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 2,475
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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.

8:10- 9:00 a.m.

Pick up service is available from selected major hotels in Tokyo.

The tour departs from Keio Plaza Hotel Toyo Main Tower 3F, Check-in Counter.

You will visit the following places by seat-in-coach:

*Imperial Palace –Nijubashi Bridge

 

*Tsukiji Outer Fish Market

- The largest marketplace in Japan, Tsukiji is busy and bustling even before the sun comes up. The items lining the outer market are all for restaurant business as they prepare ingredients for the day's menu.

*Sensoji Temple / Nakamise Shopping Street

- The arcade is a 300m approach to the temple. You can enjoy shopping and taking picture in front of a famous lantern lamp named Kaminarimon.

12:00 p.m.

The tour ends.

Enjoy your afternoon free time at your leisure.

 

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.

8:00-9:30 a.m.

Depart from Hotel in Hakone  
 
Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus
From Odawara Station to Nagoya Station  (140 min) 
Take the Kodama Shinkansen to Nagoya
 
From Nagoya Station to Takayama Station  (150 min) 
The guide will meet participants at Nagoya Station. Board the JR Limited Express train to Takayama
 
14:00 - 15:20
Takayama Station
 
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.
 
 
16:30 - 18:30
Arrive at Hida Hotel Plaza
This comfortable hotel features a large communal bath.
 

 

 

Day 5: Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa

8:30 - 9:00a.m.

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Depart from Hida Hotel Plaza  
 
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.
 
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.
 
Shirakawa-go Observatory  (15 min)
Enjoy an elevated view of the World Heritage-registered thatch-roofed village of Shirakawago. Great for photography!
 
Lunch (45min)
Taste delicious regional cuisine dishes you can only enjoy in the countryside. 
No vegetarian option.
 
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.

From Shirakawago, head to Kanazwa by bus. (Drive-by sightseeing of Miboro Dam)
 
16:00 - 18:30
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.
 
Kenroku-en Garden  (60 min)
This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens and offers amazing seasonal views all year round.
 
Higashi Chaya district  (40 min)
Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street here where something from the Edo period 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 - 14:00
Arrival at Kanazawa Station
 
Eat lunch on your own after arrival at Kanazawa Station
 
Kanazawa Station to Kyoto Station  (145 min) 
Take the JR limited express train to Kyoto
 
16:30 - 18:00
Arrive at Hotel in Kyoto City  
Participants will be taken by taxi from Kyoto Station to their hotels. An English-speaking staff member will guide participants to the taxi, but will not ride along in the taxi.

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)

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine  (30 min)
Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of 40,000 inari-jinja shrines located all over Japan. The bright red Senbon Torii gates are a must-see attraction.
 
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.
 
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.
Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.

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

Departure Date

Jan.6 - Feb.27:Every Wed.,Sun. Mar.1-Dec.20: Every Wed.,Fri.,Sun. (Except: Apr.10,12,21 -28,May 1-3, Jul.7 -12,19,26,Aug.2-9,16,23,Sep.13,20,Oct.6)

Meal

3 Lunches. *Vegetarian options available (except Day.5)Please indicate if necessary during booking.

Guide

English-speaking guide service (except while on board the bullet train) on Day 2-7 and English speaking assistant service at the point of transfer on Day 1 and 8 are included.

Hotels

Tokyo: Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro/ Hakone: Yumoto Fujiya Hotel / Takayama: Hida Hotel Plaza / Kanazawa: Hotel Kanazawa / Kyoto: Karasuma Kyoto Hotel *Upgrade plan is available. See "Optional Tour".

Luggage

Included for up to 1 piece of baggage from Hakone to Kyoto on Day4 and from Kyoto to Tokyo on Day7. Additional baggage will incur a fee of JPY 2,200 per item from Tokyo/Kyoto. Light Compact baggage is recommended for overnight stay in Nagoya on Day4.

Minimum Participants Required

1 person

Required When Making Reservations

Please mention arrival and departure flight information.


1.

 This tour is a combination package made up from multiple Sunrise Tours plans. 

2.

An English-speaking interpreter guide or English-speaking assistant will accompany each tour from the meeting point until the tour end. Furthermore, please note that the interpreter guide or assistant is generally different for each tour. 

3.

This is a special tour for international visitors. Please understand that residents of Japan cannot make bookings for this tour. 

4.

 If the minimum number of participants is not met by 14 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.

5.

