The Imperial Palace:
The leading allure of Tokyo's Marunouchi commune is the Royal Palace with its charming 17th-century estate enclosed by barrier and gully. Still, in use by the Imperial family, the Imperial Palace stands on the site where, in 1457, the Feudal Lord Ota Dokan built the first fortress, the central point against which the citizens of Tokyo (or Edo, as it was then) gradually advance. As famous as the palace is the Nijubashi Bridge leading to its interior, a structure that takes its name ("double bridge") from its reflection in the water.
Ginza District: Shop 'til you Drop:
Ginza is Tokyo's active shopping area and is as epochal as Times Square in New York, and enough older: it's been the economic centre of the agrarian for generation and is where five antique roads associating Japan's major cities all met. Lined by absolute shops and commanding deluxe stores, the Ginza commune is also fun to commonly wander around or, better still, sit in one of its many tea and coffee shops or dinner while watching the world blitz past. At cruise, when business is open, it's a shopper's heaven as freight is barred, making it one of the world's biggest banal zones; come nightfall, gigantic announcement panels on its many buildings bathe Ginza in the bright neon light.
Asakusa and the Sensō-ji Temple:
In the Asakusa commune of Tokyo, the admirable Sensō-Ji Temple - the city's better populous shrine - stands at the end of a long avenue of shops where masks, carvings, combs made of ebony and wood, toys, kimonos, fabrics, and precious paper goods are on sale.Committed to Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of compassion, the temple was established in AD 645 and absorb its initial debut despite having been rebuilt numerous times. focal points include the Kaminari-mon Gate with its 3.3-meter-high red paper lantern manner the caption "Thunder Gate;" the famous and much-loved Incense Vat, reputed to drive away ailments (you'll see people break their hands about the smoke and employ it to the part of their body needing healing); and the fascinating temple doves, said to be Kannon's sacred messengers (they also tell fortunes by pulling cards from a deck).
Ueno Park and Zoo:
A heaven-like oasis of grassy in the character of active Tokyo, Ueno Park is the city's largest green space and one of its most popular tourist attractions. In addition to its lovely grounds, the park also boasts a zoo, aquarium, and numerous temples and gallery to analyze. crass-cruise by agreeable macadam paths, this 212-acre park includes highlights such as a cruise on a small boat on the reed-bordered Shinobazu pond, around a name island with its Bentendo Temple; visiting the 17th-century Toshogu Shrine with its 256 bronze and stone lanterns or amble about Ueno Park Zoo. not closed in 1882, it is Japan's earliest zoo, populous for the pandas given by the People's government of China. The Aqua-Zoo, one of the largest aquariums in Asia, is also worth a visit, especially if travelling with kids.
Presented to royal Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken, development of the beautiful Meiji Shrine produced in 1915 and was finished in 1926. admitting the authentic structure was broken during WWII, it was rebuilt in 1958 and remains one of Tokyo's most important religious sites. enclosed by a 175-estate hedge jungle that is central to some 120,000 trees characterising sort found across Japan, the shrine's climax combine its Inner Precinct (Naien) with its museum containing royal treasures, and the Outer Precinct (Gaien), home to the Meiji Memorial figure porch with its superb collection of scene relating to the lives of the king and princess.
You'd think the Royal Palace would be cram with guests, but it's not. You can credit the lack of throng to a functioning policy, which limits the number of guests. That's because the Imperial Palace is home to the Emperor of Japan and the royal family. And previously that, it was the apartment for some of Japan's most essential figures, plus Emperor Meiji (credited for modernizing Japan) and rulers during the Edo Period (the time period before Japan was modernized by Meiji).
visualize a mini fancy rising out of the water, calmly right next to urban Tokyo. That's Odaiba. This neighbourhood/mini-island placed on the Tokyo Bay is a focus of entertainment, eateries and eye-catching architecture, including the futuristic-looking Fuji Television building. a few of the places finest interest build the National exhibition of develope Science and addition and the recline Odaiba Seaside Park, which comes armed with its own beach and Tokyo's own Statue of Liberty.
Included in the price
Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
Includes arrival transfer
City tour in: TOKYO, KYOTO
Boat: Kawaguchiko Lake in KAWAGUCHIKO
Evening transfer: Shinjuku in Tokyo in TOKYO, Dotonbori in Osaka in OSAKA
Ticket Admission: Metro, Metropolitan Tower in Tokio in TOKYO, Zojoji Temple, Meiji Temple, Sensoji Temple in TOKYO, Fuji Sengen Shrine in KAWAGUCHIKO, Village Museum in IYASI NO SATO NENBA, Toyota Museum in TOYOTA, Fushimi Inari, Imperial Palace, Kinkakuji Temple in KYOTO, Tenryu-ji Temple; Arashiyama bamboo forest in Kyoto; Todai-ji Temple in Nara and Horyu-ji Temple. in NARA
Funicular: Tenjo Mount in KAWAGUCHIKO
Day 1 TOKYO
Welcome to Japan! Transfer by coach (SHUTTLE BUS) to hotel. 18H00.- Meeting with guide. Late in the afternoon, we will pay a visit to this fascinating country by taking a trip on the metro (tickets included) to the Shinjuku district and see the crowds of people who use this modern and efficient collective transport system. The visit includes an ascent to the METROPOLITAN TOWER, which has a wonderful view of the city from the 45th floor. Tokyo Attractions Then we will take a walk around an hour to the restaurant. Shinjuku is one of the most important nightlife districts. Dinner included and return to hotel by metro with our guide.
NOTE: This visit may take place on the day of arrival or after the panoramic city tour next day, depending on the passenger flight arrival times.
Day 2 TOKYO
In the morning, we take part in a 5-hour trip with our guide to see this amazing city, with its hustle and bustle and extremely modern districts that coexist with quiet, peaceful areas. Brief stop at the Zojoji Temple to make a beautiful photograph of the Tokyo Tower. Pay attention to the hundred of Jizos, stone traditional protecting deities who guide us on our travels, give power to those who are weak (such children) and those in dangerous places, and who are dressed including hats, robes and windmills. Then we head to the junction of Shibuya, a junction that is said to be the most crowded in the world. The Meiji Temple is dedicated to the Emperor Meiji, his wife, and their spirits. Tokyo Holiday Trip We walk to the lively Harayuki area where you can find shops and boutiques of the most eccentric styles We continue on our bus along the elegant street of Omotesando. We will edge the most beautiful part of the Imperial Palace and the gardens. Stop to visit the famous Nijubashi Bridge. We will pass through the district of Akihabara, the “electric town” with icons from the popular Japanese Manga and Anime culture and then see Kokugikan, the Sumo stadium, home of this Japanese sport. We will also visit the Buddhist temple of Sensoji, the oldest and most important temple in Tokyo, with its 55-metre high pagoda. Then we will have some free time to visit the traditional commercial street of Nakamise in the district of Asakusa. Lunch included in a local restaurant. Return to hotel.Free time in the afternoon.
Day 3 TOKYO - MONT FUJI - KAWAGUCHIKO
We set out for the beautiful region of Mount Fuji, passing through pretty countryside on our way. We reach the idyllic city of KAWAGUCHIKO with its tiny houses, flowers and mountains, and its beautiful lake. On our arrival, we will visit the FUJI SENGEN SHRINE set in a magical site surrounded by tall trees, and the starting point of the traditional pilgrimage to the mountain. At the shrine, we will express our thanks for being able to visit this wonderful place. Tokyo Holiday The trip includes the ascent by cable car to Mount Tenjo. The views of the neighbouring lakes and Mount Fuji are spectacular. The visit also includes a delightful boat trip on Kawaguchiko Lake. After lunch, we start to ascend Mount Fuji on the road that takes us to the “fifth station”, surrounded by spectacular forests and views, to a height of 2,305 metres. Note: In winter, the route up to Mount Fuji is closed due to snow or other adverse weather conditions; during this season, we will ascend as far as the authorised point. Return to Kawaguchiko, with time to stroll near the lake. We will stay at a Ryokan (a traditional Japanese hotel), and have the chance to enjoy its ONSEN (public baths). Japanese dinner included. (NB: In the planned Ryokan, some rooms are in Japanese style, with accommodation on tatamis, and others are in western-style).
Day 4 KAWAGUCHIKO - IYASI NO SATO NENBA - TOYOTA - NAGOYA
In the morning, we continue along the pretty road bordered by lakes to IYASHI NO SATO NENBA, a tiny village destroyed by a typhoon in 1966 and later restored as a traditional open-air mountain village and museum. Its traditional houses have been transformed into arts and crafts shops, restaurants and traditional museums. Tokyo vacation packages We then have the opportunity to admire the SHIRAITO FALLS, considered done of the most attractive sites in Japan, with a waterfall height of 150 metres. We will then continue to NAGOYA, the third most important city of Japan, on the shores of the Pacific. Here we will visit the TOYOTA MUSEUM (admission included), a must-see for motor lovers. Dinner included.
Day 5 NAGOYA - KYOTO
We are only 130 km (81 miles) from KYOTO. We leave at first light to spend all day in the city that was the capital of Japan from the year 794 to 1868 and home to the Imperial Court. During World War II the city was the only major Japanese to escape the bombardments, and so it still preserves its wealth of artistic heritage; the famous protocol restricting greenhouse gas emissions was signed in Kyoto in 1997. Tokyo Family Tour The visit includes a trip to one of the most important parts of the city. We will see the marvellous Shinto Shrine of Fushimi Inari, the Imperial Palace and Kinkakuji temple, “the golden pavilion” and its wonderful gardens. Free time before visiting GION, a busy traditional quarter famous for its Geisha. Free time.
Day 6 KYOTO - (NARA) - OSAKA
We head for the outskirts of Kyoto to Arashiyama, where we cross the Togetsukyo Bridge (“bridge over the moon”), which has fantastic views. JapanTokyo Holiday We will visit the Tenryuji temple, one of the "five major Zen temples of Kyoto" and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a walk through its mystic bamboo forest. Then we leave for NARA and visit Todaiji, a magnificent Buddhist temple built in 752, which has a giant Buddha and where passengers can take photos and touch and feed the deer that wander through the park. Lunch included. After the visit, we will see HORYUJI Buddhist temple, a World Heritage Site that includes a seminary, monasteries and temples. Its main pagoda temple is one of the oldest wooden buildings in the world and is the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan and an important place of worship. We continue to OSAKA, where we arrive in the evening. Accommodation in this modern city (Japan’s second city). We will visit Dotonbori, a colourful district filled with nightlife.
Day 7 OSAKA
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