9 Days Anime Japan Tour | Golden Route - Cherry Blossom Festival Tour

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Mt. Fuji

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Tour Descriptions

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

Arrival Tokyo

Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa ( Western Style )

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Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa

Located in Shinagawa, the Hearton Hotel Higashishinagawa is a comfortable stay located close to scenic views and many interesting things to do near by. With temples, shrines, and museums close by, there's always something to do when you're not busy in Tokyo or anywhere else.

Near by.......
-Honsen-ji Temple
-Shinagawa Shrine
-Museum of Maritime Science

View Hotel Detail

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

Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa ( Western Style )

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Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa

Located in Shinagawa, the Hearton Hotel Higashishinagawa is a comfortable stay located close to scenic views and many interesting things to do near by. With temples, shrines, and museums close by, there's always something to do when you're not busy in Tokyo or anywhere else.

Near by.......
-Honsen-ji Temple
-Shinagawa Shrine
-Museum of Maritime Science

View Hotel Detail

Evening
Return to the Hotel

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 first start with some traditional Japanese culture and shopping at Asakusa. Enjoy shopping at the Nakamise area and the stunning red temple that is Sensoji. 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 hopefulls! Win prizes and shop to your hearts content at the J-World store before our next stop. For lunch, enjoy sushi with fish provided by the Tsukiji Fish Market, the famous fish market that provides freshest ingredients for thousands of families and businesses alike.

Following our time at the market, the tour will visit 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.

Tokyo | AnimeJapan Festival

Breakfast

Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa ( Western Style )

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Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa

Located in Shinagawa, the Hearton Hotel Higashishinagawa is a comfortable stay located close to scenic views and many interesting things to do near by. With temples, shrines, and museums close by, there's always something to do when you're not busy in Tokyo or anywhere else.

Near by.......
-Honsen-ji Temple
-Shinagawa Shrine
-Museum of Maritime Science

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 Gundam Base Tokyo to see the awesome life-size RX-0 Unicorn Gundam model (72 ft). The Gundam Base is an expansive store, museum, and features a cafe for guests to enjoy everything Gundam.

Feel free to enjoy the night at your leisure, or you have the option to enjoy the night as you wish, or sign up for a few optional excursions. We have the new VR Zone Shinjuku, an incredible VR-focused arcade, the Ninja Trick House where guests can enjoy learning how to throw ninja-stars and also learn the ways of the ninja, or a meal at the CAPCOM BAR, a themed-restaurant showcasing the best of CAPCOM, including games and themed-meals, or sign up for a MariKart experience and drive go-karts around Tokyo dressed as some of your favorite characters!
You also have the option of staying a night in a capsule hotel for one night (additional fees may apply for capsule hotel and/or additional excursions)

Tokyo | Harajuku & Shinjuku's Anime Culture

Breakfast Lunch

Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa ( Western Style )

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Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa

Located in Shinagawa, the Hearton Hotel Higashishinagawa is a comfortable stay located close to scenic views and many interesting things to do near by. With temples, shrines, and museums close by, there's always something to do when you're not busy in Tokyo or anywhere else.

Near by.......
-Honsen-ji Temple
-Shinagawa Shrine
-Museum of Maritime Science

View Hotel Detail

We will start our morning heading to Harajuku for 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. After our time in Harajuku, we head 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, 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. After the museuem, it's time for dinner at the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku for those interesterd! 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 | Leisure-Free

Breakfast

Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa ( Western Style )

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Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa

Located in Shinagawa, the Hearton Hotel Higashishinagawa is a comfortable stay located close to scenic views and many interesting things to do near by. With temples, shrines, and museums close by, there's always something to do when you're not busy in Tokyo or anywhere else.

