Trip Guided Tours
Duration 9 days
Group size 38
Transport Tour Bus
Tour code: ETSJ09
- 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 2 nights: Mt.Fuji 5th Station, Lake Yamanaka, Komitake Shrine, with one leisure day in Tokyo
*You can also select 11 Days Splendid Japan for 2 nights more in Tokyo and flight extension.
🌸 Cherry blossom season: Mar 14th to Apr 10th, 2021 & 2022 & 2023 (weather permitting)
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)
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 Hotel: Osaka Castle hotel or Hotel Sobial hotel Osaka Nanba (or Similar)
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
Overnight Hotel: Osaka Castle hotel or Hotel Sobial hotel Osaka Nanba (or Similar)
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
Overnight Hotel: Trusty Hotel Nagoya Shirakawa or Apa hotel Nagoya Nishiki Excellent (or Similar)
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.
Overnight Hotel: Hotel Senkoku or Hotel Heian (or Similar)
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.
Overnight Hotel: Apa hotel Tokyo Bay Makuhari (or Similar)
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
Overnight Hotel: APA Hotel Tokyo Bay Makuhari (or Similar)
Today after breakfast the tour guide will give you information for how to get to your hometown airport.
Airport/Meeting Location:Kansai International airport
Airport/Meeting Location:Narita International Airport or Haneda Airport
Included: Daily breakfasts
Professional English-speaking tour guide
Sightseeing in air-conditioned motor coach
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)
If you prefer more comfortable accommodations, you could choose single supplement for the 3rd person. The single supplement for this tour is $399.
*We are unable to know what the future holds, so flexible booking policies make it easier for our customers to book with confidence.
*If you choose not to reschedule your travel plans with Stunning Tours, you could also cancel with policy as below:
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Lost items: All baggage and personal belongings are at all times at the traveler's own risk. The tour guides, airline carriers, hotel staff, and other suppliers who provide services on tour are independent contractors; as such, you will be held the responsibility for all the resulting costs, such as shipping fee, credit card surcharge fee and etc. Stunning Tours will not be liable for any damages or injuries claimed.
Regulatory compliance: Travelers are responsible to observe the laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of countries visited. Stunning Tours assumes no responsibility for any traveler rejected to enter the countries visited. In such circumstances, there shall be no refund for the unused portion of the tour.
Attendance/Tardiness: All travelers have to stay with the group at all times, except for leisure days, if for any reason, a traveler does not attend the scheduled daily activities during the tour, an additional supplement fee of $100 per day per person is required
Travelers are required to have time-conscious to return on time after leisure time during the tour, and usually, a time limit of 15-20 minutes leeway may be extended. For the sake of other travelers of the group, the group has the authority not to wait for any travelers who don’t respect the rules at all times.
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