Photo : Courtesy of JNTO

Overview

Duration : 6 nights - 8 days
Visiting : Tokyo, Mt.Fuji and Kyoto

Why don't you join our Japan promotion short video? Let us take your cheerful smile and how you enjoy your Japan trip in video movie in order to promote Japan more deeply. Kintetsu is offering a unique tour in special low price which includes professional video shooting while you're enjoying beautiful Cherry Blossom viewing sightseeing. As an appreciation, we will make a special edit DVD full of your lovely memories in Japan for you.

"SAKURA" what we call Cherry Blossom in Japanese. "SAKURA" is a spring icon for Japanese people and they love to see them because they feel spring arrival with its beautiful blooming. In this tour, we take you to the popular Cherry Blossom viewing spots along with ordinary must-see sightseeing places. Dedicated tour escort will travel with you whole 8 (eight) days for your peace of mind. Of course you can extend your stay at your own expenses. 

Tour Highlights

  1. We take you to the popular places for cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo and Kyoto which you will not visit by ordinary sightseeing tour. We will pick up 3 of the best viewing spots listed below ★ considering the blooming progress.
    < Tokyo >
    ★ Chidori Ga Fuchi
    ★ Ueno Park
    ★ Shinjuku Gyoen Park
    ★ Meguro-gawa River
    ★ Rikugi-en Garden
    ★ Zojoji Temple & Tokyo Tower
    < Kyoto >
    ★ Maruyama Park
    ★ Kiyomizu Temple
    ★ Kodaiji Temple
    ★ Heian Shrine
    ★ Arashiyama
    ★ Takase-gawa River
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  2. Do you know "Hanami"? "Hanami" (花見, flower viewing) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of cherry blossom. Under the cherry blossom, people enjoy meals and drinks in cheerful feasts. You will experience Japanese style "Hanami" Picnic Lunch under the beautiful cherry blossom at Shinjuku Gyoen Park or Ueno Park on Day 3.
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  3. You will visit Arakurayama Sengen Park which is one of the famous place for Mt. Fuji viewing. You can see exact the same view of the well-known picture of the World Heritage Mt.Fuji with a five-story pagoda. You might have a chance to see cherry blossom blooming at the same time!
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  4. You can experience Japan proud Shinkansen Super Express (Bullet train) twice, from Odawara to Kyoto on Day 5 and Kyoto to Shinagawa (Tokyo) on Day 7. *tourist class
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  5. Meet with Maiko girl! Enjoy an evening of elegant entertainment with traditional Japanese music and maiko dance performance with kaiseki-style dinner in Kyoto.
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  6. Unique dinner arrangements from "Ekiben", a famous Japanese style on-board dinner to a gorgeous all-you-can-eat at fine dining. 5 (five) dinners are included.
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  7. Japan Rail Pass (7-days/ordinary) included. You are supposed to use the pass from Day 5 (April 4th) when you take Shinkansen Super Express, so you will be able to use it until April 10th. This is a great advantage in case you extend your stay.
    * you may purchase 14-days/21-days or first class pass at your own expense
    * those who are not qualified to use this pass (i.e. nationality), we will prepare single train ticket for Shinkansen Super Express

Chidori Ga Fuchi

"Hanami"

Arakurasyama Sengen Park

Maiko Girl

JR Pass

Itinerary

Day 1 3/31   Leave Canada
Day 2 4/01 Tokyo Arrive in Tokyo
Day 3 4/02 Tokyo Full day Tokyo Cherry Blossom Sightseeing
Day 4 4/03 Tokyo Free at leisure
Day 5 4/04 Kyoto Mt. Fuji Sightseeing / Transfer to Kyoto
Day 6 4/05 Kyoto Full day Kyoto Cherry Blossom Sightseeing
Day 7 4/06 Tokyo Free at leisure / Transfer to Tokyo
Day 8 4/07   Leave Japan for home
For more detail, please refer to itinerary page.

