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Japan Golden Route - 10 days 9 nights Escorted Tour
   Japan Golden Route - 10 days 9 nights Escorted Tour
Japan Golden Route - 10 days 9 nights Escorted Tour
Visit Japan during the Cherry Blossom Season!!    [ All Departure Dates Guaranteed !! ]
Join our 10 days/ 9 nights Spring 2014 tour to visit Japan's iconic sites and locations in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone, Mt. Fuji and Nara. From modern skyscrapers to ancient temples via sacred mountains, a variety of experiences awaits you - ride the Shinkansen Bullet Train, take a walk down the traditional street of Asakusa, indulge yourself in Onsen, enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and much more. You'll be fascinated by the country's distinctive blend of carefully guarded tradition and cutting-edge modernity with an experience that you won't soon forget.
HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Golden Route of Japan - Perfect for first time visitors to Japan
  • Experience the seasons of Japan (Cherry Blossom Season)
  • English speaking escorted guide during the tour
  • Daily breakfast provided
  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Tokyo, Mt. Fuji & Hakone, Kyoto & Nara
  • Onsen (Hot-spring) & Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn) experience in Hakone
  • Visit traditional Kyoto & Nara
  • Free days to explore Japan on your own
  •  DATE: Mar. 26 - Apr. 4,  Mar. 30 - Apr. 8,   Apr. 3 - Apr. 12, 2014
     Reservation Due Date: Feb 21, 2014

    LAND ONLY PRICE (Airfare NOT included) :
    PERIOD / ROOM TYPE TWIN / DOUBLE TRIPLE SINGLE
    Mar. 26 - Apr. 4, 2014
    Mar. 30 - Apr. 8, 2014
    Apr. 3 - Apr. 12, 2014
    US$2,299
    US$2,199
    US$3,399
    - Prices are per person as of 12/11/13, and may vary due to currency fluctuations.
    - "Twin" is a room with two (2) single beds shared by two (2) people.
    - "Double" is a room with one (1) double bed shared by two (2) people.
    - Minimum / Maximum Number of Participants: 30 - 50 persons (per tour)

     ITINERARY  

    DAY1 : TOKYO

    Upon arrival at Haneda or Narita Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel by shared public taxi service. The driver will be waiting in the arrivals area.
    - Please note that you may have a short wait for other passengers to arrive.





    HOTEL: Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo (3 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY2 : TOKYO

    Tokyo full-day tour by chartered bus with an English speaking guide (Tour Pick-up Time: 9:00am at your hotel)

    Meiji Shrine, National Diet building (drive by), Chidorigafuchi (drive by), Imperial Palace, Ginza (drive by), Asakusa, Tokyo SKYTREE* (Observation Deck Fee included), and Akihabara (drive by)
    * May be excluded for operational reasons











    HOTEL: Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo (3 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY3 : TOKYO

    Free at your leisure
    Day Tours & Activities in Tokyo available.
    Please ask your agent for the details.


    RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL TOUR
      Nikko World Heritage 1-Day Tour with lunch (Price: $150)

    HOTEL: Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo (3 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY4 : TOKYO

    Free at your leisure
    Day Tours & Activities in Tokyo available.
    Please ask your agent for the details.


    RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL TOUR
      Kamakura & Yokohama 1-Day Tour with lunch (Price: $130)

    HOTEL: Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo (3 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY5 : TOKYO - HAKONE

    Mt. Fuji and Hakone full-day tour by chartered bus with an English-speaking guide (Tour Pick-up Time: 8:00am at your hotel)
    - Before leaving for Hakone, please leave 1 piece of luggage per person at reception to be delivered to Kyoto. (Bringing only hand luggage to Hakone recommended)

    Fuji Skyline 5th Station, Cruise on Lake Ashi, Hakone Sky Gondola, and Owakudani Boiling Valley


    - Relax and rejuvenate yourself in Onsen (hot spring baths) and follow it with dinner at your Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn) in Hakone.






    RYOKAN: Deluxe Ryokan in Hakone

    DAY6 : HAKONE - KYOTO

    After check out of your ryokan, walk to the Hakone Yumoto Station with your guide. (Approx. 5-7 min.)
    (Assemble in the lobby at 9:00am)

    Take a local train from the Hakone Yumoto Station to Odawara Station. Upon arrival, take the Shinkansen Bullet Train for Kyoto.
    (Guide in Hakone will not board the bullet train)

    Upon arrival at Kyoto station, your Kyoto guides will pick you up on the platform at the station.


