9 Day Combination Package
From Kyoto: Visiting Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kurashiki, Mt Fuji & Tokyo
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.
DAY 1 KYOTO
Check into your Kyoto hotel.
DAY 2 KYOTO – NARA – KYOTO
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.
Visit Kinkaku-ji Temple
A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.
Kyoto Imperial Palace (Except Mondays)
See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor’s residence until about 150 years ago.
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)
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.
Enjoy lunch. After lunch, travel from Kyoto to Nara by bus.
Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha)/Nara Park
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
This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.
Stay at a Hotel in Kyoto city.
DAY 3 KYOTO – HIROSHIMA
Travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train then onto Miyajima Island by ferry.
Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima
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. Lunch is not included.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum
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.
Arrive at accommodation in Hiroshima.
DAY 4 HIROSHIMA – KURASHIKI – KYOTO
Depart Hiroshima city and travel to Kurashiki by train.
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Stroll through many of the original storehouses that have been preserved from the Edo and Meiji Periods (Edo: 1603-1868, Meiji: 1868-1912).
Ohara Museum of Art
Not only the collection of modern and Western art, but the ancient Greek architecture and the ivy-covered stone walls also attract many visitors.
Travel from Kurashiki to Okayama by train.
One of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, and represents the Genroku Culture of the early Edo Period.
Travel from Okayama to Kyoto city by train and transferred to your Kyoto accommodation.
DAY 5 KYOTO
DAY 6 KYOTO – SHIZUOKA – MT FUJI – TOKYO
In the morning, travel from Kyoto to Shizuoka by bus for sightseeing.
Board this 1,065-meter-long ropeway which connects the peak of Nihondaira and Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. From the ropeway window a view of Suruga Bay and, on clear days, Izu Peninsula, can be enjoyed.
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
A shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, a shogun from the Edo period. The main hall, ishi-no-ma, and worship hall are designated National Treasures. The shrine’s beautiful lacquering and carvings are a must-see.
Nihondaira Ocha Kaikan
Tour the tea plantation here which looks out onto Mt. Fuji and Suruga Bay.
Taste testing of the Japanese tea made here is available, and tea can be purchased as well.
Enjoy the fresh seafood of this port town.
Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art Tour & Block Printing Experience
The 16th post town along the Tokaido road, Yui-shuku is known around the world for the art museum featuring ukiyo-e woodblock prints by master Utagawa Hiroshige. Enjoy the museum which features approximately 1,400 ukiyo-e works. Ukiyo-e is a style of block printing developed in the Edo period (1603-1868). This style was highly influential, and its thought that even Vincent van Gogh studied the style, creating oil paintings based on woodblock prints by famous artist Utagawa Hiroshige. Look forward to a simple ukiyo-e woodblock print making experience at the art museum.
Mt. Fuji 2nd Station
Enjoy the view of the mountain from Mt. Fuji’s 2nd Station at an altitude of 1,500 meters.
Travel to Tokyo city in the evening and transfer to your Tokyo accommodation.
DAY 7 TOKYO
Drive by National Diet Building
This is the center of the Japanese Government. Don’t let the impressive Western-style architecture fool you–this building is constructed almost entirely out of pure Japanese materials.
Drive by Imperial Palace
Formerly known as Edo Castle, this palace is the residence of the Emperor of Japan.
The grounds are lush with green foliage and provide a relaxing spot for Tokyoites and visitors alike.
Tsukiji Outer Market
Japans no.1 place for seafood with over 400 shops including fresh fish retailers, grocers, and restaurants. Enjoy shopping and try some local food while exploring this one-of-a-kind location.
Drive by Kabukiza
A classic Japanese-style theater where traditional Kabuki performances are held.
Tokyo Skytree Town
Enjoy freely exploring Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Solamachi which features many traditional Tokyo shops, an aquarium, planetarium, and more.
Senso-ji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Street
Senso-ji, Tokyos oldest temple, offers plenty to see including the bright red Kaminarimon Gate, a statue of the god of thunder, and a five-story pagoda. The bustling street known as “Nakamise” stretches for about 250 m from Kaminarimon Gate to Senso-ji Temple and is filled with a plethora of shops.
Stay at a Hotel in Tokyo city.
DAY 8 TOKYO
DAY 9 TOKYO
Transfer back to Narita/Haneda Airport is included on this day if you are not continuing on in Japan.
|Price:||From $2,595 Per Person Twin Share|
|2018 Departure Dates:||15 Mar-19 Apr, 11 Oct-13 Dec: Thu
05 May-08 Sep: Thu, Sat
10 Sep-01 Oct: Mon
Excludes: 12, 14 Jul, 02, 04, 09, 11 Aug, 24 Sep, 22 Nov
|Guide Service:||English speaking guide service available on all days excluding on board bullet trains and free days|
|Comments:||Meals included: 2 lunches
Luggage transport available/one way trip (Tokyo – Kyoto)
Return tour trip – finishing in Tokyo city option also available
Upgrade – Meal options also available
Accommodation – Upgrade options available
Itinerary is subject to change, contact JTB directly for a quote