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AUTHENTIC JAPAN

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AUTHENTIC JAPAN Tour

13 days

Between Osaka and Tokyo, dive into the japanese tradition through the ancient capital of Kyoto, the mystic Koya-san and the must-see site of Hakone-Mount Fuji.

Stays of 2 nights in Osaka, 1 night in Koya-san, 3 nights in Kyoto, 1 night in Hakone-Mount Fuji and 5 nights in Tokyo:
- from Thursday 16th July to Tuesday 28th July 2020
- from Wednesday 29th July to Monday 10th August 2020

Stays of 2 nights in Osaka, 1 night in Koya-san, 4 nights in Kyoto, 1 night in Hakone-Mount Fuji and 4 nights in Tokyo:
- Monday 20th July to Saturday 1st August 2020
- from Friday 24th July to Wednesday 5th August 2020

The departure dates in Osaka and the end of the tour in Tokyo concern your stay in Japan. You will need to take the plane the day before from Europe.

Included :

- 10 nights in hotel equivalent 2** in Tokyo and 3 *** in other cities (local standards)

- + 1 night in ryokan equivalent 3 ***, in Hakone-Mount Fuji, with a traditional Japanese dinner

- 1 night in temple, in Koya-san, with a traditional japanese dinner

- All breakfasts

- 7-day Japan Rail Pass for the shinkansen (Japanese bullet train) and train journey

- 1 Koya-san Pass for your journey Kyoto-Koyasan, then for all your transportation in Koya-san

- 1 Hakone Free Pass for all transportation in Hakone-Mount Fuji

- Prepaid transportation card to recharge

- 1 pocket wifi (unlimited internet access) for the duration of the stay

- An information meeting in Tokyo

- A travelogue, with the different steps of your trip

- Helpline 24/24 in English

Not included :

- Insurances
- Personal expenses
- Everything which is not in “Included”

Personnalisation:

Contact us to add:
- Olympics tickets (Japan Experience, subagent of Eventeam, Authorised Ticket Reseller for France)
- Flight tickets economy class with transfer or direct + airport transfers
- Flight upgrade in premium-economy or business
- Departures from the provinces or abroad
- Upgrade to a 3* hotel (standard) in Tokyo or 4/5* hotel (very comfortable) in other cities
- Shinkansen (bullet train) upgrade to 1st class
- Private onsen (bath) in the ryokan room in Hakone-Mount Fuji ($120 / person - subject to availability)
- Guided activities in Kyoto, Hakone, Nikko, Kamakura, Tokyo
- Other activities (Disneyland, Hello Kitty theme park, robot restaurant, tea ceremony, sake tasting...)

Accomodations :

Hotel examples :
In Tokyo:
- 2** (economy Tokyo centre) : Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku
- 4/5***** (very comfortable) : Pullman Tokyo Tamachi

In Kyoto :
- 3*** The B Kyoto Sanjo
- 4**** Hotel Monterey Kyoto

À Hakone :
- 3*** Ichinoyu Shinkan
- 4**** Yoshiike Ryokan

Note for hotels:
Single room additional fee is mandatory for any odd number of participants. However, triple rooms, depending on the hotel category, may be available upon request.

In Japan, a densely populated country where everything is smaller, the 2 ** and 3 *** hotels are of good quality but the rooms are often narrow (10 to 18m2 depending on the hotel). For more comfort, do not hesitate to contact us for an upgrade in a 4 **** hotel.

Rooms for 2 people in Western hotels have by default 2 separate single beds ("twin" room). Contact us to get a double bed at no extra cost but no guarantee of availability. Note that double bed rooms are smaller than twins. The nights in ryokan has some specificities. See Hakone-Mount Fuji and Koya-san steps.

Please note that in case of single supplement, it will be applied in all accommodations except in the ryokan in Hakone and the temple
in Koya-san.. Indeed, for traditional accommodation, there are no single rooms but you will find spacious rooms for up to 5 people.


Flights:
* Flight prices by dates (with airport transfers included - by public transport in Osaka and Tokyo) are given for information only on the page "reservation basket". This price includes airport taxes which can be revised if necessary.

