Contrasts of Japan

8 Nights / 9 Days | 1 Country / 6 Cities

Contrasts of Japan

8 Nights / 9 Days - 1 Country / 6 Cities

Tokyo (2N)/Kawaguchiko (1N)/Kyoto (2N)/Osaka (1N)/Okayama (1N)/Hiroshima (1N)

  • Family
  • Honeymoon
  • Family with Kids
  • Coach Tour

Starting Price Per Adult

SAR 12,586

Tokyo (2N)/Kawaguchiko (1N)/Kyoto (2N)/Osaka (1N)/Okayama (1N)/Hiroshima (1N)

  • Family
  • Honeymoon
  • Family with Kids
  • Coach Tour
  • From City

  • Price Category

  • Rooms & Guests 02 Guests

  • Tour Date

  • day 1

  • FULL DAY

    Transfer to hotel by shuttle bus. 18:30 - Meeting with guide. Afternoon metro trip to Shinjuku, dinner included, return to hotel by metro.

  • day 2

  • FULL DAY

    Morning city tour: Zojoji Temple, Shibuya junction, Meiji Temple, Omotesando, Imperial Palace, Akihabara, Sumo stadium, Sensoji Temple. Free time at Nakamise street. Lunch included. Return to hotel. Free afternoon.

  • day 3

  • FULL DAY

    Travel to Mount Fuji. Visit Arakurayama Sengen Park. Explore Kawaguchiko, Fuji Sengen Shrine. Boat trip on Kawaguchiko Lake. Ascend Mount Fuji to "fifth station" (2,305m). Return to Kawaguchiko, free time by lake. Ryokan stay, ONSEN, dinner included.

  • day 4

  • FULL DAY

    Morning: Visit Iyashi no Sato Nenba, restored traditional village. Admire Shiraito Falls. Travel to Nagoya, visit Toyota Museum. Continue to Kyoto for accommodation.

  • day 5

  • FULL DAY

    Full day in Kyoto, former capital of Japan. Visit Arashiyama, Tenryuji Temple, bamboo forest. See Fushimi Inari Shrine, Imperial Palace, Kinkakuji Temple. Free time in Gion, known for Geisha.

  • day 6

  • FULL DAY

    Travel to Nara. Visit Todaiji Temple, lunch included. Explore Nara Park, interact with deer. Visit Horyuji Temple. Continue to Osaka, accommodation. Evening: Dotonbori district visit.

  • day 7

  • FULL DAY

    Travel to Himeji, visit castle. Lunch included. Proceed to Okayama, visit Korakuen garden. Visit Kibitsu-Jinja Shrine. Free time. Note: Accommodation may be in Fukuyama or Kurashiki. If so, Kibitsu-Jinja visit canceled. Kurashiki visit possible later.

  • day 8

  • FULL DAY

    Travel to Kurashiki, stroll in historical center. Continue to Hiroshima. Visit Peace Memorial, Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Museum. Ferry to Itsukushima Island, visit Itsukushima Shrine. Return to Hiroshima hotel. Dinner included.

  • day 9

  • MORNING

    After breakfast, end of our services.

Day 1

| Tokyo

Transfer by coach (SHUTTLE BUS) to hotel. 18H30.- Meeting with guide. Late in the afternoon, we will pay a visit to this fascinating country by taking a trip on the metro (tickets included) to the Shinjuku district and see the crowds of people who use this modern and efficient collective transport system. Shinjuku is one of the most important nightlife districts. Dinner included and return to hotel by metro with our guide.

Day 2

| Tokyo

In the morning, we take part in a 5-hour trip with our guide to see this amazing city, with its hustle and bustle and extremely modern districts that coexist with quiet, peaceful areas. A brief stop at the Zojoji Temple to take a beautiful photograph of the Tokyo Tower. Pay attention to the hundred of Jizos, stone traditional protecting deities who guide us on our travels, give power to those who are weak (such as children) and those in dangerous places, and who are dressed including hats, robes and windmills. Then we head to the junction of Shibuya, a junction that is said to be the most crowded in the world. The Meiji Temple is dedicated to the Emperor Meiji, his wife, and their spirits. We continue on our bus along the elegant street of Omotesando. We will edge the most beautiful part of the Imperial Palace and the gardens. Stop to visit the famous Nijubashi Bridge. We will pass through the district of Akihabara, the “electric town” with icons from the popular Japanese Manga and Anime culture, and then see Kokugikan, the Sumo stadium, home of this Japanese sport. We will also visit the Buddhist temple of Sensoji, the oldest and most important temple in Tokyo, with its 55-metre-high pagoda. Then we will have some free time to visit the traditional commercial street of Nakamise in the district of Asakusa. Lunch is included in a local restaurant. Return to hotel. Free time in the afternoon. NOTE: During the Japanese Olympics, accommodation may be given near Narita airport.

