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Description :The tour begins and ends in Japan's vibrant capital Tokyo where you can enjoy the many contrasts of this exciting city. The tour includes a 7 day Japan Rail Pass and an excursion day from Kyoto, allowing you to check out any one of a number of extra destinations.
Tour Code : JP-01
Price : from US$2073 p/p
Departure Date : You choose
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Day 1

Japan   (No meal included)

Tokyo

Upon arrival, you will get to the hotel at Asakusa by yourself and be free on your own for the day.

Toyoko Inn Asakusa Kuramae Kaminarimon      

Day 2

Japan   (B)

Tokyo

After breakfast, you will first have a tour of the city. The beautiful Hamarikyo will be your first stop and then the Meiji Jingghu Shrine and the fashionable district of Harajuku. Later, you will pass through the new development area of Shiodome. Today you will also experience the railway system and even the water bus in Japan.

Toyoko Inn Asakusa Kuramae Kaminarimon      

Day 3

Japan   (B)

Kamakura

After breakfast, you will depart for Kamakura. The journey takes about 1 hour 45 minutes. You’ll be able to drop off your bags before heading off to look around some of Kamakura’s many beautiful temples and shrines. The town is small enough to see all the major sights on foot and there are some really nice walking routes you might like to take. Be sure not to miss the big Buddha at Kotokuin temple. In the evening you will have free time to visit a local restaurant or maybe have a walk along the beach.

Kamakura Hotel Ajisai      

 

Day 4

Japan   (B)

Hakone

After enjoying breakfast, you will move on to Hakone. Your total journey time today is around 2 hours 30 minutes. You will get a Hakone Free-Pass which allows you to travel with all kinds of transportations in Hakone: bus, cable car, and even the sightseeing ‘pirate’ boat which crosses Lake Ashi. From here, if you’re lucky and the sky is clear, you will get a nice view of Mt. Fuji.

Fuji Hakone Guest House      

 

Day 5

Japan   (B)

Hakone

More time to explore Hakone. You may like to take a short hike along the old Tokaido highway which used to be the major road linking Edo (modern day Tokyo) with Kyoto and Osaka. The outdoor sculpture museum features pieces by many world renowned artists and all are set against a stunning mountain backdrop. There are also all kinds of museums to visit and this is a great chance to pick up one of Hakone’s famous “trick boxes” as a unique souvenir.

Fuji Hakone Guest House      

Day 6

Japan   (B, D)

Kyoto

After breakfast you’ll move on to Kyoto, which takes a two hour ride on the world famous ‘Bullet’ Train. This afternoon we have arranged a tour of Gion and the Geisha districts with a local Geisha expert, who will give you a truly unique insight into this hidden world. The tour will be followed by dinner at a local Japanese restaurant. It’s sure to be an exciting day!

Toyoko Inn Gojo Karasuma       

Day 7

Japan   (B)

Kyoto

A full day to explore some of Kyoto’s sights. Check out some temples and shrines such as the exquisite hilltop Kiyomizu-dera, the Golden Pavilion or one of Kyoto’s many Zen gardens.

Toyoko Inn Gojo Karasuma       

 

Day 8

Japan   (B)

Kyoto

A free day for you to use your included JR Rail Pass! Popular choices include Hiroshima, Himeji Castle, Nara or Kanazawa, which boasts one of Japan’s top 3 gardens, Kenrokuen. Of course, with everything there to do in Kyoto, you may opt to stay in town and explore the city a bit more.

Toyoko Inn Gojo Karasuma       

 

Day 9

Japan   (B)

Tokyo

Take the Tokaido Shinkansen back to Tokyo today for your final day in the capital. You’ll be able to check out some of the sights you miss first time round or perhaps stock up on souvenirs and gifts for friends and family back home. We’ll be staying right in the heart of the bright lights of Shinjuku.


Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku     

Day 10

Japan   (B)

It’s sayonara as the tour ends and you will get to the airport on your own.

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  • 1-888-414-0686 (US & CA)
  • 1-800-982-536 (AU)
  • 0-808-189-0371 (UK)
  • 0086-571-85278076 (Intl)

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