Mt. Myogi Sakura Village, Wisteria Festival and Ushiku Buddha Trip

2021 April 25 (Sunday)

Gunma/Tochigi/Ibaraki

An adventure trip to some of the most picturesque places in Japan during Spring!

This Trip Features;

  • Myogi Sakura Village; Around 5,000 cherry trees grow at the foothills of Mt. Myogi. From mid-April to mid-May, these delicate flowers contrast with the craggy peaks above. Sakura no Sato has a relatively long flowering season because its 45 or so cherry tree varieties flower at different times. Picnic under the trees and enjoy the rocky mountainside beyond.
  • Wisteria Festival; Wisteria flower (Fuji in Japanese) is one of the most beloved spring flowers in Japan. The Great Wisteria Festival at Ashikaga Flower Park has been chosen as one of the top 10 international dream destinations by CNN in 2014, thus the wisteria flower has become a top tourist attraction in spring in Japan.
  • Ushiku Daibutsu; The tallest standing Buddha statue in Japan is hiding more than a few secrets. You won’t be able to feel the power of the Ushiku Buddha through photos alone, so take a trip out and experience it for yourself. It is really is an impressive sight, not to mention the third tallest statue in the world. Above all, it is an immersive experience where you can even go inside this multi-story Amida Buddha.

Come join this absolutely fun Spring excursion!

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet the group in Shinjuku at 7am
  • Get on the private TG bus
  • Short stop for breakfast on the way
  • Arrive at Mt. Myogi Sakura Village around 9:45am
  • See and explore Sakura Village and the surrounding walking trails around Mt. Myogi
  • Get on the bus at 11:30am
  • Arrive at Ashikaga Flower Park around 1pm
  • Picnic lunch
  • Wander around and enjoy the Wisteria Festival
  • Get on the bus at 3pm
  • Arrive at Ushiku Buddha around 4:30pm
  • See the tallest Buddha in Japan
  • Get on the bus at 5:30pm
  • Short rest stop on the way
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 7pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation (round-trip)
  • Ashikagawa Flower Park entry fee
  • Ushiku Daibutsu Park entry fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Fun and cute (English and Japanese speaking) walk guides ;p
  • Travel insurance
  • Consumption tax

Discounts;

  • Birthday on Apr 25 (3,000yen)
  • Group of 4 or more (1,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
Price: 10,900Yen
Space left: 2 out of 30

Important notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You must show up on time at specified bus departures. We will leave with or without you if you show up late. We cannot hold the bus and let everyone wait for you.
  • Event is ON rain or shine.
  • You can do one of the small hike trails (at your own risk) at Mt. Myogi if you like after seeing the 5,000 sakura trees.
  • Bring picnic lunch and drinks. Restaurants and shops can be crowded this time of the year.
  • Reasonable fitness required.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Clothes appropriate for hiking
  • Trekking or sports shoes
  • Comfortable socks
  • Spare clothes
  • Small backpack
  • Rain coat (in case of bad weather)
  • Gloves
  • Small towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Picnic lunch
  • Energy snacks
  • Mineral water or sports drink (1.5L recommended)
  • Book (to read on the train/bus)
  • Music player
  • Camera
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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