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9 Day B Combination Package

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

9-Day-B-Combination-Package

Shirakawa-go Gassho-zukuriExplore the vibrant city of Tokyo, from the historical area of Asakusa to the Imperial Palace Plaza and Ginza. Travel half way up Mt. Fuji, Japan’s most famous landmark, and relax in the mountain resort area of Hakone. See Takayama, known as “Little Kyoto,” and its preserved historical structures and environment. Mingle with the locals at the thatched roofed village of Shirakawago. Visit Kanagawa, home of Kenroku Garden, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, and admire the ceramics at Kutaniyaki. Explore Kyoto’s 1,200 years of history and culture, and have fun walking around the city. 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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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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Tokyo
Day 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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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 – Takayama
Odawara Station – Nagoya Station (120 min) – Travel to Nagoya via the Kodama Shinkansen.

Nagoya Station to Takayama Station (150 min) – Board the JR limited express train to Takayama.

Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall (30 min) – 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.

Kusakabe Heritage House (20 min) – Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts.

Kami-Sannomachi  (30 min) – Located in Takayama’s old quarter, this street is lined with Edo period buildings, and provides visitors a glimpse into the past.

17:30 – 18:30 – Arrive at Hida Hotel Plaza.

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Takayama – Gokayama – Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa
World Heritage Gokayama Ainokura Village (50 min) – Many of the structures at this traditional thatched roof village were built over 100 years ago, creating an idyllic atmosphere of Japan of days gone by. Enjoy this mountain village that preserves the ways of life of the past.

World Heritage Shirakawa-go (120 min) – 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.

Shirakawa-go to Kanazawa (75 min) – From Shirakawa-go, go to Kanazawa by expressway bus

15:15 – 18:30 – Arrive at Kanazawa City Hotel.

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Kanazawa – Kyoto
Higashi Chaya district (30 min) – 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.

Tentokuin Temple (40 min) – Karakuri Puppet Show Viewing.

Nagamachi Samurai District – Free time to walk around (30 min) – 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 (60 min) – 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 (145 min) – Take the JR limited express train to Kyoto.

16:30 – 18:00 Arrive at Hotel in Kyoto City – You will be taken by taxi from Kyoto Station to your hotel.

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

Accommodation: Yumoto Fujiya Hotel Hakone

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Hakone – Takayama
Odawara Station – Nagoya Station (120 min) – Travel to Nagoya via the Kodama Shinkansen.

Nagoya Station to Takayama Station (150 min) – Board the JR limited express train to Takayama.

Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall (30 min) – 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.

Kusakabe Heritage House (20 min) – Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts.

Kami-Sannomachi  (30 min) – Located in Takayama’s old quarter, this street is lined with Edo period buildings, and provides visitors a glimpse into the past.

17:30 – 18:30 – Arrive at Hida Hotel Plaza.

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Takayama – Gokayama – Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa
World Heritage Gokayama Ainokura Village (50 min) – Many of the structures at this traditional thatched roof village were built over 100 years ago, creating an idyllic atmosphere of Japan of days gone by. Enjoy this mountain village that preserves the ways of life of the past.

World Heritage Shirakawa-go (120 min) – 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.

Shirakawa-go to Kanazawa (75 min) – From Shirakawa-go, go to Kanazawa by expressway bus

15:15 – 18:30 – Arrive at Kanazawa City Hotel.

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Kanazawa – Kyoto
Higashi Chaya district (30 min) – 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.

Tentokuin Temple (40 min) – Karakuri Puppet Show Viewing.

Nagamachi Samurai District – Free time to walk around (30 min) – 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 (60 min) – 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 (145 min) – Take the JR limited express train to Kyoto.

16:30 – 18:00 Arrive at Hotel in Kyoto City – You will be taken by taxi from Kyoto Station to your hotel.

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Kyoto – Tokyo
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.

18:00 – 19:00 – Kyoto Station (120 min) – Head to Tokyo via the Nozomi Shinkansen.

21:00 – 22:00 – Tokyo Station – Shuttle service from Tokyo station to your Tokyo hotel. 

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Tokyo

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

2017 Departure Dates:10 Jan-28 Feb, 11 Jul-22 Aug, 05-19 Dec: Tue
02-14 Mar, 04 May-06 Jul, 29 Aug-03, 24 Oct, 24-30 Nov: Tue, Thu
(Except: 09 Mar, 09-11 Apr, 13 Jun, 08 Aug, 14, 28 Sep, 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: Oneway Trip: Day 5 Hakone to Kyoto
Round Trip: Day 5 Hakone to Kyoto / Day 8 Kyoto to Tokyo
Oneway Trip Plan:From $2,756 Adult
From $2,366 Child
*Single, Triple, Breakfast, upgrade and extension rates are also available. Contact JTB for details.
Return Trip Plan:From $3,278 Adult
From $2,799 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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