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Japan In-depth Cherry Blossom Tour

Enjoy authentic local insight and places across Japan's major highlights and hidden gems. Explore Japanese unique cultures along the way, including Zen culture at temples, tea ceremony, sushi-making class, and traditional music performance at a special kaiseki dinner with geisha and much more.

Travelling from cities to cities on the iconic Shinkansen bullet train and private vehicle, we plunge into the cultural metropolis of Tokyo and Osaka, visit the iconic Mt. Fuji and explore the mountainous Takayama. Then relax in the tranquil Kanazawa, the ancient Kyoto. Be moved at the peace park in Hiroshima and be dazzled by the neon light in Osaka.

Note: This trip requires a minimum of 6 passengers to guarantee departure.

Trip code : TRKT-3913

Duration :

Destination : Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Tateshina - Takayama - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Himeji - Osaka

Operator : Tweet Tours

Trip Highlights
  • Enjoy a personalised experience in our small group touring in Japan with a maximum of 16 passengers
  • Discover all the must-see destinations, must-do activities and hidden gems in Japan in one trip
  • Enjoy Cherry Blossom in each city
  • Experience the traditional wonders of Takayama hidden away in the mountains of central Japan
  • Be inspired by the traditional beauty of Kyoto a city full of temples and shrines
  • Visit Mt Fuji 5th station at 2300 metres above sea level and take a placid cruise in lake Ashi for a panoramic view of Mt Fuji
  • Observe the perfect blend of ancient and modern in the metropolitan Tokyo
  • Explore Osaka’s Castle and its many treasures and be dazzled by the neon light in Osaka

FITNESS LEVEL

This itinerary is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our tours require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our tours is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our itinerary carefully for outline of fitness level to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:

  • All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.
  • All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.

GROUP SIZE

Our Small Group Tours are guaranteed to depart with a minimum of just two guests.

Our group size ranges from only 2 to 16 people. This means less of your precious time is wasted waiting for others, allowing you to have more time to enjoy your holiday.

For group tours with 10 travellers or more, in addition to the tour guide, we will provide a dedicated tour director (free of charge) who will escort the tour from the beginning to the end.

A UNIQUE & VARIED DINING EXPERIENCE

We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the tour are at famous restaurants, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

Our itinerary features sumptuous Welcome and Farewell Dinners for a delightful, authentic culinary experience, whereas the special Chef’s Table experience will take you on an unparalleled culinary demonstration and beautiful menu to feast on.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.

ACCOMMODATION

When travelling with Tweet World Travel, you will indulge in a seamlessly opulence travel experience. We hand-pick the premium quality resorts, hotels or lodges, ensuring that each night of your itinerary finds you welcomed and comfortably settled in either historically iconic, culturally rich, or coveted high-design hotels full of authentic local charms. You will stay at the heart of each destination, adjacent to monuments or strategically at the edge of a wilderness.

  • Room Information: All rooms are air-conditioned, Fridge/ Mini Bar in room, Safe box in room
  • Triple Share: Available upon request
  • • Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
  • Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Available upon request (subject to availability).
  • Laundry service is available at hotels/resorts where you will stay during the tour and will incur additional charges if used
  • Massage service is available at hotels where you will stay during the tour and will incur additional charges if used.

BOOKING CONFIRMATION

After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please notes:

  • Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
  • Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges

SAFETY NET PROTECTION

Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Importance notes:

  • Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
  • Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
  • Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
  • You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.

TIPPING

Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this package. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

  • If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated.
    - Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
  • If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard.
    - Recommended tips - For the crews and guides - $10US per day per passenger.

LUGGAGE

You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

All of our tours will include internal flights within the tour, which allow 20kg of check-in luggage and 7kg of carry-on luggage per passenger. A surcharge may apply for oversized/overweight luggage subject to the airline's policy.

Please note:

  • You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.
  • Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our tours, cruises, day tours, private tours, group tours, transfers, and any of our packages.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.

ACCOMMODATION: Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu or Similar

On your arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

In the evening, after a short tour briefing, our tour guide will take you out for a Welcome Dinner.

