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Discover Kyoto's Ancient & Modern Culture

Kyoto, KyotoJapan

5 Days / 4 Nights
for Member Pricing

Discover Kyoto's Ancient & Modern Culture

Visit feudal-era castles, a 14th-century market, important shrines & other top sites in & around Kyoto during 3 fascinating tours — plus, stroll through a famous geisha district, soak in hot springs & see how rice wine is produced.

About Your Trip

Delve into Japan’s rich history and culture on an expansive journey that takes you from Kyoto to Himeji and back again — stopping in a famous hot-springs district along the way. Starting in Kyoto, you’ll experience both the serenity and the bustling energy of the city as you take in some of its wonderful attractions. Marvel at UNESCO-protected Kiyomizu-dera Temple, dating from the year 778 and built into the side of Mt. Otowa. You’ll continue to Fushimi Inari Taisha — a shrine dedicated to the god of rice — where you can walk under any of the 10,000 colorful gates. At a local restaurant, observe age-old traditions up close with a special meal accompanied by a maiko, a geisha-like apprentice. Then, after a stroll around Nishiki Market, it’s time for hands-on cultural immersion with the opportunity to don a kimono while learning about this elegant, traditional clothing. Don’t be shy — you can wear it as you walk around historic Higashiyama and Gion, an area acclaimed for its geishas.

Your second adventure brings you to the 400-year-old Nijo Castle — even though the main castle succumbed to fire, there’s plenty to see, including gardens, moats and fortification walls that surround the palace full of precious artwork. From there, you’ll visit the ancient Zen Buddhist temple Kinkakuji (“Golden Pavilion”) then stop to spend time in Arashiyama, home to a popular bamboo grove and photogenic bridge. That evening, you can take advantage of leisure time to revive your muscles in the soothing hot springs at your hotel near world-famous Arima Onsen, one of the oldest hot-springs towns in Japan.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! The following day, as you’re leaving Hyogo prefecture to return to Kyoto, you’ll have plenty more opportunities to get a glimpse into local history and customs. See early 17th-century Himeji castle complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site for its remarkably well-preserved sandstone buildings — all 83 of them! Below this hilltop wonder, you’ll visit a gorgeous Japanese-style garden, Kokoen. Your final stop is at Nadagiku Sake Brewing Company, producers of this fine rice wine since 1910.

What we love:
• Nijo Castle was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Tokugawa shogunate that lasted from 1603-1867. It’s part of the larger UNESCO World Heritage site known as Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.
• Fushimi Inari Shrine was predominantly featured in the film “Memoirs of a Geisha.”
• Kyoto has its own variation of the geisha culture. The regional equivalent of a geisha is known as a geiko, while an apprentice is called a maiko.
• Besides being a place to socialize, hot springs claim to offer various health benefits, including improved circulation, pain relief and mental relaxation.
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This trip will close by December 28.

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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 5 days and 4 nights* in Kyoto and Kobe, Japan, as well as:
• Full-day tour of Kyoto; includes lunch, admission fees, transportation and gratuities for your tour guide and driver.
• Full-day tour of Arashiyama area; includes lunch, admission fees, transportation and gratuities for your tour guide and driver.
• Full-day tour of Himeji; includes lunch, admission fees, transportation and gratuities for your tour guide and driver.
• English- or Chinese-speaking guide.
• 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners.
• Round-trip airport transfers.
• A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click select, then choose from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.




Transportation


Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Kansai International Airport (KIX), approximately 62 miles (100 kilometers) away, a drive of about 1.5 hours. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers are included from:
Kansai International Airport (KIX) to the hotel on February 3 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. or 6 p.m.
The hotel to Kansai International Airport (KIX) on February 7 at 7:20 a.m., 8:50 a.m., 9:50 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 1:20 p.m., 2:20 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 8:23 p.m., or 9:23 p.m.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by January 20.

Please note: Transfers are provided only for the airport(s), dates and times listed above.


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Destination

For more than 1,000 years, Kyoto served as Japan’s capital, and today remains one of the country’s spiritual and cultural centers. Famous for its ancient architecture — including many Buddhist and Shinto temples and shrines — the Honshu city itself has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Spring blossoms and autumn foliage make for gorgeous seasonal scenery, while the city is a year-round showcase for exquisite Japanese cuisine.
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Titanium Inclusions

As a Titanium Member, you’ll indulge in extra special benefits, starting. Rest easy — and in style — with an upgrade* from Standard Single Room to Premium Single Room accommodations during your stay at Kyoto Tokyu Hotel on Days, 1, 2 and 4.

Plus, Titanium Members will enjoy the Platinum Inclusions on this DreamTrips experience.

Life is amazing when you’re a Titanium Member!

*Subject to hotel availability at the time of booking.

