6 Days Highlights of Japan

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Todaiji Temple
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Public Hot Spring
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Tea Ceremony
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Edo Fukagawa Museum

Tour Descriptions

From skyscrapers to temples, Japan's culture is a unique combination of new and old. Experience this enchanting mix on our fully escorted Highlights of Japan Tour. Stop at the best temples and shrines as you explore the major cities of Japan during this fully guided tour. If this is your first trip or your fifth, this is a great way to visit the most exceptional locations of Japan.
Itinerary

Tokyo Arrival

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba ( Western Style )

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Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

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

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

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

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

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*Designated Arrival Airport(s)

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 | Tradition & Pop-Culture

Breakfast Lunch

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba ( Western Style )

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Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

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

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

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

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

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Evening
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 stop by the Tsukiji Fish Market, the famous fish market that provides fresh ingredients for thousands of families and businesses alike. Then we proceed to the Fukagawa Edo Museum where you can get acquainted with the history of Tokyo.

After lunch, we will delve in the old town district of Asakusa – shop around the Nakamise Shopping area and pray at the Sensoji Temple. The tour will also stop by the famous Meiji Shrine located in Shibuya. Then, the tour will probe the stores at Harajuku, the unofficial fashion capital of Japan that offers the latest pop culture and fashion. Returning to our hotel, the tour bus will be passing by the famous Shibuya Crosswalk.

Mt. Fuji & Hakone | Ryokan Stay & Black Steamed Eggs

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Atami Hotel New Akao Resort ( Japanese Style )

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Atami Hotel New Akao Resort

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

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

-Amusement Park
Yuenchi Apio within Walking Distance

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

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Our morning begins with a visit to the Fuji-san World Heritage Center. Learn about the history of Mt. Fuji at this intersting museum, and get some great shots of the iconic mountain from the observation deck!

We will continue our tour to Hakone, where we will take a cruise in Lake Ashi. We will then take a ropeway to Owakudani boiling valley, 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.

Our 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 hot spring is located in our own ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, which includes a traditional Japanese multi-course meal.

Nara & Kyoto | Tea Ceremony & Friendly Deer

Breakfast Lunch

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel ( Western Style )

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Kyoto New Miyako Hotel

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

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

-Museum
Ryozen Museum of History in 10 mins by taxi

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We will begin our morning on the bullet train to Kyoto. Here, we will visit the Golden Pavillion, a stunning structure covered with gold foil, beautifully reflected in the lake. We continue with magnificent sights at Fushimi Inari Shrine, where hundreds of red torii gates are lined up.

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

After our friendly encounter with the deer, we will head to experience some peaceful green tea ceremony at Kodaiji Temple, built in 1606 in memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi by his beloved wife, Nene. This beautifully constructed temple is well balance with nature maintaining a Japanese and Zen Garden with a Bamboo Forest. It is this location overlooking the scenery that you will be taking lessons in Japanese Green Tea Ceremony. Afterwards, why not try a little Japanese sake tasting? The tour will be heading to a sake brewery to learn how sake is made and try different types of sake. Our final stop of the day is the Gion Geisha District.

Kyoto | Endless Gates, Golden Beauties, & Wonderful Kimonos

Breakfast Lunch

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel ( Western Style )

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Kyoto New Miyako Hotel

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

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

-Museum
Ryozen Museum of History in 10 mins by taxi

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Our first stop of the day will be a trip to Nijo Castle. While the main court of the castle was burnt down in 1788, the Second Court maintains its original form from 1603. The castle has many cultural treasures including Chinese Gate and Second Court buildings dating from Momoyama Era (16th Century), and is designated a national treasure for its splendid architecture and interior decoration.

We will then head to Ninenzaka, an area of town with streets filled with Kyotoesque shops, perhaps an ideal place for souvenir shopping. The tour will then head to Sanjusangen-do, a temple in eastern Kyoto famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Our next stop is the Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of red torii gates that lead to the sacred Mt. Inari. After lunch we will head to the Nishijin Textile Center, where you can witness the creation of traditional kimonos. The center offers courses in handweaving, traying on elegant kimonos, and if you’d like you can even purchase it. You will be invited to see dazzling arrays of kimonos in a fashion show.

We will end our day with a visit to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a must see attraction where the two upperfloors are covered in gold leaf.

Osaka Departure

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 Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport to KIX Airport - about 10 mins (Walk)
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▪
*Itinerary and hotels are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refund will be owed for any changes or cancellations if the tour still occurs.
*Complimentary airport/hotel transfers are for designated airports only, on the designated tour arrival/departure date only.
*Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please make a note that your bus and tour guide may be changed once other groups join the tour.
*B : Breakfast   L : Lunch   D : Dinner




6 DAYS

5 nights accommodation


10 MEALS

5 breakfasts
4 lunches
1 dinners


TRANSPORT

All transport shown

Tour Includes


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

Daily Breakfast-Buffets, 4 Lunches, and 1 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


Sushi lunch at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market

Tokyo's popular Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Tickets to the Fukagawa Edo Museum

Time spent in Tokyo's lively Harajuku and Shibuya Crossing

A ride on the Hakone Ropeway ride to Owakudani Valley to see Mt. Fuji

Steamed Eggs from Owakudani Valley, said to add 7 years to your life

World Famous Kyoto destinations including Fushimi Inari Shrine

Admission to the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto perfect for photos year-round

Kyoto' Gion-Geisha District where you might spot a Geisha

Time spent taking pictures with friendly deer at Nara Deer Park

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.

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.

