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Guided tours depart from Tokyo

8-Day Japan Combination Package

Price per person based on twin share
minimum participant : 1 persons
Days: 8
from £1462

Price Includes:

* Accommodations as specified in itinerary, based on Category A Hotel
* Meals as specified in itinerary
* Transportation as specified in itinerary
* Guide service included during day tours
* Baggage Service

Tour Detail

Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa & Kyoto A combination of the most popular sightseeing city destinations with the traditional and breath-taking landscapes of Takayama and Shirakawago.

Itinerary - 8 Days

  1. Day 1

    Location
    Tokyo
    Tokyo Airport
    Representative will meet participants at the airport and assist in boarding a pre-reserved taxi.

    After arrival at the hotel, enjoy free time in Tokyo
  2. Day 2

    Location
    Tokyo
    07:50 - 08:30 Pick-up Service
    Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.

    09:00 - Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
    The tour departs Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to begin sightseeing around Tokyo.

    Tokyo Tower (30 min)
    Get a spectacular view of Metropolitan Tokyo from the observation deck

    Imperial Palace Plaza (10 min)
    Admire the view of Nijubashi Bridge and the surrounding scenery at this National Garden that was formerly a private garden of the Royal Family

    Asakusa Kannon & Shopping at Nakamise (45 min)
    Of the 33 temples in Eastern Japan dedicated to the Goddess Kannon, this is the only one in the capital (No. 13 on the pilgrimage to all 33 temples). Visit this historic area which includes Nakamise-dori, the street leading to the temple.

    Ueno & Akihabara (drive-by)
    Enjoy a pleasant drive through Ueno, where Tokyo's first coffee shop once stood, to Akihabara which is home to the famous Electric Town.

    12:30 Tokyo Station (Marunouchi South Exit)
    Participants who wish may get off the bus at Akihabara. All other participants will get a view of Akihabara from the windows and continue to Tokyo Station by bus.

    12:50 Disembark at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
    Participants will be dropped off at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.
  3. Day 3

    Location
    Mt. Fuji > Hakone
    Meal
    Lunch
    07:50 - 08:30 Pick-up Service
    Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.

    09:00 - Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (150 min)
    Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and head to Mt. Fuji by bus.
    (Chuo Expressway or Tomei Expressway)

    Mt. Fuji 5th Station (30 min)
    Start the ascent up Mt. Fuji via the Fuji Subaru Line. Climb 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level for breathtaking views from above the clouds.

    Lunch
    Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.

    Lake Ashi Cruise (15 min)
    Go for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi, 30km southeast of Mt. Fuji. The crater lake was born from a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago and provides postcard views of Mt. Fuji from various angles.

    Mt. Komagatake Ropeway (50 min)
    Spend a total of 50 minutes including a 7-minute cableway ride up to the peak from Hakone-en. Discover the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop.

    17:00 - 18:00 Arrive at Hotel in Hakone
  4. Day 4

    Location
    Hakone > Takayama
    08:00 - 09:30 Depart from Hotel in Hakone
    Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus

    From Odawara Station to Nagoya Station (140 min)
    Take the Kodama Shinkansen to Nagoya

    From Nagoya Station to Takayama Station (150 min)
    The guide will meet participants at Nagoya Station. Board the JR Limited Express train to Takayama.

    14:00 - 14:30 Takayama Station
    Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall (30 min).
    The Takayama Festival is very popular all throughout Japan. At this hall, visitors can see on display the floats used during the festival and the detailed craftsmanship that goes into making them.

    Kusakabe Heritage House (20 min)
    Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts.

    Kami-Sannomachi (30 min)
    Located in Takayama's old quarter, this street is lined with Edo period buildings, and provides visitors a glimpse into the past.

    Remarks: On specific dates in January when the Shirakawa-go Winter Illumination is held, the tour will proceed directly to Shirakawa-go upon arrival at Takayama station. And the scheduled tours on Day 4 and 5 will be interchanged.

    17:30 - 18:30 Arrive at Hida Hotel Plaza
  5. Day 5

    Location
    Shirakawago > Kanazawa
    Meal
    Lunch
    08:00 - Depart from Hida Hotel Plaza
    Sightseeing will be conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Nohi Bus. Note that the bus will be shared with other customers. Also, depending on the number of participants, a chartered bus may be used.

    *During the Shirakawa-go illumination period, the tour will go directly from Takayama to Kanazawa via expressway bus.

