Enjoy the contrast of Japan, experience staying at a Ryokan (traditional Japanese hotel), visit the Toyota Museum for the motor lovers, see the Gion District – famous of its Geisha performers, and experience a scenic Boat Cruise at the Kawaguchiko Lake.
Travel Best Bets Package Includes:
- Airfare to Tokyo with Japan Airlines
- 6 nights accommodation with guided tour
- 11 meals – 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
- Admission fees to attractions as indicated by the itinerary
- meet and assistance for arrival and departures
- English speaking guide for sightseeing tours
CITIES: Tokyo | Kawaguchiko | Mt. Fuji | Nagoya | Kyoto | Nara | Osaka
|February 15, 2019|
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Day 1: Canada – Tokyo
Depart from Canada to Tokyo with Japan Airlines
Day 2: Tokyo
Arrive in Tokyo, meet and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Tokyo.
Day 3: Tokyo [B/L/D]
Visit Zojoji Temple, Meiji Temple, famous junction of Shibuya, , a junction that is said to be the most crowded in the world. The Nijubashi Bridge, Akihabara district, Sensoji Temple, the oldest and most important temple in Tokyo, with its 55-metre high pagoda. After Lunch, free for leisure until a Tokyo night tour to the Shinjuku district and Metropilitan Tower, which has a wonderful view of the city from the 45th floor. Then we will take a walk around an hour to the restaurant. Shinjuku is one of the most important nightlife districts. Dinner included and return to hotel by metro with our guide. Overnight in Tokyo.
Day 4: Tokyo – Mt. Fuji [B/-/D]
Morning transfer to Mt. Fuji. Visit Kawaguchiko, Fuji Sengen Shrine, ascent by cable car to Mt. Tenjo. Enjoy a boat trip on Kawaguchchiko Lake after lunch. Ascend to the Fifth Station on Mt. Fuji, surrounded by spectacular forests and views, to a height of 2,305 metres. Overnight at a Ryokan and chance to enjoy its Hotspring.
Day 5: Kawaguchiko – Iyasi no Sato Nenba – Nagoya [B/-/D]
In the morning, transfer to Iyasi no Sato Nenba, a tiny village destroyed by a typhoon in 1966 and later restored as a traditional open-air mountain village and museum. Visit
Shiraito Falls, considered done of the most attractive sites in Japan, with a waterfall height of 150 metres. We will then continue to Nagoya, the third most important city of Japan, on the shores of the Pacific. Here we will visit the Toyota Museum (admission included), a must-see for motor lovers. Overnight in Nagoya.
Day 6: Nagoya – Kyoto [B/-/-]
Leave Nagoya to Kyoto. Visit includes a trip to one of the most important parts of the city. We will see the marvellous Shinto Shrine of Fushimi Inari, the Imperial Palace and Kinkakuji temple, “The Golden Pavilion” and its wonderful gardens. Free time before visiting GION, a busy traditional quarter famous for its Geisha. Overnight in Kyoto.
Day 7: Kyoto – Nara – Osaka [B/L/-]
Leave Kyoto to visit the Togetsukyo Bridge (“bridge over the moon”), which has fantastic views. We will visit the Tenryuji temple, one of the ¨five major Zen temples of Kyoto¨ and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a walk through its mystic bamboo forest. After head to Nara and visit Todaiji, a magnificent Buddhist temple built in 752, which has a giant Buddha and where passengers can take photos and touch and feed the deer that wander through the park. After lunch, continue to visit Horythe Uji Buddhist Temple, a World Heritage Site that includes a seminary, monasteries. Continue to Osaka, where we arrive in the evening. Accommodation in this modern city (Japan’s second city). We will visit Dotonbori, a colourful district filled with nightlife.
Day 8: Osaka – Tokyo – Canada [B/-/-]
After breakfast, free for leisure until meet and transfer to the airport for the flight back to Canada via Tokyo.
Remarks: Due to weather, operational, or traffic conditions, tours and routing of itinerary are subject to change without prior notice. If certain attractions are closed on
proposed day of visit, the itinerary will be adjusted with substitutions if possible or simply omission of the event.