6 Days Golden Route of Japan from Japan Deluxe Tour $1798/- (Posted on Aug 1 2011)

6 Days Golden Route of Japan from Japan Deluxe Tour $1798/-

GOLDEN ROUTE OF JAPAN – OSAKA TO TOKYO – Jun/Jul/Aug 2012

Perfect introductory tour of Japan – Extend your stay in Tokyo
Following the path of the old Tokaido post road, Golden Route of Japan will take you from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to Kyoto, the ancient capital and true heart of Japanese history and culture. With a stop at the Hakone National Park, Mt. Fuji and in riding the Bullet Train, Golden Route is the perfect introductory taste of Japan.

Tokyo Japan

Tokyo Japan

ITINERARY

Day 1: (Dinner on board): Osaka Kansai International Airport / Itami Airport
Welcome to Osaka, you are greeted by a tour guide who will escort you to the hotel.

Day 2: (Breakfast / Lunch)
Morning: Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)  Ryoanji Temple
Afternoon: Kiyomizu Temple
Evening: Gion  Hotel
For this day, we will begin with a morning visit to the Golden Pavilion followed by a trip to Kiyomizu Temple, considered as one of the Japan’s best-loved temple. The Kiyomizu Temple was founded in 780 AD. and in 1994 the temple was added to the list of UNESCO’s World heritage sites. It is notable for its vast veranda, supported by hundreds of pillars, that juts out over the hillside and offers impressive views of the city. The popular expression “to jump off the stage at Kiyomizu” is the Japanese equivalent of the English expression “to take the plunge”. Thereafter, we will visit Ryoanji Temple, famous for its Zen Garden, (Karesansui or Dry landscape rock garden) which describes the spirit of Zen Buddhism meditation. After a dinner, we will visit Gion Geisha District.

Day 3: (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Morning: Todaiji Temple
Afternoon: Iga Ninja Museum JR Maibara Station JR Gifu-Hashima Station
Evening: Hotel
We will start the day with a visit to Nara, where the highlight is definitely the Giant Buddha who has sat in his meditative state for over 1000 years at Todai-ji, and Deer Park where numerous deer roam freely. Thereafter, we will visit Iga Ninja Museum, Ninja were the spies of Japan’s feudal ages, gathering information about the enemy and conducting various other acts of espionage. The Iga School of ninjutsu (art of stealth), based in Iga Ueno, used to be Japan’s leading ninja school besides the Koga School in Shiga Prefecture. The small but excellent Iga Ninja Museum consists of a ninja residence with revolving walls, trap doors and hidden compartments, exhibition halls displaying ninja tools, gadgets and weapons and a demonstration zone with spectacular shows featuring ninja skills and real weapons. At the late afternoon we will experience the “Bullet train” ride. Of course, the tour would not be complete without a long, relaxing soak in the Onsen hot spring that have rejuvenated the Japanese for many centuries.

Day 4: (Breakfast / Lunch)
Morning: [Hakone] Hakone Ropeway Station  Owakudani Gotemba
Afternoon: Mt. Fuji  [Tokyo] Shinjyuku
Evening: Hotel
We shall begin today’s tour by visiting Hakone, where we will take a Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani, the area around a crater created during the last eruption of Mount Hakone some 3000 years ago. Today, much of the area is an active volcanic zone where sulfurous fumes, hot springs, and hot rivers can be experienced. From Hakone we will continue our journey to Japan’s most iconic symbol, the sacred Fuji-san (Mt. Fuji). Shinjuku is one of the 23 wards of Tokyo, but the name commonly refers just to the large entertainment, business and shopping area around Shinjuku Station.

Handling more than two million passengers each day, Shinjuku Station is Japan’s busiest railway station, served by six railway companies and about a dozen railway and subway lines, including the JR Yamanote Line.
West of the station is Shinjuku’ skyscraper district, home to many of Tokyo’s tallest buildings, including several premier hotels and the Metropolitan Government Office, whose observation decks are open to the public for free.

Day 5: (Breakfast / Dinner)
Morning: Tsukiji Fish Market  Edo Tokyo Museum  Akihabara
Afternoon: Asakusa  Sumida River Cruise  Imperial Place Ginza
Evening: Hotel
We have organized for a full day tour around metropolis as the last visiting area of the tour. Our first stop is the Tsukiji Fish Outer Market, the world’s largest fish market handling over 2,000 tons of marine products each day. Here you can find all sorts of food related goods, knives, vegetables and fish. At Edo Tokyo Museum, you can get acquainted with the history of Tokyo. Then you will stop by Akihabara where you can experience Japan’s latest pop culture scene. After the sightseeing and lunch at Asakusa, we will enjoy Sumida River Cruise. Sights along the way include the 12 bridges of Sumida, traditional neighborhoods of old Edo, the unique Asahi Beer Building and the beautiful Hamarikyu Garden. We will continue our tour of Tokyo to Imperial Palace Plaza, the former site of Edo Castle and now it is the residence of Japan’s Royal Family. At last, we will head to Ginza for our farewell dinner and final shopping.

mount fuji japan

mount fuji japan

Day 6: (Breakfast)
Your home town or enjoy your extended stay

PRICE DETAIL

Land Only Tour Price Includes

  • Accommodations, 4 nights Western & 1 night Japanese Style Hotel
  • 10 meals – Buffet Breakfast daily & variety of Japanese delicacies
  • All ground transportation during tour
  • All admission fees as listed on itinerary
  • Gratuities & Local Taxes during tour (no-hidden charges)
  • Round-trip airport transfers (except for early arrival & late departure)
  • Seamless service of English speaking tour guide during tour

Air-Inclusive Tour Package Includes

  • All of the land-only tour package features
  • International flights between US cities and Japan (Please see Departure City Chart for add on air fare.)

Stop over, extension to Asian Destinations & Non US Departure

  • Special stop over rate for Hawaii & Okinawa available
  • Low cost add-on air fare to Asian destinations available
  • We arrange flights for non US departure customers

Not Included in the Tour Price

  • Tax (USD 98) & Fuel Surcharge (USD 240 as of 10/01/2010) applicable ONLY for Air Inclusive Tour participants from USA
  • Passports; visas and vaccinations; laundry; telephone; mini bar; alcohol; beverages and food not on the regular table menu (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel or restaurant); optional excursions; porterage at airports; travel protection insurance; excess baggage fees; all other items of a personal nature
  • Single room supplements of USD 680
  • Package prices are per person, based on double occupancy
  • (2 people sharing 1 room, ask for triple occupancy discount)
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice
  • Cancellation penalties and other conditions or restrictions may apply

*Tour schedule may change without prior notice.

For More Detail & Booking of Golden Route of Japan Package

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Posted by on Aug 1 2011. Filed under Asia, Japan, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Nara, Okinawa, Osaka, Tokyo.

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