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Essence of Spring 7 Days

Highlights of Japan

Tour through the major cities of Japan while sakura, or cherry blossoms, bloom brightly and briefly, adding an incredible pink and white backdrop to some of Japan's most beautiful cities and landmarks. During our Essence of Spring tour from Tokyo, enjoy a magical journey to the top attractions in Japan, unique cultural experiences, and an exciting holiday during Japan's most beautiful season!

Tour Details

Information

Price: Adult (age 12+)
USD 3,498
Duration: 6 nights 7 Days
Tour Start: Tokyo
Tour End: Kyoto or Osaka
Departure Date:
2020
17 Mar, 21 Mar, 27 Mar, 31 Mar, 12 Apr, 20 Apr
Route:
  • Tokyo
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Hakone
  • Nara
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
Includes:
  • 5 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs
  • Daily Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, and 2 Dinner
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Admission Fees, Tax & Gratuities at all included Destinations
  • Bullet train ride, Tea Ceremony, and other Japanese activities
  • Full time service of licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Handbook and Tour Goods Package
  • Free Wi-Fi in Bus & Most hotels
Exclusions :
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Excursions

Schedule

Day 1
Arrival Tokyo
Narita Int'l Airport (NRT) or Haneda Int'l Airport (HND) - Itami 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)
Hotel : Tokyo
Day 2
(Meals : B)
Leisure-Free Tokyo
All Day :Free at your leisure
Kamakura Buddha Nikko Toshogu Tokyo Skytree FujiQ Highland
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) or 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)
Hotel : Tokyo
Day 3
(Meals : B/L)
Tokyo | Cherry Blossoms Sightseeing
Morning : Fukagawa Fudo Temple & Fire Ritual / Tsukiji Fish Market / Asakusa / Sensoji Temple
Afternoon : Teppan-Yaki / Harajuku / Shibuya Scramble Crossing / Shibuya Hachiko
Evening : Hotel
Fukagawa Edo Museum Sensoji Temple Meiji Shrine  Shibuya Crossing
Today will be devoted to exploring the multi-cultural spots of Tokyo. Our tour will first start in Tokyo's Koto-ward to explore visit the inconspicuous Fukagawa Fudo Temple. Unlike other temples in Tokyo, Fukagawa Fudo hosts daily fire-burning rituals which your tour group plans to join. Refresh your mind and your spirit while the thunderous sounds of taiko drums and the burning of the goma-taki revitalizes your soul. The temple grounds is also home to a few can't miss attractions, including a massive collection of crystal figures and a mystifying tribute to Shikoku's 88 Temple Pilgrimage. From there, it's off to the Tsukiji Fish Market, former home of the world-famous tuna auction. Browse through the freshest flavors at this market that serves over thousands of businesses and local families daily as your Japan tour explores the wonderful sights and attractions of Tokyo!

We will then delve in the old town district of Asakusa for some gift shopping at the Nakamise area. We will also be visiting the Sensoji Temple, one of Tokyo's most popular temples. This is the perfect place to appreciate Japanese culture and take some spectacular shots of the famous shopping district. Enjoy Japanese arts and traditional snacks with your tour group through this can't miss Tokyo temple. For lunch, we will enjoy authentic Teppan-Yaki meal before we head to Harajuku to do some shopping and to admire the scenery. Enjoy shopping in the trendy districts home to the world-renowned Harajuku Fashion, or visit one of the local restaurants and sample Harajuku Crepes or other extra kawaii Tokyo treats!

Returning to our hotel, the tour bus will be passing by the famous Shibuya Crosswalk to be part of the thousands who cross daily. This crosswalk gathers as much foot traffic as New York City, and crossing is an experience unlike any other. While here, our Tokyo tour will also see the Hachiko Statue close to the station. The statue is based on the story of Hachiko, the dog who would come back to the station every day to see his owner. This Tokyo spot is a popular meet-up area for couples and friends when at Shibuya Station. Anime fans have probably seen this famous statue featured in some of their favorite anime & manga works. We then return to the hotel.

