Wandering Japan 12 Days
Fully Escorted Tour – Beauty of the Old Paths
This tour provides a fresh look at the less travelled yet arguably more fascinating and beautiful sides of Japan. This is an active tour, with plenty of walking and exploration involved, and it highlights the best of each undiscovered locale, at the best time of year. See Mt. Fuji from the lush fields of pink, white and purple flowers. Traverse the Kiso Valley between the quaint old towns of Magome and Tsumago. Journey through the massive Ice Walls in the central Alps of Japan. Soothe yourself in the relaxing hot spring waters of Takayama to end your journey. This tour will operate with an experienced local English speaking guide, who will escort and guide you for all aspects of the tour from sightseeing to shopping and dining.
DAY 1 TOKYO
Tokyo Celestine Hotel
Upon arrival at Narita/Haneda Airport, clear customs and immigration before boarding the Airport Limousine Bus to your accommodation in Tokyo for 3 nights. Transfer services can be provided from either Narita or Haneda Airports in Tokyo. Additionally JTB can arrange early check in or prior accommodation and any other arrangements before the tour begins.
DAY 2 TOKYO
Breakfast, Dinner Tokyo Celestine Hotel
Good morning Tokyo! Full day visiting Tokyo Sky Tree, the Imperial Palace and Nijubashi Bridge. Experience a Tea Ceremony at Happoen Garden, a Sumida River cruise and finish the day at Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade.
DAY 3 TOKYO
Breakfast Tokyo Celestine Hotel
Today is a free day to explore all that Tokyo has to offer. Immerse yourself in one of the most unique cities in the world. Enjoy the shopping in Shibuya; grab a crepe in Harajuku or experience a famous Japanese pasttime – Karaoke!
DAY 4 TOKYO – KAWAGUCHIKO
Breakfast, Dinner Mifujen, Kawaguchiko
Leave the bright lights of Tokyo behind and travel by coach to one of the 5 lakes of Mt Fuji, Lake Kawaguchiko. Today is your day of leisure to take in the magnificent sight of Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko.
DAY 5 KAWAGUCHIKO
Breakfast, Dinner Mifujien, Kawaguchiko
Wake up well rested and ready to see the Fuji Shibazakura Festival in full bloom. Take the Kachi Kachi ropeway for incredible views of Lake Kawaguchiko and Mt Fuji. End the day exploring the Aokigahara Forest and Narusawa Ice Caves.
DAY 6 KAWAGUCHIKO – NAGOYA
Breakfast, Dinner Royal Park Hotel The Nagoya
Say good-bye to Mt Fuji as you make your way to Nagoya today. Visit Nagoya Castle, a castle from Japan’s Edo period when it was one of the largest castles in all of Japan and enjoy a Nagoya original dinner – Misokatsu!
DAY 7 KISO VALLEY TRAIL
Breakfast, Lunch Royal Park Hotel The Nagoya
Today walk a part of the old trail that connected the capitals of feudal Japan, Kyoto and Tokyo. Traverse the picturesque Kiso Valley walk between the towns of Magome and Tsumago.
DAY 8 NAGOYA – TATEYAMA KUROBE ALPINE ROUTE
Breakfast Hotel Tateyama
Send your larger luggage away to meet you in Takayama today as you traverse the scenic route of the Japanese Alps. Take in the expanse of the Kurobe Dam and admire the views from the Tateyama ropeway.
DAY 9 TATEYAMA KUROBE ALPINE ROUTE – TAKAYAMA
Breakfast Takayama Ouan
Enjoy your final day taking in the extraordinary sights the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route has to offer. See the Ice Wall of Murodo. There are many beautiful scenic walks and hikes in the Murodo and Midagahara areas to experience!
DAY 10 TAKAYAMA
Breakfast, Lunch Takayama Ouan
Full day guided tour of Takayama. Explore Takayama’s old town, an area of Takayama frozen in time with houses dating from the Edo period. Enjoy Takayama’s famous Hida beef for lunch before visiting Yatai Kaikan and Sakurayama Nikko Kan Halls.
DAY 11 TAKAYAMA – TOKYO
Breakfast Tokyo Celestine Hotel
Return to Tokyo by bullet train and enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.
DAY 12 TOKYO
Your journey finishes today after breakfast. Included in this tour is an airport transfer service back to Narita or Haneda International airport. We can also arrange late check out, post tour accommodation and any other arrangements if you wish to extend your stay in Japan after the tour concludes.
|DEPARTURE DATE:||2018: 04th May|
|TOUR PRICE:||$8,032 Single Share
$6,606 Per Person Twin Share
$6,252 Per Person Triple Share
*Child reduction price is also available, please contact JTB.
|TOUR INCLUSIONS:||*11 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
*3 lunches and 3 dinners
*Sightseeing in all cities with tour guide
*All coach transfers and train tickets
*Return airport transfers to/from your Tokyo hotel
*Luggage transfers on 3 seperate occasions (Kawaguchi-Nagoya, Nagoya-Takayama, Takayama-Tokyo)
|GUIDE SERVICE:||This tour will operate with an experienced local English speaking guide, who will escort and guide you for all aspects of the tour from sightseeing to shopping and dining.|
|BAGGAGE:||Luggage transfers as per tour itinerary are recommended by JTB as there is limited space on local transport. The Japan hotel luggage transfer service is very reliable; your large luggage will be safe when you send it on to the next city. Kawaguchi – Nagoya (same day), Nagoya – Takayama and Takayama – Tokyo (pack overnight bag).|
|ACCOMMODATION:||Celestine Hotel, Tokyo
Royal Park Hotel The Nagoya
*Hotels are subject to change of the same category
|REMARKS:||*A fair amount of walking is involved on this tour.
*Hotels are subject to change of the same category.
*Daily schedule is subject to change due to weather, transport or any other unforeseen circumstances.
*Minimum 10 persons for the tour to operate, maximum 25.
*Child reduction prices are also available, please contact JTB.