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

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Akihabara
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Akihabara
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Ghibli Museum
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Nakano Broadway
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CAPCOM Store
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Asakusa Sensoji Temple
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Kanada Shrine
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Pokemon Center
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Harajuku Takeshita Street

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Tour Descriptions

[ TOKYO | AKIHABARA - MITAKA - SHIBUYA - HARAJUKU - NAKANO - ASAKUSA ]
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!
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.
Itinerary

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

04/11/2024

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! Japan Deluxe Tours has arranged transportation services to meet you at your airport's arrival lobby and will take you to your hotel. 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 | The Ghibli Museum & Anime Mecca

04/12/2024 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

Discover Tokyo's anime culture interwoven with the enchanting beauty of cherry blossoms in this captivating journey. Immerse yourself in a realm of immersive experiences, offering a fusion of artistic marvels and cultural treasures.

Our day begins with a visit to the highly anticipated TeamLab exhibit in Toranomon, scheduled to open its doors in 2024. This innovative art installation promises to merge technology, creativity, and nature into a mesmerizing fusion of sights and sounds.

Next, indulge in the vibrant world of Pokémon at the Pokémon Center, a haven for fans of all ages. Delight in the collection of merchandise, interact with life-sized Pikachu statues, and explore the enchanting realm of your favorite Pokémon characters.

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Pikachu Sweets, where delectable treats are adorned with the beloved electric mouse himself. Indulge in the playful charm of these confections, each one a delightful fusion of flavor and cuteness.

Our journey continues to Animate, an anime enthusiast's paradise where shelves overflow with character goods, manga, DVDs, and more. Explore the diverse array of merchandise and lose yourself in the captivating world of your favorite series.

Nakano Broadway awaits, offering an immersive dive into the heart of anime and pop culture. Traverse a labyrinth of stores where treasures from anime, manga, vintage toys, and collectibles await discovery.

The enchantment deepens with a visit to the Ghibli Museum, a tribute to the works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Wander through exhibits that encapsulate the magic of films like My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away, and lose yourself in the wonder that has captivated audiences worldwide.

Please note that the inclusion of TeamLab is subject to change based on circumstances, and our itinerary will be updated accordingly.


Tokyo | Anime Enthusiast's Delight & Adventures

04/13/2024 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

Embark on a captivating journey through the vibrant delights of Tokyo's unique attractions, where a fusion of modern excitement and nostalgic treasures awaits.

Our day commences with a visit to the awe-inspiring Odaiba Gundam Base, a haven for fans of the iconic mobile suits. Immerse yourself in the world of Gundam as you explore the exhibits and relive memorable moments from this beloved franchise.

Next, we venture to the Nintendo Mario Store, a paradise for gaming enthusiasts. Discover a variety of Mario-themed merchandise, from collectibles to accessories, that pay homage to the beloved plumber and his adventures.

Our exploration takes us to the bustling Jump Shop, where anime and manga aficionados can find an array of merchandise from their favorite series. Explore the diverse selection and bring a piece of your cherished characters back home.

Continuing our journey, we arrive at the Capcom Store, a haven for gamers and fans of Capcom's iconic franchises. Delve into a world of merchandise inspired by classic and contemporary games, celebrating the legacy of this renowned game developer.

We then head to Akihabara, a district synonymous with electronics and otaku culture. Explore the labyrinthine streets filled with shops offering anime, manga, and a myriad of pop culture treasures.

Our adventure culminates at Tamashii Nations, a haven for collectors of action figures and character goods. Marvel at the intricate craftsmanship of these collectibles and find the perfect additions to your collection.

Conclude the day with a visit to Super Potato, a nostalgic paradise for gamers. Explore a treasure trove of vintage video games and consoles, taking a nostalgic journey back to the golden era of gaming.


Tokyo | At your Leisure & Optional Excursions

04/14/2024 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

We've cleared up the day for you to enjoy at your leisure or spend the day at either Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea

Note: Additional fees & costs will apply for Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea


Tokyo | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

04/15/2024 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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5 DAYS

4 nights accommodation


4 MEALS

4 breakfasts


TRANSPORT

Public Transportation
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Tour Includes


4 nights Western hotel

Daily Breakfast-Buffets 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

The JUMP Shop, home to exclusive Jump merchandise

Explore the anime famous Ghibli Museum

The electronics and anime town of Akihabara

Tour Tokyo's trendy area Shibuya

Enjoy the extensive collection of Nintendo games, consoles and character merchandise at Nintendo Tokyo

Tour Tokyo's anime famous Kanda Shrine

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
04/11/2024

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

04/11/2024

Welcome to Japan! Japan Deluxe Tours has arranged transportation services to meet you at your airport's arrival lobby and will take you to your hotel. 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
04/12/2024

Tokyo | The Ghibli Museum & Anime Mecca

04/12/2024 Breakfast

Discover Tokyo's anime culture interwoven with the enchanting beauty of cherry blossoms in this captivating journey. Immerse yourself in a realm of immersive experiences, offering a fusion of artistic marvels and cultural treasures.

