10 Days AnimeJapan 2020 & Osaka Anime Festa

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Tour Descriptions

[ Osaka - Kyoto - Nara - Mt.Fuji - Hakone - Tokyo - Yokohama ]
Attention! Due to high demand, tour participants must book their tour on or before January 31st in order to guarantee admission to the Ghibli Museum
Looking for the ultimate Anime & J-Pop Deluxe Japan Tour? Enjoy an epic vacation during our fully guided AnimeJapan 2020 & Osaka Anime Festa package. From Akihabara's Anime & Manga Spots to the Ghibli Museum, this special Anime tour includes a day at Osaka's Nipponbashi Anime Street Festa & the largest anime convention in the world, Tokyo's AnimeJapan!
Itinerary

Osaka | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour handbook for more information.
Rest at the hotel and be ready to start your exciting tour tomorrow.

**INFORMATION**
From KIX Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 70 mins (Bus)
From ITM Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 30 mins (Bus)

Osaka | Nipponbashi Street Festa

Breakfast
[ Osaka ] *Optional morning excursion to a Sumo Stable ($80/person) AM 7:00- | Nipponbashi Street Festa! | Osaka Anime Street Festa | Free at your own leisure | Takoyaki (JDT Recommends) | Maid Cafe (JDT Recommends) | Return to the Hotel

Our Japan tour begins the day with a couple of choices. You can either enjoy the morning at your leisure to explore the charms of Osaka, or join us for an optional excursion to a Sumo Stable to see the morning training sessions. ($80 /person) If you don't plan on joining our excursion tour, Japan Deluxe Tours highly recommends exploring the impressive array of Japanese street food and dining Osaka is known for. We recommend sampling Takoyaki octopus balls, a staple for Osaka street food culture during your morning.

Then, we will visit the popular Nipponbashi for the annual Nipponbashi Street Festa! This special event celebrates the Otaku-Culture in Osaka with cosplay, performances, live music, and shopping. While Akihabara is the famous Electronic's Town of Tokyo, Nipponbashi is easily the place for anime in Osaka. The Street Festa is a popular event for Osaka's Otaku culture, and there is even a cosplay parade that draws in thousands of skilled and amateur cosplay-enthusiasts alike.

Your Tour Guide will return to the hotel early, but feel free to enjoy Nipponbashi at your leisure. The Street Festa is just a short walk from the hotel, so feel free to enjoy the intricate and unique cosplay parade and anime attractions, between shopping for the best anime goods and dining on Osaka's delicious food culture.

Kyoto & Nara | Meet & Greet the friendly Deer of Nara

Breakfast Dinner

Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA ( Western Style )

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Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA

Located in Higashikujo Nishisannocho, the Hotel Vischio Kyoto is a comfortable hotel to relax during your Japan tour featuring numerous Kyoto landmarks nearby. Higashi Honganji Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple are within walking distance, as is the convenient Kujo Station.

Near by.......
-Kyoto Tower
-Toji Temple
-Nijō Castle

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We will start the day by heading south to Nara to explore Todaiji Temple and the Deer Park. Todaiji Temple is considered one of the largest wooden buildings in the world and holds the largest Buddha statue in Japan, a truly impressive sight to behold. A short walk over and you will stand among the deer of the Nara Deer Park. Considered divine, they are adored by people all over the world. Just be sure not to get chased by one.

The group will then head back to Kyoto for an informative visit to a sake museum and brewery to learn more about Japan’s national drink. You can also sample sake that was made on site and purchase your favorite to bring home. We will continue our day at Fushimi Inari Shrine, home of the famed thousand torii gates. Explore the area by either making your way through the torii gates to the Omokaru Stone or watch the local priests performing prayers every so often.

The rest of the day will be spent taking part in activities that are quintessential to Japanese culture. First up will be a hands-on lesson on the tea ceremony. Learn about the history and meaning behind the ceremony as you watch it being performed before your eyes. We will then end the evening with a kaiseki dinner accompanied by a maiko performance. Maiko are apprentice to Geisha and the meal is a great chance to take photos and learn about Kyoto's traditional culture.


Kyoto | Dine with Japan's Next Generation of Geisha Artisans

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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Kanponoyado Atami ( Western Style )

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Kanponoyado Atami

[The main building]
Located on high ground that offers view of Atami's seashore and night skyline.The large public baths are full-length,and the other faclities include jet baths.Shuttle available to enjoy the hot springs at Kanponoyado Atami.
[The annex building]
Offers a sweeping view of Sagami Bay.You can enjoy the night view of the shining deep-blue sea.

