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Cherry Blossoms, History & Culture of Japan

Depart:
Saturday Apr 06, 2019
Return:
Tuesday Apr 16, 2019
Duration:
11 days
Availability:
Call for availability

Tour Fare: $6,769 Double | $8,638 Single

Enjoy a cultural immersion into the land of Emperors, Buddhas, temples and shrines at the height of Japan’s Cherry Blossom season. Your journey into Japanese culture begins in Tokyo where you’ll spend three nights and enjoy a guided tour of this historic yet cosmopolitan city. Visit Kegon Waterfall and Lake Chuzenji in the mountains above the town of Nikko and explore the Toshogu Shrine complex. Travel aboard the famed bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto where you’ll spend three nights. Embark on a walking tour through the Higashiyama district of this picturesque city, enjoy an authentic rickshaw ride, and become acquainted with the local art of calligraphy as you attend a class where you’ll create your own masterpiece. In the nearby town of Nara, former capital of Japan, stroll the Todaiji Temple complex, home to the world’s largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana. Continue on to Hiroshima via bullet train where you’ll spend two nights and witness the effects of history and restoration during a visit to Peace Memorial Park and Museum. In Osaka spend one night and see the city’s famous landmark castle. Your excursion includes home pickup and return, round-trip air from San Diego, 13 meals, and more!


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Additional Information

Home Pickup/Return
Activity Level:
High
Tour Manager*:
Mayflower Tours

*Disclaimer: Tour Manager, Pickup Location and times subject to change. Please arrive at your pickup location 10 minutes prior to the indicated departure time.

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