Our day begins with a visit to the highly anticipated TeamLab exhibit in Toranomon, scheduled to open its doors in 2024. This innovative art installation promises to merge technology, creativity, and nature into a mesmerizing fusion of sights and sounds.

Next, indulge in the vibrant world of Pokémon at the Pokémon Center, a haven for fans of all ages. Delight in the collection of merchandise, interact with life-sized Pikachu statues, and explore the enchanting realm of your favorite Pokémon characters.

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Pikachu Sweets, where delectable treats are adorned with the beloved electric mouse himself. Indulge in the playful charm of these confections, each one a delightful fusion of flavor and cuteness.

Our journey continues to Animate, an anime enthusiast's paradise where shelves overflow with character goods, manga, DVDs, and more. Explore the diverse array of merchandise and lose yourself in the captivating world of your favorite series.

Nakano Broadway awaits, offering an immersive dive into the heart of anime and pop culture. Traverse a labyrinth of stores where treasures from anime, manga, vintage toys, and collectibles await discovery.

The enchantment deepens with a visit to the Ghibli Museum, a tribute to the works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Wander through exhibits that encapsulate the magic of films like My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away, and lose yourself in the wonder that has captivated audiences worldwide.

Please note that the inclusion of TeamLab is subject to change based on circumstances, and our itinerary will be updated accordingly.


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 3
04/13/2024

Tokyo | Anime Enthusiast's Delight & Adventures

04/13/2024 Breakfast

Embark on a captivating journey through the vibrant delights of Tokyo's unique attractions, where a fusion of modern excitement and nostalgic treasures awaits.

Our day commences with a visit to the awe-inspiring Odaiba Gundam Base, a haven for fans of the iconic mobile suits. Immerse yourself in the world of Gundam as you explore the exhibits and relive memorable moments from this beloved franchise.

Next, we venture to the Nintendo Mario Store, a paradise for gaming enthusiasts. Discover a variety of Mario-themed merchandise, from collectibles to accessories, that pay homage to the beloved plumber and his adventures.

Our exploration takes us to the bustling Jump Shop, where anime and manga aficionados can find an array of merchandise from their favorite series. Explore the diverse selection and bring a piece of your cherished characters back home.

Continuing our journey, we arrive at the Capcom Store, a haven for gamers and fans of Capcom's iconic franchises. Delve into a world of merchandise inspired by classic and contemporary games, celebrating the legacy of this renowned game developer.

We then head to Akihabara, a district synonymous with electronics and otaku culture. Explore the labyrinthine streets filled with shops offering anime, manga, and a myriad of pop culture treasures.

Our adventure culminates at Tamashii Nations, a haven for collectors of action figures and character goods. Marvel at the intricate craftsmanship of these collectibles and find the perfect additions to your collection.

Conclude the day with a visit to Super Potato, a nostalgic paradise for gamers. Explore a treasure trove of vintage video games and consoles, taking a nostalgic journey back to the golden era of gaming.


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 4
04/14/2024

Tokyo | At your Leisure & Optional Excursions

04/14/2024 Breakfast

We've cleared up the day for you to enjoy at your leisure or spend the day at either Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea

Note: Additional fees & costs will apply for Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 5
04/15/2024

Tokyo | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

04/15/2024 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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Animation spots Sign

Japanese Anime 88-Spots

Anime fans chose 88 manga, animation landmarks as “animation spots” to encourage visitors to seek out the train stations, school campuses, rural shrines and other fairly everyday places where popular manga characters are depicted.

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Dining Experience

Japanese Kawaii Sweet

Kawaii Sweets

Harajuku Takeshita street is lined with amazing dessert restaurants to satisfy your sweet tooth. From super-kawaii swirls of color to the world famous Crepes and cute cake pops, there’s plenty of choice!

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