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14-Day Japan Combination Package – Tokyo, Nikko, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto & Hiroshima Tour from Tokyo (One Way)

Depart Tokyo
Visit Tokyo, Nikko, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima
Duration Approx. 14 Days
Minimum No for Tour Operating 2
Age Restrictions 6years
Included English-speaking guide, accommodation charges, other admission fee and transpotation fee in this tour
Cancellation Policy 7days prior of the tour date 50%
  2Day prior of the date 70%
  1Day prior of the tour date 100% , No show 100%
 
   
ADULT
FROM$4,559.00
CHILD
FROM$3,941.00
INFANT
FROM$0.00
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About the tour

This combination package combines multiple tours. Enjoy sightseeing around Tokyo, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, Nikko, Kamakura, Hiroshima and other popular sites in Japan including the traditional scenescapes of Takayama and Shirakawago, all led by an English-speaking interpreter guide. Even people who are not used to travelling in Japan will have no problem participating worry-free.

Itinerary

DAY 1

Narita Airport

JTB staff will meet participants at the airport and assist in boarding a pre-reserved taxi.
Customers can also use Haneda Airport on this plan. In such cases, please inform us when booking.

After arrival at the hotel, enjoy free time in Tokyo

DAY 2

07:50 – 08:30

Pick-up Service

Gather at designated locations (hotels in Tokyo) and board the bus bound for Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.

09:00 –

Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal by bus for a sightseeing tour around Tokyo.

Tokyo Tower
(30 min)
Enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from its main observatory.

Imperial Palace Plaza
(10 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.

Senso-ji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Street
(45 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.

Ueno & Akihabara (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.

– 12:30

Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Entrance

Disembarking only

– 12:50

Tour ends at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

After the tour ends at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, there is no shuttle service to hotels.

DAY 3

07:50 – 08:30

Pick-up Service

Gather at designated locations (hotels in Tokyo) and board the bus bound for Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.

09:00 –

Depart from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
(160 min)
Depart from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and head to Nikko by bus.
(Metropolitan Expressway, Tohoku Expressway, Nikko Utsunomiya Road)

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its lavish decorations and ornate details. This 400-year-old shrine houses the remains of Edo period’s founder, Ieyasu Tokugawa. Enjoy seeing the traditional beauty of the main hall, as well as the sleeping cat and 3 monkey carvings.
Please note that due to major repair and restoration work, the sleeping cat carving, three monkeys carving and part or all of Yomeimon Gate will not be visible at Toshogu Shrine.
*Planned Renovation Periods
Sleeping Cat: June to December 2016
Three Monkeys: June 2016 to March 2017

Lunch

Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.

Lake Chuzenji
(10 min)
Created by an eruption of Mt. Nantai, this lake is a symbol of Nikko.

Kegon Falls
(30 min)
Known as one of Japan’s 3 great waterfalls, Kegon Falls towers an impressive 97 meters and gushes water from Lake Chuzenji.

19:00 – 19:30

Drop-off at Shinjuku

Drop-off near Shinjuku Station West Exit.
*Please head to your next destination on your own from Shinjuku.

19:30 – 20:00

Drop-off at Ginza

Drop-off at Sukiyabashi Intersection in Ginza.
*Please head to your next destination on your own from Ginza.

DAY 4

07:50 – 08:30

Pick-up Service

This tour can be joined from various meeting points mainly located at major hotels throughout Tokyo.

09:00 –

Depart from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
(90 min)
Depart from Hamamatsucho and head to Kamakura by bus.

Matcha Green Tea Experience at Jomyo-ji Temple
(40 min)
Enjoy some of Japan’s famous powdered matcha green tea in the highly refined and tranquil atmosphere of a tearoom constructed over 400 years ago, and enjoy the view of the temple’s Japanese rock garden.

Hokoku-ji Temple
(20 min)
Walk through the grounds of Hokoku-ji Temple, known as the bamboo temple for its beautiful bamboo grove.

Lunch
(45 min)
Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is prepared with vegetarian ingredients following the Buddhist teachings against taking life.
Sit down for a lunch of authentic Buddhist vegetarian cuisine served in a Japanese-style building and prepared with seasonal ingredients.

Kotoku-in Temple and the Great Buddha
(30 min)
Visit Kotoku-in Temple which houses a towering, 13-meter-tall Buddha statue known as one of the three Great Buddha statues in Japan.

Enoshima Sightseeing
(75 min)
Visit Enoshima, a getaway island popular year-round for its cool ocean breezes.

Cross over the 600-meter bridge that connects the island of Enoshima with the mainland and walk along Benzaiten Nakamise Street which is lined with intriguing shops bustling with customers.
Afterward, take the Enoshima Escar which will whisk you easily up to Enoshima Shrine. Enjoy the beautiful ocean views from Enoshima Shrine.