Near by.......
-Honsen-ji Temple
-Shinagawa Shrine
-Museum of Maritime Science

View Hotel Detail

Optional Excursion
Fees not included.
Opt 3
Optional 1 day tour Kamakura (Optional) -or- Nikko (Optional)
Evening
Return to the Hotel

We have cleared up the day for you to explore and enjoy Japan as you wish. You can either
1) enjoy the entire day as you wish
2) visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Tokyo DisneySea or another theme-park
3) Join a Mario Kart day tour*
4) go on a private-guided tour through Nikko or Kamakura
For those who wish to visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Sanrio Puroland, your tour guide will be happy to explain directions.
(additional fees may apply for additional tour options. Please contact us in advanced for this service)
*The Mario Kart experience requires an International Driving Permit. Please contact us for more information if you would like to participate.

Yokohama & Mt. Fuji | History of Ramen & Hot-Springs

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 begins with a visit to the Ramen Yokocho Museum in Yokohama. This interactive food-themed amusement park offers all kinds of ramen around the country and world. There are multiple ramen restaurants, each representing a different type of ramen Japan has to offer. Taste your favorite ramen and learn about the history of ramen during your visit.

After our ramen adventures, we head to 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.

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 | Bullet Train Ride & Manga Culture

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

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 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.

Knowing our guests may want a little more anime/manga before their trip is over, we will stop by the Kyoto International Manga Museum, to learn more about the influence Manga has on Japan. Taking advantage of the beauty in Kyoto, we will head to ninenzaka, an ancient street reminiscent of the Edo period, perfect for gift shopping or just to sip on some coffee at one of the many local cafes.

We will then head back to Kyoto to see the 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 return to the hotel.

Nara & Osaka | Osaka Nightlife Shopping & Dining

Breakfast

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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Evening
Return to the Hotel

Before we make our way to Osaka, 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.

Before our tour ends, it's off to Osaka's Dotonburi area and Kuromon Ichiba Market for some more shopping and nightlife before we make it to our hotel!

Osaka Departure

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▪
*Itinerary and hotels are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refund will be owed for any changes or cancellations if the tour still occurs.
*Complimentary airport/hotel transfers are for designated airports only, on the designated tour arrival/departure date only.
*Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please make a note that your bus and tour guide may be changed once other groups join the tour.
*B : Breakfast   L : Lunch   D : Dinner




9 DAYS

8 nights accommodation


13 MEALS

8 breakfasts
4 lunches
1 dinners


TRANSPORT

All transport shown

Tour Includes


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

Daily Breakfast-Buffets, 4 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 day of leisure in Tokyo (optional excursion's available)

Tokyo's popular Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Admission to the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

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

The Gundam Base Tokyo and Lifesize Unicorn Gundam

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.

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.

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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Day
Day 1

Arrival Tokyo

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
Evening
Return to the Hotel

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 first start with some traditional Japanese culture and shopping at Asakusa. Enjoy shopping at the Nakamise area and the stunning red temple that is Sensoji. 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 hopefulls! Win prizes and shop to your hearts content at the J-World store before our next stop. For lunch, enjoy sushi with fish provided by the Tsukiji Fish Market, the famous fish market that provides freshest ingredients for thousands of families and businesses alike.

Following our time at the market, the tour will visit 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.

Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa 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 Gundam Base Tokyo to see the awesome life-size RX-0 Unicorn Gundam model (72 ft). The Gundam Base is an expansive store, museum, and features a cafe for guests to enjoy everything Gundam.

Feel free to enjoy the night at your leisure, or you have the option to enjoy the night as you wish, or sign up for a few optional excursions. We have the new VR Zone Shinjuku, an incredible VR-focused arcade, the Ninja Trick House where guests can enjoy learning how to throw ninja-stars and also learn the ways of the ninja, or a meal at the CAPCOM BAR, a themed-restaurant showcasing the best of CAPCOM, including games and themed-meals, or sign up for a MariKart experience and drive go-karts around Tokyo dressed as some of your favorite characters!
You also have the option of staying a night in a capsule hotel for one night (additional fees may apply for capsule hotel and/or additional excursions)

Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa or similar

Day 4

Tokyo | Harajuku & Shinjuku's Anime Culture

Breakfast Lunch

We will start our morning heading to Harajuku for 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. After our time in Harajuku, we head 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, 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. After the museuem, it's time for dinner at the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku for those interesterd! 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.

Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa or similar

Day 5

Tokyo | Leisure-Free

Breakfast
Optional Excursion
Fees not included.
Opt 3
Optional 1 day tour Kamakura (Optional) -or- Nikko (Optional)
Evening
Return to the Hotel

We have cleared up the day for you to explore and enjoy Japan as you wish. You can either
1) enjoy the entire day as you wish
2) visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Tokyo DisneySea or another theme-park
3) Join a Mario Kart day tour*
4) go on a private-guided tour through Nikko or Kamakura
For those who wish to visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Sanrio Puroland, your tour guide will be happy to explain directions.
(additional fees may apply for additional tour options. Please contact us in advanced for this service)
*The Mario Kart experience requires an International Driving Permit. Please contact us for more information if you would like to participate.

Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa or similar

Day 6

Yokohama & Mt. Fuji | History of Ramen & Hot-Springs

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Our day begins with a visit to the Ramen Yokocho Museum in Yokohama. This interactive food-themed amusement park offers all kinds of ramen around the country and world. There are multiple ramen restaurants, each representing a different type of ramen Japan has to offer. Taste your favorite ramen and learn about the history of ramen during your visit.

After our ramen adventures, we head to 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.

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!

Kanponoyado Atami or similar

Day 7

Kyoto | Bullet Train Ride & Manga Culture

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 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.

Knowing our guests may want a little more anime/manga before their trip is over, we will stop by the Kyoto International Manga Museum, to learn more about the influence Manga has on Japan. Taking advantage of the beauty in Kyoto, we will head to ninenzaka, an ancient street reminiscent of the Edo period, perfect for gift shopping or just to sip on some coffee at one of the many local cafes.

We will then head back to Kyoto to see the 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 return to the hotel.

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Day 8

Nara & Osaka | Osaka Nightlife Shopping & Dining

Breakfast
Evening
Return to the Hotel

Before we make our way to Osaka, 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.

Before our tour ends, it's off to Osaka's Dotonburi area and Kuromon Ichiba Market for some more shopping and nightlife before we make it to our hotel!

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Day 9

Osaka Departure

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

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 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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Sushi at Tsukiji Fish Market

It traditionally consists of seafood placed on top of a small, bite sized portion of vinegared white. The seafood is usually a sliced piece of raw fish; tuna, salmon, yellow tail, or seafood such as shrimp or uni.

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Cultural Experience

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

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 & 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

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, 2018
$2,898
$2,695
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Customer Reviews

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Best experience-Meeting all the friendly people!

By traveler Ivan G. on 2017

Best place visited in this tour: Ghibli museum Best experience had in Japan: Meeting all the friendly people! Any place went to visit next time: Okinawa! I've always wanted to travel to Japan. Thank you for making of a truly remarkable experience.


Best place in this tour-Akihabara and One piece tower

By traveler Zachary R. on 2017

Best place visited in this tour: Akihabara and One piece tower Best experience had in Japan: Shopping in Akihabara Any place went to visit next time: Okinawa and coming back to Akihabara Overall, I really enjoyed the trip as we got exposure to the bigger and smaller parts of Japan, also seeing...


Best experience had in Japan was Doing Karaoke in Kyoto

By traveler Sebastian W. on 2017

Best place visited in this tour: Either Ghibli museum, Fushimi Inari shrine Best experience had in Japan: Doing Karaoke in Kyoto Any place went to visit next time: Harajuku and the Meiji Shrine I think more time at Akihabara and J-world. These were events people were looking forward to but we...


Best experience in Japan-having fun with new friends.

By traveler Steven D. on 2017

Best place visited in this tour: J-World and One piece tower Best experience had in Japan: above places and having fun with new friends. Any place went to visit next time: Bantai museum, more time in Akihabara Consider making Anime Japan optional add on. I personally did not get much out of...


Best experience in Japan was Free time in Tokyo

By traveler Matthew W. on 2017

Best place visited in this tour: Anime Japan Best experience had in Japan: Free time walking around Tokyo Any place went to visit next time: If possible an anime studio (not college) My only problem was some of the tour group always late or getting lost and I know this is out of your control....


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