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Classic Sakura 10 days Tokyo to Osaka
Shinjuku Gyoen, Tokyo, Day 2
Chidorigafuchi (sakura light-up), Tokyo, Day 2
Arakura Sengen Shrine, Kawaguchiko, day 3
Heian Jingu, Kyoto, Day 4
Philosopher’s Path, Kyoto, Day 4
Sagano Romantic Train (Kameoka - Arashiyama), Day 5
Todai-ji, the Great Eastern Temple, Nara, Day 6
Classic Sakura
Travel style: Comfort

10 days

TokyoFuji Five LakesKawaguchikoKyotoKameokaArashiyamaNaraYoshinoOsakaHimejiOsaka

  • From¥ 451,000 JPY

  • From$ 4,201 USD

  • From 3,392 EUR

  • From£ 2,951 GBP

  • From$ 5,397 AUD

  • From฿ 131,068 THB

  • FromRp 57,893,766 IDR

Tour code: CB-01-EN
Theme: Cherry Blossoms
Availability: From late March to early April

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Overview

Spring is a season of new beginnings. A season of hope and joy. A season where everything blossoms. To bring you the best of Japan during the best of seasons, we have created the definitive sakura experience. Spanning ten days, this tour features the best sakura spots during the bloom season from the end of March to early April.

This comprehensive itinerary covers the major destinations between Tokyo and Himeji. Between the two is every permutation for the best sakura viewing experience. You will see the magnificent cherry blossoms in urban parks, before a great mountain, around great temples, along a river, under the night sky, and more. You will also notice a diversity in species and colors. Such is the beauty of spring in Japan.

We made sure to include a variety of quintessential vernal activities to make the trip even more memorable. You will enjoy a hanami picnic, a romantic train ride, a philosopher’s walk, and more. You will also see the legendary hitome-senbon in Mt. Yoshino, where one thousand blossoming cherry trees are visible within your field of view. With our Classic Sakura tour, each spot is unique, each city has identity. A classic Japan tour has never been prettier.

Overview

Spring is a season of new beginnings. A season of hope and joy. A season where everything blossoms. To bring you the best of Japan during the best of seasons, we have created the definitive sakura experience. Spanning ten days, this tour features the best sakura spots during the bloom season from the end of March to early April.

This comprehensive itinerary covers the major destinations between Tokyo and Himeji. Between the two is every permutation for the best sakura viewing experience. You will see the magnificent cherry blossoms in urban parks, before a great mountain, around great temples, along a river, under the night sky, and more. You will also notice a diversity in species and colors. Such is the beauty of spring in Japan.

We made sure to include a variety of quintessential vernal activities to make the trip even more memorable. You will enjoy a hanami picnic, a romantic train ride, a philosopher’s walk, and more. You will also see the legendary hitome-senbon in Mt. Yoshino, where one thousand blossoming cherry trees are visible within your field of view. With our Classic Sakura tour, each spot is unique, each city has identity. A classic Japan tour has never been prettier.

Highlights

Outline

Day 1 Arriving to TokyoTokyo

Arrive in Tokyo. Adventure is about to start!

Day 2 Tokyo City TourTokyo

Explore Tokyo, a city where sakura is beautiful day and night

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3 Mt. Fuji TourFuji Five Lakes › Kawaguchiko

Explore the Fuji Five Lakes area, and enjoy panoramic views of the mountain

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 Kyoto City TourKyoto › Kameoka

Explore Kyoto, where cherry blossoms line your path between temples

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5 Arashiyama TourArashiyama › Nara

Explore Arashiyama, where flowers give color to the mountains and river

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch

Day 6 Nara TourNara

Explore Nara, where hundreds of deer roam under the cherry trees

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch

Day 7 Yoshino TourYoshino › Osaka

Explore Yoshino, the most famous sakura viewing spot in Japan

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch

Day 8 Osaka TourOsaka

Explore Osaka and its classic landmarks, and observe the city from above

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch

Day 9 Himeji TourHimeji › Osaka

Explore Himeji, home to the best castle in the whole country

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch

Day 10 Leaving JapanOsaka

Leave Japan, and bring home many wonderful memories!

Meals included : Breakfast

Hotels

Estimated rates

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  • March - April

    Mar - Apr

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From 2018-03-26 to 2018-04-10

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What is included?

