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14-Day Garden Tour


Tour Code: GTF5737815

14-Day Garden Tour

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14 days 13 days

Visit the very best gardens of Japan with a garden specialist guide and have the exclusive opportunity to visit a private garden, as well as meet a professional Japanese garden builder and designer for extensive insight.

Japanese gardens are based on harmony, balance, and aesthetic. A remarkable form of Japanese art, each component in a Japanese garden holds various symbols and meanings. You can visit Japan’s gardens any time of the year, since the gardens’ landscape often changes with the current season. This makes it a lovely experience to see the country’s blooming cherry blossoms and colorful autumn leaves. Visit some of the very best gardens of Japan with an English-speaking, government- certified guide with 14 years of experience. Our knowledgeable guide who has studied under the NHK Kyoto garden program will bring specialized expertise to your tour. Additionally, you will have the exclusive opportunity to visit a private garden in Kyoto, as well as meet a professional Japanese garden builder and designer for extensive insight.

Experience Japanese state-of-the-art technology, including a bullet train and the world’s longest suspension bridge over the sea. Enjoy a scenic cruise, view former samurai residences, and try delicious cuisine like a local. Travelers on this itinerary can expect a special Zazen meditation and tea ceremony class at a temple. You will also have the chance to try on a kimono, stay in a traditional Japanese inn, and have dinner with an apprentice geisha (maiko). Other attractions include Adachi Museum and Garden, Ritsurin Koen Garden, Golden Pavilion, Ryoanji Temple, Tenryuji Temple, and the bamboo groves. You will also visit Himeji Castle, a 400-year-old magnificent castle often called the “White Heron”. Now, let’s explore the wonders of Japanese gardens, one of the most beautiful sights in the world.

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Tour Information

Please Note:

● The price depends on the group size and travel dates. The larger the group size, the lower the cost per person. Please contact us. for more information.
● The itinerary can be customized based on your group's interests and budget, please contact us to plan a perfect vacation for your group to Japan.


We require US$200 deposit per person to hold the space at time of booking and the final payment is due 2 month prior to departure

What's included

  • • 11 nights Western style and 2 nights Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at Osaka Kansai Airport or Itami Airport
  • • Private airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • • Private transfers between destinations in Japan
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 8 lunches
  • • 7 dinners

  • Admission fees and activities
  • • All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

What's NOT included

  • • International Airfares
  • • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • • Travel Insurance
  • • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills

Additional Information

  • Transport

    Travel by private van between destinations, baggage handling free.

  • Arrival Departure Airports

    This tour starts in Osaka for arrivals and departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) or Itami Airport (ITM), and ends in Tokyo for departures at Narita Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND).

  • Meal Requests

    Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged.

  • Meet and Greet

    Meet and greet and private airport transfers on arrival and departure included.

Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Arrive in Osaka
  • Day2   Himeji - Matsue
  • Day3   Matsue - Izumo
  • Day4   Seto Ohashi Bridge - Takamatsu
  • Day5   Awaji Island - Akashi Ohashi Bridge - Kobe
  • Day6   Kyoto
  • Day7   Kyoto
  • Day8   Kyoto
  • Day9   Nara
  • Day10   Kyoto
  • Day11   Bullet Train to Shin-Fuji Station - Mt. Fuji
  • Day12   Hakone - Tokyo
  • Day13   Tokyo
  • Day14   Tour Ends

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Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice

Himeji / Matsue / Seto Ohashi Bridge / Takamatsu / Awaji Island / Akashi Ohashi Bridge / Kobe / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo /

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