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6-Day Sunrise Highlights: Rainbow Route (Hotel Standard No Breakfast) (One Way from Tokyo to Kyoto)/Tokyo, Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Takayama, and Kyoto

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per person USD 2,105
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The Rainbow Route tours around Tokyo, Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Takayama, and Kyoto. The course takes you to plenty of popular sightseeing locations in several cities including World Heritage Sites. A safe, worry-free trip is guaranteed as this sightseeing bus tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter!

Day 1: Tokyo


8:50-9:00

Please be at the meeting location at least 10 minutes before departure.                         

Meeting Location: Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit Hato Bus Boarding Area

Directions from JR Tokyo Station: Leave through the Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit ticket gate and head straight outside.

Proceed along the station building on the left hand side and you will reach the Hato Bus boarding area. Please wait in the Waiting Room No. 5 under the elevated railway. https://www.hatobus.com/v01/en/departure/tokyostation

Imperial Palace Plaza (Stroll)

Admire the view at this National Garden that was formerly a private garden of the Royal Family. Enjoy the view of Nijubashi Bridge, which is said to be the face of the Imperial Palace, as well as the view of the Imperial Palace itself.

National Diet Building (Drive-by)

This is the center of the Japanese Government. Don't let the impressive Western-style architecture fool you--this building is constructed almost entirely out of pure Japanese materials.

Tokyo Tower Main Deck (View)

Tokyo Tower, the symbol of Tokyo, offers a great 360- degree panoramic view from its main observatory.

Senso-ji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Street (Free Time for Sightseeing)

Senso-ji, Tokyo's oldest temple, offers plenty to see including the bright red Kaminarimon Gate, a statue of the god of thunder, and a five-story pagoda. The bustling street known as "Nakamise" stretches for about 250 m from Kaminarimon Gate to Senso-ji Temple and is filled with a plethora of shops.

Kabukiza (Drive-by)

A classic Japanese-style theater where traditional Kabuki performances are held.

13:00

Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Entrance

Disembark near Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Entrance, Tour Ends *Please head to your next destination on your own from Tokyo Station. The National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter will inform customers how to return afterwards.

Arrival & Check-in at Hotel in Tokyo

Details for Day 2 onwards will be provided at check-in.

Stay at Hotel in Tokyo

Day 2: Tokyo - Kanazawa


8:20 - 10:00

Depart from Hotel in Tokyo Pick-up Service.

Go to Tokyo Station by taxi or bus *An English-speaking assistant will meet you  at the hotel.

8:50 - 10:30

Arrive at Tokyo Station.

9:15 - 10:30

Head to Kanazawa Station via Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Kanazawa Station.

11:50 - 13:20

Arrive at Kanazawa Station. An English-speaking assistant will meet customers at Kanazawa Station.

Head to the hotel on foot.

14:00 -14:20

Depart from Hotel in Kanazawa City Pick-up Service.

Pick-up service from the hotel is available. As check-in is from 15:00, please leave any large luggage at the hotel and check in after the tour ends.

Nomura Residence, Nagamachi Samurai District

Visit a former residence of a samurai family from the Kaga Domain. Admire the traditional architecture and gaze at the beautiful Japanese garden.

Kenrokuen Garden

This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens. It offers amazing seasonal views all year round.

Higashi Chaya-gai

Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street here where something from the Edo period (1603-1868) still lingers in the air. This area is an Important Traditional Building Preservation District.

17:15 - 17:45

Tour ends after arriving at Kanazawa Station.

Arrival & Check-in at Hotel in Kanazawa City. Stay at Hotel in Kanazawa City

 

 

Day 3: Kanazawa - Shirakawago - Takayama - Kanazawa


8:15 - 8:35

Depart from Hotel in Kanazawa City Pick-up Service.Pick-up service from the hotel is available.

Shirakawago Observatory

Enjoy an elevated view of the World Heritage-registered thatch-roofed village of Shirakawago. Great for photography!

