Splendours Of Japan

Splendours Of Japan

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Splendours Of Japan

8 Days

Visiting: Tokyo, Kamakura, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Arashiyama Kyoto

Tour operator:

Tweet World Travel

Tour code:

JAPCLR8D

Group size:

2 - 16

Age range:

35-79

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Small Group

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Tour Overview

Embark on an extraordinary 8-day journey through the Splendours of Japan on our Small Group Tour. Our carefully crafted itinerary invites you to uncover the captivating beauty and rich heritage of this remarkable country. From the vibrant streets of Tokyo to the tranquil landscapes of Arashiyama, each destination we visit will leave you in awe. Immerse yourself in the cultural wonders of Kamakura and Kyoto, explore the charming towns of Takayama and Kanazawa, and experience the seamless blend of tradition and modernity that defines Japan. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and seamless logistics, our tour ensures a stress-free and unforgettable adventure. Join us on this remarkable journey and let the splendours of Japan unfold before your eyes.

Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant city of Tokyo, from its bustling streets to its modern landmarks like Tokyo Tower and Shibuya Crossing.

  • Visit the historical city of Kamakura and discover its iconic Great Buddha statue and beautiful temples.

  • Immerse yourself in the traditional charm of Takayama, known for its preserved streets and Edo-era buildings.

  • Discover the cultural treasures of Kanazawa, including the famous Kenroku-en Garden and Kanazawa Castle.

  • Experience the serene beauty of Kyoto, with visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

  • Wander through the bamboo groves of Arashiyama and visit the enchanting Tenryu-ji Temple.

  • Enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine throughout the trip, including sushi, tempura, and matcha tea.

  • Learn about Japan's rich history and traditions through guided tours and interactions with local experts.

  • Travel in comfort with 4* accommodations, transportation, and entrance fees included in the tour package.

  • Create lifelong memories as you explore the splendours of Japan with a group of like-minded travellers.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Tokyo Arrival (D)

Location: Tokyo

Accommodation Name: 4-star Hotel

Upon your arrival at Tokyo airport, you will be warmly greeted by our English-speaking guide, who will be holding a welcome board with your name. Sit back and relax as you are transferred to your hotel in a private air-conditioned vehicle, ensuring a comfortable journey.The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Take this opportunity to rest and acclimate to the vibrant atmosphere of Tokyo. Unwind in your hotel or venture out to explore the nearby surroundings.In the evening, after a short tour briefing by your guide, get ready for a delightful Welcome Dinner. Join your fellow travelers as you indulge in a delicious meal, experiencing the culinary delights of Japan. It's the perfect way to kick off your journey and immerse yourself in the local culture and cuisine.Relish in the excitement and anticipation as you begin your unforgettable adventure through Japan.Overnight in Tokyo

Day 2 : Tokyo City Tour (B,L)

Location: Tokyo

Accommodation Name: 4 star accommodation

Today, prepare for a full day of exploration as we embark on a comprehensive city tour with our knowledgeable English-speaking guide. We will navigate Tokyo's efficient public transportation system to visit some of the city's most iconic and culturally significant landmarks.Our first stop is the stunning Hamarikyu Gardens, where we will immerse ourselves in the tranquility of this traditional Japanese garden. Take a leisurely stroll among the meticulously manicured landscapes and serene ponds.Next, we will venture to Asakusa, a vibrant district known for its historic charm. Explore Nakamise Dori, a bustling shopping street leading to the magnificent Sensoji Temple. Marvel at the richly adorned architecture and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.Continuing our journey, we will visit the Imperial Palace, the symbolic heart of Tokyo. Admire the grandeur of the palace grounds and learn about its historical significance.We then make our way to the renowned Meiji Shrine, nestled within the lush surroundings of Yoyogi Park. Experience the peaceful ambiance as we pay our respects at this sacred Shinto shrine.Our exploration takes us to the trendy neighborhood of Harajuku, famous for its vibrant fashion and unique street culture. Witness the eclectic fashion styles, browse through boutique shops, and savor delectable treats.After a day filled with unforgettable sights and cultural encounters, we will make our way back to the hotel. Reflect on the captivating experiences of the day, and take the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate for the adventures that lie ahead.Overnight in Tokyo

