6 Days Japan Tour
Japan is in the continent of Asia. Its country is made up of many islands. Since the sun rises in the east, Japan is often called "The Land of The Rising Sun. "The Japanese refers to their country as "Nippon" or Nihon" which means "source of the sun". The Japanese flag represents a red sun on a white background.
The capital of Japan is Tokyo. In fact it is one of the largest cities in the world. It is modern, very busy, and extremely crowded. In fact, today, Japan is a modernized country. They have factories, televisions, radios, cameras, and other familiar objects.
Located in the Far East, Japan is an archipelago of more than 6,800 islands stretching about 1,800 miles from northeast to southwest. Its latitudinal range is the same as Quebec, Canada, all the way to Key West, U.S.A. Its land mass is slightly smaller than the state of California or Sweden, with almost 75% of the land consisting of mountains.
There are four major islands: Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, and Kyushu. Honshu, the largest and most populated and home to Tokyo, Kyoto, and other major cities, is subdivided into five geographical regions. From north to south, they are Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kinki, and Chugoku. Hokkaido, in the north, is subarctic and boasts spectacular mountain scenery and wide opening plains, while southern Kyushu is subtropical and is famous for its balmy weather, beaches, and hot-spring resorts. Shikoku, connected to Honshu via three bridges yet off the beaten path for most foreign tourists, is known for its many Buddhist temples and views of the Seto Inland Sea
Japan is a country surrounded by oceans and consists of four major islands (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu) and many small islands. The climate varies widely from one region to region. Most parts of the country has four distinct seasons. Spring months are March, April, and May. Summer months are June, July, and August. Autumn months are September, October, and November. Winter months are December, January, and February. Japan's rainy season typically begins in early May in Okinawa. In other regions, it usually runs from early June through around mid July. Also, August to October is the peak typhoon season in Japan. It's important to check the weather often during the season.
Best time to go:
Visiting Japan can be enjoyable at any time of the year. Due to the country's large north-south extension, weather patterns differ dramatically between regions.
Arrive Tokyo, stay two nights at a selected hotel. Late afternoon at your leisure. we will recommend sites to visit depending on your interests. Dinner reservations at an authentic Japanese restaurant will be booked upon request
Tour of Tokyo:
Private tour of the Meiji Jinju Shrine, encounter the true Japanese spirit with a walk in the beautiful Happo-en Edo romance gardens and try Japanese tea. Enjoy a river cruise to visit Asakusa Sensoji Temple in down town tokyo, latest electronics district, and shopping for latest fashion, gourmet products, and crafts in an established shopping area. Evening at your leisure.
Transfer to Hakone:
Transfer to Hakone by bullet train and experience Japan's most beautiful National Park. The volcanically active Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, centered around Lake Ashi, is famous for its onsen hot springs and its views of Mt. Fuji. Enjoy Hakone nature scenic places by a ropeway gondola, cable car and boat cruise on Lake Ashi - Stay a night at your choice of a traditional ryokan with Natural Onsen or Onsen hotel with hot spring.
Transfer to Kyoto:
Transfer to Kyoto by Bullet train. The shinkansen, or bullet train, is more than just a mode of transport it's a truly Japanese experience. Speeding through the countryside watching the Japanese landscape passing you by is a wonderful way to experience Japan much as the Japanese do. Once you arrive in Kyoto enjoy afternoon at leisure - Stay two nights at a traditional ryokan or luxury hotel.
Tour of Kyoto:
Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan with world heritage temples and shrines, enjoy visiting famous sites such as the Nijo Castle, Golden Pavilion and the Kyoto Imperial Palace as well as picturesque gardens and various traditional arts, crafts, culinary arts, and entertainment. Experience the traditional culture and serene temples of Japan in Kyoto.
Morning in Kyoto:
Enjoy a free morning in Kyoto before returning to Tokyo by bullet train in the afternoon. Optional authentic tea ceremony experience and tour available in the morning upon request.