Golden Route plus Hiroshima 9 Days

Golden Route plus Hiroshima 9 Days

$2,169.00Price

Tour Schedule:

DAY 1
Narita Airport
JTB staff will meet participants at the airport and assist in boarding a pre-reserved taxi.


Remarks: Haneda Airport is also available. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking.

Hotel in Tokyo
Remarks: Western-style room

Free time in Tokyo

 

DAY 2
Pick-up Service
Gather at designated locations and board bus to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.

 

09:00 Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
The tour departs Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to begin sightseeing around Tokyo.

 

Tokyo Tower (40 min)
Get a spectacular view of Metropolitan Tokyo from the observation deck

 

Imperial Palace Plaza (10 min)
Admire the view of Nijubashi Bridge and the surrounding scenery

at this National Garden that was formerly a private garden of the Royal Family

 

Asakusa Kannon & Shopping at Nakamise (40 min)

 

Akihabara via Ueno (drive by)
Enjoy a pleasant drive through Ueno, where Tokyo’s first coffee shop once stood,

to Akihabara which is home to the famous Electric Town.

 

Akihabara
Participants who wish may get off the bus at Akihabara. All other participants

will get a view of Akihabara from the windows and continue to Tokyo Station by bus.

 

12:20 Tour ends at Tokyo Station (Marunouchi South Exit)
The tour will end at Tokyo Station. Please head to your next destination on your own.

 

DAY 3
07:30 – 08:30 Pick-up Service
Pick-up is available from locations including major hotels in Tokyo.

 

09:00 Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Depart from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and head to Kamakura by bus.
(Metropolitan Expressway, Yokohama-Yokosuka Road)

 

Kotoku-in Temple and the Great Buddha (30 min)

 

Hase Temple (40 min)

 

Lunch

 

Sankeien Garden (60 min)

 

Yokohama Chinatown (30 min)
Walk through the largest Chinatown in Japan.

 

Yokohama Bay Bridge
View from the window

 

17:00 – 18:00 Drop-off at Ginza

Tour on this day ends upon arrival at Sukiyabashi Intersection in Ginza or Shinjuku Station West Exit.

*Please head to your next destination on your own.

 

17:40 – 18:40 Drop-off at Shinjuku
Tour on this day ends upon arrival at Sukiyabashi Intersection in Ginza or Shinjuku Station West Exit.
*Please head to your next destination on your own.

 

DAY 4
07:30 – 09:00 Pick-up Service
Pick-up is available from locations including major hotels in Tokyo.

 

09:00 Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (120 min)

 

Fuji Visitor Center (20 min)

 

Mt. Fuji 5th Station (30 min)
Start the ascent up Mt. Fuji via the Fuji Subaru Line. Climb 2,300 meters (7,546 ft)

above sea level for breathtaking views from above the clouds.

 

Lunch
Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.

 

Lake Ashi Cruise (15 min)
 

Mt. Komagatake Ropeway (50 min)
Spend a total of 50 minutes including a 7-minute cableway ride up to the peak from Hakone-en.

 

Peak of Mt. Komagatake
Take a cableway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya

(original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop.

 

Hakone-en
Arrive at Yumoto Fujiya Hotel

 

DAY 5
08:00 – 09:30 Depart from Yumoto Fujiya Hotel
Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus

 

Odawara Station

 

From Shin-Yokohama Station to Kyoto Station
Take a Nozomi Shinkansen to Kyoto
Trip time: Approx. 120 minutes

 

Lunch (Western food)
Enjoy lunch at the hotel

 

13:40 New Miyako Hotel
This tour follows the same itinerary as the Nara Afternoon Tour

 

Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) (60 min)

 

Kasuga Taisha Shrine (40 min)

 

Nara Nagomikan (20 min)
 

18:30 – 19:30 Hotels in Kyoto City

 

DAY 6
07:45 – 08:35 Pick-up Service
Participants are picked up by bus and taken to New Miyako Hotel

08:35 New Miyako Hotel
This tour follows the same itinerary as the 1-Day Kyoto Tour.

Nijo Castle (50 min)
 

Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)

 

Kyoto Imperial Palace (from Mondays to Fridays) (40 min)
 

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) (40 min)


Remarks: On Jan. 25, Apr. 25, Jul. 25 and Oct. 25, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

 

Lunch (50 min)

 

Heian Jingu Shrine (25 min)
 

Sanjusangen-do Temple (30 min)

 

Kiyomizu-dera Temple (70 min)

 

17:30 – 18:30 Hotels in Kyoto City

 

DAY 7
07:20 – 08:00 Hotels in Kyoto City
Pick-up service from hotels to Kyoto Station

 

Kyoto Station (125 min)
From Kyoto Station go to Hiroshima Station
(Nozomi or Hikari Shinkansen, reserved seat)

 

Hiroshima Station
Walk to Hotel Granvia Hiroshima

 

10:30 Hotel Granvia Hiroshima

 

From Miyajimaguchi go to Miyajima Port (5 min)
Take the ferry to Miyajima

 

Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine (Please eat lunch on your own) (120 min)

 

From Miyajima Port go to Miyajimaguchi (5 min)
Go to Miyajimaguchi by ferry

 

Miyajimaguchi (30 min)
Take the bus to Peace Memorial Park

 

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum (100 min)

 

Atomic Bomb Dome

 

17:30 – 18:00 Hiroshima Station (125 min)
 

20:20 – 21:00 Hotels in Kyoto City
Participants will be taken to their hotels by taxi

 

DAY 8
Free day

 

DAY 9
Hotel
Free time until departure.
The departure time will be contacted to your hotel by the day before departure.

