Wonders of Japan – busrundrejse 15 dage

Wonders of Japan – busrundrejse 15 dage

Fra : 33690 DKK

Wonders of Japan – bustur 15 dage

Destinationer: Tokyo, Fujiyama, Kawaguchiko, Iyasi no Sato Nenba, Toyota, Nagoya, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Himeji, Engyo-ji, Okayama, Kurashiki, Itsukushima (Miyajima), Hiroshima, Matsuyama, Kotohira, Takamatsu, Naruto, Kobe, Mount Koya (Koya-bjerget), Tsumago, Matsumoto, Nagano, Monkey Park, Kusatsu, Ikaho Onsen, Nikko
Varighed: 15 dage (det er muligt kun at deltage i dele af turen)
Afgang: Månedligt (se under “Oversigt”)
Pris: Fra 33.690 kr. (bemærk, at fly ikke er inkluderet)

Dette er turen for jer, der gerne vil opleve Japans højdepunkter med guide. Med engelsktalende rejseleder og medrejsende fra hele verden besøger I storbyerne Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka og Nagoya. Dertil besøger I også hengemte og idylliske steder langt fra de almindelige turistmål – landsbyer, bjerge og øer, hvor der stadig er en atmosfære af det gamle Japan. Turen udbydes af vores samarbejdspartner Europamundo. Fly er ikke inkluderet i rejsen, men kan bestilles gennem os. Vi hjælper også gerne med andre hoteller, transport eller udflugter, hvis I har lyst til at kombinere turen med andre oplevelser i Japan. Desuden kan I plukke i programmet, hvis I ikke har lyst til at deltage i den fulde tur. Bemærk, at rejsen foregår med engelsktalende rejseleder, hvorfor selve programmet også er skrevet på engelsk.

Oversigt

Day 01: Tokyo
Day 02: Tokyo
Day 03: Tokyo – Fujiyama – Kawaguchiko
Day 04: Kawaguchiko – Iyasi no Sato Nenba – Toyota – Nagoya
Day 05: Nagoya – Kyoto
Day 06: Kyoto – Nara – Osaka
Day 07: Osaka – Himeji – Engyo-ji – Okayama
Day 08: Okayama – Kurashiki – Miyajima – Hiroshima
Day 09: Hiroshima – Matsuyama
Day 10: Matsuyama – Kotohira – Takamatsu – Naruto – Kobe
Day 11: Kobe – Osaka – Koya-bjerget
Day 12: Koya-bjerget – Kyoto
Day 13: Kyoto – Tsumago – Matsumoto – Nagano
Day 14: Nagano – Monkey Park – Kusatsu – Ikaho Onsen
Day 15: Ikaho – Nikko – Tokyo

Bemærkninger:

  • Det er muligt kun at deltage i udvalgte dage af programmet
  • Der tages forbehold for ændringer i programmet

Afgange i 2018/2019:

  • Oktober 2018 : 13., 27.
  • November 2018 : 10., 24.
  • December 2018 : 08., 22.
  • Januar 2019 : 5., 19.
  • Februar 2019 : 2., 16.
  • Marts 2019 : 2., 16.

Bemærk: Eftersom rundrejsen foregår med engelsktalende guide, skrives programmet her på engelsk

01 SAT. Tokyo (arrival).

Welcome to Japan! Transfer by coach to hotel. Meeting with guide. Late in the afternoon, we will pay a visit to this fascinating country by taking a trip on the metro (tickets included) to the Shinjuku district and see the crowds of people who use this modern and efficient collective transport system. Shinjuku is one of the most important nightlife districts. The visit includes an ascent to the METROPOLITAN TOWER, which has a wonderful view of the city from the 46th floor. Dinner included and return to hotel.

Note: This visit may take place on Saturday or Sunday evening, depending on the passenger flight arrival times.

02 SUN. Tokyo.

In the morning, we take part in a 5-hour trip with our guide to see this amazing city, with its hustle and bustle and extremely modern districts that coexist with quiet, peaceful areas. Brief stop at the Zojoji Temple to make a beautiful photograph of the Tokyo Tower.  Pay attention to the hundred of Jizos, stone traditional protecting deities who guide us on our travels, give power to those who are weak (such children) and those in dangerous places, and who are dressed including hats, robes and windmills. Then we head to the junction of Shibuya, a junction that is said to be the most crowded in the world. The Meiji Temple is dedicated to the Emperor Meiji, his wife, and their spirits.  We walk to the lively Harayuki area where you can find shops and boutiques of the most eccentric styles  We continue on our bus along the elegant street of Omotesando. We will edge the most beautiful part of the Imperial Palace and the gardens. Stop to visit the famous Nijubashi Bridge. We will pass through the district of Akihabara, the “electric town” with icons from the popular Japanese Manga and Anime culture and then see Kokugikan, the Sumo stadium, home of this Japanese sport. We will also visit the Buddhist temple of Sensoji, the oldest and most important temple in Tokyo, with its 55-metre high pagoda. Then we will have some free time to visit the traditional commercial street of Nakamise in the district of Asakusa. Lunch included  in a local restaurant. Return to hotel.

