Ancient traditions are fused with modern life in Japan, and this tour includes a healthy mix of traditional culture and heritage alongside bustling city experiences. You'll begin in Osaka, taking in the famed Osaka Castle Garden, which offers a commanding view of the castle tower. Enjoy some shopping and street food in the city before travelling to Nara, home to nearly 1200 deer, considered to be sacred messengers to the gods in the Shinto religion; the deer have even been designated as a national treasure.
You'll then drive to Kyoto, known for its wooded forest surrounding sacred Mount Inari, before travelling to the UNESCO-listed, iconic Mt. Fuji. Go for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi here before tackling the mountain. Finally, you'll arrive in Tokyo, a city that "never fails to dazzle" (Fodor's) its visitors. Take in shrines, temples and sprawling streets, elaborate gardens and unique architecture here -- as well as dropping by the iconic Tokyo Tower -- before the holiday winds up.(Check the videos below)
Departure date: 28th/Apr, 18th,26th/May, 29th/Jun, 08th,22nd/Sep, 20th,27th/Oct.09th,16th/Nov.
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Triple Share: same price
Child price: same as adult
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Depart from Australia. Upon arrival into Hiroshima Airport you will be met by the tour guide and transferred to the hotel. (Hiroshima pre tour customer only)
Welcome to Japan! Upon arrival at Osaka Kansai Airport, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to check into your hotel by airport shuttle. Please note that while we are doing our best to accommodate early arrivals, 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. Or, if you’re up for it, do some shopping. (Hiroshima pre tour customer only)This morning start the journey to Miyajimaguchi by coach then board a boat travelling to the majestic Miyajima Island, otherwise known as Itsukushima, or Divine Island. A landmass hailed as one of Japan’s most beautiful landscapes. Disembark and discover the natural and cultural treasures of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed island for 45-minutes with your guide. See the shimmering Itsukushima Shrine then revitalize with a delicious lunch in a local eatery (not included). Reboard the boat and cruise back to Hiroshima to reflect on the heartbreaking history of the region. Take a moment of contemplation at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a historical site near to where the atomic bomb exploded. See exhibitions that articulate the destruction the bomb cau sed and marvel at the city’s regenerative recovery. Finally, board a bus to the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), a skeletal structure that miraculously survived the 1945 attack. Return to the train station for the exhilarating return journey to Osaka on the bullet train, where the extension tour concludes and you meet the rest of the tour group.
This morning, first visit the famous landmark Osaka Castle Garden. Surrounded by greenery, the garden commands a beautiful view of the castle tower and the stone wall of a moat. Then enjoy some free time in Shinsaibashi, the premier shopping area in Osaka. Around 600 meters long, it’s filled with trendy boutiques, retail chains, and luxury department stores like Daimaru, UniQlo, H&M, Bulgari, and Zara. Crossing the street and out of the covered arcade, you’ll walk into this open area and see that large Glico man sign. That’s when you know you’re in Dotonbori. Originally installed in 1935, the giant Glico Man is Dotonbori’s most iconic landmark. It’s a symbol for the Glico candy company, makers of caramel candy and Pocky. Make your way to Nara, a city surrounded in legend and thronged with significant sites. Make a special visit to Nara Deer Park https://goo.gl/zOqgmH, home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. Considered in Shinto to be messengers of the gods, Nara's nearly 1200 deer have become a symbol of the city and have even been designated as a natural treasure. Nara's deer are surprisingly tame, although they can be aggressive if they think you will feed them. Deer crackers are for sale around the park, and some deer have learned to bow to visitors to ask to be fed. In the afternoon drive to Kyoto and visit Kyoto Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds. Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Foxes are thought to be Inari's messengers, resulting in many fox statues across the shrine grounds. Fushimi Inari Shrine has ancient origins, predating the capital's move to Kyoto in 794.
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. And for passengers who do not take the optional tour, coach will pick up at the Kyoto station at 4pm, then transfer to Hamanako. Overnight at Hamanako area.
After breakfast depart on a full day of sightseeing, beginning at the Five Lakes District dominated by majestic UNESCO listed Mt. Fuji. First go for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi. The crater lake was born from a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago and provides postcard views of Mt. Fuji from various angles. At 3,776m, Mt. Fuji is Japans highest mountain and most recognisable icon. Ascend to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji to enjoy some spectacular views at 2,300m (weather permitting). Catch sweeping views of Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi, Izu Peninsula, Izu Islands, Hakone National Park, and more while climbing up and down the mountain on an aerial Ropeway. After an enjoyable day of sightseeing drive to your hotel in Yokohama for a restful evening. Remarks: Cruise on Lake Ashi or Komagatake Ropeway may be omitted depending on traffic, weather conditions, or other operational concerns. If either or both are omitted, alternatives may be used.
This morning, first visit Yokohama Harborland, one of the largest a shopping and entertainment districts in Japan. Then travel to Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, where over 11 million people live, making the population one of the largest in the world. Tokyo is not only the political and economical centre of Japan and it has also emerged as a centre of the world economy and culture. Tradition and modern are co-exist in today’s Tokyo. Enjoy an orientation tour of Tokyo. First visit Meiji Shrine, a key Shinto religious site that was dedicated to the Imperial Family in 1926. Walk among the serene gardens that surround the shrine as you listen to more details about its importance from your guide. Then visit Nakamise Shopping Street, a brightly-colored thoroughfare of food vendors and souvenir stores that leads to Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji), one of Japan’s most important Buddhist sites. Stay with your guide as you check out the elaborate gardens, architecture and shrines that surround the site. Make a stop at DUTY FREE Shop and Ameyoko, a busy street market. On the way back to the hotel drive by Shibuya and enjoy the colorful nightview of Tokyo Tower, the landmark of Tokyo.
Enjoy a free day in Tokyo to explore this dynamic capital city, where over 11 million people live, making the population one of the largest in the world. You may want to join an optional tour to visit Nikko National Park (not included) with lunch. Feast your eyes upon breathtaking countryside, sacred shrines and stunning temples as you explore the region.
Today you'll board a flight to return home. Your amazing Japan trip ends.
Osaka Dai-ichi Hotel is located in Marubiru, known as one of the symbolic landmark towers in Osaka, close to JR Osaka Station and best access for sightseeing and business. And it is easy access to Osaka's specialty-shopping (Kita; North area) and various dining(Minami; South area). Making the most of its cylindrical building shape, all guest rooms face the outside for you to enjoy the best city views.
Richmond Hotels have been recognized with a JD Power and Associates award for 8 consecutive years. Our hotel is located in Hamamatsu city (about 13 minutes from JR Hamamatsu station on foot.), Shizuoka prefecture, which is only an hour and a half away from both Tokyo and Osaka by Tokai Shinkansen line.
Shin Yokohama is the newest area to be developed in cosmopolitan Yokohama. The hotel is located adjacent to ‘Shin Yokohama Station’ through which the Shinkansen bullet train, JR Yokohama line and the Yokohama Municipal Subway pass. In addition to being Yokohama’s gateway to Osaka and Nagoya area, the station also provides easy access to Tokyo. Limousine buses depart the hotel bound for Haneda Airport, making it an ideal location for both business and sightseeing.
Hiroshima Airport Hotel and Forest Hills Garden are conveniently located next to Hiroshima Airport. Clean spacious rooms await you at Hiroshima Airport Hotel. The Forest Hills Garden includes eight 100㎡ size private cottages in addition to restaurants, banquet halls and multi-purpose spaces, and is even available for playing sports.