Nearby....
Sea/Sea Fishing/Golf/Flower Park/Art Gallery /Castle/Shrine
Atami Sun Beach/Fishing Pier in Atami/Akaohabu&Rose Garden/ Park in Atami/ MOA art gallery/ Atami Castle /Izusan Shrine/Kinomiya Shrine/ Yuzen Shrine /Atami Onsen/ /Kiunkaku

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Our day in Kyoto will start off with a spirited rickshaw ride through the serene Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. Experience what it was like to get around the city back in the day as you enjoy the relaxing scenery. Next, the group will make its way to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, an absolute must-see attraction where the upper two floors are covered with gold leaf.

Before you depart Kyoto, we will stop for a kaiten sushi lunch, a perfect way for travelers to pick and try new flavors. Most kaiten sushi restaurants will also offer other options such as kaarage (Japanese fried chicken) or noodle dishes.

We will then depart Kyoto and speed through central Japan as you ride the bullet train to your ryokan (Japanese style hotel). Your Japan tour would not be complete without a long relaxing soak in the onsen (Japanese hot springs), to rejuvenate you for tomorrow’s adventure. An informal, cotton Kimono or Yukata will be provided for you to wear at the ryokan. Your vacation's ryokan includes a hot-spring onsite to enjoy at your leisure during your night's accommodation.


Mt. Fuji & Hakone | Scenic Views of Japan's most Famous Mountain

Breakfast Lunch

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

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Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo

The Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo is the perfect compliment during your stay in Tokyo. Located in Sumida, this hotel includes thoughtful touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. During your stay, enjoy free Wi-Fi in your rooms, or venture off to popular close by spots to see the culture Japan has to offer. The Arcakit Kinshicho is conveniently located by the JR station nearby, perfect for shopping, lunch, snacks, daily goods, clothing, and more!

Near by.......
-Tokyo Skytree
-Edo-Tokyo Museum
-Asakusa Nakamise & Sensoji Temple
-Arcakit Kinshicho Shopping Plaza (Uniqlo, Daiso, MUJI, Eddie Bauer, etc.)

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[ Hakone ] Owakudani Valley | Hakone Ropeway | Hōtō (Lunch) | Mt. Fuji - 5th Station | [ Tokyo ] Check in to the hotel

Our Japan tour will start the day by heading to the renown Hakone area. The first stop of the day wIll be Owakudani Valley for a ride on the Hakone Ropeway. The valley itself is an active volcanic crater and is famous for its black boiled egg that is said to add years to your life. If weather permits, enjoy a scenic view of Mt. Fuji as your ride the rope-way down the hill.

Before we head to our next destination, enjoy a warm bowl of Hoto, a Japanese noodle dish native to the Yamanshi area, for lunch. After your hearty meal, we’ll make our way to Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station where you will find breathtaking views of the mountain as well as the surrounding scenery. Be sure to snap some pictures and take in the nature before we head to Tokyo.


Tokyo | Kawaii Harajuku Fashion with Cherry Blossoms

Breakfast Lunch

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

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Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo

The Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo is the perfect compliment during your stay in Tokyo. Located in Sumida, this hotel includes thoughtful touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. During your stay, enjoy free Wi-Fi in your rooms, or venture off to popular close by spots to see the culture Japan has to offer. The Arcakit Kinshicho is conveniently located by the JR station nearby, perfect for shopping, lunch, snacks, daily goods, clothing, and more!

Near by.......
-Tokyo Skytree
-Edo-Tokyo Museum
-Asakusa Nakamise & Sensoji Temple
-Arcakit Kinshicho Shopping Plaza (Uniqlo, Daiso, MUJI, Eddie Bauer, etc.)

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We’ll start our anime tour exploring the Tsukiji Fish Market, former home of the world-famous tuna auction. Browse through the numerous vendors lining the walkways or pick up a couple of mouth-watering snacks made from the freshest ingredients while there. Our anime tour will then explore Shibuya Scramble Crossing, the busiest pedestrian crosswalk in the world. Be a part of the almost 2500 people crossing and pay a visit to the Hachiko Statue.

Next, we’ll dive into the center of Japanese street fashion in Harajuku. Shop through the trendy district while snacking on famous Harajuku crepes and other kawaii treats from Takeshita Dori. For lunch, enjoy a delicious Teppan-yaki meal before we return to Akihabara. Your tour group will have some time to explore the anime capital of the world again before choosing how you would like to spend the rest of the day.

You have 2 options to choose select:

  1. Spend more time in Akihabara to shop & explore. Japan Deluxe Tours recommends: Super Potato for vintage games, the SEGA Arcade, or a Maid Cafe for starters. Within this, you can either do the following:
    1. Explore and shop until the bus returns to pick up those who would like to return to the hotel.
    2. Spend the rest of the day in Akihabara and return to the hotel on your own. Your tour guide will provide instructions on how to return to the hotel via train.

  2. After lunch in Akihabara, the anime tour will head to the old town district of Asakusa where you can purchase traditional Japanese souvenirs at the Nakamise area and explore Senso-ji Temple, one of Tokyo’s most popular temples. Return to the hotel afterwards.

If you wish to continue the day, your anime tour will head to Tokyo SkyTree where guests can shop at Japan's Pokemon Center, a must for all Pokemon fans. Purchase exclusive goods and interact with other Pokemon fans via the battling/trading room. For Shonen Jump fans, there's also a JUMP Store where you can get merchandise from your favorite Jump anime (Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia, Bleach). We then return to the hotel.


Tokyo | Enjoy a Screening of an Exclusive Ghibli Short Film

Breakfast Dinner

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

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Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo

The Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo is the perfect compliment during your stay in Tokyo. Located in Sumida, this hotel includes thoughtful touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. During your stay, enjoy free Wi-Fi in your rooms, or venture off to popular close by spots to see the culture Japan has to offer. The Arcakit Kinshicho is conveniently located by the JR station nearby, perfect for shopping, lunch, snacks, daily goods, clothing, and more!

Near by.......
-Tokyo Skytree
-Edo-Tokyo Museum
-Asakusa Nakamise & Sensoji Temple
-Arcakit Kinshicho Shopping Plaza (Uniqlo, Daiso, MUJI, Eddie Bauer, etc.)

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Kicking things off for the day, our anime tour will take you to Tokyo’s anime-centric Kanda Shrine, a site featured in many popular anime such as the idol hit Love Live! This is the only Japanese shrine in where travelers can purchase good luck charms featuring anime characters specifically for electronics (Laptops, cellphones, etc.). After a short walk, you will be standing in the anime mecca of the world, Akihabara, or as locals call it, Akiba. Enjoy shopping at some of the most popular otaku stores, including SUPER POTATO, the Akihabara Culture Zone, & Animate. Animate carries all kinds of character goods, manga/anime, and popular video games. Your anime tour includes another day in Akihabara in case you didn’t have enough time to shop, explore, or find what you are looking for.

After our time in Akiba, we’ll head to the unique anime shopping complex, Nakano Broadway. In addition to the most current merchandise, Nakano Broadway is home to vintage character goods as well. Don’t forget to try the famous eight-layer ice cream served downstairs too!

Before your tour day ends, your group will visit the world-famous Ghibli Museum. Designed by Miyazaki Hayao himself, the animation and art museum exhibits the history and techniques of the Ghibli movies, in addition to exclusive short films you can only see at the museum. Our anime tour day with dinner and a bang at the Robot Restaurant. Enjoy the thunderous music, colorful performers, and giant robots for the most eclectic show experience in Japan.


Tokyo | AnimeJapan Festival & Daiba

Breakfast

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

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Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo

The Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo is the perfect compliment during your stay in Tokyo. Located in Sumida, this hotel includes thoughtful touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. During your stay, enjoy free Wi-Fi in your rooms, or venture off to popular close by spots to see the culture Japan has to offer. The Arcakit Kinshicho is conveniently located by the JR station nearby, perfect for shopping, lunch, snacks, daily goods, clothing, and more!

Near by.......
-Tokyo Skytree
-Edo-Tokyo Museum
-Asakusa Nakamise & Sensoji Temple
-Arcakit Kinshicho Shopping Plaza (Uniqlo, Daiso, MUJI, Eddie Bauer, etc.)

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AnimeJapan | teamLab★ | MEGA WEB | Gundam Base Tokyo | Return to the hotel

Today’s the big day of the international anime convention – AnimeJapan! Join the many cosplayers and anime lovers in the biggest Anime event in the world. Everything from anime, manga, figurines, to video games, guest speakers, and event exclusive merchandise are all accessible. Enjoy your day exploring the grounds and meeting people with the same passion as you!

For people not interested in attending the event or would like to leave the event early, there is much to do around the area as well. Join us to explore some of the great sights on Odaiba, including the iconic 72 ft Unicorn Gundam Model. Replacing the previously standing 59 ft RX-78-2 Gundam, the Unicorn Gundam at the Tokyo Gundam Base is a must for any fan of Gundam or Japan's Robot Culture.

There are also several shopping malls to walk around at and perhaps purchase souvenirs. You can also visit MEGA WEB, an interactive car themed exhibit created by Toyota. With three different areas to explore, go back in time at the History Garage exhibit filled with classic models from the 1960's onward, learn and interact with next generation technology in the City Showcase area, or have your kid(s) enjoy a first-hand driving experience in a kid-friendly environment at the Ride Studio.

Your tour group will then assemble again at 2PM* and head for the world’s first digital art museum, “teamLab★Borderless”. Here, you can find a mix of lights, colors, and sounds working together to create moving works of art. With several different exhibits to see, some of which interact with each other or even yourself, a truly mesmerizing and immersive experience awaits.

For those who would like to stay at the AnimeJapan convention, you are welcome to stay for the remainder of the day


Tokyo | At your Leisure & Optional Excursions

Breakfast

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

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Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo

The Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo is the perfect compliment during your stay in Tokyo. Located in Sumida, this hotel includes thoughtful touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. During your stay, enjoy free Wi-Fi in your rooms, or venture off to popular close by spots to see the culture Japan has to offer. The Arcakit Kinshicho is conveniently located by the JR station nearby, perfect for shopping, lunch, snacks, daily goods, clothing, and more!

Near by.......
-Tokyo Skytree
-Edo-Tokyo Museum
-Asakusa Nakamise & Sensoji Temple
-Arcakit Kinshicho Shopping Plaza (Uniqlo, Daiso, MUJI, Eddie Bauer, etc.)

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AM1
Optional Excursion 1 : Cherry Blossom Walking Tour (Optional Tour 1 - Free) | Return to the hotel
AM2
Optional Excursion 2 : [ Yokohama ] Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum (Optional Tour 2) | Return to the hotel
PM3
Optional Excursion 3 : * Tokyo One Piece Tower | Return to the hotel
PM4
Optional Excursion 4 : Cherry Blossom Walking Tour (Optional Tour 1 - Free) | Return to the hotel
Suggest Spots

We've cleared up the day for you to enjoy at your leisure, or join one of our popular excursion tours in the morning or afternoon.

Select up to one tour from the morning (AM1 or AM2) and up to one excursion in the afternoon (PM3 or PM4).
Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea are also popular options to spend your leisure-free day in Tokyo.

Note: Additional fees & costs may apply for Optional Excursions

Tokyo | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

Breakfast

Your pleasant and memorable Japan tour ends today. The tour will disband after breakfast.
Fly home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan.

**INFORMATION**
From downtown hotel in Tokyo to Narita Airport - about 90 mins(Bus)
From downtown hotel in Tokyo to Haneda Airport - about 30 mins(Bus)

▪Important Notice▪
*JDT Recommends Experiences are not included with your tour package.
*Your group may be joined with other groups during the tour. If so, your tour guide and bus may be changed during your tour.
*Any special request(s) must be submitted when booking your tour (meals, accommodations, etc.). Note: Not all requests can be fulfilled.
*Itinerary, hotels, and meals are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refund will be owed for any changes or cancellations if the tour still occurs.
*This tour includes 1.5~2 hours of walking on sightseeing days. Tour Participants are expected to be of moderate fitness, keep up with the pace of the group, and can climb stairs with no difficulty.
*B : Breakfast   L : Lunch   D : Dinner

Tour Departure and Prices 1) Price per person.   2) Airfare is not included.  

