Off The Beaten Track 11 Days

Independent Suggested Itinerary

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Explore more authentic Japanese cities on an independent tour that lets you discover Japan for yourself. Enjoy the best of the country without the gaggle of an organised tour group. Together with our comprehensive “suggested” itinerary, this grand tour takes you from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to Japan’s amazing natural wonderlands and magnificent cultural and historical places of interest. Get ready for your “Off the Beaten Track” experience.

  1. Day
  2. 1
Narita/Haneda Airport
Upon arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport, clear customs and immigration before boarding the Airport Limousine Bus to your accommodation in Tokyo for 3 nights.
  1. Day
  2. 2
Full day free, to explore Tokyo.
Suggested optional tours:
  • Dynamic Tokyo Tour
  • Panoramic Tokyo Tour

This afternoon is a good opportunity to go to a JR (Japan Railway) Ticket Office (Midori no madoguchi) to exchange your voucher for the Japan Railpass. You will start to use JR pass from day 4.

  1. Day
  2. 3
Full day free, to explore Tokyo.
Suggested optional tours:
  • Mt. Fuji – Hakone 1 day Tour
  • Nikko World Heritage 1 day Tour
  • Hidden Kamakura 1 day Tour
  1. Day
  2. 4
Tokyo – Takayama
Travel by Shinkansen to Nagoya and change trains to the JR Limited Express for Takayama. Points of interest include Takayama Jinya (National Historic Relic, The Takayama Local Agency of the Tokugawa), San-machi Traditional Building Preservation Area, Hida Folklore Village, Hida Takayama Matsurino Mori (Art & Festa Forest). Accommodation in Takayama for 1 night.
  1. Day
  2. 5
Takayama – Kanazawa
Morning free to explore Takayama town. In the afternoon travel to Kanazawa by JR Limited Express train.
Accommodation in Kanazawa for 1 night.
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  2. 6
Kanazawa – Kyoto
Morning free, to explore Kanazawa. Points of interest include Higashi Chayagai, Kenroku Garden, Nagamachi Buke Yashiki, Omicho Market.
In the afternoon travel to Kyoto by JR Limited Express. Accommodation in Kyoto for 2 nights.
  1. Day
  2. 7
Full day free, to explore Kyoto.
Suggested optional tours:
  • Kyoto 1 day Tour
  • Kyoto & Nara 1 day Tour
  1. Day
  2. 8
Kyoto – Himeji – Hiroshima
In the morning depart for Hiroshima stopping at Himeji by Shinkansen. Points of interest in Himeji include Himeji Castle (World-Heritage listed), Koko-en Garden. Continue by Shinkansen to Hiroshima.
Accommodation in Hiroshima for 2 nights.
  1. Day
  2. 9
Full day free to explore Hiroshima.
Points of interest include Miyajima Island and the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (World-Heritage listed), the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome (World Heritage listed) and the Peace Memorial Museum.
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  2. 10
Hiroshima – Osaka
Depart Hiroshima at leisure and travel by Shinkansen to Osaka. Points of interest include Osaka Castle, Osaka Museum of History, Shitenno-ji Temple, Namba area. Accommodation in Osaka for 1 night.
  1. Day
  2. 11
Free until departure. Your itinerary concludes this morning after breakfast at your hotel.

2017 Dates: Daily: Subject to accommodation availability.
Package Inclusions: *10 nights hotel accommodation
*7 day Japan Rail Pass, Ordinary class
*One way transfer from Narita/Haneda Airport to Tokyo by Limousine bus
Standard Hotels: From $2,087 Single
From $1,522 per person Twin
From $1,371 per person Triple
Tokyo: Shiba Park Hotel
Takayama: Takayama Washington Hotel
Kanazawa: ANA Holiday Inn Kanazawa Sky
Kyoto: New Miyako Hotel
Hiroshima: New Hiroden Hotel
Osaka: New Hankyu Hotel
Superior Hotels: From $2,942 Single
From $1,948 per person Twin
From $1,669 per person Triple
Tokyo: Keio Plaza Hotel
Takayama: Hida Hotel Plaza
Kanazawa: Nikko Hotel (Superior Room)
Kyoto: ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel
Hiroshima: Hotel Granvia
Osaka: Hilton Hotel
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.

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