11 Days Essence Of Spring | Nikkei Tour - Cherry Blossom Seasonal Tour

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Tokyo | Asakusa Sensoji Temple
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Bullet Train & Mt. Fuji View
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Kyoto | Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
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Tokushima | Awaodori Kaikan
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Hakone | Open Air Museum
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Cherry Bloosom
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Kyoto | Fushimi Inari Shrine
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Hiroshima | Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine
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Hiroshima | Okonomiyaki
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Hakone | Owakudani Boiling Valley
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Kyoto | Golden Pavilion

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Our Essence of Spring | Nikkei Tours uncovers the history of Nikkeis while traveling through all the best cities in Japan. Enjoy visits to the best museums in Japan on Nikkei life, and even uncover your own family's roots in Japan. We can even customize your Japan tour to visit your ancestor’s hometown. Get in touch with your roots during our Nikkei Japan Tour for the Spring.
Itinerary

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

04/20/2025

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.)

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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 | 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

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.)

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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

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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.


Tokushima & Takamatsu | The best of Shikoku with Cherry Blossoms

04/26/2025 Breakfast Lunch

JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu ( Western Style )

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JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu

JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu's guestrooms command a splendid view of Seto Inland Sea and Takamatsu City. Guests can also enjoy the romantic views of Takamatsu city at night. This hotel has easy access to Takamatsu castle and Naoshima, the Art Island.

Near by.....
-Castle
Takamatsu castle 5 mins by walk
Naoshima 50 mins by Ferry

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Our journey begins with a visit to the Awa-odori Museum in Tokushima. This museum is dedicated to the traditional Awa Dance, celebrated during the Obon season. We'll explore the rich history of this vibrant dance and even have the opportunity to participate and try some dance steps ourselves. The interactive exhibits provide a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of Awa-odori.

Next, we head to Takamatsu to explore the stunning Ritsurin Garden. Awarded three stars by the Michelin Green Guide, this garden is an ideal spot for taking breathtaking photos. The meticulously landscaped grounds feature beautiful ponds, bridges, and teahouses. Climbing to the highest point of the garden offers a panoramic view, allowing visitors to fully appreciate the serene beauty and design of this historical garden.


Takamatsu & Hiroshima | Hands-On Japanese Noodle Experience & UNESCO World Heritage Sites

04/27/2025 Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima ( Western Style )

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Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima is located in the heart of Hiroshima's Downtown. The Hotel offers beautiful view of Hiroshima City. Hotel offers many modern facilities and services like the gym, hot springs, and spa (these are extra charges). Many famous sight see spots are within walking distance such as Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Atomic Bomb Dome.

Near by....
-Amusement district
Nagarekawa in 5 mins by car
Hondori Shopping Area in 5 mins by walk

-Museum
Mazda Museum in 10 mins by car
Peace Park Museum in 10 mins by walk

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Our journey begins with an interactive Udon Making experience in Takamatsu, where we'll learn the art of crafting these delicious noodles and enjoy our handmade creations.

Next, we'll head to Hiroshima to visit the iconic Atomic Bomb Dome, a powerful symbol of peace and resilience. We'll then explore the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, dedicated to the memory of the victims and a place for reflection and hope for a peaceful future. Our visit continues at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, where we'll learn more about the city's history and the impact of the atomic bombing through poignant exhibits.

To conclude our day, we'll indulge in a traditional Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki dinner, savoring the unique flavors of this local specialty at a renowned restaurant.


Hiroshima | the Iconic Floating Shrine of Japan

04/28/2025 Breakfast

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima ( Western Style )

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Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima is located in the heart of Hiroshima's Downtown. The Hotel offers beautiful view of Hiroshima City. Hotel offers many modern facilities and services like the gym, hot springs, and spa (these are extra charges). Many famous sight see spots are within walking distance such as Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Atomic Bomb Dome.

