2019 Fern Tour in Japan

Our third fern tour will take place in all new areas to include Kochi prefectures in Shikoku Island.
We will travel to Amami Oshima Island, Kakeromajima Island and Tokunoshima Island as well.



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10/31/19
You will be met by your guide at NARITA Airport near Tokyo as you arrive from customs and escorted to the Nikko Narita Hotel for your first night's stay.

11/1/19
Next morning after breakfast at our hotel, we will take a train to HANEDA Airport for an 11:25 am a flight to Ryoma Aiport in Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku Island. A Private Coach will pick us up at the airport to take us to the Makino Botanical Garden to see their collection of ferns. Nikko Hotel Kochi is our lodging tonight and tomorrow night.

11/2/19
Today we will explore for ferns in one of Kochi Prefectures natural areas. The detail on exact locations will be announced soon. Mr. Yamazumi san and our guides from each of the areas we are to explore are in the process of choosing the exact hiking routes for our tour. They expect to have these detail by the end of December


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11/3/19 and 11/4/19
For the next two days, we will be hiking in Kochi Prefecture. Our lodging will be Kanpo No Yado Ino for the next two nights.

11/5/19
This morning. we will fly to Itami Aiport near Osaka then change flights to fly to Amami Oshima, an island rich with tropical ferns, just north of Okinawa. the is the first of three islands that we will explore. When we arrive, a Private Coach will take us to the Amami Nature Observation Forest. We will stay at Amami Port Tower Hotel for 2 nights.

11/6/19 and 11/7/19
After breakfast, our Private Coach will take us to a remote area in Amami Oshima to explore for ferns.

11/8/19
We will take the ferry from Amami Oshima to Kakeromajima Island this morning. We'll spend the day exploring this small island then return to Amami Oshima. Tonight we will stay at Sun Flower City Hotel.

11/9/19
We will have one more day on Amami Oshima to explore a new area of the island, staying at Amami Port Tower Hotel.

11/10/19
We will fly to Tokunoshima Island this morning. A private Coach will take us to the Hotel Grand Ocean Resort where we will lodge for 2 nights After dropping off our luggage we will be of to explore the ferns on Tokunoshima island.

11/11/19
We will see Ferns in Tokunoshima Island.

11/12/19
We will fly to Kagoshima airport then transfer to another airline to fly to Haneda Airport in Tokyo. If you are returning home today you can take the Shuttle Bus back to NARITA Airport.


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  • Cost of Tour

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    The group is limited to 15 participants

    $?.00 for a twin room (double occupancy) $?.00 per person for a single room when available.

    We will have the  cost fo tour by end of December

  • Included in Tour:

    Lodging for 12 nights in both western style hotels and traditional Japanese inns with onsens

    All breakfasts and 9 lunches plus 3 dinners

    All transportation within Japan including trains, private coach, taxi and air flights

    Luggage transfers and entry fees per itinerary

    Two guides both fluent in English and Japanese

    Local guides who are plant experts; they will provide us with printed lists of Fern to be on the lookout  for;
    there is always the possibility of spotting something unexpected

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  • Not included in Tour:

    International airfare and trip insurance.