10 Days – Tokyo • Mt.Fuji • Hakone • Takayama • Kanazawa • Kyoto
Day 1 (Wed) Depart USA
Your exciting journey to Japan begins as you depart aboard flight to Tokyo.
Day 2 (Thu) Arrive Tokyo
Upon arrival at Tokyo, the capital of Japan, transfer to your hotel.
-Premium – Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa
-Deluxe – Keio Plaza Hotel
Day 3 (Fri) Tokyo
Your morning tour starts with a visit to the Tokyo Tower Observatory for a panoramic view of the city and Tokyo Bay. Then drive by Imperial Palace Plaza before arriving at Asakusa Kannon Temple.
Day 4 (Sat) Tokyo
Today is free for you to explore this dynamic city on your own.
Day 5 (Sun) Tokyo/Mt.Fuji/Hakone (L)
Today you will take a motor coach to Hakone through the country side and half way up Mt. Fuji. After lunch at Highland Resort, you will proceed to Hakone for a cruise on Lake Ashi followed by a ride on Mt. Komagatake Aerial Cableway. Overnight at
-Premium: Kowaki-en (Standard Room)
-Deluxe: Kowaki-en (Deluxe Room)
Day 6 (Mon) Hakone/Takayama
In the morning you will be transferred to Odawara and take a lightning fast “Bullet” train to Nagoya then connect to a local train to Takayama, an ancient and tranquil city also known as “Little Kyoto”. In the afternoon, a walking tour will take you through the city to visit Yatai Kaikan Hall, where colorfully decorated traditional floats are on display. Continue on to Kusakabe Folkcraft Museum, former residence of powerful merchants. Also take a stroll along the streets of Kami Sannomahi Street and see the old traditional Japanese wooden houses.
–Premium: Hida Hotel Plaza (standard room) Deluxe: Hida Hotel Plaza (deluxe room)
Day 7 (Tue) Takayama/Kanazawa
In the morning, visit the local market of Takayama then drive by Lake Miboro and along Shokawa River with stops at Former Toyama Family Residence, designated as an important National Cultural Asset, and Shirakawago that features houses built in the “Gasshozukuri” style with steep tached roofs called Gassho-Zukuri, or joined-hands farmhouses. Then visit Gokayama, another World Heritage village and experience making traditional Japanese paper. Continue on to Kanazawa.
-Premium: Kanazawa Miyako Deluxe: Nikko Hotel Kanazawa
Day 8 (Wed) Kanazawa/Kyoto
Morning sightseeing in Kanazawa visiting Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan’s three most beautiful traditional gardens featuring hills, streams, small ponds and falls. Then, stop at Kutaniyaki Pottery kiln that produces works of colorful design. Continue visit through the Nagamachi samurai house district. In the afternoon, take a train to Kyoto and transfer to your Hotel.
-Premium – New Miyako; Rihga Royal
-Deluxe – Hotel Okura; ANA Hotel Kyoto
Day 9 (Thu) Kyoto
Morning tour of this ancient city visiting Nijo Castle, once used as the Tokugawa Shogun’s family palace. Then onto Golden Pavilion, a gilded structure originally used as a villa for nobleman. Continue to Kitano Tanmangu, a shrine with complex roof of unique gables representing typical Gongen architectural style, and Kyoto Handicraft Center.
Day 10 (Fri) Kyoto/USA
Transfer via airport bus for your flight home
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