Ultimate Cherry Blossom Tour in Northeast Japan by Shinkansen

Highlights

Other tours to Tohoku (Northeast) region from Tokyo: [Tour No.27265]「Cherry Blossoms in Northeast Japan: Hirosaki Park, Kitakami Tenshochi Park & Kakunodate [By Shinkansen / Onsen Hotel Stay]」 [Tour No.27549]「South Tohoku Cherry Blossom Viewing: Tsuruga Castle Park, Miharu Takizakura / Hot Spring Resort Hotel Stay」 ------------------------------------------------------------ ▼Visit Hirosaki Park, Tenshochi Park and Kakunodate, the top 3 places for cherry blossom viewing in northeast Japan, plus lots of other famous spots in all six prefectures that make up the northeast region of Japan (Tohoku) ①Iwate Prefecture・Kitakami Tenshochi: ・Tenshochi Park has been selected as one of Japan’s top 100 sites for viewing cherry blossoms. ・Stroll through the cherry blossom tunnel made up of 10,000 cherry trees that runs for 2km along the Kitakami River. ・Best time to visit: Mid April to early May ②Akita Prefecture・Kakunodate: (Best viewing season is usually from mid April to early May.) ・Known as the 'Little Kyoto' due to its rich history and culture having been a former castle town and Samurai stronghold. ・Explore the well-preserved samurai district with the hundreds of blooming weeping cherry trees adding to the already special atmosphere. ・Best time to visit: Mid April~Early May ③Aomori Prefecture・Hirosaki Park: ・Considered one of the best viewing spots in the whole of Japan. This is thanks to the special pruning techniques that locals use to increase the thickness of the flowers. ・2,600 trees including 300 that are over 100 years old. ・Hirosaki castle stands tall among the cherry blossoms adding to the unique setting. ▼ ....and the rest ①Fukushima Prefecture・Hanamiyama Park: Fukushima's own Garden of Eden ②Yamagata Prefecture・Eboshiyama Park: Yamagata city's top viewing spot ③Miyagi Prefecture・Matsushima: Considered one of the Three Views of Japan ④Iwate Prefecture・Chuson-ji Temple: A World Heritage site (Entrance to the Konjikido hall completely covered in gold, costs extra JPY 800.) ▼Stay 2 nights at our A-rank (second highest by our company standards) hot spring hotels Day-1: Togatta Onsen・Active Resorts Miyagi Zao A hot spring resort located on the highlands at the foot of Mt. Zao. Spend relaxing time in a spacious 36m2 non-smoking room and heal your daily fatigue at the hot spring ... ♪ Day-2: Hachimantai Onsen・Active Resorts Iwate Hachimantai A highland resort overlooking Mt. Iwate. Enjoy dinner using the the specialties of Tohoku and an open-air hot spring rock bath. [Additional Information] What's 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. What's not included Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) What's included in Infant (3-5 years old) Price Bus seat, dinners and breakfast at the hotel. Other meals, train seats, bedding are not included. ※If train seat, meals, bedding are needed please apply as a child. Optional Bento Lunchbox ① Dojo bento: JPY1,250 ・Boiled and minced beef on top of rice with vegetables. ② Sengoku bento: JPY1,200 ・Roast beef, boiled shrimp, omelette, fishcake, bamboo rice, white rice and simmered vegetables. *If interested, please contact us at least 5 business days before departure. *If you are not interested in this option, then please bring your own lunch. [Attention] *Wearing clothes and shoes that let you move easily and comfortably is strongly recommended. *Depending on the road conditions on the day, the order of the itinerary may change. *This tour is operated with a mixture of Japanese and foreign guests. However a staff member will give you the basic information, such as meeting place and time at each stop in English or Chinese, although they won’t give you detailed information on the places visited. *There is no guarantee that the flowers will be in full bloom during the tour. *When allocating train seats, due to seating arrangements, you may be separated even if you booked as a group. Even customers who booked for two may not be seated next to each other or sat on the same row. *If you booked a room for 3-4 people, a twin room with an extra sofa bed may be provided. *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 Statio (Depart 7:44~8:56) -- [Shinkansen "Yamabiko"] -- Fukushima Station -- Hanamiyama Park (Stroll) -- Eboshiyama Park (Stroll) -- Matsushima, one of Japan's three most scenic views (Stroll) -- Togatta Onsen (Overnight) ※Stay at a hot spring resort located on the highlands at the foot of Mt. Zao.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Togatta Onsen -- Kitakami Tenshochi (Stroll) -- Hirosaki Park (Stroll) -- Hachimantai Onsen (Overnight) ※A highland resort overlooking Mt. Iwate. Enjoy dinner using the the specialties of Tohoku and an open-air hot spring rock bath.

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hachimantai Onsen -- Takizawa City (Stroll) -- Kakunodate (Stroll) -- Chuson-ji Temple, Hiraizumi (Visit a World Heritage site. / Entrance to the Konjikido, a hall completely covered in gold, costs extra JPY 800.) -- Sendai Station -- [Shinkansen "Yamabiko"] -- Tokyo Station (Arrive 19:48~20:48)



location Tokyo

Detail

Departure place

Tokyo

Meeting Time

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Destination

Language
  • English

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

20 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

1 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition
The prices may vary depending on number of participants and other conditions.