Our journey begins in Osaka where you will delve into the culture and history by visiting the Osakajo castle. Follow up that evening with a visit to the Umeda area, a must-see shopping spot with Osaka’s latest trends. Next day awaken to explore the historical cities of Nara and Kyoto, as well as a few remaining original Daimyo castles, who all tell of ancient Samurai traditions still highly respected by the Japanese people. Continuing on we set upon Mount Fuji, a must-see for its sheer volcanic majesty surrounded by magnificent lakes and set in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Finally reaching Tokyo, such an eclectic mix of past, present, and future, With its modern high-rises, cultural Tsukiji Fish Market, and ancient Imperial palace this is truly a journey of a lifetime.
– Osaka, JapanDay 2. Welcome to Osaka, JapanUpon arrival at Osaka Kansai Airport, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to check into your hotel. Please note that hotel check-in time is generally not before 3:00pm. Baggage storage can be arranged at the hotel. Take the rest of the day to rest up.
Day 3. Osaka – Nara – Kyōto (Breakfast)This morning, first visit the famous landmark Osaka Castle Garden. Later, make your way to Nara, a city shrouded in legend and thronged with significant sites. Make a special visit to Nara Deer Park, home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. In the afternoon drive to Kyoto, you are visiting Kyoto Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of torii gates. The trails lead into the forest of the sacred Mount Inari.
Day 4. Kyōto
(Breakfast)Enjoy today at leisure.
If you’d like, book an optional tour to Hiroshima. It is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on the city at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II.
Kyōto – Hamanako
(Breakfast)Today you will be free at your own leisure to explore this historical city.
Alternatively, you can join an optional in-depth tour of Kyoto. For passengers who do not wish to take the optional tour, coach will pick up from your Hotel at 4:30pm, and transfer to Hamanako.
Hamanako – Lake Yamanakako
(Mt. Fuji) – Tokyo
(Breakfast)After breakfast depart on a full day of sightseeing. Stop at Lake Yamanakako, which is the largest of the Fuji Five Lakes and the second most developed lake behind Lake Kawaguchiko. Drive to your hotel in Tokyo for a restful evening
Day 7. Tokyo
(Breakfast)Enjoy a free day in Tokyo to explore this dynamic capital city, you may want to join an optional tour.
Day 8. Tokyo / Home (Breakfast)Your tour representative will assist you in boarding bus or train to the Narita International Airport. Your amazing Japan trip ends.
*Transfer to airport isn't included after the tour*