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The Golden Route of Japan Tour - Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, Hakone, Shinkansen

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The Golden Route of Japan Tour - Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, Hakone, Shinkansen

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  • 10 Days

The Golden Route of Japan Tour - Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, Hakone, Shinkansen

Travel along the Golden Route of Japan visiting the most important cities in Japan. Arrive in Kyoto to see the many facets of Japanese culture in the historical temples and shrines. Visit Osaka where food and shopping is like a religion. Take the Shinkansen Bullet Train up to Tokyo where high technology and modernism is infused with Japanese tradition in this gigantic metropolis. Drop by the Thermal Wonder of Japan in Hakone with views of Mt Fuji.

Arrival, Transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival, meet with your Personal Assistant and transfer to central Kyoto and check in to your accommodation. Rest of the day free at your leisure after your long flight. Feel free to get your bearings or explore the area if you're up for it. Your assistant can provide you with local recommendations to this exciting city. Read more

Kyoto 3★+ Hotel

Uji, Tea Ceremony, Nara

Day 2, visit the birthplace of Japanese tea (Matcha) in Uji which is also home to the scenic Uji Bridge and a couple of World Heritage Sites. Partake in a tea ceremony to help you relax and enjoy an authentic Japanese experience. After lunch, head over to the historical city of Nara, which was the former capital of Japan before Kyoto and Tokyo. See the massive Todaiji Temple and behold the largest Buddha statue of Japan inside. See the lavish Kasuga Taisha Shrine with the thousands of hanging lanterns throughout its vast complex. Just outside the temple is Nara Park where you will be greeted with a bow by the numerous free roaming deer. Proceed back to your hotel. Read more

Kyoto 3★+ Hotel
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Free Day in Kyoto

We have cleared the day for you to enjoy Kyoto as you wish. You can explore Kyoto at your own pace, or we can arrange some optional tours or experiences such as a kimono wearing experience, samurai training or a visit to Kobe.

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Kyoto Sightseeing

Today's tour will see you starting at Nijo Castle which is unique in its architecture and contains the infamous Nightingale floor boards which alerted residents that lived there of ninjas/assassins sneaking in. Next, visit the iconic Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji), a must see attraction where the 2 upper floors are completely covered in gold leaf. The reflection of the golden temple on the lake adds to the stunning sight. Then, visit the Imperial Palace with its sprawling tranquil grounds, meticulously manicured gardens and historical buildings which are still used today when the Imperial family visits Kyoto. After having lunch, head over to the Fushimi Inari Shrine and see some of the 10,000 red torii gates there all donated by its devotees. Sanjusanendo Hall and its mysteriously eerie 1,001 standing Buddhist statues, all immaculately lined up and with slightly different faces await you next. Finally, make your way to Kiyomizudera Temple and enjoy the beautiful vistas of Kyoto from is massive wooden veranda which was built without using a single nail. The 3 streams from the waterfall behind the temple will purify you in different ways. Don't miss out! Read more

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Osaka Sightseeing

Transfer to the 2nd largest city in Japan - Osaka. First, visit the majestic and historical Osaka Castle and enjoy a stroll in its sprawling natural grounds. Then visit the lively Kuromon Market and Dotonbori and see why Japanese people consider Osaka the "Food Capital of Japan". Finally, ascend up the Umeda Sky Building and see the Floating Garden Observatory. The panoramic views and sunsets from up here are an amazing way to finish up the day. Our office is also located here, so we can definitely help you out with any sightseeing or recommendations for restaurants, etc Read more

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Shinkansen Bullet Train to Tokyo

Transfer to the world's largest city - Tokyo for the next 5 days by Shinkansen Bullet Train. Once there, be met by your English Speaking Assistant and check into your hotel and have the rest of your day free to explore the local area.

Tokyo 3★+ Hotel

Tokyo Sightseeing

Today, get introduced to some of the must sees in Tokyo. Start at the Imperial Palace which is the current home of the Emperor of Japan. Walk the same lavish gardens and grounds which the Japanese Royalty do here. Head over to Tsukiji Fish Market next - one of the world's largest fish and seafood markets in the world for the past 90 years, supplying many of Tokyo's restaurants and residents alike with the freshest stock around. Visit Sensoji Temple (Kaminarimon) and Nakamise Market to see one of Tokyo's most popular and colorful temples with a romantic history. You will also have many great views of the monolithic Tokyo Sky Tree from here. After having lunch, enjoy a relaxing cruise around Sumida River to see the city from a different perspective. Disembark and you will find yourself in Toyosu Market which is the new home of the famous early morning tuna auction in Tokyo. There is also a modern food market here which you can compare to the Tsukiji Market. Finish off the day at the TeamLab Borderless Digital Art Museum, an interactive experience like none other in the world! Read more

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Mount Fuji, Hakone Sightseeing

Today, you will come face to face with the most iconic of Japan's symbols - Mount Fuji. You will be transferred to the 5th Station here which is 2,300 meters above sea level. At this height, you will be amazed at the spectacular, breathtaking views from above the clouds. After enjoying lunch, take a relaxing cruise across Lake Ashi in Hakone which more views of Mount Fuji from afar. Once you disembark, you will take a ropeway up Mount Komagatake with gorgeous views of the nature in this area. Visit the nearby Hakone-en Park before transferring back to Tokyo. Read more

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Free Day in Tokyo

We have cleared the day for you to enjoy Tokyo as you wish. You can explore Tokyo at your own pace, or we can arrange some optional tours or excursions to Tokyo Disneyland, Nikko or Kamakura.

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Transfer to Tokyo Airport, Departure

Transfer to Narita or Haneda Airport and catch your flight back home with suitcases filled with souvenirs and your hearts filled with unforgettable memories.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kyoto
Day 6
Location Tokyo
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kyoto
Day 6
Location Tokyo

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfers from/to the airport on Airport Limousine with private assistant
  • 3 stars+ rated accommodation
  • Shinkansen Bullet Train pre-reserved seating
  • Certified Local English Speaking guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast at all accommodation
  • Lunch on days with group tours
  • River cruise fares

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips (not required in Japan)
  • Meals and Beverages except those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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  • The prices are for per person based on double occupancy.
  • Prices will vary based on season and availability.
  • Itinerary, locations, attractions, hotels, etc. can all be tailor-made according to your budget/liking.

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Alan R., United States

A trip to Japan was #1 on our bucket list. As my wife noted on the flight back, the trip as arranged by Scott, met and surpassed our highest expectations. It was fantastic from start to finish! He listened to what we wanted, in all the diversity of types of things we wished to do, and he deliver

Amanda T., United States

Scott helped me to maximize that time and focus my experience on both Kyoto highlights and some hidden gems. He worked with me to understand my "must sees" and recommended other important stops based on his local knowledge-- many of which ended up being my favorite spots. Incredibly responsive to m

Steve B., United States

We had a terrific trip. Every detail was perfect, and the tour planner was a pleasure to work with. We went to Niseko, then Tokyo and Kyoto. The tour planner’s recommendations were terrific and everything from the planning, to the guides, hotel, bullet train and side trips worked like clock-work. Read more

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