Enjoy a mini version of our popular Japan Golden Route Tour, exploring the most popular cities on the main island. You will start in Kyoto, explore beautiful Nara, and travel by high speed rail to metropolitan Tokyo. Enjoy a day tour to majestic Mount Fuji, and relax on Lake Ashi. Spend time wandering through the busting streets of Tokyo, taking time to explore the different and unique areas of the city.
Day 01: Arrive Osaka – Kyoto (-/-/-)
Upon arrival at Kansai International Airport, you will be met by our English speaking meeting assistant and helped to board the airport shuttle to your hotel in Kyoto.
Day 02: Kyoto (B/L/-)
After breakfast you will enjoy a full day Seat in Coach tour of Kyoto. Highlights include Kiyomizu Temple, Sanju-san-gen-do Temple, the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, and picturesque Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. You will also visit the Tenryu-ji and Kinkakuji Temples. After your tour you will return to Kyoto Station to make your own way back to the hotel, or enjoy Kyoto at night.
Day 03: Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto (B/-/-)
After breakfast at the hotel, join our half day walking tour of Nara, visiting the Great Buddha at Todaji Temple, interacting with the friendly deer in Nara Park, and marvelling at Kofukuji Temple. The morning tour will finish at Kyoto Station, and you have the afternoon free to explore. Overnight in Kyoto.
Day 04: Kyoto – Tokyo (B/-/-)
After breakfast, you will travel by the famous bullet train to Shinagawa in Tokyo (your luggage will be transferred directly to your hotel in Tokyo) Upon arrival, you will find your own way to your accommodation. Enjoy an afternoon tour of Tokyo including the beautiful Hamarikyu Garden, a relaxing Sumida River Cruise, and Asakusa Kannon Temple. You will be transferred back to your hotel for the evening.
Day 05: Tokyo – Mount Fuji – Hakone – Tokyo (B/L/-)
In the morning you will travel by coach to Mt Fuji and travel up to the famous Mount Fuji 5th Station, before visiting Owakudani Boiling Valley. After lunch, continue to visit Hakone Ropeway, and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Ashi. Return back to downtown Tokyo in the late afternoon and make your own way to your hotel.
Day 06: Tokyo (B/-/-)
Explore Tokyo at your own leisure, or you can enjoy an optional Nikko World Heritage Tour.
Day 07: Depart Tokyo (B/-/-)
Enjoy the day free at leisure, until it is time to transfer to Narita or Haneda Airports by Airport Bus.
Number of Days 7
Price From $2799
6 nights Standard Hotel Accommodation with daily breakfast
Return airport transfers
Day tours in Kyoto and to Mount Fuji & Hakone
Half day tours in Nara and Tokyo
Bullet train ticket and luggage transfer from Kyoto to Tokyo
Tipping and gratuities
International and domestic airfares
Meals not mentioned
Personal expenditures (drinks etc.)
Any other service not mentioned in the above
Standard Hotel Package
Land Only from $2,799 per person, twin share staying Shiba Park Hotel or similar.
Superior Hotel Package
Land Only from $3,099 per person, twin share staying Grand Princess Hotel or similar.
Surcharge from $500 per person for travel in Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, and Nov.