Land Only Package


  • Shinkansen
  • Shrine
  • Heritage
  • Castle
  • Meal

per person USD 3,695

Chiune Sugihara's story is one of such rare courage and self-sacrifice and his love for other human beings; his motivation to care for others teaches us how one person can make a difference in this world. During WWII Sugihara risked his status, his health and his honor handwriting travel visas that saved as many as 6,000 Jewish refugees from the approaching Nazis. For 10 days retrace the path of the survivors and connect with the Jewish heritage of Japan. Get a glimpse of history while visiting sites including the Port of Humanity in Tsuruga city. Further explore the Survivor's connection to Japan in Yokohama and Kobe, where with the support of the local community the Survivor's were able to find their way to their new homes. Finally, get a small taste of the heart of Japan exploring Kyoto and Tokyo. Rediscover Japan a country of beauty, hospitality and friendship.

Day 1: Arrive at Kansai or Itami Airport

After immigration, travel to hotel by airport Shuttle Service

After hotel check-in, enjoy free time in Kyoto.

*Guest rooms will be available at the regular hotel check-in time

Dinner: Hotel Meal Coupon

Accommodations: Kyoto Hotel Okura or similar

Day 2: Kobe City Tour

Begin your tour by following the path of some of the Sugihara Survivors after they arrived to Japan. Visiting:

• Kitano Area – Ijinkan Foreign Residences
• Meriken Park
• Kobe Harbourland
• Chinatown

Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Local Restaurant
Dinner: Tempura

Accommodations: Kyoto Hotel Okura or similar

Day 3: Kyoto City Tour


• Nijo Castle
• Kinkakuji Temple
• Sanjusangendo
• Kiyomizudera Temple

Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Japanese Western Fusion
Dinner: Kyo Yudofu Kaiseki

Accommodations: Kyoto Hotel Okura or similar

Day 4: Sagano & Arashiyama Half Day Tour


• Tenryu-ji Temple
• Sagano Bamboo Grove
• Jojyakkyo-ji Temple
• Togetsu-kyo Bridge

PM – Enjoy free time strolling through Kyoto City on your own or for an additional fee join the "JTB Sunrise Nara Afternoon Tour"

Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: --
Dinner: --

Accommodations: Kyoto Hotel Okura or similar

Day 5: Tsuruga City Tour

After hotel check-out, travel from Kyoto to Tsuruga by JR Limited express train

*Luggage will be transferred separately by truck from Kyoto to Tokyo. Guests should bring a small overnight bag to carry separately.

Upon arrival to Tsuruga City continue to explore the path of the Sugihara Survivors by touring the port where many first arrived to Japan.


• The Port of Humanity
• Tsuruga Museum

After touring Tsuruga city, travel by chartered bus to Takayama city, Gifu Prefecture.

Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel.

Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Local Restaurant
Dinner: Hotel

Accommodations: Hotel Associa Takayama Resort or similar

Day 6: Sugihara Chiune Memorial Museum Tour

After breakfast, check-out of hotel

Travel by chartered bus to Nagoya City

En route to Tokyo, stop at Yaotsu, the Birthplace of Chiune Sugihara visiting:

• The Sugihara Chiune Memorial Museum
• Jindonooka Park

After touring transfer from Nagoya to Tokyo by Shinkansen, JR Bullet Train.

Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and then enjoy free time in Tokyo.

Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Bento Box
Dinner: --

Accommodations: Imperial Hotel Tokyo or similar

Day 7: Tokyo City Tour


• Meiji Shrine
• Imperial Palace
• Asakusa Kannon Temple
• Nakamise Shopping Arcade
• Edo Tokyo Museum

Breakfast: Hotel
Dinner: Teppanyaki

Accommodations: Imperial Hotel Tokyo or similar

Day 8: Yokohama City Tour

Continue following the path of the Sugihara Survivors visiting:

• The NKY(Nippon Yusen Kaisha) Maritime Museum
• Tour the "Hikawamaru" ship used by some of the Sugihara Survivors

After lunch return to Tokyo to enjoy free time.

Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown
Dinner: --

Accommodations: Imperial Hotel Tokyo or similar

Day 9: Free Time in Tokyo

Enjoy Tokyo at your leisure by exploring the city on your own or shopping.

For an additional fee you can always join one of our many full day or half day JTB Sunrise Tours

Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: --
Dinner: --

Accommodations: Imperial Hotel Tokyo or similar

Day 10: Free Time Until Departure

Free Time to enjoy until your departure time

Transfer to Narita Airport by Airport Limousine Bus.

*Guest rooms will be available until the regular hotel check-out time

Breakfast: Hotel

* Itinerary subject to change

Tour date

June 8 – June 17, 2014
September 3 – September 12, 2014
October 23 – November 1, 2014

Included Meals

9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 5 Dinners.


9 nights with standard rooms at 4 and 5 star hotels (Deluxe Class).


English-speaking guide provided throughout the tour, except the free day in Tokyo.


Chartered coach bus for sightseeing and hotel transfers as mentioned in itinerary.

JR Trains

JR limited express train “Thunderbird” from Kyoto to Tsuruga
JR Bullet train “Nozomi” from Nagoya to Tokyo
(Ordinary Class/reserved seats)


As mentioned in the itinerary.

Baggage Handling

Chartered truck for luggage transportation from Kyoto to Tokyo, there is no space for large luggage on JR Trains.

Minimum Passenger Count

15 passengers or more


Not included, travelers must arrange tickets separately. For more information contact us.

Email Address:
Tour Date

Contact us for reservation
JTB USA, Inc New York Metro Office
Sarah Rempe
Phone: (212) 373-4844

Tour Start Tour End Departure Adult Single Supplement Ryokan upgrade
Extra in Takayama
Select 06/08/2014 06/17/2014 Kansai $ 3,695 $ 758 $ 175
Select 09/03/2014 09/12/2014 Kansai $ 3,695 $ 758 $ 175
Select 10/23/2014 11/01/2014 Kansai $ 3,800 $ 785 $ 175
* Above tour costs are calculated in the Exchange Rate of US$1.00 = JPY101. Exchange rate is subject to change without notice.

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