Cherry Blossom in Japan

Tokyo, Miyajima, Kyoto & Hakone

From $11600 per person in low season

starting price based on two people sharing. Includes all accommodation, bullet train transfers, some guided activities.

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At a Glance

  • Following an early morning sushi platter at the fish market enjoy some shopping on Ginza street

  • Miyajima is one of the crown jewels of Japan

  • If you have seen the film Lost in Translation, you will feel part of it at the Sky Bar at the Park Hyatt Tokyo

  • From Kyoto take the train to Nara, which used to be the capital city of Japan, a long time ago.

  • March and April is the perfect time to see the Cherry Blossoms, something Japan is well known for

  • Feel completely indulged and pampered at Gora Kadan, surrounded by stunning mountain views

  • Enjoy the traditional and luxurious nature of The Sekitei, overlooking beautiful manicured gardens

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Best time to Visit

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The best time to visit Japan to see the cherry blossom is late March or early April although this can vary year by year. If you are not able to visit in spring then the autumnal colors are also stunning.

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Itinerary

Visit Japan in spring to see the beautiful cherry blossom in full bloom. Combine your stay with some time in the ancient city of Kyoto and neon lights of Tokyo to see the highlights of this fascinating and evocative country.

This itinerary takes you to Hakone National Park and Miyajima Island, two of the best and most picturesque places to see Japan’s famous cherry blossom. You will have time to wander round and see the ever-changing beautiful colors of the cherry trees, an amazing sight and a reason to visit Japan in itself. In Hakone you can also take advantage of the famous geothermal springs and in Miyajima, make sure you visit the red ‘floating’ torii gate. In both places, you will stay in a Ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn with traditional tatami-mat style rooms and grand Kaiseki dinners made up of 9 courses designed to highlight both local produce and incredible different styles of cooking.

Whilst in Japan, it would be a shame not to visit the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto and a few nights in luxurious western hotels have also been included. When in Tokyo, it is worth getting up early to visit the largest fish market in the world, a fun experience where you can watch the auctions for huge tuna fish. Spend some time in Shinjuku with its neon lights and shop in Ginza. For the foodies out there Tokyo offers an incredible array of fantastic restaurants which are not to be missed and can be booked in advance. Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan and with hundreds of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, there is lots to see. Spend some time in Gion, the Geisha district and if you are lucky you might see a Geisha going to an appointment in the late afternoon. You could even try on a kimono or take part in a traditional tea ceremony although this should be pre-booked.

Your last night is spent at the Park Hyatt, the iconic hotel of Tokyo where "Lost in Translation" was filmed before coming home. The views from here are breathtaking and is the perfect spot for your last night in Japan.

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  1. Fly to Tokyo

  2. Days 1-2: Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

    Nihonbashi Tokyo, Japan

    The Mandarin Oriental is a chic hotel located in a commanding position high above the busy metropolis of Tokyo, giving unparalleled views. It is just a short distance from the exclusive Ginza shopping area and the Imperial Palace Gardens.

  3. Days 3-4: The Sekitei

    Miyajimaguchi, Japan

    Nestled into the hillside overlooking the inland sea of Japan and out to Miyajima Island, The Sekitei provides the ultimate Ryokan experience. With just twelve rooms, the attention to detail here is outstanding and the service is second to none.

  4. Days 4-6: Hyatt Regency Kyoto

    Kyoto, Japan

    Located close to the center of Kyoto, a pleasant walk from the famous Geisha Gion district and opposite the Kyoto National Museum, the luxury Hyatt Regency Kyoto is a great base from which to explore the cultural heart of Japan.

  5. Days 6-8: Gora Kadan

    Gora, Japan

    Gora Kadan is one of Japan's most luxurious and chic Ryokans located in the Hakone National Park. It is a great base for exploring the local 'onsen' or hot springs and the surrounding Hakone area.

  6. Days 8-9: Park Hyatt Tokyo

    Tokyo, Japan

    The Park Hyatt Tokyo is a prominent feature in Tokyo's skyline, comprising three interconnecting towers in the vibrant area of Shinjunku. Luxury accommodation and the latest in technology, style and design dominate the hotel.

  7. Fly home from Tokyo

Experiences

  • Rural Arashiyama

    A guided day in Arashiyama district, located at the base of Kyoto's western mountains. Take a boat trip on the Hozugawa River before discovering Zen Buddhist temples and the famous bamboo grove, one of Japan's most iconic scenic areas.

  • Visit a Master Swordsmith in Tokyo

    Visit a Master Swordsmith at their home in Tokyo to see the art of Japanese sword making.

Location

Tokyo, Miyajima, Kyoto & Hakone

The Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is located in Nihonbashi, within easy distance from the Imperial Palace and Hibiya Park. From Tokyo take the fast train to Hiroshima, staying at The Sekitei in Miyajimaguchi, a short car and ferry ride away from Miyajima Island. Then head east to Hyatt Regency Kyoto, in the traditional and historic area of Higashiyama Shichijo, in the heart of Kyoto. Located just a few minutes away from JR Kyoto Train Station. Next to Gora Kadan in the heart of the Fuji-Hakone National Park with spectacular views of the Haya-Kawa River as well as the Hakone Mountains. The final stay is at Park Hyatt Tokyo which occupies the top 14 floors of Shinjuku Park Tower, located in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, close to Shinjuku Station, Shinjuku Park, Nishi Shinjuku, and areas of Shibuya and Aoyama.

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