Historical Japan Tour 9 days

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Guide

8 Nights from $2,490

(* Price is per person.)

* Excludes Airfares
* Departure: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (expect peak season)  
* Seasonal surcharges apply for all other dates.
* Minimum of 1 person. (Single Supplement : One way & Return way $650.00pp) 


Highlights
1. Visit Takayama and Kanazawa, both known as little Kyoto. 
2. Visit 6 World Heritage listed sites.
3. Visit Historical Places: Nikko, Gokayama and Shirakawago.
4. Stay at a Ryokan to experience a Japanese Traditional Inn.  
5. Free leisure time in Tokyo and Kyoto  

Price From : Per Person
Departure Date Twin Triple Status

One Way

 $2,490

$2,290

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Return Trip

 $2,690

$2,490

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Triple room reduction available Single stay additional charge requred


Route Map

Call us on 1800 802 552  or  Online Enquiry

Schedule

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner
Tokyo

Day 1

Tokyo

Upon arrival at Narita Airport, your driver will meet your and you will take a public shared taxi to your accommodation.

Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Tokyo (B)

Day 2

Tokyo (B)

After breakfast at Hotel, begin the Tokyo Morning Tour, visiting Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace Plaza, Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street. The afternoon can be spent at your leisure.


Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Tokyo-Nikko-Tokyo (B, L)

Day 3

Tokyo-Nikko-Tokyo (B, L)

After breakfast, enjoy the World Heritage Nikko Full Day Tour, visiting the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, one of Nikko's three famous waterfalls, Kegon Falls. Enjoy a Japanese style lunch at a local restaurant. The tour will finish in the late evening in Shinjuku. Please make your own way to your hotel.

Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Tokyo-Mt.Fuji-Hakone (B, L, D)

Day 4

Tokyo-Mt.Fuji-Hakone (B, L, D)

Breakfast at your hotel. Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from the Tokyo hotel to Kyoto hotel. Travel by coach up to 2,300 meters on Japan's highest mountain, Mt. Fuji, to experience a spectacular view. After lunch at a local restaurant, proceed for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi and Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. After the tour, make your own way from Hakone Yumoto Station to your accommodation.

Overnight at Hotel Napu-so or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Hakone-Takayama (B)

Day 5

Hakone-Takayama (B)

Following breakfast, make your way from Hakone to Odawara and catch the bullet train from Odawara to Nagoya. In Nagoya change to the limited express train and travel to Takayama. The afternoon is free for you to explore Takayama where you can visit Takayama Jinja, Sanmachi Street, Kusakabe Mingeikan and Takayama Yatai Kaikan Hall.

Overnight at hotel Hida Hotel Plaza or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Takayama-Shirakawago-Kanazawa (B)

Day 6

Takayama-Shirakawago-Kanazawa (B)

Complete theTakayama Shirakawa-go 1 Day Tour, visiting the famous market of Takayama and then proceed to the World Heritage Village of Shirakawa-go.Observe the preserved ways of old life and the past,by visiting,Wada Residence, athatched roof house. After lunch, continue to Kanazawa for an overnight stay in Kanazawa City. Overnight at Hotel Kanazawa or similar (3.5 Star Hotel).

Overnight at ANA Crown Plaza Hotel Kanazawa or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Kanazawa-Kyoto

Day 7

Kanazawa-Kyoto

Free time in Kanazawa, you can visit Kenrokuen, one of Japan’s three most beautiful traditional gardens; Kutaniyaki Pottery kiln, an old Samurai residence and Higashi-cha-ya machi. Catch a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto and make your own way to your accommodation.

Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Kyoto (B) (One Way Trip) / Kyoto-Tokyo (Return Trip)

Day 8

Kyoto (B) (One Way Trip) / Kyoto-Tokyo (Return Trip)

One Way Trip:
Enjoy a morning of sightseeing in Kyoto, visiting the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. In the afternoon you will be free to see Kyoto at your leisure. 

Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

 

Return Trip
Enjoy a morning of sightseeing in Kyoto, visiting the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. In the afternoon you will be free to see Kyoto at your leisure. Catch the bullet train back to Tokyo and enjoy your last night in Tokyo.
 
Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Kyoto-Kansai Airport (B)  (One Way Trip) / Tokyo to Narita Airport (B) (Return Trip)

Day 9

Kyoto-Kansai Airport (B) (One Way Trip) / Tokyo to Narita Airport (B) (Return Trip)

One Way Trip
Breakfast at your hotel. Free until departure. Transfer to Kansai Airport by train. 

* Please refer to general booking conditions. 

Return Trip

Breakfast at your hotel. Free until departure. Transfer to Narita Airport by JR train.

* Please refer to general booking conditions. 

Inclusions

Hotels: Tokyo (3 Nights, Return 4 nights), Hakone (1 Night), Takayama (1 Night), Kanazawa (1 Night), Kyoto (2 Nights, Return 1 Night)
Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner.
Guide: English speaking guide service is include Day 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8.

