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Guaranteed Departure Japan Tours Glories of Japan: 7 Nights 8 Days -Ancient Festivals and the Japanese Alps 2022

Tour 1: 16 JULY 2022 - Kyoto Gion festival Tour 2: 23 JULY 2022 - Kyoto Gion festival
Tour 3: 06 OCT 2022 - Takayama Autumn festival Tour 4: 21 OCT 2022 - Kyoto Jidai festival
Take this special 8-day trip and discover the authentic Japanese lifestyle, with four different departure dates available. You can experience one of the most famous ancient Japanese festivals, stay in traditional Japanese-style accommodation, taste authentic multi-course haute cuisine and enjoy a natural hot spring bath. You’ll take a stroll in Magome and Tsumago - two restored and preserved Edo-period post stations (“Shukuba”) on the ancient Nakasendo Highway in the Kiso Valley. This tour route passes through the breathtaking scenery of the Japanese Alps.

Highlights of the Tour:

  • Experience one of Japan’s most famous ancient festivals: Kyoto  Gion, Takayama
  • Autumn festival, or Kyoto Gion festival
  • Stay in a traditional Japanese-style hot spring inn where you will be surrounded by nature
  • Visit Magome and Tsumago - the historical former post stations in Kisoji
  • Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Japanese Alps  along Abo Pass  between Takayama  and Matsumoto

DAY 1 | KYOTO

Arrive at Kansai (Osaka) International Airport and transfer to the hotel to begin your tour.

DAY 2 | KYOTO

Kyoto full-day tour. Enjoy Gion Festival for travelers selecting tours 1 and 2, or Kyoto Jidai Festival for tour 4.

  • Visit: Kinkaku-ji Temple, Ryoan-ji Temple for all four tours. Also visit Nijo
    Castle and Heian Shrine for tour 3, and if your chosen festival is cancelled due
    to weather.
  • Included: English speaking guide, entrance, transportation (half-day private
    coach and half-day public transportation, breakfast and welcome lunch).

DAY 3 | KYOTO/ KISOJI / HIRUGAMI ONSEN

Leave Kyoto for Kisoji for a half-day Kisoji tour, walking in Magome and Tsumago experiencing the traditional Japanese atmosphere of these former post stations. Transfer to Hirugami Onsen. At Onsen experience a traditional public bath at Ryokan, a Japanese inn.

    • Visit:

Honjin in Tsumago,

    • the former principal inn of a post station and

Toson
Memorial Museum

    • in Magome, where the famous author Toson Shimazaki

 

    • was born.

 

    • Included: English speaking guide, entrance, transportation (full-day private

 

    coach), breakfast and dinner.

DAY 4 | HIRUGAMI ONSEN/ TAKAYAMA

Leave Hirugami Onsen for Takayama. Takayama Autumn Festival for tour 3.

  • Visit historical landmarks: The Takayama Jin’ya – the surviving Edo period
    Government House, Sanmachi-suji, and Hida Folk Village for tours 1, 2 and 4,
    or if Takayama festival is cancelled due to weather.
  • Included: English speaking guide, entrance, transportation (private coach)
    and breakfast.

DAY 5 | TAKAYAMA / MATSUMOTO / FUJI FIVE LAKES AREA

Leave Takayama for Matsumoto along Abo Pass in the Japanese Alps and transfer to Fuji Five Lakes Area.

  • Visit historical landmarks: Morning Market in Takayama and Matsumoto Castle.
  • Included: English speaking guide, entrance, transportation (full-day private coach) and breakfast.

DAY 6 | FUJI FIVELAKES AREA/ LAKEKAWAGUCHI / TOKYO

Lake Kawaguchi full-day tour, strolling around Lake Kawaguchi with spectacular views of Mt. Fuji on clear days, then transfer to Tokyo.

  • Visit: The beautiful Itchiku Kubota Art Museum in the wooded hills along the northern coast of Lake Kawaguchi.
  • Included: English speaking guide, entrance, transportation (full-day private coach) and breakfast.

DAY 7 | TOKYO

Tokyo full-day tour.

  • Visit: Meiji Jingu Shrine, Harajuku and Shibuya District, Sensoji (Asakusa Kannon Temple), Nakamise Arcade and Ginza District.
  • Included: English speaking guide, entrance, transportation (full-day public transportation by 1-day Tokyo City Pass), breakfast and farewell dinner.

DAY 8 | TOKYO

After your customary hotel breakfast, travelers can enjoy the final day of their stay before returning home from the airport in Tokyo.

DEPARTURE DATES

Tour 1: 16 JULY 2022 - Kyoto Gion festival Tour 2: 23 JULY 2022 - Kyoto Gion festival
Tour 3: 06 OCT 2022 - Takayama Autumn festival Tour 4: 21 OCT 2022 - Kyoto Jidai festival

PRICE

Per person in double or twin room (Minimum 10 people) $ 2355
Single supplement $ 575 per person

  • Accommodation: 7 nights
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Entrance as per itinerary
  • Transfer by private coach and public transportation as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide as per itinerary
  • International or domestic flights
  • Insurance
  • porter service at airports or hotels
  • Travel to/from airport
  • Baggage transfers
  • Personal expenses or drinks.
  • Other items not mentioned

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  •  Kyoto: The 3-star Urban Hotel Kyoto-Shijo Premium or another
    hotel of similar quality.
  •  Kisoji: The standard class Ryokan Inaka Hirugami Onsen or another
    hotel of similar quality.
  • Takayama: The 3-star Hotel Route Inn Grantia Hida Takayama or
    another hotel of similar quality.
  •  Matsumoto:The 3-star Hotel Route Inn Kawaguchiko or another hotel of similar quality.
  • Tokyo: The 3-star Keihan Tsukiji Ginza Grande Tokyo or another hotel of similar quality.