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Highlights of the tour

  • Partake in the Hanami or Cherry Blossom Viewing in the months of March/April
  • A complete, all inclusive and exotic 9 days tour through the unique Alpine regions of Japan with maximum quality sightseeing!
  • Daily buffet breakfasts in the hotel
  • Daily local / International / Western / Continental / Indian Veg - Non veg lunches
  • Daily Indian / Jain / local / Western Veg – Non Veg dinners
  • Stay 3 nights in Tokyo
  • Guided tour of Tokyo
  • Visit the Asakusa Temple and also see the Imperial Palace
  • Visit Tokyo Tower
  • Visit Mt Fuji
  • Enjoy a cruise on Lake Kawaguchi
  • Take a scenic cable car ride to Mt Fuji
  • Stay one night in Takayama
  • Visit the Folk Art Museum
  • Visit Sannomachi Historic district
  • Visit the Festival of Floats
  • Stay one night in Kanazawa
  • Visit Shirakawa-go village
  • Gokayama Village
  • Visit the Oumicho Market
  • Visit Nomura Samurai House
  • Visit Higamashi Chaya District
  • Visit Kenrokuen Garden
  • Stay 03 nights in Osaka
  • Excursion to Kyoto
  • Visit the Golden Pavilion
  • See the Nijo Castle
  • Visit the Kiyomitzu Temple
  • Visit the Todaiji Temple
  • Excursion to this first capital of Japan - Nara
  • Visit the Nara Deer Park
  • Visit Hiroshima Peace park
  • See the Atom bomb Dome
  • Visit the Peace Memorial Museum
  • Visit Miyajima Island
  • Visit the Isukushima Jinja Shrine
  • View the floating Tori Gates
  • Experience a Journey on the bullet train

Itinerary

Welcome to Japan!!!

Today enter the world of “Air Tours Holidays” as you begin your memorable journey. On arrival at the Narita airport, meet and assist by our tour manager in the arrival area. Thereafter, check into your hotel and relax until later when you proceed to have dinner.

Tonight, enjoy a dinner.
Overnight at hotel in Tokyo. (D)

Guided City Tour of Tokyo. Visit the Asakusa Kanon Temple. See Imperial Palace

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a guided tour of Tokyo. Visit the 7th Century Buddhist temple – the Sensoji Temple in the AsaKusa Kanon District. Later see the Imperial Palace. Also visit the Nakamise Shopping Arcade, where you have a chance to buy some local Japanese souvenirs. Later, visit Tokyo Tower, 150m observation deck. Enjoy a local lunch this afternoon.

Later drive to the Ginza area and see the fashion and glamour of Tokyo.

Tonight enjoy an Indian Dinner at a restaurant.
Overnight at hotel in Tokyo. (B,LL,D)

Mount Fuji and Hakone Tour.

After breakfast at the hotel, today experience Mt. Fuji, Japan’s most famous symbol! Take in the amazing views from Mt. Fuji 5th Station (weather permitting) before moving to Hakone. Today enjoy a local lunch at a restaurant.

After lunch you will take the scenic ropeway to Mt Fuji & embark on a cruise on tranquil Lake Kawaguchi. Later returning to Tokyo by bus this afternoon.

Tonight enjoy an Indian Dinner at a restaurant.
Overnight at hotel in Tokyo. (B,LL,D)

Tokyo/Takayama.

This morning, check out & proceed to Tokyo station to embark on a thrilling train ride via the super-express Bullet “Shinkansen” train headed for Takayama (please prepare 01 small bag for 02 overnights, 01 big bag will be transferred to Osaka), a delightful, small town nestled in the majestic Japanese Alps. Over the next few days you will travel back in time as you explore rural Japan where traditional-style architecture, ancient culture and fascinating customs have been proudly preserved. Enjoy a local lunch.

