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Japan Summer Complete Tour 11 days

Enjoy your unforgetable summer vacation with us!
The charm of this tour is comparison such as dazzling of the cities and glimpse of the life of the Buddhist Monks.
Tour Date : July. 15 - July. 25, 2018
Price: USD 3,850

Destinations
Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Izumo / Iwami / Hiroshima / Takamatsu / Mt.Koya / Osaka

Japan summer complete tour

When summer arrives, Japan's landscapes are enveloped in bright light. We visit not only a famed tourist spot like Mt.Fuji as sacred mountains, Kyoto an ancient city but also headquarters of the Kōyasan Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism.
Main attraction of this tour is visiting 8 World Heritage sites of UNESCO.

Please enjoy contrast between urban city and nature scene.
Wifi is available in the bus.wifi

Itinerary & Price Details



MAP

※View from a coach


Attraction of this tour

  • Visiting 8 World Heritage sites of UNESCO.
  •     Mt.Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, Iwami Silver Mine, Hiroshima, Istukushima Shinto Shrine, Koyasan
  • 7 nights Western style and 2 nights Japanese style and 1 night at Shukubo accommodation.
  • Tour through the major cities of Tokyo, Shirakawago and Kyoto.
  • Visit top attractions in Japan including Asakusa, Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji, and more!
  • Tour Date: July 15, 2018 to July 25, 2018
    Nights: 11 days 10 nights
    Price: USD 3,850
    Single room supplement:USD 800
    Price (age6-11): USD1,925

    Extend Plan

    You can also extend your vacation before / after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka. We can provide extension stay in the same hotel which as a tour uses for 15,000 yen per night, per person. Please contact us!


    Child Rate

    Please note that children age 4-11 participant are half price when sharing a bed with their parents or guardians.
    Children age 3 and under participant are free of charge.

    PLEASE NOTE

    All prices are per person, based on double or triple occupancy.
    International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

    TOUR COST INCLUDES

    7 nights Western style and 2 nights Japanese style and 1 night at Shukubo (guest house of temple in Koyasan) accommodation
    Meet and greet upon arrival at Narita Airport
    Airport transfers on arrival and departure
    Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
    Comprehensive escorted with our licensed professional English speaking tour guide
    Meals described as in the itinerary
    Admission fees and activities
    Entry fees to sites, gardens, and museums listed in the itinerary

    TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

    International Airfares
    Meals that are not included in the itinerary
    Travel Insurance
    Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
    Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
    Gratuities

    ADDITION INFORMATION

    Transport : Travel by air conditioned, private coach, baggage handling free
    Arrival/Departure Airports : For arrivals at Narita Airport (NRT), this tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka, with departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX)
    Meal Requests : Vegetarian, halal or special meals can be arranged
    Meet and Greet : Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY availableii on the first day of the tour after 10:00 AM. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, please arrange your own hotel transfer
    Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    • 46 days or more prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
    • 45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour fee
    • 30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour fee
    • 14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour fee
    • 7 - 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour fee
    • Less than 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour fee
    • ※The cancellation fee is based on the date (Japan Standard Time).

    TOKYO

    Imperial Palace Tokyo Sky Tree Akihabara
    Imperial Palace
    Tokyo Skytree
    Akihabara


    Asakusa
    Asakusa


    MT. FUJI / HAKONE

    Mt.Fuji Oshino Hakkai Lake Ashi
    Mt.Fuji 5th step
    Oshino Hakkai
    Lake Ashi


    KYOTO

    Gion Kiyomizudera Nijojo
    Gion (District where Geisha and Maiko work)
    Kiyomizu Temple
    Fushimi Inari


    Nishijin Kinkakuji Gekkeikan Sake Brewery
    Kimono Show (Nishijin)
    Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavillion)
    Gekkeikan Sake Brewery


    NARA

    Todaiji Todaiji
    Todaiji Temple
    Deer Park


    HIMEJI

    Himeji castle
    Himeji Castle

    MATSUE AREA / IZUMO

    Adachi Museum Izumo Taisha
    Adachi Museum
    Izumo Taisha Shinto Shrine


    IWAMI

    Iwami Ginzan
    Iwami Ginzan (silver mine)


    HIROSHIMA

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park A-Bomb Dome Itsukushima Jinja
    Peace Memorial Park & Museum

