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9-Day Japan Combination Package Tour D – Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kurashiki, Mt.Fuji & Tokyo Tour from Kyoto

 

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This combination package combines multiple tours. Enjoy sightseeing around highlights of Hiroshima, Kurashiki, Mt. Fuji, and Tokyo, departing from Kyoto, 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: 9 Jan. – 12 Mar., 7 May – 29 Sep. : Thu., Sat.
17 Mar. – 14 Apr., 13 Oct. – 15 Dec. : Thu.
(except 20 Feb., 7-16 Jul., 4-13 Aug.)
*Please note that when the date of stay at the hotel is a blackout date, the tour will not be operated.
Meals 2 Lunches.
*Vegetarian option available. Please request upon reservation.
Guide Service English-speaking guide service included on days 2-4 and 6-8 except while on board bullet train. English assistance service included on days 1, 6 and also day 8 for Round Trip Plan.
Assembly Point Narita Airport
Disbanding Point One Way Trip Plan / Narita Airport
Round Trip Plan / Kansai Airport
Baggage Service One Way Trip Plan
Included for up to one piece of baggage from kansai Airport to Kyoto on Day 1 and from Kyoto to Tokyo on Day 6. Light compact baggage is recommended for overnight stay in Hiroshima on Day 3. Additional baggage will incur a fee per item.
Round Trip Plan
Included for up to one piece of baggage between Kyoto and Kansai Airport. Additional baggage will incur a fee per item. Please make own arrangements to have baggage transported between Kyoto and Tokyo. Please note that trains do not have adequate space for baggage storage. Leaving large baggage at hotel in Kyoto in recommended.
*Service fee may apply. Please check with your hotel.
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 $2680 / twin share per person, from $2540 / triple share per person, from $3590 / single use per person
Round Trip Plan:
from $2885 / twin share per person, from $2755 / triple share per person, from $3670 / single use per person

Day 1

Kansai Airport – Kyoto
  Kansai Airport
Staff from the taxi company will meet participants at the airport and assist in boarding a pre-reserved taxi.
[Remarks] Participants arriving at Kansai Airport before 8:00 A.M. or after 8:00 P.M. are to come to the Shared Taxi Ticket Counter.
After arrival at the hotel, enjoy free time in Kyoto

Day 2

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 & Oct. 25 in 2015, and Jun. 25, Sep. 25 & Dec. 25 in 2016, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.
12:40 – 13:00 Arrive at Kyoto Station, Dispersal
Tour ends after arrival at Kyoto Station.
[Remarks] There will be no drop-off service to hotels from the station.
002 - Nijo Castle, Kyoto

Day 3

Kyoto – Hiroshima
07:35 – 08:00 Pick-up Service
From hotels in Kyoto City to Kyoto Station.
[Remarks] Please note that no stop will be made for lunch. Lunch is not included in the tour. We recommend purchasing lunch before departure and eating on the train.
  Kyoto Station (125 min)
From Kyoto Station to Hiroshima Station aboard the Nozomi or Hikari Shinkansen (reserved seating).
[Remarks] A tour assistant will accompany participants only until boarding, and will not accompany them on the trip.
  Arrive at Hiroshima Station
Walk to Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
10:30 – Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
Take the bus to Miyajimaguchi.
  From Miyajimaguchi go to Miyajima Port (5 min)
Take the ferry to Miyajima
  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 noble’s 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 go to Miyajimaguchi (5 min)
Go to Tokyo by non-reserved Hikari or Kodama Shinkansen
  Miyajimaguchi (30 min)
Take the 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.
17:45 – 18:15 Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
003 - Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, Hiroshima

Day 4L

Hiroshima – Kurashiki – Kyoto
08:30 – Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
Walk to Hiroshima Station
  From Hiroshima Station to Shin-Kurashiki Station (90 min)
(Kodama Shinkansen, reserved seating)
  From Shin-Kurashiki Station to the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Transportation will be on a JR train (local service, non-reserved seating) and a taxi when the number of participants does not reach 6.
  Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (80 min)
Stroll through many of the original storehouses that have been preserved from the Edo and Meiji Periods (Edo: 1603–1868, Meiji: 1868–1912)
  Western-style lunch at Kurashiki Kokusai Hotel (60 min)
  Ohara Museum of Art (40 min)
Not only the collection of modern and western art, but the ancient Greek architecture and the ivy-covered stone walls also attract many visitors.
  Kurashiki Station to Okayama Station (20 min)
(JR Local Train/Non-reserved seating)
  Okayama Station
Take the taxi to Okayama Korakuen
  Okayama Korakuen (40 min)
One of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, and represents the Genroku Culture of the early Edo Period.
  Okayama Station
Take the taxi to Okayama Station
  From Okayama Station to Kyoto Station (90 min)
(Hikari Shinkansen, reserved seating)
18:50 – 19:30 Arrive at Kyoto Station
Participants will be taken to their hotels by taxi
004 - Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Okayama

