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Valentine Sakura 7 days Tokyo to Tokyo
Odaiba, Robot Trumpet Performance, Tokyo MEGA WEB, Day 2
Concept car in Toyota MEGA WEB at Odaiba, Day 2
Mt. Omuro, Izu, Day 3
Capybara in Izu Shaboten Park, Day 3
Kawazu Sakura Festival, Day 4
Onsen with Big Waterfall, Izu, Day 4
Hakone Checkpoint, Day 5
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Hakone, Day 6
Kawaguchiko Lake, Fuji Five Lake region, day 6
Arakura Sengen Shrine, Kawaguchiko, Day 6
Narusawa Ice Cave, Kawaguchiko, Day 6
Valentine Sakura
Travel style: Active

7 days

TokyoItoKawazuShimodaHakoneKawaguchikoTokyo

  • From¥ 220,000 JPY

  • From$ 1,962 USD

  • From 1,670 EUR

  • From£ 1,481 GBP

  • From$ 2,595 AUD

  • From฿ 64,206 THB

  • FromRp 26,533,827 IDR

Tour code: SB-02-EN
Theme: Cherry Blossoms
Availability: From mid- to late February

Interactive Map (click me!)

Overview

An extraordinary vacation for an extraordinary occasion: the Valentine Sakura is an exclusive tour designed to inspire. Featuring historical and natural wonders that thrive in the romantic month of February, this itinerary boasts many unique experiences that involve direct interactions with the locals and the rich land of Japan.

In the Izu Peninsula, nature’s trinity of Mountain, Onsen, and Sakura work their magic in the coldest of winter. Witness the majestic Mt. Fuji, the highest peak at its brightest white on the clearest of days. Experience a rejuvenating hot spring bath with a splendid view of a waterfall. Behold the deep pink petals of the cherry blossoms, blooming against the hibernal weather, coloring your vacation with a beauty only Japan can provide.

The accommodations and side attractions are selected to match the romantic theme of the tour. With three different Japanese-style inns of extensive history, each featuring distinct landscape and culinary options, the adventure continues even after sunset. Experience the real Japan on this 7-day sojourn, and celebrate the month of love with a quality vacation that only ILJT can provide!

Overview

An extraordinary vacation for an extraordinary occasion: the Valentine Sakura is an exclusive tour designed to inspire. Featuring historical and natural wonders that thrive in the romantic month of February, this itinerary boasts many unique experiences that involve direct interactions with the locals and the rich land of Japan.

In the Izu Peninsula, nature’s trinity of Mountain, Onsen, and Sakura work their magic in the coldest of winter. Witness the majestic Mt. Fuji, the highest peak at its brightest white on the clearest of days. Experience a rejuvenating hot spring bath with a splendid view of a waterfall. Behold the deep pink petals of the cherry blossoms, blooming against the hibernal weather, coloring your vacation with a beauty only Japan can provide.

The accommodations and side attractions are selected to match the romantic theme of the tour. With three different Japanese-style inns of extensive history, each featuring distinct landscape and culinary options, the adventure continues even after sunset. Experience the real Japan on this 7-day sojourn, and celebrate the month of love with a quality vacation that only ILJT can provide!

Highlights

  • See the neon city lights of Tokyo
  • Soak in a steamy onsen in Hakone
  • Visit the biggest mausoleum in Nikko
  • Reflect on Hiroshima’s tragic past
  • Stay in a traditional ryokan
  • Delve into geisha culture in Kyoto

Outline

Day 1: Arrival in TokyoTokyo

Arrive Tokyo. Adventure is about to start!

Day 2: Tokyo City TourTokyo

Explore Tokyo, the biggest city in the world where the past meets the present

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3: Ito TourIto

Explore Ito, a romantic seaside hot springs resort with natural attractions

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4: Kawazu TourKawazu › Shimoda

Explore Kawazu, where the sakura blooms even in the harsh cold of winter

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5: Hakone TourHakone

Explore Hakone, a post town on the old Tokaido Road with many historic buildings

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6: Mt. Fuji TourKawaguchiko › Tokyo

Explore the vicinity of Mt. Fuji, including a beautiful shrine and mysterious caves

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch

Day 7: Leaving JapanTokyo

Leave Japan, and bring home many wonderful memories!