Tour Accommodation

Western hotel: 7 nights -- Japanese ryokan: 2 nights

Meals

9 breakfasts -- 8 lunches -- 3 dinners

Transport

Airport pickup -- Private car: 8 days -- Bullet train: 1 time (Odawara - Kyoto)

Tour guide

Airport transfer: 1 day -- Guided tours: 8 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 in Tokyo and ends in Osaka. Please book a flight to either Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND), and a flight out of Kansai International Airport (KIX). 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, 6, 7, 8, and 9. 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 Day 3 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 seven nights in 3- or 4-star hotels and two nights in a predesignated ryokan (Japanese-style inn). 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. Dinner outside of the pre-included ryokan meal is provided on Day 2. 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. It also includes a scheduled bullet train transfer between Odawara and Kyoto on Day 4. 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 Day 3 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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Park Hotel Tokyo Western

Day 1 Arriving to Tokyo

 Tokyo

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 Park Hotel Tokyo 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 Shinjuku Gyoen
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Shinjuku Gyoen (lunch and hanami)
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Transfer to Odaiba
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Sightseeing around Odaiba
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Transfer to central Tokyo / Ueno
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Tokyo Imperial Palace / Ueno Park
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Transfer to Tsukiji
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Sushi dinner
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Transfer to Chidorigafuchi
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Chidorigafuchi (sakura light-up)
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Return to hotel

Activities

This day is designed around 3 different sakura viewing spots, each a different experience. On the first one, you will enjoy the hanami custom as the Japanese do, eating a light lunch under a cherry tree. For the second, you will visit either the East Garden of Tokyo Imperial Palace or Ueno Park, both of which offer you great sakura views and classic Japanese architecture. Finally, you will see cherry blossoms light up during the evening at Chidorigafuchi.

The sakura appreciation will be interspersed with famous Tokyo spots along the Sumida River, Asakusa and Odaiba. You will see, among other things, the Senso-ji temple, Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, and Rainbow Bridge over Tokyo Bay. You will also have an early dinner of delicious sushi at Tsukiji, the famous fish market. The best is yet to come, for you will be treated to even more marvelous sights on the next day.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of East 21 Tokyo. LUNCH is a bento set. This so-called Japanese lunchbox typically contains rice with fish or meat and pickled vegetables. Please enjoy the bento under the blooming sakura. DINNER is a sushi set served in Tsukiji Fish Market. The fatty tuna and various other ingredients are superbly fresh, and the itamae prepares them with utmost care and mastery.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Fuji View Hotel Japanese

Day 3 Mt. Fuji Tour

 Fuji Five Lakes › Kawaguchiko

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 11:30 Transfer to Fuji Five Lakes
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Arakura Sengen Shrine
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Transfer to Iyashi no Sato
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Hoto udon lunch
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Drive around Lake Kawaguchi
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Transfer to hotel
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Hotel check-in >> onsen, free time
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Western dinner

Activities

The main highlight of the day is of course Mt. Fuji, which has high visibility during early spring. The destinations have been chosen to bring you the classic views often featured in Japanese postcards. You will see many faces of the great mountain: looming over a city, during lunch, reflected on a lake, outside your hotel. As beautiful as Mt. Fuji pictures are, they are at least twice as picturesque with the cherry blossoms in the same frame.

In an attempt to further capture the quintessential Japanese experience, we chose the meal and accommodation accordingly. For lunch, you will enjoy a local recipe. The famous udon noodles prepared with vegetarian ingredients is a specialty of the Fuji Five Lakes region. As for your hotel, it will feature not only an impressive panorama, but also indoor and outdoor hot spring baths. You can also choose from a couple of options for dinner. Why not try out some of Japan’s western dishes, as you will sample some of the best traditional Japanese cuisine tomorrow?

