3-Day Cherry Blossom Golden Route in Northeast Japan [By Shinkansen]

Highlights

Enjoy visiting 3 of the best cherry blossom spots in Northeast Japan ■Kakunodate It is referred to as the 'little Kyoto' of the Tohoku region (northeast Japan). The area was famous for housing Samurai families and has now become a popular tourist spot. Enjoying walking around the old streets which are lined with cherry blossoms trees. *The best viewing season: late April ~ early May. ■Hirosaki Park The most famous cherry blossom viewing place in Tohoku. The well-cared for 2,600 cherry blossom trees add a splash of spring color to the castle walls! *The best viewing season: late April~early May. ■Kitakami Tenshochi 100,000 cherry trees form a beautiful tunnel of cherry blossoms alongside the Kitakami River! *The best viewing season: mid ~ late April Visit other beautiful sites for cherry blossoms. ■Ishiwari-Zakura A 360 year old single 1.35m cherry blossom tree which grows from a large crack in a huge granite boulder. *The best viewing season: mid~late April ■Tsurunomai Bridge A series of three long wood arc bridges over the Lake Tsugaru Fujimino reservoir. *The best viewing season: mid~late April ■A lone cherry tree at Koiwai Farm The tree stands on the green farm with its back against snow-capped Mt. Iwate. *The best viewing season: early May --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Additional information] *Items included in "Infant price" - Bus seats only. Train seats, meals and bedding are not provided. *Items included – Transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Items not included – Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours). [Attention] *This tour is planned according to the best flowering season of previous years, however, your tour departure day may not meet the best viewing season. In accordance with the flowering condition on the tour day, visiting time at the sightseeing place(s) or the order of the itinerary may change. * Once the tour departure is decided, the tour goes ahead regardless of the flowering conditions. *Trains on Gono Line of Tsugaru Railway have all non-reserved seats. When the train is crowded, you may have to stand. The section ridden on the train is subject to change. *For the May 3rd departure, the tour will visit “Tsugaru Culture Night” in Aomori city where you can see and listen to the Tsugaru Shamisen*** music performance by some of Japan’s best Tsugaru Shamisen players. Therefore, Ashino Park visit will be skipped, and the dinner venue will be in Aomori city instead of the hotel. ***Shamisen is a traditional Japanese music instrument like a guitar with three strings. Its characteristic sound is produced by striking the strings with a Bachi pick. There are various types of shamisen as well as music styles. The Tsugaru shamisen style is powerful, like hammering on the strings which calls to mind wild snowstorms with a charming, agile rhythm. *If you booked a room for 3 people, a twin room with an extra bed will be provided for 2 nights. *Please note that any requests for hotel rooms are not accepted. *Please join the tour with comfortable clothes and walking shoes. *The order of the itinerary is subject to change according to the traffic or other circumstances on the tour day. *This course is conducted together with Japanese participants. *Due to seating arrangements, even if you booked the tour as a group or a pair, you may have to sit separately. *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.

Itinerary

Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Tokyo station (Depart 7:56~9:40) -- [Shinkansen “Yamabiko”] --- Kitakami station -- Kitakami Tenshochi (Visit, approx. 40 min) -- Ishiwari-Zakura (Visit, approx. 10 min) -- A lone cherry tree at Koiwai Farm (Visit, approx. 20 min) -- Shizukuishi Takakura Onsen (Overnight)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1 (Lunch Box)
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Shizukuishi Takakura Onsen -- Kakunodate (Visit, approx. 80 min) -- Tsurunomai Bridge (Visit, approx. 30 min) -- Ashino Park -- Ashino Koen station -- [Tsugaru Railway (Train ride, approx. 20 min)] -- Tsugaru Goshogawara -- Rockwood Hotel & Spa, Ajigasawa Kogen Onsen *For May 3rd departure, the tour will visit “Tsugaru Culture Night” for the Tsugaru Shamisen performance. The Ashino Park visit will be skipped, and the dinner will be at Aomori city instead of at the hotel.

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Ajigasawa Kogen Onsen -- Hirosaki Park (Visit, approx. 180 min) -- [See cherry blossoms street from the bus] -- Iwakiyama Shrine (Visit, approx. 30 min) -- Morioka station -- [Shinkansen “Hayabusa”] -- Tokyo station (Arrive 19:56~21:04)

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location Tokyo

Detail

Departure place

Tokyo

Meeting Time

-

Destination

Tohoku

Language
  • English

  • Chinese

Language Support

A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.

Minimum number of participants for operation

25 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

2 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition