9 Days Essence Of Spring | Anime + Mario + Hello Kitty - Cherry Blossom Seasonal Tour

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Tokyo | Pokemon Center
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Harajuku | Takeshita Street
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Kyoto | Golden Pavilion
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Nara | Deer Park
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Maiko Dining Experience
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Tour Descriptions

Travel around Japan with your anime and game passion! With this Essence of Spring | Anime + Mario + Hello Kitty Tour, we will visit real-life places that inspired scenes in anime and go deeper at Tokyo's best anime spots. The new attraction at Universal Studio Japan; Mario Nintendo World awaits you at the end of the tour. If you are looking for the complete mix of anime and traditional, this is a great choice.
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

04/16/2024

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.)

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Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour app 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 | The Ghibli Museum & Anime Mecca

04/17/2024 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

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

04/18/2024 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

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 | Trendy Tokyo Spots & Historic Asakusa

04/19/2024 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

Commence your immersive expedition along the lively streets of Tokyo during the captivating cherry blossom season, where the fusion of urban charm and cultural treasures ensures an indelible experience.

Our day initiates with an exploration of the Fukagawa Edo Museum, providing a window into the intricate historical tapestry of Tokyo. As you step into its faithfully recreated streets from the Edo era, you'll find yourself transported to a bygone time.

Subsequently, we venture to the Tsukiji Outer Market, a bustling hub of gastronomic delights. Amidst the vibrant energy of the market, please enjoy a special lunch surrounded by the lively atmosphere of the market and the four seasons of Japan.

Our odyssey continues to Asakusa, where the iconic Senso-ji Temple stands as a testament to Tokyo's cultural legacy. Meander through Nakamise Street, a lively thoroughfare lined with traditional shops and lively stalls offering an array of treasures. The gentle presence of cherry blossoms adds an additional layer of allure to this cherished destination.

Progressing, we arrive at Harajuku, a district where contemporary trends and traditional elements seamlessly coexist. Traverse Takeshita Street, where the intersection of modern fashion and youthful exuberance creates a captivating ambiance.

Our expedition culminates amidst the bustling vigor of Shibuya Crossing, an iconic representation of Tokyo's dynamic spirit. Amidst the throngs, take a moment to visit the steadfast Hachiko statue, a touching story of companionship that resonates with the essence of the season.


Mt. Fuji | Captivating Cherry Blossoms and Mount Fuji Views

04/20/2024 Breakfast Lunch

Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo ( Western Style )

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Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo

Experience Kyoto at Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo Natural Hot Spring. Located in the city's heart, our hotel blends traditional aesthetics with modern comfort. Enjoy Japanese cuisine, relax in our natural hot springs, and explore the city's landmarks from our conveniently located hotel. Immerse in Kyoto's timeless charm at Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo.

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Commence on an enthralling expedition to delve into the captivating marvels of the region, where cultural significance and natural splendor intermingle to offer an unforgettable experience.

Our day begins with a visit to the *Chureito Pagoda, an iconic symbol that stands as a testament to the region's spiritual legacy. Set against the backdrop of cherry blossoms in bloom and the majestic silhouette of Mount Fuji, this exquisite combination creates a visual masterpiece that has earned fame through countless photographs.

Indulge in a culinary delight as we savor the flavors of Hoto, a local specialty dish renowned for its heartwarming taste and historical importance. This traditional dish offers a tantalizing glimpse into the area's rich gastronomic heritage.

We then venture to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba, an idyllic village perched by Lake Saiko. This sanctuary of serenity and tradition offers a vivid tapestry of historical architecture, artisan crafts, and pristine landscapes – a true embodiment of Japan's enduring spirit.

As the day transitions, we find solace in a traditional Japanese inn, where comfort and hospitality await. Sink into a realm of tranquility as you unwind, embracing the essence of Japanese hospitality.

*Note: the journey to the pagoda entails a leisurely stroll of approximately 20-30 minutes, allowing you to fully absorb the tranquil surroundings.


Kyoto & Nara | Meet & Greet the friendly Deer of Nara

04/21/2024 Breakfast Lunch

Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA ( Western Style )

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Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA

Located in Higashikujo Nishisannocho, the Hotel Vischio Kyoto is a comfortable hotel to relax during your Japan tour featuring numerous Kyoto landmarks nearby. Higashi Honganji Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple are within walking distance, as is the convenient Kujo Station.

