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Discover Japan 13 Days

Fully Escorted Tour

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Discover-Japan
This fully escorted tour takes you to major sightseeing spots in Japan. Travel by coach, train and the world famous bullet train with your Japan Rail Pass. Discover an amazing variety of places from the modern cities of Tokyo and Osaka to the peaceful countryside of Takayama. Explore Japanese tradition and culture in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, with its thousands of shrines and temples. Visit historic Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome and feed the deer on Miyajima Island.


This Discover Japan Tour will operate with an experienced JTB escort and local guides where applicable who will assist with the entire trip, from sightseeing to shopping and dining.

 
  1. Day
  2. 1
Tokyo

Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Keio Plaza or Grand Prince New Takanawa Tokyo
                
Upon arrival at Narita/Haneda Airport, clear customs and immigration before boarding the Airport Limousine Bus to your accommodation in Tokyo for 2 nights. Transfer services can be provided from either Narita or Haneda Airports in Tokyo. Additionally JTB can arrange early check in or prior accommodation and any other arrangements before the tour begins. 

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  1. Day
  2. 2
Tokyo

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Keio Plaza or Grand Prince New Takanawa Tokyo

After breakfast your Japan journey begins with a full day sightseeing tour of Tokyo. Visit some of the major sights including the Tokyo Sky Tree with 360 panoramic views of the city, Tsukiji Outer Fish Markets, and Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo’s most famous Buddhist Temple. Drive by some famous shopping districts such as Ginza and Akihabara. The day will conclude early evening where you will have the rest of the evening free to explore the nightlife of Tokyo.  

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  1. Day
  2. 3
Tokyo – Hakone 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luggage: Transfer from Tokyo to Takayama. Carry an overnight bag. 
Accommodation: Yoshiike Ryokan, Hakone 

Today embark on a full day sightseeing tour of the Hakone and Lake Ashi area. Visit Mt Fuji, Japan’s national icon. Drive up to the Mt Fuji 5th station of the mountain and its viewing spots. Enjoy a cruise on lake Ashi, then ropeway up Mt. Komagatake, stopping at Owakudani Valley for a spectacular panoramic view of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding area. After sightseeing, arrive at your Hakone Ryokan (Japanese style accommodation) and enjoy a delicious welcome dinner with your tour escort and group. 

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  1. Day
  2. 4
Hakone – Takayama 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Associa or Hida Hotel Plaza Takayama

Breakfast at your own leisure then depart for Takayama via Nagoya on the Shinkansen bullet train. You will have the afternoon and evening free to explore this beautiful little town. For dinner you might like to try the famous “Hida-gyu” beef, a speciality dish in Takayama. After dinner relax and unwind in the Japanese Onsen (Hot Springs) at your accommodation.

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  1. Day
  2. 5
Takayama 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Associa or Hida Hotel Plaza Takayama

Today visit some famous sights in Takayama including the Hida Folk Village, an open air museum exhibiting over 30 traditional houses from the region, Matsuri-no-mori and San-machi, a traditional Japanese village area and Takayama Jinya. Explore this historic area of Takayama’s old town. A small 3 lane area is filled with old wooden buildings consisting of sake breweries, small boutiques and some larger merchant houses which are now museums.  

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  1. Day
  2. 6
Takayama – Gokayama – Kanazawa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Luggage: Takayama to Osaka. Carry an overnight bag. 
Accommodation: Hotel Nikko Kanazawa or ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa

Today you will have the morning free to explore more of the beautiful little town of Takayama. We recommend visiting the early morning Takayama markets, where local fresh produce and souvenirs stalls are set up. In the afternoon, travel by bus visiting Gokayama, a World Heritage listed area and experience Japanese paper making. 

Note: 12 March 2017 Tour Departure:
Day 6, group will be staying in Kaga Onsen (Ruriko Ryokan), not Kanazawa (aprox 25 minutes by train). An additional dinner will be included on day 6 for this tour departure. 

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  1. Day
  2. 7
Kanazawa – Osaka

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hilton Osaka or Granvia Osaka 

This morning join a Kanazawa city tour visiting, Higashi Chayagai, Kenroku-en Garden – one of Japan’s 3 most beautiful gardens. Also visit Nagamachi Buke Yashiki, and Omicho Market. In the afternoon travel to Osaka city by the JR limited express train. 

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  1. Day
  2. 8
Osaka – Hiroshima

Meals: Breakfast
Luggage: Osaka to Kyoto. Carry an overnight back for 2 nights. 
Accommodation: Granvia Hiroshima or ANA Crowne Plaza Hirshima

Breakfast at your own leisure. Morning city tour of Osaka visiting, Osaka Castle, Floating Garden Observatory and the Namba area. In the afternoon, travel to Hiroshima by Shinkansen bullet train. Accommodation in Hiroshima for 2 nights. 

Dotombori in Osaka

  1. Day
  2. 9
Hiroshima

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Granvia Hiroshima or ANA Crowne Plaza Hirshima 

Breakfast at your own leisure. Today, visit some of the major sights of Hiroshima, including Miyajima Island, Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, a World Heritage listed site and the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome. Evening free to dine out. 

Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima near Hiroshima

  1. Day
  2. 10
Hiroshima – Himeji – Kyoto

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: New Miyako Hotel or Kyoto Century Hotel

Breakfast at your own leisure. In the morning depart for Kyoto by Shinkansen Bullet Train. Take a detour to Himeji on the way, visiting Himeji castle, a World Heritage listed site and Koko-en Garden. Then continue onto Kyoto city and check into your accommodation where you will be staying for 3 nights. 

Sakura-Shrine-Kyoto

  1. Day
  2. 11
Kyoto

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: New Miyako Hotel, Daiwa Roynet Hotel or Century Hotel

Breakfast at your own leisure. Today enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Kyoto city visiting some of the most famous sites including the Golden Pavilion, Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo and Yasaka Jingu Shrine. 

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  1. Day
  2. 12
Kyoto

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: New Miyako Hotel, Daiwa Roynet Hotel or Century Hotel

Today is a free day to explore more of Kyoto city or do some last minute shopping. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant with your tour escort and group. 

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  1. Day
  2. 13
Kyoto

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

Your journey finishes today after breakfast. Included in this tour is an airport transfer service back to Kansai International Airport or Itami Domestic Airport. We can also arrange late check out, post tour accommodation and any other arrangements if you wish to extend your stay in Japan after the tour concludes.  

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Tour Inclusions:*12 nights accommodation 
*Welcome dinner, day 3 at Hakone and farewell dinner 
*Japan Rail Pass 7-Day Ordinary Class
*Arrival transfer from Narita/Haneda Airport to Tokyo Hotel
*Departure transfer from Kyoto hotel to Itami/Kansai Airport
*Tokyo 1 day tour including lunch
*Fuji & Hakone 1 day tour including lunch
*Takayama half day tour
*Kanazawa half day tour
*Osaka half day tour
*Hiroshima 1 day tour
*Himeji half day tour
*Kyoto 1 day tour including lunch
*3 luggage transfer services (Tokyo – Takayama – Osaka – Tokyo)  
Guide Service:This tour will operate with an experienced JTB escort and local guides where applicable who will assist with the entire trip, from sightseeing to shopping and dining.  
Baggage:Luggage transfers as per tour itinerary are recommended by JTB as there is limited space on local transport. The Japan hotel luggage transfer service is very reliable; your large luggage will be safe when you send it on to the next city.    
Pre Tour Accommodation:JTB can arrange pre accommodation for the tour. Please request at time of booking. 
Tour Departure: 
04 Sep 2016: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
25 Sep, 09 Oct, 23 Oct, 06 Nov, 20 Nov 2016: Grand Prince New Takanawa (Superior Natural) Tokyo
12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 02 Apr, 09 Apr, 16 Apr, 07 May, 21 May 2017: Grand Prince New Takanawa (Superior Natural) Tokyo 
Post Tour Accommodation:JTB can arrange post accommodation for the tour. Please request at time of booking. 
Tour Departure: 
04 Sep, 25 Sep, 23 Oct, 20 Nov 2016: New Miyako Hotel Kyoto (Premium Floor)
09 Oct 2016: Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma 
06 Nov 2016: Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae
12 Mar, 02 Apr 2017: Kyoto Century Hotel (Grand Comfort Room)
19 Mar, 26 Mar, 09 Apr, 16 Apr, 07 May, 21 May 2017: New Miyako Hotel Kyoto
Remarks:  *A fair amount of walking is involved on this tour.
*Hotels are subject to change of the same category. 
*Daily schedule is subject to change due to weather, transport or any other unforeseen circumstances. 
*Minimum 10 persons for the tour to operate, maximum 20.
*Child reduction prices are also available, please contact JTB.
*Double rooms can be requested upon booking. Request base only.

12 March 2017 Tour Departure:
Day 6, group will be staying in Kaga Onsen (Ruriko Ryokan), not Kanazawa (aprox 25 minutes by train). An additional dinner will be included on day 6 for this tour departure. 

*JTB does not discriminate against persons with disabilities. However, the locations visited during a JTB Fully Escorted Tour may involve a considerable amount of walking and climbing stairs. JTB recommends that travellers with disabilities be accompanied by their own assistant, capable of providing all necessary assistance. JTB Fully Escorted Tours do not include special assistance to participants with disabilities. JTB reserves the right to refuse participation in Fully Escorted Tours if it considers that such participation is reasonably likely to impose an unjustifiable hardship on JTB or its personnel. Alternatively, JTB would be pleased to organise Independent Tours for travellers with special needs.

 

    • Tour Dates
    • Tour Status
    • Single
    • Twin (Per Person Price)
    • Triple (Per Person Price)
    • 12 March 2017
    • AVAILABLE – GUARANTEED TO DEPART
    • $8,300
    • $6,850
    • $6,800
    • 19 March 2017
    • FULLY BOOKED
    • $8,035
    • $6,450
    • $6,060
    • 26 March 2017
    • FULLY BOOKED
    • $8,320
    • $6,790
    • $6,360
    • 02 April 2017
    • FULLY BOOKED
    • $8,570
    • $7,180
    • $6,770
    • 09 April 2017
    • FULLY BOOKED
    • $8,590
    • $7,030
    • $6,510
    • 16 April 2017
    • FULLY BOOKED
    • $8,350
    • $6,845
    • $6,415
    • 07 May 2017
    • FULLY BOOKED
    • $8,250
    • $6,770
    • $6,350
    • 21 May 2017
    • FULLY BOOKED
    • $8,325
    • $6,800
    • $6,325

 

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