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Autumn

Beautiful Autumn Leaves Tour by VIP Bus 8days

Limited to 8 people ! Enjoy the tour relaxedly by VIP Bus!!
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.

DAY 1

NARITA-TOKYO   Nov.22(Tue)

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 Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba (Free WiFi) or Similar
DAIBA station on the Yurikamome line is facing to the hotel entrance. It is 15 minutes from Shimbashi station, linked with JR lines.There are DiverCity Tokyo Plaza(shopping mall) or Amusement park(Palette-Town) around the Hotel.
Meals Breakfast: ―     Lunch: ―     Dinner: ―

DAY 2

TOKYO   Nov.23(Wed)

We start the day having breakfast in a restaurant at Tsukiji Fish Market (Not Tuna Auction), 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. Take a walk around and experience the taste of Japan first hand.

After enjoying seafood, we head out to the Imperial palace ,where the Emperor and Empress residence, is situated in the center of Tokyo. The palace is surrounded by a water-filled moat and tree-covered grounds.It is built on the site of the old Edo Castle. On the way to hotel, we drive by the Diet building.

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.

Our tour will continue to Asakusa. Asakusa's main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century. The temple is approached via the Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries.

About accomodation Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba (Free WiFi) or Similar
DAIBA station on the Yurikamome line is facing to the hotel entrance. It is 15 minutes from Shimbashi station, linked with JR lines.There are DiverCity Tokyo Plaza(shopping mall) or Amusement park(Palette-Town) around the Hotel.
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓    Dinner: ✓

DAY 3

TOKYO-MT.FUJI-HAKONE-SUWA   Nov.24(Thu)

After leaving Tokyo, we proceed Hakone to 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 cable car to see the splendid scenery from an observatory deck, Mt.Fuji, Gulf of Sagami and Lake Ashi.

We head out to Lake Kawaguchi, one of the Fuji five lakes, Lake Kawaguchi is a great spot for first time visitors to enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Fuji.

Our journey will continue to Suwa area. We have Japanese style dinner at the Ryokan and enjoy hot spring. Guest rooms with healing outside hot springs with the Shigaraki earthenware tubs, 100% natural hot spring flows into a tub at all times.

About accomodation Hotel Saginoyu (Free 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 Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓    Dinner: ✓

DAY 4

SUWA - MATSUMOTO - JAPAN ALPS - TAKAYAMA   Nov.25(Fri)

On the way to Takayama,we stop at Matsumoto castel. This castel is one of the very few original castel that were kept intact and never destroyed. Also it's unipue black coloring gave its nickname karasu-jo, the Crow Castel. It's one of three must see castel in Japan and ranked on the top 100 in the world castel. The most interesting part of the castle is the main donjon/keep (tenshukaku) completed in the late 16th century, and which maintains its original wooden interiors and external stonework.

We will continue to drive for Takayama. We will drive through mountainous area,Japan Alps. You will see elegant and magnificent scenery.

It is most famous for the Sanno-machi Historic District and Takayama Jinya where is a historic government house that was built by the central government in the 17th century.We stay in Takayama.

About accomodation Takayama Green Hotel (Free WiFi) or Similar
Please enjoy open-air / indoor hot spring
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓    Dinner: ✓

DAY 5

TAKAYAMA-SHIRAKAWAGO-KYOTO   Nov.26(Sat)

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.

About accomodation Kyoto or Nara Area Hotel
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓    Dinner: ―

DAY 6

KYOTO-NARA   Nov.27(Sun)

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.

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 at Kodaiji temple. 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. 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.

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 Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓    Dinner: ―

DAY 7

NARA-OSAKA   Nov.28(Mon)

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.

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 Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓    Dinner: ―

DAY 8

OSAKA-KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT   Nov.29(Tue)

Time to get back home with unforgettable memory and lots of souvenir. Leaveing for Kansai International Airport by Hotel shattle.Return by air.

Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ―    Dinner: ―
Start Date(Day 1 of the Itinerary) November.22, 2016
Nights 8 days 7 nights
Price USD 2,580
Single room supplement USD 650

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 coach, 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 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 11 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

TOKYO

  • Tsukiji Fish Market
  • Imperial Palace*
  • Akihabara

  • Tokyo Skytree

MT.FUJI

  • Mt.Fuji

HAKONE

  • Lake Ashi cruise
  • Owakudani

MATSUMOTO

  • Matsumoto Castle
  • Japan Alps *

TAKAYAMA

  • Sanmachi district
  • Jinya (morning market)

SHIRAKAWAGO

  • Shirakawago

KYOTO

  • Kiyomizu Temple
  • Golden Pavilion
  • Kodaiji Temple

  • Tea Ceremony
  • Gion district

NARA

  • Todaiji Temple
  • Deer Park

  • Horyuji Temple
  • Chuguji Temple

OSAKA

  • Osaka Castle