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7 Day Tour Kyoto & Tokyo



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Single package: $1,750.00
Twin package: $1,460.00
Triple package: $1,310.00



Package includes:

- 7 Day Japan Rail Pass Ordinary

- Kyoto 'Sunrise' Morning Tour

- Tokyo 'Highlights of the Capital' Morning Tour

- 3 nights at the New Miyako Hotel - Kyoto

- 3 nights at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel - Tokyo




Day 1

Day 1: Arrive Kansai International Airport - Kyoto

Kyoto Tower
Upon arrival at Kansai International Airport activate your 7 Day Japan Rail Pass at the Japan Rail Ticket Office (open 5:30am-11:00pm) located on the 3rd floor of the airport. From Kansai Airport board the JR Express Haruka train service to Kyoto.(80 min).

Your accommodation at the New Miyako Hotel in Kyoto is a 2 minute walk from JR Kyoto Station.

Stay: New Miyako Hotel - 1/3

Day 2

Day 2: Kyoto

Maiko, Kyoto
Commence your exploration of the ancient city of Kyoto. At 08:45am, you will be collected from your hotel's lobby to join the Kyoto Morning Tour. Your English-speaking local guide will take you by charter bus to Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion, and the Kyoto Imperial Palace (on Sat., Sun. & national holidays, visit Higashi Honganji Temple instead). The tour will disband at the Kyoto Handicraft Centre. This is an excellent place to purchase authentic Japanese arts and crafts. The centre offers courtesy vehicle transfers back to Kyoto Station with a likely time being around 1:30pm

In the afternoon board a local bus fronm Kyoto Station to Kiyomizu Dera (Temple) and walk up the attractive winding road lined with colourful souvenir and craft shops. Kiyomizu Dera is famous for its giant wooden Butai (stage) overlooking panoramic views of Kyoto and its main hall purely constructed of wood and supported by huge columns and beams without the use of a single nail, screw or bolt.

In the evening board a subway to Shijo Station and walk towards Gion; Kyoto's famous old entertainment district. Gion is the one place in Japan where you may see Geisha or Maiko walking between appointments. As darkness falls watch the traditional lanterns gradually come to life and you wander down tiny alleys housing restuarents offering a variety of tempting cuisine.

Stay: New Miyako Hotel - 2/3

Day 3

Day 3: Kyoto- Nara - Kyoto

A full day of sightseeing awaits you in Nara. Here, you can find peace of mind and natural beauty as you uncover the many treasures of Japan's former capital (710-784AD).

From JR Kyoto Station board a JR Nara Line limited express train for Nara (45 min). The major sights is within comfortable walking distance of Nara Station. From the station walk through the town towards Nara Park.

Vist the picturesque Nara Park, famous for the 1200+ tame deer that roam the area. At the end of the park is the World Heritage cultural asset Todaiji Temple, the world's largest wooden architecture which houses the Giant Buddha that soars 16 metres in height.

Return to Nara Station via Nara-machi, an old precinct full of traditional houses, shops and tearooms in calm and pleasant surroundings, giving a good contrast to the great temples and old burial mounds.

Return to Kyoto and be sure to visit the Sky Plaza Observation Deck on top of Kyoto Station for a free panoramic view of the surrounding area of Kyoto. This modern station also contains a large shopping mall with a large range of specialty shops and restaurants.

Stay: New Miyako Hotel - 3/3

Day 4

Day 4: Kyoto - Tokyo

Shinkansen Bullet Train
Check out of the New Miyako Hotel and from Kyoto Station speed towards JR Shinagawa Station in Tokyo on board the Shinkansen bullet train (500km in 2.5 hrs!). Your accommodation at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel is a one minute walk west of JR Shinagawa Station. This is the ideal place to stay in Tokyo due to its convenient location and access to a wide range of restaurants and shops that surround Shinagawa.

After hotel check in, return to JR Shinagawa Station and board a local JR Yamanote Line train to JR Ueno Station to visit the Ameyoko Ueno Market. The long market lanes run from JR Ueno Station to JR Okachimachi Station. There are over 500 shops that sell everything from basic foods to high-class imported goods at reasonable prices, and thus it is always crowded with shoppers.

