Capitals of Japan end Kyoto - ENGMARKET

Duración

8 Días

Condición física

Moderado

Ciudad de inicio

Tokio

Disponible

Abril 2020 / Marzo 2021

Ciudades a visitar: Tokio; Hiroshima; Matsuyama; Kotohira; Takamatsu; Naruto; Kobe; Osaka, Prefectura Kinki; Monte Koya; Kioto

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Introducción

Estimado viajero: ¡Gracias por habernos elegido para realizar este circuito! Esperamos que disfrute de su viaje.

Le damos aquí una orientación sobre su tour con la información que consideramos puede ser de su interés. La información es ORIENTATIVA, pudiendo existir variaciones sobre los horarios señalados.

TRASLADOS desde el aeropuerto, si lo tiene incluido o comprado. Nuestro trasladista lo estara esperando con un cartel con el nombre de Europamundo o su nombre a la salida de aduanas (despues de recoger su equipaje).

IMPORTANTE: Si usted tuvo NOCHES ADICIONALES a su llegada al hotel tendrá su reserva realizada, pero el guía de su viaje normalmente no se encontrará hasta la noche anterior al inicio del tour. Su tiempo por tanto hasta ese momento es libre.

En el HOTEL le podrán ayudar con toda la información que precise sobre la ciudad. En la recepción podrá encontrar un CARTEL INFORMATIVO de Europamundo donde figurarán las actividades y los horarios establecidos para su grupo. Lea el cartel informativo.

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Welcome to Japan! Transfer by coach (SHUTTLE BUS) to hotel.   

18H30.-  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. Then we will take a walk around an hour to the restaurant. Shinjuku is one of the most important nightlife districts.  Dinner included  and return to hotel by metro with our guide.     


08.00 hrs.-  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 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. 

After breakfast, transfer to the station to take the bullet train to hiroshima. it takes four hours, more or less, to travel the 800 kilometers between both cities. arrival at hiroshima. this city is 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. note: the order of the visits in hiroshima may vary without affecting their content. 

Distance travelled: Journey by boat. Crossing of about 50 km.
 
Scenery:  Interesting scenery on board, passing close to many different islands.  
Note: We recommend staying on deck to enjoy the crossing, but bring warm clothing. 

Today we will take a  boat to the island of  Shikoku . The crossing is extremely pleasant and takes two and a half hours, and discover that Japan is formed by many small islands. If there are no changes in the ferry times, it will leave at 09.20hrs (we leave the hotel at 08.00 hrs). 

12.00hrs. – MATSUYAMA.  Arrival. We will take the  cable car  and ascend to its impressive castle. Then we will visit ISHITE JI, a beautiful Buddhist temple and place of pilgrimage.  Lunch included.

In the late afternoon we will visit DOGO ONSEN (admission included), a traditional Japanese bath built in the 19th century.     

Note:  we highly recommend you to live the Onsen experience in Japan. There are rules that will be explained to you; The baths are separated by sex and a thorough cleaning must be carried out before entering the hot water naked. In Japanese Onsen they can prohibit the entry of people with tattoos.  

Distance travelled: 345 km 
Scenery:  Pleasant mountain scenery in some places. We walk along huge suspension bridges over the sea. Wear comfortable walking shoes for the journey.

7.30 hrs- Matsuyama.- Departure-. 
10.00 hrs.-  KOTOHIRA , a Shinto shrine dedicated to the God of fishermen and a place of pilgrimage built on Mount Zozu. To access it, it is necessary to climb 785 steps. Those who do not want to climb the mountain can enjoy sightseeing and visit the small Sake Museum (the traditional Japanese liqueur). 

12.00hrs.- Kotohira –Departure-. 
13.00 hrs.- TAKAMATSU.  Visit to RITSURIN , one of the prettiest gardens in Japan.  Lunch included  in a local restaurant. 

15.00 hrs.- Takamatsu –Departure-. 
16.15 hrs.-  NARUTO , an impressive bridge that crosses the sea. We will stop to learn how it was built and walk along its glass floor with the impressive waves below us (depending on the times and tides) at a height of 45 metres. 

17.15hrs.- Naruto –Departure-. Pretty scenery as we cross huge suspension bridges. 
19.00hrs.- KOBE .- Arrival. Modern city by the sea, you can walk through its active center.

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. 


Note: Sometimes, the entrance to the Earthquake Museum may be modified by the Sake Museum or the climb to the Kobe Tower.   

10.30hrs- We continue to Osaka.  
11.15hrs- OSAKA , arrival to the second biggest city in Japan.  

12.00hrs- We will depart Osaka 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.

Total distance: 130km.

Japanese breakfast at the temple. 
07.30hrs- We leave early for Kyoto.


10.00hrs- KYOTO , we 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.

19.00hrs- At night, a transfer to  GION  will be included, a busy traditional quarter famous for its Geisha. Free time. The return to the hotel will be free, we suggest you take a taxi. The guide will explain how.

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.

Tras el desayuno, fin de nuestros servicios.


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