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Tokyo / Mt. Fuji / Hakone / Takayama / Shirakawago / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara

Tours Includes:

  • 9 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Bullet Train from Odawara-Nagoya
  • Express Train from Nagoya- Takayama / Kanazawa-Kyoto
  • Meals: Breakfast Daily & 1 Japanese Dinner
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing per Itinerary by Private Car
  • Services of Local English-Speaking Guides
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers by Airport Shuttle Bus

Highlights:

  • A handcrafted journey by Private Car
  • Travel in luxury at your own pace
  • Program can be customized to suit your travel style and personal interests

ACCOMODATIONS

CITY NIGHTS HOTELS
Tokyo 3 The Peninsula Tokyo
Hakone 1 Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa
Takayama 1 Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan (Ryokan)
Kanazawa 1 Hotel Nikko Kanazawa
Kyoto 3 Hyatt Regency Kyoto
DAY 1
Arrival in Tokyo

Arrive Tokyo, our representative will meet you and assist you in boarding an airport shuttle bus transfer to your hotel.

(Note: Japan has one of the world’s best public transportation networks with efficient service and punctuality. We believe you will enjoy the ride on the comfortable airport limousine bus transfer to your hotel. Please inquire if a private car transfer is preferred with a supplement.)

DAY 2
Tokyo

Early morning start your half day tour of Tokyo by private car. Visit the beautiful Meiji Jingu Shrine and enjoy the Kagura Shinto dance, an ancient ritual dance. Next on to the Imperial Palace Plaza where you can view the Imperial Palace surrounded by moats and massive stone walls. Continue to the Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo’s largest Buddhist temple; and explore the Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Return to your hotel and afternoon is free at leisure. (B)

DAY 3
Tokyo

Today is free at leisure to venture out in Japan’s most cosmopolitan and vivacious city. The Tokyo Metro subway is the ideal way to travel to the wonders of this vast city. Experience it yourself and travel likes the locals! (B)

DAY 4
Tokyo | Mt. Fuji | Hakone

Today’s journey by private car to the iconic Mt. Fuji, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 gondola ride on the Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. Later transfer to Hakone and overnight. (B)

DAY 5
Hakone | Takayama

Morning ride on the famous Bullet Train to Nagoya; connect Express Train to Takayama. Takayama is ideal for exploring by foot journeying first to the nearby Takayama Jinya. Visit the Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, that are used for parade during the Takayama Festival in autumn. Continue to the Kusakabe Folkcraft Museum, designated an Important Cultural Property. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. (B,JD)

DAY 6
Takayama | Shirakawago | Kanazawa

Depart by private car for a scenic drive to Shirakawago visiting the Gassho-Zukuri Minkaen. It’s an open-air museum with a collection of historic “gassho” praying-hands farmhouses. From the Ruins of Ogimachi Castle offers a panoramic view of the Gasssho-style village. Continue journey to Miboro Dam, Japan’s first and largest dam built with the “rock-fill technology” using only stones and clay. Later, transfer by private car to Kanazawa for overnight. (B)

DAY 7
Kanazawa | Kyoto

The first stop of your private car tour today is Nagamachi Samurai Residence where samurai and their families used to reside. Next visit the Kenroku-en Garden, one of the most beautiful feudal lords’ gardens in Japan. For pottery lovers, the Kutani Pottery Kiln is a must. You can have a glimpse of the process and history of this fine craft. Afternoon depart by express train to Kyoto. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. (B)

DAY 8
Kyoto

Begin the day by visiting the Kinkakuji Temple with its magnificent Golden Pavilion. Continue to the Heian Jingu Shrine and the 17thcentury Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Transfer back to your hotel and afternoon is free at leisure. (B)

DAY 9
Kyoto | Nara | Kyoto

Morning depart by private car for a half day excursion to Naral. Start your walking tour in Nara Park. Visit the Todaiji Temple houses Japan’s largest bronze Buddha statue, and is also the world’s largest wooden building. Continue to the celebrated Kasuga Taisha Shrine, famous for its hundreds of bronze lanterns hanging from the buildings. Return to Kyoto by private car and remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

DAY 10
Depart Kyoto

In time, transfer to airport by Airport Shuttle Van for your departure. (B)

(Note: Airport transfer by private car can be arranged with a supplement; please inquire.)

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