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8 Days Essence Of Spring | Anime - Cherry Blossom Seasonal Tour

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Edo Fukagawa Museum

Tour Descriptions

Join our Essence of Spring | Anime Japan Tour, featuring the top anime spots in Tokyo! Highlighting all things anime, this tour is perfect for fans of anime and manga who are looking to see the right mix of their passion and Japan's traditional culture. 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

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

04/16/2019

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

04/17/2019 Breakfast

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

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Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo

The Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo is the perfect compliment during your stay in Tokyo. Located in Sumida, this hotel includes thoughtful touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. During your stay, enjoy free Wi-Fi in your rooms, or venture off to popular close by spots to see the culture Japan has to offer. The Arcakit Kinshicho is conveniently located by the JR station nearby, perfect for shopping, lunch, snacks, daily goods, clothing, and more!

Near by.......
-Tokyo Skytree
-Edo-Tokyo Museum
-Asakusa Nakamise & Sensoji Temple
-Arcakit Kinshicho Shopping Plaza (Uniqlo, Daiso, MUJI, Eddie Bauer, etc.)

View Hotel Detail

Afternoon
Evening
Return to the Hotel

Kicking things off with our anime tour, it's off to the 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, 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 Japan Deluxe Tours recommends exploring Super Potato for vintage games, SEGA arcade, visit a Maid Cafe, or just explore the city during your Anime Tour. We will return to Akihabara the next day in case you didn't have enough time shopping or enjoying the Anime capital of the World!

After our time in Akiba, we 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 and is sure to delight any Ghibli fan with it's charming show! Following our time at the clock, our anime tour will travel to the lively Tokyo Character Street in Tokyo Central Station. The 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, McDonalds, or other familiar options.

After our adventures at 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 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. We then proceed to the hotel.

Tokyo | The best spots for Anime Shopping

04/18/2019 Breakfast Dinner

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

Our morning begins with a visit to the stunning Tokyo Skytree to explore 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. There are also other great souvenir shops and anime stores to check out while at SkyTree's Solamachi shopping area. Browse the JUMP store or explore a few recommended stores like Ameshin, home to trendy Japanese candy art.

After our time at Skytree, we travel to another one of Japan’s iconic towers in Tokyo. The beloved Tokyo-landmark Tokyo Tower has been taken over by One Piece, resulting in the spirited anime-themed park: Tokyo One Piece Tower. Known as Tongari Island, this permanent anime event is filled with attractions, character-themed games & restaurants, and a live-action show designed to wow fans of all ages. Enjoy the tower before we head back to Akihabara for more shopping and anime otaku adventures.

After making our way through the Electronics 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. We then return to the hotel.

Tokyo | Museums, Gardens, & Temples

04/19/2019 Breakfast Lunch

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo ( Western Style )

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Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo

The Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo is the perfect compliment during your stay in Tokyo. Located in Sumida, this hotel includes thoughtful touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. During your stay, enjoy free Wi-Fi in your rooms, or venture off to popular close by spots to see the culture Japan has to offer. The Arcakit Kinshicho is conveniently located by the JR station nearby, perfect for shopping, lunch, snacks, daily goods, clothing, and more!

Near by.......
-Tokyo Skytree
-Edo-Tokyo Museum
-Asakusa Nakamise & Sensoji Temple
-Arcakit Kinshicho Shopping Plaza (Uniqlo, Daiso, MUJI, Eddie Bauer, etc.)

View Hotel Detail

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

Today will be devoted to exploring the multi-cultural spots of Tokyo. Our tour will first start in Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market, former home of the world-famous tuna auction. Browse through 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 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 Japan's traditional 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 will enjoy authentic Teppan-Yaki before we head to Harajuku to do some shopping and to admire the scenery. Enjoy shopping in the trendy districts home to the world-renowned Harajuku Fashion, or visit one of the local restaurants and sample Harajuku Crepes or other extra kawaii deserts!

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)

Mt. Fuji & Hakone | Comfortable Ropeway Ride with views of Mt. Fuji

04/20/2019 Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Yumoto Fujiya Hotel ( Western Style )

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Yumoto Fujiya Hotel

The Yumoto Fujiya Hotel is a relaxing hot-spring resort for your stay in Hakone. The perfect spot to enjoy your vacation, relax in comfort surrounded by gorgeous scenery and a variety of indoor and outdoor hot spring baths. The onsite restaurant serves delicious Japanese meals and stay connected with high-speed internet (LAN) in your room.

Nearby......
-Hakone Hot Springs
-Odawara Castle
-Hakone Open Air Museum

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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!

This Japan tour would not be complete without a long relaxing soak in the onsen, hot spring, to rejuvenate you for tomorrow’s adventure. 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 meal known as Kaiseki Ryori!

Note: In the event of poor weather conditions, we will visit the Pola Museum of Art instead of the Open-Air Museum.