Tour Price

  • Based on double occupancy for hotel accommodation
         - Single supplement : $650 / person
         - Triple discount : $90 / person
  • Minimum 20 participants required
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INCLUDED:

  • Hotel accommodation for 6 (six) nights (Tokyo: 4 / Kyoto: 2) in double occupancy
      [ standard class ☆☆☆ ~ superior class ☆☆☆☆ ]
  • Meals   Breakfast: 6 / Lunch : 3 / Dinner : 5
  • Special cherry blossom viewing sightseeing tour with English-speaking tour guide listed in the tour itinerary
  • Transportation listed in the tour itinerary
  • Japan Rail Pass (7-days / ordinary class)
  • Admission for during all the scheduled sightseeing tours
  • Professional video shooting on Day 2, 3, 5 and 6
  • Specially edited DVD for fantastic tour days in Japan
  • Dedicated tour escort (tour leader) for your support and peace of mind
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 NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare from Canada to Japan / Ask us to book your ticket with special rate.
         - From Toronto / Air Canada (direct) : $1,300   including tax and surcharges
         - From Ottawa / Air Canada (via Toronto) : $1,340   including tax and surcharges
         - From Montreal / Air Canada (via Calgary) : $1,270   including tax and surcharges
         - From Calgary / Air Canada (direct) : $1,110   including tax and surcharges
         - From Vancouver / Air Canada (direct) : $1,150   including tax and surcharges
         * Available seats with the prices above are limited. First-come, first-served basis.   
  • Meals, transportation and sightseeing tour other than listed in the tour itinerary
  • Porterage at hotel
  • Gratuities
  • All items of personal nature
  • Travel insurance
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 PAYMENTS:

  • $400 non-refundable deposit required at the time of tour registration
  • Full payment is due by Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  • The above tour prices are cash discounted and good for cash or check payments. Credit card payments are subject to 3% surcharge.
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CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • $400 if cancelled after the tour registration
  • 100% of the tour price if cancelled after Thursday, February 15, 2018

JAPAN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Passport & Visa Information

If you have a valid Canadian or Japanese passport, just ensure that you passport is valid until you return back to Canada. If your passport is other than Canadian/Japanese, please contact us to verify your entry requirements.

Health Information

No vaccination is required if you are entering Japan directly from Canada.

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CELLULAR PHONE USE IN JAPAN

  • For Voice: The handset must be compatible with a Japanese mobile phone network (typically 3G UMTS 2100 MHz, 3G CDMA2000 800 MHz, or LTE band 1). Most modern 3G and 4G phones are compatible with one or more of these networks. Compatible handsets may be used via international roaming (check with your home provider for details) or rental or prepaid SIM card from a Japanese carrier (unlocked handsets only). Alternatively, phones with wireless network (Wi-Fi) connectivity can use internet based telephone services (VoIP), such as Skype, when connected with a Wi-Fi network.
  • For Data: Phones that work in Japan for voice (see above) can also receive and send data (such as emails and web content) via international roaming or a rental/prepaid SIM Card, but note that the cost for data transfer can easily skyrocket without an appropriate data plan. Alternatively, phones with wireless network (Wi-Fi) connectivity can take advantage of the numerous paid and free Wi-Fi hotspots found around the country.

119 is the phone number for emergency services in Japan. The operator can connect you to Ambulance or the Fire Brigade. Call 110 for Police matters.

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MONEY

The unit of Japanese currency is yen. Coins are available in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 yen and bank notes in denominations of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 yen.

If your bank card (debit card) carries a PLUS logo, then you can withdraw Yen from ATM's located at any Japan Postal outlets & Seven Eleven convenience stores throughout Japan. Each transaction is subject to a small fee.

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ELECTRICAL POWER POINTS

The voltage used throughout Japan is uniformly 100 volts, A.C. There are two kinds of frequencies in use; 50 Hertz in eastern Japan and 60 Hertz in western Japan (including Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka). You can charge your cell phone, tablet or laptop without an adapter. Please be aware that due to lower voltage, it takes longer than usual for your device to be fully charged.

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JAPAN NATIONAL TOURISM ORGANIZATION

This is the Japan's official tourism website. Please visit them online at www.jnto.go.jp/. or their Canadian office at www.ilovejapan.ca.

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MANULIFE TRAVEL INSURANCE (optional)

The following is our most popular insurance product. As your package does not include any travel insurance, please make sure that you have adequate insurance coverage.

SUMMARY OF MANULIFE ALL-INCLUSIVE INSURANCE

Eligible Age: No Limit
Trip Cancellation: Sum insured
Trip Interruption: Unlimited
Emergency Medical: $5,000,000
Baggage Loss, Damage & Delay: Loss, Damage Up to $1,500/Delay up to $500
Flight & Travel Accident: $100,000 -flight, $50,000 - travel

Purchase your travel insurance from us or online