4 Day Sunrise Highlights – Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto & Nara

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Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha)
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Nijo Castle Nijo Castle

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Enjoy a breathtaking view from Mt. Fuji and visit the historical mountain resort area of Hakone. Visit Todaiji Temple housing a great image of Buddha, colourful Kasuga Taisha Shrine with 3,000 lanterns, and Nara Deer Park where many tame deer are freely roaming. Explore Kyotos 1,200 years of history with a visit to the Tokugawa shoguns residence, Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion and its exquisite garden. Visit Kyoto Imperial Palace and watch Japanese artisans at work at the Kyoto Handicraft Center. Walk through Sanjusangendo Temple, Japans longest wooden structure, and browse the specialty shops on the walk up to Kiyomizudera Temple, where you can enjoy a sweeping view of the city. Admire Heian Jingu Shrine, a partial replica of the Imperial Palace.

  • 1. Visit Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto and Nara on this Golden Route tour.
  • 2. In Hakone, stay in a hotel with hot spring bath facilities. Enjoy soaking in natural hot springs!
  • 3. A safe, worry-free trip is guaranteed as this sightseeing bus tour is accompanied by an English-speaking guide!

JTB New Zealand Ltd

Phone: 0800-525-725
Tel: (09)-303-2887, Fax: (09)-366-0772
E-Mail : akl.nz@jtbap.com

DETAILS

Departures
(from Tokyo)
2017: August to November: Daily except 22-30 Aug., 2,9,16,17,18,23,30 Sept., 7,8,9,14,21,22,28 Oct., 3,4,5,11 Nov.
December: Monday, Wednesday and Friday except 25,27,29 Dec.
2018: TBA
Tour Inclusions
Accommodation charges, Lunch, Breakfast, English-speaking guide, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour.
Prices from (Per person, Land Only)
Round Trip: From $1,690 per person (With Breakfast option)
One Way Trip: From $1,450 per person (With Breakfast option)
*All prices are subject to availability.
City
Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara

Itinerary – Round Trip

Day 1L

 
Tokyo – Hakone
07:30 – 09:00
Pick-up Service
This tour can be joined from various meeting points mainly located at major hotels throughout Tokyo.
09:00 – 
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (150 min)
Depart from Hamamatsucho and head to Mt. Fuji by bus. This tour follows the same itinerary as the 1-Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour.
(Chuo Expressway or Tomei Expressway)
 
Sightseeing at Mt. Fuji 5th Station (30 min)
The bus will head up to the 5th Station along the Subaru Line. The 5th Station is situated at 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level. At this height, participants will be amazed at spectacular, breathtaking views from above the clouds.
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. If the tour was able to proceed farther than the 1st Station, there will be no alternative itinerary.
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.
The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if Mt. Fuji is not fully visible due to weather conditions.
 
Lunch (50 min)
Enjoy lunch.
Lake Ashi Cruise (15 min)
Go for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi. This crater lake along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mt. Hakone was formed by a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago, and provides postcard views of Mt. Fuji towering 30 km northwest.
Mt. Komagatake Ropeway (50 min)
Spend a total of 50 minutes including a 7-minute cableway ride up to the peak from Hakone-en. Take a cableway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop.
Hakone Komagatake Ropeway may be omitted from the itinerary due to heavy traffic. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded in such cases.
Arrive at Hotel in Hakone Area
001-Hakone and Mt Fuji

Day 2BL

 
Hakone – Nara – Kyoto
08:00 – 09:30
Depart from Hotel in Hakone Area
Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus.
A JTB staff member will pick up participants and accompany them to and from the hotel in Hakone and Odawara/Kyoto Station, but will not ride along on the Shinkansen.
Odawara Station
From Odawara Station to Shin-Yokohama Station
Take a non-reserved Kodama or Hikari Shinkansen. Note that seating is not guaranteed if the train is crowded.
Trip time: 15 to 20 minutes.
From Shin-Yokohama Station to Kyoto Station
Take a Nozomi Shinkansen to Kyoto.
Trip time: Approx. 120 minutes.
Lunch (Western-style menu)
Enjoy lunch at a hotel.
13:50 –
New Miyako Hotel
This tour follows the same itinerary as the Nara Afternoon Tour.
From Kyoto to Nara (90 min)
Head to Nara via Nara Keinawa Expressway
Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) (60 min)
A 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.
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. This facility may be omitted from the itinerary if it is closed on the day of the tour, or as a result of traffic congestion.
18:30 – 19:30
Hotels in Kyoto City
002-Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha), Nara

