Experience Japans Cherry Blossoms

TOKYO, HAKONE, KAWAGUCHIKO, MT. FUJI, KYOTO & OSAKA

One of MW Tours most popular tours! The Garden tour takes you to Tokyo, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima and Osaka letting you discover Japan from all aspects. On this fabulous tour, you will explore some traditional Japanese gardens during the Cherry Blossom season, marvelling at this wonderful burst of nature, visiting some of the iconic historical sights of Japan and experience the authentic Japanese culture and world heritage. This is the most popular programme among all other Japanese tours and we guarantee you a memorable tour of a lifetime.

PRICE

$6,580* per person – Land only

INCLUSIONS

 

  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • Most of meals
  • Deluxe accommodation w/ buffet breakfast
  • All transportation, daily tours and admission fees
  • Bullet train tickets and luggage transport
  • Professional English speaking guides
  • Daily mineral water
  • A MW Tours travel wallet


ITINERARY

✦ DAY 1 Tokyo

Arrive Tokyo. After immigration and customs clearance, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to check in at Metropolitan Hotel or similar. Reminder of the day at leisure.

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✦ DAY 2 Tokyo Sightseeing

This morning, after breakfast, you leave the hotel for a sightseeing tour of Tokyo. Visit Happo – en to experience the Tea Ceremony and Imperial Palace Plaza and Bonsai Museum. Have lunch at a local restaurant followed by a drive through the National Diet Building and Tokyo Tree. Stop at Imperial Palace and double Bridge. Visit Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street. The legend has it that fisherman brothers discovered an  image of Kan’non (the goddess of mercy) in the Sumida River around 1370 years ago and they were inspired to enshrine it. Its symbol is a large red paper lantern that bears the word ‘Kaminari-mon’, or a thunder gate. Next enjoy a Sumida River Cruise, Enjoy the boat ride from Asakusa to Odaiba. The river was the most important waterway for the development to Tokyo. A Japanese style welcome dinner will be served tonight.

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✦ DAY 3 Tokyo
After breakfast, Free at your leisure and enjoy Tokyo at your own pace. You can try to hop on the advanced local train to Shinjuku or Gina area for shopping. Book an optional excursion to Nikko city
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✦ DAY 4 Tokyo – Hakone – Kawaguchiko

Visit Koishikawa Botanical Garden, a spacious botanical garden maintained by the University of Tokyo, featuring many tree and plant species, as well as a small Japanese landscape garden, particularly nice during the cherry blossom season. Afterwards travel to Hakone by coach. Visit the Peace Park, Owakutani Hot spring, have a cruise on Lake Ashi. We will be staying at hot spring resort tonight and you can enjoy complementary hot spring bath after dinner.

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✦ DAY 5

Kawaguchiko – Mt.Fuji – Takayam

Start your trip to Mt. Fuji. Climb up to the 5th station by coach, about 2300 meters above sea level. Visit the Visitor Centre and Green tea farm. Then proceed to Takayama for overnight stay.
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✦ DAY 6 Takayama

After breakfast, full day tour  in Takayama including visit to Takayama – Jinya, Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Kusakab Folkcraft Museum, Kamisannomachi Street. Overnight Takayama.

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✦ DAY 7  Takayama – Shirakawago – Kanazawa

Travel to world heritage listed Shirakawago, famous for the traditional gasshouzukuri farmhouse of more than 250 years old. Head to Kanazawa and visit Kenroku-en Garden and Kanazawa Museum, your tour also includes a visit to Samurai house and walking through the old district. Overnight in Kanazawa. 

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✦ DAY 8

Kanazawa – Kyoto 

Proceed to Kyoto, the Japan’s ancient capital, where you will visit Heian Jingu Shrine. It is the home of perhaps the world’s most authentic and exquisite Japanese Garden, as well as the celebrated Golden Pavilion. Afterwards enjoy the Kimono show at Nishinjin Showroom, Visit a promenade called Path of Philosophers. You can also try an optional Kimono-wearing experience and tour of Machiya Houses. After dinner enjoy a pleasant walk through the Gion Corner, a popular nightspot where tourists can experience the authentic local life. Check in Kyoto Tokyu hotel or similar for 2 nights stay. 

