8 Day Combination Package

From Tokyo: Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa & Kyoto

8-Day-Combination-Package

Hase-dera Temple, Kamakura
Experience some of the most scenic areas of Japan! Enjoy both the historical and commercial areas of Tokyo, the mountain resort area of Hakone and beautiful Mt. Fuji. Immerse yourself in culture in Kyoto, with its 1,200 years of history, and explore Nara, home of the Great Buddha. 

Sunrise Guided Tours are a combination of Day Tours which also includes your accommodation & transportation. Your guide & group will change each day. Fixed pickup, transfer times & full itinerary to be advised on the final itinerary in Japan on arrival.

  1. Day
  2. 1
Airport – Tokyo

A JTB staff member will meet you as you exit customs, holding a welcome sign with your name on it. They will then escort you to your reserved taxi that will take you to your Tokyo Hotel.

  1. Day
  2. 2
Tokyo

7:50 – 8:30 Pick-up Service – Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal where tour will begin.

Tokyo Tower – Enjoy 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.

12:30 – Tokyo Station (Marunouchi South Exit) – Participants who wish may get off the bus at Akihabara. All other participants will get a view of Akihabara from the bus and continue onto Tokyo Station.

12:50 – Disembark at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal – Participants will be dropped off at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal. There is no shuttle service to hotels after the tour.

  1. Day
  2. 3
Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone
7:50 – 8:30 Pick-up Service – Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal where tour will begin. 


9:00 – Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
– 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. Drive 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level for breathtaking views from above the clouds.

Lunch – Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.

Lake Ashi Cruise – Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi, 30km southeast of Mt. Fuji. 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 – 18:00 – Arrive at Hotel in Hakone.

  1. Day
  2. 4
Hakone – Takayama
8:00 – 9:30 – Depart from Hotel in Hakone – Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus.

Travel from Odawara Station to Nagoya Station, take the Kodama Shinkansen to Nagoya.

Travel from Nagoya Station to Takayama Station, guide will meet participants at Nagoya Station then board the JR Limited Express train to Takayama.

14:00 – 14:30 Takayama Station 

Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall – Here floats used in the famous Takayama Festival are on display. Takayama Festival is famous throughout Japan. Here visitors can see the floats on display and the detailed craftsmanship that goes into making them.*This destination will be visited on the following day during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.

Kusakabe Heritage House – Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts. *This destination will be visited on the following day during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.

Kami-Sannomachi – Located in Takayama’s old quarter, this street is lined with Edo period buildings, and provides visitors a glimpse into the past.

*This destination will be visited on the following day during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.

17:30 – 18:30 Arrive at Hida Hotel Plaza – This comfortable hotel features a large communal bath.

  1. Day
  2. 5
Takayama – Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa
8:30 – Depart from Hida Hotel Plaza – Sightseeing will be conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Nohi Bus. During the Shirakawa-go illumination period, the tour will go directly from Takayama to Kanazawa via expressway bus.

Takayama Morning Market (during Shirakawago Illumination period only) – Spend some time sightseeing around bustling Takayama Morning Market, where many regional specialties are on sale.

World Heritage Shirakawa-go – Savour the taste of home-style cooking that can only be experienced in regions such as this. After lunch, enjoy a tour and time to walk around the thatched roof village on your own.*This destination will be visited on the previous day during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.

Japanese Style Lunch

Travel from Shirakawa-go to Kanazawa – by expressway bus.

16:00 – 18:30 – Arrive at Kanazawa City hotel.

  1. Day
  2. 6
Kanazawa – Kyoto
8:30 – 9:00 Depart from Kanazawa City hotel – Sightseeing is conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Hokutetsu Railroad. Also, depending on the number of participants, public transportation may be used.

Higashi Chaya district – 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.

Nagamachi Samurai District – Free time to walk around. Feel the atmosphere of the days of the samurai in this area, where the earthen walls, waterways, and stone paths remain as they were when samurai of the Kaga domain resided here.

Kenroku-en Garden – This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens and offers amazing seasonal views all year round.

12:50 – 14:00 Arrival at Kanazawa Station – Eat lunch on your own after arrival at Kanazawa Station.

Kanazawa Station to Kyoto Station – 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 assistant will guide participants to the taxi, but will not ride along in the taxi.

  1. Day
  2. 7
Kyoto
8:00 – 8:50 Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City.

Nijo Castle – 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.

Kinkaku-ji Temple – 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 pond.

Kyoto Imperial Palace (Except Mondays).

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and specific days) – Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is the substitute for Kyoto Imperial Palace on Mondays and closing days. 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 – Enjoy a Japanese/Western style buffet lunch.

Heian Jingu Shrine – 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 – 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 – 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.

17:30 – 18:30 Drop-off Service – From Kiyomizu-dera Temple to selected hotels in Kyoto. 

  1. Day
  2. 8
Kyoto

Transfer back to Kansai/Itami Airport is included on this day if you are not continuing on in Japan.

 

  1. Day
  2. 1
Airport – Tokyo

A JTB staff member will meet you as you exit customs, holding a welcome sign with your name on it. They will then escort you to your reserved taxi that will take you to your Tokyo Hotel.

  1. Day
  2. 2
Tokyo
7:50 – 8:30 Pick-up Service – Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal where tour will begin.

