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JAPAN ESSENTIAL GOLDEN ROUTE / LAND ONLY

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  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Land Only Package
  • Japan
  • Tokyo ▸ Hakone ▸ Kyoto
  • Min: 2 / Max: 30
  • Weekly Departures

The tour is best-selling package tour of Japan Golden Route. It takes you to all the hidden treasures places with an experienced guide. Visit Tokyo, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto and Nara. The tour provides a deep insight of the culture and rich history. Currently Japan is a symbol of the exotic, the unknown and the immeasurable and exudes a sense of complete ‘difference’ that draws travelers to its fascinating and volcanic shores. A wealth of World Heritage shrines, temples and gardens as well as modern Japan with its ultra-efficient transport system and tall skyscrapers await discovery on this introductory tour.

Start

Every Monday

End

Sunday

Hotels

By Destinations

Hotels offered OR similar

Occupancy

Room Type
  • Single Occupancy / 1 Bed in Room
  • Double Occupancy / 1 Bed OR 2 Beds in Room
  • Triple Occupancy / 2-3 Beds in Room

Ages 2 - 11

Children
  • 20% Discount on LAND ONLY cost with 2 adults in 1 room (Triple Occupancy)

Price Includes

Taxes Included
  • 6 nights hotel / Standard Room4-Star accommodation
  • High-Speed Rail / Standard CabinOdawara Station to Kyoto Station / Hiroshima Roundtrip
  • Ground transfers as notedLuxury class / varies by number of passengers
  • Guides as notedPrivate Guide with 8+ Travelers
  • Meals as notedSubstitute meals offered for diet restrictions
  • Activities as notedEntrance Fees, etc.
  • Trip BriefingIn-person review / video conference
  • 24-Hour Emergency ContactData cost or long distance fee may apply
  • GratuitiesGuides and drivers

Additions

Package Customization
  • Trip InsuranceBasic Coverage starting from $27 per traveler
  • Pocket WiFiA device for rent to access the internet on the go
  • Wheelchair AssistanceAirport assistance NO cost / Rental available with added cost
  • Trip ExtensionArrive earlier or depart later, pay the additional cost
  • Flight UpgradesAvailable with additional cost. Upgrades using miles, book with the airline direct
Destinations
Tokyo ▸ Hakone ▸ Kyoto
What to Expect
package variations
2 to 7 travelers
8 to 15 travelers
16 to 30 travelers

Package variation for 2-7 travelers in a group

  • Door to door transfers between airports, hotels and train stations
  • Activities and meals are coordinated by a third-party provider with set service
  • Depart / Arrive on your own and meet with our local contact at each destination

Tour dates are open for additional travelers to join.  The group is finalized when the remaining cost is due.

Package variation for 8-15 travelers in a group

  • Private local guide and driver assigned during scheduled activities
  • Activities and meals are coordinated by KJ with service flexibility
  • Guides and drivers are designated by destinations, getting to next destination on a flight or train is on your own

Tour dates are open for additional travelers to join.  The group is finalized when the remaining cost is due.

Package variation for 16-30 travelers in a group

  • Private local guide and driver assigned during scheduled activities
  • Activities and meals are coordinated by KJ with service flexibility
  • Tour Director will be traveling with the group for additional support 

A Tour Director is included with our Escorted Tours with set tour date. 

Daily Program
Package with a minimum of 2 travelers in a group

Day 1 - THUTokyo

Day 1: Tokyo

Upon arrival at Narita International Airport, you will meet our representative with name board at the airport exit. We will assist you to board an airport limousine bus and then transferred to hotel on your own. After check in, the rest of day is free at leisure.

🏨: Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa OR Similar

Day 2 - FRITokyo

Day 2: Tokyo

[Full Day Tokyo Grand Group Join Tour with Lunch]
After breakfast, you will start your Tokyo Grand Experience with a pickup from your hotel and today you will get a taste for all the amazing sights in metropolitan Tokyo. This morning first visit is Tokyo Tower, a symbol of Tokyo and major sightseeing spot that provides a 360-degree panoramic view of Tokyo, such as high-rise buildings in the nation’s capital, the Tokyo Skytree broadcasting tower which began operating in 2011 and Tokyo Bay. Next you visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, taking in a fine example of Japanese Shrine architecture, nestled in a peaceful and picturesque area. Then you will drive by Akasaka Palace (known as Government State Guest House) and National Diet Building. Afterwards, enjoy a pleasant walk in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, as a place of historical interest and scenic beauty. After driving through Ginza Shopping District, have a Japanese style lunch. This afternoon your guide takes you to Hamarikyu Garden which is a typical Daimyo garden in the Edo period with a tidal pond. Move on to Hinode Pier, where you’ll enjoy a short Cruise on the Sumida River as you head towards Tokyo’s Asakusa neighborhood. Your ride on this historically significant body of water will take you underneath 12 bridges as you enjoy the unique architectural landmarks along the riverbank and see a harmonious blend of old and new Tokyo. Disembark from your boat and spend some time to stroll the Streets of Nakamise, a thoroughfare that’s packed with vendors selling handicrafts and food. Head on from Nakamise to Asakusa Kannon Temple (also known as Senso-ji Temple), where you’ll have the chance to explore Tokyo’s oldest and most important Buddhist temple. After the tour, concludes your excursion with a drive through Kappabashi, Ueno and Akihabara. Finally you will be transferred to your hotel and then spend the rest of day at leisure on your own.