Meals included : Breakfast

Hotels

Days 1, 2: Shinagawa Seaside Hotel , Tokyo
Hotel Sunroute Shinagawa Seaside is a 3-star Western-style accommodation located in the busy Shinagawa area. Boasting great value and a brilliant night view from its large-windowed rooms, the hotel is strategically located in the heart of Tokyo, where one can easily access the many major touristy stations along the JR Yamanote Line.
Day 3: K’House Ito , Ito
K’s House Ito Onsen, once a ryokan with 100 years of history, is now a wonderful hostel by the sea. The onsen is known for its gensen kake-nagashi, a term which means overflowing water from the original spring. The building is almost entirely wooden, making it an authentic place to experience traditional Japan.
Day 4: Amagiso , Shimoda
Ryokan Amagiso is a 3-star lodging located in Odaru Onsen, amid the forests and waterfalls of Izu. The Japanese-style rooms are comfortable, the meals excellent, and the atmosphere serene and calming. The ryokan’s star features are the great waterfall located just next to it, and the many different onsen baths that you can enjoy.
Day 5: Kansuiro , Hakone
Kansuiro Ryokan is a luxurious Japanese-style hotel in Hakone, retaining the early 20th century appeal of the Taisho era. Its famous architecture is antiquated but timeless, and has been a popular place to visit for famous artists and politicians. Full of cultural treasures, the ryokan will surprise you with its charm and quality onsen.
Day 6: Narita View Hotel , Narita
Narita View Hotel is a 3-star hotel located very near Narita International Airport. The rooms are spacious and simple, and the amenities include restaurants with diverse culinary options, a spa, a cozy bar, and a karaoke room. Most importantly, the hotel provides free shuttle service to the airport, making it a convenient last stop before departure.

Estimated rates

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  • February

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From 2018-02-15 to 2018-02-28

Size of your group Price per person Price per group
2 pers
  • From¥ 500,000 JPY

  • From$ 4,460 USD

  • From 3,795 EUR

  • From£ 3,366 GBP

  • From$ 5,898 AUD

  • From฿ 145,922 THB

  • FromRp 60,304,153 IDR

  • From¥ 1,000,000 JPY

  • From$ 8,919 USD

  • From 7,590 EUR

  • From£ 6,733 GBP

  • From$ 11,797 AUD

  • From฿ 291,843 THB

  • FromRp 120,608,306 IDR

3 pers
  • From¥ 372,000 JPY

  • From$ 3,318 USD

  • From 2,823 EUR

  • From£ 2,505 GBP

  • From$ 4,388 AUD

  • From฿ 108,566 THB

  • FromRp 44,866,290 IDR

  • From¥ 1,116,000 JPY

  • From$ 9,954 USD

  • From 8,470 EUR

  • From£ 7,514 GBP

  • From$ 13,165 AUD

  • From฿ 325,697 THB

  • FromRp 134,598,870 IDR

4 pers
  • From¥ 308,000 JPY

  • From$ 2,747 USD

  • From 2,338 EUR

  • From£ 2,074 GBP

  • From$ 3,633 AUD

  • From฿ 89,888 THB

  • FromRp 37,147,358 IDR

  • From¥ 1,232,000 JPY

  • From$ 10,989 USD

  • From 9,350 EUR

  • From£ 8,295 GBP

  • From$ 14,534 AUD

  • From฿ 359,551 THB

  • FromRp 148,589,433 IDR

5 pers
  • From¥ 269,000 JPY

  • From$ 2,399 USD

  • From 2,042 EUR

  • From£ 1,811 GBP

  • From$ 3,173 AUD

  • From฿ 78,506 THB

  • FromRp 32,443,634 IDR

  • From¥ 1,345,000 JPY

  • From$ 11,997 USD

  • From 10,208 EUR

  • From£ 9,056 GBP

  • From$ 15,867 AUD

  • From฿ 392,529 THB

  • FromRp 162,218,172 IDR

6 pers
  • From¥ 244,000 JPY

  • From$ 2,176 USD

  • From 1,852 EUR

  • From£ 1,643 GBP

  • From$ 2,878 AUD

  • From฿ 71,210 THB

  • FromRp 29,428,427 IDR

  • From¥ 1,464,000 JPY

  • From$ 13,058 USD

  • From 11,111 EUR

  • From£ 9,857 GBP

  • From$ 17,271 AUD

  • From฿ 427,258 THB

  • FromRp 176,570,560 IDR

7 pers
  • From¥ 235,000 JPY

  • From$ 2,096 USD

  • From 1,784 EUR

  • From£ 1,582 GBP

  • From$ 2,772 AUD

  • From฿ 68,583 THB

  • FromRp 28,342,952 IDR

  • From¥ 1,645,000 JPY

  • From$ 14,672 USD

  • From 12,485 EUR

  • From£ 11,076 GBP

  • From$ 19,406 AUD

  • From฿ 480,082 THB

  • FromRp 198,400,664 IDR

8 pers
  • From¥ 220,000 JPY

  • From$ 1,962 USD

  • From 1,670 EUR

  • From£ 1,481 GBP

  • From$ 2,595 AUD

  • From฿ 64,206 THB

  • FromRp 26,533,827 IDR

  • From¥ 1,760,000 JPY

  • From$ 15,698 USD

  • From 13,358 EUR

  • From£ 11,850 GBP

  • From$ 20,762 AUD

  • From฿ 513,644 THB

  • FromRp 212,270,619 IDR

What is included?

