What To Expect
A popular tour package that leaves from Tokyo and includes a one-night stay in Hakone and two nights in Kyoto.
On the first day, this tour takes you up to Mt. Fuji's fifth station to enjoy the view from 2,300 m above sea level. After this, you will take in Hakone's beautiful natural scenery with a pleasure boat cruise around Lake Ashino and a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway.
On the second day travel to Kyoto by bullet train, and then go sightseeing in Nara. On the third day, spend the whole day sightseeing in Kyoto. Finally, on the fourth day, you end your trip in Kyoto.
Take a deluxe motorcoach to the foot of Mt Fuji via expressway, then drive halfway up Japan's highest mountain to enjoy a spectacular view from a height of 2,300 meters. Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch. In the afternoon, visit Hakone for Mt. Komagatake Ropeway then take a cruise on Lake Ashi in a pirate boat.
Drive to Odawara in the morning and take a shinkansen to Kyoto. Have lunch at New Miyako Hotel. Go on an afternoon tour to Nara, the first permanent capital of Japan. Visit Todaiji Temple and its Great Buddha, colorful Kasuga Taisha Shrine with 3,000 lanterns, and Nara Nagomikan where you can find many freely-roaming tame deer. Return to Kyoto.
Go sightseeing around Kyoto in the morning, visiting Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Nijo Castle which is noted for its gorgeous interiors, and Kyoto Imperial Palace (not available on 23-25 October 2016). Have a western buffet lunch. After lunch, visit Sanjusangendo Temple with its 1001 impressive images of Buddha, vermilion-hued Heian Jingu Shrine and Kiyomizudera Temple with its wooden veranda.
The tour disbands in the morning in Kyoto.
Tourist Class: Karasuma Kyoto Hotel in Kyoto / Yumoto Fujiya Hotel in Hakone (standard Western-style room)
*Hotels are subject to availability and may be substituted with similar accommodations if not available. This will be confirmed on your voucher.
English-speaking guide (except day 4)
Tips and gratuities
This tour must be booked at least 8 days in advance.
Pick ups are available from selected Tokyo hotels.
If your hotel is not in the list, you may choose to proceed to the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal or be picked up at a hotel in the list that is nearest you. Please indicate your choice upon booking.
A holiday surcharge is applicable for 2016 Saturday and days before holidays departure dates. Please inquire.
Please call to confirm your hotel pick-up.
Rates quoted are for the listed hotels and are subject to change depending on availability.
Other hotel grades are available. Please inquire.
Children 5 years old and below are free of charge, provided they sit on an adult's lap. If they need a seat, they will be charged (child rates).
When the driveway up to Mt.Fuji's 5th station is closed in winter due to heavy snow, you will go up highest possible point. Even if you go up to 5th station of Mt. Fuji, it so happens that you cannot see the full view of Mt. Fuji due to the weather conditions. We shall never make any refund and also never cancel the tour operation for this reason.
Komagatake Ropeway or the cruise on Lake Ashi may be omitted or substituted depending on traffic, weather conditions, or other operational concerns. If either or both are omitted the following alternatives may be used: Narukawa Art Museum in Hakone, Itchuku Kubota Art Museum, cruise on Lake Kawaguchi, pirate boat on Lake Ashi, Hakone En Aquarium, Hakone Shrine, Hakone Ropeway (Owakudani Valley), or Lake Kawaguchi Ropeway.
We recommend you to bring an overcoat or other warm clothing during autumn and winter.
Please note that your arrival time in Kyoto is usually around 21:30 but sometimes will be around 22:00-23:00 due to traffic conditions.
Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August and December. This tour will visit "Ryoanji Temple" instead.
The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed every Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday) and on 28 December 2016 to 4 January 2017. The Imperial Household Agency has announced that Kyoto Imperial Palace will also be closed on 23 to 25 October 2016 due to the Emperor's scheduled visit. As an alternative, this tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu (23 and 24 October) and Nishi Hongani (25 October).
You are required to fill out a form when you enter "Kyoto Imperial Palace."
Nishi Hogan-ji will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu on the following dates: 1/25, 5/25, 10/25.
During the Jidai Festival on October 22, Heian Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple.
During the Gion Festival (July 14 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Nikko Princess Kyoto, and Hotel Monterey Kyoto is unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
The tour will not enter the gardens at Heian Jingu.
This is a special tour for overseas visitors only. Residents of Japan may not participate.
Jul. 15, 20, 21, 27, 28; Aug. 3, 4, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31; Sep. 7, 16, 23 , 28; Oct. 5, 12, 14, 19, 26; Nov. 2 - 4,
9, 16, 23; Dec. 28 - 30. Heavy traffic is also expected on Oct. 12 and Nov. 2, 3., and Lake Kawaguchi
may be substituted for Hakone.
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9 hours and 40 minutes
2 days / 1 night
2 days / 1 night