Japan, where the old traditions are fused with modernity in every-day life. Japan is capable to delight its visitors with artistic originality and effortless elegance. Encased in a vibrant cover, it compels the visitors to explore its wonderful mix of ancient tradition and the ultra modern. Almost every city street is an attraction, just come and explore with us.
DAY01: Welcome to Osaka, Japan
Welcome to Japan! Upon arrival at Osaka Kansai Airport, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to check into your hotel. Please note that while we are doing our best to accommodate early arrivals, hotel check-in time is generally not before 3:00pm. Baggage storage can be arranged at the hotel. Take the rest of the day to rest up. Or, if you’re up for it, do some shopping.
DAY02: Osaka – Nara – Kyōto (Breakfast)
This morning, first visit the famous landmark Osaka Castle Garden. Surrounded by greenery, the garden commands a beautiful view of the castle tower and the stone wall of a moat. Then enjoy some free time in Shinsaibasi, the premier shopping area in Osaka. Around 600 meters long, it’s filled with trendy boutiques, retail chains, and luxury department stores.
Later, Make your way to Nara, a city shrouded in legend and thronged with significant sites. Make a special visit to Nara Deer Park, home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. Considered in Shinto to be messengers of the gods, Nara's nearly 1200 deer have become a symbol of the city and have even been designated as a natural treasure.
In the afternoon drive to Kyoto. Visit Kyoto Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds. Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice.
DAY03: Kyōto (Breakfast)
Enjoy today at leisure.
If you’d like, book an optional tour to Hiroshima. It is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on the city at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II.
DAY04: Kyōto – Hamanako (Breakfast)
Today you will be free at your own leisure to explore this historical city.
Alternatively, you can join an optional in-depth tour of Kyoto. And for passengers who do not take the optional tour, coach will pick up from your Hotel at 4:30pm, then transfer to Hamanako. Overnight at Hamanako area.
DAY05: Hamanako – Lake Yamanakako (Mt. Fuji) – Tokyo (Breakfast)
After breakfast depart on a full day of sightseeing. Stop at Lake Yamanakako, which is the largest of the Fuji Five Lakes and the second most developed lake behind Lake Kawaguchiko with small towns at its western and eastern ends and a few hotels, minshuku, camping grounds and restaurants in between. Here is the best view of Mount Fuji from around the lake, especially from along its less developed northern shore. Drive to your hotel in Tokyo for a restful evening.
Day 6. Tokyo (Breakfast)
Enjoy a free day in Tokyo to explore this dynamic capital city, where over 11 million people live, making the population one of the largest in the world. You may want to join an optional tour.
Day 7. Tokyo / Hometown (Breakfast)
Today, passengers will take own transfer to the Airport. The Bus/Train schedules will be provided by tour representative in advance. Your amazing Japan trip ends.