Cherry Blossom and Garden Tour (15 Days)

Tokyo, Hakone, Kawaguchiko, Mount Fuji, Kyoto & 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, luxurious accommodation, and much much more!

 

Day 01: Depart Australia (-/-/-)

Enjoy your overnight flight to Tokyo.

Day 02: Tokyo (-/-/-)

Arrive in bustling Tokyo. Check in to your luxurious hotel for the next three nights.

Day 03: Tokyo (B/L/D)

Spend the day exploring Tsukiji 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/-/-)

The morning will be spent at Meiji Shrine, exploring Harajuku, and marvelling at the hectic yet organised Shibuya Crossing. In the afternoon you are free to explore or rest as you wish.

Day 05: Tokyo – Mount Fuji (B/L/D)

Today you travel towards majestic Mount Fuji. Stop at Gotemba Peace Park and be in awe of the Stupa, take the Owakudani Ropeway, and relax on a magnificent Lake Ashi Cruise.

Day 06: Mount Fuji – Takayama (B/L/D)

Travel to the famous 5th Station of Mount Fuji, where you can admire the spectacular views and magnificent mountain. 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 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. 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 Peak 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 Sake, then return to Osaka for a relaxing River Cruise. Stop at Osaka Castle for photos then wander through Kuromon Ichiba Market. Enjoy one last group dinner.

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 $

Departure Dates

2020:
22nd March – 5th April
Price from $7,380pp Land only – Air price TBC

3rd April – 17th April
Price from $7,380pp Land only | $8,680pp Air & Land

 

 


Inclusions

Deluxe accommodation with daily breakfast
Return international economy class airfares with full service airlines
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


Exclusions

Travel Insurance
Personal expenditures
Other meals
Japanese Visa (if applicable)
Land Only Package does not include transfers (available from $200 per person, subject to change).


Price Details

Please see pricing above for 2020 departure dates.


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