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Tokyo, Kyoto & Luxury Ryokan

Duration
9 Days
Prices:
On request

Discover Tokyo, Hakone, and Kyoto on this custom journey through Japan. Explore the temples of Tokyo and delve into the neon-soaked nightlife of Shinjuku before relaxing in a luxury ryokan in Hakone near Mt. Fuji. Cap off the trip in Kyoto, where you’ll stroll through bamboo groves and discover Japanese culinary classics.


This 9-day Japanese vacation takes you to Tokyo, Hakone, and Kyoto. It features first-class accommodations, including a stay in a luxury ryokan, private and shared tours, and is a relaxing journey through Japan. 

Your journey begins in Tokyo, the nation’s capital and one of the world’s great megacities. Head on a morning half day Cityrama tour to see a few of its most celebrated landmarks. Start at Meiji Jingu Shrine, which is dedicated to the former emperor of Japan that opened up the country to the West, continue to Asakusa and Senso-ji, the city’s largest Buddhist temple, and finish off in ritzy Ginza, where you can do some designer shopping. The next evening, enjoy a taste of Tokyo’s famous nightlife on a tour through Shinjuku. Pass through Shinjuku Station, the busiest train station in the world, during the heart of rush hour. Then head to an izakaya within the neon-soaked streets of Shinjuku and cap off the evening with a nightcap at a speakeasy. 

Leave Tokyo behind and ride the train to Hakone, a resort town to the east of Mt. Fuji. In Hakone, you’ll stay in a luxury ryokan located on the grounds of a former imperial villa. This beautiful property blends traditional and modern elements for a relaxing stay in an enviable location. Enjoy kaiseki cuisine and stunning views of the countryside and mountains. While in Hakone, you’ll head on a full day tour of Hakone National Park. Stop by the temple of Choan-ji, cruise across Lake Ashi to enjoy views of Mt. Fuji, and walk along the Komagatake Ropeway before ending up in Sekisho-Ato, a former part of Hakone’s old town. The next day is at leisure to do as you wish within the beautiful town and surrounds.

Ride the train to Kyoto, the former imperial capital and Japan’s most beautiful city. Kyoto is full of temples, gardens, and stunning greenery, making it one of the country’s most beloved locations. One day, you’ll delve into Kyoto’s food culture at the Nishiki Market, learning about Japanese culinary traditions and tasting local variations of tofu, dashi, and sake. The next day, explore the famous district of Arashiyama, where you’ll see Tenryu-ji, a UNESCO-listed temple, before strolling through the bamboo grove of Sagano. Stop by Jojakko Temple before enjoying the views of the district from Togetsu kyo Bridge. Cap off the tour with a lunch cruise on a Yakatabune Boat. 

At the end of your time in Kyoto, you’ll connect to the airport in Osaka and return home. 


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices:
On request

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Day 1

Tokyo Haneda Airport to Tokyo Hotel by Taxi with Meet and Greet

Duration1 Hour

Park Hotel Tokyo

The Park Hotel Tokyo is ideally situated in Shiodome, a flourishing new centre of business and culture. They provide a superior level of service to satisfy the needs of their global guests. As a member of the design hotels TM group, the Park Hotel Tokyo offers an extraordinary level of service and coordinated interior designs. The logo of Park Hotel Tokyo, which shows its colour concept throughout the hotel's interior, reflects a feeling of warmth and sophistication. Blue is for clean comfort, Green is for nature, and Red is for warmth, an expression of Park Hotel Tokyo's warm at-home hospitality.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Park Hotel Tokyo

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    Park Hotel Tokyo



    The Park Hotel Tokyo is ideally situated in Shiodome, a flourishing new centre of business and culture. They provide a superior level of service to satisfy the needs of their global guests. As a member of the design hotels TM group, the Park Hotel Tokyo …

