Discover Japan

Featuring:
Tokyo, Hakone, Shizuoka, Nagoya, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka

Starting From $940.00 Land Only

Duration 6 Days

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Charming Travel Destinations, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, El Monte, CA

Discover Japan’s endless treasures. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites to its vibrant culture, Japan is full of diverse attractions and deep tradition. Its beautiful and unique architectures surrounded in lush nature demonstrates Japan’s value of aesthetics and the arts. Enjoy the nightlife in Tokyo, visit some of Japan’s most prominent temples in Kyoto, play with the roaming deer in Nara and gaze at the marvel of Mt. Fuji. Enjoy a Discover Japan tour today!

This Tour Package Includes:

  • Land Only
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Tour Highlights:

  • Meiji Shrine
  • Sensoji Temple
  • Imperial Palace
  • Ginza
  • Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Oshino Hakkai
  • Bussharito Heiwa Park
  • Nagoya Castle
  • Gion District
  • Hanamachi
  • Kiyomizu-dera
  • Fushimi Inari
  • Sannenzaka Street
  • Todai-ji
  • and more

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Airport Transfers
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours
*March -May are the best times to view cherry blossoms, but we can’t guarantee that they will flower on these dates as they are highly seasonal and subject to climatic conditions.
*October- Dec. are the best times to view Fall Foliage, but we can’t guarantee these months as they are highly seasonal and subject to climatic conditions.
*If minimum group size is not met, the tour will be a bilingual speaking tour with an English/Chinese speaking guide.

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • Day 1: Tokyo
    Upon arrival in Tokyo, transfer to the hotel by hotel complimentary shuttle bus and check in. The remainder of the day will be at your own leisure to enjoy.                                               

    *** Airport assistance will be available for all guests arriving into Tokyo Narita Airport between the hours of 10:30am to 9:30pm.
    For guests arriving outside of the service hours, arriving into Tokyo Haneda Airport, or making pre-extension stay, please make your own way to the hotel and check in with passport.
  • Day 2: Tokyo
    Today, take a full day city tour of Tokyo. First, visit the Meiji Shrine, arguably Tokyo's most popular shrine, is surrounded by a lush green forest. Head to the Sensoji Temple, one of Tokyo's most colorful & photographed temples. When approaching the temples, you will see the Karminarimon, the outer gate of the temple and the symbol of Asakusa. After lunch, make a photo stop at the Imperial Palace, the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. Like an island of respite at the heart of Tokyo, the Imperial Palace is surrounded by parks and gardens offering a getaway from the busy city streets. See the Nijubashi, one of the most well-known bridges in Japan. If you are looking at the bridge from the front, the two separate bridges appear as a single two storied bridge. Proceed to Tokyo Tower for a photo stop before heading to Ginza, one of Tokyo's most busy districts, packed with shopping, dining, and nightclubs. You will have some free leisure time here to explore on your own.  (B, L)
  • Day 3: Tokyo ~ Hakone ~ Shizuoka
    Today, depart Tokyo and head to Hakone. Take a Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi. Today, Lake Ashi is often pictured with Mount Fuji in the background as a symbol of Hakone. Visit the Oshino-Hakkai, a peaceful nature area around Mount Fuji. Oshino-Hakkai means the eight seas of Oshino, which is comprised of eight ponds as its name describes. These natural ponds are crystal clear and each one is a little unique. Continue to the Bussharito Heiwa Park. Here you will find a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji that houses the chalky stupa. Continue to Shizuoka and check in at the resort for the night. Enjoy the hot springs bath tonight at the resort. (B, L, D)
  • Day 4: Shizuoka ~ Nagoya ~ Kyoto
    In the morning, continue to Nagoya and visit the Nagoya Castle, a landmark of the city. Though destroyed by World War II air raids, this reconstruction of the 17th century castle serves as a dramatic reminder of the importance of Nagoya throughout Japanese history. Visit a jewelry store before heading to lunch. Afterward, continue to Kyoto and head to Gion District. As kabuki dramas became popular on the Gion district’s western edges, more sophisticated forms of entertainment were developed for the theater-goers. Today, Gion is known as Kyoto’s most famous geisha district. Hanamachi – literally “flower town” is a district where geisha entertainment is centered. Each district has its own okiya (geisha households), ochaya (teahouses for entertaining) and kaburenjo (geisha district office). Enjoy some free time here before heading to the hotel and check in.  (B, L)
  • Day 5: Kyoto ~ Nara ~ Osaka
    This morning, visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. The temple is best known for its wooden stage built without the use of nails. Take a stroll along the Sannenzaka & Ninenzaka Street, two of Kyoto's most attractive streets. Lined with beautifully restored traditional shophouses and restaurants, Sannen-zaka and Ninen-zaka are a pair of pedestrian-only lanes that make for most atmospheric strolls in the whole city. Continue to visit the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. The magical, seemingly unending path of over 5,000 vibrant orange torii gates that wind through the hills behind the shrine make it one of the most popular shrines in Japan.

    After lunch, depart Kyoto to Osaka. Enroute, stop in Nara and visit the Todai-ji Temple.  The Todaiji Temple, a landmark of Nara and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Japan's most famous historically significant temples. The main hall, which houses the colossal bronze Buddha statue within, remains the world's largest wooden building. A stop will be made at a duty free shop. In the late afternoon, visit Shinsaibashi, the largest shopping district in Osaka. With a history of 380 years, it was already an established shopping area in the Edo Period. Shops of all kinds and for all ages line the street, including a roofed arcade 600 meters long. Many people enjoy window-shopping and savoring the food along the way. (B, L)

  • Day 6: Osaka ~ Home 
    After breakfast, make your own way to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. Departure transfer is not included. Our tour guide will provide you with assistance and instruction on where to obtain the airport limousine bus ticket.
*March -May are the best times to view cherry blossoms, but we can’t guarantee that they will flower on these dates as they are highly seasonal and subject to climatic conditions.
*October- Dec. are the best times to view Fall Foliage, but we can't guarantee these months as they are highly seasonal and subject to climatic conditions.
*If minimum group size is not met, the tour will be a bilingual speaking tour with an English/Chinese speaking guide.