    World Heritage Gokayama Ainokura Village (50 min)
    Many of the structures at this traditional thatched roof village were built over 100 years ago, creating an idyllic atmosphere of Japan of days gone by. Enjoy this mountain village that preserves the ways of life of the past.

    Remarks: This destination will not be visited during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.

    World Heritage Shirakawa-go (120 min)
    Lunch on your own. Savour the taste of home-style cooking that can only be experienced in regions such as this.
    After lunch, enjoy a tour and time to walk around the thatched roof village.
    *This destination will be visited on the previous day during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.

    From Shirakawa-go to Kanazawa (75 min)
    From Shirakawa-go, go to Kanazawa by expressway bus

    15:15 - 18:30 Arrive at Kanazawa City hotel
  6. Day 6

    Location
    Kanazawa > Kyoto
    08:00 - 08:15 Depart from Kanazawa City hotel
    Remarks: Sightseeing is conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Hokutetsu Railroad. Also, depending on the number of participants, public transportation may be used.

    Higashi Chaya district (30 min)
    Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street here where something from the Edo period still lingers in the air. This area is an Important Traditional Building Preservation District.

    Tentokuin Temple (40 min)
    Karakuri Puppet Show Viewing

    Nagamachi Samurai District
    *Free time to walk around (30 min)
    Feel the atmosphere of the days of the samurai in this area, where the earthen walls, waterways, and stone paths remain as they were when samurai of the Kaga domain resided here.

    Kenroku-en Garden (60 min)
    This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens and offers amazing seasonal views all year round.

    12:50 - 14:00 Arrival at Kanazawa Station
    Have lunch on your own after arrival at Kanazawa Station.

    Kanazawa Station to Kyoto Station (145 min)
    Take the JR limited express train to Kyoto

    16:30 - 18:00 Arrive at Hotel in Kyoto City
    Participants will be taken by taxi from Kyoto Station to their hotels. An English-speaking assistant will guide participants to the taxi, but will not ride along in the taxi.
  7. Day 7

    Location
    Kyoto
    Meal
    Lunch
    08:00 - 08:40 Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City
    All transportation on the tour will be by bus.
    (In some cases participants will be picked up by taxi and taken to the bus terminal to transfer to the tour bus)

    Nijo Castle (50 min)
    A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace.

    Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
    Visit this World Heritage Site, also known as the Golden Pavilion. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.

    Kyoto Imperial Palace (Mondays to Fridays) (40 min)
    The Kyoto Imperial Palace is the former ruling palace of the Emperor of Japan and served as residence since 1869.

    Remarks: Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is visited as a substitute when Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed.

    Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and specific days) (40 min)
    This shrine's main hall is a designated national treasure and is famous for housing the God of scholarship. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.

    Lunch (Japanese/Western style buffet lunch) (50 min)

    Heian Jingu Shrine (25 min)
    Don't miss the characteristic red architecture of this beautiful shrine built to celebrate the 1100 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto.

    Sanjusangen-do Temple (30 min)
    Visit the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century.

    Kiyomizu-dera Temple (70 min)
    The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site of Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.

    17:30 - 18:30 Drop-off Service
    From Kiyomizu-dera Temple to hotels
  8. Day 8

    After hotel checkout, free time until departure

    From Hotel to Osaka Airport
    A shared taxi will take you from the hotel to the airport.
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Price includes

* Accommodations as specified in itinerary, based on Category A Hotel
* Meals as specified in itinerary
* Transportation as specified in itinerary
* Pick-up service from Narita Airport on Day 1 and from your hotel for some sightseeing tours *Drop-off service to Kansai Airport on Day 6 and to your hotel after some sightseeing tours
* Guide service included during day tours. Please note that the staff assisting you at the airport and point(s) of transfer and the guides on each included day tour may vary
* Baggage Service: Your baggage will be transported from Hakone to Kyoto on Day 4. Each person will be allowed one piece of baggage. Additional baggage will require an extra fee of JPY 2,200 per item. For overnight stay in Takayama and Kanazawa, we recommend that you carry a light compact bag.Each person will be allowed one piece of baggage on the shared van from Kyoto to Kansai Airport. Additional baggage will require an extra fee of JPY 1,000 per item.

Not includes

* International Flights
* Travel Insurance
* Excess Baggage
* Passport and Visa Fees
* Miscellaneous Costs such as Laundry, Telephone, Additional Meals and Drinks and any other expenses of personal nature
* Airport Departure Taxes

Additional Notes

* Supplement applies to single traveller
* Return plan is also available
* Hotel Upgrade is available
* Extension Plan before and after the tour is available
* Quotes including international flights are available upon request

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