 

Kansai Airport

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  • Please Note

    Please Note:

    1. Customers can use Haneda Airport or Itami Airport. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking.
    2. (V): Vegetarian menus are available.
    3. This is a special tour for international visitors. Please understand that residents of Japan cannot make bookings for this tour.
    4. If the minimum number of participants is not met by 20 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.

    Kamakura & Yokohama Tour
    1. Locations indicated on the itinerary may be changed due to traffic, operation hours, or other reasons. However, the tour will not be cancelled or refunded even in such cases. The following are possible substitutes: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kenchoji Temple, Kamakuragu Treasure Hall, Yokohama Marine Tower, Yamashita Park, or Sky Garden of the Landmark Tower Yokohama.
    2. Itinerary order is subject to change depending on traffic, weather, and operation hours.
    3. Note arrival times may be delayed due to traffic conditions as this tour will travel by bus.
    4. If there are more than 15 participants, the guide may hand out earphone guides in order to guide everyone more efficiently.
    5. A fee of JPY 10,000 may be incurred if an earphone guide is lost or damaged.

    Day 4-8
    1. Large baggage such as suitcases will be transported from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to hotels in Kyoto by truck. (One article of standard size luggage per customer will be transported free of charge. Any additional items will incur a fee of JPY 2,200 per article, which will need to be paid on the day.) Your baggage will be delivered to Kyoto on the day after it has been sent. However, we will be unable to guarantee the arrival time of goods.
    2. Transport to Kyoto on Day 5 will be provided from Odawara Station to Kyoto Station via Shin-Yokohama Station. On the trip from Odawara to Shin-Yokohama the tour will use Kodama or Hikari Shinkansen in the non-reserved section, so seating is not guaranteed.
    3. Note that the location for lunch and the lunch menu for day-5 may change in summer.

    Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour
    1. GPS-equipped audio guides are available in Chinese and Spanish on the bus. Please make a request when booking if you would like an audio guide. There are a limited number of audio guides available, so it may not be possible to provide one for each participant.
    2. Hakone Komaga-take Ropeway may be omitted from the itinerary due to heavy traffic. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded in such cases.
    3. If Fuji Visitor Center is closed or the tour is behind schedule due to traffic delays, Fuji Visitor Center may be omitted from the itinerary.
    4. If the Fuji Subaru Line to Mt. Fuji's 5th Station is closed due to icy roads, the tour will be taken as high as possible.
    5. Mt. Fuji's 5th station is typically 10 to 15 degrees Celsius colder than Tokyo. Please bring a coat and other warm clothing on tours from autumn to spring.
    6. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if Mt. Fuji is not fully visible due to weather conditions.
    7. Lake Ashi Cruise and/or Hakone Komaga-take Ropeway may be omitted from the itinerary, depending on traffic, weather conditions, or other operational concerns. If either or both are omitted the following alternatives may be used: Hakone-en Aquarium, Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani valley, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise (pirate ship), Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Sekisho (checking station) remains, Lake Kawaguchi Cruise, Lake Kawaguchi Ropeway, or Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded for such itinerary changes. The interpreter guide will decide on the alternate location.

    Nara Half-day Tour
    1. At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour will not enter areas requiring admission.
    2. During the Gion Festival (July 15 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto, and Hotel Monterey Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
    3. The tour may not visit Nara Nagomikan if it is closed or due to traffic conditions.
    4. Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour or Kyoto Maiko Tour is not possible.

    Kyoto 1-Day Tour
    1. On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days, the tour will visit Kitano-tenmangu Shrine. The same is true of the period before and after the public viewing of Kyoto Imperial Palace in spring and autumn, May 14 - 17 due to the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event.
    2. Please note that before entering the Kyoto Imperial Palace you will be required to fill out a form with your personal information such as your full name, sex, age, and nationality. (The form will be provided on the tour day.)
    3. On Sep.25 and Oct. 25, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will serve as the alternative for Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.
    4. On Tuesdays (Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, and December, Nijo Castle is closed. The tour will visit Ryoan-ji Temple instead.
    5. 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. If the Jidai Festival is postponed, we will follow suit with the itinerary change.
    6. This tour will not enter Heian Shrine's Shin-en garden.
    7. During the Gion Festival (July 14 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto, and Hotel Monterey Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
    8. Connection to the Kyoto Maiko Dinner is available at New Miyako Hotel and Kiyomizu-dera Temple's bus parking lot.
    9. Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour is available at Kyoto Hotel Okura and Kiyomizu-dera Temple's bus parking lot.

    Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour
    1. The type of transportation (microbus, jumbo taxi, taxi, train or other) between Hiroshima and Miyajima will vary depending on the number of participants.

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