Japan Unveiled: A Two-Week Cultural Expedition
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Japan Unveiled: A Two-Week Cultural Expedition

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Created: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Ref ID: 6936183
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US$3,502
Based on 2 adults
Created: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Destinations: Tokyo, Hakone, Nagoya, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Osaka

Your day to day

15 Jan
1. Tokyo
Stay
About the destination: Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the largest urban area in the world. Tokyo is the financial center of Japan and a blend of high-technology and tradition. Tokyo is huge and a well-organized modern city. The city landscape of Tokyo consists of temples and shrines, quiet nature reserves, historical buildings, futuristic architecture and neon lights. The core of the city includes Chiyoda and Chuo. This area features the impressive Imperial Palace, the national government buildings, the famous shopping area of Ginza, Tsukiji fish market, Akihabara electronics market and the historic Tokyo Station. The quiet neighborhood of Asakusa has some must-see attractions such as the Sensoji Temple, the Nakamise-dōri shopping arcade, and the Golden Poo. Nearby is the Ueno area, including the Ameyoko market. A perfect spot to shop for traditional gifts and see a great Buddhist temple. Another major attraction of the city is the Meiji Shrine, located in Shibuya. Tokyo is a unique city that has something for everyone, busy shopping areas, famous nightlife, historical sights, quiet parks, and amazing scenery.
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15 Jan
Transfer
Transfer from Narita Intl (NRT) to Park Hotel Tokyo

Private

Economy (Car)
  • Maximum waiting time: 90 minutes
15 Jan
Tickets
Japan Sim Card
Japan Sim Card
1 Entrance ( Activity price: 1 )
Japan Sim Card 16 Days - 16 Days
Non refundable
⭐️ Vio Signature
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16 Jan
Tickets
Full Day Tokyo Tour with English Speaking Guide (Private)
Full Day Tokyo Tour with English Speaking Guide (Private)
1 Entrance ( 2 Adult 0 Child: 1 )
6 hours 09:00 Full Day Tokyo Tour with Engish Speaking Guide (Private)
Non refundable
⭐️ Vio Signature
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17 Jan
Tickets
Full Day Nikko Tour From Tokyo with Spanish Speaking Guide (Private)
Full Day Nikko Tour From Tokyo with Spanish Speaking Guide (Private)
1 Entrance ( Activity price: 1 )
10 hours 08:30 Full Day Nikko Tour From Tokyo with English Speaking Guide (Private)
Non refundable
⭐️ Vio Signature
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18 Jan
Tickets
Hakone free pass (2 days or 3 days)
Hakone free pass (2 days or 3 days)
2 Entrances ( Adults from 11 years old: 2 )
3 Day pass
Non refundable
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Transport from Tokyo to Hakone
No transport selected
18 Jan
2. Hakone
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About the destination: What to see in Hakone? The easiest way to see Mount Fuji is from the train along the Tokaido line between Tokyo and Osaka. If you take shinkansen from Tokyo in the direction of Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka, the best view is from the Shin-Fuji station on the right side of the train 40 or 45 minutes from Tokyo. But the clouds and the poor visibility of Mt. Fuji are habitual so it is difficult to see it clear. There is better visibility in winter and during the first hour of the morning and afternoon. The best areas to see are the Five Lakes region (Fujigoko) north of the mountain or go to Hakone where there are also thermal water resorts. Mount Fuji is officially open for climbing during the months of July and August. Hakone (箱根) is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park located less than 100 Kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for its spas thermal springs, possibility to practice sports and the views of nearby Mount Fuji. Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and tourists looking for a break from Tokyo. Hakone has been one of the most famous spa cities in Japan for centuries. Hakone-Yumoto at the entrance to Hakone near Odawara is the most famous spa in Hakone for its history, water quality and its numerous baths and inns. But there are many more besides this along the shore of Lake Ashi. Visitors can enjoy them in a public bathhouse or ryokanes that are open for both their guests and tourists who want to enjoy them. But tourists will have to pay to use between 500 and 2000 Yen (guests can use them for free). Below is a selection of bathrooms that are open to the general public
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19 Jan
Tickets
Full Day Hakone Tour with English speaking guide (Private)
Full Day Hakone Tour with English speaking guide (Private)
1 Entrance ( 2 Adult 0 Child: 1 )
8 hours 09:00 Full Day Hakone Tour with English speaking guide (Private)
Non refundable
⭐️ Vio Signature
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20 Jan
Transport from Hakone to Nagoya
Japan Railway (JR)_Shinkan sen (Bullet train) - Japan Railway (JR)_Shinkan sen (Bullet train)
10:30 AM - Odawara, Odawara City Center
12:40 PM - Nagoya City Center
2h 10m 20 KG Nonstop
Cabin Class: Economy
Description:

