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Japan Golden Route 9 Days

Embark on the Japan Golden Route Tour and visit all the best spots in Japan. Perfect for first-time visitors or those looking to visit Japan’s most popular destinations. This 9 day tour gives us the time to stop at several famous destinations including Mt. Fuji, the Great Buddha statues, and Shinsaibashi shopping district.

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Day 1

City: Arrival in Tokyo

Event: Arrive at Narita/Haneda Airport

After your arrival to Japan and transfer to the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day free to relax from the long flight.

Accommodations

Standard: Hotel Monterey Hanzomon or similar

Meals

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


Day 2

City: Tokyo

Event: Tour of Tokyo

We begin the Golden Route Tour with a tour of Tokyo. First, we will visit the Imperial Palace (Nijubashi Bridge), Tokyo SKYTREE, and the Asakusa Kannon Temple. While on temple grounds, be sure to check out the many stores lining the main approach to the temple for shopping at the Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Finally, we will embark on a cruise along the Sumida River and visit the Hamarikyu Garden.

Accommodations

Standard: Hotel Monterey Hanzomon or similar

Meals

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


Day 3

City: Tokyo – Nikko – Tokyo

Event: Tour of Nikko (a World Heritage Site) by bus

Leaving Tokyo for the day, we embark on a tour of Nikko (a World Heritage Site) by bus. To begin, we first take a visit to Toshogu Shrine. Built in 1617, the shrine is a mausoleum of the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. We then visit Tokugawa’s Tombs which was built in 1643 by Iemitsu, Ieyasu’s grandson. Finally, the tour of Nikko is ended with a visit to Kegon Waterfall. Ranked among Japan’s top three waterfalls, Kegon Waterfall is almost 100 meter tall.

Accommodations

Standard: Hotel Monterey Hanzomon or similar

Meals

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

 


Day 4

City: Tokyo – Kamakura – Yokohama – Hakone

Event: Transfer to Hakone via Kamakura

Leaving Tokyo for good, we visit the outdoor Great Buddha state in Kamakura. As the second tallest bronze statue in Japan, the Great Buddha statue is an amazing example of Buddhist culture. Next, we will visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the most important shrine in Kamakura. Finally, we end the day with a visit to Yokohama Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in Japan.

Accommodations

Standard: Fuji Premium Resort or similar

Meals

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


Day 5

City: Hakone – Mt. Fuji – Kyoto

Event: Tour of Mt. Fuji (a World Heritage Site) and Hakone by bus

Continuing on the Golden Route, we will take a trip to Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station. Cruising on Lake Ashi, you will be able to see spectacular views of Mt. Fuji. Ending our Hakone bus tour, we visit Owakudani, also known as the “boiling valley.” Resulting from a volcanic eruption of Mt. Hakone, Owakudani is active with sulfur vents and hot springs. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try blackened hard-boiled eggs. Cooked in the hot springs of Owakudani, these eggs are said to extend your life by seven years.

Finally, we depart from Hakone and transfer to Kyoto via Shinkansen (bullet train).

Accommodations

Standard: Kyoto Tower Hotel or similar

Meals

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


Day 6

City: Kyoto

Event: Tour of Kyoto (a World Heritage Site)

To begin our exploration of Kyoto, we will visit Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion. We then take a trip to Ryoan-ji Temple, famous for its rock garden. Next, we take a visit to Nijo-jo Castle, home to the first shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu. Finally, we end our exploration of Kyoto’s temples with a visit to Kiyomizudera Temple. The temple is one of the most celebrated temples in Japan and today is a World Heritage Site.

Accommodations

Standard: Kyoto Tower Hotel or similar

Meals

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


Day 7

City: Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto

Event: Tour of Nara

Venturing to Nara for the day, we begin with a visit to Todai-ji Temple. Located inside the temple’s main hall is a 15 meter tall Great Buddha statue. Next, we visit Nara Park, home to hundreds of deer. Considered the messengers of the gods, the deer at Nara Park have become a symbol of the city. Finally, we end the tour of Nara with a visit to the Kasuga Grand Shrine. Famous for its lanterns, there are hundreds of bronze lanterns hanging from the buildings and stone lanterns lining the walkways.

Accommodations

Standard: Kyoto Tower Hotel or similar

Meals

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


Day 8

City: Kyoto – Osaka

Event: Transfer to Osaka by bus

Saying goodbye to Kyoto, we head to Osaka by bus. Enjoy 360 degree views of Osaka from the Harukas 300 Observatory at Abeno Harukas. Finally, we will go to the Shinsaibashi downtown shopping area. Here, you’ll be able to find just about everything you could be looking for.

Accommodations

Standard: Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda or similar

Meals

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


Day 9

City: Departure from Osaka

Event: Transfer to Kansai International Airport

Our Japan Golden Route Tour comes to an end as we leave Osaka 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 ¥336,950 ¥301,300 ¥280,600 ¥64,400

Tour’s Selling Point

This Japan Golden Route Tour will take you to Japan’s most famous sites. Partake in shopping, sightseeing, and dining in seven of Japan’s most famous cities. Featuring an interesting mix of historical and modern attractions, the Golden Route Tour lets you experience Japan to the fullest.


Japan Golden Route

Japan Golden Route

Kamakura Buddha

Mt. Fuji


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 similar
Hakone Fuji Premium Resort or similar
Kyoto Kyoto Tower Hotel or similar
Osaka Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda 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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