Famous Sites & Cultural Delights 8 Days
Independent Suggested Itinerary
Japan is a country of contrasts, just waiting to be discovered. Beautiful, ultra modern, historical, relaxing, busy, fashionable, traditional all describe Japan today. The ancient capital of Kyoto is rich in cultural sites while nearby Himeji Castle is a famous World Heritage Listed treasure. Hiroshima is a city of historical importance and next door lies Miyajima Island with its unique breath-taking scenery. The modern metropolis of Tokyo is alive with energy and excitement. Japan’s small land area means travelling times are short and all areas are easily accessible by a clean and efficient rail system. For the first time this flexible itinerary makes it possible for the independent traveler to experience all of these cities. By adding some of our optional tours you will experience real famous sites and real cultural delights of Japan.
DAY 1 Narita / Haneda Airport – Tokyo City
Upon arrival at Narita Airport, clear customs and immigration then board the Airport Limousine coach transfer service to your accommodation in Tokyo. Coach transfer service can also be provided from Haneda Airport. Staying in Tokyo for 3 nights.
DAY 2 Tokyo
Included in your package is a morning tour of Tokyo. Visit the Imperial Palace Plaza, Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, Tokyo Skytree Town, Sensoji Temple and Nakamise shopping street. Free time in the afternoon. This afternoon is also a good opportunity to go to a Japan Railway ticket office to exchange your voucher for your actual Japan Rail Pass.
DAY 3 Tokyo
Entire day free to explore Tokyo or some suggested optional tours you can pre book –
Mt Fuji & Hakone 1 Day Tour visiting, Fuji Visitor Center, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Lake Ashi Cruise and Mt. Komagatake Ropeway
Nikko World Heritage Day Tour visiting, Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls
Hidden Kamakura & Enoshima Bay Tour
DAY 4 Tokyo – Himeji – Hiroshima
This morning make your way to Shinagawa Station. Board the famous Shinkansen bullet train to Himeji. In Himeji you can visit the World Heritage listed Himeji Castle and Koko-en Gardens. Return to the station and continue onto Hiroshima by Shinkansen bullet train. Accommodation in Hiroshima for 2 nights.
DAY 5 Hiroshima
Free day to explore Hiroshima. Points of interest here include Miyajima Island and the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome (both World Heritage listed) and the Peace Memorial Museum.
DAY 6 Hiroshima – Kyoto
This morning make your way to Hiroshima Station. Board the Shinkansen bullet train to Kyoto. Upon arrival in Kyoto and after hotel check in, free afternoon to explore the city. Accommodation in Kyoto for 2 nights.
Some suggested optional tours you can pre book –
Kyoto Night Tour
Kyoto Maiko Dinner
DAY 7 Kyoto
Full day free, to explore Kyoto. Some suggested optional tours you can pre book –
Kyoto 1 Day Tour
Kyoto & Nara 1 Day Tour
DAY 8 Kyoto – Tokyo – Airport
Free until departure. Depart from Kyoto by Shinkansen bullet train to Tokyo Station. Change to the Narita Express train for Narita Airport. You can also finish this package in Kyoto and return to Kansai Airport.
|Dates:||Daily: Subject to accommodation availability.|
|Package Inclusions:||*7 nights accommodation
*7 day Japan Rail Pass Ordinary class
*Half day Tokyo morning tour with English speaking guide
*One way transfer from Narita/Haneda Airport to Tokyo by limousine bus
|Standard Hotels:||From $1,648 Single
From $1,131 per person Twin
From $1,026 per person Triple
|Tokyo: Shiba Park Hotel
Hiroshima: Hotel New Hiroden
Kyoto: New Miyako Hotel Kyoto
|Superior Hotels:||From $2,062 Single
From $1,527 per person Twin
From $1,320 per person Triple
|Tokyo: Keio Plaza Hotel
Hiroshima: Hotel Granvia Hotel
Kyoto: ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kyoto
|Remarks:||*This is an independent suggested itinerary package. This independent package is flexible and JTB can add on or change the itinerary around to suite your specific requirements. For more accommodation options, please contact us directly. *All prices are subject to change until paid in full and accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking. *Seasonal surcharges and conditions may apply. *This package is a land only package. JTB can also provide prices for special airfares with any airline. Please contact us directly for more details.|