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Priceless Japan Tour Package by Explorient

A Private Japan Tour – Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima Island

9 Days / 8 Nights – Tour Code (PVJ)

Land Only – Departs Daily

Private Tokyo and Beijing Tour by Explorient


This meticulously crafted itinerary boasts a fascinating opportunity to create your very own version of Japan traveling through the country’s most popular cities. Accompanied by your very own private guide, you’ll explore, sample and immerse in Japan’s myriad of alluring sights, sensational cuisines and timeless culture that are simply irresistible.

Starting with Tokyo, one of the most vibrant and modern cities in the world, we soak up this electrifying cityscape of contrasts: between the old and the new, the traditional and modern that makes Tokyo an exciting place for travelers to visit the world over. With your private guide as your co-pilot, we explore Tokyo’s fantastic sights via its vast transportation system that boasts an experience in and of itself. Visit the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market, a vibrant locals market lined with sushi stalls featuring the day’s freshest catch; Sensoji Temple and its colorful Nakamise shopping street; the architectural marvel of the awe-inspiring Tokyo SkyTree, the Sacred Meiji Shrine and the eclectic Harajuku district nearby. Next, embark on a time journey from the hustle & bustle of Tokyo to the lush countryside of Hakone where no visit to Japan is complete without feasting your eyes on the legendary Mount Fuji. Here, we ascend on the Hakone Ropeway rewards the patron with spectacular views of the majestic Fuji San, enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and spend a day in Owakudani Valley’s picturesque setting of rolling hills and green tea plantations. Enjoy a unique traditional experience spending a night at a Ryokan and try the famed Japanese Onsen (hot spring bath).

Then, fasten your seatbelts on an exhilarating ride aboard the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) to Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan for more than a thousand years forever known for its history and culture, casting an image of Old Japan with accented by ancient Buddhist temples, stunning palaces and beautiful classical gardens. Visit the city’s revered sights include the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and the ever-charming Gion District where you could be rewarded with an occasional Geisha sighting.  Last but not least, continue your journey to the Inland Sea to Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. Visit the region’s must see sights including spectacular Isukushima Shrine and its mesmerizing “Floating Torii Gate” and Hiroshima’s A-Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park.

From Tokyo’s glamorous Ginza District to Shirakawa-go’s rustic wooden villages, Mt. Fuji’s breathtaking panorama to Miyajima’s dazzling sea views, Kyoto’s ancient temples and shrines to Hiroshima’s symbols of peace — this is a journey that goes beyond the imagination.

TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 8 nights Deluxe Hotel Accommodations including a Ryokan Stay
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • 7 Day Japan Rail Pass (Tourist Class)
  • Private Sightseeing by private guide utilizing public transportation
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure

TOKYO (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Grand Pacific Le Daiba |ANA InterContinental Tokyo (Superior) OR Cerulean Tower Hotel (Deluxe)
  • Full day private tour of Tokyo
  • Airport transfers by reserved private taxi upon arrival
  • Separate baggage transfer (1 pc/person) between Tokyo and Kyoto

HAKONE (1 night)

  • 1 night at Gora Onsen Tokinoyu Setsugetsuka Ryokan
  • Full day private tour of Hakone including a ride on the Hakone Ropeway & Lake Ashi Cruise
  • Traditional Japanese Dinner at Ryokan

KYOTO (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Royal Park Hotel (Superior) OR Hotel Okura Kyoto (Deluxe)
  • Half day private tour of Kyoto visiting Kinkaku-Ji (Golden Pavilion), Nijo Castle & Gion
  • Half day private tour Nara, UNESCO Site & Japan’s first permanent capital
  • Private meet & greet with taxi transfers from Kyoto Station to hotel upon arrival
  • Departure transfers to Kansai or Itami Airport by SHARED shuttle van

HIROSHIMA (1 night)

  • 1 nights at Sheraton Hiroshima
  • Full day private tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima Island

Mt. Fuji, Private Hakone Tour

Mt. Fuji, Hakone


Hiroshima Castle - Japan Tour

Hiroshima Castle

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive Tokyo 
Upon arrival at Narita Airport, be met and transferred to your hotel by reserved private taxi for your next 3 nights’ accommodations.

