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  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Kyoto
  • Hiroshima
  • Osaka

This itinerary takes you to the two most famous metropolises Tokyo and Kyoto, Hakone near the famous Mount Fuji and the historic cities of Hiroshima and Osaka. Past and present, war, nature and art alternate as themes of the day. From the glitz of Tokyo you travel to the natural beauty of Hakone and Mount Fuji, the authenticity and temples of Kyoto, the commemoration of World War II in Hiroshima, the arty open-air museum on the island of Naoshima and the feudal castles of Osaka. A beautiful and enriching bouquet of impressions.

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Day 1 - Tokyo

Arrival at Tokyo airport. You reach your hotel by means of a shuttle bus service. The ideal way to work through your jetlag may be to head for Tokyo's energetic and vibrant Shibuya Crossing, a major highlight in the city center. Drop by at the revered statue of Hachiho.


 
Standard Hotel:  Sunshine City Prince (Continental Breakfast)
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Superior Hotel:  Keio Plaza (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 2 - Tokyo

Time for your first, a full-day discovery of Tokyo. Rise early and visit the famous Tsukuji fishmarket, head for Shibuya crossing, should you not have had the time or courage yesterday, and the Senso-ji temple. Obviously the vibrant Shinjuku-district is an absolute must on your Tokyo experience.

Tip: Book a full day city discovery with Nicolas and let yourself be guided through historical facts, stories and legends of this fascinating city. In the evening you may want to attend an exciting Robot show.

Standard Hotel:  Sunshine City Prince (Continental Breakfast)
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Superior Hotel:  Keio Plaza (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 3 - Tokyo

After you have been soaked in Tokyo's exhilarating districts, why not goon an excursion to the sites in the immedate vicinity of the capital. Visit the Unesco World Heritage Site of Nikko or Kamakura.

Tip: Nikko and Hidden Kamakura

Standard Hotel:  Sunshine City Prince (Continental Breakfast)
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Superior Hotel:  Keio Plaza (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 4 - Tokyo - Odawara - Hakone

Today you exchange your included JR Pass and travel from Tokyo to Odawara. As your luggage will be transferred directly to your hotel in Kyoto, we suggest you prepare a one night backpack. We highly recommend you start your journey as early as possible today. Arriving in Odawara you board the local train direction the valley around Mount Hakone.. Your ryokan * is within walking distance of one of the local bus / train stops. Depending on your schedule you can start immediately with the discovery of Hakone.

* Staying overnight in a ryokan is an authentic Japanese experience. In Hakone you stay one night in such a typical Japanese B&B, a ryokan. This place of residence is common in Hakone due to the many natural hot springs. In a ryokan you will be welcomed by your hostess who will show you the typical habits and customs. Preparing the tatami, wearing the Yukata and the rules in the onsen (hot springs). In the evening you enjoy a delicious and typical Japanese meal served in the ryokan.

Standard Hotel:  Hakone Hotel Kowakien (Continental Breakfast)
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Superior Hotel:  Fujiya hotel (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 5 - Hakone - Odawara - Kyoto

Today you have the time to discover the Hakone area. Your Hakone Free Pass allows you to travel on local buses, cable cars and boats and faciltates your thorough exploration of the region. The views of Mount Fuji-san are nothing less than stunning here. From Odawara Station, you travel to Kyoto by train using your included JR pass. Please note that last train is +/- 6 pm, don't miss it as time will fly by.

Standard Hotel:  Karasuma Kyoto (Continental Breakfast)
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Superior Hotel:  Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 6 - Kyoto

Welcome to Kyoto! This city offers a wide range of interesting Taoist and Buddhist shrines. You can easily reach these temples using your JR pass and discover them by foot.

Tip: Fushimi & Sake tour and Kyoto Cultural

Standard Hotel:  Karasuma Kyoto (Continental Breakfast)
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Superior Hotel:  Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 7 - Kyoto

Why not go and visit the historical structures and magnificent nature setting of Nara Park? Nothing is easier than using your JR pass to get there!

