Traditional and Modern Japan in 9 days

Traditional and Modern Japan in 9 days

Day 1. Tokyo (Arrival)
Arrive at Narita(Narita International Airport) or Haneda(Tokyo International Airport). You will be met by our partner representative and helped to board an airport bus or train. Transfer to а station near your hotel (Travel time 60-85min.)

Day 2. Tokyo City tour
Tokyo Half Day Tour (by coach). You will see Meiji Shrine, buidl to honer dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. Emperor Meiji was the first emperor of modern Japan, during the Meiji Period, Japan modernized and westernized herself to join the world's major powers by the time. Tokyo Tower with its orange illumination, a candle to the city.   Imperial Palace East Garden -  a spacious, sprawling garden in the center of Tokyo and the only part of the inner palace area that's open to the public. Asakusa, the traditional downtown area of Tokyo and home to many internationally known sightseeing places. The tour disbands at Tokyo Sta. Return to your hotel on your own. 

Day 3. Tokyo Mt. Fuji & Hakone - Tokyo
Mt.Fuji & Hakone Tour (by shared coach). Set off from Mt.Fuji 5th station. We will see Owakudani Boiling Valley - a volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs, famous for its scenic views, volcanic activity, and kuro-tamago ( "black egg") — a local specialty of eggs hard-boiled in the hot springs. The Hakone Ropeway is the aerial lift that links Sōunzan and Tōgendai via Ōwakudani, all within Hakone. It became funitel in 2002 being now the second of its kind in the country. It makes a part of the sightseeing route between Odawara and Lake Ashi. Enjoy a boat Cruise on Lake Ashi. Lunch is included. 

Day 4. Tokyo - Hiroshima
Upon arrival, make your own way to your accommodation.Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo to Kyoto. Please leave your suitcase with porter/bell desk by 7:30 AM. (You travel with just an overnight bag for your nights in Hiroshima). Make your own way to Shinagawa/Tokyo station. Transfer to Hiroshima from Shinagawa/Tokyo by the bullet train *without station transfer services. The rest of the day will be free of activities.

Day 5. Hiroshima
Hiroshima & Miyajima 1 Day tour (by coach) *Multilingual Audio Guide is available. You will see Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima, The Itsukushima shrine is one of Japan's most popular attractions, most famous for its dramatic gate, or torii on the outskirts of the shrine, the sacred peaks of Mount Misen, extensive forests, and its aesthetic ocean view.  You will also visit the Peace Memorial Park -  a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima, dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack and to the memories of the bomb's direct and indirect victims.  The tour finishes at Hiroshima Station. Return to your accomodation on your own.

Day 6. Hiroshima - Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto
Make your own way to Hiroshima station. Transfer to Kyoto by the Bullet train. (Travel time 100min.) Upon arrival at Kyoto station, English speaking assistant will be waiting at the platform of Kyoto Sta. and will escort you until check-in. Nara afternoon walking tour at 13:15.  We will see Todaiji Temple with Great Buddha. Tōdai-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple complex that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, originally founded in the year 738 CE. Its Great Buddha Hall houses the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana, known in Japanese as Daibutsu. Soon after the temple, you will find your selves in the beautiful Nara Deer Park, with hundreds of Sika deer walking around trying to eat deer biscuits. You will see also the impressive Kofukuji Temple, the family temple of the Fujiwara, the most powerful aristocratic clan during much of the Nara and Heian Periods. The tour finishes at Kyoto station around 17:30-18:00.

Day 7. Kyoto City tour
Kyoto Full Day Tour (by coach) *Multilingual Audio Guide is available. Assemble at Kyoto station, in front of TULLY'S COFFEE at Kyoto Avanti at 8:20. Waht you will see today: Kiyomizu Temple,  with over 1200 years of history  and one of the significant World Heritage sites in Kyoto; The Kiyomizudera ( literally "Pure Water Temple") - one of the most celebrated temples of Japan, founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto; Sanju-san-gen-do Temple - a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect, famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine,  famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. Arashiyama, the Bamboo forest; Tenryu-ji Temple - the most important temple in Kyoto's Arashiyama district. It was ranked first among the city's five great Zen temples; Kinkakuji Temple, The Golden Temple  - its top two floors being completely covered in gold leaf. Тhe tour disbands at Kyoto station around 17:30-18:00.

Day 8. Kyoto - Osaka
Your main suitcase will be transferred from Hotel in Kyoto to Hotel in Osaka. Please leave your luggage at hotel's front/bell desk by 7:30 AM, luggage will be delivered at the same day. Make your own way to Kyoto station and transfer to Osaka station by local train. Upon arrival, make your own way to your accommodation.

Day 9. Osaka (Departure)
Make your own way to Kansai airport bus stop. Transfer to Kansai International Airport by airport limousine bus. 
Luggage transport: Tokyo-Kyoto (one item per person)

Price Includes:
8 overnights in 2**
luggage transfer (1 peace pp Tokyo – Kyoto and Kyoto - Osaka)
Meals: Lunch on Day3&Day 7
English speaking guide for all tours,mentioned in the itinerary
Tours: Tokyo (by coach)
Mt.Fuji & Hakone (by coach)
Hiroshima & Miyajima (by coach)
Kyoto Full Day (by coach)
Nara PM (walking tour)
Meeting assistant for Day 1 and Day 7
Train: Tokyo Airport - Tokyo (Day 1); Hiroshima - Kyoto (Day 6); Train: Kyoto - Osaka (Day 8); Transfer Osaka - Airport Kansai (Day 9)

Not Included:
Airport tax
International flight tickets


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