    A-bomb Dome

    Itsukushima Shinto Shrine


    TAKAMATSU

    Ritsurin Park
    Ritsurin Park

    KOYASAN

    Kompon Daido Okunoin koyasan
    Konpon Daido
    Approach to Okunoin
    Morning Mass

    Kongobuji
    Kongobuji

    OSAKA

    Osaka Castle Dotombori
    Osaka Castle
    Dotombori

    DAY1
    Tokyo

    NARITA-TOKYO     15.Jul,2018 (Sun)
    Welcome to Tokyo! You will be greeted by an English-speaking assistant at the airport. The assistant will get you in the bus to your hotel.

    You can also extend your vacation before / after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka. Please contact us!


    【About accomodation】
    Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba (WiFi=○) <ex-Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba> or similar
    DAIBA station on the Yurikamome line is facing the hotel entrance. It is 15 minutes from Shimbashi station linked with JR lines.There are DiverCity Tokyo Plaza(shopping mall) or Amusement park(Palette-Town) around the Hotel.

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=×, L(lunch)=×, D(dinner)=×

    Day2
    Skytree

    TOKYO    16.Jul,2018 (Mon)
    Today, we head out to the Imperial palace. The Imperial palace is the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains buildings including the main palace, the private residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and administrative offices. It is built on the site of the old Edo Castle and the beautiful cherry flower in spring.

    We will visit Tokyo Skytree, a broadcasting and observation tower with the height of 634 meters (2,080ft). The view of the metropolitan Tokyo area from there will be spectacular. If the sky is clear, the Mt. Fuji can be seen in the distance.


    Ueno Park

    Then we proceed to Asakusa Sensoji Temple, the Five Storied Pagoda and the traditional Nakamise shopping arcade.
    Then drive to Akihabara area and enjoy Japanese pop culture zone, the electronic district and the mecca for the anime (Japanese cartoon characters).



    【About accomodation】
    Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba (WiFi=○) <ex-Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba> or similar
    DAIBA station on the Yurikamome line is facing the hotel entrance. It is 15 minutes from Shimbashi station linked with JR lines.There are DiverCity Tokyo Plaza(shopping mall) or Amusement park(Palette-Town) around the Hotel.

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=×

    Day3
    Mt.Fuji, Hakone area

    TOKYO-MT.FUJI-HAKONE-HAMAMATSU    17.Jul, 2018 (Tue)
    This is the day when we visit the highest peak in Japan, Mt.Fuji which has just become No.17 World Heritage Site in Japan. It is has been appreciated by many Japanese for ages because of its perfect conical shape. Please enjoy magnificent shape from Lake Kawaguchi if weather permitting.

    Our journey will continue to Hakone, the weekend getaway from the Tokyo metropolitan area, a nature-rich resort with the beautiful Lake Ashi where we take a cruise.Also, we will take a ropeway to see the splendid scenery from an observatory deck, Mt.Fuji, Gulf of Sagami and Lake Ashi...

    We then head out to Hamamatsu for the night and have Japanese style dinner at the hotel.




    Lake Ashi

    【About accomodation】
    Hamanako Royal Hotel (WiFi=○) or similar
    It has large onsen (hot spring). Please enjoy taking bath.

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=○

    Day4
    Kiyomizu Temple

    HAMAMATSU-KYOTO    18.Jul,2018 (Wed)
    We start the day bullet train ride experience to Kyoto, the heart of Japanese tradition.

    After arrival in Kyoto, you will feel that you have time slipped into the world one thousand year ago, when visiting Kiyomizu temple and Golden Pavilion.
    Kiyomizu temple is one of the mostpopular and most enjoyable temple in Kyoto. It may not be the tranquil refuge that many associate with Buddhist temples, but it represents the popular expression of faith in Japan. Kiyomizu temple is known as there is not a single nail used in the entire structure.
    Golden Pavilion, beautifully constructed shrine is well balance with nature maintaining a Japanese and Zen Garden with a Bamboo Forest. The main hall, covered in brilliant gole leaf, shining above its reflectiong pond is truly spectacular.

