9 Days Essence of Spring | Anime - Cherry Blossom Seasonal Tour

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Discover the unique split between the real world, and the fantasy world of Anime and Manga during Japan's beautiful spring season. On our fully escorted Essence of Spring | Anime Japan Tour, enjoy the finest anime spots in Tokyo while visiting the cultural cities of Japan while cherry blossoms fill the air. If you a fan of manga / anime or curious about Japan pop culture, this Japan tour is perfect for you.
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.
Itinerary

Osaka | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel ( Western Style )

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Kyoto New Miyako Hotel

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel is in the heart of the city. Directly across from Kyoto Station, it's easy access to other location in Kyoto and Japan. The hotel has great dining options and unique boutiques. Nearby the hotel is the Nishiki Market and Ryozen Museum of History.

Near by.....
-Food Market
Nishiki Market   in 10 mins by taxi

-Museum
Ryozen Museum of History in 10 mins by taxi

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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 KIX Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 70 mins (Bus)
From ITM Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 30 mins (Bus)

Kyoto | Tea Ceremony & Geisha Spotting

Breakfast Lunch

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel ( Western Style )

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Kyoto New Miyako Hotel

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel is in the heart of the city. Directly across from Kyoto Station, it's easy access to other location in Kyoto and Japan. The hotel has great dining options and unique boutiques. Nearby the hotel is the Nishiki Market and Ryozen Museum of History.

Near by.....
-Food Market
Nishiki Market   in 10 mins by taxi

-Museum
Ryozen Museum of History in 10 mins by taxi

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Our day begins with a visit to Nara to see Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guinness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the largest Buddha statue in Japan. Just outside the temple is the Nara Deer Park, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam around freely. The deer here at the park are known to be friendly and may even bow at you for a little treat.

After our time in Nara, we will stop at a sake museum to learn the history of Japan's national drink. We will then head to Fushimi Inari Shrine, one of Kyoto's many can't miss destinations that features hundreds of red tori gates. The path is perfect for photos or just to calm your mind.

Keeping with the traditional feel, we included a tea-ceremony to help you relax before going back to the hotel. In the evening, we will head to the Gion Geisha District, Japan’s most famous geisha district. This area is filled with shops, restaurants, and tea houses and the area in Japan that you are most likely to run into real geisha and maiko on their way to perform at the Gion Geisha Center.

Kyoto | Kaiseki Ryori & Bullet Train

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Atami Hotel New Akao Resort ( Japanese Style )

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Atami Hotel New Akao Resort

Atami Hotel New Akao Hotel is a beautiful ocean front resort located at the tip of Uomisaki Point in Atami. This hotel is famous for their Japanese, herb and rose garden. It is on top of a cliff overlooking the sea. The hotel has their own private beach which customer's enjoyment. It is easy access to Atami Castle and Amusement Park.

Near by......
-Castle
Atami castle                        within Walking Distance

-Amusement Park
Yuenchi Apio within Walking Distance

*At Japanese style hotels, we arrange tatami rooms, traditional Japanese straw mat room with futons. However, we can also arrange western style rooms with beds at some hotels at participant’s request.

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For today, it's off to Arashiyama to walk through the Bamboo Groove Forest. The morning's sunlight passing through the bamboo makes for a perfect morning sight. We will also enjoy a spirited rickshaw ride through Arashiyama. Guests can enjoy seeing many of the traditional-style shops and temples during the ride.

Following our time in Arashiyama, we will head to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a Japan’s must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. The reflection of the golden temple on the lake adds to the stunning sight. After taking pictures, we venture off to the traditional streets of Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka. Both of these shopping streets haven't been changed since the Edo period, making it a perfect backdrop for photos or to relax. We will then take a bullet train to Atami. The bullet train is the fastest way to travel on land and is considered an essential Japanese experience. Enjoy riding in comfort and speed, and be sure to take some photos of the scenery during your ride.

