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9 Day Japan Cherry Blossom Tour with Flights

Osaka - Kyoto - Nara - Tokyo

Roundtrip international flights

2020 departure dates available

Book now with only 50% deposit!

Modern hotel accomodation with breakfast

Discover the springs of Mount Fuji & more

From $3,299 $4,299 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


Discover Japan in all its beauty and see the iconic cherry blossoms as you completely immerse yourself in a spectacular expression of ancient Japanese culture on this incredible 9 day tour! Hop off your plane in Osaka and begin your adventure with a day trip to Kyoto and Nara. Visit the Nijo Castle and the Great Buddha Hall in Todaiji, which houses the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana! 

Witness wild sika deer roam free in the Nara Park and enjoy ample of free time in Osaka before heading to Nagoya where you will visit the Atsuta Shinto Shrine, established almost 2000 years ago. Tick Mount Fuji off your bucket list as you'll have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Oshino Hakkai - the springs of Mount Fuji where eight ponds are fed by melting snow filtering down through porous layers of lava!

As you draw close to the end of your adventure, don't miss out on witnessing the hot springs and steaming sulphur vents in Owakudani- the Great Boiling Valley, which was formed by the explosion of Hakone volcano over 300 years ago. End your trip with some leisure time in Tokyo before you fly back home with some great memories that will last a lifetime.

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9

Day 1

Australia  Osaka

Take an international flight from Australia to Osaka via a connecting city.

Note: Some flights may depart one day later.

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Osaka

Arrive in Osaka. Your friendly tour guide will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to the airport hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Monterey or similar, Osaka

Meals included: inflight only

Day 3

Daytrip to Kyoto and Nara

This morning, travel to Kyoto and visit Fushimi Inari Shrine and Nijo Castle before heading to Nara. Visit Todaiji (Great Eastern Temple), with its Great Buddha Hall – the world’s largest wooden building. This impressive building houses the world’s largest (15m) bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana. Wander through Nara Park, where over 1,200 wild sika deer roam free, before travelling back to Osaka.

Accommodation: Hotel Monterey or similar, Osaka

Meals included: breakfast

Day 4

Osaka

Spend today free at your own leisure. You may spend the day visiting one of the most spectacular Japanese aquariums, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan; or taking a day trip to Hyogo to visit Himeji Castle, an enormous and unique castle decorated in white. An optional day tour is available for some departure dates. Please see optional programs for more information.

Accommodation: Hotel Monterey or similar, Osaka

Meals included: breakfast

Day 5

Osaka Nagoya

This morning, head to Nagoya and visit Inuyama Castle. Then, head to Atsuta Shinto Shrine (covering 200,000 square meters and established almost 2000 years ago) before enjoying some time for shopping it the Osu Kannon Shopping Quarter. Transfer to your hotel in the evening.

Accommodation: Hotel Trusty or similar, Nagoya

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6

Mount Fuji and Tokyo

Today, visit Oshino Hakkai. Known as the springs of Mount Fuji, the eight ponds are fed by melting snow filtering down from the slopes of nearby Mount Fuji, through porous layers of lava, resulting in very clear spring water that is revered by locals. Afterwards, visit Hakone Shinto Shrine. Standing at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi, the shrine buildings are hidden in dense forest. Finally, visit Owakudani – ‘Great Boiling Valley’ is a valley formed by the explosion of Hakone volcano more than 300 years ago, and contains hot springs and steaming sulphur vents – visitors usually eat eggs cooked in the boiling, sulphurous waters. At the end of the day we head to Tokyo.

Accommodation: Hotel Monterey Akasaka or similar, Tokyo

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7

Tokyo

Spend today free at leisure. You may wish to visit Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea (admission $120), or join the Nikko Day Tour ($290) or Tokyo Day Tour ($250). Alternatively, you can join our wide range of optional programs. NOTE: Optional activities are not guided and transportation is self-arranged.

Accommodation: Hotel Monterey Akasaka or similar, Tokyo

Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

Tokyo Australia

Spend today free at leisure as time permits before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 9

Australia

Arrive home today.

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return Economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide*, Hobart* or Canberra* (*surcharge applies)
  • International flights with Qantas, Japanese Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines or Thai Airways (subject to availability)
  • Roundtrip airport to hotel transfers
  • 6 nights 3 to 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated: 6 breakfasts
  • Luxury Coach transportation & transfers
  • Admissions to scenic attractions
  • English speaking tour guides

 

Accommodation

Osaka - Hotel Monterey or similar

Nagoya - Hotel Trusty or similar

Tokyo - Hotel Monterey Akasaka or similar

Exclusions

Meals not mentioned
All Drinks.
Any additional requests.
Tips ( Driver, Representative & Guide )

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Group Size

The group size for this tour is a maximum of 30 travellers. However, depending on your departure date the group size could be between 20 - 25 travellers. 

Departure Dates


MAR 2020
20 th
Friday 20 Mar 2020  ‐  Saturday 28 Mar 2020
MAR 2020
27 th
Friday 27 Mar 2020  ‐  Saturday 04 Apr 2020
APR 2020
03 rd
Friday 03 Apr 2020  ‐  Saturday 11 Apr 2020
APR 2020
10 th
Friday 10 Apr 2020  ‐  Saturday 18 Apr 2020
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