17:00 – 18:00

Drop-off at Ginza

Drop-off at Sukiyabashi Intersection in Ginza.
*Please head to your next destination on your own from Ginza.

17:40 – 18:40

Drop-off at Shinjuku

Drop-off near Shinjuku Station West Exit.
*Please head to your next destination on your own from Shinjuku.

DAY 5

Free time all day (Accommodation in Tokyo)

DAY 6

07:50 – 08:30

Pick-up Service

Gather at designated locations (hotels in Tokyo) and board the bus bound for Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.

09:00 –

Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
(150 min)
Depart from Hamamatsucho and head to Mt. Fuji by bus.
(Chuo Expressway or Tomei Expressway)

Mt. Fuji 5th Station
(30 min)
The bus will head up to the 5th Station along the Subaru Line. The 5th Station is situated at 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level. At this height, you will be amazed at spectacular, breathtaking views from above the clouds.
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. This crater lake along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mt. Hakone was formed by a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago, and provides postcard views of Mt. Fuji towering 30 km northwest. Admire the superb view of Mt. Fuji from aboard a ship.

Komagatake Ropeway
(50 min)
Take a 7-minute ropeway ride to the peak of Mt. Komagatake. A total of 50 minutes will be spent here, including time to walk around at the peak. Take a cableway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop.
Hakone Komagatake Ropeway may be omitted from the itinerary due to heavy traffic. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded in such cases.

17:00 – 18:00

Arrive at Hotel in Hakone Area

DAY 7

08:00 – 09:30

Depart from Hotel in Hakone Area

Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus

From Odawara Station to Nagoya Station
(140 min)
Head to Nagoya via Kodama Shinkansen.

From Nagoya Station to Takayama Station
(150 min)
The guide will meet participants at Nagoya Station. Board the JR Limited Express train to Takayama.

14:00 – 14:30

Takayama Station

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. Enjoy seeing the many intricately made floats.

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

Arrive at Hida Hotel Plaza

Feel free to enjoy a relaxing soak in the communal bath at this comfortable hotel.

DAY 8

08:00 –

Depart from Hida Hotel Plaza

Takayama Morning Market
(40 min)
Enjoy walking around the bustling Takayama Morning Market, where a wide array of local specialties and other products are available.

Shirakawago Observatory
(15 min)
Enjoy an elevated view of the World Heritage-registered thatch-roofed village of Shirakawago. Great for photography!

Wada Residence (traditional thatch-roofed farmhouse)
(60 min)
This is one of the thatch-roofed houses, also registered as a World Heritage Site. Look around and be fascinated by the culture and history of the village.

Lunch
(45 min)
Taste delicious regional cuisine dishes you can only enjoy in the countryside.
No vegetarian option.

From Shirakawago to Kanazawa
(75 min)
From Shirakawago, head to Kanazawa by expressway bus.

16:00 – 18:30

Arrive at Hotel in Kanazawa City

DAY 9

08:30 – 09:00

Depart from Hotel in Kanazawa City

Nomura Residence, Nagamachi Samurai District
(40 min)
Visit a former residence of a samurai family from the Kaga Domain. Admire the traditional architecture and gaze at the beautiful Japanese garden.

Kenrokuen Garden
(60 min)
This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens.
It offers amazing seasonal views all year round.

Higashi Chaya–gai
(40 min)
Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street here where something from the Edo period still lingers in the air. This area is an Important Traditional Building Preservation District.

Hakuza Honten
(30 min)
Feel free to purchase handicrafts, accessories, cosmetics and other items made with gold leaf.

12:40 – 14:00

Arrive at Kanazawa Station

Eat lunch on your own after arrival at Kanazawa Station.

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

16:30 – 18:00

Arrive at Hotel in Kyoto City

Participants will be taken by taxi from Kyoto Station to their hotels. An English-speaking staff member will guide participants to the taxi, but will not ride along in the taxi.

DAY 10

08:00 – 08:50

Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City

All transportation on this tour is by bus.
In some cases a taxi may take participants to the bus terminal to board a tour bus from there.

Nijo Castle
(50 min)
A 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. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see.
Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year’s holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.

Kinkaku-ji Temple
(45 min)
A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.

[Except Mondays] Kyoto Imperial Palace
(40 min)
See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor’s residence until about 150 years ago.

[Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
(40 min)
On Mondays (and Tuesdays if a national holiday falls on the preceding Monday), this tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. It is famous for housing the God of scholarship. This shrine’s main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.

Lunch (Japanese/Western style buffet lunch)
(50 min)

Heian Jingu Shrine
(25 min)
Don’t miss the characteristic red architecture of this beautiful shrine built to celebrate the 1100 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto.

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

Kiyomizu-dera Temple
(70 min)
The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.

