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9 Day Combination Package

From Kyoto: Visiting Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kurashiki, Mt Fuji & Tokyo

Long Tour 9 day Combination

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 other unique destinations such as Shizuoka & Kurashiki . 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 – Kyoto

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 Kyoto Hotel.

  1. Day
  2. 2
Kyoto

08:00~
Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City by bus. 

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.

12:40 – 13:00
Tour concludes after arrival at Kyoto Station. 

  1. Day
  2. 3
Kyoto – Hiroshima

07:35~
From pickup from your hotel and transferred to Kyoto station and board the bullet train to Hiroshima.  

Miyajimaguchi go to Miyajima Port
Travel to Miyajima Island 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.

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.

18:00
Arrive back at your Hiroshima hotel. 

  1. Day
  2. 4
Hiroshima – Kurashiki – Kyoto

In the morning, travel from Hiroshima Kurashiki. 

Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (80 min)
Stroll through many of the original storehouses that have been preserved from the Edo and Meiji Periods (Edo: 1603-1868, Meiji: 1868-1912). 

Lunch

Ohara Museum of Art (40 min)
Not only the collection of modern and western art, but the ancient Greek architecture and the ivy-covered stone walls also attract many visitors. 

Korakuen Garden
One of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, and represents the Genroku Culture of the early Edo Period.

Travel from Okayama to Kyoto and arrive at your hotel around 19:30. 

  1. Day
  2. 5
Kyoto 

Free day. 

  1. Day
  2. 6
Kyoto – Shizuoka – Mt Fuji – Tokyo 

In the morning travel from Kyoto to Shizuoka. 

Nihondaira Ropeway (5 min)
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 (30min)
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 Ropeway (5 min)

Nihondaira Ocha Kaikan (20 min)
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.   

Shimizu (50 min)
Enjoy fresh handmade sushi at this port town for lunch. 

Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art (30 min)
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.

Mt. Fuji 2nd Station (15 min)
Enjoy the view of the mountain from Mt. Fuji’s 2nd Station at an altitude of 1,500 meters.

Travel to Tokyo, where you will be transferred to your hotel. 

  1. Day
  2. 7
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.

12:30~
Tour will conclude at Tokyo station. 

  1. Day
  2. 8
Tokyo

Free day.

  1. Day
  2. 9
Tokyo

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

  1. Day
  2. 1
Airport – Kyoto

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 Kyoto Hotel.

  1. Day
  2. 2
Kyoto

08:00~
Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City by bus. 

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.

13:00~
Tour concludes after arrival at Kyoto Station. 

  1. Day
  2. 3
Kyoto – Hiroshima

07:35~
From pickup from your hotel and transferred to Kyoto station and board the bullet train to Hiroshima.  

Miyajimaguchi go to Miyajima Port
Travel to Miyajima Island 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.

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.

18:00
Arrive back at your Hiroshima hotel. 

  1. Day
  2. 4
Hiroshima – Kurashiki – Kyoto

In the morning, travel from Hiroshima Kurashiki. 

Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (80 min)
Stroll through many of the original storehouses that have been preserved from the Edo and Meiji Periods (Edo: 1603-1868, Meiji: 1868-1912). 

Lunch

Ohara Museum of Art (40 min)
Not only the collection of modern and western art, but the ancient Greek architecture and the ivy-covered stone walls also attract many visitors. 

Korakuen Garden
One of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, and represents the Genroku Culture of the early Edo Period.

Travel from Okayama to Kyoto and arrive at your hotel around 19:30. 

  1. Day
  2. 5
Kyoto

Free day. 

  1. Day
  2. 6
Kyoto – Shizuoka – Mt Fuji – Tokyo

In the morning travel from Kyoto to Shizuoka. 

Nihondaira Ropeway (5 min)
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 (30min)
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 Ropeway (5 min)

Nihondaira Ocha Kaikan (20 min)
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.   

Shimizu (50 min)
Enjoy fresh handmade sushi at this port town for lunch. 

Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art (30 min)
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.

Mt. Fuji 2nd Station (15 min)
Enjoy the view of the mountain from Mt. Fuji’s 2nd Station at an altitude of 1,500 meters.

Travel to Tokyo, where you will be transferred to your hotel. 

  1. Day
  2. 7
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.

12:30~
Tour will conclude at Tokyo station. 

  1. Day
  2. 8
Tokyo – Kyoto

Free until departure. Travel from Tokyo to Kyoto by bullet train where you will be transferred to your Kyoto hotel, arriving around midday.

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

2017 Departure Dates: 05 Jan-11 Mar, 06 May-28 Sep: Thu, Sat
16 Mar-20 Apr, 12 Oct-14 Dec: Thu
(Except: 18 Feb, 08, 15 Jul, 03-12 Aug)
Meals Provided: 2 Lunches
Guide Service: Guide service available on all days excluding on bullet trains and free days
Baggage Service: One way trip: Day 6 Kyoto to Tokyo
Oneway Trip Plan: From $2,558 Adult
From $2,234 Child
*Single, Triple, Breakfast, upgrade and extension rates are also available. Contact JTB for details.
Return Trip Plan: From $2,779 Adult
From $2,364 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: SUN9GSCK9