11 day private escorted tour of Japan’s Flowers and Gardens
Tokyo, Omiya, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto, Okayama, Takamatsu, Osaka
|Duration||10 nights and 11 days|
|Departs||Any day that suits you|
|Price (land only)||From $5,335 per person (based on twin share – 4 or more travellers)
From $7,175 per person (based on twin share – 2 travellers)
*Price is determined by the time you visit and hotel availability.
The Flower and Garden 11 days private guided tour showcases the beautiful flowers and elaborate gardens of Japan. Visit some of the most beautiful Japanese gardens and experience a range of traditional Japanese architecture, landscapes, food and culture.
You can customise this itinerary to suit your wishes.
Day 1: Tokyo
Upon arrival at Narita/Haneda Airport, clear customs and immigration. Your meeting assistant will escort you to your private taxi with chauffeur to take you direct to your accommodation in Tokyo. Accommodation is available from 3pm.
Accommodation: Hotel in Tokyo – 3 nights
Day 2: Tokyo (B)
Your Japan journey begins early with a full day of sightseeing in Omiya by public transport (8am – 6pm). Your private guide takes you to the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum/Omiya Bonsai Village, the beautiful Koishikawa Korakuen Garden and you’ll be able to view an Ikebana presentation.
Day 3: Tokyo (B)
Enjoy a private guided sightseeing tour of Nikko by public transport (8am – 7:30pm). Visit the intricately decorated Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Tamozawa Imperial Villa and the Kanmangafuchi Abyss. See if you can find the famous three animal carvings (sleeping cat, three monkeys and imagined elephant)!
Day 4: Tokyo – Kamakura – Hakone (B, D)
Take a private guided tour of Kamakura before moving on to Hakone for the night. The tour (8am – 5pm by public transport) visits Hokokuji Temple, the Kamakura Museum of Literature (with its rose garden) and the Hase Kannon Temple, famous for its hydrangeas.
*Note, that heavy luggage is transferred from your accommodation in Tokyo to Kyoto. Please pack your clothes and toiletries for a one night stay into an overnight bag or backpack.
Accommodation: Ryokan in Hakone – 1 night
Day 5: Hakone – Kyoto (B)
Take a private guided sightseeing tour of Hakone by public transport (9am – 2pm). Visit the Owakudani Boiling Valley and take a cruise on Lake Ashi on the sightseeing Pirate Ship. Transfer to Odawara Station by public transport with your guide. You’ll then travel to Kyoto by bullet train with no guide on board and head to your accommodation for the night on foot.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kyoto – 3 nights
Day 6: Kyoto (B)
Private guided sightseeing tour of Kyoto by public transport (9am – 5pm). Stroll around the Garden of Fine Art Kyoto, visit Nijo Castle and Daisen-in Temple before experiencing a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Day 7: Kyoto (B)
Private guided sightseeing tour of Kyoto by public transport (8:30am – 5:30pm). The tour will visit Maruyama Park, the Philosper’s Path, Kinkakuji Temple (the Golden Pavillion), Ryoanji Temple and Saihoji Temple (one of the most famous moss gardens in Japan – and only accessible by applying by posted letter). Afterwards, experience Shakyo (handwriting of Buddhist sutras).
Day 8: Kyoto – Okayama (B)
Take a morning guided tour of Kyoto by public transport (9am – 1pm) where you can explore the Arashiyama district. Visit Tenryu-ji Temple and the Bamboo Forest. Then transfer to Okayama by bullet train.
*Note, that heavy luggage is transferred from your accommodation in Kyoto to Osaka. Please pack your clothes and toiletries for a two night stay into an overnight bag or backpack.
Accommodation: Hotel in Okayama – 1 night
Day 9: Okayama – Takamatsu (B)
Enjoy a private guided sightseeing tour of Okayama (9am – 1pm) by public transport visiting Okayama Castle and Okayama Korakuen Garden. Then transfer to Takamatsu with your guide who will guide you through Ritsurin Park before checking in to the hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Takamatsu – 1 night
Day 10: Takamatsu – Osaka (B)
After breakfast, leave Takamatsu for Okayama, then travel by bullet train to Osaka. Upon arrival, take a private guided sightseeing tour by public transport (11am – 5pm). Enjoy the view from the Floating Observatory at the Umeda Sky Building, visit Osaka Castle and then stroll around Dotonbori.
Accommodation: Hotel in Osaka – 1 night
Day 12: Osaka – Kansai International Airport (B)
Your escorted tour finishes after breakfast. Your room will be available until 11am. Transfer on your own to Kansai International Airport and head off to your next destination.
We can arrange late check out, post-tour accommodation and any other arrangements if you wish to extend your stay in Japan after the tour concludes.
– Visit the most beautiful gardens in Japan
– The intricate structures of Nikko
– Hakone and food and culture city Osaka
– The stunning moss garden at Saihoji Temple
|Duration||10 nights and 11 days|
|Departure Dates||Any day that suits you|
|Route||Tokyo, Omiya, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto, Okayama, Takamatsu, Osaka|
|Tour Type||Fully escorted private tour of Japan|
– 9 nights accommodation in a standard room in 3-4 star hotels, 1 night in a Ryokan
・ 3 nights in a hotel in Tokyo
・ 1 nights in a ryokan in Hakone
・ 3 nights in a hotel in Kyoto
・ 1 night in a hotel in Okayama
・ 1 night in a hotel in Takamatsu
・ 1 night in a hotel in Osaka
– Guide – English-speaking guide except for Day 1 and Day 11
– Meeting Assistant – English-speaking meeting assistant on Day 1
– Transport – Private taxi from Tokyo airport to Tokyo accommodation. Bullet trains on Days 5, 8, 10, public transport (such as local trains, subway and buses) on Days 2 – 10.
・ 10 breakfasts (daily)
・ 1 dinner (in Hakone)
– Luggage Delivery
・ 1 piece per person from Tokyo to Kyoto
・ 1 piece per person from Kyoto to Osaka
– Flights: We will book your flights to match your itinerary.
*If you have already booked your flight, please provide us with your flight details or send us copies of e-tickets when you book/enquire.
– Meals: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.
– Personal expenses
– Travel insurance (contact us for a discounted rate)
– All other expenses unless mentioned in Package inclusions
*A fair amount of walking is involved on this tour.
*Hotels are subject to change of the same category
*Daily schedule is subject to change due to weather, transport or any other unforeseen circumstances.
*Child reduction prices are also available, please contact us.
*Double rooms can be requested upon booking. Request-based only.
*Non-smoking rooms may not be available at some properties, in which case the rooms will be deodorised.
*Please note that some of the properties/restaurants on this tour may not be able to cater for special dietary requirements.
*The locations visited may involve a considerable amount of walking and climbing stairs. We recommend that travellers with disabilities be accompanied by their own assistant, capable of providing all necessary assistance.
*Please read our term and conditions.