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JAPAN To find out more visit saga.co.uk/risingsun Japan: Land of the Rising Sun 12 nights from £3799 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £71 if not required§ Solos departures Rail journey Your tour includes · VIP door-to-door travel service ­ see page 27 · 10 nights in hotels and 2 in flight · 13 meals: 10 breakfasts and 3 dinners Excursions and visits Coach tour of Tokyo Sightseeing in Kamakura Komagatake Ropeway Cruise on Lake Ashi Matsumoto coach tour Takayama walking tour Historic village of Shirakawago Visit the Kenroku-en Garden Sightseeing tour of Kyoto Exploring the ancient political centre of Nara Authentic teahouse visit and tea ceremony G G G G G G G G G G G This fascinating tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the highlights of Japan, revealing a country of dramatic contrasts between tradition and technology, and boasting stunning scenery along the way. Mount Fuji in spring G Japan Shirakawago Kanazawa Kyoto Hiroshima Osaka Nara Matsumoto G G Tokyo Hakone Lake Ashi Takayama nights in hotel G G Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Welcome drink Porterage at all hotels. Tokyo ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Tokyo. Fly overnight to Tokyo. Day 2: Tokyo. Transfer to your hotel, where you'll stay for two nights. Day 3: Tokyo. Discover Tokyo's clash of old and new on a tour of the city. Circumnavigate the city on the Yamanote Line railway or discover the remains of the ancient city walls in the tranquil East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, the exterior of which you'll see today. B Day 4: Hakone. Travel to Hakone, stopping in Kamakura to discover shrines and temples, including Hase Kannon Temple. Ascend to the summit of Mount Kamiyama by cable car and, later, enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi. Stay overnight in Hakone. B, D Day 5: MatsumotoTakayama. Experience a sightseeing tour of 8th-century Matsumoto and discover Matsumoto Castle, a national treasure and the best-preserved castle in Japan. Travel to Takayama where you stay for two nights. B, D Day 6: Takayama. Explore charming, unspoilt Takayama on a full-day walking tour. Peruse the Asaichi Morning Market, visit an exhibition of elaborate festival floats, see the traditional wooden homes of `Little Kyoto' and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony. B Day 7: Shirakawago-Kanazawa. Visit the unique mountain-top village of Shirakawago to discover the art of Japanese paper making. Then travel to Kanazawa, a centre for traditional craft, and visit Kenroku-en Garden, one of the most beautiful feudal lords' gardens in Japan. Stay overnight in Kanazawa. B Day 8: Kyoto. Travel to the station for your Thunderbird Express rail journey to Kyoto. Stay four nights in Kyoto. B Day 9: Kyoto. A full-day tour reveals Kyoto. Founded in 794, it is widely considered Japan's cultural heart and is a living museum of the country's artistic and cultural heritage. Visit Kiyomizu and Kinkakuji Temples, Nijo Castle and enjoy a kimono show. B Day 10: Kyoto. Spend today at leisure exploring Kyoto. Alternatively, an optional excursion by bullet train visits Hiroshima to see the Peace Memorial Park and the `floating' Itsukushima Shrine. B Day 11: Kyoto. Explore more of Kyoto as well as the ancient political centre of Nara and sacred deer park. Also visit the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum and Todaiji Temple, the largest wooden temple in the world. Enjoy a farewell dinner with a performance by a maiko ­ an apprentice geisha. B, D Days 12-13: Osaka-UK. Travel to Osaka airport for your return overnight flight to the UK. B Accommodation... Hotel Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba (4*) or the Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo Seafront (3*) · Hakone Sengokuhara Prince Hotel (4*) or Hakone Highland Resort (4*) · Associa Takayama Resort (4*) or Best Western Takayama (4*) · Hotel Nikko Kanazawa (4*) · Kyoto Tokyu Hotel (4*). Cherry Blossom Season departures The best time to see the froth of coloured blooms in Kyoto and Tokyo for yourself is on our March or April departures. SAVE £150 per person on May 18, 2019 departure Prices from: May 11, 2019 3799 May 18- Solos 4399 4249 Oct 19 3899 Nov 2 3899 Mar 21, 2020 4299 Apr 4 4399 May 9 3899 Sep 19 4099 Oct 17 4249 Single Supplement: from £649 (exc. Solos) Japan: Land of the Rising Sun Holiday code: FE085/ AF809 Solos. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £71 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 27 for details. Getting You There Prices are based on Cathay Pacific from Heathrow. Please enquire for regional flights and alternative airline options. · Fly in style ­ ask about our great value cabin upgrades · Remember, wherever you are in the UK, our VIP travel service means we will get you to the airport for no extra cost! To book see page 27 and call FREE on 0800 414 383 or visit saga.co.uk/escortedtouring Please quote ECT19 23