4.5
Based on 7 reviews
Splendours of Japan - Trafalgar
9 days

Splendours of Japan

From Tokyo to Osaka
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
26
Age range:
5 to 99 year olds
Operated in:
English
From
$4,250
-10%
US $3,825
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Places You’ll See

  • Tokyo
    Tokyo
  • Fuji
    Fuji
  • Hakone
    Hakone
  • Matsumoto
    Matsumoto
  • Takayama
    Takayama
  • Kanazawa
    Kanazawa
  • Kyoto
    Kyoto
  • Osaka
    Osaka
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Visit the Imperial Palace Plaza
  • Explore Mt. Fuji
  • Discover the Matsumoto Castle
  • See the Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: ARRIVE TOKYO (2 NIGHTS)
  2. Day 2: TOKYO SIGHTSEEING
  3. Day 3: TOKYO - LAKE YAMANAKAKO
  4. Day 4: LAKE YAMANAKAKO - MT. FUJI - TAKAYAMA
  5. Day 5: TAKAYAMA - GOKAYAMA - KANAZAWA (2 NIGHTS)
  6. Day 6: KANAZAWA SIGHTSEEING
  7. Day 7: KANAZAWA - KYOTO (2 NIGHTS)
  8. Day 8: KYOTO SIGHTSEEING
  9. Day 9: DEPART KYOTO/OSAKA
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What's included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance

Where You'll Stay

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    Customer Reviews

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    • Guide
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    • Transport
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    • Accommodation
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    • Food
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    • Splendours of Japan reviewer 1
      April 16, 2018
      Awesome itinerary and tour.
      Trip date: March 2018
    • AP
      April 16, 2018
      Great tour, well paced for elderly people. Hotel locations were excellent.
      Trip date: April 2018
    • EW
      November 18, 2017
      This tour was an excellent introduction to the special features of Japan: its history, culture, contemporary developments and aesthetic achievements. Well chosen events and locations meant we were introduced to Shinto and Buddhist traditions,... Show more
      Trip date: November 2017
    • PH
      April 27, 2017
      The tour was excellent as was our tour director
      Trip date: April 2017
    • S
      April 25, 2017
      We have just returned from 9 day tour. Our tour director Naggi was great. She did everything to accommodate all our needs. The locations and the hotels themselves were very good. It is true that the hotel in Nagano was not on the same level but we were... Show more
      Trip date: April 2017
    • RM
      April 20, 2017
      Our guide was excellent. The scenic highlights were Mt Fuji, the drive from Mt Fuji through to Kanazawa, and Matsumoto Castle. We felt that the tour undersold Tokyo and would recommend time in the bustling areas of Tokyo in addition to the areas... Show more
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      Trip date: April 2017
    • LS
      March 23, 2017
      The trip was perfect! The accommodations were absolutely amazing. The meals included on the trip were all great. Our tour director, Keiko, was outstanding. All drivers did an excellent job. The only suggestion for the future, would be to help with... Show more
      Trip date: March 2017

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    Frequently asked questions

      • What is the group size of this tour?

        Trafalgar's groups have a maximum size of 45 people, depending on the season it can reach maximum capacity, however the average would be 25 - 30 people on a group.

      • Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

        A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

      • What are the hotels provided on this tour and their star rates?

        The hotels used in this trip are western hotels considered 4 - 5 star.

        Below you can see the ones Trafalgar usually uses in this trip:
        Tokyo: New Otani
        Nagano: Shinshu-Matsushiro Royal
        Kanazawa: Kanazawa Tokyu
        Kyoto: Nikko Princess Kyoto

      • Where does this tour end?

        This tour ends in Kyoto and not in Osaka.

      • How much do we need to pay to extend one night at Osaka?

        The price for post-trip accommodation in a double room at the Nikko Princess hotel is USD $318 per person per night.

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        Visa

        Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

        Vaccines

        These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
        • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Japan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
        • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Japan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
        • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for Japan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Payment information
        • For any tour departing before 1 February 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 1 February 2020, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Trafalgar. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 50 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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