11 Days Grand Tour of Japan 11 Days From Osaka To Tokyo

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Grand Tour of Japan 11 Days
Asakusa-Sensoji Temple
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Bullet Train Ride
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Green Tea Ceremony
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Todaiji Temple-Great Buddha
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Gion Geisha District
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Hakone
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Golden Pavilion
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Takachiho Gorge
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Edo-Tokyo Museum
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Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
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Miyajima-Itsukushima Shrine
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Ritsurin Garden
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Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome
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Dogo Onsen
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Nagasaki Peace Park
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Fushimi Inari Shrine
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Osaka-Dotonbori
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Beppu-Umi Jigoku
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Himeji Castle
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Imperial Palace Plaza

Tour Descriptions

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Grand Tour of Japan 11 Days
Itinerary

Arrival - Osaka

Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel ( Western Style )

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Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel

Nearby......
(Department stores and Kabuki theater)
Kami-honmachi YUFURA Next to the Hotel
kintetsu department store Next to the Hotel
Shinkabukiza (Kami-honmachi YUFURA at 6~8F)

Airport Limousine Bus (to and from between the Hotel and Kansai International / Itami Airport )

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Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel ( Western Style )

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Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel

Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel is located in next to JR Hiroshima Station, with direct access to the bullet train and bus terminals. All the rooms are remodeled with modern furnishings and feature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Bed. The facility contains a indoor pool, business service, internet lounge, fitness center, and a spa. The hotel's location gives you easy access to the city's trolley system to Hiroshima Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Dome.

Nearby.........
-Department store and Station building
Yaleyale in 5 mins by walk.
ASSE (Station building) Next to the Hotel
Hiroshima Peace Park in 15 mins by trolley
Hiroshima Castle in 17 mins by trolley

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Hotel New Nagasaki ( Western Style )

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Hotel New Nagasaki

Hotel New Nagasaki is next to Nagasaki Station, very convenient for traveling around Kyushu. The hotel specialty is hosting weddings so there are many shops around the hotel like a bakery, restaurant, flower shop, photo studio, and spa. All guest rooms offer complimentary LAN internet access. There are barrier free rooms that are wheelchair friendly.

Near by..........
-Famous spot
Dutch Slope in 5 mins by car

-Mountain
Mt. Inasa in 15 mins by car

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Hotel Takachiho ( Japanese Style )

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Hotel Takachiho

One of the most popular places to stay in Takachiho. As a Kokuminshukuha ("Peoples Lodging") they offer outstanding service and comfortable stay. There is a indoor hot spring in ground level. The hotel has great access down to Takachiho Gorge. Enjoy watching a traditional kagura performance close by at Takachiho Shrine.

Near by.......
-Gorge and Shrine
Takachiho Gorge in 15 mins by walk
Takachiho Shrine in 5 mins by walk

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Tsubaki-kan ( Japanese Style )

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Tsubaki-kan

Tsubaki-kan is located in the Dogo Onsen district, its a great location for shopping and taking the trolley to visit downtown and Matsuyama Castle. The hotel in conveniently located 5 minute walk from the famous Dogo Onsen. Dogo Onsen is the oldest hot spring in Japan and is rumored to have healing qualities. The hotel provides both western and Japanese-style rooms. Everyday there is a taiko show at 9 pm in the ground floor. There is also free Wi-Fi at the lobby area.

Near by.......
-Castle & Park
Matsuyama castle 10 mins by car
The Dogo Park 12 mins by walk

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Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel ( Western Style )

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Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel

Nearby......
(Department stores and Kabuki theater)
Kami-honmachi YUFURA Next to the Hotel
kintetsu department store Next to the Hotel
Shinkabukiza (Kami-honmachi YUFURA at 6~8F)

Airport Limousine Bus (to and from between the Hotel and Kansai International / Itami Airport )

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Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto ( Western Style )

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Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto

Nestle in the outskirts of Kyoto City lies the Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto near the forest and parks. The hotel's architecture is unique with circular body and beautiful Japanese Gardens that one can describe it as art. This four star hotel offers a spa, restaurants, banquet halls, and great access to beautiful parks for every season.

Nearby.....
-Temple and Park
・Takaraga-ike in 5 mins by walk
・Sanzen-in in 20 mins by taxi
・Daikaku-ji in 20 mins by taxi
・Golden Pavilion in 20 mins by taxi

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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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Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba ( Western Style )

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Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Grand Pacific Le 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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Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba ( Western Style )

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Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Grand Pacific Le 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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Breakfast
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*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

Arrival - Osaka

Welcome to Osaka! Rest at the hotel and be ready to start your exciting tour tomorrow. Private tours include transportation from the airport to your hotel.

**INFORMATION** From KIX Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 70 mins (Bus) From ITM Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 30 mins (Bus)

Breakfast Lunch

We will begin our day with a stop at Himeji-jo, or Himeji Castle. Himeji-jo is a UNESCO distinguished site, having survived all wars, earthquakes and natural disasters. After our castle visit, we will take a small boat to Itsukushima, a small island off the main shore famously known as Miyajima. It is the home of the floating torii, which at high tide seems to float on water. Along the torii, the Itsukushima Shrine complex is also built over water and is ranked one of Japan's three best sceneries. After a quick picture stop at one of the main highlights here in Hiroshima, the A-Bomb Dome, the only surviving building from the aftermath, we will head back to a hotel.

Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel or similar

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We will spend part of this morning at the Peace Park Memorial. Stroll along the park to see famous attractions like that of Sadako's statue and the freedom bell. Here you can see and read about the relic of the war. We will then take a bullet train to Nagasaki, during which you can enjoy a train bento box, or eki-ben. Our first stop is Gen-en mon We will then head to Glover Garden which exhibits Western style mansions. After viewing these gorgeous mansions, we will continue with our foreign influences to the Oura Catholic Church. The Oura Catholic Church is Japan's oldest standing Catholic church. Our last stop of the day is the Nagasaki Peace Park which was built to commemorate the Nagasaki atomic bomb. In the park is a large pillar engraved with the names of the victims.

Hotel New Nagasaki or similar

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Early morning we will head to Kumamoto, an old city centering on its castle. Kumamoto Castle is considered the most impregnable fortress in Japan up to this day. The founder, Kato Kiyomasa, was renowned castle architect in the 17th century who constructed castles in Japan and Korea. We will be passing by Mt. Aso, so make sure you have your camera ready. Reaching the opposite shore of Kyushu, we will reach Takachiho. This magical town holds a legend about Amatarasu and her cave. In the evening, we will go to Takachiho Shrine to see a traditional kagura dance base on the local legend.

Hotel Takachiho or similar

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Morning
Afternoon

Today we will head North to Beppu. There we will take the pleasure in joining The Tour of Hell. This interesting little town is ranked second in the world to discharge water creating thousands of mineral springs. The Tour of Hell will focus on the eight most popular hot springs in town. You can purchase pudding from local markets that were cooked using the steam from the geysers. After lunch, we will hitch a ride in a boat to Matsuyama, a castle city. Following the pattern of hot springs, we will soak in one of the oldest in the world, Dogo Onsen. It is said that its 3,000 years old with healing qualities. We can see the Imperial family own rooms and onsens that are reserved for them called Yushinden. We will return to our hotel for a traditional style dinner, a luxurious multi-course Japanese meal. Afterwards, you have time to roam the old streets of Matsuyama or take a soak in the hot springs. There is a Taiko Show you can enjoy at the Tsubakikan Hotel in the main building for free.

Tsubaki-kan or similar

Breakfast Lunch

We will be traveling around Shikoku, the fourth largest island of Japan. After one last look at Dogo Onsen, we will head towards Ishiteji Temple, 51st of the 88 temples along the holy pilgrimage route. This extraordinary temple has an underground labyrinth and caves that can date back to 8th century. There is a legend about Emon Saburo who returned to the temple after he was reincarnated. Traveling East, we will visit one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan that overlooks Mt. Shiun, Ritsurin Garden. Michelin Green Guide graded the garden three stars. Our last stop before hitting Osaka is Naruto, a small town off the coast. Here in Naruto, many hope to observe the large Naruto whirlpools that can be seen under very ideal conditions. Before ending our day, we will spend some time at 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.

Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel or similar

Breakfast Lunch

We will begin our morning by heading 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 of 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 experience traditional green tea ceremony. The tea ceremony (sado: “the way of the tea”) is a ceremonial way of preparing and drinking tea. The entire process of creating and serving green tea is a form of art in Japan appreciated since the 9th century. We will all have the chance to taste a cup of authentic green tea prepared by the host. Then why not try a little sake tasting? We will be heading to a sake brewery to learn how sake is made and try different types of sake. Our next stop is the Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of red torii gates that lead to the sacred Mt. Inari. We will then head to Sanjusangen-do, a temple in eastern Kyoto famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Our final stop of the day is the Gion Geisha District.

Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto or similar

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Our first stop of the day will be a trip to the Kiyomizu Temple. The most iconic temple of Japan, Kiyomizu Temple is a wooden structure that overlooks the city of Kyoto. On the base, three canals sprout water representing love, wisdom, and longevity. We will then walk to Ninenzaka, an area of town with streets filled with Kyotoesque shops, perhaps an ideal place for souvenir shopping. Our next stop is a visit to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji, a must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. Upon leaving the gorgeous Golden Pavilion, 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. Our last stop is Nijo Castle, where the first shogun of the Edo Period, Tokugawa Ieyasu, resided. Its walls and door panels are heavily decorated with gold and beautiful pictures of nature. The castle was designated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1994 as one of the best examples of castle palace architecture of Japan's feudal era.

Atami Hotel New Akao Resort or similar

Breakfast Lunch

We will start our day heading to owakudani, an active volcanic crater still steaming from its last eruption some 3,000 years ago. There you will get a taste of the local cuisine, the black egg, cooked in one of the craters. We will then take a cruise in Lake Ashi where on a clear day you can get a clear view of Mt. Fuji. Then why not continue our adventure with a rope-way ride and then head to Lake Kawaguchi. We will visit the Kubota Itchiku Art Museum. Here we will witness beautiful works of Itchiku Kubota, a Japanese textile artist who devoted his life in recreating Tsujigahana, a fabric dyeing technique from 15th century.

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar

Breakfast Lunch

We will first stop by the Imperial Palace Plaza to get a glimpse of the current Emperor's home. Next the tour will head out to Edo Tokyo 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. We will also stop by the famous Meiji Shrine located in Shibuya. In the evening, we will probe the stores at Harajuku, the unofficial fashion capital of Japan that offers the latest pop culture and fashion. Returning to our hotel, we will be passing by the famous Shibuya Crosswalk.

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar

Breakfast

Sadly your enjoyable Japan tour ends today, you will return home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan.

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