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Nostalgic Japan - 8 Days

Nostalgic Japan

Private package tours, with multilingual guides, a flexible itinerary, all at very affordable prices.

Please see below for tour details.

**The price shown is for 2 PAX standard room in high season. Price changes every Monday based on the JPY exchange rate.

This tour takes you to the scenic Japanese Alps to visit Takayama, an elegant city of craftsmen famed for its streets lined with old merchant shops and sake breweries.
You also visit Shirakawago, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Kanazawa, a charming old castle town, famous for its cultural heritage and the beautiful Kenrokuen garden.

  • Languages available are Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. Except Day 1, arrival day : Available only English speaking assistant.
  • Flexible itinerary : you can decide what to see in each city and route.
  • The tours are available for single travellers.

Day 1

Arrive at Narita (Narita International Airport) or Haneda (Tokyo International Airport).

You will be met by an English speaking assistant and helped to board an airport bus.  

Transfer to hotel by bus. (Travel Time 85min.)

Day 2

Guided sightseeing in Tokyo (9:00 - 17:00) using public transport.

You can select your own itinerary, see the following suggested routes.


Ameyoko Market - Asakusa Kannon Temple - Sumida River Cruise - Hamarikyu Garden and teabreak - Ginza Shopping Street - Akihabara


Meiji Shrine - Shopping in Omotesando - Ota Ukiyoe Museum - Observatory of Tokyo Government Office - Kabuki-cho Area


Edo Tokyo Museum - Imperial Palace Plaza - Tokyo Bay Area

Day 3

Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo to Kyoto.

Please leave your main suitcase with the porter / bell desk by 7:30 AM.

You will need to keep with you the luggage that you need for your nights in Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa.

Transfer to Takayama with your guide.

Tokyo to Nagoya by bullet train, Nagoya to Takayama by express train (Travel Time 300min.)

Sightseeing in Takayama using public transport.

Yatai kaikan / Jinya House / Kusakabe Folk Museum

Day 4

Transfer to Shirakawago by local bus with your guide. (Travel Time 60min.)

Sightseeing in Shirakawago hamlet.

Nagase House / Minka-en

Stay overnight at a Minshuku (small traditional Japanese house) in Shirakawago.

(Private bathroom, towel and toothbrush are not available at Minshuku.)

Dinner at the Minshuku.

Day 5

Transfer to Kanazawa by local bus with your guide. (Travel Time 90min.)

Sightseeing in Kanazawa using public transport.

Kenroku-en / Shima House / Nomura Samurai House / Kaga Yuzen Traditional Industry Center.

Day 6

Transfer to Kyoto by express train by yourself. (Travel Time 120min.)

Upon arrival at Kyoto Station, you will be met by an English speaking assistant.

Transfer to your hotel with the assistant.

Day 7

Guided sightseeing in Kyoto (9:00 - 17:00) using public transport.

You can select your own itinerary, see the following suggested routes.

●Sample 1 "WEST OF KYOTO"

Arashiyama area - Tenryuji Temple - Kinkakuji temple - Nijo-jo castle

●Sample 2 "EAST OF KYOTO"

Kiyomizu temple - Gion area - Nanzenji temple - Heian shrine

●Sample 3 "SOUTH OF KYOTO"

Sanju sangendo - Fushimi Inari taisha Shrine - Byodoin-tea ceremony

Day 8

Transfer to Kansai International Airport by airport shuttle van. (Travel Time 90min.)

Pick up time is about 4hours prior to the flight. Exact time of pick up will be notified to you on Day 7.

The cost includes

  • Hotel : Tokyo (2nights), Takayama (1night), Kanazawa (1night) and Kyoto (2nights)
  • Minshuku : Shirakawago (1night)
  • Meal : Dinner and breakfast at Shirakawago Minshuku (Breakfast supplement is available)
  • Guide : Private guide (Except day 1 & 8) and English speaking assistant (Day 1)
  • Train : Ordinary class reserved seat (Day 3 and 6)
  • Luggage transfer : Tokyo – Kyoto (one item per person)
  • Others : Round trip airport transfer by airport bus/van. Local transfer and admission fees (when with guide)
Price From CAD$4,430/person
Total $ 4,430 CAD

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