Day 3

| Kawaguchiko

We travel to the beautiful area of Monte Fuji, through the pretty countryside on our way. First of all, we see the ARAKURAYAMA SENGEN PARK, with its beautiful pagodas, and from here enjoy the best and most well-known views of Mount Fuji. After this, we go on to KAWAGUCHIKO with its tiny houses, flowers and mountains, and its beautiful lake. On our arrival, we will visit the FUJI SENGEN SHRINE set in a magical site surrounded by tall trees, and the starting point of the traditional pilgrimage to the mountain. At the shrine, we will express our thanks for being able to visit this wonderful place. The visit also includes a delightful boat trip on Kawaguchiko Lake. After lunch, we start to ascend Mount Fuji on the road that takes us to the “fifth station”, surrounded by spectacular forests and views, to a height of 2,305 meters. Note: In winter, the route up to Mount Fuji is closed due to snow or other adverse weather conditions; during this season, we will ascend as far as the authorized point. Return to Kawaguchiko, with time to stroll near the lake. We will stay at a Ryokan (a traditional Japanese hotel), and have the chance to enjoy its ONSEN (public baths). Dinner included. (NB: In the planned Ryokan, some rooms are in Japanese style, with accommodation on tatamis, and others are in Western style. Accommodation may sometimes be in a Western-type hotel).

Day 4

| Kyoto

We are only 130km (81 miles) from KYOTO. In the morning, we continue along the pretty road bordered by lakes to IYASHI NO SATO NENBA, a tiny village destroyed by a typhoon in 1966 and later restored as a traditional open-air mountain village and museum. Its traditional houses have been transformed into arts and crafts shops, restaurants, and traditional museums. We then have the opportunity to admire the SHIRAITO FALLS, considered one of the most attractive sites in Japan, with a waterfall height of 150 meters. We will then continue to NAGOYA, the third most important city in Japan, on the shores of the Pacific. Here we will visit the TOYOTA MUSEUM (admission included), a must-see for motor lovers. We continue to KYOTO, accommodation.

Day 5

| Kyoto

We spent all day in the city that was the capital of Japan from the year 794 to 1868 and home to the Imperial Court. During World War II the city was the only major Japanese to escape the bombardments, and so it still preserves its wealth of artistic heritage; the famous protocol restricting greenhouse gas emissions was signed in Kyoto in 1997. We head for the outskirts of Kyoto to Arashiyama, where we cross the Togetsukyo Bridge ("bridge over the moon"), which has fantastic views. We will visit the Tenryuji temple, one of the "five major Zen temples of Kyoto" and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a walk through its mystic bamboo forest. The visit includes a trip to one of the most important parts of the city. We will see the marvelous Shinto Shrine of Fushimi Inari, the Imperial Palace, and Kinkakuji temple, “the Golden Pavilion” and its wonderful gardens. Free time before visiting GION, a busy traditional quarter famous for its Geisha. Free time.

Day 6

| Osaka

We leave for NARA and visit Todaiji, a magnificent Buddhist temple built in 752, which has a giant Buddha and where passengers can take photos and touch and feed the deer that wander through the park. Lunch included. After the visit, we will see the HORYUJI Buddhist temple, a World Heritage Site that includes a seminary, monasteries, and temples. Its main pagoda temple is one of the oldest wooden buildings in the world is the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan and is an important place of worship. We continue to OSAKA, where we arrive in the evening. Accommodation in this modern city (Japan’s second city). We will visit Dotonbori, a colorful district filled with nightlife.

