WORLD HERITAGE IN JAPAN 9DAYS
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Price : $2136.00~ ($1=100yen)
City : Japan , Tokyo , Kyoto , Mt. Fuji , Shirakawago , Hakone , Kamakura , Kanazawa , Takayama ,
Duration : approx. 9 days.
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In addition to the sightseeing highlights of Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone and Kyoto, this convenient plan takes you to traditional Kamakura and the breathtaking village of Shirakawa-go.

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Schedule

DAY 1
Narita Airport
Tour Guide will meet participants at the airport and assist in boarding a pre-reserved taxi.
Remarks: Haneda Airport is also available. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking.

Hotel in Tokyo
Remarks: Western-style room

Free time in Tokyo

DAY 2
Pick-up Service
Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.

09:00 Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
The tour departs Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to begin sightseeing around Tokyo.

Tokyo Tower (40 min)
Get a spectacular view of Metropolitan Tokyo from the observation deck.

Imperial Palace Plaza (15 min)
Admire the view of Nijubashi Bridge and the surrounding scenery at this National Garden that was formerly a private garden of the Royal Family

Asakusa Kannon & Shopping at Nakamise (40 min)
Of the 33 temples in Eastern Japan dedicated to the Goddess Kannon, this is the only one in the capital (No. 13 on the pilgrimage to all 33 temples). Visit this historic area which includes Nakamise-dori, the street leading to the temple.

Akihabara via Ueno (drive by)
Enjoy a pleasant drive through Ueno, where Tokyo’s first coffee shop once stood, to Akihabara which is home to the famous Electric Town.

Akihabara
Participants who wish may get off the bus at Akihabara. All other participants will get a view of Akihabara from the windows and continue to Tokyo Station by bus.

12:00 – 12:20 Tour ends at Tokyo Station (Marunouchi South Exit)
The tour will end at Tokyo Station. Please head to your next destination on your own.

Rest of the day free in Tokyo.

DAY 3
Pick-up Service
Pick-up is available from locations including major hotels in Tokyo.

09:00 Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Depart from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and head to Kamakura by bus.
(Metropolitan Expressway, Yokohama-Yokosuka Road)

Kotoku-in Temple and the Great Buddha (20 min)
View the 13.35 m (44 ft) tall, 121 ton symbol of Kamakura. Unlike the Great Buddha of Nara, this Buddha is placed directly outdoors, and the inside of the statue can be accessed for a small additional fee.

Hase Temple (40 min)
Visit a 1200 year old temple reflecting the beauty of the seasons with over 700 Chinese peonies that bloom in the spring, and rows of maple trees that turn a vibrant red in autumn.

Lunch
2014: Chinese food
2015: Japanese food

Sankeien Garden
Stroll through a massive 43 acre garden featuring trees, ponds, steams, and historical structures, with 10 designated as Important Cultural Properties by the Japanese government and 3 designated as Tangible Cultural Properties by Yokohama City. Tour the interior of a traditional thatched roof minka house.

Yokohama Chinatown (40 min)
Walk through the largest Chinatown in Japan.

Yokohama Bay Bridge
View from the window

17:00 – 18:00 Drop-off at Ginza
Tour on this day ends upon arrival at Sukiyabashi Intersection in Ginza or Shinjuku Station West Exit.
*Please head to your next destination on your own.

17:45 – 18:45 Drop-off at Shinjuku
Tour on this day ends upon arrival at Sukiyabashi Intersection in Ginza or Shinjuku Station West Exit.
*Please head to your next destination on your own.
Remarks: There is no drop-off service to hotels. The guide will explain transportation means to your hotel on the way back to Tokyo, so please reach your hotel on your own after getting off the bus at Ginza or Shinjuku.

DAY 4
Pick-up Service
Pick-up is available from locations including major hotels in Tokyo.

09:00 Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and head to Mt. Fuji by bus.
(Chuo Expressway or Tomei Expressway)

Fuji Visitor Center (20 min)
Learn about the historic eruptions, nature, and culture surrounding Japan’s most iconic mountain, Mt. Fuji. There are many videos and panel displays to interact with and enjoy!
Remarks: If Fuji Visitor Center is closed or the tour is behind schedule due to traffic, Fuji Visitor Center may be omitted from the itinerary.

Mt. Fuji 5th Station (30 min)
Start the ascent up Mt. Fuji via the Fuji Subaru Line. Climb 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level for breathtaking views from above the clouds.
Remarks: The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if Mt. Fuji is not fully visible due to weather conditions.

Lunch
Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.

Lake Ashi Cruise (15 min)
Go for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi. The crater lake was born from a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago and provides postcard views of Mt. Fuji from various angles.

Mt. Komagatake Ropeway (50 min)
Spend a total of 50 minutes including a 7-minute cableway ride up to the peak from Hakone-en.
Remarks: Hakone Komagatake Ropeway may be omitted from the itinerary due to heavy traffic. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded in such cases.

17:10 – 18:10 Peak of Mt. Komagatake
Take a cableway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop.

