9 Day Combination Package

From Tokyo: Visiting Tokyo, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nara & Hiroshima

Long Duration 9 Day Hiroshima Tour

One of our most popular plans, Japan’s golden route and Hiroshima 9 days thoroughly covers Tokyo, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto and Nara as well as a visit to Hiroshima and Miyajima island.  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

07:50 – 08:30
Pickup from selected hotels throughout Tokyo. 

Tokyo Tower (30 min)
Enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from its main observatory.

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.

12:50
Tour concludes and finishes at Tokyo station. 

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  2. 3
Tokyo – Kamakura – Tokyo

Today travel to Kamakura by bus. 

Matcha Green Tea Experience at Jomyo-ji Temple (40 min)
Enjoy some of Japan’s famous powdered matcha green tea in the highly refined and tranquil atmosphere of a tearoom constructed over 400 years ago, and enjoy the view of the temple’s Japanese rock garden.

Hokoku-Ji Temple (20min)
Walk through the grounds of Hokoku-ji Temple, known as the bamboo temple for its beautiful bamboo grove. 

Lunch (45 min)
Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is prepared with vegetarian ingredients following the Buddhist teachings against taking life. Sit down for a lunch of authentic Buddhist vegetarian cuisine served in a Japanese-style building and prepared with seasonal ingredients.

Kotoku-in Temple and the Great Buddha (30 min)
Visit Kotoku-in Temple which houses a towering, 13-meter-tall Buddha statue known as one of the three Great Buddha statues in Japan.

Enoshima Sightseeing (75 min)
Visit Enoshima, a getaway island popular year-round for its cool ocean breezes. Cross over the 600-meter bridge that connects the island of Enoshima with the mainland and walk along Benzaiten Nakamise Street which is lined with intriguing shops bustling with customers. Afterward, take the Enoshima Escar which will whisk you easily up to Enoshima Shrine. Enjoy the beautiful ocean views from Enoshima Shrine.

18:40
Tour concludes at Shinjuku and make your own way back to your hotel.   

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  2. 4
Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone

Today, travel to Mt Fuji and Hakone region by bus. 

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, you will be amazed at spectacular, breathtaking views from above the clouds. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if Mt. Fuji is not fully visible due to weather conditions.

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.

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. Hakone Komagatake Ropeway may be omitted from the itinerary due to heavy traffic. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded in such cases.

18:00
Arrive at Hotel in Hakone Area.

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  2. 5
Hakone – Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto

This morning depart Hakone and travel to Kyoto city by bullet train. Once arriving into Kyoto travel to Nara by bus for sightseeing. 

Todai-ji Temple (Big Buddha)/Nara Park (60 min)
A World Heritage site. This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world’s largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold. 

Kasuga Taisha Shrine (40 min)
This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers. 

Nara Nagomikan (20 min)
The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir. 

19:30
Arrive back at Kyoto hotel. 

  1. Day
  2. 6
Kyoto

08:00 – 08:40
Depart Kyoto hotel for sightseeing around Kyoto city. 

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.

18:30
Arrive back at Kyoto hotel. 

  1. Day
  2. 7
Kyoto – Hiroshima – Kyoto

08:00
Depart Kyoto hotel and travel to Hiroshima city by bullet train. 

Miyajima Port (5 min)
Travel to Miyajima by ferry.

Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine (120 min)
A World Heritage site. Established in the 6th century, this shrine is one of Japan’s finest, and is famous for its beautiful Shinden-zukuri style structure (architecture representative of a nobles’ residence in the Heian period). The contrast of the green of Mount Misen behind the lacquered shrine pavilion and the blue of the Seto Sea is beautiful and evocative of the underwater palace of Ryugujo.

Miyajimaguchi (30 min)
From Miyajima port take bus to the Peace Memorial Park.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum (100 min)
This large-scale park was established in 1949 after the Pacific War ended, and is visited by countless visitors as a symbol of peace. The museum within the park is an Important Cultural Property of Japan, and was built to remind future generations of the terror wrought by atomic bombs.

Atomic Bomb Dome
The Atomic Bomb Dome is a symbol of the disastrous atomic bombing during WWII, the first atomic bombs used in human history, and has been preserved as it was to promote peace and elimination of atomic weapons around the world.

21:00
Depart Hiroshima and travel back to Kyoto by bullet train. 

  1. Day
  2. 8
Kyoto
Free day.
  1. Day
  2. 9
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 – Kamakura – Tokyo

07:50 – 08:30
Pickup from selected hotels throughout Tokyo. 

Tokyo Tower (30 min)

Enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from its main observatory.

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.

12:50
Tour concludes and finishes at Tokyo station. 

  1. Day
  2. 3
Tokyo

Today travel to Kamakura by bus. 

Matcha Green Tea Experience at Jomyo-ji Temple (40 min)
Enjoy some of Japan’s famous powdered matcha green tea in the highly refined and tranquil atmosphere of a tearoom constructed over 400 years ago, and enjoy the view of the temple’s Japanese rock garden.