Day 5

Kyoto
  Free time all day (Accommodation in Kyoto)
005 - Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto

Day 6L

Kyoto – Shizuoka – Mt.Fuji – Tokyo
06:45 – 07:20 Pick-up Service
From hotels in Kyoto, head to New Miyako Hotel
07:50 – 10:15 Depart from Kyoto Station (135 min)
Board a Tokaido Shinkansen (Hikari or Kodama) in the reserved section.
Staff will not board the Shinkansen with you.
10:30 – Shizuoka Station
The tour will depart from Shizuoka Station by bus for sightseeing.
  Nihondaira Ropeway (5 min)
Board this 1,065-meter-long ropeway which connects the peak of Nihondaira and Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. From the ropeway window a view of Suruga Bay and, on clear days, Izu Peninsula, can be enjoyed.
  Kunozan Toshogu Shrine (30 min)
A shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, a shogun from the Edo period.
The main hall, ishi-no-ma, and worship hall are designated National Treasures. The shrine’s beautiful lacquering and carvings are a must-see.
  Nihondaira Ropeway (5 min)
The ropeway will be used for the return trip as well.
  Nihondaira Ocha Kaikan (20 min)
Tour the tea plantation here which looks out onto Mt. Fuji and Suruga Bay.
Taste testing of the Japanese tea made here is available, and tea can be purchased as well.
  Shimizu (50 min)
Enjoy fresh handmade sushi at this port town for lunch.
  Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art (30 min)
The 16th post town along the Tokaido road, Yui-shuku is known around the world for the art museum featuring ukiyo-e woodblock prints by master Utagawa Hiroshige. Enjoy the museum which features approximately 1,400 ukiyo-e works.
  Mt. Fuji 2nd Station (15 min)
Enjoy the view of the mountain from Mt. Fuji’s 2nd Station at an altitude of 1,500 meters.
17:00 – 18:30 Depart from Mishima Station (90 min)
Board a Tokaido Shinkansen (Hikari or Kodama) in the reserved section. The Shinkansen will make stops at Shin-Yokohama and Shinagawa.
18:30 – 20:00 Arrive at Tokyo Station
Shuttle service from Tokyo Station to hotels in Tokyo.
006 - Mt.Fuji and Tea Plantation, Shizuoka

Day 7

Tokyo
07:50 – 08:30 Pick-up Service
From hotel 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.
12:30 – Tokyo Station (Marunouchi South Exit)
Disembarking only
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.
007 - Nakamise Street, Asakusa, Tokyo

+ One Way Trip Plan +

Day 8

Tokyo
  Free time all day (Accommodation in Tokyo)
The tour disbands upon arrival. Please head to your next destination on your own from Tokyo Station.
008 - Ginza Weekend traffic-free zone, Tokyo

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.

+ Round Trip Plan +

Day 8

Tokyo – Kyoto
07:50 – 08:30 Pick-up Service
From hotel to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
09:00 – Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
From Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to Tokyo Station
09:30 – 10:10 Tokyo Station
Nozomi Shinkansen (140 min)

To Kyoto aboard the Nozomi Shinkansen
12:15 – 13:00 Kyoto Station
Shuttle service from Kyoto Station to hotels in Kyoto.
008 - Nishiki Market, Kyoto

Day 9

Kyoto – Kansai Airport
  After hotel checkout, free time until departure.
  From hotel to Kansai Airport
A shared 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.
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 Kyoto to hotels in Tokyo by truck on Day 6. (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.) Baggage will be delivered to Tokyo on the same day that it is sent, but the delivery time cannot be guaranteed.

[Kyoto Tour (Day 2)]
1. On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. 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, 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. 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.)
5. Groups of 5 or more comprised only of Japanese customers cannot enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace. If your group is applicable, please inform us at the time of booking.

