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JTB staff will meet participants at the airport and assist in boarding a pre-reserved taxi.
After arrival at the hotel, enjoy free time in Tokyo
07:50 – 08:30
Go from Tokyo hotel to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
The tour departs Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to begin sightseeing around Tokyo.
Get a spectacular view of Metropolitan Tokyo from the observation deck
Imperial Palace Plaza
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
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.
Tokyo Station (Marunouchi South Exit)
Drop off at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Participants will be dropped off at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal. There is no shuttle service to hotels after the tour.
07:50 – 08:30
Pick-up service from hotels in Tokyo to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Depart from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and head to Mt. Fuji by bus.
(Chuo Expressway, or Tomei Expressway).
Mt. Fuji 5th Station
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.
Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.
Lake Ashi Cruise
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
Spend a total of 50 minutes including a 7-minute cableway ride up to the peak from Hakone-en. Discover the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop.
17:00 – 20:15
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
21:30 – 23:15
Arrive at Hotel in Kyoto City
Participants will be taken by taxi from Kyoto Station to their hotels. An English-speaking assistant will guide participants to the taxi, but will not ride along in the taxi.
08:00 – 08:40
Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City
All transportation on the tour will be by bus.
[Remarks] In some cases participants will be picked up by taxi and taken to the bus terminal to transfer to the tour bus.
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.
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)
Entry of international visitors generally require application in advance, but participants of this tour can enter only by going through a brief procedure.
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.
Lunch (Japanese/Western Buffet Style Lunch)
From Kyoto to Nara
Head to Nara via the Nara Keinawa Expressway
Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha)
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world’s largest wooden structure. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.
18:30 – 19:30
To hotels in Kyoto City
Free time all day (Accommodation in Kyoto)
After hotel checkout, free time until departure
From Hotel to Kansai Airport
A shared taxi will take you from the hotel to the airport.