|Japan Deluxe Tours, Inc.
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Phone: 310-327-1111 FAX: 310-329-7609
8 Nights 9 days Essence of Spring | Hiroshima - Cherry Blossom Seasonal Tour
|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.
From Narita Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 90 mins(Bus)
From Haneda Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 30 mins(Bus)
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
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.
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.
We then venture to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba, an idyllic village perched by Lake Saiko. This sanctuary of serenity and tradition offers a vivid tapestry of historical architecture, artisan crafts, and pristine landscapes – a true embodiment of Japan's enduring spirit.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.