Style : Group tour
Historic Senso-Ji Temple of Kyoto, Japan

Japan and Beijing 10 Days 8 Nights

Affordable World
4.7 . Excellent
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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
10 days
From: $ 2,099 $ 210 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of energetic Tokyo
  • Visit to most famous Buddhist temple - the Senso-Ji Temple
  • Enjoy tales of Mt Fuji's spiritual significance
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Experience a coach journey to Kyoto,  cultural and artistic jewel
  • Discover historic city of Nara and admire the Todaiji Temple

Short Description

Buzzing Tokyo, ornate temples, tranquil gardens and China’s compelling capital await on this unforgettable 8-night journey to Japan and Beijing. Be swept up by the energy of neon-bright Tokyo before discovering snow-tipped, sacred Mt Fuji and the historic and cultural jewel of Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital. Then, fly to Beijing to lay eyes on must-sees such as Tiananmen Square and step out along the astonishing Great Wall of China, one of the great wonders of the world.

Style Group tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury (5*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City Tokyo
End City Beijing

Itinerary

Days 1 & 2: USA-Tokyo

Accommodation:  Okura Hotel East 21 Tokyo or similar

Board an international flight bound for Tokyo's Haneda Airport.

Upon arrival in Tokyo you will be greeted by our friendly ground crew and guided to our coach bus or the airport shuttle bus to transfer to the hotel.  Spend the rest of the evening as your wish.  Recharge your batteries at the hotel or make your first foray into Japan's dazzling capital to get your first taste of its hi-tech shopping, bustling markets, parks and 21st-century architecture.

Day 3: Tokyo

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel / Cruise

Accommodation:  Okura Hotel East 21 Tokyo or similar

Relax over breakfast and enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of energetic Tokyo.  After time at the Imperial Palace Plaza, the residence of Japan's imperial family; walk along vibrant Nakamise Street, an old shopping arcade crammed with souvenir stalls.  Continue on to the most famous Buddhist temple - the Senso-Ji Temple.  Admire this 7th-century temple before continuing to Ginza, one of the world's classiest shopping areas.  Dive into the high-end boutiques and stores before you return to the hotel, or choose to stay on and enjoy this fabulous shopping mecca.  This evening, join us for an optional Kaiseki Dinner, a traditional multi-course Japanese meal based on precision-blended flavors, textures, and colors, and made using only the freshest ingredients.

Optional Tours: Kaiseki Dinner (Min. 5 participants - only available for purchase prior to trip departure date) $99 pp

Day 4: Tokyo - Mount Fuji - Lake Kawaguchi

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation:  Tominoko Hotel or similar

Travel to Hakone, the gateway to Mt Fuji, Japan's most revered and famous mountain.  Enjoy tales of Mt Fuji's spiritual significance as you travel and weather permitting, ascend to Fuji's 5th station, 7,550 feet above sea level.  Drink in the jaw-dropping views and absorb more bird's-eye panoramas as you ride the Komagatake Ropeway cable car above the Lake Ashi region.  Next, enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi, a crater lake commanding panoramic views of snow-tipped Mt Fuji.  On your travels today, enjoy lunch independently at one of the roadside rest stops, choosing from their varied delicious foods. Later, check in to to your Lake Kawaguchi region hotel for an included dinner this evening.  Admissions Included: Komagatake Ropeway, and Lake Ashi Cruise.

Day 5: Mount Fuji Area – Kyoto

Meals: Breakfast a Hotel / cruise

Accommodation:  The Westin Miyako or similar

This morning, enjoy a coach journey to Kyoto, Japan's former capital, and cultural and artistic jewel.  Visit two of Kyoto's UNESCO World Heritage sites: Nijo Castle, built in 1603 as home to the Tokugawa Shoguns, and the Golden Pavilion, whose top two floors are coated in gold leaf.  Conclude with time at the Kiyomizu Temple, or “Clear Water Temple” located on the eastern part of Kyoto that was founded in 778 and reconstructed in 1633 without the use of a single nail.   After your tour, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.  Lunch will be on your own along one of the many rest stops or service areas on the highways where you can enjoy some local shopping and an abundance of unique eats and snacks. Admissions Included: Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), and Kiyomizu Temple