Free time in the afternoon.

03 MON. Tokyo – Mount Fuji – Kawaguchiko.

We set out for the beautiful region of Mount Fuji, passing through pretty countryside on our way. We reach the idyllic city of KAWAGUCHIKO with its tiny houses, flowers and mountains, and its beautiful lake. On our arrival, we will visit the FUJI SENGEN SHRINE set in a magical site surrounded by tall trees, and the starting point of the traditional pilgrimage to the mountain. At the shrine, we will express our thanks for being able to visit this wonderful place. The trip includes the ascent by cable car to Mount Tenjo. The views of the neighbouring lakes and Mount Fuji are spectacular. The visit also includes a delightful boat trip on Kawaguchiko Lake. After lunch, we start to ascend Mount Fuji on the road that takes us to the “fifth station”, surrounded by spectacular forests and views, to a height of 2,305 metres.

Note: In winter, the route up to Mount Fuji is closed due to snow or other adverse weather conditions; during this season, we will ascend as far as the authorised point.   

Return to Kawaguchiko, with time to stroll near the lake. We will stay at a Ryokan (a traditional Japanese hotel), and have the chance to enjoy its ONSEN (public baths). Japanese dinner included.

(NB: In the planned Ryokan, some rooms are in Japanese style, with accommodation on tatamis, and others are in western-style).

04 TUE. Kawaguchiko – Iyasi no Sato Nenba – Toyota – Nagoya.

In the morning, we continue along the pretty road bordered by lakes to IYASHI NO SATO NENBA, a tiny village destroyed by a typhoon in 1966 and later restored as a traditional open-air mountain village and museum. Its traditional houses have been transformed into arts and crafts shops, restaurants and traditional museums. We then have the opportunity to admire the SHIRAITO FALLS, considered done of the most attractive sites in Japan, with a waterfall height of 150 metres. We will then continue to NAGOYA, the third most important city of Japan, on the shores of the Pacific. Here we will visit the TOYOTA MUSEUM (admission included), a must-see for motor lovers. Dinner included.

05 WED. Nagoya – Kyoto.

We are only 130 km (81 miles) from KYOTO. We leave at first light to spend all day in the city that was the capital of Japan from the year 794 to 1868 and home to the Imperial Court. During World War II the city was the only major Japanese to escape the bombardments, and so it still preserves its wealth of artistic heritage; the famous protocol restricting greenhouse gas emissions was signed in Kyoto in 1997.

The visit includes a trip to one of the most important parts of the city. We will see the marvellous Shinto Shrine of Fushimi Inari, the Imperial Palace and Kinkakuji temple, “the golden pavilion” and its wonderful gardens.

Free time before visiting GION, a busy traditional quarter famous for its Geisha. Free time.

06 THU. Kyoto – Nara – Osaka.

We head for the outskirts of Kyoto to Arashiyama, where we cross the Togetsukyo Bridge (“bridge over the moon”), which has fantastic views. We will visit the Tenryuji temple, one of the ¨five major Zen temples of Kyoto¨ and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a walk through its mystic bamboo forest.

Then we leave for NARA and visit Todaiji, a magnificent Buddhist temple built in 752, which has a giant Buddha and where passengers can take photos and touch and feed the deer that wander through the park. Lunch included. After the visit, we will see HORYUJI Buddhist temple, a World Heritage Site that includes a seminary, monasteries and temples. Its main pagoda temple is one of the oldest wooden buildings in the world and is the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan and an important place of worship.

We continue to OSAKA, where we arrive in the evening. Accommodation in this modern city (Japan’s second city).  We will visit Dotonbori, a colourful district filled with nightlife.

07 FRI. Osaka – Himeji – Engyo-ji – Okayama.

We leave for HIMEJI, and will include entry to its immense castle which shows us the architecture of the Japanese castles. After this we include a cable car trip up Mount SHOSA, where there is the ENGYO-JI temple complex with over a thousand years of history, where the film “the last Samurai” was shot. Lunch included in a local restaurant. We go on to OKAYAMA, where we will visit Korakuen, one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan, with its lakes, waterfalls and traditional teahouses.

