JapanDeluxeTours

Japan Deluxe Tours, Inc.
1820 W. Carson St. Suite 224 Torrance California 90501 USA
Phone: 310-327-1111 FAX: 310-329-7609
16 Nights 17 days AnimeJapan | Grand
Day 1
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

Embark on an adventure at Anime Japan, the world's largest anime festival, where enthusiasts from around the globe gather to celebrate their passion for animation. Explore a vibrant world of creativity and imagination, with showcases of the latest anime series, exclusive merchandise, and exciting stage events featuring industry insiders and beloved voice actors.



Continue our journey to Odaiba and behold the majestic Gundam Statue, an iconic symbol of Japan's rich anime culture. Towering over the landscape, this awe-inspiring monument pays homage to the legendary Gundam series, captivating fans with its impressive scale and intricate design.



For those seeking further immersion, venture to Small Worlds, a nearby attraction offering immersive exhibits dedicated to beloved anime franchises like Sailor Moon and Evangelion. Step into meticulously crafted miniature worlds, where iconic scenes come to life in stunning detail, creating unforgettable experiences for fans of all ages.




Breakfast
Day 3

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



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



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



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



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




Breakfast
Day 4

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



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



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



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



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



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




Breakfast
Day 5

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



During this time, you can also:



  • Spend the day at Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea

  • Visit the Ramen Museum

  • Explore Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo - THE MAKING OF Harry Potter

  • Shop at the Sailor Moon Store




Breakfast
Day 6

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.




Breakfast Lunch
Day 7

Today, we'll embark on a thrilling journey beginning with a ride on the Shinkansen, Japan's iconic bullet train. As we travel at high speeds, we'll enjoy the seamless blend of cutting-edge technology and impeccable service that make this mode of transportation a marvel of modern engineering.



Next, we'll dive into the vivid, colorful world of Ghibli Park in Nagoya. This magical destination brings the whimsical settings of Studio Ghibli's films to life with stunning authenticity. Wander through brilliantly recreated landscapes and interact with enchanting scenes that pop with vibrant hues and imaginative details, all created under the guidance of Miyazaki himself.





Breakfast
Day 8

Our journey begins with a delightful rickshaw ride through Arashiyama, where we'll be captivated by the bamboo groves and the serene ambiance of this historic district.



Next, we visit the Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-ji, a Zen temple covered in gold leaf, set amidst beautiful gardens and ponds. This iconic site is featured in anime like K-ON! and Seitokai Yakuindomo.



We'll then wander through Ninenzaka's picturesque streets, lined with traditional machiya townhouses, soaking in the timeless atmosphere of old Kyoto.



Our cultural journey continues with a traditional tea ceremony, learning the art of matcha preparation from a tea master, experiencing the serenity of this ancient ritual.



To conclude our day, we'll enjoy a memorable dining experience with Kyoto cuisine, meeting Maiko, apprentice geisha, for an immersive taste of traditional entertainment and hospitality.





Breakfast Dinner
Day 9

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. Fans of Inari Kon Kon, Koi Iroha will recognize this scenery, and fox masks reminiscent of those in Demon Slayer can also be found here!



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.



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.



We'll explore Naramachi, Nara's old merchant district, where traditional machiya townhouses line the narrow streets, providing a glimpse into Edo period life.



Finally, we head to Osaka to enjoy the vibrant street food scene in Dotonbori, where we'll savor delicious local delicacies amidst the bustling atmosphere.




Breakfast Lunch
Day 10

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 learn about its history and even get a chance to try some dance steps ourselves.



Next, we head to Kochi to explore the beautiful Ritsurin Garden. Awarded three stars by the Michelin Green Guide, this garden is perfect for taking stunning photos, especially from the highest point that offers a panoramic view. Fans of the anime Poco’s Udon World will recognize this serene location from the series.





Breakfast Lunch
Day 11

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.





Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 12

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.





