11 days/10 nights
CHERRY BLOSSOM SPECIAL Escorted group departure 26 March, 2016. Breakfasts included daily. (escorted subject to minimum of 10 travelling)
Independent departures commence Tokyo every saturday year round except April 23 and August 27, 2017: (Minimum 2 passengers)
This tour can be combined with our DISCOVER SOUTH KOREA or CHINA TOURS
Day 1. Saturday ARRIVE TOKYO
Arrive Tokyo and transfer by coach to Shiba Park Hotel or similar. (Other hotels can be substituted for extra expense)
Day 2. Sunday TOKYO
Our morning tour includes the Tokyo Tower observatory, drive by the National Diet building, Imperial East Garden, drive through Akihabara and Ginza and visit the Asakusa Kannon and Nakamise shopping arcade. Free afternoon and evening to explore at your leisure.
Day 3. Monday. NIKKO EXCURSION (L) Enjoy a day tour to Nikko, one of Japans most beautiful regions. Visit Toshogu Shrine, see Lake Chuzenji, and Kegonnotaki waterfall.
Day 4. Tuesday. TOKYO - MT FUJI - HAKONE (L)
Drive through the countryside and half way up Mt Fuji for lunch at Hotel Highland Resort then on to Hakone for a cruise on Lake Ashi and ride on the Mt Komagatake aerial Cableway. Overnight at Hakone Kowaki-en hotel. Why not try the hot spring baths tonight? (extra expense).
Day 5. Wednesday. HAKONE - TOBA (L)
Drive to Odawara and join the Shinkansen (bullet train) for the fast ride to Nagoya. After lunch visit Nagoya Castle and Tokugawa Art Museum. Late afternoon transfer by train to Toba.
Day 6. Thursday. TOBA - KYOTO (L)
Visit Pearl Island this morning to see the process of cultured Pearls and women pearl divers at work. After a seafood lunch at the hotel drive to Ise-Jingu shrine and on to Kyoto by train. Accommodation at New Miyako hotel or similar for 3 nights.
Day 7. Friday. KYOTO AND NARA (L)
Sightseeing tour of Kyoto this morning includes the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Lunch included before visiting ancient Nara including the Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Shrine, and Deer Park.
Day 8. Saturday. KYOTO - FREE DAY
Day 9. Sunday. KYOTO - FREE DAY
Two free days to explore at your leisure. Maybe take an optional tour to Hiroshima including bullet train, Peace Memorial Park, and Itsukushima shrine - extra cost $650
Day 10. Monday. KYOTO - OSAKA - DEPART
Transfer to Osaka airport for departure
Day 11. Tuesday. AUCKLAND ARRIVE
Arrive Auckland this morning
|Tour cost per person - Independent departures||2 per room||Single room|
(Air fares to and from Japan are not included)
Tour cost includes:- All transfers and travel in Japan by coach and bullet train, 9 nights accommodation at medium standard hotels, 5 lunches while touring, sightseeing admissions where necessary unless listed as optional.
Tour cost per person including return air fares from Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, 9 nights accommodation and breakfast, 5 lunches as shown, all transfers and travel in Japan and sightseeing with English speaking guides and services of tour escort from Auckland subject to minimum of 10 travelling
2 per room $6,900.. Single room $8,100