Japan 5 nights / 6 days
Day 1: Arrive Tokyo
Welcome to Japan. On arrival our local representative will meet you as you exit customs at Narita airport and escort you to a reserved taxi that will take you to your hotel. After arriving at your hotel you will be checked in. The rest of day is free to explore the place. You can dine on traditional Japanese delicacies like sukiyaki, tempura and sashimi, then take a walk through the city for superb night-time views. Overnight in Tokyo
Day 2: Tokyo
Today you will be picked up from your hotel for a morning tour of Tokyo by motor coach to visit the various monuments of the city; Tokyo Tower (is a communications and observation tower located in Shiba Park of Minato area in Tokyo. At 332.5 metres (1,091 ft), it is the second tallest artificial structure in Japan. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations), Imperial Palace Plaza (is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda area of Tokyo close to Tokyo Station and contains several buildings including the main palace the private residences of the imperial family, an archive, museum and administrative offices), and Sensoji Temple (is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo. It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant) and Nakamise shopping arcade in Asakusa (is a part of Tokyo’s downtown Taito district best known for its many temples). Following a drive passing through the Ueno (is a district in Tokyo’s Taito Ward, best known as the home of Ueno Station and Ueno Park. Ueno is also home to some of Tokyo’s finest cultural sites, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, and the National Science Museum, as well as a major public concert hall), the tour will conclude in Akihabara (also known as the Electric Town. It is located less than five minutes by rail from Tokyo Station. Akihabara is a major shopping area for electronic, computer, anime, and otaku goods, including new and used items. Akihabara gained some fame through being home to one of the first stores devoted to personal robots and robotics) around noon, leaving you free to explore Tokyo on your own in the afternoon. Overnight in Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo / Mt. Fuji / Hakone / Kyoto
Today morning you will be picked up from your hotel for your travel to Mt. Fuji by motor coach, where you visit Fuji Visitor Center and drive up to Mt. Fuji’s 5th station to experience the beautiful sights before continuing to Hakone. You will also get an opportunity to enjoy a Japanese-style lunch in Hakone. After lunch, you will take a ride on the Hakone Ropeway, visit Owakudani (a volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs. It is a popular tourist site for its scenic views, volcanic activity, and especially, (Kuro-tamago – Black Egg) – a local specialty of eggs hard-boiled in the hot springs. The boiled eggs turn black and smell slightly sulphuric; consuming the eggs is said to increase longevity. Eating one is said to add seven years to your life. You may eat up to two and a half for up to seventeen and a half years, but eating a whole third is said to be highly unadvised), and take a cruise on Lake Ashi (is a scenic lake in the Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture in Honshu. It is a crater lake that lies along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mount Hakone, a complex volcano. The lake is known for its views of Mt. Fuji and its numerous hot springs. A number of pleasure boats and ferries traverse the lake, providing scenic views for tourists and passengers). Later board a Kodama Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto at Odawara Station. You will reach Kyoto by night. Check in at your hotel in Kyoto. Overnight in Kyoto
Day 4: Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto
Today morning you will be picked up from your hotel to join a day tour of Kyoto and Nara where you visit Nijo Castle (is a flatland castle located in Kyoto, Japan. The castle consists of two concentric rings of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens),Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion – (is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. The garden complex is an excellent example of Muromachi period garden design. It is designated as a National Special Historic Site and a National Special Landscape, and it is one of 17 locations comprising the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto World Heritage Site. It is also one of the most popular buildings in Japan, attracting a large number of visitors annually), and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Enjoy a Japanese-style set lunch at Kyoto Nagomikan. (Depending on the tour date, lunch may be a Japanese-style buffet instead of a set.) After lunch, continue to Nara and visit Todaiji Temple (Is a Buddhist temple complex. Its Great Buddha Hall is the largest wooden building in the world, houses the world’s largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana. The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”, together with seven other sites including temples, shrines and places in the city of Nara), Nara Park, Kasuga Grand Shrine, and Nara Nagomikan. After Nara sightseeing is completed in the afternoon/evening, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kyoto. Overnight in Kyoto
Day 5: Kyoto / Tokyo
Today you will have some free time to enjoy Kyoto on your own before returning to Tokyo.
In the evening our you be will be escorted from your hotel to Kyoto Station. Board a Nozomi Shinkansen to Tokyo. You will reach Tokyo by night. Check in at your hotel in Tokyo. Overnight in Tokyo
Day 6: Depart Tokyo
Today explore Tokyo as the day is at leisure. Later you will be dropped from the hotel to Narita airport.