Tokyo is arguably the most exciting city in the world. Indulge your senses with delicious cuisine, marvel at modern architecture, enjoy fascinating sightseeing and enjoy Tokyo's enormous range of shopping for anything from traditional textiles and antiques to the latest electronics and fashion. This tour includes two guided tours. A Tokyo city tour and a day trip Hakone which is the magnificent resort town at the base of Mount Fuji. There is something for everyone on this 4 night Tokyo Adventure!
Upon arrival at Narita International Airport clear customs with your luggage and make your way to the Arrivals Lobby.
Present your Limousine Bus Coupon at the Airport Limousine Bus counter and board the bus from the airport to your accommodation at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel. (80 min) When you check-in, also pre-reserve your seat on the return Airport Limousine Bus to Narita International Airport for your return date.
Shinagawa is the ideal place to stay for its convenient access to wide range of restaurants and shops. Shinagawa Station is a major stop on the JR Yamanote Line loop system which circumnavigates Tokyo.
Stay: Shinagawa Prince Hotel 1/4
This morning you will be collected from the Shinagawa Prince Hotel at 07:50am for your Tokyo Morning Tour operated by Japan Holiday Tours. Your tour will disband in the Ginza shopping district at approximately 1:00pm. You will be guided by an English-speaking Japanese local and transported by coach to the following sites:
Tokyo Tower - Enjoy a panoramic view of the famous Tokyo skyline from the main observation platform;
Meiji Shrine - The finest example of Japanese shrine architecture nestled in a peaceful, picturesque park containing over 120,000 trees;
Imperial Palace East Garden - Enjoy a pleasant walk in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, of historical interest and scenic beauty. (Mon. & Fri. Visit Imperial Palace Plaza, Double Bridge, instead of East Garden) Visit the inner moat, 15-feet thick walls and gnarled pine trees surrounding the 250-acre fortress, home of the Emperor and Empress);
The tour disbands in the Ginza shopping district. Take time to explore the Ginza's famous upmarket shopping, numerous department stores and wide range of boutiques, galleries and dining. The basement of any Japanese department store is home to an incredible food court where foods are expertly prepared and presented for sale.
Next, board a Toei Subway Asakusa Line train from Higashi-Ginza Station to Asakusa Station (11 mins) to visit the nearby Sensoji Temple (popularly known as Asakusa Kannon Temple), Tokyo’s oldest and most impressive temple which is said to have been founded in the 7th century. Nakamise Dori, the colourful shopping promenade, extends from Kaminarimon Gate to Hozomon Gate and is an excellent place to buy everything from kimono to traditional sweets. Positioned across the road from Kaminarimon Gate the Asakusa Rickshaw tour guides await to guide you around the area by rickshaw.
Time permitting, using your Pasmo Card board an Asakusa Subway Line train from Asakusa Station to Asakusabashi. (3 min) Change trains to a JR Chuo/Sobu Line train to Akihabara Station. (2 min) To most foreign visitors Akihabara is known as "Electric City" due to hundreds of electronic stores found in this district. In recent years Akihabara has become home to a number of shops specialising in Japanese animation "Anime and Manga" which is growing increasingly popular around the world.
Next travel two stops north of Akihabara to Ueno Station and visit the Ameyoko Ueno Markets. There are over 500 shops that sell everything from basic foods to high-class imported goods at reasonable prices and is always crowded with local shoppers.
In the evening return to Shinagawa Station using the JR Yamanote Line.
Stay: Shinagawa Prince Hotel - 2/4
Today you will be picked up from Shinagawa Prince Hotel to visit Hakone, the resort town at the base of Mt Fuji. From 07:50am board your Mount Fuji & Hakone Full Day Tour operated by Japan Holiday Tours.
*Those travelling during winter and autumn should bring warm clothes. Please note contents of this tour "may" be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions.
Today's tour will include the following highlights:
A drive to the Tomei Expressway-Fuji Sky Line 5th Station - Enjoy the magnificent scenery of rural Japan as your drive to the 5th Station of Mt Fuji.
Enjoy lunch at the Hakone Lake Hotel
Hakone Sky Gondola - Enjoy the panoramic views of Hakone as you ride on the Sky Gondola
Owakudani Boiling Valley - visit these ancient craters where you can smell the sulfurous fumes and see clouds of steam rise from the crevases. A popular activity is to try one of the black coloured eggs which are boiled in the sulfurous hot spring water.
Pirate Boat cruise on Lake Ashi - Cruise across the majestic Lake Ashi enjoying the picturesque scenery of this crater lake.
Return to Shinagawa by bullet train - this 35 minute ride on a Shinkansen will transport you at speed and in comfort from from Odawara Station back to Shinagawa Station.
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Today is a free day for sightseeing and shopping.
Ideas include taking a day trip to Odaiba - a huge amusement zone where you can enjoy shopping, delicious food, entertainment, and a view of Tokyo Bay simultaneously.
From JR Shinagawa Station board a JR Yamanote Line local train three stations north to JR Shimbashi Station. At Shimbashi Station, using your Pasmo Card, board the Yurikamome Line unmanned monorail across the 918 metre span Rainbow Bridge to Daiba Station (14 min).
Odaiba was built on reclaimed land in the Tokyo Bay in the southeast of Tokyo. This ultra-modern island is home to the Fuji TV Studio, Toyota Motor Company Showcase, Palette Town, Giant Ferris wheel, Venus Fort Shopping Complex for ladies modelled on an 18th Century European city, the Museum of Maritime Science, Odaiba Marine Park, and the MegaWeb Sega Game Centre. A visit to the Oedo Onsen Monogatari volcanic hot spring is an excellent way to soak away the stresses of exhilarating travel. Luxuriate in open air, foot, sand and steam baths, tatami rooms and massage salons. The hot water spouts up naturally from 1400 meters below the surface. (JPY 2,700 adult - tattoos must be covered).
Later in the day, return to Shimbashi Station and board the Yamanote Line local train to Shinjuku Station the largest and busiest train station in Japan. From the West Exit walk 10 minutes through the high-rise business district to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building to view the city skyline which is best seen at night. (9:30am-10:30pm / free entry).
Stay: Shinagawa Prince Hotel - 4/4
Check out from the Shinagawa Prince Hotel and leave your luggage in storage at the porter's desk for your later return.
Spend your last day in Tokyo completing any final sightseeing or shopping.
Using your return Airport Transfer Coupon board the Limousine Bus from the Shinagawa Prince Hotel to Narita International Airport. (80 min)
Please note, this bus must be booked in advance at the hotel reception.
Be sure to check in for your scheduled flight at least 2 hours prior to its departure
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