9 Days World Cosplay Summit Japan Tour

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World Cosplay Summit Japan Tour
World Cosplay Summit Japan Tour
World Cosplay Summit Japan Tour
World Cosplay Summit Japan Tour
World Cosplay Summit Japan Tour
World Cosplay Summit Japan Tour
World Cosplay Summit Japan Tour

Tour Descriptions

  • Created for fans of Cosplay and anime alike, our World Cosplay Summit Tour package has all the hottest anime and manga spots in an action packed tour.
  • Explore the best Anime and Manga spots in Tokyo while enjoying the traditional and modern culture of Japan in Hakone, Kyoto, and Osaka.
  • We've included the best shopping spots for Anime, Manga, and Cosplay fans in Akihabara like Animate and Nakano Broadway
  • Our Cosplay tour includes a day spent watching the finals at the World Cosplay Summit, an event that pits the top Cosplayers from 30 countries, competing for international recognition and to share their love of the art.
  • If you an Anime or Manga fan or just want to explore Japan's unique culture, this Japan tour is perfect for you. You can also extend your vacation before / after this tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

Photos Courtesy of World Cosplay Summit and Steven Woo

Itinerary

Arrival

Akihabara Washington Hotel ( Western Style )

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Akihabara Washington Hotel

Akihabara Washington Hotel is the ideal choice for those who want to spend more time in Akihabara while in Japan. Conveniently located and with many great amenities, this hotel has everything you need to get you from outgoing and exploring to unwinding and relaxed. There's a restaurant on site, breakfast buffets, and all rooms are soundproofed and feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and hair dryers. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include washers/dryers and TVs.

Nearby.......
-Akihabara
・Tokyo Anime Center
・Tokyo Imperial Palace
・Ueno Park

View Hotel Detail

Rest at Hotel and be ready for Tomorrow
*
*Designated 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 Sightseeing - Ghibli, Nakano, Shinjuku, Harajuku

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Akihabara Washington Hotel ( Western Style )

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Akihabara Washington Hotel

Akihabara Washington Hotel is the ideal choice for those who want to spend more time in Akihabara while in Japan. Conveniently located and with many great amenities, this hotel has everything you need to get you from outgoing and exploring to unwinding and relaxed. There's a restaurant on site, breakfast buffets, and all rooms are soundproofed and feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and hair dryers. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include washers/dryers and TVs.

Nearby.......
-Akihabara
・Tokyo Anime Center
・Tokyo Imperial Palace
・Ueno Park

View Hotel Detail

Evening
Tokyo Tower Return to the Hotel

We will start our morning heading to the Ghibli Museum. This animation and art museum exhibits works of Miyazaki Hayao, creator of world famous films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. Ghibli Film fans will definitely enjoy the artistic museum, which not only exhibits the history and techniques of animation but also plays short movies in a theater room, produced exclusively for the museum. Our Anime tour will then head to Nakano Broadway, a large shopping complex specializing in anime goods. With two whole floors dedicated to anime and otaku related goods, you are sure to find what you are looking for. We will then head to Harajuku, the center of youth and teenage pop culture. The town of Harajuku is best known for its main street, Takeshita Street. Takeshita Street is usually crowded with teens making their way to the numerous shops along the street. From clothing and accessories to cosplay goods and candy shops, Takeshita Street has all that young teens need to complete make their fashion statement. We are now headed to Tokyo Tower, Japan’s iconic tower. Tokyo Tower is Japan’s second tallest structure following the recently built Tokyo Sky Tree Tower. The tower stands 333 meters and lights up the city in beautiful shades of orange. Guests can climb up the tower to the observatory decks located at 150 meters and 250 meters for an extraordinary panoramic view of Tokyo. Tokyo Tower also has a great variety of shops for souvenirs and limited goods only sold here. We will meet up again for dinner at the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, a favorite among many visitors. The restaurant has a wild vibe and a unique experience you are sure to find entertaining.

Tokyo Sightseeing - Akihabara, Ikebukuro, Daiba

Breakfast Lunch

Akihabara Washington Hotel ( Western Style )

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Akihabara Washington Hotel

Akihabara Washington Hotel is the ideal choice for those who want to spend more time in Akihabara while in Japan. Conveniently located and with many great amenities, this hotel has everything you need to get you from outgoing and exploring to unwinding and relaxed. There's a restaurant on site, breakfast buffets, and all rooms are soundproofed and feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and hair dryers. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include washers/dryers and TVs.