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of East 21 Tokyo. 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 a beef kaiseki course in Fuji View Hotel. The menu utilizes the unique Koshu wagyu beef, the meat of cattle locally raised and fed with wine and sake lees.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Sumiya Kiho-an Japanese

Day 4 Kyoto City Tour

 Kyoto › Kameoka

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Hotel check-out >> transfer to Odawara
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Transfer to Kyoto by shinkansen
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Kyo-ryori lunch
  • 13:30 - 13:45 Transfer to Heian Jingu
  • 13:45 - 14:45 Heian Jingu
  • 14:45 - 15:00 Transfer to Ginkaku-ji
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Philosopher’s Path
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Transfer to Kameoka
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Ryokan check-in >> free time, onsen
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Seasonal kaiseki dinner

Activities

A bullet train will take you to Kyoto, a historic city of a thousand temples. Two of them you will visit today: Heian Jingu and Ginkaku-ji. In the former, you will see budding shidare-zakura blossoms, also known as the weeping cherry. From the latter, you will take a walk on the famous Philosopher’s Path, a 2-km stretch of blooming cherry trees. A canopy of flowers will filter the sunlight along the path, creating a breathtaking scene.

Throughout the day, you will experience the classic side of Japan that Kyoto epitomizes. For lunch, you will try authentic Kyoto cuisine, delectable for not only your palates but also all your senses. In the evening, you will enjoy a stay in a true ryokan in Kameoka, a hidden gem just west of Kyoto. In this atmospheric lodging, you can enjoy good food and refreshing onsen. Get plenty of quality rest after the long walk in Kyoto!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Japanese-style breakfast set served in Fuji View Hotel. LUNCH is a style of kaiseki originating from Kyoto, also known as Kyo-ryori. Beautifully presented dishes in this riverside ryokan restaurant demonstrates a real taste of Kyoto. DINNER is sukiyaki in Sumiya Kiho-an. The blend of Tamba beef and various fresh vegetables served in the stylish dining room completes the quintessential ryokan experience.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast / Lunch Nara Hotel Western

Day 5 Arashiyama Tour

 Arashiyama › Nara

Schedule

  • 09:30 - 10:30 Ryokan check-out >> transfer to Kameoka Station
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Sagano Romantic Train
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Sightseeing around Arashiyama
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Kaiseki lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Transfer to Kyoto
  • 15:00 - 15:45 Kinkaku-ji
  • 15:45 - 17:00 Transfer to Nara >> hotel check-in

Activities

Today, you will see the first highlight of the Classic Sakura tour. In the morning, you will board the Sagano Romantic Train from Kameoka Station. The scenic railway runs slowly along the Hozu River, affording you an incredible view of the surrounding nature, including the rows of cherry trees and the beautiful mountains. Stopping at Arashiyama, you will then take in even more unbelievable sights, including the panorama from the Togetsukyo bridge and the bamboo grove.

After a delightful kaiseki lunch by the river, you will return to the city of Kyoto and visit another of its iconic landmark: the golden pavilion. This temple will bedazzle you with its glittering exterior, reflected in the water along with the greens that surround it. You will bid Kyoto goodbye after briefly revisiting it and leave for Nara, where you will be staying tonight.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Japanese-style breakfast set served in Sumiya Kiho-an. LUNCH is a style of kaiseki originating from Kyoto, also known as Kyo-ryori. Quality ingredients that accentuate the essence of the four seasons are used in this hotel restaurant. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast / Lunch Nara Hotel Western

Day 6 Nara Tour

 Nara

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Transfer to Nara Park
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Nara Park
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Todai-ji
  • 12:00 - 12:15 Transfer to restaurant
  • 12:15 - 13:45 Yamato cuisine lunch
  • 13:45 - 14:00 Transfer to Kasuga Taisha
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Kasuga Taisha
  • 15:00 - 15:45 Transfer to Horyu-ji
  • 15:45 - 16:30 Horyu-ji
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Return to hotel

Activities

Much like Kyoto on day 3, Nara is a traditional city that serves as a buffer between the all-natural setting of the previous day and the metropolis of the next. Today’s schedule brings you an exciting time with a thousand wild deer in a park, a visit to temples with impressive wooden architecture, and a walk into a grand shrine famous for its hundreds of lanterns. You will also witness the largest Buddha statue in the country. It is indeed a city of wonderful landmarks!

