12 Days AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park

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AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
AnimeJapan
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
Nintendo Mario World at Universal Studio Japan
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
Nintendo Mario World at Universal Studio Japan
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
Green Tea Ceremony
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
Hakone Open-Air Museum
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
Harajuku Takeshita Street
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
Arashiyama Bamboo
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
Kyoto | Golden Pavilion
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
Nara | Deer Park
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
Gundam Statue
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
Ghibli Park
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
Joypolis
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
Naruto Park - Nijigen no mori
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
Pokemon Center
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
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AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
Maiko Dining Experinece
AnimeJapan - Universal Studio Japan & Naruto Park
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Tour Descriptions

This tour offers an immersive experience into the vibrant world of Japanese anime and culture. Highlights include visiting Tokyo's top anime spots, the world’s largest anime event AnimeJapan, and exploring Universal Studios Japan. The tour also features visiting to the Ghibli Museum, Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Osaka's street food districts. Ideal for anime fans, this tour provides a comprehensive and immersive travel experience.
* Guests must provide their passport information and full payment for the tour by the 1st of the month prior to the date the tour visits the museum. Please note that this still does not guarantee to secure your Ghibli Museum Ticket. The Ghibli Museum may be substituted with another attraction.
** Entering Mario World requires an additional fee. (Express Pass)
Itinerary

Osaka | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

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LIBER HOTEL OSAKA ( Western Style )

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LIBER HOTEL OSAKA

Stay at Liber Hotel Osaka, just minutes from Universal Studios Japan. Enjoy luxury, modern amenities, and exceptional service, perfect for both business and leisure travelers.

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Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour app 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 | Naruto Life-sized Park and Osaka Anime Street + Food

Breakfast
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LIBER HOTEL OSAKA ( Western Style )

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LIBER HOTEL OSAKA

Stay at Liber Hotel Osaka, just minutes from Universal Studios Japan. Enjoy luxury, modern amenities, and exceptional service, perfect for both business and leisure travelers.

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Our journey begins with a thrilling visit to Nijigen no Mori: Naruto Park, an immersive theme park dedicated to the popular anime series Naruto. Here, fans can experience the world of ninjas and shinobi firsthand, with exciting attractions and interactive exhibits.

Next, we'll explore Osaka's bustling Nipponbashi district, also known as Den Den Town. This vibrant area is a paradise for anime, manga, and gaming enthusiasts, with countless shops selling merchandise and collectibles.

As we continue our adventure, we'll make our way to Dotonbori, the iconic entertainment district of Osaka. Famous for its vibrant neon signs, bustling streets, and delicious street food, Dotonbori offers a sensory feast for visitors. Be sure to try local specialties like takoyaki (octopus balls) and kushikatsu (deep-fried skewers) as you explore this lively area.

It's an exciting day filled with anime, shopping, and culinary delights - an experience not to be missed!


Osaka | Dive in Super Mario Nintendo World* at Universal Studio Japan

Breakfast
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LIBER HOTEL OSAKA ( Western Style )

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LIBER HOTEL OSAKA

Stay at Liber Hotel Osaka, just minutes from Universal Studios Japan. Enjoy luxury, modern amenities, and exceptional service, perfect for both business and leisure travelers.

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Enjoy your self-guided day at the latest Mari theme park "Super Nintendo World" at Universal Studio Japan.
*Entering Mario World requires an additional fee. (Express Pass)

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

Breakfast Lunch
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Hotel Emion Kyoto ( Western Style )

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 Hotel Emion Kyoto

Hotel Emion Kyoto is located in Central Kyoto, a neighborhood in Kyoto, and is near a train station. Kyoto Railway Museum and Kyoto National Museum are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Kawaramachi and Kyoto Station Building. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium or Kyoto Racecourse.

Nearby...
-Kyoto Temple
-Toji Temple
-Shijo Street

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We'll embark on our journey in Nara with a visit to Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the Great Buddha, one of the largest bronze statues in the world. Adjacent to the temple is Nara Park, where friendly deer roam freely, offering visitors a chance to interact with these gentle creatures in a picturesque setting.

