Planning your trip to Japan but unsure about the next steps? These tour packages got you covered! From blueberry-picking to frolicking through lavender fields — there’s something for everyone.
What do you miss most about Japan? The food? (Divine.) The people? (Incredibly polite.) The scenery? (Varied and breathtaking.) While borders are still closed to individual tourists, apart from students and business travellers, our only hope of revisiting this dream destination is through Japan tour packages that will begin as early as this month. According to CNA, these Japan tour packages will be planned in conjunction with travel agencies and tourists will have to be accompanied by tour conductors. Countries will be divided into three categories depending on their virus risk — red, yellow (require proof of vaccination to skip quarantine) and blue (Singaporeans included here. We are able to bypass quarantine with a pre-departure PCR test).
With these new developments, we have taken it upon ourselves to scour through the approved list of travel agencies by Japan Travel and sieve out the available tours coming up in 2022 just in case you’re planning a trip over to the Land of the Rising Sun soon.
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🇯🇵 Japan Tour Packages: Entry Requirements
✨ Japan announced on 26 May that they will be allowing tourists into the country via package tours from June 10! Japan will also be:
✅ Expanding the number of airports that accept international flights
✅ Doubling the number of overseas arrivals to 20,000
✅ Allowing 80 per cent of arrivals to enter Japan without undergoing testing on arrival, or quarantine.
|Entering Japan From Singapore|
|Entry Requirements||✅ Be part of a packaged tour|
✅ Take PCR test 72 hours before departure (ARTs are not permitted), to include:
👉🏻 Testing date and time
👉🏻 Name of the clinic that conducted the test
👉🏻 Negative result
👉🏻 Name of the lab that reported results
👉🏻 Date of when the result was notified
👉🏻 Name of doctor who conducted the test
👉🏻 MCR no. of said doctor
👉🏻 QR codes for verification
🚨 Bring a printed copy of the digital PDT certificate, provided by clinics approved by MOH
✅ Be fully vaccinated with one booster dose. Your COVID-19 vaccination cert must include:
👉🏻 Name of traveller
👉🏻 Passport document number
👉🏻 Nationality/ Citizenship
👉🏻 Date of Birth
👉🏻 Clear indication that you have received your third dose
🎉 Since 1 June, Singaporean arrivals have not been required to take an on-arrival test or isolate at their place of residence!
🇯🇵 Japan Tour Packages: At A Glance
|Travel Period||Price||Tour Company|
|6-Day Hokkaido Mini Tour||Now||From S$1,688|
👉🏻 Enquire here
|New Shan Travel|
|7-Day Japan Alpine Route + Shirakawa-go||Now||Enquire here for rates||Sino-America Tours|
|8-Day Central Japan Tour||September 2022 to 31 March 2023||From S$4,088|
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|9-Day Kyushu Tour||September 2022 to 31 March 2023||From S$4,288|
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|9-Day Hokkaido Tour||October to 15 November 2022||From S$4,688|
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|8-Day Hokkaido Tour||November to December 2022||From S$3,888|
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|Nam Ho Travel Service|
1. Hokkaido Tours
What To Expect: Fresh seafood, stunning viewpoints, and icy cold beers. There are a ton of things to see and do in Hokkaido — from soaking in the hot springs of Noboribetsu to hitching a cable car ride up to Mount Hakodate. Of course, no trip is complete without a visit to Lake Toya and Sapporo.
Find out more about New Shan Travel’s Japan tour packages here. Longer tour packages to Hokkaido by Chan Brothers and Nam Ho Travel Service can be found here and here.
2. Japan Alpine Route + Shirakawa-go Tours
What To Expect: It really depends on when you’re planning to go, but if you’re headed over in June, expect to see lavender fields! Pick blueberries at Nagano Fruit Orchard, enjoy a hot spring bath, and drive through the grand mountainous stretch of Shirakawa-go Gassho Village.
Find out more about Sino-America Tours’ tour packages to Japan here.
3. Central Japan Tours
What To Expect: A journey through the Kansai region and Tokyo. Shop till you drop at Gotemba Premium Outlets, as well as Shinsaibashi and Shinjuku shopping streets. A ton of photo ops await at the iconic Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and around Mount Fuji. We’ve also heard that this package includes a one-night stay at an authentic Nagano onsen resort! Score.
Find out more about New Shan Travel’s Japan tour packages here.
4. 9-Day Kyushu Tours
What To Expect: Quaint towns seated beneath rolling hills. Expect a well-balanced trip that weaves its way through both iconic man-made marvels like the Kumamoto Castle and natural beauties such as Takachiho Gorge, Lake Kinrin and Mount Inasa. Just remember to save some room in your suitcase for when you hit up Kamitori and Shimotori shopping streets.
Find out more about Chan Brothers’ Japan tour packages here.
Revisit The Land Of The Rising Sun With These Japan Tour Packages!
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