Excursion «Classic Japan (Winter. 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.
Check-in after 16:00 (early check-in on request and for an additional fee).

 Optional: Excursion "Evening Tokyo" by public transport 17:00-21:00.
The excursion is not available for tourists arriving later than 13:30!

Day 2 (Mon): Excursion “Tokyo Yesterday and Today”( 09:00 - 18:00).

At 09:00, meet 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 registered one ).
Inspection: the historical building of the Tokyo station, the central square of skyscrapers
Marunouchi, the outer imperial garden, the Nijubashi bridge.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Transfer to the historical district of Asakusa. 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.
Participation in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony– the master of the ceremony conducts a
demonstration of
tea preparation, then guests are given the opportunity to try
make
real matcha tea.
Boarding from the pier in Asakusa, transfer to a modern shopping and entertainment
Odaiba district, located on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay.
Walk around Odaiba, photo stop at the Statue of Liberty and the 18-meter Gundam robot.
At 18:00 return to the hotel.

Day 3 (Tue): Free day in Tokyo

Free day in Tokyo.

Optional, for an additional fee: Sightseeing tour “Traditions of Tokyo” by public transport

Day 4 (Wed): Excursion to Odawara and Hakone. Transfer to Osaka.
Check out from the hotel with things.
08:00 Meeting with the guide in the hotel lobby. Transfer to the Fuji-Hakone area. Things to the storage room at
Odawara station (pay on the spot yourself)
Type of transport: public (if the number of participants is more than 10 people - change to a custom one).
Visit to the mini-museum of traditional wooden mosaic boxes of Hakone Yosegi and store at the museum. Absolutely all boxes are made by hand from local wood species, the intricate patterns and
Japanese sophistication of which are known throughout Japan.
12:00 Lunch at a local restaurant (Japanese cuisine).
13:30 Visit to a natural mineral spring onsen . Hot baths inside the ryokan and in
the fresh air will allow you to experience the delights of a traditional Japanese holiday.
*If you wish, instead of visiting the onsen, you can take a ride on the cable car (pay on the spot
yourself)
*Attention to People with tattoos are not allowed to visit the onsen.
**Due to weather conditions, Mount Fuji may not be visible.
15:05 Take a ride on Lake Ashi on a stylized pirate ship, from which you can
enjoy the picturesque landscape.< br>18:07 Seeing off for the train at Odawara station.
Independent transfer to Kyoto by Shinkansen bullet train.
Independent check-in at the hotel in Kyoto.

Day 5 (Thurs): Sightseeing tour of Kyoto

10:00 Meeting with the guide in the hotel lobby.
Type of transport: chartered
Sightseeing tour of the city of Kyoto, which was the center of Japanese civilization throughout
thousands years. Here are the most popular attractions of Japan, many of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, with the main pavilion standing on high wooden stilts on
the hillside. This view, complemented by many maple trees, is the city's calling card and is depicted on postcards, magnets and other souvenirs. A walk along the historical street of the Higashiyama district – iconic views of the ancient capital and the most popular view from Instagram.
13:30 Lunch at a local restaurant (buffet).
Next, a visit to Nijo Castle, famous for the “nightingales”. floors. The floors in the castle are mounted in such a way that it is impossible to step on it without creating noise. The sound of the creaking of the floors
resembles the singing of birds, which is why it got its name.
Visit to the world famous Golden Pavilion – Kinkakuji. In the garden of the pavilion there is a pond
Mirror Lake. The reflection of the Golden Pavilion in the waters of the pond creates a truly delightful
spectacle.
A walk through the ancient geisha district – Gion, famous for its traditional ancient architecture and
many cozy shops with local products.
17:00 Return to the hotel.

Day 6 (Fri): Free day
Free day.
Optional, for an additional fee: Excursion to Osaka and Nara (09:30 - 16:30) by public transport.

Day 7 (Sat): Excursion to Arashiyama. Return to Tokyo.

Check out from the hotel with things. Things in the storage room at the hotel
09:00 Meeting with the guide at the hotel.
Type of transport: public (if the number of participants is more than 10 people - change to a custom one).
During the excursion you will plunge into the atmosphere of old Kyoto in the historical quarter
Arashiyama, popular with the Japanese nobility, who came here to admire the natural
landscapes in the 8th-12th centuries.
You will stroll through the famous Sagano bamboo grove and visit the Tenryuji Temple - one of the
five most famous Zen -Buddhist temples and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Admire the panorama of mountains and river from the Togetsuke Bridge, or the Moon Crossing Bridge
And also visit the Buddhist temple Otagi Nenbutsuji, founded by Empress Shotoku in the mid-8th century. It was repeatedly destroyed during floods, typhoons and military operations. At the entrance to the temple, visitors are greeted by two formidable statues of the defenders of Nio, and on the territory of the temple there are more than 1200 statues of arhats.
~15:00 End of the tour. Check-in at the hotel for things.
16:00 Seeing off for the train at Kyoto station.
Independent transfer to Tokyo using travel cards and check-in at the hotel (check-in at a 2* hotel
from 16:00, in 3* hotels and 4* from 15:00).

Day 8 (Sun): Completion of the tour.

Check out from the hotel before 10:00. Meeting with driver. 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 is guaranteed 15 days before arrival, in case of later booking
    can be replaced with an individual transfer with an additional charge of $80/person one way
  • group transfer booking is possible for departure and arrival flights from 8 am to 20:30 pm, for other
    flights an additional payment for 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.

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