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Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima

Japan's Golden Route

Starting in the dynamic city of Tokyo, a modern city that preserves its traditional foundations, this tour also visits Mt. Fuji, relaxing hot springs, Kyoto and Nara, the spiritual homes of Japanese tradition, beautiful Osaka Castle, and Itsukushima Shrine with its picture-perfect floating torii gate.

Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima

day 1

Tokyo

Arrival at Tokyo-Narita Airport transfer to hotel in Tokyo for check-in. Overnight at selected hotel.

day 2

Tokyo

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Tokyo. Visit the Meiji Jingu Shrine constructed in 1920, Harajuku, Omotesando, and Oriental Bazaar where you can find various Asian inspired goods. Continue to Roppongi Hills and visit the 360 degree observation lounge, and Ginza, Tokyo’s most celebrated shopping and amusement area. Overnight at selected hotel

day 3

Tokyo

Enjoy your second full day of sightseeing of Tokyo. Visit the Edo Tokyo Museum which chronicles the tumultuous history of Tokyo, continue to Asakusa for a view of traditional Tokyo’s downtown. Experience the Electronics Town, Akihabara before heading to the Imperial Palace Plaza.

day 4

Tokyo - Hakone

Transfer to Hakone for Full Day Hakone Tour. Cruise on Lake Ashi, Hakone Aerial Ropeway ride to Owakudani, etc. After sightseeing, you will be transferred to today’s highlight, Gora Kadan, a traditional-style inn that boasts a reputation of excellence among high-end guests from both Japan and overseas. Relax in a room that provides beautiful mountains view and its own private hot spring bath. Overnight at Gora Kadan or other selected ryokan (Japanese Inn).

day 5

Hakone - Odawara - Kyoto

After check out from Gora Kadan, transfer to Odawara Station to take a Shinkansen bullet train to Kyoto. Upon arrival at Kyoto Station start your afternoon tour of Kyoto. Visit Nijo Castle, built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Ieyasu Tokugawa, the First Shogun of the Edo period. Then continue to Kinkaku-ji Temple, the Golden Pavilion, which was originally built in 1394 as a villa of a court noble but later changed to become a temple. It burned down in 1950 but reconstructed in 1955. Overnight at selected Kyoto ryokan (Japanese Inn) or hotel

day 6

Kyoto

Full Day Kyoto Sightseeing starting with Sanju-san-gendo, containing 1001 Buddhist statues, and continuing to Kiyomizu Temple, a grand structure at the top of a cliff overlooking the neatly lined streets of Kyoto. Visit Heian Jingu Shrine, built to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of the transfer of the capital from Nara to Kyoto. Don’t forget a visit to Ryoan-ji Temple, famous for its stone garden and a stroll through the Gion District to shop for antiques and traditional crafts. Overnight at selected Kyoto ryokan (Japanese Inn) or hotel

day 7

Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto

Transfer to Nara, and commence Half Day sightseeing of Nara, going to Todaiji Temple completed in 752, with one of the largest bronze statues in the world. Kasuga Shrine founded in 710, with 3000 lanterns in line, Nara Park, 1,100 tame deer roaming around. Returning back to Kyoto, and rest of the day will be free to enjoy at your leisure. Overnight at selected Kyoto ryokan (Japanese Inn) or hotel.

day 8

Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

Transfer to Osaka and enjoy a half day of sightseeing. Visit Osaka Castle, originally built in 1583 but completely destroyed by Ieyasu Tokugawa in the 17th century. The building you will see today was rebuilt in 1931. Continue to Shitenno-ji Temple built in 593 by Shotokutaishi. The current buildings have been repaired numerous times but the methods used to rebuild the damages have preserved the original techniques and styles as much as possible. Board a shinkansen bullet train from Shin-Osaka station to Hiroshima (about 1.5 hours). Upon arrival at Hiroshima Station, check into your hotel and the rest of the evening is at your leisure. Overnight at the Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima or other selected hotel.

day 9

Hiroshima

Commence Full Day sightseeing of Hiroshima starting from Atomic Bomb Dome first place to suffer an actual atomic bombing, Peace Memorial Park, Peace Memorial Museum. Transfer to down to western part of Hiroshima, getting aboard a ferry to Miyajima, home of Itsukushima Shrine, which is famous for its Floating Torii Gate and was designated as a World Heritage site in 1996. Overnight at Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima.

day 10

Hiroshima - Kansai Airport

The remainder of the morning will be free to enjoy at your leisure until check-out time. Afterwards, you will be escorted to Kansai International Airport via bullet train between Hiroshima and Shin-Osaka.

Map
Asakusa Kannon Temple
Tokyo
Mt.Fuji
Todaiji Temple
Peace Memorial Park