Breakfast
Day 13

We begin our exploration with a leisurely stroll through the picturesque streets of Yufuin. This charming town is nestled in a valley and is known for its stunning views of Mount Yufu, traditional ryokan inns, and hot springs. Yufuin's main street, Yunotsubo Kaido, is lined with unique shops, art galleries, and delightful cafes. The town also boasts beautiful natural scenery, including rice paddies and small rivers, creating a tranquil and idyllic atmosphere.



Next, we'll visit Kinrin Lake, a serene spot surrounded by lush greenery. The mist that rises from the lake in the early morning adds a mystical touch, making it perfect for peaceful walks and moments of reflection.



Our journey continues with an adventure to Beppu's famous hot springs: Sea Hell and Blood Hell. Sea Hell, with its striking blue waters, and Blood Hell, known for its vibrant red hue, offer unique geothermal experiences. These hot springs showcase the fascinating natural volcanic activity of the region, providing an unforgettable and thrilling experience.





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Breakfast Dinner
Day 14

We begin our adventure with a visit to Amano Iwato Shrine, a sacred Shinto site nestled in the mountains. The shrine is dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu and steeped in mythology. We'll explore the grounds and learn about the legend of Amaterasu hiding in the cave, causing the world to fall into darkness.



Continuing our journey, we'll walk to Amano Yasugawara, a mystical cave along the Iwato River. This significant Shinto site is where the gods gathered to discuss coaxing Amaterasu out of her cave. The cave, adorned with countless visitor-stacked stones, creates a serene and spiritual atmosphere.



Our exploration culminates with a visit to Takachiho Gorge, a breathtaking natural wonder. The gorge is famous for its sheer cliffs, lush greenery, and the emerald waters of the Gokase River. For those interested, boat rentals are available to explore the gorge and view the stunning Manai Falls up close, enhancing the tranquil beauty of this remarkable landscape.




Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 15

We start our day at Sakura-no-baba Josaien, a cultural complex at the foot of Kumamoto Castle. Here, we immerse ourselves in the history and culture of the area, with traditional shops, restaurants, and historical exhibits offering a glimpse into the past.



Next, we visit the magnificent Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan's most impressive and well-preserved castles. We'll explore its grand architecture, learn about its rich history, and enjoy the beautiful views from the castle grounds.



Our journey then takes us to Yanagawa, known for its picturesque canals. We'll enjoy a relaxing boat ride along the waterways, surrounded by charming scenery and traditional buildings, making for a serene and memorable experience.



As night falls, we head to Mount Inasa for a breathtaking view of Nagasaki's nightscape. The observation deck offers panoramic views of the city illuminated below, providing a stunning and unforgettable end to our day.




Breakfast Lunch
Day 16

Our day begins in Nagasaki where we will be visiting several historically significant locations. The first stop will be the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park, a symbol of peace and a testament to the horrors of war. The Peace Statue sits at the epicenter of the blast from the atomic bomb dropped on the city. The right hand points up to symbolize the atomic bomb while the left hand points towards future peace. The statue's bent right leg symbolizes meditation, while the bent left leg represents the need to stand up against war. The closed eyes are to offer prayers and respect for the victims' souls lost in the devastation blast.



We will serve a local favorite champon and sara udon for today's lunch. Both champon and sara udon are noodle dishes that originated in Nagasaki.



From there, our vacation will head to Glover Garden which exhibits Western style mansions. Glover Garden has also been accurately depicted in several anime series such as Iroduku: The World in Color and Wind -a breath of heart-. 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. This was added to UNESCO World Herrtage Site as Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region in 2018. The popular Fate/stay night has featured Oura Church in its series as well.




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Breakfast Lunch
Day 17
Your pleasant and memorable Japan tour ends today. The tour will disband after breakfast. Fly home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan.



**INFORMATION**

From downtown hotel in Osaka to KIX Airport - about 70 mins (Bus)

From downtown hotel in Osaka to ITM Airport - about 30 mins (Bus)
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