LIGHTENING fast journeys on the Shinkansen, Mount Fuji scenery, traditional Shinto shrines and days of delectable Japanese cuisine are fantastic reasons to visit, but to see Japan in full bloom during the famous Cherry Blossom season is truly captivating, with popular sites blanketed with pink and white.
Mt Fuji with Cherry Blossoms ©JNTO.JPG
Asia travel experts, Wendy Wu Tours, have only a few places left on their Essential Japan tour departing Australia on March 16. With original tour dates sold out mid-last year, the operator recently added more dates to meet demand.
The 12-day itinerary starts with three nights in Tokyo before heading to the natural beauty of the Fuji Five Lakes region to view Mount Fuji. Next, the enchanting city of Kyoto – home to tranquil temples and gardens and elegant Geisha. UNESCO-listed Himeji Castle makes for perfect pictures framed by the cherry trees, and a visit to Hiroshima and the holy island of Miyajima round out the trip.
The fully inclusive tour is priced from $9560 per person twin share and covers return economy airfares and taxes from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth with Cathay Pacific, all accommodation, all meals, all ground transportation in Japan and daily sightseeing with expert national escorts.