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Japan Golden Route - 10 days 9 nights Escorted Tour
   Japan Golden Route - 9 days 8 nights Escorted Tour
[GUARANTEED DEPARTURE] Experience the beauty of autumn in Japan!!   
Join our 9 days / 8 nights Autumn 2014 tour to visit Japan's iconic sites and locations in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone, Hiroshima, Osaka and Nara. Here you'll experience the authentic Japan, complete with the Shinkansen Bullet Train rides and visitation to World Heritage Sites such as Mt. Fuji, the Atomic Bomb Memorial Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island. You'll be fascinated by the country's distinctive blend of carefully guarded tradition and cutting-edge modernity with an experience that you won't soon forget.
HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Golden Route of Japan - Perfect for first time visitors to Japan
  • Experience the seasons of Japan (Fall Foliage Season)
  • English speaking escort and guide during the tour
  • Breakfast provided daily, along with 3 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Tokyo, Mt. Fuji / Hakone, Hiroshima / Miyajima, Nara, Osaka and Kyoto
  • Stay in a Japanese-style room located close to Miyajima Island
  •  DATE: October 23 - October 31, 2014
     Reservation Due Date: September 19, 2014

    LAND ONLY PRICE (Airfare NOT included) :
    PERIOD / ROOM TYPE TWIN / DOUBLE TRIPLE SINGLE
    Oct. 23 - Oct. 31, 2014
    US$2,399
    US$2,299
    US$2,999
    - Prices are per person as of 8/6/14, and may vary due to currency fluctuations.
    - "Twin" is a room with two (2) single beds shared by two (2) people.
    - "Double" is a room with one (1) double bed shared by two (2) people.
    - Minimum / Maximum Number of Participants: 25 - 45 persons

     ITINERARY  

    DAY1 (Oct. 23, THU) : TOKYO

    Upon arrival at Haneda or Narita Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel by shared public taxi service. The driver will be waiting in the arrivals area.
    - Please note that you may have a short wait for other passengers to arrive.

    HOTEL: Hotel Metropolitan Edmont (3.5 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY2 (Oct. 24, FRI) : TOKYO

    Tokyo Full-day Tour by chartered bus with an English speaking guide (Tour Pick-up Time: 9:00am at your hotel)

    Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace, Asakusa (Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Street), Omote Sando, Harajuku area
    (Tour disbands at your hotel around 6:00pm)




    HOTEL: Hotel Metropolitan Edmont (3.5 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY3 (Oct. 25, SAT) : TOKYO

    Free at your leisure



    HOTEL: Hotel Metropolitan Edmont (3.5 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY4 (Oct. 26, SUN) : TOKYO - HAKONE - HIROSHIMA

    Mt. Fuji and Hakone Full-day Tour by chartered bus with an English-speaking guide (Tour Pick-up Time: 8:00am at your hotel)
    - Before leaving for Hakone, please leave 1 piece of luggage per person at reception to be delivered to Kyoto. (Bringing only 1 overnight / hand luggage to Hiroshima recommended)

    Owakudani Boiling Valley, Hakone Ropeway Ride, Lake Ashi Short Cruise, Panoramic Views of Mt. Fuji (weather permitting)


    Transfer from Odawara Station to Hiroshima Station by bullet train (Guide will help you board the train) Upon arrival at Hiroshima, you will be met by an English speaking assistant and walk to your hotel. (Arrive at your hotel around 8:30pm)



    HOTEL: Hotel Granvia Hiroshima (4 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY5 (Oct. 27, MON) : HIROSHIMA - MIYAJIMA - HIROSHIMA

    Hiroshima and Miyajima Island Full-day Tour by chartered bus with an English-speaking guide (Tour Pick-up Time: 8:00am at your hotel)

    Atomic Bomb Memorial Dome, Peace Park & Museum -- Ferry -- Miyajima Island (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Walking Street) -- Ferry -- Transfer to Hotel  (Arrive at your hotel around 5:00pm)


    - Relax yourself in a Japanese-style Room and follow it with dinner at your hotel. (Japanese-style dinner at a large banquet hall with Tatami mats)







    HOTEL: Aki Grand Hotel (4 star hotel) OR similar (Japanese-style Room)

    DAY6 (Oct. 28, TUE) : HIROSHIMA - OSAKA - KYOTO

    After check out of your hotel, transfer to Hiroshima Station by motorcoach with your guide. (Assemble in the lobby at 9:00am)

    Transfer to Shin-Osaka Station by bullet train. (Guide will help you board the train)

    Upon arrival at Shin-Osaka Station, you will be met by an English speaking guide.


