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8 days Japan Alps

2016 8 days Japan Alps

Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Hakone, Takayama, Shirakawa-go,

Kanazawa, Kyoto

Twin sharing:  From CAD2700

 

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Tokyo

Meet and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel:Hotel Grand Palace or similar

 

Day 02  Tokyo

Ascend Tokyo Tower for a panoramic view from Japan’s second tallest structure. Tour Imperial Palace Plaza. Walk along a colorful promenade clamoring with traditional food stands and souvenir shops at Nakamise, leading up to Tokyo’s oldest and most significant Buddhist temple-Sensoji Temple, which has a history of over 1,300 years. Drive through Ueno. The tour will disband upon arrival at Akihabara or Tokyo station. Free afternoon.

 

Day 03 Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone  (L)

Coach ride to the Fuji Visitor Center, Learn about the historic eruptions, nature, and culture surrounding Japan’s most iconic mountain, Mt. Fuji. There are many videos and panel displays to interact with and enjoy. Start the ascent up Mt. Fuji via the Fuji Subaru Line. Climb 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level for breathtaking views from above the clouds. At the 5th Station of Mt Fuji. After lunch, go for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi. The crater lake was born from a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago and provides postcard views of Mt. Fuji from various angles. Spend a total of 50 minutes including a 7-minute cableway ride up to the peak of Mt. Komagatake from Hakone-en.  Overnight at Hakone

Hotel: Yumoto Fujiya Hotel or similar

 

Day 04  Hakone – Takayama 

Coach ride to Odawara Station, take a Shinkansen to Nagoya Station, change to Express train to Takayama Station.  Walking tour to Yatai Kaikan Hall, Kusakabe Folk Museum and Kami Sannomachi town.  Overnight at Takayama

Hotel: Hilda Plaza Hotel or similar

 

Day 05  Takayama- Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa

Visit Takayama Morning Market, then walk to Station for a motor coach transfer to Shirakawa-go.  Visit Wada Residence and Shirakawa-go observatory.  then local bus to Kanazawa Station.  Overnight at Kanazawa

Hotel: Nikko Kanazawa or similar

 

Day 06  Kanazawa – Kyoto

Visit Kenrokuen Garden, Kutaniyaki Pottery Kiln, former Samurai Residence.  Then transfer to Kyoto by Express Train.  Overnight at Kyoto

Hotel: Karasuma Hotel or similar

 

Day 07  Kyoto  (L)

Transfer from your hotel to New Miyako Hotel to start a full day tour of Kyoto.  Visit Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto Imperial Palace.  After Japanese lunch, visit Sanjusangendo and Kiyomizudera Temple.  Drop off your hotel and receive information regarding Day 9  departure times.

 

Day 08 Kyoto-Kansai Airport

Free time until transfer to Osaka Kansai  Airport for return flight