Delights of Japan - 8 days
DAY 1 Welcome to Japan- "The Land of the Rising Sun". Your tour begins in Tokyo
Welcome to Tokyo. On arrival at the Narita International Airport you will be greeted by a Thomas Cook Tour Manager/local representative outside the baggage hall area at the airport, who will assist you to transfer to your conveniently located hotel. Check into the hotel (Standard Check in time 14.00 hrs.) and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight enjoy a delicious local meal in the comfort of your hotel. Overnight at Narita Tobu Hotel or similar in Narita. (D)
DAY 2 Visit Yamashita Park and the largest Chinatown in Asia at Yokohama, and the Great Buddha statue at Kamakura
After an American breakfast, check out and proceed to Kamakura the resort town with dozens of Buddhist Zen Temple. Visit the most recognizable landmark of the town – Kotoku-in Temple – the oldest Zen Monastery, with a 13 meter high statue of Great Buddha, still standing after 15th Century tsunami. Lunch at local Indian restaurant. Later proceed to the 1st Harbour city of the country – Yokohama to visit the largest Chinatown in Japan and Asia with large number of Chinese stores set in the colourful and narrow streets. Walk to the Yamashita Park and gaze over the Yokohama Harbour, enjoy looking at the various famous statues and soak yourself in the local atmosphere whilst strolling through the park. Tonight JPY 2500 per person will be handed over to have meal of your choice (We have taken care to ensure that there are few Indian Restaurants around, in case anyone wishes to have Indian meal). Overnight in Hotel Shinagawa Prince or similar in Tokyo. (B, L, D)
DAY 3 Enjoy best views of the city from the Observatory deck of Tokyo Sky Tree. Exciting city tour of Tokyo – A-sa Kusa temple, Imperial Palace and shopping at Ginza
Today after a sumptuous American breakfast, enjoy a full day guided city tour of Tokyo. Start your tour with a visit to Sky Tree first observatory (need to que for entrance). A unique opportunity to view the city of Toll free: USA : 18669778687 / UK: 0808 101 6989 Email: nritours@in.thomascook.com / Web: nri.thomascook.in Tokyo from a height of 350mts from the observation deck of Tokyo Sky Tree, the tallest tower in the world. Later visit the Asa Kusa District known for its renowned Sensoji temple, a very popular Buddhist Temple which was constructed in the 7th century. You also have some free time at the famous Nakamise Shopping Arcade where you get a chance to try local snacks and buy Japanese souvenirs. Enjoy your Indian Lunch. Later drive pass the Imperial Palace, visit the shrine dedicated to the Guardian Deity of Land – Hei Shrine and free time for Shopping at Ginza. Tonight JPY 2500 per person will be handed over to have meal of your choice (We have taken care to ensure that there are few Indian Restaurants around, in case anyone wishes to have Indian meal). Overnight in Hotel Shinagawa Prince or similar in Tokyo. (B, L, D)
DAY 4 Cruise on Lake Ashi. Visit Owakudani Boiling valley, see the magnificent Mt. Fuji
Today after an American breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to one of the highlights of your tour - a visit to Mt. Fuji. Visit the Mount Fuji 5th station (Weather permitting). Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and often considered the symbol of the country. Enjoy your Indian Lunch. Later enjoy Lake Ashi Cruise. Here you get a chance to enjoy the picturesque view of Mt. Fuji on a clear day. Then visit Owakudani Boiling valley with one way cable car (Weather permitting). Later drive to Nagoya. Tonight, enjoy Indian Dinner. Overnight at Sun Route Hotel or similar in Nagoya. (B, L, D)
DAY 5 Visit Nara Todaiji Temple with Deer Park and later proceed to Kyoto to visit Gekkeikan Sake Museum followed by an experience of the Japanese Bullet train
Today after an American breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a full day visit to Nara and Kyoto. Nara - the first capital of Japan. Visit the Todai-ji temple, which houses the largest Buddha statue in Japan and the Nara Deer Park, which is home to hundreds of freely roaming Deer's. Considered in Shinto to be messengers of the Gods, Nara's nearly 1200 deer have become a symbol of the city and have been designated a natural treasure. Lunch at local Indian Restaurant. Visit the Gekkeikan Sake Museum - Sake is a local and the most popular Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice. Next travel by the hi-tech Japanese Bullet Train to reach Okayama. Enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant. (NOTE - Today morning one bag per person will be couriered to Osaka, so kindly carry a small handbag for overnight in Okayama) Overnight at Okayama International or similar in Okayama. (B, L, D)
DAY 6 Visit to the A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Museum and Korakuen Garden
This morning after an American breakfast, visit the A-Bomb Dome, the symbol of Hiroshima and the only building to remain standing after the atomic explosion. See the Peace Memorial Park with its Museum and number of monuments of peace including the Flame of Peace, Flocks of Doves and the Children's Memorial. The Cenotaph with its arched tomb is a tribute to those who died because of the bombing. Lunch at local Indian Restaurant. After lunch proceed to one of the top 3 most beautiful garden of Japan and the Crown Jewel of Okayama – Korakuen Garden, where 300 years of history come live. Stroll through the garden - arranged to take in water from the river, which then runs via a zigzag brook into a pond and down in a waterfall. The extensive lawn and vast pond create an atmosphere that is as uplifting and relaxing as the regions mild climate. Enjoy dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight at Okayama International or similar in Okayama. (B, L, D)
DAY 7 Proceed to Osaka via driving through the Kitano town of Kobe. Visit Osaka Aquarium
After an American breakfast, checkout and drive to Osaka, enroute drive through the Kitano town in Kobe, which contains a number of western-style residences called Ijinkan. Proceed to Osaka. Lunch at local Indian Toll free: USA : 18669778687 / UK: 0808 101 6989 Email: nritours@in.thomascook.com / Web: nri.thomascook.in Restaurant. Proceed to one of Japans most spectacular aquarium, world-renowned for its innovative presentation. There are over 15 large tanks, each recreating a specific region of the Pacific Rim, taking visitors on a virtual tour of the Pacific Ocean. The tanks include, “Japan Forest, which recreates a sunlit, beautiful Japanese forest; the icy, snow-clad “Antarctica;” and the center piece of the aquarium, “Pacific Ocean,” a 9 m deep, 34 m long tank containing 5,400 tons of water, serving as the home of WHALE SHARKS, the largest fish species in the world. Later shop to your heart’s content at Shinsaibashi - the largest shopping area in Osaka where many boutiques and specialty shops are gathered, attracting local people and visitors. Shops of all kinds and for all ages line the street, a roofed arcade 600 meters long. Dinner at local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Nikko Kansai or similar in Osaka. (B, L, D)
DAY 8 Fly back home
After an American breakfast, check out. Proceed to the airport for your flight back home. Do spare a few minutes to share your feedback with your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your tour Delights of Japan, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime. (B)
 
Package Includes
  • Accommodations at the hotels specified above or similar
  • Services of a Thomas Cook Tour Manager
  • Meals, transfers, entrances, sightseeing and surface transport as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Return airport transfers included only if arrival & departure is as per tour arrival & departure dates
 
USD 2,860*
USD 2,560*
Per person in double room
*Price starting from.
Departure Dates: April: 14, 21, 28 May: 05, 12, 19, 26 June: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 July: 07, 21 August: 11 Sept: 01, 15, 29.
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