2019 Golden Route Autumn Assisted Tour

Product Code: GRAAT
from £ 2,080

[Assisted] 10 days

Join our assisted autumn tour and visit Japan's most iconic sites and locations in Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima. You can experience the authentic apirit of Japan, ride the famous  Shinkansen Bullet Train rides and visit World Heritage Sites such as Mt. Fuji, the Atomic Bomb Memorial Dome and Itsukushima Shrine on 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.

 

DateDescriptionMeals
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 your hotel by shared public taxi service.
Free time upon arrival.
Accommodation in Tokyo: Shinjuku Washington Hotel
On board
Day 3
17 Oct
Have breakfast at your hotel. Join a half-day tour of Tokyo by chartered bus, accompanied by 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.
You will be free to explore Tokyo in the afternoon.
Accommodation in Tokyo: Shinjuku Washington Hotel
Breakfast
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 famous for the traditional beauty of its 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 by the eruption of Mt. Nantai and Kegon Falls one of Japan'smost spectacular falls in Japan. You will be taken back to central Tokyo at the end of the tour.
Accommodation in Tokyo: Shinjuku Washington Hotel
Breakfast
London
Day 5
19 Oct
Join a full day tour of Mt. Fuji & Hakone by chartered bus. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as seen from the Hakone Ropeway. take a short cruise on Lake Ashi, and make sure not to miss the panoramic Views of Mt. Fuji (weather permitting).
Spend the night in Hakone and enjoy the hot spring facilities at your ryokan.
Accommodation in Hakone: Yumoto Fujiya Hotel
Breakfast
Lunch
Day 6
20 Oct
Have breakfast at your hotel. Meet with your guide to get instruction on how to travel to Kyoto. Travel to Kyoto on your own by Shinkansen train ticket arranged provided. 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
Breakfast
Lunch
Day 7
21 Oct
Have breakfast at your hotel and afterwards. 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 returning to Kyoto Station, visit the final stop, the world-famous Kiyomizu-dera,.
Accommodation in Kyoto: Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
Breakfast
Lunch
Day 8
22 Oct
You will be picked up from your hotel and travel to Hiroshima by Shinkansen.
Visit the island of Miyajima accompanied by an English-speaking tour guide. Visit one of Japan’s finest floating shrines, 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
Breakfast
Day 9
23 Oct
Free day in Kyoto
Accommodation in Kyoto: Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
Breakfast
Day 10
24 Oct
Transfer to the airport by taxi for your flights.Breakfast

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