Japan Highlights with Private Guides


If you would like to visit the highlights of Japan with limited time, this tour is your best choice! Explore the many corners of Tokyo’s modern districts and step into the back alleys where cultures and history are ever present. Continue to Japan’s symbol, Mt. Fuji, known as its highest mountain offering beautiful views from afar. Spend the night in Hakone and experience the hot springs or *onsens*. On your way to Kyoto, experience the bullet train called *Shinkansen*, the Bamboo Forest, and Nara, and including the historical and significant temples and shrines. Enjoy the service of having a private guide and vehicle to get you around!


o 5-night accommodation, standard room basis
o Round trip airport transfers by private vehicles
o Economy class train tickets on bullet or express trains
o Private English speaking local guides
o Admission fees to sites included on itinerary
o 3 meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
o Luggage transfer: Tokyo-Kyoto (one luggage per person)
o Sightseeing by private vehicles

o International air tickets and airport taxes – Meals other than the 3 included – Tips to the guide and drivers, tourist taxes and visa fees, if any, and anything else not mentioned in the itinerary.

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Day 1
Arrival in Tokyo (Narita or Haneda) where you will be met by a representative and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel (travel time 85mins).
After check in, rest of day at leisure.
*Unlimited Wifi device (mobile hotspot wifi router) is available to rent for 55 CAD/device for the stay.

Accommodation : Tokyo for 2 nights
Day 2
Sightseeing in Tokyo (09:00 – 17:00) by private car and guide: Please select from the following options:
Sample-1: Ameyoko Market, Asakusa KannonTemple, Sumida River Cruise, Hamarikyu Garden and tea break, Ginza, Akihabara.
Sample-2: Meiji Shrine, Omotesando (Harajuku), Shibuya Crossing Street, Observatory of Tokyo Government Office, Kabukicho
Sample-3: Edo Tokyo Museum, Tsukiji, Imperial Palace (East Garden or the Double Bridge), Odaiba
Meals : No meals included
Day 3
Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo to Kyoto. Please leave your main suitcase with the porter / bell desk by 7:30AM. You travel with just an overnight bag for your night in Hakone. Transfer to Mt. Fuji / Hakone by private car with your guide. Sightseeing in Mt. Fuji / Hakone: Mt.Fuji 5th station, Owakudani Boiling Valley, Hakone Ropeway, Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi. Lunch is included. Your guide leaves you after you check in at your hotel in Hakone. Dinner at the hotel is included
Meals : Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation : Hakone for 1 night
Day 4
Transfer to Odawara or Atami Station by private car (Japanese speaking driver only). Take a bullet train to Kyoto on your own (travel time 2.5hrs). Upon arrival at Kyoto Station, you will be met by an English speaking assistant and transferred to Nara by private car. Visit Todaiji Temple with an image of Buddha and Nara Park. Return to Kyoto and transfer to your hotel.
Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Kyoto for 2 nights
Day 5
Sightseeing in Kyoto (09:00 – 17:00) with private car and guide: please select from the following options:
Sample-1: Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kinkaku ji Temple, Kiyomizu Temple, Gion District
Sample-2: Nijo Castle, Nishiki Market, Nanzen ji Temple, Heian Shrine
Sample-3 San ju san gen do Temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Byodo in Temple, and tea ceremony. After sightseeing return to hotel.
Meals : No meals included
Day 6
Transfer to Osaka’s Kansai airport by private vehicle. Pick up time is 4 hours prior to your flight.
Meals : No meals included

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