Tour Accommodation

Western hotel: 3 nights -- Japanese ryokan: 3 nights

Meals

6 breakfasts -- 5 lunches -- 3 dinners

Transport

Airport pickup -- Private car: 5 days

Tour guide

Airport transfer: 1 day -- Guided tours: 5 days

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the tour

International flights are not included in the tour price, and should be independently arranged by the traveler. This particular itinerary starts and ends in Tokyo. Please book flights to/from either Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND). It should be noted that we can arrange the included airport pickup service only if your flight arrives during working hours (between 9 AM and 5 PM, Japan time). We recommend flights that arrive around/after noon, as you can only check into your hotel starting at 3 PM.
An English-speaking guide will accompany you on Days 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The guide will be at your service during the designated tour hours. Please note that the guide will be staying at the same hotel as you on Days 3, 4, and 5 for logistical reasons. The guide will also pick you up at the airport if your flight arrives during working hours (between 9 AM and 5 PM, Japan time). In the event that your flight arrives early, we can arrange a half-day tour on the day of arrival at an additional cost.
The tour price includes three nights in 3- or 4-star hotels and three nights in predesignated ryokan (Japanese-style inns). Breakfast is included for each night’s stay in a hotel, whereas both dinner and breakfast are included for every night in a ryokan unless otherwise specified in the itinerary. Lunch is provided on every guided day, but not on days of arrival or departure. As you can only check into your hotel starting at 3 PM, in the event that your flight arrives early, we can arrange lunch on the day of arrival at an additional cost.
The tour price includes the service of a driver and a private car on every guided day. The driver and car will be available only during the designated tour hours, and only for the included destinations. Please note that the driver will be staying at the same hotel as you on Days 3, 4, and 5 for logistical reasons. Airport pickup is also included if your flight arrives during working hours (between 9 AM and 5 PM, Japan time). In the event that your flight arrives early, we can extend the use of the private car for the purposes of lunch or a half-day tour at an additional cost. Please note that airport transfer for departure is not included.
All entrance tickets for destinations defined in the schedule are included in the tour price. Some tickets cannot be pre-booked, and it may be necessary for the guide to procure them on the spot. Please note that some attractions require strict compliance to pre-booked entrance times, and may void the booking if the schedule is not observed. As such, please complete your preparations to leave the hotel by the designated start time of the day.
Shinagawa Seaside Hotel Western

Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo

 Tokyo

Schedule

  • Meet at Narita Airport - Transfer to Tokyo
  • Hotel check-in, free time

Activities

The first day is a standard affair. Your guide will pick you up at the airport and assist you with preparations for the tour. A private coach will take you to your hotel in the heart of the city. After the check-in procedures are completed, you will have the rest of the day to yourselves.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Shinagawa Seaside Hotel Western

Day 2: Tokyo City Tour

 Tokyo

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Transfer to Asakusa
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Asakusa and Senso-ji
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Transfer to Ginza
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Sightseeing around Ginza
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Sushi lunch
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Drive around Marunouchi/Otemachi and the Imperial Palace
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Board the Yurikamome Train from Shimbashi
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Odaiba and Toyota Mega Web
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Return to hotel

Activities

Experience Tokyo, a metropolis where rich history and advanced technology blends in harmony. The day’s tour is designed to give you a taste of both past and present. In Asakusa, visit the oldest temple in the city, and see the tallest tower in the country. After lunch, drive around the majestic Imperial Palace adjacent to a developed commercial district. In the afternoon, take a ride on a fully automated monorail to Odaiba, where you will explore a gallery of antique cars of the past century, as well as preview the cutting edge of automobile technology by Toyota.

Sample an authentic flavor of Japan in Ginza, with high-quality sushi prepared by some of the best itamae (sushi chefs). Try out the street food and snacks sold in the stalls that line the Nakamise shopping street. Feel the cleansing smoke of holy incense on your skin, and get your fortune told at Senso-ji. The opening act of this tour will immerse you in many unique experiences that define Tokyo, a perfect appetizer for the romantic excursion on the next day!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Hotel Sunroute Shinagawa Seaside. LUNCH is a sushi set in an upscale restaurant in Ginza. As one of the branches of a sushi chain that originates from Hokkaido, the restaurant offers very high quality sushi. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner K’House Ito Hostel

