8 Day Combination Package

From Tokyo: Visiting Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa & Kyoto

Long duration 8days Tour

Experience some of the most scenic areas of Japan! Enjoy both the historical and commercial areas of Tokyo, the mountain resort area of Hakone and beautiful Mt. Fuji. Immerse yourself in culture in Kyoto, with its 1,200 years of history, and explore Takayama, a beautiful little township in central Japan’s mountainous region. Sunrise Guided Tours are a combination of day tours which also includes your accommodation in each city and transportation. Your guide & group will change each day. English speaking guides are included during site seeing and assistants at points of transfers (except while on board bullet trains). 

  1. Day
  2. 1
Airport – Tokyo

A JTB staff member will meet you as you exit customs, holding a welcome sign with your name on it. They will then escort you to your reserved taxi that will take you to your Tokyo Hotel.

  1. Day
  2. 2
Tokyo

7:50 – 8:30
Pickup from selected hotels in Tokyo. 

Tokyo Tower (30 min)
Enjoy a spectacular view of Metropolitan Tokyo from the observation deck.

Imperial Palace Plaza (10 min)
Admire the view of Nijubashi Bridge and the surrounding scenery at this National Garden that was formerly a private garden of the Royal Family.

Senso-ji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Street (45 min)
Of the 33 temples in Eastern Japan dedicated to the Goddess Kannon, this is the only one in the capital (No. 13 on the pilgrimage to all 33 temples). Visit this historic area which includes Nakamise-dori, the street leading to the temple.

Ueno & Akihabara (drive-by)
Enjoy a pleasant drive through Ueno, where Tokyo’s first coffee shop once stood, to Akihabara which is home to the famous Electric Town.

12:30 
Tour will conclude at Tokyo station. 

  1. Day
  2. 3
Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone

7:50 – 8:30 
Pickup from selected hotels in Tokyo. 

Mt. Fuji 5th Station (30 min)
The bus will head up to the 5th Station along the Subaru line. The 5th Station is situated at 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level. At this height, participants will be amazed at spectacular, breathtaking views from above the clouds.

Lunch
Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.

Lake Ashi Cruise (15 min)
Go for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi. This crater lake along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mt. Hakone was formed by a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago, and provides postcard views of Mt. Fuji towering 30 km northwest. Admire the superb view of Mt. Fuji from aboard a ship.

Mt. Komagatake Ropeway (50 min)
Take a 7-minute ropeway ride to the peak of Mt. Komagatake. A total of 50 minutes will be spent here, including time to walk around at the peak. Take a cableway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop.

18:00
Arrive at Hotel in Hakone.

  1. Day
  2. 4
Hakone – Takayama

08:00 – 09:30
Depart from hotel in Hakone and travel to Odawara Station and head to Takayama via Nagoya by train.

Yatai Kaikan (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall) (30 min)
This popular facility displays some of the colourfully decorated festival floats used in the famous Takayama Festival. Enjoy seeing the many intricately made floats. 

Kusakabe Heritage House (20 min)
Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts. 

Kami-Sannomachi (30 min)
Located in Takayama’s old quarter, this street is lined with Edo period buildings, and provides visitors a glimpse into the past. 

17:30 – 18:30
Arrive at hotel in Takayama.  

  1. Day
  2. 5
Takayama – Gokayama – Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa

08:00
Depart Takayama hotel. 

Takayama Morning Market (40 min)
Enjoy walking around the bustling Takayama Morning Market, where a wide array of local specialties and other products are available.

Shirakawago Observatory (15 min)
Enjoy an elevated view of the World Heritage-registered thatch-roofed village of Shirakawago. Great for photography!

Wada Residence (traditional thatch-roofed farmhouse) (60 min)
This is one of the thatch-roofed houses, also registered as a World Heritage Site. Look around and be fascinated by the culture and history of the village.

Lunch 
Taste delicious regional cuisine dishes you can only enjoy in the countryside. 
No vegetarian option.

