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Grand Tour of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 4/5

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Japan Deluxe Tours

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.

Deluxe-Plus Small Group Tours

Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
(Smaller group departure available)

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.

Ultra-Deluxe Small Group Tours

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.

Japan Walking Tours

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

These tours are ideal for travelers who want more free time to explore their own interests in Japan with the balance of having an escorted tour guide. Go without private coach transportation and opt for using public trains and local buses. Travelers usually stay for at least 2 nights at a destination on a Japan Walking Tour, allowing for a more relaxed and in-depth visit. Your tour guide will give you local advice and tips for things to see and do in your spare time. Experience Japanese culture firsthand with a more flexible itinerary.

Group Tour | Deluxe       Tour Code: GTD1617886

Grand Tour of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 4/5

21 days 20 nights

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from USD $7798.00
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USD $1800.00
Celebrate the cherry blossom season by traveling to all four of Japan's main islands plus the Takayama Spring Festival.

This 21 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, it is designed to travel Japan from south to north following the blooming route of cherry blossoms. This itinerary caters to a wide variety of interests about Japan from culture, festivals, architecture, nature, rural villages, historic towns, and modern city attractions.

Start your trip in Saga and visit the Mifuneyama ... View More

This 21 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, it is designed to travel Japan from south to north following the blooming route of cherry blossoms. This itinerary caters to a wide variety of interests about Japan from culture, festivals, architecture, nature, rural villages, historic towns, and modern city attractions.

Start your trip in Saga and visit the Mifuneyama Rakuen, a 500,000 square meter park filled with colorful azaleas and cherry blossoms. In Nagasaki, visit Dejima, an area with over 400 years of history as a Dutch Trade Post. Make your way to 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 the legendary town of Takachiho and have the opportunity to see a special Yokagura Dance Performance.

Continue to Beppu for its “Boiling Hells” hot spring attractions. Afterwards, our group will go to the Mt. Takasaki Monkey Park and meet with some of the 1,500 wild Japanese monkeys up close. You will also have the chance to spend time in a former samurai district before boarding a high speed Shinkansen bullet train to Hiroshima.

From there, visit the eye-opening Peace Memorial Museum and surrounding Peace Park. Take a ferry to Miyajima Island, one of the top three scenic places in Japan and home to 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. Take in photo worthy views of the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridges and the Seto Inland Sea from the Kirosan Observatory.

Stroll through an open air museum and visit the stunning Ritsurin Park in Takamatsu. Drive through the Seto Ohashi Bridge back to Honshu Island, and end your night with a relaxing spa bath and a traditional kaiseki banquet dinner. Spend time in the photogenic canal area of Kurashiki and at the majestic Himeji Castle, one of the few remaining original castles in Japan. Proceed to Kobe to savor the world famous Wagyu beef.

Visit the Osaka Castle before traveling to Nara, where you can appreciate the intricate architecture and towering monuments of Todaiji Temple, including the Great Buddha statue. Then, spend time at a deer park where over 1,000 Sika deer freely roam. Our group will also spend two days in Kyoto, where we have hand selected the best temples, shrines, and parks to see cherry blossoms. Outside of Kyoto, tour through a charming bamboo forest and a traditional Zen garden of Tenryuji Temple in Arashiyama.

Ride a high speed Shinkansen bullet from Kyoto to Maibara. From there, visit the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa before touring the charming village of Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Takayama, get a glimpse of what 15th Century Japan was like as you watch thousands of people dressed in costumes, traditional music performances, and stunning ornate floats parade the town at the Takayama Spring Festival.

Enjoy the ever-changing scenery along the way to Mt. Fuji, then take a ropeway ride over Hakone and Owakudani. Enjoy a guided tour in Tokyo, where you will visit the city’s cultural landmarks, fashionable neighborhoods, diverse shopping districts, and even learn how to make your own sushi with a professional chef. 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

Visit the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum and see over 100 bonsai masterpieces before traveling to Nikko. From there, we will visit Lake Chuzenji and the Kegon Waterfall, one of Japan's three most beautiful waterfalls. Then, discover the uniquely decorated Toshogu Shrine, dedicated to the founder of Japan’s Tokugawa Shogunate. Continue to Matsushima, where you will get to enjoy a sightseeing cruise along the picturesque bay of pine tree covered islands.

Head to Hiraizumi for a peaceful stroll along the Chusonji Temple, another designated World Heritage Site. Next, make your way to the Morioka Castle Ruins, a famous cherry blossom viewing spot. In Towada, visit Lake Towada and the Oirase Gorge, where you will discover lush scenery and cascading waterfalls. Check out the Nebuta Warasse in Aomori and then proceed to Hakodate via undersea train tunnel. From there, visit the Hakodate Morning Market, Fort Goryokaku, Onuma Park, and Lake Toya.

Walk through the steamy trails of Jigokudani (Hell’s Valley), learn about the indigenous people of Hokkaido in Ainu Village, and visit the city of Sapporo for its historical monuments and entertainment district. Lastly, spend time in the quaint town of Otaru for its nostalgic canal area and reminiscent shopping streets. This itinerary is perfect for those who wish to discover the whole country at once and see all that Japan has to offer.


Destinations

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Omiya / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Otaru / Sapporo

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