12 Day Epic Journey through Cheery Blossom Japan. This tour is for those who have wished to capture Japan’s legendary landscapes, and it’s Shinto Buddhist shrines Castles while Cherry Blossoms are in bloom. You will share the same zen garden paths that ancient samurai walked upon. We will experience this journey together on a round trip starting at the Pacific Ocean through the interior to the sea of Japan and back to the Pacific ocean. The highlights include Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Nagano, Niigata, Samurai Castle’s, Ancient ruins, shrines/temples, Shinto Maidens, Wildlife, Healing Hot Springs and Japanese Cuisine, plus more.
Day 1, 2, 3, 4,
Arrival and pickup Tokyo, Haneda Airport, (HND)
Mt. Fuji and it’s five surrounding lakes. The Sea of Trees, Ice Caves, Shirato Waterfalls known for their healing properties. Hakone with stunning views of the iconic volcano of Mt. Fuji.
Day 5, 6,
Matsumoto Castle National Treasure of Japan and built in 1504, used officially by Samurai until 1868. We will be surrounded by over three hundred cherry blossom trees, and be among the few to celebrate the annual lighting of the castle.
Day 7, 8,
Snow Monkeys, Hot Springs, Obuse Village . We may also catch a glimpse of a newborn snow monkey.
Day 9, 10, 11,
By The Sea Of Japan, you will be among the few to experience the most incredible cherry blossoms snow seen in Japan captured by few world travelers. The area is exclusively known for healing hot springs and Japanese cuisine. From Mt Yahiko, we will be able to view the sea of Japan and embarrass an incredible sunset. Yahiko Shrine is a humbling journey of cultural history were the clothing of ancient times will be worn by Shinto maidens. You are invited to our historically time-honored tranquil Japanese home, where we will take a moment to reflect, upon our adventure together.
Drop off and departure from Tokyo, Haneda Airport, (HND)
Thank you, and we look forward to the next adventure together.
$6700 USD based on double room occupancy Single supplement: $1290 USD A deposit of $1000 USD is required to reserve your spot
•Includes: •Small group 5-8 Participants •All Group Transport; Sports Utility Vehicles With Business Class Seating •All 3-4 Star Accommodations •All Breakfasts And Dinners •All Entrance Fees •All donations At Temples/Shrines •Professional Photography Guide •Detailed Itinerary + Gear and Clothing Recommendations
•Not Included: •Flights to JPN & from JPN, Alcohol Beverages, Travel Insurance, Lunches, Hotel Amenities
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