9 Day Tokyo & Kyoto
Air & Land
Transfers, optional tours, gratuities & porterage.
Passengers booking the shuttle bus transfers should select flights that arrive in Narita Airport between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm and Haneda Airport between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm; and depart between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm due to scheduled airport bus transfer times. Passengers arriving outside of these times will be required to either purchase a private transfer or take a taxi locally.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
Independent Package Includes
- Flights Los Angeles-Tokyo, Osaka-Los Angeles
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 7 nights accommodations
- 4 nights Tokyo
- 3 nights Kyoto
- Breakfast daily
- Transportation between cities via Bullet Train
- Sightseeing per itinerary
- Services of English-speaking local guides
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Embark on a half day city tour of Tokyo that includes Tokyo Tower, Meji Shrine, Imperial Palace East Garden and Ginza shopping district
- During the half day tour in Kyoto, you will discover Nijo Castle, marvel at Kinkaku-ji Temple and admire Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Is This Trip Right for You?
This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program’s unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.
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- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
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- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
This evening, experience a delightful dinner cruise, while sailing into Tokyo Bay on a luxury yacht. Savor a multi-course dinner, that includes a selection of international favorites and a complimentary glass of wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic beverage. Marvel at the spectacular views of the Tokyo Bay and admire the twinkling lights of the city. Cruise underneath the famous Rainbow Bridge, see the illuminated Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan and the Eiffel Tower-inspired Tokyo Tower. View Odaiba, the artificial island in Tokyo Bay with its plethora of restaurants, shops and entertainment complexes.
Please note that transportation to & from the hotel is not included. Meeting location is at Hinode Terminal Boarding Point 2-7-104, Kaigan,Minatoku,Tokyo Japan 105-0022. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to a departure time. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #3||01 Jan 2019 - 20 Dec 2019||$85.00|
Travel along the scenic roads of rural Japan with its striking natural scenery. Ascend to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan and one of the most beautiful conical volcanoes in the world. Stop to admire the gorgeous landscape (weather permitting) of the park and lake Ashi. After lunch, enjoy a relaxing cruise around placid Lake Ashi. Ascend to the summit using a cable car, to marvel at sweeping views of Hakone National Park and gain a whole new appreciation of this iconic mountain. Spend time at leisure to explore the surrounding area on your own before returning to your hotel in Tokyo.
Pick up from Shinjuku Washington Hotel (3-2-9 Nishi-Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 160-8336, 3d floor) or Keio Plaza Tokyo (2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 160-8330). Pick up time to be advised locally. Drop-off at Shinjuku Station. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.
*Note If the volcanic warning condition is at a high level, the itinerary may be modified and advised locally.
|Day #4||04 Jan 2019 - 02 Mar 2019||$140.00|
|04 Mar 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||$140.00|
|07 May 2019 - 12 Jul 2019||$140.00|
|16 Jul 2019 - 09 Aug 2019||$140.00|
|13 Aug 2019 - 13 Sep 2019||$140.00|
|17 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||$140.00|
|24 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||$140.00|
|15 Oct 2019 - 22 Nov 2019||$140.00|
|25 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$140.00|
Nikko a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the entrance of the Nikko National Park, has served as a center for Shinto and Buddhist worship for centuries. It is home to several temples and shrines, including the Futarasan Shrine and the Rinnoji Temple. Visit the Toshogu Shrine, the mausoleum of the first shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, a gorgeous complex of colorful structures featuring the superb craftsmanship of Japan's 17th-century artisans. After an authentic Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant continue to Lake Chuzenji, created 20,000 years ago by an eruption of Mt. Nantai. Afterward, visit the 318 foot Kegon Falls, considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nikko. The tour concludes near Shinjuku Station, one of Tokyo's most popular shopping and entertainments districts.
Pick up from Keio Plaza Tokyo (2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 160-8330). Pick up time to be advised locally. The pick-up transfer will take you to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal at 105-0013 Tokyo, Minato, where you will board another bus heading to Nikko. Drop-off at Shinjuku Station. Approximate tour duration is 12 hours.
