Intriguing Spirit of Japan 14 days

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13 Nights from $4,490

(* Price is per person.)

* Above price are Land only price. Airfare is not included.
* Departure: Monday and Saturday (expect peak season)  
* Seasonal surcharges apply for all other dates.
* Minimum of 2 people 


Take a journey to the most popular spiritual & historical areas in Japan, including a World Heritage site. Experience, Mt. Koya, a renowned overnight stay in a Temple lodge, where you can embrace & taste a Monk's lifestyle.

Highlights

1. Staying at a Shukubo (temple Lodging) in Mt. Koya.
2. Experience the serenity of Buddihsm at 1200 year - old Temple.
3. Staying at a Japanese Traditional Inn (Ryokan) Experience
4. Visit Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Peace and Memorial Park in Hiroshima.
5. Visit World Heritage Sites, Mt. Fuji, Shirakawago & Miyajima


 Price From : per person
Departure Date Twin Triple Status

One Way Trip

$4,490

$4,190

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Single supplement surcharge will apply if a solo traveller
Hotel upgrades are also available. Please ask for details.
Seasonal surcharge apply. Please ask our friendly staff for detail.


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Schedule

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner
Day 1: Tokyo

Day 1

Day 1: Tokyo

Upon arrival at Narita Airport, take a shared shuttle to your accommodation.

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

Day 2: Tokyo (B)

Day 2

Day 2: Tokyo (B)

After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of Tokyo, visiting Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine and Imperial Palace Gardens.
This afternoon enjoy what Tokyo has to offer at leisure.

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

Day 3: Tokyo (B)

Day 3

Day 3: Tokyo (B)

Breakfast at your Hotel.
Enjoy a free day at leisure in Tokyo.

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

Day 4: Tokyo - Nikko - Tokyo (B,L)

Day 4

Day 4: Tokyo - Nikko - Tokyo (B,L)

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

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

Day 5: Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone (B, L, D)

Day 5

Day 5: Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone (B, L, D)

Breakfast at your Hotel. Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo to Kyoto. 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 take a ride on Mt. Komagatake ropeway. After the tour, make your own way from Hakone Yumoto Station to your accommodation.

Overnight at Nanpu-so or similar (3 Star).

Day 6:  Hakone - Takayama (B)

Day 6

Day 6: Hakone - Takayama (B)

Following breakfast, proceed from your accommodation in Hakone to Odawara to catch the bullet train to Nagoya. Once in Nagoya you will take the limited express train to Takayama.

At arrival of Takayama enjoy the Takayama Afternoon Tour which includes; viewing of colourfully decorated festival floats at Yatai Kaikan Hall. Visit the Kusakabe Folk Craft Museum, formerly the residence of powerful merchants under government patronage, and the streets of Kami Sannomachi where the unique traditional wooden houses are preserved.

Overnight at Hida Hotel Plaza or similar (3.5 Star).

Day 7: Takayama - Shirakawa-go - Kanazawa (L)

Day 7

Day 7: Takayama - Shirakawa-go - Kanazawa (L)

Check out of your hotel, and visit the Takayama Morning Market, before proceeding to the World Heritage Village of Shirakawa-go. Here you can observe the preserves way of old life, by visiting, Wada Residence, a traditional thatched roof house.
After lunch, continue by bus to Kanazawa.

Overnight stay at Hotel Kanazawa or similar (4 Star).

Day 8: Kanazawa - Kyoto

Day 8

Day 8: Kanazawa - Kyoto

Join the Kanazawa Morning Tour, visiting the former samurai residence at Nagamachi Samurai DistrictKenroku-en Garden, one of Japans top three Japanese gardens which offer amazing seasonal views all year round. Lastly visit Higashi Chaya District, where wooden-latticed team houses line both sides of the stone paved street.
This afternoon board the limited express train from Kanazawa to Kyoto and make your own way to your accommodation.

Overnight at Kyoto New Hankyu Hotel or similar (3 Star).

