5 Days Essence of Spring | Anime Pioneer - Cherry Blossom Seasonal Tour

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Tour Descriptions

If you're a fan of Anime or Manga, you probably know that cherry blossom season is shown to be a beautiful time of year. Instead of reading about your favorite characters adventure during the spring, join us on our Essence of Spring | Anime Pioneer Tour this Cherry Blossom season! Enjoy a tour tailor made for the biggest anime fans who want to experience Japan's stunning Sakura season!
To secure a ticket for the Ghibli Museum, 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.
The minimum number of required participants for this tour is 4 (Four) guests.
Itinerary

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

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

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 | Anime Across the City

Breakfast Dinner

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

  • Expedia Rating
  • Trip Advisor Rating
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

Kicking things off with our anime tour, it's off to Tokyo's anime-famous Kanda Shrine. Featured in many popular anime such as Love Live! and collaborating with hit anime & manga like My Hero Academia, Kanda Shrine is the only shrine to offer good luck charms for electronics and anime characters. After a brief time snapping photos of your vacation at the Anime shrine, our group will head to Akihabara, the town of anime. While there, enjoy shopping 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. There's plenty of free time in Akihabara, so Japan Deluxe Tours recommends exploring Super Potato for vintage games, the SEGA arcade, a Maid Cafe, or just explore the city at your leisure during your vacation. Your anime tour will return to Akihabara the next day in case you didn't have enough time shopping or wanted to spend more time enjoying the Anime capital of the World!

After our time in Akiba, our anime tour will swing by the famous Ni-Tele Big Clock, or the Ghibli Clock as some call it. This massive clock was designed by Hayao Miyzaki himself and is bound to delight any Ghibli fan with it's charming mechanical show! Following our time at the Ghibli Clock, our anime tour will travel to the lively Tokyo Character Street in Tokyo Central Station. This lovely shopping arcade 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! We recommend trying Tokyo Ramen Street for lunch, or explore the station and try great choices like Ikinari Steak, McDonald's, and other familiar options.

Following our adventures at Tokyo Character Street, enjoy touring the grounds of 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! Before our anime tour ends for the day, our group will head east of Tokyo to visit the famed Ghibli Museum. This animation and art museum exhibits the work 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 our time at the anime museum, your tour will then proceed to the hotel.


Tokyo | City Sightseeing

Breakfast Lunch

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

  • Expedia Rating
  • Trip Advisor Rating
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 cleared up the day during your Cherry Blossom tour to let you explore Japan at your leisure. During your free day, Japan Deluxe Tours recommends a short train ride to Odaiba for shopping and to see the life-size Gundam protecting the island at the Gundam Base. Even if you aren't into anime, snapping a selfie with the massive Gundam Robot is a must during any Tokyo vacation. The towering 72 foot Unicorn Gundam Robot is the embodiment of Japan Anime & Robot culture!

During your vacation, you can either
1) Enjoy the day as you wish in Tokyo
2) Explore Odaiba & the Gundam Base
3) Visit Tokyo Disney Land or DisneySea
4) Join a Tokyo Tour
5) Visit the Ninja Trick House to learn the ways of the ninja
For those who wish to visit Tokyo Disney Land or DisneySea, your tour guide will be happy to explain directions.
(Not all fees included for additional tour options. Please contact us when booking your cherry blossom package to reserve an optional excursion tour)


Yokohama | Cup Noodle Museum & Cherry Blossom Viewing

Breakfast

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

  • Expedia Rating
  • Trip Advisor Rating
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

AM
[ Yokohama ] * Cup Noodles Museum Return to the hotel Return to the hotel

Our morning begins with an adventure to the breathtaking Kiyosumi Japanese Garden. This charming Japanese garden is a popular spot to view the cherry blossoms and enjoy the Tokyo scenery. The garden sets itself apart thanks to an impressive collection of stones collected from all across Japan along the garden grounds. Located just next to the garden is the Fukagawa Edo Museum to get acquainted with the history of Tokyo. This charming museum is designed to replicate what life looked like during Japan's traditional days of Edo. Travel back in time and walk through the old city of Tokyo made to recreate life during Japan's Edo period.

After our time reconnecting with Tokyo's traditional days of Edo, your cherry blossom tour will make our way back to the gorgeous Tokyo Skytree for more shopping in the lively Solamachi area. You're welcome to join us, or enjoy the rest of your afternoon at your leisure in Tokyo.

Japan Deluxe Tours recommends spending the rest of your afternoon at Tokyo Disneyland or Disney Sea, or join us on a complimentary walking tour through Ueno Park and Ueno Zoo. Ueno Park is filled with plenty of wonderful facilities, including museums, a pond, concert halls, and a zoo. The park is also home to hundreds of cherry blossom trees making it the perfect destination to enjoy Japan's cherry blossoms while in bloom.
For those who wish to visit Tokyo Disney Land or DisneySea, your tour guide will be happy to explain directions.
(Not all fees are included for additional tour options. Please contact us when booking your cherry blossom package for excursion tour fees)


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




5 DAYS

4 nights accommodation


6 MEALS

4 breakfasts
1 lunch
1 dinner


TRANSPORT

All transport shown
Essence of Spring | Anime Pioneer Tour Map

Tour Includes


4 nights Western hotel

Daily Breakfast-Buffets, 1 Lunch, 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

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 visit to the Pokémon Center for exclusive Pokémon goods

20+ Anime stores at Tokyo Character Street

The JUMP Shop, home to exclusive Jump products and merchandise

A trip to the Ghibli Museum

The electronics and anime town of Akihabara

Tokyo's popular Asakusa Sensoji Temple

A spectacular show at the Robot Restaurant

Explore the sights and shopping at Tokyo SkyTree

Exploring the best anime stores of Nakano Broadway

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.

