Classic Japan and Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Japan

Overview

Discover Japan where ancient tradition and modern culture exist together at the same time .Explore sacred shrines and iconic Mount Fuji. Experience a Bullet Train for a high-speed adventure. In Hong Kong meet traditional Chinese culture, in a rich metropolitan city over with world-class shopping and dining. This tour contains a number of experiences that give you a memorable holiday

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15 DAYS
CLASSIC JAPAN & HONG KONG
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Pit Stops

  • UK – Tokyo (4N)
  • Kyoto (4N)
  • Hong Kong (4N) – UK

Tour Includes

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • 13 nights in hotel and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 26 meals: 15 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Entrance fees, guides and daily tours

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the traditional temples of Asakusa
  • Spend time at giant bronze Buddha at Kamakura
  • Enjoy the Ninja and Samurai performances
  • Experience Bullet train for a high speed adventure
  • Admire wood carvings and ornate structures of Toshogu Shrine at Nikko & See the mystical kegon Waterfall
  • Take aerial tram ride to the top of Mt Komagatak for Panoramic views of Hakone National Park
  • Take a look of Todaiji Temple, one of Japan’s most famous and remarkable temples
  • Discover Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple and the Heian Shrine & imperial palace

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 LONDON – TOKYO

Fly to Tokyo

DAY 2 TOKYO

On arrival Tokyo you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel New Otani.

DAY 3 TOKYO (B/L/D)

Full day tour of Tokyo.You will first visit the Tokyo Tower, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from the observation platform. Next is the Meiji Shrine, the finest example of Japanese shrine architecture. Then driving through the Akasaka Guest House. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the garden as a place of historical interest and scenic beauty. We drive through the shopping district of Ginza. We continue to Hamarikyu garden which is a typical Daimyo (Japanese feudal lord) garden in the Edo period with a tidal pond. Next enjoy a 30 minutes boat ride on the Sumida River. After the cruise, you have a chance to see Ninja and Samurai performances at the pier. At the end of tour, visiting the Asakusa Kannon Temple and walking down the brightly lit Nakamise shopping street, then we drive through Kappabashi area where restaurant supplies and wax food samples are sold, and Ueno and Akihabara.

DAY 4 TOKYO – NIKKO – TOKYO (B/L/D)

Highlights of Nikko, including World Heritage Site Nikko Toshogu Shrine, the beautiful Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji. Enjoy experiencing the nature and long history of Nikko.
Enjoy a visit to Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a registered World Heritage Site.
Visit Kegon Falls, counted among the greatest waterfalls in Japan

DAY 5 TOKYO – KAMAKURA – TOKYO (B/L/D)

You begin your full–day walking tour. You head towards Kamakura and Hase, a suburb within Kamakura. You visit the statue of the Great Buddha at Kotokuin Temple. The second largest Buddha statue in Japan made in bronze and measures 37 feet dated back to 1252. You’ll then visit the attractive Hase Kannon Temple, with its gilt statue of Kannon. Features of the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine include a series of red Torii gates, an arched bridge, ponds, a huge gingko tree and the colourful Main Hall standing at the top of 62 stone steps. Later return back to Tokyo.

DAY 6 TOKYO – MT.FUJI – KYOTO (B/L/D)

Journey through the foothills of the iconic Mt Fuji of Japan’s highest mountain. Browse informational displays about the revered mountain and get amazing views from the second floor observation deck.Then continue halfway up the mountain to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station at 7,545 feet (2,300m). Continue to nearby Lake Ashi in Hakone National Park for a boat cruise on a pirate ship! Relax as you glide across the water, taking in views of Mt Fuji, Mt Komagatake and other mountains that surround the lake. Then, take the Hakone Ropeway, an aerial tram with amazing vistas over sparkling Lake Ashi, the Izu islands and majestic Mount Fuji. After visiting Hakone, your guide transfers you to a Shinkansen train (bullet train) bound for Kyoto.On arrival Kyoto you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Kyoto century

DAY 7 KYOTO (B/L/D)

Full day tour of Kyoto.This tour starts with a visit to Nijo Castle, once used as the Tokugawa Shogun’s family palace. Then you will visit Kinkakuji Temple, one of the sacred sites of Japan. Afterwards, it’s on to Kyoto Imperial Palace, former residence of the Imperial Family. you will visit Heian Jingu Shrine, a magnificent structure strongly influenced by Chinese architecture. Then on to the Sanjusangendo Temple with its 1,001 impressive images of Buddha. The tour ends with a visit to the Kiyomizu Temple, famous for its wooden veranda.

