"Embark on a journey to Japan with this Royal Horticultural Society tour from Collette."

Japan is a nation internationally acclaimed for its gardens and appreciation of horticulture.

From Tokyo to Kyoto, temples to stunning gardens, this exclusive tour offers a better understanding and appreciation for the gardens and landscape of this East Asian land. Visit two of the Big Three Gardens of Japan, several other well-known gardens, and some handpicked favorites of the locals. Additional highlights include travel via the famous Shinkansen, or “bullet train,” to Kanazawa and Osaka; a visit to a local farm; and a cruise on Sumidagawa River in Tokyo.

Itinerary

Day 1 Depart UK

Day 1 Depart UK

The door to door UK airport transfer service takes you from your home to your UK airport.

Day 3 Tokyo

Day 3 Tokyo

Today you will be surrounded by nature, beginning with the Shinjuu Gyoen National Garden.

Day 4 Tokyo

Day 4 Tokyo

This morning visit Ueno Park, most noted for its stunning cherry blossom in the spring.

Day 5 Tokyo

Day 5 Tokyo

Step back in time on a tour of lovely Sankei-en, a traditional garden in Yokohama.

Day 7 Kanazawa

Day 7 Kanazawa

This morning, visit the Ninja Temple which dates back to the Edo period.

Day 9 Kyoto

Day 9 Kyoto

In Kyoto, visit the Kinkakuji Temple, or the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, dedicated to the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.

Day 10 Kyoto

Day 10 Kyoto

This morning, at Nijo Castle, see elaborate wood carvings and wall paintings.

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