10 Days Essence Of Spring | Nikkei Tour - Cherry Blossom Seasonal Tour

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Our Essence of Spring | Nikkei Tours uncovers the history of Nikkeis while traveling through all the best cities in Japan. Enjoy visits to the best museums in Japan on Nikkei life, and even uncover your own family's roots in Japan! We can even customize your Japan tour to visit your ancestor’s hometown. Get in touch with your roots during our Nikkei Japan Tour for the Spring.
Itinerary

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

04/17/2024

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

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Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo

The Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo is the perfect compliment during your stay in Tokyo. Located in Sumida, this hotel includes thoughtful touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. During your stay, enjoy free Wi-Fi in your rooms, or venture off to popular close by spots to see the culture Japan has to offer. The Arcakit Kinshicho is conveniently located by the JR station nearby, perfect for shopping, lunch, snacks, daily goods, clothing, and more!

Near by.......
-Tokyo Skytree
-Edo-Tokyo Museum
-Asakusa Nakamise & Sensoji Temple
-Arcakit Kinshicho Shopping Plaza (Uniqlo, Daiso, MUJI, Eddie Bauer, etc.)

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Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour app for more information.
Rest at the hotel and be ready to start your exciting tour tomorrow.

**INFORMATION**
From Narita Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 90 mins(Bus)
From Haneda Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 30 mins(Bus)

Tokyo | At your Leisure & Optional Excursions

04/18/2024 Breakfast

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

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Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo

The Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo is the perfect compliment during your stay in Tokyo. Located in Sumida, this hotel includes thoughtful touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. During your stay, enjoy free Wi-Fi in your rooms, or venture off to popular close by spots to see the culture Japan has to offer. The Arcakit Kinshicho is conveniently located by the JR station nearby, perfect for shopping, lunch, snacks, daily goods, clothing, and more!

Near by.......
-Tokyo Skytree
-Edo-Tokyo Museum
-Asakusa Nakamise & Sensoji Temple
-Arcakit Kinshicho Shopping Plaza (Uniqlo, Daiso, MUJI, Eddie Bauer, etc.)

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We've cleared up the day for you to enjoy at your leisure or spend the day at either Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea

Note: Additional fees & costs will apply for Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea


Tokyo | Trendy Tokyo Spots & Historic Asakusa

04/19/2024 Breakfast Lunch

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

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Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo

The Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo is the perfect compliment during your stay in Tokyo. Located in Sumida, this hotel includes thoughtful touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. During your stay, enjoy free Wi-Fi in your rooms, or venture off to popular close by spots to see the culture Japan has to offer. The Arcakit Kinshicho is conveniently located by the JR station nearby, perfect for shopping, lunch, snacks, daily goods, clothing, and more!

Near by.......
-Tokyo Skytree
-Edo-Tokyo Museum
-Asakusa Nakamise & Sensoji Temple
-Arcakit Kinshicho Shopping Plaza (Uniqlo, Daiso, MUJI, Eddie Bauer, etc.)

View Hotel Detail

Commence your immersive expedition along the lively streets of Tokyo during the captivating cherry blossom season, where the fusion of urban charm and cultural treasures ensures an indelible experience.

Our day initiates with an exploration of the Fukagawa Edo Museum, providing a window into the intricate historical tapestry of Tokyo. As you step into its faithfully recreated streets from the Edo era, you'll find yourself transported to a bygone time.

Subsequently, we venture to the Tsukiji Outer Market, a bustling hub of gastronomic delights. Amidst the vibrant energy of the market, please enjoy a special lunch surrounded by the lively atmosphere of the market and the four seasons of Japan.

Our odyssey continues to Asakusa, where the iconic Senso-ji Temple stands as a testament to Tokyo's cultural legacy. Meander through Nakamise Street, a lively thoroughfare lined with traditional shops and lively stalls offering an array of treasures. The gentle presence of cherry blossoms adds an additional layer of allure to this cherished destination.

Progressing, we arrive at Harajuku, a district where contemporary trends and traditional elements seamlessly coexist. Traverse Takeshita Street, where the intersection of modern fashion and youthful exuberance creates a captivating ambiance.

