Timeless Japan: 10 Day Tour from Tokyo to Osaka.
This Japan tour is a must for value-minded travelers who enjoy history, beautiful settings, and fascinating architecture. You’ll start in Tokyo, end in Osaka, and overnight along the way in the Mount Fuji area, Kyoto, and Hiroshima.
March: 23/03, 30/03.
April: 06/04. 20/04.
September: 07/09, 21/09.
Day 1 TOKYO, JAPAN
Welcome to Japan’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
|Day 2 TOKYO
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions prior to morning sightseeing in Tokyo. Your tour starts with a visit to MEIJI SHRINE, a magnificent 20th-century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest. Next, visit SHINJUKU GYOEN GARDEN. Originally dating from the early 1600s, the garden was destroyed in World War II and reopened in 1949 as a public park. Today, it remains a very popular stop for locals and visitors alike. Last stop is the ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE and the bustling NAKAMISE SHOPPING ARCADE. The balance of the afternoon is at leisure. Breakfast
|Day 3 TOKYO–KAMAKURA–MOUNT FUJI AREA
This morning, leave Tokyo and head south along the coast to Kamakura to see the 750-year-old GREAT BUDDHA. Continue on to the Mount Fuji area for a CRUISE on Lake Ashi, followed by a CABLE-CAR RIDE (weather permitting) for panoramic views of spectacular Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain. Breakfast Lunch
|Day 4 MOUNT FUJI AREA–KYOTO
This morning, board one of Japan’s famous BULLET TRAINS bound for Kyoto. Upon arrival, visit the FUSHIMI INARI SHRINE, renowned for the thousands of brightly colored Torii Gates. This evening, you may choose to stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan (additional expense).
NOTE: Request at the time of booking, as space is limited. See Dates & Prices for supplement.
|Day 5 KYOTO
Your day begins with a visit to NIJO CASTLE, built in 1603 as the official residence of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. Then, visit stunning Kinkakuji, the TEMPLE OF THE GOLD PAVILION, covered in shimmering gold leaf. Lastly, visit KIYOMIZU TEMPLE, the “Pure Water Temple,” with stunning views over Kyoto. Along the way, walk through the busy streets where shops and restaurants have been catering to pilgrims for centuries. Breakfast
|Day 6 KYOTO–HIROSHIMA
The morning is at your leisure to explore more of Kyoto’s historic temples and shrines. This afternoon, drive south to Hiroshima. Breakfast
|Day 7 HIROSHIMA
Today’s sightseeing starts at PEACE MEMORIAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the PEACE MEMORIAL, commonly referred to as the Atomic Bomb Dome that has been preserved just as it was on August 6, 1945, immediately after the bombing. You will also visit the MEMORIAL MUSEUM and MEMORIAL HALL, which commemorate the lives lost that day. Next, join the afternoon excursion to MIYAJIMA ISLAND to visit ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its floating Torii Gate. Breakfast
|Day 8 HIROSHIMA–OKAYAMA–OSAKA
Drive north to Okayama and visit KORAKU-EN, one of the “Three Great Gardens of Japan.” Covering some 30 acres, the garden features ponds, plum groves, and tea fields. A unique feature not typically found in Japanese gardens are the wide lawns which are said to help uplift the spirit and promote open mindedness. Continue on to Osaka and enjoy the evening at leisure. Breakfast
|Day 9 OSAKA
Your sightseeing tour starts at the OPEN-AIR MUSEUM OF OLD JAPANESE FARM HOUSES, where traditional thatched-roof farm houses dating from the Edo period have been restored. See the old architecture and be transported back in time. Next, visit OSAKA CASTLE and take a WALKING TOUR in Dotonbori, the city’s most famous entertainment district. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Perhaps return to Dotonbori this evening to sample some local cuisine and see the sparkling neon lights. Breakfast
|Day 10 OSAKA
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast
TOKYO -Visit Meiji Shrine, Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and Nakamise Shopping Arcade
KAMAKURA See the Great Buddha
MOUNT FUJI AREA Cable-car ride to view Mount Fuji
KYOTO Bullet train from Mount Fuji area to Kyoto; visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, Nijo Castle, Temple of the Gold Pavillion, and Kiyomizu Temple
HIROSHIMA Visit Peace Memorial Park, Peace Memorial, Memorial Museum, Memorial Hall, Miyajima Island, and Itsukushima Shrine
OKAYAMA Visit Koraku-en Garden
OSAKA Visit Osaka Castle and the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses; walking tour through Dotonbori
Meals 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Tokyo – Shiba Park Hotel First-Classl Feel relaxed as if at home at the Shiba Park Hotel. Located near the Tokyo Tower, this hotel offers modern comfort with access to the city’s main sites.
Mount Fuji Area – Daiwa Roynet Numazu -Moderate First-Classl>
This clean and friendly hotel is just a 5 minute walk from public transportation.
Kyoto – Daiwa Roynet Shijo Karasuma Moderate First-Classl>
This modest hotel offers a great location in the Shijo Karasuma area in the center of Kyoto.
Hiroshima – Daiwa Roynet Hiroshima Moderate First-Classl>
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima is set in the city center, offering great access to the city’s main sights and restaurants.
Osaka – Shin-Osaka Esaka Tokyu REI Hotel Moderate First-Classl>
This tall, modern hotel is located in Toyotsu cho directly in front of the Esaka Staton. The proximity to the station makes for great shopping and dining, and sightseeing easy.
Total price per person in a double room in USD 3130
Total price per person in a triple room in USD 3130
Total price per person in a single room in USD 3710
The above prices include:
09 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast , and one lunch .
Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring; bullet train from Mount Fuji area to Kyoto
Transfers Airport //hotel//Airport.
Service of an English speaking local guide during the excursions.
The above prices do not include:
Air ticket and airport taxes.
Travel cancellation insurance USD 80. Highly recommended.
Travel insurance USD 25.
Tips for the guide.
Visa: documents needed:
1 photo passport size
Hotel or escorted booking voucher with itineraries
Letter mentioning why you are traveling to Japan with proof of sufficient funds
Visa application enclosed you can fill the required document and sign it , it’s better to refer to the following site type online and print https://www.lb.emb-japan.go.jp/Visa.htm
Certificate of employment in English.
Payment LL 45000
Hotels provided or similar:
HIROSHIMA Daiwa Roynet Hiroshima (MF)
KYOTO Daiwa Roynet Shijo Karasuma (MF)
MOUNT FUJI AREA Daiwa Roynet Numazu (MF)
OSAKA Shin-Osaka Esaka Tokyu REI Hotel (MF)
TOKYO Shiba Park Hotel (F)