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10 DAYS

9 nights accommodation


15 MEALS

9 breakfasts
3 lunches
3 dinners


TRANSPORT

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Tour Includes


8 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs

Daily Breakfast-Buffets, 3 Lunches, and 3 Dinners included

All ground transportation in Japan during the tour

Complimentary Airport Transfers (see details)

Admission Fees, Tax & Gratuities at all included Destinations

Full time service of licensed English speaking tour guide & separate bus driver

Bullet train ride with Mt. Fuji & Green Tea Ceremony

Japan Deluxe Tours Handbook and Tour Goods Package

Dine with a Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) in Kyoto

Free Wi-Fi in Bus & Most hotels

Not Included
  • - Airfare
  • - Travel Insurance
  • - Optional Excursions

Travel Highlights


A day at the AnimeJapan Festival in Tokyo

Explore the lively Nipponbashi Anime Street Festa

The home for Anime & Otaku Nerd Culture: Akihabara

A trip to Tokyo SkyTree's Soramachi Shopping Area

Purchase Exclusive Pikachu Goods at the Pokemon Center

Discover the magic hidden in the Ghibli Museum

Tour Kyoto's traditional streets & attractions

Take photos with the Friendly Deer of Nara Park

Enjoy sushi like the locals during a Kaiten Sushi Lunch

Find rare consoles and retro games at Super Potato

Important Information


The maximum number of participants will not exceed 26 people during your Japan tour. Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please note that your bus and tour guide may be changed if other groups join the tour.

Single travelers are required to pay a single supplement in order to guarantee single room accommodation.

We request one suitcase, one carry-on bag, and an overnight bag per person. The tote bag we provide can be used to hold any small merchandise/souvenirs purchased during your tour. When you check out, bring your luggage to the lobby and the bus driver will assist in loading it onto the bus. When you arrive at the next hotel, the bus driver will unload your luggage for you to bring to your room.

Please note: The maximum weight of a checked in bag is typically 20 Kilograms or 44 Pounds. You will be traveling with your luggage except during the bullet train ride (if applicable).

All hotel rooms come with a full bathroom and room amenities free of charge unless stated otherwise.

All motor coaches come equipped with air-conditioning, plenty of space, comfortable seats, and Wi-Fi.

All of our tours begin in either Tokyo or Osaka/Kyoto. When beginning or ending a tour in Tokyo, please book flights to or from Narita International Airport or Haneda International Airport. For tours beginning or ending in Osaka/Kyoto, please book flights to or from Kansai International Airport or Itami Airport.

We recommend you do not book your flights until the tour status changes from Book Now to Guaranteed Departure. You can also contact us if you would like for Japan Deluxe Tour's to arrange your flights.

Traveling and visiting sights in Japan includes a good amount of walking. To fully enjoy the tour, please be prepared to keep up with the pace of the group, climb stairs with no difficulty, and wear comfortable shoes for all day use.

Guests with tattoos may not be able to use the hot-springs or onsens while in Japan. We apologize if you are unable to enjoy this experience during your stay.

We understand sometimes unanticipated situations may arise before or even during your Japan tour. In order to best assist you when things don't go as planned, Japan Deluxe Tours recommends purchasing travel insurance offered through Travel Guard® Insurance.

Travel Guard® Insurance offers coverage for: Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Baggage Delay, Medical Expense (deductible required), Emergency Medical Transportation, and an Exclusive Family Protection Plan: One child 16 or under will receive coverage at no additional cost for every adult that purchase a protection plan. Every Travel Guard policy includes 24-hour emergency travel assistance services for emergencies or last-minute travel changes, such as re-booking flights, hotel reservations or ground transportation, tracking lost luggage, and more!
For more information about coverage, view our Travel Insurance Page.

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We cannot guarantee cherry blossoms will be in full bloom for viewing during this tour. Please refer to our Cherry Blossom Forecast page for updates and information about Sakura Cherry Blossoms and when they are expected to bloom in select cities.

Day
Day 1

Osaka | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour handbook for more information.
Rest at the hotel and be ready to start your exciting tour tomorrow.

**INFORMATION**
From KIX Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 70 mins (Bus)
From ITM Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 30 mins (Bus)

Day 2

Osaka | Nipponbashi Street Festa

Breakfast
[ Osaka ] *Optional morning excursion to a Sumo Stable ($80/person) AM 7:00- | Nipponbashi Street Festa! | Osaka Anime Street Festa | Free at your own leisure | Takoyaki (JDT Recommends) | Maid Cafe (JDT Recommends) | Return to the Hotel

Our Japan tour begins the day with a couple of choices. You can either enjoy the morning at your leisure to explore the charms of Osaka, or join us for an optional excursion to a Sumo Stable to see the morning training sessions. ($80 /person) If you don't plan on joining our excursion tour, Japan Deluxe Tours highly recommends exploring the impressive array of Japanese street food and dining Osaka is known for. We recommend sampling Takoyaki octopus balls, a staple for Osaka street food culture during your morning.

