• Japan Cherry Blossom with Hiroshima

  • 8 nights 9 days

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Japan Package - Japan Cherry Blossom with Hiroshima Sakura, or Japanese cherry blossom, marks that spring has arrived melting the snowy barren terrain and bringing new life. Feel the fresh air of flowers blooming in favorite spots like Tokyo, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Miyajima.

Starting our Japan Cherry Blossom Tours with Hiroshima from the buzzing city of Tokyo, we will make stops at Japan's must-see spots including the Imperial Palace, the old town Asakusa district, and the famous Shibuya Crossing, the world's busiest intersection. From Tokyo the tour will head to Hakone to get a glimpse of the iconic Mt. Fuji and for a true Japanese experience in the hot springs of Atami. Then a quick ride on the bullet train will take us to Nara and Kyoto to visit some of Japan's top destinations such as the gorgeous Golden Pavilion, endless vermillion torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine, and our deer friends at Nara Deer Park. All the while we will also experience Japanese green tea ceremony and sake tasting for a deeper connection with Japanese culture. Heading east we will make our way to Hiroshima where sakura breathe new life to the skeletal remains of the A-Bomb Dome marking peace over the horrors of war of the past. You can also extend your vacation before / after this tour in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hiroshima.

Price : USD3,198 (Per person twin share)
Tour Start : Tokyo Tour End : Hiroshima
Duration : 8 nights 9 days Departure Date : See below
Hotels : 7 nights Western & 1 night Japanese-style hotel
Meals : 15 meals (8 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 2 dinners)
Route : Tokyo ⇒ Mt. Fuji ⇒ Hakone ⇒ Shizuoka ⇒ Kyoto ⇒ Nara ⇒ Osaka ⇒ Himeji ⇒ Hiroshima

Tour Start Date 2018 :

March 19, 24, 31
April 12, 17

Accommodation :

CityHotel NameRoom Type / Overview
[Day 1-3] Tokyo Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar

Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu1 Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu2

Western-style Room /
Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba is the perfect place to stay whether your trip is for business or leisure. The five-star hotel is equip with an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, restaurants, bars, a gym, etc. Located at Odaiba, the hotel offers amazing views of Tokyo waterfront and the Rainbow Bridge. Enjoy the serene and eye catching scenery and entertainment in the area. Joypolis Amusement Park, Diver Aqua City Mall, and Fuji TV Tower are all located near the hotel.
Near by : Shopping mall and Amusement facility, AQUA CITY ODAIBA, Gundam Front Tokyo, Oedo Onsen Monogatari
[Day 3] Shizuoka Hamanako Royal Hotel or similar

Hamanako Royal Hotel1 Hamanako Royal Hotel2

Japanese-style Room /
Hamanako Royal Hotel offers a great variety of entertainment and facilities. The hotel includes garden pool, outdoor/ indoor hot springs, launder-mat, vending machine corner, restaurants, bar, spa, karaoke room, and banquet halls. Located next to Lake Hamana, it is ideal vacation getaway to enjoy the tranquility of a resort spa.
Near by : Hamamatsu Musical Instrument Museum in 30 mins by Taxi
[Day 5-6] Kyoto Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel1 Kyoto Tokyu Hotel2

Western-style Room /
Kyoto New Miyako Hotel is in the heart of the city. Directly across from Kyoto Station, it's easy access to other location in Kyoto and Japan. The hotel has great dining options and unique boutiques. Nearby the hotel is the Nishiki Market and Ryozen Museum of History.
Near by : Nishiki Market in 10 minutes by taxi
[Day 7-8] Hiroshima Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima or similar

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima1 Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima2

Western-style Room /
Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima is located in the heart of Hiroshima's Downtown. The Hotel offers beautiful view of Hiroshima City. Hotel offers many modern facilities and services like the gym, hot springs, and spa (these are extra charges). Many famous sight see spots are within walking distance such as Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Atomic Bomb Dome.
Near by : Hiroshima Peace Park in 10 mins by walk, Mazda Museum in 10 mins by car

Tour Itinerary :

DayEvent / VisitHighlight
1 Arrival Tokyo / Narita Int'l Airport or Haneda Int'l Airport

Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour handbook for more information. Rest at the hotel and be ready to start your exciting tour tomorrow.

Information

From Narita Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 90 mins (Bus)
From Haneda Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 30 mins (Bus)

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Meals : Breakfast : X / Lunch : X / Dinner : X
Hotel : Tokyo
2 Whole day, free at leisure in Tokyo
We have cleared up the day for you to explore and enjoy Japan as you wish. You can either 1) enjoy the entire day as you wish, 2) visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Sanrio Puroland, 3) join a tour from Harajuku to Akihabara, 4) Join a culture tour, or 5) go on a private-guided tour through Nikko or Kamakura For those who wish to visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Sanrio Puroland, your tour guide will be happy to explain directions. (Not all fees included for additional tour options. Please contact us in advanced for this service)
Tokyo
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : X / Dinner : X
Hotel : Tokyo
3 Full Day Tokyo

Morning - [Tokyo] Edo Tokyo Museum / Asakusa
Afternoon - Meiji Shrine / Shibuya Scrumble Crossing / Tokyo Tower
Evening - Hotel

Our day starts off in the Edo Tokyo Museum where you can get acquainted with the history of Tokyo. We proceed to Asakusa, the old town district of Asakusa – shop around the Nakamise Shopping area and pray at the Sensoji Temple. The tour will also stop by the famous Meiji Shrine located in Shibuya. While in Shibuya, we will explore Shibuya Crossing, one of the bussiest intersections in the world. We close off our day with a visit to Tokyo Tower, Japan's former largest tower before Skytree was built.
Tokyo - Sensoji Temple Tokyo - Senshoji Kaminari Gate Tokyo - Meiji Shrine Tokyo - Tokyo Tower
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : O / Dinner : O
Hotel : Tokyo
4 Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone - Shizuoka

