9 Day Combination Package

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

Long Duration 9 days Takayama Tour

Explore the vibrant city of Tokyo, from the historical area of Asakusa to the Imperial Palace Plaza and Ginza. Travel half way up Mt. Fuji, Japan’s most famous landmark, and relax in the mountain resort area of Hakone. See Takayama, known as “Little Kyoto,” and its preserved historical structures and environment. Mingle with the locals at the thatched roofed village of Shirakawago. Visit Kanagawa, home of Kenroku Garden, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, and admire the ceramics at Kutaniyaki. Explore Kyoto’s 1,200 years of history and culture, and have fun walking around the city. Sunrise Guided Tours are a combination of Day Tours which also includes your accommodation & transportation. Your guide & group will change each day. Fixed pickup, transfer times & full itinerary to be advised on the final itinerary in Japan on arrival.

  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. 

  1. Day
  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.   

  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 – Takayama

Today travel from Hakone to Takayama, via Nogoya on the 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 Takayamam 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.

18:30
Arrive at hotel in Takayama

  1. Day
  2. 6
Takayama – Gokayama – Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa

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 (45 min)
Taste delicious regional cuisine dishes you can only enjoy in the countryside. No vegetarian option.

After lunch, travel from Shirakawa-go to Kanazawa city by bus. 

  1. Day
  2. 7
Kanazawa – Kyoto

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.

Travel from Kanazawa to Kyoto by train.

18:00
Arrive at Kyoto city and transferred to your hotel. 

  1. Day
  2. 8
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. 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

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 – 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.  

  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 – Takayama

Today travel from Hakone to Takayama, via Nogoya on the 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 Takayamam 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.

18:30
Arrive at hotel in Takayama

  1. Day
  2. 6
Takayama – Gokayama – Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa

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 (45 min)
Taste delicious regional cuisine dishes you can only enjoy in the countryside. No vegetarian option.

After lunch, travel from Shirakawa-go to Kanazawa city by bus. 

  1. Day
  2. 7
Kanazawa – Kyoto

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.

Travel from Kanazawa to Kyoto by train.

18:00
Arrive at Kyoto city and transferred to your hotel. 

  1. Day
  2. 8
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 on the bullet train and transferred to your Tokyo hotel. 

  1. Day
  2. 9
Tokyo

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

2017 Departure Dates: 10 Jan-28 Feb, 11 Jul-22 Aug, 05-19 Dec: Tue
02-14 Mar, 04 May-06 Jul, 29 Aug-03, 24 Oct, 24-30 Nov: Tue, Thu
(Except: 09 Mar, 09-11 Apr, 13 Jun, 08 Aug, 14, 28 Sep, 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 5 Hakone to Kyoto 
Round trip: Day 5 Hakone to Kyoto / Day 8 Kyoto to Tokyo
Oneway Trip Plan: From $2,658 Adult
From $2,282 Child
*Single, Triple, Breakfast, upgrade and extension rates are also available. Contact JTB for details.
Return Trip Plan: From $3,162 Adult
From $2,700 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:  SUN9GSC9B