Our expedition culminates amidst the bustling vigor of Shibuya Crossing, an iconic representation of Tokyo's dynamic spirit. Amidst the throngs, take a moment to visit the steadfast Hachiko statue, a touching story of companionship that resonates with the essence of the season.


Mt. Fuji | Captivating Cherry Blossoms and Mount Fuji Views

04/20/2024 Breakfast Lunch

Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo ( Western Style )

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Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo

Experience Kyoto at Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo Natural Hot Spring. Located in the city's heart, our hotel blends traditional aesthetics with modern comfort. Enjoy Japanese cuisine, relax in our natural hot springs, and explore the city's landmarks from our conveniently located hotel. Immerse in Kyoto's timeless charm at Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo.

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Commence on an enthralling expedition to delve into the captivating marvels of the region, where cultural significance and natural splendor intermingle to offer an unforgettable experience.

Our day begins with a visit to the *Chureito Pagoda, an iconic symbol that stands as a testament to the region's spiritual legacy. Set against the backdrop of cherry blossoms in bloom and the majestic silhouette of Mount Fuji, this exquisite combination creates a visual masterpiece that has earned fame through countless photographs.

Indulge in a culinary delight as we savor the flavors of Hoto, a local specialty dish renowned for its heartwarming taste and historical importance. This traditional dish offers a tantalizing glimpse into the area's rich gastronomic heritage.

Our exploration takes us to Nishiko Iyashinoyu, a serene retreat nestled by the picturesque Lake Kawaguchi. The soothing ambiance of this haven beckons you to unwind, providing the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

As the day transitions, we find solace in a traditional Japanese inn, where comfort and hospitality await. Sink into a realm of tranquility as you unwind, embracing the essence of Japanese hospitality.

*Note: the journey to the pagoda entails a leisurely stroll of approximately 20-30 minutes, allowing you to fully absorb the tranquil surroundings.


Kyoto & Nara | Meet & Greet the friendly Deer of Nara

04/21/2024 Breakfast Lunch

Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA ( Western Style )

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Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA

Located in Higashikujo Nishisannocho, the Hotel Vischio Kyoto is a comfortable hotel to relax during your Japan tour featuring numerous Kyoto landmarks nearby. Higashi Honganji Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple are within walking distance, as is the convenient Kujo Station.

Near by.......
-Kyoto Tower
-Toji Temple
-Nijō Castle

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Our cherry blossom exploration starts with a visit to Todaiji Temple, a monumental symbol that reverberates with the spiritual legacy of the area. Discover the awe-inspiring presence of the Great Buddha within its sacred walls, a testament to centuries of history and devotion.

Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Nara Park, where gentle deer freely roam, adding a touch of enchantment to the natural landscape. Interact with these graceful creatures as they harmoniously coexist with human visitors.

Embark on a journey through the intricate world of sake at the Sake Museum, delving into the craftsmanship behind Japan's revered drink. Uncover the artistry and dedication that culminate in the creation of this beloved beverage.

Continue your exploration to Fushimi Inari Shrine, known for its mesmerizing path lined with vibrant torii gates. Traverse this enchanting tunnel as you absorb the spiritual energy that envelops you.

Step into history at the Kyoto Samurai and Ninja Museum, a captivating destination where ancient warrior traditions come to life. Gain a deeper understanding of their skills and culture, providing insight into Japan's martial heritage.

As daylight fades, immerse yourself in the captivating display of the Kyoto Station Illumination. Witness the architectural marvel transform into a mesmerizing canvas of light and color, a fitting finale to your day of discovery.


Kyoto | Breathtaking Maiko Show & Bamboo Forest

04/22/2024 Breakfast Dinner

Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA ( Western Style )

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Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA

Located in Higashikujo Nishisannocho, the Hotel Vischio Kyoto is a comfortable hotel to relax during your Japan tour featuring numerous Kyoto landmarks nearby. Higashi Honganji Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple are within walking distance, as is the convenient Kujo Station.

