8 Days / 7 Nights
See all the different sides of Japan…metropolitan glamour, inspiring spiritual beauty and natural grandeur…in 8 exciting days. From bustling, sophisticated Tokyo, to the foot of Mount Fuji, to the castles of Nagoya and finally to the serene and fascinating city of Kyoto, you’ll have the opportunity to savor the essence of Japan’s enduring allure.
Day 1- Arrive Tokyo
Arrive at New Tokyo International Airport (Narita Airport). You are welcomed and transferred by airport limousine bus to your hotel.
Day 2- Tsukiji Fish Market / Tokyo Sightseeing
Enjoy morning at leisure or embark on optional complimentary early morning visit to Tsukiji Fish Market. You will be transferred by public transport to Tsukiji Market with English speaking assistant. Upon arrival, stop by several places at the market and observe the morning activities. Enjoy your breakfast at the sushi restaurant. Tour disbands on arrival at the restaurant. Rest of the morning will be at leisure. Afternoon enjoy your Seat in Coach (SIC) tour of Tokyo. The tour includes visit to the Seaside Top Observatory deck, Imperial Palace Plaza, drive through Ginza, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nakamise shopping arcade and cruise up the Sumida River. The tour disbands at Tokyo Station. (B)
Day 3 - Mt. Fuji & Hakone excursion
Travel this morning by deluxe Coach to Mt. Fuji. Drive halfway up Japan’s highest mountain to enjoy a spectacular view from a height of 2,300 meters. Following lunch, you will be transferred to Hakone. Enjoy boat cruise on Lake Ashi and ride the Mt. Komagatake Ropeway (may be omitted due to traffic condition). Overnight in Hakone. (BL)
Note: If driveway up to Mt.Fuji’s 5th station is closed in winter due to heavy snow, tour of Fujiyama Museum would be provided instead.
Day 4 - Hakone / Nagoya
Transfer to Odawara station and board a Shinkansen for Nagoya. Arrive in Nagoya and following lunch visit Nagoya Castle, Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. Overnight in Nagoya. (BL)
Day 5 - Nagoya / Toba, Ise / Kyoto
Morning transfer to Nagoya station in time to board limited express train for Iseshi station. Upon arrival, take local bus to visit Ise Jingu Shrine, one of the most sacred shrines in Japan and Okage Yokocho shopping alley. Also visit the Hut of Ama (women shell diver) with opportunity of meeting and interacting with women pearl divers. Following lunch, transfer to Kintetsu Toba station and head to Kyoto station. Overnight in Kyoto. (BL)
Day 6 - Kyoto / Nara / Kyoto
Morning enjoy your tour of Kyoto, visiting Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Afternoon proceed to Nara and visit Todaiji Temple housing the Great Buddha, colorful Kasuga Shrine with 3,000 lanterns and Deer Park. (BL)
* If Nijo Castle is closed, the tour will visit Ryoanji Temple. If Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, the tour will visit Nishi Honganji Temple or KitanoTemmagu Shrine instead.
Day 7- Kyoto / Tokyo
This morning is at leisure. Evening board your train for Tokyo. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. (B)
Day 8- Tokyo / Home
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. (B)