Japan Deluxe Tours, Inc.
1820 W. Carson St. Suite 224 Torrance California 90501 USA
Phone: 310-327-1111 FAX: 310-329-7609
7 Nights 8 days Private Japan 8 Days Tour
Day 1
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.


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

From ITM Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 30 mins (Bus)
Day 2

Start your day with a visit to the iconic Kinkaku-ji, or the Golden Pavilion, a Zen temple that is truly a sight to behold. Covered in gold leaf and surrounded by beautiful gardens, this structure offers stunning photo opportunities at every turn, perfectly reflecting the grandeur and elegance of Japanese architecture.

Next, delight in a rickshaw ride around the scenic Arashiyama district. Feel the charm of old Japan as you are guided through serene bamboo forests, historic sites, and along the Hozu River, taking in the lush landscapes and tranquil atmosphere.

Afterward, meander along the quaint stone-paved Ninen-zaka, a traditional street that will transport you back in time. With well-preserved machiya houses now serving as charming teahouses and souvenir shops, it is an ideal place to experience the historic charm of Kyoto.

Immerse yourself in the art of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, experiencing the harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility of this iconic cultural practice. Learn how to prepare and serve matcha, the powdered green tea, and appreciate the intricate rituals involved.

You have the option to choose between a Maiko Dining experience or a Tea Ceremony experience while wearing a traditional kimono. As part of the Maiko Dining experience, you can enjoy a meal accompanied by the performance of a Maiko, an apprentice Geiko (known as Geisha in Kyoto). She will present traditional dances and engage in light conversation, providing a deeper cultural immersion during your visit.

Day 3

Immerse yourself in the serenity and history of Japan's ancient capitals with our Nara and Kyoto expedition.

We initiate our journey with a visit to Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stand in awe of the temple's architectural majesty and its Great Buddha, one of the world's largest bronze statues. This towering icon epitomizes intricate craftsmanship and grandeur.

Following this, we venture into the heart of Nara Deer Park. Here, you can interact with the friendly deer that roam freely, considered sacred messengers of the Shinto gods. Their charming presence adds to the enchanting ambiance of the park.

Moving ahead, we make our way to the venerable Kasuga Taisha. This significant Shinto shrine is renowned for its lantern-lined pathways, which lead to a peaceful retreat nestled within a lush forest.

Our journey then proceeds to the vibrant Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, famous for its mesmerizing red torii gates that form a captivating pathway up the mountain. This iconic site is rich in cultural significance and offers numerous photo opportunities.

To conclude the day, retreat to a traditional Japanese inn, a ryokan, where you can experience authentic Japanese hospitality. Unwind in the soothing waters of an onsen (hot spring), don a yukata (a casual summer kimono), and savor a meticulously prepared kaiseki dinner. This multi-course meal, as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the palate, perfectly encapsulates the refined culinary art of Japan.

Breakfast Dinner
Day 4

Experience the perfect blend of speed and comfort as you commence your journey with a thrilling ride on the Shinkansen, Japan's iconic bullet train. The ease and efficiency of this mode of transport are sure to set the tone for the rest of our Hakone adventure.

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Japan's natural splendor. Our day begins with a serene cruise on Lake Ashi, where you can bask in the tranquil beauty of the mirrored water, and, if the weather is clear, catch a glimpse of majestic Mount Fuji in the distance.

Next, we ascend into the skies on the Hakone Ropeway. As we glide upwards, you'll enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys - a truly awe-inspiring experience.

Once we reach Owakudani, you'll be greeted by a landscape shaped by volcanic activity. A special treat awaits here - Kuro Tamago, or black eggs, boiled in the valley's hot springs, which are said to extend one's life by seven years with each egg consumed.

Our final destination for the day is the Hakone Open-Air Museum. Get lost among the harmonious blend of art and nature as you wander through the sprawling sculpture garden, featuring works from renowned artists worldwide.

Please note, the destinations visited may change depending on weather conditions to ensure the best experience possible.

Day 5

Begin your exploration with a visit to the serene Kiyosumi Teien, a traditional Japanese garden boasting elegant landscapes and a calming atmosphere. As you walk along the stone paths around the pond, you will appreciate the exquisite arrangement of rocks, trees, and flowers, which provide a peaceful escape from the bustling city.

Next, discover the richness of Tokyo's past at the Fukagawa Edo Museum. Wander through full-scale replicas of traditional townhouses and experience a vivid recreation of life during the Edo period. This immersive step back in time allows you to appreciate the lifestyle and culture of the city's ancestors.

Our journey continues at the famed Tsukiji Market, a haven for food enthusiasts. Indulge in a culinary adventure as you sample a variety of Japanese dishes, ranging from the freshest seafood to the most delicious sweet treats.

From there, we will treat you to a Teppanyaki experience, where chefs showcase their culinary skills right before your eyes. Enjoy the artful preparation of your meal and savor the flavors of premium meats and fresh vegetables cooked to perfection.

In Asakusa, visit the revered Senso-ji Temple and explore the lively Nakamise shopping street. Absorb the spiritual energy of the temple and find a myriad of traditional goods and snacks in the bustling shopping street.

As an optional experience, you may choose to visit TeamLab (requires prior booking), an immersive digital art museum that combines technology and art to create a unique, interactive experience.

Breakfast Lunch
Day 6

Start your day with an immersive exploration of Tokyo's Imperial Palace, the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan, where historic architecture meets stunning, meticulously maintained gardens.

Next, ascend to the heights of Shibuya Sky, an observatory offering panoramic views of the bustling city below. While in Shibuya, don't miss the iconic Shibuya Crossing, often referred to as the world's busiest pedestrian crossing. Nearby, you can pay a visit to the statue of Hachiko, a beloved symbol of loyalty and a popular rendezvous point for Tokyoites.

Proceed to Omotesando, often likened to Tokyo's Champs-Élysées. This tree-lined avenue boasts high-end boutiques, fascinating architecture, and trendy cafés, making it a haven for fashionistas and architecture enthusiasts alike.

Just a short walk away, you'll enter the youthful and vibrant district of Harajuku. Here, discover the epicenter of Japan's 'kawaii' (cute) culture, complete with eclectic fashion stores, themed cafés, and endless opportunities for colorful street-style photography.

Adjacent to the urban buzz of Harajuku lies the serene Meiji Shrine. This Shinto shrine, dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken, is a peaceful oasis nestled in a verdant forest. Its gravel paths, towering torii gates, and sacred atmosphere offer a refreshing contrast to the city's hustle and bustle.

Finally, end your day in the glamorous district of Ginza, known for its high-end shopping, gourmet dining, and world-class entertainment. Walk along its broad avenues, browse its upscale boutiques, and perhaps even catch a performance at the famed Kabuki-za theatre.

Day 7

Take a break from the structured itinerary and embrace the freedom of choice on this open day. Explore the city at your own pace, revisit a place that caught your interest, or simply unwind and immerse yourself in the local lifestyle.

For those who want to keep the adventures coming, we offer optional tours that can be added to your schedule. Venture to the ancient city of Nikko, with its stunning shrines and lush natural beauty. Explore Kamakura, known for its monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amida Buddha. For the young at heart, a day at Disneyland or DisneySea promises a world of fun and fantasy. Note that these optional tours require advance booking, so be sure to let us know your preferences in time.

Day 8
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.


From downtown hotel in Tokyo to Narita Airport - about 90 mins(Bus)

From downtown hotel in Tokyo to Haneda Airport - about 30 mins(Bus)