‘Japan. Endless Discovery’
A beguiling mix of contrast with unique customs and cuisine- steeped in tradition yet ahead of its time!
SPLENDOURS OF JAPAN ITINERARY
This morning your City Tour begins with a stop in Asakusa and a visit to the Sensoji Buddhist temple, Nakamise, Tokyo Skytree etc.
TOKYO – LAKE YAMANAKAKO
Imperial Palace Plaza, a large park area in the centre of Tokyo from where the two bridges that form the entrance to the inner grounds of the Imperial Palace can be viewed. Edo-Tokyo Museum- This fascinating museum displays artifacts and architecture that tell a tale of Tokyo’s history and culture during the Edo period.
LAKE YAMANAKAKO – MT. FUJI – TAKAYAMA (2 NIGHTS)
Oshino Hakkai – a small rural village in the Fuji Five Lakes district; a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kachikachiyama Ropeway – a cable car ride offering spectacular views on a clear day of Mt. Fuji
Lake Kawaguchiko. Later travel through the breath-taking Japanese Alps to the beautiful hillside town of Takayama before enjoying dinner at the hotel.
TAKAYAMA -GOKAYAMA – TAKAYAMA
Gokayama. – Visit to the peaceful mountain village and UNESCO designated site
TAKAYAMA – KANAZAWA
Kanazawa – The production of gold leaf started at the end of the 16th century and now 99% of Japan’s high quality gold leaf is produced in the area.
Gardens of Kenrokuen, rated as one of the top three most beautiful gardens in Japan and a great place to see Cherry Blossom in the springtime.
Omicho market to see the local fish catch and enjoy an insider’s view of everyday life in a busy coastal town.
Nagamachi District with its old and beautifully preserved samurai houses.
KANAZAWA – KYOTO (2 NIGHTS)
Kanazawa for Kyoto by Express train.
Kinkakuji Temple – a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its Golden Pavilion.
Fushimi Inari Shrine – see the tunnel of thousands of bright orange torii gates that snake through the forest up into the mountains.
Sanjusangen-do Hall – a temple famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon,