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Charms of Southern Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour

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2023/2024 CHERRY BLOSSOM TOURS

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Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

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Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

Group Tour | Deluxe       Tour Code: GTA1562050     8 reviews

Charms of Southern Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour

8 days 7 nights

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from USD $3398.00
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USD $630.00
Explore a little deeper into the rural, "must see" sights of Southern Japan and admire the season's renowned cherry trees.

"Sakura," or cherry blossom, is a well-known and prevalent symbol of Japan. It is often depicted on traditional Japanese goods and art. The cherry blossom is particularly important in Japanese culture as it represents the end of winter and the beginning of new life and the growing season of spring. In southern Japan, cherry blossoms bloom as early as the end of March. This tour is designed to take advantage of this phenomenon and allows you to experience the world famous Japanese tradi... View More

"Sakura," or cherry blossom, is a well-known and prevalent symbol of Japan. It is often depicted on traditional Japanese goods and art. The cherry blossom is particularly important in Japanese culture as it represents the end of winter and the beginning of new life and the growing season of spring. In southern Japan, cherry blossoms bloom as early as the end of March. This tour is designed to take advantage of this phenomenon and allows you to experience the world famous Japanese tradition of "hanami", or cherry blossom viewing.

This tour is an excellent way to discover the culture and landscape of Japan, where you will get a chance to visit national parks, gardens, and "must see" sights of southern Japan.

Start your trip in the region of Kyushu. Beginning in Saga, visit the Mifuneyama Rakuen, a park famous for its cherry blossoms and azaleas. Start your trip in the region of Kyushu. Beginning in Saga, visit the Mifuneyama Rakuen, a park famous for its cherry blossoms and azaleas. In Nagasaki, visit the Nagasaki Peace Park that holds the memorial for the victims of the second bomb that hit the land. A statue of a man pointing up and holding his other arm out is symbolic of the Nagasaki Peace Park. Make your way to Dejima, an area with over 400 years of history as a Dutch Trade Post. Afterwards, visit the Glover Gardens with its romantic turn of the century houses, as well as Oura Church, the oldest Christian church in Japan. We will also explore Takachiho, a town steeped in myths, legends, and natural beauty. In Beppu, marvel at the Jigoku "hell" of bubbling waters and geysers scattered across the town. Then, enjoy a scenic drive to Mt. Takasaki Monkey Park, where you will get a chance to meet some of the 1,500 wild Japanese monkeys up close. The Kitsuki Samurai District will also be included in this Kyushu tour.

From Kyushu, the Shinkansen bullet train takes you to Hiroshima where you will visit the Peace Memorial Museum and the surrounding Peace Park. On Miyajima Island, you will have a chance to view the famed "floating" torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine. Then, drive through the Shimanami Kaido, a 60 kilometer long toll road that connects Japan's main island of Honshu to the island of Shikoku, passing over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea, to Shikoku Island.

On Shikoku Island, visit the open air museum of Shikoku Mura Village and see why Japanese gardens are famous in Takamatsu. Drive through the Seto-ohashi Bridge back to Honshu Island, and visit the photogenic canal area of Kurashiki and the majestic castle in Himeji.

On this tour, you will get to savor the world famous Wagyu beef in Kobe and watch a Yokagura Dance Performance. You will also have the opportunity to relax in the therapeutic waters of a natural spa bath at an onsen (hot spring), enjoy the fine flavors of a traditional Japanese banquet dinner, take an evening stroll dressed in your yukata, and rest at a traditional Japanese Ryokan (inn). Immerse yourself in Japanese culture while experiencing the charm and picturesque architecture around you; the elegant wooden buildings, shoji sliding paper doors, tatami mat floors, and courtyard gardens are the essence of this tour.

This itinerary is perfect for those who want to see a little deeper into rural Japan. It is a great opportunity to see a Japan rarely seen or imagined by most visitors.


Destinations

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe

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