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14-Day Japan Combination Package – Tokyo, Nikko, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara & Hiroshima Tour from Tokyo

 

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This combination package combines multiple tours. Enjoy sightseeing around Tokyo, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, Nikko, Kamakura, Hiroshima and other popular sites in Japan including the traditional scenescapes of Takayama and Shirakawago, all led by an English interpreter guide. Even people who are not used to travelling in Japan will have no problem participating worry-free.

Departures 2016:
8 Jan. – 13 Mar. : Sun., Fri.
20 Mar. – 15 Apr., 6 May – 16 Dec. : Sun., Tue., Fri.
(except 12, 19, 26 Feb. 8 Mar., 8, 10 Apr. 15, 22, 24 May, 1, 3, 5, 12, 15, 19, 26 Jul., 31 Jul. – 12 Aug., 16, 23 Aug., 13, 16, 20 Sep., 30 Sep. – 7 Oct., 14, 16 Oct., 1, 29 Nov., 6, 13 Dec.)
2017: TBA
*Please note that when the date of stay at the hotel is a blackout date, the tour will not be operated.
Meals 5 Lunches.
*Vegetarian option available. Please request upon reservation.
Guide Service English speaking guide service included on days 2-4 and 6-12, except while on board bullet train; this service is not provided on days 5 and 13. English assistance service included at point of transfer on day 1, 7, 9 for one way and round trip plan and also day 13 for round trip plan.
Assembly Point Narita Airport
Disbanding Point One Way Trip Plan / Kansai Airport
Round Trip Plan / Narita Airport
Baggage Service One Way Trip Plan
Included for up to one piece of baggage from Hakone to Kyoto on Day 7 and from Kyoto to Kansai Airport. Additional baggage will incur a fee per item. Light compact baggage is recommended for overnight stays in Takayama and Kanazawa on Days 7 and 8.
Round Trip Plan
Included for up to one piece of baggage from Hakone to Kyoto on Day 7 and from Kyoto to Tokyo on Day 13. Additional baggage will incur a fee per item. Light compact baggage is recommended for overnight stays in Takayama and Kanazawa on Days 7 and 8.
Note Minimum participants required: 1 person
Required When Making Reservations Please mention arrival and departure flight information.
Prices from (Per person, Land Only) One Way Trip Plan from NZ$4,174 (per person/twin share)
Round Trip Plan from NZ$4,720 (per person/twin share)
*Price will be subject to departure date, accommodation availability and currency exchange rate fluctuations. Please contact JTB for the current price.

Day 1

Narita Airport – Tokyo
  Narita Airport
JTB staff will meet participants at the airport and assist in boarding a pre-reserved taxi.
[Remarks] Customers can also use Haneda Airport on this plan. If you wish to use Haneda Airport, please inform us when booking.
After arrival at the hotel, enjoy free time in Tokyo

Day 2

Tokyo
07:50 – 08:30 Pick-up Service
Pick-up service from hotels in Tokyo to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.
09:00 – Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
The tour departs Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to begin sightseeing around Tokyo.
  Tokyo Tower (30 min)
Get a spectacular view of Metropolitan Tokyo from the observation deck.
  Imperial Palace Plaza (10 min)
Admire the view of Nijubashi Bridge and the surrounding scenery at this National Garden that was formerly a private garden of the Royal Family.
  Asakusa Kannon & Shopping at Nakamise (45 min)
Of the 33 temples in Eastern Japan dedicated to the Goddess Kannon, this is the only one in the capital (No. 13 on the pilgrimage to all 33 temples). Visit this historic area which includes Nakamise-dori, the street leading to the temple.
  Ueno & Akihabara (drive-by)
Enjoy a pleasant drive through Ueno, where Tokyo’s first coffee shop once stood, to Akihabara which is home to the famous Electric Town.
– 12:30 Tokyo Station (Marunouchi South Exit)
Disembarking only
– 12:50 Drop off at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Participants will be dropped off at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal. There is no shuttle service to hotels after the tour.
002 - Nakamise Shopping Street, Asakusa, Tokyo

