9 Days Anime Japan Tour | Golden Route

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Ghibli Museum
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Todaiji Temple
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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
For any anime fan out there, let your inner otaku shine during our Anime Japan Tour. Featuring Tokyo's best Anime and Manga spots, from the shopping in Akihabara to the largest anime convention in the world: AnimeJapan. Enjoy shopping, the best hot spots, and more on this epic vacation celebrating Anime and Japan!
Itinerary

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu ( Western Style )

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Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu

The Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu is the perfect stay while exploring the city of Tokyo. Just a short walk from the city, this hotel features a restaurant, public WiFi, convenience store, and comfortable rooms with comfortable amenities for guests. Relax in comfort during your Japan tour with everything you need close by. The famous Tsukiji Fish Market is only a ten-minute walk away. Hop on a taxi and Tokyo Disneyland is only a brief 11 mile drive.

Nearby....
-Kabuki-za Theatre
-Tokyo Imperial Palace
-Tokyo Tower

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

Tokyo | Tokyo's best Anime Shopping Spots

Breakfast Lunch

Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu ( Western Style )

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  • Trip Advisor Rating
Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu

The Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu is the perfect stay while exploring the city of Tokyo. Just a short walk from the city, this hotel features a restaurant, public WiFi, convenience store, and comfortable rooms with comfortable amenities for guests. Relax in comfort during your Japan tour with everything you need close by. The famous Tsukiji Fish Market is only a ten-minute walk away. Hop on a taxi and Tokyo Disneyland is only a brief 11 mile drive.

Nearby....
-Kabuki-za Theatre
-Tokyo Imperial Palace
-Tokyo Tower

View Hotel Detail

Before our big day at the International Anime Fair - AnimeJapan tomorrow, our Anime tour will visit some of the best anime sites Tokyo has to offer. We begin with a visit to the lively Tokyo Character Street in Tokyo Central Station. The area is lined with various anime-themed shops, including a Jump Store, Pokemon Center, Hello Kitty shop, Ghibli store, and more! There's also Tokyo Ramen Street, Okashi Land, and Gachapon Street, perfect for someone who wants some lunch and to do a little more gift shopping for friends or for themselves!

After our adventures at Character Street, we will head to Akihabara, the town of anime. While there, enjoy shopping ad sightseeing for the rest of the day at some of the most popular otaku destinations, including Animate. Animate carries all kinds of character goods, electronics, and games from current and popular anime/manga series. Be sure to check out Super Potato, SEGA Arcade, and the Gacha Gacha machines while you're there!

After our adventures in Akihabara, it's time for dinner at the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku for those interested! Enjoy a show like none before, fusing classic Japanese elements with the dreams and fantasies of the future. The restaurant has a wild vibe and a unique experience you are sure to find entertaining.

Tokyo | AnimeJapan Festival

Breakfast

Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu ( Western Style )

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  • Trip Advisor Rating
Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu

The Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu is the perfect stay while exploring the city of Tokyo. Just a short walk from the city, this hotel features a restaurant, public WiFi, convenience store, and comfortable rooms with comfortable amenities for guests. Relax in comfort during your Japan tour with everything you need close by. The famous Tsukiji Fish Market is only a ten-minute walk away. Hop on a taxi and Tokyo Disneyland is only a brief 11 mile drive.

Nearby....
-Kabuki-za Theatre
-Tokyo Imperial Palace
-Tokyo Tower

View Hotel Detail

Today’s the big day of the International Anime Fair - AnimeJapan! Join the many cosplayers, otaku, and anime lovers of all degrees in the biggest Anime event in the world. Anime, manga, doujinshi, guest speakers, figurines, rare items, video games, limited and exclusive covers are all accessible at this large event. Enjoy your day exploring the grounds and meeting people with the same passion as you!

If the fair isn't enough, you also have the option to join an optional tour at 3pm to explore the famous Shibuya Crossing and Harajuku! Enjoy shopping and snacks along Takeshita Dori. This shopping area is the perfect place to get in touch with Japan's pop culture trends, and to sample some of the best crepes in Japan.

