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G Adventures Arrow Asia Arrow Classic: Discover Japan (AJDJ)
Classic: Discover Japan (AJDJ)
Countries Visited: Japan
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 15, avg 12
    Meals Included: 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner
    Accommodations: Hotels (9 nts), traditional inns and onsen spas (4 nts).

    Highlights
    Experience the past in Takayamas folk village and Kyotos historic centre, explore Kanazawa Castle, lose yourself in the picturesque Kenroku-en Garden and the Ninja Temple, marvel at iconic Mt Fuji and Miyajimas floating torii gate

    Description
    From the towers and gadgets of Tokyo to the serenity of sacred shrines and the soaring beauty of Mt Fuji, this trip provides the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace. Linger in the gardens of Kyoto, shoot through the mountain air on a Shinkansen bullet train, and stay in a traditional ryokan for the ultimate in Japanese luxury.
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    Tour OperatorG Adventures
    OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    14 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    Itinerary
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1TokyoDay 1 Tokyo
    We highly recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation in Tokyo to take full advantage of this spectacular city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2TakayamaDay 2 Tokyo/Takayama
    Opt to take an early morning visit to the Tsukiji fish market and watch the theatrical bidding at the tuna auction. After, take the bullet train, transferring at Nagoya, and journey into the Japan Alps. Arrive in Takayama in the afternoon and begin taking in the picturesque scenery of this traditional city. Included Activities: Hida no Sato (Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village) Visit Transport: Bullet train (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 3TakayamaDay 3 Takayama
    Take a full day to explore this beautiful landscape. Discover traces of a feudal past in the thatched houses and rice fields. Opt to visit one of the morning markets or rent a bike and cycle out of the town centre and into the countryside.
    Day 4KanazawashiDay 4 Takayama/Kanazawa-shi
    After a short train ride, arrive to Kanazawa. In the 17th century, this beautifully preserved castle town was Japans wealthiest, and it became a thriving center for culture and arts. Included Activities: Nagamachi Samurai and Higashi Geisha Districts Visit Transport: Bullet train
    Day 5KanazawashiDay 5 Kanazawa-shi
    In the Teramachi Temple district, visit the famous Ninja Temple. Designed as a hideout in case of attack, it contains hidden doorways, passages and escape routes. Another highlight of any visit to Kanazawa is Kenrokuen Garden. After strolling through the expansive gardens, stop at the massive Kanazawa castle next door. Kanazawa is also home to many interesting museums, opt to visit one or learn more about local crafts. Loving the food in the citys Take a trip to the local seafood market to see where some of the fresh, tasty ingredients come from. Included Activities: Ninja Temple Visit Keroku-En Garden Visit Kanazawa Castle Visit
    Day 6HiroshimashiDay 6 Kanazawa-shi/Hiroshima-shi
    Travel by train to Hiroshima. In the afternoon, take a short ferry ride to Miyajima Island, not far from the coast. Here, view one of the most photographed sights in Japan- the Floating Torii Gate. The shrine itself dates back to the 6th century and is designed in a pier-like structure. Enjoy time to explore the island and its many shrines and temples. Sample local treats like maple leaf shaped cakes, and have the option to hike up to the peak of the island, Mt Misen, to see spectacular views of the surrounding islands. Included Activities: Miyajima Island Visit Transport: Bullet train (4.50 hour(s)) Ferry Ferry
    Day 7HiroshimashiDay 7 Hiroshima-shi
    The large Peace Park in the centre of the city is an extremely moving place dotted with memorials of those killed by the atomic bomb and others who subsequently died. The burning flame in the park will only be extinguished when all nuclear weapons in the world have been destroyed. Take a tram ride through the city to reach Peace Park. Included Activities: Peace Park and Museum Visit
    Day 8KyotoDay 8 Hiroshima-shi/Kyoto
    Continue on to Kyoto, the former imperial capital and home of the countrys most treasured remnants of Japanese imperial life. Take time to enjoy the Zen gardens of Ryoan-ji and the Silver Pavilion, take a leisurely stroll down the lovely Philosopher's path to Nanzen-ji, or just walk around Gion and perhaps catch a glimpse of a geisha going from teahouse to teahouse. Included Activities: Nijo Castle and Gardens Visit Daisen-in Zen Rock Garden Visit Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion Visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Visit Transport: Bullet train (2.75 hour(s))
    Days 9-10KyotoDays 9-10 Kyoto
    Spend a full day discovering the Zen gardens, huge wooden temples, pagodas and shrines of Kyoto.
    Day 11FujikawaguchikoDay 11 Kyoto/Fujikawaguchiko (1B, 1D)
    Leave Kyoto and travel to Kawaguchiko arriving mid afternoon. Take the rest of the afternoon to visit the Onsen Spa before dinner. Additional Notes: Please note that climbing season is subject to weather conditions but is typically July 1 to Sep 2nd each year. The itinerary can change at any time due to weather. Included Activities: Onsen Spa Visit Transport: There are multiple train changes during this ride and a short taxi ride at the end. Bullet train (5.50 hour(s))
    Day 12Mount FujiDay 12 Fujikawaguchiko/Mount Fuji (1B)
    Drive to Station 5 and begin the ascent. The total hike to the summit is about 5-6 hours. To slow the pace and help with acclimatization, overnight at Station 8 before the final push to the summit in the morning. Accommodation on the mountain is a basic dormitory style hut with few facilities. Additional Notes: Luggage can be stored at the hotel during the climb. Bring only an overnight bag with items required for the climb. Light dinner included at the mountain hut. Included Activities: Mt Fuji Hike Day 1 Transport: Travel from the bus platform in town to Station 5 to start the hike. Local bus (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 13TokyoDay 13 Mount Fuji/Tokyo (1B)
    After the arduous push to the summit, enjoy sunrise before hiking back down. Pick up your bags and travel by van to Kawaguchiko before a train to Tokyo. Today you can take in some more sights, visit the museums and gardens or do some shopping. Meet with the group later tonight for our last dinner together. Included Activities: Mt Fuji Hike Day 2 Transport: Local bus (1.00 hour(s)) Bullet train (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 14TokyoDay 14 Tokyo
    Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing
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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    April 24, 2017$4,399.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 10; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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    December 04, 2017$4,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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    Disclaimer

    Local Flights: There are no internal flights on this trip itinerary.

    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

    VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
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