Please notify us before your tour starts if you have any dietary restrictions or requirements we should be aware about. Japan Deluxe Tours can provide Vegetarian meals for guests, and we will do our best to cater to any serious allergies or dietary restrictions. We will not be able to substitute or change meals after your tour begins.

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 | Anime Across the City

Breakfast Dinner

Kicking things off with our anime tour, it's off to Tokyo's anime-famous Kanda Shrine. Featured in many popular anime such as Love Live! and collaborating with hit anime & manga like My Hero Academia, Kanda Shrine is the only shrine to offer good luck charms for electronics and anime characters. After a brief time snapping photos of your vacation at the Anime shrine, our group will head to Akihabara, the town of anime. While there, enjoy shopping 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. There's plenty of free time in Akihabara, so Japan Deluxe Tours recommends exploring Super Potato for vintage games, the SEGA arcade, a Maid Cafe, or just explore the city at your leisure during your vacation. Your anime tour will return to Akihabara the next day in case you didn't have enough time shopping or wanted to spend more time enjoying the Anime capital of the World!

After our time in Akiba, our anime tour will swing by the famous Ni-Tele Big Clock, or the Ghibli Clock as some call it. This massive clock was designed by Hayao Miyzaki himself and is bound to delight any Ghibli fan with it's charming mechanical show! Following our time at the Ghibli Clock, our anime tour will travel to the lively Tokyo Character Street in Tokyo Central Station. This lovely shopping arcade 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! We recommend trying Tokyo Ramen Street for lunch, or explore the station and try great choices like Ikinari Steak, McDonald's, and other familiar options.

Following our adventures at Tokyo Character Street, enjoy touring the grounds of 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! Before our anime tour ends for the day, our group will head east of Tokyo to visit the famed Ghibli Museum. This animation and art museum exhibits the work 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 our time at the anime museum, your tour will then proceed to the hotel.


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 3

Tokyo | City Sightseeing

Breakfast Lunch

We cleared up the day during your Cherry Blossom tour to let you explore Japan at your leisure. During your free day, Japan Deluxe Tours recommends a short train ride to Odaiba for shopping and to see the life-size Gundam protecting the island at the Gundam Base. Even if you aren't into anime, snapping a selfie with the massive Gundam Robot is a must during any Tokyo vacation. The towering 72 foot Unicorn Gundam Robot is the embodiment of Japan Anime & Robot culture!

During your vacation, you can either
1) Enjoy the day as you wish in Tokyo
2) Explore Odaiba & the Gundam Base
3) Visit Tokyo Disney Land or DisneySea
4) Join a Tokyo Tour
5) Visit the Ninja Trick House to learn the ways of the ninja
For those who wish to visit Tokyo Disney Land or DisneySea, your tour guide will be happy to explain directions.
(Not all fees included for additional tour options. Please contact us when booking your cherry blossom package to reserve an optional excursion tour)


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 4

Yokohama | Cup Noodle Museum & Cherry Blossom Viewing

Breakfast
AM
[ Yokohama ] * Cup Noodles Museum Return to the hotel Return to the hotel

Our morning begins with an adventure to the breathtaking Kiyosumi Japanese Garden. This charming Japanese garden is a popular spot to view the cherry blossoms and enjoy the Tokyo scenery. The garden sets itself apart thanks to an impressive collection of stones collected from all across Japan along the garden grounds. Located just next to the garden is the Fukagawa Edo Museum to get acquainted with the history of Tokyo. This charming museum is designed to replicate what life looked like during Japan's traditional days of Edo. Travel back in time and walk through the old city of Tokyo made to recreate life during Japan's Edo period.

After our time reconnecting with Tokyo's traditional days of Edo, your cherry blossom tour will make our way back to the gorgeous Tokyo Skytree for more shopping in the lively Solamachi area. You're welcome to join us, or enjoy the rest of your afternoon at your leisure in Tokyo.

Japan Deluxe Tours recommends spending the rest of your afternoon at Tokyo Disneyland or Disney Sea, or join us on a complimentary walking tour through Ueno Park and Ueno Zoo. Ueno Park is filled with plenty of wonderful facilities, including museums, a pond, concert halls, and a zoo. The park is also home to hundreds of cherry blossom trees making it the perfect destination to enjoy Japan's cherry blossoms while in bloom.
For those who wish to visit Tokyo Disney Land or DisneySea, your tour guide will be happy to explain directions.
(Not all fees are included for additional tour options. Please contact us when booking your cherry blossom package for excursion tour fees)


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 5

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)

Cultural Experience

Anime Girl holding Japanese Sword

Anime & J-Pop

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

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