Pop Culture & All Must See Sights of Japan in 14 Days - Life Time Experience

Japan Anime Tour International AnimeJapan Fair 2018 is the largest anime convention in the world! With over 100,000 vendors, artists, cosplayers, and fans gathering from around the world, this anime convention is a must for anime lovers.

Our Anime Japan Tour package includes admission to International AnimeJapan Fair 2016 and all the hot Tokyo anime spots as well as top destinations around Japan, covering three of Japanfs major islands: Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku.

We will start our Japan anime tour in Tokyo and visit Akihabara Animate, Harajuku Kittyland, Ghibli Museum, Pokemon Center, Gundam Front Tokyo, J-World, Robot Restaurant, Tokyu Hands, and Yodobashi Camera just to name a few of the anime related spots. From Tokyo our Anime Tour will go to Hakone and take a ropeway ride for an amazing view of the hot springs from above, and from which you will also see Mt. Fuji from the perfect distance. We will take a quick bullet train ride to Iga to learn about ninjas and the weapons and tactics they used. You might be aware that temples are a great part of the Japanese culture. During this Anime Japan Tour we will be visiting the great Kinkakuji Temple covered in gold leaf, Sensoji Temple in old town Asakusa, and Todaiji Temple where the Giant Buddha resides. From World Heritage sites and treasures of Kyoto such as Fushimi Inari Shrine and Nijo Castle to well kept secrets in Southern Japan like the gorgeous Takachiho Gorge waterfalls and Dogo Onsen, the inspiration for famous Ghibli film, this Anime Japan Tour has it all.

Join us in this great Japan Anime Tour as we uncover every aspect of Japanese culture. You can also extend your vacation before / after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

Price : Adult (age 12+)
USD4,798
Price : Adult (age 12+) USD4,798
Duration : 13 nights 14 Days
Tour Start : Tokyo
Tour End : Osaka
Departure Date :
2018
22 Mar
Route : Tokyo
Includes : 11 nights Western and 2 nights Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs, Daily Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, and 5 Dinners, 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
Download : PDF Itinerary
DayEvent / Visit
1
Arrival Tokyo

Narita Int'l Airport (NRT) or Haneda Int'l Airport (HND)

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)

Meals : -
Hotel : Tokyo
2
Full Day Tokyo

Morning - Sensoji Temple / Pokemon Centre / J-World
Afternoon - Tsukiji Fish Market (Lunch) / Tokyo Charactre Street / [Akiharaba] Animate
Evening - Hotel

Sensoji Temple Pokemon Centre J-World Animate

Before our big day at the International Anime Fair - AnimeJapan tomorrow, our Anime tour will visit some of the best anime sites Tokyo has to offer. We first start with some traditional Japanese culture and shopping at Asakusa. Enjoy shopping at the Nakamise area and the stunning red temple that is Sensoji. We then make our way to Sunshine City to check out the Pokemon Mega Center, a must-go for all Pokemon lovers. Besides all the Pokemon goods they sell, they also have a battling and trading room for customers to interact with other Pokemon fans.

After browsing through exclusive products, we will head over to J-World, the Shonen Jump theme-park in Tokyo! Play games and win prizes based on all your favorite characters, including Goku from Dragonball, Luffy and Co from One Piece, Naruto and Sasuke, Kuroko and the rest of the Generation of Miracles, and Hinata and his team of volleyball hopefulls! Win prizes and shop to your hearts content at the J-World store before our next stop. For lunch, enjoy sushi with fish provided by the Tsukiji Fish Market, the famous fish market that provides freshest ingredients for thousands of families and businesses alike.