At Atami, enjoy a long relaxing soak in the onsen, hot spring, to rejuvenate you for tomorrow’s adventure. A Yukata, a Japanese robe, will be provided for you. The onsen is located in our own ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, which includes a traditional Japanese food.

Mt. Fuji & Hakone | Relaxing Hot Springs & Cherry Blossom Viewing

Breakfast Lunch

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba ( Western Style )

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Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba is the perfect place to stay whether your trip is for business or leisure. The five-star hotel is equip with an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, restaurants, bars, a gym, etc. Located at Odaiba, the hotel offers amazing views of Tokyo waterfront and the Rainbow Bridge. Enjoy the serene and eye catching scenery and entertainment in the area. Joypolis Amusement Park, Diver Aqua City Mall, and Fuji TV Tower are all located near the hotel.

Nearby.......
-Shopping mall & Amusement facility
・AQUA CITY ODAIBA
・Oedo Onsen Monogatari ( the Theme Park of Hot Springs )

-Airport Limousine Bus (from/to Narita / Haneda Airport)

* Free Shuttle Bus to/from Disneyland and Disneysea is available. (Advance reservation is required)

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Evening
[ Tokyo ] Check into Hotel

Our morning begins with a visit to the Hakone Open-Air Museum. Enjoy over 120 sculptures and artwork in Japan's first ever open air museum. There are multiple exhibition halls to fascinate children and adults alike, as well as a foot-bath by natural hot-springs for a bit of relaxation before we continue on to Hakone!.

Enjoy a ropeway to Owakudani, an active volcanic crater still steaming from its last eruption some 3,000 years ago. There you will get a taste of the local Japanese food, the black egg, cooked in one of the craters. It's said eating one of these eggs will add years to your life! We will also visit the Hakone Shrine before we make our way to our hotel!

Tokyo | Multi-Cultural Sightseeing in the Country's Capital

Breakfast Lunch

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba ( Western Style )

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Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba is the perfect place to stay whether your trip is for business or leisure. The five-star hotel is equip with an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, restaurants, bars, a gym, etc. Located at Odaiba, the hotel offers amazing views of Tokyo waterfront and the Rainbow Bridge. Enjoy the serene and eye catching scenery and entertainment in the area. Joypolis Amusement Park, Diver Aqua City Mall, and Fuji TV Tower are all located near the hotel.

Nearby.......
-Shopping mall & Amusement facility
・AQUA CITY ODAIBA
・Oedo Onsen Monogatari ( the Theme Park of Hot Springs )

-Airport Limousine Bus (from/to Narita / Haneda Airport)

* Free Shuttle Bus to/from Disneyland and Disneysea is available. (Advance reservation is required)

View Hotel Detail

Tsukiji Fish Market (Sushi) *Tsukiji Fish Market is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. In the Event it is closed, we will skip this stop
Evening
Return to the Hotel

Today will be devoted to exploring the multi-cultural spots of Tokyo. Our tour will first start in Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market for a sushi breakfast. Enjoy the freshest flavors at this market that serves over thousands of businesses and local families daily before we explore the sights on Tokyo! From there, it's off to Kiyosumi Garden. Enjoy a peaceful stroll through a Japanese garden, and be sure to take a picture of the tea house on the waters. We will also visit the Fukagawa Edo Museum where you can get acquainted with the history of Tokyo. This charming museum is designed to replicate what life looked like during the old days of Edo. Walk through the city and enjoy walking into houses that recreate life during the period.

We will then delve in the old town district of Asakusa for some gift shopping at the Nakamise area. We will also be visiting the Sensoji Temple, one of Tokyo's most popular temples. This is the perfect place to appreciate Japanese culture and take some spectacular shots of the famous Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate). For lunch, we head to Akihabara for a meal and some free time exploring the "Electronics Town" of Tokyo. Fans of Japanese anime, collectibles, or those looking for the latest or retro tech can find something great in Akiba.

Following our time in Akihabara, we head to Harajuku to do some shopping and to admire the scenery. Enjoy shopping in the trendy districts, or be sure to sample Harajuku Crepes, a local specialty!

