Japan Discovery

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  • 9 Days 8 Nights
  • Code: PJX
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A land of contrasts, Japan is as compelling a destination as almost anywhere on Earth. Switch from electrifying Tokyo and Osaka to the majesty of Mt. Fuji, and compare the high- speed Bullet Train to the calm of Kyoto’s temples and teahouses. In between, savor the cherry tree-coated countryside and delicate cuisine, and explore malls and markets for a taste of everyday life.

Itinerary at a glance

DAY 1
ARRIVE TOKYO
DAY 2
TOKYO
DAY 3
TOKYO - KAMAKURA - YOKOHAMA - TOKYO
DAY 4
TOKYO - MT FUJI - LAKE KAWAGUCHI
DAY 5
MT FUJI AREA - KYOTO
DAY 6
KYOTO
DAY 7
KYOTO - OSAKA
DAY 8
OSAKA
DAY 9
OSAKA - USA
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Tokyo (2 nts) - Lake kawaguchi (1 nt) - Kyoto (2 nts) - Osaka (3 nts)

TRIP TIMELINE

DAY 1

ARRIVE TOKYO

Upon arrival in Tokyo, after clearing customs, take the airport shuttle bus to transfer to the hotel (no guide service at the airport).

Accommodation:

★★★★ Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo or similar

DAY 2

TOKYO

After breakfast, set off to discover Tokyo on the city highlights tour. Our day begins with a visit to the Imperial Palace Plaza -the current residence of Japan’s Imperial Family. The tour will proceed to Asakusa district where the most famous Buddhist temple Senso-ji is located. Walk along the famous 820-ft long Nakamise shopping street that is the front entrance to the Senso-ji Temple where you can explore the lines of stalls selling different Japanese-styled goods and souvenirs. Nothing else can capture the epitome of an upscale area in Tokyo better than the next locale – the Ginza district – where numerous department stores, boutiques, restaurants and coffee houses are located. You may also stay and wander in the Ginza district and return to the hotel on your own accord. In the evening, experience Japanese tradition & cuisine by enjoying the Japanese Kaiseki Dinner. Kaiseki is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner which balances the taste, texture, appearance, and colors of food. Only fresh seasonal ingredients are used and are prepared in ways that aim to enhance their flavor. Dishes are also beautifully arranged and garnished.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★ Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo or similar

DAY 3

TOKYO - KAMAKURA - YOKOHAMA - TOKYO

Enjoy the day trip to Kamakura and Yokohama. Explore two of Japan's most captivating cities on a full-day Kamakura and Yokohama trip from Tokyo. After pickup from your Tokyo hotel, travel southwest by coach to Kamakura, a picturesque seaside city nestled in forested hills on Sagami Bay renowned for its Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and rich history. Next, continue to Yokohama, Japan's second largest city. See the Red Brick Warehouse, where early-20th century custom buildings now house stylish shops, and stroll in waterside Yamashita Park.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo or similar

DAY 4

TOKYO - MT FUJI - LAKE KAWAGUCHI

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel before we depart for the road trip to visit Japan’s most sacred and spectacular mountain – Mount Fuji. Your guide will provide you with interesting insights along the way and pending weather permitting conditions, the bus will climb to the 5th station at 7,550 feet above sea level. After the breathtaking view atop Mount Fuji, enjoy the bird’s eye view of the nearby Odawara and Lake Ashi scenic region via the aerial tram Komagatake Ropeway. Enjoy the picturesque view of Mount Fuji in the distance on board a cruise on Lake Ashi, a crater lake famous for its views of the famous peak. Dinner will be arranged and hosted at the hotel.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★ Tominoko Hotel or Similar

DAY 5

MT FUJI AREA - KYOTO

Following breakfast, depart the Mount Fuji scenic area and travel to Kyoto, Japan's cultural and artistic center, and the country's capital for over 1,000 years. Stop along the way to have lunch independently. In the afternoon visit Kyoto's UNESCO-protected gems: the 17th century Nijo Castle, once a residence of Tokugawa shoguns, and the splendid Kinkaku-ji aka the Golden Pavilion. Tonight enjoy the Japanese Shabu Shabu hot pot for dinner.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★ Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo or similar