08 SAT. Okayama – Kurashiki – Hiroshima – Itsukushima (Miyajima) – Hiroshima.

We leave for KURASHIKI, a city with a very well preserved historical centre. Time for a stroll in this charming place with its atmosphere from the past. We continue on our way to  HIROSHIMA, a city sadly known for the atomic bomb that fell on it in 1945 and which levelled the city. We will stroll around the Peace Memorial, the Dome of the bomb and we will visit the impressive Museum of Peace.  After the war we will seek peace by embarking on a ferry to the island “where men and gods live together”, with the sanctuary of ITSUKUSHIMA dedicated to the guardian of the seas, built partially over the sea. Time to visit the temple, to stroll around its pretty centre and have lunch. Return to our hotel in Hiroshima. Dinner included.

09 SUN. Hiroshima – Matsuyama.

Today we will take a ferry to Shikoku Island, on a pleasant crossing that lasts two hours and a half and see the many islands that make up Japan. In MATSUYAMA we will take the cable car up to its impressive castle. Afterwards, we will visit ISHITEJI, a beautiful Buddhist temple and a place of pilgrimage. Lunch included. In the late afternoon, we will visit DOGO ONSEN (admission included), a traditional Japanese bath facility built in the 19th century.

10 MON. Matsuyama – Kotohira – Takamatsu – Naruto – Kobe.

We depart for KOTOHIRA, a Shinto shrine dedicated to the God of sailors and a place of pilgrimage. The shrine stands on Mount Zosu and is reached by climbing 785 steps. Afterwards in TAKAMATSU we will visit RITSURIN, one of the prettiest gardens in Japan. Lunch included. Then, in NARUTO, we cross an impressive bridge over the sea, stopping on the way to admire the construction and walk on its glass floor with the sea 45 metres below us. Our road is surrounded by beautiful scenery and then crosses long bridges between islands over the sea. Arrival in KOBE, accommodation.

11 TUE. Kobe – Osaka – Mount Koya.

In Kobe we visited the Earthquake Memorial Museum, a place to remind the tragic seism that devastated the city in 1995 and its perfect reconstruction. We go on to OSAKA. We will depart from this city  to visit, MOUNT KOYA, one of Japan’s sacred mountains and Japan’s main centre of Shingon Buddhism. There are 120 shrines and monasteries on this mountain which is a magical place of pilgrimage. We will visit Okuno Mausoleum, a spiritual place and an immense cemetery in the wilderness that has more than 200,000 graves. We will visit Kongobuji temple, built in 1593.

Note: In winter, as it gets dark earlier, we will not have time to enter Kongobuji temple.

We will spend this night at a Buddhist monastery. The monks will offer us a Zen meditation session (Ajikan). Dinner included (vegetarian food). There is religious ceremony at the temple early in the morning if you wish to attend it.

Note: We consider the sojourn at the monastery as an experience of great existential value. The rooms at this place are modest, without bathrooms, in the traditional Japanese style with tatamis. Bathrooms are communal.

12 WED. Mount Koya – Kyoto.

Japanese breakfast at the temple. Then we leave early for KYOTO, to spend the whole day in the city, which was the capital of Japan between 794 and 1868 and home to the Imperial Court. During World War II the city was the only major Japanese to escape the bombardments, and so it still preserves its wealth of artistic heritage; the famous protocol restricting greenhouse gas emissions was signed in Kyoto in 1997.

The visit includes a trip to one of the most important parts of the city. We will see the marvellous Shinto Shrine of Fushimi Inari, the Imperial Palace and Kinkakuji temple, “the golden pavilion” and its wonderful gardens.

Free time before visiting GION, a busy traditional quarter famous for its Geisha. Free time.

Note: If you already visited Kyoto on your circuit, our guide will offer you information and advice on visiting the other parts of the city unaccompanied.

13 THU. Kyoto – Tsumago – Matsumoto – Nagano.

We set out for TSUMAGO, passing attractive country scenery on our way. This small village with its wooden houses is one of the prettiest places in Japan. Free time to explore and lunch included. Then we continue to MATSUMOTO, a tourist city, where we will visit the impressive 16th century castle, known as the “Crow Castle”. Free time to explore this bustling tourist city.

We continue to NAGANO, accommodation.

Note: In some tours, we will not sojourn in Nagano but in Matsumoto.

14 FRI. Nagano – Monkey Park – Kusatsu – Ikaho Onsen.

In NAGANO we will see the Zenko-ji, a place of pilgrimage with the first Buddhist image in Japan. Our travellers will be included the Gomakuyo ceremony to bring luck. After this, we will travel to the beautiful Japanese Alps and in the mountains we will go to the JIGOKUDANI Monkey Park, where we will include lunch and stroll amidst its forests with its rivers and spa waters where colonies of Japanese macaques live and bathe. After this, very beautiful high mountain scenery (we go up to 2,172 metres), passing semi-active volcanoes. KUSATSU, an attractive spa town, its main square full of life. We will include attendance at a Yumomi show, with its actresses and singing telling us about the traditional method used to cool the spa waters. We follow this with a walk in the city park which has the open air Onsen. Then on to IKAHO, a picturesque spa town where we will stroll in its ancient centre with its staircase streets. We will stay at a RYOKAN, a Japanese style hotel where we will continue to enjoy its baths. Traditional Japanese dinner included. 

NB: In the autumn, depending on the amount of fruit in the mountains, the movement of the monkeys is unpredictable. If the macaques do not come down to the park, it may be closed. The visit to Kusatsu and the Yumoni show are cancelled due to the weather from November to April.

15 SAT. Ikaho – Nikko – Tokyo.

We continue on our way to NIKKO, and in this fantastic town we will visit the impressive Nikko-Toshogu Temple with its room with the sound of a dragon. We will also see the Taiyuinbyo mausoleum, an impressive place full of peace. After this a stroll by the river in Kanmangafuchi, Hundreds of Jizos watch us!  We will have free time in the centre before leaving for TOKYO once more.- Arrival in Tokyo at around 7 in the evening.
End of our services.

Note: The programme is subject to change

Inkluderet i prisen:

  • Al transport og indgange jf. program
  • Engelsktalende guide alle dage
  • 11 overnatninger på 3*-4* vestlige hoteller
  • 2 overnatninger på ryokan
  • 1 overnatning på tempel
  • 14 x morgenmad, 4 x frokost, 6 x middag
  • Praktiske informationer om rejse i Japan

Ikke inkluderet i prisen:

  • Fly til og fra Japan
  • Transport og ture, der ikke er nævnt ovenfor
  • Måltider, der ikke er nævnt ovenfor
  • Rejseforsikring
  • Afbestillingsforsikring (kan tilkøbes, 649 DKK)

Priser og reservation:

Priser og perioder:EnkeltværelseTosengsværelseTosengsværelse med ukendt medrejsendeTresengsværelse
Normalpris41.990 DKK33.690 DKK33.990 DKK31.990 DKK

Alle priser er per person.
Børn under 3 år rejser gratis (uden eget sæde eller seng)
Der er rabatter for børn op til 15 og ældre over 65. Oplys venligst alder ved bestilling.
*) Hvis du rejser alene, kan du vælge at dele tosengsværelse med en anden medrejsende af samme køn. På den måde slipper du for dyre enkeltværelsestillæg. Hvis der ikke er nogen medrejsende at dele med, får du overnatning alene – til samme pris!

Vigtige bemærkninger:

  • Fly er ikke inkluderet – vi kan hjælpe med reservation
  • Hotel dag 15 er ikke inkluderet – vi kan hjælpe med reservation
  • Rejsen har specifikke startdatoer – se under “Oversigt”
  • Turen er tosproget med spansk- og engelsktalende guides
  • Det er muligt kun at deltage i en del af rejsen – kontakt os for priser og information

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Book i god tid!

Japan vokser i popularitet som rejsemål, og derfor anbefaler vi at booke i så god tid som muligt. Vi gør hvad vi kan, men kan desværre ikke altid booke hoteller og fly, hvis vi kun er få måneder fra afrejse. Særligt er det vigtigt at være i god tid når det gælder rejser i påsken/kirsebærblomstringen, sommerferien (juli/august) og efteråret (oktober/november).

Overnatning

11 ud af 14 overnatninger forgår på kvalitetshoteller (3 eller 4 stjerner) med god beliggenhed og gode faciliteter – eget bad og toilet, tv og internet. Med i prisen er morgenmadsbuffet med bl.a. vestlig mad, og hotellerne er moderne og vestlige. Med i turen er desuden to overnatninger på ryokan, traditionelle japanske gæstgiverier med varme kilder og gourmetmiddag og morgenmad inkluderet i opholdet. Der er også en enkelt overnatning i 1* munkekloster. Her er overnatningen mere simpel, man sover på tatami-måtter på gulvet og badeværelse deles med andre. På klosteret serveres traditionel japansk morgenmad.

Praktisk information

Det er en god idé at forberede sig godt, inden man ankommer til Japan for første gang. Det er en meget anderledes kultur, og mange ting foregår på en helt anden måde end i vores verden. Vi har sammensat en praktisk guide med gode råd til, hvad man bør overveje, før man rejser afsted mod Japan.

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