7 Days Classic Japan Tour

Tokyo-Hakone-Kyoto-Nara-Osaka

Tour Code: TCT-Japan-02

Tour Type: Private

Best Travel Time: All year around

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Tour Feature

 Explore the popular areas of Japan
 Exciting experience of Shinkansen in Japan
 Visit the world heritage like Mt. Fuji and Kiyomizu-dera Temple
 

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Tokyo

Transfer service to hotel by sharing shuttle bus, normal check-in time is from 15:00.

02 Tokyo

Ueno Park, Ueno Toshogu Shrine, Hanazono Inari Shrine, Ameyoko old market, Meiji Jingu, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings(Observatory in 45th Floor)

03 TokyoHakoneKyoto

Owakudani Valley, Sounzan to Togendai by Hakone ropeway, Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi cruise, Head to kyoto by Shinkansen Bullet Train

04 Kyoto Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Nijo-Castle, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
05 Kyoto

 Sanjusangen-do Temple,  Kinkaku-ji Temple, Arashiyama,Sagano Bamboo Grove, Tenryu-ji Temple, Togetsukyo Bridge

06 KyotoNaraKyoto Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Todai-ji Temple(Great Buddha), Deer Park, return to Kyoto by train
07 Departure Transfer service to KIX airport  by sharing shuttle bus/airport limousine.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Tokyo

Meals: No Meal
Accommodation: In Tokyo

Welcome to Japan! Our local representative will wait for you at the NRT/HRD airport and help you to get on the sharing shuttle bus and our driver will transfer you to hotel. Check in hotel and enjoy your leisure time.

Tokyo City View
Tokyo City View
 

Day 2Tokyo

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Tokyo

Today is your time to explore the Tokyo city. Our local guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel. First we will go to the Ueno Park, famous for being the best palace to enjoy the cherry blossom among the local residents. We will walk around in Ueno Park and visit Ueno Toshogu Shrine and Hanazono Inari Shrine. Then we walk to the Ameyoko old market, an open-air market with approximately 164,227 square feet. Once a black market, it has become one of Tokyo’s most vibrant places with a huge array of food, clothing, jewelry, toys and cosmetics. You will be recommended to the local restaurant for lunch.

After lunch time, we head to the Meiji Jingu, a large Shinto shrine in Tokyo, built in 1920 to venerate the Emperor Meiji (1852-1912) under whose reign Japan became a modern state. Surrounded by the huge Yoyogi Park, Meiji Jingu is in a green setting - almost with a rural calm feel, making it the most visited religious site in Japan.

After it, we get to the Observatory in 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings (TMGB) to enjoy the 360-degree Tokyo city view including the Tokyo Tower and Mt. Fuji if the weather permits.

Tour ends by getting back to hotel with your guide.

Meiji Shrine
Meiji Shrine
 

Day 3TokyoHakoneKyoto

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Kyoto

Today we will head to Hakone by taking the Express train (Romance Car View wide, 1.5hrs). We arrive at Hakone Yumoto station, we take Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Station, we could visit the Owakudani Valley there for around 10 minutes and taste the special black onsen egg there. Then we continue to take the Hakone Ropeway to Togendai Station(16mins). The peaceful Lake Ashi will come into our sight and we take Lake Ashi cruise to see the splendid scenery from an observatory deck, Mt.Fuji, Gulf of Sagami and Lake Ashi when the weather is clear.

We get back to Odawara station for the Shinkansen(2hrs) to Kyoto without guide. Our Kyoto guide will meet you at Kyoto Station and help you to check in hotel.

owakudani-valley
Owakudani valley
 

Day 4 Kyoto

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Kyoto

Today we are going to explore the historical and cultural Kyoto by visiting world heritages Kiyomizu Temple, Nijio-Castle and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine.

