October 6 to 19, 2021
14 days | 12 nights | 14 meals
Book before June 5, 2020 and save $ 400 / couple
Book before June 5, 2020 and save $ 400 / couple
The group formula in Japan offered by Gendrontours is ideal for seasoned travelers who wish to live a complete immersion experience in Japanese culture. Do not hesitate to contact our Japan specialists for more information!
- Miyajima island
FLEXI-DEPOSIT: SECURITY DEPOSIT and FINAL PAYMENT (trips booked after June 5th 2020)
We recommend you book your trip at least 45 days before the departure date. A security deposit of 10% of the total value of the trip (insurance not included) is required when you make a reservation, and the final payment is due 45 days before the departure date. For any reservation made LESS than 45 days prior to a departure, payment in full is required at the time of reservation. Exceptions: the payment schedule may vary for certain hotels, airlines, car rental companies as well as some suppliers, groups or promotional packages. In these cases, the payment terms are presented to you in your quote or in the package details in question on our website, as well as on your invoice.
CANCELLATION POLICY (trips booked after June 5th 2020)
The cancellation conditions for trips booked through Voyages Gendron may reflect the cancellation conditions of our suppliers and partners. You may ask your travel advisor for the cancellation conditions of each component of your reservation if applicable. In case of a cancellation made before the final payment is due, the amount of the security deposit is considered as a cancellation fee. In the event of a cancellation being made after the final payment date, the cancellation fee represents the same amount suppliers and partners charge to Voyages Gendron according to the negotiated contracts between them, in addition to the initial security deposit. To know the exact dates of final payments, see the ‘SECURITY DEPOSIT and FINAL PAYMENTS’ section above.
Please note that a Voyages Gendron Cancellation must be made by email to your travel advisor. In order to take advantage of our suppliers’ cancellation conditions, you must ensure you have received a cancellation confirmation from your travel advisor, within a reasonable amount of time according to our working days for the cancellation to be valid.
- Flight from Montreal via Toronto and return with Air Canada
- 4 nights’ accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Tokyo
- 2 nights’ accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Takayama
- 2 nights’ accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Hiroshima
- 4 nights’ accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Kyoto
- 12 breakfasts
- 2 dinners in Takayama
- Transfers in Tokyo, Takayama, Hiroshima and Kyoto by taxi
- 7-day train pass with Japan Railway
- All transportation by public transport (train, subway, bus, ferry) or on foot (walking about 10 km per day), not counting free time
- The following visits, including entry fees:
- Tokyo: Asakusa temple, Meiji-jingu temple, observatory at the Metropolitan Government Building, Tsukiji fish market and visit of the following neighborhood; Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya, Asakusa and Ginza
- Takayama: Fok village of Hida
- Himeji: Himeji castle
- Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Park (museum and audioguide) and the imperial palace of Hiroshima
- Miyajima island: Itsukushima sanctuary
- Kyoto: Sanjûsangen-dô temple, Kenninji temple, Iwatayama monkey park, giant bamboo forest, Golden paivilion, Fushimi-inari temple and visit of the neighborhood of Gion and Arashiyama
- Airport transfers
- Services of Linda Fortin, Gendrontours group leader
- Protection offered by the Compensation fund for customers of travel agents
- Meals other than those mentioned
- Luggage fees with the airline
Note that in Japan, rooms in double occupancy are twin rooms, with two single beds.
All the reductions are applied on the prices shown on the website.
Arriving at Narita airport in the afternoon and private transfer to your hotel. After checking in, leaving the hotel on foot for yourfirst Japanese meal in the lively Kabukicho neighborhood where your hotel is located. Then, take a stroll in the Golden Gai borough. This pedestrian area, with its narrow streets, is a flash from the past of old Tokyo that miraculously survived urban development.
Free time all day. Your group leader can give you advice.
Option ($) | tour at Mt Fuji by bus: Leaving Tokyo in the morning to visit four sites of UNESCO’s classified site of Mt Fuji. A local guide will accompany you. You’ll get to visit the 5th site of Mt Fuji and admire the view from there as well as other sites. back to the hotel around 7:30 pm.