Tip: The Golden Pavillion and The castle of The Shogun or Nara tour

Standard Hotel:  Karasuma Kyoto (Continental Breakfast)
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Superior Hotel:  Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 8 - Kyoto - Hiroshima

Today you travel with your JR Pass from Kyoto to Hiroshima. Your luggage will be taken directly to your hotel in Osaka, so it is wise to foresee a backpack with the necessary for two nights. On the way from Kyoto to Hiroshima you pass Himeji (+/- 60 min). Here you will find Japan's most beautiful medieval castle. It is just 15 minutes walk from the station, and worth a pause on your route to Hiroshima. After the visit, just hop on the next train to your final destination for today: Hiroshima (60 min - Sakura).

Standard Hotel:  Hiroden (Continental Breakfast)
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Superior Hotel:  RIHGA Royal Hiroshima (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 9 - Hiroshima

Today you have all day to discover Hiroshima and surroundings. The Peace Memorial Park and its museum are an ideal vantage point to get excellent insights into one of the most overpowering day in modern history. Then you join the JR train to Miyajimaguchi station in the vicinity of the ferry pier serving Miyajima. Visit the wondrous Isukushima Shrine and its floating Tori, one of the most well-known vistas of Japan. At low tide you can reach the Tori by foot.

Tip: Hiroshima & Miyajima cruise

Standard Hotel:  Hiroden (Continental Breakfast)
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Superior Hotel:  RIHGA Royal Hiroshima (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 10 - Hiroshima – Osaka

Today you head eastwards towards the city of Osaka. Lovers of contemporary art must make a stop in Okayama (+/- 40 min) and visit the Naoshima island. This island is one large open-air museum and a mecca of modern art. Great to explore by bike. From Okayama continue to Osaka (+/- 60 min - Sakura), the city of many rivers; Osaka is fascinating to explore. Its skyline is dominated by an edo- castle, a fine example of feudal style buildings. Make sure you head fro Namba station in Minami; the local 'Times Square' is a must.

Standard Hotel:  City Plaza Osaka (Continental Breakfast)
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Superior Hotel:  Imperial Hotel (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 11 - Osaka - Tokyo - Brussels

End of a stunning trip and transfer to Osaka airport. Transfer by meand of your JR Pass to the airport of Osaka.

Go explore with a Belgian in Tokyo or...

 Full Day

You start in the Harajuku district with a visit to the Meiji-Jingu shrine in the middle of a large city park. Then you admire the architectural gems and luxury boutiques along Omotesando Avenue and sip tea in Sunny Hills, a spectacular building. With the metro you head to Shibuya for lunch (optional). At the famous Shibuya Crossing you take the time for people watching while you pay attention to the almost mechanical spectacle of hundreds of pedestrians crossing the intersection in all directions at the same time. You will see the statue of the faithful Hachiko dog, and numerous fashion boutiques, including Tower 109. Next you explore the business Shinjuku district with salary men. From the 45th floor of the Metropolitan building you can enjoy a beautiful city views. In Akihabara, the district of the Otaku (or computer nerds) complete focus is on electronics and IT. Lunaparks there are several floors high! You complete your introduction to Tokyo with a visit to the Kanda Myojin shrine.

 

Walk with a Belgian *  from DBL € 133
Full day in Nikko         from DBL € 205
Full day in Kamakura  from DBL € 298
Full day in Hakone      from DBL € 335

 

CONDITIONS

Daily departure at 9 am, end planned around 5 pm. French or English speaking guides, private - max. 7 participants. For the 6th and 7th person you pay a fixed surcharge of € 30 per person.

 

The above prices include full day guidance by Nicolas and his transport costs. Not included are the costs for public transport on site (sometimes they can be covered by your Japan Rail Pass), lunch and admission to sites if visits are performed.

