What To Expect
Visit Mt. Fuji, Japan's highest peak and most famous symbol. Spend the evening in the historical mountain resort area of Hakone before traveling to Takayama, known as "Little Kyoto." See its preserved historical structures and environment. Mingle with the locals at the thatched roofed village of Shirakawa-go, a World Heritage site. Experience the making of washi, Japanese paper, at Gokayama. Visit Kanazawa, home of Kenroku Garden, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, and admire the ceramics at Kutaniyaki.
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 2300 meters. After a delicious Japanese-style lunch, proceed to Mt. Komagatake mountaintop and a cruise on Lake Ashi on a pirate boat.
Drive to Odawara Station and board a shinkansen for Nagoya. Transfer to a limited express for Takayama, an ancient, tranquil city also known as "Little Kyoto." Stroll through its streets, visiting Yatai Kaikan Hall, where colorfully decorated traditional festival floats are displayed, Kusakabe Folkcraft Museum, formerly the residence of powerful merchants under government patronage, and the Kami Sannomachi, where there are preserved traditional Japanese wooden houses.
Enjoy a leisurely morning shopping and interacting with the locals at Takayama Morning Market then board a motorcoach to Shirakawago, designated in 1995 as a World Heritage site. Stop at Shirakawago Observatory for a panoramic view of the village before proceeding to Wada House, the oldest and largest remaining gassho-zukuri house in the village. Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch and head to Kanazawa.
Go sightseeing in Kanazawa in the morning and see Namagachi Samurai District, the former Samurai Residence (Nomura Residence) and Kenrokuen Garden. Visit Higashi Chaya District, a historic entertainment district with teahouses where geisha perform, and stop at Hakuza (Gold Leaf Shop) before departing for Kyoto. You will be dropped off at a hotel in Kyoto.
Tourist Class: Yumoto Fujiya Hotel (Standard room) in HAKONE day 1; Hida Hotel Plaza (Standard room) in TAKAYAMA day 2; Hotel Kanazawa in KANAZAWA day 3
*Hotels are subject to availability and may be substituted with similar accommodations if not available. This will be confirmed on your voucher.
Hotel pick-up from selected Tokyo hotels
Meals: 2 lunches
Accommodation for 3 nights
Sightseeing as per itinerary
English-speaking guide service except while onboard the Shinkansen
Meals and drinks unless specified
Tips and gratuities
If your hotel is not on 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 days before holidays and the following 2017 departure dates: 8 January, 10 February, 19 March, 28-30 April, 1-5 May, 16 July, 10 August, 17 and 22 September, 08 October, 02 and 22 November and 22 December. Please inquire.
Please call to confirm hotel pick-up 24 hours before your tour date.
Rates quoted are for the listed hotels and are subject to change depending on availability.
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).
We recommend wearing comfortable shoes suitable for the walking tour on Day 1.
Bring an overcoat or wear warm clothing for the winter season from October to February.
Please inform us where you will be staying before/after this tour when make a booking.
This tour is offered for travelers from overseas only.
When the Wada House is closed, the tour will visit Nagase House and Myozenji Temple instead.
Transfers on Day 2 will be conducted by shared bus, and transfers on Day 3 will be conducted by local transportation.
GPS-equipped audio guides are available in Chinese and Spanish. Please request when booking.
Please make requests in advance to receive this special free service.
When the driveway up to Mt.Fuji's 5th station is closed in winter due to heavy snow, you will go up to only the highest possible point that is allowed at the moment.
Komagatake Ropeway or Cruise on Lake Ashi may be omitted or substituted depending on traffic, weather conditions, or other operational reasons. In this case, you will enjoy one in case of either of them omitted or two for both of them omitted out of following alternatives: Narukawa Museum in Hakone, Hakone Check Point, Cruise on Lake Kawaguchi, Hakone-en Aquarium, Hakone shrine, Owaku-dani and Lake Kawaguchi Ropeway. Your tour guide will finalize alternative places, based on careful study of tour movement and other conditions.
Your baggage will be transported by land from Hakone to Kyoto with allowance of one piece per person on 2nd day. For the overnight stay in Takayama and Kanazawa, we recommend you to carry a light overnight bag with you.
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