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TWO SIDES OF JAPAN - TOKYO & KYOTO

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TWO SIDES OF JAPAN - TOKYO & KYOTO Tour

9 days

After Tokyo during the Olympics, discover the iconic and traditional capital of Japan: Kyoto.

Stays of 5 nights in Tokyo and 3 nights in Kyoto:
- from Thursday 23rd July to Friday 31st 2020
- from Wednesday 5th August to Thursday 13th August 2020

Stays of 4 nights in Tokyo and 4 nights in Kyoto:
- from Tuesday 28th July to Wednesday 5th August 2020
- from Saturday 1st August to Sunday 9th August 2020

Departure dates in Tokyo and return dates in Kyoto concern your stay in Japan. You will need to take the plane the day before from Europe.

Included :

- 8 nights in hotel equivalent 2** in Tokyo and 3 *** in Kyoto (local standards)

- All breakfasts

- Prepaid public transport card 

- 1 Shinkansen ticket (Japanese bullet train) Tokyo-Kyoto in standard class

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

- An information meeting before departure

- 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”


Personalisation:

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
- Guided activities in Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, Kyoto
- Other activities (Disneyland, Hello Kitty theme park, robot restaurant, tea ceremony, sake tasting...)
- 1 Pocket wifi (unlimited internet access) for the duration of the stay


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

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.


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...


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

Detailed Itinerary

TOKYO - KYOTO

Day
1

TOKYO

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

You can also enjoy pre-extensions stays in Japan with our tours: "Classics of Japan" or "Japan in Immersion".

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).
- The beautiful scenery of Hakone, Lake Ashi and its view of Mount Fuji, the volcanic site of Owakudani (about 1h30 one way).

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

KYOTO

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure by direct shinkansen (Japanese bullet train - included) 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!

Night in your hotel.


Day
7

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
8

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
9

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 KYOTO
Day 7 KYOTO
Day 8 KYOTO
Day 9 KYOTO
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