Near by.......
-Kyoto Tower
-Toji Temple
-Nijō Castle

View Hotel Detail

Begin an enchanting expedition to delve into the captivating marvels of Arashiyama during the mesmerizing cherry blossom season, where cultural treasures and the beauty of nature converge to offer an unforgettable experience.

Our journey unfolds with a delightful rickshaw ride, escorting you through the charming streets of Arashiyama. As you glide along, the blooming cherry blossoms create a breathtaking canvas of colors, setting the stage for a truly enchanting adventure.

Our path then takes us to the revered Kinkakuji Temple, an embodiment of cultural magnificence set amidst the delicate cherry blossoms. The resplendent temple, enhanced by the surrounding blooms, forms a picturesque tableau that captures the essence of Japan's timeless elegance.

Continuing our exploration, you'll be captivated by an exquisite performance by a maiko, a moment that brings the grace and charm of Kyoto's geisha culture to life.

Meander through the historic lanes of Ninenzaka, where cherry blossoms sway gently overhead, infusing the air with a sense of poetry. Each step along this traditional pathway is a step into history, offering a glimpse into Kyoto's rich heritage.

Culminating our journey is a serene tea ceremony, where you'll be guided through the art of Japanese tea culture. Under the guidance of a skilled tea master, you'll experience a ritual that embodies harmony and tranquility, enriching your adventure.


Himeji | UNESCO Certified White Heron Castle

04/23/2024 Breakfast Dinner

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima ( Western Style )

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Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima is located in the heart of Hiroshima's Downtown. The Hotel offers beautiful view of Hiroshima City. Hotel offers many modern facilities and services like the gym, hot springs, and spa (these are extra charges). Many famous sight see spots are within walking distance such as Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Atomic Bomb Dome.

Near by....
-Amusement district
Nagarekawa in 5 mins by car
Hondori Shopping Area in 5 mins by walk

-Museum
Mazda Museum in 10 mins by car
Peace Park Museum in 10 mins by walk

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Our adventure begins with a visit to Himeji Castle, an iconic symbol that resonates with the region's historical significance. As you explore the castle's magnificent architecture and surrounding grounds, the delicate hues of cherry blossoms infuse a poetic charm, transporting you back in time to an era of samurai and feudal Japan.

Discover tranquility amidst the vibrant blooms of Koko-en Garden, a haven of serenity adjacent to Himeji Castle. The carefully landscaped garden offers a meditative retreat where nature's beauty converges with artistry, providing a perfect setting for reflection amidst the blossoming cherry trees.

Indulge in the savory delights of Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, a beloved dish that tantalizes the taste buds with its fusion of flavors and textures. This culinary masterpiece is not only a treat for the palate but also a representation of Hiroshima's culinary heritage.


Hiroshima | the Iconic Floating Shrine of Japan

04/24/2024 Breakfast Lunch

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima ( Western Style )

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Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima is located in the heart of Hiroshima's Downtown. The Hotel offers beautiful view of Hiroshima City. Hotel offers many modern facilities and services like the gym, hot springs, and spa (these are extra charges). Many famous sight see spots are within walking distance such as Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Atomic Bomb Dome.

Near by....
-Amusement district
Nagarekawa in 5 mins by car
Hondori Shopping Area in 5 mins by walk

-Museum
Mazda Museum in 10 mins by car
Peace Park Museum in 10 mins by walk

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Our day's expedition revolves around the exploration of Hiroshima, marking the initiation of the Cherry Blossom tour. We commence by visiting the Atomic Bomb Dome, the solitary structure that endured the aftermath of the Atomic Bombing in Hiroshima. Nestled within the precincts of the Peace Memorial Park, an area once ground zero for the atomic bomb, the Atomic Bomb Dome stands as a poignant testament to the tragedy's impact. As you traverse the park, significant landmarks like the moving Sadako's statue and the resonating freedom bell beckon your attention. The Atomic Bomb Dome, preserved as a beacon of hope for enduring peace, imparts its message to the generations to come.

