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

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Nintendo Mario World at Universal Studio Japan
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Nintendo Mario World at Universal Studio Japan
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Hello Kitty at Universal Studio Japan
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Hakone | Open Air Museum
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Kyoto | Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
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Bullet Train & Mt. Fuji View
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Hakone | Owakudani Boiling Valley
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Kyoto | Fushimi Inari Shrine
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Tokyo | Harajuku Takeshita Street
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Tokyo | Asakusa Sensoji Temple
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Kyoto | Golden Pavilion
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Shinjuku | Godzilla Head
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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.
** Entering Mario World requires an additional fee. (Express Pass)
Itinerary

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

04/18/2025

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 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 | Meet Your Favorite Character & Akihabara's Trendy Anime Spots

04/19/2025 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

Our journey kicks off with a thrilling visit to Shinjuku's iconic Godzilla Head, where we'll witness the colossal figure looming over the cityscape, reminiscent of scenes from the classic film.

Next, we'll ascend the towering heights of Kabukicho Tower for an immersive TOKYO MATRIX experience, where cutting-edge technology transports us into a futuristic world.

Afterward, we'll explore the vibrant streets of Harajuku's Takeshita Street, a bustling hub of fashion, culture, and trendy sweets. Here, we'll indulge in delicious and Instagram-worthy treats, sampling the latest and most popular sweets that Harajuku has to offer.

Then, we'll dive into the world of gaming and manga with visits to Tokyo Nintendo Store, Jump Shop, and Capcom Store, where we'll find an array of merchandise and memorabilia from our favorite franchises.

In Akihabara, we'll have the opportunity to freely explore and browse through various shops, including Tamashii Nations, as well as shops selling nostalgic games and gachapon machines. Additionally, we'll discover maid cafes and animal cafes, offering unique experiences.


Tokyo | The Ghibli Museum & Ikebukuro's Anime Culture Hub

04/20/2025 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

Our journey begins with an enchanting visit to the Ghibli Museum, designed by the renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki, where we'll immerse ourselves in the whimsical worlds of his famous films. Here, we'll encounter iconic landmarks like the statue of Laputa and the Catbus from "My Neighbor Totoro," adding to the magical atmosphere.

Next, we'll venture to Nakano Broadway, a treasure trove of nostalgic anime, manga, and figures, where we'll unearth a plethora of goods that evoke fond memories.

Afterward, we'll make our way to Anime Tokyo Station, where we can delve into the rich history of anime and enjoy various screenings and exhibits. Here, we'll also encounter life-sized Naruto characters, adding to the immersive experience.

Then, we'll indulge in Pokémon-themed sweets at the Pokémon Café and browse for exclusive merchandise at the Pokémon Center, where we'll find a variety of delightful treats and souvenirs.

Continuing our adventure, we'll visit Animate, the flagship store in Ikebukuro, where we'll find a vast selection of anime goods, including manga, DVDs, and character goods.

Finally, we'll conclude our day at Mugiwara Store, a paradise for fans of One Piece, where we'll find an array of merchandise featuring the beloved characters from the series.


Tokyo | Enjoy the day free at your Leisure

04/21/2025 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

We have cleared up the day for you to explore and enjoy Japan as you wish.

During this time, you can also:

  • Spend the day at Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea
  • Visit the Ramen Museum
  • Explore Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo - THE MAKING OF Harry Potter
  • Shop at the Sailor Moon Store

Tokyo | Trendy Anime meets Historic Asakusa

04/22/2025 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

Our journey begins with a visit to Tsukiji, where we'll immerse ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Tokyo's renowned fish market. Here, we'll marvel at the array of fresh seafood and culinary delights on offer, experiencing firsthand the hustle and bustle of this iconic destination.

Next, we'll venture to Shibuya Crossing and pay homage to Hachiko, the loyal Akita dog whose statue stands as a symbol of unwavering loyalty. Amidst the sea of pedestrians, we'll soak in the energy of one of the world's busiest intersections, capturing the essence of Tokyo's dynamic urban landscape.

For lunch, we'll indulge in a seasonal dining experience, savoring the flavors of Japan's rich culinary heritage. From delicate sushi to savory tempura, each dish will tantalize our taste buds and showcase the finest ingredients of the season.

Afterward, we'll explore the historic district of Asakusa and wander through Nakamise, a bustling shopping street lined with traditional shops and stalls. Here, we'll sample local snacks and browse for souvenirs, soaking in the timeless charm of old Tokyo.

To conclude our day, we'll venture to TeamLab Borderless, an immersive digital art museum where art, technology, and nature converge to create breathtaking installations. As we wander through this mesmerizing space, we'll be transported to otherworldly realms, experiencing art in a whole new dimension.


