Cherry Blossom & Garden Tour

Breathe in the picturesque sight of Japan littered with Sakura blooms, as you make your way from Tokyo to Osaka. Take the northern route through historic Takayama and Kanazawa, full of tradition and architecture. This is a best selling tour for a reason!


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15 Days from $9,199 pp, twin share*

Tokyo | Mount Fuji | Takayama | Kanazawa | Kyoto | Hiroshima | Osaka 

Inclusions:

  • Return international economy class airfares with full service airlines (departing Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. Add $200 per person for flights departing Perth or Adelaide)
  • 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

Travel Dates: 02 April - 16 April 2022  
                         20 March - 03 April 2023
                         01 April - 15 April 2023




Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Australia 

Enjoy your overnight flight to Tokyo.


Day 2: 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 3: Tokyo 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4: Tokyo 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 5: Tokyo – Mount Fuji 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 6: Mount Fuji – Takayama 

Travel to the famous 5th Station of Mount Fuji, where you can 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Takayama 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 8: Takayama – Shirakawago – Kanazawa

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9: Kanazawa – Kyoto 

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 10: Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 11: Kyoto – Hiroshima 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 12: Hiroshima – Himeji – Osaka 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 13: Osaka – Kobe – Osaka 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 14: Depart Osaka 

After breakfast the day is free at your leisure until it is time to transfer to the Airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 15: Arrive Australia

Arrive home in Australia.


*Terms and Conditions: Price is correct as of 15 June 2022. Price changes may occur due to matters outside MW Tours control which increase the cost of the product or service. Such factors include adverse fuel surcharges, currency fluctuations, taxes and airfare increase. Block out dates may also apply. Some day touring may not be available on particular days due to religious or local laws. Subject to availability at time of booking. Valid on seat-in-vehicle departures only (not when booked with private vehicle). Strictly applies to twin share, adults only, no reduction on child rates. Contact your travel agent for more information. SUPPLIER: MW Tours