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From Tokyo: Full-Day Kochia Carnival and Shopping Trip

Product ID: 178601
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Marvel at over 32,000 Kochia plants at Hitachi Seaside Park, shop until you drop at Ami Premium Outlet, and visit a fruit farm to pick pears on this full-day trip.
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Chinese, English, Japanese

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the Kochia Carnival at a leisurely pace
  • Grab a bargain in Ami Premium Outlet
  • Pick your own fresh pears at a fruit farm
Full description
Admire the beauty of the Kochia Carnival on a full-day tour from Tokyo.  Departing at 9:00 AM from Shinjuku Station, drive for 1.5 hours to arrive at Ami Premium Outlet shopping mall. Spend some time browsing the stores before moving on to the Hitachi Seaside Park.

Upon arrival at the park, take in one of the most breathtaking sights in Japan, the Kochia Carnival. Every July, nearly 32,000 Kochia (also known as broom-grass in Japanese, as they can be dried and made into brooms) are hand-planted in the area. As the plants grow, the space between them shrinks and the entire hill takes the form of a fluffy cloud, which, as fall progresses, slowly turns from green to a deep red.

Spend around two hours in Hitachi Seaside Park to fully appreciate the stunning Kochia. Then, head to a fruit farm and try your hand at pear picking before traveling back to the meeting point in Shinjuku.
Includes
  • Return-trip transportation
  • English/Chinese-speaking tour leader
  • Hitachi Seaside Park entrance ticket
  • Pear picking
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals

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Meeting point

At the ground floor of Mitsui Sumitomo Bank. Meet at the left-hand side of the Shinjuku L Tower Starbucks. The nearest exit is JR West Exit or Metro West Gate. The tour leader will be holding a yellow flag.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• All children must be accompanied by an adult at a ratio of 1 adult per child
• Only 1 carry-on item of luggage is permitted per passenger
• This tour is subject to cancelation in the event of poor weather conditions, in which case you will be informed the day before

From £62.22 per person