Next, we'll delve into the rich history of Naramachi, the old merchant district of Nara. Here, traditional machiya townhouses line narrow streets, providing a glimpse into the daily life of the town's residents during the Edo period.

Our exploration continues with a visit to Fushimi Inari Taisha, one of Kyoto's most iconic landmarks. This Shinto shrine is renowned for its thousands of vibrant torii gates that form a path leading up Mount Inari. Walking through the torii gates amidst the tranquil forest is a truly magical experience. You will be sure to find very familiar scenery as the shrine is the main stage for Inari Kon Kon, Koi Iroha. You can also find fox masks similar to those featured in Demon Slayer as well!

Following our spiritual journey, we'll delve into the world of samurai and ninja at the Samurai and Ninja Museum in Kyoto. Through interactive exhibits and demonstrations, we'll learn about the fascinating history and skills of these legendary warriors.

Finally, we'll conclude our day at Kyoto Station, where we'll be captivated by the mesmerizing illuminations adorning the station building. As dusk falls, the station transforms into a dazzling spectacle of light, providing the perfect finale to our unforgettable day of exploration.


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

Breakfast Dinner

Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo ( Western Style )

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Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo

Experience Kyoto at Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo Natural Hot Spring. Located in the city's heart, our hotel blends traditional aesthetics with modern comfort. Enjoy Japanese cuisine, relax in our natural hot springs, and explore the city's landmarks from our conveniently located hotel. Immerse in Kyoto's timeless charm at Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo.

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Our journey commences with a delightful ride in a traditional rickshaw through the scenic district of Arashiyama. As we leisurely glide along, we'll be enchanted by the beauty of the bamboo groves and the tranquil ambiance of this historic area.

Next, we'll visit the iconic Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion, a stunning Zen temple adorned in gold leaf. Set amidst exquisite gardens and shimmering ponds, this architectural marvel is a testament to Kyoto's rich cultural heritage. Golden Pavilion has also been featured in popular anime series K-ON! and Seitokai Yakuindomo.

Following our visit to Kinkaku-ji, we'll stroll along the picturesque streets of Ninenzaka, a charming alleyway lined with traditional machiya townhouses. Here, we'll soak in the timeless atmosphere and admire the quaint shops and teahouses that evoke the spirit of old Kyoto.

Our cultural journey continues with a traditional tea ceremony, where we'll learn the art of preparing and savoring matcha, powdered green tea. Guided by a tea master, we'll experience the serene beauty and mindfulness of this ancient Japanese ritual.

To conclude our day, we'll indulge in a memorable dining experience, where we'll savor delicious Kyoto cuisine and meet Maiko, apprentice geisha. It's a rare opportunity to immerse ourselves in Kyoto's traditional entertainment and hospitality.


Nogoya | Ghibli Park - Wander in a Life-Sized Ghibli World

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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Bullet Train | [ Nagoya ] Ghibli Park Nagoya | [ Tokyo ] Check into a hotel

Today, we'll embark on a thrilling journey beginning with a ride on the Shinkansen, Japan's iconic bullet train. As we travel at high speeds, we'll enjoy the seamless blend of cutting-edge technology and impeccable service that make this mode of transportation a marvel of modern engineering.

Next, we'll dive into the vivid, colorful world of Ghibli Park in Nagoya. This magical destination brings the whimsical settings of Studio Ghibli's films to life with stunning authenticity. Wander through brilliantly recreated landscapes and interact with enchanting scenes that pop with vibrant hues and imaginative details, all created under the guidance of Miyazaki himself.


Tokyo | Trendy Anime meets Historic Asakusa

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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Our journey begins with a visit to Tsukiji, where we'll immerse ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Tokyo's renowned fish market. Here, we'll marvel at the array of fresh seafood and culinary delights on offer, experiencing firsthand the hustle and bustle of this iconic destination.

Next, we'll venture to Shibuya Crossing and pay homage to Hachiko, the loyal Akita dog whose statue stands as a symbol of unwavering loyalty. Amidst the sea of pedestrians, we'll soak in the energy of one of the world's busiest intersections, capturing the essence of Tokyo's dynamic urban landscape.