Day 3: Ito Tour

 Ito

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 12:00 Hotel check-out >> transfer to Ito
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Seafood lunch
  • 13:30 - 13:45 Transfer to Mt. Omuro
  • 13:45 - 14:30 Mt. Omuro (via chairlift)
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Izu Shaboten Park
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Transfer to ryokan
  • 16:00 - 19:00 Ryokan check-in >> onsen, free time
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Yakiniku dinner

Activities

Leaving Tokyo in the morning, you will take a dip into the Izu Peninsula, a beautiful land of many natural wonders. The stop today, Ito, is a hot spring resort particularly known for its coastal scenery. After a 3-hour drive from Tokyo, unwind and enjoy a meal of freshly caught fish in a traditional restaurant with a beautiful garden. You will appreciate the richness of Ito’s nature as you take the chairlift up to the crater of an extinct volcano. Take in the gorgeous panoramic view from atop this 580-meter mountain. Then explore the botanical garden at its foot, which exhibits different cacti from all around the world as well as pettable animals!

In the afternoon, you will check into a Japanese-style inn located on the old Tokaido Road. The wooden building boasts 100 years of history. Afterward, you can decide how you would like to enjoy the nature of Ito. You might want to take a stroll along the Pacific coast. Or maybe you would prefer relaxing in the natural onsen before dinnertime. In the evening, feast on hearty Japanese barbecue in a nearby restaurant. You can wear your yukata as you dine to fully enjoy the traditional atmosphere of this hot spring resort city.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Hotel Sunroute Shinagawa Seaside. LUNCH is in an atmospheric restaurant specializing in seafood dishes. A beautiful garden can be seen outside the window. The menus feature various kinds of fish in different styles. DINNER is at a yakiniku restaurant near the hostel. You can enjoy kuroge wagyu beef grilled on coal, or fresh sea produce taken straight from the local fish market.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Amagiso Japanese

Day 4: Kawazu Tour

 Kawazu › Shimoda

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:30 Ryokan check-out >> transfer to Kawazu
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Kawazu Sakura Festival
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Transfer to Shimoda
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Himono lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Transfer to Odaru Onsen
  • 15:00 - 18:00 Ryokan check-in >> waterfall onsen, free time
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Spiny lobster dinner

Activities

Today is all about first-hand experience with the locals. After breakfast, you will leave Ito for the main highlight of the tour. In the city of Kawazu blooms a special variant of sakura that blossoms only in the month of February. Celebrate the beautiful flowers by taking part in the Kawazu-zakura Festival. Witness the rows of vibrant cherry trees that stretch 2.5 miles along the banks of the Kawazu River. The romantic scenery heralds the coming of spring, and what better place to be than in the heart of it all!

After the festivities, you will stop by Shimoda to enjoy a local specialty for lunch. Sit around the irori hearth and savor the himono (dried fish) grill, a traditional dish rich in both flavor and history. You will then be brought to Odaru Onsen to your place of stay, a ryokan with a picturesque scenery and 30 different kinds of onsen. Enjoy an afternoon repose in any of the spectacular hot springs that the ryokan offers, be it a fertility-boosting bath inside a cave or a steaming hot pool right in front of a cold waterfall. To close the spectacular day, feast on the famous Ise-ebi (spiny lobsters) and sashimi dinner, a specialty of the ryokan due to its proximity to the ocean.

Meals

BREAKFAST is the morning menu in a 24-hour family restaurant near K’s House Ito Onsen. LUNCH is a serving of himono, or dried fish, a specialty of the Izu region. The hand-prepared himono is grilled on an irori hearth using high-quality bincho-tan charcoal. DINNER is a lavish kaiseki course served in Ryokan Amagiso. The menu features Ise-ebi (Japanese spiny lobsters) or abalone, depending on the season.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Kansuiro Japanese

Day 5: Hakone Tour

 Hakone

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 11:30 Ryokan check-out >> transfer to Hakone
  • 11:30 - 12:15 Hakone Shrine
  • 12:15 - 13:45 Soba lunch
  • 13:45 - 14:00 Transfer to Hakone Sekisho
  • 14:00 - 14:45 Hakone Sekisho
  • 14:45 - 15:30 Amazake Chaya (tea break)
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Transfer to Hakone Yumoto
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Ryokan check-in >> onsen, free time
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Kaiseki dinner

Activities

Having experienced sakura and wonderful hot springs, you will leave the Izu Peninsula today and approach another natural wonder. The stop today, Hakone, is a historically significant spot on the Tokaido Road. Visit landmarks that originated from the Edo period, and catch a glimpse of the beautiful Mt. Fuji. When the cold air of Hakone leaves you in want of shelter and warmth, stop for a cup of sweet sake in the 350-year-old Amazake Chaya. In many ways, the day is tailored to give you a feel of exploring an old post town.

