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The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion Summer Festival 2021 - 7/15

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Group Tour | Deluxe       Tour Code: GTO0376272     83 reviews

The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion Summer Festival 2021 - 7/15

8 days 7 nights

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from USD $2898.00
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USD $630.00
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus Gion Summer Festival.

Note: For the tour that starts on July 15th, 2021, this tour date is planned to match the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games opening ceremony that will be held on July 23rd, 2021. If you would like to see the opening ceremony and games in Tokyo after the tour, we can switch your last night hotel on July 21st to downtown Tokyo instead of Narita and help you book your post-stay in Tokyo based on the availability at the time you book the tour.

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Note: For the tour that starts on July 15th, 2021, this tour date is planned to match the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games opening ceremony that will be held on July 23rd, 2021. If you would like to see the opening ceremony and games in Tokyo after the tour, we can switch your last night hotel on July 21st to downtown Tokyo instead of Narita and help you book your post-stay in Tokyo based on the availability at the time you book the tour.

This tour is our current "Golden Route" itinerary plus one extra day for the Gion Summer Festival, one of the three largest festivals in Kyoto. It is specially designed for people who want to explore the “must see” tourist attractions in Tokyo and Kyoto and also to experience the most famous festival in Japan.

This itinerary begins in Osaka for it's Osaka Castle. We will then take you visit Nara, where you will be inspired by the intricate architecture and towering monuments, including the Great Buddha statue, and you'll understand why this city is considered the birthplace of Buddhism in Japan. Spend three days in the ancient city of Kyoto, where you will have exclusive access to the city's gardens, temples, shrines, specialty shops, and the Gion Summer Festival. The Gion Festival, familiarly known as "Gion-san", is a festival held at Yasaka- jinja Shrine, and the highlight is the splendid pageant of some 30 floats called yamaboko proceeding along the main streets of Kyoto on the 17th. Each float, two-storied and about 6 meters tall, is topped with a long pole shaped like a spear. Adorned with exquisite craftwork such as woven fabric, dyed textiles and sculptures, these floats are so gorgeous that they are sometimes even described as 'mobile art museums. You'll also get the opportunity to experience a green tea ceremony and meet a maiko (apprentice geisha).

Visit Miho Museum, a stunning architecture that accentuates the surrounding nature while exhibiting a variety of items from different ancient civilizations. It was designed by the renowned architect, I. M. Pei, and is named after Koyama Mihoko, one of the richest women in Japan and the founder of the museum. Moreover, the museum has been listed as one of the "1000 Places To See Before You Die". From there, visit Koka Ninja Mansion. This mansion used to be resided in by ninja, equipped with many ingenious traps and devices, designed to prevent intruders and to provide a means of escape in times of need. Then, experience riding one of Japan's Shinkansen bullet trains before transferring to Hamanako Kanzanji Onsen. There, you'll stay at an onsen hotel (Japanese style room), where you can unwind in the hot springs (onsen) and dine on gourmet kaiseki cuisine.

Spend a day at Hakone and the world famous Mt. Fuji. Then, enjoy comprehensive touring in Tokyo. Explore Tokyo's cultural landmarks, fashionable neighborhoods, and diverse shopping districts on a private guided tour. Learn how to make your own sushi with a professional sushi chef and savor your delicious creations. Visit Tokyo's most famous attractions like the Shibuya Crossing, Asakusa Sensoji Temple, Tsukiji Market, Imperial Palace, and Tokyo Tower.


Destinations

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo

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