Hakone - Kyoto - Mount Fuji - Nara
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south. Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Commonly called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters. A pilgrimage site for centuries, it’s considered one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains, and summit hikes remain a popular activity. Its iconic profile is the subject of numerous works of art, notably Edo Period prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige.Hakone, in Japan's Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park west of Tokyo, is a mountainous town known for its hot springs resorts (onsen) and views of the iconic volcano Mount Fuji. It also encompasses Hakone Shrine, a Shinto shrine with a red “torii” gate overlooking Lake Ashi, which can be toured by boat, as well as the boiling sulphur springs of the Owakudani Valley.Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It's famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district.Nara is the capital of Japan’s Nara Prefecture, in south-central Honshu. The city has significant temples and artwork dating to the 8th century, when it was Japan’s capital. Deer roam in Nara Park, site of Tōdai-ji temple. Daibutsu, Tōdai-ji's 15m-high bronze Buddha, is displayed in a large wooden hall. On the park's east side is the Shinto shrine Kasuga Taisha, which dates to 768 A.D. and more than 3,000 lanterns.
Day 1: Tokyo – Mt. Fuji - Hakone
Tour Starts from Tokyo. Transfer to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal from your hotel (* Pick up service is available from major Tokyo hotels).Depart for Mt. Fuji. Visit the Mt. Fuji Visitor Center and then drive up to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji to enjoy the view from a height of 2,300 meters . After lunch ride the scenic Mt. Komagatake Ropeway and go for a cruise on beautiful Lake Ashi. Evening arrive at Hotel. Check In and Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Hakone – Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto
This morning transfer from hotel to Odawara station. Take a Kodama Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto. On Arrival proceed to have your lunch. After lunch proceed on an afternoon tour to Nara, the first permanent capital of Japan. Visit Todaiji Temple with its massive Great Buddha and Nara Park with its friendly deer, colorful Kasuga Taisha Shrine with its 3,000 lanterns, and Nara Nagomikan which offers a wide variety of local goods and souvenirs. Evening arrive back to the hotel.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Kyoto
Depart from hotel by motor coach and assemble at hotel. Start your tour by visit impressive Nijo Castle with its nightingale floors and gorgeous interiors, Kinkakuji Temple with its glittering golden pavilion, and exclusive Kyoto Imperial Palace which cannot be accessed except as part of a tour arranged in advance. After that visit vermilion-hued Heian Jingu Shrine, Sanjusangendo Temple with its 1,001 images of Buddha, and Kiyomizudera Temple with its famous wooden veranda. Evening return back to hotel. Rest day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Kyoto – Tokyo
Free at leisure until departure. Return to Tokyo by Shinkansen in the evening. Arrive at Tokyo station around 21:30. Drop off service at Tokyo.
Inclusions / Exclusions
03 night hotel accommodation (twin/double share)
Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
Local English language speaking Station guides
Drinking water and refreshing towels on touring days
Entrance fees for visits mentioned in program
Visa stamp fees
Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
Meals & Drinks not mentioned
Tips & gratuities for guide and driver
Tour Options (quoted separately)