Hotel : Tokyo
Day 4
(Meals : B/L/D)
Mt.Fuji & Hakone
Morning : Mt. Fuji / [Hakone] Hakone Shrine
Afternoon : Owakudani Valley / Hakone Ropeway
Evening : Hotel
Fuji-san World Heritage Centre Owakudani Valley Lake Ashi Cruise Hakone Ropeway
Our Japan tour is spent exploring the beauty in the hot-springs town of Hakone. We begin our cherry blossom tour with a visit to Mt. Fuji's 5th Station to enjoy the beauty of the mountain. Take photos of the mountain's peak and instantly upload them to Instagram and Facebook for all your friends to see thanks to your tour bus's complimentary Wifi. We will also have plenty of chances to see Mt. Fuji during your vacation while we explore Hakone. Before making our way to the next destination, we will stop for Hoto, a Japanese noodle dish native to the Yamanashi area. A hybrid of miso soup and flat udon noodles, this local Japanese specialty is a must for any tourist in Mt. Fuji.

After our time in the village, enjoy a rope-way to Owakudani. Owakudani is an active volcanic crater still steaming from its last eruption some 3,000 years ago. During your vacation, get a taste of the local Japanese food, Owakudani black eggs cooked in the steaming volcanic craters by Mt. Fuji. There's an old Japanese tradition that says eating one of these eggs will add eight years to your life! Following up your cherry blossom tour's adventures in Owakudani, we will also explore the picturesque Hakone Shrine. Standing at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi, this beautiful shrine sits peacefully among the tall trees in Hakone. Looking like a picture from a book of classic Japanese scenery, Hakone Shrine is a beautiful stop before our tour makes our way to the hotel.

Your cherry blossom tour would not be complete without a long relaxing soak in an onsen (Japanese hot springs) to rejuvenate you for tomorrow’s adventure. Relax in the soothing waters meant to revitalize your spirit, and be sure to don your Yukata (informal, linen Kimono) provided at the tour's hotel. The onsen is located in a traditional Japanese ryokan (Japanese style hotel) which includes a delicious traditional Japanese meal known as Kaiseki Ryori!

Hotel : Hakone
Day 5
(Meals : B/L)
Nara & Kyoto
Morning : Bullet Train
Afternoon : [Kyoto] Kaiten Sushi / Sake Museum / [Nara] Todaiji Temple / Deer Park
Evening : Hotel
Todaiji Temple Nara Deer Park Ninenzaka Kinkakuji Temple
Our cherry blossom tour begins with a bullet train ride to Kyoto. The bullet train is the fastest way to travel on land and is considered an essential way to experience Japanese culture. Enjoy riding to Kyoto in comfort and speed, and be sure to take some photos of the gorgeous scenery during your ride. After we arrive in Kyoto, our tour will be stopping for a kaiten sushi lunch during your cherry blossom tour. Sometimes called sushi trains or conveyor belt sushi, kaiten sushi is a great way for tourists to pick and try their favorite rolls and nigiri sushi while giving new flavors a shot during their vacation. Most kaiten sushi restaurants also offer other options, like kaarage (Japanese fried chicken), edamame (Japanese green beans), and noodles! After our sushi lunch, your Japan tour will head to a sake museum to learn more about the history of Japan's national drink. The waters of Kyoto are said to be perfect to produce high-quality Japanese sake.

After our time at the sake museum, our cherry blossom Japan tour is off to Nara to explore Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the Guinness World Record as the largest wooden building. While Todaiji's size is impressive, the true treasure awaits inside. Resting peacefully in the beautiful Japanese temple is the largest Buddha statue in Japan. Snap photos of these record-holding attractions to share with friends back home via Instagram or Facebook, or head over next door to Nara Deer Park. Considered a must in Nara, the Deer Park is home to numerous deer that roam freely on the grounds. The internationally-known deer are rather friendly, and will bow to tourists for a treat. Just be careful not to get chased by the deer during your vacation. We then return to the hotel.

Hotel : Kyoto
Day 6
(Meals : B/D)
Full Day Kyoto
Morning : Golden Pavilion / Arashiyama / Rickshaw Ride
Afternoon : Kyoto Handcraft Centre / Ninenzaka / Tea Ceremony / Fushimi Inari Shrine / Maiko Dining Experience
Evening : Hotel
Nijo Castle Fushimi Inari Shrine Gion Bullet Train
Our cherry blossom tour begins today with a visit to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a Japan must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in breath-taking gold leaf. The reflection of the golden temple on the lake adds to the stunning sight, and is a can't miss destination during your vacation. After our time at the Golden Pavilion, it's off to Kyoto's charming Arashiyama to walk through the Bamboo Groove Forest. The morning's sunlight passing through the bamboo makes for a perfect morning sight during your vacation. We will also enjoy a spirited rickshaw ride through Arashiyama. Guests can enjoy seeing many of the traditional-style shops and temples during the ride. Following our time in Arashiyama, our tour will head to the Kyoto Handicraft Center for some souvenir craft shopping. Find incredible, traditional Kyoto goods and Japanese arts at this dedicated center for craft arts.

