• Japan Golden Route Tour from Tokyo

  • 5 nights 6 days

Perfect introductory tour of Japan

Japan Package - Japan Golden Route Tour from Tokyo From high skyscrapers and bullet trains to zen gardens and Buddhist Temples, this melting pot of new and old can be seen through our fully escorted Japan Golden Route Tour.

Starting from Tokyo we will follow the old Tokaido Trail to Hakone, Mt. Fuji, Nara and Kyoto visiting main site like Akihabara, Asakusa, and the Golden Pavilion. With this exciting tour package, you will experience tea ceremony, sake tasting, a Kimono Fashion Show, and a cruise in Lake Ashi with a breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji. You will also get familiar with Japan’s hot springs in a luxurious ryokan, Japanese hotel, with a traditional multi-course cuisine. If this is your first trip or your fifth, this is a great way to visit the most exceptional locations in Japan.

Price : USD1,998 (Per person twin share)
Tour Start : Tokyo Tour End : Osaka
Duration : 5 nights 6 days Departure Date : See below
Hotels : 4 nights Western & 1 night Japanese-style hotel
Meals : 10 meals (5 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners)
Route : Tokyo ⇒ Mt. Fuji ⇒ Hakone ⇒ Atami ⇒ Nara ⇒ Kyoto ⇒ Nara ⇒ Osaka

Tour Start Date 2017 :

May 07, 23
June 06, 14
July 11, 30
August 23
September 26
October 10, 29
November 21

Accommodation :

CityHotel NameRoom Type / Overview
[Day 1-2] Tokyo Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar

Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu1 Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu2

Western-style Room /
Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba is the perfect place to stay whether your trip is for business or leisure. The five-star hotel is equip with an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, restaurants, bars, a gym, etc. Located at Odaiba, the hotel offers amazing views of Tokyo waterfront and the Rainbow Bridge. Enjoy the serene and eye catching scenery and entertainment in the area. Joypolis Amusement Park, Diver Aqua City Mall, and Fuji TV Tower are all located near the hotel.
Near by : Shopping mall and Amusement facility, AQUA CITY ODAIBA, Gundam Front Tokyo, Oedo Onsen Monogatari
[Day 3] Atami Atami Hotel New Akao Resort or similar

Atami Hotel New Akao1 Atami Hotel New Akao2

Japanese-style Room /
Akao is a beautiful ocean front resort located at the tip of Uomisaki Point in Atami. This hotel includes a Japanese garden, a herb and rose garden, and a private beach.
Near by : Atami castle within Walking Distance
[Day 4] Kyoto Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel1 Kyoto Tokyu Hotel2

Western-style Room /
Kyoto New Miyako Hotel is in the heart of the city. Directly across from Kyoto Station, it's easy access to other location in Kyoto and Japan. The hotel has great dining options and unique boutiques. Nearby the hotel is the Nishiki Market and Ryozen Museum of History.
Near by : Nishiki Market in 10 minutes by taxi
[Day 5] Osaka Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel or similar

Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel1 Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel2

Western-style Room /
The only hotel on the Kansai International Airport Island. We are directly connected to the airport and the railway station. In addition, as a resort hotel, we are popular.
Near by : Kami-honmachi YUFURA, Kintetsu department, Shinkabukiza

Tour Itinerary :

DayEvent / VisitHighlight
1 Arrival Tokyo / Narita Int'l Airport or Haneda Int'l Airport

Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour handbook for more information. Rest at the hotel and be ready to start your exciting tour tomorrow.

Information

From Narita Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 90 mins (Bus)
From Haneda Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 30 mins (Bus)

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Meals : Breakfast : X / Lunch : X / Dinner : X
Hotel : Tokyo
2 Full Day Tokyo

Morning - Edo Tokyo Museum
Afternoon - Asakusa Sensoji Temple / Meiji Shrine / Harajuku / Shibuya Crossing
Evening - Hotel

Today will be devoted to exploring the multi-cultural spots of Tokyo. Grand Japan Tour will first stop by the Edo Tokyo Museum where you can get acquainted with the history of Tokyo. After lunch, we will delve in the old town district of Asakusa – shop around the Nakamise Shopping area and pray at the Sensoji Temple. The tour will also stop by the famous Meiji Shrine located in Shibuya. Then, the tour will probe the stores at Harajuku, the unofficial fashion capital of Japan that offers the latest pop culture and fashion. Returning to our hotel, the tour bus will be passing by the famous Shibuya Crosswalk.
Tokyo - Senshoji Kaminari Gate Tokyo - Meiji Shrine Tokyo - Tokyo Tower
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : O / Dinner : O
Hotel : Tokyo
3 Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone - Atami