For lunch, we'll indulge in a seasonal dining experience, savoring the flavors of Japan's rich culinary heritage. From delicate sushi to savory tempura, each dish will tantalize our taste buds and showcase the finest ingredients of the season.

Afterward, we'll explore the historic district of Asakusa and wander through Nakamise, a bustling shopping street lined with traditional shops and stalls. Here, we'll sample local snacks and browse for souvenirs, soaking in the timeless charm of old Tokyo.

To conclude our day, we'll venture to TeamLab Borderless, an immersive digital art museum where art, technology, and nature converge to create breathtaking installations. As we wander through this mesmerizing space, we'll be transported to otherworldly realms, experiencing art in a whole new dimension.


Tokyo | Meet Your Favorite Character & Akihabara's Trendy Anime Spots

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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Our journey kicks off with a thrilling visit to Shinjuku's iconic Godzilla Head, where we'll witness the colossal figure looming over the cityscape, reminiscent of scenes from the classic film.

Next, we'll ascend the towering heights of Kabukicho Tower for an immersive TOKYO MATRIX experience, where cutting-edge technology transports us into a futuristic world.

Afterward, we'll explore the vibrant streets of Harajuku's Takeshita Street, a bustling hub of fashion, culture, and trendy sweets. Here, we'll indulge in delicious and Instagram-worthy treats, sampling the latest and most popular sweets that Harajuku has to offer.

Then, we'll dive into the world of gaming and manga with visits to Tokyo Nintendo Store, Jump Shop, and Capcom Store, where we'll find an array of merchandise and memorabilia from our favorite franchises.

In Akihabara, we'll have the opportunity to freely explore and browse through various shops, including Tamashii Nations, as well as shops selling nostalgic games and gachapon machines. Additionally, we'll discover maid cafes and animal cafes, offering unique experiences.


Tokyo | The Ghibli Museum & Ikebukuro's Anime Culture Hub

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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Our journey begins with an enchanting visit to the Ghibli Museum, designed by the renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki, where we'll immerse ourselves in the whimsical worlds of his famous films. Here, we'll encounter iconic landmarks like the statue of Laputa and the Catbus from "My Neighbor Totoro," adding to the magical atmosphere.

Next, we'll venture to Nakano Broadway, a treasure trove of nostalgic anime, manga, and figures, where we'll unearth a plethora of goods that evoke fond memories.

Afterward, we'll make our way to Anime Tokyo Station, where we can delve into the rich history of anime and enjoy various screenings and exhibits. Here, we'll also encounter life-sized Naruto characters, adding to the immersive experience.

Then, we'll indulge in Pokémon-themed sweets at the Pokémon Café and browse for exclusive merchandise at the Pokémon Center, where we'll find a variety of delightful treats and souvenirs.

Continuing our adventure, we'll visit Animate, the flagship store in Ikebukuro, where we'll find a vast selection of anime goods, including manga, DVDs, and character goods.

Finally, we'll conclude our day at Mugiwara Store, a paradise for fans of One Piece, where we'll find an array of merchandise featuring the beloved characters from the series.


Tokyo | AnimeJapan Festival : Dive into the World of Anime Magic

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.)

View Hotel Detail

Embark on an adventure at Anime Japan, the world's largest anime festival, where enthusiasts from around the globe gather to celebrate their passion for animation. Explore a vibrant world of creativity and imagination, with showcases of the latest anime series, exclusive merchandise, and exciting stage events featuring industry insiders and beloved voice actors.

Continue our journey to Odaiba and behold the majestic Gundam Statue, an iconic symbol of Japan's rich anime culture. Towering over the landscape, this awe-inspiring monument pays homage to the legendary Gundam series, captivating fans with its impressive scale and intricate design.

For those seeking further immersion, venture to Small Worlds, a nearby attraction offering immersive exhibits dedicated to beloved anime franchises like Sailor Moon and Evangelion. Step into meticulously crafted miniature worlds, where iconic scenes come to life in stunning detail, creating unforgettable experiences for fans of all ages.