Returning to our hotel, the tour bus will be passing by the famous Shibuya Crosswalk to be part of the thousands who cross daily, and to see the Hachiko Statue close to the station. The statue is based on the story of Hachiko, the dog who would come back to the station every day to see his owner.
(note: Cherry Blossoms may not be in bloom during your tour)

Tokyo | Tokyo's best Anime Shopping Spots

Breakfast Lunch

Sunshine City Prince Hotel ( Western Style )

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Sunshine City Prince Hotel

Sunshine City Prince Hotel is 8 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station, across Sunshine City. Sunshine City is one of the biggest entertainment center in Tokyo. The complex holds an aquarium, observation deck, planetarium, theater, the Ancient Orient Museum, Namja Town, J World Tokyo, and shopping mall. Staying at Ikebukuro Sunshine City Prince Hotel is having Japan's entertainment close at hand.

Near by........
-Rikugien Garden
-Toshimaen
-Sunshine City

Note: There will be a fine for 50,000 Yen for guests who smoke (including electronic cigarettes, vapes, etc.) in the rooms.

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Switching over our focus to the best Anime spots in Tokyo, we head to the Pokemon Mega Center, a must-go for all Pokemon lovers. Besides all the Pokemon goods they sell, they also have a battling and trading room for customers to interact with other Pokemon fans. From there, we will visit the lively Tokyo Character Street in Tokyo Central Station. The area is lined with various anime-themed shops, including a Jump Store, Pokemon Center, Hello Kitty shop, Ghibli store, and more! There's also Tokyo Ramen Street, Okashi Land, and Gachapon Street, perfect for someone who wants some lunch and to do a little more gift shopping for friends or for themselves!

After our adventures at Character Street, we will head to Akihabara, the town of anime. While there, enjoy shopping 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 check out Super Potato for vintage games, SEGA arcade, visit a Maid Cafe, or just explore the city.

After shopping through the Electronic Town of Akihabara, it's off to the Robot Restaurant for dinner and a show. Enjoy thunderous music and crazy colors at a show unlike any other. Be sure to have your camera ready for the giant robots and dancing performers. To end our day with a great finish, we will go to J-World, the Shonen Jump theme-park in Tokyo! Play games and win prizes based on all your favorite characters, including Goku from Dragonball, Luffy and Co from One Piece, Naruto and Sasuke, Kuroko and the rest of the Generation of Miracles, and Hinata and his team of volleyball hopefuls!

Tokyo | J-Pop, Ghibli, & Robots

Breakfast

Sunshine City Prince Hotel ( Western Style )

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Sunshine City Prince Hotel

Sunshine City Prince Hotel is 8 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station, across Sunshine City. Sunshine City is one of the biggest entertainment center in Tokyo. The complex holds an aquarium, observation deck, planetarium, theater, the Ancient Orient Museum, Namja Town, J World Tokyo, and shopping mall. Staying at Ikebukuro Sunshine City Prince Hotel is having Japan's entertainment close at hand.

Near by........
-Rikugien Garden
-Toshimaen
-Sunshine City

Note: There will be a fine for 50,000 Yen for guests who smoke (including electronic cigarettes, vapes, etc.) in the rooms.

View Hotel Detail

Afternoon
Evening
Return to the Hotel

We will begin our morning with a trip to Tokyo Tower, Japan’s iconic tower. Tokyo Tower has been taken over by One Piece, resulting in Tokyo One Piece Tower. Known as Tongari Island, this event is filled with attractions, wonderful restaurants, and a live-action show designed to wow fans of all ages. Following our time at the tower, our anime tour will head to 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!

Once we finish up at Nakano Broadway, we head east to visit the famed Ghibli Museum. This animation and art museum exhibits works of Miyazaki Hayao, creator of world famous films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. Ghibli Film fans will definitely enjoy the artistic museum, which not only exhibits the history and techniques of animation but also plays short movies in a theater room, produced exclusively for the museum.

