• Price $1,049.00
  • Trip Guided Tours
  • Duration 11 days
  • Group size 38
  • Transport Tour Bus

Only 10 seats for each date available for the promotion price — First come, First served!

Tour code: ETSJ11 

  • Osaka-Nara-Kyoto-Nagoya-Naraijuku-Nagano/Yamanashi-Mt.Fuji-Tokyo
  • Osaka 3 nights: Nara Park, Todaiji Temple (UNESCO World Heritage), Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Hiroshima with shinkansen experience (Optional)
  • Nagoya 1 night: Fushimi Inari Shrine, with a half leisure day in Kyoto
  • Nagano/Yamanashi 1 night: Toyota Commemorative Museum, Naraijiku, Tsumagoi Village
  • Tokyo 4 nights: Mt.Fuji 5th Station, Lake Yamanaka, Komitake Shrine, with three leisure days in Toky0

🌸 Cherry blossom season: Mar 18th to Apr 10th, 2021 & 2022 (weather permitting)

🍁 Red Leaves season starts from Nov 15th to Dec 05th, 2021&2020 (weather permitting)

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Itinerary

Day 1
USA – Osaka, Japan
Board international flight for Osaka. *If your flight time is in the early morning, please get to the airport on the night before. For instance, if your flight leaves on 1:40 am on 3rd of May, you need to arrive at the airport on the night of 2nd of May*
Day 2
Arrival in Osaka
*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 guide you to check into your hotel via a shuttle bus or public transfer.
Overnight in Osaka.
Please note:
1. If you reserve your own flight, guide service is only available from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
2. Check-in time in japan is always after 3 pm.

Overnight Hotel: Hatago Inn Kansai Airport, The Premium hotel in Rinku or Hotel Bay Gulls (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.
After lunch (not included), 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 Hotel Sobial hotel Osaka Nanba (or Similar)

Day 4
Osaka - Hiroshima with shinkansen optional tour

Today, enjoy a free day to explore Osaka at your own pace.

Alternatively, take part in a Door to Door optional tour to Hiroshima on Japan’s famous Shinkansen bullet train, known in English as a bullet train:
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, Ground 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 tour: Hiroshima on Shinkansen Optional Tour- must be paid on site
36,000 yen (approx. 335USD) per adult/ 30,000 yen (approx. 278USD) per child below 6years

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Osaka Castle hotel or Hotel Sobial hotel Osaka Nanba (or Similar)

Day 5
Osaka - Kyoto - Nagoya

This morning, depart Osaka for Kyoto. First stop at Fushimi Inari Shrine, an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It’s famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings.
Later, enjoy a half free day to explore Kyoto at your own pace

Alternatively, take part in an optional Kyoto Half Day Tour with our tour guide:
The tour continues with a visit to Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), a Zen temple in northern Kyoto which has gold leaf-covered floors on the top two floors.
Visit Arashiyama Bamboo forest and Togetsu Bashi Bridge.
Enjoy a Kimono show at Nishijin Textile.
Then, back to Kyoto station.

Optional tour: Kyoto Optional Tour - must be paid on site
7,000yen (approx. 65 USD) per adult/ per child

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Trusty Hotel Nagoya Shirakawa or Apa hotel Nagoya Nishiki Excellent (or Similar)

Day 6
Nagoya - Toyota Museum - Naraijuku - Nagano/Yamanashi

The highlight today is a visit to the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, where you will find out how in three generations the Toyota family came from a lonely village in Japan to become one of the biggest conglomerates in the world.
This afternoon visits Naraijuku, an old town which transports you back to 17th century Japan, and Tsumagoi Village.
Then continue onto the hotel in Nagano or Yamanashi area and have a relax.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Hotel Senkoku or Hotel Heian (or Similar)

Day 7
Nagano/Yamanashi - Mt.fuji - Lake Yamanaka - Tokyo

This morning drive through the countryside and mountains to reach Lake Yamanaka, the largest of all the Fuji Five Lakes which offers a good view of Mt. Fuji. It is located in the village of Yamanakako,which is populated by many swans. Thus, it has been unofficially called “Swan Lake”. Take a scenic boat ride around the lake.
Drive to Mt Fuji 5th Station (weather permitting). At 2300m above sea level, the Fuji 5th Station offers a commanding view of the Fuji Five of Fujiyoshida City and Lake Yamanaka can be found at Komitake Shrine behind the shops.
Continue onto the hotel and check in.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Apa hotel Tokyo Bay Makuhari (or Similar)

Day 8
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 tour: Tokyo Optional Tour - must be paid on site
10,000yen(approx.92USD) 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.

Meal(s): Breakfast

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

Day 10
Tokyo

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

Meal(s): Breakfast

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

Day 11
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

Tokyo

Airport/Meeting Location:

Narita International Airport or Haneda Airport

Included: 9 nights accomadation with daily breakfasts
Professional English-speaking tour guide
Sightseeing in air-conditioned motor coach
City-to-city transportation

Excluded: International Air;
Airport transfers;
Mandatory service fee $150/person(tips for guides&drivers);
Meals unless specified;
Optional tours listed;
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 comfortable 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'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.
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.

Review

REVIEW 1
Excellent 5.0 of 5 guest rating
  1. Lee Nguyen 1 review
    Mr.

    I original tour was in April of 2020. I was scheduled to see Japan Cherry Blossom and I was so looking forward to it. Thanks to the pandemic my vacation was canceled and was postponed to 2021. With various vaccines loom I am getting excited to see the cherry blossom in April of 2021. Appreciate the 5 star service from stunning tours.

    October 21, 2020

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