Day 3L

Tokyo – Nikko – Tokyo
07:50 – 08:30 Pick-up Service
Pick-up service from hotels in Tokyo to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.
09:00 – Depart from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (160 min)
Depart from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and head to Nikko by bus.
(Metropolitan Expressway, Tohoku Expressway, Nikko Utsunomiya Road).
  Nikko Toshogu Shrine (100 min)
Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its lavish decorations, ornate details, and five structures categorized as National Treasures of Japan, and an additional three categorized as Important Cultural Properties. This 400 year old shrine houses the remains of Edo period’s founder, Ieyasu Tokugawa. Enjoy seeing the traditional beauty of the main hall, as well as the sleeping cat and 3 monkey carvings.
[Remarks] Yomeimon Gate may be obscured due to restoration work.
  Lunch
Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.
[Remarks] If you would like a vegetarian menu, please inform us at the time of reservation.
  Lake Chuzenji (10 min)
Created by an eruption of Mt. Nantai, this lake is a symbol of Nikko.
  Kegon Falls (30 min)
Known as one of Japan’s 3 great waterfalls, Kegon Falls towers an impressive 97 meters and gushes water from Lake Chuzenji.
[Remarks] The charge to take the Kegon Falls elevator is not included in the booking price. Admire the waterfall from the front side for free from the observation deck.
19:00 – 19:30 Drop-off at Shinjuku
Participants will be dropped off near Shinjuku Station West Exit.
*Please head to your next destination on your own from Shinjuku.
19:30 – 20:00 Drop-off at Ginza
Participants will be dropped of at Sukiyabashi Intersection in Ginza.
*Please head to your next destination on your own after the tour.
003 - Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Nikko

Day 4L

Tokyo – Kamakura – Tokyo
07:50 – 08:30 Pick-up Service
Pick-up is available from locations including major hotels in Tokyo.
09:00 – Depart from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (90 min)
Depart from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and head to Kamakura by bus.
  Hase Temple (30 min)(Visiting from Jan. to 9 Mar.)
Visit a 1,200 year old temple reflecting the beauty of the seasons with seasonal flowers, especially hydrangea.
  Kotoku-in Temple and the Great Buddha (30 min)(Visiting from 12 Mar. onwards)
View the 13.35 m (44 ft) tall, 121 ton symbol of Kamakura.
  Lunch (50 min)
A Japanese-style lunch will be served at a hotel facing the ocean.
  Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Komachi-dori (50 min)
One of the preeminent sightseeing spots of Kamakura. The god enshrined here is the protector of the warrior class. The shrine is also known as Kamakura Hachimangu.
Komachi-dori is a famous street lined with long-running shops, restaurants and souvenir vendors.
  Hokoku-ji Temple (30 min)
Featuring a beautiful bamboo grove, Hokoku-ji is an ancient and renowned temple of the Rinzai sect’s Kencho-ji school.
  Matcha Green Tea Experience at Jomyo-ji Temple (30 min)
Jomyo-ji is another old temple of the Rinzai sect’s Kencho-ji school.
Enjoy some of Japan’s famous powdered matcha green tea in the highly refined and tranquil atmosphere of a tearoom constructed over 400 years ago, and enjoy the view of the temple’s Japanese rock garden.
  Yokohama Bay Bridge
(drive-by)
17:00 – 18:00 Drop-off at Ginza
Participants will be dropped of at Sukiyabashi Intersection in Ginza.
*Please head to your next destination on your own after the tour.
17:40 – 18:40 Drop-off at Shinjuku
Participants will be dropped off near Shinjuku Station West Exit.
*Please head to your next destination on your own from Shinjuku.
004 - Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura

Day 5

Tokyo
  Entire day free (Accommodation in Tokyo)
[Remarks] Tamozawa Imperial Villa is closed every Tuesday and on specific dates. When it is closed, the Rinnoji Treasury and Shouyou Garden will be visited instead. If the Rinnoji Treasury and Shouyou Garden are closed, the tour will see the Toshogu Treasury.
005 - Ginza Weekend traffic-free zone, Tokyo

Day 6L

Tokyo – Mt.Fuji – Hakone
07:50 – 08:30 Pick-up Service
Pick-up service from hotels in Tokyo to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
09:00 – Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (150 min)
Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and head to Mt. Fuji by bus.
(Chuo Expressway, or Tomei Expressway).
  Mt. Fuji 5th Station (30 min)
Start the ascent up Mt. Fuji via the Fuji Subaru Line. Climb 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level for breathtaking views from above the clouds.
[Remarks] The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if Mt. Fuji is not fully visible due to weather conditions.
  Lunch
Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.
  Lake Ashi Cruise (15 min)
Go for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi. The crater lake was born from a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago and provides postcard views of Mt. Fuji from various angles.
  Mt. Komagatake Ropeway (50 min)
Spend a total of 50 minutes including a 7-minute ropeway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop.
[Remarks] Hakone Komagatake Ropeway may be omitted due to heavy traffic. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded for such an itinerary alteration.
17:00 – 18:00 Arrive at Hotel in Hakone
006 - Lake Ashi and Mt.Fuji, Hakone

