Beginning June 3,2009 you can fly Delta non-stop from Salt Lake City to Tokyo, Japan.
TOKYO • HAKONE • KYOTO • HIROSHIMA • KURASHIKI • OKAYAMA
In order to fully appreciate this land of contrasts, it is necessary to consider this itinerary which combines contemporary Japan with its traditional and historical attractions. From Imperial castles to snow-capped mountains and from Shinto shrines to modern boulevards, this is Japan.
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CLASSIC INDEPENDENT TRAVEL IDEA
Day 1. Arrive Tokyo. Upon arrival into Tokyo, you will be met and given the appropriate bus tickets for the transfer to your hotel. The representative will show you the departure point for the bus. Check-in to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 2. Tokyo sightseeing. Morning tour, including the Tokyo Tower Observatory, the Imperial Palace Plaza, Asakusa Kannon Temple & Nakamise Shopping Arcade as well as a drive through Akihabara (Electric Town), Ueno and Ginza. The last stop will be at the famous Tasaki Pearl Gallery. The afternoon is free to explore this amazing city B
Day 3. Tokyo to Hakone. Leave Tokyo by bus for Hakone National Park. En route, drive half way up Mount Fuji to the 5th Station for a view of the surrounding countryside.(When the drive to the 5th Station is closed in winter due to snow, visit the Fujiyama Museum instead.) Later enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi followed by a cable car ride to the top of Mount Komagatake where you will have a spectacular view of Mount Fuji. Overnight in Hakone BL
Day 4. Hakone to Kyoto. Depart from Odawara Station for Kyoto aboard the Shinkansen – The JR Express Bullet Train. Then, drive to the city of Nara. Enjoy a Japanese lunch at a traditional local restaurant followed by sight seeing at the Togaiji Temple, Nara Park and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Return and overnight in Kyoto. BL
Day 5. Kyoto. Today is a full day of sightseeing around Kyoto. This will include the Golden Pavillion – Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Sanjusangendo Temple’s Hall, Heian Jingu Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple. BL
Day 6. Kyoto to Hiroshima. Transfer to the railway station for the bullet train to Hiroshima. On arrival, continue by bus to Miyajima Island with its UNESCO protected Itsukushina Shrine. Later return to Hiroshima and visit the Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome. Overnight in Hiroshima. B
Day 7. Hiroshima/Kurashiki/Okayama/Kyoto. Depart this morning for the railway station and travel to Kurashiki where you will have a sightseeing tour which includes the Folkcraft Museum and the Ohara Museum of Art. Afterwards, continue by train to Okayama for a short sightseeing tour including Korakuen Garden, one of the three great gardens of Japan. Later continue to Kyoto by train for overnight. BL
Day 8. Kyoto to Osaka Airport. Your last morning is at leisure until ready to depart by bus to Osaka Airport. B
May: 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
June: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
July: 2, 6, 9, 13, 20, 23, 27, 30
August: 3, 14, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
September: 3, 7, 10, 14, 21, 24, 28
October: 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29
November: 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
December: 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24
Please request prices for the time you wish to travel & advise your preferred hotel category – Moderate, First Class or Deluxe.
Train rates within Japan, 7 nights hotel accommodation with private facilities and air conditioning; sightseeing as indicated; meals as indicated by BLD, transfers where indicated.
International air fare, optional excursions, items of a personal nature such as laundry, dry cleaning, phone calls, drinks, cancellation and medical insurance, excess baggage charges and Government departure taxes.
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