Tokyo | Enjoy the day free at your Leisure

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.)

View Hotel Detail

We have cleared up the day for you to explore and enjoy Japan as you wish.

During this time, you can also:

  • Spend the day at Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea
  • Visit the Ramen Museum
  • Explore Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo - THE MAKING OF Harry Potter
  • Shop at the Sailor Moon Store

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.
*Group Tour Participants (Not applicable to Private Tours) - 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
*Please be advised that Maiko performances are not available on their designated days off or on days when special Maiko events are taking place.

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

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$4398
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12 DAYS

11 nights accommodation


14 MEALS

11 breakfasts
2 lunches
1 dinner


TRANSPORT

Bus
Public Transportation
Bullet Train
Anime Japan Tour | USJ & Naruto Map

Tour Includes


10 nights Western and 1 night hotel with hot-springs

Daily Breakfast-Buffets, 2 Lunches, and 1 Dinner 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 & Green Tea Ceremony

Japan Deluxe Tours App Access 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

Experience the thrill of the Naruto Theme Park at Nijigen no Mori, where your favorite anime comes to life

The home for Anime & Otaku Nerd Culture: Akihabara

Purchase Exclusive Pikachu Goods at the Pokemon Center

Discover the magic hidden in the Ghibli Museum & Ghibli Park

Tour Kyoto's traditional streets & attractions

Take photos with the Friendly Deer of Nara Park

Admission to the Universal Studio Japan (To enter the Mario theme park Super Nintendo World requires Express Pass with Fees.)

A scenic Ropeway ride over the volcanic Owakudani Valley

Dive into the world of legendary warriors at the exciting Samurai and Ninja Museum in Kyoto


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 app 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)

LIBER HOTEL OSAKA or similar

Day 2

Osaka | Naruto Life-sized Park and Osaka Anime Street + Food

Breakfast

Our journey begins with a thrilling visit to Nijigen no Mori: Naruto Park, an immersive theme park dedicated to the popular anime series Naruto. Here, fans can experience the world of ninjas and shinobi firsthand, with exciting attractions and interactive exhibits.

Next, we'll explore Osaka's bustling Nipponbashi district, also known as Den Den Town. This vibrant area is a paradise for anime, manga, and gaming enthusiasts, with countless shops selling merchandise and collectibles.

As we continue our adventure, we'll make our way to Dotonbori, the iconic entertainment district of Osaka. Famous for its vibrant neon signs, bustling streets, and delicious street food, Dotonbori offers a sensory feast for visitors. Be sure to try local specialties like takoyaki (octopus balls) and kushikatsu (deep-fried skewers) as you explore this lively area.

It's an exciting day filled with anime, shopping, and culinary delights - an experience not to be missed!


LIBER HOTEL OSAKA or similar

Day 3

Osaka | Dive in Super Mario Nintendo World* at Universal Studio Japan

Breakfast

Enjoy your self-guided day at the latest Mari theme park "Super Nintendo World" at Universal Studio Japan.
*Entering Mario World requires an additional fee. (Express Pass)

LIBER HOTEL OSAKA or similar

Day 4

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

Breakfast Lunch

We'll embark on our journey in Nara with a visit to Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the Great Buddha, one of the largest bronze statues in the world. Adjacent to the temple is Nara Park, where friendly deer roam freely, offering visitors a chance to interact with these gentle creatures in a picturesque setting.

Next, we'll delve into the rich history of Naramachi, the old merchant district of Nara. Here, traditional machiya townhouses line narrow streets, providing a glimpse into the daily life of the town's residents during the Edo period.

Our exploration continues with a visit to Fushimi Inari Taisha, one of Kyoto's most iconic landmarks. This Shinto shrine is renowned for its thousands of vibrant torii gates that form a path leading up Mount Inari. Walking through the torii gates amidst the tranquil forest is a truly magical experience. You will be sure to find very familiar scenery as the shrine is the main stage for Inari Kon Kon, Koi Iroha. You can also find fox masks similar to those featured in Demon Slayer as well!

