The timeless contrast between ancient traditions and exceedingly modern life in Japan never ceases to fascinate Western visitors.
An amazing trip, tinted with the colors of the 6,000 islands of the Archipelago and better yet the visit of Honshu, the largest island of Japan.
Overwhelmed by the high sight of Mount Fuji, you will follow the scenic trail of Myajima the island of Gods, Tokyo’s dynamic streets, Kyoto’s luscious Japanese gardens and the famous massive Kamakura temple Hase-Dera.
Experience memorable moments; enjoy the connection with the Japanese people who values respect, piety and bonding to their roots, their history of Samurai while they are fused in the modern life as if it were the most natural thing in the world…
Not IncludedNuits en hôtel 4*Le billet d’avionDeparture TaxesAssuranceLes taxes d’aéroportPersonal GuideBreakfast
Day 1 - Tokyo
- Arrival to Tokyo airport
- Hotel transfer
- Spend time at your own leisure
Day 2 - Tokyo – Asakusa & Ueno
- Hamarikyu Gardens, Public Park located at the mouth of the Sumida River
- Sumida River cruise, Public transportation towards Asakusa
- Asakusa districts and most ancient temple of the city Sensoji
- Ueno Public Part famous for its Cherry Blossoms
- The National Museum of Western Art, one of architect Le Corbusier 1959 buildings holding the exceptional collection dedicated to Western though and art (external visit only)
- Tokyo National Museum preserving the most precious Japanese art collection in the world
Day 3 - Ginza – Omotesando & Harajuku
- Tsukiji fish market, biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world
- Ginza, popular upscale shopping area
- Omotesando & Harajuku areas, linked to Tokyo through the suspended Rainbow Bridge
- Nezu Museum, home of the collection of famous businessman Nezu Kaichiro
- Shibuya, commercial and business center
- Meji shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of the emperor Meji and his wife
- Experience Odaiba at your leisure and enjoy the man-made island, a shopping and entertainment district.
Day 4 – Tokyo – Roppongi/Shinjuku
- Roppongi, affluent development area & popular nightclub scene
- Mori Tower, the 54 –story mixed-use skyscraper, Tokyo city view observation deck & Mori Art Museum
- Shinjuku area with its uncountable skyscrapers
- Shinjuku station, the world’s busiest railway station
Day 5 – Tokyo – Kamakura - Hakone
- After a copious traditional Japanese breakfast, you will depart towards Kamakura.
- The visit of the city main landmarks will include Hase-Dera temple, one of the Buddhist temples in the city of Kamakura, famous for housing a massive eleven-headed wooden statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, Giant Buddha, Daibutsu and Hachimangu Shinto shrine.
- Resume towards Hakone.
Day 6 Hakone – Kawaguchiko (Mount Fuji) - Hakone
- Departure towards Kawaguchiko Lake, the most popular of Mount Fuji five lakes . Mount Fuji is located at 3,776 m high. Along the way, you will visit Itchiku Kubota museum, showcasing the artistic creations and magnificent kimono experience inspired by the four seasons’ theme, designed by the artist himself.
- The museum features the panoramic view of Itchiku’s beloved Mount Fuji, a wonderful Japanese Alpes mountains sight, especially during the suitable visibility days.
- Visit Hakone National Park, famous for its hot springs and natural beauty, located between Mount Fuji and Izu Peninsula.
- Experience a traditional dinner and spend the night in “ryokan”, a traditional Japanese inn.
Day 7 – Hakone / Kyoto
- Departure towards Kyoto in The Shinkansen, the bullet train, 2 h in high speed train.
- Lunch will be served in the train.
- Discover Higashiyama Temple and the district around Kiyomizu-dera visiting the various temples and shrines along the way, historic monuments of ancient Kyoto
- Heian Shinto Shrine and gardens boasting a large number of pink weeping cherry trees known as cherry blossoms
- Yasaka Shrine in the Gion Geisha district and Pontocho, the old nightlife area and elusive Geisha tea houses
Day 8 - Kyoto
- Nijo Castle, residences & gardens
- Kinkaku-ji, Golden pavillion and Zen Buddhist temple
- Arashiyama & Saga no Arashiyama, site and place of scenic beauty, also known as bamboo forest
- Okochi Sanso Villa , one of Kyoto top sites, enjoy your tea in a green tea house in a spectacular villa with magnificient views on Kyoto
- Ryoan-ji temple and famous rock garden
- Geisha show in the evening
Day 9 - Kyoto
- Ginkakuji, silver pavillion and Zen temple
- Kyoto philosopher’s path, lined by hundreds of cherry trees.
- Sanjusangen Temple, hall of the Lotus King, one of the oldest and most famous temples
Day 10 – Kyoto / Mount Koya
- Departure towards Nara Park, home to hundreds of freely roaming deer’s
- Todai-ji Temple and the world’s largest bronze statue of Buddha
- Fushimi Inari is the head shrine of the God Inari, built in 711 and dedicated to the Gods of rice and sake Mont Koya, the center of Shingon Buddhism and its ecclesiastical headquarters
- Dinner and accomodation in Shukubo Koya-San Eko-in Temple, a 1000 year old Buddhist shrine transformed into a guesthouse
Day 11 – Mount Koya / Hiroshima / Miyajima
- After morning encantations, departure towards Okayama (4 hours drive)
- Visit Kōraku-en in Okayama, one of the three great gardens of Japan
- Visit Hiroshima, rebuilt, its memorial park and museum dedicated to the legacy and the memory of the symbolic and appealing city
- Continue towards Miyajima, (3 hours in bus), the island of Gods and well known for its floating shrine and Otorii, the offshore and giant orange gate marking the entrance of the shrine (4 hours drive by car)
- Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
- Night accomodation in Miyajima
Day 12 - Miyajima / Osaka
- Himeji Castle also known as the white Heron castle is Japan’s most spectacular castle and named UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Departure towards Osaka
- Umeda Sky building, a high rise of structure and steel and floating garden observatory
Day 13 - Osaka
- Dotonbori, gastronomists’ town and principal tourists’ destination
- Osaka Castle, one of Japan’s most famous landmarks and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the 16th century
- Transfer to the airport arrival the next day to Beirut
- Starting : 6800 USD per person ( Group of 10 persons)
- Highlights of the trip
- Kyoto temples & gardens
- Mount Koya,Japan’s Holiest Mountain,home temple & ecclesiastical headquarters of the Koyassan Shingon School.
- Miyajima,the islands of the Gods,well known for it’s floating shrine.
- Hiroshima & it’s historical heritage.
- Tokyo & it’s modern architecture.
- Hakone famous for its hot springs.
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- Spend the night in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn).Sleeping on futons and tatami mats.
- Getting around bytrain.
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