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Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

9 days & 8 nights, Private Journey

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Pricing from: $12,795

Tokyo, Hakone & Kyoto

Explore the modern metropolis of Tokyo and then marvel at the view of Mount Fuji from Hakone National Park's wetlands and bubbling hot springs. Heading southwest, discover the vibrant city of Kyoto, a great base from which to explore the imperial capital of Nara, which remains in some ways the spiritual center of the country. Rocket through the country on the Shinkansen (bullet train), experience the city lights, relish traditional Japanese delicacies and immerse yourself in the fusion of ancient and modern Japan.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Tokyo

    Upon arrival in Tokyo, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings local representative and escorted to your hotel.

    Andaz Tokyo - 3 Nights
  • Day 2
    Tokyo

    Today, start your exploration with a visit to the Toyosu Fish Market. This huge wholesale market consists of three main buildings connected via walkways with observation windows to view the action.

    After continue with a visit to the ancient temple of Asakusa Kannon, followed by a tour of the Yanaka district in Tokyo, where the shitamachi atmosphere, an old town ambience reminiscent of city’s past decades, still survives. It will be a late afternoon return back to your hotel.

    Andaz Tokyo (B)
  • Day 3
    Tokyo
    Begin your day with a visit to Meiji Jingu, a shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. Next, head to Harajuku neighborhood, which is the center of Japan's most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles, but also offers shopping for adults and some historic sights.
    Stop and see Shibuya scramble, the famous 8 way intersection in Japan. End your day with a visit to Hama Rikyu garden, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, along with a cup of tea.
    Andaz Tokyo (B)
  • Day 4
    To Hakone

    Embark on a drive to Hakone National Park, a mountainous area known for its dramatic views of Mount Fuji and volcanic hot springs. Enjoy a cruise along the serene Lake Ashinoko. Formed in the caldera of Mount Hakone 3,000 years ago, today the lake is a slice of tranquility. Later, visit the open air museum, followed by Hakone and Komagatake ropeways. Dinner this evening is provided at your hotel.

    Hyatt Regency Hakone - 1 Night (B, D)
  • Day 5
    To Kyoto
    After breakfast at your hotel, you will be assisted to the train station for your trip to Kyoto onboard the bullet train. Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted to your hotel.
    The rest of the day is yours to explore Koyoto.
    Hyatt Regency Kyoto - 3 Nights (B)
  • Day 6
    Kyoto

    Pay a morning visit to the hillside Fushimi-Inari Shrine, an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto that is famous for its thousands of brilliant red torii gates, which lead into the forest of sacred Mount Inari. Then continue out to Nara, home to Japan's original emperors. Visit Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Shrine to immerse yourself in the spiritual heart of the country. End the day with a visit to the Sake Museum to learn more about Japan's national drink.

    Hyatt Regency Kyoto (B)
  • Day 7
    Kyoto

    Visit Kinkakuji, a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Next, visit Ryoanji Temple, located in north Kyoto, part of the Rinzai branch of Zen Buddhiasm, built in 1450. There, you will experience a traditional private Tea Ceremony. Drive outside of Kyoto to Arashiyama, walk through Arashiyama’s famous bamboo groves. Continue to see Tenryuji's garden, which has survived centuries in its original form.

    Hyatt Regency Kyoto (B)
  • Day 8
    To Tokyo

    After an early breakfast, you will begin your visits. Nishiki Market is a narrow, five block long shopping street lined by more than one hundred shops and restaurants. Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen", this lively retail market specializes in all things food related, like fresh seafood, produce, knives and cookware, and is a great place to find seasonal foods and Kyoto specialties, such as Japanese sweets, pickles, dried seafood and sushi. Ippo Do Tea Tasting(payable locally). In business since 1717, Ippodo offers high-quality Japanese teas, a hands-on tearoom where customers can learn how to brew their choice of tea paired with a seasonal Japanese sweet, and tea classes.

    Afterwards, your guide will escort you to the Kyoto train station to board the bullet train to Tokyo. Upon arrival, you will be assisted to your hotel. The rest f the day is yours to discover Tokyo.

    Andaz Tokyo - 1 night (B)
  • Day 9
    Depart Tokyo

    Bid farewell to the Land of the Rising Sun as you are escorted to Narita Airport for your onward flight.

    (B)

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