Day 3 : Tokyo - Kamakura Day Tour - Tokyo (B,L)

Location: Kamakura

Accommodation Name: 4 star accommodation

Get ready for a captivating full day of sightseeing as we embark on a journey to Kamakura, accompanied by our knowledgeable English-speaking guides. We will navigate the efficient public transportation system to explore the cultural treasures of this ancient city.Our first stop is the renowned Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, a sacred Shinto shrine nestled amidst beautiful surroundings. Marvel at its impressive architecture, intricate details, and vibrant atmosphere as we delve into its rich history and cultural significance.Next, we will make our way to the iconic Great Buddha, a symbol of Kamakura. Standing tall and majestic, this bronze statue is a testament to the city's historical importance. Take a moment to admire its sheer size and appreciate the craftsmanship behind this remarkable masterpiece.Continuing our journey, we will visit Hase Temple, a tranquil Buddhist temple known for its serene atmosphere and stunning gardens. Explore the temple grounds, and immerse yourself in the tranquility and spiritual ambiance that pervades this sacred space.After a day filled with cultural immersion and remarkable discoveries, we will head back to the hotel. Reflect on the enchanting experiences of the day and take some time to relax and recharge for the adventures that await.Overnight in Tokyo

Day 4 : Tokyo - Takayma (B,L)

Location: Takayama

Accommodation Name: 4 star accommodation

After checking out from your hotel, embark on a scenic journey to Takayama, where a half-day of captivating sightseeing awaits you. Our first stop is Takayama Jinya, a historic government office dating back to the Edo period. Explore this well-preserved building and gain insight into the region's rich history and governance.Next, we will wander through the charming streets of Kami-Sannomachi, known for its traditional merchant houses and nostalgic ambiance. Immerse yourself in the old-world charm as you meander through the narrow lanes, admiring the architecture and browsing the unique shops.After a delightful exploration of Takayama, we will check in to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind. Reflect on the memorable experiences of the day and perhaps venture out to discover more of the city at your leisure.Overnight in Takayama

Day 5 : Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa (B,L)

Location: Kanazawa

Accommodation Name: 4 star accommodation

After checking out from your hotel, meet your knowledgeable guide in the hotel lobby as we embark on a memorable day of sightseeing. Our first stop is the enchanting village of Shirakawago, renowned for its traditional thatched-roof houses. Immerse yourself in the rustic charm as you explore the village and admire the unique architecture.Next, we will continue our journey to Kanazawa, a city rich in cultural heritage. Visit the Nomura Samurai House in the Nagamachi District, where you can step back in time and discover the fascinating world of the samurai. Marvel at the well-preserved architecture and gain insight into the samurai lifestyle.Our exploration of Kanazawa continues with a visit to the magnificent Kenrokuen Garden, considered one of Japan's most beautiful gardens. Stroll through the meticulously landscaped grounds, adorned with picturesque ponds, bridges, and seasonal flora.After a fulfilling day of sightseeing, we will proceed to our hotel for check-in. Overnight in Kanazawa.

Day 6 : Kanazawa To Kyoto (B,L)

Location: Kyoto

Accommodation Name: 4 star accommodation

As we bid farewell to Kanazawa, it's time to embark on a journey to the enchanting city of Kyoto. After checking out from your hotel, we will make our way to the train station for a seamless departure.Upon arrival at Kyoto station, our friendly local English-speaking guide will be waiting to welcome you. Get ready for a half-day tour that will unveil the timeless beauty of Kyoto's iconic landmarks.Our first stop is the awe-inspiring Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion. Marvel at its glistening golden exterior, set against the backdrop of a tranquil pond and lush gardens. Discover the history and symbolism behind this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site.Next, we will venture to Kiyomizu Temple, a remarkable wooden structure renowned for its panoramic views of Kyoto. Admire the architectural beauty and take in the breathtaking vistas from the temple's spacious veranda.Our exploration continues to the historic district of Gion, known for its traditional wooden machiya houses and as the home of the geisha. Stroll through the charming streets, immersing yourself in the ambiance of old Kyoto.After a captivating half-day tour, we will check in to your hotel in Kyoto, where you can unwind and settle into your new surroundings. Reflect on the magical experiences of the day and get ready to uncover more of Kyoto's wonders in the days to come.Overnight in Kyoto