* You can travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara or Osaka

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Group Walks with a Belgian

 4 h

You want to discover the city for half a day, Sundays and Tuesdays are perfect for that. You will meet up with your Belgian guide at the information centre of the Tokyo International Forum and in small groups (max 15 pers.) You will benefit from the inspiring advice of your guide and set 4 hours aside for the highlights of Tokyo among which the Tokyo Station, the district of Marunouchi, Ochanomizu and obviously the electronic district of Akihabara. (The group walks take place between 22/03 and 26/05/2020)

CONDITIONS

 22/03/20 - 26/05/20 

Departure: Meet at the information center of the Tokyo International Forum at 9am for the visit in French and 2pm for the visit in English.
Duration: the walk takes 4 hours
Dates: The walks are organized every Sunday and Tuesday between 22/03/2020 and 26/05/2020.
Maximum size of group: 15 people

 In Group

Tokyo By Bike

 8 h

Get on your bike and together with Nicolas discover this megacity in a unique way.

Contrary to what one might think, the city of Tokyo is particularly pleasant to visit by bike. After taking possession of your iron horse, you start your ride. Like a real local, you cross the incredible crossroads of Shibuya. Then, you continue to Omote Sando district to stroll on the Champs-Elysees of Tokyo. A small break in the park of Harajuku is planned as well. After returning your bike, you visit the illuminated Meji Shrine temple.

CONDITIONS

Every day from 9 am to 5 pm. Guided tour in French, private - max. 7 participants. You pay for the 6th and 7th person a surcharge of € 30 / pers.

The price listed includes a full day with Nicolas and his transport costs. You must add your own transport costs (some trips may be covered by your Japan Rail Pass), optional meals and entrance tickets.

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Tokyo Old and new

 8 h

TOKYO OLD AND NEW FROM € 133

Tokyo is a modern city, but that has changed dramatically in the last century ... Earthquakes, war and the progress of architectural constructions formed and reformed the city skyline ... During this tour, we show you the many metamorphoses with while images on the ipad you catapult back in time. You will be amazed how radical the change has been these last 100 years. This insight will allow you to enjoy urban Tokyo even more.

 CONDITIONS

Every day from 9 am  to 5 pm. Guided tour in French, private - max. 7 participants. You pay for the 6th and 7th person a surcharge of € 30 / pers.

The price listed includes a full day with Nicolas and his transport costs. You must add your own transport costs (some trips may be covered by your Japan Rail Pass), optional meals and entrance tickets.

 Individual

Tokyo Seen From Above

 8 h

Tokyo is a beautiful city seen from below, yet it offers many exciting elevated viewpoints. During this tour, you visit the city and numerous neighbourhoods, taking you to see amazing aerial viewpoints as well. Thus, in addition to the intrinsic agitation of the city and its inhabitants, you can also see the capital’s extended city limits and if the weather permits, Mount Fuji.

CONDITIONS

Every day from 9 am to 5 pm. Guided tour in French, private - max. 7 participants. You pay for the 6th and 7th person a surcharge of € 30 / pers.

The price listed includes a full day with Nicolas and his transport costs. You must add your own transport costs (some trips may be covered by your Japan Rail Pass), optional meals and entrance tickets.

 Individual

Tokyo's Surroudings

 1 day

If you wish, you can, in the company of Nicolas visit the hotspots outside Tokyo. Starting from your hotel, your guide and you travel by local public transport and discover Nikko, UNESCO site and its national park or Kamakura or the region of Hakone with its magnificent views of Mount Fuji.

FOR INSTANCE

Full day in Nikko         from DBL € 205
Full day in Kamakura  from DBL € 298
Full day in Hakone      from DBL € 335

CONDITIONS


Daily departure at 9 am, end planned around 5 pm. French or English speaking guides, private - max. 7 participants. For the 6th and 7th person you pay a fixed surcharge of € 30 per person.

The above prices include full day guidance by Nicolas and his transport costs. Not included are the costs for public transport on site (sometimes they can be covered by your Japan Rail Pass), lunch and admission to sites if visits are performed.