Stay: Shinagawa Prince Hotel - 1/3

Day 5

Stay 5: Tokyo

Imperial Palace, Tokyo
At 07:50 am you will be collected from the Shinagawa Prince Hotel at 7:50am for your Tokyo Highlights of the Capital Morning Tour. Your tour will disband in the Ginza shopping district at approximately 1:00pm. You will be guided by an English-speaking Japanese local and transported by coach to the following sites:

Tokyo Tower - Enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from the main observation platform;

Meiji Shrine - The finest example of Japanese shrine architecture nestled in a peaceful, picturesque park containing 120,000 trees;

Akasaka Guest House - Brief photo opportunity outside the Guest House Gate; entrance is prohibited. A magnificent Western-style palace built in the baroque architectural style;

National Diet Building (Drive by) ? See the imposing Japanese Capitol (House of Parliament) dominated by a massive central tower;

Imperial Palace East Garden ? Enjoy a pleasant walk in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, of historical interest and scenic beauty. (Mon. & Fri. Visit Imperial Palace Plaza, Double Bridge, instead of East Garden. Visit the inner moat, 15-feet thick walls and pine trees surrounding the 250-acre fortress, home of the Emperor and Empress);

Ginza Shopping District (Drive through) ? Stroll at Ginza area.

Post tour, make your way to the closest JR Yamanote Line train station and board a local train to JR Akihabara Station. To most foreign visitors Akihabara is known as Electric Town due to its rank as the world's largest electrical equipment town.

In the evening return to JR Shinagawa Station using the JR Yamanote Line local train.

Stay: Shinagawa Prince Hotel - 2/3

Day 6

Day 6: Tokyo

Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba
This morning take a trip to Odaiba - Tokyo's ultra modern development built on reclaimed land in the middle of Tokyo Bay. Odaiba is a huge amusement zone where you can enjoy shopping, delicious food and entertainment.

From JR Shinagawa Station board a JR Yamanote Line to JR Shimbashi Station. At Shimbashi Station, purchase a Yurikamome Day Pass which allows you to use this private railway line for the entire day. Take the unmanned monorail across the 918 metre span Rainbow (suspension) Bridge to Daiba Station (14 min).

Odaiba was born on the reclaimed land in the Tokyo Bay in the southeast of Tokyo. This ultra-modern island is home to the Fuji TV Studio, Toyota Motor Company show room, Palette Town giant Ferris wheel, Venus Fort Shopping Complex for ladies modelled on an 18th Century European city, the Museum of Maritime Science, Odaiba Marine Park, and MegaWeb Sega Game Centre. A visit to the Oedo Onsen Monogatari volcanic "hot spring" is an excellent way to soak away the stresses of a week of exhilarating travel. Luxuriate in open air, foot, sand and steam baths, tatami rooms and aesthetic massage salons. The hot water spouts up naturally from 1400 meters below (JPY 2700 adult / tattoos prohibited.)

Later in the day, return to JR Shimbashi Station and board the JR Yamanote Line local train to Shinjuku Station - the largest and busiest train station in Japan. From the West Exit walk 10 minutes through the high-rise business district to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building witness the commanding views of the city from its 45th story observation deck which is best seen at night. Entry is free.

Stay: Shinagawa Prince Hotel - 3/3

Day 7

Day 7: Depart Japan / Narita or Kansai International Airport

Osaka Business Park
Spend your last day in Japan completing any final sightseeing or shopping.

From JR Shinagawa Station board the Shinkansen bullet train to JR Shin Osaka Station (3 hrs). Change trains within Shin Osaka Station and board the JR Airport Express Haruka train to Kansai International Airport (approx 50min).

For those leaving from Tokyo, board Narita Express Bullet train from Shinagawa Station to Narita Airport. As seatss on this train are reserved so make your seat reservation in advance. (80 min)

Be sure to check in for your scheduled flight at least 2 hours prior to its departure.



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