Day 3BL

 
Kyoto
08:00 – 08:50
Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City
Pick-up service is available at hotels in Kyoto city. This tour follows the same itinerary as the 1-Day Kyoto Tour.
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.
Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year’s holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.
[Except Mondays] Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min)
See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor’s residence until about 150 years ago.
[Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (40 min)
On Mondays (and Tuesdays if a national holiday falls on the preceding Monday), this tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. It is famous for housing the God of scholarship. This shrine’s main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
Lunch (Japanese/Western style buffet lunch)
Enjoy lunch at a hotel.
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.
This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine’s Shin-en garden.
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.
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
Hotels in Kyoto City
003-Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto

Day 4B

 
Kyoto – Tokyo
Free time from check-out until departure
17:00 – 18:10
Hotel
19:00 –
Kyoto Station
From Kyoto Station to Tokyo Station (140 min)
Head to Tokyo via Nozomi Shinkansen
21:00 – 22:00
Tokyo StationParticipants will be taken by taxi from Tokyo Station to their hotels in Tokyo.
004-Nijo Castle, Kyoto

B :  Breakfast  L :  Lunch  D :  Dinner

Itinerary – One Way Trip

Day 1L

 
Tokyo – Hakone
07:30 – 09:00
Pick-up Service
This tour can be joined from various meeting points mainly located at major hotels throughout Tokyo.
09:00 – 
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (150 min)
Depart from Hamamatsucho and head to Mt. Fuji by bus. This tour follows the same itinerary as the 1-Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour.
 
Sightseeing at Mt. Fuji 5th Station (30 min)
The bus will head up to the 5th Station along the Subaru Line. The 5th Station is situated at 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level. At this height, participants will be amazed at spectacular, breathtaking views from above the clouds.
The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if Mt. Fuji is not fully visible due to weather conditions.
 
Lunch (50 min)
Enjoy lunch.
Lake Ashi Cruise (15 min)
Go for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi. This crater lake along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mt. Hakone was formed by a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago, and provides postcard views of Mt. Fuji towering 30 km northwest.
Mt. Komagatake Ropeway (50 min)
Spend a total of 50 minutes including a 7-minute cableway ride up to the peak from Hakone-en. Take a cableway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop.
Arrive at Hotel in Hakone Area
001-Hakone and Mt Fuji

Day 2BL

 
Hakone – Nara – Kyoto
08:00 – 09:30
Depart from Hotel in Hakone Area
Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus.
A JTB staff member will pick up participants and accompany them to and from the hotel in Hakone and Odawara/Kyoto Station, but will not ride along on the Shinkansen.
Odawara Station
From Odawara Station to Shin-Yokohama Station
Take a non-reserved Kodama or Hikari Shinkansen. Note that seating is not guaranteed if the train is crowded.
Trip time: 15 to 20 minutes.
From Shin-Yokohama Station to Kyoto Station
Take a Nozomi Shinkansen to Kyoto.
Trip time: Approx. 120 minutes.
Lunch (Western-style menu)
Enjoy lunch at a hotel.
13:50 –
New Miyako Hotel
This tour follows the same itinerary as the Nara Afternoon Tour.
From Kyoto to Nara (90 min)
Head to Nara via Nara Keinawa Expressway
Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) (60 min)
A 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.
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. This facility may be omitted from the itinerary if it is closed on the day of the tour, or as a result of traffic congestion.
18:30 – 19:30
Hotels in Kyoto City
002-Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha), Nara

Day 3BL

 
Kyoto
08:00 – 08:50
Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City
Pick-up service is available at hotels in Kyoto city. This tour follows the same itinerary as the 1-Day Kyoto Tour.
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.
Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year’s holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.
[Except Mondays] Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min)
See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor’s residence until about 150 years ago.
[Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (40 min)
On Mondays (and Tuesdays if a national holiday falls on the preceding Monday), this tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. It is famous for housing the God of scholarship. This shrine’s main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
Lunch (Japanese/Western style buffet lunch)
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.
This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine’s Shin-en garden.
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.
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
Hotels in Kyoto City
003-Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto

Day 4B

 
Kyoto
Tour ends after check-out.

B :  Breakfast  L :  Lunch  D :  Dinner

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Phone: 0800-525-725
Tel: (09)-303-2887, Fax: (09)-366-0772
E-Mail : akl.nz@jtbap.com