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Wonders of Japan(7 Nights)

Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto

for Family Traveller

Holiday Overview

Togetsukyo Bridge (Photo Courtesy: MSades)
Todai-ji Temple (Photo Courtesy: 663highland)
The pond of the Ninomaru Garden in Nijo Castle
The garden of Tenryu-ji (Photo Courtesy: osakaosaka)
The Fishing Deck in Kinkaku-ji (Photo Courtesy: 663highland)
Sika Deer in Nara Park
Shunko-den in Kyoto Imperial Palace (Photo Courtesy: Abasaa)
Ninomaru Palace in Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji Temple (Photo Courtesy: Jaycangel)
Kasuga-taisha (Photo Courtesy: 663highland)
Inner walls and moat of the Nijo Castle (Photo Courtesy: David Turner)
Bamboo Forest in Sagano (Photo Courtesy: Dariusz Jemielniak)
View of Lake Ashi and Hakone Town
Mount Fuji with a Shinkansen (Photo Courtesy: Swollib)
Mount Fuji (Photo Courtesy: DoctorJoeE)
Lake Ashi
Lake Ashi from Hakone Ropeway
Hakone Komagatake Ropeway
Tokyo Tower
Sensoji Temple (Photo Courtesy: Daderot)
Chowaden Reception Hall in Tokyo Imperial Palace (Photo Courtesy: Don Ramey Logan)

Wonders of Japan offers travellers a comprehensive insight into Japan’s firmly rooted culture and traditions by visiting the country’s sought-after destinations such as Tokyo, Kamakura, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji and Hiroshima.

Route

Tokyo(3) - Hakone(1) - Kyoto(3)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Tokyo.
  • Day-2 Full Day Tokyo City Tour.
  • Day-3 Tokyo Tea Ceremony & Shopping.
  • Day-4 Tokyo – Mt. Fuji- Lake Ashi
  • Day-5 Transfer to Kyoto
  • Day-6 Kyoto – Kimono Wearing Tour.
  • Day-7 Day Kyoto & Nara Tour.
  • Day-8 Kyoto Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Hakone - Mt. Hakone Komagatake Ropeway (15.00 kms), Lake Ashi in Hakone (15.00 kms), Mount Fuji in Hakone (60.00 kms)

Kyoto - Kyoto Imperial Palace (2.00 kms), Gion Corner in Kyoto (2.00 kms), Tea Ceremony and Dinner at Yoshi-ima Ryokan in Kyoto (2.00 kms), Nijo Castle in Kyoto (2.50 kms), Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto (7.00 kms), Nara Park in kyoto (44.00 kms), Todai-ji Temple in Kyoto (44.00 kms), Kasuga-taisha in Kyoto (45.00 kms)

Tokyo - Nakamise Dori Street in Tokyo (5.00 kms), Tokyo Tower (10.00 kms), Tokyo Imperial Palace (11.00 kms), Senso-ji Temple in Tokyo (17.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Tokyo Departure - Kyoto
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Distances
  • Tokyo to Hakone -90 kms (2 hrs)
  • Hakone to Kyoto -375 kms (5 hrs)
Route

Tokyo(3) - Hakone(1) - Kyoto(3)

Detailed Itinerary

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"),[2] 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.

Detailed Sightseeing

Hakone :

  • Mt. Hakone Komagatake Ropeway - Mt. Komagatake Ropeway is a Japanese aerial lift line in Hakone that connects Lake Ashi to Mount Komagatake. While going up the ropeway, one can get a good glimpse of Mt. Fuji, gentle ridge of mountains, Sagami Bay and Odawara.

  • Lake Ashi in Hakone - Lake Ashi is a scenic crater lake in Hakone area of Honshu next to Mount Hakone. Lake Ashi is known for its numerous hot springs, historical sites, ryokan (traditional inns) and views of Mount Fuji. A number of boat cruises and ferries travel across the Lake.