By train Kodama 715 from Odawara Station to Nagoya Station (Standard Fare)


Remark

  • Please send a photocopy of passport to japan@vio.travel at the time of the booking
  • Exchange voucher for train ticket will be sent to you 3-4 weeks prior to the service date
20 Jan
3. Nagoya
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About the destination: Nagoya is the capital and largest city of Aichi prefecture, in the Chubu region of Honshu. Once a beautiful wooden town in historical times, Nagoya is one of the few modern Japanese cities to have been carefully planned and zoned after the destruction of World War II. The Nagoya Castle is a very important tourist building. You have to visit the Tokugawa Art Museum and the Nagoya Noh Theatre.
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20 Jan
Transport from Nagoya to Takayama
Highway Bus
Highway Bus - Highway Bus
2:45 PM - Nagoya City Center
5:20 PM - Takayama City Center
2h 35m 1 PC Nonstop
Cabin Class: Economy
Description:

Bus from Nagoya -Takayama

20 Jan
4. Takayama
Stay
About the destination: Takayama was settled as far back as the Jōmon period. The city is best known for its inhabitants' expertise in carpentry. It is believed carpenters from Takayama worked on the Imperial Palace in Kyoto and on many of the temples in Kyoto and Nara. The town and its culture, as they exist today, took shape at the end of the 16th century, when the Kanamori clan built Takayama Castle. About a hundred years later the city came under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate. However, the high altitude and separation from other areas of Japan kept the area fairly isolated, allowing Takayama to develop its own culture over about a 300-year period. The city was formed on November 1, 1936 by a merger of the towns of Takayama and Onada. On February 1, 2005, the town of Kuguno, and the villages of Asahi, Kiyomi, Miya, Nyūkawa, Shōkawa and Takane (all from Ōno District), the town of Kokufu, and the village of Kamitakara (both from Yoshiki District) were merged into Takayama, which made Takayama the largest city in Japan by surface area.
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20 Jan
Accomodation
2 Nights
21 Jan
Tickets
Takayama Full Day Tour with English Speaking Guide (Private)
Takayama Full Day Tour with English Speaking Guide (Private)
1 Entrance ( 2 Adult 0 Child: 1 )
7 hours 09:00 Takayama Full Day Tour with English Speaking Guide (Private)
Non refundable
⭐️ Vio Signature
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22 Jan
Transport from Takayama to Kanazawa
Highway Bus
Highway Bus - Highway Bus
11:20 AM - Takayama City Center
1:35 PM - Kanazawa City Center
2h 15m 1 PC Nonstop
Cabin Class: Economy
Description:

Bus from Takayama Nohi Noriai Jidosha ZNH1 Bus center to Kanazawa


  • Exchange voucher to the bus ticket will be sent to you 3-4 weeks prior to the service date.
22 Jan
5. Kanazawa
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About the destination: Kanazawa is a historic city in Ishikawa prefecture. Kenrokuen Garden is a beautiful Japanese garden with an area of 11.4 hectares located on the heights of the central part of Kanazawa and next to Kanazawa Castle. Kenrokuen Garden has a big artificial pond, and hills and houses are dotted in the garden. Visitors can appreciate the whole, dropping in at them. The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa as a new-style art museum different in image from conventional art museums was opened in October 2004. The museum exhibits experiment-type contemporary arts that visitors can touch or sit on, and includes zones where visitors can enter free. Both adults and children can experience an excited time in the museum.
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23 Jan
Tickets
Kanazawa Full Day Tour with English Speaking Guide (Private)
Kanazawa Full Day Tour with English Speaking Guide (Private)
1 Entrance ( 2 Adult 0 Child: 1 )
7 hours 09:00 Kanazawa Full Day Tour with English Speaking Guide (Private)
Non refundable
⭐️ Vio Signature
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24 Jan
Transport from Kanazawa to Kyoto
Japan Railway (JR) - Japan Railway (JR)
12:10 PM - Kanazawa City Center
2:35 PM - Kyoto City Center
2h 25m 20 KG Nonstop
Cabin Class: Economy
Description:

By train ThunderBird 22 from Kanazawa Station to Kyoto (Standard fare, Non reserved seat)


