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Japan Classics – 9 days

Created with Sketch. Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Mount Fuji, Kamakura, Nara
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Duration

9 days 8 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

Arabic, English, Francais

Overview

Start in Tokyo and end in Osaka! With the In-depth Cultural tour Japan Classics – 9 days, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 6 other destinations in Japan. Japan Classics – 9 days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, insurance, meals, transport and more.

OVERVIEW

Rickshaw: Taking a rickshaw is the best way to explore the historical town of Kamakura.
Mt. Fuji: She is usually shy, but our specially-arranged itinerary of the Kawaguchiko area gives us more opportunity to get a good view of this majestic icon while escaping the crowds.
Iyashi No Sato Village: See Mt. Fuji against a beautiful backdrop of traditional thatched roof houses. Dress in a kimono or Samurai armor for a unique photo op!
Kubota Collection: A 3-star Michelin art museum, highly rated for its unique painted kimono on display.
Tokyo Bay Sailing Tour: Sail Tokyo Bay on a water bus and experience local waterfront scenery.
Walking Tour in Tokyo: Take walks around Tokyo’s most vibrant neighborhoods, The East Gardens of Imperial Palace, Asakusa, Harajuku, Shibuya, and Ginza.
High Speed Shinkansen (Bullet Train): See the beautiful countryside from the comfort of your seat as we travel from Tokyo to Kyoto in just 2.5 hours.
Kyoto: It is an intimate city best explored on foot! We’ve created a perfect walking tour to share the hidden alleyways and local neighborhoods with you. Avoid the crowds of Kyoto with our specially-arranged itinerary.
Yuzen Dyeing Class: Learn about a traditional Kyoto artform.
Nara: Take a historic tour of Japan’s first capital.
Feast in Osaka’s Dotonbori District: “Eat till you drop” in the Dotonbori district, known as the “Kitchen of Japan.”
SEASONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Mar 27-Apr 5 cherry blossom viewing along Sumida River on Water Bus in Tokyo and Maruyama park in Kyoto
Apr 10-17 enjoy the Lake Kawaguchi Cherry Tree Festival
May 8-15 visit “Mt. Fuji Shibazakura (moss blossom) Festival” instead of Imperial Palace East Garden
Jul 17 special arrangements included to watch the Gion Festival Parade in Kyoto! (+$350USD due to high season)
Nov 6-22 Fall foliage special light-up viewing in Kyoto

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Join a sightseeing tour of Old Tokyo
  • Relax with afternoon tea and enjoy Kaiseki dinner
  • Visit the popular Golden Pavilion in Kyoto
  • Travel by bullet train between Tokyo and Kyoto
  • Roam through Osaka's largest shopping district

Itinerary

Arrive in Narita (NRT) or Haneda (HND) Airport, Tokyo 【Dinner】

"Yokoso" or "Welcome" to Japan!



  • We're sorry - airport pickup is not included for guests arriving in NRT Terminal 3 or Haneda Terminal 1 or 2. Please take the airport limousine bus directly to our hotel. Our group will meet at the hotel for dinner.


  • If you arrive early, take the rest of the day to rest up. Or, if you’re up for it, take advantage of our centrally-located hotel and explore the local area on foot. For guests arriving after 6 pm, we will refund the cost of dinner. * If you would like to skip our dinner on the arrival day, please contact us no later than 7 days prior to tour departure date.

Tokyo's Best Highlights【2 meals】

The East Gardens of Imperial Palace: Stroll through the East Garden, one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful palace grounds by avoiding the crowds. * When The East Gardens of Imperial Palace is closed, we will visit Imperial Palace Plaza instead. Please check Travel Information on our website for dates when The East Gardens of Imperial Palace is closed.

Walking Tour of Shibuya, Harajuku, and nearby Omotesando: See Tokyo's most vibrant neighborhoods. Get acquainted with this unique city on our introductory tour!

Tokyo Cruise or Mizube Line: Cruise down Tokyo Bay on a water bus. Along the way, take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo skyline. * Mar 27-Apr 5 cherry blossom viewing along Sumida River on Water Bus in Tokyo

Asakusa: Free time to explore this vivacious old Edo district filled with unique Japanese delicacies. Don't forget to see the famous Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo's oldest and most festive temple.

Explore like a local! Explore the exciting city on your own. Plan your own route or take one of our suggested courses for you to enjoy as a guideline. Whether your interest is in relaxation, culture, dining, or shopping, the city has a boundless array of fun and different things for everyone. Dinner is not included tonight so you may take advantage of unlimited dining options in the area.

Explore a Samurai Capital & Say Hello to Fuji-san【3 meals】

Free Time: Take the morning to relax and stroll through the hotel's extensive garden. In spring time, more than 300 cherry trees bloom! It is also recommended to wake early and watch the sunrise from the Fuji View hotel lounge.

