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9 Day A Combination Package

From Tokyo: Tokyo, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nara & Hiroshima

9-Day-A-Combination-Package

Hase-dera Temple, Kamakura
One of our most popular plans, Japan’s Golden Route & Hiroshima 9 days thoroughly covers Tokyo, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto and Nara as well as a visit to Hiroshima and Miyajima.

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. 

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  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.
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  2. 2
Tokyo – Kamakura – Tokyo
07:50 – 08:30 Pickup Service – Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal where your tour will begin by bus to Kamakura.

Hase Temple – Visit a 1,200 year old temple reflecting the beauty of the seasons with seasonal flowers, especially hydrangea.

Lunch – Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Komachi-dori (50 min) – One of the preeminent sightseeing spots of Kamakura. The god enshrined here is the protector of the warrior class. The shrine is also known as Kamakura Hachimangu. Komachi-dori is a famous street lined with long-running shops, restaurants and souvenir vendors.

Hokoku-ji Temple – Featuring a beautiful bamboo grove, Hokoku-ji is an ancient and renowned temple of the Rinzai sect’s Kencho-ji school.

Matcha Green Tea Experience at Jomyo-ji Temple (30 min) – Jomyo-ji is another old temple of the Rinzai sect’s Kencho-ji school. 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.

Yokohama Bay Bridge – View from the bus window.

17:00 – 18:00 – Drop-off at Ginza – Participants will be dropped off at Sukiyabashi Intersection in Ginza. No drop off service available back to hotel.

Drop off at Shinjuku – Participants will be dropped off near Shinjuku Station West Exit. No drop off service available back to hotel.

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  2. 3
Tokyo
07:50 – 08:30 Pickup Service – Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus.

09:00 – Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal – The tour will depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to begin sightseeing around Tokyo.

Tokyo Tower (30min) – Enjoy a spectacular view of Metropolitan Tokyo from the observation deck.

Imperial Palace Plaza (10min) – 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 (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 Exit) – Disembarking only.

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

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Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone
07:50 – 08:30 Pickup Service – Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus 09:00 – Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal – Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and head to Mt Fuji by bus (Chuo Expressway or Tomei Expressway).

Mt. Fuji 5th Station (30 min) – 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 (15 min) – 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 (50 min) – 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.

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Hakone – Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto
08:00 – 09:30 – Depart Hakone – Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus. From Odawara Station to Shin-Yokohama Station, take a non-reserved Kodama or Hikari Shinkansen. Note that seating is not guaranteed if the train is crowded. Trip time is approx 20 minutes. From Shin-Yokohama Station to Kyoto Station, take the Nozomi Shinkansen to Kyoto. Trip time is approx 120 minutes.

Lunch – Enjoy lunch at hotel then depart and head to Nara via Keinawa Expressway.

Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) (60 min) – A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world’s largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.

Kasuga Taisha Shrine (40 min) – This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.

Nara Nagomikan (20 min) – The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.

18:30 – 19:30 – Drop-off Service – To your Kyoto accommodation. 

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  2. 6
Kyoto
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.

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 pond.

Kyoto Imperial Palace (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.

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and specific days) (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.

Lunch – Japanese/Western style buffet lunch. 

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

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Kyoto – Hiroshima – Kyoto 
Kyoto  to Hiroshima (125 min) – Travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima Station by Nozomi or Hikari Shinkansen, reserved seat.

10:30 – Hotel Granvia Hiroshima – Head to Miyajimaguchi by bus.

Miyajimaguchi to Miyajima Port (5 min) – Take the ferry to Miyajima Island.

Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine (120 min) – Itsukushima Shrine is a World Heritage Site. Established in the 6th century it is famous for its beautiful Shinden-zukuri style structure (architecture representative of a nobles’ residence in the Heian period). See the vermillion shrine sitting in a lush environment facing the deep blue sea and enjoy the picturesque beauty. Lunch is on your own.

Miyajima Port to Miyajimaguchi (5 min) – Travel to Miyajimaguchi by ferry.

Miyajimaguchi (30 min) – Travel by 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 – 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.

Hiroshima to Kyoto (125 min) – Travel from Hiroshima to Kyoto Station by Nozomi or Hikari Shinkansen, reserved seat.

20:20 – 21:00 Arrive at Kyoto Station – Participants will be taken to their hotels by taxi.

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Kyoto 
Free Day
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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 – Kamakura – Tokyo
07:50 – 08:30 Pickup Service – Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal where your tour will begin by bus to Kamakura.

Hase Temple – Visit a 1,200 year old temple reflecting the beauty of the seasons with seasonal flowers, especially hydrangea.

Lunch – Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Komachi-dori (50 min) – One of the preeminent sightseeing spots of Kamakura. The god enshrined here is the protector of the warrior class. The shrine is also known as Kamakura Hachimangu. Komachi-dori is a famous street lined with long-running shops, restaurants and souvenir vendors.