After settling into your hotel in the heart of Takayama, embark on a guided walk through the enchanting narrow streets of the Kami-sannomachi historical district graced with beautiful old wooden homes, delightful small shops, coffee houses and sake breweries, many of which have been in business for centuries. Later visit the Hirata folk art museum. You’ll also view the Festival Floats Exhibition Hall featuring huge floats, decorated with intricate carvings, gilded wood and detailed metalwork, that are paraded through the streets of Takayama during festival times.

Savor a delicious Indian dinner tonight.
Overnight at hotel in Takayama . (B,LL,D)

Takayama/Shirakawago/Kanazawa.

After breakfast check out and enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque countryside to the rural village– Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you’ll discover fascinating examples of old steep thatched roof houses. This unique architectural style, harmonized into the magnificent mountain landscape, was developed over 100 years ago to survive the harsh winters. You’ll visit one of these houses and learn more about daily life in this remote area. Proceed to the village of Gokayama where you’ll enjoy a demonstration of traditional Japanese paper making techniques. Later this afternoon arrive in the Kanazawa, blending modern living with traditional heritage.

Visit the Higashi Chaya District. A chaya (lit. teahouse) is an exclusive type of restaurant where guests are entertained by geisha who perform song and dance. During the Edo Period, chaya were found in designated entertainment districts, usually just outside the city limits. Kanazawa has three, well preserved chaya districts, Higashi Chaya is one of them. You will be whisked back in time to the exciting Edo period when you visit the Nagamachi Samurai district, a small neighborhood of narrow, cobblestone streets where brave samurai warriors once lived. Many homes are still occupied by the samurai descendants but you’ll visit the Nomura Family house that is open to the public where you can admire the stone lanterns and bridges in the garden as well as the cypress-wood ceiling in the residence.

Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner.
Overnight at hotel in Kanazawa. (B,LL,D)

Kanazawa to Osaka.

After breakfast, check out & today enjoy a visit to the historic Oumicho Market, a busy and colorful market and explore along with local residents some of the 200 shops selling seafood, vegetables, fruits, flowers, regional specialties and more. Proceed to the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden, one of the finest gardens in Japan and marvel at the waterfalls, ponds and charming tea-houses. Thereafter, head to Osaka where you will enjoy an Indian dinner before a transfer to your hotel & check in.

Tonight, Indian dinner before a transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Osaka. (B,LL,D)

Day Trip to Kyoto and Nara.

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Kyoto, visit the Kiyomizu temple – a UNESCO world heritage site. Also visit the Golden Pavillion and see the Nijo Castle. Later, stroll through the charming Geisha district before. Embodying Japan’s rich culture and complex history, Kyoto has over 2000 temples and shrines, delightful gardens and exceptionally preserved wooden buildings. The sights, wonderful local cuisine and exceptional arts and crafts are certain to enchant you! Today enjoy a local lunch.

Later proceed to Nara – the first capital of Japan. Visit the Nara Deer Park which is home to nearly 1200 deer’s, which have been designated as a national treasure and have become a symbol of the city. Also visit the Todaiji Temple which has the largest statue of Buddha in Japan. Return to Osaka where you will enjoy a delicious Indian dinner.

Tonight, enjoy a delicious Indian dinner.
Overnight at hotel in Osaka. (B,LL,LD)

Tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima Island.

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima Islands – where time stood still when the city was devastated during World War II by the atom bomb. See the Cenotaph which is a tribute to all those people who died due to the bombing. Transfer to Horoshima by bullet train. Visit the Atom-Bomb Dome – the only building that remained after the bombing which has now become the symbol of Hiroshima. Also see the Peace Park and much more.

Enjoy a local lunch this afternoon and embark on a short ferry ride which will bring you to Miyajima Island. See the floating Tori Gates – the second most photographed monument in Japan and visit the Itsukushima Jinja Shrine. Later transfer to Osaka by bullet train.

Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner.
Overnight at Hotel in Osaka. (B,LL,D)

Farewell and Fly back home.

