Affordable Japan
8 Days (2024)

ITINERARY

Tour overview:

See all the different sides of Japan…metropolitan glamour, inspiring spiritual beauty and natural grandeur…in 8 exciting days. From bustling, sophisticated Tokyo, to the foot of Mount Fuji, to the castles of Nagoya and finally to the serene and fascinating city of Kyoto, you’ll have the opportunity to savor the essence of Japan’s enduring allure.


Day 1- Arrive Tokyo

Arrive at New Tokyo International Airport (Narita Airport). You are welcomed and assisted to board airport limousine bus for your hotel.


Day 2- Tsukiji Fish Market* / Tokyo Sightseeing

This morning make your way to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal for your excursion to Tsukiji Market. The largest marketplace in Japan, Tsukiji is busy and bustling even before the sun comes up. Your assistant will stop by at several places at the market, After the visit to the Tsukji Fish market, you will be escorted to the sushi restaurant Try your hand at sushi-making using seasonal seafood ingredients. This fun workshop is led by a sushi chef who teaches participants how to make sushi.

Afternoon enjoy your Seat in Coach (SIC) tour of Tokyo. The tour includes visit to the Seaside Top Observatory deck, Imperial Palace Plaza, drive through Ginza, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nakamise shopping arcade and cruise up the Sumida River. The tour disbands at Tokyo Station. (B)

*The Tsukiji Fish Market tour is applicable for the tours arriving in Tokyo on Sun, Mon and Tue only. This option is not applicable when Tsukiji Fish Market is closed.


Day 3 – Mt. Fuji & Hakone excursion

Travel this morning by deluxe Coach to Mt. Fuji. Drive halfway up Japan’s highest mountain to enjoy a spectacular view from a height of 2,300 meters. Following lunch, you will be transferred to Hakone. Enjoy boat cruise on Lake Ashi and ride the Mt. Komagatake Ropeway (may be omitted due to traffic condition). Overnight in Hakone. (BL)

Note: If driveway up to Mt.Fuji’s 5th station is closed in winter due to heavy snow, tour of Fujiyama Museum would be provided instead.


Day 4 – Hakone / Takayama

Transfer to Odawara station and board a Shinkansen for Nagoya. Upon arrival, connect with limited express train to Takayama. We recommend that you purchase box lunch at Odawara Station for lunch on the train. Upon arrival, proceed on the walking tour of Takayama, known as ‘little Kyoto’, filled with amazing attractions. Explore the Old Town, stopping at some of the traditional houses and delightful local museums. Continue to the Kami-Sannomachisu District where you will find skillfully renowned local artisans. (B)


Day 5 – Takayama / Shirakawago / Kanazawa

This morning enjoy walking tour Takayama morning market. Later you will be transferred to Shirakawa-go. Upon arrival, visit Shirakawa-go Observatory and Wada Residence. Following your tour, proceed to Kanazawa and check into your hotel.(B)


Day 6 – Kanazawa / Kyoto

Morning enjoy your tour of Kanazawa covering Kenrokuen Gardens, rated as one of the top 3 most beautiful landscaped gardens in Japan, Kutaniyaki Pottery Klin. Visit the Nagamachi District with old Samurai houses and a short walk through the Omicho market. Later, travel by train to Kyoto. Kyoto is home to some of Japan’s most important works of art, its richest culture and most refined cuisine. Upon arrival, proceed to your hotel.(B)


Day 7: Kyoto Sightseeing / Tokyo

Morning enjoy your tour of Kyoto, visiting Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Afternoon board your train to Tokyo. Upon arrival, proceed to your hotel.
* If Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, the tour will visit Kitano-tenmangu Shrone instead.


Day 8 – Tokyo / Home

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.(B)

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2024
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 07 - Jan 14 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Jan 14 - Jan 21 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Jan 21 - Jan 28 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Jan 28 - Feb 04 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Feb 04 - Feb 11 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Feb 11 - Feb 18 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Feb 18 - Feb 25 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Feb 25 - Mar 03 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Mar 03 - Mar 10 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Mar 10 - Mar 17 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Mar 17 - Mar 24 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Mar 24 - Mar 31 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Mar 31 -Apr 07 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Apr 07 - Apr 14 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Apr 14 - Apr 21 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Apr 21 - Apr 28 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Apr 28 - May 05 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
May 05 - May 12 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
May 12 - May 19 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
May 19 - May 26 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
May 26 - Jun 02 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Jun 02 - Jun 09 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Jun 09 - Jun 16 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Jun 16 - Jun 23 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Jun 23 - Jun 30 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Jun 30 - Jul 07 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Jul 07 - Jul 14 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Jul 14 -Jul 21 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Jul 21 - Jul 28 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Jul 28 - Aug 04 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Aug 04 -Aug 11 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Aug 11 - Aug 18 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Aug 18 -Aug 25 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Aug 25 - Sep 01 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Sep 01 - Sep 08 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Sep 08 - Sep 15 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Sep 15 - Sep 22 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Sep 22 - Sep 29 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Sep 29 - Oct 06 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Oct 06 -Oct 13 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Oct 13 -Oct 20 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Oct 20 - Oct 27 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Oct 27 - Nov 03 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Nov 03 - Nov 10 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Nov 10 -Nov 17 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Nov 17 - Nov 24 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Nov 24 - Dec 01 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Dec 01 - Dec 08 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Dec 08- Dec 15 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
Dec 15 - Dec 22 CAD 7,925 CAD 9,900
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Private Tour or Join-in Tour. Please check for prices
* Solo Travel Supplement available upon request
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
* Travel must be completed within these seasonal date ranges - split season cost available upon request
Hotels:
Tokyo
Asakusa View Hotel Tokyo
Takayama
Kazeya Hotel
Kanazawa
Hotel Nikko Kanazawa
Kyoto
Mitsui Garden Hotel

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • 3 nights in Tokyo with breakfast
  • 1 night in Hakone with breakfast 
  • 1 night in Takayama with breakfast 
  • 1 night in Kanazawa with breakfast 
  • 2 nights in Kyoto with breakfast 
  • All tours are as mentioned above in the itinerary
  • As mentioned above in the itinerary
  • Airport -Arrival & Departure Transfer on Private Basis

Exclusions:

  • Transfers – hotel to train station or vice-versa on SIC
  • Transfers – from hotel to pick-up point for SIC tours
  • Transfers – from drop-off point (train station) to hotel 
  • Expenses of personal nature Example – Tipping, laundry & Telephone calls, Beverages etc
  • Tipping to Guides and Drivers
  • Porter Service at the airport and hotel
  • International & Domestic Flights & Visa Issuance Chargesa

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