Kiyomizu Temple
is the oldest temple in Kyoto, known for "stage of the Kiyomizu". It was listed as one of the world cultural heritage sites in 1994. Stage of the Kiyomizu (clear water stage) is Japan national treasure level cultural relic with the main hall constructed over a cliff and featuring a large wooden veranda supported by 139 pillars, each 49 feet high. The cherry blossom is in full bloom in spring and red maple is valiant in autumn here. The Yinyu waterfall under the stage of Kiyomizu, whose three sources respectively represent health, study and marriage, is where many people line up to receive water for drinking and praying.

Nijo Castle is in north of downtown, once Kyoto imperial castle with stunning Tamami rooms with beautiful paintings of the Edo period. It's forbidden to take pictures indoor, but you'll come across banquet halls and even the Shogun's private apartments where his wives lived. Walking in the gardens of Nijo castle is very nice: the lawn, trees and plants are well maintained. As a bonus, an alley strewn with Sakura is of course to visit during spring when they blossom.

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is the head shrine of about 30,000 Inari shrines across Japan, with a compound of 870,000 square meters. This shrine is dedicated to the rice lotus god to bless the commercial prosperity, financial success and grain prosperity. It is renowned especially for hundreds of the dense vermilion Torii gates is one of the representative landscapes in Kyoto and also appears in the film “Memoirs of a Geisha”, lining up along the pathway to Mt. Inari, each of which bear the name of its donor.

Tour ends by getting back to hotel with your guide.

Fushimi Inari Taisya
Fushimi Inari Taisya
 

Day 5Kyoto

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Kyoto

Today we will continue to be impressed by the world famous sights in Tokyo. They are Sanjusangen-do Temple , Kinkaku-ji Temple, Arashiyama.

Kinkaku-ji Temple
means the “Temple of the Golden Pavilion”. Built in 1379, it was originally the mountain villa of shogun, and later changed into the Buddhist temple "Bodhi house". This high profile and gorgeous temple, and the mirror lake pool in front of each other, become one of the most classic scenes in Kyoto. KinKaku-ji Temple is a three-story pavilion, the first floor for the water court; The second layer for chao Yin hole, dedicated to the goddess of mercy; On the third floor is a square hall dedicated to the three Maitreya Buddha statues.

Sanjusangen-do Temple(33rd hall) is the main hall of the lotus king courtyard, which refers to "the hall with 33 sections of space between the beams and pillars". It is the longest wooden building in the world, as long as 120 meters, with the amazing Guanyin group inside. Its subjective image is a thousand-hand guanyin sitting statue, which is also regarded as a national treasure of Japan. There are 1001 of upright Guanyin statues in the hall, carved out of cypress wood and wrapped in gold foil. Each statue has more than 20 pairs of arms. It is also the Japan national treasure will amaze anyone fist eyes on.

We will continue to Arashiyama by train for less than 15mins. There are not only rich cultural attractions, but also natural scenery changing with the seasons and small trains restoring ancient ways in this area. There are many ancient temples, shrines, and breathtaking Sagano Bamboo Grove. Among them, Tenryu-ji Temple is a world heritage site, the headline attraction in Arashiyama, a sprawling Zen temple with one of the finest gardens in Kyoto and wonderful mountain views. There is a famous bamboo forest path is about 500 meters long leading to Tenryu-ji Temple. Walking through the bamboo forest, you can hear the natural sound of the wind blowing through the bamboo leaves. This sound is also rated as one of the 100 best sounds to keep in Japan. It is also the place where Ang lee shot “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”. Togetsukyo Bridge spans the Hozu River, which usually has at least a bit of water in it but being a great picture shooting area.

Tour ends by getting back to hotel with your guide.

kinkaku-ji-temple
Kinkaku-ji Temple
 

Day 6KyotoNaraKyoto 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Kyoto

Today we will take a local train(about 45mins) to Nara for the Todai-ji Temple(Great Buddha),Nara Deer Park, Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Once we arrive Nara station, we can take a public bus directly to Nara Deer Park.

