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Autumn Leaves Complete Tour 11 days

Please enjoy marvelous contrast between traditional Japanese architecture and autumn leaves !

Shirakawago

This tour gives you a sampling of all that Japan has to offer, from unique locales to "must see" tourist attractions in Tokyo , Kyoto, Hiroshima and Koyasan.
Main attraction of this tour is visiting 8 World Heritage sites of UNESCO.

Itinerary & Price Details

Attraction of this tour

  • Visiting 8 World Heritage sites of UNESCO.
  •     Mt.Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, Iwami Silver Mine, Hiroshima, Istukushima Shrine, Koyasan
  • 7 nights Western style and 2 nights Japanese style and 1 night at Shukubo accommodation.
  • Stay in Shukubo ( Lodging in Temple) with Shojin ryori ( special vegetarian food ).
  • Visit top attractions in Japan including Asakusa, Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji, and more!
  • Start Date (Day 1 of the Itinerary):2017/11/26
    Nights: 11 days 10 nights
    Price: USD 3,500
    Single room supplement: USD 750

    PLEASE NOTE

    All prices are per person, based on double or triple occupancy.
    International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

    TOUR COST INCLUDES

    7 nights Western style and 2 nights Japanese style and 1 night at Shukubo (guest house of temple in Koyasan) accommodation
    Meet and greet upon arrival at Narita Airport
    Airport transfers on arrival and departure
    Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
    Comprehensive escorted with TC tour professional English speaking tour guide
    Meals described as in the itinerary
    Admission fees and activities
    Entry fees to sites, gardens, and museums listed in the itinerary

    TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

    International Airfares
    Meals that are not included in the itinerary
    Travel Insurance
    Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
    Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
    Gratuities

    ADDITION INFORMATION

    Transport : Travel by air conditioned, private coach, baggage handling free
    Arrival/Departure Airports : For arrivals at Haneda Airport ( HND)Narita Airport (NRT), this tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka, with departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX)
    Meal Requests : Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged
    Meet and Greet : Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY available on the first day of the tour after 10 AM. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, please arrange your own hotel transfer
    Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice

    CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 46 days or more prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
  • 45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour fee
  • 30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour fee
  • 14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour fee
  • 7 - 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour fee
  • Less than 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour fee
  • ※The cancellation fee is based on the date (Japan Standard Time).

    MAP

    Map

    ※View from a coach


    TOKYO

    Tsukiji Fish Market Imperial Palace Akihabara

    Tsukiji Fish Market (Outer Market)

    Imperial Palace

    Asakusa


    Tokyo Skytree Akihabara

    Tokyo Skytree

    Akihabara


    MT.FUJI AREA / HAKONE

    Tokyo Skytree Lake Ashi Lake Ashi

    Lake Kawaguchi

    Oshino Hakkai

    Lake Ashi


    KYOTO

    Gion Kiyomizudera Nijojo

    Gion (District where Geisha and Maiko work)

    Kiyomizu Temple

    Nijo Castle


    Nishijin Kinkakuji Gekkeikan Sake Brewery

    Kimono Show (Nishijin)

    Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)

    Gekkeikan Sake Brewery


    NARA

    Todaiji Todaiji

    Todaiji Temple

    Deer Park


    HIMEJI

    Himeji castle

    Himeji Castle


    MATSUE AREA / IZUMO

    Mt Daisen Adachi Museum Izumo Taisha

    Mt. Daisen※

    Adachi Museum

    Izumo Taisha Shinto Shrine


    IWAMI

    Iwami Ginzan

    Iwami Ginzan (silver mine)


    HIROSHIMA

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park A-Bomb Dome Itsukushima Jinja

    Peace Memorial Park & Museum

    A-bomb Dome

    Itsukushima Shinto Shrine


    TAKAMATSU

    Ritsurin Park

    Ritsurin Park


    KOYASAN

    Kompon Daido Okunoin koyasan

    Konpon Daido

    Approach to Okunoin

    Morning Mass


    OSAKA

    Osaka Castle

    Osaka Castle

    Day1

    NARITA-TOKYO    Nov. 26 ,2017 (Sun)
    Welcome to Tokyo! You will be greeted by an English-speaking assistant at the airport. The assistant will get you in the bus to your hotel.