DAY 8 KYOTO (B/D)

Free for Leisure . Then in the afternoon we head to the outskirts of the city to visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, home to a seemingly endless stretch of iconic red torii gates spread across a thickly wooded mountain. Walk through the snaking corridors, made famous in the film “Memoirs of Geisha”. Next head to another of the city’s must-see sights, the Tofukuji Temple. Originally built in the 13th century, and famous for its traditional, yet modern, Zen style garden, this is a great place to soak up the relaxed atmosphere of the city. Learn about the origin and inspiration for the garden, and what it means to the Monks who continue to live and study here. Continue to Gion, famously known as Kyoto’s Geisha district. This area comes alive with people and lights in the evening. Stroll past the 17th-century traditional restaurants and teahouses, many of which are still exclusive establishments for Geisha entertainment, see the theatres and traditional shops, and soak up the atmosphere of this historic quarter.

DAY 9 KYOTO – NARA – KYOTO (B/D)

After breakfast we leave for Nara tour .This tour takes us to visit Todaiji Temple, the world’s largest wooden building, which houses a colossal image of Buddha. Next we visit the Peaceful Deer Park, where many tame deer roam the grounds. Then tour will proceed to the vermillion-hued Kasuga Shrine with its thousands of lanterns.

DAY 10 KYOTO – OSAKA – HONG KONG (B)

After breakfast transfer to Osaka International airpor to board your flight to Hong Kong . On arrival Hong Kong you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Harbour Plaza North Point.

DAY 11 HONG KONG (B/L)

You will be transferred to Tung Chung cable ride, you will enjoy one of the best views Hong Kong has to offer as the cable car cabin glides over the South China Sea and North Lantau Country Park. After the skyrail ride, you can take a walk in the Ngong Ping village, a culturally themed village that combines attractions, shopping, dining and entertainment. Next stop on the tour will be at the Great Buddha Statue for a close up view of the world’s biggest outdoor Buddha statue followed by a visit to the Po Lin Monastery. Last stop will be a walking tour of the Tai O Fishing Village, known as the ‘Venice of the East.

DAY 12 HONG KONG – MACAU – HONG KONG (B/L)

Board the ferry to Macau. The tour first starts with the visit the Statue of Kum Iam, the goddess of Mercy then follows by the Macau Tower. You will be able to explore the shops inside the tower at the ground and the lower ground level or alternatively, you may enter the observation deck at 61/F for a panoramic view of Macau and the Pearl River Delta at your own expense. Tour will then proceed to visit the 400 year old A-Ma Temple, the most famous temple in Macau. After lunch, the tour heads to the visit of Macau landmark, Ruins of St. Paul.

DAY 13 HONG KONG (B)

After breakfast , we leave for Hong Kong City tour .Hong Kong was once a simple fishing village. Today, it is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities where East truly meets West. Be amazed by this exciting City of Life with this half-day tour. Tour will take you to the Victoria Peak with one-way Peak Tram ride include. Looking down from The Peak you’ll be amazed by the spectacular view of the surrounding city skyline, the world-famous Victoria Harbour and Kowloon, towering skyscrapers and peaceful green hillsides. Next stop is Aberdeen Fishing Village which provides a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of Hong Kong’s fishing folk.

DAY 14 HONG KONG – UK (B)

Day is free for your own leisure and other activities . Evening take fly to UK

DAY 15 UK

Arrive home today

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