Day-1 Arrival at Tokyo. Arrive in Japan – The Land of Rising Sun. Upon arrival at Narita/Haneda Airport, receive the warm welcome. Transfer to the hotel on seat in coach basis. 15:00 Check in to Hotel. Dinner at your own & Overnight at Hotel in Tokyo.
Tokyo-Tokyo is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo Metropolis was formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo.
Day-2 Full Day Tokyo City Tour. Breakfast at hotel & After breakfast proceed for Full day Tokyo city tour. (07:30 – 08:30) Gather at designated locations to board the bus bound for Hamamatsu Cho Bus Terminal. The tour proceed from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, Visit -Tokyo Tower (Climb to the main observatory 150m (476ft) high for a panoramic view from Japan's second tallest structure), Tea ceremony. Lunch Japanese style (Veg/Non-Veg). After lunch tour proceed to Imperial Palace Plaza, Niju-bashi Bridge, Sumida River Cruise, Asakusa Kannon & Shopping at Nakamise, Ginza (drive-by). Tour drop at Tokyo station Marunouchi South Exist 17:00 – 17:10. 2nd Drop at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal 17:30 – 17:30, Head to Hotel on your own. Overnight Stay in Tokyo.
Day-3 Tokyo Tea Ceremony & Shopping. Breakfast at hotel. After Breakfast, Proceed to enjoy the Tea Ceremony Experience with English speaking guide in Tokyo. 08:50-09:00 head to Tokyo City i on the 1st basement floor of the Kitte building, outside Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exist & 09:30 Enjoy the tea ceremony at Koomon Teahouse for 90 min. 11:00 tour ends. Lunch your own. Day free for shopping & relaxing. Come back to hotel on your own & Overnight at Tokyo.
Japanese Tea Ceremony - The Japanese tea ceremony is called Chanoyu, Sado or simply Ocha in Japanese. It is a choreographic ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, called Matcha, together with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea. Preparing tea in this ceremony means pouring all one's attention into the predefined movements. The whole process is not about drinking tea, but is about aesthetics, preparing a bowl of tea from one's heart. The host of the ceremony always considers the guests with every movement and gesture. Even the placement of the tea utensils is considered from the guests view point (angle), especially the main guests called the Shokyaku.
Day-4 Tokyo – Mt. Fuji- Lake Ashi Breakfast at hotel. After Breakfast check out and proceed for Mt. Fuji & Hakone, 07:30-08:30 Gather at designated hotels in Tokyo. 9:00 Depart from Hamamatsu Cho Bus Terminal & Head to Mt Fuji by Bus. Upon arrival to Mt. Fuji (Subject to Weather Conditions) start with Fuji Visitor Center, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, and Lake Ashi Cruise.(Lunch – Enjoy Japanese Style (Veg/Non-veg). After lunch enjoy Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. Depart Hakone (Depart from Hakone to Odawara by bus and 17:00-19:30 Tour disband at Odawara Station). Upon arrival Check in hotel. Dinner at your Own & Overnight stay at the Hotel in Hakone Ryokan.
Hakone- Hakone is part of Shizouka Prefecture, less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, outdoor activities, natural beauty and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo.
Mt. Fuji 5th Station- Mount Fuji (Fujisan) is with 3776 meters Japan's highest mountain. It is not surprising that the nearly perfectly shaped volcano has been worshipped as a sacred mountain and experienced big popularity among artists and common people.
Lake Ashi Cruise- Lake Ashi or Hakone Lake, is a scenic lake in the Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. It is a crater lake that lies along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mount Hakone, a complex volcano. The lake is known for its views of Mt. Fuji and its numerous hot springs. A number of pleasure boats and ferries traverse the lake, providing scenic views for tourists and passengers.
Mt. Komagatake Ropeway- The Central Alps Komagatake Ropeway, which opened in 1967 as Japan’ s first mountain ropeway line, runs up to the Senjojiki Cirque directly below Mt. Hokendake. Chuo Alps Kanko celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. From the top of Mt. Komagatake (elevation: 2956 m, 9698 f t.), the main peak of the Central Alps, you have access to exquisite views of not only Mt. Fuji but also of the Southern Alps, Mt. Ontake, Mt. Norikura, and the Northern Alps. The area is also famous for being home to a treasure trove of different rare alpine flowers and other alpine plants. Take a ride on the Central Alps Komagatake Ropeway and enjoy experiencing one of the greatest expanses of natural scenery in Japan.
