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The Golden Triangle of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka

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The Golden Triangle of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka

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9 days 8 nights

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Single Supplement: USD $720.00


Indulge in Japanese culture and visit the "must see" sites of Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama & Kanazawa during the cherry blossom season, plus Expo 2025 Osaka.

This tour consists of the popular Golden Triangle of Japan itinerary and an additional day in Osaka for the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

Expo 2025 Osaka is a global event in Japan showcasing future technologies, cultural exhibits, and sustainability solutions. The event features national pavilions, an innovation zone, and artistic installations. Visitors can explore themes like future living, sustainability, and cultural exchange while enjoying entertainment and international cuisine. The Expo aims to foster collaboration and envision a better future.

The Golden Triangle of Japan features national parks, culture, architecture, and "must see" sights of Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa & Kyoto. This itinerary also highlights flowering gardens and the best places to see cherry blossoms. The tour begins in Tokyo, following a route of mountainous scenes through coastal regions of Honshu island, and finishes in Osaka. Our private guides and drivers will help you navigate Tokyo's cultural landmarks, fashionable neighborhoods, and diverse shopping districts, and of course the best spots to celebrate the cherry blossom season. Learn how to make your own sushi with a professional sushi chef and savor your delicious creations. Explore attractions like the Asakusa district with an atmosphere of old Tokyo, Japan's largest and busiest fish market, drive by the historical Imperial Palace, and take in the view from the record-breaking Tokyo Skytree’s main observation deck.

Enjoy Hakone's natural scenery over a ropeway ride, and gaze at the famous Mt. Fuji. Stay at an onsen hotel (Japanese style room), where you will have dinner and can unwind in the hot springs (onsen). Visit the dramatic Black Crow Castle (Matsumoto Castle) en route to Takayama, located amongst the Japanese Alps. Due to its remote location, the town is beautifully preserved and has developed its own culture that is unique from the rest of Japan. Travel to the charming village of Shirakawa- go and discover a gassho-zukuri architectural style is. In Kanazawa, stroll through the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden and see what six attributes make a perfect landscape.

Spend two days in Kyoto, the former capital of Japan with centuries-old structures. Visit the city's most renowned gardens, temples, shrines, and specialty shops. The gardens and temples on this itinerary have been selected for their reputation as the "best places to view cherry blossoms". Our travel group will also have the chance to experience a green tea ceremony, meet-and- greet with a maiko (apprentice geisha). Visit Arashiyama, located on the outskirts of Kyoto, famous for its bamboo forest and traditional Zen landscape garden at Tenryuji Temple.

In Nara, be inspired by the intricate architecture of Japan's oldest wooden building and the towering Great Buddha statue. You'll understand why this city is considered the birthplace of Buddhism in Japan. From there, we will proceed to Osaka to experience the nightlife in Japan, where you will visit bustling entertainment districts illuminated with neon light signs. This tour lets you travel through time and experience the culture, traditions, and architecture that are uniquely Japanese.

If you are interested in a 3-day extension to our The Golden Triangle of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka that includes Himeji Castle, Hiroshima, Kobe, and Shikoku Island, please book one of our Best of Japan Tours by clicking the following link: Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Cherry Blossom Tour with Expo 2025 Osaka.

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Dates & Price

2025

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sun. Apr 6, 2025 Mon. Apr 14, 2025 USD $3798.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

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.

Deposit

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

  • • 7 nights Western style and 1 night Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at Narita Airport
  • • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • • Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 4 lunches and 2 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 coach between destinations, hassle free baggage handling.


Arrival Departure Airports
  • • For arrivals at Narita Airport (NRT), this tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka, with departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX).
  • • If you will be flying into Haneda Airport (HND) instead of Narita Airport (NRT) on the first day, airport transfer is not included. We will provide with full instructions to get to the hotel in advance, or we can arrange shared shuttle service for you at US$60.00 per person per way.

Meal Requests

Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged.


Meet and Greet

Please note that 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.


Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Arrive in Tokyo
  • Day2   Tokyo
  • Day3   Hakone - Mt. Fuji
  • Day4   Matsumoto - Takayama
  • Day5   Shirakawa-go - Kanazawa - Bullet Train Ride
  • Day6   Kyoto
  • Day7   Kyoto - Nara - Osaka
  • Day8   Osaka
  • Day9   Tour ends

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