Details

* Above price are Land only price. Airfare is not included.
* Seasonal surcharges apply for all other dates.

Highlights
Discover the Nakasendo Way, an ancient highway used within the Edo period of Japan; Nakasendo literally means "the road through the mountains". In the seventeenth century, the road was crowded with travellers, including feudal lords, samurai, itinerant merchants and pilgrims.
In modern times, the road provides a pleasant path through scenic countryside, including picturesque, old post towns on route in much the same way that the Japanese traveller of old did; which provides the history of Japan. by the city Matsumoto where you will find one of the famous castles built in the 16 century and declared as National Treasure.

Departure

From Tokyo
3 Jan 2019 - 30 Dec 2019

Minimum participants 1  person
Code NT-M-6
Triple reduction available / Single supplement apply 

Breakfast plan available, please ask our consultants.

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner
Tokyo

Day 1

Tokyo

Upon arrival Narita or Haneda Airport, airport assist staff will be waiting for you in the arrivals area. Proceed to your accommodation by bus.

Overnight at Shiba Park Hotel or similar

Tokyo

Day 2

Tokyo

Tokyo Sightseeing Full Day Tour with guide by public transport.
Please select day tour as following;
1.Tokyo Downtown Tour: visiting Tokyo National Museum, Ameyoko Market, Tokyo most ancient Buddhist temple, Senso-ji Temple. Take a Sumida River Cruise and teabreak at Hamarikyu Garden, Explore Ginza Shopping Street.

2.Tokyo Centre West Tour: visiting Meiji-jingu Shrine where you can learn about Japan's ancient  religion, shopping in Omote-sando, Ota Ukiyoe Museum is exhibit painting from its collection of Ukiyo-e Japanese Art, Observatory of Tokyo Government OfficeKabukicho Area.

3.Old Edo and Tokyo Bay Area Tour; Visiting Edo Tokyo Museum, where history of Tokyo during the Edo period, Imperial Palace Plaza, take a Yurikamome (an automated guideway transit sevice) to Tokyo Bay.


Overnight at Shiba Park Hotel or similar.

Tokyo - Matsumoto

Day 3

Tokyo - Matsumoto

Transfer to Shinjuku Station with your guide, take a limited express train to Matsumoto Station. Upon arrival at Matsumoto, proceed to Matsumoto Castle, one of the most complete and beautiful among Japan's original castles. Matsumoto City Museum of Art by public transport. 
  
Overnight at Matsumoto Tokyu Rei Hotel / Hotel Kagetsu or similar.

Matsumoto - Magome - Tsumago (D)

Day 4

Matsumoto - Magome - Tsumago (D)

Transfer to Tsumago with your guide, catch a limited express train from Matsumoto to Nakatsugawa Station, Once in Nakatsugawa you will take a local bus to Magome. Tour of Magome with your guide on old Nakasendo path, that ran along the Kiso Valley and connected Tokyo with Kyoto during the Edo Period. 
Transfer to Tsumago on foot or local bus.

Overnight at Hanaya Minshuku (small traditional Japanese house) or similar in Tsumago.

Tsumago - Magome - Tsumago (B,D)

Day 5

Tsumago - Magome - Tsumago (B,D)

After breakfast, explore Tsumago with your guide on Old Nakasendo Path. A walk though Tsumago-juku and Magome- juku will transport you back to the Edo period, some 300 yeas ago.

Overnight at Hanaya Minshuku (small traditional Japanese house) or similar in Tsumago.

Tsumago - Kyoto (B)

Day 6

Tsumago - Kyoto (B)

After breakfast, transfer to Nagoya with guide, catch a local bus to Nagiso Station then take a local train to Nakatsugawa, Once in Nakatsugawa Station you will take the limited express train to Nagoya.  Board the Shinkansen (bullet train) bound for Kyoto. Your guide bit you farewell at Nagoya Station. Up on arrival at Kyoto Station, you will met by another English speaking guide. Check in to your hotel. Relax & explore Kyoto at your own leisure.

Overnight at New Miyako Hotel Main Building or similar.

Kyoto

Day 7

Kyoto

Kyoto Sightseeing Full Day Tour with guide by public transport.
Please select day tour as following;
1, Kyoto Main Tour; Visit popular sightseeing spots in Centre of Kyoto, including the Golden Pavilion, which is covered in brilliant gold leaf, Ryoan-ji Temple to admire the peaceful rock garden, Kiyomizu-dera Temple famous for the wooden stage that us 13 meters above the hillside below, explore Gion District - the famous entertainment and geisha district.

2, Sagano Arashiyama Tour; Arashiyama is a pleasant district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. Visiting Togetsukyo where a mark of Arashiyama, Tenryu-ji Temple is one of Kyoto's great Zen temple and Jojakko-ji Temple situated on the side of a mountain and was established at the end of the 16th century, explore Arashiyama Area.

3, Uji-Fushimi Tour
; Located southeast of Kyoto, visiting Byodo-in Temple, a World Heritage Site established in the 11th century.  Enjoy the experience of Japanese tea ceremony. Head back to Kyoto city, visit Fushimi Inari Shrine famous for one thousand gateways painted in blood orange. Then proceed to Sake Warehouse, where the Fushimi sake district is a charming, traditional sake brewing district.

Overnight at New Miyako Hotel Main Building or similar.

Kyoto - Kansai Airport

Day 8

Kyoto - Kansai Airport

You will be picked up from your accommodation by an Airport Shuttle ant be taken to Kansai Airport.


* Please refer to general booking conditions. 
* B Breakfast included: L Lunch included: D Dinner included:

  • Hotels: Tokyo (2 nights), Matsumoto (1 night), Tsumago (2 nights), Minshuku (Japanese room without bath and toilet), Kyoto (2 nights)
  • Meals: 2 breakfast, 2 dinners at Tsumago
  • Guide:
    •  English speaking guide for Day 2 - 5 and Day 7.
    • Assistant at Airport for Day 1, 
    • Assistant at Kyoto Station for Day 6 Train: Ordinary class reserved seat for Tokyo to Matsumoto, Matsumoto to Nakatsugawa to Kyoto.
    • Others: Airport bus from Airport to Tokyo. Airport shuttle van from Kyoto to Kansai Airport.

* Please note Museums of Japan are usually closed on Mondays, your guide will provide suitable alternative suggestions.
* The Itinerary (tour completion time, visiting place, visiting schedule and others) maybe changed due to heavy traffic, weather conditions or other operational reasons.
* Visitors or conveyance maybe omitted or substituted due to heave traffic, weather, conditions or other operational reasons.
* In some cases, a taxi maybe used for pick-up service.
* Beverages during lunch and dinner, Insurance, Airport tax is not included.
* If arrival assistant is included in the itinerary, for the early and late arrival flight (before 8:00 or after 20:00), there will be supplement of JPY 5,000 per group.
* The itinerary (tour completion time, visiting time, schedule & others) may be changed due to heavy traffic weather conditions, or other operational reasons.

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