Land Only Package

8-Day Japan Combination Tour from Tokyo: Tokyo, Mt. Fuji,Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa and Kyoto

  • Shrine
  • Heritage
  • Onsen
  • Castle
  • Meal
  • Pick up

per person USD 2,250
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Day 1: Narita Airport - Tokyo


Arrive at Narita Airport 

An English-speaking tour conductor will meet customers at the airport, and assist them in boarding the taxi to their hotel in Tokyo.

Arrive at Hotel in Tokyo

Free time after arrival

Stay at Hotel in Tokyo

Day 2: Tokyo

7:05 - 7:45a.m.

Pick-up service is available at hotel accommodation. Please be at the meeting location at least 10 minutes before departure.

07:50 - 08:00a.m.

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Main Tower 3F Check-in Counter 

The tour will depart from Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo for Tokyo sightseeing via tour bus.

The itinerary will be the same as for the Edo Tokyo Morning Tour.

[Edo Tokyo Tour (Day 2)]

1. Admission to the Tokyo Skytree® Tembo Deck is not included in the tour booking charge. Before entering, please pay a separate charge of JPY 2,060 for each person age 18 and older, JPY 1,540 for each person age 12~17, JPY 930 for each person age 6~11, and JPY 620 for each person age 4~5.

2. On Wednesdays, Sundays, and other days when Tsukiji Outer Market is closed, an alternate destination of Hamarikyu Gardens, Imperial Palace East Gardens, Imperial Palace Plaza Nijubashi Bridge, etc. may be visited instead. Also, this tour will not enter the Tsukiji Inner Market nor be guided to the tuna auctions.

National Diet Building (Drive-by) 

This is the center of the Japanese Government. Don't let the impressive Western-style architecture fool you--this building is constructed almost entirely out of pure Japanese materials.

Imperial Palace (Drive-by) 

Formerly known as Edo Castle, this palace is the residence of the Emperor of Japan.

The grounds are lush with green foliage and provide a relaxing spot for Tokyoites and visitors alike.

Tsukiji Outer Market  (50 min)

Japan’s No.1 place for seafood with over 400 shops including fresh fish retailers, grocers, and restaurants. Enjoy shopping and try some local food while exploring this one-of-a-kind location.

Kabukiza (Drive-by) 

A classic Japanese-style theater where traditional Kabuki performances are held.

Tokyo Skytree Town®  (70 min)

Enjoy freely exploring Tokyo Skytree®, Tokyo Solamachi® which features many traditional Tokyo shops, an aquarium, planetarium, and more.

12:30 p.m.-

Senso-ji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Street  (45 min)

Senso-ji, Tokyo's oldest temple, offers plenty to see including the bright red Kaminarimon Gate, a statue of the god of thunder, and a five-story pagoda. The bustling street known as "Nakamise" stretches for about 250 m from Kaminarimon Gate to Senso-ji Temple and is filled with a plethora of shops.

Tour ends in Asakusa after enjoying a stroll around.

Stay at Hotel in Tokyo

Please make your own way to the hotel in Tokyo.

Day 3: Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone

7:35 - 9:00a.m.

Pick-up service is available at hotel accommodation. Please be at the meeting location at least 10 minutes before departure.

This tour follows the same itinerary as the 1-Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour.

[Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour (Day 3)]

1. Hakone Komagatake Ropeway may be omitted due to heavy traffic. The tour will not be cancelled and refunds will not be issued for this reason.

2. If the Fuji Subaru Line to Mt. Fuji's 5th station is blocked due to road surface freezing or accidents, the tour will be taken to the highest elevation point possible. No alternative destinations are planned when the tour reaches beyond the 1st station.

When the tour has to turn back at the 1st station, or when the Fuji Subaru Line is completely blocked, the tour will visit Fuji Visitor Center or Lake Kawaguchi. Please note that an alternative itinerary may also be omitted depending on road conditions.

3. Due to weather conditions, Mt. Fuji may not be visible even from the base. However, the tour will not be cancelled and refunds will not be given for this reason.

4. Mt. Fuji's 5th station is typically 10 to 15 degrees Celsius colder than Tokyo. On tours from autumn to spring, please bring a coat and other warm clothing.

