Cherry Blossom Festival - 13 days
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- No booking fees
- Museum and gallery visits
- Countryside and village visits
- Cultural, religious and historic sites
- Art and architecture
- duration 13 days
- tour type Small group Request as private
- age requirement 5-99 yrs
- max group size 18
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-15883
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Operated in English
- Tokyo - Cruise along the Sumida River, see the Sensoji Temple, Meiji Shrine and Shibuya Crossing
- Matsumoto - Matsumoto Castle - One of the few original and complete castles in Japan, giving a real sense of ancient Japan and how the Samurai used to live and fight
- Daio Wasabi Farm - Taste this unique delicacy and enjoy the spectacular scenery
- Takayama - Ancient town famed for its narrow streets lined with inns, tea houses, shops and merchant houses. And visit a traditional Hida village on the outskirts of town
- Kanazawa - Traditional tea ceremony and see the - one of the best and most beautiful feudal lords' gardens in Japan
- Stay in a traditional ryokan - Sampling Japanese hospitality, bathing in natural hot springs and wear a Yukata (casual Kimono)
- Kyoto - Explore the UNESCO Listed ancient and cultural capital of Japan. Visit Nijo Castle, Sanjusagen-do Temple and Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
- Kyoto - Walking tour of Gion Geisha District and watch the beautiful Miyako Odari (Spring Geisha Dances)
- Hiroshima - Peace Park, Peace Memorial Museum, UNESCO Listed A-Bomb Dome
- Hakone - Fuji Hakone National Park offering incredible views of the snow-capped Mt Fuji. Explore the region and travel aboard mountain bus, switchback railway, boats and cable cars
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ESCORTED GROUP TOUR: See Japan in 2024! Springtime is possibly one of the best times to visit Japan, when cherry blossom trees come out in full bloom across the nation. Take in the highlights, visit some of the country’s most beautiful gardens, witness the famous Spring Geisha Dances in Kyoto, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and sample the crop (if you dare) at Japan's oldest Wasabi Farm.
Day: 1 Welcome to Japan
Day: 2 Tokyo
Day: 3 Matsumoto
Day: 4 Takayama
Day: 5 Takayama
Day: 6 Kanazawa
Day: 7 Kyoto
Day: 8 Hiroshima
Day: 9 Kyoto
Day: 10-11 Hakone
Day: 12 Tokyo
Day: 13 Tokyo
- 12 nights 3 - 4 star accommodation (including a traditional Ryokan stay)
- Breakfast daily and 5 dinners
- Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 13 by public shuttle bus or train, from either Narita or Haneda Airport
- All relevant transfers and transportation - private buses and rail passes - individual or other (including Tokyo Transport Pass and 2 day Hakone Free Pass), and luggage forwarding on days 7 and 10
- Guided sightseeing and walking tours in Tokyo, Matsumoto, Kanazawa, Takayama, Kyoto and Hakone
- Ticket to the Spring Geisha Dances (Miyako Odori performance and guided tour of the Gion Geisha District in Kyoto
- Escorted by a licensed English speaking Japanese tour guide
- Day trip to Hiroshima with visits to Peace Park, Peace Park Museum, various memorials and the A-Bomb site
- Sumida River boat cruise in Tokyo
- Fuji Hakone National Park, with lake cruise, cable cars, ropeways and switchback trains
- Baggage forwarding service from Kanazawa to Kyoto and Kyoto to Tokyo (one bag per person)
- Maximum group size: 18 persons
- Entrance fees to all included sightseeing
- International flights and visa
- Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3-5 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
- Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cherry Blossom Festival - 13 days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 09 August 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 August 2023, a deposit of 300 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Cherry Blossom Festival - 13 days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Cherry Blossom Festival - 13 days tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and during transport.
- Solo travelers are required to purchase a single room for your personal use.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days before the departure date.
Is Asia open for tourists?
Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.
As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.
Do people in Japan speak English?
Estimates show that less than 30 percent of the Japanese population speak English at any level, with less than 5 percent being fluent speakers. So, the likelihood of encountering a fluent speaker on a random Japanese street is quite low. Most people working in tourist areas do understand simple English phrases, and most signboards, instructions, and menus in these areas are in both Japanese and English. Outside of these places, you will need a lot of hand gestures to get by.
How to plan an Asia tour?
Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country.
After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.
What is the best time to visit Japan?
The best time to visit Japan is during the fall (September to December) and spring (March to May). To get more information on what to expect from each season, read our guide on the best time to visit Japan.
Which countries should I visit in Asia?
Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience.
Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.