Captivating Japan

Japan, ASIA

JAPAN:
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan’s name mean “sun-origin”, which is why Japan is often referred to as the “Land of the Rising Sun”.
Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which together comprise about ninety-seven percent of Japan’s land area. Japan has the world’s tenth-largest population, with over 126 million people.

DAY 01: Arrival Tokyo
Arrive Narita/Haneda. Upon arrival, welcome to the guests. Meeting & transfer to hotel by Limousine. Check in to Hotel. Day free for Leisure.Dinnerat your own.Overnight at Hotel in Tokyo.

DAY 02: Tokyo – Mt. Fuji- Lake Ashi – Tokyo
Breakfast at hotel. After Breakfast, proceed to Hakone by super Luxury Coach. Enjoy the busy Roads of Tokyo City to Lush Green surroundings of Country side. The Journey from Tokyo Hotel to Mt. Fuji will take app. 01 hr. Upon arrival to Mt. Fuji (Subject to Weather Conditions) start with Fuji Visitor Center, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Lake Ashi Cruise. Lunch at your own. After lunch enjoy Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. Depart Hakone (Depart Hakone and proceed to Odawara Station by road). After sightseeing transfer to Tokyo by Bullet Train.Upon arrival Dinner at your Own.Overnight at the Hotel in Tokyo.

Hakone- Hakone is part of the Fuji – Hakone – Izu National Park, less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, outdoor activities, natural beauty and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo.

Mt. Fuji 5th Station- Mount Fuji (Fujisan) is with 3776 meters Japan’s highest mountain. It is not surprising that the nearly perfectly shaped volcano has been worshipped as a sacred mountain and experienced big popularity among artists and common people.

Lake Ashi Cruise- Lake Ashi or Hakone Lake, is a scenic lake in the Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. It is a crater lake that lies along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mount Hakone, a complex volcano. The lake is known for its views of Mt. Fuji and its numerous hot springs. A number of pleasure boats and ferries traverse the lake, providing scenic views for tourists and passengers.

Mt. Komag Ropeway- The Central Alps Komagatake Ropeway, which opened in 1967 as Japan’ s first mountain ropeway line, runs up to the Senjoji-ki Cirque directly below Mt. Hokendake. Chuo Alps Kanko celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. In commemoration of this event, the gondolas are being refurbished and will resume service from midday on June 28, 2014. From the top of Mt. Komagatake (elevation: 2956 m, 9698 f t.), the main peak of the Central Alps, you have access to exquisite views of not only Mt. Fuji but also of the Southern Alps, Mt. Ontake, Mt. Norikura, and the Northern Alps. The area is also famous for being home to a treasure trove of different rare alpine flowers and other alpine plants. Take a ride on the Central Alps Komagatake Ropeway and enjoy experiencing one of the greatest expanses of natural scenery in Japan!

DAY 03: Tokyo City Tour
Breakfast at Hotel.After breakfast Gather at designated locations and board the bus bound for Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal. Tokyo Tower (Climb to the main observatory 145m (476ft) high for a panoramic view from Japan’s second tallest structure), Happo-en for tea ceremony. Lunch at your own (Enjoy barbeque at the Chinzanso Restaurant). After lunch tour proceed to Imperial Palace Plaza, Niju-bashi Bridge, Sumida River Cruise, Asakusa Kannon & Shopping at Nakamise, Ginza (drive-by). Tour ends at Tokyo station. Transfer to your Hotel by Own.Overnight Stay at Hotel.

Tokyo-Tokyo is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo Metropolis was formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo.

The Tokyo Tower-With 333 meters, Tokyo Tower is 13 meters taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower of Paris, and the world’s tallest self-supporting steel tower. It was completed in the year 1958 as a symbol for Japan’s rebirth as a major economic power, and serves as a television and radio broadcast antenna and tourist attraction.

Happo-en (tea ceremony)-View nature from every angle at the garden of eight views, which has carefully preserved the beautiful Edo ambience throughout the centuries and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony.

Imperial Palace Plaza – The current Imperial Palace is located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of Tokyo, a short walk from Tokyo Station. It is the residence of Japan’s Imperial Family.

Sumida River Cruise- Pass beneath a total of 12 bridges on the journey down the historically significant Sumida River, starting at Asakusa and ending at Hinode Pier on Tokyo Bay.

Asakusa Sight Seeing – Asakusa is the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi (literally “low city”), one of Tokyo’s districts, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives. Asakusa’s main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple.

Nakamise Shopping Street- The Nakamise shopping street stretches over approximately 250 meters from Kaminarimon to the main grounds of Sensoji Temple. It is lined by more than 50 shops, which offer local specialties and the usual array of tourist souvenirs.

Ginza (Drive by)- Drive through Tokyo’s most uptown, classy, and luxurious shopping district, filled with towering department stores and a vast variety of brand name shops.