Then, we will visit the popular Nipponbashi for the annual Nipponbashi Street Festa! This special event celebrates the Otaku-Culture in Osaka with cosplay, performances, live music, and shopping. While Akihabara is the famous Electronic's Town of Tokyo, Nipponbashi is easily the place for anime in Osaka. The Street Festa is a popular event for Osaka's Otaku culture, and there is even a cosplay parade that draws in thousands of skilled and amateur cosplay-enthusiasts alike.

Your Tour Guide will return to the hotel early, but feel free to enjoy Nipponbashi at your leisure. The Street Festa is just a short walk from the hotel, so feel free to enjoy the intricate and unique cosplay parade and anime attractions, between shopping for the best anime goods and dining on Osaka's delicious food culture.

Hiyori Hotel Osaka Namba Station or similar

Day 3

Kyoto & Nara | Meet & Greet the friendly Deer of Nara

Breakfast Dinner

We will start the day by heading south to Nara to explore Todaiji Temple and the Deer Park. Todaiji Temple is considered one of the largest wooden buildings in the world and holds the largest Buddha statue in Japan, a truly impressive sight to behold. A short walk over and you will stand among the deer of the Nara Deer Park. Considered divine, they are adored by people all over the world. Just be sure not to get chased by one.

The group will then head back to Kyoto for an informative visit to a sake museum and brewery to learn more about Japan’s national drink. You can also sample sake that was made on site and purchase your favorite to bring home. We will continue our day at Fushimi Inari Shrine, home of the famed thousand torii gates. Explore the area by either making your way through the torii gates to the Omokaru Stone or watch the local priests performing prayers every so often.

The rest of the day will be spent taking part in activities that are quintessential to Japanese culture. First up will be a hands-on lesson on the tea ceremony. Learn about the history and meaning behind the ceremony as you watch it being performed before your eyes. We will then end the evening with a kaiseki dinner accompanied by a maiko performance. Maiko are apprentice to Geisha and the meal is a great chance to take photos and learn about Kyoto's traditional culture.


Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA or similar

Day 4

Kyoto | Dine with Japan's Next Generation of Geisha Artisans

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Our day in Kyoto will start off with a spirited rickshaw ride through the serene Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. Experience what it was like to get around the city back in the day as you enjoy the relaxing scenery. Next, the group will make its way to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, an absolute must-see attraction where the upper two floors are covered with gold leaf.

Before you depart Kyoto, we will stop for a kaiten sushi lunch, a perfect way for travelers to pick and try new flavors. Most kaiten sushi restaurants will also offer other options such as kaarage (Japanese fried chicken) or noodle dishes.

We will then depart Kyoto and speed through central Japan as you ride the bullet train to your ryokan (Japanese style hotel). Your Japan tour would not be complete without a long relaxing soak in the onsen (Japanese hot springs), to rejuvenate you for tomorrow’s adventure. An informal, cotton Kimono or Yukata will be provided for you to wear at the ryokan. Your vacation's ryokan includes a hot-spring onsite to enjoy at your leisure during your night's accommodation.


Kanponoyado Atami or similar

Day 5

Mt. Fuji & Hakone | Scenic Views of Japan's most Famous Mountain

Breakfast Lunch
[ Hakone ] Owakudani Valley | Hakone Ropeway | Hōtō (Lunch) | Mt. Fuji - 5th Station | [ Tokyo ] Check in to the hotel

Our Japan tour will start the day by heading to the renown Hakone area. The first stop of the day wIll be Owakudani Valley for a ride on the Hakone Ropeway. The valley itself is an active volcanic crater and is famous for its black boiled egg that is said to add years to your life. If weather permits, enjoy a scenic view of Mt. Fuji as your ride the rope-way down the hill.

Before we head to our next destination, enjoy a warm bowl of Hoto, a Japanese noodle dish native to the Yamanshi area, for lunch. After your hearty meal, we’ll make our way to Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station where you will find breathtaking views of the mountain as well as the surrounding scenery. Be sure to snap some pictures and take in the nature before we head to Tokyo.


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 6

Tokyo | Kawaii Harajuku Fashion with Cherry Blossoms

Breakfast Lunch

We’ll start our anime tour exploring the Tsukiji Fish Market, former home of the world-famous tuna auction. Browse through the numerous vendors lining the walkways or pick up a couple of mouth-watering snacks made from the freshest ingredients while there. Our anime tour will then explore Shibuya Scramble Crossing, the busiest pedestrian crosswalk in the world. Be a part of the almost 2500 people crossing and pay a visit to the Hachiko Statue.