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Platinum Inclusions

On top of other exciting excursions, Platinum Members will be treated to an exclusive rickshaw ride while at Arashiyama on Day 3 (30-minute ride per person). Sit back and enjoy the scenery, from mountains and lakes to bamboo groves and shrines — it’s more fun than walking, and you’ll get to see a lot more of the area.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at the airport and meet our representative in the international arrivals lobby for your transfer to Kyoto Tokyu Hotel (representative available from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
Transfer to Kyoto Tokyu Hotel at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
7-9 p.m.: Western- and Japanese-style buffet welcome dinner in a private room at the hotel.
Overnight at Kyoto Tokyu Hotel.

Day 2

6-8:05 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
8:20 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Full-day tour of Kyoto; includes lunch, admission fees, transportation and gratuities for your tour guide and driver.
• 8:20 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.
• Continue to Fushimi Inari Taisha, a renowned shrine.
• Japanese-style, set-menu lunch at a local restaurant with a maiko.
• Stroll around Nishiki Market.
• Change into a Japanese kimono and wear it during free time as you walk around Higashiyama and Gion districts.
• 6 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.
Overnight at Kyoto Tokyu Hotel.

Day 3

6-8:05 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel.
8:20 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Full-day tour of Arashiyama area; includes lunch, admission fees, transportation and gratuities for your tour guide and driver.
• 8:20 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to the Nijo Castle, former home of the first shogun.
• Next, visit Kinkakuji (“Golden Pavilion”).
• Spend some time strolling around the Arashiyama area.
• 1:30-2:20 p.m.: Japanese-style, set-menu lunch at a local restaurant.
• 2:20 p.m.: Continue your transfer southward toward Kobe.
• 4 p.m.: Arrive at Arima Gyoen hotel and check in.
6:30 p.m.: Japanese-style, set-menu dinner at the hotel restaurant.
The rest of the evening at your leisure. We suggest that you spend time enjoying the hotel’s hot springs.
Overnight at Arima Gyoen.

Day 4

7-8:05 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel.
8:20 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Full-day tour of Himeji; includes lunch, admission fees, transportation and gratuities for your tour guide and driver.
• 8:20 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Himeji Castle.
• After visiting the castle, stroll around Kokoen, a Japanese-style garden.
• Noon – 1 p.m.: Japanese-style, set-menu lunch at a local restaurant.
• Visit Nadagiku Sake Brewery Company, where you’ll learn how this beloved rice wine is made.
• Continue your transfer back to Kyoto.
• 4 p.m.: Arrive at Kyoto Tokyu Hotel and check in.
The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.
Overnight at Kyoto Tokyu Hotel.

Day 5

6-10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
The rest of the morning at your leisure until checkout and your flight.
Check out of the hotel by 11 a.m.
Transfer to the airport at 7:20 a.m., 8:50 a.m., 9:50 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 1:20 p.m., 2:20 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 8:23 p.m., or 9:23 p.m.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel is a modern hotel set in the heart of the city, making it the ideal starting point for a day of exploring — free shuttle service to Kyoto Station is also available for those who want to venture farther. After a day of enjoying the sights, guests can sip tea or a cocktail at the tea lounge and bar overlooking the courtyard garden and waterfall. Or, for something truly different, you can head to the waterside terrace boasting a chic floating bar.

Hotel features:
• 3 restaurants, 1 tea lounge and bar and 1 seasonal rooftop bar.
• Fitness center.
• 5-minute walk to the Gojo subway station.
• Complimentary shuttle bus service to Kyoto Station (a drive of about 10 minutes).
• Self-parking: 250 Japanese yen per 30 minutes.

Standard Single Room accommodations with:
• 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). An extra bed is available at an additional cost; contact Travel Support for availability and booking.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
• Air purifier.
• Bath towels, hairdryer and slippers to use during your stay.
• Complimentary toiletries.
• Electric kettle.
• In-room safe deposit box.
• Flat-screen television.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
Gojo-sagaru, Horikawa-dori
Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 600-8519, Japan



Located in a forested area near the popular Arima Onsen hot springs, Arima Gyoen hotel emphasizes traditional atmosphere and customs — expect Japanese-style rooms equipped with modern comforts along with incredible hospitality. Guests have access to the 2 types of hot-springs pools on the property — the perfect place to unwind, socialize and rejuvenate after a busy day.

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant.
• 2 hot-springs pools.
• 3-minute walk to Arima Onsen Station.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Japanese-style Room accommodations with:
• Futon beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
• Tatami-matted floors.
• Sleepwear to use during your stay.
• Hairdryer.
• Flat-screen television.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Arima Gyoen
1296 Arima-cho
Kita-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 651-1401, Japan



Pricing for children for this these hotels may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: The price shown above is subject to change based on promotional pricing availability, room type(s) booked, taxes, etc.

Please be aware that children’s pricing is based on hotel rates, excursion costs and other inclusions.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Please note: A host is provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.

Gratuities at the hotel are not included. We suggest providing hotel gratuities at your own discretion.

Don’t forget to check out DT Local on the DreamTrips app for suggestions from our membership community on participating restaurants, spas, entertainment options and other activities near you.
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than December 28 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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