EscortedTour - Main Cities
Explore Japan By Rail (14 Days)
Sit back and relax as you travel on some of the world’s most high-speed trains, including the world Famous Bullet Train (Shinkansen). This fully escorted tour will take you by train all over Japan, using a Japan Railpass. Choose from either a 14 day (Nagasaki to Tokyo) or 20 day (Nagasaki to Sapporo) tour to suit your time and budget in Japan. Stay in hotels near the stations. Visit the historical Hiroshima and Kyoto. Enjoy the Japanese countryside of Takayama and the excitement of Tokyo.
Departure:2013 Departure Dates
Price includes:13 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
Two lunches and three dinners
Airport transfers by Airport Limousine Bus
Rail station to hotel transfer if required
Osaka afternoon tour
Kyoto 1 day tour
Hakone and Lake Ashi tour
Tokyo 1 day tour
Japan Rail Pass 7-day Ordinary
Domestic Airfare from Tokyo - Osaka, Osaka - Nagasaki
3 Luggage transfers (Osaka - Kyoto - Takayama - Tokyo)
Other InformationPickup Location: N/A
Disband Location: Tokyo
Min People: 1
Day 1: Upon arrival at Narita Airport, clear customs and immigration before boarding the Airport Limousine Bus to your accommodation in Tokyo for 1 night.
Day 2: Depart for Osaka on JAL domestic flight. After arrival at Itami Airport. Schedule includes Osaka half day tour. This tour includes Osaka Castle, Osaka Museum of History and Namba Area.
Day 3: Transfer to Itami Airport by bus for your flight to Nagasaki. Upon arrival, transfer to downtown Nagasaki by airport bus. Today you must go with your escort to the Japan Rail (JR) Nagasaki ticket office to have your Japan Rail Pass validated. Accommodation in Nagasaki for 2 nights.
Day 4: Optional sightseeing with tour escort: Visit famous places in Nagasaki. Old Glover Garden and Dejima etc.
Day 5: In the morning, transfer to Nagasaki Station and depart by train to Hiroshima.
# Optional sightseeing with tour escort: Miyajima Island and the World Heritage listed Itsukushima Shinto Shrine etc.
Day 6: Board the Shinkansen for Kyoto. This night, enjoy special dinner at the local temple.
# Optional sightseeing with tour escort: Peace Memorial Park and Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome etc.
Day 7: Full day sightseeing in Kyoto today. Visiting Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion , Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo and Kiyomizu Temple. Lunch included.
Day 8: # Optional sightseeing with tour escort: Arashiyama and Sagano area (Bamboo Grove) etc.
Day 9: Depart for Nagoya by JR Shinkansen.
# Optional sightseeing with tour escort: Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology etc. In the afternoon depart Nagoya for Takayama.
Day 10: # Optional sightseeing with tour escort: Visit some famous spots in Takayama. These may include Hida Folklore Village, Matsurino Mori, San-machi the traditional Japanese building area and Takayama Jinya.
Day 11: Depart for Nagoya by JR Limited Express train and continue travel to Hakone by Shinkansen.
Day 12: Hakone and Lake Ashi sightseeing tour. This tour include Mt Fuji viewing spots, Lake Ashi, Owakudani Valley, Mt Komagatake and the Hakone ropeway. In the afternoon depart for Tokyo.
Day 13: Today one day sighrseeing tour. This tour includes Tokyo Tower Observatory, Tea Ceremony at Happoen Gardens, lunch, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade, and a Sumida River Cruise.
Day 14: Your Tour finished today after breakfast.