Day 1: Arrive in Tokyo
Upon arrival, meet our local travel assistant who will assist you in boarding a reserved taxi and transfer to your Shiba Park Hotel for rest.
Day 2: Tokyo
You will be picked up from your hotel. Take a morning tour of Tokyo by motorcoach and visit Tokyo Tower (30 min.), Imperial Palace Plaza (10 min.), and Sensoji Temple and Nakamise shopping arcade in Asakusa (48 min.). Following a drive through Ueno, the tour will disband in Akihabara or at Tokyo Station around noon, leaving you free to explore Tokyo on your own in the afternoon.
Day 3: Tokyo - Kamakura -Tokyo
"You will be picked up from your hotel to join a one day tour to Kamakura. In the morning, pick up at hotel and transfer to Hamamatsucho bus station and head to Kamakura by bus. travel to Matcha Green Tea Experience at Jomyo-ji Temple(40 min), Hokoku-ji Temple (20 min). Sit down for a lunch of authentic Buddhist vegetarian cuisine served in a Japanese-style building and prepared with seasonal ingredients. after lunch, Kotoku-in Temple and the Great Buddha (30 min), Enoshima Sightseeing(75 min).
After returning to Tokyo by motorcoach (90 min), disembark at either Ginza or Shinjuku. The guide will tell you how to return to your hotel.(L)"
Day 4: Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone
You will be picked up from your hotel to join a day tour to Mt. Fuji and Hakone. In the morning, travel to Mt. Fuji by motorcoach (150 min.), visit Mt. Fuji's 5th station (30 min.) before continuing to Hakone. Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch in Hakone. After lunch, take a cruise on Lake Ashi (15 min.), ride the Hakone Ropeway, Mt Komagatake Ropeway (50 min.). Stay overnight at the Yumoto Fujiya Hotel in Hakone.(L)
Day 05: Hakone- Takayama
" Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus (140 min.). At Nagoya Station, transfer to a limited express Hida train to Takayama (150 min.). After arriving in Takayama, visit Yatai Kaikan Hall (30 min.), Kusakabe Heritage House (20 min), Kami-Sannomachi (30 min). Stay overnight at Hida Hotel Plaza.
**Your baggage will be transported from Hakone to Kyoto on Day 5. Each person will be allowed one piece of baggage. For overnight stays in Takayama and Kanazawa, we recommend that you carry a light overnight bag. Additional Baggage will require an extra fee of JPY 2,200 per item.**"
Day 06: Takayama-Shirakawa-go-Kanazawa
Depart the hotel to go sightseeing in Takayama Morning Market (40 min) and Shirakawago Observatory (15 min). Wada Residence (traditional thatch-roofed farmhouse)(60 min). After lunch, From Shirakawago, head to Kanazawa by expressway bus and arrive at Hotel in Kanazawa City. (L)
Day 07: Kanazawa-Kyoto"
Depart the hotel to go sightseeing in Kanazawa before traveling to Kyoto. Visit Nomura Residence, Nagamachi Samurai District (40 min), Kenrokuen Garden (60 min), Higashi Chaya-gai (40 min), Hakuza Honten (30 min). Take the JR limited express train to Kyoto (145 min). You will be taken by taxi from Kyoto Station to their hotels. An English-speaking staff member will guide participants to the taxi, but will not ride along in the taxi. Check in at your hotel in Kyoto.
Day 08: Kyoto
You will be picked up from your hotel to join a day tour of Kyoto. In the morning, visit Nijo Castle (50 min.), Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min), and Kyoto Imperial Palace [Except Mondays] or Kitano-tenmangu Shrine [Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday) (40 min.). Enjoy a Japanese / Western Buffet. After lunch, visit Heian Jingu Shrine (25 min.), Sanjusangen-do Temple (30 min.), and Kiyomizu-dera Temple (70 min.). Return to hotel by motorcoach. (L)
Day 09: Kyoto - U.S.A.
"A shared seating will pick you up at your hotel at the arranged time to take you to Kansai Airport. Package tour ends on arrival at Kansai Airport.
**Each person will be allowed one piece of baggage on the shared van from Kyoto to Kansai Airport. Additional baggage will require an extra fee of JPY 1,000 per item.**"
Key: (L) Lunch