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Japan Complete Tour 11days
Visit 8 World Heritage sites of UNESCO

Tour Date : April. 15 - April. 25, 2017 Guaranteed departure !

Price : USD 3,850

Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first time visitor to Japan, we recommend "Japan Complete Tour 11days" itinerary, our most popular tour. This tour gives you a sampling of all that Japan has to offer, from unique locales to "must see" tourist attractions in Tokyo , Kyoto, Hiroshima and Koyasan.
Main attraction of this tour is visiting 8 World Heritage sites of UNESCO.
Mt.Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Himeji Castle, Iwami Ginzan (silver mine), A-Bomb Dome, Itsukushima Shrine and Koyasan.
Please enjoy beautiful contrast between cherry and traditional architectures and nature scene.
Wifi is available in the bus.

DAY 1

NARITA-TOKYO

Welcome to Tokyo! You will be greeted by an English-speaking assistant at the airport. The assistant will get you in the bus to your hotel.

About accomodation Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba (Free WiFi) or similar
DAIBA station on the Yurikamome line is facing the hotel entrance. It is 15 minutes from Shimbashi station linked with JR lines.There are DiverCity Tokyo Plaza(shopping mall) or Amusement park(Palette-Town) around the Hotel.
Meals Breakfast: ―     Lunch: ―     Dinner: ―※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 2

TOKYO

We start the day having breakfast in a restaurant at Tsukiji Fish Market (Not tuna Auction), which is known to be the biggest fish market in the world. The Tsukiji Outer Market, known as the Jogai Shijo, is Japan's "Food Town", where one can encounter all of Japan's traditional foods. A mixture of wholesale and retail shops along with numerous restaurants line the streets, and new culinary trends are born here. Take a walk around and experience the taste of Japan first hand.

Today, Kimono girl get on the bus with you and spice up the sightseeing!!
We head out to the Imperial palace. The Imperial palaceis the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains buildings including the main palace, the private residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and administrative offices. It is built on the site of the old Edo Castle and the beautiful cherry flower in spring.

We will visit Tokyo Skytree, a broadcasting and observation tower with the height of 634 meters (2,080ft). The view of the metropolitan Tokyo area from there will be spectacular. If the sky is clear, the Mt. Fuji can be seen in the distance.

Then we proceed to Asakusa Sensoji Temple, the Five Storied Pagoda and the traditional Nakamise shopping arcade. Nakamise is one of the oldest shopping centers in Japan. Since Shogun Tokugawa (Ieyasu) established Edo Shogunate, the population in Edo (old capital city, now Tokyo) grew as well as visitors to Sensoji Temple. In 1688 - 1735, those neighbors who performed receiving and serving visitors in Sensoji Temple were given special right to open their shops in the approach to the temple. This was said to be the beginning of Nakamise.

Then drive to Akihabara area and enjoy Japanese pop culture zone, the electronic district and the mecca for the anime (Japanese cartoon characters). Hundreds of electronics shops, ranging from tiny one man stalls specializing in a particular electronic component to large electronics retailers, line the main street and the crowded side streets around Akihabara. The character of Akihabara has constantly changed over the decades and continues to do so. In the last decade Akihabara has emerged as a center of Japanese otaku and anime culture, and dozens of stores specializing in anime, manga, figurines and other collectibles have filled the spaces between the electronics retailers.

- Itinerary for departed on March -

After Akihabara, we go to Sakura Festival in Ueno park at night. You may watch cherry blossoms in full bloom.Viewing cherry blossoms at night is called 'yozakura o miru' or 'yozakura kenbutsu,' and it is Japanese unique custom.

About accomodation Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba (Free WiFi) or similar
DAIBA station on the Yurikamome line is facing the hotel entrance. It is 15 minutes from Shimbashi station linked with JR lines.There are DiverCity Tokyo Plaza(shopping mall) or Amusement park(Palette-Town) around the Hotel.
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ―※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 3

TOKYO-MT.FUJI-HAKONE-HAMAMATSU

This is the day when we visit the highest peak in Japan, Mt.Fuji which has just become No.17 World Heritage Site in Japan. It is has been appreciated by many Japanese for ages because of its perfect conical shape. Weather permitting, we will go as high as the 5th station by bus to have a great view from above.

Then, we also go to Oshino-Hakkai. It is a natural monument "Oshino Hakkai" is a spring water pond that emits water source to Fuji of subsoil water.Please enjoy mysterious spring water pond.

Our journey will continue to Hakone, the weekend getaway from the Tokyo metropolitan area, a nature-rich resort with the beautiful Lake Ashi where we take a cruise. Also, we will take a cable car to see the splendid scenery from an observatory deck, Mt.Fuji, Gulf of Sagami and Lake Ashi...

We then head out to Hamamatsu for the night and have Japanese style dinner at the hotel.

