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Tokyo to Kyoto via Japanese Alps with Rail Pass
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Cities of Tradition!!!... Fly into Tokyo, Japan's most lively capital, which mixes the ultramodern with the traditional, featuring neon-lit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples. This city is famed for its vibrant food scene, and its trendy and fashion districts of Shibuya and Harajuku. Next is Kanazawa, a magical place that features the Tera-Machi, where 70 temples are gathered together, and also the Kenroku-en Garden. Up next, get on the famous bullet train and go to Takayama, a picturesque town that houses three of the most beautiful festivals in Japan. Then take the train to Kyoto, known as the City of the Ten Thousand Shrines for a reason, since it holds about a quarter of Japan's National Treasures and popular festivals. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 8 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Tokyo and out of Osaka
  • High-speed bullet train Shinkansen (Japan Rail Pass - 7 Days)
  • 7 Days Japan Rail Pass is included by default. Please ensure you select the correct duration of your Japan Rail Pass according to length of travel (For more details please go to the product description during the booking process).
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Tokyo
  • Train from Tokyo to Kanazawa: Go to Tokyo train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Kanazawa train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 154 Min.
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Kanazawa
  • Train from Kanazawa to Takayama (via Toyama): Go to Kanazawa train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Takayama train station. Route operated by Shinkansen with one stop in Toyama to connect with JR Hida Limited Express Train to Takayama. Journey takes approx. 120 Min.
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Takayama
  • Train from Takayama to Kyoto (via Nagoya): Go to Takayama train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Kyoto train station. This route is operated by JR Hida Limited Express and Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 200 Min.
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Kyoto
  • Train from Kyoto to Osaka Airport: Go to Kyoto train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Osaka station.** YOU MUST TAKE A BUS FROM OSAKA STATION TO AIRPORT** Journey takes approx. 70 Min.

Price history for this itinerary (past 7 days):
From Los Angeles LAX (CA), US for 8 nights
1437.07 * incl.tax
From Oahu HNL, HI for 9 nights
3143.25 * incl.tax
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Tokyo (130)     Kyoto (45)     Takayama (7)     Kanazawa (12)    
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4. Kyoto
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2 nights in Tokyo

Tokyo is Japan's energetic capital, and one of the largest, busiest cities in the world! This bustling city combines historical places, such as the Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, and Sensoji temple, to the ultramodern Skyscrapers and the Tokyo Tower along with the world`s tallest tower, the Skytree. The city consists of 23 different wards, each with its own individuality and unique attractions, Ginza is the most expensive and fashionable shopping district, Shibuya consists of the busiest crosswalk in the world and the busiest train station, while Shinjuku is the largest district in the heart of the city with hundreds of skyscrapers and Shinjuku Gyoen Park featuring hundreds of cherry trees, with their magnificent blooms during March and April. Check out the world`s largest fish market and dine at one of the 160,000 eateries or capture a glimpse of the sacred Mount Fiji, the opportunities for adventure in Tokyo are endless.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Sony building, Imperial Palace, temples of Asakusa, Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Meiji Shrine, Korakuen Garden, Ueno Park, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Sea Life Park, Tokyo Tower, Rainbow Bridge and so much more!



2 nights in Kanazawa

The charming city of Kanazawa is often overlooked when visiting Japan, it is one of the country`s jewels filled with ancient architecture, spectacular shopping districts and some of the best seafood in the country. The country boasts exciting museums to explore, ancient temples and Kanazawa`s Castle along with one of the top three Japanese Gardens in all the country at Kenroukeun. An interesting city to explore on foot down narrow, winding alleyways where ancient teahouses can be discovered and famous Geisha districts.

Recommneded Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa Castle, Nagamachi Samurai District, Kazuemachi area, Kanazawa Shinise Memorial Hall, and much more.




2 nights in Takayama

Takayama`s well preserved Edo-style streets are filled with history boasting shops, eateries, galleries, and breweries all well worth exploring either on foot or on a traditional rickshaw ride. The historic city boasts beautifully well-preserved architecture with a plethora of interesting museums including the Hida Folk Village, and many surrounding attractions and activities amongst the mountain region of the Hida Mountain range. There is plenty of delicious food to be enjoyed in Takayama which is famous for its high-quality Hida-Gyu Beef the finest variety of beef in the country.

It is famous for the Sanno-machi Historic District and the biannual Takayama Festival, which has been designated as one of Japan’s most beautiful festivals. It is also very popular during winter season because there are many skiing resorts in the area.

Recommneded Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Sanmachi Street, Chubu Sangaku National Park, Shinhotaka Ropeway, Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village, Yoshijima Heritage House.




2 nights in Kyoto

Kyoto is nestled among the mountains in Western Honshu. The city is considered to be Japan`s most beautiful, a living museum of Japan`s great artistic heritage. Discover its hidden beauty in its 2000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, as well as palaces, gardens, and architecture. Among the most famous temples are Kiyomizu-Dera, a magnificent wooden temple; Kinkaku-Ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion; Ginkaku-Ji, the Temple of the Silver Pavilion; and Ryoan-Ji, famous for its rock garden. The `Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto` are listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Arashiyama and Sagano district, Kamo Shrines, Kyo-o-Gokokuji (Tô-ji), Kiyomizu-Dera, Daigo-Ji, Ninna-Ji, Saiho-Ji (Kokedera), Tenryu-Ji, Rokuon-Ji (Kinkaku-Ji), Jisho-Ji (Ginkaku-Ji), Ryoan-Ji, Hongan-Ji, Kozan-Ji and the Nijo Castle and so much more!




