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Capitals of Japan 10 Days

Tokyo - Hiroshima - Matsuyama - Kobe - Mount Koya - Kyoto - Nagano - Ikaho

Product Code:31681294

  • Start From
    Tokyo
  • Tour Ended
    Tokyo
  • Travel Days
    10 Days 9 Nights
Attractions Multi Days Tour Transportation Activities
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Breakfast Included Sakura Season Departures - March 23 & 30

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Capitals of Japan 10 Days
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    Highlights

    General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
    Includes arrival transfer
    City tour in : Tokyo, Kyoto.
    Evening Transfer: Shinjuku , Traditional quarter of Gion in Kyoto.
    Ticket admission: Metro, Zojoji Temple, Meiji Temple, Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Peace Museum in Hiroshima in Hiroshima, Dogo Onsen, Ishiteji Temple in Matsuyama, Shinto shrine in Kotohira, Ritsurin Garden , Naruto Brigde, Earthquake Memorial Museum in Kobe, Okuno Mausoleum,Kongobuji Temple and Ajikan or Zazen meditation in Mount Koya, Shrine of Fushimi Inari, Imperial Palace, Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto, Matsumoto Castle, Zenko-ji Temple, Gomakuyo ceremony,Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano, Yumomi performance in Kusatsu, Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Taiyuinbyo Mausoleum in Nikko.
    Ferry: Hiroshima - Miyahima, Hiroshima- Matsuyama.
    Funicular: Matsuyama castle in Matsuyama.
    High Speed Train: Tokyo - Hiroshima.
    9 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Tokyo, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Matsuyama, Takamatsu, Mount Koya, Tsumago, Nagano, Ikaho.

    Itinerary
    1

    Tokyo Arrival

    Dinner:Local restaurant
    Hotel Shinagawa Prince 4* or similar
    Bus
    Activity:

    Welcome to Japan! Transfer by coach (SHUTTLE BUS) to hotel.   


    18H30.- Meeting with guide. Late in the afternoon, we will pay a visit to this fascinating country by taking a trip on the metro (tickets included) to the Shinjuku district and see the crowds of people who use this modern and efficient collective transport system.  Shinjuku is one of the most important nightlife districts. Dinner included and return to hotel by metro with our guide.     


    2

    Tokyo

    Breakfast:Hotel    Lunch:Local restaurant
    Hotel Shinagawa Prince 4* or similar
    Bus
    Activity:

    In the morning, we take part in a 5-hour trip with our guide to see this amazing city, with its hustle and bustle and extremely modern districts that coexist with quiet, peaceful areas. Brief stop at the Zojoji Temple to make a beautiful photograph of the Tokyo Tower.  Pay attention to the hundred of Jizos, stone traditional protecting deities who guide us on our travels, give power to those who are weak (such children) and those in dangerous places, and who are dressed including hats, robes and windmills. Then we head to the junction of Shibuya, a junction that is said to be the most crowded in the world. The Meiji Temple is dedicated to the Emperor Meiji, his wife, and their spirits.  We continue on our bus along the elegant street of Omotesando. We will edge the most beautiful part of the Imperial Palace and the gardens. Stop to visit the famous Nijubashi Bridge. We will pass through the district of Akihabara, the “electric town” with icons from the popular Japanese Manga and Anime culture and then see Kokugikan, the Sumo stadium, home of this Japanese sport. We will also visit the Buddhist temple of Sensoji, the oldest and most important temple in Tokyo, with its 55-metre high pagoda. Then we will have some free time to visit the traditional commercial street of Nakamise in the district of Asakusa. Lunch included  in a local restaurant. Return to hotel.

     

    Free time in the afternoon. 


    3

    Tokyo - Hiroshima

    Breakfast:Hotel    Dinner:Hotel
    Hotel ANA Crowne Plaza 4* or similar
    Bus / Ferry / Bullet Train
    Activity:

    After breakfast, transfer to the station to take the BULLET TRAIN to HIROSHIMA. It takes four hours, more or less, to travel the 800 kilometers between both cities. Arrival at Hiroshima. This city is sadly known for the atomic bomb that fell on it in 1945 and which levelled the city. We will stroll around the Peace Memorial, the Dome of the bomb and we will visit the impressive Museum of Peace.  After the war we will seek peace by embarking on a ferry to the island “where men and gods live together”, with the sanctuary of ITSUKUSHIMA dedicated to the guardian of the seas, built partially over the sea. Time to visit the temple, to stroll around its pretty centre and have lunch. Return to our hotel in Hiroshima. Dinner included

    Note: The order of the visits in Hiroshima may vary without affecting their content.  




