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Snow Monkeys

The Golden Triangle of Japan: Winter Tour

8

Days

7

Nights

Sales
USD
$3,098
per person
$3,198

Tour Period

2024

Dec 24 - Dec 31

Included

Accommodations

  • 6 nights Western style and 1 night Japanese style accommodation

Meals

  • Breakfast everyday

  • 4 lunches and 3 dinners

Admission fees and activities

  • All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

Others

  • Meet and greet upon arrival at Tokyo Narita Airport

  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure

  • Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan

  • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  • Gratuity

Not Included

Airfares

  • International Airfares

Meals

  • Meals that are not included in the itinerary

  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks

Travel Insurance

  • Travel Insurance

Others

  • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills

The must see sights of Tokyo, Takayama & Kyoto... plus the Snow Monkeys.

Winter in Japan is not severe, especially on the Pacific coast where the climate is generally dry and the skies are often blue.

This is "The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Winter: Snow Monkeys", an itinerary especially revised for your winter visit. This tour gives you a sampling of all that Japan has to offer, from unique locales to "must see" tourist attractions in Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto and Nara, as well as some changes that you can only experience in the winter.

The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Winter kinkakujii
The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Winter kinkakujii
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The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Winter snowmonkey2
The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Winter matsumoto castle
The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Winter matsumoto castle
The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Winter shirakawago
The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Winter shirakawago

Itinerary

This 8-day tour offers a comprehensive experience of Japan’s winter beauty, traditional culture, and modern attractions

day-1
Narita Airport
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day-2
Tokyo
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day-3
Lake KawaguchiMatsumoto
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day-4
YudanakaTakayama
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day-5
Takayama, Shirakawa- goKanazawaMaibara, Kyoto
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day-6
Kyoto
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day-7
KyotoNaraOsaka
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day-8
Tour Ends
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day-1

Narita Airport

Welcome to Japan! You will be met at the arrival gale by a representative holding a name sign.


Hotel iconHotel Mystays Premier Narita or similar class
day-2

Tokyo

Asakusa Senso ji Tempie / Sushi Making Experience / Tsukiji Outer Market / ImperiaI PaIace / Tokyo Tower

First. the Asakusa Kannon Temple, an active place of worship where you can see the largest paper lantern in Japan. You will also be able to explore the Nakamise Market, which is a traditional-style shopping street with centuries of history.

Next. you have the chance to enjoy a sushi making experience with a professional sushi chef. We will proceed to the Tsukiji Outer Market. where various restaurants and shops line the streets. Then, pay a visit to the Imperial Palace. the former site of Edo Castle and current residence of Japan's Imperial Family.

In the afternoon, we will visit the world's tallest self-supporting steel tower. At 333 meters (1093ft.) high. You will be able to sightsee 150 meters up at the main observatory deck and get a bird's eye view of the city.


Hotel iconBreakfast & Lunch
Hotel iconHotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro or similar class
day-3

Lake Kawaguchi

Kubota ltchiku Art Museum

We will depart to Mt. Fuji on our private coach. At one of shores of Lake Kawaguchi is the ltchiku Kubota Art Museum. The museum displays the beautiful kimonos done by ltchiku Kubota with the tsujigahana dyeing technique. His unfinished masterpiece called the "Symphony of Light." is a kimono 80-piece set depicting the four seasons and his own universe.

Kachi Kachi Ropeway

Next, we get ready to ride the Kachi Kachi Ropeway. The ropeway extends from the top of Mt. Tenjo to the shores of Lake Kawaguchiko, along the way you can enjoy a spectacular view of Mount Fuji.

Matsumoto

Matsumoto Castle

We will then travel to Matsumoto where we'll visit the photogenic Matsumoto Castle, or Black Crow Castle, dating back over 400 years.

Stay at the Onsen Ryokan at Yudanaka. where you can soak in the therapeutic waters of a spa bath and feast on a traditional Japanese Kaiseki banquet dinner.



Hotel iconBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel iconRyokan Biyu no Yado or similar class
day-4

Yudanaka

Snow Monkey Park

Yudanaka gives us the chance to see the famous snow monkeys as they enjoy their hot spring baths.Then we will continue on to Takayama. This city is located amongst the Japanese Alps.Due to its remote position in the mountains, it was cut off from the rest of Japan for most of its history and, thus, has maintained a very unique and traditional atmosphere.

