Seasonal Escapes 11 days

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  • Transport
  • Guide

10 Nights from $3,490

(* Price is per person.)

* Excludes Airfares
* Departure: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday. (except peak season)
* Seasonal surcharges may apply.
* Minimum of 2 person. 
* Surcharge of $1200.00 for Solo Travellers

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Highlights
1. Seasonal Experience of Japan  
2. Stay at Japanese Inn (Ryokan) in Hakone and Temple lodging in Mt.Koya
3. Experience the serenity of Buddhism at 1200 year-old Temple.
4. Visit 7 World Heritage listed sites in Japan  
5. Minimum 2 Participant  
   
 

Price From : per person
Departure Date Twin Triple Status

One Way

$3,490

$3,390

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Return Trip

$3,690

$3,590

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Single stay additional charge required.


 
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Schedule

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

Day 1

Tokyo

Upon arrival at Narita Airport, board a shared shuttle to your hotel.

Overnight at Park Hotel Tokyo or similar (4 Star).

Tokyo (B,L)

Day 2

Tokyo (B,L)

After breakfast, enjoy the Dynamic Tokyo Tour, visiting Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace Gardens, and experience a Tea ceremony, followed by a Japanese style lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon take a Sumida River Cruise and visit Azumabasi Bridge, along with Asakusa Sensoji Temple.

Overnight at Park Hotel Tokyo or similar (4 Star).

Tokyo - Nikko -Tokyo (B,L)

Day 3

Tokyo - Nikko -Tokyo (B,L)

After breakfast, enjoy the World Heritage Nikko Full Day Tour, visitng the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, and Kegon Falls, one of Nikko's three 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 Park Hotel Tokyo or similar (4 Star).

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 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 Hakone Pax Yoshino or similar (4 Star).

Hakone - Kyoto (B)

Day 5

Hakone - Kyoto (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, make your own way from Odawara Station to Kyoto via bullet train. Upon arrival, make your own way to your accommodation.

Overnight at Hotel Granvia Kyoto or similar (4.5 Star).

Kyoto (B)

Day 6

Kyoto (B)

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

Overnight at Hotel Granvia Kyoto or similar (4.5 Star).

Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto (B, L)

Day 7

Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto (B, L)

After breakfast at your hotel, continue the day with morning sightseeing in Kyoto, visiting the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. After lunch, travel to Nara, visiting Todaiji Temple, which houses the Great Buddha. Nara Park is home to many tame deers which roam freely. Lastly visit the Kasuga Shrine, which is filled with 3,000 lanterns. End the day by returning back to Kyoto.

Overnight at Hotel Granvia Kyoto or similar (4.5 Star).

Kyoto - Mt. Koya (B,D)

Day 8

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.

Mt. Koya - Osaka (B)

Day 9

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 Monterey Grasmere Osaka or similar (4 Star).

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

Day 10

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

One Way Trip
Breakfast at your hotel. Free to exploring Osaka.
Overnight at Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka or similar (4 Star).

Return Trip
Breakfast at your hotel. Free until transfer to Tokyo via bullet train. 
Overnight at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa or similar (4 Star).

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

Day 11

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

One Way Trip
Breakfast at your hotel, you are free until departure. Transfer to Kansai Airport by train.


Return Trip
Breakfast at your hotel, you are free until departure. Transfer to Kansai  spend part of the day exploring Tokyo at your own leisure, until it is time to depart to Narita Airport via train.

Inclusions

Hotel: One way    Tokyo(3 Nights), Hakone (1 Night), Kyoto (3 Nights), Mt.Koya (1 Night), Osaka (2 Nights)
           Return    Tokyo(4 Nights), Hakone (1 Night), Kyoto (3 Nights), Mt.Koya (1 Night), Osaka (1 Nights)
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners.
Guide: 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.
* Costs may vary on exchange rate. The final rate will be confirmed at time of booking confirmation.

Day 2: Daynamic Tokyo Tour
1. During the cherry blossom season (mid-March – early April), the Sumida River Cruise ride may be switched to cherry blossom viewing at
    Sumida Park due to congestion.
2. Sumida River Cruise may be unavailable without prior notice due to river conditions. Changes in the itinerary will be provided by the guide.
3. The tour may visit Hamarikyu Gardens depending on the Sumida River Cruise reservation time.

Day 3: Nikko Full Day 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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Note arrival times may be delayed due to traffic conditions as this tour will travel by bus.
4. As temperatures drop in Nikko, it is highly recommednded to bring an overcoat or other warm clothing from fall to spring.
5. This tour involves walking the hills and stairs of Toshogu Shrine and Kirifuri Falls. Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and sneakers are recommended.
6. 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.
7. 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. The sightseeing destinations may not be visited depending on weather conditions, or circumstances of facilities or transportation on the day. 
    Note that these will not be used as reasons to cancel the tour, and refunds will not be given for these reasons.
2. Locations indicated on the itinerary may be changed. ( Possible substitutes: Fuji visitor centre, Fujiyama Museum, 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).
3. Please be aware that food allergy requests ( including dietary restrictions, etc) cannot be accommodated. For those with food allergies, please make a reservation
    for the course without lunch. 
4. Specific seats on the bus may not be requested. Also, note that the arrival time after the trip may be delayed depending on traffic conditions. 
5. Please understand that the tour will not be visiting seasonal spots at the peak viewing period if the cherry trees are not at their best viewing time due to blooming c
    conditions, or if the tour cannot proceed to the Komagatake Ropeway due to road conditions or tour arrangements.
6. 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.
7. 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.
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: Kyoto & Nara 1 Day Tour
1.As Kyoto Imperial Palace closed on the following dates, tours on these dates will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead. (Monday, Tuesday if Monday is national holiday, 14-17 May for the Aoi Festival, the late December to early January, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event without notice).
2. Nishi Honganui Temple will be visit Ryoanji Temple instead.
3.Areas requiring admission fees at Ksasuga Taisha Shrine will not be visited.
4. Drop off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto cannot be provided during GIon festival (Saki Matsuri / 15 - 16 Jul) due to traffic restrictions.
5. The tour may not visit Nara Nagomikan if it is closed or due to traffic conditions.
6. Connections to Kyoto Night tour and Kyoto Maiko Dinner are not possible due to time constraints.

Day 8: 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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