Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima & Osaka
This is our most popular tour, and for good reason! The Cherry Blossom & Garden Tour takes you to the most spectacular sights of this beautiful country, while the Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom. For a limited time frame each year, the Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) literally litter the ground, and the weather is perfect for visiting the natural and historical sites of Japan. To ensure you make the most of your tour, a professional English speaking guide will accompany you from Tokyo to Osaka. You will enjoy delicious local cuisine, comfortable transport, quality accommodation, and much much more!
Day 01: Depart Australia (-/-/-)
Enjoy your overnight flight to Tokyo.
Day 02: Arrive Tokyo (-/-/-)
Arrive in bustling Tokyo. Check in to your hotel for the next three nights. This evening you will meet our Tour Guide for an introduction with your fellow travellers.
Day 03: Tokyo (B/L/D)
Spend the day exploring bustling Tsukiji Fish Market, Ueno Park (the best place to view Cherry Blossoms), the famous Asakusa Temple, and more. Your Welcome Dinner will be a delicious traditional Japanese feast.
Day 04: Tokyo (B/-/-)
Today your guide will take you on the metro (rail) as you explore Tokyo. The morning will be spent at Meiji Shrine, then travel to eclectic Harajuku where you will get a taste of modern Japanese culture. Head to the hectic yet organised Shibuya Crossing and marvel at the busiest crossing in the world. In the afternoon you can return to the hotel with your guide or make your own way back after exploring more of Tokyo at your leisure.
Day 05: Tokyo – Mount Fuji (B/L/D)
Today you travel towards one of the natural highlights of Japan, majestic Mount Fuji. Stop at Gotemba Peace Park and be in awe of the chalky Stupa. Travel by gondola on the Owakudani Ropeway and admire the spectacular views. Finish your wonderful day on a fantastic themed Lake Ashi Cruise.
Day 06: Mount Fuji – Takayama (B/L/D)
Travel to the famous 5th Station of Mount Fuji, where youcan admire the spectacular views and magnificent mountain.The tallest peak in the country, it is surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Transfer to Takayama for the next two nights.
Day 07: Takayama (B/-/D)
Your guide will take you on a full day tour with visits to the Exhibition Hall and the Folkcraft Museum. Wander through the quaint streets filled with traditional thatched roof buildings and merchant homes.
Day 08: Takayama – Shirakawago – Kanazawa (B/L/D)
On your way to Kanazawa you will stop at the World Heritage Listed Shirakawago. Spend the afternoon admiring the gardens and castle of Kenrokuen before checking in to your hotel in Kanazawa.
Day 09: Kanazawa – Kyoto (B/-/D)
Transfer to Kyoto and wander through the Heian Shrine Garden, see the famous Golden Pavilion, and walk along the Cherry Blossom lined Path of Philosophy. Check in to your hotel for two nights.
Day 10: Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto (B/L/-)
Spend the day in beautiful Nara exploring Todaji Temple and feeding the friendly bowing deer in the Park. The inquisitive deer are used to visitors. Back in Kyoto visit the flatland Nijo Castle.
Day 11: Kyoto – Hiroshima (B/L/-)
Wander through the famous red Torii Gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine then take the Bullet Train to Hiroshima where you can absorb the atmosphere of the Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Dome.
Day 12: Hiroshima – Himeji – Osaka (B/L/-)
Visit the Itsukushima Shrine before taking the Bullet Train to Himeji. Explore Himeji Castle then transfer to Osaka and check in to your hotel for the next two nights.
Day 13: Osaka – Kobe – Osaka (B/-/D)
Travel to Kobe and learn about Japan’s famous Sake, then return to Osaka for a relaxing River Cruise. Stop at popular Osaka Castle for photos amongst the Cherry Blossom trees, then wander through Kuromon Ichiba Market. Enjoy your final group dinner together.
Day 14: Depart Osaka (B/-/-)
After breakfast the day is free at your leisure until it is time to transfer to the Airport for your flight home.
Day 15: Arrive Australia (-/-/-)
Arrive home in Australia.
Number of Days 15
Price From $9180
21st March – 4th April
3rd April – 17th April
Return international economy class airfares with full service airlines
12 nights good quality (4 star) accommodation with daily breakfast
2nd Class Bullet Train (Kyoto – Hiroshima, Hiroshima -Himeji)
Most meals as indicated
Tipping for guide and driver
All transportation, daily tours and admission fees
Professional English speaking guide
Land Only Package does not include transfers (available from $200 per person, subject to change).
$ Price (Twin Share)
From $9,180 per person (Fully inclusive) Departing Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne flying Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines. Add $200 per person for flights departing Perth or Adelaide.
From $7,980 per person (land only)
$ Price (Single Supplement)
From $1,895 per person (land only)