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Discover the vast variety of beauty in Japan through the West to East Tour. On this guided tour, explore through the major and most historically known cities of Japan with an English Speaking Guide.  Experience walking through the towns of Tokyo, Hakone, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. Whilst staying in these cities, relax, refresh and rejuvenate in the famous Onsens or Hot Springs.

Highlights

  • Japan’s original capital Nara, including Todai-ji, Nara Park and Kasuga Taisha Shrine
  • Enjoy sightseeing using public transport to spend more time exploring
  • Visit the mystical floating Torii Gate, Itsukushima Shrine
  • Stroll down Harajuku’s Takeshita street

 

Departure Dates & Prices

 16 Oct 2019

$4,099 pp

*Prices are per person and valid for single or twin share only

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner
Kansai Airport - Osaka

Day 1

Kansai Airport - Osaka

Welcome to Japan! For your convenience, after arriving at Kansai Airport, you will be met by an assistant who will help you transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at FP Hotels South; Namba or similar (3 Star Hotel)

Osaka - Nara - Osaka

Day 2

Osaka - Nara - Osaka

After breakfast, you’ll be met by your guide and taken via public transport to Nara, Japan’s first prominent capital. First, visit Todai-ji Temple (The Great Buddha – Daibutsu) to behold the spectacle of one of Japan’s largest temples. Then, it’s on to the important Shinto site, Kasuga Grand Shrine with its bright vermillion gates and bronze lanterns. Then take a stroll through Nara Park to see the famous free roaming Deer. The day ends with a visit to Kofukuji, a five-storey pagoda and world-heritage site.

Overnight at FP Hotels South; Namba or similar (3 Star Hotel)

Osaka - Hiroshima

Day 3

Osaka - Hiroshima

The day begins with an early breakfast. Be sure you have packed an overnight bag for your stay in Hiroshima as your main suitcase will be transferred to your Day 4 accommodation. Travel to Hiroshima and head towards the Peace Park and Atomic Bomb museum. Here you’ll have time to reflect on the realities of the atomic bombing of pan. Afterwards, visit Miyajima Island, known for its ‘floating temple’ (Itsukushima Shrine) and beautiful ocean views, before heading to your hotel.

Overnight at Hiroshima; Tokyu REI or similar (3 Star Hotel)

Hiroshima - Kyoto - Osaka

Day 4

Hiroshima - Kyoto - Osaka

After breakfast at your hotel, board a Bullet Train bound for Kyoto. Your first destination will be Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine and its 4km of red Torii Gates, which have become an iconic image of Japan. The day’s activities continue at Yasaka Shrine in Gion and if we are lucky, we may see a Geiko or Maiko as they make their way through Gion’s narrow streets and wooden buildings. At the end of the day, you’ll return to Osaka to check-in to your hotel.

Overnight at Shin Osaka Esaka Tokyu REI or similar (3 Star Hotel)

Osaka

Day 5

Osaka

After breakfast at your hotel, spend a free day at your leisure.

Overnight at Shin Osaka Esaka Tokyu REI or similar (3 Star Hotel)

Osaka - Hakone

Day 6

Osaka - Hakone

Prepare an overnight bag to keep with you as your luggage will be forwarded to your Day 7 Tokyo Hotel. After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll catch the Bullet Train to Hakone. After arriving, experience the Owakudani Ropeway and a cruise on Lake Ashi. If the weather is clear, you might see Mt. Fuji. Tonight, you will stay in a traditional Japanese hotel and experience the local Onsen and a Japanese dinner.

Overnight at Sengokugahara Prince Hotel (with Onsen Experience) or similar (3 Star Hotel)

Hakone - Tokyo

Day 7

Hakone - Tokyo

After breakfast at the hotel, take the Bullet Train to Tokyo where you’ll discover Tokyo’s Edo past. Highlights include a visit to the historical Meiji Grand Shrine. Contrasting the quiet atmosphere of Meiji Grand Shrine, the day’s activities continue with a trip to Harajuku’s Takeshita Street to witness the thriving pop culture of Japan. After Harajuku, you’ll visit Shibuya, famous for the busy, scramble crossing, commonly associated with Tokyo. The day concludes with a visit to Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Street.

Overnight at Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar (3 Star Hotel)

Tokyo

Day 8

Tokyo

After breakfast at the hotel, spend the day at your leisure.

Overnight at Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Tokyo - Narita / Haneda

Day 9

Tokyo - Narita / Haneda

After breakfast, spend the day at your leisure until it’s time to make your own way to the airport via Limousine Bus to depart Japan. Sayonara!

  • Hotel: Osaka (4 nights), Hiroshima (1 night), Hakone (1 night), Tokyo (2 nights)
  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts + 1 Dinner
  • Guide: 5 Days of Sightseeing with an English Speaking Guide
  • Transportation:
    • Bullet Train Tickets as mentioned on the itinerary
    • Airport Transfers via Limousine Bus

* The above offers are subject to availability at the time of booking request. 
* For full booking terms and conditions, please contact our travel specialists.
* Pricing may vary, depending on the exchange rate at time of quotation and the final price will be confirmed at time of booking confirmation.

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