18:30
Travel from Shirakawago to Kanazawa by expressway bus and arrive at hotel in Kanazawa city. 

  1. Day
  2. 6
Kanazawa – Kyoto

Nomura Residence, Nagamachi Samurai District (40 min)
Visit a former residence of a samurai family from the Kaga Domain. Admire the traditional architecture and gaze at the beautiful Japanese garden.

Kenrokuen Garden (60 min)
This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens. 
It offers amazing seasonal views all year round.

Higashi Chaya–gai (40 min)
Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street here where something from the Edo period still lingers in the air. This area is an Important Traditional Building Preservation District.

Hakuza Honten (30 min)
Feel free to purchase handicrafts, accessories, cosmetics and other items made with gold leaf.

18:00 
Travel from Kanazawa to Kyoto by train and transferred to your Kyoto hotel by taxi. 

  1. Day
  2. 7
Kyoto

Nijo Castle (50 min)
A World Heritage site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see. Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year’s holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.

Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.

[Except Mondays] Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min)
See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor’s residence until about 150 years ago.

[Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (40 min)
On Mondays (and Tuesdays if a national holiday falls on the preceding Monday), this tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. It is famous for housing the God of scholarship. This shrine’s main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.

Lunch 

Heian Jingu Shrine (25 min)
Don’t miss the characteristic red architecture of this beautiful shrine built to celebrate the 1100 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto.

Sanjusangen-do Temple (30 min)
Visit the world’s longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple (70 min)
The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.

  1. Day
  2. 8
Kyoto

Transfer back to Kansai/Itami Airport is included on this day if you are not continuing on in Japan.

 

  1. Day
  2. 1
Airport – Tokyo

A JTB staff member will meet you as you exit customs, holding a welcome sign with your name on it. They will then escort you to your reserved taxi that will take you to your Tokyo Hotel.

  1. Day
  2. 2
Tokyo

7:50 – 8:30
Pickup from selected hotels in Tokyo.

Tokyo Tower (30 min)
Enjoy a spectacular view of Metropolitan Tokyo from the observation deck.

Imperial Palace Plaza (10 min)
Admire the view of Nijubashi Bridge and the surrounding scenery at this National Garden that was formerly a private garden of the Royal Family.

Senso-ji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Street (45 min)
Of the 33 temples in Eastern Japan dedicated to the Goddess Kannon, this is the only one in the capital (No. 13 on the pilgrimage to all 33 temples). Visit this historic area which includes Nakamise-dori, the street leading to the temple.

Ueno & Akihabara (drive-by)
Enjoy a pleasant drive through Ueno, where Tokyo’s first coffee shop once stood, to Akihabara which is home to the famous Electric Town.

12:30 
Tour will conclude at Tokyo station. 

  1. Day
  2. 3
Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone

7:50 – 8:30 
Pickup from selected hotels in Tokyo. 

Mt. Fuji 5th Station (30 min)
The bus will head up to the 5th Station along the Subaru line. The 5th Station is situated at 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level. At this height, participants will be amazed at spectacular, breathtaking views from above the clouds.

Lunch
Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.

Lake Ashi Cruise (15 min)
Go for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi. This crater lake along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mt. Hakone was formed by a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago, and provides postcard views of Mt. Fuji towering 30 km northwest. Admire the superb view of Mt. Fuji from aboard a ship.

Mt. Komagatake Ropeway (50 min)
Take a 7-minute ropeway ride to the peak of Mt. Komagatake. A total of 50 minutes will be spent here, including time to walk around at the peak. Take a cableway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop.

18:00
Arrive at Hotel in Hakone.

  1. Day
  2. 4
Hakone – Takayama

08:00 – 09:30
Depart from hotel in Hakone and travel to Odawara Station and head to Takayama via Nagoya by train.

Yatai Kaikan (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall) (30 min)
This popular facility displays some of the colourfully decorated festival floats used in the famous Takayama Festival. Enjoy seeing the many intricately made floats. 