Iyashi No Sato Healing Village: Escape the crowds for intimate views of Mt. Fuji. Experience the local farm town atmosphere of the Healing Village set against a beautiful backdrop of traditional thatched roof houses. Try on a kimono or Samurai armor for a fun and unique photo op!

Itchiku Kubota Museum: Relatively unknown, this small yet touching museum captures Japanese elegance perfectly. The "Symphony of Light" kimono display is not to be missed, but even the building and gardens are attractions themselves. * When Kubota Itchiku Museum is closed, we will visit Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center instead. Please check Travel Information on our website for these dates when Kubota Itchiku Museum is closed.

Whiz from Tokyo to Kyoto on the Famous Bullet Train【3 meals】

Bento Buying: Before boarding the bullet train, enjoy a memorable experience by shopping for your own bento box in a depachika (department store basement market). Use our suggestions or choose any exciting culinary delights which might catch your eye.

Shinkansen: Experience a true modern marvel by riding the bullet train to Kyoto Station (2.5 hours).

Miho Museum: See an incredible collection of antiques from Asia and Europe at the Miho Museum, designed by I.M. Pei. * When Miho Museum is closed, we will visit Nijo Castle or Sanjusangendo instead. Please note, Miho Museum’s hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please check Travel Information on our website for these dates when the Miho Museum is closed.

Ryokan Style Hotel: Unwind in a magnificent outdoor hot springs. Roll up your Yukata sleeves and indulge in a traditional Kyoto-style Kaiseki banquet dinner and Karaoke!

Let's Meet Kyoto!【3 meals】

Arashiyama: Walk through the flourishing bamboo forest and discover the alluring beauty of the surroundings.

Kinkakuji Temple: Visit the icon of Kyoto, the "Golden Pavilion," covered with gold foil.

Yuzen Dyeing Class: Learn about an elegant traditional Kyoto artform.

Gion: With only a few Geishas remaining, Gion is one of the few places you might catch a glimpse of these elusive figures in your evening free time.

Wagyu Beef Dinner: Enjoy a delightful meal of authentic Wagyu, the most desirable breed of cattle raised in Japan, known worldwide for being more tender and flavorful.

Feel the Elegance of Kyoto 【3 meals】

Kiyomizu Temple: Avoid crowds and enjoy an early morning visit to Kiyomizu Temple for a bird's-eye view of Kyoto.

Kyoto Walking Tour: One of the most enjoyable ways to experience Kyoto's elegance is on foot. Join our guide to explore quaint alleyways of Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka and appreciate historical neighborhoods and sites (In case of extreme hot or cold weather, seasonal adjustments may be made in order for you to have the best experience)

  • The first part of the walking tour covers a distance of about 1.5 miles on fairly flat ground over approximately 1 hour of time. We will take a break in a cafe near Maruyama park for about 1 hour.


  • The second leg of our walking tour will end at the foot of the pilgrimage path to Kiyomizu Shrine. This distance is 0.8 miles over fairly flat ground in about 45 minutes. The footpath up to Kiyomizudera is uphill.



Explore Kyoto in Depth: We include free time to further enjoy the area. We encourage you to try the following suggestions

A. Appreciate unique architecture and tour the Nishiki Market with our tour guide.

B. Take in more of Gion's unique character.

C. Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine independently either by train or taxi on own. Transportation and entrance fee will be at your own expense.

Greet the Messengers to the Gods【2 meals】

Nara - Todaiji Temple: Travel to Japan's first capital. Stand in awe in the presence of one of Japan's largest bronze Buddha statues the Daibutsu. Interact with temple deer, known as messengers of the gods in Shinto belief.

Osaka Castle Park: Explore the largest castle in Japan filled with historical and cultural significance. Energetic travelers will want to climb to the top floor balcony for a panoramic view of Osaka.

Shinsaibashi: We built in free time so you may freely roam through Osaka's largest shopping district and get to know the city at your own pace.

"Eat till you drop" in the Dotonbori restaurant district, known as the "Kitchen of Japan." For dinner, be sure to try local specialties such as Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Hakozushi, and Kitsune Udon. Our provided suggestions and maps will help you navigate the bustling district.

Depart Osaka for Airport (KIX or ITM)【Breakfast】

Guests with morning flights will be directed to take the shuttle bus bound for Itami or Kansai airport after breakfast.



For guests with afternoon flights your morning is free and our guide will provide directions for you to explore Osaka city for last-minute shopping or sightseeing. Based on your departure time, the tour guide will direct you to take the airport shuttle bus.



"Sayonara!" or "Goodbye!" We hope to see you again soon! *If you have more time, extending your stay independently before or after our tour is a great way to explore more. We’re happy to help with hotel extensions or arranging extended return flights; please contact our team for pricing and availability.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Durations

9 Days

Languages

Arabic
English
Francais

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Mount Fuji, Kamakura, Nara

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