Grand tour of Japan

  • Destination: Japan
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Price: $2820

Japan has efficient, reliable and fast public transportation network especially within metropolitans and between larger cities transportation is well known for its punctuality and superb services. Japanese prefer to use public transport because it’s cheaper and faster than own transport. Modern and Fast trains are something Japanese can be proud of train network is spread throughout the country and this has made transportation easier quite high volume of people use trains to travel within or across the country. Japanese cusine offers great variety of traditional food. The typical meal consists of rice, miso soup, pickled vegetables and fish or meat. Several kinds of noodles are also consumed as light meals. Apart from traditional food world famous food brand like pizza hut, kfc and McDonalds shops can easily be found in Japan in short Japan can be considered as an excellent destination for leisure.

Day 1

Osaka Arrival

Welcome to Osaka! You will be greeted and escorted to your hotel .Rest of the day is free for leisure.Overnight at the hotel in Osaka.

Accommodation: Sheraton Miyako  Osaka Hotel/similar****

Day 2

Osaka – Kyoto

Highlights : Nara sightseeing. We will begin our morning with a visit to Nara, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam free around Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guinness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the biggest Buddha statue in Japan. Afterwards, why not try a little sake tasting? We will be heading to a sake brewery to learn how sake is made and try different types of sake. We will continue to Nijo Castle. Its walls and door panels are heavily decorated with gold and beautiful pictures of nature. We then proceed the Gion Geisha District where you can spot geisha walking along the ancient capital. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch.

Accommodation : Kyoto New Miyako Hotel/similar****

Day 3

Kyoto – Atami

Highlights :Visit to Golden Pavilion, Nishijin Textile Center, Kiyomizu Temple & travel by bullet train. We will begin our morning with a visit to the Golden Pavilion, a must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. We will traverse to Nishijin Textile Center, where you can witness the creation of a traditional kimono. The center offers courses in handweaving, trying on elegant kimonos, and, if you like it, you can purchase it. You will be invited to see dazzling arrays of kimonos in a fashion show.

Next in our agenda will be a trip to Kiyomizu Temple. The most iconic temple of Japan, Kiyomizu Temple is a wooden structure that overlooks the city of Kyoto. On the base, three canals sprout water representing love, wisdom, and longevity. The last stop will be Kodaiji Temple, built in 1606 in memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi by his beloved wife, Nene. This beautifully constructed shrine is well balance with nature maintaining a Japanese and Zen Garden with a Bamboo Forest. It is this location overlooking the scenery that you will be taking lessons in Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Traveling at 150 mph, we are heading towards our hotel in Shizuoka prefecture using the “shinkansen,” bullet train. The tour would not be complete without a long relaxing soak in the onsen, hot spring, to rejuvenate you for tomorrow’s adventure. Yukata, a Japanese robe, will be provided for you. The onsen is located in our own ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, which includes a traditional Japanese cuisine. Meals : Breakfast/Dinner.

Accommodation : Atami Hotel New  Akao Resort/similar****

Day 4

Atami – Hakone – Tokyo

Highlights : Mt Fuji. After arrival, we shall begin by visiting Japan’s most iconic symbol, the sacred Fuji-san, Mt. Fuji. It is 3776 meters tall, making it Japan’s tallest mountain. It’s not surprising that the almost perfect shaped volcano has been worshiped through all the ages from poetry to art. From Fuji-san we will continue our journey to Hakone, where we will take a cruise in Lake Ashi. We will then take a ropeway to Owakudani, an active volcanic crater still steaming from its last eruption some 3,000 years ago. There you will get a taste of the local cuisine, the black egg, cooked in one of the craters. In the end, we will head towards our hotel in Tokyo. Meals : Breakfast/Dinner.

Accommodation : The Prince Park Tower Tokyo/similar****

Day 5

Tokyo sightseeing

Highlights : Edo-Tokyo Museum, Imperial Palace Plaza, Asakusa Sensoji Temple. Today will be devoted to exploring the multi-cultural spots of Tokyo.
Starting with an optional tour to the tuna auction live at the world famous Tsukiji Market.* It’s the biggest fish market in the world selling over 2,000 tons of fish per day. Though the tour starts at 3:30am, this district is buzzing with life and activities distributing fishes to all the sushi shops in Tokyo. After this tour, you will be taken to your hotel to pack and meet the group.

The tour will head out to Edo Tokyo Museum where you can get acquainted with the history of Tokyo. Close by, we will explore Akihabara famous for their abundance in electronic stores and the home of anime lovers. After lunch in Akihabara, we will delve in the old town district of Asakusa – shop around the Nakamise Shopping area and pray at the Sensoji Temple. We will also be stopping at the Imperial Palace Plaza today to get a glimpse at the current Emperor’s home.

In the evening, we will probe the stores at Harajuku. The unofficial fashion capital of Japan offers the latest pop culture and fashion. Returning to our hotel, we will be passing by the fame Shibuya Cross and Roppongi Hills. Meals : Breakfast/Lunch.

Accommodation : The Prince Park Tower  Tokyo/similar****

Day 6

Final departure

Sadly your enjoyable Japan tour ends today, you will return home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan. Meals : Breakfast.

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Inclusions
  • Accommodations, 4 nights Western & 1 night Japanese style Hotel
  • 10 meals – Buffet Breakfast daily & variety of Japanese delicacies
  • All ground transportation during tour
  • All admission fees as listed on itinerary
  • Gratuities & Local Taxes during tour (No Hidden Charges)
  • Round-trip airport transfers to/from designated hotels (except for early arrival & late departure & hotel changed by request)
  • Meet Assist Service will be available between 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Narita/Kansai Airport. (Itami Airport arrival, airport bus coupon will be provided for your transfer to downtown hotel.)
  • Seamless service of English speaking tour guide during tour.