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* Excludes Airfares
* Departure: 30 Mar 2019 Only
* Minimum of 10 people / Maximum of 15 people 
 
Encounter Sakura (Cherry Blossom) the national flower of Japan, while attending Hanami (Flower viewing) in Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. This tour also includes relaxing stay at a Ryokan (traditional Japanese Inn), and an opportunity to experience a Maiko dance performance.

 

Highlights
1. Various opportunities to see beautiful Cherry Blossoms.
2. Enjoy a spectacular view of  Mt. Fuji with Cherry Blossoms at Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine & Chureito Pagoda.
3. Visit the culture capital of Kyoto.
4. Experience Japanese Omotenashi Hospitality whilst staying at a Ryokan.
5. Traditional Hanami Experience (Cherry Blossom viewing picnic) in Kyoto.
 


Price From: (per person)  
Departure Date Twin Triple Status 
30 March 2019

$4,999

$4,899

Available
Single Supplement : Twin Room Price plus $1,300pp
 
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B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner
30 Mar : Tokyo

Day 1

30 Mar : Tokyo

Upon arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport, your shared shuttle driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals area holding a nameboard. You will then be taken to your hotel by shared shuttle service and the rest of the day is at leisure. 

Overnight at JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku or similar (4 Star Hotel - Rooms approx. 25 sqm.)

31 Mar : Tokyo (B, L, D)

Day 2

31 Mar : Tokyo (B, L, D)

This morning meet your fellow tour companions in the lobby and depart on a Tokyo Full Day Tour with an English speaking guide by private motor coach.

Firstly, you will visit Chidorigafuchi to view approximately 260 beautiful Cherry Blossom trees, before taking a delightful Sumida River Boat Cruise to Tokyo's most ancient Buddhist temple, Senso-ji Temple. Enjoy strolling the Nakamise Shopping Street before heading to Ueno Park, renowned for approximately 1,200 spectacular Cherry Blossom trees.

You will return to your hotel before heading to indulge in a Welcome Dinner at a local Japanese Izakaya restaurant in Tokyo.

Overnight at JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku or similar (4 Star Hotel - Rooms approx. 25 sqm.)

01 Apr : Tokyo (B)

Day 3

01 Apr : Tokyo (B)

After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure before enjoying an Afternoon Tour within the bustling city of Tokyo.
 
Firstly you will visit Meiji-jingu Shrine Tokyo's most famous Shinto Shrine which is surrounded by lush greenery making it so serene you will forget that you are in middle of a bustling capital city. Then proceed to visit Roppongi Hills a complex featuring offices, apartments, shops and restaurants in one of Tokyo's most loved neighbourhoods. Here you will head to the Tokyo City View Observation Deck to see a less crowded and elegant Tokyo City view before taking a visit to the Mori Art Museum. Following the Mori Art Museum you will proceed back to your hotel and the evening is at leisure.


Overnight at JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku or similar (4 Star Hotel - Rooms approx. 25 sqm.)

02 Apr : Tokyo - Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi - Hakone (B, L, D)

Day 4

02 Apr : Tokyo - Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi - Hakone (B, L, D)

This morning please leave your main suitcase at reception to be delivered to your hotel in Osaka and ensure to bring an overnight bag for your stay in Hakone.

Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and proceed to enjoy a Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi and Hakone Full Day Tour by private coach.
The first stop will be Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine & Chureito Pagoda, where you will need to walk approximately 400 stairs to experience a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji with around 100 Cherry Blossom trees and a Pagoda. In the afternoon enjoy a 20 minute cruise on Lake Kawaguchi to see a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji, followed by a visit to Iyashi no Sato Nenba before heading to your Ryokan located in the Hakone Yumoto Hot Spring Resort.


This evening enjoy a traditional Japanese style dinner and then feel free to enjoy your Ryokan spa facilities.


