Self-Guided Land of the Rising Sun

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Japan in 16 Days • 14 Nights in Destination

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Hiroshima
Kanazawa
Kyoto
Mount Fuji
Osaka
Tokyo
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All flights
Accommodation
Some transfers
Activities
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Departures available until
until December 2023
Extra nights
Add up to 3 nights to your stay
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From + $420
Categories available
charm
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Accommodation: 14 Nights

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Included activities

Included
Included activity for day 3 in Tokyo
Duration 04:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

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. º

What's included: English guide.

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Included activity for day 7 in Kanazawa
Pick up time: info at destination
Physical rating:
Active

Kanazawa Self-Guided Tour

Enjoy exploring Kanazawa with on the Loop Bus and take advantage of the all-day free pass to explore the Kenroku-en Garden to take part in a traditional gold-leaf experience.

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Included activity for day 9 in Hiroshima
Physical rating:
Active

Hiroshima and Miyajima self-guided tour (with Miyajima Night Cruise)

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the main attractions of Hiroshima: Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Castle, Peace Memorial Park, a short ferry ride to Miyajima and Daishonin Temple.

What's included: Full-day ticket for Hiroden tram, Miyajima ferry ride and voucher for lunch at Okonomi-mura.

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Included activity for day 11 in Kyoto
Duration 08:30h Approx. Pick up time: 9:00 Approx

Kyoto Highlights Full-Day Tour

First, discover the Fushimi Inari shrine with its emblematic red gates. Next visit the Kiyomizu-Dera and the Kinkakuji Temples, and finally enjoy the immense natural beauty of the Arashiyama bamboo forest.

What's included: Train ride to departure point and back to Kyoto Station, bus transfers between site visits, entrance fees, lunch Not included: Guide not included on the return train ride back to Kyoto station

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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.
Optional
Suggested activity for day 4 in Mount Fuji
Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Mt.Fuji Excursion & Hakone Full-Day Bus Tour

Ascend to Subashiri 5th Station on Mount Fuji. After lunch, sail across Lake Ashi while enjoying unforgettable views. Ride the Hakone cable car to admire the sulfur fields, Lake Ashinoko, and Fuji.

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Suggested activity for day 12 in Nara
Duration 04:30h Approx. Pick up time: 13:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

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.

What's included: English-speaking guide, train transfers

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The price includes

  • premium care
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  • Departures from main US departure airports.
  • International flights: US - Tokyo, Osaka - US.
  • 7 day Japan Rail Pass, Tokyo Subway Pass 72h, Kyoto Bus/Subway Pass 48h, Train from Kyoto to Osaka. *
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  • 14 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels. **
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    See hotels included
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Japanese SIM Card ***
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*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Meals, airport transfers and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

This tour doesn’t include a guide on a daily basis. It is the responsibility of each passenger to self-transfer between hotels and meeting points for activities/excursions and between hotels and JR train stations. 

The Japan Rail pass does NOT cover the NOZOMI or MIZUHO class bullet trains. On some train journeys you will need to transfer trains to get to your destination. 

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

Activities/excursions in Kyoto include a guide, while in Tokyo are semi-escorted and in Kanazawa, Hiroshima & Osaka they are completely independent.

<<The physical Japan Rail Pass is sent to each clients' home before their trip>>

Please send an email to customerservice@exoticca.com with the full Address where you want to receive the JR Pass. 

* We recommend activating your Japan Rail Pass on day 5 of your trip, before taking the train Tokyo - Kanazawa. The Pass can be used during 7 days, which will cover your train journeys between Tokyo-Kanazawa, Kanazawa-Hiroshima and Hiroshima-Kyoto. To activate the Pass, please visit any JR Office at a train station and request it (the Pass can't be activated at other stations such as metro or non-JR train lines). The JR Pass allows you to ride inter-city train journeys on JR lines without any cost. 

** 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.

*** Bookings created from January 27 2023: You will receive your included Japanese SIM Card after you've checked in to your Tokyo hotel. The card covers up to 3GB of internet data to use during your trip. (Doesn't cover phone calls). Bookings creater prior to January 27 2023 will have the possibility to add the SIM Card as an optional upgrade.

The included transportation tickets and the information regarding activities, their meeting points and schedules will be delivered to the passengers upon their arrival to Japan. 

  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport with at least six months validity.
  • Visa
    No visa is required.
  • Currency
    Japanese Yen.
  • Language
    Japanese.
  • Electricity
    110 V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers from the US.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 08:00 or UTC + 09:00.
  • Other useful information
    You are not expected to leave a tip.
  • Tourist Office website
    https://us.jnto.go.jp/

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 semi-escorted tour, during which only some of the booked activities are carried out with a local English-speaking guide. There is no 24-hour guide on site. 

If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 888-488-0592 or via our contact form.

 

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