Immersed in the Peace Memorial Park, don't miss the opportunity to explore the illustrious Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. This institution houses an array of artifacts and historical documentation from the bombing, serving as a poignant reminder of Hiroshima's unwavering commitment to global harmony.

In the afternoon, our journey leads us to Miyajima, an enchanting island located to the south of Hiroshima. Distinguished for the captivating Itsukushima Shrine and its ethereal floating torii gate, Miyajima presents a sight that captures the heart. With the rising tide, the torii gate appears to float on the water's surface, creating a visual spectacle that has earned its place among Japan's three most exquisite views. Amidst this breathtaking setting, relish the island's offerings, including the delightful momiji manju (maple leaf-shaped cake with red beans) and the succulent oysters, ensuring that your time on the island remains etched in memory.


Suo Island | Learn about your Nikkei Roots & Japanese Ancestry

04/25/2024 Breakfast

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima ( Western Style )

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Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima is located in the heart of Hiroshima's Downtown. The Hotel offers beautiful view of Hiroshima City. Hotel offers many modern facilities and services like the gym, hot springs, and spa (these are extra charges). Many famous sight see spots are within walking distance such as Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Atomic Bomb Dome.

Near by....
-Amusement district
Nagarekawa in 5 mins by car
Hondori Shopping Area in 5 mins by walk

-Museum
Mazda Museum in 10 mins by car
Peace Park Museum in 10 mins by walk

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The last day of our Nikkei Tour will have your group heading to the Yamaguchi prefecture for a visit to the Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii. The museum is dedicated to enlightening visitors to the hardships and trials of Japanese and Japanese Americans who emigrated to Hawaii. It also covers the history of Japanese migrants in California, the various farming methods used by them as well as unfair practices and legislations they faced. For those who are of Japanese ancestry or just interested, you can also search through the extensive list of Japanese citizens who emigrated from Japan to the US as well.


Hiroshima | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

04/26/2024 Breakfast

Your pleasant and memorable Japan tour ends today. The tour will disband after breakfast. Fly home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan.

**INFORMATION** From Hiroshima Station to Hiroshima Airport(HIJ) - about 45 mins (Bus)

This tour disbands in Hiroshima.

▪Important Notice▪
*JDT Recommends Experiences are not included with your tour package.
*Group Tour Participants (Not applicable to Private Tours) - Your group may be joined with other groups during the tour. If so, your tour guide and bus may be changed during your tour.
*Any special request(s) must be submitted when booking your tour (meals, accommodations, etc.). Note: Not all requests can be fulfilled.
*Itinerary, hotels, and meals are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refund will be owed for any changes or cancellations if the tour still occurs.
*This tour includes 1.5~2 hours of walking on sightseeing days. Tour Participants are expected to be of moderate fitness, keep up with the pace of the group, and can climb stairs with no difficulty.
*B : Breakfast   L : Lunch   D : Dinner
*Please be advised that Maiko performances are not available on their designated days off or on days when special Maiko events are taking place.

Tour Departure and Prices 1) Price per person.   2) Airfare is not included.  

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10 DAYS

9 nights accommodation


15 MEALS

9 breakfasts
4 lunches
2 dinners


TRANSPORT

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Bullet Train
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Tour Includes


8 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs

Daily Breakfast-Buffets, 4 Lunches, and 2 Dinners included

All ground transportation in Japan during the tour

Complimentary Airport Transfers (see details)

Admission Fees, Tax & Gratuities at all included Destinations

Full time service of licensed English speaking tour guide & separate bus driver

Bullet train ride with Mt. Fuji & Green Tea Ceremony

Japan Deluxe Tours Handbook and Tour Goods Package

Dine with a Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) in Kyoto

Free Wi-Fi in Bus & Most hotels

Not Included
  • - Airfare
  • - Travel Insurance
  • - Optional Excursions

Travel Highlights


A day of Nikkei history at the Japanese Emigration Museum to Hawaii

Views of Mt. Fuji from the comfort of a rope-way ride

Time spent crossing Japan's masssive Shibuya X-ing

Tour Tokyo's popular Asakusa Sensoji Temple

The famous floating gates of Itsukushima Island

World Famous Kyoto destinations including Golden Pavilion

A stroll through the Bamboo Groves of Kyoto's Arashiyama

Explore Himeji Castle, one of 12 original Japanese Castles

Sightseeing at Todaiji Temple Great Buddha and Deer Park

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Museum, the top-pick museum in Japan

Important Information


The maximum number of participants will not exceed 26 people during your Japan tour. Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please note that your bus and tour guide may be changed if other groups join the tour.