This package includes fast-paced tours featuring the highlights of certain cities in a brief visit.

  • Hilton Tokyo Narita – Tokyo, Japan * or similar
    456 Kosuge, Narita, Chiba-ken

    Located 1 mile from the city center and a 10 minute drive from Narita International Airport, this Hilton hotel is to the east of Tokyo Bay. Boso Fudoki-no-oka is 2 miles from the hotel and Aeon Shopping Mall Narita is 4 miles away.

    At Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport recreational amenities include an indoor pool and a spa tub. The hotel also features an airport shuttle and 3 restaurants. Free WiFi is available in public areas.

    Guestrooms feature LCD TVs, air conditioning and WiFi or wireless Internet access (surcharge). Bathrooms come with handheld showers and hair dryers.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website: www3.hilton.com/

  • Tokyo Prince Hotel – Tokyo, Japan* or similar
    3 Chome-3-1 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo 105-8560

    Enjoying views of the Tokyo Tower, which is just a 3 minute walk away, Tokyo Prince Hotel offers a seasonal outdoor pool, pampering spa treatments and an on-site shopping arcade. Air-conditioned rooms come furnished with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

    Tokyo Prince Hotel is a short one minute walk from Onarimon subway station. Daimon Station and JR Hamamatsucho Station are less than a 10 minute walk away. It is a 5 minute drive from Roppongi.

    Featuring large windows and modern decor, the spacious rooms all feature an electric teakettle and a personal safe. Private bathrooms come stocked with a hairdryer and toiletries.

    Guests can spend afternoons singing karaoke at Petrea Karaoke Room, or visit Yamano Beauty Wellness Trinity Spa for a massage. The hotel also provides car rentals, a flower shop and a convenience store.

    Restaurant Porto serves Western dishes, while Shimizu Japanese Restaurant offers sushi and hot tempura. Other dining options include Marronnier Chinese Restaurant and Garden Islands Beer Restaurant. Drinks are available at Windsor Main Bar and Pikake Tea Salon. 

    Minato is a great choice for travelers interested in cleanlinessfriendly locals and culture.

    Hotel Website - http://www.princehotels.com/tokyo/ 

  • Hamanako Royal Hotel – Shizuoka, Japan * or similar
    4396-1 Yamazaki, Yuto-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi

    Situated in Hamamatsu, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ulotto Museum, Maisaka-shuku Waki-Honjin, and Hamanako Garden Park. Arai Beach and Ogaji Temple are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    This hotel features 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a nightclub. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and free train station pick-up are also provided. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, outdoor tennis courts, and a sauna are onsite.

    All 369 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, safes, and phones. Limited housekeeping is available.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website:                  www.daiwaresort.jp/

  • New Hankyu Kyoto Hotel – Japan* or similar
    579 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shiokojidori, Shinmachi Higahi iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture

    Guest rooms were renovated in July 2015. It features the Kyokarakami paper and the unique pattern of Nishijin textile used for a kimono sash to produce the elegant atmosphere of the ancient city, Kyoto.

    Check in: 3:00pm
    Check out: 12:00pm

    Website: https://global.hankyu-hotel.com/new-hankyu-kyoto/

     

  • Star Gate Hotel Kansai – Osaka, Japan * or similar
    1 Rinkuoraikita, Izumisano-City

    Located in Rinku, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rinku Park and Rinku Pleasure Town Seacle. Rinku Premium Outlets and Izumisato Furusato Machiya House are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    This hotel features 6 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. Free WiFi in public areas and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include self parking, meeting rooms, and a 24-hour front desk.

    All 358 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus refrigerators and LCD TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find down comforters, hair dryers, and safes.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:  https://www.s-gth.jp/

  • Other Possible Hotels


    Tokyo Hotels:

    Name Rating Website
    Tokyo Dome Hotel ★★★★ https://www.tokyodome-hotels.co.jp
    Shibuya Granbell Hotel ★★★ http://www.granbellhotel.jp

    Kyoto Hotels:

    Name Rating Website
    Hotel New Hankyu ★★★★ https://global.hankyu-hotel.com
    Rihga Royal Hotel ★★★★ https://www.rihgaroyalkyoto.com/

    Osaka Hotels: 

    Name Rating Website
    Hotel Hanshin Osaka ★★★ https://hotel-hanshin.hotels-in-osaka.com/en/
         
  • Hotel Conditions
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    *All Hotels are subject to change until final confirmation

    *All rooms are based on standard Run of House and room type cannot be guaranteed

    *Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date

    *For travelers with their own pre or post tour arrangements:
    In the event of any hotel changes, transportation to the confirmed hotel must be arranged on your own expense

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Prices are based on per person, double occupancy.  “Land Only” rates do not include international air tickets. Charming Travel Destinations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee rate. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another or similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment.  We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip.
No visa is required for U.S. passport holders

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*All Hotels are subject to change until final confirmation

*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date

*For travelers with their own pre or post tour arrangements:

In the event of any hotel changes, transportation to the confirmed hotel must be arranged on your own expense

*If minimum group size is not met, the tour will be a bilingual speaking tour with an English/Chinese speaking guide.

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