[From May 2021] 4-Day Takayama Holiday - Mt. Fuji， Hakone， Takayama， Shirakawago & Kanazawa Tour (One Way from Tokyo to Kyoto)
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1. This 4-day tour departs Tokyo and is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter while visiting popular sightseeing areas from Mt. Fuji to Kanazawa.
2. In the Mt. Fuji/Hakone area, enjoy 1 whole day with a visit to the World Heritage Site of Mt. Fuji's 5th Station, the popular sightseeing spot of Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, and a cruise on Lake Ashi.
3. At Takayama, take a walk around the old town, where traditional Japanese-style townhouses and traces of the Edo period (1603-1868) still remain.
4. At the World Heritage site Shirakawago, enjoy seeing the seasonal scenery of a quaint village of thatch-roofed houses.
5. At Kanazawa, see the historical samurai residence district, a beautiful Japanese garden, and visit a teahouse district where the atmosphere of the Edo period (1603-1868) still lingers in the air.
6. The tour will depart Tokyo and end in Kyoto. Travel to Kyoto while enjoying the various sightseeing locations.
08:15-08:25 JTB Sunrise Tours Sales Office on the 3rd Floor of Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo's Main Tower in Shinjuku Please be at the meeting location at least 10 minutes (8:15) before departure.
The bus will depart at 8:25.
*Please refer to [About Day 1 Itinerary (Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour)] in the Remarks.
30(min) Mt. Fuji 5th Station The bus will head up to the 5th Station along the Subaru Line.
The 5th Station is situated at 2,300 meters (7,546 feet) above sea level. At this height, you will be amazed at spectacular, breathtaking views from above the clouds.
50(min) Lunch Enjoy Japanese-style cuisine.
*Please make sure to refer to [Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals] in the Remarks.
15(min) Lake Ashi Cruise At Lake Ashi in Hakone, customers can ride a cruise ship. Spend a relaxing time while gazing at the beautiful lake and Mt. Fuji.
*The tour may be guided to an alternative destination if the Lake Ashi cruise operation is suspended, or depending on road conditions, congestion, etc.
50(min) Hakone Komagatake Ropeway Take a 7-minute ropeway ride to the peak of Mt. Komagatake. A total of 50 minutes will be spent here, including time to walk around at the peak. Take a cableway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop. Enjoy the scenery of Lake Ashi spread out below.
*The tour may be guided to an alternative destination if the Komagatake Ropeway operation is suspended, or depending on road conditions, congestion, etc.
From Hakone-en to Hotel Go to the hotel on foot, via bus, or via taxi from Hakone-en.
17:00-18:00 Arrive at Hotel in Hakone Area Please check in at the hotel you selected at the time of booking.
07:50-09:30 Depart from Hotel in Hakone Area to Odawara Station Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus
140(min) From Odawara Station to Nagoya Station Head to Nagoya via Hikari Shinkansen or Kodama Shinkansen
There will be no accompanying National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter or staff on the Shinkansen.
*Please refer to [Regarding Luggage on Shinkansen] in the Remarks.
11:10-12:50 150(min) From Nagoya Station to Takayama Station The National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter will meet participants at Nagoya Station.
Board the JR Limited Express train to Takayama.
14:00-15:20 Arrive at Takayama Station Sightseeing around Takayama City on foot.
30(min) Yatai Kaikan (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall) This popular facility displays some of the colorfully decorated festival floats used in the famous Takayama Festival. Enjoy seeing the many intricately made floats.
20(min) Kusakabe Heritage House Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts.
16:30-18:30 Arrive at Hotel in Takayama City Please check in at the hotel you selected at the time of booking.
08:30-09:00 Depart from Hotel in Takayama City
40(min) Takayama Morning Market Enjoy walking around the bustling Takayama Morning Market, where a wide array of local specialties and other products are available.
30(min) Kami-Sannomachi Located in the heart of the castle town, the old streets of this area - which originally developed as a merchant town - retain traces from the Edo period (1603-1868), and are a must-see for visitors.
15(min) Shirakawago Observatory Enjoy an elevated view of the World Heritage-registered thatch-roofed village of Shirakawago. Great for photography!
45(min) Lunch at a Thatched Roof House Savor a Japanese-style set meal.
60(min) Wada Residence (traditional thatch-roofed farmhouse) This is one of the thatch-roofed houses, also registered as a World Heritage Site. Look around and be fascinated by the culture and history of the village.
16:00-18:30 Arrive at Hotel in Kanazawa City Please check in at the hotel you selected at the time of booking.
08:30-09:00 Depart from Hotel in Kanazawa City
40(min) Nomura Residence, Nagamachi Samurai District Visit a former residence of a samurai family from the Kaga Domain. Admire the traditional architecture and gaze at the beautiful Japanese garden.
60(min) Kenrokuen Garden This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens.
It offers amazing seasonal views all year round.
40(min) Higashi Chaya-gai Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street here where something from the Edo period (1603-1868) still lingers in the air. This area is an Important Traditional Building Preservation District.
30(min) Hakuza Honten Feel free to purchase handicrafts, accessories, cosmetics, and other items made with gold leaf.
12:40-14:00 Kanazawa Station Eat lunch on your own after arrival at Kanazawa Station.
14:10-15:00 145(min) From Kanazawa Station to Kyoto Station Take the JR limited express train to Kyoto Station.
*There will be no accompanying National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter or staff on the Shinkansen.
16:30-17:10 Drop-off Service An English-speaking tour conductor will meet participants at Kyoto Station.
A drop-off service by taxi to major hotels in Kyoto City is available.
(Excludes Arashiyama, Takao, Mount Hiei, Ohara, Kurama, Kibune, and Momoyama areas.)
*Please note that the tour conductor will not accompany the tour to hotels.