Next, we’ll dive into the center of Japanese street fashion in Harajuku. Shop through the trendy district while snacking on famous Harajuku crepes and other kawaii treats from Takeshita Dori. For lunch, enjoy a delicious Teppan-yaki meal before we return to Akihabara. Your tour group will have some time to explore the anime capital of the world again before choosing how you would like to spend the rest of the day.

You have 2 options to choose select:

  1. Spend more time in Akihabara to shop & explore. Japan Deluxe Tours recommends: Super Potato for vintage games, the SEGA Arcade, or a Maid Cafe for starters. Within this, you can either do the following:
    1. Explore and shop until the bus returns to pick up those who would like to return to the hotel.
    2. Spend the rest of the day in Akihabara and return to the hotel on your own. Your tour guide will provide instructions on how to return to the hotel via train.

  2. After lunch in Akihabara, the anime tour will head to the old town district of Asakusa where you can purchase traditional Japanese souvenirs at the Nakamise area and explore Senso-ji Temple, one of Tokyo’s most popular temples. Return to the hotel afterwards.

If you wish to continue the day, your anime tour will head to Tokyo SkyTree where guests can shop at Japan's Pokemon Center, a must for all Pokemon fans. Purchase exclusive goods and interact with other Pokemon fans via the battling/trading room. For Shonen Jump fans, there's also a JUMP Store where you can get merchandise from your favorite Jump anime (Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia, Bleach). We then return to the hotel.


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 7

Tokyo | Enjoy a Screening of an Exclusive Ghibli Short Film

Breakfast Dinner

Kicking things off for the day, our anime tour will take you to Tokyo’s anime-centric Kanda Shrine, a site featured in many popular anime such as the idol hit Love Live! This is the only Japanese shrine in where travelers can purchase good luck charms featuring anime characters specifically for electronics (Laptops, cellphones, etc.). After a short walk, you will be standing in the anime mecca of the world, Akihabara, or as locals call it, Akiba. Enjoy shopping at some of the most popular otaku stores, including SUPER POTATO, the Akihabara Culture Zone, & Animate. Animate carries all kinds of character goods, manga/anime, and popular video games. Your anime tour includes another day in Akihabara in case you didn’t have enough time to shop, explore, or find what you are looking for.

After our time in Akiba, we’ll head to the unique anime shopping complex, Nakano Broadway. In addition to the most current merchandise, Nakano Broadway is home to vintage character goods as well. Don’t forget to try the famous eight-layer ice cream served downstairs too!

Before your tour day ends, your group will visit the world-famous Ghibli Museum. Designed by Miyazaki Hayao himself, the animation and art museum exhibits the history and techniques of the Ghibli movies, in addition to exclusive short films you can only see at the museum. Our anime tour day with dinner and a bang at the Robot Restaurant. Enjoy the thunderous music, colorful performers, and giant robots for the most eclectic show experience in Japan.


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Day 8

Tokyo | AnimeJapan Festival & Daiba

Breakfast
AnimeJapan | teamLab★ | MEGA WEB | Gundam Base Tokyo | Return to the hotel

Today’s the big day of the international anime convention – AnimeJapan! Join the many cosplayers and anime lovers in the biggest Anime event in the world. Everything from anime, manga, figurines, to video games, guest speakers, and event exclusive merchandise are all accessible. Enjoy your day exploring the grounds and meeting people with the same passion as you!

For people not interested in attending the event or would like to leave the event early, there is much to do around the area as well. Join us to explore some of the great sights on Odaiba, including the iconic 72 ft Unicorn Gundam Model. Replacing the previously standing 59 ft RX-78-2 Gundam, the Unicorn Gundam at the Tokyo Gundam Base is a must for any fan of Gundam or Japan's Robot Culture.

There are also several shopping malls to walk around at and perhaps purchase souvenirs. You can also visit MEGA WEB, an interactive car themed exhibit created by Toyota. With three different areas to explore, go back in time at the History Garage exhibit filled with classic models from the 1960's onward, learn and interact with next generation technology in the City Showcase area, or have your kid(s) enjoy a first-hand driving experience in a kid-friendly environment at the Ride Studio.

Your tour group will then assemble again at 2PM* and head for the world’s first digital art museum, “teamLab★Borderless”. Here, you can find a mix of lights, colors, and sounds working together to create moving works of art. With several different exhibits to see, some of which interact with each other or even yourself, a truly mesmerizing and immersive experience awaits.

