Small Group Tour IJT Essential

Tokaido Trail

9 Nights: from US$2000 Trip Code: TT

Tokaido Trail proves that you can cover the classic “golden route” sights of Japan without breaking the bank or missing out on unforgettable cultural experiences, and is the perfect building block with which to plan a longer trip. Read more >

Tokyo and Kyoto are Japan's two great cities: one an international byword for modernity, the other an ancient cultural giant whose history goes back more than a millennium. This tour gives you ample time to explore both, with the opportunity to take a day trip from Kyoto using the included Japan Rail Pass at no extra cost.

With this flexibility you might choose to visit Nara, another ancient capital of Japan; sample the irresistible street food in nearby Osaka; or even take the Shinkansen bullet train all the way to Hiroshima and its neighbour, the stunning island of Miyajima. Whichever experience you choose, your tour leader will help make sure your trip runs like clockwork.

In between Tokyo and Kyoto you'll visit Kamakura on the eastern coast, a much smaller city where the famous giant Buddha makes a stupendous impression. You'll also stop off for two nights in Hakone National Park, an example of some of the superb natural beauty to be found in Japan.

In Hakone you'll spend the night in a traditional ryokan inn, where the floors are matted with tatami and you'll be served a delicious kaiseki meal made with fresh local produce.

Japanese-style accommodation is an experience in itself, and this is sure to be a highlight of your trip. Don't miss the natural onsen hot spring baths, an integral part of Japanese culture and the perfect end to a day of sightseeing.

Two nights in this beautiful area will give you plenty of time to explore, and if the weather is favourable you may be honoured with spectacular views of Mount Fuji.

What's Included >

What's included

  • The full-time services of your IJT tour leader
  • Eight nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast every day and one evening meal
  • Seven-day Japan Rail Pass
  • IC transport card with 3,500 yen credit for city transport
  • Three-day Hakone Free Pass
  • Evening walking tour of Kyoto's Gion geisha district
  • Baggage forwarding from Kamakura to Kyoto
  • Your InsideJapan Tours Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport when not covered by one of the included passes
  • Any entrance fees including those for shrines, temples and museums
  • Baggage handling and luggage forwarding unless otherwise specified

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Tour Price Information

  • Tour Price: From US$2000
  • Single Supplement: N/A

Extra Nights

  • Pre-Tour: Twin Share pp US$80 Single pp US$96
  • Post-Tour: Twin Share pp US$112 Single pp US$176

Tour Highlights

  • Stay in a traditional ryokan inn and enjoy hot spring baths in Hakone National Park
  • Explore hyper-modern Tokyo and historical Kyoto
  • Admire Kamakura's giant Buddha and peaceful temple complexes
  • Take a walking tour of Gion, Kyoto's traditional geisha district
  • Ride the famous Shinkansen bullet train

For more information email us: info-usa@insidejapantours.com or call: 303 952 0379

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Tokaido Trail - 10 Days - Accommodation

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Tour Reviews

  • Small Group Tour Tokaido Trail

    Excellent

    The service was excellent, everything was really well organised so I could just enjoy the holiday and not have any hassle despite only knowing the Japanese words for…

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  • Small Group Tour Tokaido Trail

    Excellent

    The service was very impressive. The team answered every question I had. I was very pleasantly surprised with the InfoPack and Manaca Card sent by the company.

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Tour Reviews

  • Small Group Tour Tokaido Trail

    Excellent

    The service was excellent, everything was really well organised so I could just enjoy the holiday and not have any hassle despite only knowing the Japanese words for…

    Read more >
  • Small Group Tour Tokaido Trail

    Excellent

    The service was very impressive. The team answered every question I had. I was very pleasantly surprised with the InfoPack and Manaca Card sent by the company.

    Read more >

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