Shirakawago & Wada Residence (traditional thatchroofed farmhouse)

This is one of the thatch-roofed houses, also registered as a World Heritage Site. Look around and be fascinated by the culture and history of the village.

Lunch (meal charges not included in the tour)

Transfer from Shirakawago to Takayama. 

Yatai Kaikan (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall)

This popular facility displays some of the colorfully decorated festival floats used in the famous Takayama Festival. Enjoy seeing the many intricately made floats.

Kusakabe Heritage House

Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts.

Kami-Sannomachi

Located in the heart of the castle town, the old streets of this area - which originally developed as a merchant town - retain traces from the Edo period (1603-1868), and are a must-see for visitors.

18:00 - 18:30

Tour ends after arriving at Kanazawa Station. Stay at Hotel in Kanazawa City

 

Day 4: Kanazawa - Kyoto


10:00 - 12:00

Depart from Hotel in Kanazawa City Pick-up Service.

An English-speaking assistant will meet customers at the hotel. Proceed to Kanazawa Station on foot.

10:30 - 12:30

Transfer by tain from Kanazawa Station to Kyoto Station.

*As the Hokuriku Shinkansen line will be extended in the spring of 2024, there will be a train transfer at Tsuruga Station.

12:15 - 14:15

Arrive at Kyoto Station Drop-off Service.

An English-speaking assistant will meet customers at Kyoto Station. A drop-off service by taxi to the hotel in Kyoto City is available. *Please note that there will be no accompanying assistant on the way to the hotel.

Arrival & Check-in at Hotel in Kyoto.

Stay at Hotel in Kyoto City

Day 5: Kyoto


7:50 - 8:30

There is a taxi drop-off service from the hotel in Kyoto to the tour departure location. *An English-speaking assistant will meet customers at Kyoto Station. *Customers at some hotels are to transfer on foot.

8:30

Avanti's Sunrise Tours Desk (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit) - Depart

Nijo Castle

A World Heritage site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for the Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see.

Kinkaku-ji Temple

A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.

[Regular] Kyoto Imperial Palace

See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.

[Kyoto Imperial Palace Closed Days] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is the substitute for Kyoto Imperial Palace on days it is closed to visitors. It is famous for housing the God of scholarship. This shrine's main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons

Lunch (a set menu meal)

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of some 40,000 inari-jinja shrines located all over Japan. The bright red Senbon Torii gates are a must-see attraction.

Sanjusangen-do Temple

Visit the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century.

18:30 - 19:30

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site of Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.

From Kiyomizu-dera Temple, participants will be dropped off at Kyoto Station, then to hotels. *Those with accommodation at a hotel near Kyoto Station will be dropped of at Kyoto Station.

Stay at Hotel in Kyoto City

 

 

Day 6: Kyoto


Rooms are available until regular check-out time. 

Tour ends after check-out.

Departure Date

2024: Jan.14-Dec16, Mon. & Sun. and some Fri. (There are blackout dates. Please ask us.)

Inclusion

Accommodation charges, Day 5 Lunch, National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour

Minimum Participants Required

1 person


1.

[Reception Method]

At reception, please show the reservation confirmation sheet or e-mail (printout/digital copy on mobile device) to staff

2.

[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions] -

If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 14 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.

- The last reception day (reservation deadline) is 5 days prior to the tour.

- If the tour is canceled, customers will be notified by the conducting company or their travel agent. - The itinerary displayed on the booking screen is the final itinerary.

- This is a special tour for international visitors. Please understand that residents of Japan cannot make bookings for this tour.

- For requests regarding tours where answers from the tour operator are required in advance, please input in the Remarks field and contact the tour operator.

3.

[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]

- The order of activities and arrival times may differ on the day depending on reasons such as road conditions and congestion at destinations.

- Train times may change due to timetable alterations or other reasons.

- Depending on the number of tour participants, transportation to be used may be other than a large bus (mid-size bus, small bus, hired car, taxi, etc.).

