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Tokyo / Kamakura / Yokohama / Nikko / Hakone / Nagoya / Mt. Fuji / Ise | Toba | Kyoto / Takayama / Shirakawago / Kanazawa

Arrivals: Wednesday

Tour Includes:

  • 13 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • Trains: Odawara-Nagoya / Toba-Kyoto-Nagoya-Kyoto
  • Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing per Itinerary by Seat-In- Coach
  • Services of Local English-Speaking Guides
  • Airport Transfer by Airport Limo-Bus

Highlights:

  • Bedazzled by Tokyo’s traditional culture and
  • Sci-fi street scape
  • Tour to the iconic Mt.Fuji
  • Discover Kyoto with many architectural masterpieces
  • Visit Kanazawa, home to spectacular Kenrokuen Garden and beautiful ceramic pottery

ACCOMODATIONS

CITY NIGHTS HOTELS
Tokyo 5 Please inquire for Hotel selections
Hakone 1 Please inquire for Hotel selections
Nagoya 1 Please inquire for Hotel selections
Kyoto 3 Please inquire for Hotel selections
Takayama 1 Please inquire for Hotel selections
Kanazawa 1 Please inquire for Hotel selections
Kyoto 1 Please inquire for Hotel selections
DAY 1
Arrival in Tokyo

Arrive Narita International Airport; transfer by Airport Bus to your hotel.

Note: For arrival/departure at Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport); please inquire.

DAY 2
Tokyo

Morning sightseeing includes the Imperial Palace Plaza, Tokyo Tower and Asakusa Kannon Temple; drive through Ueno and Akihabara. Return to hotel on your own. (B)

Note: Alternative “Tokyo Skytree & Asakusa Tour” is available at supplement of $25 per person.

DAY 3
Tokyo

Morning transfer to a Tea Room and participate in a traditional tea ceremony. You will learn how to enjoy Japanese green tea, and the history and tradition from a tea master. Rest of the day at leisure and return to hotel on your own. (B)

DAY 4
Tokyo | Kamakura | Yokohama | Tokyo

Excursion to the ancient cities of Kamakura and Yokohama to visit the famous Great Buddha, Hasedera Temple, drive through Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and visit one of Japan’s largest Yokohama Chinatown. After lunch, visit Sankeien Garden and drive across Yokohama Bay Bridge back to Tokyo. Return to hotel on your own. (B,L)

DAY 5
Tokyo | Nikko | Tokyo

Excursion to Nikko, a World Heritage site. Visit Toshogu Shrine, the mausoleum of the first Tokugawa Shogun. Enjoy a Japanese style lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, visit Tamozawa Imperial Villa (or Rinnoji Treasure Museum) and Kirifuri Waterfall. Drive back to Tokyo and return to hotel on your own. (B,L)

DAY 6
Tokyo | Mt. Fuji | Hakone

Depart Tokyo by motor-coach to beautiful Mt. Fuji; see breathtaking views of the surrounding lake-dotted environs. After lunch, on to the scenic Hakone. Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride on the Hakone Ropeway for a sweeping view of Lake Ashi and Owakudari Valley. Also enjoy a relaxing cruise on the lake before transferring to hotel for overnight. (B,L)

DAY 7
Hakone | Nagoya

Board the Bullet Train to Nagoya. Sightseeing includes Nagoya Castle, symbol of the city with its Golden Shachi (Dolphins) and the Tokyo Commemorative Museum of Industry & Technology. Transfer to hotel in Nagoya for overnight. (B,L)

DAY 8
Nagoya | Ise | Toba | Kyoto

Morning depart to Ise. Upon arrival, visit the ancient Ise Jingu Temple and the Okaga Yokocho shopping street. Later, on to Women Divers Huts to experience women divers culture. After lunch, drive by Mikimoto Shinju (Pearl) Island where the world’s first pearls were successfully cultivated, on to Toba Ichibangai for an Ise green tea tasting. Transfer to Toba Station for the train to Kyoto and overnight. (B,L)

DAY 9
Kyoto

Morning tour to the 17th-century Nijo Castle (or Ryoanji Temple), seat of the powerful Shoguns. Continue to Kinkakuji Temple with its magnificent Golden Pavilion and the Kyoto Imperial Palace (or Kitano Tenmangu). After lunch, visit Todaiji Temple housing a great image of Buddha, colorful Kasuga Taisha Shrine with its 3,000 lanterns and Nara Nagomikan where many tame deer roam freely. Return to Kyoto in late afternoon. (B,L)

DAY 10
Kyoto

Today is at leisure to explore beautiful Kyoto on your own, or, join one of our optional tours. (B)

DAY 11
Kyoto | Takayama

Morning Bullet Train to Nagoya; transfer to Takayama, an ancient city called “Little Kyoto.” Afternoon visit to Yatai Kaikan Hall, and Kusakabe Folkcraft Museum. Walk along the streets of Kami Sannomachi, with traditional Japanese wooden houses. (B)

DAY 12
Takayama | Shirakawago | Kanazawa

Morning visit to the famous market of Takayama. Continue on a scenic drive by Lake Miboro to Shirakawago Observatory with spectacular view of the unique structures called Gassho-Zukuri, or joined-hands farmhouses. Also, visit the Wada Family Residence. Continue to Kanazawa for overnight. (B)

DAY 13
Kanazawa | Kyoto

Morning sightseeing in Kanazawa, visiting Kenrokuen Garden, Kutaniyaki Pottery Kiln, and old Samurai Residence. Afternoon train to Kyoto for overnight. (B)

DAY 14
Depart Kyoto

Transfer to Kansai International Airport via airport shuttle van. (B)

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