Day 6: Kyoto

Meals: Breakfast at hotel or on cruise

Accommodation:  The Westin Miyako or similar

Today is free to spend as you wish, perhaps exploring more of Kyoto's highlights or relaxing in the city's immaculate gardens.  Alternatively, join our optional full-day excursion to Nara and Osaka.  Journey to the historic city of Nara and admire the Todaiji Temple, home to the world's largest bronze sculpture of Buddha, the Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and Nara Park, where more Sika deer roam freely.  Then, continue to Osaka and visit one of Japan's most famous landmarks, Osaka Castle.  Back in Kyoto this evening, don't miss our optional Kyoto Cultural Show and Dinner at the city's Gion Corner centre.

Optional Tours: Japan Culture / Gion Corner Entertainment and Dinner $99 pp

Nara and Osaka Excursion with lunch $80 pp

Day 7: Kyoto - Osaka - Beijing

Meals: Breakfast at hotel or on cruise

Accommodation:  The Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar

Today, transfer to Osaka to board your international flight to Beijing, China's fascinating capital.  Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day free.

Day 8: Beijing

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:  The Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar

After breakfast, embark on a morning city tour of Beijing, where glass high-rise buildings tower over alleyways and Maoist buildings.  Stroll along restored Qianmen Street, one of Beijing's oldest shopping streets, and take in world-famous Tiananmen Square, once the main gate of the Imperial Palace.  Next, drive by the city's Olympic site to view the iconic Bird's Nest Stadium, Water Cube,  and National Center for the Performing Arts. This afternoon, join our optional tour of the Forbidden City, the massive UNESCO-listed ensemble of some 800 buildings where China's Ming and Qing emperors once resided.

**For those purchasing the Forbidden City optional tour - your passport is required for entry.  Please note if your passport does not match the passport on file for your reservation, you will be denied entry at the Forbidden City and your ticket will be nonrefundable**

Optional Tours: Forbidden City (only available for purchase prior to trip departure date**) $28 pp

Day 9: Beijing

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar

Enjoy today free to explore or relax independently, or join our optional trip to the magnificent Great Wall.  Extending for over 3,700 miles, this massive defensive wall was build to prevent incursions and begun in 200 B.C.  Absorb the far-reaching views as you walk along its ancient path and experience part of China's fascinating history. Afterwards, head to the Sacred Way leading the the Ming Tombs. It was believed that the Emperor, the Son of Heaven, would return to Heaven through this road.

Optional Tours: Great Wall & Sacred Way $49 pp

Day 10: Beijing - USA

Meals: Breakfast

Bid farewell to our Asia trip as you board your flight back home filled with memories to last a lifetime.

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My sister and I had booked a trip to Bali. With the growing fear and concern of Covid-19 (coronavirus) AND the recommendation from the CDC (center for disease control and prevention), we canceled our trip 17 days prior to departure date. They were completely unwilling to refund us our money and we were asked to pay a load of penalty fees. A customer service representative even recommended that we cancel before the penalty fees increased, so we did.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Accommodations

Your included accommodation will be at one of the below hotels or a hotel of a similar category; we will notify you of your final hotel list before departure.

Classic Category Accommodation

Tokyo: Okura Hotel East 21 Tokyo or similar

Mount Fuji: Tominoko Hotel or similar

Kyoto:  The Westin Miyako or similar

Beijing:  The Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar

Cancellation policy

The following fee will be assessed per person accordingly when you cancel your reservation:

$100: 120 or more days prior to departure

$200: 60 - 119 days prior to departure

$300: 30 - 59 days prior to departure

$500: 15 - 29 days prior to departure

$1000: 3 - 14 days prior to departure

100%: of Tour fare Within 48 hours prior to departure

Written notice of cancellation must be received by Affordable World either by mail, or email. Oral cancellation by phone will not be accepted.

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Meals Included

8 Breakfasts and 1 Dinner

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