Excursion «Japan from East to West (without flight 2023)»

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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): Tour “Traditions of Tokyo”

09:00 meeting with a Russian-speaking guide in the hotel lobby.
Type of transport: public (depending on the number of participants more than 10 people - replacement with a custom one).
During the tour you will see the historical building of the Tokyo station and the Nijubashi bridge - a monument
of Meiji era architecture near the park of the imperial palace.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
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. Depending on the time of year and weather
there are many maple and ginkgo trees to be seen here.
We will then continue our exploration of the Edo period in the Asakusa Historic District. Visit to the oldest
Buddhist temple in Tokyo – Senso-ji.
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. At the end of the tour, you can also buy traditional souvenirs and Japanese delicacies on the Nakamise-dori shopping street or stop by the “restaurant” Kappa-basi street, where they sell
a variety of dishes and the famous “dummies” Japanese dishes.
18:00 return to the hotel.

Day 3 (Tue): Free day in Tokyo

Free day in Tokyo.
 
Optional: Sightseeing tour "Tokyo Yesterday and Today" by public transport

Day 4 (Wed): Excursion to the Fuji-Kawaguchiko area, transfer to Osaka.

Check out from the hotel with things.
08:30 Meeting with the guide. Transfer to the Fuji-Kawaguchiko area (approx. 2-2.5 hours).
Type of transport: registered
First, you will visit the Momiji maple corridor – a popular place for admiring the scarlet
maple trees with a picturesque view of Mount Fuji (for arrivals on 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, for arrivals on 12/3 - cable car
Kati-Kati)
Further on the picturesque shore of the lake you will visit the folk village of Iyashi no Sato. Wooden houses covered with thatched roofs are a real open-air historical museum. In each
house you will be told about traditional folk crafts and crafts of Japan.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Here, having previously changed into an elegant kimono, you will take a walk and take a photo with
Mount Fuji in the background.
*Due to weather conditions, Mount Fuji may not be visible.
~14:30 Transfer to Mishima Station.
~16:00 On the way, stop at the Mishima Skywalk, or Mishima Sky Walk. - the longest
suspension pedestrian bridge in Japan, offering views of Mount Fuji, and a magnificent panorama of
Suruga Bay and the Izu Peninsula.
Welcome to the Shinkansen train at Mishima Station.
17:46-19 :57 Independent transfer to Shin-Osaka Station without a guide.
Independent check-in at a hotel near Shin-Osaka Station.

Day 5 (Thurs): Sightseeing tour of Kyoto
10:00 Meeting with the guide in the hotel lobby.
Type of transport: charter
Sightseeing tour of the city of Kyoto, which was the center of Japanese civilization for
thousands of 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 calling card of the city 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 in Osaka
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Free time in Osaka.

Optional: Excursion to Nara and Osaka 09:30-16:30.

Day 7 (Sat): Excursion to Hiroshima and Miyajima Island


Type of transport: public transport.
08:00 Independent transfer to Hiroshima station from Shin-Osaka station.
~ 09 :30 Meet your guide on the platform.
You will visit the island of Miyajima, where no one has died or been born for hundreds of years. You will be immersed in the unique atmosphere of the island as soon as you step off the ferry that takes you there. Here live deer (sacred animals according to Japanese beliefs), who are not at all afraid of people and therefore
freely roam throughout the island. The official name of Miyajima is Itsukushima, which is also the name of the island's Shinto shrine, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will be able
to admire the pearl of the island, Itsukushima Shrine, which is one of the most
picturesque places in Japan.
Next you will stroll through the Peace Memorial Park in the city of Hiroshima with a giant tomb and
the flame of peace, see the “ Peace Dome", memorial ruins of the 1945 bombing and you will find a thousand
cranes at the monument to Sadako Sasaki.
~17:30 End of the tour at Hiroshima station, see-off for the train to Shin-Osaka.
Independent transfer and independent return to the hotel in Osaka

Day 8 (Sun): End of the tour.

Check out from the hotel with things before 10:00.

Free day.

Independent transfer to Tokyo using travel cards, independent check-in at the hotel according to the
program. (check-in at a 2* hotel from 16:00, at 3* and 4* hotels from 15:00).

Optional: Excursion “Evening Tokyo” by public transport 17:00-21:00.

Day 9 (Mon): Completion 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

Air travel is not included in the tour price

Departure days

Departure days depend on your departure city

Info

Attention:

  • Group transfer reservations are guaranteed 15 days before arrival, in case of a later booking
    can be replaced with an individual transfer with an additional charge of $80/person one way
  • Group transfer booking is possible for flights departing and arriving from 8am to 8:30pm, for
    other flights an additional charge for an individual transfer of $80/person one way is required
  • 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. If it is necessary to move between
    airports, payment for the move will be made at the expense of tourists

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