The lavish Taisho-era ryokan that you will be staying at today was built over the Tonosawa hot springs, first discovered over 400 years ago. In this establishment, whose rare architecture is designated as a Cultural Property of Japan, you can enjoy scenic open-air onsen with views of the Hayakawa river and mountains, as well as a private hot spring bath in your own room. After an optional walking tour around the Hakone Yumoto area in the afternoon, you will enjoy high-quality kaiseki dinner made with the best seasonal ingredients.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Japanese-style breakfast set served in Ryokan Amagiso. LUNCH is a healthy meal of soba in Hakone. A bowl of local buckwheat noodles is served with clear broth and various toppings, such as large shrimp tempura. DINNER is a seasonal kaiseki course served in Kansuiro Ryokan, combining quality fish from Sagami Bay and fresh vegetable from the surrounding mountains.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast / Lunch Narita View Hotel Western

Day 6: Mt. Fuji Tour

 Kawaguchiko › Tokyo

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 11:00 Ryokan check-out >> transfer to Fuji Five Lakes
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Arakura Sengen Shrine
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Transfer to Iyashi no Sato
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Hoto udon lunch
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Transfer to Ice and Wind Caves
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Narusawa Ice Cave and Fugaku Wind Cave
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Transfer to Haneda/Narita >> hotel check-in

Activities

Leaving Hakone, you will approach the vicinity of Japan’s most famous natural wonder, Mt. Fuji itself. The penultimate day of the tour is designed to provide you with marvelous sights and a great sense of adventure. In the morning, you will visit Arakura Sengen Jinja, a mountainside shrine known for its Chureito pagoda. Even compared to other locations around the Fuji Five Lakes area, this spot grants you an iconic and unparalleled panoramic view of Mt. Fuji and Fujiyoshida City.

After a serving of the local specialty udon at the picturesque Iyashi no Sato, you will head to the two famous caves located in the lush forest northwest of Mt. Fuji. Experience a thrilling adventure as you explore the cold grottos. Witness the ice pillars, lava ropes, and luminous moss that form naturally inside these veritable natural refrigerators! At the end of the adventure, you will be transferred to your hotel in Haneda/Narita, depending on your port of exit. Enjoy your last night in Japan!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Japanese-style breakfast set served in Kansuiro Ryokan. LUNCH is a bowl of hoto udon, the trademark vegetarian dish of the area. The udon is cooked together with different kinds of fresh vegetable, making it healthy and fulfilling. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast

Day 7: Leaving Japan

 Tokyo

Activities

You have completed the Valentine Sakura tour! We hope that you enjoyed your trip with ILJT! On the last day, you will check out of your hotel and conduct an independent transfer to the airport. Have a safe flight back home, and see you again soon!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Narita View Hotel. LUNCH and DINNER are not included.
Meals: Breakfast
 Tokyo
Shinagawa Seaside Hotel Western

Schedule

  • Meet at Narita Airport - Transfer to Tokyo
  • Hotel check-in, free time

Activities

The first day is a standard affair. Your guide will pick you up at the airport and assist you with preparations for the tour. A private coach will take you to your hotel in the heart of the city. After the check-in procedures are completed, you will have the rest of the day to yourselves.
 Tokyo
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Shinagawa Seaside Hotel Western

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Transfer to Asakusa
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Asakusa and Senso-ji
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Transfer to Ginza
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Sightseeing around Ginza
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Sushi lunch
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Drive around Marunouchi/Otemachi and the Imperial Palace
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Board the Yurikamome Train from Shimbashi
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Odaiba and Toyota Mega Web
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Return to hotel

Activities

Experience Tokyo, a metropolis where rich history and advanced technology blends in harmony. The day’s tour is designed to give you a taste of both past and present. In Asakusa, visit the oldest temple in the city, and see the tallest tower in the country. After lunch, drive around the majestic Imperial Palace adjacent to a developed commercial district. In the afternoon, take a ride on a fully automated monorail to Odaiba, where you will explore a gallery of antique cars of the past century, as well as preview the cutting edge of automobile technology by Toyota.

