Japan March 2022 | Craig Travel

Japan March 2022

Japan
Sakura Cherry Blossoms
March 22, 2022 to April 5, 2022
15 Days
Meals:
27
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3.5 Challenging with Early Booking Savings

3.5 Challenging

Email specialist Sharon Bahadur to discuss your travel plans

Japan, long the economic powerhouse of Asia, is for many outsiders a complete mystery. Seen as the dominant force in electronics, automobiles and heavy industry, we know relatively little of its history, culture, architecture and arts. Images of ancient temples and the Buddha are often overshadowed. Of course, Japan is much more, with its alpine villages tucked away in mountain regions that appear untouched by the modern world, its magnificent alpine and pastoral scenery and its relics of an imperial and feudal past, retained for all to see. Join us next spring as we explore this land during Sakura season, when the cherry trees burst forth in a glorious wash of colour. Spring comes early in Japan and typically the millions of trees are teeming with new life during this two week period (of course this all depends on nature). Our journey will be by private coach and also by rail, a truly wonderful way to witness the blossoming landscape. We shall also discover the many worlds of Japan from bustling cities like Tokyo and Kyoto to mountain retreats like Hakone, Takayama and Suwa. Discover the historic and religious relics of Kyoto, Japan’s Imperial capital for almost 1,000 years, as well as the temples of Nara. Enjoy the timeless traditions of a ryokan (country inn) and experience the delights of several Japanese gardens.


BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: Your health, safety and security are our top priority. Best practices to combat the spread of COVID-19 are ever-evolving. For peace of mind, your deposit for this journey is fully refundable until January 11, 2022.  Learn more...

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CT Rating 3.5 Challenging with Early Booking Savings

3.5 Challenging

This journey is designed to provide an in depth exploration of all that is Japanese. It will feature an overnight in a Japanese ryokan (country inn), sleeping and eating in tatami-matted rooms, as well as many different meals of traditional Japanese cuisine. By its nature, this journey involves a lot of walking with many long walks and numerous visits involving many steps. To fully enjoy this journey members should be fully mobile with no walking limitations and be in good physical health.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Komagatake Ropeway with scenic views of Hakone and surrounding area
  • Step into the past at the mountain village of Shirakawago, a World Heritage Site
  • Experience Japan during the lovely Sakura season when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom
  • Travel through the mountainous interior of Japan where life seems unchanged from centuries past
  • Enjoy a relaxing Japanese night in a traditional Ryokan
  • Visit one of Japan’s largest and most famous gardens: Kenroku-en Garden, The Garden of Six Qualities
  • Enjoy a tea ceremony at Matsuri-no-Mori Museum
  • Visit Hiroshima and nearby Miyajima Island
  • Visit Himeji Castle, Kyoto’s Nijo Castle and Nara plus other UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites
  • Enjoy Japan’s extensive and very efficient rail system, including rides on bullet trains
  • Visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji Temple) in Kyoto
  • Estimated return economy group airfare from Canada to Tokyo
  • 13 nights in first class hotels as indicated or similar including 1 night in a traditional ryokan, a Japanese Country Inn
  • 27 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 13 Breakfasts, L - 6 Lunches, D - 8 Dinners) featuring a number of traditional Japanese dishes
  • Transfers and intercity transportation by private coach and rail service, as indicated
  • Services of your tour escort plus our professional Japanese tour guide and local guides
  • All surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare

Pricing

Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join / Leave Tokyo hotel)
$9,375
Vancouver
$10,735
Victoria
$10,825
Calgary / Edmonton
$10,875
Winnipeg / Regina / Saskatoon
$10,985
Toronto
$10,765
Montreal / Ottawa
$10,835
Halifax / St. John’s
$11,035
Single Supplement
$2,545

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Preliminary Air Pricing: Air inclusive prices are estimated (subject to confirmation). Airfares, air carrier and routing are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to Inclusive Features.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCEYour health, safety and security are our top priority. Best practices to combat the spread of COVID-19 are ever-evolving. For peace of mind, your deposit for this journey is fully refundable until January 11, 2022. Learn more...

VACCINATIONS AND TRAVELMany destinations and cruise lines are now requiring guests to be fully vaccinated. To ensure a smooth journey we will be requiring all group members to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure. This policy is subject to change to meet the evolving travel landscape. Learn more...

Pricing Details

​Tour price is based on sharing a twin room at hotels and on a minimum of 15 members, based on rates, taxes and fees effective March 2021 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Group to be escorted from Canada with a minimum of 15 group members.

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $451 to $589 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $212 to $434 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking.

Special notes: Due to the ongoing pandemic some adjustments to the program may be made to accommodate the changing travel landscape. This may include the limited availability of porterage at hotels and/or the order and available site visits. On some journeys and for some overnights our luggage will be unavailable to us. A small overnight bag in which you will carry some clothes and other necessities should be brought for these occasions.

Deposit Amount:
$800 per person
Final Payment Date:
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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