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Tour Overview

Discover the enchanting allure of Japan's Cherry Blossom Tour over 10 delightful days. Begin in Tokyo, where ancient traditions meet modern marvels. Explore iconic sites like Meiji Shrine and Tsukiji Fish Market. Traverse scenic wonders around Lake Kawaguchiko and Kyoto's historic districts. Delve into sushi-making, relish local delicacies, and savor the art of sake brewing. Witness geisha elegance, wander amidst sakura-lined streets, and immerse in Kyoto's timeless charm. Osaka's architectural marvels and panoramic views await, ensuring a journey infused with Japan's rich heritage and the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossoms.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Embrace Tranquility: Wander through Meiji Shrine's serene forests, finding peace amidst ancient rituals, a sanctuary in Tokyo's bustling heart.
  • Nature's Canvas: Cruise Lake Kawaguchiko's calm waters, framed by Mount Fuji's majesty, immersing in Japan's iconic natural beauty.
  • Culinary Odyssey: Master sushi-making in Tsukiji, savor street delicacies in Osaka, embracing Japan's diverse, delectable gastronomic scene.
  • Timeless Charm: Explore Kyoto’s Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Philosopher's Path, immersing in Kyoto's historical splendor and tranquil beauty.
  • Geisha Elegance: Step into Kyoto’s geisha district, witness enchanting performances, and be captivated by the grace and allure of traditional geisha culture.
  • Sake & Spirits: Discover the secrets of sake brewing, wander through Fushimi Inari Shrine, and taste Japan's spiritual essence, immersed in rich traditions.
  • Cherry Blossom Serenity: Stroll Omotesando, the Philosopher's Path, and Sumida River, soaking in cherry blossom magic, a poetic embrace of Japan’s fleeting beauty.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Arrive in Tokyo, a bustling metropolis where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern technology. Your guide and driver will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel, ensuring a smooth start to your journey.

    Check into your hotel, settle in, and relax after your travels. Take this time to familiarize yourself with your surroundings and rest up for the adventures ahead.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Tokyo

    Japan Tokyo Sakura
    Tokyo in Spring

  2. In the morning, visit the Meiji Shrine, one of Tokyo's most important Shinto shrines, surrounded by a tranquil forest. Experience a moment of serenity amidst the city's energy.

    Japan Tokyo Omotesando Street
    A fashionable avenue in Tokyo - Omotesando Street

    Wander down Omotesando, Tokyo's upscale shopping street, renowned for its stylish architecture and designer boutiques.

    Later, immerse yourself in the harmonious beauty of Hamarikyu Garden, a traditional Japanese garden featuring ponds, teahouses, and cherry blossoms. Indulge in a cup of steaming matcha tea, savoring the essence of Japanese tea culture.

    Meal: Breakfast + High-tea

    Accommodation: in Tokyo

  3. Embark on a scenic boat trip on Lake Kawaguchiko, marveling at the reflection of Mount Fuji on the calm waters. Experience the awe-inspiring presence of Japan's highest peak.

    Japan Fuji Hakone Izu National Park
    View of Mount Fuji

    Explore the Kubota Itchiku Art Museum, dedicated to the intricate art of kimono dyeing. Admire the craftsmanship and creativity displayed in the exhibits.

    Drive along the shores of Lake Saiko and Lake Shojiko, surrounded by the breathtaking panorama of nature. Witness the serene beauty of these lakes nestled against the backdrop of the mountains.

    Visit the enigmatic Aokigahara Forest, a dense woodland at the base of Mount Fuji, and explore the mystical atmosphere. Then, pay your respects at Sengen Shrine, a sacred site with a rich historical heritage.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Tokyo

    Japan Aokigahara Forest
    Aokigahara Forest

  4. After breakfast, dive into the vibrant atmosphere of Tsukiji Fish Market, where vendors showcase a colorful array of fresh seafood. Engage your senses in this bustling market environment.

    Japan Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market
    Fresh fish in Tsukiji Fish Market

    Participate in a hands-on sushi-making workshop with a local family. Learn the art of sushi preparation, from rice molding to delicate fish slicing, gaining insight into Japanese culinary traditions.

