Japan Autumn Colors

Days: 13 | Depart: 06.11.2018

“Art and Tastes” of Japan

Colors of Autumn with Alex

 06 – 20 Nov 2018

” A cultural  and  gastronomical experience…” .   

Our  9th Tour to Japan since 2007

Day 1: Depart Tel Aviv with direct non-stop flight to Seoul (ICN):

arrive next day.

Day 2: Connecting flight o Fukuoka (FUK), Japan. Transfer to hotel.. Overnight: Fukuoka
Day 3: Bullet train to Hiroshima:Lunch: Special lunch on board the train.  Peace Memorial Park and Museum. See the A-Bomb Dome a reminder of the tragedy. Afternoon ferry to Miyajima –Itsuku-shima-Jina shrine and Daisho-in Temple. Return to Hiroshima.Dinner: Okonomiyaki. Overnight: Hiroshima
Day 4: Drive to the less known province of Shimane-Ken: Visit one of oldest and most important Shinto shrine in Japan: Izumo Taisha. Continue to Matsue, our tour includes the Adachi Muesum of Art and its exquisite Japanese Garden.

Dinner: Buffet. Overnight: Yonago

Day 5: Drive to Uno port board ferry Naoshima Island to see the fascinating Museum of Contemporary Art designed by Tadeo Ando. Dinner: Western. Overnight: Okayama
Day 6: Bullet train to Kyoto. Visit the: Tenry-uji Zen Temple, Arashiyama area, Ginkaku-ji Temple and attend a “Tea Ceremony”& Koto Performance at a private garden. Walk along the “Philosophers Path.  Explore the Gion district and more.

Dinner: Shabu Shabu. Plus a special private audience with a “Geisha”.

Overnight: Kyoto ( 2 nights)

Day 7: Kyoto: Visit the Sanjusangendo Temple. Nishiki Market. Lunch: Kobe Steak.  Visit Nijo Castle and the “World Heritage” site: Kinkakuji Temple also known as the “Golden Temple”. Eve: * Beit Shalom (Visit requested). Overnight: Kyoto
 Day 8: Drive to the Miho museum designed by I.M.Pei, in harmony with the environment and the surrounding view. Lunch: Light.  Drive to Nara, visit the Shinto Temple Kasuga Taisha.Visit the Todai-ji Temple. The Nara deer park and more.

Dinner: Buffet. Overnight: Nara

Day 9: Drive to Kanazawa: Visit the Kenroku-en Garden, one Japan’s top three gardens. Higashi Chayamachi district with its well preserved wooden latticed houses and narrows streets.Visit the special Suzuki Daitsu Museum. See the making of gold foil at the traditional craft museum and more. Dinner: Buffet. Overnight: Kanzawa
Day 10: Complete the tour of Kanazawa. Spend the day exploring the “off the beaten track” Noto peninsula. Most rooms are traditional futons and a few western style beds.

Dinner: Japanese Traditional. Overnight: Nanao Onsen

Day 11: Connect with the Bullet train to Odaware.  Mt Fuji district: Great views of Mt Fuji “if she shows herself”. Continue to Hakone: visit the Open-Air Museum with its extraordinary landscaped grounds that hold a bizarre collection of sculptures: some by Henry Moore, Rodin, Niki de Saint Phalle, Yigal Tomarkin, Giacometti, and a “Picaso Pavilion” and more.

Dinner: Western. Overnight: Hakone- Lake Ashinoko spa

Day 12-14: Visit the Kubota Ichiku Kimono Museum. Drive to Tokyo: Tour this amazing “city of the future” with its unique architecture and see some of its most outstanding buildings and neighborhood’s: Visit Roppongi Hills and observatory Tokyo City View. Horyuji Treasures Gallery at the National Museum. Tadeo Ando’s most famous designed mall: Omotesando Hills. Visit the latest attraction: Tokyo Midtown building. Walk through Tokyo’s ” High Fashion district” to the Nezu Museum and Garden. Morning visit of the outer Tsukiji Fish market. Explore the less known 20th century Tokyo: Nezu Yanaka district, where traditional Japanese culture still lingers on and much more.

Overnight: Tokyo ( 3 nights)

 17 Nov: Dinner: Shushi. 18 Nov: Lunch: Tempura.

 19 Nov: Farewell Dinner: Japanese Pub overlooking Tokyo.

 

Day 15: Transfer to Tokyo Narita (NRT) airport for flight to Seoul (ICN),

connecting to Tel Aviv: arrive same day..

Please note tour includes: 13 nights, 10 dinners and 3 lunches, for details see program:

 Price per person in double room is made up of payments in USA dollars ($) and Japanese yens (¥)

Group 20-26 pax: Land Only: * Estimated USD$6920:

– Single room supplement:  *Estimated. $825

Total cost of tour is estimated (including flight) based on ¥113= $1 USD (as of 22/11/2017)

Tour arrangements include:

  • VOX tour guide system, personal hearing earphones.

13 nights total: 12 nights at hotels as printed in the program or similar.

1 night at traditional Japanese hotel sleeping on futons with private bathroom .

Please note: that hotels rooms are normally smaller compared to western standards and especially the single rooms!

  • 13 breakfasts – 10 dinners at hotels or specially chosen restaurants and 3 lunches!
  • All tipping to guides, drivers, &hotel staff: $80.
  • Group ticket Tel-Aviv-Seoul-Fukuoka//Tokyo-Seoul-Tel-Aviv: The final cost of ticket only on day of issue.
  • Includes 1 piece of baggage not more than 23 kg.
  • There might be changes in flights and time of departure and arrival.
  • Air-conditioned coach transportation as per itinerary – Bullet trains 2nd class as per program.
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Escort Alex Veit. – Guiding by specially chosen English speaking guide. * Please note: Tour is planned to cater both Israeli and English speaking clientele. Specially chosen local guides guide tours in English – Alex does not translate what is said in to Hebrew.  However, Alex will be bilingual, when it comes to his explanations which deal mainly with administrative aspects of the tour. 
  •  For full details of the tour please contact us.