    4

    Hiroshima - Matsuyama

    Breakfast:Hotel    Lunch:Local restaurant
    ANA Crowne Plaza 4* or similar
    Ferry / Cable Car
    Activity:

    Today we will take a ferry to Shikoku Island, on a pleasant crossing that lasts two hours and a half and see the many islands that make up Japan. In MATSUYAMA we will take the cable car up to its impressive castle. Afterwards, we will visit ISHITEJI, a beautiful Buddhist temple and a place of pilgrimage. Lunch included. In the late afternoon, we will visit DOGO ONSEN (admission included), a traditional Japanese bath facility built in the 19th century.

    5

    Matsuyama - Kotohira - Takamatsu - Naruto - Kobe

    Breakfast:Hotel    Lunch:Local restaurant
    Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel 4* or similar
    Bus
    Activity:

    We depart for KOTOHIRA, a Shinto shrine dedicated to the God of sailors and a place of pilgrimage. The shrine stands on Mount Zosu and is reached by climbing 785 steps. Afterwards in TAKAMATSU we will visit RITSURIN, one of the prettiest gardens in Japan. Lunch included. Then, in NARUTO, we cross an impressive bridge over the sea, stopping on the way to admire the construction and walk on its glass floor with the sea 45 metres below us. Our road is surrounded by beautiful scenery and then crosses long bridges between islands over the sea. Arrival in KOBE, accommodation.

    6

    Kobe - Osaka - Mount Koya

    Breakfast:Hotel    Dinner:Vegetarian Food
    Monasterio Hojin
    Bus
    Activity:

    In Kobe we visited the Earthquake Memorial Museum, a place to remind the tragic seism that devastated the city in 1995 and its perfect reconstruction. Note: On some dates, the Earthquake Museum may be changed for the Sake Museum or a climb up Kobe Tower. We go on to Osaka. We will depart from this city to visit, MOUNT KOYA, one of Japan’s sacred mountains and Japan’s main centre of Shingon Buddhism. There are 120 shrines and monasteries on this mountain which is a magical place of pilgrimage. We will visit Okuno Mausoleum, a spiritual place and an immense cemetery in the wilderness that has more than 200,000 graves. We will visit Kongobuji temple, built in 1593.   

     

    We will spend this night at a Buddhist monastery. The monks will offer us a Zen meditation session (Ajikan). Dinner included (vegetarian food). There is religious ceremony at the temple early in the morning if you wish to attend it.    

     

    Note: We consider the sojourn at the monastery as an experience of great existential value. The rooms at this place are modest, without bathrooms, in the traditional Japanese style with tatamis. Bathrooms are communal.


    7

    Mount Koya - Kyoto

    Breakfast:Temple
    Hotel New Miyako 4* or similar
    Bus
    Activity:

    Japanese breakfast at the temple. Then we leave early for KYOTO, to spend the whole day in the city, which was the capital of Japan between 794 and 1868 and home to the Imperial Court. During World War II the city was the only major Japanese to escape the bombardments, and so it still preserves its wealth of artistic heritage; the famous protocol restricting greenhouse gas emissions was signed in Kyoto in 1997.    

     

    The 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. Free time. 

     

    Note: If you already visited Kyoto on your circuit, our guide will offer you information and advice on visiting the other parts of the city unaccompanied.


    8

    Kyoto - Tsumago - Matsumoto - Nagano

    Breakfast:Hotel    Lunch:Local Restaurant
    Hotel Metropolitan Nagano 4* or similar
    Bus
    Activity:

    We set out for TSUMAGO, passing attractive country scenery on our way. This small village with its wooden houses is one of the prettiest places in Japan. Free time to explore and lunch included. Then we continue to MATSUMOTO, a tourist city, where we will visit the impressive 16th century castle, known as the “Crow Castle”. Free time to explore this bustling tourist city. We continue to NAGANO, accommodation. 