DAY 5
08:00 – 09:30 Depart from Yumoto Fujiya Hotel
Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus

09:00 – 10:00 From Odawara Station to Nagoya Station
Head to Nagoya via the Kodama Shinkansen
Remarks: A JTB representative will take you to your designated train, but will not board the train with you.

From Nagoya Station to Takayama Station
A guide will be waiting at Nagoya Station.
Take a JR limited express train to Takayama

Takayama Station
Sightseeing around Takayama City on foot

Yatai Kaikan (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall) (30 min)
This popular facility displays some of the colorfully decorated festival floats used in the famous Takayama Festival.
Remarks:

Kusakabe Heritage House (20 min)
Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts.

Kami-Sannomachi (30 min)
Located in Takayama’s old quarter, this street is lined with Edo period buildings, and provides visitors a glimpse into the past.

17:30 – 18:30 Hida Hotel Plaza
Enjoy a relaxing hot spring bath at the Hida Hotel Plaza.

DAY 6
08:30 Hida Hotel Plaza

Takayama Morning Market
Spend some time sightseeing around the Takayama Morning Market.

From Takayama to Shirakawa-go
Take the expressway bus from Takayama Station to Shirakawa-go

Shirakawa-go Observatory Deck (50 min)
Enjoy an elevated view of the World Heritage-registered thatch-roofed village of Shirakawa-go. Great for photography!

Wada Residence (traditional thatch-roofed farmhouse) (180 min)
Visit a World Heritage-registered thatch-roofed farmhouse and experience the history and culture of the local area.
Remarks: If Wada Residence is closed due to heavy snowfall or other operational concerns, Nagase Residence or Myozenji Temple will be visited instead.

From Shirakawa-go to Kanazawa
Take the expressway bus from Shirakawa-go to Kanazawa

Hotels in Kanazawa

Head to Kanazawa by express bus (75 min)

Kanazawa Station

15:15 – 16:15 Arrival at Hotel Nikko Kanazawa

DAY 7
08:30 Hotels in Kanazawa

Kenroku-en Garden
This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens and offers amazing seasonal views all year round.

Kutaniyaki Pottery Kiln (60 min)
Visit a kiln where a traditional kind of Japanese pottery from this region is produced. Pottery can be purchased on site.

Former Samurai Residence (Nomura Residence) (30 min)
Visit a former samurai residence and see some beautiful traditional Japanese gardens.

Omicho Market Enjoy lunch on your won at the Omicho Market *New addition to the tour as of 2015 (30 min)
Try some delicious sushi and seafood dishes at Kanazawa’s most lively fish market.

12:00 – 13:00 Kanazawa Station
Remarks: A guide will take you to your designated train, but will not board the train with you.

From Kanazawa Station to Kyoto Station (145 min)
Take the JR limited express train to Kyoto

Drop-off Service
A taxi drop-off service is available to most major hotels in Kyoto City

16:30 – 17:30 Hotel (Kyoto)

DAY 8
Pick-up Service
Participants are picked up by bus and taken to New Miyako Hotel

08:35 New Miyako Hotel
This tour follows the same itinerary as the 1-Day Kyoto Tour.

Nijo Castle (50 min)
A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Remarks: Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays (or Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, and December and over the New Year’s holidays. On these days, the tour will visit Ryoan-ji Temple.

Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
Visit this World Heritage Site, also known as the Golden Pavilion. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful lake.

Kyoto Imperial Palace (from Mondays to Fridays) (40 min)
Entry of international visitors generally require application in advance, but participants of this tour can enter only by going through a brief procedure.
Remarks: On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead. The same is true of the period before and after the public viewing of Kyoto Imperial Palace in spring and autumn, May 14 – 17 due to the Aoi Festival, year-end New Year’s holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event.

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is the substitute for Kyoto Imperial Palace on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. This shrine’s main hall is a designated national treasure and is famous for housing the God of scholarship. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
Remarks: On Jan. 25, Apr. 25, Jul. 25 and Oct. 25, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

Lunch (40 min)
A vegetarian menu is also available. Please make a request when making your booking if you would like the vegetarian menu.

Heian Jingu Shrine (30 min)
Don’t miss the characteristic red architecture of this beautiful shrine built to celebrate the 1101 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto.
Remarks: This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine’s Shin-en garden.
During the Jidai Festival on October 22, Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple. If the Jidai Festival is postponed, the itinerary change will still be implemented on the postponed festival date.

Sanjusangen-do Temple (60 min)
Visit the world’s longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century.

18:30 – 19:40 Kiyomizu-dera Temple
The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site of Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.

DAY 9
Free time until departure. Drop-off service from the hotel to the airport.
A shared taxi will take you from the hotel to the airport.
Remarks: Itami Airport is also available. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking.

Kansai Airport

Each hotel

Kansai Airport
The share taxi will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport.
Remarks: Itami Airport is available, too. In that case, please notify when making a reservation.

