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Takayama and beautiful autumn leaves 8 days

Beautiful Autumn Leaves Tour
Limited to 8 people ! Enjoy tour by VIP bus

Shirakawago

Featuring Takayama that still has traditional townscape and visit ancient capitals Kyoto and Nara.
Through this course, you will see beautiful contrast between colors of autumn leaves and traditional and historical archtectures such as temples and traditional houses.

Itinerary & Price Details

Highlights of this tour

  • Limited to 8 people ! Enjoy tour by VIP bus ( From Day2 to Day7 )
  • 6 nights Western style and 1night Japanese style accommodation.
  • Stay in Japanese style accommodation with open air hot spring in your private room.
  • Tour through the major cities of Tokyo, Shirakawago and Kyoto.
  • Visit top attractions in Japan including Asakusa, Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji, and more!
  • Start Date (Day 1 of the Itinerary):2017/11/19
    Nights: 8 days 7 nights
    Price: USD 2,580
    Single room supplement: USD650

    PLEASE NOTE

    All prices are per person, based on double or triple occupancy.
    International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

    TOUR COST INCLUDES

    6 nights Western style and 1night Japanese style accommodation
    Meet and greet upon arrival at Narita Airport
    Airport transfers on arrival and departure
    Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
    Comprehensive escorted with TC tour professional English speaking tour guide
    Meals described as in the itinerary
    Admission fees and activities
    Entry fees to sites, gardens, and museums listed in the itinerary

    TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

    International Airfares
    Meals that are not included in the itinerary
    Travel Insurance
    Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
    Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
    Gratuities

    ADDITION INFORMATION

    Transport : Travel by air conditioned, private VIP bus, baggage handling free
    Arrival / Departure Airports : For arrivals at Haneda Airport ( HND)Narita Airport (NRT), this tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka, with departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX)
    Meal Requests : Vegetarian, halal or special meals can be arranged
    Meet and Greet : Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY available on the first day of the tour after 10 AM. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, please arrange your own hotel transfer

    Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice

    MAP

    Map

    ※View from a coach


    VIP BUS - limited to 8 people -

    Seats Footrest Akihabara 

    Seats

    Footrest

    Inside


    TOKYO

    Tsukiji Fish Market Imperial Palace Akihabara 

    Tsukiji Fish Market (Outer Market)

    Imperial Palace

    Asakusa


    Tokyo Skytree

    Tokyo Skytree


    MT.FUJI / HANKONE

    Mt.Fuji Lake Ashi

    Mt.Fuji

    Lake Ashi Cruise


    MATSUMOTO

    Matsumoto Castle Japan Alps

    Matsumoto Castle

    Japan Alps ※


    TAKAYAMA

    Hida Takayama Takayama Jinya

    Sanmachi district

    Jinya


    SHIRAKAWAGO

    shirakawago old house

    Shirakawago


    KYOTO

    Kiyomizu Temple Kinkakuji Kodaiji

    Kiyomizu Temple

    Golden Pavilion

    Kodaiji Temple


    Nishijin Gion

    Tea Ceremony

    Gion district


    NARA

    Todaiji Deer park Horyuji Temple

    Todaiji Temple

    Deer Park

    Horyuji Temple

    Chuguji Temple

    Chuguji Temple


    OSAKA

    Japan New Year Tour 2015

    Osaka Castle

    Day1

    NARITA-TOKYO   NOV.19 (Sun)
    Welcome to Tokyo! You will be greeted by an English-speaking assistant at the airport. The assistant will get you in the bus to your hotel.


    【About accomodation】
    Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or The Prince Park Tower Tokyo (WiFi=○)
    Both hotels are located in central Tokyo and have good access to sightseeing sites that we will visit.
    【Meals】
    B(breakfast)=×, L(lunch)=×, D(dinner)=×

    Day2
    Tokyo, skytree

    TOKYO   NOV.20 (Mon)
    We start the day prodeed to Tsukiji Fish Market, which is known to be the biggest fish market in the world. The Tsukiji Outer Market, known as the Jogai Shijo, is Japan's "Food Town," where one can encounter all of Japan's traditional foods. A mixture of wholesale and retail shops along with numerous restaurants line the streets, and new culinary trends are born here.
    After enjoying market, we head out to Oshiage. we will visit Tokyo Skytree, a broadcasting and observation tower with the height of 634 meters (2,080ft). The view of the metropolitan Tokyo area from there will be spectacular. If the sky is clear, the Mt. Fuji can be seen in the distance.
    Then we proceed to Asakusa Sensoji Temple, the Five Storied Pagoda and the traditional Nakamise shopping arcade.
    We head out to the Imperial palace. The Imperial palaceis the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains buildings including the main palace, the private residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and administrative offices. It is built on the site of the old Edo Castle. On the way to hotel, we drive by the Diet building.




    Sensouji Temple

    【About accomodation】
    Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or The Prince Park Tower Tokyo (WiFi=○)
    Both hotels are located in central Tokyo and have good access to sightseeing sites that we will visit.
    【Meals】×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)= ○, L(lunch)= ○, D(dinner)=×

    Day3
    Lake Ashi

    TOKYO - HAKONE - Mt.FUJI - SUWA   NOV.21 (Tue)
    First stop today, we visit to Hakone, the weekend getaway from the Tokyo metropolitan area, a nature-rich resort with the beautiful Lake Ashi where we take a cruise. Also, we will take a ropeway to see the splendid scenery from an observatory deck, Mt.Fuji, Gulf of Sagami and Lake Ashi.
    Our journey will continue to Lake Kawaguchi. Weather permitting you can look not only the lake but olso the magnificent view Mt.Fuji from lakeside, the highest peak in Japan, which has just become No.17 World Heritage Site in Japan. It is has been appreciated by many Japanese for ages because of its perfect conical shape.
    We then head out to Suwa for the night and have Japanese style dinner at the Ryokan and enjoy hot spring. Guest rooms with healing outside hot springs with the Shigaraki earthenware tubs, 100% natz1ural hot spring flows into a tub at all times.



