Classic Japan

TJP12: 10 Days Group Tour to Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Nagoya - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka - Kurashiki - Hiroshima - Himeji - Kobe - Osaka
Tour Type: Group guided tour with 10-20 pax
Transportation: Private van or bus
Accommodation: 3-4 stars comfort hotels

  • An itinerary includes the most important cities in Japan.
  • A hassle free journey with private transfers.
  • View the World Heritage sites and taste delicious local food.
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Day 1 Tokyo Arrival
A friendly English-speaking assistance will warmly greet you at the airport arrival hall and will show you the way to board the airport shuttle bus, which will take you to hotel and we will pay for the bus fee.

Afternoon Activity Suggestion:

If you arrive earlier on the day, then you can make full use of the afternoon to visit the scenic spots not included in the itinerary.

★ In spring and autumn, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Ueno Onshi Park are two perfect places to appreciate cherry blossom or maple leaves. Or visit Meiji Jingu if you are interested in hosrotical sites.

★ Ghibli Museum designed by Hayao Miyazaki on the basis of his studio, it is more like a small labyrinth, attracting a large number visitors. The JR central line can get you there, but you need to purchase the tickets online in advance.

★ While the Tsukiji Market is suitable for those who just want to walk freely and taste the local food and know more about the Japanese food culture. From your hotel, you can metro Mita Line for only one minute towards Nishi-takashimadaira and change to Ōedo Line and get off at Kachidoki, the second leg takes 25 minutes. Then follow the sign and get to Tsukiji Market.

Accommodation: Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar
  Day 2. Tokyo Highlights
An experienced English-speaking guide, a friendly driver with his van or bus will be in service. Firstly visit the very center of Tokyo, also the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan - the Imperial Palace, and the Nijubashi Bridge inside best shows the characteristics of the Edo era of Japan. Then prey for good luck at Senso-ji Temple and stroll along Nakamise-Dori Street for local snacks. Then we will leave the city and drive to Mt. Fuji. Stay overnight at the hotel, it must be enjoyable to try local hot spring and local cuisine after once day’s sightseeing. Our guide will make proper arrangements for you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Fujisan Garden Hotel or similar
Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo
Senso-ji Temple
Senso-ji Temple
Nakamise-Dori Street
Day 3 The Magnificent Mt. Fuji & Stay Overnight in Nagoya
Today's theme is Mount Fuji and almost all the arrangements are related to it. Mt. Fuji is an active volcano, being the highest mountain with the altitude of 3776 meters, it is no doubt the symbol of Japan. This morning, we will drive to the Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the nearest view point that can only be reached by private vehicles (This will be replaced by Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center if the weather is not good). Another view point is Oshino Hakkai, it is a spring complex with a history of 1200 years. The last view point is Bussharito Heiwa Park, The verdant plants and holy white pagodas make here quiet and solemn. If you are lucky visiting here in a sunny day, Mt. Fuji can be clearly seen from the viewing platform. Then get to Nagoya and have some free time in Osu Shopping District.

► Suggestion for Dinner:
Japanese Izakaya, a mixed between bar and pub in English, is quite popular among locals. There is an Izakaya street near your hotel, and the restaurant called Sekainoyamachan is famous for their specially cooked chicken wings. In addition to chicken wings, teppanyaki, udon noodles, fried goods and desserts are available, too. You may ask your guide or the hotel staff for more details.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Keihan Nagoya or similar
Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji
Japanese Traditional Dress
Japanese Traditional Dress
Day 4 From Nagoya to Kyoto
Before leaving for Kyoto, we will pay a visit to Nagoya Castle. Kyoto is 130km (81 miles) away from Nagoya and will take you about 1.5 hours on the way. Being the ancient and famous city in Japan, Kyoto best preserves the traditional culture and architecture of Japan. Today we will show you Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Ninenzaka and Sannezaka Streets, Yasaka Shrine, and the places where geishas or maikos gathering, the Gion area and Hanamachi Road.

