Japan World Heritage
9 days / 8 nights
Visiting some spectacular UNESCO World Heritage sites, this tour is a fantastic adventure for someone seeking a little bit of a different tour of Japan. These historic cities give a glimpse into the traditional way of life in ancient Japan.
Departures: from Tokyo to Kyoto
Select dates: Jan. - Dec. 2018
Tokyo, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa & Kyoto
Tour Includes Expand or Collapse Section
  • Accommodations for 8 nights hotels.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide.
  • 4 lunches (L) as indicated in itinerary.
  • Airport transfer and hotel pick-up / drop-off service for some of the tours
  • Sightseeing tours of each city's highlights.
Tour Itinerary Expand or Collapse Section

Day 01: 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 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
[Edo Tokyo Tour (Day 2)]
1. Admission to the Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck is not included in the tour booking charge. Before entering, please pay a separate charge of JPY 2,060 for each person age 18 and older, JPY 1,540 for each person age 12~17, JPY 930 for each person age 6~11, and JPY 620 for each person age 4~5.
2. On Wednesdays, Sundays, and other days when Tsukiji Outer Market is closed, an alternate destination of Hamarikyu Gardens, Imperial Palace East Gardens, Imperial Palace Plaza Nijubashi Bridge, etc. may be visited instead. Also, this tour will not enter the Tsukiji Inner Market nor be guided to the tuna auctions.

Day 03: Tokyo - Kamakura -Tokyo
07:20 - 08:45 Pick-up Service
Pick-up service is available at hotel accommodation. Please be at the meeting location at least 10 minutes before departure.
08:50 - 09:00 Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal Check-in Counter
Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal by bus for a sightseeing tour in Kamakura.
Matcha Green Tea Experience at Jomyo-ji Temple (40 min)
Enjoy some of Japan's famous powdered matcha green tea and confectionery in the highly refined and tranquil atmosphere of a tearoom constructed over 400 years ago, and enjoy the view of the temple's Japanese rock garden.
Hokoku-ji Temple (30 min)
Walk through the grounds of Hokoku-ji Temple, known as the bamboo temple for its beautiful bamboo grove.
Kotoku-in Temple and the Great Buddha (30 min)
Visit Kotoku-in Temple which houses a towering, 13-meter-tall Buddha statue known as one of the three Great Buddha statues in Japan.
Lunch (45 min)
Enoshima Sightseeing (75 min)
Visit Enoshima, a getaway island popular year-round for its cool ocean breezes.
Cross over the 600-meter bridge that connects the island of Enoshima with the mainland and walk along Benzaiten Nakamise Street which is lined with intriguing shops bustling with customers.
Afterward, take the Enoshima Escar which will whisk you easily up to Enoshima Shrine. Enjoy the beautiful ocean views from Enoshima Shrine.
17:40 - 18:40 Shinjuku
Drop-off near Shinjuku Station West Exit.
*Please head to your next destination on your own from Shinjuku.
Stay at Hotel in Tokyo (L)

Day 04: Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone
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.
The English-speaking interpreter guide service ends at Hakone-en. Go to the hotel on foot, via bus, or via taxi.
17:00 - 18:00
Arrive at Hotel in Hakone Area (L)