Kyoto & Nara | Tea Ceremony & Ancient Sights

04/21/2019 Breakfast Lunch

Hotel Keihan Kyoto Hachijoguchi ( Western Style )

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Hotel Keihan Kyoto Hachijoguchi

Located in the heart of Kyoto with just a brief walk to the Kujo Station, the Hotel Keihan Kyoto Hachijoguchi has everything you need for a wonderful stay in Kyoto. Stay connected in the hotel and your rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi, enjoy a meal at their hotel restaurant, or relax in the soothing hot-spring waters on site. Just a short walk away from the station and some of Kyoto's best landmarks, the Keihan Hachijouchi is the perfect hotel to unwind after an extensive Japan tour.

Nearby..........
-Kyoto Tower
-Fushimi Inari Shrine
-Kiyomizu Temple

View Hotel Detail

Our day begins with a bullet train ride to Kyoto. The bullet train is the fastest way to travel on land and is considered an essential Japanese experience. Enjoy riding to Kyoto in comfort and speed, and be sure to take some photos of the scenery during your ride. In Kyoto, we will be stopping for a kaiten sushi lunch during your cherry blossom tour. We will also stop at a sake museum for some sampling and to learn the history of Japan's national drink.

After our time at the sake museum, it's off to Nara to 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. We then return to the hotel.

Kyoto | Scenic Japan with Cherry Blossoms

04/22/2019 Breakfast Dinner

Hotel Keihan Kyoto Hachijoguchi ( Western Style )

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Hotel Keihan Kyoto Hachijoguchi

Located in the heart of Kyoto with just a brief walk to the Kujo Station, the Hotel Keihan Kyoto Hachijoguchi has everything you need for a wonderful stay in Kyoto. Stay connected in the hotel and your rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi, enjoy a meal at their hotel restaurant, or relax in the soothing hot-spring waters on site. Just a short walk away from the station and some of Kyoto's best landmarks, the Keihan Hachijouchi is the perfect hotel to unwind after an extensive Japan tour.

Nearby..........
-Kyoto Tower
-Fushimi Inari Shrine
-Kiyomizu Temple

View Hotel Detail

Our day begins with a visit 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 our time at the Golden Pavilion, 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 Kyoto Handicraft Center for some souvenir craft shopping. Find incredible, traditional Kyoto goods at this dedicated center for craft arts.

After shopping, we head out to the ancient street of Ninenzaka. This rustic shopping street hasn't changed since the Edo Period, making it a perfect backdrop for photos or to enjoy traditional Japanese architecture. Keeping with the traditional feel, we included a tea-ceremony to help you relax and enjoy Japanese culture. After our tea ceremony, we will 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. After we take our photos, enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a Maiko Dinner. Maiko are apprentice to Geisha and the dinner is a great chance to take photos and learn about Kyoto's traditional culture. We then proceed to the hotel.

Osaka | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

04/23/2019 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 Osaka to KIX Airport - about 70 mins (Bus)
From downtown hotel in Osaka to ITM 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




8 DAYS

7 nights accommodation


13 MEALS

7 breakfasts
3 lunches
3 dinners


TRANSPORT

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Tour Includes


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

Daily Breakfast-Buffets, 3 Lunches, and 3 Dinners 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


The electronics and anime town of Akihabara

20+ Anime stores at Tokyo Character Street

The well known Ghibli Museum

Admission to Tokyo One Piece Tower

Time spent admiring the Ghibli Clock

The view from the scenic Tokyo Skytree

A visit to the ancient streets of Kyoto

Time spent with the friendly Deer of Nara

A stroll through the Bamboo Groves of Kyoto's Arashiyama

A meal in Kyoto with an authentic Maiko Geisha apprentice

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
04/16/2019

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

04/16/2019

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
04/17/2019

Tokyo | Anime Across the City

04/17/2019 Breakfast
Afternoon
Evening
Return to the Hotel

Kicking things off with our anime tour, it's off to the 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, 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 Japan Deluxe Tours recommends exploring Super Potato for vintage games, SEGA arcade, visit a Maid Cafe, or just explore the city during your Anime Tour. We will return to Akihabara the next day in case you didn't have enough time shopping or enjoying the Anime capital of the World!

After our time in Akiba, we 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 and is sure to delight any Ghibli fan with it's charming show! Following our time at the clock, our anime tour will travel to the lively Tokyo Character Street in Tokyo Central Station. The 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, McDonalds, or other familiar options.

After our adventures at 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 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. We then proceed to the hotel.

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 3
04/18/2019

Tokyo | The best spots for Anime Shopping

04/18/2019 Breakfast Dinner

Our morning begins with a visit to the stunning Tokyo Skytree to explore 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. There are also other great souvenir shops and anime stores to check out while at SkyTree's Solamachi shopping area. Browse the JUMP store or explore a few recommended stores like Ameshin, home to trendy Japanese candy art.

