Essence of Spring | Hiroshima (9 Days)

Essence of Spring | Hiroshima

Sakura, or cherry blossoms, marks that spring has arrived bringing new life to Japan. Feel the fresh air of sakura blooming in popular spots of Japan during our Essence of Spring | Hiroshima Japan Tour package this spring. Experience Japan during the most beautiful season, while cherry blossoms float in the background of every destination!

Package Details

Information

Price : Adult (age 12+)

USD 3,698

Duration : 8 nights 9 Days
Tour Start : Tokyo
Tour End : Hiroshima
Departure Date :
2019
26 Mar, 29 Mar, 14 Apr
Route :
  • Tokyo
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Hakone
  • Atami
  • Nara
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Himeji
  • Hiroshima
Includes :
  • 7 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs
  • Daily Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, and 2 Dinners
  • 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)

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 : Breakfast)

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) join a Japanese Cherry Blossom Walking Tour, 4) 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 : Breakfast / Lunch)

Full Day Tokyo

Morning : Fukagawa Edo Museum / Kiyosumi Garden / Asakusa / Tsukiji Fish Market (Lunch)

Afternoon : Harajuku / Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Evening : Shibuya Hachiko / 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 stop by the Fukagawa Edo Museum where you can get acquainted with the history of Tokyo. This charming museum is designed to replicate what life looked like during the old days of Edo. Walk through the city and enjoy walking into houses that recreate life during the period. We will also visit the Kiyosumi Garden located nearby. Enjoy a peaceful stroll through a Japanese garden, and be sure to take a picture of the tea house on the waters. 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 Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate).

For lunch, enjoy sushi with fish provided by the Tsukiji Fish Market, the famous fish market that provides freshest ingredients for thousands of families and businesses alike. Following our time at the market, the tour will probe the stores at Harajuku, the unofficial fashion capital of Japan that offers the latest pop culture and fashion. Experience the chaos and beauty that is Takeshita Dori, the place to go for fashion and crepes. Before leaving Takeshita Dori, walk along Omotesando street, a popular shopping destination lined with trendy cafe's in between. Returning to our hotel, the tour bus will be passing by the famous Shibuya Crosswalk to be part of the thousands who cross daily, and to 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.

* Tsukiji Fish Market is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. In the Event it is closed, we will skip this stop

Hotel : Tokyo

Day 4

(Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Mt. Fuji & Hakone

Morning : [Lake Kawaguchi] Saiko Iyashi no Sato NEBA

Afternoon : [Hakone] Owakudani Valley / Hakone Ropeway

Evening : [Atami] Hotel

Fuji-san World Heritage Centre Owakudani Valley Lake Ashi Cruise Hakone Ropeway
Our morning begins with a visit to the Iyashi no Sato, a traditional craft open-air museum reconstructed from the village's thatched roofed houses. Each house features a different exhibit, workshop, or cafe, including some cooking lessons.

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 dish is truly a local Japanese specialty. We will continue our journey to Hakone after our time in Tokyo.

Enjoy a ropeway to Owakudani, an active volcanic crater still steaming from its last eruption some 3,000 years ago. There you will get a taste of the local Japanese food, the black egg, cooked in one of the craters. It's said eating one of these eggs will add years to your life!

This Japan tour 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 meal known as Kaiseki Ryori!

Hotel : Atami

Day 5

(Meals : Breakfast / Lunch)

Nara & Kyoto

Morning : Bullet Train

Afternoon : [Kyoto] Gekkeikan Sake Museum / Fushimi Inari Shrine / [Nara] Todaiji Temple / Deer Park

Evening : [Kyoto] Hotel

Bullet Train Todaiji Temple Nara Deer Park Gion
Our day begins with a bullet train ride to Kyoto. The bullet train is the fastest way to travel on land and is considered an essential Japanese experience. Enjoy riding to Kyoto in comfort and speed, and be sure to take some photos of the scenery during your ride.

We will stop at a sake museum for some sampling and to learn the history of Japan's national drink. We will then head 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.

Once we get all our photos done, it's off 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. We then return to the hotel.

Hotel : Kyoto

Day 6

(Meals : Breakfast / Lunch)

Full Day Kyoto

Morning : Arashiyama / Rickshaw Ride / Golden Pavilion

Afternoon : Nishijin Kimono Show / Tea Ceremony / Gion-Geisha District

Evening : Hotel

Nijo Castle Ninenzaka Fushimi Inari Shrine Kinkakuji Temple

Our day begins with a visit to Arashiyama to walk through the Bamboo Groove Forest. The morning's sunlight passing through the bamboo makes for a perfect morning sight. 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, we will 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.

To avoid getting too repetitive with the temples and shrines, we include a visit to the Nishijin Textile Centre for a stunning kimono show! Keeping with the traditional feel, we included a tea-ceremony to help you relax before going back to the hotel.

In the evening, we will head to the Gion Geisha District, Japan's most famous geisha district. This area is filled with shops, restaurants, and tea houses and the area in Japan that you are most likely to run into real geisha and maiko on their way to perform at the Gion Geisha Centre.

Hotel : Kyoto

Day 7

(Meals : Breakfast / Dinner)

Osaka & Himeji

Morning : [Osaka] Kuromon Ichiba Market / Dotonbori

Afternoon : [Hyogo] Himeji Castle / [Hiroshima] Hiroshima Okonomiyaki (Dinner)

Evening : Hotel

Dotonbori Kuromon Ichiba Marcket Himeji Castle Hiroshima Okonomiyaki
We will begin today by heading to the Kuromon Ichiban Market in Osaka. This is the same market professional chefs in Osaka use to purchase new equipment for their kitchens. You can also find fresh produce and sample some of the flavors unique to this part of Japan.

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 1600's, having survived all wars, earthquakes and natural disasters. After our time in Himeji, we will head to Hiroshima

Hotel : Hiroshima

Day 8

(Meals : Breakfast)

Full Day Hiroshima

Morning : [Miyajima] Itsukushima Shrine

Afternoon : Peace Memorial Park / A-Bomb Dome

Evening : Hotel

Peace Memorial Park Sadako Stature Itsukushima Shrine Genbaku Dome
Today our Japan tour begins with a visit to the iconic Itsukushima Shrine. Located off the main shore on the island of Miyajima, the iconic gate that floats is a must see. 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. After our visit, we will spend more time sight-seeing in Hiroshima.

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. Stroll along the park to see famous attractions like that of Sadako's statue and the freedom bell. Here you can see and read about the relic of the war.

Hotel : Hiroshima

Day 9

(Meals : Breakfast)

Departure Hiroshima

Hiroshima Airport (HIJ)

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)

Hotel : N/A

Hotel

7 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
1-3 Tokyo Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
4 Atami Atami Hotel New Akao Resort or similar Hotel (Japanese-style Room)
5-6 Kyoto Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
7-8 Hiroshima Hotel Granvia Hiroshima 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 Room Supplement :

USD 800

Hotels : 7 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 : Daily Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, and 2 Dinners
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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