17:30 – 18:30

Drop-off Service

From Kiyomizu-dera Temple to Hotels

DAY 11

07:35 – 08:00

Pick-up Service

From pick-up hotel to Kyoto Station

Kyoto Station
(125 min)
From Kyoto Station go to Hiroshima Station
(Nozomi or Hikari Shinkansen, reserved seat)

Arrive at Hiroshima Station

Walk to Hotel Granvia Hiroshima

10:30 –

Hotel Granvia Hiroshima

Head to Miyajimaguchi by bus
Transportation between Hiroshima and Miyajima depends on the number of participants, and may be a mini bus, jumbo taxi, taxi, train, etc.

From Miyajimaguchi go to Miyajima Port
(5 min)
Go to Miyajima by ferry

Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine (Please eat lunch on your own)
(120 min)
A World Heritage site. Established in the 6th century, this shrine is one of Japan’s finest, and is famous for its beautiful Shinden-zukuri style structure (architecture representative of a nobles’ residence in the Heian period). The contrast of the green of Mount Misen behind the lacquered shrine pavilion and the blue of the Seto Sea is beautiful and evocative of the underwater palace of Ryugujo.

From Miyajima Port go to Miyajimaguchi
(5 min)
Go to Miyajimaguchi by ferry

Miyajimaguchi
(30 min)
Take the bus to Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum
(100 min)
This large-scale park was established in 1949 after the Pacific War ended, and is visited by countless visitors as a symbol of peace. The museum within the park is an Important Cultural Property of Japan, and was built to remind future generations of the terror wrought by atomic bombs.

Atomic Bomb Dome

The Atomic Bomb Dome is a symbol of the disastrous atomic bombing during WWII, the first atomic bombs used in human history, and has been preserved as it was to promote peace and elimination of atomic weapons around the world.

From Hiroshima Station to Kyoto Station
(125 min)
From Hiroshima Station go to Kyoto Station
(Nozomi or Hikari Shinkansen, reserved seat)

20:20 – 21:00

Arrive at Kyoto Station

Participants will be taken to their hotels by taxi

DAY 12

Free time all day (Accommodation in Kyoto)

DAY 13

Free time all day (Accommodation in Kyoto)

DAY 14

Travelers are free to go where they wish after check-out until departure.

From hotel to Kansai International Airport

A shared taxi will take you from the hotel to the airport.
Itami Airport can also be used. In such cases, please inform us when booking.

Remarks

[Until Dec. 31, 2016]
Planning Company: JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
Address: JTB Bldg. 16F, 2-3-11 Higashi Shinagawa Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Japan Tourism Agency Registered Travel Agent (No. 1723)
[From Jan. 1, 2017]
Planning Company: JTB Japan Travel Corp.
Address: 2-3-11 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Japan Tourism Agency Registered Travel Agent (No. 1955)

[Japan Combination Package]
1. This tour is a combination package made up from multiple Sunrise Tours plans.
2. An English-speaking interpreter guide or English-speaking assistant will accompany each tour from the meeting point until the tour end. Furthermore, please note that the interpreter guide or assistant is generally different for each tour.
3. Customers with late-night arrivals or departures at Kansai International Airport may need to wait at the airport for several hours as the shared taxi service will be unavailable.
4. This is a special tour for international visitors. Please understand that residents of Japan cannot make bookings for this tour.
5. Airport pick-up & drop-off is available at Haneda Airport or Itami Airport. In such cases, please inform us when booking.
6. If the minimum number of participants is not met by 20 days prior to the tour date, the tour may be cancelled.

[Luggage Transport Service]
Large baggage such as suitcases will be transported from hotels in Hakone to hotels in Kyoto City by truck on Day 7. (One standard size piece of luggage per customer will be transported free of charge. Any additional items will incur a fee of JPY 2,200 per article, which must be paid on the day.) Please bring a smaller bag (backpack, etc.) for the stays at Takayama and Kanazawa.

[Nikko Tour (Day 3)]
1. Heavy traffic due to colored leaves is expected every year on Irohazaka Winding Road from Oct. 10 to Nov. 5. Therefore, Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji will not be visited during this period. In such cases, one of the following will be visited instead of Kegon Falls: Taiyuuin Mausoleum at Rinno-ji Temple, Futarasan Shrine, Kirifuri Falls, or Tamozawa Imperial Villa.
2. The alternative plan outlined in Remark #1 above may be used even outside of the designated period due to road conditions or other reasons. No refunds will be issued as a result of location changes.
3. Please note that due to major repair and restoration work, the sleeping cat carving, three monkeys carving and part or all of Yomeimon Gate will not be visible at Toshogu Shrine.
*Planned Renovation Periods
Sleeping Cat: June to December 2016
Three Monkeys: June 2016 to March 2017
4. The tour will walk up and down steps and hilly paths at Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Falls. Be sure to wear shoes and clothing which are comfortable to walk in.
5. An earphone guide will be provided to each participant at Nikko Toshogu Shrine. However, if there are 15 or fewer participants, earphone guides may not be used.
A fee of JPY 10,000 may be incurred if an earphone guide is lost or damaged by a participant.
6. An earphone guide will be provided to each participant at Nikko Toshogu Shrine. However, if there are 15 or fewer participants, earphone guides may not be used.
7. As the tour uses a bus for the entire itinerary, arrivals at each site may be delayed due to road conditions.
8. Vegetarian meals, wheat allergy meals, and soy allergy meals must be requested at the time of booking.