Day 7 : Kyoto - Arashiyama - Kyoto (B,L)

Location: Arashiyama, Kyoto

Accommodation Name: 4 star accommodation

Prepare for a memorable half-day of sightseeing in the captivating district of Arashiyama, accompanied by our knowledgeable English-speaking guide. We will navigate the city's efficient public transportation system to explore the highlights of this picturesque area.Our first stop is Tenryuji, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Kyoto's most important Zen temples. Explore the tranquil temple grounds, admire the beautifully landscaped gardens, and immerse yourself in the serenity that surrounds you.Next, we will venture into the famous Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, a surreal bamboo forest that creates a peaceful and ethereal atmosphere. Take a leisurely stroll along the winding pathways, enveloped by towering bamboo stalks, and experience a sense of tranquility.Continuing our journey, we will cross the iconic Togetsukyo Bridge, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery and the serene Oi River. Capture some memorable photos and appreciate the natural beauty of Arashiyama.During our tour, we will enjoy a delicious lunch en route, savoring local flavors and specialties to fuel our exploration.Overnight in Kyoto

Day 8 : Departure From Kyoto - Osaka Airport (B)

Location: Osaka Airport

Today, our dedicated team will ensure a smooth and comfortable transfer to the Osaka airport in a private car, allowing you to relax and reflect on the wonderful memories you've made during your time in Japan.

What's Included

  • Meals

    Welcome Dinner
    A Unique & Varied Dining Experience
    Full Breakfast Daily; Selected Lunches and Dinners (B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner) per itinerary

  • Sightseeing

    Entrance fees at monuments
    All local government fees & taxes
    Touring as per itinerary with English-speaking guides
    Full-day Tokyo city tour
    Full day Kamakura city tour
    Half-day Takayama city tour
    Half-day Shirakawago village tour
    Half-day Kanazawa city tour
    Half-day Kyoto city tour
    Half-day Arashiyama tour

  • Accommodation

    Stay at excellent hand-selected high-quality 4 star accommodation in central location or adjacent to monuments

  • Transportation

    Arrival and departure airport transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
    Our tour package includes convenient and comfortable transportation throughout your journey. You can relax and enjoy the sights as we provide transportation by air-conditioned vehicles, trains, and buses.
    Whether navigating the bustling streets of Tokyo, traveling between cities, or exploring the scenic countryside, we ensure a smooth and hassle-free transportation experience.

  • First-Class Service

    24/7 local assistance and travel guidance
    Airport Meet-and-Greet welcome service with local tour guide
    Guaranteed departures with Just Two Guests
    Small group with maximum 16 guests
    A unique "local-host" experience exclusively offered by Tweet World Travel

  • Tour Guide & Tour Leader

    English-speaking local tour guides who live and breathe the destination – they will bring your itinerary to life


    For a group of more than 10 people, on top of local tour guides, we will provide an experienced tour director. He or she will oversee your entire journey, accompany you every day and connect you to the people, places and encounters in a way you’ll never forget.

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  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Founded in 2012, the Tweet World Travel Group is an Australian-owned corporation and one of the country's leading wholesalers for Worldwide River Cruises, Tour Operators, and Travel Technology Providers. With headquarters in Adelaide, South Australia, the company has a wide reach, with local operational offices throughout Asia.

  • Are there any health requirements or vaccinations needed for the tour?

    Ensuring your health and well-being during your tour is of utmost importance to us. Many destinations may have specific health requirements or recommended vaccinations to help protect both you and the local population from potential health risks. To determine the health requirements or vaccinations needed for your chosen tour destination, we strongly advise consulting with a medical professional or a travel health clinic. They have access to the latest information about health risks in different regions and can provide personalized recommendations based on your medical history and the specific areas you plan to visit. Additionally, some countries may require proof of certain vaccinations, such as yellow fever, before granting entry. It's essential to research and adhere to these requirements to ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel experience. If you have any concerns or questions about health requirements for your upcoming tour, feel free to reach out to our team. While we can offer general guidance, we always recommend consulting with a medical professional for personalized health advice tailored to your needs and travel plans. Your health and safety are paramount, and we want to ensure that you're well-prepared and informed before embarking on your journey.

