Japan 2024/2025

12 days
09-26-2024 04-07-2025 10-06-2025
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Price $3850

Price includes

  • Accommodation in high-standard tourist hotels in double rooms.
  • Breakfasts (10).
  • Private transfers to/from the airport.
  • Public transportation during Tokyo sightseeing.
  • Private transfers on the Tokyo-Nikko and Tokyo-Mt. Fuji routes.
  • Private transfers during Kyoto sightseeing.
  • JR PASS allowing travel on high-speed trains.
  • Public transportation during Hiroshima sightseeing.
  • Ferry to Miyajima Island.
  • English- speaking guide assistance.
  • Local guides assistance.
  • Entrance tickets to attractions.

The price does not include

  • International airfare.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program.
  • Customary tips and personal expenses.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • The surcharge for a single room (cost approximately $700).

*COST CALCULATION HAS BEEN PREPARED BASED ON MINIMUM GROUP SIZE OF 10 PAYING PARTICIPANTS.

Welcome to the land of cherry blossoms and the rising sun. Japan is a country of contrasts, where tradition blends with modernity. Our tourist program invites you to discover the richness of culture, heritage, and extraordinary experiences that this fascinating island nation offers.

 

 

 

Culture and history

Islands

National parks


Travel itinerary

1.day

Flight to Tokyo

Our journey in Japan begins with the passport and baggage check-in, followed by our flight to Tokyo.

Japan

2.day

Tokyo

Upon landing, we proceed to the hotel. Japan welcomes us with its grandeur. We will experience this by strolling through one of the districts of Tokyo.

3.day

Tokyo

After breakfast, we start our sightseeing tour of Tokyo. Our first stop is the center, where the Imperial Palace is located, accessible via the “Double Bridge” – Nijubashi.

Next, we visit the highest observation point in Tokyo – the Tokyo Skytree, and then proceed to the Asakusa district, home to the Senso-ji Temple.

After that, we head to Ueno Park. This is one of the main cultural and recreational areas for residents, featuring a zoo and several museums.

Dinner and overnight stay in Tokyo.

4.day

Nikko

After breakfast, we travel to Nikko. This beautifully situated city serves as the gateway to Nikko National Park, renowned primarily for Toshogu – the most intricately decorated Shinto shrine in Japan.

Next, we stop at Lake Chuzenji, formed by volcanic activity. After lunch at a local restaurant, we also visit the Kegon Waterfall.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Tokyo.

5.day

Mt Fuji

Japan is, of course, renowned for Mount Fuji, and today we focus on this treasure.

Our first stop is the town of Fujikawaguchico.

We see the famous Mount Fuji not only from various perspectives but also ascend to the 5th station – the highest point accessible to every tourist. We also visit Arakurayama Sengen Park.

During our tour, we admire Lake Kawaguchi, with Mount Fuji towering over it. We also have a tasting of the famous melon bread shaped like… Mount Fuji!

After the tour, we transfer to the hotel for accommodation, dinner, and for those interested, a visit to the onsen, or hot springs.

NOTE: Large luggage will be transported directly to the hotel in Kyoto (1 piece of luggage per person).

6.day

Himeji, Hiroshima

After breakfast, we take the super-fast bullet train – Shinkansen to Himeji.

The city is famous for its spectacular castle known as the White Heron Castle. We visit it as well as the adjacent Kokoen gardens.

In the evening, we travel to Hiroshima for dinner.

7.day

Miyajima, Hiroshima

After breakfast, we head to Miyajima Island for sightseeing, where we visit the famous Itsukushima Shrine.

In the afternoon, we travel to Hiroshima. There, we visit the Peace Park and the museum dedicated to the victims of the atomic bombing. We also stop at the A-Bomb Dome, also known as the Atomic Bomb Dome.

Then, we take the Shinkansen train back to Kyoto.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kyoto.

8.day

Kyoto

After breakfast, we have a full day of sightseeing in Kyoto.

First, we visit the Kinkakuji Temple – the Golden Pavilion Temple. Then, we take a stroll through the bamboo forest in Arashiyama. At the entrance to the forest is the Tenryuji Temple, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After the walk and experiencing Japanese nature and tradition, we return to the hotel for some rest.

Overnight stay in Kyoto.

9.day

Nara, Osaka

Today, we explore the towns of Nara and Osaka.

First, we head to Nara – the first capital of Japan. We see the largest wooden building in the world – the Todaiji Temple with the Great Buddha.

We also stroll through Nara Deer Park, where freely roaming sika deer can be seen. Then, we take a walk along the famous Sanjo Dori street, where souvenir shops and Japanese delicacies can be found.

Next, we travel to Osaka – the second-largest metropolis in Japan after Tokyo, and visit the Umeda Sky Building.

In the evening, we spend time in the entertainment district of Dotonbori, known for its numerous theaters, cabarets, restaurants, shops, casinos, and game arcades. It is home to one of the largest underground shopping and entertainment complexes in the world.

Return and overnight stay in Kyoto.

10.day

Kyoto

After breakfast, we dedicate another day to exploring Kyoto. We begin with the Kiyomizu Temple – also known as the Pure Water Temple.

We stroll through the Gion district, famous for its wooden architecture, numerous shops, restaurants, and tea houses. Occasionally, you can encounter Geishas and Maikos here. We participate in a Japanese tea ceremony, where every detail is perfected to perfection.

For those interested, there is the opportunity to rent a traditional Kimono for the day (additional cost approximately $40) and participate in a traditional theater performance (approximately $55).

Overnight stay in Kyoto.

11.day

Kyoto, Tokyo

After breakfast, depending on the flight departure time, there will be time for some last-minute shopping and a stroll around Tokyo, combined with exploring one of the famous districts of this extraordinary city (Shibuya, Shinjuku, or Ginza).

We hope that Japan has stolen your hearts. We invite you to take advantage of other tours around Asia with Rek Travel Adventure, such as Vietnam and Cambodia.

12.day

Departure from Tokyo

After breakfast, depending on the departure time, there will be time for some last-minute shopping and a stroll through Tokyo, combined with exploring one of the famous districts of this extraordinary city (Shibuya, Shinjuku, or Ginza).

We hope that Japan has captured your hearts. We invite you to take advantage of other trips across Asia with Rek Travel Adventure, such as to Vietnam and Cambodia.

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The company is not responsible for any loss of customer's property due to burglary, theft, loss, etc. We also do not assume responsibility for any losses incurred by the customer in motels. Rek Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary due to circumstances beyond its control. The customer is obliged to comply with the tour regulations. Tour participants are insured according to the requirements of the US Department of Transportation for a total amount of $500,000 (insurance policy available upon request). Participants may opt for additional insurance coverage for hospital and outpatient treatment of illnesses acquired during the tour, as well as accidents in visited facilities (further information available at the office) for an additional fee.

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