🌸Japan Cherry Blossoms🌸
Explore Japan and it’s iconic Cherry Blossoms over 11 incredible days, visiting all of the best spots along the way. Start in Tokyo, one of the most vibrant cities on the planet, hitting the most popular tourist hot spots and sightseeing locations. Then, head to the iconic Mt Fuji and Hakone area. Later, visit Kyoto and Nara, exploring its rich history, including Hiroshima and significant temples and shrines.
Enjoy a stress free holiday from start to finish.
Escorted by Judi Madden, who has been in the travel industry for over 20 years.
ONE DATE ONLY — 31 MARCH 2019.
- DURATION 11 DAYS
- TYPE Small Group Escorted Tour
- OPERATES 31 March 2019
- DEPARTS Australia
Day One Depart Australia
Depart Australia to fly to Japan with Singapore Airlines.
Day Two Arrive in Tokyo
On arrival at Haneda Airport, after immigration and customs formalities, you will be welcomed by our English speaking guide.
You will be transferred to your hotel in Tokyo. After checking in, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Welcome dinner will be served at a local restaurant.
Note: Hotel check in at 2pm.
Day Three Tokyo City Tour
Today, enjoy a full day tour of Tokyo city, with an English-speaking guide and private coach.
Tsukiji Outer Market, Imperial Palace, Edo Tokyo Museum, Ueno Park (famous cherry blossom spot), Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nakamise shopping street.
Day Four Mt Fuji & Hakone
Experience a full day tour of Mt Fuji by chartered mini bus. You will visit Mt. Fuji 5th Station, which is the most popular sightseeing spot with the best views. Also visit Itchiku Kubota Museum, a Kimono museum.
After lunch, enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi, and take a ride on Hakone Ropeway. Then visit Owakudani Valley.
Day Five Tokyo
Enjoy a free day at your leisure in Tokyo.
Day Six Tokyo to Osaka
Today, we take a bullet train from Shinagawa Station (Tokyo), to Shin-Osaka Station (Osaka).
Upon arrival at Shin-Osaka Station, move to a hotel in Osaka bu public transport with an English speaking assistant. Your luggage will be delivered to your hotel in Osaka by courier service.
After checking in to your hotel, enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Note: Hotel check in at 2pm.
Day Seven Osaka & Nara
After breakfast, head to Nara by private coach to visit the Todai-ji Temple, one of the great Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, which is known for its Great Buddha Hall. Then, visit the Nara Deer Park, before visiting the Kasuga-Taisha Shrine.
In Osaka, visit the Osaka Castle and Dotonbori Area.
Day Eight Kyoto
Today, enjoy a full day tour of Kyoto by private coach. See the Ryanji Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Kiyomizudera Temple and Gion Area.
Day Nine Osaka & Hiroshima
Begin the day with a bullet train ride from Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima. On arrival in Hiroshima, enjoy excursions on a private coach with an English speaking guide. See the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum, and the Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima.
Return to Osaka via bullet train.
Day Ten Osaka Departure
Met by English speaking assistant at the hotel lobby, then transfer by Airport Limousine Bus from Osaka Station to Kansai International Airport.
(B, Inflight Meals)
Day Eleven Arrive back in Australia
Arrive back in Australia.