Following our time at the market, the tour will visit the lively Tokyo Character Street in Tokyo Central Station. The area is lined with various anime-themed shops, including a Jump Store, Pokemon Center, Hello Kitty shop, Ghibli store, and more! There's also Tokyo Ramen Street, Okashi Land, and Gachapon Street, perfect for someone who wants some lunch and to do a little more gift shopping for friends or for themselves! After our adventures at Character Street, we will head to Akihabara, the town of anime. While there, enjoy shopping ad sightseeing for the rest of the day at some of the most popular otaku destinations, including Animate. Animate carries all kinds of character goods, electronics, and games from current and popular anime/manga series.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch
Hotel : Tokyo
3
Anime Japan

Morning - Animejapan
Afternoon - Shibuya Crossing / Gundam Base Tokyo
Evening - Hotel

Animejapan Gundam Base Tokyo VR Zone Shinjuku MariKart

Today's the big day of the International Anime Fair - AnimeJapan! Join the many cosplayers, otaku, and anime lovers of all degrees in the biggest Anime event in the world. Anime, manga, doujinshi, guest speakers, figurines, rare items, video games, limited and exclusive covers are all accessible at this large event. Enjoy your day exploring the grounds and meeting people with the same passion as you! If the fair isn't enough, you also have the option to join an optional tour at 3pm to explore the famous Shibuya Crossing and Gundam Base Tokyo to see the awesome life-size RX-0 Unicorn Gundam model. The Gundam Base is an expansive store, museum, and features a cafe for guests to enjoy everything Gundam.

Feel free to enjoy the night at your leisure, or you have the option to enjoy the night as you wish, or sign up for a few optional excursions. We have the new VR Zone Shinjuku, an incredible VR-focused arcade, the Ninja Trick House where guests can enjoy learning how to throw ninja-stars and also learn the ways of the ninja, or a meal at the CAPCOM BAR, a themed-restaurant showcasing the best of CAPCOM, including games and themed-meals, or sign up for a MariKart experience and drive go-karts around Tokyo dressed as some of your favorite characters! You also have the option of staying a night in a capsule hotel for one night (additional fees may apply for capsule hotel and/or additional excursions)

Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : Tokyo
4
Full Day Tokyo

Morning - Harajuku / Sailor Moon Store / Tokyo One Piece Tower
Afternoon - Ghibli Museum / Robot Restaurant
Evening - Hotel

Harajuku Gundam Base Tokyo Ghibli Museum Robot Restaurant

We will start our morning heading to Harajuku for shopping and snacks along Takeshita Dori. This shopping area is the perfect place to get in touch with Japan's pop culture trends, and to sample some of the best crepes in Japan. After our time in Harajuku, we head to Tokyo Tower, Japan's iconic tower. Tokyo Tower has been taken over by One Piece, resulting in Tokyo One Piece Tower. Known as Tongari Island, this event is filled with attractions, wonderful restaurants, and a live-action show designed to wow fans of all ages.

Following our time at the tower, we head east to visit the famed Ghibli Museum. This animation and art museum exhibits works of Miyazaki Hayao, creator of world famous films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. Ghibli Film fans will definitely enjoy the artistic museum, which not only exhibits the history and techniques of animation but also plays short movies in a theater room, produced exclusively for the museum.

After the museuem, it's time for dinner at the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku for those interested! Enjoy a show like none before, fusing classic Japanese elements with the dreams and fantasies of the future. The restaurant has a wild vibe and a unique experience you are sure to find entertaining.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch
Hotel : Tokyo
5
Leisure-Free Tokyo

All Day - Free at your leisure

We have cleared up the day for you to explore and enjoy Japan as you wish. You can either
1) enjoy the entire day as you wish
2) visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Tokyo Disney Sea or another theme-park
3) Join a Mario Kart day tour *
4) go on a private-guided tour through Nikko or Kamakura

For those who wish to visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Sanrio Puroland, your tour guide will be happy to explain directions. (additional fees may apply for additional tour options. Please contact us in advanced for this service)

* The Mario Kart experience requires an International Driving Permit. Please contact us for more information if you would like to participate.

Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : Tokyo
6
Yokohama & Mt. Fuji

Morning - [Yokohama] Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum (Lunch)
Afternoon - Saiko Iyashi no Sato NEBA
Evening - [Atami] Hotel

Yokohama Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum Saiko Iyashi no Sato NEBA Mt. Fuji

Our day begins with a visit to the Ramen Yokocho Museum in Yokohama. This interactive food-themed amusement park offers all kinds of ramen around the country and world. There are multiple ramen restaurants, each representing a different type of ramen Japan has to offer. Taste your favorite ramen and learn about the history of ramen during your visit.

