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2-Day Sunrise Highlights – Mt. Fuji, Hakone & Kyoto Tour (Round Trip from Tokyo)

Depart Tokyo
VISIT Mt.Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto
Duration Approx. 2 Days
Minimum No for Tour Operating 1
Guide English Guide available
Included Japan Tours and Packages – 2-Day Sunrise Highlights – Mt. Fuji, Hakone & Kyoto Tour (Round Trip from Tokyo) – JAPANiCAN.com
Cancellation Policy Accommodation charges, Lunch, English-speaking guide, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour
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ABOUT THE TOUR

1. Visit Mt. Fuji, Hakone and Kyoto on this Golden Route tour. This tour is round-trip from Tokyo.
2. Recommended for first time travelers to Japan.
3. A safe, worry-free trip is guaranteed as this sightseeing bus tour is accompanied by an English-speaking guide!

ITINERARY

07:30 – 09:00

Pick-up Service

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

09:00 –

Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (150 min)

Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and head to Mt. Fuji by bus. This tour follows the same itinerary as the 1-Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour.
(Chuo Expressway, or Tomei Expressway).

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.
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 Lake Kawaguchi. Please note that this alternative itinerary may be omitted from the tour depending on traffic conditions.
[Remarks] The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if Mt. Fuji is not fully visible due to weather conditions.

Lunch

Enjoy 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.
[Remarks] Due to weather, traffic, and operational concerns, the Lake Ashi cruise or Komagatake Ropeway may be substituted with one or more of the following: Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Checkpoint, Hakone-en Aquarium, Lake Kawaguchi cruise, Lake Kawaguchi Ropeway, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, Hakone Ropeway, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, Hakone Shrine etc. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded for such itinerary alteration.

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.

Peak of Mt. Komagatake

Take a cableway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop.

Hakone-en

17:00 – 20:15

Odawara Station

From Odawara Station to Kyoto Station (There may be a transfer at Shizuoka Station or Nagoya Station)

Go to Kyoto by Hikari or Kodama Shinkansen
Trip time: 120 to 180 minutes
[Remarks] A train transfer at Shizuoka or Nagoya station may be necessary. If so, a staff member will assist participants in transferring. If the tour runs late due to traffic congestion, etc, and misses the scheduled train, transportation from Odawara to Kyoto will be on non-reserved seats on the Shinkansen, and participants may not be able to sit down.

Kyoto Station

20:30 – 23:15

Hotels 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.
[Remarks] The arrival time in Kyoto may be later than scheduled, around 22:00 – 23:00, due to traffic congestion and other reasons.

DAY 2

08:10 – 08:40

Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City

Participants are picked up by bus and taken to Kyoto Avanti

08:25 –

Depart from Kyoto Avanti

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) (40 min)

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, 2015, and on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25, 2016, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

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.
[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 (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 of Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.

18:00 – 19:00

Kyoto Station

Nozomi Shinkansen (140 min)

Head to Tokyo via the Nozomi Shinkansen
[Remarks] A JTB staff member will help you at the station but will not board the Shinkansen with you.

21:00 – 22:00

Tokyo Station

Participants will be taken by taxi from Tokyo Station to their hotels in Tokyo.
[Remarks] An English-speaking staff member will guide participants from arrival at Tokyo Station to the taxi, but will not ride along in the taxi.

Remarks

1. This is a special tour for international visitors. Please understand that residents of Japan cannot make bookings for this tour.
2. If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 20 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.
3. Customers will carry their own baggage. There is not much space on the Shinkansen or bus, so we recommend leaving large items such as suitcases at your hotel in Tokyo.
4. The arrival time to Kyoto after the tour on Day 1 may be between 22:00 and 23:00 or later depending on traffic conditions.
5. The trip from Odawara to Kyoto on Day 1 may require a train transfer midway at Shizuoka or Nagoya station. If so, a staff member will assist participants in transferring. If the tour runs late due to traffic congestion, etc, and misses the scheduled train, transportation from Odawara to Kyoto will be on non-reserved seats on the Shinkansen, and participants may not be able to sit down.
6. If you would like a vegetarian menu, please inform us at the time of reservation.

About Day 1 Itinerary (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. Also, no refunds will be issued even if the audio guide is unusable due to weak signal, device issues, Wi-Fi malfunction, etc.
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 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 Lake Kawaguchi. Please note that this alternative itinerary may be omitted from the tour depending on traffic conditions.
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. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if Mt. Fuji is not fully visible due to weather conditions.
6. 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, 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. The English interpreter guide will make decisions regarding itinerary alterations.

About Day 2 Itinerary (1-Day Kyoto 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 Jan. 25, Apr. 25, Jul. 25 and Oct. 25, 2015, and on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25, 2016, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.
4. On Tuesdays (or Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, and December and over the year-end New Year’s holidays, Nijo Castle is closed. The tour will visit Ryoan-ji Temple instead.
5. 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, we will follow suit with the itinerary change.
6. This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine’s Shin-en garden.