Day 7

Hakone – Takayama
08:00 – 09:30 Depart from Hotel in Hakone
Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus
  From Odawara Station to Nagoya Station (140 min)
Take the Kodama Shinkansen to Nagoya
  From Nagoya Station to Takayama Station (150 min)
The guide will meet participants at Nagoya Station. Board the JR Limited Express train to Takayama
14:00 – 14:30 Takayama Station
  Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall (30 min)
Here floats used in the famous Takayama Festival are on display.
Takayama Festival is famous throughout Japan. Here visitors can see the floats on display and the detailed craftsmanship that goes into making them.
*This destination will be visited on the following day during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.
  Kusakabe Heritage House (20 min)
Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts.
*This destination will be visited on the following day during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.
  Kami-Sannomachi (30 min)
Located in Takayama’s old quarter, this street is lined with Edo period buildings, and provides visitors a glimpse into the past.
*This destination will be visited on the following day during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.
17:30 – 18:30 Arrive at Hida Hotel Plaza
This comfortable hotel features a large communal bath.
007 - Kami-Sannomachi, Takayama

Day 8L

Takayama – Gokayama – Shirakawago – Kanazawa
08:00 – Depart from Hida Hotel Plaza
Sightseeing will be conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Nohi Bus. Note that the bus will be shared with Japanese customers. Also, depending on the number of participants, a charter bus may be used.
*During the Shirakawa-go illumination period, the tour will go directly from Takayama to Kanazawa via expressway bus.
  World Heritage Gokayama Ainokura Village (50 min)
Many of the structures at this traditional thatched roof village were built over 100 years ago, creating an idyllic atmosphere of Japan of days gone by. Enjoy this mountain village that preserves the ways of life of the past.
*This destination will not be visited during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.
  World Heritage Shirakawa-go (120 min)
Savor the taste of home-style cooking that can only be experienced in regions such as this.
After lunch, enjoy a tour and time to walk around the thatched roof village on your own.
*This destination will be visited on the previous day during the Shirakawa-go illumination period.
  From Shirakawa-go to Kanazawa (75 min)
From Shirakawa-go, go to Kanazawa by expressway bus
15:15 – 18:30 Arrive at Kanazawa City hotel
008 - World Heritage Shirakawa-go

Day 9

Kanazawa – Kyoto
08:00 – 08:15 Depart from Kanazawa City hotel
[Remarks] A regular sightseeing bus operated by Hokutetsu Railroad will be used. Also, depending on the number of participants, public transportation may be used.
  Higashi Chaya district (30 min)
Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street here where something from the Edo period still lingers in the air. This area is an Important Traditional Building Preservation District.
  Tentoku-in Temple (40 min)
Karakuri Puppet Show Viewing
  Nagamachi Samurai District *Free time to walk around (30 min)
Feel the atmosphere of the days of the samurai in this area, where the earthen walls, waterways, and stone paths remain as they were when samurai of the Kaga domain resided here.
  Kenroku-en Garden (60 min)
This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens and offers amazing seasonal views all year round.
12:50 – 14:00 Arrival at Kanazawa Station
Eat lunch on your own after arrival at Kanazawa Station
  Kanazawa Station to Kyoto Station (145 min)
Take the JR limited express train to Kyoto
16:30 – 18:00 Arrive at Hotel in Kyoto City
Participants will be taken by taxi from Kyoto Station to their hotels. An English-speaking staff member will guide participants to the taxi, but will not ride along in the taxi.
009 - Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa

