Treasures of Japan

17 Day Small Group Tour from Fukuoka to Tokyo with Scenic

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Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
Fukuoka
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
Tokyo
Accomodation
Accomodation
4.5 - 5 Star
24
Max Group Size
24
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Japan
Trip Operated By:
Scenic
Scenic
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Trip Code:
JPFT-1

Itinerary

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1 Fukuoka
Enjoy your welcome reception at your luxury hotel in the city centre for the next two nights. (D)
2 Fukuoka
Visit Shofuku-ji, the oldest Zen Temple in Japan and the sixth century Kushida Shrine. Next, wander through the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum where you can witness first-hand the prestigious Hakata-ori woven textile being made. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure. (B/L/D)
3 Fukuoka - Hiroshima - Miyajima Island
Travel by Shinkansen train to Hiroshima. Later, take the ferry to Miyajima Island to visit Daisho-in Temple and the floating sixth century Torii Gate at the Itsukushima Shrine. Tonight, sample Okonomiyaki, a delicious savoury Japanese-style pancake and speciality of the region. Enjoy two nights at Hiroshima. (B/L/D)
4 Hiroshima
Enrich: Experience an emotional visit to the Peace Park and Museum before visiting Orizuru Tower to create your own special origami donation. This afternoon, see the industrial robots at work at the Mazda car factory. (B/L)
5 Hiroshima - Kyoto
Travel by Shinkansen to marvel at Himeji Castle, Japan’s most spectacular castle. Continue to Kyoto, home to many World Heritage-listed sites, for a memorable three night stay. (B/L/D)
6 Kyoto
Freechoice: Revel in the atmosphere of the ancient preservation districts, or visit the Silver Pavilion and then stroll along the Philosopher’s Walk. Alternatively, visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, featured in the movie Memoirs of a Geisha and marvel at the architecture of the Nijo Castle. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to shop or explore. Enrich: After strolling through the Gion District, tonight’s dinner will allow you to interact with a Maiko who’ll host your meal presentation. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn about what is involved in becoming a Geisha and the art of Japanese hospitality. (B/D)
7 Kyoto - Nara
Enjoy an excursion to Nara to visit Todaiji Temple and Nara Park. Freechoice Dining: Choose between Japanese cuisine at Shinensen Heihachi, or international cuisine at the historic Fortune Garden. (B/L/D)
8 Kyoto - Kanazawa
Visit the magnificent Kinkaku-ji or Golden Pavilion before travelling to Kanazawa on the Thunderbird Express. Wander around Kenroku–en Garden, one of Japan’s three great gardens located across from Kanazawa Castle Park. Enjoy a two night stay. (B/L)
9 Kanazawa
This morning visit Omi-cho Market, commonly known as Ishikawa’s Kitchen with over 180 stalls. Enrich: Explore the historic Higashi Chaya Teahouse district and partake in a Japanese tea ceremony whilst dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono, a great photo opportunity. Later catch a glimpse of life in feudal Japan with a visit to former Kaga Clan Samurai houses in the Nagamachi district. Freechoice Dining: Savour the best local Kaga cuisine or enjoy some international fare. Ryokan Upgrade - Choose to stay in a Ryokan, a traditional Japanese Inn with futon beds and private facilities including dinner and breakfast. Must be pre-booked before departure. (B/L/D)
10 Kanazawa - Takayama
Travel through beautiful countryside on your way to Takayama, stopping en-route at the famous historical farmhouses of nearby mountain villages in Shirakawa-go, now a World Heritage-listed Site. In Takayama, partake in Sarubobo mascot-making at the Hida Folk Village before your two night stay at your resort with amazing views over the Takayama township. Freechoice Dining: Choose between Le Midi, a French-inspired bistro in town famed for its Hida Beef, or Sakanaya, a fine Japanese restaurant set in a renovated former sake brewery. (B/L/D)
11 Takayama
Stroll through Miyagawa morning markets before gaining unique insights into the region’s culture and history at the Festival Float Exhibition Hall. After lunch, try some sake tasting at a sake brewery and explore the small alleyways and shops of Takayama’s old quarter. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure in the historic centre of the town. (B/L)
12 Takayama - Matsumoto - Five Lakes
Drive to the Daio Wasabi Farm to learn how wasabi is made. Continue to Matsumoto to visit one of Japan’s most beautiful and original castles, the unique ‘hirajiro’ style Matsumoto Castle. As you venture deep into the stunning scenery of the Kawaguchiko area, look out for your first view of Mount Fuji. Enjoy an overnight stay. Freechoice Dining: Choose from Japanese or French menus at the hotel restaurant. (B/L/D)
13 Five Lakes - Hakone
Discover the incredible workmanship involved in creating kimonos at the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. Continue to Hakone and cruise on Lake Ashinoko before enjoying a short stroll along the heritage trail after lunch. This evening enjoy a Special Stay overlooking Lake Ashinoko. (B/L/D)
14 Hakone - Tokyo
Study the art works and sculptures at the Hakone Open Air Museum before continuing to Tokyo. Enrich: Given by Taiko Masters, partake in an interactive, private group demonstration and lesson playing the traditional Taiko drums. Check into your hotel in Tokyo, your wonderful Special Stay for the next three nights. Sundowners: This evening, take in the bright lights of Tokyo during your dinner cruise on Tokyo Bay on a yakatabune, an old fashioned houseboat. (B/L/D)
15 Tokyo
Visit the Asakusa district, paying your respects at Sensoji, the city’s oldest Buddhist temple. Freechoice: Visit the Imperial Shinto Meiji Shrine, walk across the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world and see the Hachiko dog statue. Alternatively, visit Shinjuku-Gyoen Gardens before exploring the lively Shinjuku entertainment district, or sample local snacks while strolling through the Yanaka District. Freechoice Dining: Choose contemporary Asian at China Blue. Alternatively, join your Tour Director and immerse yourself in the traditional Japanese evening Izakaya bar scene serving Yakatori and Kushiyaki. (B/L/D)
16 Tokyo
Wander through the Tsukiji outer Fish Market to see the morning’s catch being distributed by the wholesale and retail shops. Enrich: Immerse yourself in Japanese cuisine with the help of a local chef, as you prepare your own sushi lunch. Walk off your lunch in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace and stop at Ginza for some last minute shopping time. Tonight relive your experiences at your beautiful farewell dinner. (B/L/D)
17 Tokyo
Sadly, it is time to bid farewell, taking many wonderful memories with you. (B)

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