2019 Golden Route Autumn Assisted Tour

Product Code: GRAAT
from £ 2,080

[Assisted] 10 days

Join our assisted autumn tour to visit Japan iconic sites and locations in Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima. Here you experience the authentic Japan, complete with the Shinkansen Bullet Train rides and visits to World Heritage Sites such as Mt. Fuji, the Atomic Bomb Memorial Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island.

Included in this tour:

☑ Hotel: Tokyo (3 nights), Hakone (1 night), Kyoto (3 nights)

☑ Meals: 8 Breakfasts and 4 lunches.

☑ English speaking guide

☑ Airport transfer

☑ Tokyo Full day sightseeing.

☑ Mt. Fuji & Hakone Sightseeing.

☑ Kyoto and Nara sightseeing.

*Please note that international flights are not included. Please ask us for competitive airfares.


Day 1
15 Oct
Own arrangement or arranged by us
Day 2
16 Oct
Upon arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel by shared public taxi service.
Free time upon arrival.
Accommodation in Tokyo: Shinjuku Washington Hotel
On board
Day 3
17 Oct
Breakfast at your hotel. Join a half-day tour of Tokyo by chartered bus with an English-speaking guide. You will visit Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Plaza, Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and Asakusa for Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Street). The tour will end around 12:30.
Free to explore Tokyo in the afternoon.
Accommodation in Tokyo: Shinjuku Washington Hotel
Day 4
18 Oct
You will join a full day tour of Nikko today. The first stop on the tour is the world famous 400-year- old Toshogu Shrine. Enjoy seeing the traditional beauty of the main hall, as well as the sleeping cat and 3 monkey carvings. After enjoying a Japanese-style lunch you will be taken to explore the natural attractions of Nikko. This includes Lake Chuzenji, created the eruption of Mt. Nantai and Kegon Falls one of the most spectacular falls in Japan. You will be taken back to central Tokyo at the end of the tour.
Accommodation in Tokyo: Shinjuku Washington Hotel
Day 5
19 Oct
Join a full day tour of Mt. Fuji & Hakone by chartered bus. You will visit Hakone Ropeway Ride, Lake Ashi Short Cruise, Panoramic Views of Mt. Fuji (weather permitting).
Relax and enjoy the hot spring facilities at your ryokan.

Accommodation in Hakone: Yumoto Fujiya Hotel
Day 6
20 Oct
Breakfast at your hotel. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and will give you an instruction how to get to Kyoto. Travel to Kyoto on your own with the Shinkansen train ticket arranged in advance. Upon arrival in Kyoto, you will join an afternoon tour of Nara.
In the Nara tour, you will visit the Great Buddha at Todai-ji temple located in Nara Park which is populated by friendly deer that roam freely. Finally, visit the World Heritage Site, Kasuga Taisha Shrine before having the opportunity to shop at Nara Nagomikan. The tour bus will then take you back to central Kyoto.
Accommodation in Kyoto: Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
Day 7
21 Oct
Breakfast at your hotel. Join a full day tour of Kyoto today.
This tour will take you around some of the most famous locations in Japan’s old capital city. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will visit Nijo Castle, the golden Kinkaku-ji temple and Kyoto Imperial Palace.

After lunch, the tour will take you to the highly regarded Heian Shrine as well as the lesser-known hidden gem, Sanjusangendo, which houses thousands of Buddhist statues. The final stop is the world-famous Kiyomizu-dera before taking you back to Kyoto Station.
Accommodation in Kyoto: Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
Day 8
22 Oct
Pick up at your hotel and travel to Hiroshima by Shinkansen.
Visit the island of Miyajima with an English-speaking tour guide in the morning. See the floating shrine of Itsukushima, which is one of Japan's finest, and is famous for its beautiful Shinden-zukuri style structure as well as its red gate which stands in the sea. After lunch (not included), head with the guide to central Hiroshima and visit the Peace Park and Museum. Take a Nozomi or Hikari Shinkansen bullet train back to Kyoto.
Accommodation in Kyoto: Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
Day 9
23 Oct
Free day in Kyoto
Accommodation in Kyoto: Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
Day 10
24 Oct
Transfer to the airport by taxi for your flights.Breakfast

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