Spiritual Japan 5 Nights

Quick tour for those interested in history of Japan. Visit the most famous shrine in the country, Ise Jingu, marvel at beautiful pearls in Mikimoto Island, and eat incredibly fresh seafood caught by female divers and finish off your tour package in the ancient capital of Kyoto.

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Cities visited
Tokyo, Toba, Ise, Kyoto

 

Highlights

  • Ise Jingu Shrine
  • Mikimoto Island
  • Ama (female divers)
  • Kyoto and Nara

 

Package inclusions

  • 2 nights accommodation at Grand Prince New Takanawa or similar in Tokyo
  • 1 nights accommodation at Kochoran (Japanese inn) in Toba
  • 2 nights accommodation at New Miyako Hotel (Main) or similar in Kyoto
  • Tokyo Morning Tour
  • Nara & Kyoto Full Day Tour On Foot
  • 6 meals: (daily breakfast, 1 Dinner)

Transport:

  • Transfer from Narita (Tokyo International Airport) to your hotel by airport shuttle bus
  • Bullet train from Tokyo to Nagoya in ordinary class
  • Transfer to Toba by express train
  • Express train to Ise and Kyoto
  • Transfer to Kansai International Airport from your hotel in airport shuttle bus

 

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Itinerary

Day 1: Tokyo
Arrive at Narita (Tokyo International) Airport. You will be met by a tour representative and helped to board a shuttle bus to your hotel

Accommodation: Tokyo

Day 2: Tokyo
Tokyo Morning Tour
Return to your accommodation on your own.
Accommodation: Tokyo (B)

Day 3: Tokyo – Toba
Today, you are off to Toba, a birthplace of beautiful cultured pearls and women divers (ama).

Make your own way to Tokyo Station and catch a bullet train to Nagoya, then to Toba by Kintetsu Limited Express. Upon arrival, transfer to your accommodation by hotel courtesy bus.
Mikimoto Island and many other islands are found in Toba Bay. Pearl Bridge connects the town and Mikimoto Island, the place where, pearls were successfully cultured for the first time in the world. There is a model factory and a pearl museum on the island, and visitors can watch the processing of pearls, as well as observe how women divers, known as ‘ama,’ collect pearls.
In the fishing villages, ama collecting abalone and seaweed can be seen actively at work, and restaurants scattered throughout the area serve extremely fresh seafood.
Afternoon is free at leisure.
Accommodation: Toba (B, D)

Day 4: Toba – Ise – Kyoto
In the morning, catch the Kintetsu Express train to Ise.

Here, you will have some free time to explore Ise.
Ise’s most famous place to visit is Ise Jingu, it is a shrine dedicated to the sun goddess, and over seven million worshippers visit every year. It is simply a must see, even if you do not have time to see anything else.
In the early afternoon, catch the Kintetsu Express train to Kyoto. Upon arrival, make your own way to your accommodation.
Accommodation: Kyoto (B)

Day 5: Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto
Nara & Kyoto Full Day Tour On Foot
Accommodation: Kyoto (B)

Day 6: Kyoto – Osaka
Transfer to Kansai international Airport by shuttle bus.

Pick up time is about 4 hours prior to the flight. Exact time will be notified to you on Day 5. (B)

 

Terms and Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit is required within 7 days of booking
  • Full payment is required 45 days prior to travel
  • Airfares are not included in price. Please enquire for the latest airfares
  • Minimum of 1 person is required to operate
  • B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner
  • Booking code: JV-3
  • Credit card fees apply
  • Cancellation fees apply