A combination of the ancient and modern, this Best of Japan journey takes you from the glittering skyline of Tokyo into the countryside of Nikko before a tour of iconic Mt. Fuji and nearby town of Hakone. Travel by bullet train to Kyoto and Hiroshima, admire Miyajima’s majestic Torii Gate, ranked as one of the country’s best views, take some time at Hiroshima’s sites where the scars of war remain as a reminder of its devastation. Your tours of Kyoto include serene temples and shrines, cobblestone streets, the graceful Golden Pavilion, an excursion to Nara, some leisure time, and plenty more.
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Upon arrival in Tokyo, you will be met in the arrivals area of the airport and then assisted in boarding your reserved transportation to the hotel. After check-in at your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay two nights in Tokyo.
Take a half day orientation tour of the city sites, including the Imperial Palace (drive-by), the Tsukiji Outer Market, Tokyo Skytree Town, Senso-ji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street, and then have the afternoon free at your leisure.
Take a full day excursion into the countryside outside of Tokyo to discover Nikko. Visit the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji and the Kegon Falls, and then return back to Tokyo for the evening at your leisure.
Depart the hotel for your guided tour of Mt. Fuji & Hakone. Visit Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station, take a cruise on Lake Ashi for impressive views of Fuji, take a cable car ride to the peak of Mt. Komagatake, and then head to Hakone where you will check-in for your one night stay.
Take the train to Kyoto and then travel to Nara, the ancient capital of Japan, for a guided afternoon tour. Highlights include the Todai-ji Temple and Great Buddha, Nara Park, and the Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Return to Kyoto and have the evening free at leisure.
Enjoy a full day tour of Kyoto. Highlights include the Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Imperial Palace, traditional shrines, and more.
Take a full day excursion to Hiroshima with round trip bullet train tickets included. Visit the Peace Memorial Park & Museum, the Atomic Bomb Dome, go to Miyajima by ferry, see the Itsukushima Shrine, and more. In the evening, you’ll return to Kyoto.
Enjoy the full day at your leisure.
After breakfast, transfer via shuttle bus to Kansai International Airport for your departure flight.
Day 5: Explore the countryside and history of Nara, Japan's ancient capital.
Days 7: Enjoy an excursion to Hiroshima.
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