- Itinerary for departed on April -

We proceed to Cherry Blossom Festival at Kawaguchi lakeside after Oshino Hakkai. Please enjoy beautiful contrast between cherry blossom and Mt.Fuji.

About accomodation Hamanako Royal Hotel (Free WiFi)
It has large onsen (hot spring). Please enjoy taking bath.
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 4

HAMAMATSU-MIKAWAANJO-KYOTO

We start the day Bullet train experience to Kyoto, the heart of Japanese tradition. You will feel that you have time slipped into the world one thousand year ago, when visiting Kiyomizu temple and Golden Pavilion

Kiyomizu temple is known as there is not a single nail used in the entire structure. Golden Pavilion, beautifully constructed shrine is well balance with nature maintaining a Japanese and Zen Garden with a Bamboo Forest.

Next, we visit at Nishijin Textile Center, ladies wearing kimonos show you beautiful seasonal design and patterns of kimonos and sashes. In the evening you will be taken to GionGeisha district” Those who have seen “Memoirs of Geisha” will be fascinated by its shooting spots. We stay in Kyoto for tonight.

About accomodation Kyoto Tokyu Hotel (Free WiFi)
It is located right next to Nishi Honganji (temple, World Heritage).
It is good idea to take walk to Nishi Honganji to see peace morning atmosphere (no entrance fee).
Also, they have shuttle bus service to Kyoto station. Please enjoy having dinner aroud there.
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ―※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 5

KYOTO-NARA-OSAKA

Before leaving Kyoto, we can’t miss one place to visit…“Nijyou castle”. The shogun constructed this building when visiting Kyoto until 150 years ago. It’s also the place where the last shogun gave his political power back to the Emperor.

If you are a drinker, you would love to visit our next stop…the sake brewery! The guide gives you a little tour inside the brewery followed by tasting.

Visiting the ancient capital of Japan, Nara, is a must in your tour. You will be greeted with cute deer vowing to you around Todaiji temple at Nara. You will feel sacred when looking up the huge Buddha statue made in 8th century. Just outside the temple is the Nara Deer Park, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam around freely.

After Nara we move to our final destination Osaka. Osaka is said, "City of food". Let's take short walk through Dotonbori street to see local food and people's night life. We stay at a hotel in Osaka for tonight.

About accomodation Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka (Free WiFi)
It is located in central Osaka and there are various kinds of restaurants due to the city is called "City of Food".
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ―※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 6

OSAKA-HIMEJI-MATSUE

Leaving Osaka, we go to Himeji Castle that was built in early 17th century. It is called as "Egret castle" due to its beautiful white walls and roof. It is designated as World Heritage of UNESCO.
Contrast between the castle and cherry is so beautiful.

Then, we will drive to the prestigious Adachi Museum that is famous for beautiful art works and Japanese garden.

About accomodation Hotel or Ryokan (Japanese Style Inn) around Matsue or Tamatsukuri Onsen (hotspring) Area
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 7

MATSUE-IZUMO-IWAMI-HIROSHIMA

Today's excursion starts from Izumo Taisha (shrine) in Izumo. Its origine is unknown, however, it has such a long time history since ancient time. Because it is said that the shrine enshrines god of marriage , so many people visit this shrine to pray for their marriage.
The stories about the god are described in ancient document called "Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters)" . You may fell atmosphere of ancient myth of Japan.

From Izumo, we will drive to Iwami Ginzan (silver mine) which is designated as World Heritage site of UNESCO. The mine produced almost 1/3 of silver in the world between 16th and the mid 19th century. Not only the mine, but also traditional houses around the mine still show us tasteful townscape.

Then, we will drive to Hiroshima. Japan is the only country which has suffered A-bomb disaster. The first A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima at 8:15 on August 6, 1945. It would be precious experience to visit Peace Memorial Park and Museum as well as A-bomb Dome that is designated as World Heritage of UNESCO. Although you don’t see the aftermath of the disaster in Hiroshima today, the museum tells you all about what happened.

About accomodation Hiroshima Grand Prince Hotel (Free WiFi)
It is located right next to Nishi Honganji (temple, World Heritage).
It is good idea to take walk to Nishi Honganji to see peace morning atmosphere (no entrance fee).
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 8

HIROSHIMA-KURASHIKI-TAKAMATSU

Near Hiroshima city there is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shinto shrine. We take a boat off the main island to a small sacred island, on whose beach stands the vermillion color Torii gate. The gate and main hall of the shrine look floating in the water when the tide is high.

Leaving Hiroshima, we stop at Kurashiki for sightseeing and riverside walking at Kurashiki Bikan historical quarter. White wall storages and houses make the townscape tasteful.

