Project Description

Timeless Japan

12 Days/11 Nights

Tokyo • Nikko• Mt. Fuji & Hakone • Takayama •Shirakawago• Kanazawa• Kyoto• Arashiyama • Hiroshima & Miyajima• Osaka


Saturdays, Tuesdays, & Thursday
Mar 15-Apr 18, Jun 27-Jul 22, Aug 10-Nov22, Dec 19-30/2020 CAD 6,760 CAD 1,990
Jan 5-Mar 14, April 19-Jun 26, Nov 23-Dec 18/2020 CAD 6,690 CAD 1,940

Price includes accommodations with breakfasts, seat-in-coach transfers & tours, admissions, train tickets and some meals. Price excludes flights between Canada & Japan, weekend surcharges and gratuities. Blackout dates: Mar 17/19, May 2/5, July 16-Aug31, Sep 17/19/22, Oct 10, Nov 21/24, 2020


Tel: 1-800-387-0387




Day 1   Arrive Tokyo 

Upon arrival, proceed to the airport limousine coach for your transfer to hotel.

Hotel: 4* Keio Plaza Hotel or similar (3 nights)

Day 2   Tokyo > Nikko > Tokyo  

Explore Nikko, starting with a visit to the Toshogu Shrine. After a Japanese style lunch at local restaurant, visit Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Waterfall. Return to Tokyo where your tour disbands on arrival at Ginza or Shinjuku station.


Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3   Tokyo

Enjoy a day’s tour highlights visits to Meiji Shrine, Japan’s famous Shinto Shrine and Imperial Palace East Garden. Browse through the many stores lining Nakamise-dori walkway leading up to Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo’s oldest and most famous Buddhist temple. After lunch, enjoy a relaxing 40-minute cruise around Tokyo Bay before crossing the Rainbow Bridge to Odaiba, a futuristic waterfront city.

Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4  Tokyo > Mt. Fuji > Hakone  

Drive to Mount Fuji with a stop at the 5th station for breathtaking views of the mountain (weather permitting). Proceed to Hakone National Park for a cruise on Lake Ashi. Take Mt. Komagatake Ropeway up to peak for panoramic views of the spectacular Mount Fuji area. Spend the night at Hakone, famous for its hot springs (onsen).

Hotel: 4★ Yumoto Fujiya Hotel or similar (1 night)

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5    Hakone > Takayama  

Board your Shinkansen train bound for Nagoya and transfer to JR Limited Train for Takayama. Stroll through the old town of Takayama, visiting Yatai Kaikan Hall, where colorfully decorated traditional festival floats are displayed; Kusakabe Folk Museum, formerly the residence of powerful merchants.

Hotel: 4★ Hida Hotel Plaza or similar (1 night)


Day 6   Takayama > Shirakawago > Kanazawa  

Visit the famous “Asaichi” morning market in Takayama and the streets of Kami Sannomachi, with preserved traditional Japanese wooden houses. Enjoy a scenic drive to Shirakawago, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its gassho-zukuri houses surrounded by mountains and rice-fields. Visit the Former Wada Family Residence, with steep thatched roofs and Gassho-zukuri Town. Drive to Kanazawa and check in your hotel.

Hotel: 4★+ Hotel Nikko Kanazawa or similar (1 night)


Day 7    Kanazawa > Kyoto  B

Your morning sightseeing in Kanazawa include visits to the Nagamachi Samurai District, former Samurai Residence; Kenrokuen Garden, known as one of the three best gardens in Japan, Higashi-chaya District and Hakuza (gold leaf shop). Take a limited express train to Kyoto.

Hotel: 4★ Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo or similar (5 nights)


Day 8 Kyoto > Hiroshima –Miyajima -Hiroshima > Kyoto             

Today’s tour highlights the World Heritage Sites of Miyajima, with its stately red torii rising from the ocean, Itsukushima Shrine; the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome, dedicated to promoting peace around the world and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park/Museum.



Day 9    Kyoto > Osaka > Kyoto 

Board a local express train for Osaka and take a guided walking tour. See Osaka’s famous sights including the Aerial Garden Observatory for a commanding view of the city and Umeda district;  Osaka Castle, the symbol of Osaka known for its magnificent stone wall. Walk to the nearby river boat dock to board the Aqua Liner for an hour-long cruise around Nakanoshima.   Return to Kyoto for overnight stay.

Return to Kyoto for overnight stay.

Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10  Kyoto > Arashiyama > Kyoto   

Explore one of Kyoto’s great Zen temples, the Tenryuji Temple (Pond Garden, World Heritage Site); wander through the bamboo groves of Sagano, visit Jojakkoji Tempel, cross the Togetsukyo Bridge “Moon Crossing Bridge”,  Arashiyama’s most iconic landmark.


Day 11  Kyoto  > Nara > Kyoto 

Spend your morning sightseeing with visits to the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Nijo Castle known for its lavish interiors, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. After lunch, drive to Nara for visits to Todaiji Temple, Nara Deer Park and the colorful Kasuga Taisha Shrine with 3,000 lanterns.

Breakfast and Lunch

Day 12   Kyoto – Osaka Departure

Take the airport shuttle to the airport



Day 4:  Mt. Fuji


Day 8:  Miyajima


Day 11: the Kinkakuji Temple