Remark

  • Please send a photocopy of passport to japan@vio.travel at the time of the booking
  • Exchange voucher for train ticket will be sent to you 3-4 weeks prior to the service date
24 Jan
6. Kyoto
Stay
About the destination: For over a thousand years Kyoto was the capital of Japan and it is probably the best preserved of all its cities. It’s a beautiful vibrant city where modern life meets old traditional Japan. The city is surrounded by the mountains of Western Honshu and is a perfect base when visiting the Kansai region. The city is rich in heritage sites and culture, it has a great variety and number of restaurants and is fairly easy to navigate around. Its rich culture and heritage permeates from each and every architecture and customs. Kyoto has thousands of temples and shrines, including the spectacular golden Kinkaku-ji, Ryoanji with its Zen garden, the popular Kiyomizu-dera, Sanjusangendo with its life-size statues of Kannon and the more tranquil Tenryu-ji in Arashiyama. Also in Arashiyama, there is the famous Bamboo Grove. A wonderful thing to do in Kyoto is a walking tour of Gion, one of the main Geisha districts. Its wooden buildings and lamps create the perfect ambiance. Kyoto is one of the greatest historical cities in the world, filled with temples, shrines, teahouses and imperial residences. Kyoto is a city steeped in culture and heritage it’s a must for anyone with an interest in Japanese history and culture.
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25 Jan
Tickets
Highlights & Secrets of Kyoto with English, German, French or Spanish  speaking guide. (Private)
Highlights & Secrets of Kyoto with English, German, French or Spanish speaking guide. (Private)
1 Entrance ( Activity price: 1 )
8 hours 09:00 English speaking guide
Non refundable
⭐️ Vio Signature
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26 Jan
Tickets
Kimono wearing and Tea ceremony (Sado) in Kyoto (Private)
Kimono wearing and Tea ceremony (Sado) in Kyoto (Private)
1 Entrance ( 2 Adult 0 Child: 1 )
90 minutes 15:00 Kimono wearing and Tea ceremony (Sado) in Kyoto (Private)
Non refundable
⭐️ Vio Signature
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27 Jan
Transport from Kyoto to Osaka
Japan Railway (JR)_Shinkan sen (Bullet train) - Japan Railway (JR)_Shinkan sen (Bullet train)
12:45 PM - Kyoto, Kyoto Train Station
12:59 PM - Osaka, Shin-Osaka
14m 20 KG Nonstop
Cabin Class: Economy
Description:

By train Nozomi 20 from Kyoto Station to Shin Osaka Station (Standard Fare)


Remark

  • Please send a photocopy of passport to japan@vio.travel at the time of the booking
  • Exchange voucher for train ticket will be sent to you 3-4 weeks prior to the service date


27 Jan
7. Osaka
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About the destination: Osaka is a big modern city in Japan. It is the central metropolis of the Kansai region and the largest of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto trio. It is a lively and exciting place that exudes a definite charm. Its history is rich, its scenery is gorgeous, and it's well-located close to the major cultural centers of Kyoto and Nara, and just a few hours by bullet train to Tokyo. Osaka has two major city centers, Kita, north side, and Minami, south side. Kita is a large shopping and business area, Minami is Osaka's most famous entertainment district. Osaka’s major attractions are the impressive, beautifully restored, castle and the truly wonderful aquarium. Osaka has some striking modern architecture, a vibrant nightlife scene and tasty local cuisine. To experience the city’s nightlife head to bustling Dōtonbori, a street jammed with restaurants and bars. There are also some beautiful places to visit just outside of the city. Minoo is a suburb of Osaka which offers pleasant woodland, an impressive waterfall, hiking opportunities and a relaxing spa. Osaka combines historical, cultural and artistic attractions with all the delights of a modern Japanese metropolis. Japan's third-largest city offers an exciting atmosphere, with fantastic connections to some of the most historic cities in Japan.
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28 Jan
Tickets
Full Day Osaka Day Tour with English Speaking Guide and Public Transportation (Private)
Full Day Osaka Day Tour with English Speaking Guide and Public Transportation (Private)
1 Entrance ( Activity price: 1 )
8 hours 09:00 Full Day Osaka Day Tour with English Speaking Guide and Public Transportation (Private)
Non refundable
⭐️ Vio Signature
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29 Jan
Transfer
Transfer from Mitsui Garden Hotel Osaka Premier to Kansai (KIX)

Private

Economy Private Minivan (1-5) (Van)
  • Maximum waiting time: 15 minutes
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