2014 Special Tour Package
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        13 DAYS CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON TOUR


Escorted Tour

NTA America presents a brand new tour for the 2014 spring season in Japan, considered as one of the most beautiful times to visit the land of the rising sun thanks to the abundance of blooming cherry blossom trees.

This tour follows what is known as the "Golden Route", stopping at multiple world heritage sites and featuring stunning views of the nature, history and culture, and the chance to witness the trees whose extreme yet impermanent beauty has come to represent life in the eyes of the Japanese.



Departure Date : March 24th, 2014 ( Start from Tokyo )
Tour Price:

Type

Twin

Triple

Single

Without air

US$2988.00

US$2988.00

US$3938.00

                                   Group size : Minimum 16 Participants
                                   Booking Close : 24 JAN 2014
                                    * Above price are subject to change due to exchange rate.
 NTA America has special air contracts with major U.S and Japanese airlines. Please ask for the best available airfare for trip

Package Includes:

Accommodation:

12Nights Standard Class Accommodation

Guide:

Escorted English Speaking Guide

Transfers:

Private Coach, JR trains, Hakone train, Hiroshima Tram, ferry & Airport Limousine Bus Coupon.

Meals:

Daily Breakfast at each hotel. 4Lunches. 2Dinners

Admission:

Admission as mentioned in itinerary.

Luggage Transfer:

Hakone to Kyoto (Day5), Kyoto to Hiroshima(Day9), Hiroshima to Tokyo (Day11)


Basic Itinerary

Day1: 24MAR(MON)  TOKYO(Arrival)                                                                           
Upon arrival at Narita Airport, transfer to your hotel by airport limousine bus.
3nights' accommodation in Tokyo
             
Day2: 25MAR(TUE)  TOKYO (1DAY CITY TOUR)                                        
Full day Tokyo sightseeing with lunch by private coach.  
Visit Asakusa Kannon Temple, Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace Garden, and Tokyo Observation Deck
Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day3: 26MAR(WED)  TOKYO(FULL DAY FREE)                                         
Full day free at your leisure.

Day4: 27MAR(THU)  TOKYO, HAKONE (MT. FUJI&HAKONE TOUR)                   
Leave for Hakone by private coach.
Enjoy Mt Fuji and Hakone sightseeing with lunch
Take a ride on the Hakone Ropeway and visit Owakudani Valley as well as experience the Lake Ashi Cruise.
Japanese Dinner at hotel                                                               
1 night accommodation in Hakone(Japanese Style)

Day5: 28MAR(FRI)   HAKONE-TAKAYAMA(AM:HAKONE/PM:TAKAYAMA SIGHTSEEING)     
             
(Your main luggage will be transferred to Kyoto. Please prepare your over night bag for 2nights in Takayama and Kanazawa)
In the morning, transfer to Hakone Yumoto Station by Hotel shuttle bus.
Take a local train to Odawara station then leave for Takayama by bullet & express train.
Upon arrival, enjoy Takayama sightseeing on foot with lunch.
Visit Yatai Kaikan Hall, Kami Sannomach Street, and Kusakabe Folk Museum.
1 night accommodation in Takayama

Day6: 29MAR(SAT)  TAKAYAMA-SHIRAKAWAGO/GOKAYAMA-KANAZAWA       
                         
Travel to Gokayama and Shirakawago by private coach.
Visit a small world heritage listed farm village and experience Washi (Japanese paper) making
Travel on to Kanazawa.
1 night accommodation in Kanazawa

Day7: 30MAR(SUN)  KANAZAWA-KYOTO    
                                                                 
Full day Kanazawa sightseeing by private coach.
Visit Kenrokuen Garden, Kutaniyaki Pottery Kiln, Higashi-chaya Street, and Former Guest House Shima.
In the afternoon, leave for Kyoto by JR express train.
3 nights' accommodation in Kyoto

Day8: 31MAR(MON) KYOTO (AM:KYOTO, PM:NARA SIGHTSEEING)                                      
Full day Kyoto and Nara sightseeing by private coach with lunch.  
Visit Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, Heian Jingu in the morning.
In the afternoon, visit Todaiji Temple, and Nara Deer Park in Nara.

Day9: 01APR(TUE) KYOTO (FULL DAY FREE)          
                           
Full day free at your leisure

Day10: 02APR(WED) KYOTO, HIROSHIMA (MIYAJIMA SIGHTSEEING)                                      
Leave for Hiroshima by bullet train then take local train and ferry to Miyajima Island.
Upon arrival, Miyajima Island sightseeing on foot and enjoy one of Japan’s top 3 best views.
This area is most famous for its giant torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on the water.
1night accommodation in Hiroshima

Day11:03APR(THU) HIROSHIMA(CITY SIGHTSEEING) –TOKYO                                             
(Your main luggage will be transferred to Tokyo)
In the morning, Hiroshima sightseeing by public transport.
Visit Peace Memorial Museum, and Atomic Dome.
Leave for Tokyo by bullet train.
2nights accommodation in Tokyo

Day12: 04APR(FRI)  TOKYO (FULL DAY FREE)                                     
Full day free at your leisure

Day13: 05APR(SAT) TOKYO (DEPARTURE)
Transfer to Narita Airport by Airport Limousine Bus.

*Please note that cherry blossom flowering season depends on weather condition.
Flowers might not be in full bloom.