Overnight at Kajikaso or similar (4 Star - Japanese Style room)

03 Apr : Hakone - Osaka (B)

Day 5

03 Apr : Hakone - Osaka (B)

After you enjoy breakfast at your Ryokan, you will visit Owakudani Valley famous for its black eggs boiled in the hot sulphur springs and then take a ride on the Hakone Ropeway.

Once you have finished the above sightseeing you will transfer to Odawara Station and board the Shinkansen (bullet train) bound for Shin-Osaka.

Upon arrival at Shin-Osaka Station, you will be taken to your hotel to check in from 15:00.

The afternoon can be spent relaxing or exploring what Osaka has to offer at your own leisure.
 
Overnight at Cross Hotel Osaka or similar (4 Star Hotel - Rooms approx. 24 sqm.)

04 Apr : Osaka (B)

Day 6

04 Apr : Osaka (B)

After you enjoy breakfast, you meet your guide for a Osaka Half Day Tour visiting Osaka Castle which is surrounded by secondary citadels, gates, turrets, impressive stone walls and moats. 
Lastly proceed to stroll Dotonbori, which is the city's most famous entertainment district and offers abundant dining and shopping choices.

You will then be taken back to your hotel and the rest of the day can be spent at leisure.

Overnight at Cross Hotel Osaka or similar (4 Star Hotel - Rooms approx. 24 sqm.)

05 Apr : Osaka - Kyoto (B, L, LM )

Day 7

05 Apr : Osaka - Kyoto (B, L, LM )

After breakfast, you will leave Osaka bound for Kyoto by private coach where you will enjoy a Kyoto Full Day Tour.
Firstly visit Nijo Castle a World Heritage Listed Hirsorical Monument of Ancient Kyoto before proceeding to Fushimi Inari Shrine which is famous for its thousands of vermilion tori gates. Afterwards, stop by Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka which is a pair of gently sloping traditional shopping lanes before heading to the stunning Kinkaku-ji Temple, which is covered in brilliant gold leaf.
This evening you will be taken to for a traditional Hanami experience (Cherry Blossom viewing picnic) where you will be able to enjoy a few drinks along with a snack at Hirano Shrine before heading back to your hotel.

Overnight at Hotel Monterey Kyoto or similar (4 Star Hotel - Rooms approx. 22 sqm.)

06 Apr : Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto (B, D)

Day 8

06 Apr : Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto (B, D)

After you enjoy breakfast, you will head to Nara for a half day tour visiting Todai-ji Temple which is known for its Great Buddha Hall that is also a Historic Monument of Ancient Nara. This temple is in Nara Park, where you can see and interact with the friendly deer roaming freely, before visiting Kasuga-taisha Shrine. 

After exploring Nara you will transfer back to your accommodation in Kyoto where you can spend the afternoon relaxing. 

This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with an enchanting Maiko Dance Performance. Afterwards head back to your hotel at leisure.

  

Overnight at Hotel Monterey Kyoto or similar (4 Star Hotel - Rooms approx. 22 sqm.)

07 Apr : Kyoto - Kansai / Itami Airport (B)

Day 9

07 Apr : Kyoto - Kansai / Itami Airport (B)

Today is at leisure until you are picked up from your accommodation by shared shuttle service to Kansai Airport for your departure flight. (Additional cost to Itami Airport)

* The itinerary above is only a basic guideline and is subject to change due to operational conditions, weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
* Please refer to general booking conditions. 
* B Breakfast included: L Lunch included: LM Light Meal included : D Dinner included:

  • Hotel: Tokyo (3 nights), Hakone (1 night), Kyoto (5 nights), Hiroshima (1 night)
  • Meals: 8 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners & 1 Light Meal
  • Airport Transfers
  • Maiko performance dinner in Kyoto

* The above offers are subject to availability and confirmation.
* For full terms and conditions, please contact our travel specialists.
* Costing may vary depending on the exchange rate. The final rate will be confirmed at time of booking confirmation.

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