We then make our way to Sunshine City to check out the Pokemon Mega Center, a must-go for all Pokemon lovers. Besides all the Pokemon goods they sell, they also have a battling and trading room for customers to interact with other Pokemon fans. After browsing through exclusive products, we will head over to J-World, the Shonen Jump theme-park in Tokyo! Play games and win prizes based on all your favorite characters, including Goku from Dragonball, Luffy and Co from One Piece, Naruto and Sasuke, Kuroko and the rest of the Generation of Miracles, and Hinata and his team of volleyball hopefuls! Win prizes and shop to your hearts content at the J-World store.

Tokyo | Shinjuku's Trendy Anime Culture

Breakfast Lunch

Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu ( Western Style )

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  • Trip Advisor Rating
Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu

The Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu is the perfect stay while exploring the city of Tokyo. Just a short walk from the city, this hotel features a restaurant, public WiFi, convenience store, and comfortable rooms with comfortable amenities for guests. Relax in comfort during your Japan tour with everything you need close by. The famous Tsukiji Fish Market is only a ten-minute walk away. Hop on a taxi and Tokyo Disneyland is only a brief 11 mile drive.

Nearby....
-Kabuki-za Theatre
-Tokyo Imperial Palace
-Tokyo Tower

View Hotel Detail

Afternoon
Evening
Return to the Hotel

We will start our morning heading to Tokyo Tower, Japan’s iconic tower. Tokyo Tower has been taken over by One Piece, resulting in Tokyo One Piece Tower. Known as Tongari Island, this event is filled with attractions, wonderful restaurants, and a live-action show designed to wow fans of all ages. Following our time at the tower, our anime tour will head to the anime specialized shopping complex: Nakano Broadway. Explore the many stores dedicated to anime and otaku goods or try the eight-layer ice-cream they serve downstairs!

Following our time at Nakano Broadway, we head east to visit the famed Ghibli Museum. This animation and art museum exhibits works of Miyazaki Hayao, creator of world famous films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. Ghibli Film fans will definitely enjoy the artistic museum, which not only exhibits the history and techniques of animation but also plays short movies in a theater room, produced exclusively for the museum.

Tokyo | Tokyo Free-Day

Breakfast

Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu ( Western Style )

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  • Trip Advisor Rating
Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu

The Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu is the perfect stay while exploring the city of Tokyo. Just a short walk from the city, this hotel features a restaurant, public WiFi, convenience store, and comfortable rooms with comfortable amenities for guests. Relax in comfort during your Japan tour with everything you need close by. The famous Tsukiji Fish Market is only a ten-minute walk away. Hop on a taxi and Tokyo Disneyland is only a brief 11 mile drive.

Nearby....
-Kabuki-za Theatre
-Tokyo Imperial Palace
-Tokyo Tower

View Hotel Detail

Feel free to enjoy the day at your leisure, or sign up for a few optional excursions. We have the new VR Zone Shinjuku, an incredible VR-focused arcade, enjoy a cup of coffee with excellent service at a Maid Cafe in Akihabara, or sign up for a MariKart experience and drive go-karts around Tokyo dressed as some of your favorite characters!
Advanced Reservation is required. Please inquire when booking.

Hakone | Relaxing in Scenic Japan

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Hamanako Royal Hotel ( Japanese Style )

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Hamanako Royal Hotel

Hamanako Royal Hotel offers a great variety of entertainment and facilities. The hotel includes garden pool, outdoor/ indoor hot springs, launder-mat, vending machine corner, restaurants, bar, spa, karaoke room, and banquet halls. Located next to Lake Hamana, it is ideal vacation getaway to enjoy the tranquility of a resort spa.

*At Japanese style hotels, we arrange tatami rooms, traditional Japanese straw mat, with futons. However, we can arrange western style rooms at some hotels at participant’s request.

Near by.......
-Museum
Hamamatsu Musical Instrument Museum in 30 mins by Taxi
-Sight seeing
Arai Barrier in 20 mins by Taxi

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Our morning begins with a visit to Hakone to visit the Iyashi no Sato, a traditional craft open-air museum reconstructed from the village's thatched roofed houses. Each house features a different exhibit, workshop, or cafe, including some cooking lessons.

Before making our way to the next destination, we will stop for Hoto, a Japanese noodle dish native to the Yamanashi area. A hybrid of miso soup and flat udon noodles, this dish is truly a local Japanese specialty

After our time in the village, enjoy a ropeway to Owakudani. Owakudani is an active volcanic crater still steaming from its last eruption some 3,000 years ago. There you will get a taste of the local Japanese food, the black egg, cooked in one of the craters. It's said eating one of these eggs will add years to your life!

