Excursion «Silver ring of Japan (sakura, without flight 2024)»

Class Big bus
Type Group tour
Language Russian

Day 1 (Sun): Arrival in Tokyo.

Arrival in Tokyo. Meeting by a Japanese driver at the airport.
Group transfer to the hotel by minibus.
Check-in after 16:00 (early check-in on request and for an additional fee).

Optional, for an additional fee: Excursion "Evening Tokyo" by public transport 17:00-22:00. Attention: the excursion is not available for tourists arriving later than 13:30!

Day 2 (Mon): Tour "Tokyo Yesterday and Today" (09:00 - 18:30).
09: 00 Meeting with a Russian-speaking guide in the hotel lobby.
Type of transport: public (if the number of participants is more than 10 people - change to a custom one).
Visit to one of the oldest landscape parks in the city of Koishikawa Korakuen. The park was built at the very beginning of the Edo medieval period by the Mito clan, which was related to the ruling Tokugawa dynasty. Traditional Japanese garden design recreates famous landscapes in miniature using ponds, rocks, trees and artificial hills. The garden is beautiful at any time of the year.  From mid-February to March you can admire plum blossoms here, and by the end of March beautiful sakura blooms.  Also at the gate of the garden there are early-blooming weeping cherry trees of extraordinary beauty.
Next you will have a photo stop at the famous Nijubashi bridge - an architectural monument of the Meiji era near the park of the imperial palace.
Transfer to the historical district of Asakusa.
13:00 Lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit to the Buddhist temple Senso-ji. Walk around the Asakusa area. Here you can buy traditional souvenirs and Japanese delicacies on the Nakamise-dori shopping street, and within walking distance on the river bank is Sumida Park, where about 400 sakura trees are planted.
15:00 Participation in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony– The master of the ceremony conducts a demonstration of tea preparation, and then the guests are given the opportunity to try making real matcha tea on their own.
16:10 Boarding a boat from the pier in Asakusa, transfer to the shopping and entertainment district of Odaiba, located on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay. Photo stop at the Statue of Liberty and the 18-meter Gundam robot.
*Time to issue passes for tourists from joint tours.
18:30 Return to the hotel.

Day 3 (Tue): Free day in Tokyo
Free time in Tokyo.

Optional, for extra. fee: Tour "Traditions of Tokyo" by public transport

Day 4 (Wed): Excursion to the Fuji-Hakone area with a visit to the thermal spring.   Transfer to Osaka.
08:00 meeting with the guide in the hotel lobby. Transfer to the Fuji-Hakone area (2-2.5 hours).
Type of transport: public (if the number of participants is more than 10 people - change to a custom one). The Fuji-Hakone-Izu Nature Park includes Mount Fuji, five lakes its feet,  the rocky Izu Peninsula and the area of hydrogen sulfide thermal springs in the giant caldera of an extinct volcano – Hakone. In 1936, the park received the status of the best national park in Japan.
10:30 Visit to the outpost museum.
In the 17th century, the Tokaido pedestrian route passed through the Hakone Gorge, connecting the shogunal city of Edo, later Tokyo, with the imperial ancient city of Kyoto . On one section of the ancient road was the Seikisho outpost, which served as the main checkpoint on the Tokaido route. Today there is an outpost museum here, which skillfully recreates the flavor of the Edo era. 
12:00 Lunch at a local restaurant (Japanese cuisine).
13:00 Visit to the onsen natural mineral spring (1.5 hours).
Hot baths inside the ryokan and outdoors will allow you to experience the delights of traditional Japanese relaxation.  *Attention, people with tattoos are not allowed to visit the onsen

**If you wish, instead of visiting the onsen, you can ride the cable car (pay on the spot yourself)

15 :10 A walk along Lake Asi on a stylized pirate ship, from which you can enjoy the picturesque landscape.  ***Due to weather conditions, Mount Fuji may not be visible.
Moving to the station. Odawara. On the way, an external inspection of Odawara Castle (if there are no traffic jams)
18:07 Seeing off to the train at the station for participants from joint tours.
Return to the hotel in Tokyo.

