HIGHLIGHTS OF JAPAN: 8 Days, 6 Nights, from $2949

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HIGHLIGHTS OF JAPAN: 8 Days, 6 Nights, from $2949

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*THIS IS A SEMI-GUIDED TOUR*
This comprehensive journey reveals the very best of what Japan has to offer. Begin in the bustling city of Tokyo and visit the scenic Mount Fuji and Hakone before boarding the shinkansen (bullet train) to the historical and cultural heart of Kyoto. In Kyoto, you will get a first hand experience of the thriving geisha culture and visit some of this region's most incredible sights, such as the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, Kyoto's Imperial Palace, Nara's Todaiji Temple, the colorful Kasuga Taisha Shrine and the beautiful Nara Park.

*Starting price listed is an example of Los Angeles departure.
*Prices may change depending on season and departing city.
*Weekend hotel surcharge may apply.

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INCLUDED:

• Round-trip economy class air on Singapore Airlines
• 3 nights in a Standard Room at the Hyatt Regency in Tokyo
• 1 night in a Standard Room at the Yumoto Fujiya Hotel in Hakone
• 2 nights in a Standard Room at New Miyako Hotel or Rihga Royal Hotel in Kyoto
• Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel by airport limousine bus
• Meals and sightseeing tours as specified in itinerar
• One way bullet train from Hakone to Kyoto (non-reserved)
• One way bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo
• All taxes, fees and carrier-imposed surcharges      

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 - DEPART HOMETOWN/TOKYO

Board your Singapore Airlines non-stop flight to Tokyo.

DAY 2 - ARRIVE IN TOKYO

Upon arrival in Tokyo, transfer to your hotel for check-in.

DAY 3 - TOKYO

Embark on a morning tour in this exciting metropolitan city, visit Meiji Shrine, nestled in a 175 acres tranquil forest in the heart of Tokyo, it is one of Japan's most famous Shinto shrines, dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. Drive by the National Diet Building to see the imposing Japanese Capitol (the House of Parliament) dominated by a massive central tower. Wander through one of the vast inner gardens of the Imperial Palace before heading to Sensoji, the oldest and most popular Buddhist temple in Tokyo. Browse through the Nakamise-dori shopping arcade, lined with many vendors offering typical Japanese souvenirs and traditional local snacks. Tour disbands on arrival at Ginza. The afternoon is free for further exploration, shopping or relaxation.

DAY 4 - TOKYO/ MT. FUJI/HAKONE (L)

Travel by coach to Mt. Fuji, Japan's highest mountain at 12,388 feet. Stop at the Fuji visitor center to see cultural art dedicated to Mt. Fuji. Stop at Mt. Fuji's fifth station at 7,607 feet and enjoy the view. After lunch, enjoy a boat ride across picturesque Lake Ashi, with amazing views from below of Mt. Fuji. Afterward, take a scenic cable car ride up Mt. Komagatake to the Owakudani volcanic valley, famed for its scenic views and hot springs.

DAY 5 - HAKONE/KYOTO/NARA/KYOTO (L)

At Odawara Station, board a shinkansen (Bullet train) to Kyoto, the ancient imperial capital of Japan. In the afternoon, travel to Nara, the first permanent capital of Japan. Visit Todaiji Temple and the Great Buddha, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, famous for its 3,000 lanterns, and Nara Park (Deer Park), home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. Return to Kyoto for a free evening.

DAY 6 -KYOTO (L)

In the morning, head out for sightseeing around Kyoto, visiting Kinkakuji Temple (the Golden Pavilion), Nijo Castle, and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. In the afternoon, tour Sanjusangendo Temple with its 1001 impressive statues of Buddha, the vermilion-hued Heian Jingu Shrine and Kiyomizudera Temple.

DAY 7 - KYOTO/TOKYO

Free at leisure until departure. Return to Tokyo by shinkansen (bullet train) in the evening. Arrive at Tokyo Station between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in.

DAY 8 - TOKYO DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport by airport limousine bus for your departure flight.

Meals: L= Lunch    

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Tokyo: Hyatt Regency Tokyo (Standard room)
Hakone: Yumoto Fujiya Hotel(Standard room)
Kyoto: New Miyako Hotel (Standard room)

DEPARTURE DATES 2017
MAR - 12, 16
APR - 9, 16, 23
MAY - 7, 14, 21, 28
JUN - 4, 18, 23
AUG - 13
SEP - 10, 24
OCT - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
NOV - 5, 12, 19
 

Special notes: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability and season. Single supplement +$600. Fares for outbound travel on weekends (Fri-Sun) are $60 higher. Tour prices include all taxes, fees and carrier-imposed surcharges. We can only accept credit cards issued in the USA or Japan. This tour is operated by Globotours.