• Price $1,299.00
  • Trip Guided Tours
  • Duration 10 days
  • Group size 38
  • Transport Tour Bus

Tour code: ETSJ10

 

  • Osaka-Nara-Kyoto-Gifu-Mt Fuji-Hakone-Yokohama-Tokyo
  • Osaka 3 nights: Nara Park, Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Hiroshima with shinkansen optional tour
  • Gifu 1 night: Kyoto, Shirakawa-go (UNESCO World Heritage), Gokayama
  • Matsumoto/Suwa area 1 night: Takayama Jinya, Sanmachi Suji
  • Kanagawa 1 night: Mt Fuji, Mt Komagatake, Lake Ashi, Hakone
  • Tokyo 2 nights: Yokohama, Aka-Renga Soko

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Itinerary

Day 1
USA – Osaka, Japan
Board international flight for Osaka. *If your flight time is in early morning, please get to airport on the night before. For instance, if your flight leaves on 1:40am on 3rd of May, you need to arrive at the airport on the night of 2nd of May*
Day 2
Arrival in Osaka (KIX)
*Make sure to book Kansai International Airport (code: KIX) as your arrival gateway*

Upon arrival, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and then transfer you to check into your hotel via a bus or public transfer.
Overnight in Osaka.
*Please note the check in time in japan is always after 3pm.

Overnight Hotel: Hatago Inn Kansai Airport (or Similar)

Day 3
Osaka - Nara - Osaka

This morning, you will drive to the nearby city of Nara and enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour.
Visit Nara Park and enjoy time to explore Todaiji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site which was constructed over 1200 years ago as the head of all provincial Buddhist temples in Japan. The main hall houses one of the largest statues of Buddha, which is 15m tall. Nara Park is also home to hundreds of free-roaming deer - you can feed them deer senbei (crackers), which can be purchased at stalls throughout the park for 150 yen a pack. If you bow to the deer with the deer senbei in hand, they will bow back to you.
Afterward, continue onwards to Kasuga Taisha, Nara’s most celebrated shrine. It was established at the same time as the capital and is dedicated to the deity responsible for the protection of the city. Kasuga Taisha was also the tutelary shrine of the Fujiwara, Japan’s most powerful family clan during most of the Nara and Heian Periods.
In the afternoon, travel back to Osaka, check into the new hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Osaka.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Osaka Castle Hotel (or Similar)

Day 4
Osaka - Hiroshima with shinkansen (optional)

Today, enjoy a free day to explore Osaka at your own pace.
Alternatively, take part in an optional tour to Hiroshima on Japan’s famous Shinkansen bullet train , known in English as a bullet train.

Hiroshima Optional tour (Door to Door with bullet train round-trip)
8:30: Picked up at the hotel and transfer to Shin-Osaka Station with your tour guide.
10:30: Arrive at Hiroshima Station
11:30-13:30: Visit Itsukushima Shrine and Miyajima Island
15:30-16:30: Atomics Dome, Grand Zero
16:30-18:00: Peace memorial park
Return to the train station for the exhilarating return journey to Osaka on the bullet train, where the tour concludes.
*The schedule is subject to change due to weather or traffic conditions.

Optional tours: Hiroshima on Shinkansen Optional Tour- must be paid on site
36,000yen (approx. 335USD) per adult/ 30,000yen (approx. 278USD) per child below 6years

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Osaka Castle Hotel (or Similar)

Day 5
Osaka - Kyoto - Gifu

This morning, depart Osaka for Kyoto. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to explore the historic town.
The bus will depart from downtown Kyoto at 4:00 pm to travel onwards to Gifu.

Or you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour of Kyoto
9:30-11:00 Fushimi Inari Shrine
11:30-12:30 Kimono Show at the Nishijin Textile (Enjoy the traditional beauty of Japan)
13:00-14:30 Free time for your lunch
15:00-16:00 Kinkakuji-Temple (golden pavillion)
*The schedule is subject to change due to weather or traffic conditions.