The departure dates in Osaka and at the end of the tour in Tokyo concern your stay in Japan. You will need to take the plane the day before from Europe. The return flight, from Tokyo Narita or Tokyo Haneda airport is the same day given the favorable time difference.

Examples of airlines:
- British Airways
- All Nippon Airways
- Finnair
- Korean Air...

Ticketing :
Minimum amount of tickets per stay per person:
- 4 nights in Tokyo: 3 Olympic tickets minimum
- 5 nights in Tokyo: 4 Olympic tickets minimum

To go further:
- Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games
- Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Calendar
- Summer Olympics venues 

Payment Terms:
- deposit + total price of tickets
- an additional 30% on October 30th 2019
- balance on February 29th 2020

Cancellation fees* :
- before 30/10/2019: 30% of the total amount
- until 29/02/2020: 70% of the total amount
- after 01/03/2020: 100% of the total amount

* Any custom request except hotel upgrade: 100% of the total amount


Note: this tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. 


The itinerary detailed below is provided for information only for a 2-night stay in Osaka, 1 night in Koya-san, 3 nights in Kyoto, 1 night in Hakone-Mount Fuji and 5 nights in Tokyo.
 

Detailed Itinerary

OSAKA - KOYA-SAN - KYOTO - HAKONE - TOKYO

Day
1

OSAKA

Arrival at Kansai International Airport KIX (departure from Europe the day before). The plane (with airport transfers) is optional, you can choose it on the "booking basket" page.

Check into your hotel.

OSAKA

Night in your hotel in Osaka.

Day
2

OSAKA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit Osaka and its essentials:
- Dotonbori Street, and the lively districts of Shinsaibashi and Namba
- Den-Den Machi, Osaka Electronic District
- Osaka Castle

OSAKA

Enjoy Dotonbori, the nightlife of Osaka: neon lights reflecting on the canal and the famous Glico sign!
You will love the street food and local specialties like Takoyaki.

Night in your hotel.

Day
3

KOYA-SAN

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure by train and cable car to the sacred mountain of Koya-san (about 2h50 - included with your Koya-san Pass)

Do not leave without discovering:
- The sumptuous Kongobuji temple
- Danjo-Garan, one of the main religious sites of the village
- The mystical necropolis of Okunoin

KOYA-SAN

Live a unique experience with a traditional vegan dinner and a night in a temple with the monks.

In 3 *** temple we sleep on comfortable futons on the tatami. The toilet and the bathroom, onsen, are shared.
In equivalent 4 **** temple, you sleep on futons or on western beds in the middle of a traditional tatami room. The toilets are private but most of the time bathrooms are shared.

Day
4

KOYA-SAN - KYOTO

Traditional japanese breakfast at the temple.

Take the train to Kyoto (about 2h30).

Start by discovering the treasures of the ancient capital:
- The Zen Garden of Ryoan-ji
- Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion)
- The bewitching Philosopher's path

Or let yourself be tempted by a guided tour of the city with one of our English speaking guides (optional, contact us).

KYOTO

Stroll along the small alleys of Ponto-chô by night!

Night in your hotel.

Day
5

KYOTO

Breakfast at the hotel.

Continue to discover the iconic city of Kyoto:
- The famous Fushimi Inari Taisha and its countless torii.
- Sannen-zaka & Ninnen-zaka streets
- Walk in the small shopping streets to Kiyomizu-dera temple overlooking Kyoto.

KYOTO

Experience Gion, Kyoto's most famous geisha district, like you've never seen it before with our guided night walk

Day
6

KYOTO

Breakfast at the hotel.

Several excursions are possible around Kyoto:

- Nara, the first permanent capital of Japan where deer live in complete freedom (1h by train). Visit its iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as Todaiji temple or Kasuga Taisha shrine.

- Off the beaten track for a tour of the tea fields in the countryside near Kyoto (optional, contact us).

- The famous and beautiful Himeji Castle (50 min from Kyoto by shinkansen).

KYOTO

Discover the Kyô-ryôri (culinary specialties of Kyoto) like the marinated vegetables “Tsukemono”.