Near by....
-Amusement district
Nagarekawa in 5 mins by car
Hondori Shopping Area in 5 mins by walk

-Museum
Mazda Museum in 10 mins by car
Peace Park Museum in 10 mins by walk

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Our journey begins with a scenic ferry ride to Miyajima, offering beautiful views of the Seto Inland Sea. As we glide over the calm waters, take in the fresh sea breeze and the stunning landscape, setting the tone for an unforgettable day of exploration.

Upon arrival, we'll explore the island of Miyajima, renowned for its lush natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Stroll through the charming streets, admire traditional architecture, and experience the serene ambiance that makes Miyajima a beloved destination for both locals and visitors.

Next, we'll visit the iconic Itsukushima Shrine, famous for its "floating" torii gate, which appears to float on the water during high tide. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a unique and picturesque setting, perfect for capturing memorable photographs and appreciating the historical significance of the shrine.

Don't miss the chance to savor local delicacies like momiji manju, maple leaf-shaped cakes filled with sweet bean paste, and fresh oysters, a specialty of the region. Indulge in these treats as you explore the island, adding a culinary delight to your cultural journey.

For the adventurous, take the ropeway up to the higher elevations of Miyajima and enjoy a trek through the island's scenic trails. The ropeway ride offers breathtaking views of the island and the surrounding sea, while the trails provide an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, with stunning vistas and peaceful forests.


Suo Island | Learn about your Nikkei Roots & Japanese Ancestry

04/29/2025 Breakfast

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima ( Western Style )

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Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima is located in the heart of Hiroshima's Downtown. The Hotel offers beautiful view of Hiroshima City. Hotel offers many modern facilities and services like the gym, hot springs, and spa (these are extra charges). Many famous sight see spots are within walking distance such as Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Atomic Bomb Dome.

Near by....
-Amusement district
Nagarekawa in 5 mins by car
Hondori Shopping Area in 5 mins by walk

-Museum
Mazda Museum in 10 mins by car
Peace Park Museum in 10 mins by walk

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The last day of our Nikkei Tour will have your group heading to the Yamaguchi prefecture for a visit to the Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii. The museum is dedicated to enlightening visitors to the hardships and trials of Japanese and Japanese Americans who emigrated to Hawaii. It also covers the history of Japanese migrants in California, the various farming methods used by them as well as unfair practices and legislations they faced. For those who are of Japanese ancestry or just interested, you can also search through the extensive list of Japanese citizens who emigrated from Japan to the US as well.


Hiroshima | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

04/30/2025 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 Hiroshima Station to Hiroshima Airport(HIJ) - about 45 mins (Bus) This tour disbands in Hiroshima.

▪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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10 DAYS

10 nights accommodation


17 MEALS

10 breakfasts
5 lunches
2 dinners


TRANSPORT

Bus
Bullet Train
Ferry
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Tour Includes


9 nights Western and 1 night hotel with hot-springs

Daily Breakfast-Buffets, 5 Lunches, and 2 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 App access and Tour Goods Package

Dine with a Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) in Kyoto

Free Wi-Fi in Bus & Most hotels

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

Travel Highlights


A day of Nikkei history at the Japanese Emigration Museum to Hawaii

Views of Mt. Fuji from the comfort of a rope-way ride

Time spent crossing Japan's masssive Shibuya X-ing

Tour Tokyo's popular Asakusa Sensoji Temple

The famous floating gates of Itsukushima Island

World Famous Kyoto destinations including Golden Pavilion

A stroll through the Bamboo Groves of Kyoto's Arashiyama

Enjoy a hands-on Udon making experience from scratch in Takamatsu

Sightseeing at Todaiji Temple Great Buddha and Deer Park

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Museum, the top-pick museum in Japan

Important Information


The maximum number of participants will not exceed 26 people during your Japan tour. Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please note that your bus and tour guide may be changed if other groups join the tour.

Single travelers are required to pay a single supplement in order to guarantee single room accommodation.

We request one suitcase, one carry-on bag, and an overnight bag per person. The tote bag we provide can be used to hold any small merchandise/souvenirs purchased during your tour. When you check out, bring your luggage to the lobby and the bus driver will assist in loading it onto the bus. When you arrive at the next hotel, the bus driver will unload your luggage for you to bring to your room.

