🎌 Embark on a Breathtaking Journey Through Japan! 🎌
Unveil the wonders of Japan with our 9-day cultural tour, “Stunning Japan with Shirakawa-go”! 🇯🇵 From the vibrant city of Osaka to the captivating landscapes of Shirakawa-go and the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, this journey will leave you awe-inspired.
🏯 Immerse yourself in the rich history of Osaka’s castles, 🍜 indulge in the finest Japanese cuisine, 🏞️ marvel at the picturesque beauty of Shirakawa-go’s traditional thatched-roof houses, and 🌸 witness the elegance of Tokyo’s modern and ancient blend.
With comfortable stays in 3-star hotels, insightful guidance from expert guides, delectable meals to satisfy your taste buds, seamless transport, and more surprises along the way, every moment will be filled with enchantment.
🚆 Join us on this unforgettable adventure, beginning in Osaka and culminating in the vibrant city of Tokyo. Embrace the spirit of Japan as you journey through its cultural treasures!
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This Japan tour takes you to many of the iconic sites. This tour is perfect for first-time visitors as well as seasoned travelers. It provides visitors with majestic views of cities and natural countryside. Tokyo-the megacity of Japan dazzles with its traditional culture and passion for everything new. Kyoto-the city of over 2,000 temples and shrines, is the spiritual heart of Japan with history of over 1400 years. " Of all Japan's iconic images, Mt Fuji is the real deal"(Lonely Planet). Fuji-san was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 2013 and there are around 300,000 people make the ascent every year.
*Make sure to book Kansai International Airport (code: KIX) as your arrival gateway* Upon arrival, our tour guide will be waiting for you at the Starbucks located near domestic arrival. He/She can provide guidance for you to get to the hotel. Overnight in Osaka. *Please note the check-in time in japan is always after 3 pm. Overnight Hotel: Hatago Inn Kansai Airport (or Similar) Start point Kansai International airport, 関西国際空港 (Kansai International Airport) (KIX), 泉州空港北1, 泉南郡, 大阪府, Japan 08:30 - 20:30
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. In the afternoon, travel back to Osaka, check into the new hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight in Osaka. Meal(s): Breakfast Overnight Hotel: Osaka Castle Hotel (or Similar)
Today, enjoy a free day to explore Osaka at your own pace. Alternatively, take part in an optional tour to Hiroshima on Japan’s famous Shinkansen bullet train , known in English as a bullet train. Hiroshima Optional tour (Door to Door with bullet train round-trip) 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, Grand 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 tours: Hiroshima on Shinkansen Optional Tour- must be paid on site 36,000yen (approx. 335USD) per adult/ 30,000yen (approx. 278USD) per child below 6years Meal(s): Breakfast Overnight Hotel: Osaka Castle Hotel (or Similar)
This morning, depart Osaka for Kyoto. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to explore the historic town. The bus will depart from downtown Kyoto at 4:00 pm to travel onwards to Gifu. Or you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour of Kyoto Fushimi Inari Shrine Free time for your lunch Kinkakuji-Temple (Golden Pavillion) *The schedule is subject to change due to weather or traffic conditions. Optional tours: Kyoto Optional Tour-must be paid on site 8,000yen approx.74USD per person Meal(s): Breakfast Overnight Hotel: Resol Hotel Gifu (or Similar)
This morning you will visit the historic villages of Shirakawa-Go, UNESCO World Heritage sites. Located in a mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time, these villages, with their Gassho-style houses, survived on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. Enjoy a walk among the incredible houses. Afterward travel to Takayama Jinya, a former government outpost established to bring the Hida Province under the control of the Edo Bakufu. Next, travel to the hotel in Matsumoto or Suwa Area. Meal(s): Breakfast Overnight Hotel: Kandeo Hotel Chino (or Similar)
After breakfast, drive to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station. Located 2300m above sea level, it offers a vantage point for Mt Fuji and the surrounding lakes (weather permitting). The 5th Station also features shrines, torii gates, and souvenir shops. Afterward continue onwards to Lake Ashi, in Hakone, to admire the scenery as you enjoy a short cruise across the lake. The waters are overlooked by surrounding mountains, including Mt Fuji and Mt Komagatake. Arrive in the Kanagawa area and check into the hotel. Enjoy hot spring in the evening at leisure. Meal(s): Breakfast Overnight Hotel: Oiso Prince hotel (or Similar)
Enjoy a free day at leisure in Tokyo. Overnight in Tokyo. Alternatively attend our Tokyo One Day Optional Tour. 10:00am-11:00am Imperial Palace 11:30am-12:30pmA secret Japanese traditional rock garden 13:00pm-14:30pm Odaiba City(view of Gumdam) and lunch 15:00pm-16:00pm Shibuya Scramble crossing road 16:30pm-17:30pmTokyo Tower Drive through Shinjuku Kabukicho *The schedule is subject to change due to weather or traffic conditions. Optional tours: Tokyo Optional Tour - must be paid on site 92USD per person Meal(s): Breakfast Overnight Hotel: Hotel Villa Fontaine Ueno (or Similar)
Enjoy a free day at leisure in Tokyo. Overnight in Tokyo. Meal(s): Breakfast Overnight Hotel: Hotel Villa Fontaine Ueno (or Similar)
Today, passengers will take own transfer to the NRT or HND Airport. The Train (or Bus) schedules will be provided by the tour guide in advance. Your amazing Japan trip ends. End point Narita Airport-NRT-or meet at hotel, Narita International Airport, 古込1-1, 成田市, 千葉県, Japan
8 Nights Hotel Accommodation with daily breakfasts: Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar Address: 1 Rinkuoraikita, Izumisano, Osaka 598-8511, Japan Osaka Castle Hotel or similar Address: 1-1 Kyomachi Temmabashi, Chuo, Osaka 540-0032 Osaka Prefecture Resol Hotel Gifu or similar Address: 5-8 Nagazumicho, Gifu 500-8175 Gifu Prefecture Candeo Hotel Chino or similar Address: 2-7 Nakaoki, Chino 391-0000 Nagano Prefecture Oiso Prince Hotel or similar Address: 546 Kokufu Hongo, Oiso-machi, Naka-gun 259-0193 Kanagawa Prefecture Sunshine City Prince Hotel or similar Address: 3 Chome-1-5 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo 170-8440, Japan *Please select "Single Room" if you are traveling alone
Professional English-speaking tour guides in each destination
Daily breakfast buffets
Escorted tours to listed sites Admission fees
Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.
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Airport Transfer：Upon arrival at Narita International Airport, transfer to hotel by train on your own. The tour representative will greet you at the Starbucks located near domestic arrival and provide guidance. Mandatory Service Fee $150 per person (tips for tour guide/drivers)