Day 1: Narita Airport - Tokyo
JTB staff will meet you as you exit customs at Narita Airport and escort you to a reserved taxi that will take you to your hotel. Please note that the staff will not accompany you to your hotel.
The rest of Day 1 is free.
Day 2: Tokyo (7:45 - 8:45 a.m)
Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to visit the following by bus.
Tokyo Tower (40 min)
Climb to the main observatory 145 m (476 ft) high for a panoramic view from Japan's second tallest artificial structure.
Imperial Palace Plaza (10 min)
Make a short stop at the official residence of the Emperor of Japan, who is regarded as the highest authority in the Shinto religion.
Sensoji Temple/Nakamise Shopping Street (40 min)
Walk along a colourful promenade clamoring with traditional food stands and souvenir shops, leading up to Tokyo's oldest and most significant Buddhist temple with a history of over 1300 years.
Drive through a laid back area famous for its museums and zoo.
12:00 - 12:20 p.m.
The tour will end upon arrival at Akihabara/Tokyo Station
Day 3: Tokyo - Kamakura - Tokyo (7:50 - 8:45 a.m.)
Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to visit the following by bus and on foot.
Great Buddha & Kotoku-in Temple (20 min)
View the 13.35 m (44 ft) tall, 121 ton symbol of Kamakura.
Hasedera Temple (40 min)
Tour a historical temple reflecting the beauty of the seasons.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Drive by one of Kamakura's most ancient and significant shrines.
Enjoy a Chinese meal at Yokohama Chinatown.
Sankeien Garden (60 min)
Prowl a massive 43 acre garden featuring trees, ponds, steams, and historical structures.
Yokohama Bay Bridge
Cross the Tokyo Bay on Yokohama's symbolic 860 m (2822 ft) cable-supported bridge.
5:40 - 6:40 p.m.
Arrive at Shinjuku. Tour concludes upon arrival.
Day 4: Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone (7:50 - 8:45 a.m.)
Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to visit the following by bus.
Fuji Visitor Center (20 min)
Find out the current weather conditions, history, formation, and ecology of Mt. Fuji through exhibits and movies.
Mt. Fuji 5th Station (30 min)
Climb 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level for breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding lakes on a clear day.
Enjoy a Japanese-style meal.
Lake Ashi cruise (15 min)
Go for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi.
Mt. Komagatake Ropeway (50 min)
Catch sweeping views of Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi, Izu Peninsula, Izu Islands, Hakone National Park, and more while climbing up and down the mountain on an aerial cableway.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Arrive at Yumoto Fujiya Hotel
Day 5: Hakone - Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto (8:00 - 9:30 a.m.)
Depart the hotel and board a Kodama Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto at Odawara Station.
Enjoy a Western-style meal.
Todaiji Temple
Behold the world's largest bronze statue, the Great Statue of Buddha, whose tremendous height of 14.98 m (49.1 ft) required nearly 10 years in the making and over 3,000 metal plates.
Nara Park
Interact with over 1,200 wild deer that roam the park, considered sacred messengers of Shinto gods according to a local folklore.
Kasuga Grand Shrine (40 mins.)
Study the thousands of stone lanterns that line the path to this serene shrine hidden in the woods.
Nara Nagomikan (20 mins.)
Splurge at Nara's biggest souvenir shop, selling a vast variety of food products, sweets, and goods exclusive to Nara.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Arrive at your hotel
Day 6: Kyoto (7:45 - 8:35 a.m.)
Meet at New Miyako Hotel to visit the following by bus.
Nijo Castle (50 min)
Tour the historical castle completed in 1626 built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Kinkakuji Temple (45 min)
Visit the Golden Pavillion, designated as a National Special Historic Site and National Special Landscape, with 2 floors covered entirely in thin layers of pure gold and detailed architecture incorporating three distinct styles of shinden, samurai, and zen.
Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min)
Gain exclusive access to the former residence of the Emperor of Japan.
Lunch (50 min)
Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch
Heian Jingu Shrine (40 min)
Prowl the gorgeous inner gardens of the shrine built to celebrate the 1100 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto.
Sanjusangendo Temple (30 min)
Browse the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life size statues of Buddhist deities Kannon dating back to the 13th century.
Kiyomizudera Temple (60 min)
View the city of Kyoto from this hilltop temple and catch the drops of the Otowa waterfall flowing from beneath the main hall, known to grant wishes to those who drink it.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Arrive at your hotel
Day 7: Kyoto - Hiroshima - Kyoto (7:20 - 8:00a.m.)
Meet at New Miyako Hotel and take the bus to Kyoto Station. Take the Shinkansen (Nozomi/110 mins or Hikari/125 mins) to Hiroshima station.
Miyajima Island/Itsukushima Shrine (120 min)
Witness the truly breathtaking site of a bright red torii gate emeging from the deep blue sea.
Hiroshima Peace and Memorial Park/Museum (100 min)
Reflect human history through poignant portrayals of Hiroshima's darkest hours.
Atomic Bomb Dome
Drive by a sombering reminder of World War II and inspiring symbol of peace.
6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Return to Hiroshima Station and take the Shinkansen (Nozomi/110 mins or Hikari/125 mins) back to Kyoto Station.
8:20 - 9:00 p.m.
Arrive at your hotel
Day 8: Kyoto - Tokyo
You have the entire day free in Kyoto
5:00 - 5:50 p.m.
Depart your hotel by bus to Kyoto Station and take the Shinkansen (Nozomi 140 mins)
9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Arrive Tokyo station and take a bus to your hotel in Tokyo
Receive information regarding Day 9 departure times.
Day 9: Tokyo - Narita Airport
Free time until departure.
A taxi will pick you up from the hotel beofre heading to the airport.

Tour Information

Departure Dates
Jan 5th - Feb 26th & Dec 1st - Dec 16th: Sun, Tue.
Feb 27th - Mar 23rd, May 4th - Jul 29th & Aug 3rd - Nov 30th: Sun, Tue, Thu
Mar 25th - Apr 21st: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat.
(*Blackout: Feb 11th, Jul 3rd, 10th, 15th, 17th, 24th, 31st, Aug 5th-14th, 21st, 28th, Sep 11th, Oct 9th, 30th, Nov 20th, 27th.)
5 Lunches included, vegetarian option available,please request when reserving
Tokyo - Hotel Grand Palace or Shiba Park Hotel
Kyoto - Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
Pick-up Service
Pick-up service from Narita Airport
Drop-off service
Drop-off service to Narita Airport
Guide service included days 2-7 except while on board the bullet train. English assistance is included at point of transfer on days 1,5,7 and 8.
Included for up to one piece of baggage from Tokyo to Kyoto on day 4 and Kyoto to Tokyo on day 8. Additional baggage will incur a fee of ¥2,200 per item. Light compact baggage is recommended for overnight stays in Hakone on day 4.
Required when reserving
Please mention your arrival and departure flight information.
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1. Locations indicated on the itinerary may be omitted due to traffic and operation hours. However, the tour will not be canceled or refunded even in such cases. The following are possible substitutes: Kamakuragu Treasure Hall, Yokohama Marine Tower & Yamashita Park, or Sky Garden of the Landmark Tower Yokohama.
2. Itinerary order is subject to change depending on traffic, weather, and operation hours.
3. Note arrival times may be delayed due to traffic conditions as this tour will travel by bus.
4. Earphone devices may be provided if there are over 15 participants in order to directly hear the tour guide.
5. A fine of JPY 10,000 may be charged if earphones are lost or damaged.
6. Mt. Komagatake Ropeway may not be visited due to traffic on the following days: Apr. 29, 30; May 1, 2, 6; Jul. 15, 20, 21, 27, 28; Aug. 3, 4, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31; Sep. 7, 16, 23 , 28; Oct. 5, 12, 14, 19, 26; Nov. 2 - 4, 9, 16, 23; Dec. 28 - 30. Heavy traffic is also expected on Oct. 12 and Nov. 2, 3., and Lake Kawaguchi may be substituted for Hakone.
7. On days that the Fuji Visitor Center is closed or there is particularly heavy traffic, the Fuji Visitor Center may be skipped.
8. The temperature on Mt. Fuji can be 10 - 15 degrees Celsius colder than Tokyo. Especially for tours from fall to spring, it is recommended that you bring a coat.
9. From winter to spring, the road up Mt. Fuji may close due to inclement weather (e.g., icing, heavy snow), and the tour may not be able to reach the 5th station. In such a case, the tour will go to the highest point possible at that time.
10. Even at the foot of Mt. Fuji itself, a clear view of the mountain may not be possible due to weather conditions. Please note that the tour will not be cancelled and no refunds will be made in such a case.
11. Portions of the tour in Hakone including the Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani, and Lake Ashi cruise may be replaced due to traffic, weather conditions, or other operational concerns. In the case that one or more of these destinations is omitted, one of the following alternatives will be substituted: Narukawa Museum, Fujiyama Museum, Fuji Sengen Shrine, Hakone sightseeing cruise, Itchuku Kubota Art Museum, cruise on Lake Kawaguchi, Kawaguchiko Ropeway, Hakone-en Aquarium, Komagatake Ropeway, or Hakone Shrine. The tour will not be cancelled and no refunds will be made.
12. There may be times when the guide does not accompany the tour back to Tokyo by Shinkansen (bullet train) from Odawara at the conclusion of the tour. In such a case, the guide will tell participants how to return to their hotels in Tokyo before the group boards the Shinkansen.
13. The visit to Kasuga Grand Shrine includes general admission only. Shrine facilities requiring additional fees are not included.
14. On days that the Nara Nagomikan is closed or when there is particularly heavy traffic, the visit to Nara Nagomikan may be skipped.
15. During the Gion Festival (July 14 - 16), pick-up/drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Hotel Monterey Kyoto, and Nikko Princess Kyoto is not available due to road closures.
16. On days that Nijo Castle is closed (Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December; Wednesdays when Tuesday is a national holiday; over the year-end/New Year's holidays), the tour will visit Ryoanji Temple or Daitokuji Daisen-in Temple instead. On days that the Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed (Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays), Kitano-tenmangu Shrine will be visited instead. On May 25 and Aug. 25, Nishi Honganji Temple will be visited instead.
17. There may be days other than those stated above when the Kyoto Imperial Palace cannot be visited. In such a case, the itinerary will be adjusted in a similar manner.
18. Please note that you will be asked to fill out a form before entering the Kyoto Imperial Palace including your full name, sex, age, and nationality. You may not enter without filling out this form.
19. During the Gion Festival (July 14 - 16), pick-up/drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Hotel Monterey Kyoto, and Nikko Princess Kyoto is not available due to road closings.
20. During the Jidai Festival (October 22), Heian Jingu Shrine will not be visited. Chishakuin Temple will be visited instead. If the Jidai Festival is postponed, changes may be made to the tour itinerary to match.
21. According to the number of participants on Day 7, public transportation may be used from Hiroshima to Miyajima.
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