Nara Deer Park is in the front of Todai-ji Temple. There is a walking street to the temple where we could see some deer leisurely sitting on the ground, freely walking and wishing passers-by feeding them by bowing heads.

Todai-ji Temple is the head temple of Japanese temples. It was built in 752 by emperor Seibu in order to worship the Giant Buddha and was listed as a world cultural heritage site. Two fires in history destroyed the building. The present building was rebuilt in 1692. It is only two-thirds the size of the original building. The great Buddha hall in the temple is the largest wooden ancient building in the world. Inside, there is a 16-meter-high Buddha statue of lushana, which is the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world. It’s really a place where highly worthy a visit. We will take a scenic bus(less than 5mins) to the Kasuga Taisha Shrine nearby. It was established at the same time as the capital and is dedicated to the deity responsible for the protection of the city.

Kasuga Taisha is famous for its lanterns, which have been donated by worshipers. Hundreds of bronze lanterns can be found hanging from the buildings, while as many stone lanterns line its approaches. The lanterns are only lit twice a year during two Lantern Festivals, one in early February and one in mid August. There are many smaller auxiliary shrines in the woods around Kasuga Taisha, twelve of which are located along a path past the main shrine complex and are dedicated to the twelve lucky gods. Among them are Wakamiya Shrine, an important cultural property known for its dance festival, and Meoto Daikokusha, which enshrines married deities and is said to be fortuitous to matchmaking and marriage.

Tour ends by getting back to hotel by a local train with your guide.

 Nara Deer
Nara Deer
 

Day 7 KyotoOsaka

Meals: Breakfast

Our local representative will meet you at the lobby of the hotel and bring you to a sharing shuttle bus /airport limousine to KIX airport for your flight to next destination. Thanks for traveling with us. Hope to see you soon.

Note: Public transfer is more used in Japan for its mature and well developed public transportation system. By this way, we could cut the cost of Japan tour to the lowest level for our customers while keeping up with the same high quality of our service.

Service ends.

Day 1Arrival Tokyo

Meals: No Meal
Accommodation: In Tokyo

Welcome to Japan! Our local representative will wait for you at the NRT/HRD airport and help you to get on the sharing shuttle bus and our driver will transfer you to hotel. Check in hotel and enjoy your leisure time.

Tokyo City View
Tokyo City View
 

Day 2Tokyo

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Tokyo

Today is your time to explore the Tokyo city. Our local guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel. First we will go to the Ueno Park, famous for being the best palace to enjoy the cherry blossom among the local residents. We will walk around in Ueno Park and visit Ueno Toshogu Shrine and Hanazono Inari Shrine. Then we walk to the Ameyoko old market, an open-air market with approximately 164,227 square feet. Once a black market, it has become one of Tokyo’s most vibrant places with a huge array of food, clothing, jewelry, toys and cosmetics. You will be recommended to the local restaurant for lunch.

After lunch time, we head to the Meiji Jingu, a large Shinto shrine in Tokyo, built in 1920 to venerate the Emperor Meiji (1852-1912) under whose reign Japan became a modern state. Surrounded by the huge Yoyogi Park, Meiji Jingu is in a green setting - almost with a rural calm feel, making it the most visited religious site in Japan.

After it, we get to the Observatory in 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings (TMGB) to enjoy the 360-degree Tokyo city view including the Tokyo Tower and Mt. Fuji if the weather permits.

Tour ends by getting back to hotel with your guide.

Meiji Shrine
Meiji Shrine
 

Day 3TokyoHakoneKyoto

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Kyoto

Today we will head to Hakone by taking the Express train (Romance Car View wide, 1.5hrs). We arrive at Hakone Yumoto station, we take Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Station, we could visit the Owakudani Valley there for around 10 minutes and taste the special black onsen egg there. Then we continue to take the Hakone Ropeway to Togendai Station(16mins). The peaceful Lake Ashi will come into our sight and we take Lake Ashi cruise to see the splendid scenery from an observatory deck, Mt.Fuji, Gulf of Sagami and Lake Ashi when the weather is clear.