Kusakabe Heritage House (20 min)
Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts. 

Kami-Sannomachi (30 min)
Located in Takayama’s old quarter, this street is lined with Edo period buildings, and provides visitors a glimpse into the past. 

17:30 – 18:30
Arrive at hotel in Takayama.  

  1. Day
  2. 5
Takayama – Gokayama – Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa

08:00
Depart Takayama hotel. 

Takayama Morning Market (40 min)
Enjoy walking around the bustling Takayama Morning Market, where a wide array of local specialties and other products are available.

Shirakawago Observatory (15 min)
Enjoy an elevated view of the World Heritage-registered thatch-roofed village of Shirakawago. Great for photography!

Wada Residence (traditional thatch-roofed farmhouse) (60 min)
This is one of the thatch-roofed houses, also registered as a World Heritage Site. Look around and be fascinated by the culture and history of the village.

Lunch 
Taste delicious regional cuisine dishes you can only enjoy in the countryside. 
No vegetarian option.

18:30
Travel from Shirakawago to Kanazawa by expressway bus and arrive at hotel in Kanazawa city. 

  1. Day
  2. 6
Kanazawa – Kyoto

Nomura Residence, Nagamachi Samurai District (40 min)
Visit a former residence of a samurai family from the Kaga Domain. Admire the traditional architecture and gaze at the beautiful Japanese garden.

Kenrokuen Garden (60 min)
This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens. 
It offers amazing seasonal views all year round.

Higashi Chaya–gai (40 min)
Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street here where something from the Edo period still lingers in the air. This area is an Important Traditional Building Preservation District.

Hakuza Honten (30 min)
Feel free to purchase handicrafts, accessories, cosmetics and other items made with gold leaf.

18:00 
Travel from Kanazawa to Kyoto by train and transferred to your Kyoto hotel by taxi. 

  1. Day
  2. 7
Kyoto-Tokyo

Nijo Castle (50 min)
A World Heritage site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see. Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year’s holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.

Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.

[Except Mondays] Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min)
See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor’s residence until about 150 years ago.

[Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (40 min)
On Mondays (and Tuesdays if a national holiday falls on the preceding Monday), this tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. It is famous for housing the God of scholarship. This shrine’s main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.

Lunch 

Heian Jingu Shrine (25 min)
Don’t miss the characteristic red architecture of this beautiful shrine built to celebrate the 1100 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto.

Sanjusangen-do Temple (30 min)
Visit the world’s longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple (70 min)
The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.

Travel from Kyoto to Tokyo by bullet train, where you will be transferred to your Tokyo hotel, arriving approx 22:00. 

  1. Day
  2. 8
Tokyo

Transfer back to Narita/Haneda Airport is included on this day if you are not continuing on in Japan.

 

2017 Departure Dates:

04 Jan-27 Feb, 04-20 Dec: Mon, Wed
01 Mar-01 Dec: Mon, Wed, Fri
(Except: 13 Feb, 17 Mar, 10, 12, 24 Apr-03 May, 10, 14, 21, 28 Jul, 04-11, 18, 25 Aug, 15, 29 Sep, 06 Oct, 01, 03 Nov) 

Meals Provided: 3 Lunches 
Guide Service: Guide service available on all days excluding on bullet trains and free days
Baggage Service: One way trip: Day 4 Hakone to Kyoto
Return trip: Day 4 Hakone to Kyoto / Day 8 Kyoto to Tokyo
Oneway Plan:

From $2,378 Adult
From $2,076 Child
*Single, Triple, Breakfast, upgrade and extension rates are also available. Contact JTB for details.

Return Plan: From $2,882 Adult
From $2,494 Child
*Single, Triple, Breakfast, upgrade and extension rates are also available. Contact JTB for details.
Remarks: Daily schedule and sightseeing spots are subject to change due to weather, transport or any other unforeseen circumstances.
Tour Code: SUN8GSC8