After our time at Skytree, we travel to another one of Japan’s iconic towers in Tokyo. The beloved Tokyo-landmark Tokyo Tower has been taken over by One Piece, resulting in the spirited anime-themed park: Tokyo One Piece Tower. Known as Tongari Island, this permanent anime event is filled with attractions, character-themed games & restaurants, and a live-action show designed to wow fans of all ages. Enjoy the tower before we head back to Akihabara for more shopping and anime otaku adventures.

After making our way through the Electronics 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. We then return to the hotel.

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 4
04/19/2019

Tokyo | Museums, Gardens, & Temples

04/19/2019 Breakfast Lunch
Evening
Return to the Hotel
*Tsukiji Fish Market is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. In the Event it is closed, we will skip this stop

Today will be devoted to exploring the multi-cultural spots of Tokyo. Our tour will first start in Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market, former home of the world-famous tuna auction. Browse through 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 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 Japan's traditional 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 will enjoy authentic Teppan-Yaki before we head to Harajuku to do some shopping and to admire the scenery. Enjoy shopping in the trendy districts home to the world-renowned Harajuku Fashion, or visit one of the local restaurants and sample Harajuku Crepes or other extra kawaii deserts!

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)

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 5
04/20/2019

Mt. Fuji & Hakone | Comfortable Ropeway Ride with views of Mt. Fuji

04/20/2019 Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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!

This Japan tour would not be complete without a long relaxing soak in the onsen, hot spring, to rejuvenate you for tomorrow’s adventure. 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 meal known as Kaiseki Ryori!

Note: In the event of poor weather conditions, we will visit the Pola Museum of Art instead of the Open-Air Museum.

Yumoto Fujiya Hotel or similar

Day 6
04/21/2019

Kyoto & Nara | Tea Ceremony & Ancient Sights

04/21/2019 Breakfast Lunch

Our day begins with a bullet train ride to Kyoto. The bullet train is the fastest way to travel on land and is considered an essential Japanese experience. Enjoy riding to Kyoto in comfort and speed, and be sure to take some photos of the scenery during your ride. In Kyoto, we will be stopping for a kaiten sushi lunch during your cherry blossom tour. We will also stop at a sake museum for some sampling and to learn the history of Japan's national drink.

After our time at the sake museum, it's off to Nara to 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. We then return to the hotel.

Hotel Keihan Kyoto Hachijoguchi or similar

Day 7
04/22/2019

Kyoto | Scenic Japan with Cherry Blossoms

04/22/2019 Breakfast Dinner

Our day begins with a visit 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 our time at the Golden Pavilion, 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 Kyoto Handicraft Center for some souvenir craft shopping. Find incredible, traditional Kyoto goods at this dedicated center for craft arts.

After shopping, we head out to the ancient street of Ninenzaka. This rustic shopping street hasn't changed since the Edo Period, making it a perfect backdrop for photos or to enjoy traditional Japanese architecture. Keeping with the traditional feel, we included a tea-ceremony to help you relax and enjoy Japanese culture. After our tea ceremony, we will 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. After we take our photos, enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a Maiko Dinner. Maiko are apprentice to Geisha and the dinner is a great chance to take photos and learn about Kyoto's traditional culture. We then proceed to the hotel.

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Day 8
04/23/2019

Osaka | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

04/23/2019 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 Osaka to KIX Airport - about 70 mins (Bus)
From downtown hotel in Osaka to ITM 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 16, 2020
$3598 Quo Rsv
Mar 26, 2020
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Mar 30, 2020
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Apr 11, 2020
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Apr 19, 2020
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Customer Reviews

Overall Customer Rating 33 customer reviews

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Cherry Blossoms and everything was very scenic

By traveler Grant R. on 2018

It was so much fun. I cried when I left. That's all I can really say
Best place visited in this tour: Tokyo One Piece Tower/Akihabara/Sunshine City
Best experience had in Japan: Seeing the Cherry Blossoms
Any place went to visit next time: Revisit Many


Got to see the traditional and modern Japan

By traveler Colleen K. on 2018

Best place visited in this tour: Ghibli Museum, Fushimi Inari
Best experience had in Japan: Robot Restaurant, the food, tea ceremony
Any place you want to visit next time: A zoo, Mt. Fuji


Glad I did the tour. Great way to get a taste of Japan

By traveler Michael L. on 2018

I am glad I did the tour. It was a great way to get a taste of Japan for the next time we visit this beautiful country.
Best place visited in this tour: Ryoanji Temple
Best experience had in Japan: Akihabara
Any place went to visit next time: Hiroshima, the countryside


Rocky provided a lot of history for each site

By traveler Jen, Naomi, & Emiko on 2018

Best place visited in this tour: Asakusa, Fushimi Inari Best experience had in Japan: Shopping at Kimono store Any place went to visit next time: Naruto Whirlpools


What a wonderful tour for my wife, our children, and I

By traveler Rodney & Louise on 2018

Best place visited in this tour: Kyoto Best experience had in Japan: Richshaw Ride, Seeing cherry blossoms Any place went to visit next time: Imperial Palace What a wonderful tour for my wife and I and our children.


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