We get back to Odawara station for the Shinkansen(2hrs) to Kyoto without guide. Our Kyoto guide will meet you at Kyoto Station and help you to check in hotel.

owakudani-valley
Owakudani valley
 

Day 4 Kyoto

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Kyoto

Today we are going to explore the historical and cultural Kyoto by visiting world heritages Kiyomizu Temple, Nijio-Castle and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine.

Kiyomizu Temple
is the oldest temple in Kyoto, known for "stage of the Kiyomizu". It was listed as one of the world cultural heritage sites in 1994. Stage of the Kiyomizu (clear water stage) is Japan national treasure level cultural relic with the main hall constructed over a cliff and featuring a large wooden veranda supported by 139 pillars, each 49 feet high. The cherry blossom is in full bloom in spring and red maple is valiant in autumn here. The Yinyu waterfall under the stage of Kiyomizu, whose three sources respectively represent health, study and marriage, is where many people line up to receive water for drinking and praying.

Nijo Castle is in north of downtown, once Kyoto imperial castle with stunning Tamami rooms with beautiful paintings of the Edo period. It's forbidden to take pictures indoor, but you'll come across banquet halls and even the Shogun's private apartments where his wives lived. Walking in the gardens of Nijo castle is very nice: the lawn, trees and plants are well maintained. As a bonus, an alley strewn with Sakura is of course to visit during spring when they blossom.

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is the head shrine of about 30,000 Inari shrines across Japan, with a compound of 870,000 square meters. This shrine is dedicated to the rice lotus god to bless the commercial prosperity, financial success and grain prosperity. It is renowned especially for hundreds of the dense vermilion Torii gates is one of the representative landscapes in Kyoto and also appears in the film “Memoirs of a Geisha”, lining up along the pathway to Mt. Inari, each of which bear the name of its donor.

Tour ends by getting back to hotel with your guide.

Fushimi Inari Taisya
Fushimi Inari Taisya
 

Day 5Kyoto

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Kyoto

Today we will continue to be impressed by the world famous sights in Tokyo. They are Sanjusangen-do Temple , Kinkaku-ji Temple, Arashiyama.

Kinkaku-ji Temple
means the “Temple of the Golden Pavilion”. Built in 1379, it was originally the mountain villa of shogun, and later changed into the Buddhist temple "Bodhi house". This high profile and gorgeous temple, and the mirror lake pool in front of each other, become one of the most classic scenes in Kyoto. KinKaku-ji Temple is a three-story pavilion, the first floor for the water court; The second layer for chao Yin hole, dedicated to the goddess of mercy; On the third floor is a square hall dedicated to the three Maitreya Buddha statues.

Sanjusangen-do Temple(33rd hall) is the main hall of the lotus king courtyard, which refers to "the hall with 33 sections of space between the beams and pillars". It is the longest wooden building in the world, as long as 120 meters, with the amazing Guanyin group inside. Its subjective image is a thousand-hand guanyin sitting statue, which is also regarded as a national treasure of Japan. There are 1001 of upright Guanyin statues in the hall, carved out of cypress wood and wrapped in gold foil. Each statue has more than 20 pairs of arms. It is also the Japan national treasure will amaze anyone fist eyes on.

We will continue to Arashiyama by train for less than 15mins. There are not only rich cultural attractions, but also natural scenery changing with the seasons and small trains restoring ancient ways in this area. There are many ancient temples, shrines, and breathtaking Sagano Bamboo Grove. Among them, Tenryu-ji Temple is a world heritage site, the headline attraction in Arashiyama, a sprawling Zen temple with one of the finest gardens in Kyoto and wonderful mountain views. There is a famous bamboo forest path is about 500 meters long leading to Tenryu-ji Temple. Walking through the bamboo forest, you can hear the natural sound of the wind blowing through the bamboo leaves. This sound is also rated as one of the 100 best sounds to keep in Japan. It is also the place where Ang lee shot “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”. Togetsukyo Bridge spans the Hozu River, which usually has at least a bit of water in it but being a great picture shooting area.

