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Wandering Japan 12 Day – Fully Escorted Tour




Beauty of the Old Paths

This tour provides a fresh look at the less travelled yet arguably more fascinating and beautiful sides of Japan. This is an active tour, with plenty of walking and exploration involved, and it highlights the best of each undiscovered locale, at the best time of year. See Mt. Fuji from the lush fields of pink, white and purple flowers. Traverse the Kiso Valley between the quaint old towns of Magome and Tsumago. Journey through the massive Ice Walls in the central Alps of Japan. Soothe yourself in the relaxing hot spring waters of Takayama to end your journey.

Departures 2017: 5 May
2018: TBA
This tour will operate with an experienced local English speaking guide, who will escort and guide you for all aspects of the tour from sightseeing to shopping and dining. Note: This tour involves a decent amount of walking, and will require a reasonable level of fitness.
Tour Inclusions • 11 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
• 3 lunches and 3 dinners
• Sightseeing in all cities with tour guide
• All coach transfers and train tickets
• Return Airport transfers to/from your Tokyo Hotel
• Luggage transfers on 3 separate occasions(Kawaguchi – Nagoya, Nagoya – Takayama, Takayama – Tokyo).
• Tour escort starts from day 2
Prices from (Per person, Land Only) Single: NZ$8,035
Twin: NZ$7,160
Triple: NZ$7,055
• For all other departure date prices and full itinerary, please contact JTB New Zealand. • Minimum 10 persons for the tour to operate, maximum 25
• Daily schedule is subject to change due to weather, transport or any other unforeseen circumstances
• Special airfares in conjunction with this tour are available, please contact JTB New Zealand.
Accommodation Tokyo: Celestine Hotel
Kawaguchiko: Mifujien
Nagoya: Royal Park Hotel The Nagoya
Tateyama: Hotel Tateyama
Takayama: Takayama Ouan
• Hotels are subject to change of the same category.

Day 1

Narita / Haneda Airport – Tokyo
  Upon arrival at Narita/Haneda Airport, clear customs and immigration before boarding the Airport Limousine Bus to your accommodation in Tokyo for 2 nights.

Day 2BL-

  Good morning Tokyo! Full day visiting: Tokyo Sky Tree, the Imperial Palace and Nijubashi Bridge. Experience a Tea Ceremony at Happoen Garden, a Sumida River cruise and finish the day at Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade.
002 - Tokyo Sky Tree

Day 3B--

  Today is a free day to explore all that Tokyo has to offer. Immerse yourself in one of the most unique cities in the world. Enjoy the shopping in Shibuya; grab a crepe in Harajuku or experience a famous Japanese pastime – Karaoke!
003 - Harajuku, Tokyo

Day 4B-D

Tokyo – Kawaguchiko
  Leave the bright lights of Tokyo behind and travel by coach to one of the 5 lakes of Mt Fuji, Lake Kawaguchiko. Today is your day of leisure to take in the magnificent sight of Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko.
004 - Lake Kawaguchiko and Mt.Fuji

Day 5B-D

Tokyo – Kawaguchiko
  Wake up well rested and ready to see the Fuji Shibazakura Festival in full bloom. Take the Kachi Kachi ropeway for incredible views of Lake Kawaguchiko and Mt Fuji. End the day exploring the Aokigahara Forest and Narusawa Ice Caves.
005 - Old Glover Garden, Nagasaki

Day 6B-D

Kawaguchiko – Nagoya
  Say good-bye to Mt Fuji as you make your way to Nagoya today. Visit Nagoya Castle, a castle from Japan’s Edo period when it was one of the largest castles in all of Japan and enjoy a Nagoya original dinner – Misokatsu!
006 - Nagoya Castle, Aichi

Day 7BL-

Kiso Valley Trail
  Today walk a part of the old trail that connected the capitals of feudal Japan, Kyoto and Tokyo. Traverse the picturesque Kiso Valley walk between the towns of Magome and Tsumago.
007 - Tumago, Nagano

Day 8B--

Nagoya – Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route
  Send your larger luggage away to meet you in Takayama today as you traverse the scenic route of the Japanese Alps. Take in the expanse of the Kurobe Dam and admire the views from the Tateyama ropeway.
008 - the Tateyama Ropeway, Toyama

Day 9B--

Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route – Takayama
  Enjoy your final day taking in the extraordinary sights the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route has to offer. See the Ice Wall of Murodo. There are many beautiful scenic walks and hikes in the Murodo and Midagahara areas to experience!
009 - Ice Wall of Murodo, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Toyama

Day 10BL-

  Full day guided tour of Takayama. Explore Takayama’s old town, an area of Takayama frozen in time with houses dating from the Edo period. Enjoy Takayama’s famous Hida beef for lunch before visiting Yatai Kaikan and Sakurayama Nikko Kan Halls.
010 - Takayama, Gifu

Day 11B--

Takayama – Tokyo
  Return to Tokyo by bullet train and enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Day 12B--

Tokyo – Narita / Haneda Airport
  Tour ends after breakfast.

A fair amount of walking is involved on this tour.
• Daily schedule is subject to change due to weather, transport or any other unforeseen circumstances.
• Luggage transfers as per tour itinerary are recommended by JTB as there is limited space on local transport. The Japan hotel luggage transfer service is very reliable; your large luggage will be safe when you send it on to the next city – as stated on this itinerary. Kawaguchi – Nagoya (same day), Nagoya – Takayama and Takayama – Tokyo (pack overnight bag).
• Special airfares in conjunction with this tour are available, please contact JTB New Zealand.


B : Breakfast  L : Lunch  D : Dinner



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