To complete the classic Nara experience, you will be served cha-gayu for lunch. The so-called tea porridge is a traditional food of the Yamato Province, which is what present-day Nara was called 17 centuries ago. In other words, the dish is rich in history just as it is in flavor. After your excursion in Nara, it is time for you to be reacquainted to that lively side of Japan, this time in Osaka.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Nara Hotel. LUNCH is cha-gayu, or tea porridge, a signature dish of Nara. This traditional Yamato cuisine is served in a tea house converted from a centuries-old machiya (merchant house). DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast / Lunch Osaka Daiichi Hotel Western

Day 7 Yoshino Tour

 Yoshino › Osaka

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:30 Hotel check-out >> transfer to Yoshino Station
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Take the shuttle bus to Naka Senbon
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Washoku lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Walk around Naka Senbon area
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Yoshimizu Shrine
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Kinpunsen-ji Temple
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Walk to Yoshino Station
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Transfer to Osaka >> hotel check-in

Activities

Leaving Nara in the morning, you will be brought to another highlight of this Classic Sakura tour. Mt. Yoshino is by far the most famous cherry blossom spot in the country. Just by reaching the foot of the mountain, you will be treated to an explosion of spring colors. From there you will first ascend the mountain up to the Naka Senbon area, and then work your way down until eventually arriving at your starting point at Yoshino Station.

On the way down you will visit a shrine and a temple. The former features an iconic view of a thousand cherry trees covering entire slopes within an eyeshot. The latter has the second largest wooden structure in Japan, making it a nice follow-up to Todai-ji on the previous day. Words do not do the beauty of this mountain justice - and as they say, seeing is believing. After the awe-inspiring adventure at Mt. Yoshino, you will be transferred to Osaka.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Nara Hotel. LUNCH is an assorted washoku set served in a ryokan restaurant in Yoshino. The menu consists of locally harvested seasonal items colorfully arranged on a single plate. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast / Lunch Osaka Daiichi Hotel Western

Day 8 Osaka Tour

 Osaka

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Transfer to Osaka Castle
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Osaka Castle
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Transfer to Namba
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Crab lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Sightseeing around Namba/Shinsaibashi
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Transfer to Umeda Sky Building
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Umeda Sky Building (Floating Garden Observatory)
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Return to hotel

Activities

Exactly one week since your arrival in Tokyo, you will once again be touring a big city. As a change of pace from the natural attractions of the past few days, you will be visiting the man-made landmarks of Osaka. Two impressive works architecture await you: first is the repurposed Osaka Castle, now a museum, and second is the two connected towers collectively referred to as the Umeda Sky Building.

From atop the castle you will be able to see Nishinomaru Park teeming with visitors during the cherry blossom season, whereas on the open-air observation deck of the skyscraper you may see as far as the Awaji Islands across the strait on a typical clear day in spring. Of course, a classic Osaka tour is not complete without the famous crab dishes in Namba! As you will be staying yet another night in Osaka, this is also your chance to enjoy the lively evening atmosphere of the city.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Hotel New Hankyu Osaka. LUNCH is a course of crab dishes in the iconic restaurant in Dotonbori. This popular eatery has traditional Japanese seating, and every variety of crab is prepared deliciously. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast / Lunch Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport Western

Day 9 Himeji Tour

 Himeji › Osaka

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 11:00 Hotel check-out >> transfer to Himeji
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Teppanyaki lunch
  • 12:30 - 12:45 Transfer to Himeji Castle
  • 12:45 - 14:30 Himeji Castle
  • 14:30 - 17:00 Transfer to Kansai International Airport >> hotel check-in

Activities

On your penultimate day in Japan, you will visit the ultimate castle. The newly restored castle complex, known for its brilliant white exterior, is the largest, best preserved, and most visited castle in the country. While exploring its vast premises, you may also get the chance to witness a sakura-fubuki (literally “a blizzard of cherry blossoms”) as the petals fall at the end of the flowering season.

Aside from the castle, another attraction of the day is the Japanese beef that Hyogo Prefecture is so renowned for. A teppanyaki lunch, where the chef prepares the beef in front of you, is an essential experience that you cannot miss in a classic Japan tour. When your time in Himeji is up, you will be brought to a hotel near Kansai International Airport, from which you will be flying out tomorrow.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Hotel New Hankyu Osaka. LUNCH is a teppanyaki course, where the chef will prepare delicious wagyu beef on an iron griddle. The Japanese-style restaurant has been serving quality wagyu since 1971. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast

Day 10 Leaving Japan

 Osaka

Activities

You have completed the Classic 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 Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport. LUNCH and DINNER are not included.
Meals: Breakfast
 Tokyo
Park Hotel Tokyo Western