This Japan tour would not be complete without a long relaxing soak in the onsen, hot spring, to rejuvenate you for tomorrow’s adventure. Yukata, a Japanese robe, will be provided for you. The onsen is located in our own ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, which includes a traditional Japanese meal known as Kaiseki Ryori!

Kyoto & Nara | Bullet Train Ride & Friendly Deer

Breakfast Lunch

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel ( Western Style )

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Kyoto New Miyako Hotel

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel is in the heart of the city. Directly across from Kyoto Station, it's easy access to other location in Kyoto and Japan. The hotel has great dining options and unique boutiques. Nearby the hotel is the Nishiki Market and Ryozen Museum of History.

Near by.....
-Food Market
Nishiki Market   in 10 mins by taxi

-Museum
Ryozen Museum of History in 10 mins by taxi

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Our day begins with a bullet train ride to Kyoto. The bullet train is the fastest way to travel on land and is considered an essential Japanese experience. Enjoy riding to Kyoto in comfort and speed, and be sure to take some photos of the scenery during your ride. We will begin exploring Kyoto with a visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine, one of Kyoto's many can't miss destinations that features hundreds of red tori gates. The path is perfect for photos or just to calm your mind.

Once we get all our photos done, we will stop at the Kyoto International Manga Museum to learn more about Japan's unique manga culture. After our time in the museum, it's off to Nara to see Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guinness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the largest Buddha statue in Japan. Just outside the temple is the Nara Deer Park, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam around freely. The deer here at the park are known to be friendly and may even bow at you for a little treat.

Kyoto | Traveling Back to Traditional Japan

Breakfast Lunch

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel ( Western Style )

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Kyoto New Miyako Hotel

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel is in the heart of the city. Directly across from Kyoto Station, it's easy access to other location in Kyoto and Japan. The hotel has great dining options and unique boutiques. Nearby the hotel is the Nishiki Market and Ryozen Museum of History.

Near by.....
-Food Market
Nishiki Market   in 10 mins by taxi

-Museum
Ryozen Museum of History in 10 mins by taxi

View Hotel Detail

Evening
Return to the Hotel

For today, it's off to Arashiyama to walk through the Bamboo Groove Forest. The morning's sunlight passing through the bamboo makes for a perfect morning sight. We will also enjoy a spirited rickshaw ride through Arashiyama. Guests can enjoy seeing many of the traditional-style shops and temples during the ride.

Following our time in Arashiyama, we will head to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a Japan’s must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. The reflection of the golden temple on the lake adds to the stunning sight.

Taking advantage of the beauty in Kyoto, we will head to Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka, two ancient streets reminiscent of the Edo period, perfect for gift shopping or just to sip on some coffee at one of the many local cafes. We end our day at the Gion Geisha District, Japan’s most famous geisha district. This area is filled with shops, restaurants, and tea houses and the area in Japan that you are most likely to run into real geisha and maiko on their way to perform at the Gion Geisha Center.

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

▪Important Notice▪
*Complimentary transfers are for designated airports/hotel only, on the designated tour arrival/departure date only.
*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




9 DAYS

8 nights accommodation


14 MEALS

8 breakfasts
5 lunches
1 dinners


TRANSPORT

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Tour Includes


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

Daily Breakfast-Buffets, 5 Lunches, and 1 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

Free Wi-Fi in Bus & Most hotels

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

Travel Highlights


A day at the AnimeJapan Festival in Tokyo

A Scenic Ropeway ride with Mt. Fuji in the background

Tokyo's popular Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Kyoto's best sightseeing attractions like the Golden Pavilion

The electronics and anime town of Akihabara

20+ Anime stores at Tokyo Character Street

Admission to the Ghibli Museum

The Otaku-sacred Nakano Broadway

Shopping and trading time at the Pokemon Center

Admission to the interactive J-World Theme Park

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!
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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

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

Day 2

Tokyo | Tokyo's best Anime Shopping Spots

Breakfast Lunch

Before our big day at the International Anime Fair - AnimeJapan tomorrow, our Anime tour will visit some of the best anime sites Tokyo has to offer. We begin with a visit to the lively Tokyo Character Street in Tokyo Central Station. The area is lined with various anime-themed shops, including a Jump Store, Pokemon Center, Hello Kitty shop, Ghibli store, and more! There's also Tokyo Ramen Street, Okashi Land, and Gachapon Street, perfect for someone who wants some lunch and to do a little more gift shopping for friends or for themselves!

