Kampai 12 Day Cherry Blossom – Golden Route 2017

Kampai 12 Day Cherry Blossom – Golden Route 2017

♦ Fully Escorted Tours **Fully Booked**

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Departures Package Price (Land Only) Single supplement
25 MARCH 2017 from $5,350
Land only/twin share per person
from $1,650
01 APRIL 2017
Group Size Minimum participants required: 10 people
Maximum around 30 people
Fitness Level: Reasonable walking involved. Should be able to comfortably walk at least 3 kilometres daily without stopping and climb 60 steps without much trouble.
Package price includes
  • Fully escorted tour, by experienced guide
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 16 Meals: (breakfast daily x 11, Lunch x 2, Dinners x 3)
  • Japan Rail service – Pre reserved tickets (Economy Class)
  • Sightseeing with licensed English speaking local guide as stated in the itinerary
  • All admissions during sightseeing tours
  • 3 luggage transfers (Tokyo – Kyoto – Kanazawa – Tokyo)
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Day 1 TOKYO Sat 25 MAR / 01 APR

Check in for 3 nights in Tokyo.

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Day 2 TOKYO Sun 26 MAR / 02 APR

Sightseeing tour of Tokyo including Asakusa temple and stroll down the colourful Nakamise shopping arcade. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit also Meiji shrine and Harajuku region where old and new cultures collide. Welcome dinner.

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Day 3 TOKYO – HAKONE – TOKYO Mon 27 MAR / 03 APR

Day trip to Hakone. Enjoy a Mt. Fuji-Hakone region sightseeing tour, including Hakone Ropeway (gondola) ride and Lake Ashi Cruise. Lunch at local restaurant.
Travelling along the Chuo Expressway, enjoy the scenery of rural Japan and a breathtaking view of sacred Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan, rising to 3,776m above sea level.

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Day 4 TOKYO – KYOTO Tue 28 MAR / 04 APR

Leave for Kyoto by Bullet train. Mid day arrive Kyoto.
Stay in the heart of downtown Kyoto and enjoy tour of Arashiyama and Sagano region by local train. Stroll through Tenryuji temple garden.
Return to downtown Kyoto and visit Kyoto’s famous restaurant provedores’ arcade, Nishiki. 3 nights’ accommodation in Kyoto

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Day 5 KYOTO Wed 29 MAR / 05 APR

Kyoto full day sightseeing tour. Morning visit Nijo Castle and Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) Afternoon, visit Kiyomizu temple overlooking the city. Part of the fun of visiting Kiyomizu temple is the approach to the temple along the steep and busy lanes of the enchanting Higashiyama district. Return to hotel. Evening, visit Gion Geisha district and enjoy Traditional Cultural theatre show.

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Day 6 KYOTO – HIROSHIMA/MIYAJIMA – KYOTO Thu 30 MAR / 06 APR

Early morning, travel by Bullet Train to Hiroshima.
Full day tour including Hiroshima Peace Park, Peace museum and Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome and the iconic Itsukushima Shinto Shrine with its famous floating Torii gate on Miyajima Island.

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Day 7 KYOTO – KANAZAWA Fri 31 MAR / 07 APR

Morning visit Fushimi Inari, a shrine with thousands of vermilion torii gates stretching as far as the eye can see. The Shrine is one of Japan’s most popular and distinctive shrines. Afternoon, leave for the Samurai town of Kanazawa by JR express train. 2 nights’ accommodation in Kanazawa.

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Day 8 KANAZAWA – TAKAYAMA – SHIRAKAWAGO – KANAZAWA Sat 01 APR / 08 APR

Travel to the historic town of Takayama by chartered coach and enjoy a walking tour, visiting Takayama’s famous morning market and the old streets of Sannomachi. Travel on to Shirakawago, a small world heritage listed farm village. Return to Kanazawa late afternoon.

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Day 9 KANAZAWA – NOZAWA Sun 02 APR / 09 APR

Morning, enjoy sightseeing, visiting Kenrokuen Garden, the Kutaniyaki Pottery Kiln and the Higashi-chayagai Geisha district.
Afternoon, Leave for Nozawa onsen travelling by the New Hokuriku Line Bullet Train. Enjoy a 370 year old authentic hot spring Onsen with a quaint village atmosphere. Japanese traditional dinner at hotel. 1 night’s accommodation at a ryokan in Nozawa village.

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Day 10 NOZAWA – TOKYO Mon 03 APR / 10 APR

Visit famous Nagano Snow Monkey park before heading back to Tokyo by bullet train.
2 nights’ accommodation in Tokyo.

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Day 11 TOKYO Tue 04 APR / 11 APR

Full day at leisure. Your tour escort will help you organise your day. Farewell dinner.

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Day 12 TOKYO Wed 05 APR / 12 APR

Checkout from hotel. Enjoy your last day in Japan with some last minute souvenir hunting or sightseeing.
Tour concludes.

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Accommodation

Tokyo Shinagawa Prince Hotel or similar
Kyoto Karasuma Kyoto Hotel or similar
Kanazawa Hotel Resol Trinity Kanazawa or similar
Nozawa Jon nobi or similar

* Tour schedule may change without prior notice.

* Key: B…Breakfast included / L…Lunch included / D…Dinner included