-Seats may not be designated.

4.

[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location on Day 1]

Meeting Location: Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit Hato Bus Boarding Area Please be at the meeting location at least 10 minutes before departure.

Directions from JR Tokyo Station: Leave through the Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit ticket gate and head straight outside. Proceed along the station building on the left hand side and you will reach the Hato Bus boarding area. Please wait in the Waiting Room No. 5 under the elevated railway.

https://www.hatobus.com/v01/en/departure/tokyostation

*Please be aware that the meeting location on the first tour day differs from that of the Sunrise Highlights Superior Plan.

*Details for Day 2 onwards will be provided at hotel check-in on Day 1.

5.

[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Children/Infants]

- Children up to 5 years old may join free of charge, but will not be provided with bus seats or lunch. If bus seats or lunch is required, please make a booking under the child rate. Also, at some hotels, a facility usage fee will be required. Please pay at the location.

6.

[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]

-For Day 5, a Western-style set menu meal will be served.

- Vegetarian meals are available and must be requested at the time of booking. (Please input an answer even when there are no requests.) Halal, gluten-free, and other meal requests are not accepted.

- Same-day changes cannot be made for meals for those with dietary restrictions. Thank you for your understanding.

- Vegetarian meals are available for lunch only.

7.

[Important Notes/Supplements: Accommodation Information]

Requests regarding hotel rooms are accepted, but are not guaranteed. For any requests, please input in the Remarks field and contact the tour operator.

- The excluded days for each accommodation facility are different than the excluded days for tour operation.

Tokyo Accommodation: Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa

Address: 3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Tel.: (0) 3-3442-1111 Website:

https://www.princehotels.co.jp/newtakanawa/

Guestroom Type: Superior Natural Twin Room (29.9 sqm) (1-3 guests)

 

Kanazawa Accommodation: Hotel Kanazawa

Address: 1-1 Horikawa-shinmachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture

Tel.: (0) 76-223-1111

Guestroom Type: Twin Plus (29 sqm) (1-3 guests)

 

Kyoto Accommodation: Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo

Address: 17 Nishikujoin-machi, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi (Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)

Tel.: (0) 75-661-7111

Website: https://www.miyakohotels.ne.jp/kyoto-hachijo/

Guestroom Type: Premium Floor Twin Room (26 sqm) (1-3 guests)

8.

[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Luggage Delivery]

- On Day 2, suitcases and other large pieces of luggage will be transported separately the following day from the hotel in Tokyo to the hotel in Kyoto. Please leave plenty of time to bring your luggage and head to the meet-up.

*Information on luggage delivery will be provided at hotel check-in on Day 1.

*One article of standard size luggage per customer will be transported.

*As it is transported separately from Tokyo to Kyoto, please prepare an overnight package for the 2 nights in Kanazawa.

9.

[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Luggage on Shinkansen]

- It will not be possible to bring large luggage whose total height, width, and length exceeds 160 cm onto Shinkansen. If bringing large luggage, please make use of a delivery service on your own.

10.

[Important Notes/Supplements: About Day 1 Itinerary (Tokyo Half-day Tour)]

- The order of the tour itinerary is subject to change due to road conditions or other reasons.

- Depending on the season and day of the week, traffic conditions may vary, and arrival time at each location may be considerably delayed.

- At Tokyo Tower, only the main observatory (150 m) will be entered. An additional admission fee is required to access the Special Observatory (250 m). For those interested, please pay the required charges on your own.

11.

[Important Notes/Supplements: About Day 2 & 3 Itinerary (Kanazawa Afternoon Tour, 1-Day Shirakawago & Takayama Tour)]

- After departure, the tour may stop by at hotels in Kanazawa City to pick up customers. Please note that customers may not disembark for a break here.

- If sightseeing facilities are closed, the tour will be taken to alternative destinations.

- The departure and arrival times and time to be spent at destinations written on the itinerary are an estimate. The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.

