May 3- Arrive at Narita Airport. You will be met by one of our guides who will escort you to the NIKKO NARITA Hotel for your first night's stay.





May-4 The Buffet breakfast at our hotel begins at 6:00am . Please bring your large piece of luggage to the hotel lobby when you come down for breakfast. it will be transferred to our secound hotel, the Tounomine kanko hotel. We will catch the 9:00am train from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport, then take a 12:05apm flight on ANA to KIX Aiport. A Private coach will take us to the hotel near the Kawachinagano area . We will drop off our overnight backpack then visit Osaka Prefecture Flower Garden. Lunches willbe provided each day. Dinner is in town include tonight.




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May 5- Breakfast begins at 900am. We'll gather in the lobby of our hotel at 9:15am to visit the Kongo Mountain area. We weill take the ropeway to the mountain peak where we will begin our explorations. In the afternoon we'll take the trail to the bottom of the mountain while searching for wildflowers.Dinner is your own.



May-6 After breakfast our private coach will take us to Kashihara city where we will explore Kashihara Jingu park. In the afternoon, our coach will take us to our next hotel around Kashihara area where your luggage will be waiting. We'll drop off our day packs then visit the are near Tanzan Shrine. Dinner is your own.

May 7 - After breakfast, gather in the lobby at 9:00 am. We'll explore in the Akame 48 water fall area. In the afternoon our private coach will take us to Muro-ji temple in Nara prefecture. Dinner at our hotel tonight.


May 8 - After breakfast we'll head to the Soni plateau to explore. In the afternoon, we'll visit Nara Caede no Sato. Dinner is at our hotel tonight.



May 9 - After breakfast we'll travel to Itami Airport near Osaka. We'll board the 2:00 pm ANA air flight arriving in Sendai airport at 3:10 pm




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May 10 - After an 8:45 am meeting we will board our private coach at 9:00 am to travel to Choro Lake. We'll circle the lake to view wildflowers in this area.


May 11 - We'll spend the day in Futakuchi Canyon along the Natorigawa river.


May 12 - Our private coach will take us about 40 minutes to the Taihakusan Nature Observation Forest where a forest guide will give us a tour of the region.


May 13 - The tour ends today as you check out of our hotel. Most of you will be extending the tour. There is an additional 3 day tour to Hokkaido led by Kazuo.
We will fly from Sendai to Sapporo. Price and details will be announced soon. For those of you going elsewhere or to Kyoto in particular, you have the choice of returning to Tokyo with Asher by train or flying from Sendai to Itami Airport near Osaka then taking a 50 minute shuttle service to a hotel in Kyoto.

            • Cost of Tour

              The group is limited to 15 participants

              $3800.00 for a twin room (double occupancy) $4100.00 per person for single room when available.

               

            • Included in Tour:

              Lodging for 10 nights in both western style hotels and traditional Japanese inns with onsens

              All breakfasts and most lunches plus six 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 wit printed lists of wild flowers to be on the look out for;
              there is always the possibility of spotting something unexpected

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            • Not included in Tour:

              International airfare and trip insurance.