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Grand Tour of Japan: Cherry Blossoms, Baby Blue Eyes Flowers & Aoi Festival 2020 - 5/3

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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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Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
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These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

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Tour Japan with the finest accommodations and experiences in groups of 2 to 6 people.

Enjoy more than just sightseeing. These tours will allow you to eat in small local restaurants, visit hidden gems, stay at hotels with limited occupancy, take part in activities available only to small groups, and enjoy more interaction with your tour guides. Ultra-Deluxe small group tours are the ultimate way to visit Japan with hand-picked, top hotels and ryokans (traditional inns) to relax in. Select from a unique range of luxurious cultural experiences that are limited to smaller groups, which is why the maximum group size is 6 guests.

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Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 10 to 16 people using public transportation.

These tours allow you to enjoy Japanese culture firsthand in the intimacy of a small group. The maximum group size is 12 guests, which enables you to travel by public transportation, such as by train, subway, taxi, ferry or local bus. Walking the streets and taking the local trains will allow you to interact more with the locals and appreciate what everyday life in Japan is like. Each city will feature an expert local guide who will be able to share in-depth information on the featured attractions and sites, and provide assistance or recommendations if needed prior to your free time.

Group Tour | Deluxe       Tour Code: GTF1673090     5 reviews

Grand Tour of Japan: Cherry Blossoms, Baby Blue Eyes Flowers & Aoi Festival 2020 - 5/3

22 days 21 nights

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USD $1900.00
Take the ultimate journey to Japan during cherry blossom season, see the baby blue eye flowers, and view the elegant Aoi Festival.

If you have missed the beautiful cherry blossoms viewing in March and April, there is still a chance for you to see them in May. Cherry blossoms bloom in Hokkaido approximately one month later than the Honshu Island, between the end of April and early May. This 22 Days Grand Tour of Japan is the longest and most comprehensive escorted group tour of Japan that you will find. Visiting all four main islands of Japan, travelers can indulge in Japan’s culture, architecture, nature, rural vill... View More

If you have missed the beautiful cherry blossoms viewing in March and April, there is still a chance for you to see them in May. Cherry blossoms bloom in Hokkaido approximately one month later than the Honshu Island, between the end of April and early May. This 22 Days Grand Tour of Japan is the longest and most comprehensive escorted group tour of Japan that you will find. Visiting all four main islands of Japan, travelers can indulge in Japan’s culture, architecture, nature, rural villages, historic towns, modern city attractions, and even a renowned festival.

Beginning in the northern island of Hokkaido, we will first visit Otaru for its nostalgic canal area and glassblowing shops. Continue to Sapporo to see the city’s landmarks and entertainment district. You will also get to learn about the indigenous people of Japan in Ainu Museum and visit the steamy valley of Noboribetsu. Next, head to Lake Toya and Onuma Park for a scenic interlude. Experience one of Japan’s three best night views from the Mt. Hakodate Ropeway.

Then, our group will proceed to Morioka by crossing the Tsugaru Channel between the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu, via the undersea train tunnel. Head to Hiraizumi, a city of precious cultural values and history, including the photogenic buildings of Chusonji Temple. Continue your journey to Matsushima, a picturesque bay dotted with small islands, where we will explore ancient caves once frequented by meditating monks.

Discover the wonderfully ornate shrines of Nikko, which are also designated World Heritage sites. Then, visit the nearly 100 meter (328ft) tall Kegon Waterfall situated in Lake Chuzenji, which is listed as one of Japan's three most beautiful waterfalls. The last stop of the of the day will feature the breathtaking baby blue eye flowers in Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki. The hills are covered by the baby blue eye flowers, creating a beautiful spring scene.

Continue your journey to one of the busiest cities in the world, Tokyo, where our guides and drivers will escort you to the top attractions. Visit Tokyo's historical landmarks, fashionable neighborhoods, diverse shopping districts, and even learn how to make your own sushi with a professional sushi chef. Proceed to Mt. Fuji and enjoy the natural scenery of Hakone and Owakudani on a ropeway ride. Experience a high- speed Shinkansen bullet train ride before visiting the beautiful Hikone Castle and uniquely-designed Miho Museum.

Experience the Aoi Festival in Kyoto, a well-preserved and graceful procession of 500 people dressed in aristocratic styled clothing. Spend two more days in the historic city of Kyoto, where you will have exclusive access to the city's top gardens, temples, and specialty shops. Our travel group will also have opportunities to experience a traditional green tea ceremony, meet an apprentice geisha (maiko), and enjoy an elegant kimono fashion show. Continue to Himeji Castle, an original standing castle and world heritage site. Then, make your way to the photogenic canal town of Kurashiki and the Ohara Museum of Art.

Cross the Seto Ohashi Bridge to Shikoku Island, visit the open air museum of Shikoku Mura Village, and stroll through the Japanese landscape masterpiece of Ritsurin Park. Next, drive through the scenic Shimanami Kaido back to Honshu Island, a 60 kilometer long toll road that passes over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea. Then, take in views of the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridges from the Kirosan Observatory. Spend time in Hiroshima, where you will visit the Peace Memorial Park and A- Bomb Dome. Afterwards, take a short ferry ride to the picturesque Miyajima Island, home to the famed vermillion torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine.

Go back in time and visit the Kitsuki Samurai Districts, discover the boiling hot spring “hells” of Jigoku, and meet some of the 1,500 wild Japanese monkeys at Mt. Takasaki Monkey Park. Explore the legendary town of Takachiho and experience a special Yokagura Dance Performance. In Nagasaki, visit the Nagasaki Peace Park and Dejima, an area with over 400 years of history in Dutch trade. Stop by the Glover Gardens, an open air museum featuring historic mansions of former Western residents of Nagasaki. Finally, visit Oura Catholic Church, the oldest standing Christian church in Japan. Before your tour ends, enjoy a tasty Wagyu beef dinner in Fukuoka.


Destinations

Sapporo / Otaru / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Shikabecho / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko / Hitachi Seaside Park / Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki

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