Single travelers are required to pay a single supplement in order to guarantee single room accommodation.

We request one suitcase, one carry-on bag, and an overnight bag per person. The tote bag we provide can be used to hold any small merchandise/souvenirs purchased during your tour. When you check out, bring your luggage to the lobby and the bus driver will assist in loading it onto the bus. When you arrive at the next hotel, the bus driver will unload your luggage for you to bring to your room.

Please note: The maximum weight of a checked in bag is typically 20 Kilograms or 44 Pounds. You will be traveling with your luggage except during the bullet train ride (if applicable).

All hotel rooms come with a full bathroom and room amenities free of charge unless stated otherwise.

All motor coaches come equipped with air-conditioning, plenty of space, comfortable seats, and Wi-Fi.

All of our tours begin in either Tokyo or Osaka/Kyoto. When beginning or ending a tour in Tokyo, please book flights to or from Narita International Airport or Haneda International Airport. For tours beginning or ending in Osaka/Kyoto, please book flights to or from Kansai International Airport or Itami Airport.

We recommend you do not book your flights until the tour status changes from Book Now to Guaranteed Departure. You can also contact us if you would like for Japan Deluxe Tour's to arrange your flights.

Traveling and visiting sights in Japan includes a good amount of walking. To fully enjoy the tour, please be prepared to keep up with the pace of the group, climb stairs with no difficulty, and wear comfortable shoes for all day use.

Guests with tattoos may not be able to use the hot-springs or onsens while in Japan. We apologize if you are unable to enjoy this experience during your stay.

We understand sometimes unanticipated situations may arise before or even during your Japan tour. In order to best assist you when things don't go as planned, Japan Deluxe Tours recommends purchasing travel insurance offered through Travel Guard® Insurance.

Travel Guard® Insurance offers coverage for: Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Baggage Delay, Medical Expense (deductible required), Emergency Medical Transportation, and an Exclusive Family Protection Plan: One child 16 or under will receive coverage at no additional cost for every adult that purchase a protection plan. Every Travel Guard policy includes 24-hour emergency travel assistance services for emergencies or last-minute travel changes, such as re-booking flights, hotel reservations or ground transportation, tracking lost luggage, and more!
For more information about coverage, view our Travel Insurance Page.

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We cannot guarantee cherry blossoms will be in full bloom for viewing during this tour. Please refer to our Cherry Blossom Forecast page for updates and information about Sakura Cherry Blossoms and when they are expected to bloom in select cities.

Please notify us before your tour starts if you have any dietary restrictions or requirements we should be aware about. Japan Deluxe Tours can provide Vegetarian meals for guests, and we will do our best to cater to any serious allergies or dietary restrictions. We will not be able to substitute or change meals after your tour begins.

Day
Day 1
04/17/2024

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

04/17/2024

Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour app for more information.
Rest at the hotel and be ready to start your exciting tour tomorrow.

**INFORMATION**
From Narita Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 90 mins(Bus)
From Haneda Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 30 mins(Bus)

Day 2
04/18/2024

Tokyo | At your Leisure & Optional Excursions

04/18/2024 Breakfast

We've cleared up the day for you to enjoy at your leisure or spend the day at either Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea

Note: Additional fees & costs will apply for Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 3
04/19/2024

Tokyo | Trendy Tokyo Spots & Historic Asakusa

04/19/2024 Breakfast Lunch

Commence your immersive expedition along the lively streets of Tokyo during the captivating cherry blossom season, where the fusion of urban charm and cultural treasures ensures an indelible experience.

