Japan – the most satisfying place on earth to experience an Eastern culture. Tour Overview Traveling on this 10-day Japan highlights tour removes the hassle of visiting Japan, so you can just relax and enjoy the sights. You’ll visit some of the must-see natural and cultural attractions around the country, including Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and more. Enjoy a combination of free time and guided tours. Save time by traveling by bullet train, so you can fit in more places of interest. Transfers from/to Narita Airport in Tokyo are included A great tour for first-time visitors to Japan who want an overview Receive a seven-day Japan Rail Pass for easy and fast travel Seven nights’ accommodation is included, with some breakfasts. Why Travelers Choose This Tour This tour transports you by super-speed bullet train, letting you cover more sights in less time; and the semi-self guided tour style allows you to explore on your own.
Day 1: Depart Canada on Air Canada
Day 2: Arrive Tokyo
Today a representative will meet you at Tokyo airport (NRT) to assist you with boarding a train or shared shuttle to your accommodation. Get checked in and enjoy the evening at leisure. Have dinner on your own. Overnight in Tokyo.
Day 3: Tokyo – Mt Fuji/Hakone
After breakfast, depart Tokyo to reach Hakone Area, the gateway to Mt. Fuji and its surrounding national park, famous for its wonderful onsen and natural landscapes. You will have free time to explore the Hakone area on your own. You have an included Hakone Transport Pass that provides you with numerous forms of transportation throughout the area. From the Volcanic Owakudani Ropeway passing over hot springs and sulfurous fumaroles (operations close intermittently during volcanic activity). Glide across 3,000-year-old Ashinoko Lake on a majestic pirate ship or take the Hakone Tozan Switchback Train that zigzags through the mountains. Check in to a natural onsen resort in Hakone.
Day 4: Hakone – Kyoto
After breakfast, head to Kyoto via bullet train, Japan’s cultural capital. Have lunch on your own and check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Kyoto and have dinner on your own. Overnight in Kyoto.
Day 5: Kyoto
Have breakfast and enjoy some free time. In the afternoon, you’ll start a half-day excursion around Kyoto. Visit one of Japan’s largest torii gates at the Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Temple with 1,001 armed Kannon Goddess statues and the Kyomizu-dera temple. Have dinner on your own and overnight in Kyoto.
Day 6: Kyoto – Hiroshima
After breakfast, you will depart Kyoto via bullet train en route to Hiroshima. Have lunch on your own and check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Hiroshima and have dinner on your own.
Day 7: Hiroshima
Have breakfast and enjoy a free morning. We recommend taking a short ferry ride to Miyajima Island on the Seto Inland Sea where you can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere with wildlife, shrines, temples and local delicacies. In the afternoon, make your own way to the Shinkansen Entrance of the Hiroshima Station for a 2-hour experience on an open-air bus. Ride around the city to see the highlights of Hiroshima Castle, Jonan-dori Avenue, Heiwa-odori Boulevard, and the Mazda Stadium. Walk around Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Return to Hiroshima Station and have the rest of the day at leisure. Have dinner on your own.
Day 8: Hiroshima – Osaka
After breakfast, head to Osaka via bullet train. Have lunch on your own and get checked in. Enjoy the rest of the day in Osaka.
Day 9: Osaka – Tokyo
Check-out after breakfast and enjoy the morning until it’s time to take your bullet train to Tokyo, and then to Tokyo airport (NRT); or fly from Osaka to Canada