Experience World Heritage sites in Cherry Blossom Season

16 Days from $9,900 pp twin share

Fri 17th March — Sat 1st April 2023

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  • Stay in a Buddhist temple, waking to morning prayers & sacred fire ritual with local monks.

  • Minimum 3.5 to 4 star accommodation (except temple stay)

  • Walk the spectacular mountainous scenery of UNESCO Heritage listed Kumano Kodo with a local expert guide

  • Enjoy & experience Taiko drumming

  • Soothing natural hot spring onsen baths in traditional ryokan accommodation

  • Visit Kyoto’s major temples, shrines, rock gardens, castle & Fushimi Inari Tori Gates

  • Ride the Hozu rapids and walk the serene streets of Arashiyama & Bamboo Forest

  • Travel the rugged west coast of Wakayama and view amazing sunsets

  • Experience exquisite Japanese cuisine and a timeless tea ceremony. Optional activities can be pre-arranged.

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A fully -escorted tour timed to see the spectacular “Sakura” Cherry Blossoms and travelling via Mt Fuji , Kyoto and Nara to walk in the footsteps of pilgrims on the Kumano Kodo

Availability:  Fri 17th March 2023 – Sat 1st April 2023 |
Price per person: starting from $9,900 Twin Share | Single Supplement available

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Springtime in Japan is bursting with colour, with the debut of the flowering plum blossoms followed closely by the beautiful cherry blossoms. Flowers of all colours, varieties and shapes abound.

This fully escorted tour is timed to see the spectacular “Sakura” Cherry Blossoms and commences in the bustling metropolis of Tokyo. Travelling via Mt Fuji , Kyoto and Nara, the original capital of Japan, we will also walk in the footsteps of pilgrims of the 1200 year old sacred Buddhist site – Koyasan.  For centuries this isolated mountaintop complex has been the site of devotion and spiritual training, a Mecca for pilgrims and worshippers searching for enlightenment.

After a night in a temple we move to Japan’s three most famous hot springs in Ryujin, enjoying relaxing baths and a tradition meal & stay in the ryokan. Travelling around the coastline of Wakayama we will enjoy the Boki-do cave baths at Urashima – which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, experience a tuna auction before heading up the rugged west coast of Wakayama where we will venture into caves and castles.

We end in Kyoto, where we see the “must sees” of Japan plus ride the Hozu rapids. You will enjoy traditional foods from the sea and mountains in a variety of restaurants with new & exciting events each day which are more impressionable than the previous day at the height of Spring in Japan.

* Twin Share excluding airfares & taxes

What’s Included

  • Fully-escorted tour by Japan Holidays’ Judy Luxton

  • 15 nights in hotels & Japanese-style inns

  • Breakfast Daily, 6 Lunches & 6 Dinners and welcome drinks included

  • Government accredited English speaking guides

  • All transfers and tours as per itinerary

What’s Not Included

  • Flights – international and domestic

  • Pay locally for meals not mentioned in itinerary and all beverages

  • Entrance fees to museums, temples not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Single room supplement(s) if required

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