Jewels of Japan

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Jewels of Japan

Discover the Jewels of Japan and visit Tokyo and Kyoto that offer two totally diverse images of Japan. Experience the thrill of riding on the Bullet Train between Tokyo and Kyoto. The impressive architecture of the modern-day Tokyo skyscrapers contrast with the vintage atmosphere that surrounds Kyoto's old temples and buildings.

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  • Mount Fuji Mount Fuji
  • Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo
  • Lake Ashi, Tokyo Lake Ashi, Tokyo
  • The Bullet Train The Bullet Train
  • Geisha, Kyoto Geisha, Kyoto
  • Tokyo Tokyo
  • Nijo Castle, Kyoto Nijo Castle, Kyoto
  • Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo
  • Lake Ashi, Tokyo Lake Ashi, Tokyo
  • Tokyo Tower Tokyo Tower

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : Depart UK.

DAY 2 : Arrive Tokyo.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for three nights (check in from 2pm). The rest of the day is yours to relax.

DAY 3 : Tokyo.

After breakfast begin this morning's sightseeing tour. Highlights of the tour include visits to the Toyko Tower, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade. You will also drive through Akihabara and Ueno Park. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Includes Breakfast

DAY 4 : Tokyo - Mount Fuji - Tokyo.

Today, visit one of the most recognisable sights in the world on a full day excursion to Mount Fuji. An active volcano that last erupted in 1707. Locally known as Fuji-san it is Japan's tallest peak. It is surrounded by 5 lakes and after a stop at the visitor centre there is an included cruise on Lake Ashi. Afterwards, take a cable car ride (weather permitting) for unforgettable views of spectacular Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi and the surrounding area. Includes Breakfast

DAY 5 : Tokyo - Bullet Train - Kyoto.

Leave the modern skyscrapers of Tokyo behind and head for the Ancient Capital of Japan, Kyoto. This is a highlight of your holiday and you will board Japan's one of Japan's high speed trains (bullet trains) locally called shinkansen and are operated by Japan Railways. Running at speeds of up to 320 km/h, the shinkansen is known for it's punctuality (most trains depart on time to the second), comfortable in relatively silent cars with spacious and always forward facing seats. The journey will be no longer than 3 hours to cover the 318 miles/ 513kms between the modern and ancient capitals of Japan. On arrival in Kyoto you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the remainder of the day is free for you to relax or explore. Includes Breakfast

DAY 6 : Kyoto.

Today you will be met by the local guide to enjoy a tour of Kyoto, visiting many of the city's temples, shrines, palaces and pagodas. One of the highlights of the tour is a visit to the extraordinary Nijo Castle, built in 1603 as the official residence of the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. The ornate gardens that surround the flat-land mountain castle are some of the best in Japan. Also included is a visit to Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Gold Pavilion and the Imperial Palace, one of Kyoto's leading temples. Its' formal name is Rokuon-ji. It was built at the end of the 14th century originally as a villa for Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the shogun at the time. Includes Breakfast

DAY 7 : Kyoto.

Enjoy a full day to explore the charms of Kyoto at your leisure. Includes Breakfast

DAY 8 : Kyoto - Osaka - UK.

This morning, transfer to Osaka airport for your flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast

DAY 9 : Home landing in the UK.

Hotels on Tour

  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard. Single rooms in Japan are traditionally small with a single bed. Anyone booking a single room will be paying a supplement to have their own private room.</note>
  • Tokyo:Either Shibuya Excel or Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu
  • Kyoto:Kyoto Tokyu Hotel. <note>

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour - 6 breakfasts
  • Travel of tour Bullet Train between Tokyo & Kyoto
  • Services of a local guide in Tokyo and Kyoto
  • Transfers
  • All airport taxes/service charges excluding locally paid departure tax where applicable

Holiday Highlights

  • Tokyo Tokyo Tower
  • Mount Fuji
  • Bullet Train - Tokyo to Kyoto
  • Kyoto Nijo Castle, Imperial Palace, Temple of the Gold Pavilion

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

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The tour was good but there wasn't enough time in Tokyo - only 1 day before we went off to Mount Fuji, then we had 3 days in Kyoto. It should have been the other way around. Too much time in Kyoto (2 1/2 days on our own) and only one half day on ou...

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