Day
Day 1

Tokyo Arrival

*Designated Arrival Airport(s)

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

Tokyo | Tradition & Pop-Culture

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 stop by the Tsukiji Fish Market, the famous fish market that provides fresh ingredients for thousands of families and businesses alike. Then we proceed to the Fukagawa Edo Museum where you can get acquainted with the history of Tokyo.

After lunch, we will delve in the old town district of Asakusa – shop around the Nakamise Shopping area and pray at the Sensoji Temple. The tour will also stop by the famous Meiji Shrine located in Shibuya. Then, the tour will probe the stores at Harajuku, the unofficial fashion capital of Japan that offers the latest pop culture and fashion. Returning to our hotel, the tour bus will be passing by the famous Shibuya Crosswalk.

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar

Day 3

Mt. Fuji & Hakone | Ryokan Stay & Black Steamed Eggs

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Our morning begins with a visit to the Fuji-san World Heritage Center. Learn about the history of Mt. Fuji at this intersting museum, and get some great shots of the iconic mountain from the observation deck!

We will continue our tour to Hakone, where we will take a cruise in Lake Ashi. We will then take a ropeway to Owakudani boiling valley, 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.

Our 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 hot spring is located in our own ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, which includes a traditional Japanese multi-course meal.

Atami Hotel New Akao Resort or similar

Day 4

Nara & Kyoto | Tea Ceremony & Friendly Deer

Breakfast Lunch

We will begin our morning on the bullet train to Kyoto. Here, we will visit the Golden Pavillion, a stunning structure covered with gold foil, beautifully reflected in the lake. We continue with magnificent sights at Fushimi Inari Shrine, where hundreds of red torii gates are lined up.

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

After our friendly encounter with the deer, we will head to experience some peaceful green tea ceremony at Kodaiji Temple, built in 1606 in memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi by his beloved wife, Nene. This beautifully constructed temple is well balance with nature maintaining a Japanese and Zen Garden with a Bamboo Forest. It is this location overlooking the scenery that you will be taking lessons in Japanese Green Tea Ceremony. Afterwards, why not try a little Japanese sake tasting? The tour will be heading to a sake brewery to learn how sake is made and try different types of sake. Our final stop of the day is the Gion Geisha District.

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Day 5

Kyoto | Endless Gates, Golden Beauties, & Wonderful Kimonos

Breakfast Lunch

Our first stop of the day will be a trip to Nijo Castle. While the main court of the castle was burnt down in 1788, the Second Court maintains its original form from 1603. The castle has many cultural treasures including Chinese Gate and Second Court buildings dating from Momoyama Era (16th Century), and is designated a national treasure for its splendid architecture and interior decoration.

We will then head to Ninenzaka, an area of town with streets filled with Kyotoesque shops, perhaps an ideal place for souvenir shopping. The tour will then head to Sanjusangen-do, a temple in eastern Kyoto famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Our next stop is the Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of red torii gates that lead to the sacred Mt. Inari. After lunch we will head to the Nishijin Textile Center, where you can witness the creation of traditional kimonos. The center offers courses in handweaving, traying on elegant kimonos, and if you’d like you can even purchase it. You will be invited to see dazzling arrays of kimonos in a fashion show.

We will end our day with a visit to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a must see attraction where the two upperfloors are covered in gold leaf.

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Day 6

Osaka Departure

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 Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport to KIX Airport - about 10 mins (Walk)
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

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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Sushi at Tsukiji Fish Market

It traditionally consists of seafood placed on top of a small, bite sized portion of vinegared white. The seafood is usually a sliced piece of raw fish; tuna, salmon, yellow tail, or seafood such as shrimp or uni.

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Cultural Experience

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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Sake Tasting

Kizakura Sake Brewery is a brewery that handles various types of Japanese sake. Kizakura Sake Brewery also makes beer with the same yeast they use for their sake, for a truly unique flavor.

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Kimono Show

Nishijin Textile Center displays several kimonos for viewing and holds demonstrations explaining the techniques involved in creating a beautiful kimono.

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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

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

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

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Customer Reviews

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Very complete Japan Tour filled with many activities

By traveler Mariel F. (Guatemala) on 2015

This was a very complete Japan tour filled with many activities. We had an excellent tour guide Chiko who went the extra mile to make sure everything was going ideally. The hotels and food were both good and the only complaint I had was not getting enough time to shop. Thank you for a good Japan...


Thank you. I would use Japan Deluxe Tours again.

By traveler Kivanc O. (Turkey) on 2015

Overall had great experience touring Japan with your company. Everything you did to prepare us for our trip was great, especially the tour guide you set our group up with. Sachiko was truly the best always making sure we were enjoying ourselves and learning about Japan during the tour. Japan is...


We had a lovely time on our Japan tour. Thanks!

By traveler Kailash P. (Barbados) on 2015

We had a lovely time on our Japan tour and it is no secret your tour guide has a big part to do with it. While the hotels were great, we were vegetarian and unable to eat most of the prepared meals, so our tour guide went out to help us find something for us. Phenomenal and excellent tour guide...


Tour Guide was Amazing. Helped us during our Japan tour

By traveler Carlos N. (United States) on 2015

While we weren't blown away with some of the accommodations during this Japan tour, our tour guide Chiko-san was amazing. She helped us so much during our Japan tour and was very pleasant and knowledgeable of the different subjects and sights we visited. Thanks to her efforts, we had learned so...


This was a great vacation taking a Japan tour

By traveler Faulkner M. (Russia) on 2015

I had a lot of fun while visiting Japan using your tour. There were so many wonderful sites to visit and learn about. Your tour not only provided us with great services and food, but your tour guide worked very hard to make sure we were all happy and enjoying our trip. We all liked the more...


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