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(N)Day 2: Tokyo
Arrive and transfer by airport shuttle bus to the Park Hotel Tokyo for a 3-night stay, which is located close to the Shiodome subway station. (N)Days 3-4: Tokyo
Full-day private guided city tour using public transport, visiting the Asakusa Kannon temple, Tokyo National Museum’s Japanese gallery, the Imperial East Garden and the tranquil Meiji shrine. The following day is at leisure to explore the city at your own pace, or make a day trip to the coastal city of Kamakura or the temples and shrines at Nikko. (B)Day 5: Hakone
Travel by train to Hakone National Park, a picturesque landscape of lakes, green valleys and volcanic hot springs. Stay for 2 nights at the Kowakien Tenyu hotel. (B, D)Day 6: Hakone
Today you will have a Hakone Free Pass at your disposal to explore the area. See the steaming vents and hot springs of the volcanic Owakudani valley, visit the Picasso Pavilion at the Open-Air Art Museum, take a ride on the Hakone Tozan Railway or cruise across scenic Lake Ashi. (B, D)Day 7: Kyoto
Take the bus to Odawara, then continue by shinkansen (bullet train) south to Kyoto. Stay at the Rihga Royal Kyoto Hotel, located near Kyoto station, for 3 nights. (B)Day 8-9: Kyoto
Full-day private guided city tour using public transport. Recommendations include the Ryoanji temple with its famous zen rock garden, and Kinkakuji temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion. End the day with a visit to the En Tea House for a private tea ceremony experience where you can learn about the history and philosophy of this ancient rite, taste some tea and try some traditional sweets. The following day is at leisure to explore more of the city or venture further afield to the former capital of Nara, or the gardens and bamboo forests of Arashiyama. (B)Day 10: Fly home
Take a shuttle bus from your hotel to Kansai airport, located on an artificial island in Osaka Bay, and board your flight home. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Superior tour
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation. Please note that in Japan hotel room sizes are smaller than in Europe.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.Private travel in Japan
Please note that tailor-made travel in Japan is unlike travel in any other country in the Far East due to the high costs of vehicle hire, drivers and guides. This means that engaging the services of a private guide and driver on a tailor-made journey is not always feasible and, as a result, sightseeing and travel between cities may involve public transport or shared services that are not exclusive to Cox & Kings. Furthermore, as English is not always spoken in areas away from the main tourist destinations, a degree of independence and self-guiding may be required. A comprehensive information pack is provided before departure, with transport instructions and bilingual timetables, hotel addresses and maps, and a guide for each destination covering a wide range of topics from eating out to enjoying a hot spring bath.
The Rihga Royal Kyoto is situated near Kyoto station and provides a regular shuttle service to and from the hotel. The hotel has a range of dining options, including the Top of Kyoto restaurant on the 14th floor, serving French cuisine with views over the city. Rooms are well appointed with a stylish, contemporary decor. Features: 489 rooms, 6 restaurants, heated indoor pool (charges apply), souvenir shop, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, fridge, minibar, kettle & Japanese tea, hairdryer, safe.
The Park Hotel, a member of the Design Hotels portfolio, occupies the top floors of the Shiodome Media Tower in Tokyo's Minato ward, close to the Shiodome subway station and only a 10-minute walk to the peaceful Hamarikyu gardens. The hotel has a modern, artistic ambience, and is centred around a high atrium with Japanese art on display in the lobby lounge and communal areas. The property features a unique 'Artist in Hotel' project, where a small number of the standard category rooms have been transformed by local artists who have decorated the room walls with their original artwork. These rooms are all different and can be booked on request at an extra cost.Features: 273 rooms, 2 restaurants, wine bar, cafe, Thann Sanctuary spa, Wi-Fi, business centre.<br>Room amenities: Minibar, hairdryer, air conditioning, safe, tea and coffee facilities, television.
Low season from £3295 per person
High season from £4595 per person
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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