12 Days Japan Highlight Tour – This tour takes you Hakone National Park. Mt. Fuji, at 3776m, is not only Japan’s tallest mountain but it’s the best known symbol as well, is most attractive when its majestic presence is snow-capped. Enjoy a mountain view of the surrounding Owakudani Valley is an active volcano zone where hot spring, hot rivers and sulfurous fume can be experienced. A Lake Ashi cruising and also a visit to the historical Tokugawa Shogun Check Point near an avenue of aged cyptomeria tree.
Visit the Tsukiji Fish Market where you will see the lively wholesaler section and its busy booming morning buying and selling of seafood and produce. You can sample the famous ramen noodle soup and the freshest sushi at renowned market restaurants. Tokyo is a dynamically modern metropolis of 12 million people. This is where tradition from centuries past exists side by side with the ever-moving elements of the latest in the urban culture that radiate their own special heat & energy.
You will also tour Yamanaka Town located in beautiful setting Yamanaka Valley and Kakusenkei Creek as well as Inami, Gokayama and Shirakawago. This tour will alos take you to Kyoto – Japan’s capital for over 1000 years, and during that time became the repository of much of the best of Japanese art, culture, religion and thought. We will start with Kiyomizu Temple, is famous for its wide wooden veranda jutting out over an exquisite valley that extend to a panoramic view of the city.
Then thereafter Sanjusangendo, noted for its 1001 gilded wooden statues of the Goddess of Mercy. Nijo Castle and colourful Kimono show followed by lunch. Then, Golden Pavilion and Ryoanji Temple, Japan famous Rock Garden. Other places you will also tour include Seto Inland Sea. Kintaikyo Bridge, Miyajima Island and Hiroshima where you will also visit the Atomic Bomb Dome and Memorial Museum, the Peace Flame burns in front of the Memorial Cenotaph that is never to be extinguished until all nuclear weapons are abolished.