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Experience the absolute highlights of Japan at your own pace on this classic tour of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Mount Fuji. Beginning in the dazzling capital city, discover the Sensoji Temple and the Meiji Shrine with an experienced local guide by your side. Leave the bustle of the big city behind and enjoy a climb up one of the most iconic landmarks in the country – Mount Fujiyama. Spend the night in a quaint mountain hut and wake up to the breathtaking panorama of the mountain at sunrise.

Continue on to Kyoto, which showcases the ancient traditions of Japan like no other city. On a privately guided tour, explore temples and castles and stroll through the famous Nikishi Market. Savor the street food delights of the city and on the next day, cook up some Japanese treats of your own during a personalized lesson with a master chef!

Whether you wish to stay longer or explore some of Japan’s other treasures, you can personalize your tour to match your exact wishes and preferences. Get in touch with us today for a complete tailor-made itinerary free of any obligation.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4TokyoImperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, River cruise to AsakusaWashington Hotel Shinjuku, Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
4 - 5Mt FujiActive Volcano, Mountain climbing, HikingMt Fuji Mountain Hut
5 - 9KyotoFushimi Inari Shrine, Nara’s Buddha Statue, Geisha District, Uji Tea PlantationsOriental Hotel Kyoto Rokujo, Kyoto Tokyu Hotel

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  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
Enchanting Travels - Travel Consultant -Sabrina Lindner

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Shared Transfer from Narita Airport to Tokyo Hotel (including airport assistance)

Tokyo

3 Nights

Tokyo is a city like no other! Defined by cutting-edge design, quirky creativity and its own unique ancient culture, the city defines the best of both worlds.

Included Activities

Traditional Tokyo by Day
For a day well spent, visit some of Tokyo’s best known landmarks with your local expert! Begin with a trip to the Asakusa locality, well-known for its “shitamachi” or old-world vibe. You can visit the Sensoji temple, a Buddhist temple believed to be Tokyo’s oldest. Adjacent to the temple you will find the Nakamise “dori” or street, where you can taste some traditional snacks if you like. Travel across town to Omotesando and after exploring the ritzy flagship stores and spectacular architecture on the main boulevard. Next, make your last stop at the famous Meiji shrine, dedicated to the spirit of Emperor Meiji. Surrounded by a forested area with 365 species of trees, the shrine is also a popular wedding venue, so don’t be surprised if you come across a bride and groom all dressed up for their big day! (Half Day; 0900 or 1400 hrs; Private Activity; Transfers by public transport; Fitness Level: Moderate)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Double Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomStandard Twin Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 4 - 5

Board your bus from Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo to Mt. Fuji 5th Station (Duration: 2.5 hrs)

Mt Fuji

1 Night

Climb Mount Fuji, Japan’s tallest and most sacred mountain – an active volcano, and a landmark symbol of Japan. At 12,776 feet, the tallest peak in Japan is also one of its three holy mountains, first conquered by a monk in 663!

Included Activities

Sunrise trek to Mount Fuji
Climb Mount Fuji, Japan’s tallest and most sacred mountain – an active volcano, and a landmark symbol of Japan. Early morning on your first day, meet with your expert guide and fellow climbers at the Tochomae subway station on Toei Odeo line in Tokyo. Head to the picturesque Fuji Five Lakes area. There are five trails to choose from, with different difficulty levels. You will slowly begin ascending the mountain from the 5th station, on the most popular Yoshida trail, which is also flanked by cafes and souvenir stalls. Stop regularly to take a breather, and enjoy breathtaking sights along the way. Pass by 6th and 7th stations, and arrive at the 8th station around dusk. Retire for the night in a basic mountain hut after dinner, letting your body acclimatize to the high altitude. On your second day, wake up around midnight to make your final ascent via the 9th station. Reach the summit of Mount Fuji well ahead of time to catch the sunrise over the clouds – considered an auspicious event in the Land of the Rising Sun! On the summit, do the circuit of Mount Fuji’s eight peaks, offer prayers at numerous shrines, and also send a postcard back home from the exclusive post office here! After enjoying the wonderful panoramas from the top, sit down for a hot breakfast with a view. Shortly after, begin your leisurely descent to the 5th station, and head back to Shinjuku station in Tokyo by bus. (2 Days/1 Night; Private or Shared Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Moderate; Meals: Dinner on day 01 and breakfast on day 02 included; Notes: Closed between October and June, Overnight accommodation in Fuji mountain huts, High altitude trek above 2300 meters. Please bring warm clothing and carry layers for change in temperature and weather. Please note that your itinerary may vary due to season, weather, festivals, special events, and transportation schedules.)

Hotel Options
RoomBunk Bed
MealsBreakfast
Day 5 - 9

Board your bus from Mt. Fuji 5th Station to Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo (Duration: 2.5 hrs)

Shinkansen Train from Tokyo to Kyoto (2.5 hrs)

Make your own way from the Kyoto train station to your hotel

Kyoto

4 Nights

Kyoto is to be seen to be believed. With no less than 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, the city encapsulates traditional Japanese culture and tradition.

Included Activities

Kyoto Highlights: Half Day Tour
Discover a slice of traditional Japan on this tour of a selection of Kyoto’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit the famous Golden Pavilion or the Buddhist Kinkakuji Temple, which was originally built as the retirement home of the 14th Century Shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. The lovely villa was turned into a temple after his death. Stop by the grand, 16th Century Nijo Castle with its imposing ramparts and spectacular gardens. Reflective of the power and grandeur of the Edo Shogunate, marvel at the castle’s architecture and building features like its intricate sliding doors, ‘chirping’ nightingale floors and secret chambers. Wind up your day tour by fortifying yourself at Nishiki Market, also known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen”. This street food district is lined with innumerable little noodle shops and food stalls selling deliciously fresh seafood, delectable sushi, traditional pickles and sweets. [Half Day, Time of the Day: 0930 or 1430 hrs; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please bring comfortable walking shoes].

Japanese Cooking Class
Japanese cuisine has been declared a UNESCO Intangible World Heritage for good reason, cooked as it is with the freshest ingredients and masterful techniques. Get an overall idea about Japanese cooking styles from your chef in this cooking class designed for a small, intimate group. Learn how to prepare Bento style boxed meals under the expert guidance of your host chef. Cook Kyoto’s signature Shokado bento, a delicious spread that includes delectable bites of tempura, miso soup, egg roll, chicken teriyaki, sesame spinach salad and sushi. The greatest treat awaits you at the end of the class, when you get to taste your own Bento box! (Half Day, Shared Activity & No Transfers; Meal included: Lunch; Fitness Level: Easy; Please inform about any dietary restrictions in advance).

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Twin
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomStandard Twin Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

Shared Transfer from Kyoto Hotel to Kansai Airport (please note: the chauffeur usually does not speak English).

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 3,905 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 4,794 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 9 days / 8 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • The following train journeys in the highest class available :
    • Tokyo – Kyoto (Shinkansen Train – Standard Class)
  • All activities as listed :
    • Tokyo: Traditional Tokyo by Day
    • Mt Fuji: Sunrise trek to Mount Fuji
    • Kyoto: Kyoto Highlights: Half Day Tour
    • Kyoto: Japanese Cooking Class
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
  • Fees and taxes
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
  • All airport, train station and hotel transfers as indicated. For private transfers our representative will meet you at the airport or the station and accompany you to your vehicle (and vice versa).

Not Included

  • Camera fees
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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Japan for Beginners: Tokyo, Kyoto and Mount Fuji

9 days $ 3,905 / person

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