Japan



Day 1                Arrival in Tokyo. 5 nights in the Prince Hotel or similar accommodation.

Day 2                  Tokyo: Tsukiji Outer Market, Tokyo Sky Tree, Ueno Zoo, Shibuya Scramble Crossing, Tokyo Tower, Shinjuku Gyoen, Hamarikyu Garden.  

Day 3              Day trip to UNESCO world heritage sites of Nikko: Futarasan Shrine, Honden, Karamon Gate, Sukibe, Haiden, Shinkyo, Nikko National Park, scenic mountains, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Falls.  

Day 4              Day trip to Kamakura and Enoshima, listed as UNESCO world heritage tentative sites: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, Daibutsukiritoshi, Great Buddha statue, Enoshima Island, Eno-den train ride.

Day 5                  Tokyo: Meiji Shrine, Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace, Asakusa, Sensoji and   Kannon temples, Nakamise Street, Ginza.

Day 6              Transfer to Hakone and Mount Fuji, listed as the UNESCO world heritage site, Lake Ashi boat ride and cable car in Hakone National Park, viewpoints of Mount Fuji. 2 nights in Hakone Jade or similar hotel.

Day 7              Mount Fuji climb and trekking in Hakone National Park.

Day 8              Transfer to Kyoto by a bullet train. In Kyoto: Golden Pavilion, tea ceremony, Gion, geisha houses. 2 nights in Tokuyu or similar hotel.

Day 9              UNESCO world heritage sites of Kyoto and Nara: Kinkaku-ji, Nijo Castle, Imperial Palace, Todai-ji Temple, Great Buddha Hall, Kasuga Shrine and Deer Park.  

Day 10              Kyoto: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine at the foot of Mount Inari, Senbon Torii. Osaka: Kuromon Market, Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori shopping streets, and Osaka Castle. 3 nights in Kobe Harborland Onsen Manyo Club or similar hotel.    

Day 11             Kobe: harbor, Nunobiki Herb gardens, Nunobiki Falls, Kitano Ijinkan-Gai, sake brewery.  

Day 12              Day trip to Hiroshima by a bullet train. UNESCO world heritage sites of Hiroshima and Miyajima Island: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum, historic remains of the Genbaku Dome, Miyajima Island, Itsukushima Shrine with a floating torii gate.  

Day 13              Departure from Osaka.

            
Included:
Bus and bullet train transportation
Accommodation in hotels
Breakfasts
3 lunches and 2 dinners
Admission fees
Lake Ashi and Miyajima Island boat rides
Cable car in Hakone National Park
Eno-den train ride
Sake testing
Guide service

5 NM points:  Kanto, Chubu South-East, Kansai Eastern, Kansai Western, Chugoku
4 MTP points:  Kanto, Chubu, Kansai, Chugoku
1 TCC point:  Japan
UNESCO:  6 world heritage sites and 1 tentative world heritage site

Dates:  June 25, 2023;  August 20, 2023          Price: $4,850, single supplement $1,200