    Next, we visit at Nishijin Textile Center. There are also displays of completed fabrics and kimonos, as well as weaving demonstrations and occasional kimono fashion shows that ladies wearing beautiful seasonal design and patterns of kimonos and sashes.
    In the evening you will be taken to Gion “Geisha district” Those who have seen “Memoirs of Geisha” will be fascinated by its shooting spots. We stay in Kyoto for the night.




    Tokyu Hotel Kyoto

    【About accomodation】
    Kyoto Tokyu Hotel (WiFi=○) or similar
    It is located right next to Nishi Honganji (temple, World Heritage).
    It is good idea to take walk to Nishi Honganji to see peace morning atmosphere (no entrance fee).
    Also, they have shuttle bus service to Kyoto station. Please enjoy having dinner aroud there.

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=×

    Day5
    Nijou Castle

    KYOTO-NARA-OSAKA    19.Jul,2018 (Thu)
    Before leaving Kyoto, we can’t miss one place to visit…“Fushimi Inari Taisha”. Fushimi Inari Taisha is with seemingly endless arcades of vermillion torii gate spread across a thickly wooden mountain, this vast shrine complex is a world unto its own. It is , quite simply, one of the most impressive and memoriable sights in all of Kyoto. And then it is known best place of the Japanese sightseeing spot that the foreigner chooses.

    If you like drinking sake, you would love to visit our next stop…the sake brewery! The guide gives you a little tour inside the brewery followed by tasting.

    Visiting the ancient capital of Japan is a must in your tour. You will be greeted with cute deer vowing to you around Todaiji temple at Nara. You will feel sacred when looking up the huge Buddha statue made in 8th century. Just outside the temple is the Nara Deer Park, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam around freely.

    Before we check in our hotel, let's take short walk at Dotonbori (food and shopping district popular among Osaka residence).



    Shraton Osaka

    【About accomodation】
    Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka (WiFi=○) or similar
    It is located in central Osaka and there are various kinds of restaurants due to the city is called "City of Food".

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=×

    Day6
    Himeji castle

    OSAKA-HIMEJI-MATSUE    20.Jul,2018 (Fri)
    Leaving Osaka, we go to Himeji Castle that was built in early 17th century. It is called as "Egret castle" due to its beautiful white walls and roof. It is designated as World Heritage of UNESCO.
    Contrast between the castle and cherry is so beautiful.

    Then, we will drive to the prestigious Adachi Museum that is famous for beautiful art works and Japanese garden. The collection includes over 100 paintings by Yokoyama Taikan and a good selection of works by other major 20th century Japanese painters.



    Tamatsukuri Onsen Hotel

    【About accomodation】
    Matsue Tokyu Hotel or similar

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=○

    Day7
    Izumotaisha

    MATSUE-IZUMO-IWAMI-HIROSHIMA    21.Jul, 2018 (Sat)
    Today's excursion starts from Izumo Taisha (shrine) in Izumo. Its origine is unknown, however, it has such a long time history since ancient time. Because it is said that the shrine enshrines god of marriage , so many people visit this shrine to pray for their marriage.
    The stories about the god are described in ancient document called "Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters)" . You may fell atmosphere of ancient myth of Japan.

    From Izumo, we will drive to Iwami Ginzan (silver mine) which is designated as World Heritage site of UNESCO. The mine produced almost 1/3 of silver in the world between 16th and the mid 19th century. We visit Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center, where exhibit the history of Iwami Ginzan and its mining technology, exerted significant worldwide influence.
    Then, we will drive to Hiroshima.



    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    【About accomodation】
    Hiroshima Grand Prince Hotel (WiFi=○) or similar
    This hotel is located in the Ujina island where is the south of the Hiroshima station.
    Also, they have shuttle bus service to Hiroshima station.
    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=○

    Day8
    Itsukushima Jinja

    HIROSHIMA-TAKAMATSU    22.Jul,2018 (Sun)
    Japan is the only country which has suffered A-bomb disaster. The first A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima at 8:15 on August 6, 1945. It would be precious experience to visit Peace Memorial Park and Museum as well as A-bomb Dome that is designated as World Heritage of UNESCO. Although you don’t see the aftermath of the disaster in Hiroshima today, the museum tells you all about what happened.

    Near Hiroshima city there is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shinto shrine. We take a boat off the main island to a small sacred island, on whose beach stands the vermillion color Torii gate. The gate and main hall of the shrine look floating in the water when the tide is high.