Mt. Fuji & Hakone | Scenic Views of Japan's most Famous Mountain

04/23/2025 Breakfast Lunch
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Hotel Emion Kyoto ( Western Style )

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 Hotel Emion Kyoto

Hotel Emion Kyoto is located in Central Kyoto, a neighborhood in Kyoto, and is near a train station. Kyoto Railway Museum and Kyoto National Museum are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Kawaramachi and Kyoto Station Building. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium or Kyoto Racecourse.

Nearby...
-Kyoto Temple
-Toji Temple
-Shijo Street

View Hotel Detail

Today, we'll explore the Hakone Open-Air Museum, home to an impressive collection of sculptures set amidst lush greenery and scenic landscapes. Here, we'll immerse ourselves in the beauty of art and nature, as we wander through the outdoor galleries and admire works by renowned artists from around the world.

After our visit to the museum, we'll venture to Owakudani, a volcanic valley known for its dramatic landscape and natural hot springs. As we ascend by the Owakudani Ropeway, we'll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and volcanic activity below.

Upon reaching Owakudani, we'll have the opportunity to explore the area and experience the unique geothermal phenomena, including steam vents and bubbling pools of hot spring water. It's a remarkable opportunity to witness the power and beauty of nature up close.

Our journey contiues with an exhilarating experience as we board the Shinkansen, Japan's renowned bullet train. As we glide effortlessly across the country at high speed, we'll marvel at the efficiency and comfort of this iconic mode of transportation.

We'll conclude our day at Kyoto Station, where mesmerizing illuminations transform the station building into a dazzling spectacle of light as dusk falls.


Kyoto | Dine with Japan's Next Generation of Geisha Artisans

04/24/2025 Breakfast Dinner
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Hotel Emion Kyoto ( Western Style )

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 Hotel Emion Kyoto

Hotel Emion Kyoto is located in Central Kyoto, a neighborhood in Kyoto, and is near a train station. Kyoto Railway Museum and Kyoto National Museum are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Kawaramachi and Kyoto Station Building. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium or Kyoto Racecourse.

Nearby...
-Kyoto Temple
-Toji Temple
-Shijo Street

View Hotel Detail

Our journey begins with a delightful rickshaw ride through Arashiyama, where we'll be captivated by the towering bamboo groves and the tranquil ambiance of this historic district. This serene setting offers a perfect start to our adventure, providing a glimpse into traditional Japanese beauty.

Next, we visit the Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-ji, a stunning Zen temple covered in gold leaf. Set amidst meticulously maintained gardens and reflective ponds, Kinkaku-ji stands as a testament to Kyoto's rich cultural heritage and architectural splendor.

We'll then wander through Ninenzaka's picturesque streets, lined with traditional machiya townhouses. As we stroll through this charming area, we'll soak in the timeless atmosphere of old Kyoto, admiring the well-preserved wooden buildings and quaint shops that evoke the spirit of Japan's historical past.

Our cultural journey continues with a traditional tea ceremony, where we'll learn the art of matcha preparation from a skilled tea master. This experience offers a serene and meditative insight into the ancient ritual, allowing us to appreciate the intricate beauty of Japanese tea culture.

To conclude our day, we'll enjoy a memorable dining experience featuring Kyoto cuisine. During dinner, we'll have the opportunity to meet Maiko, apprentice geisha, who will offer us a unique taste of traditional entertainment and hospitality. This immersive experience provides a captivating end to our day, blending exquisite food with cultural enrichment.


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

04/25/2025 Breakfast Lunch

Onyado Nono Namba Natural Hot Spring ( Japanese Style )

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Onyado Nono Namba Natural Hot Spring

Located near a boardwalk/promenade, Onyado Nono Namba Natural Hot Spring is in Minami, a walkable area in Osaka with great shopping. Dotonbori is worth checking out if trying local street food is on the agenda. Guests love the hotel's convenience to public transportation: Nippombashi Station is just steps away and Nagahoribashi Station is 9 minutes by foot.

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Our journey begins in Kyoto with a visit to Fushimi Inari Taisha, one of Kyoto's most iconic landmarks. Renowned for its thousands of vibrant torii gates leading up Mount Inari, this Shinto shrine offers a magical experience. Walking through the pathways lined with these gates provides an unforgettable and serene experience.

Next, we'll delve into the world of samurai and ninja at the Samurai and Ninja Museum in Kyoto. Interactive exhibits and demonstrations reveal the fascinating history and skills of these legendary warriors, giving us a hands-on understanding of Japan's martial heritage.

Then, we travel to Nara to visit Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site housing the Great Buddha, one of the largest bronze statues globally. Adjacent to the temple, Nara Park offers a chance to interact with friendly deer in a picturesque setting, providing a peaceful and memorable encounter with nature.

We'll explore Naramachi, Nara's old merchant district, where traditional machiya townhouses line the narrow streets. This area provides a glimpse into Edo period life with its well-preserved architecture and charming atmosphere, making it a perfect spot for leisurely exploration.