After our ramen adventures, we head to the Iyashi no Sato, a traditional craft open-air museum reconstructed from the village's thatched roofed houses. Each house features a different exhibit, workshop, or cafe, including some cooking lessons.

This Japan 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 onsen is located in our own ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, which includes a traditional Japanese meal known as Kaiseki Ryori!

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel : Atami
7
Full Day Kyoto

Morning - Bullet Train
Afternoon - [Kyoto] Golden Pavilion / Kyoto International Manga Museum / Ninenzaka / Fushimi Inari Shrine
Evening - Hotel

Kyoto International Manga Museum Ninenzaka Fushimi Inari Shrine Kinkakuji Temple

Our day begins with a bullet train ride to Kyoto. The bullet train is the fastest way to travel on land and is considered an essential Japanese experience. Enjoy riding to Kyoto in comfort and speed, and be sure to take some photos of the scenery during your ride. We will begin exploring Kyoto with a visit to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a Japan's must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. The reflection of the golden temple on the lake adds to the stunning sight.

Knowing our guests may want a little more anime/manga before their trip is over, we will stop by the Kyoto International Manga Museum, to learn more about the influence Manga has on Japan. Taking advantage of the beauty in Kyoto, we will head to ninenzaka, an ancient street reminiscent of the Edo period, perfect for gift shopping or just to sip on some coffee at one of the many local cafes.

We will then head back to Kyoto to see the Fushimi Inari Shrine, one of Kyoto's many can't miss destinations that features hundreds of red tori gates. The path is perfect for photos or just to calm your mind. Once we get all our photos done, we will return to the hotel.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch
Hotel : Kyoto
8
Nara & Osaka

Morning : [Nara] Todaiji Temple / Deer Park
Afternoon : [Osaka] Nipponbashi / Kuromon Ichiba Market
Evening : Dotonbori / [Kyoto] Hotel

Todaiji Temple Nara Deer Park Dotonbori Kuromon Ichiba Marcket

Before we make our way to Osaka, it's off to Nara to see Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guinness 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.

Before our tour ends, it's off to Osaka's Nipponbashi area and Kuromon Ichiba Market for some more shopping and nightlife before we make it to our hotel!

Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : Osaka
9
Hiroshima

Morning - Bullet Train / [Hiroshima] Peace Memorial Park / A-Bomb Dome
Afternoon - [Miyajima] Itsukushima Shrine
Evening - Hiroshima Okonomiyaki (Dinner) / Hotel

Peace Memorial Park Sadako Stature Itsukushima Shrine Genbaku Dome

Our Japan tour will begin with a bullet train ride to Hiroshima. One of the main highlights here in Hiroshima is the A-Bomb Dome, the only surviving building from the aftermath, and the Peace Park Memorial where you can see and read about the relic of the war.

The A-Bomb Dome has been preserved to be a reminder of the tragedy for future generations and to symbolize its wishes for everlasting peace. We will also see the Peace Park Memorial. Stroll along the park to see famous attractions like that of Sadakofs statue and the freedom bell. Here you can see and read about the relic of the war.

After our visit, we will take a small boat to Itsukushima, a small island off the main shore famously known as Miyajima. It is the home of the floating torii, which at high tide seems to float on water. Along the torii, the Itsukushima Shrine complex is also built over water and is ranked one of Japanfs three best scenery's.

Meals : Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel : Hiroshima
10
Kumamoto & Takachiho

Morning - Kumamoto Castle / Hosokawa Mansion
Afternoon - Mt. Aso
Evening - [Miyazaki] Yokagura / Hotel

Kumamoto Castle Hosokawa Mansion Mt. Aso Yokagura show

Our day begins in Kumamoto to visit Kumamoto Castle. Kumamoto Castle is considered one of the three premier castles in Japan, along with Himeji Castle and Matsumoto Castle. Thirteen structures in the castle complex are designated Important Cultural Property. Several ancillary wooden buildings remain of the original castle.