Takayama

Old Town Takayama Jinya

We'll explore the old town of Takayama. a place that creates a sense of tradition and nostalgia.Due to its remote position in the mountains. it was cut off from the rest of Japan for most of its history and. thus, has maintained a very unique and traditional atmosphere.

The only traditional local government office in existence and a fine example of a miniature palace containing offices. an interrogation room with torture devices. and a 440 year-old rice granary.


Hotel iconBreakfast & Dinner
Hotel iconHotel Associa Takayama Resort or similar class
day-5

Takayama, Shirakawa- go

Morning Market

We'll enjoy the lively city market before heading to the World Heritage site in the rural area of Shirakawa-go. In this very photogenic village. we will walk past thatched roof farm houses and cultivated fields and see unspoiled Edo period wooden buildings.

Shiroyama Viewpoint/ Gassho-zukuri Minkaen

Once there, we will also go the Shiroyama Viewpoint, which allows us to have a scenic view of Shirakawa-go from higher grounds.

Kanazawa

Kenrokuen

Next, we will depart to Kanazawa to visit Kenrokuen Garden, one of three most beautiful gardens of Japan.

The name "Kenrokuen" literally means a garden combining the 6 attributes of a perfect landscape: spaciousness, seclusion, artifice. antiquity 會water features. and panoramas. Here, you'll find the oldest fountain in Japan and Kotoji-toro. the two-legged stone lantern that is iconic of Kenrokuen and Kanazawa.

Maibara, Kyoto

Next. Experience a Shinkansen bullet train ride from Maibara to Kyoto. which can reach speeds of up to 300 km/hr (Approx.186m/hr). We will stay two nights in Kyoto.


Hotel iconBreakfast & Lunch
Hotel iconKyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar class
day-6

Kyoto

Arashiyama / Tenryuji Temple

First. we will visit Arashiyama to see Tenryuji Temple, where you can have a glimpse of a traditional Zen landscape garden design.

Sagano Bamboo Forest / Togetsu Bridge

Then, proceed through the dense Sagano Bamboo Forest, pass several small shrines, tea shops, and private houses before arriving at the Togetsukyo Bridge over Hozu River.

Golden Pavilion

Next to the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) covered with 18-karat gold leaf.

Nishijin Kimono Show / Kiyomizu Temple / Gion District

At the Nishijin Textile Center, you can view displays of kimonos, watch an elegant kimono fashion show. and learn how they are made. Our group will tour the Kiyomizu Temple. best known for its large wooden stage that sits 13 meters (42.6 ft) above a hillside. we will tour Gion, a famous geisha district in Kyoto lined with many restaurants and teahouses called ochaya.

The next day begins with a green tea ceremony and a meet- and-greet with a maiko - an apprentice geisha. You will have photo-taking opportunities and a chance to interact with the maiko. After that. to the Fushimi lnari Shrine. The shrine is famous for its thousands of stunning vermilion torii gates that are lined along a 4 km (2.5 mile) long tunnel. We will then travel to Nara, where we will go to Todaiji Temple. the largest wooden building in Japan. The temple also houses one of the largest bronze statues of Buddha at 15 meters (49 feet) high.

Nearby. Explore the surrounding Deer Park. filled with over 1.000 Deer. Our final stop of the day will be in Osaka. We will spend some time in Dotonbori. a popular shopping, entertainment, and food district.


Hotel iconBreakfast & Dinner
Hotel iconKyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar class
day-7

Kyoto

Green Tea Ceremony with a Maiko / Fushimi Inari Shrine

Nara

Todaiji Temple / Deer Park

Osaka

Dotonbori / Shinsaibashi


Hotel iconHotel Nikko Kansai Airport or similar class
day-8

Tour Ends

Checkout time is 11 am and Osaka Kansai Airport can be reached in a three-minute walk.


Accommodations

It includes 6 nights in Western-style hotels and 1 night in a Japanese-style ryokan.

1
Hotel Mystays Premier Narita ext

31 Oyama, Narita, Chiba 286-0131, Japan

Hotel Mystays Premier Narita or similar class

The Hotel Mystays Premier Narita is conveniently located just a 5-minute drive from Narita International Airport. It offers an indoor pool, tennis courts, and a Jacuzzi. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, a sauna, and 24-hour room service. The hotel provides a blend of comfort and convenience for travelers.