Our day initiates with an exploration of the Fukagawa Edo Museum, providing a window into the intricate historical tapestry of Tokyo. As you step into its faithfully recreated streets from the Edo era, you'll find yourself transported to a bygone time.

Subsequently, we venture to the Tsukiji Outer Market, a bustling hub of gastronomic delights. Amidst the vibrant energy of the market, please enjoy a special lunch surrounded by the lively atmosphere of the market and the four seasons of Japan.

Our odyssey continues to Asakusa, where the iconic Senso-ji Temple stands as a testament to Tokyo's cultural legacy. Meander through Nakamise Street, a lively thoroughfare lined with traditional shops and lively stalls offering an array of treasures. The gentle presence of cherry blossoms adds an additional layer of allure to this cherished destination.

Progressing, we arrive at Harajuku, a district where contemporary trends and traditional elements seamlessly coexist. Traverse Takeshita Street, where the intersection of modern fashion and youthful exuberance creates a captivating ambiance.

Our expedition culminates amidst the bustling vigor of Shibuya Crossing, an iconic representation of Tokyo's dynamic spirit. Amidst the throngs, take a moment to visit the steadfast Hachiko statue, a touching story of companionship that resonates with the essence of the season.


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 4
04/20/2024

Mt. Fuji | Captivating Cherry Blossoms and Mount Fuji Views

04/20/2024 Breakfast Lunch

Commence on an enthralling expedition to delve into the captivating marvels of the region, where cultural significance and natural splendor intermingle to offer an unforgettable experience.

Our day begins with a visit to the *Chureito Pagoda, an iconic symbol that stands as a testament to the region's spiritual legacy. Set against the backdrop of cherry blossoms in bloom and the majestic silhouette of Mount Fuji, this exquisite combination creates a visual masterpiece that has earned fame through countless photographs.

Indulge in a culinary delight as we savor the flavors of Hoto, a local specialty dish renowned for its heartwarming taste and historical importance. This traditional dish offers a tantalizing glimpse into the area's rich gastronomic heritage.

Our exploration takes us to Nishiko Iyashinoyu, a serene retreat nestled by the picturesque Lake Kawaguchi. The soothing ambiance of this haven beckons you to unwind, providing the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

As the day transitions, we find solace in a traditional Japanese inn, where comfort and hospitality await. Sink into a realm of tranquility as you unwind, embracing the essence of Japanese hospitality.

*Note: the journey to the pagoda entails a leisurely stroll of approximately 20-30 minutes, allowing you to fully absorb the tranquil surroundings.


Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo or similar

Day 5
04/21/2024

Kyoto & Nara | Meet & Greet the friendly Deer of Nara

04/21/2024 Breakfast Lunch

Our cherry blossom exploration starts with a visit to Todaiji Temple, a monumental symbol that reverberates with the spiritual legacy of the area. Discover the awe-inspiring presence of the Great Buddha within its sacred walls, a testament to centuries of history and devotion.

Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Nara Park, where gentle deer freely roam, adding a touch of enchantment to the natural landscape. Interact with these graceful creatures as they harmoniously coexist with human visitors.

Embark on a journey through the intricate world of sake at the Sake Museum, delving into the craftsmanship behind Japan's revered drink. Uncover the artistry and dedication that culminate in the creation of this beloved beverage.

Continue your exploration to Fushimi Inari Shrine, known for its mesmerizing path lined with vibrant torii gates. Traverse this enchanting tunnel as you absorb the spiritual energy that envelops you.

Step into history at the Kyoto Samurai and Ninja Museum, a captivating destination where ancient warrior traditions come to life. Gain a deeper understanding of their skills and culture, providing insight into Japan's martial heritage.

As daylight fades, immerse yourself in the captivating display of the Kyoto Station Illumination. Witness the architectural marvel transform into a mesmerizing canvas of light and color, a fitting finale to your day of discovery.


Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA or similar

Day 6
04/22/2024

Kyoto | Breathtaking Maiko Show & Bamboo Forest

04/22/2024 Breakfast Dinner

Begin an enchanting expedition to delve into the captivating marvels of Arashiyama during the mesmerizing cherry blossom season, where cultural treasures and the beauty of nature converge to offer an unforgettable experience.

Our journey unfolds with a delightful rickshaw ride, escorting you through the charming streets of Arashiyama. As you glide along, the blooming cherry blossoms create a breathtaking canvas of colors, setting the stage for a truly enchanting adventure.

Our path then takes us to the revered Kinkakuji Temple, an embodiment of cultural magnificence set amidst the delicate cherry blossoms. The resplendent temple, enhanced by the surrounding blooms, forms a picturesque tableau that captures the essence of Japan's timeless elegance.

Continuing our exploration, you'll be captivated by an exquisite performance by a maiko, a moment that brings the grace and charm of Kyoto's geisha culture to life.

Meander through the historic lanes of Ninenzaka, where cherry blossoms sway gently overhead, infusing the air with a sense of poetry. Each step along this traditional pathway is a step into history, offering a glimpse into Kyoto's rich heritage.

Culminating our journey is a serene tea ceremony, where you'll be guided through the art of Japanese tea culture. Under the guidance of a skilled tea master, you'll experience a ritual that embodies harmony and tranquility, enriching your adventure.


Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA or similar

Day 7
04/23/2024

Himeji | UNESCO Certified White Heron Castle

04/23/2024 Breakfast Dinner

Our adventure begins with a visit to Himeji Castle, an iconic symbol that resonates with the region's historical significance. As you explore the castle's magnificent architecture and surrounding grounds, the delicate hues of cherry blossoms infuse a poetic charm, transporting you back in time to an era of samurai and feudal Japan.

Discover tranquility amidst the vibrant blooms of Koko-en Garden, a haven of serenity adjacent to Himeji Castle. The carefully landscaped garden offers a meditative retreat where nature's beauty converges with artistry, providing a perfect setting for reflection amidst the blossoming cherry trees.

Indulge in the savory delights of Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, a beloved dish that tantalizes the taste buds with its fusion of flavors and textures. This culinary masterpiece is not only a treat for the palate but also a representation of Hiroshima's culinary heritage.


Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima or similar

Day 8
04/24/2024

Hiroshima | the Iconic Floating Shrine of Japan

04/24/2024 Breakfast Lunch

Our day's expedition revolves around the exploration of Hiroshima, marking the initiation of the Cherry Blossom tour. We commence by visiting the Atomic Bomb Dome, the solitary structure that endured the aftermath of the Atomic Bombing in Hiroshima. Nestled within the precincts of the Peace Memorial Park, an area once ground zero for the atomic bomb, the Atomic Bomb Dome stands as a poignant testament to the tragedy's impact. As you traverse the park, significant landmarks like the moving Sadako's statue and the resonating freedom bell beckon your attention. The Atomic Bomb Dome, preserved as a beacon of hope for enduring peace, imparts its message to the generations to come.

Immersed in the Peace Memorial Park, don't miss the opportunity to explore the illustrious Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. This institution houses an array of artifacts and historical documentation from the bombing, serving as a poignant reminder of Hiroshima's unwavering commitment to global harmony.

In the afternoon, our journey leads us to Miyajima, an enchanting island located to the south of Hiroshima. Distinguished for the captivating Itsukushima Shrine and its ethereal floating torii gate, Miyajima presents a sight that captures the heart. With the rising tide, the torii gate appears to float on the water's surface, creating a visual spectacle that has earned its place among Japan's three most exquisite views. Amidst this breathtaking setting, relish the island's offerings, including the delightful momiji manju (maple leaf-shaped cake with red beans) and the succulent oysters, ensuring that your time on the island remains etched in memory.


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Day 9
04/25/2024

Suo Island | Learn about your Nikkei Roots & Japanese Ancestry

04/25/2024 Breakfast

The last day of our Nikkei Tour will have your group heading to the Yamaguchi prefecture for a visit to the Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii. The museum is dedicated to enlightening visitors to the hardships and trials of Japanese and Japanese Americans who emigrated to Hawaii. It also covers the history of Japanese migrants in California, the various farming methods used by them as well as unfair practices and legislations they faced. For those who are of Japanese ancestry or just interested, you can also search through the extensive list of Japanese citizens who emigrated from Japan to the US as well.


