6 Days Spring Shibazakura Flower Tour

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Spring Shibazakura Flower Tour
Shibazakura Flower Festival
Spring Shibazakura Flower Tour
Fruits & Strawberry Picking
Spring Shibazakura Flower Tour
Ashikaga Flower Park
Spring Shibazakura Flower Tour
Hakone Shrine
Spring Shibazakura Flower Tour
Tea Leaf Picking
Spring Shibazakura Flower Tour
Mt. Fuji

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Tour Descriptions

Enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji from Hakone during our Fuji Shibazakura Flower Festival Japan Tour when the bright blooming of the Shibazakura around the Fuji Five Lakes covers the land in pink and purple. Enjoy one of the most beautiful festivals in Yamanashi during Japan's beautiful sakura cherry blossom season. Travel like a local and see the best in Tokyo & Hakone to experience Japan in a way unlike any other during your tour!
Itinerary

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

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

Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour handbook 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 | Exploring Japan's Modern Capital

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

We begin our Japan tour exploring the sights of Tokyo. We will begin with a visit to Ueno Toshogu Shrine to enjoy the peony garden. Opened in April 1980 to celebrate the friendship between Japan and China, the peony garden is only open between April through mid-May. The peony flowers originate from China and are a popular symbol in art. Enjoy the tranquil environment or take a couple of photos of this wonderful garden. We will then head to lunch for Shabu Shabu, a Japanese-style dish where you cook meat and veggies in a hot-pot with dipping sauces.

In the afternoon, it's off to Nezu Shrine. This shrine is believed to have been built more than 1300 years ago and is famous for it's azalea garden. The garden features about 3,000 azalea plants of 100 varieties including rare breeds such as the Fuji-tsutsuji and Hanaguruma. After our time at the garden, it's off to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for panoramic views of Tokyo's skyline from the observation deck. Bring your camera for a breathtaking shot of Tokyo and maybe you'll see Mt. Fuji if the sky is clear. Before returning to the hotel, we have some time to explore Shinjuku. Walk around and do some souvenir shopping, or grab a bite to eat in Kabukicho. We then return to the hotel.

Tochigi & Ibaraki | Japan's Famous Flower Fields

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.)

View Hotel Detail

Evening
Return to the Hotel

Our day begins today visiting the famous Hitachi Seaside Park. While you might have seen the flowers of this park on Instagram or Pintrest, come experience the flowers for yourself. The park is filled with many beautiful flowers, including baby blue eyes, kochias, lavenders, tulips, daffodils, poppies, and many others. The park is also home to more than a million daffodils and 170 varieties of tulips.

We will then make our way to Tochigi to explore the Ashikaga Flower Park. This beautiful garden is a popular illumination destination that draws thousands of guests to see the flowers and lights. Although the illumination is nice, the park is best known for it's wisteria flowers that cover the park in wonderful hues of blue, pink, and white. A walk through the wisteria flower tunnel at Ashikaga Flower Park is an absolute must. We will then return to the hotel.

Mt. Fuji | Bright & Colorful Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Hakone Yumoto Hotel ( Western Style )

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Hakone Yumoto Hotel

The Hakone Yumoto Hotel is a charming stay in the hot-spring town of Hakone. Enjoy a soothing dip in the hot-springs or relax in the comfort of your room with complimentary wi-fi during your stay. This hotel also offers an onsite restaurant as well as conference space for any work you may need to get done.


Nearby...
-Shogenji Temple
-Gyokuren Shrine
-Hakone Open Air Museum

View Hotel Detail

Today our Japan tour is filled with nature and beauty. We begin our day headed to the Fuji Shibazakura festival, a popular festival that attracts thousands who gather to see the 800,000 Shibazakura, or pink moss, at the Fuji Five Lakes area. Enjoy seeing vivid pink moss while vendors sell food and souvenirs at this wonderfully festive nature event.

After our time at the festival, we will head over to Yamanaka-ko Hanano Miyako Park to enjoy various kinds of flowers like sunflowers and tulips by Lake Yamanaka by Mt. Fuji. Relax in the scenic park with a leisurely walk through the Myojin water fall, a greenhouse dome, a water wheel, and an exhibition site of lava of Mt.Fuji. From there, it's off to the Fuji Oshino Berry Land for some strawberry picking. Enjoy juicy, fresh-off-the-vine strawberries that are easy to pick with Mt. Fuji's radiance in the distance.

Hakone | Picking Green Tea Leaves

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

Evening
Check into Hotel

Our morning begins in Hakone with a visit to the Hakone Shrine. The shrine is hidden at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi. The massive torii gates standing by the lake will help us find this breathtaking stop. Afterwords, we will head to Hakone Gora Park, Japan's first French-style garden. Relax in the tea-house overlooking the park, or join one of the craft workshops on site to learn a new skill.

Our tour continues to go pick fresh Green Tea leaves. In this beautiful tea plantation, you'll get the chance to dress up in a traditional tea-picking outfit and hand-pick fresh green tea leaves. Grab a photo and save some leaves for an incredible souvenir you can share with all your friends back home. We then proceed to the hotel.