► Dinner Suggestion:
There are many stylish restaurant on both sides of Hanamachi Road, but they are somewhat expensive. The most hustle and bustle place is Nishiki Market, you may get more understanding of the local people's life here, and the various food will never disappoint you. You can get there by yourself after tour and get back to hotel by yourself.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Gracery Kyoto Sanjo or similar
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Sannenzaka Alleyways, Kyoto
Sannenzaka Alleyways, Kyoto
Day 5 Nara Deer Park & Drive to Osaka
Fushimi-Inari Taisha with its red Senbon Torii enjoys high reputation all over the world, it takes about 2 hours when visiting this site. After that, our guide and driver will drive you to Nara Deer Park, you can buy biscuit at the entrance and then play with them. Several important shrines are inside the park and we will visit one of them, Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Continue driving for about 30 minutes to get to Osaka. Shinsaibashi-suji is a must see spot in Osaka, it is the most famous shopping street in Osaka, full of large department stores, chain drugstores, old brand stores and small shops. You may find all kinds of goods of different grades and styles. The tour ends at the nearby Dotonbori, a place full of delicious food. Just find your favorite for dinner, and get back to your hotel by yourself.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Miyako Hotel or similar
Fushimi-Inari Taisha
Fushimi-Inari Taisha
Shrine in Nara
Shrine in Nara
Day 6 Go to Kurashiki, Meet Japanese Water Town
After breakfast, we will drive for about 2.5 hours to get to Kurashiki, an ancient city with a history of over 400 years, famous for ancient building complex with white walls and gentle gardens. Among those, the most famous are Ohashi House and Okayama Korakuen. Kurashiki Bikan Historical Area possesses many old houses and modern art galleries and museums. The whole block combines Japanese style and western style, very distinctive and worth visiting, especially with the river flowing.

► Where for Dinner:
There is a small Japanese Izakaya called Kurashiki Takadaya, only 3-minute walking Bikan Historical Area, the Teriyaki Chicken and other fried vegetables are recommended by visitors, this restaurant offer menu in Japanese and English. You can get back to hotel by yourself after dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Royal Park Hotel Kurashiki or similar
Day 7 Drive 2h’ to Hiroshima
In memory of peace, we embarked on the road to Hiroshima today. Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then visit the Atomic Bomb Dome site, it survived from the atomic bomb explosion. After lunch, take van or bus for about one hour, and then take ferry for 10 minutes to Miyajima Island, the top three sites in Japan. Upon arrival, you can see the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine and the floating tori standing in the sea. Get back to Hiroshima after visiting and get to hotel after dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima or similar
Atomic Bomb Dome
Atomic Bomb Dome
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
Day 8 Hiroshima - Himeji
Hiroshima is the most western end that this tour reaches. Today we will drive you back to Kansai area. It may take three hours for land transfer to Himeji, treat you with the authentic local food once you arrive at Himeji. In the afternoon, appreciate the Himeji Castle, the largest and the most elegant ancient castle in Japan. And then deeply immerse in the beauty of Japanese garden - Kokoen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Monterey Himeji or similar
Day 9 Drive to Osaka with a Stopover in Kobe
Today’s final destination is Osaka, we will pass by Kobe and will stop and take a stroll at Chinatown in Kobe. After settle down at the hotel, the rest of the day is free for you.

► Afternoon Suggestion:
If interested, you can visit Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and then take the Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel to overlook Osaka Bay. Then walk for about 6 minutes to Osakako metro station, and arrive at Kujo in 6 minutes, then follow the sign and get to Kuromon Market, it is oanother famous food market in Osaka.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka or Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar
Day 10 Osaka Departure
Please check out from hotel and get to airport by yourself. You may consult our guide in advance for the best transfer means one day before.

Meals: Breakfast
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
Price Includes
  • Service of English-speaking guide
  • Shared van or bus with a group of 10-20 pax
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for the sights visited
Price Excludes
  • International flight into Tokyo and out of Osaka
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Osaka airport see-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Japan visa fee.
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