For those who would like to stay at the AnimeJapan convention, you are welcome to stay for the remainder of the day


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Day 9

Tokyo | At your Leisure & Optional Excursions

Breakfast
AM1
Optional Excursion 1 : Cherry Blossom Walking Tour (Optional Tour 1 - Free) | Return to the hotel
AM2
Optional Excursion 2 : [ Yokohama ] Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum (Optional Tour 2) | Return to the hotel
PM3
Optional Excursion 3 : * Tokyo One Piece Tower | Return to the hotel
PM4
Optional Excursion 4 : Cherry Blossom Walking Tour (Optional Tour 1 - Free) | Return to the hotel
Suggest Spots

We've cleared up the day for you to enjoy at your leisure, or join one of our popular excursion tours in the morning or afternoon.

Select up to one tour from the morning (AM1 or AM2) and up to one excursion in the afternoon (PM3 or PM4).
Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea are also popular options to spend your leisure-free day in Tokyo.

Note: Additional fees & costs may apply for Optional Excursions

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Day 10

Tokyo | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

Breakfast

Your pleasant and memorable Japan tour ends today. The tour will disband after breakfast.
Fly home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan.

**INFORMATION**
From downtown hotel in Tokyo to Narita Airport - about 90 mins(Bus)
From downtown hotel in Tokyo to Haneda Airport - about 30 mins(Bus)

Dining Experience

Kaiseki Ryori

Kaiseki Ryori

It is a traditional Japanese multi course meal consists of multiple small dishes starting with appetizers and sashimi then leading to the main dishes tempura and grilled fish, rice, pickled vegetables, and miso soup.

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Hoto Udon

Hoto

Hōtō is a popular dish in Yamanashi made using miso soup and flat udon noodles. While some may consider Hōtō a variant of udon, locals consider this a unique dish separate to the popular thick noodles.

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Teppan-Yaki Display

Teppan-Yaki Lunch

Dine on Premium Wagyu beef while enjoying a unique Japanese culinary experience as your chef prepares a delicious teppan-yaki meal before your eyes.

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Kaiten Sushi

Kaiten Sushi

Sometimes called sushi trains or conveyor belt sushi, pick & choose your favorite sushi dishes off a revolving conveyor belt lined with mouth-watering morsels and your favorite rolls.

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Cultural Experience

Anime Girl holding Japanese Sword

Anime & J-Pop

Anime is the Japanese abbreviated pronunciation of "animation." There are huge anime fairs in spring and summer which attract tourists from all over the world.

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Green Tea Ceremony

Green Tea Ceremony

The tea ceremony (sado: "the way of the tea") is a ceremonial way of preparing and drinking tea. The custom has been strongly influenced by Zen Buddhism.

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Maiko Dining Experience

Learn about Japanese culture and traditional history during an unforgettable meal with a Maiko apprentice Geisha while in Kyoto. Enjoy the top local cuisine of Kyoto while a beautiful Maiko entertains you with games, dancing, and performances.

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Japanese Style Hotel with Tatami mat

Japanese Style Hotel

Ryokan is Japanese style hotel which has natural onsen (spa) water that have rejuvenated people for hundreds of years. Moreover, it has tatami floors, futon beds and traditional Japanese cuisine.

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Cup Noodles Museum

Create your own Cup Noodle at this interactive museum dedicated to the history of cup noodles and instant ramen. Select your soup base & toppings to create an original instant ramen designed by you and your family.

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Hot Spring

Hot Spring

Natural hot springs (onsen) are numerous and highly popular across Japan. There are many types of hot springs, distinguished by the minerals dissolved in the water.

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Japanese Sake

Sake Tasting

Experience the unique flavors of the various types of Japanese sake. Sample Japan's national drink during your Japan tour.

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Riding Experience

Bullet Train

Bullet Train

World known as The Bullet Train, The Shinkansen fascinates foreign tourists. Shinkansen runs average 300kmh, about 186mph, and they depart every 10 minutes in rush hours very punctual.

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Rickshaw

Rickshaw

Rickshaw (Jinrikisha) is two-wheeled cart that is pulled by a single person and carries one to two passengers at a time.

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Hakone Ropeway

Hakone Ropeway

The Hakone Ropeway is an aerial lift that takes you 1000 m (2830 ft) above sea level for scenic views of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi (if weather permits).

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