Central Japan

Vancouver Departure$3,399

per person based on double share

Monthly departures available until March 2020
  • Product Category Land Package
  • Destinations Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji

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 Price is based on per person twin share. Package prices Include TAXES, and based on minimum TWO people traveling. Prices, schedules and exchange rates are subject to change without prior notice. Deviation / amendment fee and restrictions will be applied. Please contact Silk Holidays for details. For responsibility, booking terms & conditions, please ask your booking agent for a copy of “Silk Holidays – General Booking Terms & Conditions”
What is included in this tourItems that are included in the cost of tour price
  • Includes arrival transfer from airport
  • City tour in: TOKYO, KYOTO
  • Boat: Kawaguchiko Lake in KAWAGUCHIK
  • Evening transfer: Shinjuku in Tokyo in TOKYO
  • Ticket admission: Metro, Metropolitan Tower in Tokio in TOKYO, Zojoji Temple, Meiji Temple, Sensoji Temple in TOKYO, Fuji Sengen Shrine in KAWAGUCHIKO, Village Museum in IYASI NO SATO NENBA, Toyota Museum in TOYOTA, Fushimi Inari, Imperial Palace, Kinkakuji Temple in KYOTO, Matsumoto Castle in MATSUMOTO, Zenko-ji Temple, Gomakuyo tea ceremony,Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano in NAGANO, Yumomi performance in Kusatsu in KASATSU, Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Taiyuinbyo Mausoleum in Nikko in NIKK
  • Funicular: Tenjo Mount in KAWAGUCHIKO
What is not included in this tourItems that are not included in the cost of tour price

 

  •  Travel insurance and all other personal expenses
  • Gratuity for guides, drivers and hotel porters. Suggested at USD10 per passenger per day (pay locally)
  1. Day 1 TOKYO

    Welcome to Japan! Transfer by coach (SHUTTLE BUS) to hotel. 18H00.- Meeting with guide. Late in the afternoon, we will pay a visit to this fascinating country by taking a trip on the metro (tickets included) to the Shinjuku district and see the crowds of people who use this modern and efficient collective transport system. The visit includes an ascent to the METROPOLITAN TOWER, which has a wonderful view of the city from the 45th floor. Then we will take a walk around an hour to the restaurant. Shinjuku is one of the most important nightlife districts. Dinner included and return to hotel by metro with our guide. NOTE: This visit may take place on the day of arrival or after the panoramic city tour next day, depending on the passenger flight arrival times.

    Dinner

  2. Day 2 TOKYO

    In the morning, we take part in a 5-hour trip with our guide to see this amazing city, with its hustle and bustle and extremely modern districts that coexist with quiet, peaceful areas. Brief stop at the Zojoji Temple to make a beautiful photograph of the Tokyo Tower. Pay attention to the hundred of Jizos, stone traditional protecting deities who guide us on our travels, give power to those who are weak (such children) and those in dangerous places, and who are dressed including hats, robes and windmills. Then we head to the junction of Shibuya, a junction that is said to be the most crowded in the world. The Meiji Temple is dedicated to the Emperor Meiji, his wife, and their spirits. We walk to the lively Harayuki area where you can find shops and boutiques of the most eccentric styles We continue on our bus along the elegant street of Omotesando. We will edge the most beautiful part of the Imperial Palace and the gardens. Stop to visit the famous Nijubashi Bridge. We will pass through the district of Akihabara, the “electric town” with icons from the popular Japanese Manga and Anime culture and then see Kokugikan, the Sumo stadium, home of this Japanese sport. We will also visit the Buddhist temple of Sensoji, the oldest and most important temple in Tokyo, with its 55-metre high pagoda. Then we will have some free time to visit the traditional commercial street of Nakamise in the district of Asakusa. Lunch included in a local restaurant. Return to hotel.Free time in the afternoon.

