Independent Suggested Itinerary – Famous Sites & Cultural Delights

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Explore more authentic Japanese cities on an independent tour that lets you discover Japan for yourself. Enjoy the best of the country without the gaggle of an organised tour group. Together with our comprehensive “suggested” itinerary, this grand tour takes you from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to Japan’s amazing natural wonderlands and magnificent cultural and historical places of interest. Get ready for your “Off the Beaten Track” experience.

  1. Day
  2. 1
Narita/Haneda Airport
Upon arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport, clear customs and immigration before boarding the Airport Limousine Bus to your accommodation in Tokyo for 3 nights.
  1. Day
  2. 2
Full day free, to explore Tokyo.
Suggested optional tours:
  • Edo Tokyo morning tour
  • Dynamic Tokyo Tour
  • Panoramic Tokyo Tour

This afternoon is a good opportunity to go to a JR (Japan Railway) Ticket Office (Midori no madoguchi) to exchange your voucher for the Japan Railpass. You will start to use JR pass from day 4.

  1. Day
  2. 3
Full day free, to explore Tokyo.
Suggested optional tours:
  • Mt. Fuji – Hakone 1 day Tour
  • Nikko World Heritage 1 day Tour
  • Hidden Kamakura 1 day Tour
  1. Day
  2. 4
Tokyo – Kanazawa
Travel by Shinkansen bullet train to Kanazawa. Points of interest here include Higashi Chayagai, Kenroku Garden, Nagamachi Buke Yashiki and Omicho Market. Accommodation in Kanazawa for 1 night.
  1. Day
  2. 5
Kanazawa – Takayama
Travel from Kanazawa to Takayama by train. Points of interest here include Takayama Jinya (National Historic Relic, The Takayama Local Agency of the Tokugawa government), San-machi Traditional Building Preservation Area, Hida Folk Village, Hida Takayama Matsuri-no-mori (Art & Festa Forest ). Accommodation in Takayama for 1 night.
  1. Day
  2. 6
Takayama – Kyoto
Morning free to explore Takayama. Visit the world heritage listesed area, Shirakawago. In the afternoon travel to Kyoto by JR Limited Express train. Accommodation in Kyoto for 2 nights.
  1. Day
  2. 7
Full day free, to explore Kyoto.
Suggested optional tours:
  • Kyoto 1 day Tour
  • Kyoto & Nara 1 day Tour
  1. Day
  2. 8
Kyoto – Himeji – Hiroshima
In the morning depart for Hiroshima stopping at Himeji by Shinkansen. Points of interest in Himeji include Himeji Castle (World-Heritage listed), Koko-en Garden. Continue by Shinkansen to Hiroshima.
Accommodation in Hiroshima for 2 nights.
  1. Day
  2. 9
Full day free to explore Hiroshima.
Points of interest include Miyajima Island and the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (World-Heritage listed), the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome (World Heritage listed) and the Peace Memorial Museum.
  1. Day
  2. 10
Hiroshima – Osaka
Depart Hiroshima at leisure and travel by Shinkansen to Osaka. Points of interest include Osaka Castle, Osaka Museum of History, Shitenno-ji Temple, Namba area. Accommodation in Osaka for 1 night.
  1. Day
  2. 11
Free until departure. Your itinerary concludes this morning after breakfast at your hotel.

Dates: Daily: Subject to accommodation availability.
Package Inclusions: *10 nights hotel accommodation
*7 day Japan Rail Pass, Ordinary class
*One way transfer from Narita/Haneda Airport to Tokyo by Limousine bus
Standard Hotels: From $2,310 Single
From $1,583 per person Twin
From $1,455 per person Triple
*Please note prices are from prices based on low season
Tokyo: Shiba Park Hotel
Kanazawa: ANA Holiday Inn Kanazawa Sky
Takayama: Best Western Hotel
Kyoto: New Miyako Hachijo 
Hiroshima: Hotel New Hiroden
Osaka: Hotel New Hankyu 
Superior Hotels: From $3,528 Single
From $2,181 per person Twin
From $1,834 per person Triple
Tokyo: Keio Plaza Hotel
Kanazawa: Nikko Hotel (Superior Room)
Takayama: Hida Hotel Plaza
Kyoto: ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel
Hiroshima: Hotel Granvia
Osaka: Hilton Hotel
Remarks: *This is an independent suggested itinerary package. This independent package is flexible and JTB can add on or change the itinerary around to suite your specific requirements. For more accommodation options, please contact us directly.
*All prices are subject to change until paid in full and accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking.
*Seasonal surcharges and conditions may apply.
*This package is a land only package. JTB can also provide prices for special airfares with any airline. Please contact us directly for more details.

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