Onsen at hotel
An onsen (温泉?) is a Japanese hot spring and the bathing facilities and inns frequently situated around them. As a volcanically active country, Japan has thousands of onsens scattered throughout all of its major islands. Onsens were traditionally used as public bathing places and today play a central role in Japanese domestic tourism.
Day-5 Transfer to Kyoto Breakfast at hotel. 09:00 Check out & come to Odawara station by own, proceed to Kyoto by bullet train(2:15hrs journey). 15:00 check in to hotel Kyoto. Evening Proceed for Kyoto Night Tour. 17:00 – 17:30 Depart from hotel & Visit Gion Corner, Gion Historical Preservation District, Tea Ceremony and Dinner at Yoshi-ima Ryokan (70 min), this tour disband at listed hotels in kyoto & overnight stay at Kyoto.
Kyoto-Formerly known as Meaco, is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. One historical nickname for the city is the City of Ten Thousand Shrines.
Gion Corner-Gion Corner is a place where you can take in seven kinds of performing arts, most notably kyo-mai dance performed by maiko dancers. Here you can see Japan's traditional performing arts in 'digest' form all on one stage. Located in Yasaka Hall next to the Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theatre, the spot has a very international flavor, as it is popular with Japanese and foreign tourists.
Gion Historical Preservation District
Take a stroll around the Gion Historical Preservation District while heading to the Yoshi-ima Ryokan from Gion Corner. Enjoy exploring the narrow streets with many old ochayas (Japanese-style teahouse providing meals and performances of maiko girls and geiko women).
Yoshi Ima Inn - "Yoshi-Ima" is one of the traditional Japanese style Inn (government registered international tourist hotels) located in a very central part of the city of Kyoto. This place has a history started from 1747 and now exists as a Japanese style inn. It is a fine artistic wooden structure and facing the historical preserved district in “Gion” area where many of them were high-ranked teahouses in former days.
Day-6 Kyoto – Kimono Wearing Tour. Breakfast at hotel. 10:00 Head to Saganokan Shijo Main Store. Upon arrival select Kimono & get dressed for 30min, Commemorative Photo Shoot (30min), 11:30 Sightseeing in Kimono & back to Saganokan Shijo Store at 17:00. Return to hotel by own & Overnight at Kyoto.
Kimono - The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment. The word "kimono", which actually means a "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing"), has come to denote these full-length robes. The kimono is always used in important festival or formal moments, it is the representative of polite and a very formal clothing.
Day-7 Day Kyoto & Nara Tour. Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast leave for full day excursion to Kyoto & Nara. 08:15 Depart from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit by bus. Visit Kinkaku-Ji Temple, Nijo Castle, Enjoy – Japanese Style (Veg/Non-Veg). After lunch proceed for Nara by bus, Visit – Todaiji temple, Nara deer Park, Kasuga Taisha Shrine & Nara Nagomikan. 18:30 – 19:30 Return to Kyoto station, head to hotel on your own. Dinner at your own. Overnight at Hotel in Kyoto.
Nijo Castle- A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Kinkaku-ji Temple - World Heritage Site, also known as the Golden Pavilion. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful lake.
Kyoto Imperial Palace- Rich in tradition, Kyoto Imperial Palace preserves the look and ambiance of the Palace as it had been in the time of Japan's ancient imperial dynasties. The current Palace was rebuilt in 1855 and comprises several structures--including the Shisinden, the Seiryoden, the Kogosyo, the Ogakumonjyo, and the Otsunegoten--that reflect the architectural styles of various periods.
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine- This shrine's main hall is a designated national treasure and is famous for housing the God of scholarship. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple- This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.
Kasuga Taisha Shrine- This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
Nara Nagomikan- The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.
Day-8 Kyoto Departure After Breakfast at hotel, 10:00 Check out & board SIC transfer to Kansai (KIX) airport for International Flight. Bring Sweet Memories Home.
Tokyo - Tokyo is Japan’s capital, official metropolitan city and also the seat of the Emperor of Japan and of the Japanese Government. Tokyo is a diverse city completely immersed into education, modern culture, business and government.
Hakone - Hakone is a mountainous city in Japan within the borders of the volcanically active Fuji-Hakone-Izu National park near Lake Ashi. Hakone is popular for its nearby view of Mount Fuji, hot springs, spas and art museums.
Kyoto - Kyoto is a city in central part of Honshu Island in Japan that once used to be the Imperial Capital of the country. Kyoto is a historical city that dates back to the early Paleothic period as well has its Historic Monuments have been listed under UNESCO.