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Off the Beaten Track – 11 Days




Travelled to Japan before? Do you want to experience a different Japan? Are you an experienced traveller? Look no further! This is the tour you have been looking for. As the name suggests this tour takes in the cities and sights not usually visited by the typical traveller to Japan. Together with our comprehensive “suggested” itinerary, this grand tour takes you from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to Japan’s amazing natural wonderlands and magnificent cultural and historical places of interest. Get ready for your “Off the Beaten Track” experience.

Departures 01 Apr 2017 – 31 Mar 2018
Package Includes: • 10 night accommodation with daily breakfast.
• Japan Rail Pass 7-day Ordinary (¥29,110).
• One-way transfer from Narita airport to your hotel or downtown by Airport Limousine Bus.
Prices from (Per person, Land Only) STANDARD HOTELS:
  SINGLE: NZ$2,712, TWIN: NZ$2,045, TRIPLE: NZ$1,900
  SINGLE: NZ$3,370, TWIN: NZ$2,555, TRIPLE: NZ$2,235
Note • All prices are subject to availability.
• Seasonal surcharge and conditions apply.
• Special airfares in conjunction with these packages are available. Please contact JTB.
Accommodation STANDARD HOTELS:
  Tokyo: Shinagawa Prince Hotel (Main Tower) or Similar Hotel
  Takayama: Best Western Takayama or Similar Hotel
  Kanazawa: Kanazawa Miyako Hotel or Similar Hotel
  Kyoto: New Miyako Hotel or Similar Hotel
  Hiroshima: Hotel New Hiroden or Similar Hotel
  Osaka: New Hankyu Hotel Osaka or Similar Hotel
  Tokyo: Grand Prince New Takanawa or Similar Hotel
  Takayama: Hida Hotel Plaza or Similar Hotel
  Kanazawa: Hotel Nikko Kanazawa or Similar Hotel
  Kyoto: Crowne Plaza Hotel Kyoto or Similar Hotel
  Hiroshima: Hotel Granvia Hiroshima or Similar Hotel
  Osaka: Hilton Osaka or Similar Hotel

Day 1

Narita Airport – Tokyo
  Upon arrival at Narita Airport, clear customs and immigration before boarding the Airport Limousine Bus to your accommodation in Tokyo for 3 nights.

Day 2B

  Full day free to explore Tokyo. Suggested optional tours are:
a] Dynamic Tokyo Tour
b] Cityrama Tokyo Morning Tour
[This afternoon is a good opportunity to go to a JR (Japan Railway) Ticket Office (Midori no madoguchi) to exchange your voucher for the Japan Rail Pass].
002 - Kaminarimon Gate of Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo

Day 3B

  Full day free, to explore Tokyo. Suggested optional tours are:
a] Mt Fuji-Hakone 1-Day Tour
b] Nikko & Kegon Waterfall World Heritage Tour.
003 - Lake Ashi and Mt.Fuji, Hakone
003 - Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Nikko

Day 4B

Tokyo – Takayama
  Travel by Shinkansen to Nagoya and change trains to the JR Limited Express for Takayama. Points of interest include Takayama Jinya (National Historic Relic, the Takayama Local Agency of the Tokugawa government), Sanmachi Traditional Building Preservation Area, Hida Folklore Village, Hida Takayama Matsuri-nomori (Art & Festa Forest). Accommodation in Takayama for 1 night.
004 - Takayama

Day 5B

Takayama – Kanazawa
  Morning free to explore Takayama. In the afternoon travel to Kanazawa by JR Limited Express train.
Accommodation in Kanazawa for 1 night.
005 - Sanmachi-suji, Takayama

Day 6B

Kanazawa – Kyoto
  Morning free to explore Kanazawa. Points of interest include Higashi Chayagai, Kenroku Garden, Nagamachi Buke Yashiki, Omicho Market. In the afternoon travel to Kyoto by JR Limited Express. Accommodation in Kyoto for 2 nights.
006 - Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa

Day 7B

  Full day free to explore Kyoto. Suggested optional tours are:
a] Kyoto 1-Day Tour
b] Kyoto & Nara 1-Day Tour
007 - Nijo Castle, Kyoto
007 - The Great Buddha of Todai-ji Temple, Nara

Day 8B

Kyoto – Hiroshima
  In the morning, depart for Hiroshima by Shinkansen. Accommodation in Hiroshima for 2 nights.
008 - Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima

Day 9B

  Full day free to explore Hiroshima. Points of interest include Miyajima Island and the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome (both World Heritage listed) and the Peace Memorial Museum.
009 - Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Island, Hiroshima

Day 10B

Hiroshima – Osaka
  Depart Hiroshima at leisure and travel by Shinkansen to Osaka. Points of interest include Osaka Castle, Osaka Museum of History, Shitenno-Ji Temple and the Namba area. Accommodation in Osaka for 1 night.
010 - Osaka Castle, Osaka

Day 11B

  Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast at the hotel.

B : Breakfast  L : Lunch  D : Dinner




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