Asia Japan Pre and Post Olympics Tours

Visit Kyoto through Kiso Valley

Enjoy a 3-day tour from the bustling city of Tokyo through Kiso Valley and Kyoto.

3-night package includes:

- Accommodation as per above itinerary with daily Breakfast and dinner included
- Tours as specified including entry fees
- Transfers as specified (estimated max 1 luggage per person)
- Train tickets of ordinary standard class
- For guiding option, 8 hours of English-speaking guiding
- Government tax and services charge

Day 1

Leave the bustling city of Tokyo behind and make your way to Kiso-Fukushima, the gateway to the Nakasendo Way

Spend the afternoon visiting three beautiful sights of Kiso-Fukushima at your leisure. You’ll first visit the Yamamura Residence, the former home of the Owari clan’s leader Yamamura, who also watched over the Kiso-Fukushima area. Next you’ll visit the lovely Ko Zenji Temple, home to Asia’s largest dry rock garden. Finally, you’ll head to the Fukushima Sekisho-Ato, a 270-year-old immigration office.

A delicious dinner is included at your ryokan tonight.

Included:
Meals - Dinner (Ryokan)
Tickets - Three sites in Kiso-Fukushima
Accommodation - Onyado Tsutaya (Standard Japanese Room with bathroom)

Day 2

Make your way own way to Kiso-Fukushima station to meet your guide at 8:30am, take a short express train and bus to Magome, a former post town with buildings reconstructed in a traditional style. Explore the town and enjoy a Japanese lunch before we continue on the Nakasendo Way.

Enjoy a guided 8km trail from Magome to Tsumago. As you make your way through the forest, you’ll be treated to cascading waterfalls and beautiful mountain vistas peeking through the trees.

At the end of the walk, your reward is the picture-perfect town of Tsumago. Take in the beauty and beautifully crafted 200-year-old houses. Explore this picturesque town at your leisure before a private transfer will take you back to your hotel. 

Notes: While the Nakasendo is not a full hike nor a particularly challenging walk, a moderate-to-good level of fitness is required. Please wear sensible shoes and prepare rain gear.

Included:
Meals - Breakfast & Dinner (Ryokan)
Guiding - 8 Hours
Accommodation - Onyado Tsutaya (Standard Japanese Room with bathroom)

Day 3

Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye to the mountains of the Kiso Valley. We will be providing you with tickets to make the journey to Kyoto. You will take an express train from Kiso-Fukushima to Nagoya and then the Shinkansen from Nagoya to Kyoto. 

This is a must-see destination in Japan. Kyoto is the nation’s former capital and was the residence of the emperor from 794 until 1868. With 2,000 religious buildings, including 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines, as well as palaces, gardens and associated architecture, it is one of the best-preserved cities in Japan and has 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Kyoto represents the “Japan of old” and beyond the high-rise skyscrapers built as a monument to progress, the real monument to Japan’s historical and cultural past can be found in the city’s narrow alleyways where tea houses abound and kimono-clad geisha hurry from elegant function to function.

When you arrive in Kyoto, make your own way onwards to your accommodation.

Included:
MealsBreakfast
Train tickets - Ticket to Kyoto or alternative specified destination  

2020 Blackout dates apply. 

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From just $1,420 per person, twin share

 

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