2
Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro exterior

1-6-1 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-8505

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro or similar class

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro is centrally located in Ikebukuro, offering guests convenient access to Tokyo's vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment. This hotel features modern rooms, diverse dining options, and comprehensive amenities including fitness facilities and meeting rooms. Its proximity to major transport links makes it an ideal base for exploring Tokyo's key attractions, combining comfort and convenience for travelers.

3
Biyunoyado main

2951-1 Hirao, Yamanouchi, Nagano 381-0401, Japan

Ryokan Biyu no Yado or similar class

The Ryokan Biyu no Yado, also known as Ryokan Yudanaka View, is a large Yudanaka hotel in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. It offers a Japanese cultural experience with Japanese-style accommodation, gorgeous onsen baths, and delicately prepared evening meals. Some rooms cater to Western-oriented beds, and guests can enjoy the pride of Yudanaka’s mineral springs in the 100% natural hot springs. 

4
Hotel Associa Takayama Resort img04

Echigo-cho 1134, Takayama, Gifu, 506-0033, Japan

Hotel Associa Takayama Resort or similar class

The Hotel Associa Takayama Resort in Takayama city offers hot spring baths, mountain-view rooms, and free WiFi. Guests can unwind in indoor and outdoor hot springs with spectacular nature views. The cozy rooms overlook the Japanese Northern Alps. The hotel features a sauna, massages, and multiple dining options.

5
Kyoto Tokyu Hotel main

Gojo-sagaru, Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 600-8519, Japan

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar class

The Kyoto Tokyu Hotel is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of Kyoto, Japan. With elegant rooms, exquisite dining options, and panoramic city views, it’s an ideal base for exploring Kyoto’s rich cultural heritage. Whether you’re a business traveler or a tourist, this hotel offers a blend of comfort and sophistication.

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Kyoto Tokyu Hotel main

Gojo-sagaru, Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 600-8519

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar class

The Kyoto Tokyu Hotel is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of Kyoto, Japan. With elegant rooms, exquisite dining options, and panoramic city views, it’s an ideal base for exploring Kyoto’s rich cultural heritage. Whether you’re a business traveler or a tourist, this hotel offers a blend of comfort and sophistication.

7
Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport main

1 Senshu-kuko Kita, Izumisano-shi, Osaka 549-0001

Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport or similar class

The Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport is the only full-service hotel directly connected to Kansai International Airport. With comfortable rooms, free WiFi, and a variety of dining options, it offers convenience for travelers. Whether departing or arriving, guests can enjoy a seamless experience on Kansai Airport Island.

Notes

Please review the notes below for important details about your trip. If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to contact us. These notes are designed to ensure a smooth and enjoyable travel experience.

Price

  • All prices are per person, based on twin (double on request) or triple occupancy. Estimated price. Subject to change.

Deposit

  • We require a NON-Refundable US$500 deposit per person to hold the space at the time of booking and the final payment is due 2 months prior to departure.

Transport

  • Travel by private coach between destinations, hassle free baggage handling.

Arrival Departure Airports

  • For arrivals at Narita Airport (NRT), this tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka, with departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX)

  • If you will be flying into Haneda Airport (HND) instead of Narita Airport (NRT) on the first day, airport transfer is not included. We will provide with full instructions to get to the hotel in advance, or we can arrange shared shuttle service for you at US$60.00 per person per way.

Meal Requests

  • Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged.

Meet and Greet

  • Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY available on the first day of the tour after 11 AM. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, we will provide full instructions in advance for you to transfer to your hotel on your own.

Others

  • International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!We can arrange international flights for US customers if needed, please ask for details.

  • Day1: If you wish to stay in the center of Tokyo for the first night instead of Hotel Mystays Premier Narita, we can arrange for you to stay at Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro (or similar class). In this case, airport transfer is not included. We will provide you directions to get to your hotel in advance, or we can arrange shared shuttle service for you at US$65.00 per person per way.

  • Day1: If you will be flying into Haneda Airport (HND) instead of Narita International Airport (NRT), we can arrange for you to stay in the center of Tokyo (Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro or similar class) instead of Hotel Mystays Premier Narita. In this case, meet-and- greet and airport transfer are not included. We will provide with full instructions to get to the hotel in advance, or we can arrange shared shuttle service for you at US$60.00 per person per way.

  • Day1: The meet-and-greet is ONLY available for flights arriving in Terminal 1 & 2 after 11:00 AM. For guests arriving in Terminal 3, airport pickup is not included, but we will provide you with directions to get to your hotel in advance.

  • Day1: If you wish to stay extra nights before the tour starts, please contact us to book hotel accommodations.

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