Due to local conditions, from approximately Oct 10 to Nov 10 Kegon Falls will not be visited. Alternate sightseeing will be provided.
|Day #5||01 Jan 2019 - 27 Feb 2019||$150.00|
|01 Mar 2019 - 02 Mar 2019||$150.00|
|04 Mar 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||$150.00|
|30 Apr 2019 - 02 May 2019||$150.00|
|07 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||$150.00|
|02 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019||$150.00|
|02 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019||$150.00|
|16 Jul 2019 - 09 Aug 2019||$150.00|
|13 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019||$150.00|
|01 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019||$150.00|
|17 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||$150.00|
|24 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019||$150.00|
|01 Oct 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||$150.00|
|15 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019||$150.00|
|01 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019||$150.00|
|25 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019||$150.00|
|23 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$150.00|
Tonight, head to Ninja Kyoto Restaurant & Labyrinth for a unique and entertaining dining experience. Savor your meal and a complimentary drink, while watching in amazement the hi-tech Ninja show that brings together dance, action, and even projection mapping into a unique performance.
Please note that transportation to & from the restaurant is not included. Meeting location is 583-2 Nakanocho (Shinkyogokudori), Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto and can be accessed from Kawaramachi Station (Hankyu Kyoto Main Line); from Exit 9, the restaurant is a 2-minute walk. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to a departure time. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #7||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$45.00|
Travel via the Nara Keinawa expressway to the 8th century Imperial capital of Nara, repository of Japan's cultural heritage, with eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a wealth of historic treasures. Arrive at the exquisite Todai-ji Temple, one of the world’s largest wooden structures and home of the impressive Great Buddha bronze statue, rising over 50 feet high. You then continue to Nara Park to see the over 1,000 tame deer roaming freely in the peaceful park. The tour concludes with a visit to the famous and beautiful Kasuga Taisha Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, displaying over 3,000 antique hanging bronze lanterns.
Please note that pick-up from the hotel not included. Meeting location is Avanti Kyoto Sunrise Desk (Kyoto Station, Hachijo Exit). Meeting time will be advised locally. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
|Day #8||05 Jan 2019 - 10 Mar 2019||$72.00|
|13 Mar 2019 - 30 Dec 2019||$72.00|
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It was awesome. This was my first tour with Gate1. I was not disappointed. It was well planned, there were variety of things to do, places to visit. Our dietary need as a vegetarian was taken care of! I loved the tour guide, Yumi. She was great.Abirami K. Cupertino, CA
Our Japan trip was excellent & very enjoyable. Tokyo & Kyoto hotels were very centrally located, convenient and excellent. I will give them A+. Our tour guide/ Manager Mr. katsumi was the best ... Wish we had manager like Mr. katsumi on all our tour. Very down to earth person.Jash P. Indianapolis, IN
Great! Japan is very clean. I like Kyota best. Tokyo is a so big that it would be very scary if you got separated from your guide. Very interesting countryFay S. Pittsburgh, PA
The Japan tour was great! Our tour guide Mitsuko was very nice, friendly and knowledgeable. The hotels were great as well. We are now discussing of where Gate1 will take us next.Nina M. Los Angeles, CA
The Discovery Japan tour is one of our top three favorite trips from Gate 1. The enriching cultural history, the food, the Japanese Garden, the unforgettable view of Mt. Fuji, the Cherry blossom festival ,the kimono dressing, the unforgettable bullet train experience and the geisha dance performance. Overall, A wonderful wonder wow vacation.Josie F. Laguna Niguel, CA
It was an excellent trip and the tour manager Rumi Yamaguchi was very knowledgable ,helpful in short she was a superior tour guide.Ayse R. Des Plaines, IL
Everything went great! Your company made it super easy, check in process at hotel went smoothly as did the airport shuttle. We had an amazing time. Thank youIndira A. Burbank, CA
Generally we were pleased with the tour. It was well organized, transportation from and to airports was reliable, hotels very nice. Our tour director and guide, Shizu, was outstanding-helpful, informative and good sense of humour. It was a bit cool in February, but probably it was less crowded than other times of the year and Shirakawa in the snow was beautiful. We would certainly consider other tours with Gate 1.Warren B. Ottawa, CA
It was wonderful!!! We loved Shizu, she really made the tour great. She has a charming personality that made learning interesting. Well done Shizu!!!Cathleen P. Camillus, NY
Japan was amazing! My family has taken other tours, but this one was above and beyond the best we have done and far exceeded our expectations. Even the other travelers, which your company cannot necessarily account for, were great company. All the guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Yoshi from Grayline tours for Tokyo and Mount Fuji & Hakone in addition to Marie from Sunrise tours for Nikko city and Hiro from Gate 1 for Nara were all fantastic. In addition, the accommodations were very good and in excellent locations. The staff at all hotels were very friendly to us travelers and helpful as well. Thank you so much for a wonderful trip, and please let me know if I can provide you with any additional information.Victoria Tarrytown, NY