Cherry Blossom Tour Japan 2019 – Fully Escorted

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About

We have designed this tour for people who wish to discover parts of Japan that are rarely seen by foreign tourists as well as “must see” sights of Tokyo, Kyoto, and other cities. The end of March and the beginning of April are historically the best time to see the most cherry blossom around Japan. The tour includes Miyako Odori (cherry blossom dance) that you can see the traditional dance performance by geisha in Kyoto. To enhance your cultural experience, the tour visits Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kinosaki and Hiroshima.

JTB New Zealand Ltd

Phone: 0800-525-725
Tel: (09)-303-2887, Fax: (09)-366-0772
E-Mail : akl.nz@jtbap.com

DETAILS

Departures
29 March 2019
Tour Inclusions
• Arrival transfer with meet staff at Narita airport
• JTB tour escort from day2
• 11 night accommodation with daily breakfast
• 4 Sightseeing tours with English speaking guide as stated in the itinerary
• Miyako Odori (Cherry Blossom Dance) ticket in Kyoto
• Train tickets
• 1 luggage transfer service from Hiroshima to Tokyo
• Daily breakfast, Lunch (4) and Dinner (5)
Prices from (Per person, Land Only)
TWIN: NZ$8,685
SINGLE: NZ$10,299
Note
• Group Size: Minimum 2
• All prices subject to availability
Accommodation
Tokyo: Shinagawa Prince Hotel or Similar Hotel
Kyoto: New Miyako Hotel or Similar Hotel
Kinosaki Onsen: Koman or Similar Ryokan
Hiroshima: Hotel New Hiroden or Similar Hotel
• Hotels are subject to change of the same category.

ITINERARY

Day 1

New Zealand – Narita (NRT) – Tokyo
Upon arrival at Narita airport, clear customs and immigration. At customs exit, meet staff who will provide assistance in boarding a reserved shared shuttle to the hotel in Tokyo.
001 - Maiko and Cherry Bloossom 01

Day 2BLD

Tokyo
Full day sightseeing tour of Tokyo visiting Tokyo tower, Imperial Palace Plaza & Nijubashi Bridge, Sumida River cruise and Sensoji temple. Participants will also enjoy the cultural experience of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on this tour.
** Due to overcrowding the Sumida River Cruise may be changed to cherry blossom viewing in Sumida Park.
After the tour, free at leisure until 19:30. Enjoy Izakaya welcome dinner with your tour escort and group tonight.
002 - The Imperial Palace East garden, Tokyo

Day 3BL

Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Tokyo
Coach to the foot of Mt. Fuji via expressway. Then drive halfway up Japan’s highest mountain to enjoy a spectacular view from a height of 2,300 metres. You will enjoy a short Lake Ashi cruise and a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway in the afternoon. You will be taken back to Tokyo by public transportation.
003 - Lake Ashi and Mt.Fuji, Hakone

Day 4BD

Tokyo – Kyoto
Take a bullet train to Kyoto in the morning. Afternoon free time until 19:00.

Enjoy delicious hot pot and Sake to warm up Spring’s chilly nights.
004 - Nishiki Market, Kyoto

Day 5BL

Kyoto
Morning sightseeing tour of Kyoto visiting Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto Imperial Palace (if Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, Kitano-tenmangu Shrine instead).
After lunch, afternoon tour to Nara visiting Todaiji Temple (which housing the Great Buddha), Kasuga Taisha Shrine (with 3,000 lanterns) and Nara Park (Known as Deer Park). Return to Kyoto in the evening.
005 - Nijo Castle, Kyoto

Day 6B

Kyoto
Enjoy a couple of free hours this morning. Today we will see the highlight of the tour “Miyako Odori (Cherry Blossom Dance)”. The show started in 1872 as part of the Kyoto Exposition to boost moral after the capital was moved to Tokyo. Sit back relax and enjoy the 45 minute show. Free time after the show.
006-01 - Cherry Blossom Dance (Miyako Odori), Kyoto


006-02 - Cherry Blossom - Yozakura

Day 7BD

Kyoto – Hiroshima
Free time until 14:00. Travel to Hiroshima by bullet train. After check-in, free time until 19:00. Okonomiyaki (Savory Cabbage Pancake) dinner. There are two main styles of Okonomiyaki. Osaka style and Hiroshima style. You will experience Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki for tonight!
 007 - Cherry blossoms Hamami Flower Viewing, Hiroshima

Day 8B

Hiroshima
Send your luggage onto Tokyo this morning. You will receive the luggage on day 11 in Tokyo. Please prepare an overnight bag for tomorrow.
Full day sightseeing tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima Island. Go by coach from Hiroshima city and short ferry ride to Miyajima Island to see the picturesque Itsukushima Shrine. Return to Hiroshima to visit the Peace Memorial Park, Memorial Museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome. No lunch included in the tour today. Enjoy lunch at your own expense during free time at Miyajima Island. Free at leisure after the tour.
 008 - Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Island, Hiroshima

Day 9BL(Bento Box)D

Kinosaki Onsen (Hot Springs)
Depart for Kinosaki Onsen by trains. Bento Box will be given before boarding the train. You can eat this on the train to Kinosaki Onsen. Kinosaki Onsen is one of the top hot springs destinations in Japan. The town has developed into an old fashioned town. You will stay in a Japanese style accommodation tonight. Free time after arrival in Kinosaki. Japanese style dinner will be served in your own room.
009 - Kinosaki Onsen(Hot Spring), Hyogo

Day 10BD

Kinosaki Onsen – Tokyo
Feel the fresh spring breeze in the morning. Travel by train back to Tokyo late in the morning today.

Farewell Dinner on Yakatabune cruise on Tokyo bay tonight. Exceptional views from the colourful cruiser, along with fantastic 360 degree views of the lights and sights of Tokyo from the open air sky decks.
010 - Shinkansen Bullet train, Tokyo

Day 11B

Tokyo
Full day free in Tokyo. Enjoy the last minutes shopping.
011 - Cherry Blossoms at Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo

Day 12B

Tokyo – Narita airport
Tour finishes today. Depart Tokyo for Narita airport by public transportation.
012 - Maiko and Cherry Bloossom 02

B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner

REMARKS

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