Model Itinerary #1 : Japan Explorer 15 Days

Tokyo – Nikko – Mt. Fuji & Hakone – Shima Peninsula (Ise) –Kyoto – Nara – Mt. Koya – Hiroshima & Miyajima –
Kobe – Osaka

Estimated tour cost : $3,300.- / person, tax included

What’s included :
– Hotel accommodation in superior class for 13 nights (double occupancy)
– Transportation listed in itinerary
– Admission
What’s not included :
– International Airfare
– Meals
– Tour guide


Day 1

Leave Canada


Day 2

Arrival in Tokyo

Arrive at Narita/Haneda Airport
Transfer to hotel in Tokyo
Accommodation in Tokyo for 4 nights


Day 3


Tour of Tokyo, visiting

  • Shunkaen Bonsai Museum
  • Asakusa Kannon Temple
  • Nakamise Shopping Arcade
  • Imperial Palace


Day 4


Tour of Tokyo. visiting

  • Meiji-jingu Shrine
  • Harajuku
  • Omotesando
  • Shibuya
  • Akihabara Electric Town
  • Ginza


Day 5

Tokyo – Nikko – Tokyo

Tour of Nikko, visiting

  • Toshogu Shrine
  • the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu
  • Kegon Waterfall
  • Mt. Nantai


Day 6

Tokyo – Mt. Fuji – Hakone

Transfer to Hakone with view of Mt. Fuji, visiting Fuji Visitor Center and Mt. Fuji 5th Station.
Boat cruise on Lake Ashi.
Check-in at Japanese-style hot-spring guesthouse (onsen ryokan) and change into a casual kimono (yukata).
Kaiseki dinner at the guesthouse. Sleep on futon.
Accommodation in Hakone


Day 7

Hakone – Shima Peninsula (Ise)

Transfer to Shima Peninsula by Shinkansen and express train.
Visit Ise Grand Shrine, outer shrine (Geku) and inner Shrine (Naiku), Okageyokocho street, and Sengukan Museum
Accommodation in Shima Peninsula


Day 8

Shima Peninsula (Ise) – Kyoto

Tour of Toba, visiting Mikimoto Pearl Island and observing a demonstration by women divers (ama)
Transfer to Kyoto by express train
Accommodation in Kyoto for 2 nights


Day 9


Tour of Kyoto, visiting

  • Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
  • Nijo-jo Castle
  • Sanjusangendo Hall
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Sannenzaka


Day 10

Kyoto – Nara – Osaka

Tour of Nara, visiting

  • Todai-ji Temple with the Great Buddha stature,
  • Nara Park (deer park), and
  • Kasuga Grand Shrine

Transfer to Osaka
Accommodation in Osaka


Day 11

Osaka – Mt. Koya

Transfer to Mt. Koya by express train and cable car
Sightseeing on

  • Mt. Koya
  • Reihokan Museum
  • Kongobu-ji Temple
  • Okunoin Temple

Vegetarian temple cuisine (shojin ryori) for dinner.
Accommodation on Mt. Koya


Day 12

Mt. Koya – Miyajima Island – Hiroshima

Experience Zen meditation in the early morning
Vegetarian temple cuisine (shojin ryori) for breakfast
Transfer to Miyajima Island via Hiroshima
Sightseeing on Miyajima Island, visiting Omotesando street and Itsukushima Shrine
Return to Hiroshima by ferry (10-min ride)
Accommodation in Hiroshima


Day 13

Hiroshima – Osaka

Tour of Hiroshima visiting Peace Memorial Park, A-bomb Dome
Transfer to Osaka by Shinkansen
Accommodation in Osakafor 2 nights


Day 14

Osaka – Kobe – Osaka

Tour of Kobe, visiting

  • sake brewery
  • Meriken Park
  • Nankinmachi Chinatown
  • Sannomiya area


Day 15

Departure from Osaka

Transfer to Kansai International Airport


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