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Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo
9 days, Osaka to Tokyo

 

February 18 - 26, 2022
$3,374 CAD pp
Book by August 31, 2021 & Save 10%: Savings of $750 per couple


From the Buddhist monks of Koyasan to the high rollers of Tokyo, see the many faces of Japan on this condensed tour beginning in Osaka. Savour the region’s culinary delicacies and the beautiful views at Mt Fuji. You'll stay in a traditional ryokan and really soak up local culture in onsen hot springs. A great combination of the traditional and the contemporary, this adventure provides a taste of the rich culture of Japan.

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Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic
All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12

Age requirement: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

What's Included
• Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
• Your Local Living Moment: Overnight in Mount Koya Temple, Koyasan
• Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum visit
• Miyajima Island excursion
• Nijo Castle and gardens visit (Kyoto)
• Gion walk
• Fushimi Inari shrine visit
• Lake Ashino-ko boat ride (Hakone)
• Traditional ryokan stay with kaiseki meal
• Japan Rail (JR) pass (7 days)
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations
Hotels (6 nts), mountain monastery (1 nt, shared facilities), traditional inn (1 nt, shared facilities).

Meals
3 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Allow USD390-510 for meals not included.

Transportation
Bullet train, tram, ferry, public bus, walking.

Staff & experts
CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

 

ITINERARY 

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Day 1 Osaka
Arrive at any time.
Exclusive Inclusions:
Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2 Osaka/Koyasan
Depart early and travel to the centre of Buddhism in Japan and sleep in a temple atop the 800m Mt Koya. Savour a traditional dinner of shojin ryori (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine). Watch the monks pray in the morning.
Exclusive Inclusions:
Your Local Living Moment Overnight in Mount Koya Temple
Meals included:
Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3 Koyasan/Hiroshima
Watch the monks pray in the morning and enjoy a traditional breakfast before travelling to Hiroshima. This afternoon, visit the Peace Park and Memorial Museum commemorating the events of 1945.
Meals included:
Breakfast

Day 4 Hiroshima
Take a ferry ride over to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating Torii Gate. Opt to hike around Mt Misen.

Day 5 Hiroshima/Kyoto
Travel to Kyoto and start exploring. Visit the impressive Nijo Castle and gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, explore the geisha district of Gion on a CEO-led walking tour.

Day 6 Kyoto
Enjoy a visit to the beautiful Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine and walk under the bright torii gates. Opt to shop, stroll along the riverbank, or explore another of Kyoto's many temples with free time.

Day 7 Kyoto/Hakone
Take a boat ride on Lake Ashino-ko, and hopefully catch a glimpse of majestic Mt Fuji. Enjoy a stay in traditional ryokan accommodation, feast on a Japanese multi-course kaiseki meal, soak in the natural hot springs, and sleep on a futon.
Meals included:
Dinner

Day 8 Hakone/Tokyo
Head to Tokyo with time to do some last-minute shopping.
Meals included:
 Breakfast

Day 9 Tokyo
Depart at any time.

 

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