    【About accomodation】
    Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba (WiFi=○) or similar
    DAIBA station on the Yurikamome line is facing the hotel entrance. It is 15 minutes from Shimbashi station linked with JR lines.There are DiverCity Tokyo Plaza(shopping mall) or Amusement park(Palette-Town) around the Hotel.

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=×, L(lunch)=×, D(dinner)=×

    Day2
    Tokyo, skytree

    TOKYO   Nov. 27 ,2017 (Mon)
    We start the day having breakfast in a restaurant at Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, which is known to be the biggest fish market in the world. The Tsukiji Outer Market, known as the Jogai Shijo, is Japan's "Food Town," where one can encounter all of Japan's traditional foods. A mixture of wholesale and retail shops along with numerous restaurants line the streets, and new culinary trends are born here. Take a walk around and experience the taste of Japan first hand.

    We head out to the Imperial palace. The Imperial palaceis the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains buildings including the main palace, the private residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and administrative offices. It is built on the site of the old Edo Castle and the beautiful cherry flower in spring.

    We will visit Tokyo Skytree, a broadcasting and observation tower with the height of 634 meters (2,080ft). The view of the metropolitan Tokyo area from there will be spectacular. If the sky is clear, the Mt. Fuji can be seen in the distance.

    Then we proceed to Asakusa Sensoji Temple, the Five Storied Pagoda and the traditional Nakamise shopping arcade.
    Then drive to Akihabara area and enjoy Japanese pop culture zone, the electronic district and the mecca for the anime (Japanese cartoon characters).

    Sensouji Temple

    【About accomodation】
    Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba (WiFi=○) or similar
    DAIBA station on the Yurikamome line is facing the hotel entrance. It is 15 minutes from Shimbashi station linked with JR lines.There are DiverCity Tokyo Plaza(shopping mall) or Amusement park(Palette-Town) around the Hotel.

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)= ○, L(lunch)= ○, D(dinner)=×

    Day3
    Lake Ashi

    TOKYO - Mt.FUJI - HAKONE - HAMAMATSU   Nov. 28 ,2017 (Tue)
    This is the day when we will see the highest peak in Japan, Mt.Fuji which has just become No.17 World Heritage Site in Japan. It is has been appreciated by many Japanese for ages because of its perfect conical shape. Please enjoy magnificent view from the lakeside of Lake Kawaguchi.

    Our journey will continue to Hakone, the weekend getaway from the Tokyo metropolitan area, a nature-rich resort with the beautiful Lake Ashi where we take a cruise.Also, we will take a ropeway to see the splendid scenery from an observatory deck, Mt.Fuji, Gulf of Sagami and Lake Ashi...

    We then head out to Hamamatsu for the night and have Japanese style dinner at the hotel.



    Mt Fuji view from Kawaguchiko 【About accomodation 】
    Hamanako Royal Hotel (WiFi=○) or similar
    It has large onsen (hot spring). Please enjoy taking bath.

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)= ○, L(lunch)= ○, D(dinner)= ○
    Day4
    Kiyomizu

    HAMAMATSU - MIKAWAANJO - KYOTO   Nov. 29 ,2017 (Wed)
    We start the day bullet train ride experience to Mikawaanjo, and continue driving to Kyoto, the heart of Japanese tradition.

    After the bus ride, you will feel that you have time slipped into the world one thousand year ago, when visiting Kiyomizu temple and Golden Pavilion.
    Kiyomizu temple is known as there is not a single nail used in the entire structure.
    Golden Pavilion, beautifully constructed shrine is well balance with nature maintaining a Japanese and Zen Garden with a Bamboo Forest.