Near by.......
-Kyoto Tower
-Toji Temple
-Nijō Castle

View Hotel Detail

Our cherry blossom exploration starts with a visit to Todaiji Temple, a monumental symbol that reverberates with the spiritual legacy of the area. Discover the awe-inspiring presence of the Great Buddha within its sacred walls, a testament to centuries of history and devotion.

Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Nara Park, where gentle deer freely roam, adding a touch of enchantment to the natural landscape. Interact with these graceful creatures as they harmoniously coexist with human visitors.

Embark on a journey through the intricate world of sake at the Sake Museum, delving into the craftsmanship behind Japan's revered drink. Uncover the artistry and dedication that culminate in the creation of this beloved beverage.

Continue your exploration to Fushimi Inari Shrine, known for its mesmerizing path lined with vibrant torii gates. Traverse this enchanting tunnel as you absorb the spiritual energy that envelops you.

Step into history at the Kyoto Samurai and Ninja Museum, a captivating destination where ancient warrior traditions come to life. Gain a deeper understanding of their skills and culture, providing insight into Japan's martial heritage.

As daylight fades, immerse yourself in the captivating display of the Kyoto Station Illumination. Witness the architectural marvel transform into a mesmerizing canvas of light and color, a fitting finale to your day of discovery.


Kyoto | Breathtaking Maiko Show & Bamboo Forest

04/22/2024 Breakfast Dinner

Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA ( Western Style )

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Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA

Located in Higashikujo Nishisannocho, the Hotel Vischio Kyoto is a comfortable hotel to relax during your Japan tour featuring numerous Kyoto landmarks nearby. Higashi Honganji Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple are within walking distance, as is the convenient Kujo Station.

Near by.......
-Kyoto Tower
-Toji Temple
-Nijō Castle

View Hotel Detail

Begin an enchanting expedition to delve into the captivating marvels of Arashiyama during the mesmerizing cherry blossom season, where cultural treasures and the beauty of nature converge to offer an unforgettable experience.

Our journey unfolds with a delightful rickshaw ride, escorting you through the charming streets of Arashiyama. As you glide along, the blooming cherry blossoms create a breathtaking canvas of colors, setting the stage for a truly enchanting adventure.

Our path then takes us to the revered Kinkakuji Temple, an embodiment of cultural magnificence set amidst the delicate cherry blossoms. The resplendent temple, enhanced by the surrounding blooms, forms a picturesque tableau that captures the essence of Japan's timeless elegance.

Continuing our exploration, you'll be captivated by an exquisite performance by a maiko, a moment that brings the grace and charm of Kyoto's geisha culture to life.

Meander through the historic lanes of Ninenzaka, where cherry blossoms sway gently overhead, infusing the air with a sense of poetry. Each step along this traditional pathway is a step into history, offering a glimpse into Kyoto's rich heritage.

Culminating our journey is a serene tea ceremony, where you'll be guided through the art of Japanese tea culture. Under the guidance of a skilled tea master, you'll experience a ritual that embodies harmony and tranquility, enriching your adventure.


Osaka | Explore the Mario Nintendo World

04/23/2024 Breakfast

Explore Nintendo World Area at Universal Studio Japan in Osaka on your self-guided day. Get ready to slap on your Mario Kart racing gear and toss some Koopa Shells. Do not forget to purchase Power-up Bands, a wristband that can be linked to a smartphone app or a Nitendo Switch, where they can store these virtual coins and keys. Enjoy other attractions and areas at Universal Studio Japan such as Hollywood Dream Ride and Hello Kitty’s Cupcake Dream. After an exciting day at Universal studio Japan, we will go back to a hotel.
*Entering Mario World requires an additional fee. (Express Pass)

Osaka | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

04/24/2024

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▪
*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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9 DAYS