*** Check in time - 15:00 ***

Welcome dinner at hotel restaurant or local restaurant.


ACCOMMODATION: Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu or Similar

Today we will enjoy the Tokyo Full Day Tour with an English-speaking guide by private coach.

Sightseeing: Imperial Palace East Garden, Asakusa Kannon Temple & Nakamise Street, Ueno Park (Cherry Blossoms Spot ) and Shibuya Crossing

Then take a delightful Sumida River Boat Cruise to Tokyo's most ancient Buddhist temple, Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa.

Overnight in Tokyo.


ACCOMMODATION: Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu or Similar

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant then start Nikko 1 Day Tour by private vehicle with English speaking guide.

On the arrival we visit Toshogu Shrine then having lunch at local restaurant.

After lunch we will visit Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Waterfall. Return to hotel after 5pm.

Overnight in Tokyo.


ACCOMMODATION: Tateshina Grand Hotel Taki no Yu or Similar

Check out your hotel after breakfast. We will travel to Hakone & Mt. Fuji by private vehicle with English speaking guide.

In Hakone we will visit Hakone Open Air Museum and Cruise on Lake Ashi. After that we will drive to Mt. Fuji Area visiting: Mt. Fuji Visitor Center, Oishi Park before transfer to hotel in Tateshina.

Check in your hotel in Tateshina. (Japanese Style Tatami mat room)

Dinner at hotel restaurant.


ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Associa Takayama Resort or Similar

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant then assemble at hotel lobby and start tour by private vehicle with English speaking guide.

On arrival to Matsumoto we visit Daio Wasabi Farm and Matsumoto Castle before having lunch at local restaurant.

We drive to Takayama and visit Sammachi Street (Old Town) before check in your hotel in Takayama.


ACCOMMODATION: ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kanazawa or Similar

Check out hotel this morning and visit Miyagawa Morning Market and Yatai Kaikan Museum (Festival Float Museum) before Drive to Shirakawago.

After lunch we visit Wada House before travel to Kanazawa. An arrival we visit Higashi Chaya - machi Street before check in your hotel in Kanazawa.


ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA or Similar

After breakfast we will visit the Kenroku Garden, Nagamachi Samurai Residence (Nomura's House )

 and experience - Gold Leaf Making.

After lunch we will travel to Kyoto by private vehicle with English speaking guide. On arrival we visit Gion District before check-in hotel in Kyoto.


DAY 8

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA or Similar

Today we will enjoy full day tour of Kyoto. Visiting the Arashiyama Area (Togetsu Bridge, Bamboo Forest) and experience - Rickshaw Ride.

After lunch we will visit the Ryoanji Temple and Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion).

Return to your hotel before 5pm. Overnight in Kyoto.


ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA or Similar

Today we will travel to Nara and visit Todaiji Temple (Great Buddha) and Nara Park (Deer Park).

After lunch travel back to Kyoto and visit Fushimi Inari Shrine.

Return to your hotel before 4pm. Overnight in Kyoto.


ACCOMMODATION: ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Hiroshima or Similar

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Luggage will be delivered to hotel in Himeji.

So, please prepare a small bag for 1 night in Hiroshima.

Visit the Bikan Area (Historical reserved area) in Kurashiki before drive to Hiroshima.

In Hiroshima we visit the Peace Memorial Park & Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome before check in your hotel in Hiroshima.

Dinner at local restaurant.


ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Monterey Himeji or Similar

Today we will enjoy the day trip to MIYAJIMA and visit Itsukushima Shrine.

After lunch take a bullet train from Hiroshima to Himeji. Overnight in Himeji.


ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport or Similar

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and visit Mt. Shosha, Engyo-ji Temple and Himeji Castle before travel to Osaka.

In Osaka we visit Shinsaibashi & Dotonbori Area. We will have farewell dinner before Transfer to hotel in Kansai Airport.


Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Assemble at hotel lobby and walk to Airport.

Proceed to airline check-in counter.

*** SA YO NA RA / SEE YOU AGAIN ***



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