Affordable Japan


Japan is a bucket list destination, offering the ancient with the ultra-modern. A mix that will satisfy all the senses. This tour offers the highlights in an affordable manner. Join-in sightseeing tours is the norm when travelling to Japan and using the local trains and public transport to get around make the experience an adventure!


o 8 night accommodation in double occupancy, standard room basis
o Train in economy class (2nd class) as mentioned in the itinerary
o English speaking local guides
o 2 lunches and 8 breakfasts
o Roundtrip airport transfers by airport bus
o Arrival airport meeting service
o Meeting service at Kyoto station on day 6
o Luggage transportation between Tokyo and Kyoto, and from Kyoto to Osaka, one item per person.
o Sightseeing using different means of transportation (Please read itinerary carefully – pick up and drop-off locations, making your own way, etc)

o International airfare and airport taxes – meals other than mentioned – Gratuities to guides and drivers and hotel staff, city taxe and visa fees when applicable, and anything not mentioned in the inclusions

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Self Guided

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Day 1
Arrival in Tokyo (Narita or Haneda) where you will be met by a representative and helped to board an airport bus to your hotel.
*Unlimited Wifi device (portable router device) is available for 50 CAD/device for the length of your stay

Accommodation : 3 nights in Tokyo
Day 2
After breakfast, join a sightseeing tour of Tokyo (8:50 – 13:00).
Meet at “LOVE“ statue at Shinjuku at 8:50 AM. *Multilingual audio guidance system is available. Visit: Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace East Garden, and Asakusa. Tour disbands at Tokyo Station around 13:00. Make your way back to your hotel on your own. Afternoon at leisure.
Meals : Breakfast
Day 3
Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour with Lunch (Seat in coach tour) (8:40 – 18:50) *Multilingual audio guidance system is available. *Meet at “LOVE” statue at Shinjuku at 8:40 AM. Visit: Mt. Fuji 5th station / Owakudani Boiling Valley /Hakone Ropeway / Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi. Tour disbands at Shinjuku Station West Exit around 18:50.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Your main suitcase will be transferred from Tokyo to Kyoto. Please leave your main suitcase at the bell desk or the front desk by 7:30 AM. Travel with an overnight bag for your nights in Hiroshima (2 nights). Make your own way to Shinagawa/Tokyo Station. Transfer to Hiroshima by the bullet train. (Travel time:2.40 min.) Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel on your own. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Hiroshima for 2 nights
Day 5
Hiroshima & Miyajima 1 Day Tour (10:00 – 17:20) *Multilingual audio guidance system is available. Meet at Shinkansen Ticket Gate of Hiroshima Station at 10:00 AM. Discover two of Japan’s most spectacular sights on a captivating tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the impressive monuments of Miyajima Island, famed for its sacred Itsukushima Jinja Shrine, whose red tori gate appears to be protruding from the sea during high tide. Continue onto the Hiroshima Peace memorial Park, a moving expanse dedicated to promoting peace around the globe. Walk through the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park View the only remaining bomb damaged building, the Atomic Bomb Dome. Enjoy a tranquil ferry ride and absorb the natural splendor of the region’s scenery on this enriching excursion.
Meals : Breakfast
Day 6
Make your own way to Hiroshima Station. Transfer to Kyoto by bullet train. (Travel time: 100 min.) Meet an English speaking assistant at the platform of Kyoto Station. Nara Afternoon Tour on Foot (13:15 –18:00). Meet at Kyoto Station in from of AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk (Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit), Visit: Todai-ji Temple with Great Buddha, Nara Deer Park, Kofuku-ji Temple. Tour disbands at Kyoto Station around 17:30 – 18:00. Make your own way back to your hotel
Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : 2 nights in Kyoto
Day 7
Make your way to Kyoto station. Meet at Tully’s Coffee at Kyoto Avanti at 08:20. Board the tour bus (multi audio guide system is available) and visit: Kinkakuji temple, Kiyomizu temple, Sanju-san-gen-do Temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Tenryu-ji Temple. Return to Kyoto station around 17:15. Make your own way back to your hotel.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8
Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Kyoto to Osaka. Please leave your main suitcase with the porter / bell desk by 7:30AM.
Make your own way to Kyoto station. Leave Kyoto for Osaka by local train (travel time 30min). Arrive in Osaka. Make your way to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore.
Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Osaka for 1 night
Day 9
Transfer to Osaka Kansai airport by airport bus.
Meals : Breakfast

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