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Beyond Tokyo: Baby Blue Eyes, Wisteria & Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Take a 5-day trip Beyond Tokyo for some of Japan's most enchanting flower scenes - featuring the flower festivals of baby blue eyes, wisteria, and shibazakura!

Tour Code: GTD3217668

Tour Information

Land cost: from USD $1898.00

Single supplement: USD $360.00

Tour duration: 5 days 4 nights

Destination:
Hitachinaka / Mito / Ashikaga / Karuizawa / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji

Tour cost includes:
• 3 nights Western style and 1 night Japanese style accommodation
• Meet and greet upon arrival at Tokyo Narita Airport or Haneda Airport
• Airport transfers on arrival and departure
• Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
• Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide
• Gratuities
Meals
• Breakfast everyday
• 2 lunches and 2 dinners
Admission fees and activities
• All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

Dates & Price
2023
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Status
Tue. May 9, 2023 Sat. May 13, 2023 USD $1898.00 Tokyo Tokyo View Tour
2024
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Status
Thu. May 9, 2024 Mon. May 13, 2024 USD $1898.00 Tokyo Tokyo View Tour

Please Note:
All prices are per person, based on twin (double on request) or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!
We can arrange international flights for US customers if needed, please ask for details.

Itinerary

Day 1

Tokyo Narita Airport or Haneda Airport

Welcome to Tokyo! You will be met at the arrival gate by an AJT representative holding an "All Japan Tours" sign.

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro or similar class

NOTE 1: The meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY available on the first day of the tour after 11 AM. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, we will provide full instructions in advance for you to transfer to your hotel on your own.

NOTE 2: If you wish to stay extra nights before the tour starts, please contact us to book hotel accommodations.

Day 2

Hitachinaka (Hitachi Seaside Park - Baby Blue Eyes Flowers), Mito (Kairakuen Garden)

After breakfast, we will drive to Hitachinaka, to the Hitachi Seaside Park, for the annual blossoming of the Nemophila, or "baby blue eyes". As far as the eye can see, millions of baby blue eyes cover the grassy hills in an event known as "Nemophila Fantasy". We travel from there to Mito for a visit to Kairakuen - one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. This garden contains a traditional Japanese building called "Kobuntei", a grove of bamboo, another of cedar, and a forest of over three thousand plum trees. After, we'll take you to your hotel for an evening of relaxation.

Breakfast / Dinner

Mito Plaza Hotel or similar class

Day 3

Ashikaga (Ashikaga Flower Park), Karuizawa (Uchimura Kanzo Memorial Stone Church / Karuizawa Shiraito Falls)

Today, we drive from Mito to Tochigi for a visit to the Ashikaga Flower Park, Japan's wisteria capital, with a great number of wisteria vines hanging down from tasteful trellises and surrounding you in a world of purple, white, yellow, or red flowers. While there, find the Great Wisteria, which has been growing for over 150 years, with vines hanging down in a thick curtain of purple flowers. From there we travel to Karuizawa to visit a magnificent piece of modern architecture - the Uchimura Kanzo Memorial Stone Church. Built by American architect Kendrick Kellog, the stone wraps around in a large cylindrical arch, letting the sun in at different points through the day for an inspiring scene. Then we take you to Karuizawa Shiraito Falls, located near Mount Asama deep within a forest. The water of Shiraito Falls flows right out of a wall of earth, coming from underground to fall over the rock face in an enchanting drape of silvery white threads.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Hotel Shoho Matsumoto or similar class

Day 4

Matsumoto (Matsumoto Castle), Mt Fuji (Shibazakura Festival)

After breakfast, our morning begins with a drive to Matsumoto to see the city's most imposing landmark - Matsumoto Castle. As one of Japan's 12 remaining original castles, Matsumoto Castle, known as "Black Crow Castle" for its pitch-black exterior walls, is one of Japan's historical treasures. Then we take you to the region around Mount Fuji, arriving at Lake Motosu in time to experience the Shibazakura Festival. Shibazakura, or phlox moss, covers the landscape near the lake in a bright and colorful quilt of pink, magenta, white, and purple- colored flowers. After, we will return to your hotel in Tokyo for one last night of relaxation in Japan.

Breakfast / Lunch

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro or similar class

Day 5

Tour Ends

After breakfast, our tour officially ends.
Checkout time is 11 am.
Transfer to Narita Airport or Haneda Airport by Airport Limousine Bus.  

Breakfast

NOTE 3: The departure airport transfer is ONLY available on the last day of the tour. If you plan to stay extra nights after the tour, we will provide full instructions in advance for you to transfer to the airport on your own.

NOTE 4: If you would like to stay longer in Japan, please contact us to book hotel accommodations.