Japan Discovery
6 days / 5 nights
The highlights of Japan and covered in this adventure to Tokyo, Mt. Fuji and historic Kyoto. This is an ideal week in Japan for those that want to see more than the modern city of Tokyo.
Departures: Tokyo to Kyoto
Select dates: Jan. - Dec. 2018
Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto & Nara
Tour Includes Expand or Collapse Section
  • Accommodations for 5 nights hotels.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide services.
  • 2 lunches (L) as indicated in itinerary.
  • Sightseeing of each city's highlights.
Tour Itinerary Expand or Collapse Section

Day 01: Arrive in Tokyo
An English-speaking tour conductor will meet customers at the airport, and assist them in boarding the taxi to their hotel in Tokyo. Arrive at Hotel in Tokyo, Free time after arrival.

Day 02: Tokyo
07:05 - 07:45 Pick-up Service
Pick-up service is available at hotel accommodation. Please be at the meeting location at least 10 minutes before departure.
07:50 - 08:00 Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Main Tower 3F Check-in Counter
The tour will depart from Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo for Tokyo sightseeing via tour bus.
National Diet Building (Drive-by)
This is the center of the Japanese Government. Don't let the impressive Western-style architecture fool you--this building is constructed almost entirely out of pure Japanese materials.
Imperial Palace (Drive-by)
Formerly known as Edo Castle, this palace is the residence of the Emperor of Japan.
The grounds are lush with green foliage and provide a relaxing spot for Tokyoites and visitors alike.
Tsukiji Outer Market (50 min)
Japan's No.1 place for seafood with over 400 shops including fresh fish retailers, grocers, and restaurants. Enjoy shopping and try some local food while exploring this one-of-a-kind location.
Kabukiza (Drive-by)
A classic Japanese-style theater where traditional Kabuki performances are held.
Tokyo Skytree Town (70 min)
Enjoy freely exploring Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Solamachi which features many traditional Tokyo shops, an aquarium, planetarium, and more.
12:30 Senso-ji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Street (45 min)
Senso-ji, Tokyo's oldest temple, offers plenty to see including the bright red Kaminarimon Gate, a statue of the god of thunder, and a five-story pagoda. The bustling street known as "Nakamise" stretches for about 250 m from Kaminarimon Gate to Senso-ji Temple and is filled with a plethora of shops.
Tour ends in Asakusa after enjoying a stroll around.
Stay at Hotel in Tokyo
Please make your own way to the hotel in Tokyo.

Day 03: Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone - Kyoto
07:35 - 09:00 Pick-up Service
Pick-up service is available at hotel accommodation. Please be at the meeting location at least 10 minutes before departure.
Mt. Fuji 5th Station (30 min)
The bus will head up to the 5th Station along the Subaru Line.
The 5th Station is situated at 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level. At this height, participants will be amazed at spectacular, breathtaking views from above the clouds.
Lunch (50 min)
Lake Ashi Cruise (15 min)
This crater lake along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mt. Hakone was formed by a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago, and provides postcard views of Mt. Fuji towering 30 km northwest. Admire the superb view of Mt. Fuji from aboard a ship. *The tour may be guided to another ropeway or an alternative destination if the Lake Ashi cruise operation is suspended, or depending on road conditions, etc.
Komagatake Ropeway (50 min)
Take a 7-minute ropeway ride to the peak of Mt. Komagatake. A total of 50 minutes will be spent here, including time to walk around at the peak. Take a cableway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop. *The tour may be guided to another ropeway or an alternative destination if the Komagatake ropeway operation is suspended, or depending on road conditions, etc.
17:00 - 20:10 Odawara Station
From Odawara Station to Kyoto Station (There may be a transfer at Shizuoka Station or Nagoya Station) (180 min)
Go to Kyoto by Hikari or Kodama Shinkansen
Arrive at Kyoto Station
An English-speaking tour conductor will meet participants at Kyoto Station.
A drop-off service by taxi to the accommodation is available.
Arrive at Hotels in Kyoto City
**Your baggage will be transported from Tokyo to Kyoto on Day 3. Each person will be allowed one piece of baggage. Additional baggage will require an extra fee of JPY 2,200 per item.**

Day 04: Kyoto and Nara
Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City
Participants are picked up by bus and taken to Kyoto Avanti. Please be at the meeting location at least 10 minutes before departure.
Enter Nijo Castle (50 min)
A World Heritage site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see.
Visit Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.
[Except Mondays] Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min)
See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.
[Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (40 min)
On Mondays (and Tuesdays if a national holiday falls on the preceding Monday), this tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. It is famous for housing the God of scholarship. This shrine's main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
Lunch (Japanese/Western style buffet lunch) (60 min)
From Kyoto to Nara
Head to Nara via Nara Keinawa Expressway
Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) / Nara Park
A World Heritage site. This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
Nara Nagomikan
The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.
18:30 - 19:30 Drop-off Service
Go to Hotel in Kyoto City
Stay at Hotel in Kyoto City

Day 05: Kyoto
Full day is free at leisure. And receive information regarding Day 6 departure time.

Day 06: Kyoto - U.S.A.
Free time from check-out until departure. The taxi driver will meet customers at the hotel in Kyoto City and drop them off at the airport in time. Arrive at Kansai International Airport

Key: (L) Lunch

Pricing Expand or Collapse Section
Arrival Date Land Price
(Sharing Twin)
Child (6-11)
(With Extra Bed)
Single Supplement
From To
6-Jan-18 12-Mar-18 $1,409 $1,269 $579
17-Mar-18 29-Apr-18 $1,559 $1,419 $579
6-May-18 2-Jul-18 $1,409 $1,269 $579
7-Jul-18 3-Dec-18 $1,559 $1,419 $579
10-Dec-18 924-Dec-18 $1,409 $1,269 $579

Arrival Date*: Jan. 4-Mar. 8, Dec. 2-23: Mon., Wed., Sat.; Mar. 11-Nov. 29: Daily

Guaranteed departures are based on minimum of 2 passengers.

International airfare from U.S.A. to Asia airline is available upon request.

Black-out Dates:
Feb. 25, Mar. 16-18, Apr. 27-May 5, Jul. 12-15, 20-22, 27-28, Aug. 3-4, 9-13, 17-18, 24-25, 31, Sep. 7, 14-16, 21, 28, Oct. 5-7, 12, 19-20, 26, Nov. 1-3, 9

*Please note that when the date of stay at the hotel is a blackout date, the tour will not be operated.

Good to Know
Guaranteed deparure based on minimum of 2 passagers.
Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.

Hotel InformationExpand or Collapse Section

Shiba Park or similar
1-5-10, Shiba-koen
Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 0081-3-34334141


Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar

Have Questions?

Call us at 1-855-452-9071 or

Mon-Thur: 9:30AM - 2AM (EST)
Fri: 9:30AM - 9PM (EST)
Sat: 10AM - 6PM (EST)