Japan Highlight Tour

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  • 9 Days
  • Group Tour
  • English
  • Tokyo, Nikko, Mt. Fuji, Nara, Kyoto, Hiroshima

Tour highlights of Japan including Tokyo, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto as well as UNESCO site of Nikko, Nara, Hiroshima and Miyajima. The 9 days tour gives a balanced first time visiting and off the beaten path experience.

Departure

Year round departure except major national holiday and some blacked out dates.

Pick up from Tokyo airport.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Tokyo

Upon arrival, local staff meet at airport and assist with prearranged transfer to hotel.

* Reverse the visiting order if first arriving at Kyoto (KIX) airport.

Day 2Tokyo half day tour

Highlights:

  • National Diet Building (Drive-by) – The center of the Japanese Government.
  • Imperial Palace (Drive-by) – Formerly known as Edo Castle, this palace is the residence of the Emperor of Japan.
  • Tsukiji Outer Market – Japan’s No.1 place for seafood with over 400 shops and stands.
  • Kabukiza (Drive-by) – A classic Japanese-style theater where traditional Kabuki performances are perfromed.
  • Tokyo Skytree Town – Freely exploring Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Solamach.
  • Senso-ji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Street – Tokyo’s oldest temple and bustling shopping street.

Day 3Tokyo - Nikko - Tokyo (L)

Full day tour to Nikko (1.5 hrs), a UNESCO site, and visit the historical NIkko Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji, symbol of Nikko, Kegon Falls, known as one of Japan’s 3 great waterfalls. Return back to Shinjuku in early evening.

Day 4Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone (L)

Morning transfer from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji area by bus (2.5 hrs). Take cable car up to Mt. Fuji 5th Station, 7500 ft above sea level for breathtaking views from above the clouds. After Japanese style lunch, take sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi which formed from volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago and provides postcard views of Mt. Fuji from various angles. Afterwards, take cable car ride up to the peak of Mt. Komagatake and visit the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya.

Later afternoon, transfer to Hotel in Hakone area to check-in. Overnight in Hakone.

Day 5Hakone - Kyoto - Nara (L)

Transfer to Odawara Station and take bullet train to Kyoto. Transfer to hotel and enjoy lunch. Afternoon, tranfer to Nara by car and and visit the Todaiji Temple, symbol of Nara and one of the world’s largest wooden structures. Then tour Nara Park, Kasuga Taisha Shrine and Nara Nagomikan handicraft center. Return back to Kyoto in early evening.

Day 6Kyoto (L)

Highlights:

  • Nijo Castle – UNESCO site, was a home for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace.
  • Kinkaku-ji Temple – UNESCO site, a wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace. (Closed on Mondays)
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha – the head shrine of 40,000 inari-jinja shrines.
  • Sanjusangen-do Temple – world’s longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size Buddhist statues.
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple – Enjoy the Kyoto city view and the historic shopping street.

Option 2 Transfer to Tokyo by evening train.

Day 7Kyoto - Hiroshima - Kyoto

Take morning train to Hiroshima (2 hrs) and tour the Miyajima Island by visiting the UNESCO site of Itsukushima Shrine. Afternoon, tour visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome. Later afternoon, return back to Kyoto by train at around 9PM.

Day 8Kyoto

Day free on own to explore Kyoto.

Option 2 If need to depart from Tokyo, will arrange transfer return to Tokyo by end of this day.

Day 9Kyoto - Departure

Free till transfer to Kyoto (KIX) airport for departure.

Option 2 Transfer to Tokyo airport for departure.

Accommodation

3, 4 or 5 star hotels available

Price Includes

  • Domestic land or train transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Meal as mentioned (L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Admission
  • Mentioned local and airport arrival/departure transportation

Price Excludes

  • International flight
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Japan Visa (if required)
  • Optional tour, service and admission not mentioned in itinerary
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