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Signature Japan

Including Tokyo, Hakone, Matsumoto, Takayama, Shirakawago, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, & Kyoto...

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Important!
The 3rd in a series of exotic trips escorted by Vivek Khanna & Wendi Gladstone

May 10th - 24th, 2019

Land Cost Cad$12,985.00* – Based on Double Occupancy
Single Supplement Cad $ 1,995.00*
*This cost is based on a minimum of 15 participants. We will hold the group size to a maximum of 19 participants.
If the group size is 11-14 participants the cost will go up by only $1,995.00 per person.

Airfare is not yet available for May of 2019

Japan is a land of incredible contrasts - from neon skylines and ancient castles to serene shrines and speeding bullet trains, a tour of the Land of the Rising Sun never fails to fascinate. With us, travel to Japan in style!

Itinerary

Friday 10th May 2019
Departure to Japan
Fly to Japan on an overnight flight.


Saturday 11th May 2019
Tokyo Arrival
Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel, the remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.
Overnight Tokyo: Keio Plaza Hotel
Meals include: Welcome dinner


Sunday 12th May 2019
Tokyo
After breakfast we have a tour of Tokyo including a visit to Ginza, our lunch will be in Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market...The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight Tokyo: Keio Plaza Hotel
Meals include: Breakfast & Lunch


Monday 13th May 2019
Tokyo
We begin in Asakusa, followed by a river cruise down Tokyo’s Sumida River to Hamarikyu Gardens. We will conclude our morning with an authentic tea ceremony experience in nearby Ginza. Afterwards we will enjoy free time until dinner.
This evening we will enjoy dining in a local restaurant.
Overnight Tokyo: Keio Plaza Hotel
Meals include: Breakfast, Tea Ceremony & Dinner


Tuesday 14th May 2019
Tokyo - Hakone
After breakfast we depart for Hakone, and hopefully a glimpse of Mt Fuji. After our included lunch we go to Togendai where we board a Pirate Boat to Moto-Hakone. Upon arrival we go to our Hotel, our home for the next 2 nights.
Overnight Hakone: To be advised
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Wednesday 15th May 2019
Hakone
After breakfast we tour Hakone and thes Hakone Shrine. After we enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a visit to the Hakone Open Air Museum. Our last stop of the day is the Okada Museum of Art mainly exhibiting Japanese, Chinese and Korean works of art. At the end of the day we will return to the hotel for included dinner.
Overnight Hakone: To be advised
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Thursday 16th May 2019
Hakone - Matsumoto - Takayama
After breakfast we depart for the town of Kawaguchiko. home to the largest and most famous of Mt. Fuji’s Five Lakes, where we climb aboard the Kachi Kachi Ropeway. Afterwards we will continue towards the city of Matsumoto for a local lunch. At the end of the day we continue to Takayama for the next 2 nights. On arrival tonight we will enjoy a special Hida wagyu beef dinner.
Overnight Takayama: Hida Plaza Hotel or similar
Meals include: Breakfast, Soba Making Experience, Lunch & Dinner


Friday 17th May 2019
Takayama
After breakfast we meet our guide to explore Takayama on foot. We will also visit the Takayama Jinya and have an included lunch at a local restaurant, after which we have a free afternoon to explore this quaint town at our leisure.
Overnight Takayama: Hida Plaza Hotel or similar
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Saturday 18th May 2019
Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa
After breakfast we drive to the village of, after our stop in Shirakawago we continue to the city of Kanazawa. In the evening we will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight Kanazawa: ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar
Meals include: Breakfast & Dinner


Sunday 19th May 2019
Kanazawa
After breakfast we exploreOmicho Market followed by the a stop at Kenroku-en Garden., you will also visit imposing Kanazawa Castle. We end our morning by trying our hand at one of Kanazawa’s most traditional crafts. The rest of the day is free to spend at leisure till we gather for an included dinner.
Overnight Kanazawa: ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar
Meals include: Breakfast & Dinner


Monday 20th May 2019
Kanazawa - Kyoto
Today our luggage will be sent separately to our hotel in Kyoto.
After breakfast we walk to Kanazawa Station to board a limited express train for Kyoto. Upon arriving at Kyoto our first stop in Arashiyama is Tenryuji Temple. We will then be taken back to Kyoto to our hotel for check-in.
In the evening we will have dinner at a local yakitori restaurant.
Overnight Kyoto: Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar
Meals include: Breakfast & Dinner


Tuesday 21st May 2019
Kyoto
After breakfast we depart for Nijo Castle, we will also go to Kodai Yuzen Gallery for a lesson in the art of stenciling. In the afternoon we will visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine. After we will complete our day with a visit to a sake brewery. We will end the day at our hotel for dinner.
Overnight Kyoto: Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar
Meals include: Breakfast & Dinner


Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Kyoto - Hiroshima - Kyoto
After breakfast we depart Kyoto Station, aboard a high-speed bullet train for Hiroshima. where we will visit the Hiroshima Peace Park. The park's main attraction is the Peace Memorial Museum. After an included lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit Miyajima Island, after we will return to Kyoto by bullet train. The rest of our evening is free to spend at our leisure.
Overnight Kyoto: Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar
Meals include: Breakfast & Lunch


Thursday 23rd May 2019
Kyoto
Today is at leisure. Tonight for our farewell dinner we will have a geiko and maiko, as they are known in Kyoto, to provide private entertainment for us at dinner.
Overnight Kyoto: Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar
Meals include: Breakfast & Lunch


Friday 24th May 2019
Kyoto - Osaka Departure
Today, sadly, we leave Japan and fly home


This Tour Includes:

  • Inclusions:
  • Fully escorted by Vivek Khanna President of Tourcan Vacations
  • Wendi from Battlefield Travel will also join the group (hopefully that is a good inclusion )
  • 13 night’s superior accommodation based on double
  • Private touring coach
  • 13 nights enjoying 4 or 5* accommodation
  • 3 nights in Tokyo, 2 nights in each Hakone, Takayama, Kanazawa & Kyoto,
  • Meals: All breakfasts, 9 dinners, 6 lunches
  • local guides at each place we visit
  • all major gratuities included for guides and driver
  • all hotel taxes/service charges
  • Visits to Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto Matsumoto, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa and Hiroshima
  • All sightseeing and entrances as per the itinerary included: (just to name a few) The Ginza and a river cruise in Tokyo, Hamarikyu Garden Tokyo, Asakusa, Maiji Shrine, Hakone Open Air Museum and a 2 day stay in Hakone near Mt. Fuji, Matsumoto Castle, Kanazawa Castle, a train to Kyoto, Tenryuji Temple and Hiroshima (by Bullet Train).
  • Highlights include: There really is a highlight everyday...A Tea Ceremony Experience, A visit to the Floating Torii Gate, a private boat ride to Moto-Hakone, a ride on the famous Kachi Kachi Ropeway, making soda noodles in Matsumoto and making a Bento Box in Kanazawa. A bullet train ride, learning the art of stenciling and visiting a sake brewery!
  • All applicable taxes
  • Welcome travel kit with all documents
  • Exclusions
  • International Airfare
  • Travel insurance if needed
  • Any camera fee at monuments
  • Any expenses arising due to circumstances beyond our control such as flight delays/ cancellations, natural calamities, etc.
  • Any increase in costs beyond our control such as fuel and airfare increase, additional Government levies and taxes etc.
  • Items of a personal nature

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