Day 7

| Okayama

We leave for HIMEJI, where we will include entry to its immense complex that shows us the architecture of Japanese castles. Lunch is included in a local restaurant. We go on to OKAYAMA, where we will visit Korakuen, one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan, with its lakes, waterfalls, and traditional teahouses. Next, we head towards the Shinto shrine of Kibitsu-Jinja where the God Kibitsuhiko-no-Mikoto is venerated, which is the origin of the legend of Momotaro, a symbol of Okayama Prefecture. We find a unique architecture with a corridor of 360 meters long. After the visit, free time in the city, an active provincial capital of just over 700,000 inhabitants.Note: On some dates, we may be accommodated in FUKUYAMA or KURASHIKI. When this happens, the visit to the Kibitsu-Jinja Temple will be canceled. The visit to Kurashiki can be made on the same day in the afternoon.

Day 8

| Hiroshima

We leave for KURASHIKI, a city with a very well-preserved historical center. Time for a stroll in this charming place with its atmosphere from the past. We continue on our way to HIROSHIMA, a city sadly known for the atomic bomb that fell on it in 1945 and which leveled the city. We will stroll around the Peace Memorial, the Dome of the Bomb and we will visit the impressive Museum of Peace. After the war, we will seek peace by embarking on a ferry to the island “where men and gods live together”, with the sanctuary of ITSUKUSHIMA dedicated to the guardian of the seas, built partially over the sea. Time to visit the temple, stroll around its pretty center, and have lunch. Return to our hotel in Hiroshima. Dinner included. Note: The order of the visits in Hiroshima may vary without affecting their content.

Day 9

| Hiroshima

After breakfast, end of our services.

Inclusions

Exclusions

Inclusions

  • General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, hotel, and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in TOKYO, KYOTO
  • Boat: Kawaguchiko Lake
  • Evening transfer: Shinjuku, Traditional quarter of Gion, Dotonbori in Osaka
  • Ticket admission: Metro, Zojoji Temple, Meiji Temple, Sensoji Temple, Arakurayama Sengen Park, Village Museum, Toyota Museum, Tenryu-ji Temple, Arashiyama bamboo forest in Kyoto, Fushimi Inari, Imperial Palace, Kinkakuji Temple, Todai-ji Temple and Horyu-ji Temple. , Castle, Korakuen Gardens, Itsukushima Temple, Peace Museum in Hiroshima
  • Ferry: Hiroshima - Miyajima
  • 3 Lunch included in TOKYO, NARA, HIMEJI
  • 3 dinner included in TOKYO, KAWAGUCHIKO, HIROSHIMA

Exclusions

  • Visa
  • Airfare and Insurance
  • Optional sightseeing & meals
  • Meals other than specified in the itinerary.
  • Porterages, Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Early check-in and Late check out
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary ‘HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES’ head

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy (Per Person)
Days before departure: Cancellation Charge:
10 days 100%
10 to 15 days 75% + Non Refundable Component
15 to 30 days 30% + Non Refundable Component
Hotel / Air 100% in case of non-refundable ticket / Hotel Room
Cruise / Visa On Actuals

Payment Policy

Payment Policy Online Advance as per Website
Within 45 to 30 days prior to the departure of the tour 75% of total tour cost or Non Refundable component whichever is higher
Within 30 days prior to the departure of the tour 100% of total tour cost
  • All Prices are in SAR and subject to change without prior notice.

  • In case FIT flight inclusive package, full amount of flight will be payable at the time of booking.

  • **For Air tickets being issued / blocked on time limit: Full SAR component to be collected before issuance,else price will be subject to change.

  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.

  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.

  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability

  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.

  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable

  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.

  • Price on website //quoted are subject to availability at time of confirmation, we are currently not holding any blocking against the sent quotation.

Terms & Conditions

  • All Prices are in SAR and subject to change without prior notice.

  • Price quoted are subject to availablity at time of confirmation, we are currently not holding any blocking against the sent quotation.

  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.

  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.

  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability

  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.

  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable

  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.

About Destination

AJourney of Discovery  to Japan

Linking  to major tourist spots and  the possibility to have en route stops in small towns and villages, go by the breathtaking roads with landscapes of great beauty, include locations that are less well known but enable you to really experience the destination you are traveling to and to better understand its people history and traditions.

Travel By coach with our  Guides: with the Sharing smiles. especially chosen  of their vast knowledge of the region and their experience of the culture and countries of our travelers. They have been selected for their in-depth understanding of India; its country, customs, way of life and philosophy.

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