Destination

Japan

Tohoku Tour (Individual Tour)

Cherry Blossom Tour

Asakusa - Tokyo Asakusa - Tokyo Gay Bar Tour Gay Bar Tour Whisky tasting Whisky tasting Matsushima - Miyagi Matsushima - Miyagi Shiogama Shrine Shiogama Shrine Sushi at Shiogama Sushi at Shiogama Tsuruga Castle - Aizu Tsuruga Castle - Aizu Keio Plaza Hotel Keio Plaza Hotel The Westin Hotel Sendai The Westin Hotel Sendai Harataki Harataki
Departures/Validity

Daily (Departure date: between Apr 10 to 18, 2019)

Price

USD 2,800/person~(4-8 persons), USD 3,400/person~(2 persons)
*For more details, please check "Tour package included" section

No. of Participants

Starting from 2 persons

Itinerary

  • Day 1 ~Tokyo
    Arrive in Tokyo. Transfer from airport to hotel on your own. After check in please take a rest or enjoy exploring near your hotel.
  • Day 2 ~Tokyo
    We begin the day by visiting the Imperial Palace East Gardens, which are a part of the inner place area and are open to the public.  In the Japanese constitutional monarchy, the emperor does not have any political power, however the emperor is the symbol of the State, of the unity of the people, and undertakes official and public duties.  After stopping by the emperor’s family residence we move on to Asakusa area, which is famous for the Senso-ji, a Buddhist temple, and Nakamise shopping street arcade.  While NEW Tokyo is known to be the most populated and high tech advanced metropolitan city, you can see the OLD Tokyo in the Asakusa area. We will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will transfer to Shibuya Crossing, what is known-to-be the busiest intersection in the world.  It is like a giant beating heart, sending people in all directions.  At peak times there is said to be over 1000 people who cross at a time, coming from all directions at once yet still managing to dodge each other with a practiced, nonchalant agility.  Then, we will visit the extreme calm and serene Meiji Jingu Shrine where there are 700,000 square meters of forest existing in the heart of Tokyo, bristling with skyscrapers. You will experience extreme contrast of "OLD & NEW "and "MODERN & TRADITIONAL" as they co-exist in Tokyo.
    At Night, our Gay English speaking assistant will show you the biggest gay district called “Shinjuku Nichome”.  There are more than 300 gay bars in this area, and our assistant will take you to local gay bars.
  • Day 3 ~Sendai
    After check out, we proceed to JR train station and look for Midori no Madoguchi where you can activate JR Pass. It takes 1.5 hours train ride by Shinkansen bullet train to Sendai – a largest city in the Tohoku Region and 15th largest city in Japan. Meet our tour guide at Sendai station, then drive to Nikka Whiskey Miyagikyo Distillery. Founded in 1934 by Suntory's first master distiller, Nikka has risen to become Japan's second largest distiller, producing a wide range of single malts as well as their impressive blended whisky range. Please enjoy the distillery tour and whisky tasting. Back to Sedai city and visit Aoba Castle (Aobajō) which was built in 1600 by the powerful feudal lord Date Masamune. Because of considerations for the castle's defense, Masamune chose to locate his fortifications on Mount Aoba, 100 meters above the town below.
    Evening: Check in hotel and relax. (We can introduce gay bars in Sendai city upon your request. Please contact your travel agent for details.)
  • Day 4 ~Sendai (Hanami party)
    Today, our tour guide will take you to Matsushima, located half an hour outside of Sendai. Matsushima is famous for its bay, which is dotted by many pine clad islets and has been ranked one of Japan’s three most scenic views for centuries. The small town is also known for Zuiganji, one of the Tohoku Region’s most important Zen temples. Enjoy a boat ride, Tea experience overlooking beautiful and calm Matsushima bay. After Matsushima, we will move to Shiogama – a port town in Miyagi prefecture located between Sendai and Matsushima. Then, go to Shiogama-jinja (Shinto) Shrine and be guided to your ‘Hanami’ party (we have already picked the best spot!).
    Enjoy delicious local ‘Obento’ lunch box and local drinks. The Obento has been designed specifically for this event and features colourful spring-inspired mouthfuls of deliciousness. 
    Be treated to a live Shamisen performance by acclaimed local musician Yuya Takahashi, recognized as best in Japan at a national competition in 2016, among many achievements. After finishing Hanami party, walk around Shiogama city to enjoy this "foodie town" and some local goodies as a souvenir of your Hanami experience.
    Evening: Back to hotel and relax
  • Day 5 ~Aizu Wakamatsu
    After checking out, we send your large luggage to your hotel in Tokyo, because you will have an adventure to ride several local trains from Sendai to Aizu Wakamatsu by yourself. Hotel staff will assist you for luggage transfer. After riding approximately 2.5 hours local train ride, you will arrive at Aizu Wakatsu – a castle town in the interior of Fukushima Prefecture which is known for its award-winning sake and its samurai tradition. Towards the end of Japan’s feudal era, the Aizu clan remained loyal to the shogun even after the feudal leader was removed from power in the Meiji Restoration. As a result, the town became a battle ground of the Boshin War in 1868.
    Evening: Check in Japanese style ryokan, enjoy elegant Japanese course dinner and hot springs
  • Day 6 ~Aizu Wakamatsu
    Cherry blossom at Tsuruga castle is one of the best sightseeing spot in Tohoku area.  Also, there are many Sake breweries in this town. Please visit them and enjoy the difference of local sake taste.
  • Day 7 ~Back to Tokyo
    After checking out, take a train to Kitakata - an area centered on Kitakata city in Aizu district of Fukushima Prefecture. The specialty of this region is a type of ramen made with crimped flat noodles. Please enjoy a local flavor tasty ramen noodle for lunch before going back to Tokyo. Take a local train and Shinkansen bullet train to Tokyo.
    Check into the hotel, receive your luggage and relax.
  • Day 8 ~Tour ended
    Transfer from hotel to airport, or extend stay in Tokyo or other city.

Tour Package Included

  1. Accommodations
      City Hotel
    Day 1 Tokyo Keio Plaza Hotel
    Day 2 Tokyo Keio Plaza Hotel
    Day 3 Sendai The Westin Hotel Sendai
    Day 4 Sendai The Westin Hotel Sendai
    Day 5 Aizu Wakamatsu Harataki
    Day 6 Aizu Wakamatsu Harataki
    Day 7 Tokyo Keio Plaza Hotel

    In case the above hotel is fully booked, same level hotel in each category will be provided.

  2. Private Tours with gay or gay friendly tour guide
    Gay bar night tour on Day 2 (Visit local gay bar)
    Private tour on Day 2,3,4
  3. Transportations
    JR Pass ordinary 7 days ticket
  4. Meals
     BreakfastLunchDinner
    Day 1      
    Day 2  
    Day 3  
    Day 4  
    Day 5  
    Day 6  
    Day 7    
    Day 8    

    *Please advise us if you have any allergy for foods.

  5. Others
    Welcome kit from Out Asia Travel will be given at hotel in Tokyo
    Baggage transfer 1 piece/person on Day 5

  6. Price (Details)
     No. of persons2 persons4-8 persons
    Price USD 3,400 USD 2,800

    *The above price is per person basis, and based on 2 persons sharing one room.

  7. Single Supplement
    Please ask for price

Tour Package Excluded

Travel Insurance
Transportations not listed on the above
Meals not listed on the above
Personal expenses(such as laundry, souvenir, etc..)

Payment/Deposit/Cancellation Policy

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