After shopping, our tour heads out to the ancient street of Ninenzaka. This rustic shopping street hasn't changed since the Edo Period, making it a perfect backdrop for vacation photos or to enjoy Japanese traditional architecture. Keeping with the traditional feel, your Japan tour includs a tea-ceremony to help you relax and enjoy authentic Japanese culture. After our tea ceremony, we travel to Fushimi Inari Shrine, one of Kyoto's many can't miss destinations that features hundreds of red tori gates. The path is perfect for photos or just to calm your mind. After we take our pictures, enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a Maiko Dinner. While it isincredibly difficult to arrange a meeting with a geisha in Japan without proper referral or recommendations, Japan Deluxe Tours knows authentic, cultural experiences are what make a vacation memorable. Therefore, we set up an authentic Maiko dinner during your cherry blossom Japan tour to enjoy the treasures of Kyoto. Maiko are apprentice Geisha's and the dinner is a great chance to take pictures and learn more about Kyoto's traditional culture. We then proceed to the hotel.

Hotel : Kyoto
Day 7
(Meals : B)
Departure Osaka
Departure Osaka / Your home town or enjoy your extended stay.
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 downtown hotel in Osaka to KIX Airport - about 70 mins (Bus)
From downtown hotel in Osaka to ITM Airport - about 30 mins (Bus)
Hotel : N/A

Hotel

5 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs.
New Akao Resort New Akao Resort Room New Akao Resort Bath
※ Example images, actual hotels may vary.
DayCityHotel NameHotel Type
1-2 Tokyo Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
3 Hakone Yumoto Fujiya Hotel or similar Hotel (Japanese-style Room)
4-6 Kyoto Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)

Condition

Tour Operator:
Travel Oriented Inc T/A Japan Deluxe Tour
Participants :
1-30 (The maximum number of participants will not exceed 30 people during your Japan tour.)
Single Supplement:
USD 750
Hotels :
5 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs. All accommodation have been tested and carefully selected so you will enjoy the comfortable rooms and quality amenities. Accommodation listed above may change to the similar class hotels without prior notice.
Meal:
6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinner
Tour Guide :
A tour guide will accompany the group throughout travelling with you from destination to destination. The tour guide is a professional guide, living and working in Japan, and will be abele to give personal insights about Japanese culture and society.
Admission Fees:
All admission fees are included on itinerary.
Transportation :
All motor coaches come equipped with air-conditioning, plenty of space, comfortable seats, and Wi-Fi. This tour includes a bullet train ride experience.
Luggage:
We request one suitcase, plus one carry-on bag per person. The tote bag we provide can be used to hold any small merchandise/souvenirs purchased during your tour. When you check out, bring your luggage to the lobby and the bus driver will assist in loading it onto the bus. When you arrive at the next hotel, the bus driver will unload your luggage for you to bring to your room. You will be travelling with your luggage except during the bullet train ride.
International Flight:
We offer the option of purchasing air inclusive tour packages, or land only tour packages, giving our customers the freedom to source their own flights. However, we are always more than happy to arrange your flights.
Extra Night:
We suggest an extra night at the start of the tour or after the tour. If you would like to explore Japan further after the tour is over. Please let us know if this would interest you.
Remarks:
  • Package prices are per person, based on double occupancy (2 people sharing 1 room. Surcharge will be added to the basic fare for a single room or triple occupancy discount)
  • Itinerary and hotels are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refund will be owed for any changes or cancellations if the tour still occurs.
  • Complimentary airport/hotel transfers are for designated airports only, on the designated tour arrival/departure date only.
  • Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please make a note that your bus and tour guide may be changed once other groups join the tour.
  • Package price is based on US Dollar. The price will be frequently changed according to daily exchange rate.
  • This tour includes 1.5-2 hours of walking on sightseeing days. Tour Participants are expected to be of moderate fitness, keep up with the pace of the group, and can climb stairs with no difficulty.
  • Please read our terms and conditions carefully before you make a reservation.

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  • c/o Books Kinokuniya,
    Level 2 The Galeries,
    500 George Street, Sydney,
    New South Wales, Australia, 2000
  • Mon-Fri: 10:00 - 18:00
    Sat: 12:00 - 16:00
    Sun, Public Holiday: close

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