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Japan Golden Route Tour From the towering skyscrapers of Tokyo to the traditional atmosphere of Kyoto, our Japan Golden Route Tours showcase all of the sights between these two dazzling cities! Our Golden Route Tour packages follow the historic Tokaido Trail between two of the most famous cities in Japan, stopping at only the essential destinations and attractions. During your time in Tokyo, appreciate the striking blend of old and new through the city's various multi-cultural destinations. While you're in Kyoto and Nara, enjoy the best temples, shrines, and gardens, all carefully selected on to create a perfect itinerary! Our Golden Route Japan Tour packages are designed to introduce you to the diverse aspects of Japan's culture through gripping experiences. This Japan tour series gives you the chance to see a Kimono Fashion show, experience a ride on a bullet train, see the brilliance of Mt. Fuji, soak in a traditional hot spring in a Japanese style hotel, and take part in a Japanese tea ceremony, and more! No matter the season, our Golden Route Japan tours are the perfect introductory tour for any globetrotter's first time in Japan!
Price : Adult (age 12+)
USD2,198
Price : Adult (age 12+) USD2,198
Duration : 5 nights 6 Days
Tour Start : Kyoto or Osaka
Tour End : Tokyo
Departure Date :
2018
13 May, 27 May, 24 Jun, 22 Jul, 06 Aug, 26 Aug, 21 Oct, 12 Nov, 23 Dec
Route : Kyoto or Osaka ⇒ Nara ⇒ Atami ⇒ Mt. Fuji ⇒ Hakone ⇒ Tokyo
Includes : 4 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs, Daily Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, and 1 Dinner, All ground transportation and airport transfers, Admission Fees, Tax & Gratuities at all included Destinations, Bullet train ride, Tea Ceremony, and other Japanese activities, Full time service of licensed English speaking tour guide, Handbook and Tour Goods Package, Free Wi-Fi in Bus & Most hotels
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DayEvent / Visit
1
Arrival Osaka

Kansai Int'l Airport (KIX) or Osaka Int'l Airport (ITM) - Itami 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 KIX Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 70 mins (Bus)
From ITM Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 30 mins (Bus)

Meals : -
Hotel : Kyoto
2
Nara & Kyoto

Morning : [Nara] Todaiji Temple / Deer Park / Tea Ceremony / Gekkeikan Sake Museum
Afternoon : [Kyoto] Fushimi Inari Shrine / Sanjusangendo
Evening : Gion Geisha District / Hotel

Todaiji Temple Nara Deer Park Fushimi Inari Shrine Gion

We will begin our morning by heading to Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guinness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the largest Buddha statue of 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 experience traditional green tea ceremony. The tea ceremony (sado: the way of the tea) is a ceremonial way of preparing and drinking tea. The entire process of creating and serving green tea is a form of art in Japan appreciated since the 9th century. You will have the chance to taste a cup of authentic green tea prepared by the host. Then why not try a little Japanese sake tasting? We will be heading to a sake brewery to learn how sake is made and try different types of sake. Our next stop is the Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of red torii gates that lead to the sacred Mt. Inari. Our Japan trip will then head to Sanjusangen-do, a temple in eastern Kyoto famous for its 1,001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Our final stop of the day is the Gion Geisha District.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch
Hotel : Kyoto
3
Full Day Kyoto

Morning - Nijo Castle / Ninenzaka
Afternoon - Golden Pavilion / Nishijin Kimono Show / Bullet Train
Evening - [Atami] Hotel

Nijo Castle Ninenzaka Kinkakuji Temple Bullet Train

Our first stop of the day will be a trip to Nijo Castle. While the main court of the castle was burnt down in 1,788, the Second Court maintains its original form from 1,603. The castle has many cultural treasures including Chinese Gate and Second Court buildings dating from Momoyama Era (16th Century), and is designated a national treasure for its splendid architecture and interior decoration. We will then head to Ninenzaka, an area of town with streets filled with Kyotoesque shops, perhaps an ideal place for souvenir shopping. Our next stop is a visit to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a Japanese must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. Upon leaving the gorgeous Golden Pavilion, the tour will head to the Nishijin Textile Centre, where you can witness the creation of traditional kimonos. The centre offers courses in handweaving, trying 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.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel : Atami
4
Mt. Fuji & Hakone