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Day 10
04/26/2024

Hiroshima | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

04/26/2024 Breakfast

Your pleasant and memorable Japan tour ends today. The tour will disband after breakfast. Fly home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan.

**INFORMATION** From Hiroshima Station to Hiroshima Airport(HIJ) - about 45 mins (Bus)

This tour disbands in Hiroshima.

Dining Experience

Kaiseki Ryori

Kaiseki Ryori

It is a traditional Japanese multi course meal consists of multiple small dishes starting with appetizers and sashimi then leading to the main dishes tempura and grilled fish, rice, pickled vegetables, and miso soup.

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Kaiten Sushi

Kaiten Sushi

Sometimes called sushi trains or conveyor belt sushi, pick & choose your favorite sushi dishes off a revolving conveyor belt lined with mouth-watering morsels and your favorite rolls.

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Teppan-Yaki Display

Seasonal Japanese Dining

From world-renowned dishes to local specialties, our tour provides an opportunity to savor the best of Japanese cuisine, perfectly aligned with each season. Please look forward to discovering what will be offered.

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Kaiten Sushi

Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

Hiroshima may be famous for many landmarks and attractions, but when it comes to food, Hiroshima Okonimyaki is a must. It is primarily made from flour, eggs, cabbage mixed and is cooked on a hot plate.

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Hoto Udon

Hoto

Hōtō is a popular dish in Yamanashi made using miso soup and flat udon noodles. While some may consider Hōtō a variant of udon, locals consider this a unique dish separate to the popular thick noodles.

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Cultural Experience

Green Tea Ceremony

Green Tea Ceremony

The tea ceremony (sado: "the way of the tea") is a ceremonial way of preparing and drinking tea. The custom has been strongly influenced by Zen Buddhism.

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Maiko Dining Experience

Learn about Japanese culture and traditional history during an unforgettable meal with a Maiko apprentice Geisha while in Kyoto. Enjoy the top local cuisine of Kyoto while a beautiful Maiko entertains you with games, dancing, and performances.

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Hot Spring

Hot Spring

Natural hot springs (onsen) are numerous and highly popular across Japan. There are many types of hot springs, distinguished by the minerals dissolved in the water.

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Japanese Style Hotel with Tatami mat

Japanese Style Hotel

Ryokan is Japanese style hotel which has natural onsen (spa) water that have rejuvenated people for hundreds of years. Moreover, it has tatami floors, futon beds and traditional Japanese cuisine.

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Pics of Japanese Museum

Japanese Museum

Japan is filled with numerous museums covering a wide variety of subjects, from the traditional and contemporary Japanese arts to historical museums based on war, samurai, and Japanese history.

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Japanese Sake

Sake Tasting

Experience the unique flavors of the various types of Japanese sake. Sample Japan's national drink during your Japan tour.

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Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden represents many aspects of the Japanese culture. Zen and serenity calm your soul as you stroll down the paved paths past the koi pond and bamboo to a place of peace.

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Japanese Castle

Castles emerged in Japan during the 15th century when the country was in the midst of wars and battles. They served as guards and strategic sites where the local feudal lords could come up with strategies and battle tactics.

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Japanese American History Sign

Nikkei Highlights

Explore top museums dedicated to Nikkei Japanese culture in Yokohama & Yamaguchi to learn more about the history of the Japanese Americans migrating to North and South America.

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Riding Experience

Bullet Train

Bullet Train

World known as The Bullet Train, The Shinkansen fascinates foreign tourists. Shinkansen runs average 300kmh, about 186mph, and they depart every 10 minutes in rush hours very punctual.

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Rickshaw

Rickshaw

Rickshaw (Jinrikisha) is two-wheeled cart that is pulled by a single person and carries one to two passengers at a time.

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