Private Tour of Japan’s Capitals, Tokyo-Nara-Kyoto

  • 8 Days , 3 Cities
  • From $2,970
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Nara is 22 miles (35 km) of Kyoto City and about 17 miles (28 km) east of Osaka. This old capital of Japan is full of natural beauty, charming townscapes, and national treasures. This ancient town is home to three World Heritage sites, Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, comprising Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and Buddhist Monuments in the Horyuji Area.
Countries Visited Japan
Places Visited , Kyoto
Suggested Duration 8 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Japan!

    Arrival at NRT or HND airport in Tokyo. Meet & Greet at arrival lobby with your assistant with the signboard has the lead yours name.
    Transfer to reserved hotel in Central Tokyo by private car. Check in the hotel on your own and free at leisure.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Tokyo - Full day city Tour

    After breakfast at the hotel, a full-day Tokyo city tour with English Speaking Guide by public transportation.
    During your tour, visit Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine, Harajuku District, where the Imperial Palace Outer/Gardens, and continue to Asakusa is the center of Tokyo's shitamachi (literally "low city"), one of Tokyo's districts, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives. In Asakusa see the Sensoji Temple, Kaminarimon Gate & Nakamise Shopping Avenue. The tour ends with the Tokyo River Cruise Ride.
    Overnight at the hotel

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 3

    Tokyo - Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour

    Today, the tour starts at 8:00 am full day Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour by private car with English Speaking Guide.

    Visit Lake Kawaguchi, Oishi Park, and take a half an hour cruise on Lake Ashi Cruise. Then take Hakone Ropeway Ride to the rich Owakudani Valley, the area around a crater created during the last eruption of Mount Hakone some 3000 years ago. (subject to volcanic alert level)
    Overnight at the hotel. View on map
  • DAY 4

    Tokyo - Leisure day

    Today you are free to find the hidden gems of the city of Tokyo, which is Japan's principal city and capital. It's enormous and wealthy capital overflowing with culture, commerce, and most of all, people. Tokyo is the most populated urban area in the world, which has a fascinating and dynamic metropolis that mixes foreign influences, consumer culture, and global business along with remnants of the capital of old Japan. This city represents the entire history and culture, from the Imperial Palace to cherry blossoms gardens to gleaming skyscrapers and electronics.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 5

    Kyoto - Transfer with Bullet Train &

    Breakfast at the hotel. Check out at the hotel at 9:00 am. On the same day, the luggage delivery service is included, up to 2pc/pax for the Tokyo-Kyoto.
    The transfer will be by public transportation to Tokyo Station with English Speaking Assistant.
    You take a bullet train from Tokyo Station to Kyoto Station duration is about 1,50 hours.
    A local guide meets at the platform in Kyoto, and you start five hours Nara tour by public transportation with an English-speaking guide.

    Nara was the capital of Japan in the 8th century. The city is most noted for the many ancient Japanese Buddhist temples and relics around the city, including the Seven Great Temples of Nara. During the tour, visit Todaiji Temple, Nara Park & Kasuga Shrine.

    Back to Kyoto, check in a reserved hotel. Late afternoon pick up your luggage at the hotel front desk.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Train Train
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  • DAY 6

    Kyoto - Full day city tour

    After breakfast, your day starts with a full-day Kyoto city tour by city bus with English Speaking Guide.
    In the city, visit the Kiyomizu Temple, Ninenzaka & Sannenzaka, Sanjuusangendo Temple (Golden Pavilion), and Gion District.
    Overnight at the hotel

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Kyoto - Leisure day

    Today you are free to find the hidden gems of the city of Kyoto, which is considered a major tourist city destination and the cultural capital of Japan. This beautiful town is home to numerous Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, palaces, and gardens. Some of these are listed collectively by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 8

    Depart to Kyoto Airport

    After breakfast, your driver will pick you up from the hotel to transfer to the airport in the morning.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $2,970 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
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Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 7-Night accommodation in first-class hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • All transfers on arrival and departure of each locality are private, assisted by expert personnel
  • All the excursions indicated in the program with English-speaking guides
  • All entrance fees to the sightseeing sites mentioned
  • Some city tours are public transportation
  • The Bullet Train Ticket from Tokyo to Kyoto is included
  • Luggage shipping service between Tokyo to Kyoto
  • Tokyo Subway 24h ticket included on the day of the city tour

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Full-day Tokyo city tour
  • Tokyo River Cruise Ride
  • Full day Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour by private car
  • Five hours visit to the old capital of Japan, Nara
  • Full-day Sightseeing tour in Kyoto city