[Tokaido & Mt. Fuji Tour (Day 6)]
1. Mt. Fuji may not be entirely visible even from Mt. Fuji’s 2nd station, but the tour will not be cancelled and refunds will not be issued for this reason. Also, please note that during summer Mt. Fuji is difficult to see from Nihondaira, Shimizu and Yui areas.
2. Depending on road conditions and the operating situation of the Shinkansen, the visit to Nihondaira tea hall or Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art may be omitted from the itinerary. The tour will not be cancelled and refunds will not be issued for this reason. Also, delays to the tour end time are expected.
3. When the Minami-Fuji Ever Green Line is closed due to ice, traffic accident or other reason, and the tour cannot reach the 2nd Station of Mt. Fuji, the tour will visit Susono Municipal Mt. Fuji Museum, Mt. Fuji Juku-no Mori (Mt. Fuji Visitor Center Juku Forest Park), or Iwamotoyama Park.
4. The 2nd Station of Mt. Fuji is about 5 to 10 degrees Celsius cooler than Tokyo. Especially on tours from autumn to spring, a coat and other warm clothing is necessary.
5. If Nihondaira ropeway operation is suspended due to inclement weather or maintenance, or depending on arrangements, the ropeway ride may be replaced with one of the following (the tour will not be cancelled and refunds will not be issued in such cases): Nihondaira Zoo, Seikenji Temple, Sunpujo Park, Shimizu Port Bay Cruise, Miho no Matsubara, Shiraito Falls, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Mishima Taisha Shrine, Numazu Goyotei Memorial Park, etc.
6. On the outbound trip, participants are responsible for boarding the Shinkansen on their own, and a tour guide or assistant will meet them at Shizuoka Station. Also, in some cases a tour guide may not accompany participants on the return Shinkansen.
7. The tour will climb the 100 steps at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, so please wear shoes which are easy to walk in.
8. Depending on the number of participants, a minibus, mid-sized bus, or compact car may be used.
9. An additional JPY 500 must be paid to the guide on the day of the tour for each 4 to 5 year old child to ride Nihondaira Ropeway.
10. Requests for vegetarian meals or meals without raw fish must be made at least 2 business days before the tour departure date. Requests made any later cannot be accommodated.

+ 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.
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]
Luggage transport service is not included. The amount of space for baggage on trains is limited, so please leave suitcases and other large pieces of luggage at your hotel (A service charge may be required, please check with your hotel).

[Kyoto Tour (Day 2)]
1. On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. 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, 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. 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.)
5. Groups of 5 or more comprised only of Japanese customers cannot enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace. If your group is applicable, please inform us at the time of booking.

[Tokaido & Mt. Fuji Tour (Day 6)]
1. Mt. Fuji may not be entirely visible even from Mt. Fuji’s 2nd station, but the tour will not be cancelled and refunds will not be issued for this reason. Also, please note that during summer Mt. Fuji is difficult to see from Nihondaira, Shimizu and Yui areas.
2. Depending on road conditions and the operating situation of the Shinkansen, the visit to Nihondaira tea hall or Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art may be omitted from the itinerary. The tour will not be cancelled and refunds will not be issued for this reason. Also, delays to the tour end time are expected.
3. When the Minami-Fuji Ever Green Line is closed due to ice, traffic accident or other reason, and the tour cannot reach the 2nd Station of Mt. Fuji, the tour will visit Susono Municipal Mt. Fuji Museum, Mt. Fuji Juku-no Mori (Mt. Fuji Visitor Center Juku Forest Park), or Iwamotoyama Park.
4. The 2nd Station of Mt. Fuji is about 5 to 10 degrees Celsius cooler than Tokyo. Especially on tours from autumn to spring, a coat and other warm clothing is necessary.
5. If Nihondaira ropeway operation is suspended due to inclement weather or maintenance, or depending on arrangements, the ropeway ride may be replaced with one of the following (the tour will not be cancelled and refunds will not be issued in such cases): Nihondaira Zoo, Seikenji Temple, Sunpujo Park, Shimizu Port Bay Cruise, Miho no Matsubara, Shiraito Falls, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Mishima Taisha Shrine, Numazu Goyotei Memorial Park, etc.
6. On the outbound trip, participants are responsible for boarding the Shinkansen on their own, and a tour guide or assistant will meet them at Shizuoka Station. Also, in some cases a tour guide may not accompany participants on the return Shinkansen.
7. The tour will climb the 100 steps at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, so please wear shoes which are easy to walk in.
8. Depending on the number of participants, a minibus, mid-sized bus, or compact car may be used.
9. An additional JPY 500 must be paid to the guide on the day of the tour for each 4 to 5 year old child to ride Nihondaira Ropeway.
10. Requests for vegetarian meals or meals without raw fish must be made at least 2 business days before the tour departure date. Requests made any later cannot be accommodated.

 

 

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