2018 Cherry Blossom Dreams 12 days

Brand: JR WEST
Product Code: JAIOT
From £ 4,200 /pp

Dates:

23rd March 2018 Cherry Blossom Group Tour 12days->Guaranteed
03rd April 2018 Cherry Blossom Group Tour 12days->Guaranteed

Price:
£4,500/pp (two sharing a room)inclusive International flights
Single Supplement : £600/pp

Book by 30th September to get £300 off per person -> £4,200

[Assisted] 12 days:

Enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms as you visit Japan's iconic sites and locations. From modern skyscrapers to ancient temples, a variety of experiences awaits you - ride the world-famous Bullet Train, walk down the streets of traditional Kyoto, submerge yourself in the steaming natural waters and enjoy traditional multi course dinner in Hakone and many more. You'll be fascinated by the country's distinctive blend of carefully guarded tradition and cutting-edge modernity with an experience that you will remember for years.


Included in this tour:

☑ International flights in economy class, including all taxes, fuel surcharge.

☑ Hotel: Tokyo(3 nights), Hakone(1 night), Kyoto(4 nights), Hiroshima(1 night), Kyoto(1 night)​

☑ Meals: 1 Breakfast, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners

☑ English speaking guide throughout except for airport transfers and free day at leisure

☑ Visit Japan World Heritage Site

☑ Tokyo Full day sightseeing (Cherry Blossom Viewing)

☑ Mt. Fuji & Hakone Sightseeing

☑ Nara Half Day tour

☑ Kyoto Full Day Sightseeing

☑ Dinner with Maiko dance performance in Kyoto

☑ Ticket of Bullet train from Odawara to Kyoto included

☑ Ticket of Bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima/Hiroshima to Kyoto included

DateDescriptionMeals
Day 1(23 Mar/3 Apr) : London  
Depart from London Heathrow Airport
Day 2 (24 Mar/4 Apr) : Tokyo
Welcome to Japan! Upon arrival at Narita Airport, your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals area.
Please note that you may need to wait for a short time while other passengers are collected. Proceed to your accommodation by shared shuttle.
Stay in at Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu or similar (3 Star Hotel)
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Day 3 (25 Mar/5 Apr) : Tokyo 
Enjoy the Tokyo Full Day Tour with an English speaking guide by private motor coach. During the tour, you will visit Chidorigafuchi, for your first viewing of the beautiful national flower, the Cherry Blossom (about 260 trees). Take a delightful Sumida River Boat Cruise to Tokyo's most ancient Buddhist temple, Sensoji, and enjoy the stroll around Nakamise Shopping Street.
After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Ueno Park, which is renowned for its spectacular Cherry Blossom viewing (about 1,200 trees!). Then, indulge in a Welcome Dinner at a local Japanese restaurant in Tokyo.
Stay in Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu or similar (3 Star Hotel)
Lunch,
Dinner
Day 4 (26 Mar/6 Apr) : Tokyo
Take advantage of a free day at your leisure in Tokyo.
Stay in Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu or similar (3 Star Hotel)
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Day 5 (27 Mar / 7 Apr) : Tokyo - Hakone 
Please pack an overnight bag for Hakone. One piece of luggage will be delivered to your Kyoto accommodation.
You will be collected from your hotel and take part in a Mt. Fuji Full Day Tour by private coach.

During the tour you will visit Mt. Fuji 5th Station which is the most popular sightseeing spot. (** If the road is still icy or there is snow, we will visit Lake Kawaguchi to enjoy the view of the Lake and Mt Fuji). After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi from Sekisho-ato to Kojiri pier, then visit Owakudani Valley on the Hakone Ropeway system.

After the tour, you will arrive in Hakone Yumoto Hot Spring Resort. Please enjoy a nice dinner and the spa facilities at the Ryokan (Traditional Japanese Inn).
Stay in Hotel Kajikaso or similar (4 Star Hotel)
Lunch,
Dinner
Day 6 (28 Mar / 8 Apr) : Hakone - Kyoto 
After you enjoy breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Odawara Station. Board the Shinkansen (bullet train) bound for Kyoto. your guide will bid you farewell at Odawara station.
Upon arrival at Kyoto Station, you will be met by your Kyoto-based English-speaking guide and start afternoon a tour of Kyoto by coach. Visit Nijo Castle, which is a World Heritage Listed Historical Monument of Ancient Kyoto. Proceed to Kiyomizu Temple, famous for the woden stage that is 13 meters above the hillside below. Enjoy the shopping street Ninen-Sannenzaka.
Stay in Hotel ANA Crown Plaza Kyoto or similar (4 Star Hotel)
Breakfast
Day 7 (29 Mar / 9 Apr) : Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto 
You will be picked up from your accommodation for a Full Day Tour of Kyoto and Nara, including the stunning Kinkakuji Temple, which is covered in brilliant gold leaf. Stop by Ryoanji Temple to admire the peaceful rock garden before heading back to your hotel.
After the tour, indulge in a buffet lunch in Kyoto, then transfer to Nara to visit Todaiji Temple, which is known for its great Buddha Hall and is also one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara. In Nara Park, you can see and interact with the friendly deer roaming freely, before visiting Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
(**We may change the schedule to visit Nara first, depending on traffic conditions)

After exploring Nara you will transfer back to your Kyoto accommodation.
Stay in Hotel ANA Crown Plaza Kyoto or similar (4 Star Hotel)
Lunch
Day 8 (30 Mar / 10 Apr) : Kyoto
Enjoy free time at your own leisure in Kyoto.
Stay in Hotel ANA Crown Plaza Kyoto or similar (4 Star Hotel)
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Day 9 (31 Mar / 11 Apr) : Kyoto 
Enjoy free time at your own leisure in Kyoto.

In the evening, please meet on the ground floor of your hotel, and you will be joined by your English-speaking guide to attend the farewell dinner with an enchanting Maiko Dance Performance in Kyoto.
Afterwards head back to your hotel.
Stay in  Hotel ANA Crown Plaza Kyoto or similar (4 Star Hotel)
Dinner
Day 10 (1 Apr / 12 Apr): Kyoto - Miyajima - Hiroshima 
Please pack an overnight bag for Hiroshima, and leave 1 piece of luggage at the reception until you will back the hotel on Day 10.

Meet your assistant guide and leave for JR Kyoto Station by taxi. Board the bullet train for Hiroshima and upon arrival, you will meet a local guide and take the local JR line to Miyajimaguchi Station.
Enjoy sightseeing in Miyajima, including a visit to Itsukushima Shrine. Then, have  okonomiyaki (a savoury pancakge containing a variety of ingredients).
Return by ferry from Miyajima Island to Miyajimaguchi harbour, then take a local tram to the city.
Stay in Oriental Hotel Hiroshima or similar (4 Star Hotel)
Lunch
Day 11 (2 Apr / 13 Apr) : Hiroshima - Kyoto
This morning, take a look around the Peace Memorial Park, museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome. Enjoy lunch on your own, board the bullet train for Kyoto. Upon arrival at Kyoto Station, transfer to your hotel by taxi with an assistant guide.
Stay in Hotel ANA Crown Plaza Kyoto or similar (4 Star Hotel)
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Day 12 (3 Apr / 14 Apr) : Kyoto - Kansai Airport
You will be picked up from your accommodation by an airport shuttle bus service and be taken to Kansai Airport .


* Please refer to general booking conditions.
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