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Fully Escorted Tour: Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 with JTB

12 day tour from $8685 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 30 Jun 18

 

12 day tour from
$8685
per person share twinFlights are additional

Fully Escorted Tour: Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 with JTB

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 times to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom around Japan. The tour includes Miyako Odori (cherry blossom dance), a traditional dance performance by geisha in Kyoto. To enhance your cultural experience, the tour visits Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kinosaki and Hiroshima.

Deal Includes 
Staff assistance with transfer from Narita Airport to hotel upon arrival
 JTB tour escort from day 2
 11 night accommodation with daily breakfast
✔ 4 sightseeing sunrise tours with English speaking guide as stated in the itinerary
 Miyako Odori (Cherry Blossom Dance) ticket in Kyoto
 Train tickets
 2 luggage transfer service from Tokyo to Kyoto and Hiroshima to Tokyo
 Daily breakfast, Lunch (4), Dinner (5)
Flights are additional


Cherry Blossom Tour 2019, 12 Days/11 Nights 
From $8685 per person share twin
From $10,299 per single use

Travel: Set departure 29 Mar 19
*all prices subject to availability

TOKYO: Shinagawa Prince Hotel or similar (Standard Twin Room or Single Room)
KYOTO: New Miyako Hotel or similar (Standard Twin Room or Single Room)
KINOSAI ONSEN: Koman or similar Ryokan (Japanese-style room)
HIROSHIMA: Hotel New Hiroden similar (Standard Twin Room or Single Room)

Itinerary 
Day 1: 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.
Day 2: 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 time until 19:30. Enjoy izakaya welcome dinner with your tour escort and group tonight.
Day 3: 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 meters. 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.
Day 4: 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.
Day 5: 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 houses the great buddha),kasuga taisha shrine (with 3,000 lanterns)and nara park (known as deer park). Return to kyoto in the evening.
Day 6: 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 morale after the capital was moved to tokyo. Sit back, relax and enjoy the 45-minute show. Free time after the show.
Day 7: Kyoto – Hiroshima
Free time until 14:00. Travel to hiroshima by bullet train. After check-in, free time until 19:00. Okonomiyaki (savoury cabbage pancake) dinner. There are two main styles of okonomiyaki: osaka style and hiroshima style. You will experience hiroshima style okonomiyaki for tonight!
Day 8: 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 time after the tour.
Day 9: Kinosaki Onsen (Hot Springs)
Depart for kinosaki onsen by train. 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.
Day 10: 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.
Day 11: Tokyo
Full day free in tokyo. Enjoy last-minute shopping.
Day 12: Tokyo
Tour finishes today. Depart tokyo for narita airport by public transportation.




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Terms and Conditions

Sale ends 30 Jun 18 • Prices are correct as at 11 May 18 • Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability• Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • Full payment is required no later than 4.59 pm 30 Jun 18 • Accommodation Ratings are based on House of Travel Ratings and is a guide only to the overall quality of the property • Valid for travel commenced and completed as specified • Some surcharges and closeouts may apply • Group prices are not applicable on these packages • Advertised prices are per person share twin based on payment by cash or cheque. Credit card fees will apply • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Accommodation is subject to availability • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details. Supplier Code: JTB

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