Japan Private Adventure - Majesty of Mt.Fuji - Kyoto Imperial history - Koyasan and Nara-religious shrines.

11.02.2021 - 21.02.2021

Japan, Asia & Middle East

11 days tour, any date January - February 2021.

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Starting from  2140 euro per person

 

Post-Pandemic Travel Advice for Japan January - February 2021.

COVID-19 risk level - Medium

Social & political conflict risk level - Low

As of 02.10.20

 

Day 1: Tokyo Airport arrival- Transfer to the hotel in Ginza district – overnight in Tokyo  
Arrival at Tokyo International airport. Move to the hotel by public transport to Ginza - Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes.  Overnight at hotel Hotel Mussa Ginza Meitetsu or similar.


Day 2: - Tokyo Self Guided Tour - overnight in Tokyo 

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure for a Tokyo full day self- guided tour. Your day tour can include famous Tsukiji Fish Market, Asakusa- one of Tokyo's districts, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives, Tokyo Sky Tree - the world's tallest tower at 634 meters,Harajuku- popular shopping neighbourhood in Tokyo that is known as being the hub for Japanese pop culture, Shibuya- most energetic business district of Tokyo.

Overnight at Tokyo Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza  or similar.




Day 3: Tokyo - Mt Fuji & Hakone day Tour – overnight in Hakone 

Breakfast at the hotel in Tokyo.

You will be picked up at Shinjuku station for group tour to majestic Mt Fuji & Hakone by coach and with English speaking guide.

Hakone- part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than one hundred kilometres from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, natural beauty and the view across Lake Ashinoko of nearby Mount Fuji. You will have lunch in Hakone followed by Lake Shi Cruise and Komagatake Ropeway experience. Drop off at Odawara Station in Hakone.
Overnight at Onsen SPA Hakone Bettei Koyoi hotel or similar. Dinner at the hotel.


Day 4: Transfer to Kyoto – Kyoto Self Guided Tour – overnight in Kyoto

Breakfast at the hotel in Hakone.

Move to Odawara Station by public transport.

Take a bullet train to Kyoto. Move by public transport to the hotel.

After having lunch on your own  in the city you can visit  Arashiyama Bamboo Forest- one of Kyoto’s top sights, Togetsukyo Bridge- a 155-meter bridge built across the Katsura River and Tenryuji Temple & Arashiyam Monkey Park.
Overnight at Daiwaroynet Hotel Kyoto hotel or similar.


Day 5:  A day in Kyoto - overnight in Kyoto

Breakfast at the hotel.
Free at your own leisure day in Kyoto.

Optional upgrade - Kyoto Half Day Group Tour – additional 70 EUR per person

12:00 Tour by coach and with English speaking guide begins.

You will visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine - the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto God  of rice, Sanjusangendo Temple- Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, Kiyomizudera Temple- famous for its 1001 wooden statues of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy.

Tour ends at Kyoto Station around 17:30


Overnight at Daiwaroynet Hotel Kyoto hotel or similar.


Day 6:  Transfer to Nara- Nara Self Guided Tour- overnight in Nara

Breakfast at the hotel in Kyoto.

Move to First Imperial capital of Japan - Nara by public transport. Leave your luggage at the hotel.

After having a lunch on your own in the city, you can visit Todaiji Temple which is not only one of the most important temples in Nara but in whole Japanese Buddhism. Nara Deer Park- one of the oldest parks in Japan, Kasuga- taisha Shrine - a Shinto shrine in Nara with an interior famous for its many bronze lanterns, as well as the many stone lanterns that lead up the shrine and Nara Machi – the merchant quarter of the city.
Overnight at Piazza Hotel Nara or similar.


Day 7: A day in Nara – overnight in Nara 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free at your own leisure day in Nara.

Optional upgrade - Nara Yoshino 1 Day Private Tour – additional 225 EUR per person.

9:00 meet your English-speaking guide at Kintetsu Nara Station. Transfer to Yoshino by train.

Mount Yoshino in Yoshino Town offers a rich history, which makes it an interesting destination at any time of the year.

After lunch (not included in the Private  Tour price) you will be transferred by taxy to Hasedera Temple – often called the temple of flowers. Back to Nara City by train.

Train tickets, entrance fee to Hasedera Temple, taxy and ENG guide   included in Private Tour Price.


Overnight at Piazza Hotel Nara or similar.


Day 8:  Transfer to Koya – Half Day Private Tour to Koya- overnight in Koya 


Breakfast at the hotel in Nara.

Move to Namba Station in Osaka by public transport.

Transfer to Mount Koya(Koyasan)  by Koyasan World Heritage train (train pass  included in tour price).

Mount Koya is the centre  of Shingon Buddhism, an important Buddhist sect which was introduced to Japan in 805.

Meet your English- speaking guide (included in tour price) at Koyasan Station.

Visit Okunoin - largest graveyard in all of Japan surrounding a famous mausoleum, Kongobuji Temple (entrance fee included)- sacred place of Japanese Buddhism and sacred temple complex- Danjo Garan.


Overnight at Buddhist Temple Souji-in   or similar. Vegan Dinner “Shojin Ryori” at the Temple.


Day 9:  Kobe Self Guided Tour- overnight in Osaka

If you wish, join monks for morning meditation.

Vegan Breakfast at the Temple in Koya.

Move to Namba Station.

Move to Sannomiya Station in Kobe- an underground shopping area with restaurants, sushi bars and Kobe beef eateries for your lunch.

 Visit Hakuturu Sake Museum- one of the most interesting of the many sake attractions in Kobe’s compact brewery district, Harbour Land - entertainment district between JR Kobe Station and the waterfront of Kobe's port area. The district offers a large selection of shops, restaurants, cafes. You can finalize your day trip in China Town (Nankin-machi) which is a neighbourhood located south of Motomachi station. The area has over a hundred Chinese restaurants, shops, and a Chinese temple.

Back to Osaka.

Overnight at Hotel Gracery Osaka Namba or similar.


Day 10:  Osaka Self Guided Tour- overnight in Osaka 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Leave the hotel for Self Guided tour to the city. You can visit Osaka Castle- one of Japan's most famous landmarks, have your own lunch at Kuromon Market- covered public market that stretches around 600 meters, Nipponbashi’s Denden Town and Dotonbori/Shinsaibashi Area – famous shopping districts of Osaka.

Overnight at Hotel Gracery Osaka Namba or similar.

Day 11:  Osaka - Kansai Airport

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day free at your own leisure.

Move to Airport by public transport or Airport Shuttle Bus.


INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation in selected hotels 10 nights in double bed room for 2 people use
  • Meals as per program- includes 10 breakfasts,2 dinners (Day 3 and Day 8) and 1 lunch (Day3).
  • Mt Fuji & Hakone Group SIC Tour  with ENG guide, transportation by coach and lunch included
  •  Koya Half Day Private Tour with ENG guide
  • Koyasan World Heritage train pass
  • Japan Rail Pass, Ordinary Class  for 7days
  • Tailor-made personal recommendations for special sights, gourmet adventures and entertainment

EXCLUSIONS

  • Flights
  • Tour Guide if it is not mentioned in the program as included
  • Visa
  • Any other meals not mentioned as included

Expenses of personal nature (telephone, beverages, tips and porterage, etc.)

  • All beverages unless stated otherwise
  • All entrance fees as per the program not mentioned as included
  • Travel Insurance

PAYMENT AND CANCELATION POLICY

  • Please request our special Post-Pandemic Travel policy for most flexible terms.
    • Surcharge could apply for weekend dates in Hakone