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Japan Highlight

Code RSH16-TYO-YVR-GP02*REF/16/10PC
Destination Tokyo Toyohashi Kyoto Osaka
Category Group Departure
Duration 8 days 7 nights
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Dates & Prices
Depart date

2016 Group Departure Date

Jun 2016

07

Jul 2016

12

Aug 2016

02, 23

Sep 2016

13, 20      

TOUR PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY – minimum 15 persons.

2016 Group Departure

Twin Sharing

Single Supplement

Tipping

Min. 15 Guests

1868

482

85

**LAND ONLY does NOT include International airfare to Japan.
**HIGH SEASON AIRFARE SURCHARGE is additional and is subject to date of travel.
**HOTEL BLACK OUT DATES may apply.
**ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE..

Day 1

Arrive Tokyo 

Welcome to Japan!!

Upon arrival at Narita Airport, you will be met by your tour manager and transferred to your hotel. You will have the evening to relax or you may choose to take the hotel shuttle bus to the Narita Station or the famous Aeon Shopping District to shop or enjoy dinner.

 

Accommodation: Narita Excel Tokyo Hotel or similar for 1 night

Meals : In-flight
Day 2

TOKYO

After breakfast in hotel, you will travel to the beautiful capital city of Tokyo for a city tour. Your tour will include a visit to the Tokyo Tower. This iconic structure was first opened in 1958 and stands at 333 metres high. After learning about the tower you may choose to enjoy an optional trip up to the observatory which offers a fantastic view of the expansive city and of the iconic Mt Fuji.

You will also visit the Imperial Palace, otherwise known as Edo Castle. After lunch you will visit the beautiful Rainbow Bridge, located at Tokyo Bay. You will then head to Asakusa Kannon Temple, also known as Sensoji Temple. The structure is a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century, and is the oldest temple in all of Japan. Your next stop will be at the famous Nakamisen shopping street where traditional Japanese food, souvenirs and novelty items can be purchased. Afterwards, you will be escorted to the famous shopping district of Ginza

Accommodation: Sunshine Prince Hotel Ikebukuro or similar for 2 nights

 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

Tokyo

Today you will enjoy yourself at leisure, allowing you to explore the magnificent city at your own pace. We suggest you visit the Shibuya area to see the famed dog statue called Hachikun in front of Shibuya Station. The Harajuku Station and Takeshita Road is a great shopping area and are popular with Japanese teenagers. Meiji Shrine is also a must see, and so too is the Tsukuji Fish Market, which is perfect for sampling fresh seafood and sushi.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4

Tokyo – Owakudani – Toyohashi 

 

This morning will begin with a trip to the iconic Owakudani volcano, where you will have the best view of the iconic Mt Fuji. Here you will enjoy a scenic ride on the Hakone Ropeway. Your trip to Owakudani will be dependent on weather and if weather does not permit, alternative arrangements with be made. After lunch, you will continue on to the Green Tea Field at Maki No Hara, where you will taste authentic Japanese green tea. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Toyohashi city and check in to your hotel for the evening.

 

Accommodation: Loisir Hotel, Toyohashi or similar for 1 nigh

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5

Toyohashi – Kyoto

 

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel you will continue on to Kyoto, a city renowned for its romance and traditional and new architecture and cultural life. The city was the country’s capital for almost 300 years. On your tour today you will visit the famous Kiyomizu Temple which was first constructed in the 7th century and rebuilt in 1633. On the journey to the temple you will walk through a beautiful shopping district where souvenirs, Kyoto ceramics, Japanese Mochi and snacks can be purchased. You may enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or choose to visit the nearby Hanakomachi.

 

Accommodation: Apa Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent or similar for 2 nights

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6

Kyoto

 

Today, following breakfast, you are free to explore the city at your own pace or join the optional city tour. During the optional tour you will visit Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavillion, Arashiyama Bamboo Forrest and enjoy a traditional kimono show at the Nishijin Textile Gallery. In the evening you will conclude the optional tour with a visit to the Nishiki Market, famous for its unique Japanese cuisine.

Lunch will be provided during the optional tour.

 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

Kyoto – Nara – Osaka 

 

Following breakfast, you will proceed to the city of Nara, which was the first capital of Japan. Your first stop will be to the Todaiji Temple which is home to the great bronze Buddha. The statue is the largest Buddha statue in the world and the surrounds are full of over 1,000 holy deer. You will also visit the beautiful Kasuga Taisha shrine. After lunch you will continue on to Osaka Castle and the Dotobori area. Dinner will be enjoyed at a local restaurant before you return to your hotel for the evening.

 

Accommodation: Best Western Joytel or similar for 1 night

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8

Osaka – Departure 

 

Breakfast will be served in your hotel, enjoy your time at leisure until departure.

You will be transferred to Kansai International Airport for your flight home.

Meals : Breakfast

Your Tour Package Includes

  • Round trip transfer to and from airport
  • Sightseeing admissions as specified
  • Private Coach with air conditioning
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Superior hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicate in the itinerary

Your Tour Package Does NOT Include

  • International Airfare from Canada to Japan
  • Any applicable weekend and other surcharges imposed by airlines.
  • Any taxes, airport fees and fuel surcharge.
  • Travel insurance, Travel Visa and all personal expenses.
  • Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
  • Any items not specified as included.
Japan Hightlight - Tipping
83 CAD / Adult ,  0 CAD / Child