[Luggage Transport Service]
Suitcases and other large pieces of luggage will be sent from hotels in Tokyo on Day 3 to accommodation in Takayama, from accommodation in Takayama on Day 5 to accommodation in Kyoto, and from accommodation in Kyoto on Day 7 to accommodation in Tokyo separately by truck. (One article of standard size luggage per customer will be transported free of charge.) 

6.

[Airport Shuttle Service]
Haneda Airport may also be specified for shuttle service on the outbound and return trips. In such cases, please inform us when booking.

7.

[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.

8.

[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 Fujisan World Heritage Center or Lake Kawaguchi Oishi Park. 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 events, road or organization circumstances, they may be omitted and replaced with one or more of the following. This will not be used as a reason to cancel the tour, and refunds will not be given for this reason. Hakone-en Aquarium, Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani Valley, Hakone Pirate Ship, Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Checkpoint, Lake Kawaguchi Cruise, Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, Hakone Shrine, etc.

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. [Only customers staying at Asakusa View Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel, Hotel Grand Palace, Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (Shinjuku), Shiba Park Hotel, or Shinjuku Washington Hotel]

GPS-enabled audio guides are available on this tour in Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Thai, French, and Indonesian. Please make a request when booking. There are a limited number available, so it may not be possible to provide one for each participant. Also, no refunds will be issued even if the audio guide is unusable due to weak signal, device issues, Wi-Fi malfunction, etc. 

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. 

9. The annual Mt. Fuji Hill Climb will be held on a weekend in June (schedule for 2018 is yet to be determined). Please be aware that the itinerary order and destinations to be visited are subject to change. Furthermore, please note that refunds will not be issued in this case, and customers will not be notified separately when the schedule has been determined.

9.

[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.

10.

[Kyoto Tour (Day 7)]
1. The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following days. As such, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead. 
(Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).

2. The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25. Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead. 

3. During the Jidai Festival on October 22, the Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple. If the Jidai Festival is postponed, we will follow suit with the itinerary change. 

4. This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden. 
5. During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 15 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions. 
6. Connections from this tour can be made to the "Kyoto Maiko Dinner" and "Kyoto Night Tour". Connections are generally made at Kyoto Hotel Okura. 

7. Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.

11.

[Kyoto Tour (Day 7)]
1. The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following days. As such, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead. 
(Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).

2. The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25. Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead. 

3. During the Jidai Festival on October 22, the Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple. If the Jidai Festival is postponed, we will follow suit with the itinerary change. 

4. This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden. 
5. During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 15 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions. 
6. Connections from this tour can be made to the "Kyoto Maiko Dinner" and "Kyoto Night Tour". Connections are generally made at Kyoto Hotel Okura. 

7. Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.

12.

[Kyoto Tour (Day 7)]
1. The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following days. As such, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead. 
(Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).

2. The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25. Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead. 

3. During the Jidai Festival on October 22, the Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple. If the Jidai Festival is postponed, we will follow suit with the itinerary change. 

4. This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden. 
5. During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 15 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions. 
6. Connections from this tour can be made to the "Kyoto Maiko Dinner" and "Kyoto Night Tour". Connections are generally made at Kyoto Hotel Okura. 

7. Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.

13.

[Other]
1. When booking, we accept requests for non-smoking rooms, double rooms (depends on hotel), and baby cots (depends on hotel), but please note that fulfillment of such requests is not guaranteed. 
Baby cots may be provided at some facilities for an additional fee. Please confirm the details and pay at the location. Also, children sharing beds with adults are limited to 1 child per bed. 

2. The excluded days for each accommodation facility are different than the excluded days for tour operation. 

3. [Day 2 & 3 Bus Company] Bus company used will be one of the following. 

 Fuji Kyuko Kanko Co., Ltd.; Fuji Express Co., Ltd.; KM Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Hato Bus Co., Ltd.; Tokyo Yasaka Sightseeing Bus Co., Ltd.; Heisei Enterprise Co., Ltd.; Amore Kotsu Ltd., Tokyo Bus Co., Ltd.; Toto Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Chuo Kanko Co., Ltd.; or Tokyo Limousine Co., Ltd. 

[Day 5 & 6 Bus Company] Bus company used will be one of the following. 

Oriental Co., Ltd. or Nohi Noriai Jidosha Co., Ltd.

[Day 7 Bus Company] Teisan Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.
4. When booking, please also select your hotel accommodation(s) for the pick-up location(s) from Day 2 onward.

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
01/05/2020 03/13/2020 Tokyo $ 2,475 $ 2,243 $ 997
03/15/2020 12/04/2020 Tokyo $ 2,673 $ 2,441 $ 958
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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