5. If the Lake Ashi Cruise or Komagatake Ropeway are not running due to inclement weather or maintenance, or as a result of road or organization circumstances, they may be omitted and replaced with one or more of the following:

Hakone-en Aquarium, Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani Valley, Hakone Pirate Ship, Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Checkpoint, Lake Kawaguchi Cruise, Lake Kawaguchi Ropeway, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, Hakone Shrine, etc., but this will not be used as a reason to cancel the tour, and refunds will not be given for this reason.

6. Please note that the tour will not be guided to the seasonal sightseeing spots if the cherry blossoms are not at their best viewing time, or if the tour cannot proceed to Komagatake Ropeway due to road or organization circumstances.

7. GPS-enabled audio guides are available on this tour in Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Thai, French, and Indonesian. If required, please request at the time of booking. Requests made on the day of the tour will not be accepted.

8. The arrival time to Kyoto may be considerably delayed depending on road conditions and other factors. The trip from Odawara to Kyoto may require a train transfer midway at Shizuoka Station or Nagoya Station. If so, a staff member will assist participants in transferring. If the tour runs late due to traffic congestion, etc, and misses the scheduled train, transportation from Odawara to Kyoto will use non-reserved seats on the Shinkansen, and participants may not be able to sit down.

Mt. Fuji 5th Station  (30 min)

The bus will head up to the 5th Station along the Subaru Line.

The 5th Station is situated at 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level. At this height, participants will be amazed at spectacular, breathtaking views from above the clouds.

Lunch  (50 min)

Enjoy lunch.

Lake Ashi Cruise  (15 min)

This crater lake along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mt. Hakone was formed by a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago, and provides postcard views of Mt. Fuji towering 30 km northwest. Admire the superb view of Mt. Fuji from aboard a ship.

*The tour may be guided to another ropeway or an alternative destination if the Lake Ashi cruise operation is suspended, or depending on road conditions, etc.

Komagatake Ropeway  (50 min)

Take a 7-minute ropeway ride to the peak of Mt. Komagatake. A total of 50 minutes will be spent here, including time to walk around at the peak. Take a cableway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop.

*The tour may be guided to another ropeway or an alternative destination if the Komagatake ropeway operation is suspended, or depending on road conditions, etc.

Hakone-en 

5:00 - 6:00p.m.  

Arrive at Hotel in Hakone Area 

Go to the hotel on foot, via bus, or via taxi.

Day 4: Hakone - Nagoya - Takayama

8:00 - 9:30a.m.

Depart from Hotel in Hakone Area 

Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus

Arrive at Odawara Station

From Odawara Station to Nagoya Station  (140 min) 

Head to Nagoya via Shinkansen (Hikari or Kodama)

Guides and other staff do not ride on the Shinkansen with tour participants.

11:10 - 12:50p.m.  

From Nagoya Station to Takayama Station  (150 min) 

The guide will meet participants at Nagoya Station. Board the JR Limited Express train to Takayama.

Day 4: Hakone - Nagoya - Takayama

2:00 - 3:20p.m.

Arrive at Takayama Station 

Sightseeing around Takayama City on foot.

The tour follows the same itinerary as Takayama & Kanazawa Tour until Day 6.

[Takayama & Kanazawa Tour (Day 4-6)]

1. There is no time allotted for lunch on Day 1 of the Takayama & Kanazawa itinerary. Participants will eat lunch on board the train, so purchasing something to eat before departure is recommended.

2. If sightseeing facilities at Takayama or Kanazawa are closed, the tour will be taken to alternative destinations.

3. Please understand that there is no vegetarian option available for lunch at Shirakawago on Day 5.

Yatai Kaikan (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall)  (30 min)

This popular facility displays some of the colorfully decorated festival floats used in the famous Takayama Festival. Enjoy seeing the many intricately made floats.

Kusakabe Heritage House  (20 min)

Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts.

Kami-Sannomachi  (30 min)

Located in Takayama's old quarter, this street is lined with Edo period buildings, and provides visitors a glimpse into the past.

5:30 - 6:30p.m.  

Arrive at Hotel in Takayama City

Day 5: Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa

8:30 - 9:00a.m.

Depart from Hotel in Takayama City  

Takayama Morning Market  (40 min)

Enjoy walking around the bustling Takayama Morning Market, where a wide array of local specialties and other products are available.

Shirakawago Observatory  (15 min)

Enjoy an elevated view of the World Heritage-registered thatch-roofed village of Shirakawago. Great for photography!