    We will go on to Shikoku island crossing on a series of huge suspension bridges spanning Shikoku and Honshu islands. The view from the bridges made with latest Japanese technology will be unforgettable. The climate of this area of Japan is similar to that of Mediterranean Sea, which is suitable for growing fruits like grapes and oranges.


    Tamatsukuri Onsen Hotel

    【About accomodation】
    JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu or similar one

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=○

    Day9
    Ritsurin Park

    TAKAMATSU-TOKUSHIMA-KOYASAN    23.Jul,2018 (Mon)
    We will start excursion from Ritsurin Koen (park), one of the best Japanese garden in Takamatsu. It takes your breath away with picturesque scene of ponds, small bridges and tea house.








    KoyasanLeaving Shikoku with a 2 hour boat ride to Honshu island again, the tour continues to the sacred training spot of Buddhist monks at Koyasan mountains. 117 temples are located 1,000m (about 3,000ft) above sea level and Koyasan is designated as World Heirtage site of UNESCO.
    The legendary monk Kobodaishi is one of the most historical religious figures. The mausoleum of Kobodaishi, Okunoin and lined up tall cedar trees approach to the mausoleum makes the area sacred atmosphere.





    Shojinryori

    【About accomodation】
    Shukubo (Guest house managed by temple)
    Please enjoy experiencing Shojin Ryori (vegetarian meal made by Buddhist monks).

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=○

    Day9
    Morning Mass

    KOYASAN-OSAKA    24.Jul,2018 (Tue)
    In the morning, Shukubo have devoted thereselves to pray for the repose of ancestor's souls for more than a thousand year. Some of shukubo show this ceremony daily. Before leaving Mt.Koya, we can’t miss Danjo garan. Konpon Daito(Great Pagoda) is planned by Kobo Daishi,as a center of his monastic camplex.Canstruction began in 816,and was nearly completed some seventy years later.The design is a three-dimensional expression of the mandalas of Shingon Buddhism.Images of the eight patriaechs of Shingon Buddhism are also painted in the corners of the structure.
    We proceed to Kongobuji. Kongobuji is the administrative head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism.

    Then we head out to Osaka. Osaka was the commercial center in the samurai period, developed around invincible Osaka Castle.
    The top of this 7 story building commands great views of the city of Osaka, the castle being surrounded by the walls of huge stones and moats.





    Shraton Osaka

    【About accomodation】
    Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka (WiFi=○) or similar
    It is located in central Osaka and there are various kinds of restaurants due to the city is called "City of Food".

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=×

    Day10
    Kansai airport

    OSAKA-KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT    25.Jul,2018 (Wed)
    Time to get back home with unforgettable memory and lots of souvenir.Leaveing for Kansai International Airport by Hotel shattle.Return by air.

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=×, D(dinner)=×

    Customer Reviews

       Arigto Gozaimasu!

    The best places : Hiroshima Peace Museum
    The best experience: Hiroshima peace museum .Morning mess in Mt.Koya
    We got to see different specially foods from different regions.
    We got to see so many different locations and different regions. The guide was perfect. She was insightful extremely knowledgeable. She made this trip really meaningful. Arigto Gozaimasu!
    By Andrew Matthew - 2016 spring -

       I was able to experience local cuisine , lots of variety. Amazing food!

    The best places : Mount Fuji , Himeji castle , Izumo Taisha Hiroshima , Mt.koya
    Foods : I was able to experience local cuisine , lots of variety. Amazing food!
    The guide was very attentive to each person’s needs and food preferences. Extremely knowledgeable about each place and historical sites.
    By Erika Yoshida - 2016 spring -

       The guide was extremely knowledgeable

    The best places : fish market
    Hotels : All the hotels are clean and the employees were helpful and polite.
    The guide was extremely knowledgeable and usually explained in detail all the facts and processes we needed before we asked.
    By Vicky Camden - 2016 spring -

       The guide was extremely knowledgeable

    The best places : fish market
    Hotels : All the hotels are clean and the employees were helpful and polite.
    The guide was extremely knowledgeable and usually explained in detail all the facts and processes we needed before we asked.
    By Cynthia Blank - 2016 spring -

    Tokyo city tour: 1-13-10 Sanshin building 2A, Hatchobori,Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan