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Cherry Blossom Tour

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Cherry Blossom Tour

Enjoy the highlights of Japan during the stunning Sakura Cherry Blossom season

A 13 day tour that explores the very best of Japan’s culture and nature, during the popular cherry blossom season. Journey on the famous bullet train and sample the local specialities including fresh sushi and Hida Beef. Witness Mount Fuji, spend time in the cultural city of Kyoto and visit the beautiful Japanese Alps region. Other tour highlights include a visit to a wasabi farm and a sake brewery, as well as Himeji Castle, one of the most famous castles in Japan.

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Locations you will be visiting

  • Asakusa Tokyo

    Tokyo, Japan

    Discover the sights and traditions for Tokyo with this handy destination guide.

    2 Days

  • Mt Fuji Cherry Blossom japan

    Mt. Fuji, Japan

    Discover the sights and traditions for Mt. Fuji with this handy destination guide.

    1 Day

  • street Takayama- Jpan

    Takayama, Japan

    Discover the sights and traditions for Takayama with this handy destination guide.

    1 Days

  • walls garden kanazawa japan

    Kanazawa, Japan

    Discover the sights and traditions for Kanazawa with this handy destination guide.

    2 Days

  • Itsukushima Shrine Miyajima Hiroshima Japan

    Hiroshima and Miyajima, Japan

    Hiroshima, rebuilt after World War II, and stunning Miyajima island, are among the most visited spot...

    1 Day

  • Kinkakuji Temple The Golden Pavilion Kyoto japan

    Kyoto, Japan

    Discover the sights and traditions for Kyoto with this handy destination guide.

    2 Day

  • Osaka Castle Autumn Osaka Japan

    Osaka, Japan

    Discover the sights and traditions for Osaka with this handy destination guide.

    2 Days

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

Cherry Blossom Tour

13 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 Fly to Tokyo

Take a scheduled flight from your regional UK airport to Tokyo.

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Tokyo

On arrival, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel by shared shuttle bus. The rest of the day is at leisure.

DAY 3 Tokyo Sightseeing

This morning, after breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Tokyo. Visit Ueno Park, a great spot for cherry blossom, continue to Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple, the most widely visited spiritual site in the world, and Nakamise Shopping Street, for traditional street food and souvenirs by the temple. There is the opportunity for photos at the Imperial Palace, the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan, then continue to Shinjuku Gyoen Park, one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in the city. The last stop of the day will be the Tokyo Tower, for breathtaking views of this amazing city, at the prettiest time of year.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 4 Tokyo to Hakone and Mt Fuji

Leave the hotel after breakfast for your trip to Hakone by coach. Enjoy a short cruise on the stunning Lake Ashi, with its torii gate and wonderful scenic vistas, and continue to the thrilling Owakudani Ropeway, for remarkable views of iconic Mt. Fuji. Drive to Lake Kawaguchi area. View Mountain Fuji from this beautiful lake. Stay at Japanese Ryokan for over night.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 5 Drive to Takayama via Matsumoto

Drive you to Takayama. On the way, we will stop for photo at Matsumoto Castle (Outside Only). Matsumoto Castle, originally known as Fukashi Castle, is one of Japan’s premier historic castles, along with Himeji and Kumamoto. The building is also known as the “Crow Castle” due to its black exterior. It was the seat of Matsumoto Domain under the Edo Period Tokugawa shogunate. Stop en-route to visit the Daio Wasabi Farm, where you can see how this famous and tangy, Japanese ingredient is grown.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 6 Takayama to Kanazawa

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Takayama including visits to Takayama-Jinya, a former government office dating back to 1692, and the traditional wooden buildings in Kamisannomachi Street. Leave Takayame and drive to World Heritage listed Shirakawago, famous for the traditional Gasshou-zukuri farmhouses which are more than 250 years old. Drive to Kanazawa and overnight stay in Kanazawa.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 7 Kanazawa Tour

After breakfast, enjoy Kanazawa full day tour. Drive to explore the old Samurai district before admiring the Kenrokuen Garden. Visit the Kenrokuen Garden, a traditional Japanese garden. Kenrokuen is an old private garden. It is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. Explore Higashi-Chaya Street. Experience Tea Ceremony.  Overnight stay in Kanazawa.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 8 Kanazawa to Hiroshima

Your main luggage will be transferred from Kanazawa to Kyoto, so pack a small bag for your stay in Hiroshima. Catch a bullet train to Hiroshima. We recommend trying a bento box for your lunch on the train (own expense). On arrival visit the Peace Memorial Park and the Genbaku-dome (The Atomic Bomb Dome), which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, before checking into your hotel for an overnight stay

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Train
DAY 9 Miyajima to Kyoto

After breakfast leave the hotel for a ferry ride and sightseeing tour of Miyajima, to visit the Itsukushima Shrine. It is a picturesque sight where the mountains, sea and red shrine buildings blend in harmony. The entire island is designated as a historic site, and is one of the most beautiful places in Japan. After lunch, transfer to Kyoto by bullet train.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Train
DAY 10 Kyoto and Nara Day Tour

After breakfast leave the hotel for a sightseeing tour of Kyoto and Nara. Visit the Daibutsuden (Great Buddha Hall) at the Todai-ji Temple, one of the world’s largest wooden buildings and one of the best known temples in Japan, enshrining a gigantic bronze statue of Buddha. Next is Nara Deer Park where the deer roam freely, and you can feed or pet them (special food is sold in the park grounds). Return to Kyoto in the afternoon and the celebrated Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion), followed by Nijo Castle. Return to the hotel and enjoy an evening at your leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 11 Drive to Osaka

After breakfast, visit Kiyomizu Temple This will be followed by a stop at Maruyama Park, known for its Cherry Blossom. Continue to Gion, Kyoto’s most famous Geisha district and a popular nightspot where visitors can experience the authentic local life. Drive from Kyoto to Osaka.  On Arrival, you will visit Osaka Castle (outside only) for a photo opportunity and the Dotonbori area.  Check into your hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 12 Osaka and Himeji

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Himeji Castle, one of the most ancient and well-known castles in Japan. Continue to see Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, a suspension bridge that links Kobe to Awaji Island, and visit a Sake Brewery in the Nada District. There were three reasons for the development of Sake brewing in the 18th century that made the name of Nada known throughout Japan. One was the discovery of Miya-mizu, excellent water quality for making Sake; two, the production of high quality rice, an ingredient in Sake; and three, a convenient location for transportation by sea.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 13 Fly to UK

Day at leisure until your transfer to Kansai International Airport by airport shuttle bus. Fly to your regional airport in the UK.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

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Sample Accommodation

3★ Sunshine City Prince Hotel, Tokyo

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3★ Hotel Mifujien, Fuji

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3★ WAT Hotel & Spa, Takayama

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3★ Hotel Mystays Premier, Kanazawa

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ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima

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Almont Hotel Kyoto

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3★ Hotel Elsereine, Osaka

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Your holiday details
Departures and Prices 2022
Depart Return Days Price from Availability Reservation
Depart28/03/2022 Return09/04/2022 Day13 Depart£4,649 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart04/04/2022 Return16/04/2022 Day13 Depart£4,599 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation

Single supplement from £859
Land only from £3,649

(without international flights)

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 12 weeks before departure.

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What's included:
  • International flights
  • Accommodation on twin share basis
  • English speaking guides
  • Transfers
  • Bullet trains
  • Baggage transfers for one piece
  • Meals as specified
  • Airport taxes
  • Local tips
  • Personal spending
  • Travel insurance

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.

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