Please note: The maximum weight of a checked in bag is typically 20 Kilograms or 44 Pounds. You will be traveling with your luggage except during the bullet train ride (if applicable).

All hotel rooms come with a full bathroom and room amenities free of charge unless stated otherwise.

All motor coaches come equipped with air-conditioning, plenty of space, comfortable seats, and Wi-Fi.

All of our tours begin in either Tokyo or Osaka/Kyoto. When beginning or ending a tour in Tokyo, please book flights to or from Narita International Airport or Haneda International Airport. For tours beginning or ending in Osaka/Kyoto, please book flights to or from Kansai International Airport or Itami Airport.

We recommend you do not book your flights until the tour status changes from Book Now to Guaranteed Departure. You can also contact us if you would like for Japan Deluxe Tour's to arrange your flights.

Traveling and visiting sights in Japan includes a good amount of walking. To fully enjoy the tour, please be prepared to keep up with the pace of the group, climb stairs with no difficulty, and wear comfortable shoes for all day use.

Guests with tattoos may not be able to use the hot-springs or onsens while in Japan. We apologize if you are unable to enjoy this experience during your stay.

We understand sometimes unanticipated situations may arise before or even during your Japan tour. In order to best assist you when things don't go as planned, Japan Deluxe Tours recommends purchasing travel insurance offered through Travel Guard® Insurance.

Travel Guard® Insurance offers coverage for: Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Baggage Delay, Medical Expense (deductible required), Emergency Medical Transportation, and an Exclusive Family Protection Plan: One child 16 or under will receive coverage at no additional cost for every adult that purchase a protection plan. Every Travel Guard policy includes 24-hour emergency travel assistance services for emergencies or last-minute travel changes, such as re-booking flights, hotel reservations or ground transportation, tracking lost luggage, and more!
For more information about coverage, view our Travel Insurance Page.

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We cannot guarantee cherry blossoms will be in full bloom for viewing during this tour. Please refer to our Cherry Blossom Forecast page for updates and information about Sakura Cherry Blossoms and when they are expected to bloom in select cities.

Please notify us before your tour starts if you have any dietary restrictions or requirements we should be aware about. Japan Deluxe Tours can provide Vegetarian meals for guests, and we will do our best to cater to any serious allergies or dietary restrictions. We will not be able to substitute or change meals after your tour begins.

Day
Day 1
04/20/2025

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

04/20/2025

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
04/21/2025

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

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar

Day 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
04/26/2025

Tokushima & Takamatsu | The best of Shikoku with Cherry Blossoms

04/26/2025 Breakfast Lunch

Our journey begins with a visit to the Awa-odori Museum in Tokushima. This museum is dedicated to the traditional Awa Dance, celebrated during the Obon season. We'll explore the rich history of this vibrant dance and even have the opportunity to participate and try some dance steps ourselves. The interactive exhibits provide a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of Awa-odori.

Next, we head to Takamatsu to explore the stunning Ritsurin Garden. Awarded three stars by the Michelin Green Guide, this garden is an ideal spot for taking breathtaking photos. The meticulously landscaped grounds feature beautiful ponds, bridges, and teahouses. Climbing to the highest point of the garden offers a panoramic view, allowing visitors to fully appreciate the serene beauty and design of this historical garden.


JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu or similar

Day 8
04/27/2025

Takamatsu & Hiroshima | Hands-On Japanese Noodle Experience & UNESCO World Heritage Sites

04/27/2025 Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Our journey begins with an interactive Udon Making experience in Takamatsu, where we'll learn the art of crafting these delicious noodles and enjoy our handmade creations.

Next, we'll head to Hiroshima to visit the iconic Atomic Bomb Dome, a powerful symbol of peace and resilience. We'll then explore the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, dedicated to the memory of the victims and a place for reflection and hope for a peaceful future. Our visit continues at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, where we'll learn more about the city's history and the impact of the atomic bombing through poignant exhibits.

