Tokyo | Mt. Fuji | Hakone | Nara | Kyoto | Miyajima | Hiroshima
Departures every Tuesdays and Saturdays
- Be dazzled by Tokyo’s traditional culture and sci-fi streetscapes
- Visit the famous Great Buddha in Kamakura
- Tour to the iconic Mt. Fuji
- Explore historic monuments of ancient Nara
- Journey to Hiroshima, home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites
- Discover historic Kyoto with many architectural masterpieces
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Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and unwind.
Your morning sightseeing includes the Imperial Palace Plaza, the large plaza where you can view the Imperial Palace located in the former site of Edo Castle surrounded by moats and massive stone walls; Tokyo Tower, the city’s 1,100 foot high landmark; and the Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo’s largest and most popular Buddhist temple. The afternoon is yours to continue to explore this vibrant city. (B)
Begin the day with a one off Matcha Green tea experience at Jomyo-ji Temple. Walk through the grounds of Hokoku-ji Temple, known as the bamboo temple for its beautiful bamboo grove. After a Japanese-style, Buddhist vegetarian lunch continue to Kotoku-in Temple, known for its 40 foot tall bronze statue of Buddha. Visit a getaway island, popular year-round for its cool ocean breezes. (B,L)
Excursion to the iconic Mt. Fuji, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a symbol of Japan. Visit the Fuji Visitor Center and have a breathtaking view of the surrounding lake-dotted environs. Depart to Lake Ashi for a relaxing cruise ride. Also enjoy a cable car ride up Mt. Komagatake on the Komagatake Ropeway, for a sweeping view of Lake Ashi and Owakudari Valley. (B,L)
Depart for Kyoto on the famous Bullet Train. After lunch, proceed to Nara, Japan’s first permanent capital. Visit the Todaiji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, located in the northern part of Nara Park. It houses Japan’s largest bronze Buddha statue in the world’s largest wooden building. Continue to the celebrated Kasuga Taisha Shrine, famous for its many bronze lanterns hanging from the buildings. (B,L)
Begin the day by visiting the 17th-century Nijo Castle*, which was built as the residence of the Tokugawa Shogunate and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue to Kinkakuji Temple, with its magnificent Golden Pavilion whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Then visit the Kyoto Imperial Palace**, the former residence of Japan’s Imperial Family. After lunch, tour some of the city’s other historical temples and shrines. (B,L)
*An alternative location is Ryoanji Temple famous for its rock garden, which consists of a rectangular plot of pebbles surrounded by low earthen walls.
**An alternative location is Kitano Tenmangu, a 10th-century Shinto shrine.
Transfer by Bullet Train and ferry to Miyajima and visit the Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site, best known for it famous for its floating torii gate. Then depart to Hiroshima, visit Atomic Bomb Dome, another World Heritage site, and Peace Memorial Museum. (B)
The day is at leisure to explore beautiful Kyoto. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)