• Price $2099
  • Trip Guided Tours
  • Duration 9 days
  • Group size 40
  • Transport Tour Bus

Only 10 seats for each date available for the promotion price — First come, First served!                                                                                                                                  Price for each date will be adjusted according to the reserved seats: it will be increased by $100 once 10 more people booked.

Tour Code: ETJD09

  • Osaka 1 night-Kobe-Nadagiku Shuzo Sake Brewery Kurashiki- Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter.
  • Hiroshima 1 night-UNESCO listed Miyajima Island-the most beautiful landscapes of Japan. Itsukushima Shrine and Atomic Bomb Dome.
  • Himeji 1 night-Himeiji Castle-widely considered as the Japanese most spectacular castle for its imposing size and beauty.
  • Kyoto 1 night-Fushimi-Inari Shine and Nara Deer Park
  • Hamamatsu 1 night-Lake Yamanaka-largest of the Fuji Five Lakes and best spot to enjoy views of Mt.Fuji
  • Tokyo 2 nights-with one leisure day.
  • We use Air China or China Eastern airlines for the air inclusive packages. Please leave a note in the “special request” section during the booking process if you are interested in upgrading.

🌸 Cherry blossom season starts from Mar 14th to Apr 10th, 2021&2022 (weather permitting)

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

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Itinerary

Day 1
U.S. - Osaka (Meal in Flight)
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

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.

Activity level: Low

Overnight Hotel: Hatago Inn Kansai Airport (or Similar)

Day 3
Osaka-Kobe Sake Brewery-Hiroshima (Breakfast)

After breakfast travel to Fukuyama with a stop in Kobe, a region famous for its sake production. Visit the famous Nadagiku Shuzo Sake Brewery and learn how traditional Japanese sake is made.
​Drive to Kurashiki and make a brief stop at the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter. With its scenic canals lined with weeping willows, Edo-period gardens and historic merchant houses, the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter offers an authentic feel of old Japan in the heart of one of the oldest merchant towns.
Arrive in Hiroshima in the afternoon.

Activity level: Medium

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima (or Similar)

Day 4
Hiroshima-Miyajima-Himeiji (Breakfast)

Head to Miyajimaguchi by coach then board a boat to the sacred Miyajima Island, hailed as one of Japan’s most beautiful landscapes. Discover the natural and cultural treasures of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed island for 45-minutes with your guide. See the Itsukushima Shrine, then revitalise with a delicious lunch in a local eatery (own expense).
Re-board the boat and cruise back to Hiroshima to reflect on the heartbreaking history of the region. Take a moment of contemplation at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a historical site near to where the atomic bomb exploded. See exhibitions that articulate the destruction the bomb caused and the city’s regenerative recovery.
Finally, board a bus to the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), a skeletal structure that survived the 1945 attack.
​Depart Hiroshima for Himeji in the afternoon.

Activity level: High

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Hotel Monterey Himeji (or Similar)

Day 5
Himeiji-Nara-Kyoto ( Breakfast)

This morning Visit the Himeji Castle.Himeji Castle (姫路城, Himejijō), also known as White Heron Castle (Shirasagijo) due to its elegant, white appearance, is widely considered as Japan's most spectacular castle for its imposing size and beauty and its well preserved, complex castle grounds. The castle is both a national treasure and a world heritage site.
Visit the famous Nara Deer Park and maybe feed deers.
Upon arrival in Kyoto make a stop at Fushimi-Inari Shrine, an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds.

Activity level: Medium

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Ariston Hotel Kyoto (or Similar)

Day 6
Kyoto -Hamamatsu (Breakfast)

Today before leave Kyoto for Hamamatsu you will have a half free day discovering this cultural city on your own
Or you can also join an Kyoto Half Day Optional Tour with us.

08:30am Depart from hotel
09:00am-10:30am Kiyomizu Dera and Ninenzaka
11:00am-1:00pm Arashiyama Bamboo garden and free lunch time
01:30pm-2:40pm Kinkakuji temple
03:00pm Back to hotel and depart for Hamamatsu area

Optional tours: $80-Kyoto Half Day Optional Tours

Activity level: Medium

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Hotel Concorde Hamamatsu (or Similar)

Day 7
Hamamatsu-Mt.Fuji-Tokyo(Breakfast)

Drive to Shizuoka City, the capital of Japanese tea production and visit a local tea house. Shizuoka Prefecture contains 40% of the total area of tea plantations in Japan. Black tea, Taiwan tea, and Chinese tea are all fantastic, but after trying some of the best Japanese tea in Shizuoka City, you will find yourself loving Japanese green tea the most.
Then drive through the countryside and mountains to reach Lake Yamanaka, the largest of all the Fuji Five Lakes, and enjoy views of Mt. Fuji. The lake is located in the village of Yamanakako, home to a large population of swans. Thus, it has been unofficially called “Swan Lake.” Some of these swans are real, others are man-made such as swan-like paddled boats. Take a scenic boat ride to tour around the lake.
Drive all the way to Mt Fuji 5th Station (weather permitting) At 2300 meters above sea level, the Fuji 5th Station offers a commanding view of the Fuji Five Lakes area below, making it a popular spot for those who are not intent on climbing the mountain. An observation point with unobstructed views of Fujiyoshida City and Lake Yamanaka can be found at Komitake Shrine behind the shops.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Activity level: Medium

Overnight Hotel: Tmark City Hotel Tokyo (or Similar)

Day 8
Tokyo (Breakfast)

Enjoy a free day at leisure in Tokyo.