Day
7

HAKONE

Breakfast at the hotel.

Use your Japan Rail Pass from Kyoto to Odawara / Hakone (2h50) at the foot of Mount Fuji.

The city of Hakone is renowned for its splendid views of Mount Fuji and its relaxing hot springs.

Visit some essentials:
- Gora-koen Park
- Chokoku-no-mori, Japan's first Open Air Museum and its hundreds of sculptures
- The incredible volcanic site of Owakudani *

* The site may be inaccessible due to volcanic activity.

HAKONE

Traditional Japanese dinner (included in your tour) and night in your ryokan.

In Ryokan 3 ***, you sleep on comfortable futons on the tatami. The bathroom, onsen, is shared except if you choose the option "traditional bath in the room" ($135 / person). In a 4-star ryokan, you sleep on futons or on Western beds in a traditional tatami room. The bathrooms are private.

Day
8

HAKONE - TOKYO

Traditional japanese breakfast at the ryokan.

Continue your visit of Hakone:
- Hakone Jinja Shrine
- Lake Ashi-no-ko, its Japanese gate torii and its breathtaking view of Mount Fuji
- Walk along the old Tokaido Highway that connected Tokyo to Kyoto

Take the train from Hakone to Odawara, then the shinkansen to Tokyo (included with your Japan Rail Pass or Hakone Free Pass).

Arrival in Tokyo. Be ready for the Olympic Games!

TOKYO

Night in Tokyo.

Day
9

TOKYO

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free tour of Tokyo and its region between two Olympic events.

Among the possibilities available to you, here our recommendations:
- The hectic neighborhoods of Shinjuku and Shibuya
- Ueno Park and Tokyo National Museum

Or try one of our guided tour of the city with one of our English speaking guides (optional, contact us).

TOKYO

Take the opportunity to discover Japanese gastronomy in the most Michelin-starred capital in the world.

Day
10

TOKYO

Breakfast at the hotel.

Continue to discover the megalopolis during your free time, before or after an Olympic event:
- The Meiji-jingu shrine
- The fashion district and the crazy Takeshita Dori Street in Harajuku
- Stroll and go shopping at Tokyo's "Champs-Elysées": Omotesando

TOKYO

Free evening and night at the hotel.

Discover the charm of Tokyo at night illuminated by all its neon lights:
Why not go to the lively district of Akihabara or the famous Shibuya crossing?

Day
11

TOKYO

Breakfast at the hotel.

A day without any Olympic event? Take the opportunity to discover the surroundings of the capital!

Many day trips are possible from Tokyo:
- The temples and shrines of Nikko, in the heart of the forest (about 2 h).
- The city of Kamakura and its large bronze Buddha (about 1h).

TOKYO

Free evening and night at the hotel.

The countless "Izakaya" (typical Japanese bars) of Tokyo will welcome you for a beer and / or "yakitori" (chicken skewer).

Day
12

TOKYO

Breakfast at the hotel.

Some essential excursions in Tokyo:
- Tokyo Sky Tree, culminating at 634 meters.
At its feet, the famous Sumo Ryogoku Kokugikan arena will host the boxing events during the Olympics!
- The Tokyo Tower, symbol of the city
- Asakusa and Senso-ji temple

TOKYO

For your last dinner in Tokyo, the "Kaitenzushi" (conveyor belt sushi) will please you!

Day
13

TOKYO

Transfer to Narita or Haneda airport by direct door-to-door shuttle bus from your hotel.
Return flight to Europe (transfer and flight not included in the basic tour).

TOKYO

Arrival in Europe the same day for most flights.

Day 1 OSAKA
Day 2 Osaka OSAKA
Day 3 KOYA-SAN
Day 4 KOYA-SAN, KYOTO
Day 5 KYOTO
Day 6 KYOTO
Day 7 HAKONE
Day 8 HAKONE, TOKYO
Day 9 TOKYO
Day 10 Skytree à Tokyo TOKYO
Day 11 TOKYO
Day 12 TOKYO
Day 13 TOKYO
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