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Japan Highlights Tour Package by Explorient

A Japan Tour – Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara

8 Days / 7 Nights – Tour Code (JPJ)

Land Only – Set Departures – Join Tour


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Our 8-Day Japan Highlights tour boasts an action-packed itinerary to Japan’s hottest tourist destinations. From the majestic snow-capped Mt. Fuji to Tokyo’s stunning skyline; Kyoto’s backstreets of Zen gardens and wooden homes to Shinzuku’s bright lights, trendy fashion and dazzling nightlife, Japan is blessed with immense natural beauty and rich heritage that permeates modern Japan, making it one of the most fascinating destinations in the world.

Your introduction to Japan begins by touching down at the world’s most modern city – Tokyo. Its contrasts between the old and the new, the traditional and modern makes this ancient and present day capital an exciting place for travelers to visit the world over. Here, we visit to city’s top spots plus an excursion its outskirts visiting Kamakura and its Great Buddha and the vibrant port city of Yokohama. Continue on to Hakone, home of the legendary Mt. Fuji and famed for its beautiful lakes, rolling hills and lush tea plantations where we spend an enchanting evening with an invigorating onsen (Japanese hot spring bath) experience.

Your tour concludes in the ancient capital of Kyoto, a heritage town rich in history depicting Japan of Old. Tour the city’s the revered architectural masterpieces including the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and the Imperial Palace, plus a memorable visit to Nara, yet another former capital of Japan and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visits include the awe-inspiring Todaiji Temple, the world’s largest wooden building that houses the country’s largest Buddha statue; Deer Park where over 1,000 free roaming deer abound, and Kasuga Taisha, one of the most celebrated Shrines in all of Japan.

From futuristic skyscrapers to millennia old temples, eclectic city life to timeless traditions, Japan wows the visitor in ways that go beyond the imagination.


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodations as listed below
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • 4 Japanese Lunches per itinerary
  • Sightseeing by motorcoach with services of English-speaking guides (Join Tour)
  • Transportation within Japan per itinerary including Bullet Train ride between Hakone & Kyoto

TOKYO (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Grand Pacific Le Daiba | Courtyard Marriott Ginza (Superior) OR ANA InterContinental (Deluxe)
  • Afternoon Tokyo City Tour including a visit to Sensoji Temple and Tokyo SkyTree (Tembo Deck)
  • Full day tour of Kamakura
  • Airport-hotel transfers by private taxi including meet & greet service upon arrival

HAKONE / MT. FUJI (1 night)

  • 1 night at the Yumoto Fujiya Hotel
  • Sightseeing of Hakone and Mt. Fuji with lunch
  • Bullet train ride from Odawara to Kyoto

KYOTO (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Tokyu Hotel (Superior) Hotel Okura Kyoto (Deluxe)
  • Full day Kyoto city sightseeing tour with lunch
  • Half-day Nara tour with lunch
  • Departure transfers by shared mini-van to Itami or Kansai Airport in Osaka



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TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive Tokyo
After clearing Customs and Immigration, be met and transferred to your hotel by private taxi

Day 2 Tokyo
Morning at leisure. This afternoon, enjoy a city tour of Tokyo driving by Imperial Palace Plaza, Ginza and Akihabara. Visit the Sensoji (Kannon) Temple and its colorful Nakamise Shopping Street followed by Japan latest marvel, The Tokyo SkyTree, the world’s tallest free standing broadcasting tower. Visit of SkyTree’s Tembo Observation Deck Included. Tour disbands at Tokyo Station. (B)

Day 3 Tokyo (Kamakura-Enoshima)
Today’s tour features the ancient town of Kamakura located approximately 1 hour outside the bright lights of Tokyo. Visit Kotoku-in Temple famed for its Great Buddha; enjoy a Tea Ceremony at Jomyo-Ji Temple followed by lunch. Continue to Enoshima for views of the bay and Mount Fuji on a clear day before returning to Tokyo. Your disbands in Ginza or Shinjuku. (B,L)

Day 4 Tokyo/ Mt. Fuji/ Hakone
Morning departure by motorcoach for Mt Fuji. Enjoy a ride on the Hakone Ropeway, sightseeing of Owakudani Valley and a cruise on Lake Ashi. Transfer to your hotel where you can experience a traditional Japanese Onsen (hot spring bath). (B,L)

Day 5 Hakone/Kyoto
Transfer to Odawara Station and board a Shinkansen (bullet train) for Kyoto. Enjoy lunch upon arrival before proceeding to beautiful Nara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sightseeing in Nara includes Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Shrine and Deer Park. (B,L)

Day 6 Kyoto
Morning sightseeing of the city visiting Golden Pavilion and Nijo Castle. After lunch, continue to visit Heian Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple and Sanjusangendo Hall. (B,L)

Day 7 Kyoto
Full day free at leisure to relax and explore beautiful Kyoto on your own. Optional tours (Osaka, Culinary Lesson, Bicycle tour of Kyoto, etc.) are available upon request. (B)

Day 8 Return Home
Transfer by minibus to the Itami or Kansai airport in Osaka for your departure flight onwards. (B)


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PRICE CHART

2017 Price Chart (Prices valid through December 19, 2017)

 Set Departures

Twin Sharing Single Supplement
LS HS LS HS
Superior 2,915 3,045 945 1,025
Deluxe 3,245 3,475 1,075 1,215
Supplement of one person travel alone: $250



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Price is per person, based on double occupancy and minimum of 2 passengers
  • LS (Low Season): Jan-Feb; Jun-Sep; Dec
  • HS (High Season): Mar-May; Oct-Nov
  • Price includes entrance fees, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Price excludes all airfares, personal expenses and beverages
  • Blackout dates apply during Japan Golden Week (Apr. 29-May 6), December Holiday period and other Japan National holidays
  • All sightseeing on join-in basis (non-private) by motor coach unless otherwise indicated.
  • All services are subject to availability at time of reservation
  • Tour commences in Tokyo and ends in Kyoto.  Please refer to the Tour Schedule for departure dates



ACCOMMODATIONS

Tokyo - Grand Pacific Hotel

Tokyo – Grand Pacific Hotel

Tokyo - Marriott Courtyard at Ginza

Tokyo – Marriott Courtyard at Ginza

Tokyo - ANA Intercontinental Hotel

Tokyo – ANA Intercontinental Hotel

Hakone - Yumoto Fujiya Resort

Hakone – Yumoto Fujiya Resort

Kyoto_TokyuHotel_T

Kyoto – Tokyu Hotel

 

Kyoto - Hotel Okura

Kyoto – Hotel Okura

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Half day Tokyo City Tour of Imperial Palace Plaza, the Tokyo Tower, Asakusa Kannon Temple
  • Full day tour of Kamakura & Yokohama visiting the Great Buddha & Hasedera Temple in Kamakura; Chinatown, Sankeien Garden & Yokohama Bay Bridge in Yokohama
  • Extensive sightseeing including a Mt. Fuji excursion and Lake Ashi Cruise
  • Bullet Train ride between Hakone & Kyoto
  • Full day excursion of UNESCO Kyoto and Nara visiting the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Shrine and Nara Park

Price Starting From: $2,915

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TESTIMONIALS

“The trip was awesome. I am amazed and delighted that you were able, especially on such short notice, to orchestrate such a great experience for us. The arrangements were flawless and superb. Thank you again for such an extraordinary experience, and for truly exceeding every expectation.”

Toni Saychek & Family, New York

July 2012 (Japan)