Tour ends by getting back to hotel with your guide.

kinkaku-ji-temple
Kinkaku-ji Temple
 

Day 6KyotoNaraKyoto 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Kyoto

Today we will take a local train(about 45mins) to Nara for the Todai-ji Temple(Great Buddha),Nara Deer Park, Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Once we arrive Nara station, we can take a public bus directly to Nara Deer Park.

Nara Deer Park is in the front of Todai-ji Temple. There is a walking street to the temple where we could see some deer leisurely sitting on the ground, freely walking and wishing passers-by feeding them by bowing heads.

Todai-ji Temple is the head temple of Japanese temples. It was built in 752 by emperor Seibu in order to worship the Giant Buddha and was listed as a world cultural heritage site. Two fires in history destroyed the building. The present building was rebuilt in 1692. It is only two-thirds the size of the original building. The great Buddha hall in the temple is the largest wooden ancient building in the world. Inside, there is a 16-meter-high Buddha statue of lushana, which is the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world. It’s really a place where highly worthy a visit. We will take a scenic bus(less than 5mins) to the Kasuga Taisha Shrine nearby. It was established at the same time as the capital and is dedicated to the deity responsible for the protection of the city. 

Kasuga Taisha is famous for its lanterns, which have been donated by worshipers. Hundreds of bronze lanterns can be found hanging from the buildings, while as many stone lanterns line its approaches. The lanterns are only lit twice a year during two Lantern Festivals, one in early February and one in mid August. There are many smaller auxiliary shrines in the woods around Kasuga Taisha, twelve of which are located along a path past the main shrine complex and are dedicated to the twelve lucky gods. Among them are Wakamiya Shrine, an important cultural property known for its dance festival, and Meoto Daikokusha, which enshrines married deities and is said to be fortuitous to matchmaking and marriage.

Tour ends by getting back to hotel by a local train with your guide.

 Nara Deer
Nara Deer
 

Day 7 KyotoOsaka

Meals: Breakfast

Our local representative will meet you at the lobby of the hotel and bring you to a sharing shuttle bus /airport limousine to KIX airport for your flight to next destination. Thanks for traveling with us. Hope to see you soon.

Note: Public transfer is more used in Japan for its mature and well developed public transportation system. By this way, we could cut the cost of Japan tour to the lowest level for our customers while keeping up with the same high quality of our service.

Service ends.

Prices (per person in US$)

Remark:
1. Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019, except Japan public holidays, local fairs or events, Spring Sakura season, Autumn Maple season.
2. In 2019, Spring Sakura season is from Mar 20 to Apr 13; Autumn Maple season is from Nov 9 to Dec 7.
3. Prices subject to change without any further notice;
4. Gratuities are not included, Current rate for guide&driver is US$ 10.00 per person per day.
5. Accommodation and tour itineraries are subject to change at any time due to circumstances beyond our control;
6. Child rate :
1) With bed 100% tour fare of adult
2) Without bed 50% tour fare of adult (Available for child between 2 - 5 years old)
3) Infant is No count. FOC (Available for infant under 2 years old) - No meal & No bed service

Price includes:
Public transfer fee in Japan as specified in the itinerary
Private local English-speaking guides 
Hotel accommodation with breakfasts(Twin bedroom sharing basis)
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Entrance fee as specified in the itinerary

Price excludes:
International Airfare to enter and depart Japan 
Japan Entry Visa Fees
Personal Expenses such as visa costs, insurance, Beverages, Portrage
Single Room supplement
Tip for guides and drivers
Personal comprehensive insurance  


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