DAY 04: Tokyo-Kyoto Evening
Breakfast at hotel.After breakfast checkout and depart to Kyoto by Shinkansen Nozomi.Arrival and check in to Kyoto Hotel.Day free at leisure.Thisevening get ready for Kyoto night tour. This night tour features a traditional tea ceremony, Gion Corner Show, Gion Historical Preservation District. After the show, you will walk to the GionYoshi-ImaRyokan (Japanese style Inn) where you can enjoy tea ceremony and dinner. The Tea Master will serve tea and sweets to each guest individually according to traditional manners followed by a Zen-style Tempura dinner. This will consist of deep-fried seasonal vegetables, served with soy bean soup and steamed rice. (Non-operational in some specific dates- Please check on dates)Participants will be taken back to their respective hotels by own. Overnight at Hotel in Kyoto.

Kyoto-Formerly known as Meaco, is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. One historical nickname for the city is the City of Ten Thousand Shrines.

Gion Corner- Gion Corner is a place where you can take in seven kinds of performing arts, most notably kyo-mai dance performed by maiko dancers. Here you can see Japan’s traditional performing arts in ‘digest’ form all on one stage. Located in Yasaka Hall next to the Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theatre, the spot has a very international flavor, as it is popular with Japanese and foreign tourists.

Gion Historical Preservation District-Take a stroll around the Gion Historical Preservation District while heading to the Yoshi-ima Ryokan from Gion Corner. Enjoy exploring the narrow streets with many old ochayas (Japanese-style teahouse providing meals and performances of maiko girls and geiko women).

Tea Ceremony and Dinner at Yoshi-ima Ryokan-Enjoy an exclusive private evening tea ceremony under candle light at Yoshi-ima Ryokan’s tea ceremony room Kurenaitei. Dinner will be served in Zen-style, a simple but well-balanced dietetic meal now attracting global attention.

DAY 05: Kyoto / Nara
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast leave for full day excursion to Kyoto & Nara. Visit Kinkaku-Ji Temple, Nijo Castle, Japanese Style Lunch at your own.Sightseeing of Nara, Todaiji temple, Nara deer Park. Return to Kyoto. Dinner at your own.Overnight at Hotel in Kyoto.

Kyoto-Formerly known as Meaco, is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. One historical nickname for the city is the City of Ten Thousand Shrines.

Nijo Castle- A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace.

Kinkaku-ji Temple – World Heritage Site, also known as the Golden Pavilion. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful lake.

Kyoto Imperial Palace- Rich in tradition, Kyoto Imperial Palace preserves the look and ambiance of the Palace as it had been in the time of Japan’s ancient imperial dynasties. The current Palace was rebuilt in 1855 and comprises several structures–including the Shisinden, the Seiryoden, the Kogosyo, the Ogakumonjyo, and the Otsunegoten–that reflect the architectural styles of various periods.

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine- This shrine’s main hall is a designated national treasure and is famous for housing the God of scholarship. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.

Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple- This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world’s largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.

Kasuga Taisha Shrine- This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.

Nara Nagomikan- The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.

DAY 06: Kyoto Departure Breakfast at hotel. Check out 10:00 hrs. Transfer to Kansai airport for International Flight. Bring Sweet Memories Home.

Pricing Per Person on twin sharing : Rs.99,900/- (without airfare & visa)

*Validity : 01st Nov 2017 – 31st March 2018

Hotels 03 Star
TOKYO Shibuya Tobu Hotel or Similar
MT. FUJI Regina Kawaguchiko or Similar
OSAKA Hotel Monterey Osaka or Similar
KYOTO Shibuya Tobu Hotel or Similar
HIROSHIMA Hokke club Hiroshimaor Similar

Inclusion:-

• 05 Night Stay at 03 Star Hotel with Breakfast.
• Arrival transfer to Hotel in Tokyo by Luxury Coach and Departure transfer from Kyoto to Airport by Train.
• Sightseeing Tour of Mt Fuji including Lake Ashi Cruise & Ropeway. One way Coach and way Shinkansen transfers.
• Visit schedule Full Day Tokyo City Tour.
• Tokyo to Kyoto by Hi-Speed Nozomi Shinkansen.
• Enjoy Gion Show at Kyoto in Evening.
• Full Day Kyoto-Nara City Tour.
• All Tour and transfers are based on SIC Policy.

Exclusion:
1. 5% GST Service Tax
2. Any International or Domestic Flight.
3. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks, cigarette, photo etc.
4. Personal accident insurance is not included.
5. Travel Insurance
6. Visa fee
7. Guide Tips

Payment Conditions:
• 10% advance payment within one week after receiving confirmation
• 40% balance payment 30 days before Departure.
• 50% final payment 20 days before Departure.
• 100% Payment must be reached to us 20 Days before departure from India.

Cancellation Conditions:
• 20 Days prior to departure 50%
• 15 days prior to departure 100%

KINDLY NOTE: GIVEN COST IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY. NO BOOKING HAS BEEN MADE AND RATES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. THERE ARE SOME NON OPERATIONAL DAYS FOR ALL SIC TOURS. KINDLY CHECK BEFORE BOOKING THE ITINERARY. MINAR TRAVELS SERVICE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE ITINERARY FLOW FOR SMOOTH EXECUTION.