Day 9: Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto (B)

Day 9

Day 9: Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto (B)

After breakfast, morning sightseeing of Nara, visiting Todaiji Temple which is houses the  Great Buddha and Nara Park where many tame deer roam freely. Visit the Kofukuji Temple famous for it's five-story pagoda. At 50 meters, the five story pagoda is Japan's second tallest.
Head back to Kyoto, then eat lunch on your own. In the afternoon, visit Kiyomizu Temple, one of Kyoto's best -known temples for it's main hall which is 13 meters above the hill side below. Head to Kodaiji Temple and Yasaka Shrine, before ending the tour at Gion District - the famous entertainment and geisha district.

Overnight at Kyoto New Hankyu Hotel or similar (3 Star).

Day 10: Kyoto - Hiroshima - Kyoto (B)

Day 10

Day 10: Kyoto - Hiroshima - Kyoto (B)

After breakfast, catch the bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima, meet your guide and proceed by local train to Miyajimaguchi, where you will visit Miyajima Island and Itsukushima Shrine. End the day by returning to Hiorshima and visiting the Peace and Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome. The tour will finish at Hiroshima Station, and you will catch the bullet train back to Kyoto.

Overnight at Kyoto New Hankyu Hotel or similar (3 Star).

Day 11: Kyoto (B)

Day 11

Day 11: Kyoto (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a full day leisure in Kyoto.

Overnight at Kyoto New Hankyu Hotel or similar (3 Star).

Day 12 : Kyoto - Mt.Koya (B, D)

Day 12

Day 12 : Kyoto - Mt.Koya (B, D)

Please pack an overnight bag for Mt. Koya, leave 1 piece of luggage will be delivered to your Osaka accommodation and leave Kyoto by train and cable car via Gokurakubashi, where you will have free time at leisure. Your other luggage will be transferred to Osaka, please leave it at your hotel in Kyoto.
Enjoy a Japanese-Shojin Ryori (Monk's food - vegetarian dishes) for dinner at the Temple.

Overnight at Henjoko-in Temple or similar.

Day 13 : Mt. Koya - Osaka (B)

Day 13

Day 13 : Mt. Koya - Osaka (B)

After a Buddhist Monk vegetarian breakfast and lecture in English about the history of Mt. Koya, transfer to Osaka via train. The rest of the day can be spent sightseeing in Osaka at your leisure.

Overnight at Hotel Ichiei (Japanese Room) or similar (3 Star).
Western room is available with extra cost.

Day 14 : Osaka - Kansai Airport

Day 14

Day 14 : Osaka - Kansai Airport

Following breakfast, spend part of the day exploring Osaka at your own leisure, until it is time to depart to Kansai Airport by shared shuttle.

* Please refer to general booking conditions. 
* B Breakfast included: L Lunch included: D Dinner included: 

Inclusions

  • Transfer from Narita Airport to hotel
  • Transfer from hotel to Kansai Airport
  • 13 Nights Accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts, 2  lunches, 2 dinners
  • 7-Day Japan Rail Pass
  • Luggage Transfer Service on Day 5 and 12
  • English Speaking Guide included on day tours only.

Remarks

* The above offers are subject to availability and confirmation.
* For full terms and conditions, please contact our travel specialists.
* Costing will vary from time to time depending on the exchange rate. The final rate will be confirmed at time of booking confirmation.

Day2: Tokyo Grand Full day Tour
1. In some cases, a taxi may be used for pick-up & return sevices.
2. Due to operational reasons, a tour guide may not accompany you when providing pick- up and return services.
3  Visits or coveyance may be omitted or substituted due to heavy traffic, weather conditions or other operational reasons.
4. The itinerary ( Tour completion time, visiting schedule, & others) may be changed due to heaany traffic, weather conditions, or other operational reasons.
4. Tour starts from DAI-ICHI HOTEL TOKYO at 9:00

