Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima  10days 9nights
10days 9nights Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima
Japan’s Golden Route
Starting in the dynamic city of Tokyo, a modern city that preserves its traditional foundations, this tour also visits Mt. Fuji, relaxing hot springs, Kyoto and Nara, the spiritual homes of Japanese tradition, beautiful Osaka Castle, and Itsukushima Shrine with its picture-perfect floating torii gate.


Arrival at Narita International Airport, and transfer to hotel in Tokyo for check-in. Overnight at selected hotel.


Commence Tokyo’s new parts of Tokyo. Visit to Harajuku & Omotesando High Fashion Street, Oriental Bazaar where you can check Asian taste goods, Roppongi Hills with elegant shops 360 degree observation lounge, Ginza-Tokyo’s most celebrated shopping and amusement area, etc. Overnight at selected hotel.


Commence old parts of Tokyo sightseeing of downtown Tokyo Visit to Edo Tokyo Museum showing chronicles of tumultuous history of Tokyo, Asakusa, traditional Tokyo’s downtown. Imperial Palace Plaza, etc. Overnight at selected hotel.

Tokyo - Hakone

Transfer to Hakone for Full Day Hakone Tour. Cruise on Lake Ashi, Komagatake Ropeway ride to Mt. Komagatake, etc. After sightseeing, you will be transferred to today’s highlight, Gora Kadan, a traditional-style inn that boasts a reputation of excellence among high-end guests from both Japan and overseas. Relax in a room that provides beautiful mountains view and its own private hot spring bath. Overnight at Gora Kadan or other selected ryokan (Japanese Inn).

Hakone - Odawara - Kyoto

Check-out “Gora Kadan”, and transfer to Odawara Station to take Shinkansen bullet train to Kyoto. Upon arrival at Kyoto Station, commence half day Kyoto Sightseeing starting from Nijo Castle, built in 1603 as Kyoto residence of Ieyasu Tokugawa, First Shogun of Edo era. Kinkaku-ji Temple- The Golden Pavilion, originally built in 1394, villa of a court noble, later changed to temple, burned down in 1950, reconstructed in 1955. Overnight at selected Kyoto ryokan (Japanese Inn).


Full Day Kyoto Sightseeing starting from Sanju-san-gendo, containing 1001 Buddhist statues, Kiyomizu Temple, a massive grand structure at the top of cliff overlooking the neatly lined streets of Kyoto. Heian Shrine, commemorate 1100th year anniversary, Ryoanji Temple with most beautiful stone garden and Gion District to shop for antiques and crafts. Overnight at selected Kyoto ryokan (Japanese Inn) or hotel.

Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto

Transfer to Nara, and commence Half Day sightseeing of Nara, going to Todaiji Temple completed in 752, with one of the largest bronze statues in the world. Kasuga Shrine founded in 710, with 3000 lanterns in line, Nara Park, 1,100 tame deer roaming around. Returning back to Kyoto, and rest of the day will be free to enjoy at your leisure. Overnight at selected Kyoto ryokan (Japanese Inn) or hotel.

Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

Transfer to Osaka, and commence tour of Osaka visit to Osaka Castle originally constructed 1583, but completely destroyed by Tokugawa Ieyasu. Now the castle was rebuilt in 1931. Shitenno-ji Temple built in 593 A.D. by Shotokutaishi, now the buildings are rebuilt many times, preserving traditional Buddhism since ancient style, etc. Boarding a Shinkansen bullet train from Shin-Osaka Station, the trip continues to Hiroshima (about 1.5hours). Upon arrival at Hiroshima Station and checking in at your hotel, the remainder of the day is free to spend at your leisure. Overnight at selected hotel.


Commence Full Day sightseeing of Hiroshima starting from Atomic Bomb Dome first place to suffer an actual atomic bombing, Peace Memorial Park, Peace Memorial Museum. Transfer to down to western part of Hiroshima, getting aboard a ferry to Miyajima, home of Itsukushima Shrine, which is famous for its Floating Torii Gate and was designated as a World Heritage site in 1996. Overnight at selected hotel.

Hiroshima - Osaka

The remainder of the morning will be free to enjoy at your leisure until check-out time. Afterwards, you will be escorted to Kansai International Airport via bullet train between Hiroshima and Shin-Osaka.