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Takayama, Shirakawago, and Kanazawa 5 Nights

Enjoy a different Omomuki (taste) from other major spots in Japan on this unique tour. For those wishing for a taste of authentic Japanese culture, this tour takes you to several major historical sites. Among the most popular destinations include the Nomura Residence in Kanazawa and Gion Corner in Kyoto. However, you will have to see for yourself which activities best suit your interests.

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Day 1

City: Arrival in Tokyo

Event: Arrive at Narita/Haneda Airport

Welcome to Japan!

Following your arrival to Japan and transfer to the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day free to relax from the long flight and prepare for tomorrow’s activities. In Day 2, we begin our exploration of the unique Omomuki of Japan.

Accommodations

Standard: Hotel Monterey Hanzomon or similar

Meals

Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner is not included.


Day 2

City: Tokyo – Nagoya

Event: Tour of Tokyo

We begin the day with a visit to the Tokyo Tower Observation Deck where you will be able to enjoy aerial views of Tokyo. We will then visit the Meiji-Jingu Shrine which was dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken in 1920. Following that, we will visit one of Tokyo’s most popular temples, the Asakusa Kannon Temple. On temple grounds, Nakamise Shopping Arcade provides shopping for snacks and souvenirs.

We will then transfer to Nagoya via Shinkansen (bullet train) and visit the Tokugawa Museum.

Accommodations

Standard:

Meals

Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner is not included.


Day 3

City: Nagoya – Takayama

Event: Transfer to Takayama

Firstly, we start with a visit to the Toyota Automobile Museum and the Toyota Plant. After that, we will transfer to Takayama via JR express train. Arriving in Takayama, we will then explore the Takayama old town (Kami-Sanno-Machi). Then, we take a visit to the Yatai Kaikan Hall where some of the floats used in the Takayama Festival are housed. Finally, we end the day with a visit to the Kusakabe Folk Museum.

Accommodations

Standard: Shin Hotaka Onsen Yamano Hotel (Japanese room) or similar

Meals

Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner is not included.


Day 4

City: Takayama – Shirakawago – Kanazawa

Event: Transfer to Shirakawago

To begin with, we first take a visit to the Takayama Morning Market. Following that, we will transfer to Shirakawago (a World Heritage Site) by bus and stroll through Shirakawago Village. Lastly, we end the day with a bus ride to Kanazawa.

Accommodations

Standard: Mitsui Garde Hotel Kanazawa or similar

Meals

Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner is not included.


Day 5

City: Kanazawa – Kyoto

Event: Transfer to Kyoto

Take in a deep breath of the fresh Kanazawa air as we embark on a tour of the city. To begin with, we take a visit to  Kenrokuen Garden. Before it was opened to the public in 1871, this garden used to be the outer garden of the Kanazawa Castle. Next, we take a journey back in time to the age of the samurai with a visit to a former samurai residence – the Nomura Residence. Ending the tour of Kanazawa, we then venture to Higashi Chaya District and Omi-cho market.

Leaving Kanazawa, we then transfer to Kyoto via JR express train. For our first look at Kyoto, we will visit Gion Corner where you can enjoy seven different kinds of performing arts. Specifically, kyo-mai dance, flower arrangement, tea ceremony, koto music, gagaku court music, kyogen theater, and bunraku puppet theater.

Accommodations

Standard: Kyoto Tower Hotel or similar

Meals

Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner is not included.


Day 6

City: Departure from Kyoto

Event: Transfer to Kansai International Airport

Finally, our tour comes to an end as we leave Kyoto and head for Kansai International Airport. Thank you for choosing to travel with Kintetsu International Hawaii Company, we hope to see you again soon – sayonara!

Meals

Breakfast at the hotel.


Prices

15-19 pax 20-24 pax 25-30 pax Single Extra
Tentative Price ¥233,450 ¥212,750 ¥198,950 ¥40,250

Tour’s Selling Point

Embark on this action-packed tour to enjoy a unique Omomuki (taste) of Japan. This 5 night tour will take you to six different cities in Japan featuring visits to famous historical sites. Enjoy the various activities/destinations in the itinerary and gain an appreciation for traditional Japanese culture.


Omomuki - Asakusa

Omomuki


Includes

Accommodations Twin basis at 3 star class, standard category.
Meals Daily breakfast at the hotels. Lunch and dinner is not included.
Transfers Private coach as specified in the itinerary
Train Bullet train (Shinkansen) and Express train – tourist class reserved seat
Admission Fee Admission fee as specified in the itinerary is included.
Guide / Assistant English speaking guide for sightseeing, English speaking assistant for arrival/departure day is arranged.
Luggage Transfer When you take train, luggage shipping service (1 luggage per person) is included.
Others Other expense such as government tax, service charge, tips to drivers, toll road, and parking fees is included.

Accommodations

City Standard Plan (3 Star)
Tokyo Hotel Monterey Hanzomon or
Hotel Monterey Akasaka or similar
Nagoya
Takayama Shin Hotaka Onsen Yamano Hotel (Japanese room) or similar
Kanazawa Mitsui Garde Hotel Kanazawa or similar
Kyoto Kyoto Tower Hotel or similar

Note

  • All rates quoted here are net and in Japanese Yen.
  • Rates quoted for transfers, transportation, sightseeing, etc. include our operating fee.
  • Should the total number of tour members drop below or exceed over the bracket, we will re-cost and the tour price will be adjusted.
  • Price is subject to change due to season and availability.


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