Join our Springtime in Japan group tour

OFFER: Discounts


Valid until 23/04/2017

Ordinarily, our spring tours sell out a full year in advance – but this year we're giving you an unprecedented last-minute chance to travel to Japan in spring 2017.

Japan in springtime is legendary: canopies of pink envelop the country, and everyone lets their hair down as they attend hanami flower-viewing parties, have picnics beneath the blossom, and generally celebrate the coming of the country's favourite season.

For tour pricing and more information please follow the links below:

Springtime in Japan: March departure

Springtime in Japan: April departure

Springtime in Japan is a seven-night tour that would make a superb standalone trip to Japan or provide the perfect building block for a longer tailored trip. Beginning in Tokyo, we'll explore the historic district of Asakusa, relax in beautiful Hamarikyu Garden, and take a boat trip along the Sumida River. From here we'll cross the mountainous backbone of Japan to reach Kanazawa, one of the country's best-preserved historic cities, where we'll visit Japan's most beautiful landscape garden and walk in the footsteps of samurai in the old feudal quarter.

From Kanazawa we'll continue westwards to Kyoto, erstwhile capital of Japan, where thousands of temples, shrines and gardens lie hidden beneath a modern exterior. We'll uncover some of the secrets of this “City of Ten Thousand Temples” as we spend a day with a local guide, including a lesson in Japanese tea ceremony. With four nights in Kyoto, there's ample time for a couple of day trips too, and we'll speed west on the bullet train to pay a visit to Hiroshima, the World Heritage island of Miyajima, and the country's biggest original castle at Himeji.

Throughout the tour, you'll stay in comfortable accommodation (including a traditional Japanese ryokan with tatami-mat floors and sliding paper screens), and enjoy the full-time services of an expert Inside Japan tour leader. And if you'd like more time in Japan, why not ask your travel consultant to extend your stay?

One thing's for certain, with just two departures available this offer won't be around for long – so enquire now to secure your place!

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Terms and Conditions

There are two departures of Springtime in Japan, offering a saving of 8% on our original listed price.

19th to 26th March 2017
23rd to 30th April 2017

Maximum group size: 16

What's included:
Full-time services of your Inside Japan tour leader
Seven nights' accommodation in Japan
All transport between destinations in Japan (including airport transfers)
Breakfast every day and one evening meal
Full day of private guiding in Kyoto (in addition to your tour leader)
Tea ceremony lesson in Kyoto
Day trips to Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Himeji
IC card with 2,500 yen credit for local transport
Two-day pass for local transport within Kyoto

What's not included:
International flights
Baggage handling & luggage forwarding
Any local transport not covered by the included passes (buses, subways, taxis)
Any entrance fees (including temples, shrines and museums)

Single supplement:
For solo travellers: a single room is available on this tour on payment of a mandatory single supplement.

For more information please follow the links below:

Springtime in Japan: March departure

Springtime in Japan: April departure