    Afternoon Osaka Tour by chartered bus with an English speaking guide (Tour Start Time: 12:00pm)
    Umeda central district, Osaka Castle, and Dotonbori Canal area.



    Transfer to Kyoto by motorcoach and check in to your hotel. (Arrive at your hotel around 6:00pm)

    HOTEL: Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto (4 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY7 (Oct. 29, WED) : KYOTO

    Kyoto Full-day Tour by chartered bus with an English speaking guide (Tour Pick-up Time: 9:00am at your hotel)

    Kinkakuji Temple, Kiyomizu Temple, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Handicraft Center, Gion area (This tour disbands at Gion area around 5:00pm. Tour guide will give you directions to your hotel)











    HOTEL: Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto (4 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY8 (Oct. 30, THU) : KYOTO - NARA - KYOTO

    Nara Full-day Tour by chartered bus with an English speaking guide (Tour Pick-up Time: 8:00am at your hotel)

    Todaiji Temple/Nara Deer Park, Kofukuji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine












    HOTEL: Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto (4 star hotel) OR similar

    DAY9 (Oct. 31, FRI) : KYOTO - KANSAI AIRPORT

    After checking out of your hotel, you will be collected at the designated time and transferred to Kansai Airport by motorcoach
    - Please note that you may need to wait for a short time while other passengers are collected.

    The tour disbands upon arrival at Kansai Airport
    - If you plan to extend your trip, we can also help you arrange your travel needs. Please contact us for further assistance.




    ICON DESCRIPTION:    BREAKFAST    LUNCH    DINNER 

     INCLUDED:

    • Three (3) night accommodation at Hotel Metropolitan Edmont OR similar
    • One (1) night accommodation at Hotel Granvia Hiroshima OR similar
    • One (1) night accommodation at Aki Grand Hotel OR similar (Japanese-style Room)
    • Three (3) night accommodation at Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto OR similar
    • Eight (8) breakfasts, Three (3) lunches, and one (1) dinner as specified in the itinerary above
    • English speaking guide and assistance as specified in the itinerary above
    • Tokyo Full-day Tour (Day 2)
    • Mt. Fuji & Hakone Sightseeing Tour (Day 4)
    • Hiroshima & Miyajima Full-day Tour (Day 5)
    • Osaka Afternoon Tour (Day 6)
    • Kyoto Full-day Tour (Day 7)
    • Nara Full-day Tour (Day 8)
    • Transfer service from Narita Airport to your hotel in Tokyo (Day 1)
    • Luggage transfer service from your hotel in Tokyo to Kyoto (Day 4)
    • Shinkansen (Bullet Train) ticket from Odawara station to Hiroshima station (Day 4)
    • Shinkansen (Bullet Train) ticket from Hiroshima station to Shin-Osaka station (Day 6)
    • Transfer service from your hotel in Kyoto to Kansai Airport (Day 9)

     NOT INCLUDED:

    • International air transportation from the U.S. to Japan. (Call us for most competitive air prices)
    • Ground transportation other than those specified above or notified by your agent
    • Accommodation other than those specified above or notified by your agent
    • Meals unless specified above or notified by your agent
    • Insurance (Highly recommended to purchase)
    • Individual expenses

     REMARKS:

    • Please read the terms and conditions carefully.
    • Minimum / Maximum Number of Participants: 30 - 45 persons
    • This tour is a group tour which requires a minimum of 30 participants. If the minimum has not been reached by 1 month prior to the tour date, we will notify you of the tour cancellation. The tour is fully refundable in this case.
    • If you plan to extend your trip, we can also arrange your Hotel, Japan Rail Pass, Japan Air Pass, and Day Tours for all your travel needs.
    • Insurance is not included but highly recommended to purchase.
    • Schedule is subject to change due to traffic, weather or any other unforeseen circumstances.
    • Please note that there is no assurance of viewing the fall foliage as the peak date varies each year depending on weather conditions.
    • Please ask your agent for more information or details.
    • Prices are as of 8/6/14, and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

     
    For more information or further questions, please contact us at :

    TOLL FREE (U.S. WEST COAST): 1-877-385-2726
    TOLL FREE (U.S. EAST COAST): 1-800-275-4447

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