  • How can I provide feedback or reviews about the tour experience?

    We highly value your feedback and reviews about your tour experience. Your insights help us continuously improve our services and create exceptional travel experiences for our clients. Here are a couple of ways you can provide feedback: 1- Tweet Trip App: If you've downloaded our Tweet Trip App, you can often find a section dedicated to providing feedback or reviews. This streamlined approach ensures that your thoughts are directly communicated to us for consideration. 2- Online Form: We may send you an online feedback form via email after your tour concludes. This allows you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and comments about your experience conveniently. 3- Hard Copy: If you prefer a more traditional approach, some tours may provide a hard copy feedback form that you can fill out and hand over to your tour guide or agency representative. When providing feedback, consider sharing both positive aspects that you enjoyed and constructive criticism that can help us enhance our services. Here are some points to consider: Your overall satisfaction with the tour. The quality of accommodations, transportation, and activities. The professionalism and knowledge of your tour guide. Any challenges or issues you encountered. Suggestions for improvement. Any standout moments or experiences. Your feedback is instrumental in our commitment to deliver exceptional travel experiences. We appreciate your time and honesty in sharing your thoughts with us. Whether you choose to provide feedback through the Tweet Trip App, an online form, or a hard copy, rest assured that your input will be carefully considered to continually elevate the quality of our services.

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Giang Vu (Google Reviewer)  

Outstanding services in Asia Tours...

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Outstanding services in Asia Tours and Worldwide river cruises, specialising in Mekong cruises and Croisi Europe cruises.

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I was SOOOO fortunate to...

30-Mar-2016

I was SOOOO fortunate to pick Tweet World Travel to organise my Vietnam holiday last October . I travelled with my wife and 5 friends for three weeks taking in Ho Chi Minh city , Hoi An , Da Nang , Hue and Hanoi/Halong Bay. The trip was just so well prepared , with private transport and English speaking guides for the whole trip . So many excursions ( all paid for ) included in the holiday . we saw so many wonderful historic places , stayed in beautiful hotels and had some fantastic meals in great restaurants all over Vietnam. We saw so much more because Twee prepared the whole trip for us. We would have missed so much otherwise. All in the very best holiday ever..Frank O'Reilly. ...

Rundle Group (Google Reviewer)  

We have just had 3...

07-Jun-2016

We have just had 3 wonderful weeks in Vietnam, visiting Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang/Hoi An, Hanoi, SaPa & Halong Bay & can highly recommend Tweet World Travel. We had already booked some accommodation ourselves at a beachside resort but wanted to extend our holiday to travel around & see more of Vietnam. Twee did a fantastic job at organising our itinerary around what we had already booked & suggested activities & sightseeing trips to us that we had not considered. We certainly enjoyed all the activities & experienced much more than if we had tried to organise it ourselves. It was also very reassuring to know that I could easily contact Twee if I needed advice on anything at all while we were away. The guides on all our day trips were fantastic - very friendly & looked after us all very well. They were all happy to share information about their lives with us which made the trip more memorable & enjoyable with some unique experiences. Highlights of our trip were Hoi An (especially the Hoi An Food Tour - lots of fun, on the back of motorbikes), SaPa (especially sightseeing by motor bike, although wouldn't recommend the noisy train trip to get there), Cycling around villages in the Mekong Delta (away from tourist areas), Halong Bay cruise & the gorgeous Apricot Hotel.

Annette Magee (Google Reviewer)  

Twee World Travel, what can...

23-May-2016

Twee World Travel, what can I say ! You organised such a wonderful trip, you catered to our every need, just knowing we had your support if we needed it was so reassuring. You Twee, and your amazing staff should be very proud of what you do and how you make people like me have such an enjoyable world experience. Thankyou 😊

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