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Tours - Tokyo and Hakuba Ski (6 days)
Tour includes:

• Accommodation at selected hotels with meals as mentioned

• Check-in time is 3.00PM and check-out time is 11.00AM. Early or late service is subject to

availability with surcharge.

• Meals as mentioned

• Tours and transfers as mentioned by public transport in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima

• Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time

• Service charge and current government VAT tax


Tour excludes:

• VISA

• Optional tour

• Please make sure you have 6 months passport validity.

• Early/late check in/out service at hotels (surcharge if request)

• Tips and gratuities

• Services and meals if not mentioned in itinerary

• All drinks, including water, soft drink and alcohol on all included or optional excursion

• Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature

• Travel Insurance (Compulsory)

Day 1: TOKYO


Meet your assistant at Narita Airport and transfer to the city hotel on a shared coach.  Relax at the hotel and enjoy walkable Japanese-style restaurants in the area of your hotel regarding the provided brochure.

Meals:B
Hotel: B Asakusa or Shiba Park or Tokyo Marriot

Day 2: TOKYO

After a breakfast, your private guide takes you on a tour using the inner-city public transit system tostroll at the peaceful Hamariyku garden, the former private garden of an Edo Period Lord. Here you will stop for a Japanese green tea. What a way to start the day. Followed by a short cruise along the sumida river to see the Tokyo from different angle.

Next, head over to Asakusa - home of the grand temple of Senso-ji! This bright red temple is central to an area famous for kimono, geisha, performing arts and old-fashioned souvenirs for more than 300 years. Get your fortune told, find high-class incense, spot geiko (young geisha) passing by and snack on Edo foods! After having sushi or ramen for lunch at the local restaurant.


After a breakfast, your private guide takes you on a tour using the inner-city public transit system tostroll at the peaceful Hamariyku garden, the former private garden of an Edo Period Lord. Here you will stop for a Japanese green tea. What a way to start the day. Followed by a short cruise along the sumida river to see the Tokyo from different angle.

Next, head over to Asakusa - home of the grand temple of Senso-ji! This bright red temple is central to an area famous for kimono, geisha, performing arts and old-fashioned souvenirs for more than 300 years. Get your fortune told, find high-class incense, spot geiko (young geisha) passing by and snack on Edo foods! After having sushi or ramen for lunch at the local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will visit  the magnificent Meiji Shrine, a Shinto shrine dedicated to the Meiji Emperor, and the most popular place in the city for weddings and end-of-year "Hatsu-mode."  You will be shown the traditions associated with visiting such a shrine. Continue the journey to Harajuku and Omote-Sando, also known as Tokyo&;s Champs-Elysee. This broad, tree lined avenue features a multitude of fashion flagship stores designed by internationally renowned architects within a short distance. End the day at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku is one of Tokyo&;s tallest and most distinctive skyscrapers. The 243 meter tall building has two towers, and each houses an observatory at a height of 202 meters, which provide good panoramic views of Tokyo. 

Meal: B
Hotel: Villa Fontaine Shidome
Guide: 8 hours
Means of transport: Public 
Includes entrance fee

 

Day 3: TOKYO – KAMAKURA/NIKKO (OPTIONAL)


You can go back to the areas we showed you to get a deeper look at the fascinating back alleys, or use our information packet to visit new areas of the old town. Make a visit to the Tsukji Fish Market and surrounding restaurants in Tsukushima. 

Or perhaps take a cruise down the Sumida River to visit Odaiba - a unique island of gaming and multi-media! If  you are interested in traditional art, come to the Kabuki-za Theatre in Ginza, and see a performance while there - a must-see for any visitor to Japan. 

We also offer a optional day trip to nearby Nikko to see beautiful traditional streets and customs, or to Kamakura to see the giant Buddha stature and town of the samurai. Just tell us what you are looking for!


Meal: B
 

Day 4: HABUKU

Depart from Tokyo station on the world famous Shinkansen, which will whisk you to Nagano Prefecture, a distance of more than 240 kilometres, in less than two hours. Upon arrival your chartered taxi will wait for you and bring you to your accommodation in Hakuba.
Hakuba features some of Japan&;s greatest ski resorts, and the powdered snow you will find here is some of the best on the planet. With your included 7-day Hakuba All-Mountain Pass, you can choose from 9 ski resorts which cater to all levels of skiing. From the seasoned alpine expert to freshly minted newbies, there is snowy adventure to be had by everyone. 
Achieve your own Olympic Dream and slide down the Happo-One Ski resort, which hosted the most important events of the 1998 Winter Olympics, or choose the more challenging HakubaGoryu&Hakuba 47 resort, which targets intermediate and advanced skiers looking for more of a challenge. 
In addition to the aforementioned resorts, the following can also be accessed with the Hakuba All-Mountain Pass: HakubaSanosaka, Iwatake, Minekata, Tsugaike, HakubaNorikura and Hakuba Cortina.
After a day of skiing, indulge yourself by relaxing at one of the numerous onsen, or natural hotsprings, found in the area.

Meal: B

Day 5: HAKUBA SKIING (B)

For the next six days you will have the pleasure of discovering all the best that skiing in Hakuba has to offer or, if you choose to, take a break from the slopes andtake one of the following highly-recommended day-excursions:
*Snow Monkeys:
Pay a visitJigokudaniYaen Koen to see the famous world-famous Snow Monkeys of Japan. Jigokudani literally means ‘hell&;s valley&; due to the steam and boiling water that bubbles out of small crevices in the frozen ground, and it is in these baths of boiling water that the resident Japanese Macaques like to soak in.The monkeys live in large social groups, and it can be quite entertaining to watch their interactions. They are highly accustomed to human observers, so you can get as close to them as you feel comfortable –usually they just ignore people. Whilst the monkeys are most numerous during the colder months, they can be observed all year round.

For the next six days you will have the pleasure of discovering all the best that skiing in Hakuba has to offer or, if you choose to, take a break from the slopes andtake one of the following highly-recommended day-excursions:
*Snow Monkeys:
Pay a visitJigokudaniYaen Koen to see the famous world-famous Snow Monkeys of Japan. Jigokudani literally means ‘hell&;s valley&; due to the steam and boiling water that bubbles out of small crevices in the frozen ground, and it is in these baths of boiling water that the resident Japanese Macaques like to soak in.The monkeys live in large social groups, and it can be quite entertaining to watch their interactions. They are highly accustomed to human observers, so you can get as close to them as you feel comfortable –usually they just ignore people. Whilst the monkeys are most numerous during the colder months, they can be observed all year round.

 *Matsumoto Excursion
Matsumoto has flourished as a castle town since the 16th century. In addition to its historical and cultural heritage, Matsumoto is surrounded in all directions by towering alpine mountains, well known among locals to provide some of the best panoramic views in Japan. To the west, the Japan Alps rise to heights of 3,000 meters, owing to its reputation as being the “Roof of Japan.”
Today you can visit Matsumoto Castle, also known as “Crow Castle because of its black walls and spreading wings, is one of the most complete and beautiful among Japan's original castles. It is a shining example of the so called "hirajiro"castles of Japan, which are built on plains rather than on a hill or mountain. 
Overnight in Hakuba.

Meal: B

Day 6: TOKYO


Today you will leave Hakuba behind for your included return trip to Tokyo. A transfer by train to Narita Airport is included and, if requested, we can also arrange an extra night in Tokyo.

Meals: B

 

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