Or alternatively attend our Tokyo One Day Optional Tour.

09:00am-10:00am Imperial Palace
10:30am-12:00pm Asakusa temple and Nakamise Shopping area
12:30pm-01:30pm Take the famous metro from Asakusa to shibuya
02:00pm-03:30pm A secret Japanese traditional rock garden .
04:00pm-05:00pm Tokyo tower (include the admission tickets) 
05:30pm-07:00pm Free at Shinjuku Kabukicho area (enjoy the colorful night life of japan )

Optional tours: $99-Tokyo One Day Optional Tours

Activity level: High

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Tmark City Hotel Tokyo (or Similar)

Day 9
Tokyo-U.S. (Breakfast)

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: 7 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
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FAQs

What's the group size for this tour?
We have an average group size of 25 and the max is 38. The tour bus each holds 45 seats.
Can 3 guests stay in the same room?
Three people are 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. The single supplement for this tour is $399.
How much do I pay to hold the space?
The deposit amount is 50% of the full amount for each passenger.
What's the cost to upgrade to premium economy or business class?
Please put your questions in the "Special Request" section during the booking process. We will send you the price difference at the time when we book the international flights. You may also purchase the land only package and book the flights on your own.
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 hotels. You may also contact your cell phone service provider to turn on the international roaming.
What if I want to stay two more nights in Tokyo?
Extra night stay is available and you can book your own hotels. If you have booked the air inclusive package, an extra of $250 will be charged for changing the return date.
What's the extra cost for single travelers?
The single supplement is $399. By paying for this extra amount, a solo traveler will have his or her own room. Stunning Tours currently don't provide roommate-pairing services.
Are airport transfers included?
Our tour guide will be at the airport to help you arrange the shuttle bus to the hotel upon your arrive in Osaka. Because we often book the 1st night hotel near the airport, the shuttle bus is usually included by the hotel and is free. After the tour ends, the tour guide will also help you arrange the shuttle bus from hotel to the airport in Tokyo, the shuttle bus usually cost around $30 per person.
How do I book the optional tours?
You will decide which optional tours to choose and pay for them in Japan. You may pay with U.S. dollars, Japanese Yen or credit cards.
Do I need a travel visa for Japan?
Japan visa isn't required for Canadian, U.S. or Mexican citizens. During the Covid-19 pandemic, a visa requirement has been in place. You are required to book a package tour through a travel agency and get the ERFS in order to apply for a Japan visa. Stunning Tours provide ERFS to all booked guests. However, Japan may waive the visa requirement in October of 2022. Please check with us you make the reservation.
What hotels do you use for the tour?
We use 3 star hotels for standard packages, and 4 star hotels for Deluxe packages. For the first night you arrival in Japan, we usually book an airport hotel with free shuttle.
What's the average age for the group?
Our tour packages are popular among all age groups. Most of our guests are between 20 and 70 years old.
What's the nationality of the guests?
The majority of our guests are from the U.S., while a few of them are from Australia and Canada.
Do you provide air inclusive packages for all U.S. cities?
We have group contract with Air China and China Eastern for major U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. For other gateways, please book your own flights and purchase the land-only package from us.
Do we have to tip the tour guide?
Since the mandatory gratuity of $150 per person is collected at the time of booking, you don't have to tip extra amount in Japan.
When do I pay for the remaining balance?
We collect the remaining balance no later than two months before the departure date, or when we issue the flight tickets for you, whichever comes first.
Can I pay by installments?
You may pay for the deposit(50%) at the time of booking, and the rest of it two months before departure(or when we book the flights).
What if the departure date I want isn't on the website?
If you have more than 6 clients and the departure date is more than 6 months away, we might be able to create a new departure date.
Can I organize a private tour just for me friends and family?
We can operate private tours for 10 or more guests. We can offer the same price as the website for groups larger than 30. For smaller group sizes, please contact us to get a quote.

Review

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Excellent 5.0 of 5 guest rating
  1. Lindsay Noc 1 review
    Very well organized itineary

    I went on this tour back in 2019 and am booking another for my family next year. The itinerary is very well put together.

    September 23, 2022

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