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CHRISTMAS - THE TOKYO WAY


From USD 2315 * | from £ 1689.95*

per person 24 pax

Christmas in Tokyo is simply magical. It’s like something out of a Disney movie. A city covered in fairy lights. Families looking to spend Christmas, not for religious purposes but just to enjoy the festive vibes that the season brings; then Tokyo is the perfect place to celebrate.
 
The holiday season in Japan seems to be celebrated the exact opposite way as it is in western countries. In Japan, Christmas is the time for friends and couples to have parties, make plans to meet up for dinner and celebrate as much as they can. And New Year is the time of the year when all members of the family come together, visit the temple, and usher-in January 1st, with food and drinks.
 
One fun fact about the holiday season in Japan is that Christmas Eve is the most romantic day of the year. It’s the Japanese version of Valentine’s Day. As a matter of fact, if you don’t have a date on Christmas Eve, you won’t want to be seen alone in public. Japanese couples, especially the youngest, book dinners at romantic restaurants, the stores sell romantic Christmas gifts, and the streets are decorated to perfection to embody this most romantic day.
 
Day 01 – Dec 13th – Arrival – Tokyo  
Arrive at Tokyo Narita Airport
Meet with English Speaking Tour Guide at Arrival Lobby
Transfer: Chartered Coach | Narita Airport
* Check in at Hotel is available as of 15:00
Hotel Check-in & Leisure
 
Day 02 – Dec 14th – Tokyo 
Transfer: Chartered Coach 
0900hrs | after breakfast, meet with English Speaking Guide at Hotel Lobby
On this day you will visit the Asakusa Temple - Sensoji & Nakamise Shopping Street, Akihabara Electric Town, Ameyoko, Tokyo Tower (The main deck 150m), Hama-rikyu Gardens and Odaiba by Water Bus
Lunch (on your own)
1800hrs | Return to the hotel 
Lunch and Dinner is excluded on this day 
 
Day 03 – Dec 15th – Tokyo, Nikko
Transfer: Chartered Coach 
0800hrs | after breakfast, meet with English Speaking Guide at Hotel Lobby
Drive from Tokyo to Nikko (Approximate drive of 2.5 hrs)
Places you will visit; Toshogu Shrine, Irohazaka Winding Road, Kegon Waterfall (including elevator), Chuzenjiko.
1800hrs | Return to the hotel
Lunch and Dinner is excluded on this day 
 
Day 04 – Dec 16th – Tokyo
Transfer: Chartered Coach 
0900hrs | after breakfast, meet with English Speaking Guide at Hotel Lobby
Today you will visit; The Meiji Shrine, Harajuku & Omotesando, Shibuya (Shibuya crossing), Imperial Palace, Ginza area and Sinjuku area
1800hrs | Return to the hotel 
Lunch and Dinner is excluded on this day 
 
Day 05 – 17th Dec – Tokyo, Kamakura, Kawaguchiko
 Transfer: Chartered Coach 
0800hrs | after breakfast, meet with English Speaking Guide at Hotel Lobby
Tokyo >> Kamakura (Approximate 1.5hrs drive)
Visit; Kotokuin Temple (Great Buddha of Kamakura), Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Kamakura Komachi-dori Street, Pirate Ship on Lake Ashi (1.5hrs) and Hakone Shrine. 
Move to Kwaguchiko (Approximately 1.5hrs drive)
1800hrs | Hotel check in; Dinner; Hot Spring 
Lunch is excluded on this day 
 
Day 06 – Dec 18th – Kawaguchiko, Tokyo, Matsumoto
Transfer: Chartered Coach 
0800hrs | after breakfast, meet with English Speaking Guide at Hotel Lobby
Kawaguchiko >> Mount Fuji 
Visit; Fujisan World Heritage Center
Drive from Mt. Fuji - Matsumoto (Approximately 2.5hrs drive)
Visit; Matsumoto Castle and Nakamchi District
Lunch and Dinner excluded
 
Day 07 – Dec 19th – Matsumoto, Takayama 
Transfer: Chartered Coach 
0900hrs | after breakfast, meet with English Speaking Guide at Hotel Lobby
Matsumoto >> Takayama (approximate 2.2hrs)
Visit; Hida folk village and Matsuri no mori
Lunch and dinner excluded
 
Day 08 –Dec 20th – Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa
Transfer: Chartered Coach 
0800hrs | after breakfast, meet with English Speaking Guide at Hotel Lobby
Visit; Morning markets (asaichi) , takayama’s old town (Sanmachi Suji) 
Lunch on own 
Drive from Takayama to Shirakawago (approx. 1hr)
Visit: Shirakawago Village (Ogimachi village)
Drive from Shirakawago to Kazazawa (approximate 1.5hrs drive)
Dinner and Lunch excluded
 
Day 09 –Dec 21st - Kanazawa
Transfer: Chartered Coach 
0900hrs | after breakfast, meet with English Speaking Guide at Hotel Lobby
Visit; Nagamachi Samurai District, Nomura-ke, Kenrokuen Garden, Higashi Chaya District, Omicho Market
Lunch and dinner excluded
 
Day 10 –Dec 22nd – Kanazawa, Kyoto
Transfer: Chartered Coach 
0830hrs | after breakfast, meet with English Speaking Guide at Hotel Lobby
Drive from Kanazawa >> Kyoto (approximate 4hrs drive)
Visit; Kinkakuji, Arashiyama (Bamboo groves and Togetsu Bridge) 
 
Day 11 –Dec 23rd - Kyoto
Transfer: Chartered Coach 
0900hrs | after breakfast, meet with English Speaking Guide at Hotel Lobby
Visit: Nijo Castle, Kyoto imperial palace, Nishiki Market, Kiyomizu Temple, Sannenzaka & Ninenzaka, Sanjusangendo, and Gion area
Dinner and lunch excluded
 
Day 12 –Dec 24th (National Holiday)– Kyoto, Osaka 
Transfer: Chartered Coach 
0900hrs | after breakfast, meet with English Speaking Guide at Hotel Lobby
Kyoto - Nara (1hrs drive)
Visit: Fushimi Inari Shrine, Nara Park, Todaji Temple, Kasuga Taisha (outside only)
Nara - Osaka (approximate 1 hrs drive)
Dinner and Lunch excluded
 
Day 13 –Dec 25th – Osaka
Transfer: Chartered Coach 
0900hrs | after breakfast, meet with English Speaking Guide at Hotel Lobby
Visit: Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building Floating Garden Observatory (* Supplement: Kaiyukan (Osaka Aquarium) +2,530JPY per person); Kuromon Market and Shinsaibashi Shopping District
 
Day 14 –Dec 26th – Osaka 
Transfer: Chartered Coach
Day free at Leisure until your departure time 
Hotel - Kansai Airport
 

Includes:

  • English Speaking Tour Guide: 14 days
  • Chartered Coach: 14 times
  • Tolls & parking’s are included.
  • Entrance fee based on schedule
  • Breakfast are included at Hotel

Excludes:

Lunch and Dinner

 

*terms and conditions apply