Day 5 (Thurs): Kyoto City Tour

09 :00 Meeting with the guide in the hotel lobby.  Transfer to Kyoto (1 hour).

Type of transport: registered

Sightseeing tour of the city of Kyoto, which was the center of Japanese civilization for a thousand years. Here are the most popular attractions of Japan, many of which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Walk in the ancient geisha district – Gion, where you will take a photo in front of traditional machiya houses or cherry blossoms.

Visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, the main pavilion of which stands on high wooden stilts on the hillside. This stunning view, complemented by many cherry blossom trees, is the hallmark of the city. You will visit the historical street of the Higashiyama district with the most popular view from Instagram.

13:30 Lunch (buffet).

Visit the world famous Golden Pavilion – Kinkakuji. In the garden of the pavilion there is a pond called “Mirror Lake”. The reflection of the Golden Pavilion in the waters of the pond creates a delightful spectacle. 

Visit to Nijo Castle, famous for the “nightingales” floors that are installed in such a way that it is impossible to step on without creating noise. The sound of creaking floors resembles the singing of birds, which is why it got its name. Various varieties of sakura are planted here, including late ones, which allows you to admire the sakura from the end of March to the end of April.  

17:30 Departure to Osaka.  

~18:30 Return to hotels

Day 6 (Fri): Free day in Osaka

Free time in Osaka.

 

Optional, for extra. fee: Excursion to Nara and Osaka by public transport

Day 7 (Sat): Excursion to Himeji. Moving  Hiroshima.

Check out from the hotel with things. 

09:00 Meeting with the guide in the hotel lobby. 09:39 Transfer to Himeji. 

Things to the storage room at Himeji station (pay on the spot yourself)

Type of transport:  ; public.

11:00 You will visit the magnificent Himeji Castle at the foot of Mount Hime, named White Heron Castle for its special sophistication of forms and elegance, reminiscent of a beautiful snow-white bird. 

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Walk through the park around the Castle. Of extraordinary beauty, a snow-white Castle among cherry blossoms – one of the most popular views for photos!

14:30 End of the excursion at Himeji station.

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14:46 Independent transfer to Hiroshima (1 hour)  and check-in at the hotel.

Day 8 (Sun): Excursion to Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. Moving to Nagoya

Check out from the hotel. Things in the storage room at the station (pay on site yourself)

09:00 Meeting with the guide at the hotel. 

Type of transport: public.

Excursion to Miyajima Island by public transport (train and ferry).

You will visit Miyajima Island, where no one died and was born over hundreds of years. You will plunge into the unique atmosphere of the island as soon as you step off the ferry that took you there.

From the ferry you will see the sacred torii gate standing right in the water. Walking through them at low tide is considered great luck.

Deer live here (sacred animals according to Japanese beliefs), which are not at all afraid of people and therefore roam freely throughout the island. The official name of Miyajima is Itsukushima, which is also the name of the island's Shinto shrine, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will be able to admire the pearl of the island, Itsukushima Temple, which is one of the most picturesque places in Japan. 

Next you will walk through the Peace Memorial Park in the city of Hiroshima with a giant tomb and the flame of peace, you will see "Peace Dome", memorial ruins of the 1945 bombing and you will find a thousand cranes at the monument to Sadako Sasaki.

18:43 Farewell to the train to Nagoya.

Independent transfer (approx. 4 hours) and check-in at a hotel in Nagoya

Day 9 (Mon): Sightseeing tour of Nagoya. Transfer to Hamamatsu


Check out from the hotel. Things in the storage room at the station (pay on site yourself)

09:00 Meeting with the guide in the hotel lobby. 

Type of transport : public

Tour of the city of Nagoya – Mecca of Japanese technology. Here you will find the Toyota Technology Museum and the Shinkansen Bullet Train Museum and its newest magnetic version - SCMaglev and Railway Park, where you will get acquainted with the latest achievements in the development of Japanese railways, as well as see historical trains and decommissioned cars, some of which you can enter .  