[Kamakura Tour (Day 4)]
1. Lunch may be changed to a Japanese-style set meal, but this will not be used as a reason to cancel the tour, and refunds will not be given for this reason. Vegetarian meals are available and must be requested at the time of booking. Requests made on the day of the tour will not be accepted.
2. Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is vegetarian food prepared with ingredients such as vegetables, beans, etc. Therefore, other vegetarian menus are not available on this tour. However, in the case that lunch is changed to a Japanese-style set meal, customers who made a vegetarian meal request when booking will be provided with a vegetarian meal.
3. Allergy-friendly meals, etc. are not available.
4. Locations indicated on the itinerary may be changed due to traffic and operation hours. However, the tour will not be cancelled or refunded even in such cases. The following are possible substitutes: Hase Temple, Engaku-ji Temple, Kencho-ji Temple, or Kamakuragu Treasure Hall.
5. If the number of participants exceeds 15, earphone guides may be used for the guide’s explanations.
6. A fee of JPY 10,000 may be incurred if an earphone guide is lost or damaged by a participant.

[Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour (Day 6)]
1. Hakone Komagatake Ropeway may be omitted due to heavy traffic. The tour will not be cancelled and refunds will not be issued for this reason.
2. If the Fuji Subaru Line to Mt. Fuji’s 5th station is blocked due to road surface freezing or accidents, the tour will be taken to the highest elevation point possible. No alternative destinations are planned when the tour reaches beyond the 1st station.
When the tour has to turn back at the 1st station, or when the Fuji Subaru Line is completely blocked, the tour will visit Fuji Visitor Center or Lake Kawaguchi. Please note that an alternative itinerary may also be omitted depending on road conditions.
3. Due to weather conditions, Mt. Fuji may not be visible even from the base. However, the tour will not be cancelled and refunds will not be given for this reason.
4. 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.
5. If the Lake Ashi Cruise or Komagatake Ropeway are not running due to inclement weather or maintenance, or as a result of road or organization circumstances, they may be omitted and replaced with one or more of the following:
Hakone-en Aquarium, Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani Valley, Hakone Pirate Ship, Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Checkpoint, Lake Kawaguchi Cruise, Lake Kawaguchi Ropeway, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, Hakone Shrine, etc., but this will not be used as a reason to cancel the tour, and refunds will not be given for this reason.
6. Please note that the tour will not be guided to the seasonal sightseeing spots if the cherry blossoms are not at their best viewing time, or if the tour cannot proceed to Komagatake Ropeway due to road or organization circumstances.
7. GPS-enabled audio guides are available on this tour in Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Thai, French, and Indonesian (only Chinese and Spanish for tours in 2016). 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. Also, no refunds will be issued even if the audio guide is unusable due to weak signal, device issues, Wi-Fi malfunction, etc.
Please inform us when booking if you would like an audio guide. Requests made on the day of the tour will not be accepted.

[Takayama & Kanazawa Tour (Day 7-9)]
1. There is no time allotted for lunch on Day 7. Participants will eat lunch on board the train, so purchasing something to eat before departure is recommended.
2. If sightseeing facilities at Takayama, Shirakawago or Kanazawa are closed, the tour will be taken to alternative destinations.
3. As much of the sightseeing will be on foot, please participate in shoes and clothes which are easy to walk in. Please bring a coat and other warm clothing for tours between October and February, as the weather will be cold.
4. A public expressway bus or a charter bus may be used for transfers between Nagoya and Takayama and between Takayama and Kanazawa.
5. Please understand that there is no vegetarian option available for lunch at Shirakawago on Day 8.

[Kyoto Tour (Day 10)]
1. The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following days. As such, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead.
(Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year’s holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).
2. The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on September 25 and December 25.
3. Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year’s holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
4. During the Jidai Festival on October 22, the 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, we will follow suit with the itinerary change.
5. This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine’s Shin-en garden.
6. During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 15 – 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
7. Connections from this tour can be made to the “Kyoto Maiko Dinner” and “Kyoto Night Tour”. Connections are generally made at Kyoto Hotel Okura.