Nearby.......
-Akihabara
・Tokyo Anime Center
・Tokyo Imperial Palace
・Ueno Park

View Hotel Detail

Our Cosplay tour will spend the majority of our day at Akihabara, the town of anime. Our first stop is Animate, a store which carries all kinds of character goods, electronics, and games. In the afternoon we head to J-World Tokyo, an indoor Jump Anime and Manga inspired theme park with attractions, restaurants and shopping related to several animes, such as One Piece and Naruto. Our next stop is for all our Pokemon Masters, the Pokemon Center. Apart from all the Pokemon goods they sell, they also have a battling and trading room for customers to interact with other Pokemon Trainers. For dinner, we will enjoy a fun meal at One Piece Restaurant. This themed restaurant is especially popular among One Piece fans but is also a fun experience for all. The meals resemble the unique characters and goods of the anime, yet still taste delicious.

Free at Your Leisure

Breakfast

Akihabara Washington Hotel ( Western Style )

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Akihabara Washington Hotel

Akihabara Washington Hotel is the ideal choice for those who want to spend more time in Akihabara while in Japan. Conveniently located and with many great amenities, this hotel has everything you need to get you from outgoing and exploring to unwinding and relaxed. There's a restaurant on site, breakfast buffets, and all rooms are soundproofed and feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and hair dryers. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include washers/dryers and TVs.

Nearby.......
-Akihabara
・Tokyo Anime Center
・Tokyo Imperial Palace
・Ueno Park

View Hotel Detail

Opt 1 Morning
Yoyogi Animation - Voice Acting, Manga Illustrating, Anime Acoustic Trial Half Day
Opt 1 Afternoon
- Harajuku & Akihabara Half Day Walking Tour
OR
Opt 2 Morning
Evening
Return to the Hotel

We have cleared up the day for you to explore and enjoy Japan as you wish. You can either 1) enjoy the entire day as you wish, 2) visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Sanrio Puroland, or 3) join our walking tour with the tour guide in Akihabara, Harajuku, and Shibuya. For those who wish to visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Sanrio Puroland, your tour guide will be happy to explain directions. For those who will join our walking tour, your tour guide will be guiding a two-part tour, the morning in Akihabara and the afternoon in Harajuku and Shibuya. The afternoon portion will take place after lunch so if you wish to participate in just one portion of the tour that is fine as well.

Hakone

Breakfast Dinner

Meitetsu Inn Nagoya ( Western Style )

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Meitetsu Inn Nagoya

The Meitetsu Inn Nagoya is a comfortable stay for anyone spending time in Japan. This business hotel has all that you need for a wonderful stay after a long day touring Japan. All 285 rooms offer free wired Internet, refrigerators, and digital TV. Premium bedding, first-run movies, and in-room massages are among the other amenities available to guests.


Nearby.......
-Lucent Tower
・Noritake Garden
・Tokyo Imperial Palace
・Midland Square

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We will then continue our journey to Hakone to get a good look at Mt. Fuji, Japan's icon. As a bonus, for any fan of Evangelion, we will be taking a stop at EVA-YA, the Evangelion themed store in Hakone where traditional goods get a stylish Evangelion flair. We continue the day with a ropeway ride in Hakone, and a relaxing cruise in Lake Ashi. The view from Lake Ashi of Mt. Fuji in the back is an iconic symbol of Hakone.

World Cosplay Summit

Breakfast

Meitetsu Inn Nagoya ( Western Style )

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Meitetsu Inn Nagoya

The Meitetsu Inn Nagoya is a comfortable stay for anyone spending time in Japan. This business hotel has all that you need for a wonderful stay after a long day touring Japan. All 285 rooms offer free wired Internet, refrigerators, and digital TV. Premium bedding, first-run movies, and in-room massages are among the other amenities available to guests.


Nearby.......
-Lucent Tower
・Noritake Garden
・Tokyo Imperial Palace
・Midland Square

View Hotel Detail

Morning
World Cosplay Summit Red Carpet
Afternoon
World Cosplay Summit Championships
Evening
Return to the Hotel

Today's the day we've all been waiting for, the World Cosplay Summit! Watch as teams from around the world compete for supremacy. We expect fierce competition and costume designs that will leave you in awe at this international event!