Day 10L

Kyoto
08:00 – 08:40 Depart from hotel in Kyoto City
All transportation on the tour will be by bus.
[Remarks] In some cases participants will be picked up by taxi and taken to the bus terminal to transfer to the tour bus.
  Nijo Castle (50 min)
A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace.
[Remarks] Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays (or Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, and December and over the New Year’s holidays. On these days, the tour will visit Ryoan-ji Temple.
  Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
Visit this World Heritage Site, also known as the Golden Pavilion. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.
  Kyoto Imperial Palace (Mondays to Fridays) (40 min)
Entry of international visitors generally require application in advance, but participants of this tour can enter only by going through a brief procedure.
[Remarks] On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead. The same is true of the period before and after the public viewing of Kyoto Imperial Palace in spring and autumn, May 14 – 17 due to the Aoi Festival, year-end New Year’s holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event.
  Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and specific days) (40 min)
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is the substitute for Kyoto Imperial Palace on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. This shrine’s main hall is a designated national treasure and is famous for housing the God of scholarship. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
[Remarks] On Jan. 25, Apr. 25, Jul. 25 and Oct. 25, 2015, and on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25, 2016, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.
  Lunch (Japanese/Western Buffet Style Lunch) (50 min)
  Heian Jingu Shrine (25 min)
Don’t miss the characteristic red architecture of this beautiful shrine built to celebrate the 1100 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto.
  Sanjusangen-do Temple (30 min)
Visit the world’s longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century.
  Kiyomizu-dera Temple (70 min)
The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site of Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.
17:30 – 18:30 Drop-off Service
From Kiyomizu-dera Temple to each hotel
010 - Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto

Day 11

Kyoto – Hiroshima – Kyoto
07:35 – 08:00 Pick-up Service
Pick-up service from hotels to Kyoto Station
  Kyoto Station (125 min)
From Kyoto Station go to Hiroshima Station
(Nozomi or Hikari Shinkansen, reserved seat)
  Arrive at Hiroshima Station
Walk to Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
10:30 – Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
Head to Miyajimaguchi by bus
[Remarks] Transportation between Hiroshima and Miyajima depends on the number of participants, and may be a mini bus, jumbo taxi, taxi, train, etc.
  From Miyajimaguchi go to Miyajima Port (5 min)
Go to Miyajima by ferry
  Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine (Please eat lunch on your own) (120 min)
Itsukushima Shrine is a World Heritage Site. Established in the 6th century it is famous for its beautiful Shinden-zukuri style structure (architecture representative of a nobles’ residence in the Heian period). See the vermillion shrine sitting in a lush environment facing the deep blue sea and enjoy the picturesque beauty.
  From Miyajima Port, head to Miyajimaguchi (5 min)
Go to Miyajimaguchi by ferry
  Miyajimaguchi (30 min)
Go by bus to Peace Memorial Park
  Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum (100 min)
This large-scale park was established in 1949 after the Pacific War ended, and is visited by countless visitors as a symbol of peace. The museum within the park is an Important Cultural Property of Japan, and was built to remind future generations of the terror wrought by atomic bombs.
  Atomic Bomb Dome
The Atomic Bomb Dome is a symbol of the disastrous atomic bombing during WWII, the first atomic bombs used in human history, and has been preserved as it was to promote peace and elimination of atomic weapons around the world.
  From Hiroshima Station to Kyoto Station (125 min)
From Hiroshima Station go to Kyoto Station
(Nozomi or Hikari Shinkansen, reserved seat)
20:20 – 21:00 Arrive at Kyoto Station
Participants will be taken to their hotels by taxi
011 - World Heritage Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, Hiroshima

Day 12

Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto
13:10 – Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
There is no pick-up service available. Please go to the meeting location on your own.
  Sunrise Tours Desk in Avanti / Depart from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
All transportation on this tour is by bus.
  From Kyoto to Nara (70 min)
Head to Nara via the Nara Keinawa Expressway
  Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) (60 min)
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world’s largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.
  Kasuga Taisha Shrine (40 min)
This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
[Remarks] At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour will not enter areas requiring admission.
  Nara Nagomikan (20 min)
The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.
18:30 – 19:30 Drop-off Service
To hotels in Kyoto City
012 - Great Buddha, Todai-ji Temple, Nara

+ One Way Trip Plan +

Day 13

Kyoto
  Entire day free (Accommodation in Kyoto)
013 - Nishiki Shopping Market, Kyoto

Day 14

Kyoto – Kansai Airport
  After hotel checkout, free time until departure
  Go from hotels to Kansai Airport
A shared taxi will take you from the hotel to the airport.
[Remarks] Itami Airport is also available. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking.

+ Round Trip Plan +

Day 13

Kyoto – Tokyo
07:50 – 08:30 Kyoto Station
  Nozomi Shinkansen (140 min)
Go to Tokyo via Nozomi Shinkansen
12:00 – 13:00 Tokyo Station
Shuttle service from Tokyo Station to hotels in Tokyo.
013 - Akihabara, the famous Electric Town, Tokyo

Day 14

Tokyo – Narita Airport
  After hotel checkout, free time until departure.
  Go from hotels to Narita Airport
A taxi will take you from the hotel to the airport.

B : Breakfast  L : Lunch  D : Dinner

 

Remarks

+ One Way Trip Plan +

[Japan Combination Package]
1. This tour is a combination package made up from multiple Sunrise Tours plans.
2. An English-speaking interpreter guide or English-speaking assistant will accompany each tour from the meeting point until the tour end. Please note that in general the interpreter guide/assistant varies for each individual tour.
3. Customers with late-night arrivals or departures at Kansai International Airport may need to wait at the airport for several hours as the shared taxi service will be unavailable.
4. This is a special tour for international visitors. Please understand that residents of Japan cannot make bookings for this tour.
5. Airport pick-up & drop-off is available at Haneda Airport or Itami Airport. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking.
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6. If the minimum number of participants is not met by 20 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.

[Luggage Transport Service]
Large baggage such as suit cases will be transported from hotels in Hakone to hotels in Kyoto by truck on Day 7. (One article of standard size luggage per customer will be transported free of charge. Any additional items will incur a fee of JPY 2,200 per article, which will need to be paid on the day.) Please bring a smaller bag (backpack, etc.) for the stays at Takayama and Kanazawa.

[Nikko Tour (Day 3)]
1. Heavy traffic due to colored leaves is expected every year on Irohazaka Winding Road from Oct. 11 to Nov. 6. Therefore, Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji will not be visited during this period. In such cases, one of the following will be visited instead of Kegon Falls: Taiyuuin Mausoleum at Rinno-ji Temple, Futarasan Shrine, Kirifuri Falls, or Tamozawa Imperial Villa.
2. The alternative plan outlined in Remark #1 above may be used even outside of the designated period due to road conditions or other reasons. No refunds will be issued as a result of location changes.
3. The temperature will be colder than Tokyo. On tours from autumn to spring, please bring a coat and other warm clothing.
4. The tour will walk up and down steps and hilly paths at Nikko Toshogu and Kegon Falls. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
5. As the tour uses a bus for the entire itinerary, arrivals at each site may be delayed due to traffic.
6. An earphone guide will be provided to each participant at Nikko Toshogu. However, this may not apply if there are less than 16 participants.
7. A fee of JPY 10,000 may be incurred if an earphone guide is lost or damaged.
8. Optional meal menus are available for a vegetarian meal, a wheat-free meal, and a soy-bean-free meal.
9. Yomeimon Gate may be obscured due to repair activity.

[Kamakura Tour (Day 4)]
1. Locations indicated on the itinerary may be changed due to traffic, operation hours, or other reasons. However, the tour will not be cancelled or refunded even in such cases. The following are possible substitutes: Hase Temple, Engaku-ji Temple, Kencho-ji Temple, Kamakuragu Treasure Hall, Sankeien Garden, Yokohama Marine Tower, Yamashita Park, or the Yokohama Landmark Tower Sky Garden
2. Itinerary order is subject to change depending on traffic, weather, and operation hours.
3. If there are more than 15 participants, the guide may hand out earphone guides in order to guide everyone more efficiently.
4. Please note that compensation of JPY 10,000 may be required in the case that an earphone guide is broken or lost by a participant.
5. Lunch may be at a different venue, depending on the hotel’s operational circumstances.
6. Tours departing from Jan. 6 to Mar. 9 will not visit Kotokuin Temple and the Great Buddha statue due to construction. During this period the tour will visit Hase Temple instead.

[Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour (Day 6)]
1. GPS-equipped audio guides are available in Chinese and Spanish on the bus. Please make a request when booking if you would like an audio guide. There are a limited number of audio guides available, so it may not be possible to provide one for each participant. Also, no refunds will be issued even if the audio guide is unusable due to weak signal, device issues, Wi-Fi malfunction, etc.
2. Hakone Komagatake Ropeway may be omitted from the itinerary due to heavy traffic. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded in such cases.
3. If the Fuji Subaru Line to Mt. Fuji’s 5th station is blocked due to road surface freezing or accidents, the tour will be taken to the highest elevation point possible. No alternative destinations are planned when the tour reaches beyond the 1st station.
When the tour has to turn back at the 1st station, or when the Fuji Subaru Line is completely blocked, the tour will visit Lake Kawaguchi. Please note that this alternative itinerary may be omitted from the tour depending on traffic conditions.
4. Mt. Fuji’s 5th station is typically 10 to 15 degrees Celsius colder than Tokyo. Please bring a coat and other warm clothing on tours from autumn to spring.
5. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if Mt. Fuji is not fully visible due to weather conditions.
6. If the Lake Ashi Cruise or Komagatake Ropeway are not running due to inclement weather or maintenance, or as a result of road or organization circumstances, they may be omitted and replaced with one or more of the following:
Hakone En Aquarium, Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani, Hakone Pirate Ship, Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Checkpoint, Lake Kawaguchi Cruise, Lake Kawaguchi Ropeway, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, Hakone Shrine, etc., but this will not be used as a reason to cancel the tour, and refunds will not be given for this reason. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded for such itinerary changes.
7. After sightseeing is finished, the bus may make multiple stops at hotels in the Hakone area.
8. Lunch may be a Japanese/Western style buffet in some cases.

[Takayama & Kanazawa Tour
(Day 7-9)]
1. There is no time allotted for lunch on Day 1 of the Takayama & Kanazawa itinerary. Participants will eat lunch on the train/bus, so purchasing something to eat before departure is recommended.
2. If sightseeing facilities at Takayama or Kanazawa are closed, the tour will be taken to alternative destinations.
3. Many sections of this tour are conducted on foot, so please wear shoes and clothing which are comfortable to walk in. Please bring a coat on tours from October to February as it is quite cold.
4. Transportation from Nagoya to Takayama and from Takayama to Kanazawa may be via shared expressway bus or a charter bus.
5. Sightseeing at Shirakawa-go and Gokayama thatched roof villages on Day 2 of the Takayama & Kanazawa itinerary will be conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Nohi Bus. Note that the bus will be shared with Japanese customers. Also, depending on the number of participants, a charter bus may be used.
6. Vegetarian meals are not available for lunch at Shirakawa-go on Day 2 of the Takayama & Kanazawa itinerary.
7. Sightseeing at Kanazawa on Day 3 of the Takayama & Kanazawa itinerary will be conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Hokutetsu Railroad. Note that the bus will be shared with Japanese customers. If Tentokuin Temple is closed, the tour will visit Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum. Also, depending on the number of participants, public transportation may be used.
8. [Important] If the stay in Takayama is on Jan. 16, 23, 24, 30, 31 or Feb. 7 or 14, the tour will visit the limited-time Shirakawa-go illumination. In such cases, the itinerary for Takayama and Shirakawa-go will be changed. On these days, Shirakawa-go will be visited on the 1st night of the Takayama & Kanazawa itinerary. The visit will be via a regular sightseeing bus operated by Nohi Bus. Takayama sightseeing will be in the morning on the 2nd day of the Takayama & Kanazawa itinerary, and Gokayama will not be visited; Takayama Morning Market will be visited instead. Also, in the case that the Shirakawa-go illumination regular sightseeing bus service is suspended, the normal itinerary will be followed. No refunds will be provided in such cases.

[Kyoto & Nara Tour (Day 10)]
1. On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead. The same is true of the period before and after the public viewing of Kyoto Imperial Palace in spring and autumn, May 14 – 17 due to the Aoi Festival, year-end New Year’s holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event.
2. On Jan. 25, Apr. 25, Jul. 25 and Oct. 25, 2015, and on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25, 2016, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.
3. On Tuesdays (or Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, and December and over the year-end New Year’s holidays, Nijo Castle is closed. The tour will visit Ryoan-ji Temple instead.
4. During the Jidai Festival on October 22, Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple. If the Jidai Festival is postponed, we will follow suit with the itinerary change.
5. During the period before Gion Festival (Saki Matsuri, July 14 – 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
6. Please note that before entering the Kyoto Imperial Palace you will be required to fill out a form with your personal information such as your full name, sex, age, and nationality. (The form will be provided on the tour day.)
7. Connection to the Kyoto Maiko Dinner and Kyoto Night Tour is available at Kyoto Hotel Okura.
8. This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine’s Shin-en garden.
9. Bookings for groups of 5 or more, consisting entirely of Japanese participants, may not enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Please inform us at the time of booking if this is the case.

[Nara Tour (Day 12)]
1. At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour will not enter areas requiring admission.
2. During the Gion Festival (Saki Matsuri, July 14 – 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
3. The tour may not visit Nara Nagomikan if it is closed or due to traffic conditions.
4. Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour or Kyoto Maiko Dinner is not possible.

+ Round Trip Plan +

[Japan Combination Package]
1. This tour is a combination package made up from multiple Sunrise Tours plans.
2. An English-speaking interpreter guide or English-speaking assistant will accompany each tour from the meeting point until the tour end. Please note that in general the interpreter guide/assistant varies for each individual tour.
3. Customers with late-night arrivals or departures at Kansai International Airport may need to wait at the airport for several hours as the shared taxi service will be unavailable.
4. This is a special tour for international visitors. Please understand that residents of Japan cannot make bookings for this tour.
5. Airport pick-up & drop-off is available at Haneda Airport or Itami Airport. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking.
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6. If the minimum number of participants is not met by 20 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.

[Luggage Transport Service]
Suitcases and other large pieces of luggage will be sent from hotels in Hakone on Day 7 to the hotel in Kyoto, and then sent to the hotels in Tokyo on Day 13. (One article of standard size luggage per customer will be transported free of charge. Any additional items will incur a fee of JPY 2,200 per article, which will need to be paid on the day.) Please bring a smaller bag (backpack, etc.) for the stays at Takayama and Kanazawa. On the return trip, luggage will be delivered to Tokyo on the same day that it is sent, but the delivery time cannot be guaranteed.

[Nikko Tour (Day 3)]
1. Heavy traffic due to colored leaves is expected every year on Irohazaka Winding Road from Oct. 11 to Nov. 6. Therefore, Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji will not be visited during this period. In such cases, one of the following will be visited instead of Kegon Falls: Taiyuuin Mausoleum at Rinno-ji Temple, Futarasan Shrine, Kirifuri Falls, or Tamozawa Imperial Villa.
2. The alternative plan outlined in Remark #1 above may be used even outside of the designated period due to road conditions or other reasons. No refunds will be issued as a result of location changes.
3. The temperature will be colder than Tokyo. On tours from autumn to spring, please bring a coat and other warm clothing.
4. The tour will walk up and down steps and hilly paths at Nikko Toshogu and Kegon Falls. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
5. As the tour uses a bus for the entire itinerary, arrivals at each site may be delayed due to traffic.
6. An earphone guide will be provided to each participant at Nikko Toshogu. However, this may not apply if there are less than 16 participants.
7. A fee of JPY 10,000 may be incurred if an earphone guide is lost or damaged.
8. Optional meal menus are available for a vegetarian meal, a wheat-free meal, and a soy-bean-free meal.
9. Yomeimon Gate may be obscured due to repair activity.

[Kamakura Tour (Day 4)]
1. Locations indicated on the itinerary may be changed due to traffic, operation hours, or other reasons. However, the tour will not be cancelled or refunded even in such cases. The following are possible substitutes: Hase Temple, Engaku-ji Temple, Kencho-ji Temple, Kamakuragu Treasure Hall, Sankeien Garden, Yokohama Marine Tower, Yamashita Park, or the Yokohama Landmark Tower Sky Garden
2. Itinerary order is subject to change depending on traffic, weather, and operation hours.
3. If there are more than 15 participants, the guide may hand out earphone guides in order to guide everyone more efficiently.
4. Please note that compensation of JPY 10,000 may be required in the case that an earphone guide is broken or lost by a participant.
5. Lunch may be at a different venue, depending on the hotel’s operational circumstances.
6. Tours departing from Jan. 6 to Mar. 9 will not visit Kotokuin Temple and the Great Buddha statue due to construction. During this period the tour will visit Hase Temple instead.

[Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour (Day 6)]
1. GPS-equipped audio guides are available in Chinese and Spanish on the bus. Please make a request when booking if you would like an audio guide. There are a limited number of audio guides available, so it may not be possible to provide one for each participant. Also, no refunds will be issued even if the audio guide is unusable due to weak signal, device issues, Wi-Fi malfunction, etc.
2. Hakone Komagatake Ropeway may be omitted from the itinerary due to heavy traffic. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded in such cases.
3. If the Fuji Subaru Line to Mt. Fuji’s 5th station is blocked due to road surface freezing or accidents, the tour will be taken to the highest elevation point possible. No alternative destinations are planned when the tour reaches beyond the 1st station.
When the tour has to turn back at the 1st station, or when the Fuji Subaru Line is completely blocked, the tour will visit Lake Kawaguchi. Please note that this alternative itinerary may be omitted from the tour depending on traffic conditions.
4. Mt. Fuji’s 5th station is typically 10 to 15 degrees Celsius colder than Tokyo. Please bring a coat and other warm clothing on tours from autumn to spring.
5. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if Mt. Fuji is not fully visible due to weather conditions.
6. If the Lake Ashi Cruise or Komagatake Ropeway are not running due to inclement weather or maintenance, or as a result of road or organization circumstances, they may be omitted and replaced with one or more of the following:
Hakone En Aquarium, Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani, Hakone Pirate Ship, Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Checkpoint, Lake Kawaguchi Cruise, Lake Kawaguchi Ropeway, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, Hakone Shrine, etc., but this will not be used as a reason to cancel the tour, and refunds will not be given for this reason. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded for such itinerary changes.
7. After sightseeing is finished, the bus may make multiple stops at hotels in the Hakone area.
8. Lunch may be a Japanese/Western style buffet in some cases.