After our adventures at Character Street, we will head to Akihabara, the town of anime. While there, enjoy shopping ad sightseeing for the rest of the day at some of the most popular otaku destinations, including Animate. Animate carries all kinds of character goods, electronics, and games from current and popular anime/manga series. Be sure to check out Super Potato, SEGA Arcade, and the Gacha Gacha machines while you're there!

After our adventures in Akihabara, it's time for dinner at the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku for those interested! Enjoy a show like none before, fusing classic Japanese elements with the dreams and fantasies of the future. The restaurant has a wild vibe and a unique experience you are sure to find entertaining.

Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu or similar

Day 3

Tokyo | AnimeJapan Festival

Breakfast

Today’s the big day of the International Anime Fair - AnimeJapan! Join the many cosplayers, otaku, and anime lovers of all degrees in the biggest Anime event in the world. Anime, manga, doujinshi, guest speakers, figurines, rare items, video games, limited and exclusive covers are all accessible at this large event. Enjoy your day exploring the grounds and meeting people with the same passion as you!

If the fair isn't enough, you also have the option to join an optional tour at 3pm to explore the famous Shibuya Crossing and Harajuku! Enjoy shopping and snacks along Takeshita Dori. This shopping area is the perfect place to get in touch with Japan's pop culture trends, and to sample some of the best crepes in Japan.

We then make our way to Sunshine City to check out the Pokemon Mega Center, a must-go for all Pokemon lovers. Besides all the Pokemon goods they sell, they also have a battling and trading room for customers to interact with other Pokemon fans. After browsing through exclusive products, we will head over to J-World, the Shonen Jump theme-park in Tokyo! Play games and win prizes based on all your favorite characters, including Goku from Dragonball, Luffy and Co from One Piece, Naruto and Sasuke, Kuroko and the rest of the Generation of Miracles, and Hinata and his team of volleyball hopefuls! Win prizes and shop to your hearts content at the J-World store.

Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu or similar

Day 4

Tokyo | Shinjuku's Trendy Anime Culture

Breakfast Lunch
Afternoon
Evening
Return to the Hotel

We will start our morning heading to Tokyo Tower, Japan’s iconic tower. Tokyo Tower has been taken over by One Piece, resulting in Tokyo One Piece Tower. Known as Tongari Island, this event is filled with attractions, wonderful restaurants, and a live-action show designed to wow fans of all ages. Following our time at the tower, our anime tour will head to the anime specialized shopping complex: Nakano Broadway. Explore the many stores dedicated to anime and otaku goods or try the eight-layer ice-cream they serve downstairs!

Following our time at Nakano Broadway, we head east to visit the famed Ghibli Museum. This animation and art museum exhibits works of Miyazaki Hayao, creator of world famous films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. Ghibli Film fans will definitely enjoy the artistic museum, which not only exhibits the history and techniques of animation but also plays short movies in a theater room, produced exclusively for the museum.

Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu or similar

Day 5

Tokyo | Tokyo Free-Day

Breakfast

Feel free to enjoy the day at your leisure, or sign up for a few optional excursions. We have the new VR Zone Shinjuku, an incredible VR-focused arcade, enjoy a cup of coffee with excellent service at a Maid Cafe in Akihabara, or sign up for a MariKart experience and drive go-karts around Tokyo dressed as some of your favorite characters!
Advanced Reservation is required. Please inquire when booking.

Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu or similar

Day 6

Hakone | Relaxing in Scenic Japan

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Our morning begins with a visit to Hakone to visit the Iyashi no Sato, a traditional craft open-air museum reconstructed from the village's thatched roofed houses. Each house features a different exhibit, workshop, or cafe, including some cooking lessons.