Remarks

Day 2: Tokyo Morning Tour
1. If the minimum number of participants is not met by 4 days before a scheduled date, the tour on the date may be cancelled.
2. As the Royal Family New Year Greeting takes place at the Imperial Palace on Jan. 2nd, we will not be visiting the Imperial Palace on that day (we will be viewing the Palace from the bus).

Day 3: Nikko World Heritage Tour

1.Due to expected traffic congestion during the peak autumn season, the tour will not visit the kegon falls or Lake Chuzenji between 11th October and  6th November 2016. During these dates, the tour will visit either the Rinno-ji temple Taiyu- in Mausoleum, Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine, the Kirifuri falls or the Nikko tamozawa Imperial Villa.
2.No refunds will be made even if substitutions mentioned in remarks 1 and 2 occur as a result of traffic conditions on dates not mentioned.

3.The tour may also be changed to the above itinerary on dates other than that listed above due to traffic congestion, or other unforeseen circumstances. No refunds will be provided for changes in the itinerary.

4.Note arrival times may be delayed due to traffic conditions as this tour will travel by bus.

5.As temperatures drop in Nikko,it is highly recommednded to bring an overcoat or other warm clothing from fall to spring.

6.This tour involves walking the hills and stairs of Toshogu Shrine and Kirifuri Falls. Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and sneakers are recommended.

7.Earphone devices will be provided at Nikko Toshogu Shrine in order to directly hear the tour guide. However this may not apply if there are less than 15 participants.

A fine of JPY 10,000 may be charged if earphones are lost or damaged.

8.Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of Toshogu Shrine's Yomeimon Gate may not be visible.

 

Day 4. Mt. Fuji  & Hakone Tour
1.Please note that the tour may not visit the Mt. komagatake Ropeway in cases of heavy traffic. the tour will not be cancelled, and no redunds will be provided in such cases. In addition, the arrival time may also be delayed. ( The estimated arrival time is between 20:00-22:00) 
2.If Fuji Visitor Centre is closed or the tour is behind schedule due to traffic the visit to Fuji Visitor Centre may be skipped. 
3. If the roadway to Mt Fuji 5th station should be blocked due to road  surface freezing, the tour would be take to the highest elevation point possible. 
4.As temperatures drop significantly on Mt. Fuji, it is highly recommended to bring an overcoat of other warm clothing from fall to spring. 
5.The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if the full view if Mt. Fuji is not visible due to weather conditions. 
6.The Komagatake Ropeway or Lake Ashi cruise ma be omitted or substituted depending on traffic, weather conditions or other operational concerns. If either or both are omitted the following alternatives may be used:  Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani valley, Hakone  Check Point,  Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Sekisho (checking station) remains, Lake Kawaguchi Cruise, pirate boat on Lake Ashi, Lake Kawaguchi Ropeway, Hakone-en Auqarium, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded for such itinerary alteration. 
7.Please apply GPS audio guide at the time of reservation. The number of GPS audio guides is limited, so they may not be available to each of you. 
8.The tour guide may not accompany back to Tokyo from Odawara Station. In this case, the manner of returning will be informed in advance.
9.Note the bus may make multiple stops at hotels, in the Hakone area after sightseeing concludes. 

10.If the minimum number of participants is not met by 4 days before a scheduled date, the tour on the date may be cancelled. 


Day6: Shirakawago Tour
1. The tour will visit another sightseeing facility in the case that one of the planned sightseeing facilities closed.
2. A taxi or charter bus may be used for transportation.
3. Please note that this tour rides along with other tours.
         

Day 8 : Kyoto Morning Tour 1. Kyoto Imperial palace is closed on Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays and the year end. During these dates, the tour will visit Kitano-tenmangu Shrine instead. The same is true of the period before and after rhe public viewing of the Kyoto Imperial Palace in April and october, 14 May to 17 May due to the Aoi Festival, as well as when there is an Imperial House Hold Event.

2. Nishi Honganji Temple will be visited on 25 Jan, 25 May and 25 Oct instead of Kitano-tenmangu Shrine.

3. Nijo Castle isclosed on every Tuesday in January, July, Ausgust, December and the year end during these dates. the tour will visit Ryoanji temple instead.

4.Before entering Kyoto Imperial Palace, it is required to completea form indicationg full name, nationalituy, gender and age.

5. Pick-up service from Kyoto Hotel Okura, Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Hotel Monterey Kyoto, and Nikko Princess Kyoto is not available during the Gion Festival (14th -16 July ) and the Jidai Festival (October 22) due to traffic restrictions.

6. After sightseeingm the bus will stop st the 1-Day Tour lunch location before going to Kyoto Station.

7. From Osaka Departure : Pupnlic Transportation will be used between Osaka and Kyoro Seating may not be availble.

8. During the Gion Festival (July 14 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Monterey Kyoto is unavailable due to traffic restrictions.

9. Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour are not possible due to time constraints.           


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