Hokoku-ji Temple – Featuring a beautiful bamboo grove, Hokoku-ji is an ancient and renowned temple of the Rinzai sect’s Kencho-ji school.

Matcha Green Tea Experience at Jomyo-ji Temple (30 min) – Jomyo-ji is another old temple of the Rinzai sect’s Kencho-ji school. 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.

Yokohama Bay Bridge – View from the bus window.

17:00 – 18:00 – Drop-off at Ginza – Participants will be dropped off at Sukiyabashi Intersection in Ginza. No drop off service available back to hotel.

Drop off at Shinjuku – Participants will be dropped off near Shinjuku Station West Exit. No drop off service available back to hotel.

  1. Day
  2. 3
Tokyo
07:50 – 08:30 Pickup Service – Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus. 09:00 – Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal – The tour will depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to begin sightseeing around Tokyo.

Tokyo Tower (30min) – Enjoy a spectacular view of Metropolitan Tokyo from the observation deck.

Imperial Palace Plaza (10min) – 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 (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 Exit) – Disembarking only.

12:50 – Tour ends 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. 4
Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone
07:50 – 08:30 Pickup Service – Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus 09:00 – Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal – Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and head to Mt Fuji by bus (Chuo Expressway or Tomei Expressway).

Mt. Fuji 5th Station (30 min) – 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 (15 min) – 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 (50 min) – 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. 5
Hakone – Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto
08:00 – 09:30 – Depart Hakone – Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus. From Odawara Station to Shin-Yokohama Station, take a non-reserved Kodama or Hikari Shinkansen. Note that seating is not guaranteed if the train is crowded. Trip time is approx 20 minutes. From Shin-Yokohama Station to Kyoto Station, take the Nozomi Shinkansen to Kyoto. Trip time is approx 120 minutes.

Lunch – Enjoy lunch at hotel then depart and head to Nara via Keinawa Expressway.

Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) (60 min) – A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world’s largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.

Kasuga Taisha Shrine (40 min) – This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.

Nara Nagomikan (20 min) – The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.

18:30 – 19:30 – Drop-off Service – To your Kyoto accommodation. 

  1. Day
  2. 6
Kyoto
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.

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 pond.

Kyoto Imperial Palace (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.

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and specific days) (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.

Lunch – Japanese/Western style buffet lunch. 

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

  1. Day
  2. 7
Kyoto – Hiroshima – Kyoto
Kyoto  to Hiroshima (125 min) – Travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima Station by Nozomi or Hikari Shinkansen, reserved seat.

10:30 – Hotel Granvia Hiroshima – Head to Miyajimaguchi by bus.

Miyajimaguchi to Miyajima Port (5 min) – Take the ferry to Miyajima Island.

Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine (120 min) – Itsukushima Shrine is a World Heritage Site. Established in the 6th century it is famous for its beautiful Shinden-zukuri style structure (architecture representative of a nobles’ residence in the Heian period). See the vermillion shrine sitting in a lush environment facing the deep blue sea and enjoy the picturesque beauty. Lunch is on your own.

Miyajima Port to Miyajimaguchi (5 min) – Travel to Miyajimaguchi by ferry.

Miyajimaguchi (30 min) – Travel by 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 – 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.

Hiroshima to Kyoto (125 min) – Travel from Hiroshima to Kyoto Station by Nozomi or Hikari Shinkansen, reserved seat.

20:20 – 21:00 Arrive at Kyoto Station – Participants will be taken to their hotels by taxi.

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  2. 8
Kyoto – Tokyo
Free Day

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.

 
2017 Departure Dates:10 Jan-07 Mar, 28 Nov-19 Dec: Tue
06 May, 30 Sep, 21 Oct-25 Nov: Tue, Thu, Sat
11-23 Mar, 07-17 Oct: Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
25 Mar-20 Apr: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
(Except: 14 Feb, 12, 16 Mar, 13 Jun, 08-15, 20, 27 Jul, 03-12, 17, 24 Aug, 14-16 Sep, 08, 31 Oct, 02 Nov)
Meals Provided: 4 Lunches 
Guide Service:Guide service available on all days excluding on bullet trains and free days
Baggage Service:  One way trip: Day 4 Tokyo to Kyoto
Return trip: Day 4 Tokyo to Kyoto / Day 8 Kyoto to Tokyo
Oneway Trip Plan:From $2,756 Adult
From $2,418 Child
*Single, Triple, Breakfast, upgrade and extension rates are also available. Contact JTB for details.
Return Trip Plan:From $3,136 Adult
From $2,761 Child
*Single, Triple, Breakfast, upgrade and extension rates are also available. Contact JTB for details.
Remarks:Daily schedule and sightseeing spots are subject to change due to weather, transport or any other unforeseen circumstances. 

 

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