The day starts with a visit of Asakusa, where the architecture from the Edo period is well preserved. You’ll visit the oldest temples of Tokyo, Senso-ji. Then you’ll leave for Ginzaq and its modern architecture and luxury shops. Free time for lunch. Then, visit of Meji-jinju, the highest Shintoist sanctuary and a oasis in the middleof the city. The tour ends with a stroll at Takeshita street, the busiest and craziest street of Tokyo.
Back to the hotel arounf 5:30 pm. Free time for dinner. Evening outing in Shibuya to see the busiest crossing in the world, Shibuya Crossing.
Start the day with a stroll of about 20 minutes in Shinjuku on your way to the Government Metropolitan Building observatory located on the 45th floor from where you’ll have an amazing view over the city.
Visit of Tsikiji market, thebiggest fish marlet in the world. Freee time to eat around thje market and back to the hotel around 12:30 pm. free time for the rest of the day. You can opt to follow your group leader in Akihabara to play the arcades or have tea in one of the many themed cafés.
Take the train at Tokyo’s train station around 8:00 am for Takayama. This city is well preserved and surrounded by mountains. Freetime at the end of the afternoon and in the evening to discover the old city.
In the morning, visit of Hida’s folk village, a reconstruction of an agricultural village of the Edo period. In the afternoon, discovery on foot of by tourist bus (not included). Many historical places and museums to visit: Sanmachi Suji old borough, Takayama jinya, Kusakabe and Yoshijuma Heritage House, Takayama Museum of History and Art, Sakurayama Hachimangu temple, Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, etc. Yourgroup leader can give you advice.
Option ($): Tour of Shirakawago in the afternoon: You’ll take the bus to the traditional village of Shirakawago, a UNESCO site. The village is famous for its gassho-zukuri traditional farms, some of wich are 250 years old. many houses have been transformed in restaurants, inns or museums. You’ll have somme free time on site. Back to Takayama around noon.
Leaving Takayama by train in the morning with a stopover in Himeji to visit the castle. Built in 1609, it’s one of twelve castles built in Japan. The castle is on UNESCO’s world heritage list since 1993. Then, continuing by train to Hiroshima where you’ll arrive at the end of theafternoon. Free time in the evening.
Today is dedicated to a visit of Miyajima island less than an hour from Hiroshima by train and famous for being one of the top three most beautiful places in Japan. Visit of Itsukushima sanctuary, its flotting tori and the 5 story high pagoda. Free time in the afternoon to hike on foot or go up Mt Misen in the cable car. There are also many temples, museums and gardens on the island. Leaving the island around 4:30 pm. free time in the evening.
In the morning, visit on the Peace Memorial museum with an audio-guide. Then, have a stroll in the park and see the Genbaku dome, thebuilding closest to the atomic blast still standing. Visit of the imperial palace and its gardens and pagoda. Leaving for Kyoto at the end of the afternoon by train. Free time in the evening.
Visit of Kyoto’s main temples, including Fushimi-inari and its thousands of toriis maing a path in the mountain. try some japanese street food on your way to Sanjusangen-do temple to see the great hall and its 1001 statues. Then, discover Higashiyama up to Kenninji zen temple, famous for its suspended platform with a great view of the city. You might even geishas. Free time in the evening.
The day is dedicated to Arashiyama. You’ll walk in the giant bamboo forest and visit Iwatayama monkey park. Then, you can freely enjoy cafés, shops and other temples. Leaving Arashiyama at the end of the afternoon. free time in the evening.
Visit of the Golden Pavilion and its garden in the morning.
Free time in the after-noon and the evening.
Leaving for the airport in the before noon for the flight back to Montreal.
Bonjour chers voyageurs! Je me nomme Linda Fortin. J’ai l’immense privilège d’accompagner des groupes chez Voyages Gendron. Mon professionnalisme saura vous rassurer! Mon humour saura vous faire rigoler! Mon dynamisme saura vous amuser! J’ai trouvé le travail parfait me permettant d’allier 2 passions bien à moi : les voyages et les relations humaines. Quoi de mieux que de créer des liens et d’échanger, l’espace de quelques jours, pour que des souvenirs restent gravés, a tout jamais en nos mémoires. Que nos chemins se croisent bientôt.