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Imperial Japan – 9 Days

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(2 customer reviews)

$ 3,575.00

Japan is a modern country that still retains plenty of its mystical oriental charm and something of an enigma to people in the Western world. Japanese culture is alive and cannot be ignored, from the etiquette demanded in social situations, to the minimalist décor behind rice paper screens, and the many exotic pleasures of this country makes a visit to Japan a fascinating experience.

9 Days showcase Tokyo • Mt. Fuji & Hakone • Takayama • Shirakawago • Kanazawa • Kyoto & Nara • Osaka

Description

Day 1 Arrive Tokyo
Arrival in Tokyo, meet and transfer by airport bus to the hotel.

• Keio Plaza Hotel

Day 2 Tokyo (B/L)
Full day tour to cover some intriguing sights of this metropolis such as the iconic Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace East Gardens and beautiful Meiji Shrine.

A tea ceremony at the Hama-Rikyu Garden followed by a cruise along Sumida River to the Asakusa Kannon Temple, the oldest and most popular temple in the city with a harmonious melding of design and spirituality.

Day 3 Tokyo (B)
Full day at leisure. Suggest you to take a self guided walking tour or a full day excursion to Nikko to see Toshogu Shinto Shrine designated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Day 4 Tokyo – Mt. Fuji – Hakone (B/L)
Travel by coach to picturesque Hakone and drive up to Mt. Fuji where you will enjoy a panoramic vistas of Mt. Fuji with its perfect, snow-capped conical shape.

Continue visit in Hakone area including a boat cruise on peaceful Lake Ashinoko. Overnight at your hotel nested in forested mountains and enjoy “onsen” – an outdoor dip in a hot spring.

• Yomoto Fujiya Hotel or Hakone Hotel Kowakien

Day 5 Hakone – Takayama (B)
Travel by bullet train to beguiling Takayama, a treasure chest of Japanese architecture and traditions. Discover this fascinating town’s myriad of narrow streets, shrines and sake stalls.

See the Yatai Kaikan Hall, Kusakabe Folk Craft Museum and historic wooden houses in Kami Sannomachi Street of Japan’s most atmospheric towns.

• Hida Hotel Plaza

Day 6 Takayama/Kanazawa (B)
Wander the morning market and soak up the atmosphere of the old town followed by a drive through Lake Miboro.

This afternoon, travel by vehicle to Shirakawago and visit Gassho-Zukuri – large thatch roof dwellings, a unique architectural style which is another Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage. Afterward, we proceed to Kanazawa.

• Hotel Nikko Kanazawa

Day 7 Kanazawa/Kyoto (B)
A former castle town and samurai headquarters, Kanazawa is also home to one of Japan’s most famous gardens. Beautiful Kenrokuen garden is considered to be one of the Top Three Japanese gardens.

You will explore the garden and visit Kutaniyaki Pottery Kiln, Higashi geisha district and the interesting old Samurai Residence. Travel by train to Kyoto.

• ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto

Day 8 Kyoto /Nara/Kyoto (B/L)
Morning sightseeing includes visiting the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle noted for its gorgeous interiors and Kyoto Imperial Palace

Lunch at Kyoto Handicraft Centre. After lunch, continue to Nara and visit Todaiji Temple that houses a great image of Buddha and the colourful Kasuga Shrine with 3,000 lanterns.

Day 9 Kyoto – Home City (B)
Transfer by Airport Limousine to Osaka Airport (either Kansai or Itami) for onward flight or stay longer for more exploration of Kyoto.


Between 2 - 9 Pax
$4150
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Tokyo – Keio Plaza Hotel or Hotel New Otani
  • Hakone – Yumoto Fujiya
  • Takayama – Hida Hotel Plaza
  • Kanazawa – Hotel Kanazawa
  • Kyoto – ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto
  • Single Supplement: $1285


Group of Min 15
$3575
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Tokyo – Keio Plaza Hotel or Hotel New Otani
  • Hakone – Yumoto Fujiya
  • Takayama – Hida Hotel Plaza
  • Kanazawa – Hotel Kanazawa
  • Kyoto – ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto
  • Single Supplement: $1080

Additional information

OVERVIEW

Japan is a modern country that still retains plenty of its mystical oriental charm and something of an enigma to people in the Western world. Japanese culture is alive and cannot be ignored, from the etiquette demanded in social situations, to the minimalist décor behind rice paper screens, and the many exotic pleasures of this country makes a visit to Japan a fascinating experience.

DEPARTURE

Daily Departure with some blackout dates.

HOTELS

As indicated in the itinerary.

INCLUSIONS

1. Accommodations: Twin room sharing basis at the hotels specified in itinerary or similar class.

2. Meals : Daily American (or buffet) breakfast at the hotels.
Lunch included as specified in the itinerary.

3. Transfer & Tours: For 02 – 9 pax, Seat-in-coach basis.
For 10 pax up, Exclusive basis.

4. Train : Tourist class reserved seat.

5. Guide: English speaking guide. Other languages (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, etc. ) are available with supplementary cost.
6. Others: Necessary tax and service charge, tips to drivers, toll road and parking fees, admission fee and porterages at airports, stations, hotels and etc. if available.

EXCLUSIONS

 International flights – Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
Insurance you may wish (which we urge you to purchase)
 Personal expenses and gratuities.
 Any other item not specified

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance or chat online with us.

2 reviews for Imperial Japan – 9 Days

  1. Trip Connoisseurs

    Dear SHEILA,

    We got back yesterday after a wonderful experience 🙏😳. The whole trip went off like clockwork. No delays anywhere, no rushing, no worries, no waiting, messages for us waiting at hotels, picked up and dropped at the proper counters or places. Every one involved saw to it that we got to the right spot at the right time and were also satisfied. They went out of their way doing so, we felt. But, I guess that is normal for them. Language did not seem to be much of a barrier. The personal guides were very knowledgeable and the best, with so much of patience and understanding. Very efficient.

    This was a long, complicated trip, with so many steps and people involved. Our only contact was you. Yet, there was no hitch anywhere and you were always there for us. Thank you also for Chris, another name you mentioned. Thank you 🙏 so much for a great 👍 time, very efficiently managed. This is from both of us.

    All the best, Sheila, in everything you do.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Trip Connoisseurs

    Hello Marita and Chris. just returned wanted to let you both know that our trip went very well. We enjoyed our personalized tours. The only comment that I would like to share is that in Japan, the gardens at the Imperial Palace are closed on Mondays that being the case, I wish the order of the tours would have been reversed that we would have done the group tour that we did on Monday on Tuesday and then the personalized tour with Seiko on Monday that way we would have been able to see the gardens. The group tour on Monday was so so, the guide was very nice and we enjoyed getting to know him, the Japanese culture, but he spent a little too much time speaking about his personal life than about the history of what we were seeing. Other than that it was good. Thanks for your assistance in making it a memorable experience for my husband and me.
    Sylvia

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