We will go on to Shikoku island crossing on a series of huge suspension bridges spanning Shikoku and Honshu islands. The view from the bridges made with latest Japanese technology will be unforgettable. The climate of this area of Japan is similar to that of Mediterranean Sea, which is suitable for growing fruits like grapes and oranges.

About accomodation JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu or similar one
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 9

TAKAMATSU-TOKUSHIMA-WAKAYAMA-KOYASAN

We will start excursion from Ritsurin Park, one of the best Japanese garden in Takamatsu. It takes your breath away with picturesque scene of ponds, small bridges and tea house.

Leaving Shikoku with a 2 hour boat ride to Honshu island again, the tour continues to the sacred training spot of Buddhist monks at Koyasan mountains. 117 temples are located 1,000m (about 3,000ft) above sea level and Koyasan is designated as World Heirtage site of UNESCO.
The legendary monk Kobodaishi is one of the most historical religious figures. The mausoleum of Kobodaishi, Okunoin and lined up tall cedar trees approach to the mausoleum makes the area sacred atmosphere.

About accomodation Shukubo (Guest house managed by temple)
Please enjoy experiencing Shojin Ryori (vegetarian meal made by Buddhist monks).
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 10

KOYASAN-OSAKA

In the morning, Shukubo have devoted thereselves to pray for the repose of ancestor's souls for more than a thousand year. Some of shukubo show this ceremony daily. Before leaving Mt.Koya, we can’t miss Danjo garan. Konpon Daito(Great Pagoda) is planned by Kobo Daishi,as a center of his monastic camplex.Canstruction began in 816,and was nearly completed some seventy years later.The design is a three-dimensional expression of the mandalas of Shingon Buddhism.Images of the eight patriaechs of Shingon Buddhism are also painted in the corners of the structure.
We proceed to Kongobuji. Kongobuji is the administrative head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism.

Then we head out to final destination Osaka. Osaka was the commercial center in the samurai period, developed around invincible Osaka Castle., which is a famous landmark, a popular sightseeing spot, and the symbol of Osaka, contains thirteen structures which have been designated as Important Cultural Assets by the Japanese government.
The top of this 7 story building commands great views of the city of Osaka, the castle being surrounded by the walls of huge stones and moats. We stay in central Osaka for tonight.

About accomodation Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka (Free WiFi)
It is located in central Osaka and there are various kinds of restaurants due to the city is called "City of Food".
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ―※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 11

OSAKA-KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Time to get back home with unforgettable memory and lots of souvenir.Leaveing for Kansai International Airport by Hotel shattle.Return by air.

Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: NA     Dinner: ―※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include
Start Date(Day 1 of the Itinerary) April 15, 2017
Nights 11 days 10 nights
Price USD 3,850
Single room supplement USD 800

PLEASE NOTE

All prices are per person, based on double or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

TOUR COST INCLUDES

  • 7 nights Western style and 2 nights Japanese style and 1 night at Shukubo (guest house of temple in Koyasan) accommodation
  • Meet and greet upon arrival at Narita Airport
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
  • Comprehensive escorted with our licensed professional English speaking tour guide
  • Meals described as in the itinerary
  • Admission fees and activities
  • Entry fees to sites, gardens, and museums listed in the itinerary

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International Airfares
  • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
  • Gratuities

ADDITION INFORMATION

Transport Travel by air conditioned, private coach, baggage handling free
Arrival/Departure Airports For arrivals at Narita Airport (NRT), this tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka, with departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX)
Meal Requests Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged
Meet and Greet Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY availableii on the first day of the tour after 10:00 AM.
If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, please arrange your own hotel transfer

Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice

TOKYO

  • Tsukiji Fish Market (Not Tuna auction)
  • Imperial Palace*
  • Tokyo Skytree

  • Akihabara
  • Maid café (c)ぴなふぉあ

MT. FUJI

  • Mt.Fuji 5th step

HAKONE

  • Lake Ashi
  • Owakudani (volcanic valley)

KYOTO

  • Gion (District where Geisha and Maiko work)
  • Kiyomizu Temple
  • Nijo Castle

  • Kimono Show (Nishijin)
  • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
  • Gekkeikan Sake Brewery

NARA

  • Todaiji Temple
  • Deer Park

OSAKA

  • Osaka Castle

HIMEJI

  • Himeji Castle

MATSUE AREA/ IZUMO

  • Mt. Daisen*
  • Adachi Museum
  • Izumo Taisha Shinto Shrine

IWAMI

  • Iwami Ginzan (silver mine)

HIROSHIMA

  • Peace Memorial Park & Museum
  • A-bomb Dome
  • Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

KURASHIKI

  • Kurashiki Bikan historical quarter

TAKAMATSU

  • TAKAYAMA Ritsurin Park

KOYASAN

  • Konpon Daido
  • Approach to Okunoin
  • Buddhist monks