Tokyo | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

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

▪Important Notice▪
*Complimentary transfers are for designated airports/hotel only, on the designated tour arrival/departure date only.
*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




6 DAYS

5 nights accommodation


9 MEALS

5 breakfasts
3 lunches
1 dinner


TRANSPORT

All transport shown
Shibazakura Festival Tour Map

Tour Includes


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

Daily Breakfast-Buffets, 3 Lunches, and 1 Dinner 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

Japan Deluxe Tours Handbook and Tour Goods Package

Free Wi-Fi in Bus & Most hotels

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

Travel Highlights


A day of color at the Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Views of Tokyo from the Metropolitan Government Building

Strawberry Picking at Fuji Oshino Berry Land

Tokyo's lively Shinjuku District for Shopping

Visits to charming shrines, including Nezu Shrine in Tokyo

Walk through the wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park

Authentic Japanese meals including Shabu-Shabu

Visit famous Hakone Landmarks like Hakone Srine

Admission to the flower fields of Hitachi Seaside Park

Picking fresh Green Tea leaves in Shizuoka

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.

Day
Day 1

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour handbook 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

Tokyo | Exploring Japan's Modern Capital

Breakfast Lunch

We begin our Japan tour exploring the sights of Tokyo. We will begin with a visit to Ueno Toshogu Shrine to enjoy the peony garden. Opened in April 1980 to celebrate the friendship between Japan and China, the peony garden is only open between April through mid-May. The peony flowers originate from China and are a popular symbol in art. Enjoy the tranquil environment or take a couple of photos of this wonderful garden. We will then head to lunch for Shabu Shabu, a Japanese-style dish where you cook meat and veggies in a hot-pot with dipping sauces.

In the afternoon, it's off to Nezu Shrine. This shrine is believed to have been built more than 1300 years ago and is famous for it's azalea garden. The garden features about 3,000 azalea plants of 100 varieties including rare breeds such as the Fuji-tsutsuji and Hanaguruma. After our time at the garden, it's off to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for panoramic views of Tokyo's skyline from the observation deck. Bring your camera for a breathtaking shot of Tokyo and maybe you'll see Mt. Fuji if the sky is clear. Before returning to the hotel, we have some time to explore Shinjuku. Walk around and do some souvenir shopping, or grab a bite to eat in Kabukicho. We then return to the hotel.

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 3

Tochigi & Ibaraki | Japan's Famous Flower Fields

Breakfast
Evening
Return to the Hotel

Our day begins today visiting the famous Hitachi Seaside Park. While you might have seen the flowers of this park on Instagram or Pintrest, come experience the flowers for yourself. The park is filled with many beautiful flowers, including baby blue eyes, kochias, lavenders, tulips, daffodils, poppies, and many others. The park is also home to more than a million daffodils and 170 varieties of tulips.

We will then make our way to Tochigi to explore the Ashikaga Flower Park. This beautiful garden is a popular illumination destination that draws thousands of guests to see the flowers and lights. Although the illumination is nice, the park is best known for it's wisteria flowers that cover the park in wonderful hues of blue, pink, and white. A walk through the wisteria flower tunnel at Ashikaga Flower Park is an absolute must. We will then return to the hotel.

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 4

Mt. Fuji | Bright & Colorful Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today our Japan tour is filled with nature and beauty. We begin our day headed to the Fuji Shibazakura festival, a popular festival that attracts thousands who gather to see the 800,000 Shibazakura, or pink moss, at the Fuji Five Lakes area. Enjoy seeing vivid pink moss while vendors sell food and souvenirs at this wonderfully festive nature event.

After our time at the festival, we will head over to Yamanaka-ko Hanano Miyako Park to enjoy various kinds of flowers like sunflowers and tulips by Lake Yamanaka by Mt. Fuji. Relax in the scenic park with a leisurely walk through the Myojin water fall, a greenhouse dome, a water wheel, and an exhibition site of lava of Mt.Fuji. From there, it's off to the Fuji Oshino Berry Land for some strawberry picking. Enjoy juicy, fresh-off-the-vine strawberries that are easy to pick with Mt. Fuji's radiance in the distance.

Hakone Yumoto Hotel or similar

Day 5

Hakone | Picking Green Tea Leaves

Breakfast Lunch
Evening
Check into Hotel

Our morning begins in Hakone with a visit to the Hakone Shrine. The shrine is hidden at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi. The massive torii gates standing by the lake will help us find this breathtaking stop. Afterwords, we will head to Hakone Gora Park, Japan's first French-style garden. Relax in the tea-house overlooking the park, or join one of the craft workshops on site to learn a new skill.

Our tour continues to go pick fresh Green Tea leaves. In this beautiful tea plantation, you'll get the chance to dress up in a traditional tea-picking outfit and hand-pick fresh green tea leaves. Grab a photo and save some leaves for an incredible souvenir you can share with all your friends back home. We then proceed to the hotel.

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 6

Tokyo | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

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

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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Cultural Experience

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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Mt. Fuji and Shibazakura carpet

Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Fuji Shibazakura Festival is a popular festival held from mid April to early June that attracts thousands of spectators who gather to see 800,000 shibazakura, or pink moss to the Fuji Five Lakes area.

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Tour Departure and Prices *Price per person. Airfare is not included.

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May 07, 2019
$1980
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