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

Tokyo | Leisure-Free

Breakfast

Sunshine City Prince Hotel ( Western Style )

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Sunshine City Prince Hotel

Sunshine City Prince Hotel is 8 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station, across Sunshine City. Sunshine City is one of the biggest entertainment center in Tokyo. The complex holds an aquarium, observation deck, planetarium, theater, the Ancient Orient Museum, Namja Town, J World Tokyo, and shopping mall. Staying at Ikebukuro Sunshine City Prince Hotel is having Japan's entertainment close at hand.

Near by........
-Rikugien Garden
-Toshimaen
-Sunshine City

Note: There will be a fine for 50,000 Yen for guests who smoke (including electronic cigarettes, vapes, etc.) in the rooms.

View Hotel Detail

Opt 2
Optional 1 day tour (fees not included) Kamakura (Optional) -or- Nikko (Optional)
Evening
Return to the Hotel

We have cleared up the day for you to explore and enjoy Japan as you wish. You can either
1) enjoy the entire day as you wish
2) visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Sanrio Puroland
3) join a Japanese Cherry Blossom Walking Tour
4) go on a private-guided tour through Nikko or Kamakura.
5) Or visit the Ninja Trick House to learn the ways of the ninja

For those who wish to visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, Sanrio Puroland, or the Ninja Trick House, your tour guide will be happy to explain directions.
(Not all fees included for additional tour options. Please contact us in advanced for this service)

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.
*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




9 DAYS

8 nights accommodation


14 MEALS

8 breakfasts
5 lunches
1 dinner


TRANSPORT

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Tour Includes


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

Daily Breakfast-Buffets, 5 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 with Mt. Fuji & Green Tea Ceremony

Japan Deluxe Tours Handbook and Tour Goods Package

Free Wi-Fi in Bus & Most hotels

Not Included
  • - Airfare
  • - Travel Insurance
  • - Optional Excursions

Travel Highlights


Tickets to the Fukagawa Edo Museum

Visits to multiple Japanese Gardens in Tokyo

Shopping for exclusive Anime Goods in Nakano Broadway

The Gion-Geisha District where you may see a Geisha and her apprentice

Hōtō - Yamanashi Prefecture's flat udon noodle lunch

The electronics and anime town of Akihabara

20+ Anime stores at Tokyo Character Street

Admission to J-World Jump Theme Park

A trip to the Ghibli Museum

Shopping and trading time at the Pokemon Center

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 handbook 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)

Day 2

Kyoto | Tea Ceremony & Geisha Spotting

Breakfast Lunch

Our day begins with a visit to Nara to see Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guinness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the largest Buddha statue in Japan. Just outside the temple is the Nara Deer Park, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam around freely. The deer here at the park are known to be friendly and may even bow at you for a little treat.

After our time in Nara, we will stop at a sake museum to learn the history of Japan's national drink. We will then head to Fushimi Inari Shrine, one of Kyoto's many can't miss destinations that features hundreds of red tori gates. The path is perfect for photos or just to calm your mind.

Keeping with the traditional feel, we included a tea-ceremony to help you relax before going back to the hotel. In the evening, we will head to the Gion Geisha District, Japan’s most famous geisha district. This area is filled with shops, restaurants, and tea houses and the area in Japan that you are most likely to run into real geisha and maiko on their way to perform at the Gion Geisha Center.

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Day 3

Kyoto | Kaiseki Ryori & Bullet Train

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

For today, it's off to Arashiyama to walk through the Bamboo Groove Forest. The morning's sunlight passing through the bamboo makes for a perfect morning sight. We will also enjoy a spirited rickshaw ride through Arashiyama. Guests can enjoy seeing many of the traditional-style shops and temples during the ride.

Following our time in Arashiyama, we will head to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a Japan’s must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. The reflection of the golden temple on the lake adds to the stunning sight. After taking pictures, we venture off to the traditional streets of Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka. Both of these shopping streets haven't been changed since the Edo period, making it a perfect backdrop for photos or to relax. We will then take a bullet train to Atami. The bullet train is the fastest way to travel on land and is considered an essential Japanese experience. Enjoy riding in comfort and speed, and be sure to take some photos of the scenery during your ride.

