KareVoyage

SURREAL NEW ZEALAND

16th February till 25th February- 2020

Kon’nichiwa! Japan, where hundreds of residents are over 100 years old, is often known as “the land of immortals.” KareVoyage is taking you to explore this wondrous country that fuses the ultra-modern and traditional with equal ease. 

We will be travelling during Cheery Blossom- Well, the importance of the cherry blossom tree in Japan goes back hundreds of years. For them, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. 

Japan is the electrifying rush of a crowded street in Tokyo at night. It is the delicate taste of freshly made sushi. It’s the view of indomitable Mt. Fuji surrounded by quiet lakes. And it’s the exquisite elegance of the everyday. A nation that blends the elegance of Kimonos and the speed of bullet trains with Verve 

Come discover a side of Japan that is authentic, unique and memorable. 

DAY 1: TOKYO – CITY TOUR

We will board our flight today from our respective cities. Your Tour Manager from KareVoyage will meet you at Delhi’s IGI airport. Today you arrive in Narita (Tokyo) Airport, after Immigration formalities we will transfer to the Tokyo Hotel.

Check in into the comfort of your Hotel.

After lunch we will take you to Asakusa Senso Ji Temple & Tokyo Tower.

 Asakusa Senso Ji Temple: Nakamise Street Senso-ji, Tokyo’s oldest temple, offers plenty to see including the bright red Kaminarimon Gate, a statue of the god of thunder, and a five-story pagoda.  The bustling street known as “Nakamise” stretches for about 250 m from Kaminarimon Gate to Senso-ji Temple and is filled with a plethora of interesting shops.

Tokyo Tower: 150 meter, which is a Main deck (Ticket included) Tokyo Tower is the world’s tallest, self-supported steel tower and 13 meter taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Tokyo, offers a great 360-degree panoramic view from its main deck. We will leave for Dinner at Indian restaurant.

Overnight Stay at Tokyo Hotel

DAY 2: TOKYO – CITY TOUR

After having a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed on a City Tour of Tokyo at 09:00 AM. 

Today you will visit the following places by Chartered Coach. 

Ueno Park (Cherry Blossom): Ueno Park is one of Japan’s five oldest public parks. Home to over one thousand cherry trees, Tokyo’s Ueno Park transforms into a sea of pink blossoms during the spring. 

The park grounds were originally part of Kaneiji Temple, which used to be one of the city’s largest and wealthiest temples and a family temple of the ruling Tokugawa clan during the Edo Period. 

We will visit Odaiba Island: Odaiba, originally built from reclaimed land in defence of Tokyo in 1853. Odaiba is a popular shopping and entertainment district on a manmade island in Tokyo Bay. It originated as a set of small man made fort islands (daiba literally means “fort”), which were built towards the end of the Edo Period (1603-1868). After Odaiba boating in Sumida River and see the gorgeous Cherry blossom on both sides of the river. 

Rainbow Bridge: Rainbow Bridge, a famous Tokyo landmark spans Tokyo Bay to connect the man-made island of Odaiba to the rest of Tokyo. The top level of the double decker bridge is an expressway and the lower level has the Yurikamome line, local roads and a pedestrian walkway. Rainbow Bridge has great views of the city. 

After visiting Rainbow Bridge, we will go to Palette Town & Venus Fort: Venus Fort is a shopping mall in the style of a 18th century South European town. The mall features over a hundred shops, fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants on three floors including a few outlets shops on the upper floor. 

Lunch & Dinner as per the day’s schedule 

Overnight at Tokyo Hotel

 

DAY 3: TOKYO– NIKKO TOUR–TOKYO

Today after Breakfast, we will visit Nikko which is at a short 2 hours’ distance from the city of Tokyo.

Enhance your experience of Nikko National Park on an enriching full-day excursion. Feast your eyes upon breath-taking countryside, sacred shrines, and stunning temples as you explore the region with an accomplished guide.

Toshogu Shrine (Ticket included): Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its lavish decorations and ornate details. This 400-year-old shrine houses the remains of Edo period’s founder, Ieyasu Tokugawa. Enjoy seeing the traditional beauty of the main hall, as well as the sleeping cat and 3 monkey carvings.