Finally, we head to Osaka to enjoy the vibrant street food scene in Dotonbori. This bustling district is renowned for its neon lights, energetic atmosphere, and delicious local delicacies, offering a lively and flavorful end to our day.


Osaka | Explore the *Mario Nintendo World

04/26/2025 Breakfast
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LIBER HOTEL OSAKA ( Western Style )

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LIBER HOTEL OSAKA

Stay at Liber Hotel Osaka, just minutes from Universal Studios Japan. Enjoy luxury, modern amenities, and exceptional service, perfect for both business and leisure travelers.

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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

04/27/2025

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.

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10 DAYS

9 nights accommodation


12 MEALS

9 breakfasts
3 lunches
1 dinners


TRANSPORT

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Highlights of Japan | Anime USJ Tour Map

Tour Includes


8 nights Western and 1 night 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 App access 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

Experience Osaka's Dotonbori with its neon lights, bustling streets, and delicious street food stalls

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
04/18/2025

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

04/18/2025

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
04/19/2025

Tokyo | Meet Your Favorite Character & Akihabara's Trendy Anime Spots

04/19/2025 Breakfast

Our journey kicks off with a thrilling visit to Shinjuku's iconic Godzilla Head, where we'll witness the colossal figure looming over the cityscape, reminiscent of scenes from the classic film.

Next, we'll ascend the towering heights of Kabukicho Tower for an immersive TOKYO MATRIX experience, where cutting-edge technology transports us into a futuristic world.

Afterward, we'll explore the vibrant streets of Harajuku's Takeshita Street, a bustling hub of fashion, culture, and trendy sweets. Here, we'll indulge in delicious and Instagram-worthy treats, sampling the latest and most popular sweets that Harajuku has to offer.

Then, we'll dive into the world of gaming and manga with visits to Tokyo Nintendo Store, Jump Shop, and Capcom Store, where we'll find an array of merchandise and memorabilia from our favorite franchises.

In Akihabara, we'll have the opportunity to freely explore and browse through various shops, including Tamashii Nations, as well as shops selling nostalgic games and gachapon machines. Additionally, we'll discover maid cafes and animal cafes, offering unique experiences.


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 3
04/20/2025

Tokyo | The Ghibli Museum & Ikebukuro's Anime Culture Hub

04/20/2025 Breakfast

Our journey begins with an enchanting visit to the Ghibli Museum, designed by the renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki, where we'll immerse ourselves in the whimsical worlds of his famous films. Here, we'll encounter iconic landmarks like the statue of Laputa and the Catbus from "My Neighbor Totoro," adding to the magical atmosphere.

Next, we'll venture to Nakano Broadway, a treasure trove of nostalgic anime, manga, and figures, where we'll unearth a plethora of goods that evoke fond memories.

Afterward, we'll make our way to Anime Tokyo Station, where we can delve into the rich history of anime and enjoy various screenings and exhibits. Here, we'll also encounter life-sized Naruto characters, adding to the immersive experience.

Then, we'll indulge in Pokémon-themed sweets at the Pokémon Café and browse for exclusive merchandise at the Pokémon Center, where we'll find a variety of delightful treats and souvenirs.

Continuing our adventure, we'll visit Animate, the flagship store in Ikebukuro, where we'll find a vast selection of anime goods, including manga, DVDs, and character goods.

Finally, we'll conclude our day at Mugiwara Store, a paradise for fans of One Piece, where we'll find an array of merchandise featuring the beloved characters from the series.


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 4
04/21/2025

Tokyo | Enjoy the day free at your Leisure

04/21/2025 Breakfast

We have cleared up the day for you to explore and enjoy Japan as you wish.

During this time, you can also:

  • Spend the day at Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea
  • Visit the Ramen Museum
  • Explore Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo - THE MAKING OF Harry Potter
  • Shop at the Sailor Moon Store

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 5
04/22/2025

Tokyo | Trendy Anime meets Historic Asakusa

04/22/2025 Breakfast Lunch

Our journey begins with a visit to Tsukiji, where we'll immerse ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Tokyo's renowned fish market. Here, we'll marvel at the array of fresh seafood and culinary delights on offer, experiencing firsthand the hustle and bustle of this iconic destination.

Next, we'll venture to Shibuya Crossing and pay homage to Hachiko, the loyal Akita dog whose statue stands as a symbol of unwavering loyalty. Amidst the sea of pedestrians, we'll soak in the energy of one of the world's busiest intersections, capturing the essence of Tokyo's dynamic urban landscape.

For lunch, we'll indulge in a seasonal dining experience, savoring the flavors of Japan's rich culinary heritage. From delicate sushi to savory tempura, each dish will tantalize our taste buds and showcase the finest ingredients of the season.

