Highlights of Japan
Duration :10 Days/9 Nights
Price From : $8,800 per person
Highlights :

Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Nara


 

A journey for those who want to take in the highlight sights of beguiling Japan, contrasting visits with modern Tokyo and timeless Kyoto, with a stay in rustic Takayama. A further highlight of this journey is an overnight in a comfortable Japanese inn, near majestic Mount Fuji. Hotels are modern and reliable, centrally located, solid four-star with private, western style bathrooms, air-conditioning and TV. Your tour cost includes a one-week Japan Rail Pass to enable us to cover longer distances between cities, using the famously efficient Japanese rail system. All rail travel is in comfortable soft-seating in air-conditioned carriages.

 

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Day

1

Arrive Tokyo

Upon arrival in Tokyo you will be met by your tour leader or guide, who will escort you to the airport bus (a shared service) to transfer to your hotel.

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Day

2

Tokyo

Explore some of the vibrant capital’s most intriguing sights, by foot, boat and rail. Included today is a tea-drinking in a Japanese garden and a cruise along the Sumida River to bustling Asakusa Kannon, the oldest and most beloved temple in the city. Explore beautiful Meiji Jingu Shrine and - at Harajuku - mix with young locals dressed up in cult fashions. Marvel at skyscraper views of Japan’s major city from the heights of iconic Tokyo Tower, and return to your hotel late afternoon, in time for evening exploring.

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Day

3

Tokyo-Hakone

Before dawn this morning we head to the fascinating bustle of Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest fish market in Asia. Enjoy free time in Tokyo. In the afternoon, travel by train to picturesque Hakone, nestled in forested mountains and the site of our Japanese inn accommodation. Enjoy a traditional Japanese meal and the option of an outdoor dip in a hot spring.

Gora Kadan

Day

4

Hakone-Takayama

Today you will embark on a boat cruise on peaceful Lake Ashino, enjoy the Hakone Ropeway before traversing the Japanese Alps. Takayama, a treasure chest of Japanese architecture and traditions, a visit to this fascinating town contrasts delightfully with your earlier stay in the mega-metropolis capital. Make the short walk from the station to your hotel for check-in, then wander through one of Japan’s most atmospheric towns.

Best Western Takayama

Day

5

Takayama

Today you will set out on a walking tour of old Takayama. Discover this fascinating town’s myriad of narrow streets, shrines and sake stalls. See the Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama Jinya, historic wooden houses in Kami Sannomachi Street, and Takayama History and Art Museum.

Best Western Takayama

Day

6

Takayama-Kyoto

This morning you will have free time to wander the streets of Takayama’s morning market and soak up the ambience of the old town. Mid-afternoon, travel by train, via Nagoya, to graceful Kyoto, Japan’s most beguiling and traditional city.

Mitsui Garden Kyoto

Day

7

Kyoto

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in the ancient capital of Japan. See Nijo Castle and the Golden Temple, a sparkling highlight of any visit to Kyoto. Enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the old market streets in Higashiyama district as you make your way up to Kiyomizudera Temple. Also today you will walk down narrow ‘Pontocho’, perhaps the world’s quaintest lane and the home to local eateries, bars and tea houses. End with a visit to Gion, famously known for its geisha courtesans – some of which you might see.

Mitsui Garden Kyoto

Day

8

Hiroshima

This morning we take the bullet train to Hiroshima - infamous as the first atomic bomb target - and nearby Miyajima Island with its famous floating shrine gate. Nowadays Hiroshima is home to a million people and is a city devoted to peace. Visit the renowned Peace Park Museum and Memorial, and the Atomic Dome, before returning to Kyoto.

Mitsui Garden Kyoto

Day

9

Nara

Set out on a short train trip to Nara. This historic town was the site of Japan’s first permanent capital and is full of treasures, including magnificent Todaiji, the largest wooden building in the world and made without a single nail, and an immense Buddha weighing more than 500 tonnes. We also encounter free roaming deer in Nara Park, before returning by train to Kyoto. This evening you will have a special Maiko/ Geisha dinner and performance. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience a highly exclusive service that is usually only available through a personal introduction.

Mitsui Garden Kyoto

Day

10

Depart Kyoto

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Your journey will be a private, independent travel experience. To customise this itinerary, please contact us .

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Tour Name :Highlights of Japan

Tour Type : Private

Duration : 10 Days/9 Nights


Tour price per person

Departures Between        Twin Share              Single Supplement Solo Traveler           
Oct 08-Oct 31 2016 $9,105 $1,890 $17,450
Nov 01-Nov 30 2016 $9,105 $1,890 $17,450
Dec 01-Dec 31 2016 $8,800 $1,625 $16,840
Jan 01-Feb 28 2017 $8,800 $1,625 $16,840
Mar 01-Mar 30 2017 $9,105 $1,890 $17,450
Mar 31-Apr 27 2017 $9,105 $1,890 $17,450
Apr 28-May 31 2017 $9,105 $1,890 $17,450
Jun 01-Jun 29 2017 $8,800 $1,625 $16,840
Jun 30-Aug 03 2017 $8,800 $1,625 $16,840
Aug 04-Aug 31 2017 $8,800 $1,625 $16,840
Sep 01-Sep 28 2017 $8,800 $1,625 $16,840

 

What's included in the cost

  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 1 dinner.
  • A one-week Japan Rail Pass.
  • Tour arrival transfer & departure transfer on day 10 only.
  • All road transport in modern, air-conditioned vehicles.
  • All sightseeing as specified, including entrance fees.
  • Snacks and refreshments along the way.
  • Airport meet and greet service.
  • Arrival and departure transfer.

 

Not included in the cost

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities

 

Additional Information

Please call toll free 800 475 1569 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in USD ($) based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. 

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