🏨: Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa OR Similar

🍽: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 - SATTokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone

Day 3: Tokyo – Mt. Fuji – Hakone

[Full Day Mt.Fuji & Hakone Group join tour with Lunch]
(*Luggage transfer from hotel in Tokyo to Hotel in Kyoto. Please leave your luggage at hotel front desk by 7:30am.
1 Luggage per person only)
After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel. Today you will enjoy full day Mt. Fuji and Hakone Tour. Tour guide takes you to visit Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Lunch, Lake Ashi Cruise, Hakone Ropeway and Hakone-en.

After the tour, we will drop you off at your hotel in Hakone.

After check in, the rest of day is free at leisure on your own.

🏨: Yumoto Fujiya Hotell OR Similar

🍽: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 - SUNHakone - Nara - Kyoto

Day 4: Hakone – Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto

After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel. Then depart from hotel in Hakone proceed to Odawara Station and take a Shinkansen to Kyoto Station (From Odawara Station – Shin-Yokomaha Station-Kyoto Station).

Upon arrival at Kyoto Station, meet assistant at the platform of Kyoto station and transfer to hotel with an assistant.
Enjoy lunch (Western Style Menu) and follows Half Day Nara Afternoon Tour.

[Half Day Nara Afternoon Group join Tour]
Tour guide takes you to visit Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) Nara Park, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara Nagomikan. After the tour, we will drop you off at Kyoto station.

Transfer to hotel on own (walking distance 3min on foot). After check in, the rest of day is free at leisure on your own.

🏨: New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto OR Similar

🍽: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 - MONKyoto

Day 5: Kyoto

[Full Day Kyoto Group join Tour with lunch]

*Meet tour guide at Kyoto Avanti Sunrise tours desk by meeting time.
-Depart at 08:30am, Avanti’s Sunrise Tours Desk (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)
-Nijo-jo Castle 
-Kinkaku-ji Temple 
-Kyoto Imperial Palace (Except Mondays)
[Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine 
-Lunch 
-Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine 
-Sanjusangen-do Temple 
-Kiyomizu-dera Temple 
-Drop-off Service at Kyoto Station

🏨: New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto OR Similar

🍽: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 - TUEKyoto

Day 6: Kyoto

After breakfast, spend your free day at leisure to relax and pursue your own activities for whole day in Kyoto. Today you can also enjoy optional Osaka Walking Tour or Hiroshima Day Trip & Excursion by Shinkansen bullet-train.

🏨: New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto OR Similar

🍽: Breakfast

Day 7 - WEDKyoto - Kansai Airport - Depart to next destination

After breakfast, spend some time at leisure till met and transferred to Kansai International Airport by a pre-reserved shared ride for your flight to next destination.

Map
Tokyo 3N ▸ Kyoto 3N
Terms of Service
Weekly Departure Tours
Requirements
Reservation
Payment Process
Trip Briefing
Cancellation

Please complete our online reservation form to assist you with our services.

Travel Documents:

  • A valid passport, NOT expiring within six (6) month of travel date.
  • U.S. citizens DO NOT require additional travel document for this trip.

U.S. citizens, apply for a passport HERE

Non-U.S. citizens, inquire about travel visas HERE

KJ reserves the right to correct errors or omissions including but not limited to fares, fees, and surcharges at any time. 

  1. Reservation confirmation may take up to 48 hours for multiple service providers to comply.
  2. Reservation detail will be forwarded when confirmed with deposit due date.
  3. Trip final details and the remaining balance is due 30 days before the trip start date.

Reservations within 30 days of trip start date require payment of total cost.

LAND ONLY Package

  • $500 Deposit is due after reservation confirmation 
  • The remaining balance is due 30 days before trip depart/start date

LAND+AIR Package / Flight Booking Required

Flight cost may increase due to seating availability, fuel charges, taxes, and fees. Flight offer is good until payment due date. Flight offer may change after the due date, and any cost increase is responsible by the traveler. 

  • $500 Deposit + Flight cost is due after reservation confirmation
  • The Remaining balance is due 30 days before trip depart/start date

Payments Options

  • Check, eCheck (electronic check), debit & credit card.
  • Cash is accepted in-person at our office location. 
  • Card payment requires a 3% transaction fee of the total charged.  

Payments made out to KJ INTERNATIONAL TOURS.  Returned check OR eCheck charged $25 per occurrence.

Notification of Trip Briefing time and date announced via Email within 45 days of trip start date.

  • Trip Briefing held within 30 days of the trip start date
  • The session is offered one time for a group that is traveling together
  • Video conferencing is available for those not able to attend in-person
  • The session is video recorded, and a link is shared to traveling members to view any time

View a Trip Briefing session HERE

After the initial deposit, a $100 per person Cancellation Fee will apply.

KJ recommends travel insurance with basic coverage offered by Arch RoamRight.  View basic coverage details HERE

Cancellation for refundable bookings:

  • Up to 30 days before the trip start date: REFUND minus(-) $100 Cancellation Fee
  • Up to 15 days before the trip start date: REFUND minus(-) 50% of LAND ONLY cost
  • 14 to 3 days before the trip start date: REFUND minus(-) 90% of LAND ONLY cost
  • Within three days before trip start date: NO REFUND

Cancellation for international flight bookings:

  • Airline imposes a cancellation fee of $200 to $250 and varies by carrier. 
  • Refund is permitted if cancellation is notified and confirmed before flight departure day. 
  • Some airlines charge a fee for “No Show” on the departure day, and you are required to contact the airline directly to cancel within 24 hours of flight time. (Airline contact provided after booking)
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