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PEAKS OF JAPAN

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PEAKS OF JAPAN Tour

15 days

Discover the Land of the Rising Sun while enjoying Tokyo's Summer Olympics. From Kyoto to Hiroshima by way of the Japanese Alps.

Stays of 5 nights in Tokyo, 1 night in Hakone, 2 nights in Takayama, 1 night in Kanazawa, 2 nights in Hiroshima and 3 nights in Kyoto:
- from Thursday 23rd July to Thursday 6th August 2020
- from Wednesday 5th August to Wednesday 19th August 2020

Stay 4 nights in Tokyo, 1 night in Hakone, 2 nights in Takayama, 1 night in Kanazawa, 2 nights in Hiroshima and 4 nights in Kyoto:
- from Tuesday 28th July to Tuesday 11th August 2020
- from Saturday 1st August to Saturday 15th August 2020

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

Included :

- 13 nights in hotel equivalent 2 ** in Tokyo and 3 *** outside Tokyo (local standards)

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

- All breakfasts

- Prepaid transportation card to recharge

- A 7-day Japan Rail Pass for shinkansen (Japanese bullet train) and train journeys between steps

- 1 Hakone Free Pass for your trip Tokyo - Hakone, then for all transportation in Hakone-Mount Fuji

- 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 ($135 / person - subject to availability)
- Guided activities in Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, Takayama, Kanazawa, Hiroshima, MiyajimaKyoto
- 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

In 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.
Please note that in case of single supplement, it will be applied in all accommodations except in the ryokan in Hakone. Indeed, for traditional accommodation, there are no single rooms but you will find spacious rooms for up to 5 people. The night in ryokan has some specificities. See Hakone-Mount Fuji step.

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.


Flights:
*Flight prices by dates (with airport transfers included - by public transport in Tokyo and shared shuttle hotel-airport in Kyoto) 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 Tokyo and at the end of the tour in Kyoto concern your stay in Japan. You will need to take the plane the day before from Europe. The return flight, via Kansai International Airport (KIX), the nearest airport to Kyoto, is the same day given the favorable time difference.

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


Transport:
It is not necessary to have a Japan Rail Pass which covers the whole duration of your stay (example: 14 nights). Indeed, it is profitable only if it is used to make long trips between the different steps of the stay (including shinkansen) which are very expensive.
In big cities like Tokyo, only about 1/3 of public transport is covered by the Japan Rail Pass and getting around is relatively cheap (Tokyo subway tickets: ~$2, daily Kyoto bus pass: ~$5). Thus, providing you a Japan Rail Pass longer than 7 days (14 or 21) would not be profitable but, on the contrary, would significantly increase the cost of your trip.


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 5-night stay in Tokyo, 1 night in Hakone, 2 nights in Takayama, 1 night in Kanazawa, 2 nights in Hiroshima and 3 nights in Kyoto.
 

Detailed Itinerary

TOKYO - HAKONE - TAKAYAMA - KANAZAWA - HIROSHIMA - MIYAJIMA - KYOTO

Day
1

TOKYO

Arrival at Tokyo Narita Airport or Tokyo Haneda (departure from Europe the day before). The plane (with airport transfers by public transport) is optional, you can choose it on the "booking basket" page.

Check into your hotel.

TOKYO

Night in Tokyo.

Day
2

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
3

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
4

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
5

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
6

HAKONE

Breakfast at the hotel.

Use your Hakone Free Pass to travel to Hakone at the foot of Mount Fuji and enjoy free transportation on site.

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
- Hakone Jinja Shrine
- Lake Ashi-no-ko, its Japanese portico torii with feet in the water and its breathtaking view of Mount Fuji
- 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
7

HAKONE - TAKAYAMA

Traditional Japanese breakfast at your ryokan.

Take the train to Odawara then, with your Japan Rail Pass, take the shinkansen towards Takayama, city in the heart of the Japanese Alps (about 4h).

Check into your hotel.

We recommend you to visit:
- Traditional Kusakabe and Yoshijima houses
- Yatai Kaikan, where are exposed ancient religious floats (matsuri)

TAKAYAMA

Night in your hotel in Takayama.

Day
8

TAKAYAMA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Continue your visit to the "little Kyoto" of the Japanese Alps:
- The picturesque Showa-Kan museum from the 40s to 70s
- The old Sannomachi shopping district
- Fuji Folk Art Museum
- Teramachi Temple District

TAKAYAMA

Night in your hotel in Takayama.

Day
9

KANAZAWA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Direction Kanazawa shinkansen, free with your Japan Rail Pass (about 2h30).

Visit the "pearl of Japan":
- Omicho fish market
- Kazue / Higashi Chaya Machi traditional neighborhoods
- The Museum of Contemporary Art
- Nagamachi Samurai district and the Nomura House, former samurai residence
- The beautiful Kenroku-en garden (considered as one of the most beautiful in Japan)

KANAZAWA

Night in your hotel in Kanazawa.

Day
10

HIROSHIMA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Direct train to Hiroshima from Kanazawa, included with the Japan Rail Pass (about 5h).

Check into your hotel.

Visit of Hiroshima and its region:
- Peace Memorial Park and museum
- Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku)
- Shukkei-en garden
- Hiroshima castle

HIROSHIMA

Discover Hiroshima must-eat food: okonomiyaki!

Night at your hotel in Hiroshima.

Day
11

HIROSHIMA - MIYAJIMA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Go to the must-see island Miyajima by boat (free with your JR pass from Miyajimaguchi):
- Visit of Itsukushima-jinja Shrine and its big traditional japanese gate ootorii *
- Museum of Folklore (Egami House)
- Senjokaku shinto temple and pagoda

Return and evening in Hiroshima.

* The ootorii will be under construction until August 2020

MIYAJIMA

Night in your hotel in Hiroshima.

Day
12

KYOTO

Breakfast at the hotel.

Head to the traditional city of Kyoto by shinkansen, free with your Japan Rail Pass (about 2 hours).

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
13

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
14

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
15

KYOTO

Transfer to Kansai International Airport (KIX) by direct door-to-door shuttle bus from your hotel.
Return flight to Europe (transfer and flight not included in the basic tour).

KYOTO

Arrival in Europe the same day for most flights.

Day 1 TOKYO
Day 2 TOKYO
Day 3 TOKYO
Day 4 TOKYO
Day 5 TOKYO
Day 6 HAKONE
Day 7 Hida Takayama HAKONE, TAKAYAMA
Day 8 TAKAYAMA
Day 9 Kanazawa, Kenrokuen KANAZAWA
Day 10 HIROSHIMA
Day 11 HIROSHIMA, MIYAJIMA
Day 12 KYOTO
Day 13 KYOTO
Day 14 KYOTO
Day 15 KYOTO