Optional tours: Kyoto Optional Tour-must be paid on site
8,000yen approx.74USD per person

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Resol Hotel Gifu (or Similar)

Day 6
Gifu – Takayama – Matsumoto/Suwa

This morning you will visit the historic villages of Shirakawa-Go, UNESCO World Heritage sites. Located in a mountainous region that was cut off from therest of the world for a long period of time, these villages, with their Gassho-style houses, survived on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. Enjoy a walk among the incredible houses.
Afterwards travel to Takayama Jinya, a former government outpost established to bring the Hida Province under the control of the Edo Bakufu.
Next, travel to the hotel in Matsumoto or Suwa Area.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Kandeo Hotel Chino (or Similar)

Day 7
Matsumoto/Suwa- Hakone - Mt Fuji - Kanagawa

After breakfast, drive to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station. Located 2300m above sea level, it offers a vantage point for Mt Fuji and the surrounding lakes (weather permitting). The 5th Station also features shrines, torii gates, and souvenir shops.
Afterwards continue onwards to Lake Ashi, in Hakone, to admire the scenery as you enjoy a short cruise across the lake. The waters are overlooked by surrounding mountains, including Mt Fuji and Mt Komagatake.
Arrive in Kanagawa area and check into the hotel. Enjoy hot spring in the evening at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Oiso Prince hotel (or Similar)

Day 8
Kanagawa - Yokohama -Tokyo

Today, on the way to Tokyo, make a stop at Yokohama harbor land, the Akarenga Soko.
The "Akarenga Soko" Red Brick Warehouse is one of Yokohama's most popular destinations for both tourists and locals alike. It's a great place to enjoy a walk or small picnic, or just sit around and stare at the sea. Because of its large open spaces, Akarenga is often the site for events - so there's always something exciting and fun happening. Inside, you can browse small souvenir and food shops, have lunch or dinner at their several restaurants and bars, or enjoy an evening at Motion Blue - Akarenga's live entertainment house.
Then transfer to Tokyo hotel and enjoy the rest of the day to explore the vibrant metropolis of Tokyo.
Overnight in Tokyo.

Alternatively, you may choose to join an optional tour to see some of the highlights Tokyo.

11:30-12:30 Visit Imperial Palace (Nijubashi )
13:00-15:00 A Asakusa temple and Nakamise Shopping street.
15:30-18:00 Riding a cruise from Asakusa to Odaiba, visit Odaiba Mege Toyota showroom, here also you can also have a great night view of Rainbow Bridge and sunset of Tokyo bay.
*The schedule is subject to change due to weather or traffic conditions.

Optional tours: Tokyo Optional Tour Program A -must be paid on site
8,000yen approx.74USD per person

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: APA Hotel Tokyo Bay Makuhari (or Similar)

Day 9
Tokyo

Enjoy a free day at leisure in Tokyo.
Overnight in Tokyo.

Alternatively attend our Tokyo One Day Optional Tour.

09:00am-10:00am Meiji Shrine
10:30am-13:00pm Omote sando , takeshita tori
14:00pm-15:30pm A secret Japanese traditional rock garden
16:00pm-17:00pm Tokyo tower (include the admission tickets)
17:30pm-18:30 pm Free at Shinjuku Kabukicho area (enjoy the colorful night life of japan )
*The schedule is subject to change due to weather or traffic conditions.

Optional tours: Tokyo Optional Tour Program B -must be paid on site
10,000yen approx.92USD per person

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: APA Hotel Tokyo Bay Makuhari (or Similar)

Day 10
Tokyo Depart

Today after breakfast ​the tour guide will give you information for how to get to your hometown airport.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Departure City

Osaka

Airport/Meeting Location:

Kansai International airport

End City

Narita

Airport/Meeting Location:

Narita International Airport

Included: 8 nights hotels with breakfast
Sightseeing in air-conditioned motor coach
City-to-city transportation
Professional English-speaking tour guide

Excluded: International Air;
Airport transfers
Service fee $150/person(tips for guides&drivers)
Meals unless specified
Travel Insurance (Click to purchase)

FAQs

What's the group size for this tour?
We have an average group size of 20 and the max is usually 38. The tour bus each holds 49 seats.
Can 3 guests stay in the same room?
Three people is allowed to stay in the same room, however, 3 beds or king bed with 1 single bed is not available for most of Japan hotels.
If you prefer more comforable accommodations, you could choose single supplement for the 3rd person.
How much do I pay to hold the space?
Deposit amount is 50% of full amount for each passenger.
What airlines do you use?
Depending on the gateway city, we use multiple airlines including China Eastern, Japan Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines. Each way direct flights, or one way direct flights are available for LAX/JFK and a few other gateways.
What's the cost to upgrade to premium economy or business class?
Please send email to us about the date/gateway you are interested and we will check for you.
How do I connect with my friend and family when I am in Japan?
Internet is conveniently to use in Japan and wifi can be easily found at hotel. The best way is to use communication app like Wechat, Line, or similar.
What if I want to stay two more nights in Tokyo?
Extra night stay is available and you can book your own hotel. Airfare might be affected.

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