Day 2 Tokyo
Today, enjoy a full day walking tour of Tokyo accompanied by your private guide (using public transportation). Visits include Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, the revered Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Kannon Temple and its colorful Nakamise Shopping Arcade, and the awe-inspiring Tokyo SkyTree, the highest self standing tower in the world. (B)

Day 3 Tokyo  
Full day free at leisure to explore Tokyo on your own. (B)

Day 4 Tokyo / Hakone 
This morning, depart Tokyo for Hakone by bullet train. Here, enjoy various sights within Owakudani Valley known for its lush Green Tea farms and mountain scenery, a ride on the Hakone Mountain Rail, Hakone Ropeway, a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and a visit to Hakone Shrine. Drop off at your hotel in Hakone where a traditional Japanese Dinner will be served. (B,D)

***Note: your bags will be picked up at your hotel’s bell stand and delivered to your hotel in Kyoto the next day.

Day 5 Hakone / Kyoto
Transfer to Odawara Station on your own by taxi (at your expense – approx. $50) for your bullet train ride to Kyoto. Upon arrival,  be met at the train platform and commence sightseeing of Kyoto visiting Kinkaku-Ji (Golden Pavilion), Nijo Castle and the famed Gion District. Check-in to your hotel in Kyoto for your next 2 nights’ accommodations. (B)

Day 6 Kyoto
Full day free at leisure to relax and explore Kyoto and nearby attractions (Nara, Osaka, Himeji, etc.). Optional tours to Lake Biwa, Nara Ancient Capital and Osaka are available upon request. (B)

Day 7 Kyoto / Hiroshima
Transfer to Kyoto Station on your own (via subway or taxi) for your Shinkansen to Hiroshima. Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima Island starting with a visit to the A-Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park and Peace Museum. Afterward, proceed to Miyajima Island with a ferry ride to the remarkable Itsukushima Shrine and its Floating Torii Gate. Take a stroll along the colorful Omotesando Shopping Street lined with colorful shops and delectable food stands before returning to Hiroshima. Overnight in Hiroshima. (B)

Day 8 Hiroshima / Kyoto
Today is a free day at leisure as you make your way back to Kyoto by bullet train. En-route, visits to nearby cities such as Kurashiki, Okayama, Himeiji and/or Osaka are highly recommended. Check-in to your hotel in Kyoto for your overnight accommodations. (B)

Day 9 Return Home
Transfer to the Kansai or Itami Airport in Osaka by SHARED (non-private) shuttle van for your departure flight home. (B)

****END OF PROGRAM****

 

PRICE CHART

2017 Price Chart (Prices Valid Thru December 20, 2017)
 Daily Departure Twin Sharing Single Supplement
January – February S 4,175 1,375
D 4,375 1,545
March* S 4,225 1,485
D 4,475 1,675
April* S 4,225 1,485
D 4,475 1,675
May S 4,225 1,485
D 4,475 1,675
June – September S 4,125 1,375
D 4,375 1,545
October S 4,225 1,495
D 4,475 1,625
November* S 4,295 1,575
D 4,645 1,945
December* S 4,175 1,375
D 4,475 1,575
Tour requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and minimum of 2 passengers
  • Price includes entrance fees, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Price excludes all airfares, personal expenses, beverages during included lunches
  • Tour commences in Tokyo and ends in Kyoto.
  • Sightseeing utilizes public transportation with services of English-speaking guides on private basis
  • Tour prices are based on travel completing within the above said period. Due to hotel rate differences, proration of tour price may be required for travel spanning two calendar months. Contact us for details.
  • Peak Season Surcharge for stays in Kyoto applies for the following:
    • Royal Park Hotel Kyoto: Add $50 per person/night to APRIL/NOVEMBER price for stays between Mar.20-Apr.9. 1-15; Nov. 19-Dec.10, 2016
    • Hotel Okura: Add $80 per person/night to APRIL/NOVEMBER price for stays between Mar.26-Apr.16; Nov. 12-Dec.3, 2016
    • Blackout dates apply during Japan Golden Week (Apr. 29-May 6), December Holiday period and other Japan National holidays
  • All hotels and land services are subject to availability at time of reservation

ACCOMMODATIONS

Tokyo - Grand Pacific Hotel

Tokyo – Grand Nikko Daiba Hotel

Tokyo - ANA Intercontinental Hotel

Tokyo – ANA Intercontinental Hotel

Tokyo Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

Tokyo Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

Kyoto Royal Park Hotel

Kyoto – Royal Park Hotel

Kyoto - Hotel Okura

Kyoto – Hotel Okura

Sheraton Hiroshima

Hiroshima – Sheraton Hotel


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private Tokyo Tour including a visit to the world famous Tsukiji Fish Market, Meiji Shrine & Tokyo Sky Tree
  • Private excursion of Hakone visiting Owakudani Valley with a ride on the Hakone Ropeway and Lake Ashi boat cruise
  • Ryokan Stay equipped with Onsen (hot spring bath) in Hakone
  • Private half day walking tour of Kyoto visiting Nijo Castle, Golden Pavilion & Gion
  • Private half day tour of Nara Ancient Capital
  • Full day private tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima including A-Bomb Dome & Itsukushima Shrine

Price Starting From: $4,175


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TESTIMONIALS

“The guides were punctual, friendly, and knowledgeable. The hotels were all conveniently located near the subway station. Overall it was a memorable trip for our family and we would highly recommend Explorient to anyone..”

Kenji & Fanny A. - California

April 2011 (Japan)