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Classical Japan

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2 044 $

Classical Japan Tour

12 days

Experience an unforgettable stay in Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Kyoto, to explore some of the most magnificent sites in Japan. Guaranteed immersion in Japanese culture!

Included :

  • Flights from Europe
  • 10 nights in a 3-star hotel, with breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • 1 7-day Japan Rail Pass for the Shinkansen and other JR train travel
  • A Pasmo card for travelling in Tokyo

Not included :

  • Optional insurance
  • Any meals not specified
  • Personal expenses

Detailed Itinerary

TOKYO - HIROSHIMA - KYOTO

Day
0

Flight of your choice from Europe to Tokyo (Narita or Haneda airport).

Overnight on plane and arrival the next morning in Tokyo Narita or Haneda.

Day
1

TOKYO

Arrive in Tokyo at Narita or Haneda Airport.
Limousine bus transfer to Tokyo.
Check in to your hotel.

TOKYO

Night at the B Akasaka Mitsuke hotel or equivalent.

Day
2

TOKYO

Visit Tokyo and the surrounding area.

Among the various options open to you, here are a few suggestions:
- The Asakusa district and Senso-ji temple
- The Tokyo Skytree, 634 metres high, and Tokyo Tower, a symbol of the city
- Ueno Park and its many museums
- The party districts of Shibuya and Shinjuku

TOKYO

A free evening.

Day
3

TOKYO

Visit Tokyo and the surrounding area.

Continue exploring the city:
- The gardens of the Imperial Palace
Meiji-jingu shrine
- The fish market in Tsukiji

TOKYO

A free evening.

Day
4

TOKYO

Exchange and activate your Japan Rail Pass.

A few examples of day trips from Tokyo using the pass:
- The temples and shrines of Nikko, in the heart of the forest (approx. 2hrs one way).
- The city of Kamakura and its monumental bronze Buddha statue (approx. 1hr one way).


TOKYO

A free evening.

Day
5

TOKYO - HIROSHIMA

Transfer to Tokyo Station.
The Shinkansen journey to Hiroshima is included in the Japan Rail Pass (approx. 5hrs).
Check in to your hotel.

HIROSHIMA

Night at Dormy Inn Hiroshima or equivalent hotel.

Day
6

HIROSHIMA

Visit Hiroshima and the surrounding area.

Here are a few recommended sites:
- The Peace Memorial Park and its museum
- Ikari-jinja shrine
Sukkei-en garden

A highly recommended day (or half-day) trip from Hiroshima: Miyajima Island
Itsukushima-jinja shrine and its huge gate (ootorii)
- Momijidani Park
- Daishoc-in Temple
- The view over the bay from Mount Misen, Shishi-no-iwa

HIROSHIMA

A free evening.

Day
7

HIROSHIMA - KYOTO

Transfer to Hiroshima Station (not included).
Train journey to Kyoto, included in the Japan Rail Pass (approx. 2hrs one way).
Check in to your hotel.

KYOTO

Night at the B Kyoto Sanjo or equivalent hotel.

Day
8

KYOTO

Visit Kyoto and surrounding area.

Among the many options open to you, here are a few essential sites:
- The zen garden in Ryoanji, a famous dry landscape garden
Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion)
- The Gion district and the beautiful Philosopher's Path
- Kiyomizu-dera, the thousand-year-old temple that overlooks the city

KYOTO

A free evening.

Day
9

KYOTO

Continue your visit of the former capital:
- Nishiki market, where you can find typical ingredients of Kyoto cuisine
- Nijo Castle and its "nightingale floors"
- The bamboo grove of Arashiyama, in western Kyoto

KYOTO

A free evening.

Day
10

KYOTO

A few examples of easy day trips from Kyoto:
- The cities of Osaka and Nara. Train journeys are covered by the Japan Rail Pass (30 to 45 minutes one way).
- Fushimi-Inari Taisha and its famous tunnels of red torii gates. Train journey covered by the Japan Rail Pass (approx. 5 minutes).
- Himeji Castle or "White Heron Castle", which was fully restored in 2015. Train journey covered by the Japan Rail Pass (approx 1hr 30mins one way).

KYOTO

A free evening.

Day
11

KYOTO

Transfer to Kansai International Airport from Kyoto by shuttle bus.

Return flight to Europe.

KYOTO

Day 0
Day 1 TOKYO
Day 2 Asakusa, Tokyo TOKYO
Day 3 Tokyo - Ameyoko-chô TOKYO
Day 4 Kamakura TOKYO
Day 5 Shinkansen TOKYO, HIROSHIMA
Day 6 Miyajima HIROSHIMA
Day 7 Une meiko à Gion, Kyoto HIROSHIMA, KYOTO
Day 8 KYOTO
Day 9 KYOTO
Day 10 KYOTO
Day 11 KYOTO
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