9 Day Sunrise Combination Tour D (from Kyoto)

– Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kurashiki, Mt.Fuji & Tokyo Tour

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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.

JTB New Zealand Ltd

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


DETAILS

Departures
2017: 5 Jan. – 11 Mar., 6 May – 28 Sep. : Thu., Sat. 16 Mar. – 20 Apr., 12 Oct. – 14 Dec. : Thu. (except 18 Feb., 8,15 Jul., 3-12 Aug.)
*Please note that when the date of stay at the hotel is a blackout date, the tour will not be operated.
Tour Inclusions
English-speaking guide, Accommodation charges, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour
Meals
2 Lunches. *Vegetarian option available. Please request upon reservation.
Guide Service
English-speaking guide service included on days 2-4 and 6, 7 except while on board bullet train.
Assembly Point
Kansai Airport
Disbanding Point
One Way Trip Plan / Narita Airport
Round Trip Plan / Kansai Airport
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$2,666 / twin share per person, from NZ$2,570 / triple share per person, single use is Not Available.
Round Trip Plan
from NZ$2,895 / twin share per person, from NZ$2,787 / triple share per person, single use is Not Available.

ITINERARY

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 (Except Mondays) (40 min)
See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor’s residence until about 150 years ago.
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine [Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] (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.
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
07:30 – 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.
Senso-ji Temple, 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 –
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
07:30 – 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

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