Famous Sites & Cultural Delights 8 Days 
Independent Suggested Itinerary


famous-sites-8-dayJapan is a country of contrasts, just waiting to be discovered. Beautiful, ultra modern, historical, relaxing, busy, fashionable, traditional all describe Japan today. The ancient capital of Kyoto is rich in cultural sites while nearby Himeji Castle is a famous World Heritage Listed treasure. Hiroshima is a city of historical importance and next door lies Miyajima Island with its unique breath-taking scenery.

The modern metropolis of Tokyo is alive with energy and excitement. Japan’s small land area means travelling times are short and all areas are easily accessible by a clean and efficient rail system. For the first time this flexible itinerary makes it possible for the independent traveler to experience all of these cities. By adding some of our optional tours you will experience real famous sites and real cultural delights of Japan.

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Narita / Haneda Airport – Tokyo City
Upon arrival at Narita Airport, clear customs and immigration then board the Airport Limousine coach transfer service to your accommodation in Tokyo. Coach transfer service can also be provided from Haneda Airport. Staying in Tokyo for 3 nights.
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Included in your package is a morning tour of Tokyo. Enjoy a panoramic view of Japan’s capital from Tokyo Tower’s main observatory followed by a short stop at the Imperial Palace Plaza. You will then stop at Asakusa Kannon Temple, the oldest and most popular Buddhist Temple in Tokyo where you can stoll down the Nakamise Shopping Arcade for souvenirs. The tour will disband at Akihabara or Tokyo Station where you will have the afternoon free and make your own way back to your hotel. 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 Rail Pass.
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Full day free, to explore Tokyo. 
Suggested Optional Tours for today: 
*Fuji – Hakone 1 Day Tour visiting, Fuji Visitor Center, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Lake Ashi Cruise and Mt. Komagatake Ropeway.
*Nikko World Heritage Day Tour visiting, Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls. 
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Tokyo – Himeji – Hiroshima 
This morning make your way to Shinagawa Station. In Himeji visit the World Heritage listed Himeji Castle and Koko-en Gardens. Return to the station and continue onto Hiroshima by Shinkansen Bullet Train. Accommodation in Hiroshima for 2 nights.
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Full day free to explore Hiroshima city. Points of interest here include Miyajima Island and the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome (both World Heritage listed) and the Peace Memorial Museum.
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Hiroshima – Kyoto
Depart in the morning for Kyoto by Shinkansen Bullet Train. Upon arrival in Kyoto you are free to explore the city. Accommodation in Kyoto for 2 nights.
Suggested optional tours:
*Kyoto Special Night Tour
*Kyoto Maiko Night Tour
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Full day free, to explore Kyoto.
Suggested optional tours:
*Kyoto 1 Day Tour
*Kyoto & Nara 1 Day Tour
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Kyoto – Tokyo – Airport
Free until departure.
Depart from Kyoto by Shinkansen bullet train to Tokyo Station. Change to the Narita Express train for Narita Airport. You can also finish this package in Kyoto and return to Kansai Airport.
2016 Dates:Daily: Subject to accommodation availability. 
Package Inclusions: *7 nights accommodation
*7 day Japan Rail Pass Ordinary class 
*Half day Tokyo morning tour with English speaking guide
*One way transfer from Narita/Haneda Airport to Tokyo by limousine bus
Standard Hotels: 

From $1,891 Single 
From $1,275 per person Twin 
From $1,154 per person Triple 

Tokyo: Shiba Park Hotel 
Hiroshima: Hotel New Hiroden 
Kyoto: New Miyako Hotel Kyoto 

Superior Hotels: From $2,202 Single
From $1,515 per person Twin 
From $1,368 per person Triple
Tokyo: Keio Plaza Hotel 
Hiroshima: Hotel Granvia Hotel
Kyoto: Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, Superior Room
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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