Following our spiritual journey, we'll delve into the world of samurai and ninja at the Samurai and Ninja Museum in Kyoto. Through interactive exhibits and demonstrations, we'll learn about the fascinating history and skills of these legendary warriors.

Finally, we'll conclude our day at Kyoto Station, where we'll be captivated by the mesmerizing illuminations adorning the station building. As dusk falls, the station transforms into a dazzling spectacle of light, providing the perfect finale to our unforgettable day of exploration.


Hotel Emion Kyoto or similar

Day 5

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

Breakfast Dinner

Our journey commences with a delightful ride in a traditional rickshaw through the scenic district of Arashiyama. As we leisurely glide along, we'll be enchanted by the beauty of the bamboo groves and the tranquil ambiance of this historic area.

Next, we'll visit the iconic Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion, a stunning Zen temple adorned in gold leaf. Set amidst exquisite gardens and shimmering ponds, this architectural marvel is a testament to Kyoto's rich cultural heritage. Golden Pavilion has also been featured in popular anime series K-ON! and Seitokai Yakuindomo.

Following our visit to Kinkaku-ji, we'll stroll along the picturesque streets of Ninenzaka, a charming alleyway lined with traditional machiya townhouses. Here, we'll soak in the timeless atmosphere and admire the quaint shops and teahouses that evoke the spirit of old Kyoto.

Our cultural journey continues with a traditional tea ceremony, where we'll learn the art of preparing and savoring matcha, powdered green tea. Guided by a tea master, we'll experience the serene beauty and mindfulness of this ancient Japanese ritual.

To conclude our day, we'll indulge in a memorable dining experience, where we'll savor delicious Kyoto cuisine and meet Maiko, apprentice geisha. It's a rare opportunity to immerse ourselves in Kyoto's traditional entertainment and hospitality.


Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo or similar

Day 6

Nogoya | Ghibli Park - Wander in a Life-Sized Ghibli World

Breakfast
Bullet Train | [ Nagoya ] Ghibli Park Nagoya | [ Tokyo ] Check into a hotel

Today, we'll embark on a thrilling journey beginning with a ride on the Shinkansen, Japan's iconic bullet train. As we travel at high speeds, we'll enjoy the seamless blend of cutting-edge technology and impeccable service that make this mode of transportation a marvel of modern engineering.

Next, we'll dive into the vivid, colorful world of Ghibli Park in Nagoya. This magical destination brings the whimsical settings of Studio Ghibli's films to life with stunning authenticity. Wander through brilliantly recreated landscapes and interact with enchanting scenes that pop with vibrant hues and imaginative details, all created under the guidance of Miyazaki himself.


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 7

Tokyo | Trendy Anime meets Historic Asakusa

Breakfast Lunch

Our journey begins with a visit to Tsukiji, where we'll immerse ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Tokyo's renowned fish market. Here, we'll marvel at the array of fresh seafood and culinary delights on offer, experiencing firsthand the hustle and bustle of this iconic destination.

Next, we'll venture to Shibuya Crossing and pay homage to Hachiko, the loyal Akita dog whose statue stands as a symbol of unwavering loyalty. Amidst the sea of pedestrians, we'll soak in the energy of one of the world's busiest intersections, capturing the essence of Tokyo's dynamic urban landscape.

For lunch, we'll indulge in a seasonal dining experience, savoring the flavors of Japan's rich culinary heritage. From delicate sushi to savory tempura, each dish will tantalize our taste buds and showcase the finest ingredients of the season.

Afterward, we'll explore the historic district of Asakusa and wander through Nakamise, a bustling shopping street lined with traditional shops and stalls. Here, we'll sample local snacks and browse for souvenirs, soaking in the timeless charm of old Tokyo.

To conclude our day, we'll venture to TeamLab Borderless, an immersive digital art museum where art, technology, and nature converge to create breathtaking installations. As we wander through this mesmerizing space, we'll be transported to otherworldly realms, experiencing art in a whole new dimension.


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Day 8

Tokyo | Meet Your Favorite Character & Akihabara's Trendy Anime Spots

Breakfast

Our journey kicks off with a thrilling visit to Shinjuku's iconic Godzilla Head, where we'll witness the colossal figure looming over the cityscape, reminiscent of scenes from the classic film.

