Excursion «Classic Japan with a visit to a thermal spring (sakura without flights 2024)»

Class Big bus
Type Group tour
Language Russian

Day 1 (Sun): Arrival in Tokyo.

Arrival in Tokyo. Meeting by a Japanese driver at the airport.
Group transfer to the hotel by minibus.
Check-in after 16:00 (earlier check-in on request and for an additional fee).

Optional, for an additional fee: Excursion "Evening Tokyo" by public transport 17:00-22:00. Attention: the excursion is not available for tourists arriving later than 13:30!

Day 2 (Mon): Tour "Tokyo Yesterday and Today" (09:00 – 18:30).< br>09:00 Meeting with a Russian-speaking guide in the hotel lobby.
Type of transport: public (if the number of participants is more than 10 people - change to a custom one).
Visit to one of the oldest landscape parks in the city of Koishikawa Korakuen. The park was built at the very beginning of the Edo medieval period by the Mito clan, which was related to the ruling Tokugawa dynasty. Traditional Japanese garden design recreates famous landscapes in miniature using ponds, rocks, trees and artificial hills. The garden is beautiful at any time of the year.  From mid-February to March you can admire plum blossoms here, and by the end of March beautiful sakura blooms.  Also at the gate of the garden there are early-blooming weeping cherry trees of extraordinary beauty.
Next you will have a photo stop at the famous Nijubashi Bridge - an architectural monument of the Meiji era near the park of the imperial palace.
Transfer to the historical district of Asakusa.
13:00 Lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit to the Senso-ji Buddhist Temple. Walk around the Asakusa area. Here you can buy traditional souvenirs and Japanese delicacies on the Nakamise-dori shopping street, and within walking distance on the river bank is Sumida Park, where about 400 sakura trees are planted.
15:00 Participation in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony– The master of the ceremony conducts a demonstration of tea preparation, and then the guests are given the opportunity to try to make real matcha tea themselves.
16:10 Boarding a boat from the pier in Asakusa, transfer to the shopping and entertainment district of Odaiba, located on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay. Photo stop at the Statue of Liberty and the 18-meter Gundam robot.
*Time for issuing passes for tourists from joint tours.
18:30 Return to the hotel.

Day 3 (Tue): Free day in Tokyo
Free time in Tokyo.

Optional, for an additional fee: Excursion « ;Traditions of Tokyo by public transport

Day 4 (Wed): Excursion to the Fuji-Hakone area with a visit to the thermal spring.  Transfer to Osaka.
08:00 meeting with the guide in the hotel lobby. Transfer to the Fuji-Hakone area (2-2.5 hours).
Type of transport: public (if the number of participants is more than 10 people - change to a custom one). The Fuji-Hakone-Izu Nature Park includes Mount Fuji, five lakes at its foot,  the rocky Izu Peninsula and the area of hydrogen sulfide thermal springs in the giant caldera of an extinct volcano – Hakone. In 1936, the park received the status of the best national park in Japan.
10:30 Visit to the outpost museum.
In the 17th century, the Tokaido pedestrian route passed through the Hakone Gorge, connecting the shogunal city of Edo, later Tokyo, with the imperial ancient city of Kyoto . On one section of the ancient road was the Seikisho outpost, which served as the main checkpoint on the Tokaido route. Today there is an outpost museum here, which skillfully recreates the flavor of the Edo era. 
12:00 Lunch at a local restaurant (Japanese cuisine).
13:00 Visit to the onsen natural mineral spring (1.5 hours).
Hot baths inside the ryokan and in the fresh air will allow you to experience the delights of traditional Japanese relaxation.  *Attention, people with tattoos are not allowed to visit the onsen

**If you wish, instead of visiting the onsen, you can ride the cable car (pay on the spot yourself)

15 :10 A walk along Lake Asi on a stylized pirate ship, from which you can enjoy the picturesque landscape.  ***Due to weather conditions, Mount Fuji may not be visible.
Moving to the station. Odawara. On the way, an external inspection of Odawara Castle (if there are no traffic jams)
18:07 Seeing off to the train at the station for participants from joint tours.
Return to the hotel in Tokyo.