    The Park Hotel Tokyo is ideally situated in Shiodome, a flourishing new centre of business and culture. They provide a superior level of service to satisfy the needs of their global guests. As a member of the design hotels TM group, the Park Hotel Tokyo offers an extraordinary level of service and coordinated interior designs. The logo of Park Hotel Tokyo, which shows its colour concept throughout the hotel's interior, reflects a feeling of warmth and sophistication. Blue is for clean comfort, Green is for nature, and Red is for warmth, an expression of Park Hotel Tokyo's warm at-home hospitality.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Cityrama Tokyo Morning Half day tour

Start this morning's tour by visiting Meiji Jingu Shrine, completed in 1920, and set in the midst of an urban forest. Drive past the National Diet Building (Japan's White House) on your way to the Imperial Palace's tranquil East Garden. Continue on to Asakusa and visit Sensoji, the oldest and most beloved temple in the city. Explore crazy Nakamise shopping street, then drive through the high-end shopping district of Ginza. You'll be dropped off at Yurakucho Station (1:15pm) from where you can continue to explore on your own.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Private Evening Shinjuku Izakaya and Nightcap Tour

Today, you will visit one of Tokyo's most famous neighbourhoods for an evening stroll with food and drinks. Boasting the busiest railway station in the entire world, Shinjuku is the epicenter of all things. It has it all - busy nightlife, history, food and a lot more! You and your guide will venture around Shinjuku Station, grabbing drinks and food at a few locations throughout the walk. To start things off, you'll head to an izakaya (Japanese-style bar) to get accustomed to Japan's unique drinking culture. Shinjuku is Tokyo's skyscraper business district and is densely populated by Japan's Kaisha-in (salarymen). When visiting these izakaya, you will be mingling and eating Japanese-style bar foods with the backbone of the Japanese workforce. Afterwards you and your guide will go to a local speakeasy for an expertly made nightcap, just for you.

Duration4 Hours
Day 4

Tokyo to Hakone - 2nd class Nozomi

Duration1 Hour

Gora Kadan

Gora Kadan is located on the grounds of Kan'in-no-miya Villa, the former summer villa of a member of the Imperial Family in the town of Gora in Hakone. In this villa, which blends Japanese tradition along with modern design elements, the hotel offer hot spring waters that flow freely from the source and an authentic kaiseki cuisine prepared with strictly selected seasonal ingredients. Guests will enjoy a blissful moment in a traditional Japanese atmosphere at Gora Kadan.

Meal Plan Half Board (Breakfast + Dinner)
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Gora Kadan

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    Gora Kadan



    Gora Kadan is located on the grounds of Kan'in-no-miya Villa, the former summer villa of a member of the Imperial Family in the town of Gora in Hakone. In this villa, which blends Japanese tradition along with modern design elements, the hotel offer hot spring …

    Gora Kadan is located on the grounds of Kan'in-no-miya Villa, the former summer villa of a member of the Imperial Family in the town of Gora in Hakone. In this villa, which blends Japanese tradition along with modern design elements, the hotel offer hot spring waters that flow freely from the source and an authentic kaiseki cuisine prepared with strictly selected seasonal ingredients. Guests will enjoy a blissful moment in a traditional Japanese atmosphere at Gora Kadan.

    Facilities

    • Pool
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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Private Full Day Hakone Highlights Tour

Today you will enjoy a fully guided tour of Hakone National Park. To explore the National Park, you will first make your way by local transit to Choanji Temple. This quiet, little-known corner of the area has a history stretching back to the 14th Century and features pleasant walking trails with over two hundred statues of 'rakan' (Buddhist disciples). It is one of the most extensive and unique collections of rakan in Japan. Next, you will glide across Lake Ashi on a stylish cruise boat where you might catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji. You'll next make your way up the Komagatake Ropeway, to the summit of Mt Komagatake, from which you can see amazing panoramic views of Lake Ashi, Hakone and Mt. Fuji, weather permitting. Heading down the ropeway, you will pick up a cruise again across to Sekisho-Ato, once part of Hakone's old town. After lunch (not included) and a stop by a local craft shop selling puzzle boxes, a local speciality, you will explore the area as those hundreds of years ago will have done - on foot. You and your guide will head to one of the few original stretches of the Tokaido Road that ran from Tokyo to Kyoto. This 500 meter stretch preserves the original tall cedar trees and some of the old paving stones. The walk is very flat and takes just about 20 - 30 minutes to complete depending on your fitness level.