Hokoku-Ji Temple (20min)
Walk through the grounds of Hokoku-ji Temple, known as the bamboo temple for its beautiful bamboo grove. 

Lunch (45 min)
Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is prepared with vegetarian ingredients following the Buddhist teachings against taking life. Sit down for a lunch of authentic Buddhist vegetarian cuisine served in a Japanese-style building and prepared with seasonal ingredients.

Kotoku-in Temple and the Great Buddha (30 min)
Visit Kotoku-in Temple which houses a towering, 13-meter-tall Buddha statue known as one of the three Great Buddha statues in Japan.

Enoshima Sightseeing (75 min)
Visit Enoshima, a getaway island popular year-round for its cool ocean breezes. Cross over the 600-meter bridge that connects the island of Enoshima with the mainland and walk along Benzaiten Nakamise Street which is lined with intriguing shops bustling with customers. Afterward, take the Enoshima Escar which will whisk you easily up to Enoshima Shrine. Enjoy the beautiful ocean views from Enoshima Shrine.

18:40
Tour concludes at Shinjuku and make your own way back to your hotel.   

  1. Day
  2. 4
Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone

Today, travel to Mt Fuji and Hakone region by bus. 

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, you will be amazed at spectacular, breathtaking views from above the clouds. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if Mt. Fuji is not fully visible due to weather conditions.

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.

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. Hakone Komagatake Ropeway may be omitted from the itinerary due to heavy traffic. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded in such cases.

18:00
Arrive at Hotel in Hakone Area.

  1. Day
  2. 5
Hakone – Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto

This morning depart Hakone and travel to Kyoto city by bullet train. Once arriving into Kyoto travel to Nara by bus for sightseeing. 

Todai-ji Temple (Big Buddha)/Nara Park (60 min)
A World Heritage site. This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world’s largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold. 

Kasuga Taisha Shrine (40 min)
This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers. 

Nara Nagomikan (20 min)
The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir. 

19:30
Arrive back at Kyoto hotel. 

  1. Day
  2. 6
Kyoto
08:00 – 08:40
Depart Kyoto hotel for sightseeing around Kyoto city. 

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.

18:30
Arrive back at Kyoto hotel. 

  1. Day
  2. 7
Kyoto – Hiroshima – Kyoto

08:00
Depart Kyoto hotel and travel to Hiroshima city by bullet train. 

Miyajima Port (5 min)
Travel to Miyajima by ferry.

Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine (120 min)
A World Heritage site. Established in the 6th century, this shrine is one of Japan’s finest, and is famous for its beautiful Shinden-zukuri style structure (architecture representative of a nobles’ residence in the Heian period). The contrast of the green of Mount Misen behind the lacquered shrine pavilion and the blue of the Seto Sea is beautiful and evocative of the underwater palace of Ryugujo.

Miyajimaguchi (30 min)
From Miyajima port take bus to the Peace Memorial Park.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum (100 min)
This large-scale park was established in 1949 after the Pacific War ended, and is visited by countless visitors as a symbol of peace. The museum within the park is an Important Cultural Property of Japan, and was built to remind future generations of the terror wrought by atomic bombs.

Atomic Bomb Dome
The Atomic Bomb Dome is a symbol of the disastrous atomic bombing during WWII, the first atomic bombs used in human history, and has been preserved as it was to promote peace and elimination of atomic weapons around the world.

21:00
Depart Hiroshima and travel back to Kyoto by bullet train. 

  1. Day
  2. 8
Kyoto – Tokyo

Free time until departure. 

18:00 – 22:00 
Head to Tokyo via Nozomi Shinkansen (140 min). Participants will be taken by taxi from Tokyo Station to their hotels in Tokyo.

  1. Day
  2. 9
Kyoto
Transfer back to Narita/Haneda Airport is included on this day if you are not continuing on in Japan.

2017 Departure Dates: 10 Jan-07 Mar, 28 Nov-19 Dec: Tue
06 May, 30 Sep, 21 Oct-25 Nov: Tue, Thu, Sat
11-23 Mar, 07-17 Oct: Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
25 Mar-20 Apr: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
(Except: 14 Feb, 12, 16 Mar, 13 Jun, 08-15, 20, 27 Jul, 03-12, 17, 24 Aug, 14-16 Sep, 08, 31 Oct, 02 Nov)
Meals Provided: 4 Lunches 
Guide Service: Guide service available on all days excluding on bullet trains and free days
Baggage Service: One way trip: Day 4 Tokyo to Kyoto
Return trip: Day 4 Tokyo to Kyoto / Day 8 Kyoto to Tokyo
Oneway Trip Plan: From $2,657 Adult
From $2,332 Child
*Single, Triple, Breakfast, upgrade and extension rates are also available. Contact JTB for details.
Return Trip Plan: From $3,025 Adult
From $2,663 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: SUN9GSC9A