Day 05: Hakone- Takayama
08:00 - 09:30 Depart from Hotel in Hakone Area
An English-speaking tour conductor will meet customers at the accommodation, and proceed to Odawara Station by taxi or bus.
Arrive at Odawara Station
From Odawara Station to Nagoya Station (140 min)
Head to Nagoya via Shinkansen (Hikari or Kodama)
Guides and other staff do not ride on the Shinkansen with tour participants.
11:10 - 12:50 From Nagoya Station to Takayama Station (150 min)
The guide will meet participants at Nagoya Station. Board the JR Limited Express train to Takayama.
14:00 - 15:20 Arrive at Takayama Station
Sightseeing around Takayama City on foot.
Yatai Kaikan (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall) (30 min)
This popular facility displays some of the colorfully decorated festival floats used in the famous Takayama Festival.
Enjoy seeing the many intricately made floats.
Kusakabe Heritage House (20 min)
Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts.
Kami-Sannomachi (30 min)
Located in Takayama's old quarter, this street is lined with Edo period buildings, and provides visitors a glimpse into the past.
17:30 - 18:30 Arrive at Hotel in Takayama City
**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
08:30 - 09:00 Depart from Hotel in Takayama City
Takayama Morning Market (40 min)
Enjoy walking around the bustling Takayama Morning Market, where a wide array of local specialties and other products are available.
Shirakawago Observatory (15 min)
Enjoy an elevated view of the World Heritage-registered thatch-roofed village of Shirakawago. Great for photography!
Lunch at a Thatched Roof House (45 min)
Taste delicious regional cuisine dishes you can only enjoy in the countryside.
Wada Residence (traditional thatch-roofed farmhouse) (60 min)
This is one of the thatch-roofed houses, also registered as a World Heritage Site. Look around and be fascinated by the culture and history of the village.
Shirakawago to Kanazawa (Drive-by sightseeing of Miboro Dam)
On the way from Shirakawago to Kanazawa, enjoy seeing rural Japanese scenery such as the manmade Miboro Dam and the Hakusan Mountains. Enjoy sightseeing from the vehicle windows.
16:00 - 18:30 Arrive at Hotel in Kanazawa City (L)

Day 07: Kanazawa-Kyoto
08:30 - 09:00 Depart from Hotel in Kanazawa City
Nomura Residence, Nagamachi Samurai District (40 min)
Visit a former residence of a samurai family from the Kaga Domain. Admire the traditional architecture and gaze at the beautiful Japanese garden.
Kenrokuen Garden (60 min)
This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens.
It offers amazing seasonal views all year round.
Higashi Chaya–gai (40 min)
Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street here where something from the Edo period (1603-1868) still lingers in the air. This area is an Important Traditional Building Preservation District.
Hakuza Honten (30 min)
Feel free to purchase handicrafts, accessories, cosmetics and other items made with gold leaf.
12:40 - 14:00 Kanazawa Station
Eat lunch on your own after arrival at Kanazawa Station.
Kanazawa Station to Kyoto Station (145 min)
Take the JR limited express train to Kyoto Station. There is no accompanying interpreter guide while onboard the Shinkansen.
16:30 - 17:10 Drop-off Service
An English-speaking tour conductor will meet participants at Kyoto Station.
A drop-off service by taxi to major hotels in Kyoto city is available.

Day 08: Kyoto 08:00 - 08:50 Pick-up Service - Sunrise Tours Desk inside Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)
All transportation on this tour is by bus. 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) (50 min)
Heian Shrine (25 min)
Don't miss the characteristic red architecture of this beautiful shrine built to celebrate the 1100 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto.
Sanjusangen-do Temple (30 min)
Visit the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century.
Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple (70 min)
The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.
17:30 - 18:30 Drop-off Service
From Kiyomizu-dera Temple, participants will be dropped off at Kyoto Station, then to hotels. Stay at Hotel in Kyoto City (L)

Day 09: Kyoto - U.S.A. Free time from check-out until departure. The taxi driver will meet you at the hotel in Kyoto City and drop you off at the airport in time for your flight. 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 6-Mar-18 $2,449 $2,149 $719
17-Mar-18 19-Apr-18 $2,649 $2,359 $719
8-May-18 26-Jun-18 $2,449 $2,149 $719
7-Jul-18 1-Dec-18 $2,649 $2,359 $719
11-Dec-18 18-Dec-18 $2,449 $2,149 $719

Arrival Date:
Jan. 6-Feb. 27: Tue., Sat.
Mar. 1- Dec. 18: Tue., Thu. Sat.

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. 24, Mar. 8, 22, May 1-4, Jun. 28, Jul. 6-20, 26-31, Aug. 4-11, Sep. 13, 20, 29

*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


Yumoto Fujiya Hotel or similar
256-1 Yumoto, Hakone-machi
Kanagawa, Japan 250-0392
Phone: 0081-460-85-6111


Hida Hotel Plaza or similar
2-60 Hanaokacho, Takayama
Gifu, Japan 506-0009
Phone: 0081-577-33-4600


Hotel Kanazawa or similar


Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar

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