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Discover the beauty of Japan’s architecture, ancient customs and gastronomic excellence. Enjoy the buzz of the busy capital city of Tokyo and indulge in delicious Japanese cuisine, fall in love with the traditions of Kyoto and get lost in modern Osaka.
Date Summary Itinerary Activities Hotel
Day 1 Departure from home on airplane
Day 2 Arriving Tokyo in Tokyo, greeting & meet The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar
Day 3 Tokyo Full-day city tour The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar
Day 4 Tokyo, Mt. Fuji Tour Mt. Fuji The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar
Day 5 Tokyo Leisure The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar
Day 6 Tokyo/ Kyoto Bullet Train Nozomi REF Kyoto Hachigoguchi by Vessel Hotels or similar
Day 7 Kyoto Full-day tour REF Kyoto Hachigoguchi by Vessel Hotels or similar
Day 8 Kyoto Leisure. Optional afternoon Nara Excursion REF Kyoto Hachigoguchi by Vessel Hotels or similar
Day 9 Kyoto – Osaka Local Train to Osaka Agora Place Osaka Namba or similar
Day 10 Osaka Self-guided tour in Osaka Agora Place Osaka Namba or similar
Day 11 Osaka Leisure Agora Place Osaka Namba or similar
Day 12 Osaka – Home Self-transfer to airport on airplane
Day 13 Arrive home

Day 1: US/Canada – Night on board

Prepare for an unforgettable journey across Japan, exploring its natural wonders and ancient traditions! Arrive at your departure airport, ready for a flight* to Tokyo. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Day 2: Tokyo

Arrive in Tokyo, a dazzling metropolis rich in history and tradition. You will be met at the airport by our representative who will talk you through your itinerary, deliver your travel documents, provide helpful information and recommendations for your free time and assist you with your self-transfer to the hotel. Once settled at the hotel, the rest of the day is free to start discovering this exciting city of contrasts and its delicious cuisine. We recommend heading to one of the many food markets where you can sample lots of different dishes at bargain prices! Overnight stay in Tokyo.

Accommodation: The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar

Day 3: Tokyo

Today, take a full-day tour of the city of Tokyo by bus including the most important sights in the city. Self-transfer to the famous ‘Love’ statue in Shinjuku from where the tour will depart at 7.50AM*. Drive past Harajuku shopping district and stop to visit the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine. See the Imperial Palace area among other highlights before stopping in the historic neighbourhood of Asakusa, home to the Senso-ji Temple Kaminari-mon Gate and the Nakamise shopping avenue. Enjoy a Matcha tasting experience and a Japanese lunch at a local Izakaya restaurant and climb the Tokyo Skytree tower, from which you will admire the infinite Tokyo skyline. In the afternoon, board a river cruise that will take you through the Tokyo Bay to the Odaiba island and end the tour back at Shinjuku. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Tokyo.

* Warning: Please leave your hotel with time and plan your self-transfer ahead. The bus will leave at 8AM with no exceptions.

Accommodation: The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar

Activity: Full day Tokyo city tour (included)

Day 4: Tokyo

On this day, come face-to-face with legendary Mount Fuji. Depart by bus at 7.45AM from the same meeting point in Shinjuku than the day before and head up to the Fuji’s 5th Station. At this height, you will be amazed by the breathtaking views from above the clouds. After strolling around this area from which mountaineers start their journey to the summit, you will stop for a lunch at the Oshino Shinobu ninja-themed village.

After lunch break, the bus will take you to Owakudani valley, also known as “Hell Valley”. Here you can see hot springs and volcanic activity and even try the famous “black eggs”, boiled in the sulfur pits. From there, you will ride the Hakone ropeway down to Lake Ashi, where you will be able to get a stunning view of Fuji’s silhouette whilst sailing on this pristine lake. Finally, return by bus to Shinjuku Station and overnight stay in Tokyo.

* Warning: Please leave your hotel with time and plan your self-transfer ahead. The bus will leave according to schedule with no exceptions.

