Japan Cherry Blossom Small Group Tour 2018

  • This tour is 10 days long
  • You'll Visit: TOKYO, OSAKA, KYOTO, TOYOHASHI, HAKONE, TOKYO, SYDNEY,
Japan Mt. Fuji

Japan Mt. Fuji

 

BOOMERS ON TOUR

Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2018

Wednesday March 28th – April 6th, 2018

$3200 – 10 Days

(including airfares, transfers, accommodation and most meals)

Optional  Hiroshima inclusion

 

Discover the magnificent splendour of Japan’s Cherry blossoms with a small group for the young at heart.   From the beginning of tiny buds, to the impressive open blossoms through to the gorgeous pink carpets of fallen petals.  This magical sequence of events is an incredible moving experience of colour and fragrance not to be missed!!!

Osaka Castle (2)

A visit to the magnificent Osaka Castle

 

A view of Mt. Fuji is a must framed by cherry blossoms.

Cherry Blossoms

And enjoy the health giving hot springs baths and spas.

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Then Tokyo is a highlight with shopping and more temples.

360px-Japanese_pagoda_at_EpcotJapan is famous for its magnificent temples which we will visit.

Geisha ‘spotting’  in the evening at the Hanamikoji Dori

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Boomers on Tour works in conjunction with CTC (China Travel Service).

Ring Geraldine 0402 437 319 to secure your booking.

Day 1& 2 *

SYDNEY/TOKYO

Day 1, Sydney – Tokyo

Fly All Nippon airways on flight NH880 @ 2130 direct into Tokyo.

Day 2, Tokyo- Osaka (L) Arrive at 0500, connect to flight NH15 @ 0800 to Osaka. Upon arrival at 09:10, Welcomed by your dedicated local guide and transferred to Osaka city. Due to the hotel check in time is from 2pm, we will first visit the Osaka Castle; the ancient castle is the symbol of Osaka with 500 years history, you will also have the opportunity to explore the interior of the castle and learn more about its history. Then continue our visit to the most exciting districts in  Shinsaibashi & Dotonburi. The Shinsaibashi Shopping Street is the largest shopping complex in Osaka where many boutiques and specialty shops are gathered with its uniqueness and vibrancies attracting local people and visitors. Dotonbori is a large scale downtown along the south bank of the Dotonbori-gawa Canal often selected as a scene in the Japanese and foreign movies as the symbol of Osaka.

Osaka Castle (2)

Hotel: Namba Washington or similar

Day 3 *

OSAKA - KYOTO

Day 3, Osaka – Kyoto (B/D)

This morning we will travel to Kyoto, the amazing city with more than a thousand years of history. You will first visit the world heritage listed Kiyomizu Dera Temple;

Kiyomizu TempleKiyomizu-dera is one of the most celebrated temples in Kyoto and was built at the end of the 8th century. The main hall was constructed in the 17th century, and is famous for its location overhanging a cliff. The platform of the main hall, which is supported by 139 giant pillars, affords a spectacular view of the town of Kyoto. It is designated a National Treasure. Later, proceed to Kyoto’s famous Gion distric, the area is a representative downtown area of Kyoto. Later in the afternoon, we will visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine. This intriguing Shinto shrine was dedicated to the god of rice and sake by the Hata clan in the 8th century. It is famous for its thousands of bright orange torii gates which were featured in the movie Memoirs of a Geisha.geisha-kyoto-p-002_3

If time permitted, we will visit the Nishiki Market before our included dinner.

Hotel: Kyoto Tokyu or similar

 

Day 4 *

KYOTO-TOYOHASHI

Day 4, Kyoto – Toyohashi (B/L/D)

This morning we will visit the Arashiyama, where nature and temples make up the beautiful scenery in each season. The popular tourist district is dated back from the 8th century where the aristocrats often came to this area of rice fields and bamboo woods to enjoy the colour leaves; the landscape today is still reminiscent of that period. While enjoy the beautiful view and take a walk in the tranquil bamboo woods, you will also have a chance to visit the world heritage site- Tenryu-Ji temple. The leading Zen Buddhism temple built in 1339 famous for its landscape gardens. Late afternoon, we will travel south-east to Toyohashi prefecture for an overnight stay.

