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Kyoto Aoi Festival - time travel to the Heian period - 8days

Tour Date : May. 10, 2018 - May. 17, 2018 BOOK NOW !

Price : USD 2,380

Aoi festival has been conducted since Heian Preido (794-1192) and about 500 people wearing erabolate and traditional costumes of ancient times walk from the former site of Imperial Palace to Shimogamo and Kamigamo shrines. You may feel as if you were in time warp experience by seeing the festival.

Throughout this tour, you will see contrast of Japan.
Tokyo Sky Tree built with highly technology and traditional thatched roof houses in mountainous region.
City life with neons and local life blessed with water flows.

Please enjoy finding and experiencing CONTRAST of Japan!
Wifi is available in the bus.

DAY 1

NARITA-TOKYOMay.10 (Thu)

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 accommodation Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba (Free Wi-Fi) 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: ― ※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 2

TOKYO

On this day, we will visit histrical sites such as Sensoji Temple (Asakusa) and Imperial Palace. Of course, we will visit newly built tower with high technology Tokyo Sky Tree (about 1,900ft) to go up to the viewing deck to see panoramic view of metropolis Tokyo. Visiting Akihabara, world famous mecca of Japanese Manga and game culture, is also exciting.

Workshop of paper lantern (or folding fan) is fun experience! Let's enjoy drawing your favorite meaning in Kanji (Chinese character). Drawing your or your family's and friend's names sounds good idea! The work you make will reminds you of the tour and it will be good souvenir.

Experiencing modern and tradition of Tokyo!

About accommodation Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba (Free Wi-Fi) 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: ―※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 3

TOKYO - LAKE ASHI - MT. FUJI - SUWA

We will drive from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji area. First, we will do boat cruise at Lake Ashi and will visit Owakudani (volcanic valley). When sky is clear, you may see beautiful perfectly cone-shaped Mt. Fuji.

At Oshino Hakkai, you will see small water springs (water filtered and flow on surface due to melted snow of Mt. Fuji). You may see why Japanese people love, respect and pray for Mt. Fuji that give us "Gift" such as beautiful nature scene and water.

As we drive to Suwa region, you may notice that Japan is mountainous country.
Having dinner at traditional Japanese house and staying at Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) will be unforgettable experience. As one of special feature of the tour, we prepare the rooms with onsen (hotspring) in each private room. Please enjoy and feel relaxed!

About accomodation Saginoyu (WiFi=×, LAN cable only) or similar
It is located just beside Lake Suwa. Please enjoy beautiful view and lake side walking in the morning.
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓

DAY 4

SUWA - MATSUMOTO - SHIRAKAWAGO - TAKAYAMA

Visit Matsumoto Castle (National Treasure) in the morning and drive to Shirakawago to see traditional thatched roof houses that are designated as World Heritage of UNESCO.

In Takayama, we will take walk at tasteful black wall houses streets in old town. The streets are designated as Preservation and Utilization of Cultural Properties of Japan and gained 3 stars of Michelin.

Please enjoy nostargic feature of Japan in village and town among mountains.

About accomodation Takayama Green Hotel (Free WiFi)
It is located just beside Lake Suwa. Please enjoy beautiful view and lake side walking in the morning.
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓

DAY 5

TAKAYAMA - GUJOHACHIMAN - GIFUHASHIMA - KYOTO

After visiting morning market in Takayama (one of three famous morning market in Japan), we will move to Gujohachiman to see water flows that running throughout the town. People in Gujohachiman live with and cherish water in their daily lives.

From Gifuhashima to Kyoto, please enjoy Shinkansen (bullet train) ride!

As soon as we arrive Kyoto, we will visit Gion where Geisha (kimono clad ladies who work for entertainment at traditional Japanese cuisine restaurants etc.), and Kiyomizudera (temple) to see night view of lit-up cherry blossoms. Contast between cherry and traditional temple is breathtaking view.

About accomodation Kyoto Tokyu Hotel (Free WiFi)
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: NA

DAY 6

KYOTO

Please enjoy your stay in ancient capital of Japan (794 - 1868).

On this day, we will watch the procession of Aoi Festival that has been handed down to generation to generation during long history of Japan. About 500 people wearing erabolate and traditional costumes of ancient times walk from the former site of Imperial Palace to Shimogamo and Kamigamo shrines.

At Nishijinori Kaikan, ladies wearing kimonos show you beautiful seasonal design and patterns of kimonos and sashes.

Kinkakuji (temple) or Golden Pavilion with beautiful garden and pond take you back to the Muromachi Period (1333 - 1537) when Kyoto flourished in its ecomony and culture.

About accomodation Kyoto Tokyu Hotel (Free 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: NA

DAY 7

KYOTO - NARA - OSAKA

Let's take a sip of Sake at Gekkeikan Sake Brewery in southern Kyoto. You may understand why Kyoto is blessed with and said as "the source of Japanese taradition & culture" like sake, tofu, kimono, tea ceremony etc. due to tremendous amont of underground water.

After meeting with the biggest Buddha statue in the world at Todaiji temple in Nara, move to our final destination Osaka.

From the top of the Osaka castle, enjoy panoramic view of the city of Osaka (2nd largest city in Japan) as if you were feudal load.
Osaka is said, "City of food". Let's take short walk through Dotonbori street to see local food and people's night life.

About accomodation Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka (Free WiFi)
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: NA

DAY 8

OSAKA, KANSAI AIRPORT

Time to get back home with unforgettable memory and lots of souvenir. Return by air.

SAYONARA (Good Bye) and please have a safe trip!

Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: NA     Dinner: NA


【Extension Plan】
IF you would like to extend your stay, you have 2 choices Hiroshima or Koyasan.
NO GUIDE FEE NEEDED, but transportation and other fees are on your own.
For more details, please contact us.
Start Date(Day 1 of the Itinerary) May 10, 2018
Nights 8 days 7 nights
Price USD 2,380
Single room supplement USD 500

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 1 nights 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 This tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka. For arrivals at Narita Airport (NRT)and departures at 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 15 PM.
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

PLEASE NOTE

*Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice.

*The schedule of flowering of cherry blossoms is based on avarage announced by local tourist associations. However, flowering date may be delay or faster due to weather condition.

  • Workshop of Japanese paper lantern or folding fan
  • OYAKATA(master) of Japanese paper lantern or folding fan
  • Tokyo Sky Tree

Mt. Fuji Area

  • Lake Ashi
  • Owakudani (volcanic valley)
  • Oshino Hakkai

Suwa / Matsumoto

Takayama / Shirakawago

  • Townscape of old town street (Takayama)
  • Takayama Jinya (only remaining samurai office)
  • Traditional thatched roof houses (Shirakawago, World Heritage)

Gujohachiman

  • Beautiful town scape with water flows throughout the town

Kyoto

  • Kimono Show (Nishijin)
  • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
  • Gekkeikan Sake Brewery

Osaka