2019 Cherry Blossom Tour of Japan
TOKYO • NIKKO • KAMAKURA • HAKONE • KYOTO • HIROSHIMA (extension)
SMALL GROUP Tour – April 5 – 13 or 15, 2019 – Led by Jan Moester
Japan | Starts: Tokyo Ends: Kyoto or Hiroshima (extension)
Limited to 14 Travelers
Join Jan Moester for this special Japan experience. The beauty of the Cherry Blossom season in Japan and the unique culture never fail to empress Jan and he is thrilled to be able to share his passion for “the land of the rising sun” with you.
Journey to Japan at the most optimal time of the year, when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. Take in the blossoms while visiting the highlights of the “land of the rising sun”. Discover its unique culture, rich history and splendid landscapes, all with the extraordinary services of your expert Lakani Tour Manager, Jan Moester.
Highlights & Inclusions
- Explore Tokyo and Nikko
- Visit the Mt. Fuji area and ride Mt. Komagatake Ropeway
- See temples and castles in Kyoto
- Participate in a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony in a private home
- Deluxe accommodations
- All meals
- Transportation by deluxe vehicles
- Gratuities for lodging, meals, local guides and drivers
- Services of Lakani Tour Manager
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Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7, 2019 • Tokyo/Nikko -- The Peninsula HotelArrive Narita International Airport, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Our tour of Tokyo includes an interesting observation of Sumo Wrestlers during their morning training. Visit the Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace Plaza, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Ginza District, and Ueno Park. Venture out into the countryside on a full day excursion to Nikko National Park.
Monday, April 8 • Kamakura/Hakone -- Gora Kadan RyokanTravel to Kamakura and see the Great Bronze Buddha and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Continue to Hakone, arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon cruise on Lake Ashi, followed by a gondola ride over the Owakudani Boiling Valley.
Tuesday, April 9 - Friday, April 12 • Kyoto -- The Ritz Carlton KyotoTake the famous bullet train to Kyoto. Experience a tea ceremony and learn about kimonos when visiting a private home. Tour the Ukiyo-E Museum. See the beautiful cherry blossoms throughout the city and environs, including Kinkakuji Temple and Maruyama Park.
Participate in a sushi-making lesson and then taste your creations at lunch. Our full day sightseeing in Kyoto takes us to the Bamboo Grove and Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama District; visit Tenryuji Temple, Golden Pavilion and Nishiki Market.
Make a stop at a potter’s studio on our way to Nara, where we will see free-roaming deer, Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Shrine. Delight in a festive Japanese dinner with Geisha entertainment.
Saturday, April 13 - Monday, April 15 • Homeward Bound or Hiroshima Extension -- The Sheraton Grand Hotel HiroshimaHiroshima bound travelers board the bullet train, arriving in time for lunch. Begin sightseeing in Hiroshima this afternoon with visits to the International Peace Park, Atomic Bomb Dome and Museum, and Hiroshima Castle.
Journey to Miyajima Island to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shrine, the iconic ﬂoating Torii Gate, 5-Story Pagoda, and Treasure house. Share your memories of Japan with newfound friends and tour manager at a farewell dinner in a beautiful garden restaurant. On Monday, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure ﬂight home.
Peninsula Hotel • TokyoLocated opposite the Imperial Palace with commanding views of the Japanese capital skyline.