Treasures of Japan
Explore the Treasures of Japan on this 14 day tour. Participate in a traditional tea ceremony, Relax in a hot spring in Hakone, Step back in time and visit a traditional thatched roof village, Sake tasting at the Sake brewery in Fushim and much more.
Planning your holiday is easy,and speak to your friendly Consultant.
Day 1: Arrive Tokyo
Upon arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport, take a shared shuttle to your accommodation.
Hotel: Shiba Park Hotel or similar, 3 nights
Day 2: Tokyo
After breakfast, start the Dynamic Tokyo Tour by firstly visiting Tokyo Tower. Then, join in a traditional Tea Ceremony followed by a Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, proceed to the Imperial Palace Gardens and take the Sumida River Cruise and see Azuma-bashi Bridge. Finally, head to the old downtown area of Asakusa to see Senso-ji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street.
Day 3: Tokyo
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a full free day in Tokyo at your leisure.
Day 4: Tokyo – Mt, Fuji – Hakone
After breakfast, your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo to your hotel in Kyoto. Be sure to pack a bag for your stays before Kyoto. Travel by coach up to 2,300 metres on Japan’s highest mountain, Mt. Fuji, and soak up the spectacular view. After lunch at a local restaurant, take a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi and ride the Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. After the tour, transfer from Hakone-en to your accommodation.
Hotel: Hakone Pax Yoshino or similar
Day 5: Hakone – Takayama
Depart your ryokan after breakfast, then head to Odawara to catch the Bullet Train to Nagoya. From Nagoya, take the limited express train to Takayama. After your arrival in Takayama, the rest of the day can be spent at your leisure.
Hotel: Hida Hotel Plaza or similar
Day 6: Takayama – Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa
Following breakfast, join the Takayama Shirakawa-go 1 Day Tour, visiting the famous markets of Takayama before proceeding to the World Heritage village of Shirakawa-go. Step back in time as you explore the traditional thatched roof houses of the Wada Residence. After lunch, continue by bus to Kanazawa.
Hotel: Hotel Intergate Kanazawa or similar
Day 7: Kanazawa – Kyoto
After breakfast, head to Kaikaro Teahouse for a relaxing day tour where you will try authentic green tea and gold leaf garnished Japanese sweets. In the afternoon, board the limited express train from Kanazawa to Kyoto and make your own way to your accommodation.
Hotel: Intergate Kyoto Shijo Shinmachi or similar, 5 nights
Day 8: Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto
Following breakfast, tour the sites of Kyoto, visiting the Kinkaku-ji Temple, Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. After lunch, travel to Nara to visit Todai-ji Temple, home of the Great Buddha and the famous Nara Park, where many tame deer roam freely. Lastly, visit the colourful Kasuga Taisha Shrine with its 3,000 lanterns.
Day 9: Kyoto
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then spend a full day at your leisure in Kyoto.
Day 10: Kyoto
After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of Fushimi, visiting Gekkeikan Sake Museum to enjoy Sake tasting. (Note: In Japan, drinking of alcohol by persons under the age of 20 is prohibited. Whilst participants under the age of 20 may join this tour, they will be served non-alcoholic beverages.)Visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, famous for the walkway of 1,000 orange Torii gates. The afternoon is free to spend at your leisure.
Day 11: Kyoto – Hirsohima – Kyoto
After breakfast, catch the Bullet Train from Kyoto to Hiroshima, where you will meet your guide. Your guide will show you the highlights of Hiroshima including Miyajima Island, Itsukushima Shrine, the Peace Memorial Park and Museum and the legendary Atomic Bomb Dome. As the tour concludes, take the Bullet Train.
Day 12: Kyoto – Osaka
After breakfast, make your own way to Osaka by train.
Hotel: Osaka Fujiya Hotel or similar, 2 nights
Day 13: Osaka
Enjoy breakfast, followed by a full day at your leisure in Osaka. Alternatively, you may like to add one of the many available day tours in Osaka.
Day 14: Osaka – Kansai Airport
Following breakfast, spend part of the day in Osaka at your leisure until it is time to depart to Kansai Airport via train.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|Departs Tuesday & Saturday from Tokyo (except peak season):||From $3,999.00||Price on Application|
|Meals:||13 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 1 Dinner|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & air-conditioned vehicle|
|Rail:||Japan National Rail Pass 7 Days (Day 5-11)
One way Kansai Airport train ticket
|Accommodation:||13 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||English speaking guide included on day tours only|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.