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 Park Hotel Tokyo Western

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Transfer to Asakusa
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Asakusa and Senso-ji
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Transfer to Shinjuku Gyoen
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Shinjuku Gyoen (lunch and hanami)
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Transfer to Odaiba
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Sightseeing around Odaiba
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Transfer to central Tokyo / Ueno
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Tokyo Imperial Palace / Ueno Park
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Transfer to Tsukiji
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Sushi dinner
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Transfer to Chidorigafuchi
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Chidorigafuchi (sakura light-up)
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Return to hotel

Activities

This day is designed around 3 different sakura viewing spots, each a different experience. On the first one, you will enjoy the hanami custom as the Japanese do, eating a light lunch under a cherry tree. For the second, you will visit either the East Garden of Tokyo Imperial Palace or Ueno Park, both of which offer you great sakura views and classic Japanese architecture. Finally, you will see cherry blossoms light up during the evening at Chidorigafuchi.

The sakura appreciation will be interspersed with famous Tokyo spots along the Sumida River, Asakusa and Odaiba. You will see, among other things, the Senso-ji temple, Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, and Rainbow Bridge over Tokyo Bay. You will also have an early dinner of delicious sushi at Tsukiji, the famous fish market. The best is yet to come, for you will be treated to even more marvelous sights on the next day.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of East 21 Tokyo. LUNCH is a bento set. This so-called Japanese lunchbox typically contains rice with fish or meat and pickled vegetables. Please enjoy the bento under the blooming sakura. DINNER is a sushi set served in Tsukiji Fish Market. The fatty tuna and various other ingredients are superbly fresh, and the itamae prepares them with utmost care and mastery.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Open previous day

 Fuji Five Lakes › Kawaguchiko
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Fuji View Hotel Japanese

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 11:30 Transfer to Fuji Five Lakes
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Arakura Sengen Shrine
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Transfer to Iyashi no Sato
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Hoto udon lunch
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Drive around Lake Kawaguchi
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Transfer to hotel
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Hotel check-in >> onsen, free time
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Western dinner

Activities

The main highlight of the day is of course Mt. Fuji, which has high visibility during early spring. The destinations have been chosen to bring you the classic views often featured in Japanese postcards. You will see many faces of the great mountain: looming over a city, during lunch, reflected on a lake, outside your hotel. As beautiful as Mt. Fuji pictures are, they are at least twice as picturesque with the cherry blossoms in the same frame.

In an attempt to further capture the quintessential Japanese experience, we chose the meal and accommodation accordingly. For lunch, you will enjoy a local recipe. The famous udon noodles prepared with vegetarian ingredients is a specialty of the Fuji Five Lakes region. As for your hotel, it will feature not only an impressive panorama, but also indoor and outdoor hot spring baths. You can also choose from a couple of options for dinner. Why not try out some of Japan’s western dishes, as you will sample some of the best traditional Japanese cuisine tomorrow?

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of East 21 Tokyo. 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 a beef kaiseki course in Fuji View Hotel. The menu utilizes the unique Koshu wagyu beef, the meat of cattle locally raised and fed with wine and sake lees.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Open previous day

 Kyoto › Kameoka
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Sumiya Kiho-an Japanese

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Hotel check-out >> transfer to Odawara
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Transfer to Kyoto by shinkansen
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Kyo-ryori lunch
  • 13:30 - 13:45 Transfer to Heian Jingu
  • 13:45 - 14:45 Heian Jingu
  • 14:45 - 15:00 Transfer to Ginkaku-ji
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Philosopher’s Path
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Transfer to Kameoka
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Ryokan check-in >> free time, onsen
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Seasonal kaiseki dinner

Activities

A bullet train will take you to Kyoto, a historic city of a thousand temples. Two of them you will visit today: Heian Jingu and Ginkaku-ji. In the former, you will see budding shidare-zakura blossoms, also known as the weeping cherry. From the latter, you will take a walk on the famous Philosopher’s Path, a 2-km stretch of blooming cherry trees. A canopy of flowers will filter the sunlight along the path, creating a breathtaking scene.

