Monday, February 26 - Free day in Tokyo to rest up or explore the city! Spend the additional night in Tokyo at your current hotel. If you would like to participate in the optional full-day Snow Monkey Tour in Nagano, you must pre-register and pay an additional charge of $419 per person. The Snow Monkey Tour includes a round-trip ticket on the Bullet Train from the Tokyo Station to Nagano, the Zenkoji Temple, soba and hot pot lunch, and a transfer to Jigokuani Yaen-koen Snow Monkey Park by coach bus.
Tuesday, February 27 - After breakfast, check-out of your Tokyo Hotel and transfer to the Tokyo Station (an English speaking guide will accompany you) for the Bullet Train to Kyoto Station. Upon arrival you will be transferred to a local restaurant for lunch. Visits included: Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) and Ryoanji Temple. You will arrive at the Hotel Granvia Kyoto around 5:00 PM. (breakfast and lunch included)
Wednesday, February 28 - Today will be sightseeing by a private coach bus and an English Speaking Guide. Visits include: Kiyomizudera Temple, Ninen-zaka, Sanen-zaka, a Tea Ceremony at Kodaiji, and the Nijo Castle. Plan to return to the hotel around 5:00 PM. (breakfast and lunch included)
Thursday, March 1 - Today is another day of sightseeing by a private coach bus and an English Speaking Guide. Visits include: Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum and Japanese Sake Tasting, Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Todaiji Temple, Nara Park, and the Kasuga Shrine. Plan to return to the hotel around 5:00 PM. (breakfast and lunch included)
Friday, March 2 - Your departure day from Kyoto. If you would like an additional night in Kyoto, please let me know and I can request this for you. (breakfast included)
(activities subject to change)
IMPORTANT: This tour ends in Kyoto, Japan. We do not transfer back to Tokyo after we conclude the Kyoto extension option. You can book your airfare into Tokyo and out of one of the Osaka Airports - Itami Osaka International Airport (ITM) (approx. 45 minutes from Kyoto) or Kansai International Airport (KIX) (approx. 90 minutes from Kyoto). If you choose to fly home from Tokyo Narita (NRT) or Tokyo Haneda (HND), do not book an early flight from Tokyo. You will need to book an evening flight from Tokyo and consider the travel time back from Kyoto. You could fly from Itami Osaka International Airport (ITM) or Kansai International Airport (KIX) to Narita (NRT) or Haneda (HND), or you could take the bullet train from Kyoto Station to Tokyo Station. From Tokyo Station, you will then need to transfer to the airport.