    Next, we visit at Nishijin Textile Center, ladies wearing kimonos show you beautiful seasonal design and patterns of kimonos and sashes.
    In the evening you will be taken to Gion “Geisha district” Those who have seen “Memoirs of Geisha” will be fascinated by its shooting spots. We stay in Kyoto for the night.


    *We just want to send out an announcement regarding the Kiyomizu-dera which you will be visiting while you are in Kyoto.
    The temple is scheduled to go under renovation for it's roof starting in 2016. The renovations itself require to cover the temple, of which work has already begun. The renovations are scheduled to be completed in March 2020.
    Please be aware that when visiting the temple, it will take some time to get there as demand to see the temple before it is covered will be extremely high. We ask that you understand that the temple will already be partially covered, therefore it may not look like what you expected.


    Takayama 【About accomodation 】

    Kyoto Tokyu Hotel (WiFi=○) or similar
    It is located right next to Nishi Honganji (temple, World Heritage).
    It is good idea to take walk to Nishi Honganji to see peace morning atmosphere (no entrance fee).
    Also, they have shuttle bus service to Kyoto station. Please enjoy having dinner aroud there.

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)= ○, L(lunch)= ○, D(dinner)= ×

    Day5
    Fushimi Inari

    KYOTO - NARA - OSAKA   Nov. 30 ,2017 (Thu)
    Before leaving Kyoto, we can’t miss one place to visit…“Fushimi Inari Taisha”. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, Senbon Torii ("thousands of torii gates"), which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings.

    If you like drinking sake, you would love to visit our next stop…the sake brewery! The guide gives you a little tour inside the brewery followed by tasting.

    Visiting the ancient capital of Japan is a must in your tour. You will be greeted with cute deer vowing to you around Todaiji temple at Nara. You will feel sacred when looking up the huge Buddha statue made in 8th century. Just outside the temple is the Nara Deer Park, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam around freely.
    We head out to Osaka.
    Before we check in our hotel, let's take short walk at Dotonbori in Osaka. (food and shopping district popular among Osaka residence).




    Deer Park 【About accomodation 】
    Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka(WiFi=○) or similar
    It is located in central Osaka and there are various kinds of restaurants due to the city is called "City of Food".

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)= ○, L(lunch)= ○, D(dinner)= ×
    Day6
    Japan New Year Tour 2015

    OSAKA - HIMEJI - MATSUE   Dec. 01 ,2017 (Fri)
    Leaving Osaka, we go to Himeji Castle that was built in early 17th century. It is called as "Egret castle" due to its beautiful white walls and roof. It is designated as World Heritage of UNESCO.
    Then, we will drive to the prestigious Adachi Museum that is famous for beautiful art works and Japanese garden. The Japanese garden of the Adachi Museum is a beautiful garden as it is called the best garden in Japan with an American Japanese garden specialized magazine for 13 consecutive years.
    The Adachi Museum is an art museum established based on the artworks which Zenko Adachi collected. There are many collection of Taikan Yokoyama representing a modern Japanese painting. Then, we proceed to Matue.



    Adachi Museum 【About accomodation 】
    Matsue Tokyu Hotel or similar

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)= ○, L(lunch)= ○, D(dinner)= ○
    Day7
    Izumo taisya

    IZUMO - IWAMI - HIROSHIMA   Dec. 02 ,2017 (Sat)
    Today's excursion starts from Izumo Taisha (shrine) in Izumo. Its origine is unknown, however, it has such a long time history since ancient time. Because it is said that the shrine enshrines god of marriage , so many people visit this shrine to pray for their marriage.
    The stories about the god are described in ancient document called "Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters)". You may fell atmosphere of ancient myth of Japan.

    From Izumo, we will drive to Iwami Ginzan (silver mine) which is designated as World Heritage site of UNESCO. The mine produced almost 1/3 of silver in the world between 16th and the mid 19th century. We visit Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center, where exhibit the history of Iwami Ginzan and its mining technology, exerted significant worldwide influence.
    Then, we will drive to Hiroshima.

