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THE LUXURY ESCAPES - JAPAN TOUR PACKAGE 2020

Naoshima edition by JTB Canada

 

This 10 day Luxury Escapes by JTB trip will offer you once in a life time experience to feel one of the most unique country in Asia.


WHERE YOU ARE STAYING:  You will be staying at a luxury hotel in each cities.

Conrad Tokyo (Tokyo)
 

Granvia Okayama (Okayama)
 

Sheraton Grand Hiroshima (Hiroshima)


The Thousand Kyoto (Kyoto)
 
 

 


TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1  Tokyo Arrival
Upon arrival in Tokyo, you will be welcomed by English speaking assistant at the airport .
Transfer by private vehicle to your hotel situated in the heart of Tokyo.
Overnight: Conrad Tokyo or similar

Day 2  Tokyo
Start your journey with a morning visit to Tsukiji Outer Fish Market where you find fresh and processed seafood and food-related goods.
Proceed to private Sushi making lesson, a real sushi chef will teach you almost everything you need to know to make hand-formed sushi.

Continue to Edo Tokyo Museum, a modern building where you learn about various aspects of earlier Tokyo with historical artifacts.
©JTA ©JNTO
Last stop for the day is Rikugien Garden, a beautiful Edo style Japanese garden and a perfect place to feel the season.
This evening, gather with your group for welcome dinner.
Overnight: Conrad Tokyo or similar
[Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner]

Day 3  Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone - Tokyo
Set off on a journey to Hakone. Along the way, you may be able to see the spectacular views of Mt. Fuji from 5th station.
©Akira Okada ©JNTO
Have lunch at a local restaurant with lavish views of Mt. Fuji (weather permitting).
After lunch, visit Itchiku Kubota Art Museum.
From the main building to the garden, the museum is filled with fascinating artworks and remarkable collection of kimono exhibition.
Return to the hotel in Tokyo.
Overnight: Conrad Tokyo or similar
[Breakfast / Lunch]

Day 4  Tokyo - Okayama
Get to know more about vibrant Tokyo, start with Asakusa, famous for its big red lantern.
Take a stroke through Nakamise Shopping Street, and visit Asakusa Kannon Temple.
Then, proceed to Tokyo City View, and enjoy 360-degree views of the city.
Next, transfer to Okayama by bullet train and settle in the hotel in Okayama.
Overnight: Hotel Granvia Okayama or similar
[Breakfast]

Day 5  Okayama - Naoshima - Okayama
Morning, take a ferry to Naoshima, an island of art in the Seto Inland sea.
Naoshima is well known as the island featuring modern art.
Our group will visit Chichu Art Museum, BenesseMuseum, and “Ie”(Japanese traditional houses) project exhibitions.

After the visit, return to the hotel in Okayama, and enjoy the rest of the day.
Overnight: Hotel Granvia Okayama or similar
[Breakfast / Lunch]

Day 6  Okayama - Hiroshima
Morning visit to Korakuen, one of the best three landscape gardens in Japan, and Kurashiki Bikan District, a historical canal area.
©JNTO
Along the canal, you will see many wooden warehouses painted white with traditional black tiles, and weeping willows.
Next, head to Hiroshima by bullet train.
Our group will visit Atomic Bomb Dome, surviving structure of the 1945 atomic bomb strike and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, one of the most prominent features of the city.
Overnight: Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel or similar
[Breakfast]

Day 7  Hiroshima - Kyoto
Take a ferry to sacred island of Miyajima, literally meaning “Shrine Island” in Japanese.
From there, visit the centuries - old Itsukushima Shrine, famous for its unique floating torii gate and designated
as a World Heritage Site.
After the visit to Miyajima, travel to Kyoto by bullet train.
This evening, our group will pay an exclusive visit to a temple where you enjoy Buddhist vegetarian dinner and private garden light-up event.
 
 
Overnight: The Thousand Kyoto or similar
[Breakfast / Dinner]

Day 8  Kyoto
Explore Kyoto, the home of Japanese culture.
In the morning, visit Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) which is one of the most visited temples whose top two floors are completely covered by gold leaf.
Next, proceed to Fushimi Inari Shrine, famed for its thousands of vermillion coloured tori gates.
In the afternoon, go onto Samurai Kembu Theatre where you will witness traditional swordplay and performance, also experience the Samurai spirit.

Overnight: The Thousand Kyoto or similar
[Breakfast]

Day 9  Kyoto
Uncover more about Kyoto, enjoy Rick Shaw Ride in Arashiyama, and the scenic walking paths of Sagano Bamboo Grove in outskirts Kyoto.
 
©Akira Okada ©JNTO
Next, you get to experience Zen Meditation to discover the self.

Zazen is the spiritual foundation of Japanese culture; seek nothing, you will grasp something.
Tonight, conclude your journey with Maiko dinner.
Overnight: The Thousand Kyoto or similar
[Breakfast / Dinner]

Day 10  Osaka Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Kansai International Airport or Itami Airport for your flight home.
[Breakfast]
Remarks: All pictures shown are for illustrative purposes only and may differ from the actual product.

 

 


TOUR PRICE

Tour date Price*
March 23 - April 1, 2020 CAD$ 16,100
March 30 - April 8, 2020 CAD$ 16,270
November 16 - November 25, 2020 CAD$ 15,400
November 23 - December 2, 2020 CAD$ 15,200

*Prices are per person in Canadian dollar, based on double occupancy
*Please ask for single supplement
*Departure are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 4 guests

 

 


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