Before making our way to the next destination, we will stop for Hoto, a Japanese noodle dish native to the Yamanashi area. A hybrid of miso soup and flat udon noodles, this dish is truly a local Japanese specialty

After our time in the village, enjoy a ropeway to Owakudani. Owakudani is an active volcanic crater still steaming from its last eruption some 3,000 years ago. There you will get a taste of the local Japanese food, the black egg, cooked in one of the craters. It's said eating one of these eggs will add years to your life!

This Japan tour would not be complete without a long relaxing soak in the onsen, hot spring, to rejuvenate you for tomorrow’s adventure. Yukata, a Japanese robe, will be provided for you. The onsen is located in our own ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, which includes a traditional Japanese meal known as Kaiseki Ryori!

Hamanako Royal Hotel or similar

Day 7

Kyoto & Nara | Bullet Train Ride & Friendly Deer

Breakfast Lunch

Our day begins with a bullet train ride to Kyoto. The bullet train is the fastest way to travel on land and is considered an essential Japanese experience. Enjoy riding to Kyoto in comfort and speed, and be sure to take some photos of the scenery during your ride. We will begin exploring Kyoto with a visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine, one of Kyoto's many can't miss destinations that features hundreds of red tori gates. The path is perfect for photos or just to calm your mind.

Once we get all our photos done, we will stop at the Kyoto International Manga Museum to learn more about Japan's unique manga culture. After our time in the museum, it's off to Nara to see Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guinness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the largest Buddha statue in Japan. Just outside the temple is the Nara Deer Park, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam around freely. The deer here at the park are known to be friendly and may even bow at you for a little treat.

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Day 8

Kyoto | Traveling Back to Traditional Japan

Breakfast Lunch
Evening
Return to the Hotel

For today, it's off to Arashiyama to walk through the Bamboo Groove Forest. The morning's sunlight passing through the bamboo makes for a perfect morning sight. We will also enjoy a spirited rickshaw ride through Arashiyama. Guests can enjoy seeing many of the traditional-style shops and temples during the ride.

Following our time in Arashiyama, we will head to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a Japan’s must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. The reflection of the golden temple on the lake adds to the stunning sight.

Taking advantage of the beauty in Kyoto, we will head to Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka, two ancient streets reminiscent of the Edo period, perfect for gift shopping or just to sip on some coffee at one of the many local cafes. We end our day at the Gion Geisha District, Japan’s most famous geisha district. This area is filled with shops, restaurants, and tea houses and the area in Japan that you are most likely to run into real geisha and maiko on their way to perform at the Gion Geisha Center.

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Day 9

Osaka | 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 Osaka to KIX Airport - about 70 mins (Bus)
From downtown hotel in Osaka to ITM 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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Ramen

Ramen

Ramen has developed into a popular dish in Japan and throughout the world. Ramen consists of noodles, soup, and toppings, each with a great variety of choices.

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Cultural Experience

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 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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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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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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Tour Departure and Prices *Price per person. Airfare is not included.

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Mar 22, 2019
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$2548
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Customer Reviews

Overall Customer Rating 29 customer reviews

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A wonderful tour. Hiro-san (guide) was great!

By traveler Jane T. on 2018

A wonderful tour. Hiro-san was great!
Best place visited in this tour: Tokyo Character Street
Best experience had in Japan: Hot Springs, Nara Deer Park
Any place went to visit next time: Gion District - see geisha/maiko


Covered many sights and a few not so known

By traveler Amy L. on 2018

Overall, I had an excellent time during the tour. The tour covered many popular sights and a few not so known. Our tour guide was very attentive to each member of our group.
Best place visited in this tour: Ghibli Museum
Best experience had in Japan: Tokyo One Piece Tower
Any place...


Eating street food in Kyoto was the best

By traveler Dan L. on 2018

A lot of time was spent commuting and not much time was given at each stop. There was also a great amount of walking that wasn't clear in advance.
Best place visited in this tour: Robot Restaurant
Best experience had in Japan: Eating street food in Kyoto
Any place you want to...


Tokyo One Piece Tower was a great Anime Experience

By traveler Jodi L. on 2018

Best place visited in this tour: Robot Restaurant
Best experience had in Japan: Tokyo One Piece Tower
Any place you want to visit next time: Street foods


Outstanding & informative tour guide. Best guide ever!

By traveler Steve R. on 2018

Best place visited in this tour: Kyoto
Best experience had in Japan: The whole tour


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