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Enchanted by Japan 10 Days

Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto and Hiroshima

Duration 9 nights and 10 days
Departs Daily
Price From $1,863 per person (based on twin share)

This holiday package allows you to see the best of Tokyo and Kyoto as well as other important cultural and historical areas in Japan.
After getting acquainted with the Japanese way in Tokyo, travel to the lovely historical town of Takayama. The town itself is full of Edo period buildings including homes, shops and government offices. Ponder as you walk through the quiet but emotional city of Hiroshima and marvel at the spectacular World Heritage site, Itsukushima Shrine, on Miyajima Island.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Tokyo
Upon arrival in Tokyo, commence your exploration of the city.
You may like to visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building in Shinjuku. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Tokyo from the free observation deck.

Accommodation: Tokyo – 3 nights

Day 2: Tokyo
Take the Tokyo (Cityrama) Morning Tour (9:00 to 13:10)
After the tour, discover the Ueno area including the Ameyoko Ueno Markets, Ueno Park and Ueno Zoo – famous for its giant pandas.

Day 3: Tokyo
Visit Tsukiji Fish Market in the early morning, then spend the rest of your day exploring Odaiba, Tokyo’s modern entertainment and amusement district located on an artificial island.
Or
Take a day trip to Kamakura, a beautiful coast side city that was also the former capital of Japan from 1192-1333.

Day 4: Tokyo – Takayama
Head off to Takayama, a charming little samurai town in the heart of the Japanese Alps. Explore this lovely historic town at your own pace. Stroll around Kamisanmachi to view the traditional samurai houses, Takayama Jinya (a former government outpost), the Festval Floats Museum and more.

Accommodation: Takayama – 2 nights

Day 5: Takayama – Shirakawago – Takayama
Take a day trip and savour the idyllic scenery of Shirakawago. This World Heritage listed village contains many traditional thatched-roof farmhouses. An optional guided tour to Shirakawago and Gokayama is also available.

Day 6: Takayama – Kyoto
Early departure for Kyoto to discover the local food culture at the Nishiki Food Market. Marvel at the wooden structure of the Kiyomizu-no-Butai (Kiyomizu Stage) at Kiyomizudera Temple. Then, visit Gion, one of the largest geisha districts in Kyoto.

Accommodation: Kyoto – 2 nights

Day 7: Kyoto
Join the Kyoto Morning Tour (8:35 – 13:00)
After the tour, visit and be captivated by the thousands of vermillion torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine and the seasonal garden and coloured leaves at Tofukuji Temple.

Day 8: Kyoto – Hiroshima
Catch a train to the peace city, Hiroshima. Witness and learn of the tragic results of war and heartbreaking stories at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum.

Accommodation: Hiroshima – 2 nights

Day 9: Hiroshima – Miyajima Island – Hiroshima
Board a ferry to the shrine island, Miyajima, where the giant floating tori gate on the sea is waiting to greet you. You will be fascinated by the sublime, vermillion Itsukushima Shrine, a world heritage site that floats with the rising tide. Stroll around the island and Mt Misen before returning to Hiroshima.

Day 10: Hiroshima – Kansai/ Narita International Airport
Depart Japan or head to your next destination.

*The order of the tour can be changed and the length increased or decreased to match your requirements.

Highlights:

– Modern city Tokyo
– Old samurai historic town Takayama & traditional farmhouses in Shirakawago
– Ancient cities Kyoto & Nara
– Peace city Hiroshima & sacred island Miyajima

Package Details:

Duration 9 nights and 10 days (travel order can be changed, length of tour can be extended or decreased)
Departure Dates Available all year round
Route Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Miyajima
Tour Type Self guided package: pick up/drop off service is not available
Price (land fee) Twin share from $1,863 per person
Triple share from $1,668 per person
Single from $2,381 per person
*Seasonal fee may apply (arriving in March, April, May, October and November)

Package inclusions:

– 9 nights accommodation in a standard room in 3-4 star hotels
・ 3 nights in Tokyo – Shiba Park Hotel or similar
・ 2 nights in Takayama – Takayama Ouan, Hida Hotel Plaza or similar
・ 2 nights in Kyoto – Kyoto Tower Hotel, New Miyako Hotel or similar
・ 2 nights in Hiroshima – Hotel New Hiroden, Granvia Hiroshima or similar

– Tokyo Morning Tour with local English-speaking guide

– Kyoto Morning Tour with local English-speaking guide

Japan Rail Pass 7-day (Ordinary)

Package exclusions:

– Flights: We can assist with your flights to match your itinerary.
*If you have already booked your flight, please provide us with your flight details or send us copies of e-tickets when you book/enquire.

– Travel expenses (unless covered by the Japan Rail Pass).

– Meals: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.

– Activities or tours: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.
*You can add any day tours or activities you like, we can arrange this for you.

– Admission fees: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.

– Personal expenses

– Travel insurance

Notes:

*Non-smoking rooms may be available on request. We book non-smoking rooms when available.

*Please read our term and conditions.

*Package inclusions are subject to availability.

*Prices are subject to currency fluctuations.