9 Day Splendid Tour of Japan and Hong Kong
∑ All prices and hotel accommodations are subject to change without notice.
Today, you leave the US on an overnight flight to Japan.† A tour guide will meet with you once you arrive in Japan.
Upon arrival in Osaka, your tour guide will help you transfer to your hotel for some rest and dinner at a local restaurant.
After breakfast at the hotel, your tour will begin with a visit to Kobe where you will have the opportunity to visit the 108 meter high Kobe Tower and Sake Factory.† In the afternoon, there will be a mini steamboat lunch.† After lunch, the tour will continue to Nara, an ancient city served as the oldest capital of Japan.† You will also visit the Todaiji, the headquarters of the Kegon sect, housing the biggest bronze statues of Buddha in Japan.† You will experience some close encounters with the adorable deers in Naraís Deer Park.† In the evening, there will be a Chinese buffet dinner at a local restaurant.
This morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel.† You will then transfer to the station where you will board the celebrated Bullet Train bound for Kyoto.† Kyoto still preserves its customs and traditions of Japan after so many centuries.† Hand in hand with the history of Kyoto, an eloquent culture has been emanating from Nishijin Textiles Center.† In this museum, the captivating history of Nishijin is unfolded.† You can become a Maiko, Geiko or a† Heian Period woman by wearing their collections of kimonos.† Lunch will be at your own expense today.† Then, take a visit to the Kyoto Handicraft Center where great varieties of local arts and crafts are displayed.† Dinner will be served at a local restaurant after checking in to your hotel in Komaki City.
After breakfast at the hotel, there will be a morning tour to Tagata Shrine.† It is also known as the Sexual Temple.† The tour will continue to the Japanese Tea Plantation Garden where you will study the art of tea plantation.† Next, you will take a scenic drive through the beautiful countryside lead to Mt. Fuji, the Japanese sacred mountain snowcapped all year round.† For dinner, a gourmet Japanese style steamboat dinner awaits you at the hotel.† In the evening, take the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing hot-spring bath at the hotel.
A hearty breakfast will be served at the hotel.† Todayís tour will begin with a visit to the Owakudani Volcano Valley situated in the beautiful Ize-Hakone National Park.† After a Japanese style set lunch served at Lake Ashi, you will head over to the famous NHK TV Broadcasting Station.† This is Japanís sole public broadcasting corporation, established in 1925.† Next, you will take a drive through the Rainbow Bridge, one of the most celebrated shopping and amusement areas.† It is not actually a bridge, but instead, you may shop in the Desks Shopping Mall or spend some time in Sega Joypolls.† For dinner, enjoy the Japanese Style Shabu Shabu.
Day 7 Tokyo to Imperial Palace to Sumida River Cruise to Narita to Hong Kong
There will be a morning tour of the Imperial Palace and the Tasaki Pearl Gallery.† Next, experience the bustling Tokyo city while cruising on the Sumida River.† While on this cruise, you will pass by the Tokyo Tower.† After a buffet lunch, explore the famous Ginza district.† The tour will continue to Asakusa Kannon Temple with its Nakamise shopping arcade.† You will advance to Narita Airport for a flight to Hong Kong.† Upon arriving in Hong Kong, a tour guide will help you transfer to the hotel.†
Today will begin with a half day tour of Hong Kong.† You will take a ride on the Victoria Peak for a breathtaking view of the Victoria Harbor and the South China Sea.† Then, you will take a scenic drive along the coast passing the Deep-water Bay and the Repulse.† Youíll make a stop at the Aberdeen Fishing Village where you will get the chance to take an optional Sampan ride.† In the late afternoon, you will be transferred back to the hotel and have the rest of the day as leisure time.
You will depart from Hong Kong on an overnight flight back to the US.