Please note: If road conditions or unforeseen circumstances restrict the ascent to the 5th station, you will instead travel the highest elevation possible considering the circumstances. The same also applies for the cruise on Ashi Crater Lake; if conditions or circumstances prevent sailing on the lake, alternative visits and experiences will be taken to replace the activity.

Accommodation: The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar

Activity: Mt. Fuji Excursion & Hakone Full-Day Bus Tour (included)

Day 5: Tokyo

Enjoy a day exploring Tokyo at your leisure, getting to know the shopping districts of Akihabara, known for its anime culture and camera bargains, or Shibuya, where you can see its iconic crosswalk and eclectic restaurants.

Accommodation: The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar

Day 6: Tokyo – Kyoto

Today, board a bullet train to Kyoto, the capital of the Japanese Empire for 11 centuries. The trip takes only around 2 hours and 15 minutes, and the train can reach speeds of 300 km/h! Once settled in Kyoto, we recommend exploring the emblematic neighborhood of Gion, known for its traditional architecture and admired geishas. Overnight stay in Kyoto.

Accommodation: REF Kyoto Hachigoguchi by Vessel Hotels or similar

Day 7: Kyoto

Set off this morning on a Kyoto Highlights Full-Day Bus Tour to discover the beautiful and historical ‘cultural capital’ of Japan. On this exciting excursion you’ll visit the Fushimi Inari, the most important of the many shrines dedicated to Inari, the deity of good harvest and success, known for its emblematic red ‘gates’. Next visit the Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site. Pay a visit to the Kinkakuji Temple next, known as the temple of the Golden Pavilion as the top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Finally, experience the immense natural beauty of the Arashiyama bamboo forest. Lunch included. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Kyoto.

Accommodation: The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar

Activity: Kyoto Highlights Full-Day Tour (included)

Day 8: Kyoto

Spend today at your leisure, exploring the delights of Kyoto at your own pace. Why not discover the historic Nijo Castle or the Philosopher’s Walk, a beautiful footpath along a cherry-tree-lined canal? We recommend an optional afternoon excursion to the peaceful sanctuary of Nara.* Overnight stay in Kyoto.

* Optional Nara Excursion: Head to Nara for a tour of two World Heritage Sites: Todai-Ji Temple and Kofukuji Temple. Encounter wild deer up close while walking through Nara Park, a rarity in Japan and worldwide and discover Todai-Ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s largest wooden structures.

Accommodation: The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar

Activity: Afternoon Nara Excursion (optional)

Day 9: Kyoto – Osaka

Today, take a local train* to travel to Osaka. Upon arrival, the rest of the day is free to discover this charming city. We recommend visiting the Kuromon local market and its Floating Garden Observatory in the Umeda Sky Building, from which there is an unforgettable panoramic view of the city. Overnight stay in Osaka.

*The local train transfer Kyoto – Osaka does not have a fixed schedule. Passengers can exchange their ticket at any time during the transfer day and choose the departure time that best suits their plans. The local train departs from Kyoto station.

Accommodation: Agora Place Osaka Namba or similar

Day 10: Osaka

Spend the day at your own pace for a self-guided visit of Osaka. You will have at your disposal an Osaka Metro + City Bus card to discover the city’s main areas. You will also have an admission ticket for the Osaka Castle, where you have the chance to learn about the history of one of Japan’s most famous landmarks. Overnight stay in Osaka.

Accommodation: Agora Place Osaka Namba or similar

Day 11: Osaka

Spend the day at your leisure exploring the cultural delights of Osaka. Get to know the local area and sample the iconic local cuisine. In fact, the street food markets of Osaka are said to be the best in the country! Overnight stay in Osaka.

Accommodation: Agora Place Osaka Namba or similar

Day 12: Osaka – Night on board

Sadly it’s time to say goodbye to the Land of the Rising Sun. On this day, use your Airport shuttle bus ticket to transfer from Osaka to the Osaka airport*. Night on board.

*Airport transfer only included for flights departing from 9AM. For earlier departures it’s the client responsibility to self-transfer to the Osaka airport.

Day 13: Arrive Home

Your overnight flight will take you back to US/Canada.

