Date: 11th – 19th May 2019
Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Package Cost: Rs 3,15,000 Per Person
- Accommodation (08 Nights on twin sharing basis) in the above mentioned hotels
- All Meals (Meal plan starts with Dinner on Day 1 and ends with Breakfast on Day 9)
- Tokyo City Tour
- Sumo Wrestling match ticket
- Mt Fuji visit
- Hakone Tour with Lake Ashi Cruise and Hakone Ropeway (Weather Permitted)
- Kyoto City tour
- Osaka City tour
- Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour with Ferry transfer
- Bullet train – Hiroshima to Tokyo (Normal Class)
- Luggage Transfer from Hiroshima to Tokyo (01 Bag per person)
- Tour Transfers in AC Coach
- Airport transfers in Seat in Coach basis
- English Speaking Guide Service
- Japan Tourist Visa Fee
- Tourist Manager from Adventures Overland
Konnichiwa kimono land! Begin your journey through “Japan: Land of the Rising Sun” by boarding your international outbound flight and landing in Tokyo. As Japan’s capital, Tokyo needs little introduction. It has one of the largest urban populations in the world. Home to massive skyscrapers, neon-lit signs, anime shops, countless restaurants and karaoke bars, the city is always buzzing, always moving. After passing through customs and luggage collection, your guide/ tour captain will take you to the hotel, where you can spend the rest of the day at leisure, resting and relaxing after your flight.
Tokyo – City Tour, Tea Ceremony and Kimonos
Today we will bounce out of bed ready and raring to uncover Tokyo. We will start our day with a visit to the ancient Buddhist temple of Asakusa Senso-ji and continue towards the beautiful lake woven grounds of the Imperial Palace. But If history and religion don’t get you going, the shopping district of Nakamise Street might have you more wide-eyed. Zoom through some of Tokyo’s most famous areas like the Rainbow bridge, Odaiba – Statue of Liberty and the Tokyo Sky Tree, before we sail down the Sumida river on a cruise and get a different perspective on the city.
Oh, we forgot to mention! Also, on today’s menu is a Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience with Kimono Dress-up. Get ready to witness the historic ritual of making tea, while wearing the most beautiful Japanese ceremonial dress. This is certainly going to be an experience of a lifetime.
Tokyo – Sumo Wrestling
“Before we leg it out of Japan’s capital, we have some serious business to tend to – attend the Grand Sumo Tournament.
This morning, we will visit the Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament, for a rare chance to get a glimpse into the exclusive world and learn the secrets of sumo wrestling.
Congratulations guys! We did it! We saw Sumo wrestlers at close distance. Watching the wrestlers devoting themselves to this national sport, stepping onto that sacred sumo ring for the big fight, now that’s a big old tick off the Japan bucket list. ”
Tokyo to Mt Fuji & Hakone Tour
Revered as a sacred mountain, Mt Fuji is Japan’s highest peak and the pride of the nation. Elegant, snow-capped, symmetrical and spellbinding – Fuji-san (as it is affectionately called by the Japanese people) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Today, prepare yourself for a lot of company as we make our way to Mt Fuji, which is reputedly the world’s most climbed mountain. We will ride up to the 5th station to see Japan from the slopes of Fuji San.
After visiting the iconic landmark, we will cruise the nearby Lake Ashi in the mountainous town of Hakone and take the Komagatake Ropeway (if weather permits) for a unique perspective on Mt Fuji, before heading back to our hotel.
Hakone to Kyoto to Osaka
Today we travel to Kyoto, the cultural heart and ancient capital of Japan. With 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, more than 1,600 Buddhist temples and over 400 Shinto shrines, Kyoto is one of the world’s most culturally rich cities.
Enjoy your day with a visit to Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, one of Japan’s most famous architectural and historical icons, before proceeding for Lunch. Next, we will visit Nijo-jo (Nijojo or Nijo Castle). It is one of the finest Japanese Castles and a UNESCO world heritage site. Post that, wander the narrow streets of Gion corner in the Gion “Geisha” District and experience Gion Performance. After exploring this beautiful city, we will depart to Osaka, Japan’s second largest metropolitan area after Tokyo.
Rise and Shine peeps! Start your day off in the best way possible with delicious breakfast and a full day city tour. From the majestic Osaka Castle to getting an excellent bird’s eye view of the sprawling metropolis at the Floating Garden Observatory, shopping at Shinsaibashi to escaping to the aquatic world of Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, the day is going to be nothing short of amazing.
From start to finish, the day is bound to keep you entertained.
Osaka to Hiroshima
A city mourned over as the world’s first atomic bomb target during World War II, the mood will turn reflective as we enter Hiroshima. Our day here will be one of learning as we take in the tragic recounts of World War II at Peace Memorial Park, which contains the names of everyone known to have died in the bombing before heading to the collapsing exterior of Atomic Bomb Dome. It is one of the most recognizable of Hiroshima’s monuments, as it was the only large building near the hypocenter to survive the atomic blast. The building has been preserved in its original state as a stark and powerful reminder of the horrors of modern warfare.
After Lunch, visit Shukkei-en, a stunning landscape garden dating from the 1620s. Feel free to wander around the ornamental pond, observe the koi (small fish) or take part in a traditional matcha (green tea) ceremony, before checking-in to the hotel.
Hiroshima to Miyajima to Tokyo
You are in for a surprise today! We are heading to Miyajima island, which is considered to be the Island of The Gods. This quaint little island is a short ferry ride away from Hiroshima and here you will get to see the Itsukushima Shrine and the Seto Inland Sea – A gorgeous view of a shrine “floating” in the sea. The iconic Itsukushima Shrine (with a gigantic vermilion Torii gate) is a Shinto Shrine, which is considered to be the boundary between the spirits and human world.
After Lunch, we will head back to Hiroshima.
We have saved the best for the last. Embark on the bullet train journey (read fast speed) to Tokyo in the evening.
Japan’s high-speed bullet trains, also known as Shinkansen trains, is Japan’s pride for being the first high-speed train in the world. Are you ready to experience the needle-nosed bullet train?
Today our Japanese fairy-tale comes to an end. Whilst we’ll be crying silent (or not so silent) tears, our life-lasting memories, army of new friends and deep appreciation for Japan will be enough to keep the smile on our faces. Sayonara!