Located next to the castle is the Hosokawa family Mansion, the family home for one of Japan's most powerful samurai families. Walk through the residence to get a better understanding of the life among the elites, and see some relics from the Edo period in the home-turned-museum.

We will then head to Mt. Aso, the largest active volcano in Japan and among the largest in the world. Before our day ends, we will enjoy watching a Yokagura show.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel : Miyazaki
11
Takachiho & Beppu

Morning - Amanoiwato / Takachiho Gorge
Afternoon - Sandanbashi / Trunnel Station / [Beppu] Tour of Hell
Evening - Hotel

Amanoiwato Takachiho Gorge Sandanbashi Sea Hell

We will begin our day at Takachiho. Legend states, when Susanoo, god of storm, terrorized Amaterasu, his sister and sun goddess, she hid in a cave plunging the world into darkness. The cave is called Ama-no-Iwato, the heavenly rock cave, exists in Takachiho.

Then, we will head to the hot spring town of Beppu, where we are going for an exciting Tour of Hell. From the eight famous spots, we will visit three: the Sea Hell made up of bright cobalt blue hot water, the Blood Pond Hell where hot water containing red melted clay gushes out, and the Tornado Hell, a fiery geyser that erupts every 20 minutes.

Meals : Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel : Beppu
12
Matsuyama

Morning - Saga Ferry
Afternoon - [Ehime] Rickshaw Ride / Dogo Onsen
Evening - Taiko Show / Hotel

Ishiteji Temple Dogo Onsen Automaton clock Taiko Show

Today, we will take a boat ride to Matsuyama, a castle city. Following the pattern of hot springs, we will visit one of the oldest hot springs in the world, Dogo Onsen, which is said to have over 3,000 years of history. The onsen is also widely known for welcoming the imperial family as guests and has a room called Yushinden on reserve exclusively for their use. Dogo Onsen's impressive wooden structure served as a model for the famous film "Spirited Away". Enjoy a Rickshaw ride through the city grounds while you're at the hotspring, and be sure to watch a traditional Taiko drum show in the evening.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel : Dogo Onsen
13
Takamatsu & Tokushima

Morning - [Kagawa] Ritsurin Garden / Udon (Lunch)
Afternoon - [Tokushima] Awaodori Kaikan / Naruto Whirlpools
Evening - [Osaka] Hotel

Ritsurin Garden Ritsurin Garden - Shoko Shoreikan Naruto whirlpools Awa-odori Museum

Our day will begin heading towards Osaka. Traveling East, we will visit one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan that overlooks Mt.Shiun, Ritsurin Garden. Michelin Green Guide graded the garden three stars and is a great place to take photos, especially from the highest point that overlooks the entire garden.

While making our way through Tokushima, we will stop at the Awa-odori Museum, a museum dedicated to the prefectural dance of Tokushima. During the annual Awa-Odori festival, thousands of spectators flock to Japan to watch the traditional dance. Enjoy learning some steps and history of Awa-odori at this great museum.

Our last stop before hitting Osaka is Naruto, a small town off the coast. Here in Naruto, many hope to observe the large Naruto whirlpools that can be seen under very ideal conditions. (*The whirlpool can only be seen at certain times of the day and thus we cannot guarantee seeing the whirlpool in action.)

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch
Hotel : Osaka
14
Departure Osaka

Kansai Int'l Airport (KIX) or Osaka Int'l Airport (ITM) - Itami Airport

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)

Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : N/A

11 nights Western and 2 nights Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs.

Kanponoyado Atami Kanponoyado Atami Room Kanponoyado Atami Bath

※ Example images, actual hotels may vary.

DayCityHotel NameHotel Type
1-5 Tokyo Herton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
6 Atami Kanponoyado Atami or similar Hotel (Japanese-style Room)
7 Kyoto Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
8 Osaka Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
9 Hiroshima Hotel Granvia Hiroshima or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
10 Miyazaki Hotel Takachiho or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
11 Beppu Suginoi Hotel or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
12 Dogo Onsen Tsubaki-kan or similar Hotel (Japanese-style Room)
13 Osaka Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel 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 : USD1,600
Hotels : 11 nights Western and 2 nights 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 : 13 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
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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