* You can travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara or Osaka


Walk with a Belgian *  from DBL € 133
Full day in Nikko         from DBL € 205
Full day in Kamakura  from DBL € 298
Full day in Hakone      from DBL € 335

 

CONDITIONS

Daily departure at 9 am, end planned around 5 pm. French or English speaking guides, private - max. 7 participants. For the 6th and 7th person you pay a fixed surcharge of € 30 per person.

 

The above prices include full day guidance by Nicolas and his transport costs. Not included are the costs for public transport on site (sometimes they can be covered by your Japan Rail Pass), lunch and admission to sites if visits are performed.

* You can travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara or Osaka

 

Walk with a Belgian *  from DBL € 133
Full day in Nikko         from DBL € 205
Full day in Kamakura  from DBL € 298
Full day in Hakone      from DBL € 335

 

CONDITIONS

Daily departure at 9 am, end planned around 5 pm. French or English speaking guides, private - max. 7 participants. For the 6th and 7th person you pay a fixed surcharge of € 30 per person.

 

The above prices include full day guidance by Nicolas and his transport costs. Not included are the costs for public transport on site (sometimes they can be covered by your Japan Rail Pass), lunch and admission to sites if visits are performed.

* You can travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara or Osaka

 

Walk with a Belgian *  from DBL € 133
Full day in Nikko         from DBL € 205
Full day in Kamakura  from DBL € 298
Full day in Hakone      from DBL € 335

 

CONDITIONS

Daily departure at 9 am, end planned around 5 pm. French or English speaking guides, private - max. 7 participants. For the 6th and 7th person you pay a fixed surcharge of € 30 per person.

 

The above prices include full day guidance by Nicolas and his transport costs. Not included are the costs for public transport on site (sometimes they can be covered by your Japan Rail Pass), lunch and admission to sites if visits are performed.

* You can travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara or Osaka

 
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Walks with a Belgian Wagyu Experience

 

Wagyu beef needs no introduction! Enjoy a day trip with your Belgian guide and enjoy a lunch based on this incomparably tasty meat, if we may believe Nicolas. Drinks are not included.

 CONDITIONS

Every day from 9 am to 5 pm. Guided tour in French, private - max. 7 participants. You pay for the 6th and 7th person a surcharge of € 76 / pers.

The price listed includes a full day with Nicolas and his transport costs. You must add your own transport costs (some trips may be covered by your Japan Rail Pass), optional meals and entrance tickets.

 

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Street Food Experience

 8 u
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Tokyo: Sumo Contest

 Evening

The national sport par excellence is Sumo wrestling. And the good thing is; nothing prevents you from attending one of the official traditional competitions. In Tokyo they take place only 3 times a year. Each competition last 2 weeks. Be smart, seats are limited so do not postpone!

Operates 2020: 12 > 26/01, 10 > 24/05 et 13 > 27/9
Start: Pick-up at certain hotels (list availabe in travel shops) or rendez-vous at the Hamamatsucho Bus terminal à 13h40. Ends: At stadium around 6 pm
Included: transfert & local transport from Hamamatsucho towards the stadium, standard entry ticket, English speaking guide

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Tokyo: Attend a Sumo training in a Sumo-Beya

 Morning activity

 Attending a Sumo training is just as impressive as attending a fight. Sumo wrestlers are grouped in various beyas where they live and train together. Some of these beyas allow you to attend morning training accompanied by a guide. During this ritual, you must remain still and follow the rules. Since the training programs vary, this tour can only be confirmed 2 weeks before your departure. Not possible during tournaments.

Operates: All year round except during tournament months (see Sumo Contest).
Start: Pick-up at your hotel at 07:45. End: At the beya at 11am

Included: transfer by public transport from your hotel to beya, English speaking guide. Since the training programs vary, this tour can only be confirmed 2 weeks before your departure.

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Tokyo: Day Trip to Kamakura

 Full day

Time to visit some well-known and lesser-known highlights that surround the megapolis. A guided visit to the Great Buddha of Kamakura, a hugely impressive bronze statue, a local Japanese lunch and visit of the Kotoku-in Temple and the Tsurugaoka schrine are programmed as well as green tea tasting at a 400-year old tea house in a stunning Japanese garden and the crossing of the famous 860 m. high Yokohama suspension bridge.

