 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Nikko - Sendai
• Lake Inawashiro, Yonezawa and Yamadera Temple
• Accommodation: Metropolitan Sendai or similar


DAY 18, 26 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Sendai - Hanamaki Onsen
• Sendai Town, Matsushima and Hiraizumi
• Accommodation: Hotel Senshukaku or similar


DAY 19, 27 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Hanamaki Onsen - Aomori
• Lake Tazawa, Hachimantai and Lake Towada and return rented car
• Accommodation: Aomori Washington Hotel or similar


DAY 20, 28 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Aomori - Hakodate
• JR Express train ride (Aomori - Hakodate), Goryokaku Tower and Hakodate night view
• Accommodation: Banso Hotel (Hot Spring) or similar


DAY 21, 29 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Hakodate - Lake Toya
• Hakodate Morning Market, Lake Onuma and Mt Showa
• Accommodation: Nonokaze Resort (Hot Spring) or similar


DAY 22, 30 May | Breakfast & Dinner
Lake Toya - Sapporo
• Fukidashi Water Park, Cape Kamui and Otaru Town
• Accommodation: Sapporo Excel Tokyu Hotel or similar


DAY 23, 31 May | Breakfast
Sapporo
• Chocolate factory, Mitsui Outlet Mall Kitahiroshima and Lake Shikotsu
• Accommodation: Sapporo Excel Tokyu Hotel or similar


DAY 24, 1 June | Breakfast & Dinner
Sapporo - Asahikawa
• Furano Cheese Factory, Shikisai Farm and Asahiyama Zoo
• Accommodation: Asahikawa Grand Hotel or similar


DAY 25, 2 June | Breakfast & Dinner
Asahikawa - Abashiri
• Otokoyama Sake Factory, Sounkyo Gorge and Takinoue Moss Pink Park
• Accommodation: Abashirikoso Hotel (Hot Spring) or similar


DAY 26, 3 June | Breakfast & Dinner
Abashiri - Shiretoko
• Mokotoyama Moss Pink Park, Lake Kussyaro amd Oshinkoshin Waterfall
• Accommodation: Shiretoko Grand Hotel or similar


DAY 27, 4 June | Breakfast & Dinner
Shiretoko - Lake Akan
• Shiretoko 5 Lakes, Shiretoko Pass and Lake Mash
• Accommodation: Akan Hanayuka Hotel (Hot Spring) or similar


DAY 28, 5 June | Breakfast & Dinner
Lake Akan - Tokachi
• Lake Onneto and Ikeda Wine Castle
• Final dinner
• Accommodation: Nikko Northland Obihiro Hotel or similar


DAY 29 & 30, 6 & 7 June  | Breakfast
Tokachi - Tokyo - Singapore
• Home Sweet Home


Itinerary is subjected to change with or without prior notice to ensure the smooth running of the tour.

 



Prices

Prices stated are for one person only and is exclusive of $150 airport tax.

AA Members
1st & 2nd Passenger Toyota Prius or similar $ 14,680
1st & 2nd Passenger Toyota ISIS or similar  $ 14,880
1st & 2nd Passenger Toyota Vellfire or similar $ 16,380
3rd & 4th Passenger $ 12,580

AA Members

Package

Package Includes
  • 2-way economy class air tickets (excludes airport tax)
  • 2-way domestic economy class air fare (excluding airport tax)
  • 29 nights' accommodation at stated hotels above or similar
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Free loan of 1 walkie-talkie set per car 
  • Car rental with insurance coverage
  • Pre-trip briefing
  • Events roadbook
  • ETC Card and Japan mobile phone (1 per car)
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
Package Excludes
  • Petrol for self-drive vehicle
  • Airport Taxes and surcharges
  • Parking fees
  • Personal Expenses

 

Cancellation

Cancellation of bookings must be made in writing and the following charges will apply:

More than 60 days in advance 25% of the tour fare
30 - 60 days before departure 50% of the tour fare
14 - 29 days before departure
75% of the tour fare
13 days or lesser before departure 100% of the four fare

Terms & Conditions

1. REGISTRATION
All registration must be followed up with the submission of the required documents (ie. passports of all participants, etc).

2. REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Registrations received after the closing date will not be considered.

3. PAYMENT
Registration will only be confirmed upon payment via credit card or clearance of cheque. For payment via cheque, please make cheque payable to "Automobile Association of Singapore" and write the correct amount.

4. AMENDMENTS
An administrative fee of S$40 per change will be imposed for any amendment to the registration of participants.

5. REFUND
There will be no refund for any accommodation, meals, or services not utilised.

The organisers reserve the right to cancel any booking due to any reason without further liability on their part. All payments made shall be refunded in full in the event of a cancellation - by the organisers.

7. PARTICIPANTS
Participants must possess a valid driver's licence for the period of the event. The organisers reserve the absolute discretion to refuse any participant for the event without assigning any reason.

8. VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY
Vehicles must possess valid road tax and comprehensive motor vehicle insurance coverage for the duration of the event. (Not applicable for Fly-Drive tours)

9. PASSENGERS
The organisers reserve the right to decide on the number of adults/children to be permitted in each vehicle. It is mandatory for all passengers to put on their seat belts whilst on the roads.

10. TRAVEL INSURANCE
All participants are encouraged to purchase travel insurance for the duration of the event. Arrangement for travel insurance can also be made through AAS Insurance Agency Pte Ltd. Please contact them directly at - 6389 4241 or email at enquiry@aas-insurance.com.sg.

11. INDEMNITY
The organisers, their servants or agents shall not be liable for any loss, injury, accident, damage or delay which may occur during the event. Every participant shall in every respect carry his/her own risk with respect to loss or injury to person or property for himself/herself and persons accompanying him/her on the event. Such participant undertakes not to claim and to keep indemnified the organisers against such claims of whatsoever arising there from. The organisers are not responsible for losses or expenses due to delay, illness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other causes of whatsoever kind.

12. ITINERARY
The organisers will endeavour as far as possible to adhere to the programme of the event as advertised. The organisers however, reserve the right to alter routes, time-tables, itineraries and accommodation as they deem fit.

13. DISABILITY TO CONTINUE
In the event that a participant or his/her vehicle is unable to continue participating in the event for any reason whatsoever, the organisers may exclude such persons or vehicle from continued participation in the event. The organisers however undertake that they will render all assistance possible to ensure the safe return to Singapore of such participants at the individuals' own cost.

14. OBEYANCE
Every participant undertakes that he/she will abide by such laws and regulations as are applicable in the countries through which the event will visit as well as those implemented by the organisers. All participants are also responsible for maintaining road safety and good behaviour throughout the entire event. The organisers will not be liable for any traffic offences committed by any participant.

The organisers reserve the right to prevent any participant from continuing with the event as they deem fit. The reasons may consist of, but are not limited to the misconduct of the participant, or that he/she behaves in a manner that could potentially cause delay or disruptions to the itinerary, or danger or harm to the other participants.

All participants are to ensure that no conflicting activities will be carried out during the event unless approved by the organisers.

15. DEVIATION OF TOUR
The air ticket(s) issued is/are conditioned ticket(s) issued by the specified airlines only. It is non-negotiable, non-transferable, non-refundable and non-reroutable. A minimum charge of USD100 per ticket will be levied for any amendment of air ticket(s) once issued, subjected to airlines' conditions.

Any deviation of the tour arrangement is permitted subject to the maximum validity and restrictions of the air ticket, seat confirmation, and availability of accommodation prior to the commencement of the tour. Participant may request for a change in the fligh dates, subject to the airlines' conditions, ticket validity, ticket availability, additional charges, seat availability, etc. Any additional charges imposed by the airlines will be fully borne by the passenger. For tours operated on chartered flights, no extenstion/deviation is permitted.

Extensions/deviations of stay will be at the customer's own expense and transfer to-and-from airport will not be provided.

When extension/deviation requested cannot be confirmed 3 weeks prior to group departure, the customer is deemed to return on the original flight/tour schedule booked and no cancellation of tour is allowed or cancellation charges apply.

For enquiries regarding the event(s), please call the Events & Activities Department at 6333 8811 (ext 140).