Departure City
Tokyo
Single Supplement
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Minimum Pax
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Date
2017: Now~12/31
Package Inclusive
English-speaking guide, Accommodation charges, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour
Pricing Notes
1. Customers can also use Haneda Airport or Itami Airport. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking.
2. (V): Vegetarian menus are available.
3. This is a special tour for international visitors. Please understand that residents of Japan cannot make bookings for this tour.
4. If the minimum number of participants is not met by 20 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.

Kamakura & Yokohama Tour
1. Locations indicated on the itinerary may be changed due to traffic, operation hours, or other reasons. However, the tour will not be cancelled or refunded even in such cases. The following are possible substitutes: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kenchoji Temple, Kamakuragu Treasure Hall, Yokohama Marine Tower, Yamashita Park, or Sky Garden of the Landmark Tower Yokohama.
2. Itinerary order is subject to change depending on traffic, weather, and operation hours.
3. Note arrival times may be delayed due to traffic conditions as this tour will travel by bus.
4. If there are more than 15 participants, the guide may hand out earphone guides in order to guide everyone more efficiently.
5. A fee of JPY 10,000 may be incurred if an earphone guide is lost or damaged.

Day 4-7
1. On Day 2, large baggage such as suitcases will be transported from Yumoto Fujiya Hotel to hotels in Kyoto City by truck. Note that large baggage will not be taken to hotels in Takayama or Kanazawa. Please bring an overnight bag packed for 2 nights. (One article of standard size luggage per customer will be transported free of charge. Any additional items will incur a fee of JPY 2,200 per article, which will need to be paid on the day.
2. Participants who purchase the breakfast plan will be required to pay an additional fee of JPY 500 for each child aged between 3 to 5 years at Yumoto Fujiya Hotel. This fee will be charged regardless of whether or not breakfast is consumed, and will need to be paid directly to the hotel on the day.

Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour
1. GPS-equipped audio guides are available in Chinese and Spanish. Please make a request when booking if you would like an audio guide. There are a limited number of audio guides available, so it may not be possible to provide one for each participant.
2. Hakone Komagatake Ropeway may be omitted due to heavy traffic. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded for such an itinerary alteration.
3. If Fuji Visitor Center is closed or the tour is behind schedule due to traffic, Fuji Visitor Center may be omitted from the itinerary.
4. If the Fuji Subaru Line to Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station is closed due to icy roads, the tour will be taken as high as possible.
5. Mt. Fuji's 5th station is typically 10 to 15 degrees Celsius colder than Tokyo. On tours from autumn to spring, please bring a coat and other warm clothing.
6. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if Mt. Fuji is not fully visible due to weather conditions.
7. Lake Ashi Cruise or Hakone Komaga-take Ropeway may be omitted, due to traffic, weather conditions, or other operational concerns. If either or both are omitted the following alternatives may be used: Hakone-en Aquarium, Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani valley, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise (pirate ship), Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Sekisho (checking station) remains, Lake Kawaguchi Cruise, Lake Kawaguchi Ropeway, or Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded for such itinerary alteration. The English interpreter guide will make decisions regarding itinerary alterations.
8. If you would like a vegetarian menu, please inform us at the time of reservation.

Takayama, Shirakawa-go & Kanazawa Tour
1. As the tour requires a lot of walking, please participate in comfortable clothes and shoes. If you are planning to attend this tour during the winter months (October to February), please bring a coat or other warm clothing.
2. Depending on traffic, weather, or other operational concerns, a highway bus or private chartered bus may be used for transportation between Nagoya and Takayama, and a private bus may be used for transportation between Takayama and Kanazawa.
3. Kusakabe Heritage House and/or Kami Sannomachi may be visited on the day after the day that is specified on the itinerary.
4. The tour will use a public expressway bus on Day-6 to transfer between Takayama and Kanazawa. The tour will also use public transportation on Day-7 .
5. If Wada Residence is closed due to heavy snowfall or other operational concerns, Nagase Residence or Myozenji Temple will be visited instead.

Kyoto 1-Day Tour
1. On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days, the tour will visit Kitano-tenmangu Shrine. The same is true of the period before and after the public viewing of Kyoto Imperial Palace in spring and autumn, May 14 - 17 due to the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event.
2. Please note that before entering the Kyoto Imperial Palace you will be required to fill out a form with your personal information such as your full name, sex, age, and nationality. (The form will be provided on the tour day.)
3. On Sep. 25 and Oct. 25, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will serve as the alternative for Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.
4. On Tuesdays (Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, and December, Nijo Castle is closed. The tour will visit Ryoan-ji Temple instead.
5. During the Jidai Festival on October 22, Heian Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple. If the Jidai Festival is postponed, we will follow suit with the itinerary change.
6. This tour will not enter Heian Shrine's Shin-en garden.
7. During the Gion Festival (July 14 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto, and Hotel Monterey Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
8. Connection to the Kyoto Maiko Dinner is available at New Miyako Hotel and Kiyomizu-dera Temple's bus parking lot.
9. Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour is available at Kyoto Hotel Okura and Kiyomizu-dera Temple's bus parking lot.