Duration: 19 Apr 2017 - 2 May 2017
Location: Tokyo
Price: £2,795.00

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Japan Bonsai Tour 2017 – World Bonsai Convention 19 April – 2 May 2017

Our Japan Bonsai Tour is our signature tour which has been running annually since 2005. This year Japan Journeys is running a Bonsai Tour to coincide with the wonderful World Bonsai Friendship Federation’s (WBFF) 8th World Bonsai Convention in 2017. The convention will be held April 27 (THU) – 30 (SUN), 2017 in Saitama Prefecture.

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WBC Japan Bonsai Tour Itinerary 19 April – 2 May 2017

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Join us for this one-off bonsai tour timed to coincide with the 8th World Bonsai Convention (WBC) which is coming home to Saitama City in 2017 after a 28 year absence. This itinerary is designed for those of you who have already travelled with us on our regular Bonsai Tour. New sights include visits to bonsai nurseries in Shizuoka and Nagoya, lovely Kanazawa as well as a return visit to Tokoname.

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Attendance at the 8th World Bonsai Convention
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation (5 nights in Saitama, 2 nights in Tokyo, 1 night in Shizuoka, 2 nights in Nagoya & 2 nights in Kanazawa)
  • International Flights
  • Visit bonsai nurseries in Shizuoka and Nagoya
  • Visit to Tokoname – renowned for its ceramics
  • Travel on Japan’s famous Bullet Train
  • Breakfast daily
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Airport transfers in Japan
  • Services of a knowledgeable Japan Journeys guide throughout

 

19/20 April: Depart UK and Arrive Japan
Fly from London Heathrow to Narita Airport (Tokyo) with a change of plane in Seoul airport en route. Transfer to your hotel in Tokyo where we will stay 1 night on a bed and breakfast basis.

21 April: Shizuoka
This morning we travel by private coach through the lbeautiful region of Hakone and Mt Fuji and onwards to Shizuoka where you will visit a superb bonsai nursery. Tonight you will spend one night in Shizuoka.

22 April: Nagoya
After breakfast, we board the superb Bullet train and speed to Nagoya where we will visit two bonsai nurseries. We spend the next 2 nights in Nagoya.

23 April: Tokoname
Today we visit the renowned nearby ceramic town of Tokoname, one of the so-called “Six Old Kilns of Japan” and a centre of quality, bonsai pot making. Return to Nagoya tonight.

24 April: Kanazawa
After breakfast, we travel by train to the lovely castle town of Kanazawa – located on the Sea of Japan coast where we will visit the beautiful Kenrokuen gardens today. We spend the next 2 nights in Kanazawa.

25 April: Kanazawa
Today is yours to enjoy at leisure. Visit the well-preserved samurai and geisha teahouses of Kanazawa. The town’s modern face is ably represented by the impressive 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art which is also well worth a visit.

26 April: Kanazawa-Saitama
We travel to Saitama and arrive the day before the 8th World Bonsai Convention begins. Stay 5 nights in Saitama City.

27 April-30 April: 8th World Bonsai Convention
Attend the 8th World Bonsai Convention. Registration and all the events for the 4 day Convention are included in your package.

1 May: Tokyo
Return to Tokyo for a day’s sightseeing. Spend one additional night in Tokyo.

2 May: Depart Japan
Transfer to Narita Airport (Tokyo) for your flight home

Tour Dates: 19 April – 2 May 2017

Price Includes:

  • International flights from London Heathrow to Narita Airport (Tokyo)
  • 12 nights’ hotel accommodation at centrally located 3* & 3½* hotels with breakfast daily
  • Registration at the 8th World Bonsai Convention
  • 7 Day Japan Rail Pass
  • Farewell dinner on 1 May
  • Transfers to/from airports in Japan
  • Private air-conditioned coach on 21 April
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees to all named attractions on tour
  • Services of a knowledgeable Japan Journeys Guide throughout
  • Separate baggage transfer for one piece of luggage per person from Nagoya to Saitama (you will take an overnight bag to Kanazawa)
  • All Japanese sales taxes and service charge
  • Full financial protection via Japan Journeys’ membership of the Travel Trust Association through which your monies are held in a Trust Account until you return home (under Membership No. U3078), see: http://www.traveltrust.co.uk

 

Not Included in Price:

  • Travel insurance (see below)
  • Lunches and dinners

 

Price:

Including Flights (including early bird WBC Registration)
£2,795.00 (per person on a shared room basis) – Early Booking Price(Before 31 OCTOBER 2016)
£2,835.00 (per person on a shared room basis) – Price thereafter (From 1 NOVEMBER 2016)

Land Only (flights not included, including early bird WBC Registration)
£2,045.00 (per person on a shared room basis) – Early Booking Price(Before 31 OCTOBER 2016)
£2,085.00 (per person on a shared room basis) – Price thereafter (From 1 NOVEMBER 2016)

Single room supplement
£325.00 – Early Booking Price(Before 31 OCTOBER 2016)
£325.00) – Price thereafter (From 1 NOVEMBER 2016)

To make a booking, a deposit of £280.00 per person is required. The balance of the price of the trip must be made 12 weeks prior to departure. All prices estimates are based on a minimum of 20 persons travelling in April/May 2017.
All price estimates are based on current rates of exchange.

INSURANCE

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