Tokyo The B Akasaka Mitsuke

107-0052TokyoMinato-ku, Akasaka 3-21-7

+81 3-3589-3610

Kyoto Ref Kyoto Hachijoguchi By Vessel Hotels

601-8001Kyoto57 Higashi 9-jo Muromachi, Minami-ku

+81 75-662-7001

Osaka Agora Place Osaka Namba

542-0074Sennichimae1-9-7

+81 6-6484-0339

Day 3: Full day Tokyo city tour (included)

Self-transfer to the famous ‘Love’ statue in Shinjuku from where the tour will depart at 7.50AM*. Drive past Harajuku shopping district and stop to visit the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine. See the Imperial Palace area among other highlights before stopping in the historic neighbourhood of Asakusa, home to the Senso-ji Temple Kaminari-mon Gate and the Nakamise shopping avenue. Enjoy a Matcha tasting experience and a Japanese lunch at a local Izakaya restaurant and climb the Tokyo Skytree tower, from which you will admire the infinite Tokyo skyline. In the afternoon, board a river cruise that will take you through the Tokyo Bay to the Odaiba island and end the tour back at Shinjuku.

 

Day 4: Mt. Fuji Excursion & Hakone Full-Day Bus Tour (included)

On this day, come face-to-face with legendary Mount Fuji. Depart by bus at 7.45AM from the same meeting point in Shinjuku than the day before and head up to the Fuji’s 5th Station. At this height, you will be amazed by the breathtaking views from above the clouds. After strolling around this area from which mountaineers start their journey to the summit, you will stop for a lunch at the Oshino Shinobu ninja-themed village.

After lunch break, the bus will take you to Owakudani valley, also known as “Hell Valley”. Here you can see hot springs and volcanic activity and even try the famous “black eggs”, boiled in the sulfur pits. From there, you will ride the Hakone ropeway down to Lake Ashi, where you will be able to get a stunning view of Fuji’s silhouette whilst sailing on this pristine lake. Finally, return by bus to Shinjuku Station and overnight stay in Tokyo.

 

Day 7: Kyoto Highlights Full-Day Tour (included)

Set off this morning on a Kyoto Highlights Full-Day Bus Tour to discover the beautiful and historical ‘cultural capital’ of Japan. On this exciting excursion you’ll visit the Fushimi Inari, the most important of the many shrines dedicated to Inari, the deity of good harvest and success, known for its emblematic red ‘gates’. Next visit the Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site. Pay a visit to the Kinkakuji Temple next, known as the temple of the Golden Pavilion as the top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Finally, experience the immense natural beauty of the Arashiyama bamboo forest. Lunch included. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Kyoto.

 

Day 8: Afternoon Nara Excursion (optional)

Head to Nara for a tour of two World Heritage Sites: Todai-Ji Temple and Kofukuji Temple. Encounter wild deer up close while walking through Nara Park, a rarity in Japan and worldwide and discover Todai-Ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s largest wooden structures.

Enhance your journey with an optional excursion, available for pre-booking, subject to a minimum of 2 adults travelling:

Day 8 – Afternoon Nara Excursion (CAD$115/Person)

Head to Nara on the Kintetsu Express Train, for a tour of two World Heritage Sites: Todai-Ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Encounter wild deer up close while walking through Nara Park and discover Todai-Ji Temple. Return train travel included.

What’s included: English-speaking guide, train transfers.

US or Canadian Passport holders do not require visitor visa to enter Japan.

  • Price in Canadian dollars.
  • Price are per person based on double occupancy.
  • No child discount.
  • Tour prices are subject to change without prior notice. Please check with your travel agent or our website for the latest information.
  • Rewards Holiday reserves the right to substitute hotels in similar standard if the hotels listed in the flyer/website are not available. Hotel rating base on local standard.
  • For additional add-on services or requirements, please contact Rewards Holiday for availability.

Price includes

  • International flights, taxes and fuel surcharges.
  • Airport transfer service
  • Domestic transportation (air and coach)
  • All deluxe hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  • Meals and featuring regional delicacies mentioned in the itinerary
  • All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide

Price does not include

  • Service charge & all gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Single Supplement Fee (if applicable)
  • Travel Visa (if applicable)

13 Days

Japan in 12 Days

From: CAD $4,299 

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