Afterward, we'll explore the historic district of Asakusa and wander through Nakamise, a bustling shopping street lined with traditional shops and stalls. Here, we'll sample local snacks and browse for souvenirs, soaking in the timeless charm of old Tokyo.

To conclude our day, we'll venture to TeamLab Borderless, an immersive digital art museum where art, technology, and nature converge to create breathtaking installations. As we wander through this mesmerizing space, we'll be transported to otherworldly realms, experiencing art in a whole new dimension.


Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 6
04/23/2025

Mt. Fuji & Hakone | Scenic Views of Japan's most Famous Mountain

04/23/2025 Breakfast Lunch

Today, we'll explore the Hakone Open-Air Museum, home to an impressive collection of sculptures set amidst lush greenery and scenic landscapes. Here, we'll immerse ourselves in the beauty of art and nature, as we wander through the outdoor galleries and admire works by renowned artists from around the world.

After our visit to the museum, we'll venture to Owakudani, a volcanic valley known for its dramatic landscape and natural hot springs. As we ascend by the Owakudani Ropeway, we'll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and volcanic activity below.

Upon reaching Owakudani, we'll have the opportunity to explore the area and experience the unique geothermal phenomena, including steam vents and bubbling pools of hot spring water. It's a remarkable opportunity to witness the power and beauty of nature up close.

Our journey contiues with an exhilarating experience as we board the Shinkansen, Japan's renowned bullet train. As we glide effortlessly across the country at high speed, we'll marvel at the efficiency and comfort of this iconic mode of transportation.

We'll conclude our day at Kyoto Station, where mesmerizing illuminations transform the station building into a dazzling spectacle of light as dusk falls.


Hotel Emion Kyoto or similar

Day 7
04/24/2025

Kyoto | Dine with Japan's Next Generation of Geisha Artisans

04/24/2025 Breakfast Dinner

Our journey begins with a delightful rickshaw ride through Arashiyama, where we'll be captivated by the towering bamboo groves and the tranquil ambiance of this historic district. This serene setting offers a perfect start to our adventure, providing a glimpse into traditional Japanese beauty.

Next, we visit the Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-ji, a stunning Zen temple covered in gold leaf. Set amidst meticulously maintained gardens and reflective ponds, Kinkaku-ji stands as a testament to Kyoto's rich cultural heritage and architectural splendor.

We'll then wander through Ninenzaka's picturesque streets, lined with traditional machiya townhouses. As we stroll through this charming area, we'll soak in the timeless atmosphere of old Kyoto, admiring the well-preserved wooden buildings and quaint shops that evoke the spirit of Japan's historical past.

Our cultural journey continues with a traditional tea ceremony, where we'll learn the art of matcha preparation from a skilled tea master. This experience offers a serene and meditative insight into the ancient ritual, allowing us to appreciate the intricate beauty of Japanese tea culture.

To conclude our day, we'll enjoy a memorable dining experience featuring Kyoto cuisine. During dinner, we'll have the opportunity to meet Maiko, apprentice geisha, who will offer us a unique taste of traditional entertainment and hospitality. This immersive experience provides a captivating end to our day, blending exquisite food with cultural enrichment.


Hotel Emion Kyoto or similar

Day 8
04/25/2025

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

04/25/2025 Breakfast Lunch

Our journey begins in Kyoto with a visit to Fushimi Inari Taisha, one of Kyoto's most iconic landmarks. Renowned for its thousands of vibrant torii gates leading up Mount Inari, this Shinto shrine offers a magical experience. Walking through the pathways lined with these gates provides an unforgettable and serene experience.

Next, we'll delve into the world of samurai and ninja at the Samurai and Ninja Museum in Kyoto. Interactive exhibits and demonstrations reveal the fascinating history and skills of these legendary warriors, giving us a hands-on understanding of Japan's martial heritage.

Then, we travel to Nara to visit Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site housing the Great Buddha, one of the largest bronze statues globally. Adjacent to the temple, Nara Park offers a chance to interact with friendly deer in a picturesque setting, providing a peaceful and memorable encounter with nature.

We'll explore Naramachi, Nara's old merchant district, where traditional machiya townhouses line the narrow streets. This area provides a glimpse into Edo period life with its well-preserved architecture and charming atmosphere, making it a perfect spot for leisurely exploration.

Finally, we head to Osaka to enjoy the vibrant street food scene in Dotonbori. This bustling district is renowned for its neon lights, energetic atmosphere, and delicious local delicacies, offering a lively and flavorful end to our day.


Onyado Nono Namba Natural Hot Spring or similar

Day 9
04/26/2025

Osaka | Explore the *Mario Nintendo World

04/26/2025 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)

LIBER HOTEL OSAKA or similar

Day 10
04/27/2025

Osaka | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

04/27/2025

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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