At Atami, enjoy a long relaxing soak in the onsen, hot spring, to rejuvenate you for tomorrow’s adventure. A Yukata, a Japanese robe, will be provided for you. The onsen is located in our own ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, which includes a traditional Japanese food.

Atami Hotel New Akao Resort or similar

Day 4

Mt. Fuji & Hakone | Relaxing Hot Springs & Cherry Blossom Viewing

Breakfast Lunch
Evening
[ Tokyo ] Check into Hotel

Our morning begins with a visit to the Hakone Open-Air Museum. Enjoy over 120 sculptures and artwork in Japan's first ever open air museum. There are multiple exhibition halls to fascinate children and adults alike, as well as a foot-bath by natural hot-springs for a bit of relaxation before we continue on to Hakone!.

Enjoy a ropeway to Owakudani, an active volcanic crater still steaming from its last eruption some 3,000 years ago. There you will get a taste of the local Japanese food, the black egg, cooked in one of the craters. It's said eating one of these eggs will add years to your life! We will also visit the Hakone Shrine before we make our way to our hotel!

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar

Day 5

Tokyo | Multi-Cultural Sightseeing in the Country's Capital

Breakfast Lunch
Tsukiji Fish Market (Sushi) *Tsukiji Fish Market is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. In the Event it is closed, we will skip this stop
Evening
Return to the Hotel

Today will be devoted to exploring the multi-cultural spots of Tokyo. Our tour will first start in Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market for a sushi breakfast. Enjoy the freshest flavors at this market that serves over thousands of businesses and local families daily before we explore the sights on Tokyo! From there, it's off to Kiyosumi Garden. Enjoy a peaceful stroll through a Japanese garden, and be sure to take a picture of the tea house on the waters. We will also visit the Fukagawa Edo Museum where you can get acquainted with the history of Tokyo. This charming museum is designed to replicate what life looked like during the old days of Edo. Walk through the city and enjoy walking into houses that recreate life during the period.

We will then delve in the old town district of Asakusa for some gift shopping at the Nakamise area. We will also be visiting the Sensoji Temple, one of Tokyo's most popular temples. This is the perfect place to appreciate Japanese culture and take some spectacular shots of the famous Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate). For lunch, we head to Akihabara for a meal and some free time exploring the "Electronics Town" of Tokyo. Fans of Japanese anime, collectibles, or those looking for the latest or retro tech can find something great in Akiba.

Following our time in Akihabara, we head to Harajuku to do some shopping and to admire the scenery. Enjoy shopping in the trendy districts, or be sure to sample Harajuku Crepes, a local specialty!

Returning to our hotel, the tour bus will be passing by the famous Shibuya Crosswalk to be part of the thousands who cross daily, and to see the Hachiko Statue close to the station. The statue is based on the story of Hachiko, the dog who would come back to the station every day to see his owner.
(note: Cherry Blossoms may not be in bloom during your tour)

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar

Day 6

Tokyo | Tokyo's best Anime Shopping Spots

Breakfast Lunch

Switching over our focus to the best Anime spots in Tokyo, we head to the Pokemon Mega Center, a must-go for all Pokemon lovers. Besides all the Pokemon goods they sell, they also have a battling and trading room for customers to interact with other Pokemon fans. From there, we will visit the lively Tokyo Character Street in Tokyo Central Station. The area is lined with various anime-themed shops, including a Jump Store, Pokemon Center, Hello Kitty shop, Ghibli store, and more! There's also Tokyo Ramen Street, Okashi Land, and Gachapon Street, perfect for someone who wants some lunch and to do a little more gift shopping for friends or for themselves!

After our adventures at Character Street, we will head to Akihabara, the town of anime. While there, enjoy shopping 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 check out Super Potato for vintage games, SEGA arcade, visit a Maid Cafe, or just explore the city.

