Famous Sites and Cultural Delights – 8 day

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About

Japan is a country of contrasts, just waiting to be discovered. Beautiful, ultra modern, historical, relaxing, busy, fashionable, traditional all describe Japan today. The ancient capital of Kyoto is rich in cultural sites while nearby Himeji Castle is a famous World Heritage listed treasure. Hiroshima is a city of historical importance and next door lies Miyajima Island with its unique breath-taking scenery. The modern metropolis of Tokyo is alive with energy and excitement. Japan’s small land area means travelling times are short and all areas are easily accessible by a clean and efficient rail system. For the first time this flexible itinerary makes it possible for the independent traveller to experience all of these cities. By adding some of our optional tours you will experience real famous sites and a real cultural delights of Japan.
JTB New Zealand Ltd
Phone: 0800-525-725 Tel: (09)-303-2887, Fax:(09)-366-0772 E-Mail : akl.nz@jtbap.com

DETAILS

Departures
01 Apr 2016 – 31 Mar 2017
Tour Inclusions
• Seven (7) nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast. • Japan Rail Pass 7-day Ordinary (¥29,110). • A half-day Tokyo morning tour with English-speaking guide. • 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$2,435, TWIN: NZ$1,560, TRIPLE: NZ$1,500 SUPERIOR HOTELS: SINGLE: NZ$2,765, TWIN: NZ$1,725, TRIPLE: NZ$1,545
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 Hiroshima: Hotel New Hiroden or Similar Hotel Kyoto: New Miyako Hotel Kyoto or Similar Hotel SUPERIOR HOTELS: Tokyo: Grand Prince Takanawa, Hotel Tokyo (Deluxe Room) or Similar Hotel Hiroshima: Hotel Granvia Hiroshima or Similar Hotel Kyoto: Crown Plaza Hotel Kyoto or Similar Hotel • Hotels are subject to change of the same category.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Narita Airport – Tokyo
Upon arrival at Narita airport, clear immigration and customs at Narita Airport. Meet and Greet staff will be waiting for you at the arrival exit. Shared shuttle bus to Hotel in Tokyo. Accommodation in Tokyo for 3 nights.

Day 2B

Tokyo
Tokyo morning city tour, visiting Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Plaza, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Afternoon free. [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 - Tokyo Tower, Tokyo

Day 3B

Tokyo
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 – Himeji – Hiroshima
This morning make your way to Shinagawa Station. Board the famous Shinkansen for Himeji. In Himeji you can visit the World Heritage listed Himeji Castle and Kokoen Gardens. Return to the station and continue to Hiroshima by Shinkansen. Accommodation in Hiroshima for 2 nights.
 004 - the World Heritage listed Himeji Castle, Hyogo

Day 5B

Hiroshima
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.
005 - Miyajima Island and the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, Hiroshima

Day 6B

Hiroshima – Kyoto
Depart in the morning for Kyoto by Shinkansen. Upon arrival in Kyoto you are free to explore the city. Accommodation in Kyoto for 2 nights. Suggested optional tours are: a] Kyoto Special Night b] Kyoto Maiko Night.
006 - Kyoto Maiko

Day 7B

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

Day 8B

Kyoto – Tokyo – Narita
Free until departure. Depart from Kyoto by Shinkansen to Tokyo Station. Change to the Narita Express train for Narita Airport.
B  :  Breakfast   L  :  Lunch   D  :  Dinner
 008 - Shinkansen Bullet train of JR Tokaido Line, Tokyo

REMARKS

Please read the general booking conditions carefully as they incorporate the basis upon which bookings are accepted by JTB New Zealand Ltd. (“JTB”)
JTB New Zealand Ltd
Phone: 0800-525-725 Tel: (09)-303-2887, Fax:(09)-366-0772 E-Mail : akl.nz@jtbap.com