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Tokyo
Day 1
Arrive to Tokyo
Overnight in Tokyo   167 hotels offered
Optional   436 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Tokyo   167 hotels offered
Optional   436 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Tokyo
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Kanazawa
Day 3
Arrive to Kanazawa
Overnight in Kanazawa   40 hotels offered
Optional   5 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Kanazawa   40 hotels offered
Optional   5 Things to do
Day 5
Departing from Kanazawa
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Takayama
Day 5
Arrive to Takayama
Overnight in Takayama   29 hotels offered
Day 6
Overnight in Takayama   29 hotels offered
Day 7
Departing from Takayama
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Kyoto
Day 7
Arrive to Kyoto
Overnight in Kyoto   258 hotels offered
Optional   249 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Kyoto   258 hotels offered
Optional   249 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Kyoto

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Tokyo Hotels (167 total)
Kanazawa Hotels (40 total)
Takayama Hotels (29 total)
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Tours in Tokyo (436 total)
Tours in Kanazawa (5 total)
Tours in Kyoto (249 total)


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Japan

Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, is a very busy nation of over 120 million people, who live on a chain of islands roughly the size of California. Japan is a great place to experience modern technological marvels, often alongside or close to historical sights such as castles, temples, and archaeological exhibits. The four major islands of Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu) offer varying experiences for the traveler, from relaxing hot springs to ski getaways to temple pilgrimages to some of the world`s best shopping and boutiques.
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Tokyo
Tokyo is Japan's energetic capital, and one of the largest, busiest cities in the world! This bustling city combines historical places, such as the Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, and Sensoji temple, to the ultramodern Skyscrapers and the Tokyo Tower along with the world`s tallest tower, the Skytree. The city consists of 23 different wards, each with its own individuality and unique attractions, Ginza is the most expensive and fashionable shopping district, Shibuya consists of the busiest crosswalk in the world and the busiest train station, while Shinjuku is the largest district in the heart of the city with hundreds of skyscrapers and Shinjuku Gyoen Park featuring hundreds of cherry trees, with their magnificent blooms during March and April. Check out the world`s largest fish market and dine at one of the 160,000 eateries or capture a glimpse of the sacred Mount Fiji, the opportunities for adventure in Tokyo are endless.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Sony building, Imperial Palace, temples of Asakusa, Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Meiji Shrine, Korakuen Garden, Ueno Park, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Sea Life Park, Tokyo Tower, Rainbow Bridge and so much more!
Sample Itinerary Neighborhoods FAQ Getting Around Best Time To Visit Tipping in Japan
Kanazawa

The charming city of Kanazawa is often overlooked when visiting Japan, it is one of the country`s jewels filled with ancient architecture, spectacular shopping districts and some of the best seafood in the country. The country boasts exciting museums to explore, ancient temples and Kanazawa`s Castle along with one of the top three Japanese Gardens in all the country at Kenroukeun. An interesting city to explore on foot down narrow, winding alleyways where ancient teahouses can be discovered and famous Geisha districts.

Recommneded Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa Castle, Nagamachi Samurai District, Kazuemachi area, Kanazawa Shinise Memorial Hall, and much more.

Sample Itinerary Hotel Zone FAQ Ryokan`s Getting Around Best Time To Visit Tipping in Japan
Takayama

Takayama`s well preserved Edo-style streets are filled with history boasting shops, eateries, galleries, and breweries all well worth exploring either on foot or on a traditional rickshaw ride. The historic city boasts beautifully well-preserved architecture with a plethora of interesting museums including the Hida Folk Village, and many surrounding attractions and activities amongst the mountain region of the Hida Mountain range. There is plenty of delicious food to be enjoyed in Takayama which is famous for its high-quality Hida-Gyu Beef the finest variety of beef in the country.

It is famous for the Sanno-machi Historic District and the biannual Takayama Festival, which has been designated as one of Japan’s most beautiful festivals. It is also very popular during winter season because there are many skiing resorts in the area.

Recommneded Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Sanmachi Street, Chubu Sangaku National Park, Shinhotaka Ropeway, Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village, Yoshijima Heritage House.

Sample Itinerary Hotel Zone FAQ Ryokan`s Getting Around Best Time To Visit Tipping in Japan
Kyoto
Kyoto is nestled among the mountains in Western Honshu. The city is considered to be Japan`s most beautiful, a living museum of Japan`s great artistic heritage. Discover its hidden beauty in its 2000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, as well as palaces, gardens, and architecture. Among the most famous temples are Kiyomizu-Dera, a magnificent wooden temple; Kinkaku-Ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion; Ginkaku-Ji, the Temple of the Silver Pavilion; and Ryoan-Ji, famous for its rock garden. The `Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto` are listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Arashiyama and Sagano district, Kamo Shrines, Kyo-o-Gokokuji (Tô-ji), Kiyomizu-Dera, Daigo-Ji, Ninna-Ji, Saiho-Ji (Kokedera), Tenryu-Ji, Rokuon-Ji (Kinkaku-Ji), Jisho-Ji (Ginkaku-Ji), Ryoan-Ji, Hongan-Ji, Kozan-Ji and the Nijo Castle and so much more!
Sample Orientation Hotel Zones FAQ Getting Around Best Time To Visit Tipping in Japan

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