Japanese Splendor 7 Nights / 8 Days

Japan

Customized Tour

on REQUEST

TOUR PLAN

Arrival Tokyo

Arrive Narita/Haneda. Upon arrival, welcome to the guests. Meeting & transfer to hotel by Limousine. Check in to Hotel. Day free at Leisure.

Evening you can opt to prepare yourself for an eclectic evening with a Japanese cabaret show which lasts for an hour at the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo’s Kabukicho red-light district! (can be pre-booked with Mercury)

Overnight at the Hotel in Tokyo.

Tokyo – Mt. Fuji- Lake Ashi – Tokyo (Coach + Bullet Train)

Breakfast at hotel. From the departure point the tour starts with a drive through the scenic countryside to Mount Fuji, Enjoy the scenery of rural Japan during the drive to the Mount Fuji. You will have a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and grand mountains from an altitude of 8000 feet. Lunch On Own. Then you will take the double-wired sky gondola for a breath-taking view of the volcanic Hakone Mountains, arriving at Owakudani Valley (the Valley of Hell). Admire the view of steam escaping from the rugged mountains of Owakudani. You will also have the chance to try an Onsen Tamago. Next, you will have a boat ride on the peaceful Lake Ashi. You can sit back and relax in the midst of the picturesque and serene natural beauty of the Crater Lake. We then return to Tokyo by bullet train. The tour disbands at Tokyo station. Overnight at the Hotel in Tokyo.

Optional:

  • Upgrade the above tour with Lunch: (western style lunch.) supplement: USD 15 per person
  • You can opt for a Budget Mt Fuji tour with coach transfers to / fro (No Lunch): Reduction: USD 20 per person

Tokyo – City Tour & Shopping - Tokyo

After late breakfast proceed to half day Tokyo Tour – tour begins midafternoon with visiting Hamarikyu garden, which is a typical Daimyo (Japanese feudal lord) garden in the Edo period with a tidal pond. After this you will enjoy a thirty minute boat ride to Asakusa on the Sumida River whilst admiring the harmonious blend of old and new Tokyo. After the cruise, you have a chance to see Ninja and Samurai performances at the pier. Then you will see the famous Asakusa Kannon Temple, one of the main cultural landmarks of Tokyo. We will then take you to the Nakamise Shopping Street, where you can walk down the brightly lit street leading to Japan's finest Buddhist temple. Then we will drive through Kappabashi area, where restaurant supplies and wax food samples are sold. Finally, we drive through the well-known shopping districts of Ueno and Akihabara, where the tour ends.

Evening is free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel in Tokyo.

Recommendation: Extend you stay & do a day trip to Kamakura

Kamakura: (pre-book tour on private) – Hotel pick up / no drop off: It is classic tour for you to visit few historic sites dotting the ancient city of Kamakura and enjoy the beautiful townscape the national trust has protected, with a well-informed private tour guide. Max 4 people per booking including adults and children can book this product. If over 4, this booking cannot be confirmed and please make more bookings. Kamakura, surrounded by hills and a long beach, is one of the Japan's most beautiful cities. In Kamakura, traditional culture such as Zen Buddhism and tea ceremony is in harmony with modern culture like fashionable cafes and sweets. The tour includes the visits to several Buddhist temples (Engakuji Temple, Meigetsu-in Temple, Hokokuji Temple, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine) in the town, which is highlight of Kamakura

Tokyo – Yokohama

Check out and departure to Yokohama by train.

How to reach: 25 minutes from Tokyo Station to Yokohama Station on the JR Tokaido Line // 28 minutes from Shinjuku Station to Yokohama Station on the JR Shonan Shinjuku Line // 21 minutes from Shinagawa Station to Yokohama Station on the Keihin Kyuko Line // On any route, change at Yokohama Station for the Minato Mirai Line.

Day is free; you can walk around the city. Enjoy a marine cruise on the Marine Shuttle or Marine Rouge. - Fare: 40-minute trip 900 yen, 60-minute trip 1,400 yen (Marine Shuttle) Yokohama is also a lively music town. If you have time till late at night, drop in at one of the wonderful jazz clubs.