  • Mount Fuji in Hakone - Mount Fuji is Japan's highest mountain and an active stratovolcano on the main island of Honshu. Mount Fuji is listed as a Cultural Site under the World Heritage List, and as per UNESCO which recognizes 25 cultural interest sites states that it has inspired artists, poets and pilgrims over the centuries.

Kyoto :

  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - Kyoto Imperial Palace is the Japanese Emperor's former ruling palace and also their official residence. The Palace is lined with a variety of pretty flowering trees and open fields perfect for picnics and strolls.

  • Gion Corner in Kyoto - Gion Corner is a theatre showcasing Kyoto's seven performing arts by both apprentice Geisha and Geisha. The arts are – kyogen classical comedy, kyomai dance, gagaku music of the imperial court, koto harp, bunraku puppet theater, the tea ceremony, and flower arrangement.

  • Tea Ceremony and Dinner at Yoshi-ima Ryokan in Kyoto - Tea ceremony is one of the traditional Japanese cultural practises that features tea making as an art. The preparation and drinking is associated with history, spirituality and appreciation of handmade tea vessels.

  • Nijo Castle in Kyoto - Nijo Castle is a flatland castle that consists concentric rings of Kuruwa fortifications, Ninomaru Palace, ruins of Honmaru Palace and support buildings and gardens in Kyoto. Nijo Castle is one of the 17th Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto and is also listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

  • Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto - Kinkaku-ji Temple is a Zen Buddhist temple as well as one of the most popular buildings (top two floors are covered in gold leaf) in Kyoto. Kinkaku-ji is designated as a National Special landscape, National Special Historic Site, World Heritage Site and also as one of the 17th Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.

  • Nara Park in kyoto - Nara Park is one of the oldest park at the foothills of Mount Wakakusa in Nara city. The Park is home to over 1200 Sika deer that freely roam here and has been designated as a 'Place of Scenic Beauty' by the MEXT. The Park also features the Nara National Museum and Todai-ji temple (a large wooden building of a 50 feet tall statue of Buddha).

  • Todai-ji Temple in Kyoto - Todai-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple complex in Nara city, which houses the world's largest bronze statue of Buddha and also serves as the Japanese headquarters of Buddhism school. Todai-ji is listed under UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”.

  • Kasuga-taisha in Kyoto - Kasuga Grand Shine is a Shinto shrine in Nara city. The Shrine and the nearby Kasugayama Primeval Forest are both designated under UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”.

Tokyo :

  • Nakamise Dori Street in Tokyo - Nakamise Dori Street is a 250 meters long shopping street that leads up to Japan's oldest temple called as Senso-ji Temple. The Street has around 90 stall shops selling snacks and souvenirs to both locals and tourists. Nakamise Dori is Japan's oldest market since the 17th century and has some shops run by the same family generation.

  • Tokyo Tower - Tokyo Tower is a communication and observation tower as well as Japan's second tallest structure in the country. At the base of this tower is a 4-storey building called FootTown which includes an aquarium gallery, reception hall, restaurant, convenience store, souvenir shop, food / shopping area, Guinness World Records Museum, amusement park, etc.

  • Tokyo Imperial Palace - Tokyo Imperial Palace is a large park structure which primarily holds the private residences of the Imperial Family of Japan, main palace, museums, archive and administrative offices. The present palace grounds used to be the largest fortress in the world, but now very little remains of it today.

  • Senso-ji Temple in Tokyo - Senso-ji Temple is Tokyo's oldest and most visited temple of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy Kannon's golden image. The temple grounds also host the popular festival Sanja Matsuri.

Destination Overview

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.

Access
Prefered Arrival : No ImageTokyo
Prefered Departure : No ImageOsaka (57kms), Hiroshima (361kms), Tokyo (460kms)
Distances
  • Tokyo to Hakone -90 kms (2 hrs)
  • Hakone to Kyoto -375 kms (5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Tokyo to Hakone -90 kms (2 hrs)
  • Hakone to Kyoto -375 kms (5 hrs)

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