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A Week In Japan

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19/03/2018 - 16/05/2019 Monday € 4,590.00 -- --

What's Included

  • International flights and current taxes
  • Domestic transportation
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees

 

 

More Information

Take a week to discover the key highlights of Japan. Stand amongst the neon lights and skyscrapers of Tokyo, explore the regal grandeur of Kyoto, and admire the perfect symmetry of Mount Fuji. This whirlwind tour delves into Japan's most important cities and the naturally scenic area of Hakone.

 

Tour Highlights:

Feel the rush of Tokyo City

  • Discover Tokyo's pockets of tranquility including the Imperial Palace Gardens and Sensoji Temple
  • Ascend the slopes of Mt Fuji and take a relaxing cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Visit Kyoto's outstanding temples, each one unique
  • Experience a Japanese tea ceremony and origami class
  • Visit Nara's Todaiji Temple and say hello to its friendly resident deer
  • Wander through vibrant Dotonburi in Osaka

 


Itinerary:

 

Days 1-2: Fly to Tokyo

Fly overnight to the vibrant, neon-bright metropolis of Tokyo, Japan's capital city.

Days 3: Explore Tokyo

Tokyo is the ultimate 24-hour city, but look behind its frantic, high-tech frontage and you'll find plenty of tranquil backstreets and old temples to explore. Head to the top of the Tokyo Skytree for panoramic views over the city before taking a wander through the districts of Asakusa and Nakamise. Stop to soak up the atmosphere at Sensoji, Tokyo’s most famous and beloved temple, browse the stalls of Nakamise shopping street and visit the Imperial Palace Plaza. Later take a stroll through Hamarikyu Gardens. Enjoy your evening meal whilst cruising on Tokyo Bay.

Day 4: Mount Fuji

Travel by road from Tokyo to Fuji, where you’ll visit the 5th Station. At 2,400 metres, the views of the summit from here are fantastic. If the road to the 5th Station is closed, you will instead visit the Fuji Visitor Centre. Transfer to the spa region of Hakone by coach. Take a cruise on Lake Ashi, taking in the beautiful scenery and, weather depending, catching your first glimpse of the mighty Mount Fuji peeking over the surrounding hills. Fly up from the lakeside over the Alpinesque hills to the summit of Mount Komagatake on the Komagatake Ropeway, from where you’ll have breathtaking views of Mount Fuji, if it isn’t hiding behind a cloud!

Day 5: Bullet train to Tokyo

Transfer to Odawara Station to jump onboard the Hikari bullet train, and whiz your way to Kyoto, Japan’s history-filled ancient capital. This afternoon, visit the magnificent Fusihimi Inari Shrine. Follow the pathway through thousands of vermillion torii gates that leads through a complex of shrines spread over a peaceful, forested hillside.

Day 6: Explore Kyoto

This morning visit one of Japan’s most famous temples, Kinkakuji, also known as the Golden Pavilion. Set amongst classical Japanese Zen gardens and on the edge of a reflecting pool, the temple’s main hall is covered in gold leaf - a breathtaking sight no matter what season you visit in. Continue to Ryoanji, a Zen temple that is home to Japan’s most famous Zen garden. You’ll have some time to contemplate its mysteries for yourself. This afternoon, enjoy a taste of authentic Japanese culture, experiencing a tea ceremony and learning the traditional art of origami.

Day 7: Explore Nara and Osaka

Transfer to Nara by road, and spend the morning exploring Todaiji Temple which houses a Giant Buddha, or Daibutsu, which at 15 metres tall is Japan’s largest bronze statue. Here you’ll also be able to meet Nara’s famous Sika Deer, believed to be messengers from the Gods. Also visit Issuien, a prime example of a Meiji-era (1868-1912) garden. Continue to Osaka, where you’ll have lunch and stroll through the Dontonburi district, Osaka’s vibrant foodie and entertainment district – it is best known for its plethora of neon signs. Later, you can discover the turbulent history of Osaka Castle.

Day 8: Fly Osaka to Ireland

Fly to Ireland, arriving home the same or following day.

Price quoted is based on traveling on 20th October 2018 - 16th may 2019.

 

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