Iga - Nara - Kyoto

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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

View Hotel Detail

Evening
Check into Hotel

We will start our exciting day traveling to a ninja village. You will learn tricks on how ninjas infiltrate enemies’ castle and see the many ninja weapons they use. Ninjas appear in many movies and anime / manga, just to name a few Ninja Scrolls, Naruto, Flame of Recca, Karasu Tengu Kabuto, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Nintama Rantaro. We then proceed to Nara to Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guinness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the largest Buddha statue in Japan. Just outside the temple is the Nara Deer Park, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam around freely. The deer here at the park are known to be friendly and may even bow at you for a little treat. In Kyoto we will visit Kyoto Yodobashi Camera, a large chain electronics department store. Here you can find any electronic appliance whether it be TVs, computers, video games, etc. This Kyoto store opened in 2010 and is one of the newest Yodobashi Camera chain stores.

Kyoto - Osaka

Breakfast Lunch

New Oriental Hotel Osaka ( Western Style )

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New Oriental Hotel Osaka

The New Oriental Hotel Osaka is perfect for a stay in Umeda with so much to do nearby. This Hotel is located near many popular attractions and has a lively shopping district. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free wired Internet and free newspapers. In addition to upscale touches like private spa tubs and jetted tubs, guests will find flat-screen TVs with digital channels and premium bedding.

Nearby.......
-Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade
・Osaka Castle
・Samuhara Shrine

View Hotel Detail

Evening
Check into Hotel

We will first head to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a Japan’s must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. The reflection of the golden temple on the lake adds to the stunning sight. Our next stop is the Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of red torii gates that lead to the sacred Mt. Inari. Fushimi Inari Shrine is often rated Japan's No.1 destination by tourists and produces gorgeous pictures. Then why not visit Nipponbashi Osaka, the center of anime in Osaka. Enjoy some shopping and explore the town of anime! Before ending our day, we will spend some time at Osaka Dotonbori, a popular tourist district for dining, shopping, and entertainment. The street is lit by hundreds of neon lights at nighttime, keeping the town lively throughout the night.

Breakfast

Sadly, your pleasant and memorable Japan Tour ends today. Fly home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan or in other Asian Cities.

▪Important Notice▪
*Complimentary transfers are for designated airports/hotel only, on the designated tour arrival/departure date only.
*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
  • Watch as the top countries compete for the Championships at the World Cosplay Summit!
  • Loose yourself in the fun of Japan's best anime and manga spots like J-World, The Pokemon Center, and the Ghibli Museum.
  • Enjoy a ride on a Bullet Train, a must have experience while in Japan.
  • Travel back in time to Kyoto where Kinkakuji and Ninenzaka reveal a glimpse of traditional Japan.
  • Shop your heart out in the Otaku paradise Akihabara.
Tour Includes:
  • 8 night 15 meals accommodation
  • All ground transportation in Japan
  • Admission Fees, Tax & Gratuities
  • Full time service of licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Free Wifi in Bus & Most hotels
Day
Day 1

Arrival

Rest at Hotel and be ready for Tomorrow
*
*Designated 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 Sightseeing - Ghibli, Nakano, Shinjuku, Harajuku

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Evening
Tokyo Tower Return to the Hotel

We will start our morning heading to the Ghibli Museum. This animation and art museum exhibits works of Miyazaki Hayao, creator of world famous films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. Ghibli Film fans will definitely enjoy the artistic museum, which not only exhibits the history and techniques of animation but also plays short movies in a theater room, produced exclusively for the museum. Our Anime tour will then head to Nakano Broadway, a large shopping complex specializing in anime goods. With two whole floors dedicated to anime and otaku related goods, you are sure to find what you are looking for. We will then head to Harajuku, the center of youth and teenage pop culture. The town of Harajuku is best known for its main street, Takeshita Street. Takeshita Street is usually crowded with teens making their way to the numerous shops along the street. From clothing and accessories to cosplay goods and candy shops, Takeshita Street has all that young teens need to complete make their fashion statement. We are now headed to Tokyo Tower, Japan’s iconic tower. Tokyo Tower is Japan’s second tallest structure following the recently built Tokyo Sky Tree Tower. The tower stands 333 meters and lights up the city in beautiful shades of orange. Guests can climb up the tower to the observatory decks located at 150 meters and 250 meters for an extraordinary panoramic view of Tokyo. Tokyo Tower also has a great variety of shops for souvenirs and limited goods only sold here. We will meet up again for dinner at the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, a favorite among many visitors. The restaurant has a wild vibe and a unique experience you are sure to find entertaining.

