Essential Japan – 2018



Tour code: JP6E-CH

Days: 6

Description: Tokyo, Shizuoka, Kyoto, Osaka


1 Home City – Tokyo,Narita
Upon arrival of Tokyo Narita International Airport, take the free transportation from the airport to the hotel. (For the customers whose flights arrive between 10:30-21:30 will meet the guide in the airport.) If you miss the last shuttle (depart at 22:30), please proceed to hotel on your own expenses. Taxi charge is approximately USD 20.00. Tour guide will assist guests to check in at hotel lobby.
Hotel: Narita Hilton Hotel or similar
2 Tokyo
After breakfast, we first head to the Imperial Palace of Tokyo – the residence of the royal family – and visit the “double bridge” (Nijubashi) over the moat. Afterwards we go to the Tokyo Skytree. And then we proceed to Senso-ji, an ancient Buddhist temple. It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant. The Nakamise-dori is a street on the approach to the temple. Meiji Shrine was built in dedication to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. (B/L)
Hotel: Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar
3 Tokyo – Shizuoka
After breakfast we head to Fuji Mountain, a perfect spot to view the stunning Fuji Mountain. And then visit Oshino Hakkai. Afterward, we proceed to Heiwa Park, which is an ornamental garden with Japanese characteristics of the horticultural flowers. The place is famous for a Sakyamuni tower, which are the Buddhist community Treasures. If the sky is clear, you can see the beautiful Mount Fuji.  Tonight we either enjoy the famous Kaiseki, a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner, or King crab buffet.  (B/L/D)
Hotel: Hamanako Royal Hotel or similar
4 Shizuoka – Magome-juku – Kyoto
After breakfast we head to Atsuta Shrine. Proceed to Magome-juku after visiting a Jewelry workshop. It was also the last of eleven stations along the Kisoji, which was the precursor to a part of the Nakasendō, running through the Kiso Valley. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Otsu Prince Hotel or similar
5 Kyoto – Nara – Osaka
After breakfast we shall go to the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Kiyomizu-dera. Enjoy Kobe lunch before going to Tōdai-ji in Nara. Tōdai-ji is currently the world’s largest wood structure. Afterward we shall spend some times for shopping at the duty free and Shinsaibashi, and enjoy all kind of delicious cuisines in the nearby Dotonbori at your own expense. (B/L)
Hotel: Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka or similar
6 Osaka – Home City
After breakfast, tour guide will assist you with taking the airport shuttle (Shuttle Fee on Own Expense) to airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)
Arrival dates:
March 25 or March 31, 2018
April 1, 2, 8, 15 or 22, 2018
May 20, 2018
June 3 or 17, 2018
July 1, 8, 15, 22 or 29, 2018
August 19, 2018
Sep 2 or 16, 2018
October 7, 14, 21 or 28, 2018
November 4, 11, 18 or 25, 2018
December 2 or 23, 2018
Adult:  $1,160/person.
Fare includes:
  • Deluxe hotel accommodation;
  • Japanese beef cuisine, and traditional Kaiseki in spa resort;
Fare excludes:
  • International airfare;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Airport shuttle transfer;

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