Discover Japan Escorted Tour – 15 Days

Don’t miss this amazing Japan experience during Cherry Blossom season.

from just  $7785 per person

Departs 31st of March 2019

ITINERARY

DAY 1 – Tokyo
Hotel Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa
Upon arrival at Narita/Haneda Airport, board the Airport Limousine Bus to your accommodation in Tokyo for 2 nights.

DAY 2 – Tokyo
Hotel Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa. Meal Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast your Japan journey begins with a full day sightseeing tour of Tokyo. Visit some of the major sights including the Tokyo Sky Tree with 360 panoramic views of the city, Tsukiji Outer Fish Markets, and Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo’s most famous Buddhist Temple. Drive by some famous shopping districts such as Ginza and Akihabara. The day will conclude early evening where you will have the rest of the evening free to explore the nightlife of Tokyo.

DAY 3 – Tokyo
Hotel Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa. Meal Breakfast
Morning sightseeing visiting Shibuya, Harajuku and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Afternoon free at leisure.

DAY 4 – Tokyo – Hakone
Traditional Japanese Ryokan Inn Yoshiike Ryokan (Japanese style room).  Meal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today embark on a full day sightseeing tour of the Hakone and Lake Ashi area. Visit Mt Fuji, Japan’s national icon. Drive up to the Mt Fuji 5th station of the mountain and its viewing spots. Enjoy a cruise on lake Ashi, then ropeway up Mt. Komagatake, stopping at Owakudani Valley for a spectacular panoramic view of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding area. After sightseeing, arrive at your Hakone Ryokan and enjoy a delicious welcome dinner with your tour escort and group.

DAY 5 – Hakone – Takayama
Hotel Hida Hotel Plaza or Takayama Green Hotel. Meal BreakfastA Japanese style breakfast then depart for Takayama via Nagoya on the Shinkansen bullet train. You will have the afternoon and evening free to explore this beautiful little town. For dinner you might like to try the famous “Hida-gyu” beef, a speciality dish in Takayama. After dinner relax and unwind in the Japanese Onsen (Hot Springs) at your accommodation.

DAY 6 – Takayama
Hotel Hida Hotel Plaza or Takayama Green Hotel. Meal Breakfast, DinnerToday visit some famous sights in Takayama including the Hida Folk Village, an open air museum exhibiting over 30 traditional houses from the region, Matsuri-no-mori and San-machi, a traditional Japanese village area and Takayama Jinya. Explore this historic area of Takayama’s old town. A small 3 lane area is filled with old wooden buildings consisting of sake breweries, small boutiques and some larger merchant houses which are now museums.

DAY 7 – Kanazawa – Gokayama – Kanazawa
Hotel Hotel in Kanazawa or Toyama. Meal Breakfast, Lunch
Today you will have the morning free to explore more of the beautiful little town of Takayama. We recommend visiting the early morning Takayama markets, where local fresh produce and souvenirs stalls are set up. In the afternoon, travel by bus visiting Gokayama, a World Heritage listed area and experience Japanese paper making.

DAY 8 – Kanazawa – Hiroshima
Hotel Granvia Hotel Hiroshima. Meal Breakfast
This morning join a Kanazawa city tour visiting, Higashi Chayagai, Kenroku-en Garden – one of Japan’s 3 most beautiful gardens. Also visit Nagamachi Buke Yashiki, and Omicho Market. In the afternoon travel to Hiroshima city by the JR limited express train.

DAY 9 – Hiroshima
Hotel Granvia Hotel Hiroshima. Meal Breakfast
Breakfast at your own leisure. Today, visit some of the major sights of Hiroshima, including Miyajima Island, Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, a World Heritage listed site and the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome. Evening free to dine out. 

DAY 10 – Hiroshima – Himeji – Kyoto
Hotel New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto. Meal Breakfast
In the morning depart for Kyoto by Shinkansen Bullet Train. Take a detour to Himeji on the way, visiting Himeji castle, a World Heritage listed site and Koko-en Garden. Then continue onto Kyoto city and check into your accommodation where you will be staying for 3 nights.

DAY 11 – Kyoto
Hotel New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto. Meal Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast at your own leisure. Today enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Kyoto city visiting some of the most famous sites including the Golden Pavilion, Shimogamo-jinja, Sanjusangendo amd Kodai-ji. A tea ceremony experience and lunch is also included today.

DAY 12 – Kyoto
Hotel New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto. Meal Breakfast, Dinner
Today is a free day to explore more of Kyoto city or do some last minute shopping. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant with your tour escort and group.

DAY 13 – Kyoto – Osaka
Hotel Granvia Osaka. Meal Breakfast
In the afternoon depart Kyoto by bus. Visit Osaka city sights, including Osaka Castle and Floating Observatory. Accommodation in Osaka for 1 night.

DAY 14 – Osaka
Hotel Granvia Osaka. Meal Breakfast
Wander the exciting Osaka inner district through the canals and entertainment precinct. Enjoy the evening and finish your Japan experience with a bang by indulging in a Osaka gourmet walk on an Osaka Soul Food adventure.

DAY 15 – Osaka
Meal Breakfast
Your journey finishes today after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

 

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