The historical charm and beauty of Japan comes alive in its many temples and shrines, parks and gardens, and its old wooden houses. And this old world charm gets accentuated with some of Japan’s oldest traditions, such as the tea ceremony, flower arranging, and geisha schooling. It gets brighter and vibrant with the Lavender. The nearly perfect shaped Volcano Mt Fuji is worshipped as a sacred mountain and has been a source of inspiration for artistes and common people alike. Come Beyonder with us and explore Japan.
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Arrival at Osaka
Get transferred from the airport to the hotel. Osaka is Japan’s second largest city and its literal meaning is large hill or large slope. Overnight stay at Kyoto.
The city was once the capital of Japan from 710 AD to 784 AD and is now home to many temples and shrines. Get a glimpse of culture and history at Todaji Temple of Great Buddha (UNESCO World heritage site), Nara Park, Kasuga Taisha Shrine (UNESCO world heritage site), and Heijokyo Palace.
Ride on a bullet train to Hiroshima. Visit the Hiroshima Peace and Memorial Park and Museum, Miyajima Island and Itsukushima Shrine. Take a train ride back to Kyoto.
Kyoto has many of Japan’s national treasures, shrines, and around 2,000 temples. Visit the Heian Shrine, Kiyomizudera (“Pure Water Temple”) Fushimi Inari Taisha, 8th century shrine dedicated to the god of rice and Sake, with the magical seemingly unending path of over 5000 vibrant orange torii gates. Experience the traditional Japanese Tea ceremony.
Flight to Sapporo
Arrive at the Sapporo airport and get transferred to the hotel. Sapporo is the largest city on Hokkaido Island, and is also known as city of Ramen, yes the father of Top Ramen Noodles.
optional: Lavender farm visit (Subject to season)
Sapporo – Otaru- Sapporo
Drive to the Shiroi Koibito Park, a place based on the ideals of deliciousness, fun and stories of sweets from a bygone era. Spend some time at Otaru, a small harbour city, whose old-fashioned mood is enhanced by its architecture and layout. Enjoy the rope way at Mt. Moiwa. Get some doses of history at the Old Government building.
Fly to Tokyo and drive straight to Hakone. Check in at the hotel and walk around the city at leisure.
Take a short cruise at Lake Ashi and then move to Mt Komagatake, a 1357-meter high lava dome, created by a Hakone volcanic eruption 40,000 years ago. Komagatake ropeway is a scenic journey to the top, and you can view Mt. Fuji and a chain of Hakone Mountains.
Drive to Tokyo and explore the city at leisure.
Tokyo city tour
Visit Asakusa, Nakamise (one of the oldest shopping streets in japan), Meiji Shrine, Harajuka Shopping, Pokemon Centre and Shibuya crossing.
Get transferred to the Airport for your flight back home.