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Japan by rail: A Cherry Blossom spectacular

16 days • with Chris Harding

2019 tour departed, new dates coming soon
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Japan is famous for its cutting-edge rail technology and you can verify that fact first-hand on this rail tour of the Land of the rising Sun. Japan’s excellent railway system is one of the world’s most extensive and advanced – fast, efficient, comfortable and convenient. Our Japanese odyssey has a fantastic choice of spectacular destinations, and it’s an absolute joy in Springtime, when the landscape is alive with Cherry Blossoms. Japan’s brilliant train network will take us deep into the countryside on all manner of rolling stock to explore and soak up the wonders of the setting and the season.

  • Extensive rail travel using your JR Green Class (first class) Rail Pass, including numerous journeys on the iconic bullet Trains
  • Travel by steam train on the famous heritage railways of Yamaguchi, Oigawa, and Banetsu lines
  • Take journeys on the Sagano Forest Railway, Tozan Mountain Railway, regional expresses, subways and a vintage tram charter in Hiroshima
  • Cruise around the Matsushima Islands, Hiroshima Bay to Miyajima and on a white-water cruise on the Nagatoro River
  • Pay homage to survivors at Hiroshima, Sendai and Yokohama
  • Visit historic temples, castles and cultural sites in Tokyo, Kyoto and Himeji
  • See unsurpassed modern railway museums in Tokyo and Kyoto
  • Witness a sumo wrestling demonstration in Tokyo and the wacky fashions in Harajuku
  • Optional post-tour to the Yokohama Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery for a special Anzac Memorial Service
  • Per Person: $ 12,395
  • Single Supplement: $ 3,085
  • DATE
  • 2 Apr 2019 - 17 Apr 2019
  • 15 nights accommodation in comfortable, centrally located 4-5 star hotels
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners including multiple special dinner
  • Drinks with welcome and farewell dinners
  • Luxury chartered coaches, with luggage transport throughout the tour
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with expert local guides
  • Excursions/entrance fees to attractions listed in the itinerary
  • Tipping and gratuities
  • 14 Day, Green Class (first), JR Rail Pass