|Day 1 USA -
Depart USA on to the transpacific flight for Tokyo,
Japan. We will cross the international date line,
advancing the calendar by one day.
Day 2 ARRIVE TOKYO
Upon arrival at Narita International Airport, Tokyo, we will
be met and transferred to the hotel by hotel shuttle
bus. The rest of the evening is free at leisure.
Day 3 KAMKURA BIG BUDDHA - HAKONE NAT'L PARK - CRUISE ON LAKE
ASHI - OWAKUDANI HOT SPRING ZONE - PEACE GARDEN - LAKE
KAWAGUCHI - MT. FUJI -ISAWA (B/D)
Our most event-filled day begins as we journey by motor coach
to Kamakura Big Buddha. We continue on to Hakone
National Park a popular mountain hots-spring resort with Lake
Ashi at its center. Enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi
which it is with lush forests and panoramic mountain
vistas. Proceed to Peace Garden and Owakudani Hot Spring
Zone. Spend the night in Isawa near Mt. Fuji. Mt.
Fuji, at 3776 meters, is Japan's tallest mountain as well as
its most well-known sysmbol.
Day 4 ISAWA - SHIRAITO FALLS - SHIZUOKA - BULLET TRAIN -
KAKEGAWA - KYOTO (B/D)
Continue our trip toward Kyoto by motor coach and enjoy
breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji. After visiting Shiraito
Falls, we will have an opportunity to take the famous bullet
tranfrom Shizuoka to Kakegawa, then ride by bus to
Kyoto. "Bullet Train" is called "Shinkansen"
in Japan, provides ultrafast and highly reliable rail links
almost all the length of Japan. Kyoto was Japan's
capital for over 1000 years, and during that time became the
repository of much of the best of Japanese art, culture,
religion, and thought.
Day 5 KYOMIZU TEMPLE - HEIAN SHRINE - GOLDEN PAVILION - NARA -
TODAIJI TEMPLE - DEER PARK - OSAKA CASTEL (B/D)
Our sightseeing tour of Kyoto includes visits to Kyomizu
Temple, the stunning Golden Pavilion and the Heian
Shrine. Travel to Nara, the former feudal capital of
Japan and home to some of the finest examples of ancient art
and architecture in the country. Visit the Todaiji
Temple, Deer Park and the ancient Osaka Castle.
Day 6 OSAKA - TOYKO - SHINJUKU (B/L)
We travel back to Tokyo by motor coach today. At least
we come to the hotel in Shinjuku area. Rest of the day
is free at leisure. Shinjuku, on the city's trendy west
side, is a popular and raucous night spot area, as well as
home to the sedate Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
TOKYO - YOKOHAMA CHINATOWN - ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE - IMPERIAL
PALACE - GINZA - TOKYO TOWER- MEIJI SHRINE (B/L)
The Tokyo Metropolitan area is home to one-quarter of
all Japanese. As the nation's capital and
powerhouse of creative energy, global influence and wealth,
Tokyo offers visitors aspects of both the old and the
new. Our morning drive takes us through the Yokohama
Bridge and arrive in Yokohama Chinatown. The sightseeing
tour today features visits to Asakusa Kannon Temple, Imperial
Palace, Meiji Shrine, Ginza, as well as the tallest structure
in Japan - Tokyo Tower.
Day 8 TOKYO - USA (B)
Board our homebound flight for USA today.