Lake Chuzenji (Photo stop) Created by an eruption of Mt. Nantai, Lake Chuzenji is a symbol of Nikko.

Lunch at Local Restaurant

Kegon Falls: Known as one of Japan’s 3 great waterfalls, Kegon Falls towers an impressive 97 meters and gushes water from Lake Chuzenji.

Dinner at Restaurant

Drive back to Tokyo

Transfer & overnight at Tokyo Hotel

Total driving- To & From- 3-4 Hours

Total walking about 2 kms with few Steps.

DAY 4: TOKYO – MT. FUJI & HAKONE

Today after breakfast at the Hotel, at around 9:00 am we will proceed on a day excursion of Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour. 

Mt Fuji 5th station (if weather permits):  The bus will head up to the 5th Station along the Subaru Line. The 5th Station is situated at 2,300 meters (7,546 ft.)  above sea level. At this height, participants will be amazed at spectacular, breath-taking views from above the clouds. 

Lunch at Restaurant 

Hakone Ropeway (Ticket included): Take a 7-minute ropeway ride to the peak of Mt. Komagatake. A total of 50 minutes will be spent here, including time to walk around at the peak. Take a cableway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop. 

Lake Ashi Cruise (Ticket included): This crater lake along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mt. Hakone was formed by a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago, and provides postcard views of Mt. Fuji towering 30 km northwest. Admire the superb view of Mt. Fuji from aboard a ship. The tour may be guided to another ropeway or an alternative destination if the Lake Ashi cruise operation is suspended, or depending on road conditions, etc. 

Dinner at Restaurant 

Transfer to hotel & overnight at Tokyo Hotel 

Total Driving distance: To and from – 5 hours

DAY 5: TOKYO – HIROSHIMA BY BULLET TRAIN + MIYAJIMA SIGHTSEEING

Transfer from Tokyo Hotel to train station to board bullet train from Tokyo to Hiroshima. Pick up on arrival and proceed for Miyajima tour.

Enroute Lunch break at local restaurant

Visit Miyajima Island (Ferry Ticket included), Itsukushima Shrine (Photo Stop)

Miyajima Island: Miyajima is a small island in Hiroshima Prefecture, also known as “Shrine Island”. This is where one of the greatest Japanese shrines called “Itsukushima Shrine” and its magnificent floating red torii gate are located.

Itsukushima Shrine: A World Heritage site, established in the 6th century, this shrine is one of Japan’s finest, and is famous for its beautiful Shinden-zukuri style structure (architecture representative of a nobles’ residence in the Heian period). The contrast of the green of Mount Misen behind the lacquered shrine pavilion and the blue of the Seto Sea is beautiful and evocative of the underwater palace of Ryugujo.

Transfer to hotel & overnight at Hiroshima Hotel

DAY 6: HIROSHIMA SIGHTSEEING & DRIVE DOWN TO OSAKA

Today after Breakfast, proceed on Hiroshima city tour, leave hotel at around 9:00 am. 

Visits- Atomic Bomb Dome (Photo Stop), Sadako Monument, Cenotaph: The Atomic Bomb Dome is a symbol of the disastrous atomic bombing during WWII, the first atomic bombs used in human history, and has been preserved as it was to promote peace and elimination of atomic weapons around the world. 

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (Ticket included): This large-scale park was established in 1949 after the Pacific War ended, and is visited by countless visitors as a symbol of peace. The museum within the park is an Important Cultural Property of Japan, and was built to remind future generations of the terror wrought by atomic bombs. 

Drive down to Osaka – 6.00- 6.30 hrs Journey 

Lunch Break enroute Photo stop at Kurashiki Canal 

Dinner at Restaurant 

Overnight at Osaka Hotel

DAY 7: OSAKA – KYOTO & NARA – OSAKA

After breakfast at the Hotel proceed on a day excursion of Kyoto and Nara Morning Visit –

Todaiji Temple (Tickets included), (“Great Eastern Temple”) is one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. The temple was constructed in 752 as the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples of Japan and grew so powerful that the capital was moved from Nara to Nagaoka in 784 in order to lower the temple’s influence on government affairs.