- Please note that customers on this plan may ride along with participants of other tours.

12.

[Important Notes/Supplements: About Day 4 Itinerary (Transfer from Kanazawa to Kyoto)]

- In the spring of 2024, the Hokuriku Shinkansen line will be extended from Kanazawa to Tsuruga. Once operation starts, a train transfer will be made at Tsuruga Station. After arriving at Kyoto Station, customers will be welcomed by an English-speaking assistant who will assist in boarding.

- The arrival time in Kyoto may be around 12:00 to past 14:00 depending on the reserved Shinkansen conditions and other reasons. After arriving at the hotel, customers may have to wait until check-in. [Important Notes/Supplements: About Day 5 Itinerary (1-Day Kyoto Tour)]

- The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to visitors on the following days. As such, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead. If the closed day falls on the 25th, the tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple. (Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event)

- Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.

- Participants will walk from the parking lot to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (about 15 min one-way). Thank you for your understanding.

13.

[Important Notes/Supplements: Day 1 Tokyo Bus/Hired Car Company]

The bus company to be used on the tour is Hato Bus Co., Ltd.

[Day 2 Tokyo Bus/Hired Car Company] Depending on the number of tour participants, transportation to be used may be other than a large bus (mid-size bus, small bus, hired car, etc.). One of the following: Tokyo MK Co., Ltd.; Hinomaru Limousine Co., Ltd.; Teito Motor Transportation Co., Ltd.; Tokyo Limousine Co., Ltd.; or Kokusai Hire Co., Ltd.

[Day 2 & 3 Kanazawa Dep. Bus/Hired Car Company] One of the following: Depending on the number of tour participants, transportation to be used may be other than a large bus (mid-size bus, small bus, hired car, or taxi). Oriental Co., Ltd.; or Nohi Noriai Jidosha Co., Ltd.

[Day 4 Afternoon & Day 5 Kyoto Bus/Hired Car Company] Depending on the number of tour participants, transportation to be used may be other than a large bus (mid-size bus, small bus), a hired car (van, minivan - MK Co., Ltd. or Yasaka Group), or a taxi.

One of the following: Teisan Kanko Bus Co., Ltd. (in general); Yasaka Sightseeing Bus Co., Ltd.; Yuai Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Toh-ho-kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Kyoto Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; or Senriyama Bus Co., Ltd.

*In general, Teisan Kanko Bus will be used. If otherwise, it will be specified in the final itinerary. Standard transportation for approximate number of customers:

- Large bus: around 26 people or more

- Mid-size bus: around 11-25 people

- Small bus: around 9-10 people

- Van (hired car): around 5-8 people

- Minivan (hired car): around 3-4 people

- Taxi: around 1-2 peopl

Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
Japan Marketing Department : Tel 1(800) 882-0268, email asia@jtbusa.com

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Adult Child Single Supplement
06/01/2024 07/08/2024 Tokyo $ 2,105 $ 2,001 $ 351
07/15/2024 09/23/2024 Tokyo $ 2,122 $ 2,018 $ 351
09/27/2024 10/02/2024 Tokyo $ 2,188 $ 2,084 $ 351
10/04/2024 10/09/2024 Tokyo $ 2,278 $ 2,174 $ 351
10/14/2024 10/24/2024 Tokyo $ 2,188 $ 2,084 $ 351
10/25/2024 12/02/2024 Tokyo $ 2,278 $ 2,174 $ 351
12/07/2024 12/12/2024 Tokyo $ 2,122 $ 2,018 $ 351
12/14/2024 11/21/2024 Tokyo $ 2,105 $ 2,001 $ 351
Cancellation rates will apply to the tour fare. If notice of cancellation is received on tour starting date, or in case of failure to show without notice、100% of the tour fare. The day of the tour, 100%. 1 days before the tour, 40%. 7 days to 2 days prior, 30%. 8 days or more days prior, no charge Cancellation period is based on United State PST time.. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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