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✦ DAY 9

Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto 

After breakfast you will leave the hotel for a sightseeing tour of Kyoto and Nara. Visit Nijo Castle which was built in the early 17th century. Ninomaru-goten, renovated in 1626, is renowned as a priceless example of the architectural style of that period. Also visit the famous Kiyomizu Dera Temple. After lunch you will visit drive to Nara and visit Todoiji Temple, the Daibutsuden (Great Buddha Hall), which is one of the world’s largest wooden buildings and one of the best known temples in Japan. It enshrines a gigantic bronze statue of Buddha. Next you will visit a deer park where the deer roam freely, lending a pastoral atmosphere to the park. Visitors may feed or pat them (special food is sold in the park grounds). Back to Kyoto in the afternoon and enjoy your free time in this ancient capital city!

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✦ DAY 10

Kyoto – Hiroshima

After breakfast and baggage collection (your baggage will be shipped separately to your hotel in Osaka on day 11, Please prepare your overnight bags tonight) Depart Kyoto on JR Bullet Train Nozomin and arrive at Hiroshima in less than 2 hours. On arrival you will visit Mi- yajima and the Itsukushima Shrine with a ferry ride. Miyajima Island is the popular name of Itsuku-shima Island situated in Miyajima Town south-western Hiroshima. It is a scenic sight in which the mountains, sea and red shrine buildings blend in harmony, and the entire island is designated as a historic site. It is one of the three most beautiful sites in Japan, along with Matsushima in Miyagi and Ama-no-hashidate in Kyoto. After dinner, check in at Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima or similar for overnight stay.

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✦ DAY 11

Miyajima – Osaka

After breakfast visit Peace Memorial Park. The Genbaku-dome (The Atomic Bomb Dome) is the symbol of Hiroshima, the city that advocates peace in the world. It is located in Hiroshima and faces Hiroshima Bay in the Seto Inland Sea. It was originally the Hiroshima Industrial Promotion Hall built in 1915. While all structures vanished in the atomic bomb explosion, only this building mi- raculously remained standing. It was 6 August 1945 when the rst atomic bomb in history was dropped on Hiroshima. Transfer to Osaka by bullet train. On Arrival, you will visit Osaka Castle (photo stop) and Shinzaibashi area, one of Osaka’s major downtown areas. You may wander down Dotonbori, and sample local delicacies before checking into Granvia Osaka or similar for 2 nights stay.

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✦ DAY 12

Osaka – Hemeiji – Kobe – Osaka

After breakfast we leave for Hemieji Castle which is one of the ancient and famous castles in Japan. After lunch transfer to Kobe. Visit the Old Sake Breweries Museum. The Nada area has many breweries. 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, in ingredient in Sake; and three, a convenient location for transportation by sea. Lunch today will be at a local restaurant. Next you will wonder along the Kobe portside and enjoy shopping in China Town- Moto-machi,a lively town perfect for shopping, gourmet food and nightspots in the centre of Kobe. Under Kobe Station is a maze of shopping streets and, above ground, a big shopping arcade. A unique event is the Shunsetsu-matsuri Festival at Nankin-machi that celebrates Chinese New Year at the end of January or in early February. Nankin-machi has many Asian shops and Asian restaurants. Enjoy your farewell dinner before transfer back to your hotel.

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TRAVEL DATES

This incredible tour of Japan’s Cherry Blossoms and Gardens departs on March 25, 2018.


OFFER VALIDITY

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Safe travels from Travel Partners Australia ✈️

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Terms & conditions: *Prices are per person, twin share, and include flights where indicated in the price. Valid for new bookings made before March 24, 2018, unless sold out prior. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised price.A non-refundable $400 deposit per person is required at the time of booking. Balance of payment must be received no later than 60 days prior to departure. A passport with a minimum of six months validity is require to travel on this tour. General: Prices correct from publication but is subject to change at the discretion of the tour operator and may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. All offers and prices are subject to availability and can change without notice. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Cancellation and change fees will apply. Booking may be subject to compulsory credit card fees and service charges. Other conditions apply. Travel Partners Australia reserve the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. ff681d

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