    Afternoon Kyoto Tour (Tour Start Time: 1:45pm)
    Heian Jingu Shrine, Sanjusangendo Temple, and Kiyomizu Temple.





    HOTEL: Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto (3 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY7 : KYOTO - NARA - KYOTO

    Kyoto and Nara Full-day Tour by chartered bus with an English speaking guide (Tour Pick-up Time: 8:00am at your hotel)

    Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji, Todaiji Temple/Nara Park, and Kasuga Taisha Shrine













    HOTEL: Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto (3 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY8 : KYOTO

    Free at your leisure
    Day Tours & Activities in Kyoto available.
    Please ask your agent for the details.


    RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL TOUR (APR. 2 ONLY)
      Sagano & Arashiyama Walking Tour with lunch (Price: $142)

    RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL TOUR (APR. 10 ONLY)
      Fushimi Shrine & Sake Tasting Tour (No lunch) (Price: $95)

    RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL TOUR
      Dinner and traditional performing arts in Gion (Price: $150)




    HOTEL: Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto (3 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY9 : KYOTO

    Free at your leisure
    Day Tours & Activities in Kyoto available.
    Please ask your agent for the details.


    RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL TOUR (APR. 7 ONLY)
      Sagano & Arashiyama Walking Tour with lunch (Price: $142)

    RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL TOUR (APR. 3 AND APR. 7 ONLY)
      Fushimi Shrine & Sake Tasting Tour (No lunch) (Price: $95)

    RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL TOUR
      Dinner and traditional performing arts in Gion (Price: $150)


    - In the evening, please confirm your hotel departure time for the next day at the front desk.

    HOTEL: Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto (3 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY10 : KYOTO - OSAKA

    After checking out of your hotel, you will be collected at the designated time and transferred to Kansai Airport by a public shared taxi service
    - Please note that you may need to wait for a short time while other passengers are collected.

    The tour disbands upon arrival at Kansai Airport
    - If you plan to extend your trip, we can also help you arrange your travel needs. Please contact us for further assistance.



    ICON DESCRIPTION:    BREAKFAST    LUNCH    DINNER    OPTIONAL TOUR 

     INCLUDED:

    • Four (4) nights accommodation at Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo OR similar
    • One (1) night accommodation at Deluxe Ryokan in Hakone
    • Four (4) nights accommodation at Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto OR similar
    • Nine (9) breakfasts, Three (3) lunches, and one (1) dinner as specified in the itinerary above
    • English speaking guide and assistance as specified in the itinerary above
    • Tokyo Full-day Sightseeing Tour (Day 2)
    • Mt. Fuji & Hakone Full-day Sightseeing Tour (Day 5)
    • Kyoto Half-day Sightseeing Tour (Day 6)
    • Kyoto & Nara Full-day Sightseeing Tour (Day 7)
    • Transfer service from Narita Airport to your hotel in Shinjuku by public-shared taxi (Day 1)
    • Transfer service from your ryokan in Hakone to Odawara station by chartered bus (Day 6)
    • One-way Shinkansen (Bullet Train) ticket from Odawara station to Kyoto station (Day 6)
    • Transfer service from your hotel in Kyoto to Kansai Airport by public-shared taxi (Day 10)

     NOT INCLUDED:

    • International air transportation from the U.S. to Japan. (Call us for most competitive air prices)
    • Ground transportation other than those specified above or notified by your agent
    • Accommodation other than those specified above or notified by your agent
    • Meals unless specified above or notified by your agent
    • Insurance (Highly recommended to purchase)
    • Individual expenses

     REMARKS:

    • Please read the terms and conditions carefully.
    • Minimum / Maximum Number of Participants: 30 - 50 persons (per tour)
    • This tour is a group tour which requires a minimum of 30 participants. If the minimum has not been reached by 1 month prior to the tour date, we will notify you of the tour cancellation. The tour is fully refundable in this case. (All Departure Dates are guaranteed to run)
    • If you plan to extend your trip, we can also arrange your Hotel, Japan Rail Pass, Japan Air Pass, and Day Tours for all your travel needs.
    • Insurance is not included but highly recommended to purchase.
    • Schedule is subject to change due to traffic, weather or any unforeseen circumstances.
    • Please note that there is no assurance of viewing the cherry blossoms as the peak date varies each year depending on weather conditions.
    • Please ask your agent for more information or details.
    • Prices are as of 12/11/13, and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

     
    For more information or further questions, please contact us at :

    TOLL FREE (within the U.S.): 1-877-DT-JAPAN (1-877-385-2726)

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