In the museum you can also try driving a shinkansen in a train simulator (for an additional fee of 500 yen on the spot).

Next you will visit Nagoya Castle and Honmaru Palace – national treasures of the country and an example of the magnificent work of Japanese craftsmen of the Edo era.  The castle was built by the great Tokugawa Ieyasu, and the walls of the palace are decorated with works of art on the most valuable wood – Hinoki. The castle houses a museum that displays original items that survived the fire that destroyed the original castle. Golden dolphins - kinsyati, decorating the roof of the castle, are a symbol of the city.

Return to the hotels to get your things.  

Seeing you off for the train to Hamamatsu.

14:08 Independent transfer to Hamamatsu (45 min). 

Transfer to the ryokan
~15:30 Accommodation and dinner at the ryokan


Day 10 (Tue): Tour of Hamamatsu. Moving to Tokyo

Checking out from the hotel with things. 

10 :00 Meeting with the guide.

Type of transport: registered

Hamamatsu or, as it is called, the city of flowers, attracts residents of the country all year round and guests from all over the world of extraordinary beauty with the flowering of many plants and trees.  

Throughout the year, changing each other according to the seasons,  The city's parks and gardens delight visitors  magnificent colors of flowers and fragrant atmosphere. The city is famous for its numerous festivals with picturesque fields of flowers, entertainment events and colorful fireworks.

You will visit the most beautiful park  - Hamamatsu Flower Park.  The park has more than 3,000 species of beautiful plants growing in the area  more than 30 thousand sq.m. 

Here you can enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms and tulips in spring, walk along the wisteria corridor,  see fields  irises and colorful hydrangeas in summer  and an amazing combination of blooming chrysanthemums and  daffodils in the fall.

Next, a visit to Hamamatsu Castle, famous for the fact that the future shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa dynasty, lived there. Nowadays there is a museum in the castle with a collection of things from the Edo and Meiji periods, and in the park, laid out  around the castle in the spring you can admire the cherry blossoms.

From the observation deck in good weather you can also admire the panorama of Mount Fuji.

13:00 Lunch with aromatic grilled eel in a famous restaurant.

End of the tour at Hamamatsu Station. Farewell to the train in Tokyo.

15:17 Independent transfer to Tokyo (approx. 1.5 hours) and check-in at the hotel

Day 11 (Wed): Completion of the tour.

Check out from the hotel before 10:00. Meeting with the driver in the hotel lobby. Group transfer to the airport.

 

Important

Airfare is not included in the tour price

On some dates, the cost of entrance tickets to the Disney park may vary, please check when booking

Departure days

Departure days depend on your departure city

Info

 Attention:

  • group transfer reservation  guaranteed 15 days before arrival, in case of later booking
    can be replaced with an individual transfer with a surcharge of $80/person one way
  • booking a group transfer is possible for flights  departure and arrival from  8 am to 20:30 pm, for other
    flights an additional payment for an individual transfer is required in the amount of $80/person one way
  •   In case of change of flight details after confirmation of booking, a surcharge for
    re-booking in the amount of 30 USD/person will be charged.
  •  in case of change of flight details less than 15 days before arrival, in addition to the payment for
    re-booking  (30 USD/person), an additional payment for an individual transfer may be required in the amount of
    80 USD/ person
  •  When changing flights, please note that Tokyo has two airports - Haneda and Narita, located
    60-90 minutes from each other.

Attractions

Tokyo

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the largest cities in the world.

The city is located on the island of Honshu and serves as the political, economic and cultural center of Japan.

Tokyo is known for its modern subway, skyscrapers, technological innovation and rich cultural scene.

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and one of the country's most famous symbols. It is located on the main island of Honshu and has an altitude of 3,776 meters. Mount Fuji is an active volcano but is currently dormant. Mount Fuji attracts many tourists and climbers from all over the world, and climbing to its peak is a popular adventure. She also has deep cultural and religious roots in Japanese history and art, and is often depicted in paintings, jewelry, and various expressions of Japanese culture.

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