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The Golden Triangle of Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour

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Tour Code: GTH1555813

The Golden Triangle of Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour

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8 days 7 nights

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Single Supplement: USD $630.00


Experience both modern and traditional culture in Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama & Kanazawa during Japan's cherry blossom season.

The Golden Triangle of Japan lets you travel through time and experience the culture, traditions, and architecture that are uniquely Japanese. This cherry blossom tour also highlights lush gardens and best spots to admire Japan's flowering cherry trees.

This is our reverse itinerary, meaning it begins in Osaka before following a route through mountainous areas, to the coastal regions of Honshu, and then finishing in Tokyo. You will have the opportunity to experience a genuine green tea ceremony, meet an apprentice geisha (maiko). Stay overnight at an onsen hotel (Japanese style room), where you will enjoy dinner and can unwind in a relaxing hot springs (onsen).

Our private guides and drivers will take you to the ancient capital of Nara to visit Todaiji Temple, the largest wooden building in Japan and home to the Great Buddha statue. In Nara Park, you can see over 1,000 Sika deer roam free. Spend two days in the historic city of Kyoto, where you will have exclusive access to the city's gardens, temples, shrines, and specialty shops. The gardens and temples featured on this itinerary been chosen because of their reputation as the "best places to view cherry blossoms". Visit Arashiyama, located on the outskirts of Kyoto, famous for its bamboo forest and traditional Zen landscape garden at Tenryuji Temple.

Our travel group will also have the chance to visit the beautiful, but often overlooked by Western tourists, city of Kanazawa. Here, you will visit Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan's top three gardens. Then, head to Shirakawa- go & Takayama, located amongst the Japanese Alps. Due to their remote location, these places are beautifully preserved and have developed their own culture that is unique from the rest of Japan.

Enjoy the natural scenery at Mt. Fuji and Hakone. Then, end your trip with a comprehensive tour of Tokyo. Visit Tokyo's cultural landmarks, fashionable neighborhoods, diverse shopping districts, and best cherry blossom spots on a private guided tour. Learn how to make your own sushi with a professional sushi chef and savor your delicious creations. Explore the city's most popular sites like the Shibuya Crossing, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tsukiji Market, and Tokyo Skytree. This itinerary is designed to see both the modern and innovative, as well as the traditional and unspoiled parts of Japan while taking advantage of the season to enjoy the country's celebrated cherry blossoms.

If you are interested in a 3-day pre-tour extension to our The Golden Triangle of Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour that includes Himeji Castle, Hiroshima, Kobe, and Shikoku Island, please book one of our Best of Japan Tours (Reverse) by clicking the following link: Best of Japan with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour.

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Dates & Price

2025

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Tue. Apr 1, 2025 Tue. Apr 8, 2025 USD $3498.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

2026

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Tue. Mar 31, 2026 Tue. Apr 7, 2026 USD $3498.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

Please Note:

All prices are per person, based on twin (double on request) or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

We can arrange international flights for US customers if needed, please ask for details.

Deposit

We require US$200 deposit per person to hold the space at time of booking and the final payment is due 2 month prior to departure.

What's included

  • • 6 nights Western style and 1 night Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at Osaka Kansai Airport
  • • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • • Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 4 lunches and 2 dinners

  • Admission fees and activities
  • • All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

What's NOT included

  • • International Airfares
  • • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • • Travel Insurance
  • • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills

Additional Information

Transport

Travel by private coach between destinations, hassle free baggage handling.


Arrival Departure Airports
  • • For arrivals at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX), this tour starts in Osaka and ends in Tokyo, with departures at Narita Airport (NRT).
  • • If you will be flying out from Haneda Airport (HND) instead of Narita Airport (NRT) on the last day, airport transfer is not included. We will provide full instructions for you to get to the airport in advance, or we can arrange shared shuttle service for you at US$60.00 per person per way.

Meal Requests

Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged.


Meet and Greet

Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY available on the first day of the tour after 11 AM. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, we will provide full instructions in advance for you to transfer to your hotel on your own.


Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Arrive in Osaka
  • Day2   Nara - Kyoto
  • Day3   Kyoto
  • Day4   Bullet Train Ride - Kanazawa - Shirakawa-go
  • Day5   Takayama - Matsumoto
  • Day6   Mt. Fuji - Hakone - Tokyo
  • Day7   Tokyo
  • Day8   Tour ends

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Hand-picked Accommodations

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Fully Guided

Guide is available to you 24/7 and sleeps in the same hotel

Unique experiences

Learn to create your own Sushi, meet a geisha or maiko, and more

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Meet locals and visit rural areas of Japan you might miss on other tours