After shopping through the Electronic Town of Akihabara, it's off to the Robot Restaurant for dinner and a show. Enjoy thunderous music and crazy colors at a show unlike any other. Be sure to have your camera ready for the giant robots and dancing performers. To end our day with a great finish, we will go to J-World, the Shonen Jump theme-park in Tokyo! Play games and win prizes based on all your favorite characters, including Goku from Dragonball, Luffy and Co from One Piece, Naruto and Sasuke, Kuroko and the rest of the Generation of Miracles, and Hinata and his team of volleyball hopefuls!

Sunshine City Prince Hotel or similar

Day 7

Tokyo | J-Pop, Ghibli, & Robots

Breakfast
Afternoon
Evening
Return to the Hotel

We will begin our morning with a trip to Tokyo Tower, Japan’s iconic tower. Tokyo Tower has been taken over by One Piece, resulting in Tokyo One Piece Tower. Known as Tongari Island, this event is filled with attractions, wonderful restaurants, and a live-action show designed to wow fans of all ages. Following our time at the tower, our anime tour will head to 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!

Once we finish up at Nakano Broadway, we head east to visit the famed Ghibli Museum. This animation and art museum exhibits works of Miyazaki Hayao, creator of world famous films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. Ghibli Film fans will definitely enjoy the artistic museum, which not only exhibits the history and techniques of animation but also plays short movies in a theater room, produced exclusively for the museum.

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

Sunshine City Prince Hotel or similar

Day 8

Tokyo | Leisure-Free

Breakfast
Opt 2
Optional 1 day tour (fees not included) Kamakura (Optional) -or- Nikko (Optional)
Evening
Return to the Hotel

We have cleared up the day for you to explore and enjoy Japan as you wish. You can either
1) enjoy the entire day as you wish
2) visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Sanrio Puroland
3) join a Japanese Cherry Blossom Walking Tour
4) go on a private-guided tour through Nikko or Kamakura.
5) Or visit the Ninja Trick House to learn the ways of the ninja

For those who wish to visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, Sanrio Puroland, or the Ninja Trick House, your tour guide will be happy to explain directions.
(Not all fees included for additional tour options. Please contact us in advanced for this service)

Sunshine City Prince Hotel or similar

Day 9

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Hakone Ropeway

Hakone Ropeway

The Hakone Ropeway is an aerial lift that takes you 1000 m (2830 ft) above sea level for scenic views of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi (if weather permits).

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

Start Twin Share Note
Mar 30, 2019
$3748
$3373
Quo Rsv
Apr 03, 2019
$3748
$3373
Quo Rsv
Apr 07, 2019
$3748
$3373
Quo Rsv

Customer Reviews

Overall Customer Rating 26 customer reviews

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Want to Shop more during our Tour

By traveler Guillermo, Normita, Christopher on 2018

Wished for more shopping time. Pace of the tour is very fast and would have liked more shopping time.
Best place visited in this tour: Kyoto
Best experience had in Japan: bullet train
Any place you want to visit next time: Mt. Fuji, Seeing cherry blossoms in full bloom


Tour Guide Mr. Kazu made this a great vacation!

By traveler Aidan R. on 2018

Thanks Kazu for a great vacation for me
Best place visited in this tour: Mr. Kazu made every place the best place
Best experience had in Japan: I had many!
Any place went to visit next time: Hokkaido for skiing


Great time at the Robot Restaurant & Nara Deer Park

By traveler Tabitha C. on 2018

Best place visited in this tour: Robot Restaurant
Best experience had in Japan: Deer Park


Loved the different sights and sounds in Japan

By traveler Paul M. on 2018

Best place visited in this tour: Akihabara
Best experience had in Japan: Robot Restaurant


Sights & foods represent the local region

By traveler Lilibeth C. on 2018

Best place visited in this tour: Kyoto
Best experience had in Japan: Bullet train
Any place you want to visit next time: Kyoto


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