Morning - Open-Air Museum
Afternoon - [Hakone] Owakudani Valley / Hakone Ropeway / Lake Ashi Cruise
Evening - Hotel

Our day starts with a visit to the Open-Air Museum. Its spectacular grounds are the permanent home for approximately 120 works by well-known modern and contemporary sculptors. It also has five exhibition halls including the Picasso Pavilion, as well as pieces where children can play, a foot-bath fed by natural hot-springs, and a variety of other facilities where our visitors can relax and enjoy the splendor of art in nature. We will then continue our Japan journey to Hakone. There, we will stop at Owakudani Valley, where they serve eggs said to add years to your life. Then, A relaxing cruise on Lake Ashi, where you can also get some stunning shots of Mt. Fuji. Before heading to the Mt. Fuji visitor's center, enjoy a ride on the Hakone Ropeway. Our Japan Cherry Blossom Tour package would not be complete without a long relaxing soak in the onsen, hot spring, to rejuvenate you for tomorrow's adventure. Yukata, a Japanese robe, will be provided for you. The onsen is located in our own ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, which includes a traditional Japanese cuisine.
Hakone - Hakone Open Air Museum Sakura - Mt. Fuji Hakone - Owakudani Valley Hakone - Lake Ashi Cruises
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : O / Dinner : O
Hotel : Shizuoka
5 Shizuoka - Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto

Morning - [Kyoto] Golden Pavilion / Fushimi Inari Shrine / Tea Ceremony
Afternoon - [Nara] Todaiji Temple / Deer Park
Evening - [Kyoto] Gion Geisha District / Hotel

We will first head to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a Japan's must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. The reflection of the golden temple on the lake adds to the stunning sight. Our next stop is the Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of red torii gates that lead to the sacred Mt. Inari. Fushimi Inari Shrine is often rated Japan's No.1 destination by tourists and produces gorgeous pictures. We then proceed to Nara to Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guinness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the largest Buddha statue in Japan. Just outside the temple is the Nara Deer Park, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam around freely. The deer here at the park are known to be friendly and may even bow at you for a little treat. Before ending our day, we will spend some time at the Gion-Geisha District. This is the perfect chance to see a traditional Geisha walking down the streets of Kyoto in stunning Kimonos.
Kyoto - Golden Pavilion Kyoto - Fushimi-inari-taisha Shrine1 Nara - the Great Buddha Nara - Deer Park
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : O / Dinner : X
Hotel : Kyoto
6 Kyoto

Morning - [Kyoto] Kiyomizu Temple / Nijo Castle
Afternoon - Arashiyama
Evening - Hotel

Today we spend more time sightseeing in Kyoto. We start our day at Kiyomizu Temple, famous for one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Kyoto. We move on to Nijo Castle and after, to see the beautiful bamboo of Arashiyama. Our evening includes an optional Maiko show at the Gion Corner.
Kyoto - Kiyomizu Temple Kyoto - Nijo Castle Kyoto - Sagano
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : X / Dinner : X
Hotel : Kyoto
7 Kyoto - Osaka - Himeji - Hiroshima

Morning - [Osaka] Cup Noodles Museum
Afternoon - [Himeji] Himeji Castle
Evening - Hotel

We will begin today by heading to Cup Noodles Museum in Osaka. Cup Noodles Museum is an interactive museum where you can learn about the history of cup noodles and even make your own original cup noodle. Next our tour bus will make a stop at Himeji-jo, or Himeji Castle. Himeji-jo is a UNESCO distinguished site, representing Japanese castle architecture at its highest with almost all of the castle structure still intact from its original construction in the early 1,600's, having survived all wars, earthquakes and natural disasters.
Osaka - Cup Noodles Museum Himeji - Himeji Castle
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : O / Dinner : X
Hotel : Hiroshima
8 Full Day Hiroshima

Morning - Peace Memorial Park / A-Bomb Dome
Afternoon - Miyajima / Itsukushima Shrine / Hiroshima City Sightseeing
Evening - Hotel

We will spend today exploring the city of Hiroshima. First we will visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Stroll along the park to see famous attractions like that of Sadako's statue and the freedom bell. One of the main highlights here in Hiroshima is the A-Bomb Dome, the only surviving building from the aftermath, and the Peace Park Memorial where you can see and read about the relic of the war. The A-Bomb Dome has been preserved to be a reminder of the tragedy for future generations and to symbolize its wishes for everlasting peace. In the afternoon our Japan Cherry Blossom Tour will head to Miyajima, an island south of Hiroshima known for its Itsukushima Shrine, or floating torii gate. During high tide, the torii gate looks as though it is floating in water, creating a unique sight, considered one of Japan's three most beautiful sights. Miyajima is also known for its momiji manju (maple leaf shaped cake with red beans) and oysters which you can enjoy during your time on the island. The rest of the day will be spent touring the city with your Japan tour guide who will show you all the best places Hiroshima has to offer.
Hiroshima - Hiroshima Peace Park Hiroshima - Sadako's statue Hiroshima - A-bomb dome Hiroshima - Itsukushima-jinja Shrine1 Hiroshima - Itsukushima-jinja Shrine2
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : O / Dinner : X
Hotel : Hiroshima
9 Departure Hiroshima

Your pleasant and memorable Japan tour ends today. The tour will disband after breakfast.

Fly home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan.

Information

From Hiroshima Station to Hiroshima Airport (HIJ) - about 45 mins (Bus)

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Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : X / Dinner : X
Hotel : N/A

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