05/01 – 28/12/20 - Child discount aged 6-11

Start: Pick-up at certain hotels (list available in travel shops) or rendez-vous at the Hamamatsucho Bus terminal at 9 am Ends: Shinjuku or Ginza around 6 pm
Operates: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. (daily during peak seasons, all info in your travel shop)

Included: Pick-up at certain hotels, lunch, admission to the mentioned excursion and English speaking guide.

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Tokyo: Day Trip to Nikko

 Full day

Explore the beautiful sanctuary and natural setting of Nikko National Park, located at a mere two hours from Tokyo in the company of your guide. Nikko is renowned for its natural beauty and has for centuries been a centre of Shinto and Buddhism. You visit the main shrine, the Toshogu shrine, which stands out thanks to its countless skilled carvings and use of gold leaf. You are guide around in this elaborate shrine complex. A typically Japanese lunch is included. In the afternoon, you head for Lake Chuzenji and the Kegon Falls. .

05/01 – 28/12/20  Child discount aged 6-11

Start: : Pick-up at certain hotels (list available in travel shops) or rendez-vous at the Hamamatsucho Bus terminal at 9 am Ends: Shinjuku or Ginza around 8 pm
Operates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (01/07-31/08: also on Saturdays 01/03-31/05: daily)
Included: Pick-up at certain hotels, all listed transfers, admission to the mentioned excursion and English speaking guide.

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Tokyo: Day Trip to Mount Fuji & Hakone

 Full day (+/- 11h)

The iconic Mount Fuji speaks to our imagination. During this day trip you'll travel from Tokyo through the countryside right up to the foot of the mountain where you will board a bus to the 5th Station (possibly closed in winter). From here you have beautiful views of the summit.

After lunch, you ride the Hakone cable car which offers magnificent panoramic views of the region and Mount Fuji and make a picturesque boat ride on the lake Ashi. The reflection of Mount Fuji in the water and the ravishing scenery ensure you return with unforgettable memories of this day out. Return by bus to Tokyo where you arrive in the evening.

 

05/01 – 29/02/20  €168  - €85 (Child discount aged 6-11)
01/03 – 30/04/20  €173  - €88 (Child discount aged 6-11)
01/05 – 28/12/20  €168  - €85 (Child discount aged 6-11)

Start: Shinjuku or Shibuya Station at 09 am. Ends: Shinjuku or Shibuya Station around 7pm
Operates: Daily
Included: Lunch, transport by bus (one way) & shinkansen (return), admission to listed excursion, English speaking guide.

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Kyoto: trip to Arashiyama

 1/2 day (afternoon +/- 4 hours)

Kyoto. Meeting point hotel Miyako Hachijo. In the company of your guide you board the train to Arashiyama station. You visit several exciting attractions on foot including the Tenryu-ji & Jojakko-ji temple, the Sagano bamboo forest and the iconic Togetsu bridge. A wonderful combination of natural and cultural sites. The tour ends after a Japanese lunch aboard a Yakatabune cruise ship.

05/01 – 30/12/20 - Child discount aged 6-11

Start: Hôtel New Miyako at 08.40am. End: Yakatabune Dinning at 12 pm
Operates: Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays (06/01-02/03: exclusively Wednesdays and Saturdays)
Included: transfers by public transport, English Speaking guide, admission to listed visits and lunch on board of a Yakatabune boat.

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Cultural Kyoto

 1/2 day (afternoon +/- 4 hours)

Rendez-vous avec votre guide à la gare de Kyoto et départ en bus de ligne vers le temple de Kiyomizu qui vous offre une belle vue panoramique sur la ville de Kyoto. Next you visit the Sanjusangendode and Heian Jingu shrine and its pretty Japanese gardens.