This morning, after buffet/boxed breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport (KIX) for your flight back home. Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with “Air Tours Holidays”, which we’re sure you will treasure for a lifetime.

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Tour Cost & Date

Land Cost
Per Person on Twin Sharing US$ 3650
Single Supplement US$ 1060

NOTE

  • As a 3rd person in a triple room, most hotels use rollaway beds and room size may be the same as the double bed. There will be no reduction for triple sharing.
  • Rooming in Japan will be on Twin Bed Basis, Double is not guaranteed and is subject to availability.
  • Single Room Supplement charges will be applicable in case of any one member sharing room with other cancel their reservations.

  • DEPARTURE DATES 2022
    March 2022
    22, 24, 26, 28

    MAR 22 & 24 SOLD OUT and closed for booking

    April 2022
    02

    Tour info

    WHAT YOUR TOUR COST INCLUDES

    SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS
    Tokyo
    • Visit Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nakamise shopping arcade & Tokyo Tower.
    • See the Imperial Palace (entry in Palace not allowed).
    • Visit Mt.Fuji 5th station (weather permitting).
    • Cruise at Lake Kawaguchi.
    • Mt Fuji Panoramic Ropeway.
    Takayama
    • Visit Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan (Festival Floats Exhibition Hall)
    • Visit Sannomachi historic district
    • Visit Hirata Folk Art Museum
    Kanazawa
    • Visit Shirakawa-go village
    • Visit Gokayama Village
    • Visit Oumicho Market
    • Visit Higamashi Chaya District
    • Visit Nomura Samurai House
    • Visit Kenrokuen Garden
    Kyoto
    • Visit the Golden Pavilion
    • See the Nijo Castle
    • Visit the Kiyomitzu Temple
    • Visit the Todaiji Temple
    Nara
    • Visit this first capital of Japan
    • Visit the Nara Deer Park
    Osaka
    Hiroshima
    • Visit Hiroshima Peace park
    • See the Atom bomb Dome
    • Visit the Peace Memorial Museum
    Miyajima Island
    • Visit the Isukushima Jinja Shrine
    • View the floating Tori Gates

    ACCOMMODATION

    • 03 nights accommodation at Hotel Grand Palace or similar in Tokyo
    • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Takayama Associa or similar in Takayama
    • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Kanazawa Tokyu or similar in Kanazawa
    • 03 nights accommodation at Hotel Rhiga Royal or similar in Osaka

    MEALS

    • Daily buffet breakfasts in the hotel except on Day 01
    • Daily local / International / Western / Continental / Indian Veg - Non veg lunches
    • Daily Indian / Jain / local / Western Veg – Non Veg dinners

    WATER

    • 2 bottles (500 ml) of water per person, per day

    TRANSFERS

    • All transfers and excursions will be conducted by a deluxe air-conditioned coach.
    • Bullet train: Tokyo – Nagoya.
    • Express Train from Nagoya to Takayama.
    • Express train: Kanazawa to Kyoto.
    • Bullet train: Osaka – Hiroshima – Osaka.
    • Ferry to Miyajima Island.

    TOUR MANAGER

    • Service of a professional Tour manager throughout your tour.

    TIPS, PORTERAGE

    • Tips to driver and local guides.
    • Porterage of 01 bag per person at hotels only limited to 20 kgs.
    • Baggage transfer from Tokyo to Osaka Hotel.

    WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

    Cost of Airtickets

    Cost of Visas to travel on this tour

    Medical/Travel Insurance

    It’s very important to find out BEFORE you leave whether or not your medical insurance will cover you overseas. Your regular U.S. health insurance may not cover doctors’ and hospital visits in other countries. ALWAYS LOOK INTO THE ASPECTS OF COVERING YOUR TRIP FOR UNFORSEEN EVENTS.