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Hotel: Loisir Toyohashi or similar

Day 5 *

TOYOHASHI - HAKONE

imagesNGT561WTDay 5, Toyohashi – Hakone (B/L/D)

This morning, continue our journey to Hakone National Park. With Mt Fuji at the background, the placid Lake Ashinoko and scenic mountains, hot springs and historic places, Hakone is surrounded by the natural beauty. We will visit the Peace Park and continue to Owakudani hot Spring volcanic valley, which overlooks Mount Fuji. We will visit Mt Fuji 5th station, if the weather does not permit for climb, we will visit Oshinohakai Springs. Tonight, you can relax and enjoy a traditional “Onsen” (hot spring bath) at your Onsen hotel.

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Hotel: Hotel Kosuienn or similar

Day 6 *

HAKONE - TOKYO

Day 6, Hakone – Tokyo (B)

After breakfast, we are on our way to Tokyo, en-route we take a short visit to Yokohama- a Japan’s famous Port City; the Yokohama harbor and the World’s largest scale of China Town. Shortly after, we will resume our journey to Tokyo. Our city tour takes from Asakusa, the Nakamise shopping Street and Kannon Temple, we finally arrived in Tokyo’s most bustling commercial and entertainment district–Shinjuku Kabukicho where the city never sleeps. You will have some free time before driving to your hotel.

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Hotel: Sunshine City Prince or similar

Day 7 *

TOKYO

Day 7, Tokyo (B)

A day at your leisure

Optional Nikko Day tour avaliable. Please contact us for details.

Cherry Blossoms

Hotel: Sunshine City Prince or similar

Day 8 *

TOKYO

Day 8, Tokyo (B)

After breakfast, we will visit the Imperial Palace Plaza and the East Gardens, The Imperial Palace, where their Majesties the Emperor and Empress reside, is situated in the center of Tokyo. The palace is surrounded by a waterfilled moat and tree-covered grounds- a precious taste of nature within the bustling metropolitan city.

imagesU9SU7UG4 Continue our tour to Chidori-ga-fuchi Park where the moat situated; it is a classic spot for viewing the glorious cherry blossoms. At last, we will visit the Meiji Jingu Shine follow with some free time in Harujuku before check in to the hotel.

 

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Hotel: Art Hotel Omori or similar

Day 9 *

TOKYO

Day 9, Tokyo– Haneda airport – Sydney (B)

This morning, you will have some leisure time before checking out of the hotel.  After checked out, we will continue our visit to the famous Tsukiji Fish Market then to Odaiba, the manmade island in Tokyo Bay which is a popular shopping and entertainment district. Early this evening, take transfer to Haneda Airport for flight NH879 @ 22:10 to Sydney.

 

Day 10 *

SYDNEY

Day 10 –  Sydney

Arrive in Sydney at 22:10

* Itinerary subject to change

Japan Cherry Blossom Small Group Tour 2018 Dates and Prices

Duration: This tour is 10 days long

Japan Cherry Blossom Small Group Tour 2018 Tour Dates *
# Tour Duration Twin Occupancy (AUD/pp) Single Supp (AUD/pp)
1 Mar 28, 2018 - Apr 06, 2018 $3200 $650
2 Mar 29, 2018 - Apr 07, 2018 $3200 $650

* Availability and Price subject to change

Japan Cherry Blossom Small Group Tour 2018 Tour Dates *
# Tour Dates
1 Mar 28, 2018 - Apr 06, 2018
2 Mar 29, 2018 - Apr 07, 2018

* Availability and Price subject to change

* Itinerary subject to change

This tour is 10 days long

You'll Visit:

  • TOKYO
  • OSAKA
  • KYOTO
  • TOYOHASHI
  • HAKONE
  • TOKYO
  • SYDNEY

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