Morning - [Hakone] Open Air Museum
Afternoon - Owakudani Valley / Hakone Ropeway / Lake Ashi Cruise
Evening - Hotel

Our morning begins with a visit to the Open-Air Museum. Its spectacular grounds are the permanent home for approximately 120 works by well-known modern and contemporary sculptors. It also has five exhibition halls including the Picasso Pavilion, as well as pieces where children can play, a foot-bath fed by natural hot-springs,and a variety of other facilities where our visitors can relax and enjoy the splendor of art in nature. We will continue our tour to Hakone, where we will take a cruise in Lake Ashi. We will then take a ropeway to Owakudani boiling valley, an active volcanic crater still steaming from its last eruption some 3,000 years ago. There you will get a taste of the local Japanese food, the black egg, cooked in one of the craters. Our tour would not be complete without a long relaxing soak in the onsen, hot spring, to rejuvenate you for tomorrow’s adventure. Yukata, a Japanese robe, will be provided for you. The hot spring is located in our own ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, which includes a traditional Japanese multi-course meal.
Hakone - Hakone Open Air Museum Hakone - Lake Ashi Cruise Hakone - Owakudani
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : O / Dinner : O
Hotel : Atami
4 Atami - Nara - Kyoto

Morning - Bullet Train Ryde
Afternoon - [Nara] Todaiji Temple / Deer Park / Tea Ceremony / Gekkeikan Sake Museum
Evening - Gion Geisha District / Hotel

We will begin our morning on the bullet train to Kyoto. Here, we will visit the Golden Pavillion, a stunning structure covered with gold foil, beautifully reflected in the lake. We continue with magnificent sights at Fushimi Inari Shrine, where hundreds of red torii gates are lined up. Next up we will go see Todaiji Temple in Nara. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guiness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the largest Buddha statue in Japan. Just outside the temple is the Nara Deer Park, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam around freely. The deer here at the park are known to be friendly and may even bow at you for a little treat. After our friendly encounter with the deer, we will head to experience some peaceful green tea ceremony at Kodaiji Temple, built in 1606 in memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi by his beloved wife, Nene. This beautifully constructed temple 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 Green Tea Ceremony. Afterwards, why not try a little Japanese sake tasting? The tour will be heading to a sake brewery to learn how sake is made and try different types of sake. Our final stop of the day is the Gion Geisha District.
Nara - Todai-ji Temple Nara - the Great Buddha Kyoto - Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum2 Kyoto - Gion District
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : O / Dinner : X
Hotel : Kyoto
5 Kyoto - Nara - Osaka

Morning - Kiyomizu Temple / Ninenzaka / Sanjusangendo / Fushimi Inari Shrine
Afternoon - Nishijin Kimono Show / Golden Pavilion
Evening - Hotel

Our first stop of the day will be a trip to the Kiyomizu Temple. The most iconic temple of Japan, Kiyomizu Temple is a wooden structure that overlooks the city of Kyoto. On the base, three canals sprout water representing love, wisdom, and longevity. We will then walk to Ninenzaka, an area of town with streets filled with Kyotoesque shops, perhaps an ideal place for souvenir shopping. The tour will then head to Sanjusangen-do, a temple in eastern Kyoto famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Our next stop is the Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of red torii gates that lead to the sacred Mt. Inari. After lunch we will head to the Nishijin Textile Center, where you can witness the creation of traditional kimonos. The center offers courses in handweaving, traying on elegant kimonos, and if you’d like you can even purchase it. You will be invited to see dazzling arrays of kimonos in a fashion show. We will end our day with a visit to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a must see attraction where the two upperfloors are covered in gold leaf.
Kyoto - Kiyomizu Temple Kyoto - Fushimi-inari-taisha Shrine1 Kyoto - Sagano Bamboo Grove Kyoto - Kinkakuji Temple
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : X / Dinner : X
Hotel : Osaka
6 Departure Osaka / Your home town or enjoy your extended stay.

Your pleasant and memorable Japan tour ends today. The tour will disband after breakfast.

Fly home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan.

Information

From downtown hotel in Osaka to KIX Airport - about 70 mins (Bus)
From downtown hotel in Osaka to ITM Airport - about 30 mins (Bus)

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