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Tour Highlights

Package Overview

Price

US$1,400 per person sharing room basis

Duration

8 Days, 7 Nights

Destination

Tokyo
Hakone
Toyohashi
Kyoto
Nara
Osaka

Meals

7 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
2 Dinners

Admission Fees

Included for listed attractions

Tipping

Included

Transportation

Between listed locations

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Discover Japan - 8 Days 7 Nights (Land Only, From US$1,400)

Tour fare: from US$1,400 per person tax included

Departure: from April  - Nov 2019

Included

  • 7 night 4* hotel accommodation or similar grade hotel on sharing room basis
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Meal: daily breakfast (B), 2 lunches (L), and 2 dinners (D)
  • Admission fee for listed tourist attractions
  • Transportation as listed
  • Tipping for Tour guide and driver 
DAY 1 TUE

Narita/Haneda Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour manager in the airport and transferred to the hotel by shuttle bus.

Accommodation: Sunshine Prince Hotel Ikebukuro or similar

Day 2 WED

Tokyo – City Tour (B)

After breakfast, you will visit the beautiful capital city of Tokyo for a city tour. The tour will include a visit to the outside of the Tokyo Tower. This iconic structure was first opened in 1958 and stands at 333 metres high. Then, you will stop at the Imperial Palace, otherwise known as Edo Castle, which was constructed in 1457. You will also visit the beautiful Rainbow Bridge, located at Tokyo Bay. You will then head to Asakusa Kannon Temple (also known as Sensoji Temple), a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century and is the oldest temple in Japan. The tour will conclude with a trip to the famous Nakamisen shopping street, where you can find traditional Japanese food, souvenirs, and novelty items.

Accommodation: Sunshine Prince Hotel Ikebukuro or similar

DAY 3 THU

Hakone – Asahi Breweries, Owakudani, Hakone Heiwa Park (B/D)

Following breakfast, you will travel to Asahi Breweries in Kanagawa where you can watch the entire brewing process and enjoy the freshly brewed beer in an open-area tasting room. You will then continue on to Hakone to visit the Owakudani volcano and witness its sulphurous fumes, hot springs, hot rivers, and on a clear day, the best view of the iconic Mount Fuji. Here, you will get to enjoy a scenic ride on the Hakone Ropeway (cable car) and visit the Hakone Peace Park.

Please Note: Your trip to Owakudani will depend on weather, and if weather does not permit, alternative arrangements will be made.

Accommodation: Ito Sun Hatoya Hotel Shizuoka or similar

DAY 4 FRI

Five Lakes District to Toyohashi - Mount Fuji, Oshino-Hakkai, Kakegawa City (B/L)

This morning, you will begin with a trip to the Fujisan World Heritage Center located at the foot of Mount Fuji. Here, you will learn the history of eruption, nature, and culture of Mount Fuji. You will also get to view the mountain from a special viewing platform. The tour will then proceed on to Oshino Hakkai, a small scenic village with eight ponds in Oshino. Each pond is filled with melted snow from Mount Fuji and they are all quite deep. The interesting freshwater plants and large fish make a visit to the ponds almost like visiting an aquarium. You can even drink the cool fresh water straight from the source – if you dare. After lunch, you will continue on to Kakegawa city, where you will taste authentic Japanese green tea.

Accommodation: Loisir Hotel Toyohashi or similar

DAY 5 SAT

Toyohashi to Kyoto – Kiyomizu Temple - Osaka

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you will continue to Kyoto, a romantic city renowned for its traditional and new architecture and cultural lifestyle. The city was once the country’s capital for more than 1000 years. Once you arrive, you will visit the famous Kiyomizu Temple which was first constructed in the 7th century and rebuilt in 1633. On the journey to the temple, you will walk through a beautiful shopping district where souvenirs, Kyoto ceramics, Japanese Mochi and snacks can be purchased. Later this afternoon, you will be transferred to Osaka.

Accommodation: Biwako Hotel or similar

DAY 6 SUN

Kyoto – Leisure Day (B)

Today, following breakfast, you are free to explore the historic city at your own pace or you can choose to join the optional city tour (Kyoto City Tour @ 8,000.00 Yen PP).  During the optional tour, you will visit Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion and enjoy a traditional kimono show at the Nishijin Textile Gallery. You will conclude the optional tour with a visit to the Nishiki Market, famous for its unique Japanese cuisine.

Accommodation: Biwako Hotel or similar

DAY 7 MON

Kyoto - Nara - Osaka (B/L/D)

Following breakfast, you will proceed to the city of Nara, which was the first capital of Japan. Your first stop will be the Todaiji Temple, home to the great bronze Buddha. The statue is the largest Buddha statue in the world and the surrounding park is full of over 1,000 holy deer. You will also visit the beautiful Kasuga Taisha, Nara’s most celebrated shrine, dedicated to the deity responsible for the city’s protection. After lunch, you will continue on to Osaka Castle, one of Japan's most famous landmarks. Constructed in 1583, it served as a symbol of the unification of Japan in the 16th century. Dinner will be enjoyed at a local restaurant or Osaka hotel.

Accommodation: Star Gate Hotel Kansai or similar

DAY 8 FRI

Depart Osaka (B)

Today you will be transferred to Kansai International Airport by Airport Limousine Bus for your flight home. We hope you enjoyed your journey to Japan with us!

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