Overnight in Yokohama

Yokohama

Day to explore Yokohama

Places of visit:

  • Minato Mirai 21, the Landmark Tower - The Sky Garden of the Landmark Tower is the highest observation deck in Japan.Admission: 1,000 yen
  • Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse - This protected building is about 100 years old and contains restaurants, a jazz club and a gallery.About 15 minutes via the Kishamichi Promenade from JR Sakuragi-cho station
  • Yokohama Cosmo World - With the symbol of MM21, the Cosmo Clock 21 at the center, there are 32 attractions that adults and children can enjoy. A 12 minute walk from JR Sakuragi-cho station
  • Landmark Plaza - consists of the 70 story high Landmark Tower, and Japan's largest shopping mall covering the 1st-5th floors. 5 minute walk, using pedestrian conveyors, from JR/Yokohama Municipal Subway
  • Sailing Vessel Nippon – Maru /Yokohama Port Musuem - The sailing vessel Nippon-Maru, built in 1930, is open to the public. Next to it is Yokohama Port Museum, a museum of boats and ports. 4 minute walk from JR Sakuragi-cho station / 3-minute walk from “Minato-Mirai sta.” on the Minato-Mirai Line
  • Yokohama World Porters: Unique shops, both domestic and foreign, restaurants, movie theaters etc. line the floors according to category. A 10 minute walk from JR Sakuragi-cho station
  • Visiting Sankei-en Garden - This is an extensive Japanese garden that opened about 100 years ago and covers an area of 175,000 square meters.Admission: 500 yen. Take the No. 8 city bus route from the Honmoku Sankei-en-mae Stop. Get off at Chuka-gai Iriguchi and walk about 3 minutes. Bus fare: 210 yen. Make your way through Yamashita-koen Park to the cruise embarkation point.
  • Visit Yamashita Park - Japan's first oceanside park. In the park, there are monuments such as the Indian Water Fountain and the Girl with Red Shoes. From Yokohama station, take JR Negishi line and exit Ishikawa-cho. 15 minute walk, 20 minutes walk from Kannai south exit
    3 minutes walk from Motomachi-Chukagai, exit4

Overnight in Yokohama

Yokohama - Kyoto

Check out and departure to Kyoto by Shinkansen by SHINKANSEN NOZOMI 47 from Shin Yokohama to Kyoto. Arrival and check in to Kyoto Hotel.  Day free at Leisure.

This evening ready for Kyoto night tour. This night tour features a traditional tea ceremony, Tempura dinner and the Gion Corner Show where you can enjoy the traditional Japanese arts You will first visit the Gion Corner, where you can see a delightful pageant featuring seven of the Japanese traditional arts; Koto music, flower arrangement, tea ceremony, Garaku (court music dance), Kyogen (ancient comic play), Kyomai (Kyoto-style Japanese dance) and Bunraku (puppet drama). After the show, you will walk to the Gion Yoshiima Ryokan (Japanese style Inn) where you can enjoy tea ceremony and dinner. The Tea Master will serve tea and sweets to each guest individually according to traditional manners followed by a Zen-style Tempura dinner. This will consist of deep-fried seasonal vegetables, served with soy bean soup and steamed rice. Overnight at Hotel in Kyoto.

Kyoto / Nara

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast leave for full day excursion to Kyoto & Nara. Visit Kinkaku Temple, Nijo Castle, Lunch at your own. Sight Seeing of Nara, Todaiji temple, Nara deer Park. Tour End at deer park. Dinner at Indian Local Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Kyoto.

Kyoto Departure

Breakfast at hotel. Check out 10:00 hrs. Transfer to Kansai airport for International Flight. Bring Sweet Memories Home.

  • 3 nights’ Accommodation in Tokyo
  • 2 nights Accommodation in Yokohama
  • 2 night Accommodation in Kyoto.
  • Daily breakfast (except day 1)
  • Afternoon tour of Tokyo covering Hama-Rikyu Garden, Sumida River Cruise, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street on seat in coach basis
  • Tour to Mount Fuji and Hakone offers spectacular views of the ocean and the mountains (no lunch) by Coach + Bullet Train
  • Train from Tokyo to Yokohama
  • Bullet Train tickets from Yokohama– Kyoto.
  • Shuttle airport Transfers
  • Kyoto Night Tour with tea ceremony & dinner on seat in coach basis
  • Full day Excursion of Kyoto & Nara with local lunch on seat in coach basis
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