05/01 – 30/12/20 - Child discount aged 6-11

Start: Kyoto station at 1.35pm. Ends: Kyoto station at 6.30pm.
Operates: Daily
Included: Transfers by local publicc, English speaking guide, entry to the listed visits.

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Kyoto by bike

 3 hours (morning)

Kyoto lends itself perfectly to an exploration by bike! You venture out in small groups accompanied by a local guide and explore this authentic and beautiful alleys of the city. You ride along Kyoto's canals, learn all about its history and visit the Nanze-ji temple. Among the trees of the philosophers path you reach a state of zen.

05/01 – 30/12/20

Start: Hotel New Miyako at 09.15 am. End: Kyoto Station at 1 pm
Operates: Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Included: Bicycle, English speaking guide, admission to all listed visits
Minimum 2 participants.

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Kyoto Maiko Dinner

 Evening

During your stay in Kyoto you are bound to stroll through Gion, the geisha district made up of traditional wooden houses. Here you may see or meet geisha or maiko, with a little luck that is. This evening tour introduces you to the traditional and pure Japanese cuisine and offers a unique opportunity to admire a Maiko dance up close. Comes highly recommended!

05/01 – 30/12/20
Start: Kyoto Handicraft Center at 6.30 pm - Ends: Kyoto Handicraft Center at 8.30 pm
Included: traditional dinner, performance of Maiko dances

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Kyoto: Trip to Nara

 1/2 day (morning)

Rendez-vous with your local guide at Kyoto Station. Together you board the train to Nara Historical Park. Visit the impressive Todaji temple which houses a gigantic bronze Buddha. Dating back to the 11th century, it is the largest wooden building in the world. Walk in the beautiful park of Nara, where you will attract the curiosity of many deer before you arrive at the beautiful Kasuga Taisha pagoda. Return to Kyoto Station around noon. Then visit the Sanjusangendode and Heian Jingu Shrine and its pretty Japanese gardens

05/01 – 30/12/20 - Child discount aged 6-11

Start: : Kyoto station at 1.40pm. End: : Kyoto station at7.30pm
Operates: Daily (05/01-10/03: exclusively on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sturdays)
Included: Transfers by public transport, English Speaking guide, admission to listed visits

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The Golden Pavilion & The Castle of The Shogun

 1/2 day (afternoon +/- 4 hours)

During this half day tour you go on a guided visit of two of the historic and cultural milestones in Kyoto: the magnificent Golden Pavilion and Nijo Castle, the former residence of the shogun. The different areas are well preserved and transport you back in thought to the reclusive Japan of the 16th and 17th century.

05/01 – 30/12/20 - Child discount aged 6-11

Start: Kyoto station at 08.25am. Ends: Kyoto station at 1 pm
Operates: Daily
Included: Pick-up ar certain  hotels (list available in your travel shop), local transport, English speaking guide, admission to listed visits

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Hotels & Meals

Japanese cuisine is the food—ingredients, preparation and way of eating—of Japan. The traditional food of Japan is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. The side dishes often consist of fish, pickled vegetables, and vegetables cooked in broth. Fish is common in the traditional cuisine. It is often grilled, but it may also be served raw as sashimi or in sushi. Seafood and vegetables are also deep-fried in a light batter as tempura.

Apart from rice, staples include noodles, such as soba and udon. Japan has many simmered dishes such as fish products in broth called oden, or beef in sukiyaki and nikujaga. Foreign food, in particular Chinese food in the form of noodles in soup called ramen and fried dumplings, gyoza, and western food such as curry and hamburger steaks are commonly found in Japan. Historically, the Japanese shunned meat, but with the modernization of Japan in the 1860s, meat-based dishes such as tonkatsu became common.

Japan has an indigenous form of sweets called wagashi, which include ingredients such as red bean paste, as well as its indigenous rice wine sake.

Japanese cuisine, particularly sushi, has now become popular throughout the world.