    Iwami Ginzan 【About accomodation 】
    Hiroshima Grand Prince Hotel (WiFi=○) or similar
    This hotel is located in the Ujina island where is the south of the Hiroshima station.
    Also, they have shuttle bus service to Hiroshima station.

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)= ○, L(lunch)= ○, D(dinner)= ×
    Day8
    Itsukushima Jinja

    HIROSHIMA-TAKAMATSU    Dec.03, 2017 (Sun)
    Japan is the only country which has suffered A-bomb disaster. The first A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima at 8:15 on August 6, 1945. It would be precious experience to visit Peace Memorial Park and Museum as well as A-bomb Dome that is designated as World Heritage of UNESCO. Although you don’t see the aftermath of the disaster in Hiroshima today, the museum tells you all about what happened.

    Near Hiroshima city there is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shinto shrine. We take a boat off the main island to a small sacred island, on whose beach stands the vermillion color Torii gate. The gate and main hall of the shrine look floating in the water when the tide is high.

    We will go on to Shikoku island crossing on a series of huge suspension bridges spanning Shikoku and Honshu islands. The view from the bridges made with latest Japanese technology will be unforgettable. The climate of this area of Japan is similar to that of Mediterranean Sea, which is suitable for growing fruits like grapes and oranges.


    Prace memorial park

    【About accomodation】
    JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu or similar one

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=○

    Day9
    Ritsurin Park

    TAKAMATSU-TOKUSHIMA-KOYASAN    Dec.04, 2017 (Mon)
    We will start excursion from Ritsurin Koen (park), one of the best Japanese garden in Takamatsu. It takes your breath away with picturesque scene of ponds, small bridges and tea house.








    Koyasan

    Leaving Shikoku with a 2 hour boat ride to Honshu island again, the tour continues to the sacred training spot of Buddhist monks at Koyasan mountains. 117 temples are located 1,000m (about 3,000ft) above sea level and Koyasan is designated as World Heirtage site of UNESCO.
    The legendary monk Kobodaishi is one of the most historical religious figures. The mausoleum of Kobodaishi, Okunoin and lined up tall cedar trees approach to the mausoleum makes the area sacred atmosphere.





    Shojinryori

    【About accomodation】
    Shukubo (Guest house managed by temple)
    Please enjoy experiencing Shojin Ryori (vegetarian meal made by Buddhist monks).

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=○

    Day9
    Morning Mass

    KOYASAN-OSAKA    Dec.05, 2017 (Tue)
    In the morning, Shukubo have devoted thereselves to pray for the repose of ancestor's souls for more than a thousand year. Some of shukubo show this ceremony daily.
    Before leaving Mt.Koya, we can’t miss Danjo garan. Konpon Daito(Great Pagoda) is planned by Kobo Daishi,as a center of his monastic camplex.Canstruction began in 816,and was nearly completed some seventy years later.The design is a three-dimensional expression of the mandalas of Shingon Buddhism.Images of the eight patriaechs of Shingon Buddhism are also painted in the corners of the structure.
    We proceed to Kongobuji. Kongobuji is the administrative head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism.

    Then we head out to Osaka. Osaka was the commercial center in the samurai period, developed around invincible Osaka Castle.
    The top of this 7 story building commands great views of the city of Osaka, the castle being surrounded by the walls of huge stones and moats.




    Shraton Osaka

    【About accomodation】
    Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka (WiFi=○) or similar
    It is located in central Osaka and there are various kinds of restaurants due to the city is called "City of Food".

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=×

    Day11
    Takayama Festival Day6

    OSAKA-KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT    Dec.06, 2017 (Wed)
    Time to get back home with unforgettable memory and lots of souvenir. Leaveing for Kansai International Airport by Hotel shattle.Return by air.

     

    Tokyo city tour:1-13-10, Sanshin Building 2A, Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan