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9 Day Sunrise Combination Tour B – Tokyo, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa & Kyoto

 

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This combination package combines multiple tours. Enjoy sightseeing around Tokyo, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, 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 2017:
01-20 Apr: Sun, Tue, Thu. 4 May – 6 Jul, 29 Aug – 3 Oct, 24 Oct-30 Nov: Tue, Thu. 10-17 Oct: Sun, Tue, Thu. 11 Jul – 22 Aug, 5-19 Dec: Tue (except: 9-11 Apr, 13 Jun, 8 Aug, 14. 28 Sep, 31 Oct, 2 Nov)
2018:TBA
*Please note that when the date of stay at the hotel is a blackout date, the tour will not be operated.
Meals 4 Lunches.
*Vegetarian option available. Please request upon reservation.
Guide Service English-speaking guide service included days 2-8 except while on board bullet train. English assistance included
at point of transfer on days 1, 5 and 7 and also day 8 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 5 and from Kyoto to Kansai Airport. Additional baggage will incur a fee per item. Light compact baggage is recommended for overnight stays in Takayama on Day 5 and Kanazawa on Day 6.
Round Trip Plan
Included for up to one piece of baggage from Hakone to Kyoto on Day 5 and Kyoto to Tokyo on Day 8. Additional baggage will incur a fee per item. Light compact baggage is recommended for overnight stays in Takayama on Day 5 and Kanazawa on Day 6.
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: ADULT $2,870 / CHILD $2,470 / SINGLE(EXTRA CHARGE)$748
Round trip: ADULT $3,420 / CHILD $2,920 / SINGLE(EXTRA CHARGE)$1,123

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 2L

Tokyo – Kamakura – Tokyo
07:50 – 08:30 Pick-up Service
This tour can be joined 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
View from the window
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.
  [Remarks] There is no shuttle service to hotels after the tour. Please head to your next destination on your own after drop-off at Ginza or Shinjuku. The guide can explain how to return to your hotel from either of the drop-off locations.
002 - The Great Buddha, Kotoku-in Temple, Kamakura

Day 3

Tokyo
07:50 – 08:30 Pick-up Service
Gather at designated locations and board bus 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)
Participants who wish may get off the bus at Akihabara. All other participants will get a view of Akihabara from the windows and continue to Tokyo Station by bus.
– 12:50 Tour ends at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Participants will be dropped off at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal. There is no shuttle service to hotels after the tour.
003 - Nakamise Street, Asakusa, Tokyo

Day 4L

Tokyo – Mt. Fuji – Hakone
07:50 – 08:30 Pick-up Service
Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.
09:00 – Depart from 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, 30km southeast of Mt. Fuji. 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
004 - Lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji, Hakone

Day 5

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)
Head to Nagoya via the Kodama Shinkansen.
[Remarks] A JTB representative will take you to your designated train, but will not board the train with you.
  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 (during Shirakawago Illumination period)
  From Takayama to Shirakawago (during Shirakawago Illumination period only)
Board a Nohi Bus regular sightseeing bus to Shirakawa-go
[Shirakawa-go Illumination Period only (16, 23, 24, 30 & 31 Jan. and 7 & 14 Feb.)]
  Shirakawago (during Shirakawago Illumination period only) (140 min)
Walk around freely at Shirakawa-go thatched roof village, a World Heritage site. Enjoy the magical, snow-blanketed illumination that can only be seen here in winter.
– 20:30 Arrive at Hida Hotel Plaza (during Shirakawago Illumination period only)
From Takayama Station, head to Hida Hotel Plaza on foot.
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.
005 - Shirakawa-go thatched roof village, a World Heritage site, Gifu

Day 6L

Takayama – Gokayama – Shirakawa-go – 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.
  Takayama Morning Market (during Shirakawago Illumination period only) (30 min)
Spend some time sightseeing around bustling Takayama Morning Market, where many regional specialties are on sale.
  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
006 - World Heritage Gokayama Ainokura Village, Toyama

Day 7

Kanazawa – Kyoto
08:00 – 08:15 Depart from Kanazawa City hotel
[Remarks] Sightseeing is conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Hokutetsu Railroad. 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.
  Tentokuin 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 assistant will guide participants to the taxi, but will not ride along in the taxi.
007 - Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa

+ One Way Trip Plan +

Day 8L

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.
  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.
  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.
  Lunch (Japanese/Western style buffet 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 hotels
008 - Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto

Day 9

Kyoto – Kansai Airport
  After hotel checkout, free time until departure
  From Hotel to Kansai Airport
The taxi driver for the shared taxi will pick you up at your accommodation and drop you off at the airport.
[Remarks] Itami Airport can also be used. Please tell us at reservation time if you would like to use it.

+ Round Trip Plan +

Day 8L

Kyoto – Tokyo
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.
  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.
  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.
  Lunch (Japanese/Western style buffet 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.
18:00 – 19:00 Kyoto Station
  Nozomi Shinkansen (140 min)
Head to Tokyo via the Nozomi Shinkansen.
21:00 – 22:00 Tokyo Station
Shuttle service from Tokyo Station to hotels in Tokyo.
008 - Nijo Castle, Kyoto

Day 9

Tokyo – Narita Airport
  After hotel checkout, free time until departure.
  From Hotel 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 5. (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.

[Kamakura Tour (Day 2)]
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 4)]
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 5-7)]
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 Tour (Day 8)]
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.

+ 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 to hotels in Kyoto by truck on Day 5, and from hotels in Kyoto to hotels in Tokyo by truck on Day 8 (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.

[Kamakura Tour (Day 2)]
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 4)]
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 5-7)]
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 Tour (Day 8)]
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.

 

 

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