Sample an authentic flavor of Japan in Ginza, with high-quality sushi prepared by some of the best itamae (sushi chefs). Try out the street food and snacks sold in the stalls that line the Nakamise shopping street. Feel the cleansing smoke of holy incense on your skin, and get your fortune told at Senso-ji. The opening act of this tour will immerse you in many unique experiences that define Tokyo, a perfect appetizer for the romantic excursion on the next day!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Hotel Sunroute Shinagawa Seaside. LUNCH is a sushi set in an upscale restaurant in Ginza. As one of the branches of a sushi chain that originates from Hokkaido, the restaurant offers very high quality sushi. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Open previous day

 Ito
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner K’House Ito Hostel

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 12:00 Hotel check-out >> transfer to Ito
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Seafood lunch
  • 13:30 - 13:45 Transfer to Mt. Omuro
  • 13:45 - 14:30 Mt. Omuro (via chairlift)
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Izu Shaboten Park
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Transfer to ryokan
  • 16:00 - 19:00 Ryokan check-in >> onsen, free time
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Yakiniku dinner

Activities

Leaving Tokyo in the morning, you will take a dip into the Izu Peninsula, a beautiful land of many natural wonders. The stop today, Ito, is a hot spring resort particularly known for its coastal scenery. After a 3-hour drive from Tokyo, unwind and enjoy a meal of freshly caught fish in a traditional restaurant with a beautiful garden. You will appreciate the richness of Ito’s nature as you take the chairlift up to the crater of an extinct volcano. Take in the gorgeous panoramic view from atop this 580-meter mountain. Then explore the botanical garden at its foot, which exhibits different cacti from all around the world as well as pettable animals!

In the afternoon, you will check into a Japanese-style inn located on the old Tokaido Road. The wooden building boasts 100 years of history. Afterward, you can decide how you would like to enjoy the nature of Ito. You might want to take a stroll along the Pacific coast. Or maybe you would prefer relaxing in the natural onsen before dinnertime. In the evening, feast on hearty Japanese barbecue in a nearby restaurant. You can wear your yukata as you dine to fully enjoy the traditional atmosphere of this hot spring resort city.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Hotel Sunroute Shinagawa Seaside. LUNCH is in an atmospheric restaurant specializing in seafood dishes. A beautiful garden can be seen outside the window. The menus feature various kinds of fish in different styles. DINNER is at a yakiniku restaurant near the hostel. You can enjoy kuroge wagyu beef grilled on coal, or fresh sea produce taken straight from the local fish market.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Open previous day

 Kawazu › Shimoda
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Amagiso Japanese

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:30 Ryokan check-out >> transfer to Kawazu
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Kawazu Sakura Festival
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Transfer to Shimoda
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Himono lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Transfer to Odaru Onsen
  • 15:00 - 18:00 Ryokan check-in >> waterfall onsen, free time
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Spiny lobster dinner

Activities

Today is all about first-hand experience with the locals. After breakfast, you will leave Ito for the main highlight of the tour. In the city of Kawazu blooms a special variant of sakura that blossoms only in the month of February. Celebrate the beautiful flowers by taking part in the Kawazu-zakura Festival. Witness the rows of vibrant cherry trees that stretch 2.5 miles along the banks of the Kawazu River. The romantic scenery heralds the coming of spring, and what better place to be than in the heart of it all!

After the festivities, you will stop by Shimoda to enjoy a local specialty for lunch. Sit around the irori hearth and savor the himono (dried fish) grill, a traditional dish rich in both flavor and history. You will then be brought to Odaru Onsen to your place of stay, a ryokan with a picturesque scenery and 30 different kinds of onsen. Enjoy an afternoon repose in any of the spectacular hot springs that the ryokan offers, be it a fertility-boosting bath inside a cave or a steaming hot pool right in front of a cold waterfall. To close the spectacular day, feast on the famous Ise-ebi (spiny lobsters) and sashimi dinner, a specialty of the ryokan due to its proximity to the ocean.

Meals

BREAKFAST is the morning menu in a 24-hour family restaurant near K’s House Ito Onsen. LUNCH is a serving of himono, or dried fish, a specialty of the Izu region. The hand-prepared himono is grilled on an irori hearth using high-quality bincho-tan charcoal. DINNER is a lavish kaiseki course served in Ryokan Amagiso. The menu features Ise-ebi (Japanese spiny lobsters) or abalone, depending on the season.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Open previous day

 Hakone
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Kansuiro Japanese

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 11:30 Ryokan check-out >> transfer to Hakone
  • 11:30 - 12:15 Hakone Shrine
  • 12:15 - 13:45 Soba lunch
  • 13:45 - 14:00 Transfer to Hakone Sekisho
  • 14:00 - 14:45 Hakone Sekisho
  • 14:45 - 15:30 Amazake Chaya (tea break)
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Transfer to Hakone Yumoto
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Ryokan check-in >> onsen, free time
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Kaiseki dinner

Activities

Having experienced sakura and wonderful hot springs, you will leave the Izu Peninsula today and approach another natural wonder. The stop today, Hakone, is a historically significant spot on the Tokaido Road. Visit landmarks that originated from the Edo period, and catch a glimpse of the beautiful Mt. Fuji. When the cold air of Hakone leaves you in want of shelter and warmth, stop for a cup of sweet sake in the 350-year-old Amazake Chaya. In many ways, the day is tailored to give you a feel of exploring an old post town.