Morning - [Lake Kawaguchi] Fuji-san World Heritage Centre / [Hakone]
Afternoon - Owakudani Valley / Lake Ashi Cruise / Hakone Ropeway
Evening - [Tokyo] Hotel

Fuji-san World Heritage Centre Owakudani Valley Lake Ashi Cruise Hakone Ropeway

We visit 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 head to owakudani, 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. We will then take a cruise in Lake Ashi where on a clear day you can get a clear view of Mt. Fuji.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch
Hotel : Tokyo
5
Full Day Tokyo

Morning - Tsukiji Fish Market (Lunch) / Fukagawa Edo Museum
Afternoon - Sensoji Temple / Meiji Shrine / Harajuku / Shibuya Crossing
Evening - Hotel

Fukagawa Edo Museum Sensoji Temple Meiji Shrine  Shibuya Crossing

Today will be devoted to exploring the multi-cultural spots of Tokyo. Our tour will first stop by the Tsukiji Fish Market, the famous fish market that provides fresh ingredients for thousands of families and businesses alike. Then we proceed to the Fukagawa Edo 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.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch
Hotel : Tokyo
6
Departure Tokyo

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

Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : N/A

4 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs.

New Akao Resort New Akao Resort Room New Akao Resort Bath

※ Example images, actual hotels may vary.

DayCityHotel NameHotel Type
1-2 Kyoto Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
3 Atami Atami Hotel New Akao Resort or similar Hotel (Japanese-style Room)
4-5 Tokyo Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
Tour Operator : Travel Oriented Inc T/A Japan Deluxe Tour
Participants : Minimum 1-30 (The maximum number of participants will not exceed 30 people during your Japan tour.)
Single Room Supplement : USD500
Hotels : 4 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs. All accommodation have been tested and carefully selected so you will enjoy the comfortable rooms and quality amenities. Accommodation listed above may change to the similar class hotels without prior notice.
Meal : 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Tour Guide : A tour guide will accompany the group throughout travelling with you from destination to destination. The tour guide is a professional guide, living and working in Japan, and will be abele to give personal insights about Japanese culture and society.
Admission Fees : All admission fees are included on itinerary.
Transportation : All motor coaches come equipped with air-conditioning, plenty of space, comfortable seats, and Wi-Fi. This tour includes a bullet train ride experience.
Luggage : We request one suitcase, plus one carry-on bag per person. The tote bag we provide can be used to hold any small merchandise/souvenirs purchased during your tour. When you check out, bring your luggage to the lobby and the bus driver will assist in loading it onto the bus. When you arrive at the next hotel, the bus driver will unload your luggage for you to bring to your room. You will be travelling with your luggage except during the bullet train ride.
International Flight : We offer the option of purchasing air inclusive tour packages, or land only tour packages, giving our customers the freedom to source their own flights. However, we are always more than happy to arrange your flights.
Extra Night: We suggest an extra night at the start of the tour or after the tour. If you would like to explore Japan further after the tour is over. Please let us know if this would interest you.
Remarks :
  • Package prices are per person, based on double occupancy (2 people sharing 1 room. Surcharge will be added to the basic fare for a single room or triple occupancy discount)
  • Itinerary and hotels are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refund will be owed for any changes or cancellations if the tour still occurs.
  • Complimentary airport/hotel transfers are for designated airports only, on the designated tour arrival/departure date only.
  • Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please make a note that your bus and tour guide may be changed once other groups join the tour.
  • Package price is based on US Dollar. The price will be frequently changed according to daily exchange rate.
  • Please read our terms and conditions carefully before you make a reservation.
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