To conclude our day, we'll indulge in a traditional Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki dinner, savoring the unique flavors of this local specialty at a renowned restaurant.


Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima or similar

Day 9
04/28/2025

Hiroshima | the Iconic Floating Shrine of Japan

04/28/2025 Breakfast

Our journey begins with a scenic ferry ride to Miyajima, offering beautiful views of the Seto Inland Sea. As we glide over the calm waters, take in the fresh sea breeze and the stunning landscape, setting the tone for an unforgettable day of exploration.

Upon arrival, we'll explore the island of Miyajima, renowned for its lush natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Stroll through the charming streets, admire traditional architecture, and experience the serene ambiance that makes Miyajima a beloved destination for both locals and visitors.

Next, we'll visit the iconic Itsukushima Shrine, famous for its "floating" torii gate, which appears to float on the water during high tide. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a unique and picturesque setting, perfect for capturing memorable photographs and appreciating the historical significance of the shrine.

Don't miss the chance to savor local delicacies like momiji manju, maple leaf-shaped cakes filled with sweet bean paste, and fresh oysters, a specialty of the region. Indulge in these treats as you explore the island, adding a culinary delight to your cultural journey.

For the adventurous, take the ropeway up to the higher elevations of Miyajima and enjoy a trek through the island's scenic trails. The ropeway ride offers breathtaking views of the island and the surrounding sea, while the trails provide an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, with stunning vistas and peaceful forests.


Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima or similar

Day 10
04/29/2025

Suo Island | Learn about your Nikkei Roots & Japanese Ancestry

04/29/2025 Breakfast

The last day of our Nikkei Tour will have your group heading to the Yamaguchi prefecture for a visit to the Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii. The museum is dedicated to enlightening visitors to the hardships and trials of Japanese and Japanese Americans who emigrated to Hawaii. It also covers the history of Japanese migrants in California, the various farming methods used by them as well as unfair practices and legislations they faced. For those who are of Japanese ancestry or just interested, you can also search through the extensive list of Japanese citizens who emigrated from Japan to the US as well.


Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima or similar

Day 11
04/30/2025

Hiroshima | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

04/30/2025 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 Hiroshima Station to Hiroshima Airport(HIJ) - about 45 mins (Bus) This tour disbands in Hiroshima.

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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Kaiten Sushi

Kaiten Sushi

Sometimes called sushi trains or conveyor belt sushi, pick & choose your favorite sushi dishes off a revolving conveyor belt lined with mouth-watering morsels and your favorite rolls.

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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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Kaiten Sushi

Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

Hiroshima may be famous for many landmarks and attractions, but when it comes to food, Hiroshima Okonimyaki is a must. It is primarily made from flour, eggs, cabbage mixed and is cooked on a hot plate.

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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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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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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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Hot Spring

Hot Spring

Natural hot springs (onsen) are numerous and highly popular across Japan. There are many types of hot springs, distinguished by the minerals dissolved in the water.

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Japanese Style Hotel with Tatami mat

Japanese Style Hotel

Ryokan is Japanese style hotel which has natural onsen (spa) water that have rejuvenated people for hundreds of years. Moreover, it has tatami floors, futon beds and traditional Japanese cuisine.

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Pics of Japanese Museum

Japanese Museum

Japan is filled with numerous museums covering a wide variety of subjects, from the traditional and contemporary Japanese arts to historical museums based on war, samurai, and Japanese history.

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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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Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden represents many aspects of the Japanese culture. Zen and serenity calm your soul as you stroll down the paved paths past the koi pond and bamboo to a place of peace.

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Japanese Castle

Castles emerged in Japan during the 15th century when the country was in the midst of wars and battles. They served as guards and strategic sites where the local feudal lords could come up with strategies and battle tactics.

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Japanese American History Sign

Nikkei Highlights

Explore top museums dedicated to Nikkei Japanese culture in Yokohama & Yamaguchi to learn more about the history of the Japanese Americans migrating to North and South America.

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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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