Explore Japan's old and new capital cities with this exciting independent vacation package. Complete with city tours to get you started in each destination and a bullet train connection, you'll be immersed in Japan's fascinating culture from the moment you arrive. Discover historic castles and temples, glittering new skyscrapers and lantern-lit eateries. Click the Itinerary tab to discover optional tours to make your vacation even better. Book online or call our destination specialist team at 1-888-937-8474 to plan your perfect Japan vacation.
Independent Package Includes
- Flights Los Angeles-Tokyo, Osaka-Los Angeles
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 7 nights accommodations
- 4 nights Tokyo
- 3 nights Kyoto
- Shared transfers
- Breakfast Daily
- Transportation between cities via Bullet Train
- Sightseeing per itinerary
- Services of English-speaking local guides
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Embark on a half day city tour of Tokyo that includes Tokyo Tower, Meji Shrine, Imperial Palace East Garden and Ginza shopping district
- During the half day tour in Kyoto, you will discover Nijo Castle, marvel at Kinkaku-ji Temple and admire Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Optional tours, gratuities & porterage.
Passengers booking the shuttle bus transfers should select flights that arrive in Narita Airport between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm and Haneda Airport between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm; and depart between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm due to scheduled airport bus transfer times. Passengers arriving outside of these times will be required to either purchase a private transfer or take a taxi locally.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
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*Meiji shrine may be substituted with the Sensoji-Temple. In these cases the tour will conclude at Nakamise shopping district
Travel along the scenic roads of rural Japan with its striking natural scenery. Ascend to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan and one of the most beautiful conical volcanoes in the world. Stop to admire the gorgeous landscape (weather permitting) of the park and lake Ashi. After lunch, enjoy a relaxing cruise around placid Lake Ashi. Ascend to the summit using a cable car, to marvel at sweeping views of Hakone National Park and gain a whole new appreciation of this iconic mountain. Spend time at leisure to explore the surrounding area on your own before returning to your hotel in Tokyo.
Pick up from Shinjuku Washington Hotel (3-2-9 Nishi-Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 160-8336, 3d floor), Conrad Hotel Entrance [next door of Villa Fontaine Shiodome: 1-9-1 Higashi-shinbashi, Tokyo 105-7337], or Keio Plaza Tokyo (2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 160-8330). Pick up time to be advised locally. Drop-off at Shinjuku Station. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.
*Note If the volcanic warning condition is at a high level, the itinerary may be modified and advised locally.
|Day #4||17 Sep 2017 - 06 Oct 2017||$140.00|
|09 Oct 2017 - 02 Nov 2017||$140.00|
|05 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017||$140.00|
Nikko a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the entrance of the Nikko National Park, has served as a center for Shinto and Buddhist worship for centuries. It is home to several temples and shrines, including the Futarasan Shrine and the Rinnoji Temple. Visit the Toshogu Shrine, the mausoleum of the first shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, a gorgeous complex of colorful structures featuring the superb craftsmanship of Japan's 17th-century artisans. After an authentic Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant continue to Lake Chuzenji, created 20,000 years ago by an eruption of Mt. Nantai. Afterward, visit the 318 foot Kegon Falls, considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nikko. The tour concludes near Shinjuku Station, one of Tokyo's most popular shopping and entertainments districts.
Pick up from Shinjuku Washington Hotel (3-2-9 Nishi-Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 160-8336, 3d floor), Conrad Hotel Entrance [next door of Villa Fontaine Shiodome: 1-9-1 Higashi-shinbashi, Tokyo 105-7337], or Keio Plaza Tokyo (2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 160-8330). Pick up time to be advised locally. The pick-up transfer will take you to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal at 105-0013 Tokyo, Minato, where you will board another bus heading to Nikko. Drop-off at Shinjuku Station. Approximate tour duration is 12 hours.
Due to local conditions, from approximately Oct 10 to Nov 10 Kegon Falls will not be visited. Alternate sightseeing will be provided.
|Day #5||18 Sep 2017 - 07 Oct 2017||$146.00|
|09 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017||$146.00|
|16 Oct 2017 - 16 Oct 2017||$146.00|
|19 Oct 2017 - 02 Nov 2017||$146.00|
|04 Nov 2017 - 04 Nov 2017||$146.00|
|06 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017||$146.00|
|27 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017||$146.00|
Travel via the Nara Keinawa expressway to the 8th century Imperial capital of Nara, repository of Japan's cultural heritage, with eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a wealth of historic treasures. Arrive at the exquisite Todai-ji Temple, one of the world’s largest wooden structures and home of the impressive Great Buddha bronze statue, rising over 50 feet high. You then continue to Nara Park to see the over 1,000 tame deer roaming freely in the peaceful park. The tour concludes with a visit to the famous and beautiful Kasuga Taisha Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, displaying over 3,000 antique hanging bronze lanterns.
Please note that pick-up from the hotel not included. Meeting location is Avanti Kyoto Sunrise Desk (Kyoto Station, Hachijo Exit). Meeting time will be advised locally. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
|Day #8||01 Aug 2017 - 09 Dec 2017||$72.00|
|11 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017||$72.00|