The lavish Taisho-era ryokan that you will be staying at today was built over the Tonosawa hot springs, first discovered over 400 years ago. In this establishment, whose rare architecture is designated as a Cultural Property of Japan, you can enjoy scenic open-air onsen with views of the Hayakawa river and mountains, as well as a private hot spring bath in your own room. After an optional walking tour around the Hakone Yumoto area in the afternoon, you will enjoy high-quality kaiseki dinner made with the best seasonal ingredients.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Japanese-style breakfast set served in Ryokan Amagiso. LUNCH is a healthy meal of soba in Hakone. A bowl of local buckwheat noodles is served with clear broth and various toppings, such as large shrimp tempura. DINNER is a seasonal kaiseki course served in Kansuiro Ryokan, combining quality fish from Sagami Bay and fresh vegetable from the surrounding mountains.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Open previous day

 Kawaguchiko › Tokyo
Breakfast / Lunch Narita View Hotel Western

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 11:00 Ryokan check-out >> transfer to Fuji Five Lakes
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Arakura Sengen Shrine
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Transfer to Iyashi no Sato
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Hoto udon lunch
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Transfer to Ice and Wind Caves
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Narusawa Ice Cave and Fugaku Wind Cave
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Transfer to Haneda/Narita >> hotel check-in

Activities

Leaving Hakone, you will approach the vicinity of Japan’s most famous natural wonder, Mt. Fuji itself. The penultimate day of the tour is designed to provide you with marvelous sights and a great sense of adventure. In the morning, you will visit Arakura Sengen Jinja, a mountainside shrine known for its Chureito pagoda. Even compared to other locations around the Fuji Five Lakes area, this spot grants you an iconic and unparalleled panoramic view of Mt. Fuji and Fujiyoshida City.

After a serving of the local specialty udon at the picturesque Iyashi no Sato, you will head to the two famous caves located in the lush forest northwest of Mt. Fuji. Experience a thrilling adventure as you explore the cold grottos. Witness the ice pillars, lava ropes, and luminous moss that form naturally inside these veritable natural refrigerators! At the end of the adventure, you will be transferred to your hotel in Haneda/Narita, depending on your port of exit. Enjoy your last night in Japan!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Japanese-style breakfast set served in Kansuiro Ryokan. LUNCH is a bowl of hoto udon, the trademark vegetarian dish of the area. The udon is cooked together with different kinds of fresh vegetable, making it healthy and fulfilling. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Open previous day

 Tokyo
Breakfast

Activities

You have completed the Valentine Sakura tour! We hope that you enjoyed your trip with ILJT! On the last day, you will check out of your hotel and conduct an independent transfer to the airport. Have a safe flight back home, and see you again soon!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Narita View Hotel. LUNCH and DINNER are not included.
Meals: Breakfast

Open previous day

Estimated rates

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  • February

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From 2018-02-15 to 2018-02-28