Nara Park (Nara Kōen) is a large park in central Nara. Established in 1880, it is the location of many of Nara’s main attractions. It is also home to hundreds of freely roaming deer.

Lunch break at the local restaurant

Later visit Kyoto – Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden pavilion), Kyoto Botanical Garden

Nijō Castle is a flatland castle in Kyoto, Japan. The castle consists of two concentric rings of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens

Kinkakuji Temple – Golden Pavilion (Ticket included): A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.

Dinner at Restaurant

Overnight at Osaka Hotel

DAY 8: OSAKA – OSAKA CASTLE & SHOPPING TOUR

After breakfast at the hotel, visit- 

Osaka Castle (Ticket included): Osaka Castle was founded in the 16th century by HideyoshiToyotomi, a remarkable shogun in the Sengoku period, and is known as the symbol of his power. 

After lunch break visit Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine: Also known as Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, it’s one of the most famous in Osaka and the site of many of the nation’s most important religious rites and traditions. Sumiyoshi Taisha is the main and most famous of over two thousand Sumiyoshi shrines found across Japan. Sumiyoshi shrines enshrine the kami (Shinto gods) who protect travellers, fishermen and sailors at sea. The shrines are therefore usually found close to harbors.

At evening enjoy shopping at Dotombori & Shinsaibashi shopping arcade: Shinsaibashi is an area near Namba, the center of Osaka sightseeing, and Dotonbori. Here, you’ll find a famous Osaka shopping arcade called Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

 Come and experience the liveliest and most colorful area of Osaka. 

Overnight at Osaka Hotel

DAY 9: OSAKA

Today after breakfast, we take our flight back home with memories to relish for a lifetime. Let’s say a Goodbye to this wondrous country and your new friends with a promise to meet again.

  • Hotel accommodation for 9 days
  • International Airfares (Ex-Delhi)
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony
  • Kimono Wearing
  • MEALS:
  • 8 Buffet Breakfast at the hotel
  • 8 Dinners
  • 6 Lunches
  • (We keep meals “On own” in order to give our guests a
  • flexibility to try local and other food of their choice)
  • PRIVATE VEHICLE: All transfer & sightseeing by Air Conditioned Coach.
  • ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE: Services of an english speaking guide for the entire trip. TOUR
  • MANAGER: KareVoyage Tour Manager services throughout the tour.
  • ENTRANCE: All Inclusive as per itinerary
  • BULLET TRAIN: Tokyo- Hiroshima sector (Normal class)
  • Visa- Japan Visa Charges
  • Tips to Guides and Drivers
  • Travel Insurance for 69 years old and below
  • Taxes: 5 % Goods & Service tax 
  • Sightseeing other than those specified
  • Personal travel plans / programs before, during, or after the tour
  • Cost of extension of validity, of your main international air ticket
  • Any increase in the airfare / taxes / routing charged by the airlines for tickets
  • Meals other than mentioned.
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, juices and beverages, excess baggage, mini bar cost
  • TCS (please note: this amount is refundable)

KareVoyage Comfort :

• For our Elder travelers who wish to avail home-to home service for pick up and drop we will be happy to assist you with the same – At nominal additional cost – (Applicable for guests joining us from Delhi & NCR region)
• Before we start any trip as a practice and for your utmost comfort we gather all information pertaining to your day to day activities, medical history, eating habits, in order to give you a true wholesome experience.
• We will host a small get- together before we embark on the journey, the camaraderie is even better once you know your fellow travelers joining you for a tour.
• We believe in transparency and deliver what we promise.

Cancellation Policy:

We try to support as much as we can in event that you have to cancel your tour because of reasons beyond your control. However, our cancellation policy is aligned with our various service providers and it varies from country to country, for New Zealand it goes as under

Upto 90 Days before departure date:  25% of package amount
89-60 days: 75% of tour package cost
59-45 days: 100%

About Karevoyage

Karevoyage- for 50 plus wanderers- is an exclusive travel and tour company dedicated for travel enthusiasts, who prefer to travel the globe and explore but in a group environment.

The KareVoyage team understands the gap and works very hard on how to deliver on what we promise. Keeping all current gaps that people over 50 experience while travelling, we design our itineraries in a way that lets you experience everything without making you feel exhausted.

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