Throughout the day, you will experience the classic side of Japan that Kyoto epitomizes. For lunch, you will try authentic Kyoto cuisine, delectable for not only your palates but also all your senses. In the evening, you will enjoy a stay in a true ryokan in Kameoka, a hidden gem just west of Kyoto. In this atmospheric lodging, you can enjoy good food and refreshing onsen. Get plenty of quality rest after the long walk in Kyoto!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Japanese-style breakfast set served in Fuji View Hotel. LUNCH is a style of kaiseki originating from Kyoto, also known as Kyo-ryori. Beautifully presented dishes in this riverside ryokan restaurant demonstrates a real taste of Kyoto. DINNER is sukiyaki in Sumiya Kiho-an. The blend of Tamba beef and various fresh vegetables served in the stylish dining room completes the quintessential ryokan experience.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Open previous day

 Arashiyama › Nara
Breakfast / Lunch Nara Hotel Western

Schedule

  • 09:30 - 10:30 Ryokan check-out >> transfer to Kameoka Station
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Sagano Romantic Train
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Sightseeing around Arashiyama
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Kaiseki lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Transfer to Kyoto
  • 15:00 - 15:45 Kinkaku-ji
  • 15:45 - 17:00 Transfer to Nara >> hotel check-in

Activities

Today, you will see the first highlight of the Classic Sakura tour. In the morning, you will board the Sagano Romantic Train from Kameoka Station. The scenic railway runs slowly along the Hozu River, affording you an incredible view of the surrounding nature, including the rows of cherry trees and the beautiful mountains. Stopping at Arashiyama, you will then take in even more unbelievable sights, including the panorama from the Togetsukyo bridge and the bamboo grove.

After a delightful kaiseki lunch by the river, you will return to the city of Kyoto and visit another of its iconic landmark: the golden pavilion. This temple will bedazzle you with its glittering exterior, reflected in the water along with the greens that surround it. You will bid Kyoto goodbye after briefly revisiting it and leave for Nara, where you will be staying tonight.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Japanese-style breakfast set served in Sumiya Kiho-an. LUNCH is a style of kaiseki originating from Kyoto, also known as Kyo-ryori. Quality ingredients that accentuate the essence of the four seasons are used in this hotel restaurant. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Open previous day

 Nara
Breakfast / Lunch Nara Hotel Western

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Transfer to Nara Park
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Nara Park
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Todai-ji
  • 12:00 - 12:15 Transfer to restaurant
  • 12:15 - 13:45 Yamato cuisine lunch
  • 13:45 - 14:00 Transfer to Kasuga Taisha
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Kasuga Taisha
  • 15:00 - 15:45 Transfer to Horyu-ji
  • 15:45 - 16:30 Horyu-ji
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Return to hotel

Activities

Much like Kyoto on day 3, Nara is a traditional city that serves as a buffer between the all-natural setting of the previous day and the metropolis of the next. Today’s schedule brings you an exciting time with a thousand wild deer in a park, a visit to temples with impressive wooden architecture, and a walk into a grand shrine famous for its hundreds of lanterns. You will also witness the largest Buddha statue in the country. It is indeed a city of wonderful landmarks!

To complete the classic Nara experience, you will be served cha-gayu for lunch. The so-called tea porridge is a traditional food of the Yamato Province, which is what present-day Nara was called 17 centuries ago. In other words, the dish is rich in history just as it is in flavor. After your excursion in Nara, it is time for you to be reacquainted to that lively side of Japan, this time in Osaka.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Nara Hotel. LUNCH is cha-gayu, or tea porridge, a signature dish of Nara. This traditional Yamato cuisine is served in a tea house converted from a centuries-old machiya (merchant house). DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Open previous day

 Yoshino › Osaka
Breakfast / Lunch Osaka Daiichi Hotel Western

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:30 Hotel check-out >> transfer to Yoshino Station
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Take the shuttle bus to Naka Senbon
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Washoku lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Walk around Naka Senbon area
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Yoshimizu Shrine
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Kinpunsen-ji Temple
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Walk to Yoshino Station
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Transfer to Osaka >> hotel check-in

Activities

Leaving Nara in the morning, you will be brought to another highlight of this Classic Sakura tour. Mt. Yoshino is by far the most famous cherry blossom spot in the country. Just by reaching the foot of the mountain, you will be treated to an explosion of spring colors. From there you will first ascend the mountain up to the Naka Senbon area, and then work your way down until eventually arriving at your starting point at Yoshino Station.