    Mt Fuji view from Kawaguchiko 【About accomodation 】
    Hotel Saginoyu (WiFi=○) or similar
    Hotel Saginoyu stands in Kamisuwa, as an old and established hotel, which has always walked alongside Lake Suwa throughout its 100 years of history. Hotel Saginoyu was named after the story, that tired egrets had comforted themselves in the hot springs.
    【Meals】×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)= ○, L(lunch)= ○, D(dinner)= ○
    Day4
    Hida Takayama

    SUWA--MATSUMOTO--TAKAYAMA   NOV.22 (Wed)
    We will head to Takayama with some side trips along the way. First stop is Matsumoto castle. This castle is one of the very few original castle that were kept intact and never destroyed. Also it's unipue black coloring gave its nickname karasu-jo, the Crow Castle. It's one of three must see castel in Japan and ranked on the top 100 in the world castle.
    We will continue to drive for Takayama. We will drive through mountainous area,Japan Alps. You will see beautiful and magnificent spectacles.
    Takayama is famous for its old town which has preserved buildings and houses since the Edo Period. We walk around old town in Takayama. We stay in Takayama tonight.



    Takayama 【About accomodation 】
    Takayama Green Hotel (WiFi=○) or similar
    Please enjoy open-air / indoor hot spring
    【Meals】×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)= ○, L(lunch)= ○, D(dinner)= ×
    Day5
    shirakawago old house

    TAKAYAMA-SHIRAKAWAGO-KYOTO   NOV.23 (Thu)
    Takayama, or as some people call it “Little Kyoto,” has many areas where homes and shops are more than 300 years old and well preserved. The morning market is also located in that area and we will explore many vendors and activities. Takayama Jinya is a great example of Edo architecture, having actually served as the local government office, headed by the officials dispatched from Edo. We stay in Takayama.
    We will continue to a small farming community of Shirakawago. It’s declared an UNESCO world heritage site where the old traditional farm homes, gassho-zukuri, are preserved to maintain the beauty of the scenery.
    In the evening we will reach our destination to Kyoto. You will be taken to Gion “Geisha district” Those who have seen “Memoirs of Geisha” will be fascinated by its shooting spots.



    Sensouji Temple 【About accomodation 】
    Kyoto or Nara Area Hotel(WiFi=○) or similar

    【Meals】×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)= ○, L(lunch)= ○, D(dinner)= ×
    Day6
    Japan New Year Tour 2015

    KYOTO-NARA   NOV.24 (Fri)
    We start the day in Kyoto, the heart of Japanese tradition. You will feel that you have time slipped into the world one thousand year ago, when visiting Kiyomizu temple. Kiyomizu temple is known as there is not a single nail used in the entire structure.
    Golden Pavilion
    , this beautifully constructed shrine are well balance with nature maintaining a Japanese and Zen Garden with a Bamboo Forest..
    The next stop in Kyoto, it is Fushimi inari shrine, famous for its thousands of red torii gates. It is known best place of the Japanese sightseeing spot that the foreigner chooses.
    Then we proceed to Tea Ceremony. Japanese tea ceremony, called Sado or Cha-no-yu, has more than 400 years of history, the most elevated way to fully enjoy a bowl of tea. Spiritually and physically, we would like you to feel the air as well. It will be unforgettable experience.
    Then,Kodaiji Temple, this beautifully constructed shrine is well balance with nature maintaining a Japanese and Zen Garden with a Bamboo Forest.
    The temple is also known for its colored autumn leaves, and the site is **illuminated at night. Please enjoy fantastic scenery.
    **There's a possibility that schedule may be modified for daytime sightseeing.



    Sensouji Temple 【About accomodation 】
    Kyoto Tokyu Hotel (WiFi=○) or similar
    It is located right next to Nishi Honganji (temple, World Heritage).
    It is good idea to take walk to Nishi Honganji to see peace morning atmosphere (no entrance fee). Also, they have shuttle bus service to Kyoto station. Please enjoy having dinner aroud there.
    【Meals】×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)= ○, L(lunch)= ○, D(dinner)= ×
    Day7
    Todaiji Buddha

    NARA-OSAKA   NOV.25 (Sat)
    Visiting the ancient capital of Japan is a must in your tour. You will be greeted with cute deer vowing to you around Todaiji temple at Nara. You will feel sacred when looking up the huge Buddha statue made in 8th century. We can’t miss more places to visit, Horyuji-Temple, the oldest Temple in Japan and Chuguji Temple where there is a most beautiful Buddha statue in Japan.

    Osaka was the commercial center in the samurai period, developed around invincible Osaka Castle. The top of this 7 story building commands great views of the city of Osaka, the castle being surrounded by the walls of huge stones and moats. We stay at a hotel in Osaka for the night.



    Sensouji Temple 【About accomodation 】
    Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka(WiFi=○) or similar
    It is located in central Osaka and there are various kinds of restaurants due to the city is called "City of Food".
    【Meals】×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)= ○, L(lunch)= ○, D(dinner)= ×
    Day8
    Takayama Festival Day6

    OSAKA-KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT   NOV.26 (Sun)
    Time to get back home with unforgettable memory and lots of souvenir. Leaveing for Kansai International Airport by Hotel shattle.Return by air.




    【Meals】×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)= ○, L(lunch)= ×, D(dinner)= ×
     

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