(Wikipedia)

Travel Documents

  • Belgian travellers (babies and children included) must be in possession of an international, machine readable passport, with at least 2 blank pages, which should remain valid during your entire stay in Japan and an e-ticket that proves you will leave the Japanese territory max. 3 months after your arrival. I is the sole responsibility of the traveler to obtain updated information on all required, appropriate and valid travel documents and for the timely acquisition thereof (international (digital) passport, ESTA procedures, Kids ID, vaccinations, etc)

  • Travelers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or travelers travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy or Consulate to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents. 


Insurances

Have a safe and carefree trip: travel fully insured with our Protections travel insurance! Our Protections insurance policies offer various formulas in order to offer you the widest possible cover (with even a fly-on-time, natural catastrophes and epidemics) for both single journeys or for the entire year.  We guarantee you the best protection at the best price. 


Tailored travel

The tours in our brochures are just a few examples of travel itineraries possible. Our trips can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour then we will gladly make you a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts.

Would you like to travel in a group; with your entire family, friends or colleagues? (min. 10 people required). Put our know-how to the test and send us your details and wishes.  We will gladly turn the blueprints of your trip into a detailed quote and a lasting memory for you to cherish. Contact our  Connections’ Group Service by e-mail at groups@connections.be or by telephone on +32 (0)2 550 01 65. We would love to hear from you. 

Health

No mandatory vaccinations. To verify the latest updates on health requirements, please surf to www.itg.be

Time Zones

+ 8h (Winter), + 7h (Summer).
Japan does not observe Summer Daylight Saving Time

Currency

Currency

Yen; 100 Yen = 0,86 EUR and 1 EUR = 117 JPY (01/05/2020)


Payment Methods

In Japan cash is king. Exchange Euro for Japanese Yen before you leave and make sure to take some cash in Euro as well. In international hotels and chain stores payment by credit card is widely accepted. However restaurants may not accept your foreign credit card for payment. The most convenient place to witdraw money from an ATM may be at one of the many 7 Eleven supermarkets.

Prices

 

Climate

Japan's expanse and mountainous character allows for differences in temperature and weather. The northern part has a temperate climate with warm summers and relatively mild winters and has four seasons, similar to Belgium. Southern Japan enjoys a warm climate with mediterranean character and really only has two seasons. Winters are spring-like warm with pretty much precipitation; summers are warm to hot with fairly large amounts of rain. Of all Ryukyu Islands, the most southernmost Okinawa Islands enjoy a subtropical climate with winter temperatures which can range around twenty degrees.

Elevations
There are volcanoes and mountains on all of Japan's islands and elevations range anywhere from hilly to the 3776 peak of Mt. Fuji. This results in terms of rainfall in a different weather pattern that is difficult to predict in advance.

Average Max. and Min. Temperatures (in °C):
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Bestemming J F M A M J J A S O N D
JTokyo 8 9 12 17 22 24 27 30 26 20 16 11
Kyoto 9 9 12 17 22 25 29 30 27 22 17 11
Mount Fuji 10 10 13 18 23 25 29 31 27 21 12
Naha (Okinawa) 19 17 18 20 23 26 28 29 29 28 26 23
Hakodate 00 -2 -2 02 08 12 16 20 22 19 13 06

 

What's included?

  • 10 nights hotel accommodation and breakfast
  • Your itinerary includes Taste of Japan, Mount Fuji as well as Hiroshima and Osaka
  • Your Japan Rail Pass (in ordinary class -1 week) & your Hakone Free Pass (2 days)
  • A typical Japanese dinner served in the ryokan
  • Your luggage transfer from Tokyo - Kyoto (day 4) & Kyoto - Osaka (day 8 )
  • Your  hotel - airport transfer on day 11
  • Your step-by-step travel guide

What's not included?

Optional excursions and personal expenses.

Flights are not included

Good to Know

Tipping is not done in Japan and is considered offensive.
The listed day-to-day programme has a purely inspirational value and designed to get to very most of out your stay.
Peak surcharges are possible during the Olympic Games (24/07 - 09/08/20). More info in your travel shop.

 

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