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Embark on an unforgettable journey through Tokyo’s vibrant streets, Kyoto’s ancient temples, and the iconic beauty of Mount Fuji. Japan’s rich history, delicious cuisine, and perfect harmony of tradition and innovation are yours to discover on this captivating exploration.

Inclusions
  • Flight to Kansai International Airport (Osaka); return from Haneda’s International airport (Tokyo)
  • 7 nights guided vacation
  • 7 nights Superior accommodation (3 nights Osaka, 1 night Hamamatsu, 1 night Fuji, 2 nights Tokyo).
  • 9 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Shared round-trip transfers to/from airport, service provided on Airport Shuttle (local assistance will be provided to ensure your transfer to the hotel goes smoothly)
  • Services of English-speaking tour guides and driver service fees
  • Shared transfers for all sightseeing activities within the itinerary in air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Kyoto to Nagoya transfer in Shinkansen (bullet train)
  • Landmark entrance fees according to the itinerary, unless specified otherwise.
  • Hotel taxes, fees, and service charges
  • Sightseeing activities included:
    Nara: Todai-ji Temple, Daibutsuden (Great Buddha Hall) & the Nara Park
    Osaka: Osaka Castle, a visit to the Dotonbori Entertainment District
    Kyoto: Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Higashi Hongan-ji
    Nagoya: Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
    Gotemba | Hamamatsu | Fuji: Gotemba Peace Park, Oshino Hakkai, Sengen Shrine, and a cruise on Lake Kawaguchi
    Tokyo: Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Temple, Nakamise shopping Street
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Not included

  • Meals outside of the ones mentioned within the itinerary above.
  • Transfers for the optional activities, and any other transfer services required outside of the itinerary above.
  • Entrance to other landmarks not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • The sequence of the itinerary may be altered for reasons beyond the supplier’s control, such as may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day, or cancelled due to weather related conditions.

Hotels: Will be assigned by the supplier up to 3 days prior to departure. Travel Best Bets has no control over the hotels and their location that are arranged for this package.

This itinerary features included activities with your package.  The sequence of the itinerary may be altered for reasons beyond the supplier’s control, such as may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day, or cancelled due to weather related conditions.

Day 1:  Depart Canada

Fly to Osaka

Day 2: Arrive Osaka

Upon arrival at Kansai International Airport, a dedicated local representative or tour guide will greet you at the airport exit. Your local representative will assist you to board an airport shuttle; the transfer from the airport to the hotel will be on your own. After you check-in at your hotel, the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 3: Osaka-Nara-Osaka (B/L)

After breakfast, board your transfer to Nara, known for its iconic sites.

Start with the Todai-ji Temple constructed in the 8th century. Its huge area houses various national treasures, like the Daibutsuden (Great Buddha Hall), which hosts the world’s largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana.

Before departing back to Osaka, wander through Nara Park, where over 1,200 wild sika deer roam free.

Upon returning to Osaka, visit the Osaka Castle, which played a major role in the unification of Japan during the Azuchi-Momoyama period in the 16th century.

End the day at Dotonbori, a popular and lively entertainment district, which exemplifies Osaka’s vibrant food culture. You will have some free time to wander around this magnificent district before boarding your return home.

Day 4: Osaka at Leisure (B)

Spend the day at your leisure exploring the iconic landmarks and local experiences that make Osaka famous! History and technology museums are a must-see! Venture into the business of Kuromon Market or spend the day shopping at the Shinsaibashi Shopping Street. Why not join the optional Kansai Culture Tour?

Day 5: Osaka-Kyoto-Nagoya-Hamamatsu (B)

After breakfast, board your transfer to Kyoto, the capital of Japan and the emperor’s residence from 794 until 1868. Countless temples, shrines, and other historically priceless structures survive in the city today.

Note: Your coach transfer will leave from Kyoto to Nagoya and wait for you there, your luggage will be left on board the coach while you continue with your program

Make stops at Kinkaku-ji and Higashi Hongan-ji before transferring to Kyoto Station for a perfect shot of Kyoto Tower before stopping for lunch. In the afternoon, experience a modern technological marvel by riding the famous Shinkansen bullet train from Kyoto to Nagoya Station, where the coach will take you to your last stop.

On arrival in Nagoya, visit the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology to learn about the history of the company, from textile machinery manufacturer to car and robotics producer.

Afterwards, board your transfer to Hamamatsu where you will spend the night.

Day 6: Hamamatsu-Gotemba-Fuji (B/D)

After breakfast, visit Gotemba Peace Park to capture a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji. Known as the springs of Mount Fuji, the eight ponds are fed by melting snow from the slopes of nearby Mount Fuji, filtered through porous layers of lava, resulting in famously clear spring water revered by locals.

Next, visit a Sengen Shrine then enjoy the picturesque view of Mount Fuji from a distance onboard a cruise on Lake Kawaguchi, a crater lake famous for its views of the iconic peak.

Finish the day with a true cultural experience and buffet dinner at a hot spring hotel.

Day 7: Fuji-Tokyo (B)

After breakfast, visit the Meiji Shrine which is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shōken.

Your next stop is Tokyo Metro where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the enormous Tokyo.

Later, stroll through the Senso-ji Temple (Asakusa Kannon Temple), one of Tokyo’s most colorful and popular temples. Take the optional Kimono Rental ($) and experience great photo opportunities along the ancient street.

Then walk along the famous 820-ft long Nakamise shopping street where you can explore the lines of stalls selling different Japanese-styled goods ($) and souvenirs ($).

Day 8: Tokyo (B)

After breakfast, spend the day at your leisure and explore the hustle and bustle of Tokyo however you’d like. Discover Japanese history and art at a museum or indulge in some retail therapy at Tokyo’s cutting-edge stores – alternatively, you may join an optional day trip.

Day 9: Tokyo-Canada (B)

After breakfast, board your airport shuttle to Haneda’s International airport for your return flight to Canada.

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