Tokyo Tower – Enjoy 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.

12:30 – Tokyo Station (Marunouchi South Exit) – Participants who wish may get off the bus at Akihabara. All other participants will get a view of Akihabara from the bus and continue onto Tokyo Station.

12:50 – Disembark at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal – Participants will be dropped off at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal. There is no shuttle service to hotels after the tour.

  1. Day
  2. 3
Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone
7:50 – 8:30 Pick-up Service – Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal where tour will begin. 

9:00 – Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal – 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. Drive 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level for breathtaking views from above the clouds.

Lunch – Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.

Lake Ashi Cruise – Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi, 30km southeast of Mt. Fuji. 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 – 18:00 – Arrive at Hotel in Hakone.

  1. Day
  2. 4
Hakone – Takayama
8:00 – 9:30 – Depart from Hotel in Hakone – Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus.

Travel from Odawara Station to Nagoya Station, take the Kodama Shinkansen to Nagoya.

Travel from Nagoya Station to Takayama Station, guide will meet participants at Nagoya Station then board the JR Limited Express train to Takayama.

14:00 – 14:30 Takayama Station – From Takayama to Shirakawago (during Shirakawago Illumination period only). Join a regular sightseeing bus operated by Nohi Bus and head to Shirakawa-go.

Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall – Here floats used in the famous Takayama Festival are on display. Takayama Festival is famous throughout Japan. Here visitors can see the floats on display and the detailed craftsmanship that goes into making them.*This destination will be visited on the following day during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.

Kusakabe Heritage House – Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts. *This destination will be visited on the following day during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.

Kami-Sannomachi – Located in Takayama’s old quarter, this street is lined with Edo period buildings, and provides visitors a glimpse into the past.

*This destination will be visited on the following day during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.

17:30 – 18:30 Arrive at Hida Hotel Plaza – This comfortable hotel features a large communal bath.

  1. Day
  2. 5
Takayama – Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa
8:30-09:00 – Depart from Hida Hotel Plaza – Sightseeing will be conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Nohi Bus. During the Shirakawa-go illumination period, the tour will go directly from Takayama to Kanazawa via expressway bus.

Takayama Morning Market (during Shirakawago Illumination period only) – Spend some time sightseeing around bustling Takayama Morning Market, where many regional specialties are on sale.

World Heritage Shirakawa-go – Savour the taste of home-style cooking that can only be experienced in regions such as this. After lunch, enjoy a tour and time to walk around the thatched roof village on your own.*This destination will be visited on the previous day during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.

Japanese Style Lunch

Travel from Shirakawa-go to Kanazawa – by expressway bus.

15:00 – 18:30 – Arrive at Kanazawa City hotel.

  1. Day
  2. 6
Kanazawa – Kyoto
8:30 – 9:00 Depart from Kanazawa City hotel – Sightseeing is conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Hokutetsu Railroad. Also, depending on the number of participants, public transportation may be used.

Higashi Chaya district – 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.

Nagamachi Samurai District – Free time to walk around. Feel the atmosphere of the days of the samurai in this area, where the earthen walls, waterways, and stone paths remain as they were when samurai of the Kaga domain resided here.

Kenroku-en Garden – This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens and offers amazing seasonal views all year round.

12:50 – 14:00 Arrival at Kanazawa Station – Eat lunch on your own after arrival at Kanazawa Station.

Kanazawa Station to Kyoto Station – 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 assistant will guide participants to the taxi, but will not ride along in the taxi.

  1. Day
  2. 7
Kyoto
8:00 – 8:50 Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City.

Nijo Castle – 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.

Kinkaku-ji Temple – 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 pond.

Kyoto Imperial Palace (Mondays to Fridays).

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and specific days) – 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 style buffet lunch).

Heian Jingu Shrine – 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 – 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 – 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 – Head to Tokyo via the Nozomi Shinkansen

21:00 – 22:00 Tokyo Station – Shuttle service from Tokyo Station to selected hotels in Tokyo.

  1. Day
  2. 8
Kyoto
Transfer back to Narita/Haneda Airport is included on this day if you are not continuing on in Japan.
2017 Departure Dates:04 Jan-27 Feb, 04-20 Dec: Mon, Wed
01 Mar-01 Dec: Mon, Wed, Fri
(Except: 13 Feb, 17 Mar, 10, 12, 24 Apr-03 May, 10, 14, 21, 28 Jul, 04-11, 18, 25 Aug, 15, 29 Sep, 06 Oct, 01, 03 Nov) 
Meals Provided:3 Lunches 
Guide Service: Guide service available on all days excluding on bullet trains and free days
Baggage Service: One way trip: Day 4 Hakone to Kyoto
Return trip: Day 4 Hakone to Kyoto / Day 8 Kyoto to Tokyo
Oneway Plan:From $2,466 Adult
From $2,153 Child
*Single, Triple, Breakfast, upgrade and extension rates are also available. Contact JTB for details.
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Return Plan: From $2,988 Adult
From $2,586 Child
*Single, Triple, Breakfast, upgrade and extension rates are also available. Contact JTB for details.
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Remarks:Daily schedule and sightseeing spots are subject to change due to weather, transport or any other unforeseen circumstances. 

 

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