Factoids - Japan
" Average life expectancy in Japan is one
of the highest in the world. Japanese people live an average
of 4 years longer than Americans."
" The Golden Pavilion is one of Kyoto's
1,600-plus Buddhist buildings. Temple grounds and gardens
provide many enticing green areas for urban dwellers."
" The important part of Japan culture is
calligraphy. The Japanese language is known for the complex
calligraphy techniques that can be used to write it. Many
people feel that Japanese calligraphy is too difficult for
most Westerners to understand, and therefore, many people
from the West are not very familiar with it. Japan is also
known for its cartoons(anime), and comic books(manga), which
have become wildly popular outside of the country."
"Because of the cold environment of northern Japan, many wood
homes that were created thousands of years ago have been
preserved due to the ice. Some of these dwellings have been
dated back to 8000 BC. "
Japan is the first Country in Asia to welcome the dawn on the
each day and for millennia these islands have been called as
"The Land of Rising Sun". Japan - the land of rising
sun is a perfect description of a
country striding ahead at the forefront of global civilization.
Japan, a place where every day is full of amazing new possibilities and
is described as being an agglutinative language, and
it is known for being exceptionally difficult for
many Westerners to learn. The language is
particularly known for its pitch accent structure.
The language can be written in three forms, and
these are as Katakana, Hiragana, and Kanji. The
Latin alphabet, which is called Romaji, may often be
used for marketing or advertising. Romaji is also
useful when putting the language on computers.
Japan is a chain of 4 main islands and thousands of smaller ones
forming a tapestry of peaks ad coasts, sky scrapers, rice
paddies, ancient temples and dazzling theme parks. Japan is also
a marvel of climatic diversity spanning subarctic to
subtropical; a scenic wonderful encompassing everything from ice
floes to coral reefs, white sand beaches to primeval forests.
Japan awaits you with unforgettable experiences, wonderful
service, incredible food, first-rate facilities, breathtaking
sightseeing, addictive shopping, intriguing encounters and a
unique aesthetic - all wrapped up in perfect peace of mind.
- Highlights of Japan 8Nights / 9Days
(Tokyo - Hakone
- Mt.Fuji - Hiroshima - Miyajima - Kyoto - Nara)
Arrive at Narita (Tokyo International Airport ). You will be met
by an English speaking assistant and helped to board an airport
bus. Transfer to hotel by bus. Stay at Grand Prince Hotel New
Takanawa (sup room) or similar
Day 02: Tokyo Sightseeing (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Guided sightseeing tour of Tokyo
using private car & public transport. Stay at
Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa (sup room) or similar
Tokyo City Tour includes Tokyo Tower / Imperial Palace / Asakusa
(Sensoji temple & Nakamise) Omotesando / Harajuku area Return to
hotel by Yamanote line from Harajuku station.
Breakfast at hotel. Free time at your leisure, optional tours
possible. Stay at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa (sup room) or
Day 04: Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji -
Breakfast at hotel. Your main suitcase will be transferred
directly from Tokyo to Kyoto. Please leave your main suitcase
with the porter/bell desk by 7:30 AM. (You travel with just a
overnight bag for your nights in Hiroshima and Miyajima)
Transfer to Hakone with your guide. (Tokyo to Odawara by bullet
Sightseeing in Hakone by coach. Enjoy panoramic vistas of Mt.
Fuji (weather permitting)
Owakudani (ropeway ride) / Sounzan - Owakudani / Ashinoko
Cruise(45 min) / Togendai - Hakone machi Tour ends at Odawara or
Transfer to Hiroshima by bullet train. (the guide will help you
to board train) (Odawara 16:09 Nagoya 17:21, Nagoya 17:35
Hiroshima 19:58)/ Upon arrival at Hiroshima, you will be met by
an English speaking assistant and walk to your hotel.
Day 05: Hiroshima - Miyajima (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Guided sightseeing tour of Hiroshima and
Miyajima using public transport. Atomic Bomb
Memorial Dome / Peace Memorial Museum / Itsukushima shrine
Dinner at ryokan in Miyajima Accommodation at a Japanese room.
Stay at Benten No Yado Itsukushima or similar
There are no 24 hour ATMs in Japan (closed on
holidays and many only open during normal bank
Day 06: Miyajima - Hiroshima -Osaka - Kyoto
Breakfast at Ryokan. Ferry and local train to Hiroshima station.
Bullet train to Osaka with your guide. (Hiroshima 11:48 Shin
Osaka 13:21) Sightseeing in Osaka using public transport. Umeda
area/ Osaka Castle/ Dotonbori area Transfer to Kyoto by local
train. Transfer to hotel by shuttle bus. Stay at Rihga Royal
Hotel Kyoto or similar
Day 07: Kyot City Tour (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Guided sightseeing tour of Kyoto
using SIC Coach.
Kinkakuji temple / Kiyomizu Temple / Nijo Castle / Handicraft
Center / Gion Tour disbands at Gion. Your guide will inform you
how to go back to your hotel. Stay at Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto or
Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July,
August, and December. During this time, we will take
you to visit "Ryoanji Temple".
Day 08: Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Guided sightseeing tour of Nara
using public transport.
Transfer to Nara by Kintetsu express train with your guide.
Sightseeing in Nara using public transport. Todaiji temple /
Kofukuji Temple / Kasuga shrine / Deer Park Return to Kyoto by
Kintetsu express train. Upon arrive at Kyoto station, today's
tour ends at station or hotel Stay at Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto or
Day 09: Kyoto - KIX Airport (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Kansai International Airport by
airport shuttle van (2hour drive) airport bus.
Package Cost Excludes:
International Air Tickets
Any optional tours
Personal purchases and drinks except those included in the
Tips for guides and drivers
Incidental Expenses due to Natural Calamities
Expenses of personal nature such as room service, bar,
laundry, porterages, tipping, etc.
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