Size of your group Price per person Price per group
2 pers
  • From¥ 500,000 JPY

  • From$ 4,460 USD

  • From 3,795 EUR

  • From£ 3,366 GBP

  • From$ 5,898 AUD

  • From฿ 145,922 THB

  • FromRp 60,304,153 IDR

  • From¥ 1,000,000 JPY

  • From$ 8,919 USD

  • From 7,590 EUR

  • From£ 6,733 GBP

  • From$ 11,797 AUD

  • From฿ 291,843 THB

  • FromRp 120,608,306 IDR

3 pers
  • From¥ 372,000 JPY

  • From$ 3,318 USD

  • From 2,823 EUR

  • From£ 2,505 GBP

  • From$ 4,388 AUD

  • From฿ 108,566 THB

  • FromRp 44,866,290 IDR

  • From¥ 1,116,000 JPY

  • From$ 9,954 USD

  • From 8,470 EUR

  • From£ 7,514 GBP

  • From$ 13,165 AUD

  • From฿ 325,697 THB

  • FromRp 134,598,870 IDR

4 pers
  • From¥ 308,000 JPY

  • From$ 2,747 USD

  • From 2,338 EUR

  • From£ 2,074 GBP

  • From$ 3,633 AUD

  • From฿ 89,888 THB

  • FromRp 37,147,358 IDR

  • From¥ 1,232,000 JPY

  • From$ 10,989 USD

  • From 9,350 EUR

  • From£ 8,295 GBP

  • From$ 14,534 AUD

  • From฿ 359,551 THB

  • FromRp 148,589,433 IDR

5 pers
  • From¥ 269,000 JPY

  • From$ 2,399 USD

  • From 2,042 EUR

  • From£ 1,811 GBP

  • From$ 3,173 AUD

  • From฿ 78,506 THB

  • FromRp 32,443,634 IDR

  • From¥ 1,345,000 JPY

  • From$ 11,997 USD

  • From 10,208 EUR

  • From£ 9,056 GBP

  • From$ 15,867 AUD

  • From฿ 392,529 THB

  • FromRp 162,218,172 IDR

6 pers
  • From¥ 244,000 JPY

  • From$ 2,176 USD

  • From 1,852 EUR

  • From£ 1,643 GBP

  • From$ 2,878 AUD

  • From฿ 71,210 THB

  • FromRp 29,428,427 IDR

  • From¥ 1,464,000 JPY

  • From$ 13,058 USD

  • From 11,111 EUR

  • From£ 9,857 GBP

  • From$ 17,271 AUD

  • From฿ 427,258 THB

  • FromRp 176,570,560 IDR

7 pers
  • From¥ 235,000 JPY

  • From$ 2,096 USD

  • From 1,784 EUR

  • From£ 1,582 GBP

  • From$ 2,772 AUD

  • From฿ 68,583 THB

  • FromRp 28,342,952 IDR

  • From¥ 1,645,000 JPY

  • From$ 14,672 USD

  • From 12,485 EUR

  • From£ 11,076 GBP

  • From$ 19,406 AUD

  • From฿ 480,082 THB

  • FromRp 198,400,664 IDR

8 pers
  • From¥ 220,000 JPY

  • From$ 1,962 USD

  • From 1,670 EUR

  • From£ 1,481 GBP

  • From$ 2,595 AUD

  • From฿ 64,206 THB

  • FromRp 26,533,827 IDR

  • From¥ 1,760,000 JPY

  • From$ 15,698 USD

  • From 13,358 EUR

  • From£ 11,850 GBP

  • From$ 20,762 AUD

  • From฿ 513,644 THB

  • FromRp 212,270,619 IDR

What is included?

Tour Accommodation

Western hotel: 3 nights -- Japanese ryokan: 3 nights

Meals

6 breakfasts -- 5 lunches -- 3 dinners

Transport

Airport pickup -- Private car: 5 days

Tour guide

Airport transfer: 1 day -- Guided tours: 5 days

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the tour

International flights are not included in the tour price, and should be independently arranged by the traveler. This particular itinerary starts and ends in Tokyo. Please book flights to/from either Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND). It should be noted that we can arrange the included airport pickup service only if your flight arrives during working hours (between 9 AM and 5 PM, Japan time). We recommend flights that arrive around/after noon, as you can only check into your hotel starting at 3 PM.
An English-speaking guide will accompany you on Days 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The guide will be at your service during the designated tour hours. Please note that the guide will be staying at the same hotel as you on Days 3, 4, and 5 for logistical reasons. The guide will also pick you up at the airport if your flight arrives during working hours (between 9 AM and 5 PM, Japan time). In the event that your flight arrives early, we can arrange a half-day tour on the day of arrival at an additional cost.
The tour price includes three nights in 3- or 4-star hotels and three nights in predesignated ryokan (Japanese-style inns). Breakfast is included for each night’s stay in a hotel, whereas both dinner and breakfast are included for every night in a ryokan unless otherwise specified in the itinerary. Lunch is provided on every guided day, but not on days of arrival or departure. As you can only check into your hotel starting at 3 PM, in the event that your flight arrives early, we can arrange lunch on the day of arrival at an additional cost.
The tour price includes the service of a driver and a private car on every guided day. The driver and car will be available only during the designated tour hours, and only for the included destinations. Please note that the driver will be staying at the same hotel as you on Days 3, 4, and 5 for logistical reasons. Airport pickup is also included if your flight arrives during working hours (between 9 AM and 5 PM, Japan time). In the event that your flight arrives early, we can extend the use of the private car for the purposes of lunch or a half-day tour at an additional cost. Please note that airport transfer for departure is not included.
All entrance tickets for destinations defined in the schedule are included in the tour price. Some tickets cannot be pre-booked, and it may be necessary for the guide to procure them on the spot. Please note that some attractions require strict compliance to pre-booked entrance times, and may void the booking if the schedule is not observed. As such, please complete your preparations to leave the hotel by the designated start time of the day.

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Valentine Sakura

| 7 days - Tokyo to Tokyo -
  • From¥ 220,000 JPY

  • From$ 1,962 USD

  • From 1,670 EUR

  • From£ 1,481 GBP

  • From$ 2,595 AUD

  • From฿ 64,206 THB

  • FromRp 26,533,827 IDR

 |  Tour code: SB-02-EN

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