Day:3 Nikko Full Day Tour
1. If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.
2. Heavy traffic due to colored leaves is expected every year on Irohazaka Winding Road from Oct. 11 to Nov. 6. Therefore, Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji will not be visited during this period. In such cases, one of the following will be visited instead of Kegon Falls: Taiyuuin Mausoleum at Rinno-ji Temple, Futarasan Shrine, Kirifuri Falls, or Tamozawa Imperial Villa. (2017: Oct. 10 to Nov. 5)
3. The alternative plan outlined in Remark #2 above may be used even outside of the designated period due to road conditions or other reasons. No refunds will be issued as a result of location changes. 
4. The tour will walk up and down steps and hilly paths at Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Falls. Be sure to wear shoes and clothing which are comfortable to walk in. 
5. An earphone guide will be provided to each participant at Nikko Toshogu Shrine. However, if there are less than 15 participants earphone guides may not be used.
A fee of JPY 10,000 may be incurred if an earphone guide is lost or damaged by a participant. 
6. As the tour uses a bus for the entire itinerary, arrivals at each site may be delayed due to road conditions. 
7. Vegetarian meals, wheat allergy meals, and soy allergy meals must be requested at the time of booking.                   

Day 4 : Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour
1. Order of the tour itinerary is subject to change due to road conditions.
2. GPS-equipped audio guides are available in Chinese and Spanish. Please make a request when booking if you would like an audio guide. There are a limited number of audio guides available, so it may not be possible to provide one for each participant. Also, no refunds will be issued even if the audio guide is unusable due to weak signal, device issues, Wi-Fi malfunction, etc. Please inform us when booking if you would like an audio guide. Requests made on the day of the tour will not be accepted. (For tours in 2017, 6 languages are available: Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Thai, French, and Indonesian)
3. If Mt. Fuji's 5th Station cannot be reached due to road surface freezing or an accident on the Fuji Subaru Line, the tour will be taken to the highest elevation point possible. No alternative destinations are planned when the tour reaches beyond the 1st station. When the tour has to turn back at the 1st station, or when the Fuji Subaru Line is completely blocked, the tour will visit Lake Kawaguchi or Fuji Visitor Center. Please note that an alternative itinerary may also be omitted depending on road conditions.
4. Mt. Fuji's 5th Station is typically 10 to 15 degrees Celsius colder than Tokyo. On tours from autumn to spring, please bring a coat and other warm clothing.
5. Due to weather conditions, Mt. Fuji may not be visible even from the base. However, the tour will not be cancelled and refunds will not be given for this reason.
6. If the Lake Ashi Cruise or Komagatake Ropeway are not running due to inclement weather or maintenance, or as a result of road or organization circumstances, they may be omitted and replaced with one or more of the following:
Mori Art Museum of Hakone Glass, Hakone-en Aquarium, Hakone Ropeway, Hakone Pirate Ship, Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Checkpoint, Lake Kawaguchi Cruise, Lake Kawaguchi Ropeway, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, Hakone Shrine, etc., but this will not be used as a reason to cancel the tour, and refunds will not be given for this reason.
7. Allergy-friendly meals, etc. are not available. Customers with allergies should reserve the tour without lunch included.
8. After sightseeing is finished, the bus may make multiple stops at hotels in the Hakone area.
9. As there is no space for bus parking directly by Hakone-Yumoto Station, the bus will drop participants off at a location about 15 minutes on foot from the station. Thank you for your understanding.

Day 6 -8 Takayama, Shirakawa-go & Kanazawa Tour
1. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. Please bring an overcoat or warm clothing from fall to spring.
2. Transportation between Takayama and Kanazawa  may be via shared expressway bus or charters bus.
3. Note that vegetarian option are not available for lunch at Shirakawa-go on Day2.
4.If destinations in Takayama or Kanazawa to be visit alternate destinations.
5. This is an exclusive tour intended for overseas travellers only. Please note residents of Japan, cannot participate.

Day 10. Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Depart : Hiroshima)
1.The tour will be accompanied by a certified English-speaking guide or an English-speaking tour assistant. from Kyoto and Osaka Departure, English - speaking guide or assistance services is included except while on board the Shinkansen.
2.According to the number of participants, transportation ( micro bus, taxi, train or tram) between Hiroshima and Miyajima will vary depending on the number of participants.
4.Lunch is not included in the tour. Please have lunch on your own at Miyajima.


Day 12.  Mt. Koya
1.Public transportation will be used in the Koyasan area. Seating may not be available.
2. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes as some destinations require long walking distances.
3. It is recommended to bring warm clothing as temperatures drop significantly in Koyasan.


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