9 Days Sunrise Combination Tour from Tokyo: Tokyo, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, and Hiroshima

Tour Code: SC9A

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Tour of Tokyo, Nikko, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, and Hiroshima
Sunrise Combination Tours combines popular day and overnight tours to create longer packages to meet your Japan sightseeing needs, including airport pick-up/drop-off, accommodations, transportation, and guide service.
This 9-day package takes you sightseeing in Tokyo, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima.

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1: Arrive in Tokyo

After arrival in Narita airport, JTB staff will meet you at the customs exit and assist you in boarding a reserved taxi. Then you will go to a hotel in Tokyo.

2: Tokyo

7:50 - 8:30 a.m.
We'll pick you up at your hotel in Tokyo.
Leave Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and visit the following places by bus.

* Tokyo Tower
-Climb to the main observatory 145 m (476 ft) high for a panoramic view from Japan's second tallest artificial structure.

* Imperial Palace Plaza
-Make a short stop at the official residence of the Emperor of Japan, who is regarded as the highest authority in the Shinto religion as Japanese mythology states he is a direct descendant of Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun.

* Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Acade
- The arcade is a 300m approach to the temple. You can enjoy shopping and taking picture in front of a famous lantern lamp named Kaminarimon.

* Ueno & Akihabara (drive by)

12:30 - 12:50 p.m.
Tour will conclude upon arrival at Tokyo Station or Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.

Free time in the afternoon.

Accommodations: Hotel in Tokyo
Same Tokyo hotel as previous night.

3: Tokyo - Kamakura - Tokyo

7:50 - 8:30 a.m.
We'll pick you up at your hotel in Tokyo.
After assembling at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, we'll take you to Kamakura by motor coach. Then you'll enjoy sightseeing the following places:

* Matcha Green Tea Experience at Jomyo-ji
- Enjoy some of Japan's famous powdered matcha green tea in the highly refined and tranquil atmosphere of a tearoom constructed over 400 years ago, and enjoy the view of hte temple's Japanese rock garden.

* Hokoku-ji Temple
- Walk through grouds of Hokoku-ji Temple, known as the bamboo temple for its beautiful bamboo grove.

Lunch: Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is prepared with vegetarial ingredients following hte Buddhist teachings against taking life. Sit down for a lunch of authentic Buddhist vegetarian cuisine servied in a Japanese-style builing and prepared with seasonal ingrediets.

*Kotoku-in Temple and the Great Buddha
- Visit Kotoku-in Temple wihich houses a towering, 13-meter-tall Buddha statue known as one of the three Great Buddha statues in Japan.

* Enoshima Sightseeing
- Visit Enoshima, a getaway island popular year-round for its cool ocean breezes. Cross ove rthe 600-meter bridge that connects the island of Enoshima with the mainland and walk along Benzaiten Nakamise Street which is lined with intriguing shops bustling with customers. Afterward, take the Enoshima Escar which will whisk you easily up to Enoshima Shrine. Enjoy the beautiful ocean views from Enoshima Shrine.

5:00 - 6:40 p.m.
The tour will disembark at either Ginza or Shinjuku

Accommodations: Hotel in Tokyo
Same Tokyo hotel as previous night.

4: Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone

7:50 - 8:30 a.m.
We'll pick you up at your hotel in Tokyo.
After assembling at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, we'll take you to Hakone by motorcoach.
You'll visit Fuji Visitor Center and Mt. Fuji 5th Station in the morning.

*Mt. Fuji - The mountain is the highest (3,776m) and most popular mountain in Japan. The volcano has not been active for more than 250 years.

Lunch: Japanese-style

After lunch, we'll take you to Kojiri and you'll enjoy the following places:

*Lake Ashi Cruise - The lake is a typical caldera lake formed between the outer crater ridge and inner volcanoes. It is a cruise around the beautiful lake.

*Mt. Komagatake Ropeway - It takes you to the top of Mt. Komagatake. It travels the 720m long so you can enjoy beautiful view.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
You'll check in Yumoto Fujiya Hotel in Hakone.

5: Hakone - Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
You'll take the Kodama bullet train from Odawara to Kyoto Station. (180min.)

Lunch: Western-style

In the afternoon, you'll enjoy sightseeing in Nara. Here's the visiting places:

* Todaiji Temple (UNESCO World Heritage site)
- It is one of the largest bronze statue in the world. The Great Buddha is National Treasure.

* Nara park
- It is called “Deer Park” because you can see many deer in the park. There are about 1.100 deer.

* Kasuga Taisha shrine (UNESCO World Heritage site)
- It is located in a forest and contains four buildings, all of which are National Treasures.

* Nara Nagomikan

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
After sightseeing in Nara, you'll check in the hotel in Kyoto.