    9

    Nagano - Monkey Park - KUsatsu - Ikaho Onsen

    Breakfast:Hotel    Lunch:Local Restaurant    Dinner:Hotel
    Hotel Moriaki Ryokan 4* or similar
    Bus
    Activity:

    In NAGANO we will see the Zenko-ji, a place of pilgrimage with the first Buddhist image in Japan. Our travellers will be included the Gomakuyo ceremony to bring luck. After this, we will travel to the beautiful Japanese Alps and in the mountains we will go to the JIGOKUDANI Monkey Park, where we will include lunch and stroll amidst its forests with its rivers and spa waters where colonies of Japanese macaques live and bathe. After this, very beautiful high mountain scenery (we go up to 2,172 metres), passing semi-active volcanoes. KUSATSU, an attractive spa town, its main square full of life. We will include attendance at a Yumomi show, with its actresses and singing telling us about the traditional method used to cool the spa waters. We follow this with a walk in the city park which has the open air Onsen. Then on to IKAHO, a picturesque spa town where we will stroll in its ancient centre with its staircase streets. We will stay at a RYOKAN, a Japanese style hotel where we will continue to enjoy its baths. Traditional Japanese dinner included

     

    NB: In the autumn, depending on the amount of fruit in the mountains, the movement of the monkeys is unpredictable. If the macaques do not come down to the park, it may be closed. The visit to Kusatsu and the Yumoni show are cancelled due to the weather from November to April.




    10

    Ikaho - Nikko - Tokyo

    Breakfast:Hotel
    Activity:

    We continue on our way to NIKKO, and in this fantastic town we will visit the impressive Nikko-Toshogu Temple with its room with the sound of a dragon. We will also see the Taiyuinbyo mausoleum, an impressive place full of peace. After this a stroll by the river in Kanmangafuchi, Hundreds of Jizos watch us!  We will have free time in the centre before leaving for TOKYO once more.- Arrival in Tokyo at around 18.30 in the evening.- End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night.  

    Pick Up / Drop Off / Meet Point

    Pick-up at Tokyo Airport

    What's Included

    General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
    Includes arrival transfer
    City tour in : Tokyo, Kyoto.
    Evening Transfer: Shinjuku , Traditional quarter of Gion in Kyoto.
    Ticket admission: Metro, Zojoji Temple, Meiji Temple, Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Peace Museum in Hiroshima in Hiroshima, Dogo Onsen, Ishiteji Temple in Matsuyama, Shinto shrine in Kotohira, Ritsurin Garden , Naruto Brigde, Earthquake Memorial Museum in Kobe, Okuno Mausoleum,Kongobuji Temple and Ajikan or Zazen meditation in Mount Koya, Shrine of Fushimi Inari, Imperial Palace, Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto, Matsumoto Castle, Zenko-ji Temple, Gomakuyo ceremony,Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano, Yumomi performance in Kusatsu, Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Taiyuinbyo Mausoleum in Nikko.
    Ferry: Hiroshima - Miyahima, Hiroshima- Matsuyama.
    Funicular: Matsuyama castle in Matsuyama.
    High Speed Train: Tokyo - Hiroshima.
    9 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Tokyo, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Matsuyama, Takamatsu, Mount Koya, Tsumago, Nagano, Ikaho.


    Booking / Cancellation Policy

    CANCELLATIONS

     

    Customer may cancel the booked or confirmed services at any time, whereby they are entitled to a refund for the amount paid, but must compensate the agency, except in cases of force majeure, as per the following: The processing costs plus the cancellation cost, if these have been incurred, once the journey has been confirmed and regardless of the departure date.

     

    At time of booking confirmation:                                   CAD300 or equivalent in local currency.

    31 days or more before arrival city/country                  CAD300 Nil.

    Less than 30 to 21 days                                               CAD300 + 10 % of basic land tour component

    Less than 20 to 11 days                                               CAD300 + 20% of basic land tour component

    Less than 10 to 4 days                                                 CAD300 + 30 % of basic land tour component

    Less than 3 days                                                          CAD300 + 50% of land tour component

    Less than 1 day or No Show                                       100 % of land tour component

    No shows at the start of the trip, without prior cancellation, will not be entitled to any refund (except force majeure cases, which will be examined on a case-by-case basis).

    Different cancellation conditions apply for some programs (circuits that include train / airplane / cruise) and during particularly difficult dates (fairs, special events, periods involving increased hotel booking difficulties).

     

    CHANGES

     

    Changes made to a confirmed booking prior to the start of a trip and more than 10 days before departure (changes to arrival or departure date, change of tour, etc.) are subject to a penalty equivalent to the processing fees that are listed in the cancellation section

     

    **The above terms & conditions only applied to this tour package and supersede our General terms & conditions.

    Other terms & conditions and cancellation policy, please refer to our web site. 


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