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Gardens & Sights of Japan


Including Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto & Hiroshima

Once again, we are visiting Japan at an ideal time of year when the weather is good and the Cherry Blossom is at its best. This is an opportunity to see, not only the gardens, but also the sights and life of Japan with experienced local guides who will accompany you at all times. Full notes will be sent to you at a later date with tips and hints for your visit. There will also be a pre-departure meeting with Frances. No visas or vaccinations are required!

with Frances MacDonald

Cost: €5,699 per person sharing

This price includes

  • Flights from Dublin to Kansai International Airport (Osaka) and Narita International Airport (Tokyo) to Dublin with Emirates (via Dubai).
  • Coach transfer with guide assistance to your hotel in Kyoto on arrival.

  • 4 nights Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation in Kyoto on a bed and breakfast basis. Kyoto Tokyu Hotel

  • Welcome dinner in a local restaurant. Return transfers with guide assistance included.

  • Full day sightseeing tour of Kyoto to include the Ryoanji and Kinkakuji Temples, Nijo Castle and Heian Shrine.

  • Full day excursion to Nara to include Nara Park, Kofukuji and Todaiji Temples and Kasuga Taisha Shrine.

  • Free day at leisure in Kyoto for sightseeing and shopping of your choice.

  • Coach transfer to Kyoto train station where you will board a ‘bullet train’ to Hiroshima for a full day excursion to include the Peace Memorial Park and Museum, the Atomic Bomb Dome and Shukukeien Garden.

  • 2 nights Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation in Hiroshima on a bed and breakfast basis. Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

  • Return evening transfers to a local restaurant for dinner.

  • Half day guided excursion to Miyajima Island to include Itsukushima Shrine and the Miyajima Treasure Hall. Return ferry included.

  • Coach transfer to Hiroshima train station where you will board a ‘bullet train’ to Hakone (train change at Shin Osaka Station) for a half day sightseeing excursion to include Owakudani Valley, a boat trip on Lake Ashi with views of Mount Fuji and the Komagatake Ropeway.

  • 1 night Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation in Hakone on a half board basis (breakfast and evening meal included) Hakone Sengokubara Prince Hotel

  • Full day guided excursion of Hakone and Kamakura to include Hakone Open Air Museum, Kotokuin Temple, Hase Kannon Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine with onward transfer to your hotel in Tokyo.

  • 4 nights Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation in Tokyo on a bed and breakfast basis. Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa

  • Evening meal in your hotel on arrival.

  • Full day sightseeing tour of Tokyo to include the Imperial Palace Plaza, Koishikawa Korakuen and Hamarikyu Gardens.

  • Full day sightseeing tour of Tokyo to include Ikebana (flower arranging), a traditional Tea Ceremony, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nakamise Shopping Street and Ueno Park.

  • Return evening transfers to a local restaurant for dinner.

  • Free day at leisure in Tokyo for sightseeing and shopping of your choice.

  • Guide assistance for all transfers and excursions.

  • Coach transfer with guide assistance to Tokyo Narita airport for your return flight to Dublin (via Dubai).

* 11 nights in hotels and 2 overnight flights.

GUIDE

Frances MacDonald a qualified and experienced gardener and guide, escorts this tour. Frances has lived and worked in Japan and returns each time with great enthusiasm to lead tours alongside expert local guides. She will be available at all times to help and advise you.

For further information

Please contact Frances MacDonald on 053 938 3349 / 086 843 6624 or thebaygarden@gmail.com.

To book

Please ring Jill on (01) 637 1635 if you wish to book, or Book Online


Notes ...

1.     Price is per person and is based on two sharing, single room supplement €959.

2.     Price is inclusive of taxes and charges.

3.     Travel insurance available for purchase – please enquire.

4.     Prices are subject to fuel surcharges imposed by airlines.

5.     A non refundable/non transferable deposit of €400 per person is required to book (no surcharge).

6.     Balances are due 10 weeks before departure (2% surcharge if paid by credit card)

7.     A visa is not required for Irish passport holders who wish to enter Japan for a period of six months or less for the purpose of tourism. Other Nationalities should contact the Consular Section of the Japanese Embassy in Dublin on 01-202 8309 or consular@ir.mofa.go.jp

8.     Prices, taxes, flight times & availability are subject to change. E&OE

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