Japan New Year 2016

Winter

Japan New Year Tour 2016 - 2017 (8 days)

Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first time visitor to Japan, we recommend "Japan new year tour 8 days" 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 Osaka, Kyoto, Nara (Special BIG 3 temples), Mt. Fuji, Tokyo.

DAY 1

KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT-OSAKA

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

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DAY 2

OSAKA-NARA

Osaka was the commercial center in the samurai period, developed around invincible Osaka Castle. That's where we visit in the morning on Day 2. 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. Visiting the ancient capital of Japan is a must in your tour. You will be able to see the spacial BIG 3 in Nara on Day 2. ①Horyuji-Temple...the oldest Temple in Japan. ②Todaiji-Temple...You will feel sacred when looking up the biggest Buddha statue in Japan made in 8th century. ③Chuguji-Temple...We can't miss one more place to visit. There is a most beautiful Buddha statue in Japan. We stay at a hotel in Nara for the night.

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DAY 3

NARA-KYOTO

We will start the tour Day3, If you are a drinker, you would love to visit our first stop…the sake brewery! The guide gives you a little tour inside the brewery followed by tasting. We continue the day visiting 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. Next, enjoy the beautiful show with models in kimono. 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. In the evening you will be taken to Gion in Kyoto "Geisha district" Those who have seen "Memoirs of Geisha" will be fascinated by its shooting spots. The optional tour of Japanese Traditional Art Show including Geisha performance is provided. We stay at a hotel in Kyoto for the night.

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DAY 4

KYOTO-HAMAMATSU

We continue the tour visitting Kyoto, we must feel relax to stand Kodaiji Temple, 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. After enjoy having lunch, we then head out to Hamamatsu for the night and have Japanese style room and dinner at the hotel.

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DAY 5

HAMAMATSU-HAKONE-MT.FUJI-TOKYO

This is the day when we visit the highest peak in Japan, 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. We will go Mt.Fuji Visiter Center by bus to have a great view. 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 volcanic activity area in Owakudani hot springs. We will check-in the Hotel in Tokyo, which means we will stay very last day in 2014!! Also, we'll visit Zojoji Temple to experience "Ninenmairi (visiting temple at the night of the new year's eve and the new year day)".

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DAY 6

TOKYO

Happy New Year!! We can have relax morning at the Hotel,slowly start tha day having breakfast, taking a walk around the Hotel, and so on... Tour will start after lunch, first visitting place will be Akihabara, the electronic district and the mecca for the anime (Japanese cartoon characters).

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DAY 7

TOKYO

Going to Imperial Palace to watch the ceremony for emperor's New Year greetings.

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DAY 8

TOKYO-NARITA

Time to get back home with unforgettable memory and lots of souvenir. Leaveing for Narita Airport and return by air.

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Start Date(Day 1 of the Itinerary) December 27, 2016
Nights 8 days 7 nights
Price USD 2,800
Single room supplement USD 980

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

  • 6nights Western style and 1 night Japanese style accommodation
  • Meet and greet upon arrival at Kansai 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 Kansai Airport (KIX), this tour starts in Osaka and ends in Tokyo, with departures at Narita Airport (NRT)
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 available on the first day of the tour after 08:00 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

  • Imperial Palace*
  • Akihabara
  • Zojoji Temple

MT.FUJI

  • Mt.Fuji Visitor Center

HAKONE

  • Lake Ashi cruise
  • Owakudani

KYOTO

  • Kiyomizu Temple
  • Golden Pavilion
  • Kodaiji Temple

  • Nishijin-ori Kaikan (Nishijin Textile Center)
  • Gion district
  • Nijo castle

  • Sake brewery

NARA (Special BIG 3 temples)

  • Todaiji Temple
  • Deer Park

  • Horyuji Temple
  • Chuguji Temple

OSAKA

  • Osaka Castle