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Japan Escape

7 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 TOKYO, JAPAN
Welcome to Japan’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions prior to morning sightseeing in Tokyo. Your tour starts with a visit to MEIJI SHRINE, a magnificent 20th-century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest. Next, visit SHINJUKU GYOEN GARDEN. Originally dating from the early 1600s, the garden was destroyed in World War II and reopened in 1949 as a public park. Today, it remains a very popular stop for locals and visitors alike. Last stop is the ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE and the bustling NAKAMISE SHOPPING ARCADE. The balance of the afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps consider an optional excursion to see Mount Fuji. Your Tour Director will be on hand should you need any suggestions. (B)

This morning, board one of Japan’s famous BULLET TRAINS bound for Kyoto. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the evening. (B)

Your day begins with a visit to stunning Kinkakuji, the TEMPLE OF THE GOLD PAVILION, covered in shimmering gold leaf. Continue on to FUSHIMI INARI SHRINE, renowned for its thousands of brightly colored Torii Gates. Lastly, stop in the Higashiyama District to explore KIYOMIZU TEMPLE, the “Pure Water Temple,” with stunning views over Kyoto. Along the way, walk through the busy streets where shops and restaurants have been catering to pilgrims for centuries. The evening is at your leisure. (B)

A free day for independent exploration in this historic city. Perhaps explore a local market, visit more of the cities famed temples, or stroll through Gion, Kyoto’s most famous geisha district. Your Tour Director will have plenty of recommendations. (B)

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
All This Included
Experience the distinct flavor of Japan without the crowds or higher prices of the busy travel season with an escorted vacation in Japan. Your 7-day escape to Tokyo and Kyoto shows you Japan’s amazing sights with 3 nights in each legendary city. You’ll enjoy sightseeing and ample free time in each city, with included transportation between the two destinations via bullet train.

Explore Tokyo’s highlights including Asakusa Kannon Temple and Meiji Shrine, a magnificent Shinto monument set in a man-made garden. In Kyoto, you’ll see the Fushimi Inari Shrine and serene temples, including a visit the exquisite Temple of the Golden Pavilion, a Buddhist temple covered in gold leaf and poised on the picturesque Kyoko-chi (mirror pond) that reflects the pavilion and gardens.

Serenity and scenic wonders await you in Kyoto and Tokyo, made even more of a peaceful escape when enjoyed in the off-season with fewer crowds and lower prices. Enjoy your 7-day guided tour of two of Japan’s favorite destinations to enjoy the graceful beauty and fascinating traditions behind the beautiful culture of Japan.
  • American breakfast daily
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • Professional tour director, local hosts, and local guides
  • Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
  • TOKYO Visit Meiji Shrine, Shinjuku Gyeon Garden, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and Nakamise shopping arcade
  • KYOTO Visit the Temple of the Gold Pavilion, Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Kyomizu Temple
Tokyo: Park Hotel Tokyo 
Kyoto: ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kyoto 
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra nights per person in Tokyo:
in single room $290, in twin $146, in triple $135

Extra nights per person in Kyoto:
in single $176, in twin $121, in triple $110
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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