Hong Kong & Japan in 16 Days

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Mount Fuji
Nara
Osaka
Tokyo
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Spend 3 nights exploring bustling Hong Kong before heading to Japan to discover its beautiful architecture, ancient customs and gastronomic excellence. Enjoy the neighbourhoods of Asakusa, Shibuya and Shinjuku in Tokyo and indulge in delicious Japanese cuisine. Fall in love with the traditions of Kyoto and get lost in modern Osaka.

16 days trip including flights*

14 days and 13 nights in destination

1

NYC - HKG

2

NYC - HKG

Hong Kong

3

Hong Kong

4

Hong Kong

5

HKG-NRT

Tokyo

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Tokyo

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Tokyo

8

Tokyo

9

Kyoto

10

Kyoto

11

Kyoto

12

Osaka

13

Osaka

14

Osaka

15

KIX - NYC

16

KIX - NYC

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: US - Night on board

Arrive at your US departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Hong Kong. Night on board. *

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Hong Kong

Touch down in Hong Kong, a vibrant metropolis where east-meets-west and the skyscraper-studded skyline enthrals all who see it! Transfer to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day relaxing at the hotel or taking a stroll along the beautiful bay area. Overnight stay in Hong Kong.

3rd Day: Hong Kong

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day exploring Hong Kong at your leisure. There's so much to do here, the most difficult part is knowing where to start! Of course, some of the most popular things to do in Hong Kong include taking a boat trip on the famous Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour, soaking up the views from Victoria Peak and visiting Hong Kong Disneyland. Otherwise, why not spend the day exploring Hong Kong's bustling shopping district or diving into the world-famous street food scene? Overnight stay in Hong Kong. 

4th Day: Hong Kong

Breakfast at the hotel. Another free day to explore the sights of Hong Kong! Why not take a trip to Lantau Island to pay a visit to the famous Tian Tan Buddha and soak up the awe-inspiring views of the South China Sea. Alternatively, why not pay a visit to the old fishing village of Aberdeen, to watch traditional fishermen on their Chinese 'junk' boats or head to Stanley Market, the best place in Hong Kong for bargain shopping. Overnight stay in Hong Kong. 

5th Day: Hong Kong - Tokyo

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Hong Kong behind as you transfer to the hotel to catch a flight to Tokyo and self-transfer to the hotel. Tokyo is a dazzling metropolis rich in history and tradition. Once settled at the hotel, the rest of the day is free to start discovering this exciting city of contrasts and its delicious cuisine. We recommend heading to one of the many food markets where you can sample lots of different dishes for bargain prices! Overnight stay in Tokyo.

6th Day: Tokyo

Today, take a half-day tour of the city of Tokyo including the most important sights in the city. Begin at the famous 'Love' statue in Shinjuku and drive past Harajuku and the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine. See the National Diet Building and the Imperial Palace among other highlights before stopping in the historic neighbourhood of Asakusa, home to the Senso-ji Temple Kaminari-mon Gate and the Nakamise shopping avenue. End the tour at Tokyo Station. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Tokyo.

Optional
Half-Day Tokyo Morning Tour
7th Day: Tokyo

Spend the day exploring Tokyo's fascinating city-scape at your leisure. Why not stroll through leafy Korakuen Garden or soak up the atmosphere of non-stop Harajuku? We recommend an optional excursion to Mount Fuji, an unmissable icon of Japan.* Overnight stay in Tokyo. 

Optional Mount Fuji Excursion: Come face-to-face with legendary Mount Fuji. Head up to the 5th Station, stopping at the market and viewing area of Michi no Eki Subashiri. At this height, you will be amazed by the breathtaking views from above the clouds. After lunch at Mount Fuji View Restaurant, visit Ashi Crater Lake and admire the superb view of Mt. Fuji whilst sailing on the lake. Afterwards, head to Hakone to enjoy the views from the Ropeway and be amazed by the volcanic Owaku-Dani Valley. Return to Tokyo with the option of ending the excursion at Odawara station.

Please note: If road conditions or unforeseen circumstances restrict the ascent to the 5th station, you will instead travel the highest elevation possible considering the circumstances. The same also applies for the cruise on Ashi Crater Lake; if conditions or circumstances prevent sailing on the lake, alternative visits and experiences will be taken to replace the activity.

Optional
Mt.Fuji Excursion & Hakone Full-Day Bus Tour
8th Day: Tokyo

Enjoy a day exploring Tokyo at your leisure, getting to know the shopping districts, discovering new parts of the city or simply soaking up the culture and sampling the cuisine. We recommend an exciting full-day Excursion to Nikko*. Overnight stay in Tokyo.

Optional Full-Day Excursion to Nikko: Discover the cultural treasures and natural wonders of Nikko, including the UNESCO protected Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls. Learn about the rich history of this charming city and enjoy an included traditional Japanese lunch. Bus transfers to and from Nikko are included. 

Optional
Full-Day Excursion to Nikko
9th Day: Tokyo - Kyoto

Today, travel by bus to Kyoto, the capital of the Japanese Empire for 11 centuries. We recommend visiting Mount Hiei and its main temple in the Buddhist school of Tendaishū or exploring Pontocho, an emblematic neighbourhood known for its traditional architecture and geishas. Overnight stay in Kyoto.

10th Day: Kyoto

Set off this morning on an exciting half-day Kyoto tour to see the beautiful and historical districts of Sagano, riding the Sagano Romantic Train (trolley train), enjoying a walk through the enchanting Sagano bamboo grove where bamboos cover the area, and Arashiyama's Tenryuji Temple, admiring their famous statues and pagodas. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Kyoto.

Optional
Kyoto Arashiyama Morning Tour with Sagano Romantic Train Ride
11th Day: Kyoto

Spend today at your leisure, exploring the delights of Kyoto at your own pace. Perhaps explore the iconic Bamboo Forest, the perfect backdrop for budding photographers, or walk through the tranquil Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. We recommend an optional afternoon excursion to the peaceful sanctuary of Nara.* Overnight stay in Kyoto. 

* Optional Nara Excursion: Head to Nara on the Kintetsu Express Train, for a tour of two World Heritage Sites: Todai-Ji Temple and Kofukuji Temple. Encounter wild deer up close while walking through Nara Park, a rarity in Japan and worldwide and discover Todai-Ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's largest wooden structures.

Optional
Afternoon Nara Excursion
12th Day: Kyoto - Osaka

Today, take a local train to travel to Osaka. Upon arrival, the rest of the day is free to discover this charming city. We recommend visiting the Kuromon local market and its Floating Garden Observatory in the Umeda Sky Building, from which there is an unforgettable panoramic view of the city. Overnight stay in Osaka.

13th Day: Osaka

Spend the day on a self-guided tour of the sights of Osaka. You will have at your disposal an Osaka Metro + City Bus card to scroll around the city on your own. Also an admission ticket for the Abeno Harukas 300 Observatory. Go onto the observatory which is 300m far from the ground at the highest building in Japan to enjoy the borderless day & night scenery of Osaka. It also includes the ticket for Osaka Castle, where you have the chance to learn about the history of Japan's most famous landmarks. This castle played a major role in the unification of Japan during the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Overnight stay in Osaka.

Optional
Osaka One Day Pass
14th Day: Osaka

Spend the day at your leisure. exploring the cultural delights of Osaka. Get to know the local area and sampling the iconic local cuisine. Overnight stay in Osaka.

15th Day: Osaka - Night on board

At the indicated time, self-transfer to the airport for a flight* back to the US. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

16th Day: US

Arrive in the US and end your trip.

Accommodation: 13 Nights

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Included activities

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Included

Included activity for day 6

Half-Day Tokyo Morning Tour

Visit 'Love' statue in Shinjuku and drive past Harajuku and the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine. See the National Diet Building and the Imperial Palace and the historic neighbourhood of Asakusa. Includes English guide.

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Included

Included activity for day 10

Kyoto Arashiyama Morning Tour with Sagano Romantic Train Ride

Discover the beautiful and historical district of Sagano, ride the Sagano Romantic Trolley Train, take a walk through the enchanting Sagano bamboo grove and visit Arashiyama's Tenryuji Temple.

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Included

Included activity for day 13

Osaka One Day Pass

Enjoy a self-tour of the city with admission to Abeno Harukas 300 Observatory and Osaka Castle. Includes Osaka Metro + City Bus Card.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 7

Mt.Fuji Excursion & Hakone Full-Day Bus Tour

Full-day tour to Mount Fuji and the surrounding sights by bus. Lunch included.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 8

Full-Day Excursion to Nikko

Discover the cultural treasures and natural wonders of Nikko, including the UNESCO protected Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls. Bus transfers and traditional Japanese lunch included.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 11

Afternoon Nara Excursion

Head to Nara on the Kintetsu Express Train, for a tour of two World Heritage Sites: Todai-Ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Encounter wild deer up close while walking through Nara Park and discover Todai-Ji Temple. Return train travel included.

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Hong Kong, Osaka - US.
  • International flight: Hong Kong - Tokyo *
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  • Tokyo Subway Pass 72h, Kyoto Bus/Subway Pass 48h and local train from Kyoto to Osaka.
  • 13 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels. **
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  • 3 breakfasts in Hong Kong.
  • Bus from Tokyo to Kyoto. ***
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

A number of Japanese cities impose an accommodation tax, which must be paid directly to the hotel.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

IMPORTANT: The luggage weight restrictions for internal flights is 15 kg.

** Non-smoking rooms: unfortunately, hotels in Japan have a reduced number of non-smoking rooms and we can not guarantee you will be allocated one advance.

Please note: double beds in Japanese hotels are not always the standard European size and can sometimes be less wide.

*** You can upgrade your trip from Tokyo to Kyoto by booking the amazing bullet train Nozomi to Kyoto in the next step of the reservation process.

It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

You will have the option to purchase a Japanese SIM card for your trip in the next step of the booking process. 

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of six months validity.
  • Visa
    No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days.
  • Currency
    Hong Kong Dollar.
  • Language
    English and Chinese.
  • Electricity
    220 V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 08:00.
  • Other useful information
    People drive on the left-hand side of the road.
  • Tourist Office website
    http://www.tourism.gov.hk/english/welcome/welcome.html

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

This is a private tour, during which the booked excursions/visits unless otherwise stated, are carried out with a local English-speaking guide. There is no 24-hour guide on site.

 

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