[From May 2021] 4-Day Sunrise Highlights - Mt. Fuji， Hakone， Kyoto & Nara Tour (One Way from Tokyo to Kyoto)
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1. Visit Mt. Fuji, Hakone, and Kyoto on this Golden Route tour. On Day 1, go on a guided 1-day tour that takes you to majestic Mt. Fuji and Hakone. It includes a trip up to Mt. Fuji's 5th Station at an elevation of 2,300 meters, a cruise on pristine Lake Ashi, and a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway which boasts great views of the surrounding Hakone National Park. On Days 2 and 3, visit the most famous sightseeing spots in Kyoto and Nara, including World Heritage sites.
2. Recommended for first time travelers to Japan.
3. A safe, worry-free trip is guaranteed as this sightseeing bus tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter!
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].
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.
17:00-18:00 Arrival & Check-in at Hotel in Hakone Area Go to the hotel on foot, via bus, or via taxi.
07:50-09:30 Depart from Hotel in Hakone Area to Odawara Station Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus
15(min) From Odawara Station to Shin-Yokohama Station Take a non-reserved Kodama or Hikari Shinkansen. Note that seating is not guaranteed if the train is crowded.
120(min) From Shin-Yokohama Station to Kyoto Station Take a Nozomi Shinkansen to Kyoto.
Lunch (Western-style menu) Enjoy lunch at a hotel.
-13:30 Depart from Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo Walk to Sunrise Tours Desk in Avanti.
*Please refer to [About Day 2 Itinerary (Nara Afternoon Tour)] in the Remarks.
60(min) Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha)/Nara Park A World Heritage site. This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.
40(min) Kasuga Taisha Shrine This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
20(min) Nara Nagomikan (Gift Shop) The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.
18:30-19:30 Drop-off Service From Kyoto Station, participants will be dropped off at their hotels.
08:30-08:30 Pick-up Service There is a taxi drop-off service from the hotel in Kyoto to the tour departure location.
*Customers at some hotels are to transfer on foot.
-08:30 Avanti's Sunrise Tours Desk (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit) - Depart The bus will depart at 8:30.
*Please refer to [About Day 3 Itinerary (1-Day Kyoto Tour)] in the Remarks.
50(min) Nijo Castle A World Heritage site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for the Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see.
45(min) Kinkaku-ji Temple A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.
40(min) [Except Mondays] Kyoto Imperial Palace See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.
40(min) [Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine On Mondays (and Tuesdays if a national holiday falls on the preceding Monday), this tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. It is famous for housing the God of scholarship. This shrine's main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
60(min) Lunch Participants will be provided a set menu meal.
30(min) Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of some 40,000 inari-jinja shrines located all over Japan. The bright red Senbon Torii gates are a must-see attraction.
30(min) Sanjusangen-do Temple Visit the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century.
70(min) Kiyomizu-dera Temple The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site of Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.
17:30-18:30 Drop-off Service Tour ends after arriving at hotel in Kyoto City.
Tour ends after check-out.