Day 5 (Thu): Kyoto City Tour

09:00 Meet your guide in the hotel lobby.  Transfer to Kyoto (1 hour).
Type of transport: chartered
Sightseeing tour of transport in the city of Kyoto, which was the center of Japanese civilization for a thousand years. Here are the most popular attractions of Japan, many of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
A walk in the ancient geisha district – Gion, where you will take a photo in front of traditional machiya houses or cherry blossoms.
Visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, the main pavilion of which stands on high wooden stilts on the hillside. This stunning view, complemented by many cherry blossom trees, is the hallmark of the city. You will visit the historical street of the Higashiyama district with the most Instagrammable view.
13:30 Lunch (buffet).
Visit to the world famous Golden Pavilion – Kinkakuji. In the garden of the pavilion there is a pond called “Mirror Lake”. The reflection of the Golden Pavilion in the waters of the pond creates a delightful spectacle.
Visit to Nijo Castle, famous for the “nightingales” floors that are installed in such a way that it is impossible to step on without creating noise. The sound of creaking floors resembles the singing of birds, which is why it got its name. Various varieties of sakura are planted here, including late ones, which allows you to admire the sakura from the end of March to the end of April. 
17:30 Departure to Osaka. 
18:30 Return to hotels

Day 6 (Fri): Free day in Osaka

Free time in Osaka.
Optional, for extra. fee: Excursion to Nara and Osaka by public transport

Day 7 (Sat): Free day in Osaka, return to Tokyo.

Check out from the hotel before 10:00. Free time in Osaka.
Optional, for extra. fee: Excursion to Himeji by public transport

11:18  Independent transfer (2.5 hours) and check-in to a hotel in Tokyo using vouchers.
!! The guide issues train tickets in advance. If lost, purchased again, pay yourself

Day 8 (Sun): End of the tour.

Check out from the hotel before 10:00. Meeting with the driver in the hotel lobby. Group transfer to the airport.

Cancellation without penalty is possible if the tour is canceled at least 15 days before arrival;

●       if the tour is canceled 15-7 days before arrival – fine 30% of the tour cost;

●       if the tour is canceled 7-2 days in advance – fine 50% of the tour cost;

●       if the tour is canceled 1 day before arrival or on the start day of the tour – penalty 100%.

 

Important

Airfare is not included in the tour price

On some dates, the cost of entrance tickets to the Disney park may vary, please check when booking

Departure days

Departure days depend on your departure city

Info

 Attention:

  • group transfer reservation  guaranteed 15 days before arrival, in case of later booking
    can be replaced with an individual transfer with a surcharge of $80/person one way
  • booking a group transfer is possible for flights  departure and arrival from  8 am to 20:30 pm, for other
    flights an additional payment for an individual transfer is required in the amount of $80/person one way
  •   In case of change of flight details after confirmation of booking, a surcharge for
    re-booking in the amount of 30 USD/person will be charged.
  •  in case of change of flight details less than 15 days before arrival, in addition to the payment for
    re-booking  (30 USD/person), an additional payment for an individual transfer may be required in the amount of
    80 USD/ person
  •  When changing flights, please note that Tokyo has two airports - Haneda and Narita, located
    60-90 minutes from each other.

Attractions

Tokyo

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the largest cities in the world.

The city is located on the island of Honshu and serves as the political, economic and cultural center of Japan.

Tokyo is known for its modern subway, skyscrapers, technological innovation and rich cultural scene.

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and one of the country's most famous symbols. It is located on the main island of Honshu and has an altitude of 3,776 meters. Mount Fuji is an active volcano but is currently dormant. Mount Fuji attracts many tourists and climbers from all over the world, and climbing to its peak is a popular adventure. She also has deep cultural and religious roots in Japanese history and art, and is often depicted in paintings, jewelry, and various expressions of Japanese culture.

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