Next, we'll ascend the towering heights of Kabukicho Tower for an immersive TOKYO MATRIX experience, where cutting-edge technology transports us into a futuristic world.

Afterward, we'll explore the vibrant streets of Harajuku's Takeshita Street, a bustling hub of fashion, culture, and trendy sweets. Here, we'll indulge in delicious and Instagram-worthy treats, sampling the latest and most popular sweets that Harajuku has to offer.

Then, we'll dive into the world of gaming and manga with visits to Tokyo Nintendo Store, Jump Shop, and Capcom Store, where we'll find an array of merchandise and memorabilia from our favorite franchises.

In Akihabara, we'll have the opportunity to freely explore and browse through various shops, including Tamashii Nations, as well as shops selling nostalgic games and gachapon machines. Additionally, we'll discover maid cafes and animal cafes, offering unique experiences.


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Day 9

Tokyo | The Ghibli Museum & Ikebukuro's Anime Culture Hub

Breakfast

Our journey begins with an enchanting visit to the Ghibli Museum, designed by the renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki, where we'll immerse ourselves in the whimsical worlds of his famous films. Here, we'll encounter iconic landmarks like the statue of Laputa and the Catbus from "My Neighbor Totoro," adding to the magical atmosphere.

Next, we'll venture to Nakano Broadway, a treasure trove of nostalgic anime, manga, and figures, where we'll unearth a plethora of goods that evoke fond memories.

Afterward, we'll make our way to Anime Tokyo Station, where we can delve into the rich history of anime and enjoy various screenings and exhibits. Here, we'll also encounter life-sized Naruto characters, adding to the immersive experience.

Then, we'll indulge in Pokémon-themed sweets at the Pokémon Café and browse for exclusive merchandise at the Pokémon Center, where we'll find a variety of delightful treats and souvenirs.

Continuing our adventure, we'll visit Animate, the flagship store in Ikebukuro, where we'll find a vast selection of anime goods, including manga, DVDs, and character goods.

Finally, we'll conclude our day at Mugiwara Store, a paradise for fans of One Piece, where we'll find an array of merchandise featuring the beloved characters from the series.


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Day 10

Tokyo | AnimeJapan Festival : Dive into the World of Anime Magic

Breakfast

Embark on an adventure at Anime Japan, the world's largest anime festival, where enthusiasts from around the globe gather to celebrate their passion for animation. Explore a vibrant world of creativity and imagination, with showcases of the latest anime series, exclusive merchandise, and exciting stage events featuring industry insiders and beloved voice actors.

Continue our journey to Odaiba and behold the majestic Gundam Statue, an iconic symbol of Japan's rich anime culture. Towering over the landscape, this awe-inspiring monument pays homage to the legendary Gundam series, captivating fans with its impressive scale and intricate design.

For those seeking further immersion, venture to Small Worlds, a nearby attraction offering immersive exhibits dedicated to beloved anime franchises like Sailor Moon and Evangelion. Step into meticulously crafted miniature worlds, where iconic scenes come to life in stunning detail, creating unforgettable experiences for fans of all ages.


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Day 11

Tokyo | Enjoy the day free at your Leisure

Breakfast

We have cleared up the day for you to explore and enjoy Japan as you wish.

During this time, you can also:

  • Spend the day at Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea
  • Visit the Ramen Museum
  • Explore Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo - THE MAKING OF Harry Potter
  • Shop at the Sailor Moon Store

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Day 12

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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Takoyaki Yatai

Local Cuisine & Street Food

Each stop offers a chance to sample the area's famed local specialties and indulge in the lively street food scene. Embrace a flavorful journey as you discover and savor each destination's unique culinary offerings.

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Teppan-Yaki Display

Seasonal Japanese Dining

From world-renowned dishes to local specialties, our tour provides an opportunity to savor the best of Japanese cuisine, perfectly aligned with each season. Please look forward to discovering what will be offered.

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Cultural Experience

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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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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Image of a Maiko

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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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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