Akihabara Washington Hotel or similar

Day 3

Tokyo Sightseeing - Akihabara, Ikebukuro, Daiba

Breakfast Lunch

Our Cosplay tour will spend the majority of our day at Akihabara, the town of anime. Our first stop is Animate, a store which carries all kinds of character goods, electronics, and games. In the afternoon we head to J-World Tokyo, an indoor Jump Anime and Manga inspired theme park with attractions, restaurants and shopping related to several animes, such as One Piece and Naruto. Our next stop is for all our Pokemon Masters, the Pokemon Center. Apart from all the Pokemon goods they sell, they also have a battling and trading room for customers to interact with other Pokemon Trainers. For dinner, we will enjoy a fun meal at One Piece Restaurant. This themed restaurant is especially popular among One Piece fans but is also a fun experience for all. The meals resemble the unique characters and goods of the anime, yet still taste delicious.

Akihabara Washington Hotel or similar

Day 4

Free at Your Leisure

Breakfast
Opt 1 Morning
Yoyogi Animation - Voice Acting, Manga Illustrating, Anime Acoustic Trial Half Day
Opt 1 Afternoon
- Harajuku & Akihabara Half Day Walking Tour
OR
Opt 2 Morning
Evening
Return to the Hotel

We have cleared up the day for you to explore and enjoy Japan as you wish. You can either 1) enjoy the entire day as you wish, 2) visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Sanrio Puroland, or 3) join our walking tour with the tour guide in Akihabara, Harajuku, and Shibuya. For those who wish to visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Sanrio Puroland, your tour guide will be happy to explain directions. For those who will join our walking tour, your tour guide will be guiding a two-part tour, the morning in Akihabara and the afternoon in Harajuku and Shibuya. The afternoon portion will take place after lunch so if you wish to participate in just one portion of the tour that is fine as well.

Akihabara Washington Hotel or similar

Day 5

Hakone

Breakfast Dinner

We will then continue our journey to Hakone to get a good look at Mt. Fuji, Japan's icon. As a bonus, for any fan of Evangelion, we will be taking a stop at EVA-YA, the Evangelion themed store in Hakone where traditional goods get a stylish Evangelion flair. We continue the day with a ropeway ride in Hakone, and a relaxing cruise in Lake Ashi. The view from Lake Ashi of Mt. Fuji in the back is an iconic symbol of Hakone.

Meitetsu Inn Nagoya or similar

Day 6

World Cosplay Summit

Breakfast
Morning
World Cosplay Summit Red Carpet
Afternoon
World Cosplay Summit Championships
Evening
Return to the Hotel

Today's the day we've all been waiting for, the World Cosplay Summit! Watch as teams from around the world compete for supremacy. We expect fierce competition and costume designs that will leave you in awe at this international event!

Meitetsu Inn Nagoya or similar

Day 7

Iga - Nara - Kyoto

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Evening
Check into Hotel

We will start our exciting day traveling to a ninja village. You will learn tricks on how ninjas infiltrate enemies’ castle and see the many ninja weapons they use. Ninjas appear in many movies and anime / manga, just to name a few Ninja Scrolls, Naruto, Flame of Recca, Karasu Tengu Kabuto, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Nintama Rantaro. We then proceed to Nara to Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guinness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the largest Buddha statue in Japan. Just outside the temple is the Nara Deer Park, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam around freely. The deer here at the park are known to be friendly and may even bow at you for a little treat. In Kyoto we will visit Kyoto Yodobashi Camera, a large chain electronics department store. Here you can find any electronic appliance whether it be TVs, computers, video games, etc. This Kyoto store opened in 2010 and is one of the newest Yodobashi Camera chain stores.

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Day 8

Kyoto - Osaka

Breakfast Lunch
Evening
Check into Hotel

We will first head to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a Japan’s must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. The reflection of the golden temple on the lake adds to the stunning sight. Our next stop is the Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of red torii gates that lead to the sacred Mt. Inari. Fushimi Inari Shrine is often rated Japan's No.1 destination by tourists and produces gorgeous pictures. Then why not visit Nipponbashi Osaka, the center of anime in Osaka. Enjoy some shopping and explore the town of anime! Before ending our day, we will spend some time at Osaka Dotonbori, a popular tourist district for dining, shopping, and entertainment. The street is lit by hundreds of neon lights at nighttime, keeping the town lively throughout the night.

New Oriental Hotel Osaka or similar

Day 9

Breakfast

Sadly, your pleasant and memorable Japan Tour ends today. Fly home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan or in other Asian Cities.

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