Cost per person $2699.00 based double on occupancy. Single supplement $700.00. Deposit will be $400.00 per person. Airfare pricing is currently not available. I will have pricing in about 30 days.
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Escorted Package Includes
7 nights First Class accommodations
3 nights Tokyo
2 nights Kyoto
2 nights Osaka
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges and Hotel porterage
High-Speed Bullet Train: Tokyo-Kyoto
9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners with wine
Services of English-speaking tour manager
Entrance fees per itinerary
Day 1 Depart for Japan
Day 2 Arrive in Tokyo in the "Land of the Rising Sun"; transfer to your hotel.
Overnight: Tokyo Meals: Dinner
Day 3 City of ancient traditions coupled with state-of-the-art technology. Drive through trendy Omotesando and begin your tour at the serene Meiji Shrine, a beautiful forested area that honors the first Emperor of modern Japan and his Empress. On to the Imperial Palace, the residence of Japan's Imperial family. View the famous stone arched Nijubashi bridge, that leads to the main entrance to the imperial palace. Continue to Asakusa, once Tokyo's leading entertainment district. Enter the massive gates to the ancient Buddhist temple of Sensoji built in the 7th century and the Kannon Temple, one of the most visited spiritual sites in the world. Stroll along Nakamise Street.
Overnight: Tokyo Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 Day at leisure or optional full day tour to Mt. Fuji and Hakone that promises a day of breathtaking natural scenery. Upon arrival, ascend to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji, located at an elevation of 7,545 feet pausing to admire the gorgeous panorama of the park and lake. After lunch, enjoy a picturesque boat cruise around pristine Lake Ashi. Take off to the summit by cable car with views of Hakone National Park.
This optional tour and its inclusions are weather dependent, and subject to change. Optional: Full day Mt. Fuji & Hakone with lunch.
Overnight: Tokyo Meals: Breakfast
Day 5 At the Shinagawa Station, board the world-famous shinkansen, or "bullet train" that whisks you to Kyoto - a unique experience! Sightseeing of Kyoto begins with a visit to the celebrated gold-gilded Kinkaku-ji Temple, known as the "Golden Pavilion'. Afterward, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony, where you participate in the ritualized art of preparing, serving and drinking green tea. After lunch on your own, conclude the city tour with a walk in Gion, Kyoto's most famous Geisha district; visit the shops, restaurants and tea houses where Geisha entertain. Later, check in to your hotel and spend the evening at leisure Overnight: Kyoto Meals: Breakfast
Day 6 Time to discover Kyoto on your own, or, join the fascinating optional tour to Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. After arriving by train, a tram or bus takes you to the Peace Memorial, a historic site near where the atomic bomb exploded, dedicated to the many lives lost in Hiroshima. The burning flame that marks these graves "will only be extinguished when all nuclear weapons in the world are destroyed!" This park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. After this solemn visit, a short ferry ride to Miyajima Island, not far from the coast. Enjoy views of the striking Itsukushima Shrine best-known for its floating torii gate, dating back to the 6th century. Spend free time on the island with its many shrines and temples before boarding the ferry to Hiroshima and the train back to Kyoto
Optional: Full day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour Overnight: Kyoto Meals: Breakfast
Day 7 Embark on a tour of historic Kyoto, founded in the 7th century, one of the early capitals of Japan and home of the country's most treasured remnants of Japanese imperial life. Start with a stop at Fushimi Inari Taisha, an impressive Shinto shrine that sits at the foot of Mount Inari. Marvel at the ten thousand vermilion torii gates that line the paths up the mountain. Later, depart Kyoto and drive south to cosmopolitan Osaka, Japan's third largest city, known for its cuisine and nightlife. Begin your exploration at Kuromon Market, an Osaka landmark. Stop for lunch, or just try the tasty snacks. Free time to wander along the iconic Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori shopping streets. Visit Osaka Castle, built as a display of power in the 16th century.
Overnight: Osaka Meals: Breakfast
Day 8 Enjoy this city on your own or embark on the optional tour to the 8th century Imperial capital of Nara. In this repository of Japan's cultural heritage, there are eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Arrive at the exquisite wooden Todai-ji Temple, home of the impressive Daibutsu (Great Buddha) bronze statue, rising over 50 feet high and visit the famous and beautiful Kasuga Grand Shrine displaying over 3,000 antique hanging bronze and stone lanterns. Continue to Nara Park.
Optional: Imperial Capital of Nara (AM) Overnight: Osaka Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Meals: Breakfast
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