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

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Tour Descriptions

[ Tokyo - Yokohama ]
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 | Akihabara's Finest Anime & Otaku Destinations

Breakfast Dinner

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

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

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

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


Tokyo | Teppan-Yaki in Japan's Foodie Capital

Breakfast Lunch

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

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

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

You have 2 options to choose select:

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

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

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


Tokyo | At your Leisure & Optional Excursions

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
Optional Excursion 1 : [ Yokohama ] * Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum (Optional Tour 2) | Return to the hotel
PM
Optional Excursion 2 : Cherry Blossom Walking Tour (Optional Tour 1 - Free) | Return to the hotel

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

Our morning excursion ventures to the Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum to make our own custom cup noodles.
In the afternoon, enjoy a complimentary Cherry Blossom Walking tour to see the beautiful Sakura Japanese Flowers.

Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea are also popular options to spend your leisure-free day in Tokyo.

Note: Additional fees & costs may apply for Optional Excursions

Tokyo | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

Breakfast

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

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

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




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

An unforgettable show at the Robot Restaurant

The JUMP Shop, home to exclusive Jump merchandise

Explore the anime famous Ghibli Museum

The electronics and anime town of Akihabara

Tokyo's popular Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Tour Tokyo's trendy Harajuku & Shibuya

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 | Akihabara's Finest Anime & Otaku Destinations

Breakfast Dinner

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

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

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


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 3

Tokyo | Teppan-Yaki in Japan's Foodie Capital

Breakfast Lunch

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

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

You have 2 options to choose select:

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

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

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


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 4

Tokyo | At your Leisure & Optional Excursions

Breakfast
AM
Optional Excursion 1 : [ Yokohama ] * Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum (Optional Tour 2) | Return to the hotel
PM
Optional Excursion 2 : Cherry Blossom Walking Tour (Optional Tour 1 - Free) | Return to the hotel

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

Our morning excursion ventures to the Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum to make our own custom cup noodles.
In the afternoon, enjoy a complimentary Cherry Blossom Walking tour to see the beautiful Sakura Japanese Flowers.

Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea are also popular options to spend your leisure-free day in Tokyo.

Note: Additional fees & costs may apply for Optional Excursions

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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Image of various Cup Noodles

Cup Noodles Museum

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

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Dining Experience

Teppan-Yaki Display

Teppan-Yaki Lunch

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

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

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Apr 11, 2020
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