Ibaraki Hitachi

-NEW- Beautiful Flowers Tour (2d/1n from Tokyo)

-NEW- Beautiful Flowers Tour (2d/1n from Tokyo)

Tour Description

If you want to take a break from the city and surround yourself with breathtakingly beautiful vistas of nature while you are traveling in Japan, this tour is exactly what you are looking for. Those who want to take gorgeous photos will also love this two-day, one-night self-guided trip to two of the most famous flower parks in the vicinity of Tokyo. Because the tour is self-guided, you can enjoy the parks at your own tempo and avoid crowded tour buses.

Hitachi Seaside Park is located in Mito, a town that is a little over one hour by train away from Tokyo. As its name suggests, it is right next to the Pacific Ocean and it offers blooming flowers year-round. The most popular time to go is when the bright-blue Nemophilia is blooming, turning the park in a blue sea of flowers from mid-April until early May.

Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi prefecture is also blooming year-round, with the Wisteria season being the most popular time to go. From mid-April until mid-May, this park turns into a purple-pink paradise with abundantly blooming Wisteria, Azalea, and Peonies. If you are in Japan between late October-late January the impressive light-up event in Ashikaga Flower Park is also very much worth visiting.


Tour Information

Tour Date: set your own date, this tour is self-guided. Please note that Hitachi Seaside Park is closed on some Tuesdays, or Wednesdays if the Tuesday before is a national holiday. The Ashikaga Flower Park is open every day except for the third Wednesday and Thursday in February and December 31st. We will help you choose your optimal dates when you book.
Tour Duration: 2 days/1 night
Leaving from: Ueno station, Tokyo
Tour Price: Please contact us for prices

Tour Highlights


Itinerary

Day 1

Morning: your train tickets and park entrance tickets will be waiting for you at your Tokyo hotel’s reception. You will take the train from Ueno station to Katsuta station, and then take a local bus to arrive at Hitachi Seaside Park around 2 hours later.

Afternoon: you will have the whole afternoon to enjoy the park, it closes between 4.30 pm and 6 pm. If you want to make a combination with the Kairakuen in Mito, you should leave Hitachi Seaside Park by 3 pm. The Kairakuen is a Japanese garden that is especially worth a visit during the plum blossom season from mid-February through March.

Evening: your hotel is located near Mito station, with plenty of local restaurants within walking distance.

 

Day 2

Morning: you will have breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, you will take the train to Ashikaga Flower Park, which will take around 2.5 hours.

Afternoon: you will have the whole afternoon to enjoy the park, it closes between 5 pm and 6 pm. You will take the train back to Tokyo at the end of the day, which will take around 1.5 hours.


Flowers in different seasons

Hitachi Seaside Park

Mito Kairaku-en garden (photo ©Mito Kairaku-en)

Ashikaga Flower Park (photo ©Ashikaga Flower Park)


Map


INCLUDED

・All train and bus fees
・Entrance fees of both parks
・1 night in Daiwa Roynet Hotel Mito (or similar)
・Breakfast at the hotel


EXCLUDED

・Travel insurance
・Lunch and dinner
・Personal expenses


CANCELLATION POLICY

46 days or more prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour fee
30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour fee
14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour fee
7 – 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour fee
Less than 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour fee

 

Feedback From Clients (for other tours)


Marcel – 2019 Summer –
Highly recommended! 
The guide didn’t only tell us a lot about the history of Japan but she also told us a lot about Japanese customs and culture. We used the knowledge we gained during the tour throughout the rest of our trip in Japan, it is very useful to do a private tour at the start of your holiday so that the rest of your trip becomes a lot smoother.

L. I. – 2019 Autumn –
Very interesting bicycle tour through Tokyo 
The day after we arrived we did a bicycle tour through Tokyo with a very pleasant guide. She told us a lot during the tour and was very helpful in giving tips for the rest of the day. The tour was varied, with a bunch of different sights in a short period of time. It was also interesting to receive background explanation from someone with a non-Japanese background in addition to the Japanese guides we had during the rest of our stay as it gave a different perspective on past and current events. This was a great tour!

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