[Takayama & Kanazawa Tour
(Day 7-9)]
1. There is no time allotted for lunch on Day 1 of the Takayama & Kanazawa itinerary. Participants will eat lunch on the train/bus, so purchasing something to eat before departure is recommended.
2. If sightseeing facilities at Takayama or Kanazawa are closed, the tour will be taken to alternative destinations.
3. Many sections of this tour are conducted on foot, so please wear shoes and clothing which are comfortable to walk in. Please bring a coat on tours from October to February as it is quite cold.
4. Transportation from Nagoya to Takayama and from Takayama to Kanazawa may be via shared expressway bus or a charter bus.
5. Sightseeing at Shirakawa-go and Gokayama thatched roof villages on Day 2 of the Takayama & Kanazawa itinerary will be conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Nohi Bus. Note that the bus will be shared with Japanese customers. Also, depending on the number of participants, a charter bus may be used.
6. Vegetarian meals are not available for lunch at Shirakawa-go on Day 2 of the Takayama & Kanazawa itinerary.
7. Sightseeing at Kanazawa on Day 3 of the Takayama & Kanazawa itinerary will be conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Hokutetsu Railroad. Note that the bus will be shared with Japanese customers. If Tentokuin Temple is closed, the tour will visit Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum. Also, depending on the number of participants, public transportation may be used.
8. [Important] If the stay in Takayama is on Jan. 16, 23, 24, 30, 31 or Feb. 7 or 14, the tour will visit the limited-time Shirakawa-go illumination. In such cases, the itinerary for Takayama and Shirakawa-go will be changed. On these days, Shirakawa-go will be visited on the 1st night of the Takayama & Kanazawa itinerary. The visit will be via a regular sightseeing bus operated by Nohi Bus. Takayama sightseeing will be in the morning on the 2nd day of the Takayama & Kanazawa itinerary, and Gokayama will not be visited; Takayama Morning Market will be visited instead. Also, in the case that the Shirakawa-go illumination regular sightseeing bus service is suspended, the normal itinerary will be followed. No refunds will be provided in such cases.

[Kyoto & Nara Tour (Day 10)]
1. On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead. The same is true of the period before and after the public viewing of Kyoto Imperial Palace in spring and autumn, May 14 – 17 due to the Aoi Festival, year-end New Year’s holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event.
2. On Jan. 25, Apr. 25, Jul. 25 and Oct. 25, 2015, and on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25, 2016, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.
3. On Tuesdays (or Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, and December and over the year-end New Year’s holidays, Nijo Castle is closed. The tour will visit Ryoan-ji Temple instead.
4. During the Jidai Festival on October 22, Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple. If the Jidai Festival is postponed, we will follow suit with the itinerary change.
5. During the period before Gion Festival (Saki Matsuri, July 14 – 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
6. Please note that before entering the Kyoto Imperial Palace you will be required to fill out a form with your personal information such as your full name, sex, age, and nationality. (The form will be provided on the tour day.)
7. Connection to the Kyoto Maiko Dinner and Kyoto Night Tour is available at Kyoto Hotel Okura.
8. This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine’s Shin-en garden.
9. Bookings for groups of 5 or more, consisting entirely of Japanese participants, may not enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Please inform us at the time of booking if this is the case.

[Nara Tour (Day 12)]
1. At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour will not enter areas requiring admission.
2. During the Gion Festival (Saki Matsuri, July 14 – 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
3. The tour may not visit Nara Nagomikan if it is closed or due to traffic conditions.
4. Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour or Kyoto Maiko Dinner is not possible.

 

 

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