    Breakfast, Lunch

  3. Day 3 TOKYO - MONT FUJI - KAWAGUCHIKO

    We set out for the beautiful region of Mount Fuji, passing through pretty countryside on our way. We reach the idyllic city of KAWAGUCHIKO with its tiny houses, flowers and mountains, and its beautiful lake. On our arrival, we will visit the FUJI SENGEN SHRINE set in a magical site surrounded by tall trees, and the starting point of the traditional pilgrimage to the mountain. At the shrine, we will express our thanks for being able to visit this wonderful place. The trip includes the ascent by cable car to Mount Tenjo. The views of the neighbouring lakes and Mount Fuji are spectacular. The visit also includes a delightful boat trip on Kawaguchiko Lake. After lunch, we start to ascend Mount Fuji on the road that takes us to the “fifth station”, surrounded by spectacular forests and views, to a height of 2,305 metres. Note: In winter, the route up to Mount Fuji is closed due to snow or other adverse weather conditions; during this season, we will ascend as far as the authorised point. Return to Kawaguchiko, with time to stroll near the lake. We will stay at a Ryokan (a traditional Japanese hotel), and have the chance to enjoy its ONSEN (public baths). Japanese dinner included. (NB: In the planned Ryokan, some rooms are in Japanese style, with accommodation on tatamis, and others are in western-style).

    Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 KAWAGUCHIKO - IYASI NO SATO NENBA - TOYOTA - NAGOYA

    In the morning, we continue along the pretty road bordered by lakes to IYASHI NO SATO NENBA, a tiny village destroyed by a typhoon in 1966 and later restored as a traditional open-air mountain village and museum. Its traditional houses have been transformed into arts and crafts shops, restaurants and traditional museums. We then have the opportunity to admire the SHIRAITO FALLS, considered done of the most attractive sites in Japan, with a waterfall height of 150 metres. We will then continue to NAGOYA, the third most important city of Japan, on the shores of the Pacific. Here we will visit the TOYOTA MUSEUM (admission included), a must-see for motor lovers. Dinner included.

    Breakfast

  5. Day 5 NAGOYA - KYOTO

    We are only 130 km (81 miles) from KYOTO. We leave at first light to spend all day in the city that was the capital of Japan from the year 794 to 1868 and home to the Imperial Court. During World War II the city was the only major Japanese to escape the bombardments, and so it still preserves its wealth of artistic heritage; the famous protocol restricting greenhouse gas emissions was signed in Kyoto in 1997. The visit includes a trip to one of the most important parts of the city. We will see the marvellous Shinto Shrine of Fushimi Inari, the Imperial Palace and Kinkakuji temple, “the golden pavilion” and its wonderful gardens. Free time before visiting GION, a busy traditional quarter famous for its Geisha. Free time.

    Breakfast

  6. Day 6 KYOTO - TSUMAGO - MATSUMOTO - NAGANO

    We set out for TSUMAGO, passing attractive country scenery on our way. This small village with its wooden houses is one of the prettiest places in Japan. Free time to explore and lunch included. Then we continue to MATSUMOTO, a tourist city, where we will visit the impressive 16th century castle, known as the “Crow Castle”. Free time to explore this bustling tourist city. We continue to NAGANO, accommodation. Note: In some tours, we will not sojourn in Nagano but in Matsumoto.

    Breakfast, Lunch

  7. Day 7 NAGANO - MONKEY PARK - KASATSU - IKAHO

    In NAGANO we will see the Zenko-ji, a place of pilgrimage with the first Buddhist image in Japan. Our travellers will be included the Gomakuyo ceremony to bring luck. After this, we will travel to the beautiful Japanese Alps and in the mountains we will go to the JIGOKUDANI Monkey Park, where we will include lunch and stroll amidst its forests with its rivers and spa waters where colonies of Japanese macaques live and bathe. After this, very beautiful high mountain scenery (we go up to 2,172 metres), passing semi-active volcanoes. KUSATSU, an attractive spa town, its main square full of life. We will include attendance at a Yumomi show, with its actresses and singing telling us about the traditional method used to cool the spa waters. We follow this with a walk in the city park which has the open air Onsen. Then on to IKAHO, a picturesque spa town where we will stroll in its ancient centre with its staircase streets. We will stay at a RYOKAN, a Japanese style hotel where we will continue to enjoy its baths. Traditional Japanese dinner included. NB: In the autumn, depending on the amount of fruit in the mountains, the movement of the monkeys is unpredictable. If the macaques do not come down to the park, it may be closed. The visit to Kusatsu and the Yumoni show are cancelled due to the weather from November to April.

    Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 IKAHO - NIKKO - TOKYO

    We continue on our way to NIKKO, and in this fantastic town we will visit the impressive Nikko-Toshogu Temple with its room with the sound of a dragon. We will also see the Taiyuinbyo mausoleum, an impressive place full of peace. After this a stroll by the river in Kanmangafuchi, Hundreds of Jizos watch us! We will have free time in the centre before leaving for TOKYO once more.- Arrival in Tokyo at around 7 in the evening.-End of our services.

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