6: Kyoto

8:00 - 8:50 a.m.
We'll pick you up at your hotel in Kyoto.
After assembling at New Miyako Hotel, you'll join a whole day tour of Kyoto-city.
You will enjoy visiting the following places:

* Nijo Castle (UNESCO World Heritage site)
- It was built in 1603 as Kyoto residence of the Ieyasu Tokugawa, the fast shogun of the edo government. ***On Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December, Nijo Castle is closed. The tour will visit Ryoanji Temple instead.

* Kinkakuji Temple (UNESCO World Heritage site)
- It is a famous structure of Muromachi period. Kinkakuji means golden pavilion and literally it is covered by gold.

* Kyoto Imperial Palace
- It had been served as the Emperor’s palace until the capital was moved to Tokyo. ***On Monday( and Tuesdays when Monday is a National holiday) we'll take you to Kitano-tenmangu Shrine instead.

Lunch: Japanese/Western style buffet

After the lunch, you'll continue to enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto.

* Heian Jingu Shrine
- It was built to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of Kyoto in 1895.

* Sanjusangendo Temple
- The temple is designed as a national treasure with 1,030 standing Buddhist statues in its main hall.

* Kiyomizudera Temple (UNESCO World Heritage site)
- The temple is famous for its main hall on the cliff top with a board wooden veranda and a panoramic view of Kyoto city.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
You'll arrive back at hotel in Kyoto.

7: Kyoto - Hiroshima - Kyoto

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Meet at New Miyako Hotel in Kyoto. Walk to Kyoto Station.
Then you'll ride either the Nozomi or Hikari bullet train to Hiroshima Station from Kyoto. (110-125min)

After arriving at Hiroshima Station, we'll depart for Miyajimaguchi by motorcoach.

Then board ferry to Miyajima (UNESCO World Heritage site) and visit Itsukushima Shrine.

* Miyajima Island and Itsukushima Shrine (UNESCO World Heritage site)
- It is in the Island Sea and the home of Itsukushima Shrine built in 593 with its famed floating torii gate. Also It was designated as a World Heritage by UNESCO.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch on your own.

After going back to Miyajimaguchi by ship, you will enjoy visiting Hiroshima Peace and Memorial Park/Museum (UNESCO World Heritage site), drive by Atomic Bomb Dome and head to JR Hiroshima Station.

* Peace Memorial Park and Atomic-Bomb Dome (UNESCO World Heritage site)
- Hiroshima is the first city suffered by an atomic bombing. The dome, registered as World Cultural Heritage, symbolizes its wishes for everlasting peace.

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
You'll ride either the Nozomi or Hikari bullet train to Kyoto Station.

8:20 - 9:00 p.m.
Arrive at hotel

8: Kyoto

Entire day free in Kyoto

9: Kyoto - Kansai Airport

Free time until departure.

The staff from motorcoach company will assist in boarding reserved taxi.


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Date(s)HotelDouble OccupancyTriple RoomQuad RoomSingle RoomChildRemark
2017 TOKYO ARRIVAL DATE :

Jan. 10-Mar. 7, Nov.28-Dec.19 : Tue

May 6-Sep. 30, Oct. 21-Nov. 25 : Tue, Thu, Sat

Mar. 11-23, Oct. 7-17 : Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun

Mar. 25-Apr. 20 : Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat

EXCEPT :
Feb. 14
Mar. 12, 16
Jun. 13
Jul. 8-15, 20, 27
Aug. 3-12, 17, 24
Sep. 14-16,
Oct. 8, 31
Nov. 2

* Please note that when the date of stay at the hotel is a blackout date, the tour will not be operated.
Jan. 10 - Feb. 21

Dec. 12 - Dec. 19
Tokyo : Hotel Grand Palace

Kyoto : New Miyako Hotel
$2230$2150N/A$3020$2010Rates do not include international airfare to Japan
Mar. 7 - Nov. 28$2480$2400N/A$3270$2260Rates do not include international airfare to Japan
Jan. 10 - Feb. 21

Dec. 12 - Dec. 19
Tokyo : Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

Kyoto : Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto
$2620N/AN/A$3790$2400Rates do not include international airfare to Japan
Mar. 7 - Nov. 28$2860N/AN/A$4030$2640Rates do not include international airfare to Japan
Notes:

* Child rate is 6-11 years old without extra bed.

* Meals : Lunch on Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, and Day 6 included.

* Guide Service : English-speaking guide service included days 2 - 7 except while on board bullet train. English assistance included at point of transfer on days 1, 5, and 7.

* Baggage Service : Included for up to one piece of baggage from Tokyo to Kyoto on Day 4 and from Kyoto to Kansai Airport. Additional baggage will incur a fee of JPY 2,200 per item from Tokyo and JPY 1,000 from Kyoto. Light compact baggage is recommended for an overnight stay in Hakone on Day 4.

9 Days Sunrise Combination Tour from Tokyo: Tokyo, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, and Hiroshima
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