8 nights accommodation


11 MEALS

7 breakfasts
3 lunches
1 dinners


TRANSPORT

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Tour Includes


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

Daily Breakfast-Buffets, 3 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

Dine with a Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) in Kyoto

Japan Deluxe Tours Handbook and Tour Goods Package

Free Wi-Fi in Bus & Most hotels

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

Travel Highlights


Jump and drive like a Mario at Super Nintendo World

Find a collectable Hello Kitty items at Universal Wonderland

The electronics and anime town of Akihabara

Shopping for exclusive Pikachu goods at Tokyo's Pokemon Center

Sightseeing in the historic-filled streets Kyoto

Tickets to the world famous Ghibli Museum

Souvenir shopping at Harajuku Kiddy Land

A walk through the busy Shibuya Crossing

Tour Tokyo's lively Harajuku and Takeshita Dori

Time admiring the Big Buddha at Todaiji Temple

A scenic Rope-way ride over the volcanic Owakudani Valley

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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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
04/16/2024

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

04/16/2024

Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour app 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
04/17/2024

Tokyo | The Ghibli Museum & Anime Mecca

04/17/2024 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
04/18/2024

Tokyo | Anime Enthusiast's Delight & Adventures

04/18/2024 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
04/19/2024

Tokyo | Trendy Tokyo Spots & Historic Asakusa

04/19/2024 Breakfast Lunch

Commence your immersive expedition along the lively streets of Tokyo during the captivating cherry blossom season, where the fusion of urban charm and cultural treasures ensures an indelible experience.

Our day initiates with an exploration of the Fukagawa Edo Museum, providing a window into the intricate historical tapestry of Tokyo. As you step into its faithfully recreated streets from the Edo era, you'll find yourself transported to a bygone time.

Subsequently, we venture to the Tsukiji Outer Market, a bustling hub of gastronomic delights. Amidst the vibrant energy of the market, please enjoy a special lunch surrounded by the lively atmosphere of the market and the four seasons of Japan.

Our odyssey continues to Asakusa, where the iconic Senso-ji Temple stands as a testament to Tokyo's cultural legacy. Meander through Nakamise Street, a lively thoroughfare lined with traditional shops and lively stalls offering an array of treasures. The gentle presence of cherry blossoms adds an additional layer of allure to this cherished destination.

Progressing, we arrive at Harajuku, a district where contemporary trends and traditional elements seamlessly coexist. Traverse Takeshita Street, where the intersection of modern fashion and youthful exuberance creates a captivating ambiance.

Our expedition culminates amidst the bustling vigor of Shibuya Crossing, an iconic representation of Tokyo's dynamic spirit. Amidst the throngs, take a moment to visit the steadfast Hachiko statue, a touching story of companionship that resonates with the essence of the season.


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 5
04/20/2024

Mt. Fuji | Captivating Cherry Blossoms and Mount Fuji Views

04/20/2024 Breakfast Lunch

Commence on an enthralling expedition to delve into the captivating marvels of the region, where cultural significance and natural splendor intermingle to offer an unforgettable experience.

Our day begins with a visit to the *Chureito Pagoda, an iconic symbol that stands as a testament to the region's spiritual legacy. Set against the backdrop of cherry blossoms in bloom and the majestic silhouette of Mount Fuji, this exquisite combination creates a visual masterpiece that has earned fame through countless photographs.

Indulge in a culinary delight as we savor the flavors of Hoto, a local specialty dish renowned for its heartwarming taste and historical importance. This traditional dish offers a tantalizing glimpse into the area's rich gastronomic heritage.

We then venture to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba, an idyllic village perched by Lake Saiko. This sanctuary of serenity and tradition offers a vivid tapestry of historical architecture, artisan crafts, and pristine landscapes – a true embodiment of Japan's enduring spirit.

As the day transitions, we find solace in a traditional Japanese inn, where comfort and hospitality await. Sink into a realm of tranquility as you unwind, embracing the essence of Japanese hospitality.

*Note: the journey to the pagoda entails a leisurely stroll of approximately 20-30 minutes, allowing you to fully absorb the tranquil surroundings.


Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo or similar

Day 6
04/21/2024

Kyoto & Nara | Meet & Greet the friendly Deer of Nara

04/21/2024 Breakfast Lunch

Our cherry blossom exploration starts with a visit to Todaiji Temple, a monumental symbol that reverberates with the spiritual legacy of the area. Discover the awe-inspiring presence of the Great Buddha within its sacred walls, a testament to centuries of history and devotion.

Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Nara Park, where gentle deer freely roam, adding a touch of enchantment to the natural landscape. Interact with these graceful creatures as they harmoniously coexist with human visitors.

Embark on a journey through the intricate world of sake at the Sake Museum, delving into the craftsmanship behind Japan's revered drink. Uncover the artistry and dedication that culminate in the creation of this beloved beverage.

Continue your exploration to Fushimi Inari Shrine, known for its mesmerizing path lined with vibrant torii gates. Traverse this enchanting tunnel as you absorb the spiritual energy that envelops you.

Step into history at the Kyoto Samurai and Ninja Museum, a captivating destination where ancient warrior traditions come to life. Gain a deeper understanding of their skills and culture, providing insight into Japan's martial heritage.

As daylight fades, immerse yourself in the captivating display of the Kyoto Station Illumination. Witness the architectural marvel transform into a mesmerizing canvas of light and color, a fitting finale to your day of discovery.


Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA or similar

Day 7
04/22/2024

Kyoto | Breathtaking Maiko Show & Bamboo Forest

04/22/2024 Breakfast Dinner

Begin an enchanting expedition to delve into the captivating marvels of Arashiyama during the mesmerizing cherry blossom season, where cultural treasures and the beauty of nature converge to offer an unforgettable experience.

Our journey unfolds with a delightful rickshaw ride, escorting you through the charming streets of Arashiyama. As you glide along, the blooming cherry blossoms create a breathtaking canvas of colors, setting the stage for a truly enchanting adventure.

Our path then takes us to the revered Kinkakuji Temple, an embodiment of cultural magnificence set amidst the delicate cherry blossoms. The resplendent temple, enhanced by the surrounding blooms, forms a picturesque tableau that captures the essence of Japan's timeless elegance.

Continuing our exploration, you'll be captivated by an exquisite performance by a maiko, a moment that brings the grace and charm of Kyoto's geisha culture to life.

Meander through the historic lanes of Ninenzaka, where cherry blossoms sway gently overhead, infusing the air with a sense of poetry. Each step along this traditional pathway is a step into history, offering a glimpse into Kyoto's rich heritage.

Culminating our journey is a serene tea ceremony, where you'll be guided through the art of Japanese tea culture. Under the guidance of a skilled tea master, you'll experience a ritual that embodies harmony and tranquility, enriching your adventure.


Vischio Kyoto Hotel By GRANVIA or similar

Day 8
04/23/2024

Osaka | Explore the Mario Nintendo World

04/23/2024 Breakfast

Explore Nintendo World Area at Universal Studio Japan in Osaka on your self-guided day. Get ready to slap on your Mario Kart racing gear and toss some Koopa Shells. Do not forget to purchase Power-up Bands, a wristband that can be linked to a smartphone app or a Nitendo Switch, where they can store these virtual coins and keys. Enjoy other attractions and areas at Universal Studio Japan such as Hollywood Dream Ride and Hello Kitty’s Cupcake Dream. After an exciting day at Universal studio Japan, we will go back to a hotel.
*Entering Mario World requires an additional fee. (Express Pass)

Hotel Keihan Universal Tower or similar

Day 9
04/24/2024

Osaka | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

04/24/2024

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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Hoto Udon

Hoto

Hōtō is a popular dish in Yamanashi made using miso soup and flat udon noodles. While some may consider Hōtō a variant of udon, locals consider this a unique dish separate to the popular thick noodles.

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Teppan-Yaki Display

Seasonal Japanese Dining

From world-renowned dishes to local specialties, our tour provides an opportunity to savor the best of Japanese cuisine, perfectly aligned with each season. Please look forward to discovering what will be offered.

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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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Anime Girl holding Japanese Sword

Anime & J-Pop

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

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Image of a Maiko

Maiko Dining Experience

Learn about Japanese culture and traditional history during an unforgettable meal with a Maiko apprentice Geisha while in Kyoto. Enjoy the top local cuisine of Kyoto while a beautiful Maiko entertains you with games, dancing, and performances.

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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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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 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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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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