DAY 6

KYOTO

Kiyomizu Temple, or "Pure Water Temple" is one of the most celebrated temples in Japan. Kiyomizudera is best known for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall, 13 meters above the hillside below. The stage affords visitors a nice view of the numerous cherry and maple trees below that erupt in a sea of color in spring and fall, as well as of the city of Kyoto in the distance. The main hall, which together with the stage was built without the use of nails. After lunch, proceed to the Sagano Bamboo Forest and Arashiyama District & Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine. People come to the shrine to pray for bountiful harvests, business prosperity and fulfillment of all kinds of other wishes. Vermillion red torii gateways are a famous feature of Inari Shrines and the color evokes a strong sense of spirituality for Japanese people.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

Accommodation:

★★★★ Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo or similar

DAY 7

KYOTO - OSAKA

After an early breakfast, bid farewell to Kyoto as we make our way to the vibrant city of Osaka. Along the way, admire the beauty of historical Nara and visit the famous Todaiji Temple, to see the world’s biggest bronze statue of Buddha, and drink in the scenic charms of Nara Park, best known for the many wild Sika deer that roam its landscapes. Afterwards, we’ll continue our trip to Osaka . Check in to the hotel and free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

Accommodation:

★★★★ Hotel Granvia or similar

DAY 8

OSAKA

Exploring Japan’s most famous Osaka Castle where the Shoguns once reigned. Visit the Floating Garden Observatory at the Umeda Sky Building. Marvel at the 360-degree views from this open-air observatory that extends between two skyscrapers. After that we’ll visit Dotonobori, one of the most iconic areas of Osaka, followed by time at Kuromon Ichiba Market - a foodie haunt with over 150 enticing culinary stalls.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ Hotel Granvia or similar

DAY 9

OSAKA - USA

Today, use airport shuttle bus to transfer to the Kansai International airport (no guide service)

YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

Mandarin speaking tour guide service
8 nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
2 lunches and 3 dinners at local restaurants (including Kaisaki dinner, Japanese Shabu Shabu, and dinner at the hotel on Day 04)
Admission to tourist attractions listed above
Air Conditioned tourist bus and professional driver
Round trip airport limousine bus tickets
Not included:
Air tickets
Personal expenses or gratuities
Travel insurance
Entry visa fee (non-US passport holders)

Tokyo Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo or similar

★ ★ ★ ★

Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo warmly welcomes you to Tokyo, Japan, a city distinguished by its rich history and cutting-edge wonders. Located in Shirokanedai, where greenery and affluence abound, our Miyako hotel is a luxury oasis in the center of a large metropolis. Japanese sensibilities are fused with a modern Western aesthetic to create a welcoming environment. Discover curated design details like an imposing wenge wood wall and a soothing fireplace. Our hotel also features a large Japanese garden, creating a sense of tranquility and harmony.

Details

  • 1-1-50, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8640, Japan
  • 03-3447-3111

Lake Kawaguchi Tominoko Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of "Fuji and Lake" from all over the building, including the guest rooms, throughout the four seasons.

Details

  • 55 Azagawa, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture 401-0303
  • +81 555-72-5080

Kyoto Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo or similar

★ ★ ★ ★

As the gateway to the ancient capital of Kyoto, Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo has always welcomed many guests. Our courteous and hospitable staff will welcome and treat you warmly. About a 2-minute walk from Kyoto Station, the hotel is convenient for exploring traditional and modern Kyoto or touring the surrounding areas.

Details

  • 17, Nishikujo-Inmachi Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8412, Japan
  • +81-75-661-7111

Osaka Hotel Granvia or similar

★ ★ ★ ★

Located in the center of the spirited and historic city of Osaka, Japan, Hotel Granvia Osaka offers guests a sophisticated retreat and direct connection to JR Osaka train lines.

Details

  • 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
  • 81-6-6344-1235
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