On the way down you will visit a shrine and a temple. The former features an iconic view of a thousand cherry trees covering entire slopes within an eyeshot. The latter has the second largest wooden structure in Japan, making it a nice follow-up to Todai-ji on the previous day. Words do not do the beauty of this mountain justice - and as they say, seeing is believing. After the awe-inspiring adventure at Mt. Yoshino, you will be transferred to Osaka.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Nara Hotel. LUNCH is an assorted washoku set served in a ryokan restaurant in Yoshino. The menu consists of locally harvested seasonal items colorfully arranged on a single plate. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Open previous day

 Osaka
Breakfast / Lunch Osaka Daiichi Hotel Western

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Transfer to Osaka Castle
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Osaka Castle
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Transfer to Namba
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Crab lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Sightseeing around Namba/Shinsaibashi
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Transfer to Umeda Sky Building
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Umeda Sky Building (Floating Garden Observatory)
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Return to hotel

Activities

Exactly one week since your arrival in Tokyo, you will once again be touring a big city. As a change of pace from the natural attractions of the past few days, you will be visiting the man-made landmarks of Osaka. Two impressive works architecture await you: first is the repurposed Osaka Castle, now a museum, and second is the two connected towers collectively referred to as the Umeda Sky Building.

From atop the castle you will be able to see Nishinomaru Park teeming with visitors during the cherry blossom season, whereas on the open-air observation deck of the skyscraper you may see as far as the Awaji Islands across the strait on a typical clear day in spring. Of course, a classic Osaka tour is not complete without the famous crab dishes in Namba! As you will be staying yet another night in Osaka, this is also your chance to enjoy the lively evening atmosphere of the city.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Hotel New Hankyu Osaka. LUNCH is a course of crab dishes in the iconic restaurant in Dotonbori. This popular eatery has traditional Japanese seating, and every variety of crab is prepared deliciously. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Open previous day

 Himeji › Osaka
Breakfast / Lunch Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport Western

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 11:00 Hotel check-out >> transfer to Himeji
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Teppanyaki lunch
  • 12:30 - 12:45 Transfer to Himeji Castle
  • 12:45 - 14:30 Himeji Castle
  • 14:30 - 17:00 Transfer to Kansai International Airport >> hotel check-in

Activities

On your penultimate day in Japan, you will visit the ultimate castle. The newly restored castle complex, known for its brilliant white exterior, is the largest, best preserved, and most visited castle in the country. While exploring its vast premises, you may also get the chance to witness a sakura-fubuki (literally “a blizzard of cherry blossoms”) as the petals fall at the end of the flowering season.

Aside from the castle, another attraction of the day is the Japanese beef that Hyogo Prefecture is so renowned for. A teppanyaki lunch, where the chef prepares the beef in front of you, is an essential experience that you cannot miss in a classic Japan tour. When your time in Himeji is up, you will be brought to a hotel near Kansai International Airport, from which you will be flying out tomorrow.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Hotel New Hankyu Osaka. LUNCH is a teppanyaki course, where the chef will prepare delicious wagyu beef on an iron griddle. The Japanese-style restaurant has been serving quality wagyu since 1971. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Open previous day

 Osaka
Breakfast

Activities

You have completed the Classic 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 Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport. LUNCH and DINNER are not included.
Meals: Breakfast

Open previous day

Estimated rates

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From 2018-03-26 to 2018-04-10

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9 pers
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10 pers
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What is included?

Tour Accommodation

Western hotel: 7 nights -- Japanese ryokan: 2 nights

Meals

9 breakfasts -- 8 lunches -- 3 dinners

Transport

Airport pickup -- Private car: 8 days -- Bullet train: 1 time (Odawara - Kyoto)

Tour guide

Airport transfer: 1 day -- Guided tours: 8 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 in Tokyo and ends in Osaka. Please book a flight to either Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND), and a flight out of Kansai International Airport (KIX). 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, 6, 7, 8, and 9. 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 Day 3 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 seven nights in 3- or 4-star hotels and two nights in a predesignated ryokan (Japanese-style inn). 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. Dinner outside of the pre-included ryokan meal is provided on Day 2. 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. It also includes a scheduled bullet train transfer between Odawara and Kyoto on Day 4. 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 Day 3 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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Classic Sakura

| 10 days - Tokyo to Osaka -
  • From¥ 451,000 JPY

  • From$ 4,201 USD

  • From 3,392 EUR

  • From£ 2,951 GBP

  • From$ 5,397 AUD

  • From฿ 131,068 THB

  • FromRp 57,893,766 IDR

 |  Tour code: CB-01-EN

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