    Cost of deviation

    In case you wish to deviate from the group departure dates mentioned in the brochure i.e. either travel before the departure date of your tour or would like to come back on a later date after the tour ends, there will be an additional charge that will be applicable which will be advised to you by our sales team. The same is subject to availability of seats & class for the given dates & ticket validity. Kindly also note, the deviation request is to be made at the time of booking.

    Cost of Transfer

    • The individual arrival & departure transfer in case you are not arriving / departing as per group ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE timings.

    Early Check in / Late Check out

    • Any expenses of personal nature such as porter age, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc.
    • Meals other than what is mentioned in your itinerary
    • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘What your tour price includes’
    • Group is operated subject to a minimum of 25 full paying guests travelling together.

    IMPORTANT

    • All tours will be operated subject to a minimum of 25 full paying passengers traveling together. In case there are less than 25 full paying passengers the clients will be given an option of travelling on another departure date.
    • Standard Check in at hotels is 1400/1500 hours and check out is 1100/1200 hours.
    • Check for detail cancellation rules in our booking form.
    • Updating of Mileage is subject to Airlines terms & conditions in group fare.
    • We request the airlines for your preferred seats however this is as per their policy and at their discretion to confirm the same.
    • Keeping in view of Luggage compartment of coach & Internal Flight regulations, we strongly recommend you to carry only medium size Bag of 20kg and 1 carryon bag of 5 kg per person.
    • The dates and granting of Visas is at the sole discretion of the concerned consulate. Air Tours Holidays are not responsible for granting of visas and are only a facilitator in the visa application process and any situations arises out of delay in granting visa by the consulate/embassy.

    VISAS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL ON YOUR TOUR

    You would be required to possess the following visas

    • USA Citizen : No Visa Required
    • Green Card Holders : Single Entry Japan Visa
    • Indian National : Single Entry Japan Visa

    Cost of above mentioned Visas is NOT INCLUDED in your Tour Price.

    Points to be noted

    • Air Tours shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any delay in flights or change in Schedule by the airline and any situations arising out of the same.
    • Any damages caused to the hotel rooms/coach during your stay, shall be payable by the passengers. Air Tours will not be liable for the same.
    • Air Tours shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, death, delay, breakdown or irregularity which may occur in carrying out of the tour arrangement.
    • Air Tours Management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses due to delay or changes in train, plane, bus, ship or other services, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expenses must be borne by the passengers.
    • We reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any particular departure, excursion advertised or substitute a hotel of similar class if deemed advisable or necessary.
    • For the convenience of our passengers, Air Tours will sometimes amend the itinerary; however all the other services will remain the same.
    • Air Tours will not be liable in any loss of baggage by the Airline.
    • The Tour Cost is combination of all the arrangement and hence cannot be calculated on individual service basis. Tour cost is one component and not calculated on individually.
    • Single Room Supplement charges will be applicable in case any of the guest cancel the reservations sharing room together.
    • Please refer to the booking form for detailed ‘Terms and Conditions’.

    BOOKING TERMS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

    Deposit to book your tour US$ 500 per person
    Full payment to be made 60 days prior to departure
    Cancellation 60 - 44 days prior to departure US$ 100 administrative fee per person
    Cancellation between 45 – 30 days prior to departure US$ 500 per person
    Cancellation between 29 – 15 days prior to departure 50% of the total tour cost per person
    Cancellation between 14 – 07 days prior to departure 75% of the total tour cost per person
    Cancellation between 06 days to no show on tour Full tour cost per person

    Cancellation due to Border Closures:

    In case we are unable to operate a tour due to Border Closure, Airtours Holidays will refund the deposit amount after deducting the administrative fees of US$ 100 per person.

    In the event that the entire tour cost has been paid by you and we in turn have paid our overseas tour operators, after which the tour gets cancelled due to Border Closure, then it is possible that we are not able to get the amount back, then we will try and get the refund or a credit note for a later travel date.

    Any loss due to the exchange rate will affect the refund amount.

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    • Monday to Friday: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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