15 days - 12 nights
1 700 km
12 bkf, 10 meals
price from 3 845,00 € /pers
Leaving Paris at midday. Have lunch, evening meal and breakfast on board your flight. Arrive in Tokyo Narita late morning. Meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel by private coach. Enjoy a light lunch and settle into your hotel.
Visit the working-class neighborhood of Asakusa and the Sensoji temple and take in the many sights. A metro pass will be given to you so that you can get about at night. Free time to enjoy an evening diner and the nightlife.
Head off in good time to enjoy a breath-taking view of Mount Fuji. The journey across the expanses of green tea plantations located on the hillsides of Mount Ashitaka - a volcano - is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Have a group lunch and visit the tea museum in Shizuoka before heading to Hamamatsu along the coast road. Check into your room. Free time to enjoy an evening diner and the nightlife.
Rice paddy and especially beautiful roads until our arrival in Koya San. After a group lunch, the group will visit the extraordinary place that is Mount Koya, a Mecca and the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism. This sacred site, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to almost 120 temples and monasteries. Experience an unforgettable evening and meal at Shukubo with the monks, following their strict traditions.
Leave for Iga Uneo, which was one of the birthplaces of ninjutsu back in the 12th century. Visit the ninja museum. Have lunch with the group. Maka your way over to Uji to visit the 11th-century Byôdô-in Buddhist temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Finish the day in the heart of Kyoto. Spend the evening and enjoy a meal at a traditional ryokan where you will be able to make the most out of Japanese hospitality and culinary delights.
Make your way along the stunning mountain road with breath taking views of Kyoto to reach Hikone castle. Constructed at Edo time between 1603 and 1622, the palace is part of Unesco World Heritage and represents a strong symbol of the feudal Japanese system. Have lunch with the group. Visit the castle and surrounding area before heading towards your next evening stopover in Gifu. Free time to enjoy an evening diner and the nightlife in the city.
This last day will lead us to KosuFarm through the beautiful mountain roads to finally arrive in Tomioka. This quaint village is home to a former silk mill complex which came about thanks to a business collaboration between France and Japan at the end of the 19th century. It is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discovery and guided tour. Return to the suburbs near Tokyo for nightfall.
Motorcycles drop off during the morning. A metro pass will be given to you so that you can get about on the Tokyo Metro and explore the places you want to see in famous areas such as the incredible Shibuya, Shinjuku, the Mecca of skyscrapers, Harajuku the temple of fashion and Japanese youth, Kagurazaka and its French Quarter or many other places still desirable. For our last dinner, we board a yakatabune for a 3-hour ride along Tokyo Bay. Departure for Paris at the end of the day 14.
Formalities: For foreign citizens (No French), please refer to the authorities of your country for more information.
Access: Unless otherwise provided, participants must be over 25 years of age and be the holder of a valid driving license for over three years.
Accommodation: If available and unless an explicit request is made, participants registering alone may share a twin room in order to avoid having to pay an additional charge for a single room.
Price validity: The prices are applicable at brochure's publication and for the coming season. They may be revised according to the regulation in force. Air Moto Tours reserves the right to cancel the tour or request approval from the customers to readjust the variable cost if the number of participants on the tour should not be reached (see brochure).
Payment conditions: 30% down payment of the total amount of the service per person - Balance to be settled 45 days prior to departure.