Duration6 Hours
Day 5

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 6

Hakone to Kyoto - 2nd class Nozomi

Duration2 Hours

Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto

This hotel is located in the hub of Kyoto. It is close to the amusement centre of Kyoto and numerous places of historic significance. World-famous scenic beauty can be easily reached by various kinds of transportation. This hotel, with 498 rooms, offers an indoor swimming pool, sauna, beauty salon, gift shop, bakery, shuttle service to andfrom Kyoto Station, restaurants and bars.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto

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    Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto



    This hotel is located in the hub of Kyoto. It is close to the amusement centre of Kyoto and numerous places of historic significance. World-famous scenic beauty can be easily reached by various kinds of transportation. This hotel, with 498 rooms, offers an indoor swimming …

    This hotel is located in the hub of Kyoto. It is close to the amusement centre of Kyoto and numerous places of historic significance. World-famous scenic beauty can be easily reached by various kinds of transportation. This hotel, with 498 rooms, offers an indoor swimming pool, sauna, beauty salon, gift shop, bakery, shuttle service to andfrom Kyoto Station, restaurants and bars.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

Private Half Day Kyoto Nishiki Market Walking Food Tour

Today you will explore Nishiki Market in Kyoto. Here at "Kyoto's Kitchen" you will munch your way through the city’s food culture. Go beyond the basic idea of Japanese cuisine on this adventure and try the snacks and dishes Kyoto is renowned for. Home to seafood hawkers, a world-famous kitchen knife maker, green grocers, prestigious tofu producers, and many delicious fares that separate Kyoto from the rest of Japan, your guide will help you discover an off-the-beaten-path facade of an otherwise touristy market. Find out, in detail, about the secret behind the excellent taste of Kyoto's tofu, dashi broth and Japanese sake wine. At the end of the experience, you will realize there is much more to Kyoto and Japanese food than you initially imagined!

Duration3 Hours
Day 8

Sagano Bamboo Grove & Arashiyama Walking Tour with Yakatabune Lunch Cruise

Today you will meet your guide at the New Miyako Hotel at 8:30am and walk to Kyoto station. You will be boarding a local train to Saga-Arashiyama Station. On arrival your first stop will be a 30 min stop at the Tenryu ji Temple, which is a World Heritage site. The Japanese garden is complemented by the beautiful landscapes of Arashiyama, and has been registered as a special place of scenic beauty. Next enjoy a relaxing walk through the Sagano Bamboo grove. You will then proceed for a stop at the Jojakko ji Temple. This temple overlooks the town of Sagano and the city of Kyoto. The area is famous for its beautiful scenery when the colored leaves cover the mountain in autumn. The last stop before boarding your cruise for lunch is the Togetsu kyo Bridge which is a famous 250-meter-long bridge in Arashiyama, and offers a spectacular location for viewing cherry blossoms or colored autumn leaves. For lunch you will board the Yakatabune Boat for a Japanese style lunch to enjoy while cruising. At the end of your lunch cruise, you will receive a train ticket for your return journey as your disembark at the pier.

Duration4 Hours
Day 9

Kyoto Hotel to Osaka Kansai Airport by Airport Bus

Duration2 Hours

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Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 8 nights' accommodation including;
    • 2 nights at a luxury ryokan with onsen hot spring baths
  • 2nd class Nozomi Tokyo – Hakone – Kyoto bullet train tickets
  • Half Day Cityrama Tokyo tour
  • Private Evening Shinjuku Izakaya and Nightcap tour
  • Private Full Day Hakone Highlights tour
  • Private Half Day Kyoto Nishiki Market Walking Food Tour
  • Half Day Sagano Bamboo Grove & Arashiyama Walking tour
  • Daily breakfast and 2 dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire

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