Landscapes Japan

14 Days From Only £3,580

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  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Board basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Offer valid: 01/03/2019 to 30/11/2019
  • Offer bookable: to 25/11/2019

About Landscapes Japan

An introductory tour to Japanese gardens and landscapes.

This tour starts with a three night stay in Tokyo where you will visit the Imperial Palace Garden and a Bonsai Museum. A day trip to Hakone includes Onshi Park where you can get spectacular views of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi during clear weather.

On Day 4 we take an internal flight to Matsue, or water city. During your stay you will visit the Adachi Museum, known for its beautiful Japanese gardens and landscapes, and Matsue Castle; one of the few remaining original castle structures. After a tranquil city stay we proceed to the cultural capital, Kyoto. En-route, we stop at Korakuen - one of the three great landscape gardens of Japan.

Your Kyoto stay will be unforgettable - filled with cultural experiences and garden visits, you will see the famous Golden Pavilion, a Japanese rock garden and partake in a traditional tea ceremony. The last guided tour in Kyoto will include a visit to Tenryuji - one of the best-known Zen temples, a walk along the bamboo grove, a visit to a moss garden and a botanical garden.

The last day is free at your leisure. You may re-visit any of the temples or gardens, visit some new ones, or shop for souvenirs before leaving.

Day 1 Tokyo
Arrive at Tokyo Narita Airport. Meet and assist at the airport and transfer by airport bus to Tokyo.

Day 2 Tokyo
Full-day tour. Highlights: Imperial Palace East Garden, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Shunkaen Bonsai Museum.

Day 3 Tokyo – Hakone – Tokyo
Full-day tour. Highlights: Owakudani sulphur vents, Scenic ropeway ride, Cruise on Lake Ashi and Hakone Onshi Park.

Day 4 Matsue
Morning: Free time in Tokyo.
Afternoon : Transfer on an internal flight to Matsue.

Day 5 Matsue
Full-day tour. Highlights: Adachi Museum, Matsue Castle, Horikawa River ride.

Day 6 Kyoto
Travel to Kyoto. Stop en-route at Korakuen Garden and Okayama Castle.

Days 7 Kyoto
Full-day tour. Highlights: Golden Pavilion, Ryoanji Temple, tea ceremony and the geisha district of Gion.

Day 8 Kyoto
Full-day tour. Highlights: Tenryuji Temple, Sagano Bamboo Grove, Saihoji Temple and Kyoto Botanical Garden.

Day 9 -10 Kyoto
Free time in Kyoto.

Day 11 Depart Kyoto
Transfer by airport shuttle to an Osaka Airport for your homeward flight.

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