12-Day Classic Japan Holiday
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- Day 1
On arrival at Narita airport you will be met by our airport assistant who will then guide you to take the public transportation to get to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free on leisure or explore Japan's capital at your own pace.
- Day 2
Get up early to explore the world’s biggest fresh fish market - Tsukiji Fish Market (closed on Sunday and some Wednesday). Enjoy a delicious sushi breakfast there. Onward, you will visit famous the Imperial Palace and its East Garden, Meiji Jingu Shrine, and Senso-ji Temple.
For the spare of the time, you are recommended to enjoy a bird view of Tokyo from the Shinjuku Skyscraper, or enjoy a karaoke in a local karaoke bar.
- Day 3
Early morning, be met at your hotel. Enjoy this one-day guided tour to the majestic Mt. Fuji and Hakone. It includes a stop at the Fuji Visitor Center, a trip up to Mt. Fuji's 5th station at an elevation of 2,300 meters, a 15min cruise on pristine Lake Ashi, and a 5min ride on the Komagatake Ropeway which boasts great views of the surrounding Hakone National Park. Ride the Shinkansen back to Tokyo station. You will then help yourself to take the subway back you hotel.
Note: tentative schedule 07:30-19:00.
- Day 4
Enjoy a self-guided tour in Nikko for the next 2 days. In the morning, head to Asakusa Station for your train to Nikko. After checking in the hotel, pay a visit to the World Heritage-registered Toshogu Shrine and the Nikko Edomura, an amusement park that reproduces the life and events of the Edo era.
In the afternoon, get a marvelous view from the Shinkyo Bridge. And then complete the day with a visit to the Kanmangafuchi Abyss, which was formed by an eruption of nearby Mount Nantai.
- Day 5
Get up early and take a bus to Okunikko (1 hour). Today you will explore the Lake Chuzenji area and visit the Chuzenji Temple, which stands on the eastern bank of Lake Chuzenji. Onward tour the Kegon Waterfalls. After the tour, take bus back to Tobu-Nikko Station and catch up with your train back to Tokyo.
- Day 6
Travel by Shinkansen to Nagoya for a connecting train to Takayama. In the afternoon, explore this tranquil town on your own.
We recommend a visit to Yatai Kaikan Hall, where colorfully decorated traditional festival floats are displayed, the Kusakabe Folk craft Museum, formerly the residence of powerful merchants under government patronage, and the streets of Kami Sannomachi, which preserve traditional Japanese wooden houses.
- Day 7
Today will be free for your own leisure. You can immerse in the peaceful life of this ancient town.
- Day 8
In the early morning, you are recommended to visit the Morning Market. And then travel to Shirakawa-go by public bus this morning (about 1 hour driving). You will enjoy those well reserved traditional houses in Ogimachi Village, including Wada-ke House and Doburoku Festival Museum. And then you will take the public bus to Kanazawa (about 1-1.5 hour driving).
- Day 9
Your tour begins with a discovery to the Kenrokuen Garden and Nagamachi District, the former home of samurai, and then strolls along the quaint Higashi Chayagai teahouse street and geisha area. After the tour in Kanazawa, take train to Kyoto. Upon arrival, you will be guided by our local assistant to take the public transportation to your hotel.
- Day 10
Enjoy the full day guided tour by public transportation in Kyoto, including the glittering Kinkaku-ji Temple and impressive Nijo Castle. Continue to visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangendo Hall before back to your hotel.
- Day 11
You will have half day private guided tour to take a leisure walking in the amazing Fushimi-Inari Shrine. And then travel to the Nara by Shinkansen. Your Nara discovery tour includes a visit to Todai-ji Temple with the big Dainichi Buddha and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and play together with the national treasures - deer in the Nara Park. Overnight:
- Day 12
Today you will take the public transportation to Hiroshima airport or Osaka Kansai airport as you required (about 1-2 hour).