    Glide along the Sumida River on a boat, passing under picturesque bridges and cherry blossom-lined banks. Experience Tokyo's beauty from a unique perspective, especially during Sakura season.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Tokyo

    Japan Sumida River
    Hop on a boat, passing cherry blossom-lined banks

  5. Transfer to the station and board an express train to Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital, known for its historical landmarks and cultural treasures.

    Upon arrival, delve into the enchanting world of Kyoto's geisha district. Visit a traditional tea house, where geishas enchant you with their graceful dances and captivating music, offering a glimpse into Japan's refined entertainment culture.

    Meal: Breakfast + Afternoon Tea

    Accommodation: in Kyoto

  6. Explore the resplendent Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion, an architectural marvel set amidst meticulously landscaped gardens. Marvel at the temple's shimmering golden facade and the serene pond that surrounds it.

    Discover the historical richness of Nijo Castle, an opulent castle complex with ornate interiors and beautifully landscaped gardens. Experience the grandeur of Japan's feudal past as you wander through this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Japan Kyoto Nijo Castle
    Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    In thee afternoon, immerse yourself in the sensory delights of Nishiki Market, Kyoto's "Kitchen." Explore stalls offering local delicacies, fresh produce, and traditional crafts, indulging in the diverse flavors of Kyoto.

    Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a magnificent wooden temple perched on a hillside, offering panoramic views of Kyoto. Marvel at the architecture and enjoy the spiritual atmosphere of this iconic site.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kyoto

  7. Embark on a spiritual journey through the vermillion torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine, dedicated to the Shinto god of rice and agriculture. Walk the winding trails beneath thousands of torii gates, creating a mesmerizing tunnel of vibrant red hues.

    Japan Fushimi Inari Shrine
    Fushimi Inari Shrine

    Experience the art of sake brewing at a local sake brewery. Learn about the intricate process of sake production, from rice polishing to fermentation, and indulge in tastings of this beloved Japanese beverage.

    After lunch, stroll along the Philosopher's Path, a scenic trail bordered by cherry trees that bloom in resplendent hues during the Sakura season. Experience the tranquility of this walk, appreciating the natural beauty and serene ambiance.

    Japan Philosopher's Path
    Philosopher's Path, a scenic trail bordered by cherry trees

    Explore the area between Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion) and Nanzen-ji Temple, known for its historic temples, serene gardens, and traditional tea houses. Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Kyoto's cultural heritage.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kyoto

  8. Enjoy a leisurely morning, and then head to Osaka in the afternoon. Upon arrival, use this free time to explore the city's vibrant neighborhoods, unique shops, and local cafes.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Osaka

  9. After breakfast, take a guided tour of the iconic Osaka Castle, a symbol of the city's power and history. Explore the castle grounds, museum exhibits, and panoramic views from the observation deck, gaining insights into Osaka's feudal past.

    Japan Osaka Castle Park
    Osaka Castle Park

    Indulge in the savory delights of takoyaki, a beloved Osaka street food. Savor the crispy yet tender octopus-filled balls, showcasing the city's culinary prowess.

    Immerse yourself in the world of traditional woodblock printing at the Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum. Participate in a hands-on workshop, creating your own woodblock prints under the guidance of skilled artisans.

    Kamigata Osaka Ukiyoe Museum
    Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum

    Ascend to the Floating Garden Observatory, a rooftop observatory offering breathtaking panoramic views of Osaka City. Witness the cityscape illuminated against the evening sky, a perfect ending to your Osaka adventure.

    Meal: Breakfast + Snack

    Accommodation: in Osaka

  10. Take your time to enjoy your final moments in Osaka. Reflect on your journey, purchase souvenirs, or simply savor a quiet moment in a local cafe.

    Your driver will escort you to the airport, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free journey to catch your onward flight to your next destination or back home. Depart with cherished memories of your unforgettable Japanese adventure.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $3994 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 4 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price Includes

  • 9 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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