Starts in Tokyo
Ends in Kyoto
Duration (days) 8
Group size 16
A classic itinerary to explore Japan starting from Tokyo to Kyoto with an excursion tour to Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. Exploring temples, shrines, memorial park, and historical parks all-in-one on this 8 days tour.
Day 1Arrive Tokyo
Welcome to Japan ! Arrive in Tokyo, airport shuttle transfer to your hotel in Tokyo. Check in at the hotel and the balance of the day is at leisure.
Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour in Tokyo, drive by the National Diet Building, Imperial Palace; visit Tsukiji Outer Market, then drive by Kabukiza, visit Tokyo Skytree Town, and Senso-ji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Street. Tour ends in Asakusa after enjoying a stroll around.
Day 3Mt. Fuji Tour
Drive to Mount Fuji with a stop at the 5th station for breathtaking views of the mountain (weather permitting). Proceed to Hakone National Park for a cruise on Lake Ashi. Take the Hakone Ropeway up to Owakudani station for panoramic views of the spectacular Mount Fuji area. Back to Tokyo and overnight.
Transfer to Tokyo Station and take Shinkansen Nozomi train to Kyoto (no accompanying tour conductor on board the Shinkansen). Upon arrival in Kyoto, a tour representative will meet you at the platform and guide you to your hotel in Kyoto. This afternoon, meet with your tour guide and drive to Nara, the first permanent capital of Japan. Visit the Todaiji Temple housing a great image of Buddha, colorful Kasuga Taisha Shrine with 3,000 lanterns, the Nara Park, where tame deers freely roam and can be hand-fed and Nara Nagomikan. Return to Kyoto and overnight in Kyoto
Morning tour highlights include visits to the Kinkakuji Temple’s Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle known for its lavish interiors and Kyoto Imperial Palace, emperor’s residence till 1868. This afternoon, visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Sanjusangendo Shrine, a renowned long wooden temple housing over 1000 statues of Kanno, Bodhisattva, dating back to the 13th century, and Kiyomizu Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Day 6Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour
Breakfast is at the hotel. Today’s tour highlights the World Heritage Sites of Miyajima, with its stately red torii rising from the ocean, the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome, dedicated to promoting peace around the world and Hiroshima Peace & Memorial Park. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.
Day is at leisure to explore Kyoto on own. Optional Tour at extra cost: Kyoto Osaka Kyoto Breakfast/Lunch Breakfast is at hotel. Meet with your tour guide at hotel lobby at 8:40 am. Board a local express train for Osaka and take a guided walking tour. See Osaka’s famous sights including the Aerial Garden Observatory for a commanding view of the city and Osaka Castle, the symbol of Osaka known for its magnificent stone wall. Walk to the nearby river boat dock to board the Aqua Liner for an hour-long cruise around Nakanoshima. Return to Kyoto for overnight stay.
Day 8Depart Kyoto
Take the airport shuttle to the Kansai Airport for your flight home.
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Dates & Prices
1 - 4
Keio Plaza Hotel Premier Grand or similar
4 - 8
Hyatt Regency Kyoto or similar
2023 May 01-2023 Dec 31: Twin Sharing $4955 p. p. Single Supplement $2555 p. p. Saturdays arrival Tokyo only based on minimum 2 passengers. Prices include: Transfers, hotel accommodation, English speaking guided-tours, daily breakfast and meals as mentioned. Price Exclude: International airfare to/from Japan, entry visa/fee, taxes, seasonal/fuel surcharges, gratuities, meals not mentioned, personal expenditures, baggage handling and shipping, optional tours, and drinks.