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Explore Hong Kong & Japan - 12 Days

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Hong Kong - Tokyo - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka
This 12 day tour offer you a chance to see the highlights of Hong Kong and appreciate the stunning landscapes of Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka in Japan

Day 1 Hong Kong Arrival

Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Free at leisure.

Day 2 Hong Kong


Visit the world-famous Victoria Peak with the one-way tram ride to enjoy a bird's-eye view of Victoria Harbor, Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island. It is truly one of the finest skylines in the world.

Then visit the fashionable Repulse Bay and the Aberdeen Fishing Village with sampan ride. You'll find how sharp the contrast is between the village’s traditional lifestyle and that of the high-rise community dwellers.

Bird Market - With about 70 bird stalls showcasing a variety of melodious songbirds, this garden, with its courtyards & moon gates, is a delight. Songbirds remain a favorite pet of some local men & the garden is testimony to the excessive pampering they receive.

Wong Tai Sin Temple - At the impressive Wong Tai Sin Temple, all three main religions of China – Buddhism, Taoism & Confucianism – are practiced. The temple is a shining example of traditional Chinese architecture, with red pillars, a golden ceiling & ornate latticework.

Day 3 Hong Kong


Drive to Tung Chung, a newly developed town on Lantau Island. Cable car ride from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping Plateau (520m high) offering stunning views. Stroll through the culturally themed Ngong Ping Village, then comes to the Great Bronze Buddha Statue, at 26 meters tall and 202 tones; it is the world’s tallest, outdoor, seated, bronze statue of Buddha.

Adjacent to the statue is Po Lin Monastery, founded by three monks in 1920 as monastic retreat. Today it is a major religious enterprise, blessed with brightly decorated temples and floral garden.

Taking the cable car back.

Day 4 Hong Kong


Full day free.

Day 5 Hong Kong – Tokyo

by flight

Transfer to airport for flight to Japan.

Welcome to Tokyo, the hustling and bustling capital city of Japan!

When you land in this amazing city, our airport meeting assistant will hold a board with your name on it to welcome you. If you have any questions about this country, please feel free to ask before he/she sends you to take a shuttle bus to your hotel on your own. After arrival, check in to the hotel by yourself and then relax.

Day 6 Tokyo


Today you will be escorted to explore the city by public transportations. Meet your personal guide at the hotel lobby and set off to Meiji Jingu Shrine, a shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken.

Afterwards, make a stopover at Tsukiji Outer Fish Market. Wander around the outer market and you can taste some Japanese cuisine and snacks during lunchtime. 

Day 7 Tokyo – Mt. Fuji – Kawaguchiko - Tokyo


This morning, your guide will escort you to the Mt. Fuji 5th Station for a stunning view of the snow-capped Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko.

After descending from the mountain, enjoy a cruise on Lake Kawaguchi or experience Kachi Kachi Ropeway. Both of them can offer a wonderful distant view of Mt. Fuji. After that, enjoy a leisure walking tour around the Iyashi no Sato. Set to the backdrop of scenic Mt. Fuji, this historic village is a stunning sight to behold. When the tour finishes, drive about 3 hours back to the hotel in Tokyo.

Day 8 Tokyo – Kyoto

by train

After breakfast, head to Tokyo Station for your train to Kyoto by yourself. Upon arrival, your local private guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel by public transportations.

This afternoon you will visit the gold-covered Kinkaku-ji Temple and Nijo Castle. The latter is built as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867). The rest of the day is your free time at Gion District. If lucky enough, you might encounter the beautiful geishas at Hanami-koji Street.

Day 9 Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto

by train

This morning, you will visit Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine, well-known for thousands of vermilion torii gates, followed by Sanjusangendo Hall that enshrines 1,001 statues of Kannon (the Goddess of Mercy). After that, go to Nara by train.

Upon arrival, pay a visit to Nara Park where you will see deer wandering in the park and different cherry blossoms during the blooming season. The main attractions of the park are Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Later, climb up to Mount Wakakusa with three lawn slopes. The deer here are gentler and the view from its peak is very fascinating. When the tour ends, take a train back to Kyoto.

Day 10 Kyoto – Osaka

by train

In the morning, make your own way to the railway station for your train to Osaka. Upon arrival, our meeting assistant will show you a way to your hotel by public transportation on your own.

The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city by yourself. You may rent a kimono and get dressed to take some photos, visit Osaka Castle, Kuromon Ichiba Market, and the famous Umeda Sky Building.

Day 11 Osaka


Today is free for your own exploration.

An optional tour to Himeji Castle and Kobe is at your choice. For more details, please check with your travel consultant.

Day 12 Departure Osaka


Enjoy some leisure time before leaving for the airport on your own for your homebound flight.

COVID-19 Travel Regulations


Hong Kong

Hong Kong officially implemented the 0+3 quarantine-free policy on 23 Sep.

After completing the three-day medical surveillance, visitors will conduct self-monitoring from the fourth to seventh days, and nucleic acid tests will be performed on the day of their arrival and the second day.



Published 11.10.2022

Tourists need the following materials to enter Japan:

1. Hold a valid visa;

2. Hold 3 valid vaccination certificates or 72-hour nucleic acid negative certificates.

For passengers who do not have a valid vaccination certificate, they are required to present a negative nucleic acid test within 72 hours, using the format specified by the Japanese government (Japanese/English, Chinese).


Tour Includes :

1. Admission fees of the scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.

2. Meals as specified in the itinerary. If you temporarily cancel a meal for personal reason during the tour, the cost is non-refundable. Our company reserves the flexibility to arrange a meal with equal value in your tour or make other arrangements.

No drinks include in the meal.

3. Transportation Flights or train as listed in the itinerary.

Airport tax and fuel fee included, economy class.  

4. Sightseeing As outlined in the itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide;

*Please note that our English-speaking guide and driver provided for you in each city or area will not fly with you from one city to another.

* We reserves the right to vary the sequence of sightseeing and/or to re-route the order of cities if that will enable you to visit all listed excursions. In either case, the itinerary content will be maintained to the extent possible and there are no refunds for any unused or unavailable excursions.

5. Accommodation with daily breakfast in the program *Check-in & Check-out time: generally check in is after 2 pm and check out before 12 pm (noon). Early check and late checkout are subject to room availability and may generate additional full day room rate.

6. Private transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in each city or area by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide as listed in the itinerary.

* The transfer service on arrival and departure date is for the whole group at one time. If separate transfers are requested, extra charge will be needed.

7. Daily bottle of drinking water

8. Service charge the planning, handling, operational and communication charges & Government Taxes.

Tour Excludes :

1. Flight/Accommodation/Sightseeing NOT specified in the itinerary.

2. Visa fee

3. Gratuities tips to guides, driver etc.

* We recommend USD 5-8 per traveler per day as tips for the guide and USD 3-6 per traveler per day as tips for the driver. However you might pay more or less depending on their services.

4. Travel Insurance Please kindly note that the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin should be purchased in advance on your own.

5. Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.

6. Excess Baggage Charges

7. Optional tours

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