• Price $1,199.00
  • Trip Guided Tours
  • Duration 9 days
  • Group size 40
  • Transport Tour Bus

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.

🌸 Cherry blossom season starts from Mar 19th to Apr 18th, 2020

🍁 Red Leaves season starts from Nov 15th to Dec 05th, 2020

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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 transfer you to check into your hotel via a bus or public transfer.
Please note the check in time in japan is always after 3pm.

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

Narita

Airport/Meeting Location:

Narita International 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
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 35. The tour bus each holds 45 seats.
Do we need visa to visit Japan?
Visa is not required for U.S. , Mexican, Canadian citizenships.
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.
How long is the flight time?
From west coast it will be about 12 hours flying to Japan and 10 hours flying back on direct flights. Flights with layover/stops have longer hours.
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

REVIEWS 3
Excellent 5.0 of 5 guest rating
  1. Gary 1 review
    Mr.

    Best tour I took in years!

    September 26, 2019
  2. Emily 1 review
    Mrs.

    This was my first time doing a guided tour, and I didn’t really know what to expect. I chose this package because it seemed like a very complete package with so many cities to visit. I was skeptical about long bus ride, but my travel agent helped me realize this distance between places weren’t bad at all. And I am glad I chose this tour. The tour went very well. There were 20 people on our tour and they are between 30 and 60 years old, very lovely crowd! I made friends with another couple on the tour. The hotels they provided wasn’t luxury, but very clean and comfortable, just like I was told. The tour guide had to give us introductions on the bus prior to arrival at a temple or shrine, and it was quite thoughtful. We then had time on our own to tour the attraction. I still can’t believe we managed to visit so many places in just 8 days! The itinerary was designed in a way allowing us to tour so many places while enjoying the tour, highly recommend!

    October 14, 2019
  3. Phuc 1 review
    Mrs.

    great value from this company. I spent more than a months looking for the best Japan tour for me and this one surprised me with the great price. and I am happy to say it’s truly not a “budget tour” you would expect. all hotels were comfortable. tour guide surpassed my expectations entirely!

    October 14, 2019

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