Japan Tour Final Itinerary

Featuring:
Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Shizuoka, Mt. Fuji, Tokyo

Starting From $ Land + Air

Duration 9 Days

JAP08/9

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

Take a tour into Japan to experience the beauty that beholds one of the world’s most beloved destinations, Japan. Filled with history, culture and nature, Japan mesmerizes its visitors with its countless attractions. In addition to its history, Japan hosts the perfect harmony between the past and present. Travelers can find the most amazing hot spots for shopping, entertainment and food. Visit beautiful temples hidden within colorful gardens, the grand Mt. Fuji that inspired countless artists and incredible works of architecture. Experience the multiple faces of Japan and most importantly get a taste of their one of a kind cuisine. Take a glimpse of Japan today!

This Tour Package Includes:

  • (Land + Air) International air transportation
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Tour Highlights:

  • Todaiji Temple
  • Kiyozumi-dera
  • Atsuta Jingu
  • Magome-Juku
  • Mount Fuji 5th Station
  • Lake Kawaguchi
  • Imperial Palace
  • Nara Deer Park
  • Nijubashi
  • Meiji Jingu

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Airport Transfers
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours

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*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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

  • Day 1: Home~ Osaka, Japan
    Depart from your home city to Japan.
  • Day 2: Osaka, Japan
    Upon your arrival to Osaka, transfer to your hotel by the hotel shuttle bus and check in (on own expense). The remainder of the day will be at your own leisure to enjoy.
  • Day 3: Osaka ~ Nara ~ Kyoto
    After breakfast, enjoy shopping in the Shinsaibashi, then travel to Nara. In Nara, visit the  Todaiji Temple, the world’s largest wooden structure. Next, visit Nara Park to have fun with the local deers. After, head to Kyoto to visit the Kiyozumi-dera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although it was founded in 778, its present buildings were constructed in 1633 under Tokugawa Iemitsu's orders. There is not a single nail used in the entire structure. (B, L, D) 
  • Day 4: Kyoto ~ Magome Juku ~ Shizuoka
    After breakfast, head to the Atsuta Shrine. The shrine's Bunkaden, or treasure hall, houses over 4,000 relics, including 174 Important Cultural Properties and a dagger considered a National Treasure of Japan. After, we will proceed to Magome-juku. It was the 43rd of 69 stations in Nakasendō, an ancient road that connected Kyoto and Edo during the Edo period. It was also the last of eleven stations along the Kisoji. After the tour, visit the Ena-kyo valley. Lastly, enjoy a Kaiseki Cuisine, a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. (B, L, D)
  • Day 5: Shizukoa ~ Tokyo
    After breakfast, we head to Fuji Mountain 5th Station, a perfect spot to catch a stunning view of Mt. Fuji. Next, visit Lake Kawaguchi - which commands another beautiful view of Mt. Fuji from another perspective. Lastly, take a stroll along Heiwa Park, a beautiful park dedicated to peace. (B, L)
  • Day 6: Tokyo
    Today, enjoy a short trip in Tokyo. After breakfast, we will first head to the Imperial Palace of Tokyo, the residence of the royal family and visit the “double bridge” (Nijubashi) over the moat. Then, we proceed to Senso-ji, an ancient Buddhist temple known as Tokyo’s oldest and most significant temple. Next, enjoy some time at Nakamise-dori, a street on the way to the temple, housing many traditional shops for souvenirs. We will then visit Meiji Shrine, built in dedication to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. After the original shrine was destroyed during World War II, the current one was re-built in 1958. This area is covered by an evergreen forest that consists of 120,000 trees of 365 different species, donated by people from all parts of Japan when the shrine was established. (B, L)
  • Day 7: Tokyo
    Today, enjoy a free day to explore and enjoy the many attractions Tokyo has to offer. Perhaps, you can visit a traditional tea house, discover culture and history at a museum or treat yourself at Tokyo’s cutting-edge stores in Akihabara at night for all anime neon lights that Japan is known for. (B)

    *Alternatively, you may enjoy an optional tour to Kamakura and Yokohama to explore two of Japan’s most captivating cities.
    Optional Tour: Full Day Kamakura and Yokohama Tour

  • Day 8: Tokyo
    For "Fun in Japan" Travelers:

    Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)
    For "Glimpse of Japan" Travelers:
    After breakfast, enjoy your free time to explore Tokyo, getting to do things you weren’t able to do yesterday. Perhaps take the bullet train to Tsukiji Fish Market and have breakfast in the outside stalls.  You can also visit Shinjuku famous crosswalk and streets at night for great selfie photos and dinner. (B)
  • Day 9: Tokyo ~ Home
    After breakfast, transfer to the airport on your own expense for your flight home. (B)
*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.
*We ask that travelers stay within their group as CTD reserves the right to cancel the remaining tour for those that deviate from the itinerary/group. 

 

  • Hotel New Otani Osaka – Osaka, Japan* or similar
    540-8578 Osaka Prefecture Osaka Chuo-ku Shiromi 1-4-1

    Located in Osaka, 350 feet from Theater Brava, Hotel New Otani Osaka features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Private parking is available on site.

    Every room includes a flat-screen TV. Enjoy a cup of tea while looking out at the river or garden. Each room has a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

    You will find a 24-hour front desk, hairdresser's, and gift shop at the property.

    The hotel also provides car rental. Osaka International Convention Center is 2.7 miles from Hotel New Otani Osaka, and Osaka International Peace Center is 0.6 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 9 miles from the property. 

    Chuo Ward is a great choice for travelers interested in shoppingfood shopping and street food.

    Hotel Website - http://www.hotelnewotaniosaka.jp/

  • Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel – Moriyama, Japan* or similar
    2876 Imahama-cyo, Moriyama, Shiga 524-0101

    Located in Moriyama, 14 miles from Kyoto, Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

    All rooms include a flat-screen TV. Certain accommodations include a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a kettle in the room. The rooms come with a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub. Extras include slippers and free toiletries.

    There is a shops at the property.

    You can play ping-pong at this resort, and bike rental is available. Otsu is 10 miles from Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel, and Kusatsu is 6 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 37 miles from the property. 

    Hotel Website - http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/osalb-lake-biwa-marriott-hotel/

  • 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/

  • 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/ 

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