Lunch at a Thatched Roof House  (45 min)

Taste delicious regional cuisine dishes you can only enjoy in the countryside.

Wada Residence (traditional thatch-roofed farmhouse)  (60 min)

This is one of the thatch-roofed houses, also registered as a World Heritage Site. Look around and be fascinated by the culture and history of the village.

Shirakawago to Kanazawa (Drive-by sightseeing of Miboro Dam) 

On the way from Shirakawago to Kanazawa, enjoy seeing rural Japanese scenery such as the manmade Miboro Dam and the Hakusan Mountains. Enjoy sightseeing from the vehicle windows.

4:00 - 6:30p.m.  

Arrive at Hotel in Kanazawa City

Day 6: Kanazawa - Kyoto

8:30 - 9:00a.m.

Depart from Hotel in Kanazawa City 

Nomura Residence, Nagamachi Samurai District  (40 min)

Visit a former residence of a samurai family from the Kaga Domain. Admire the traditional architecture and gaze at the beautiful Japanese garden.

Kenrokuen Garden  (60 min)

This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens.

It offers amazing seasonal views all year round.

Higashi Chaya–gai  (40 min)

Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street here where something from the Edo period (1603-1868) still lingers in the air. This area is an Important Traditional Building Preservation District.

Hakuza Honten  (30 min)

Feel free to purchase handicrafts, accessories, cosmetics and other items made with gold leaf.

12:40 - 2:00p.m.  

Kanazawa Station

Eat lunch on your own after arrival at Kanazawa Station.

2:10 - 3:00p.m.  

Kanazawa Station to Kyoto Station  (145 min) 

Take the JR limited express train to Kyoto Station.

4:30 - 5:10p.m. 

Drop-off Service 

An English-speaking tour conductor will meet participants at Kyoto Station.

A drop-off service by taxi to major hotels in Kyoto city is available.

Stay at Hotel in Kyoto City

Day 7: Kyoto - Tokyo

8:00-8:50a.m.

Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City 

Participants are picked up by bus and taken to Kyoto Avanti. Please be at the meeting location at least 10 minutes before departure.

Enter Nijo Castle  (50 min)

A World Heritage site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see.

Visit Kinkaku-ji Temple  (45 min)

A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.

[Except Mondays] Kyoto Imperial Palace  (40 min)

See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.

[Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine  (40 min)

On Mondays (and Tuesdays if a national holiday falls on the preceding Monday), this tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. It is famous for housing the God of scholarship. This shrine's main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.

Lunch (Japanese/Western style buffet lunch)  (50 min)

Heian Shrine  (25 min)

Don't miss the characteristic red architecture of this beautiful shrine built to celebrate the 1100 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto.

Sanjusangen-do Temple  (30 min)

Visit the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century.

Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple  (70 min)

The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.

5:45 - 7:00p.m.  

Kyoto Station

From Kyoto Station to Tokyo Station  (140 min) 

There is no accompanying interpreter guide or English-speaking tour conductor while onboard the Shinkansen.

9:00 - 10:00p.m.  

Tokyo Station 

An English-speaking tour conductor will meet participants at Tokyo Station.

A drop-off service by taxi to accommodations within the city area is available.

Stay at Hotel in Tokyo

Day 8: Tokyo - Narita Airport


Free time from check-out until departure 

The taxi driver will meet customers at the hotel in Tokyo and drop them off at the airport in time for their flight.

Arrive at Narita Airport


Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email reservation@jtbusa.com

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Adult Child Single Supplement
01/07/2018 03/09/2018 Tokyo $ 2,250 $ 1,951 $ 714
03/18/2018 04/25/2018 Tokyo $ 2,379 $ 2,081 $ 714
05/06/2018 06/29/2018 Tokyo $ 2,250 $ 1,951 $ 714
07/08/2018 12/02/2018 Tokyo $ 2,379 $ 2,081 $ 714
12/09/2018 12/23/2018 Tokyo $ 2,250 $ 1,951 $ 714
Cancellation rates will apply to the tour fare as below. If notice of cancellation is received on tour starting date, or in case of failure to show without notice 100% of the tour fare, 1 day prior to the starting date of the tour 40%, 7 to 2 days prior, 30%, 8 days or more days prior, no charge. Cancellation period is based on United State PST time.. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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