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Land only tour package: $4498.00

2015

  • 3/16 
  • 3/22 
  • 4/3 
  • 4/12 

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Pace Slow-Fast
Walking Distance Short-Long
Sightseeing Type Cultural-Natural
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Grand Tour of Japan - Tokyo to Osaka - Cherry Blossom Tour

Kyushu-the Birth Place of Japanese Civilization to Neon Iit of Tokyo via Ancient Former Capital of Kyoto

Some people would say that sakura, or cherry blossom, season is the best time to travel Japan. They are right. Travel cross-country as you visit major cities and country side like Hiroshima, Miyajima, Arita Ceramic Village, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Takachiho, Beppu, Matsuyama, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, and Tokyo.

This fully escorted tour will travel to a Buddhist Temple where you will join a tea ceremony, the Tour of Hell in Beppu, a stunning gorge in Takachiho, Todaiji Temple where “Big Buddha” and roaming deer resides, the cosmopolitan city of Nagasaki, and Hiroshima Peace Park.

Travel from Honshu to Kyushu and Shikoku surveying many of Japan’s major landmarks with the sakura petals cascading in the background. You can also extend your vacation before/ after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

Itineraries

Day 1:

Narita / Haneda International Airport


Welcome to Tokyo! You will be greeted and escorted to your hotel by your tour guide.

**INFORMATION**
From Narita Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 90 mins(Bus)
From Haneda Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 30 mins(Bus)

Hotel Information:

Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu or similar

Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu is located near Narita International Airport. It is a great place for weary fliers who wants to sleep off their jet-lag or pending to return back. The hotel constitutes of 706 guest rooms and gives the feel of an extravagant resort. The hotel is equipped with all modern amenities. You can enjoy and relax over the comfortable and fresh atmosphere. It has easy access to Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple and Narita Dream Dairy Farm.

Click here for Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu Official Site

Near by......
(Temple)
Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple in 15 mins by car
(Farm)
Narita Dream Dairy Farm in 25 mins by car

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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The Prince Park Tower Tokyo or similar

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo is a five star hotel, ranked 2nd best hotel in the world by Expedia. Every room is luxurious and spacious with panoramic views of Tokyo. It features state-of-the-art amenities including a Jacuzzi bathtub and separate shower stall. In the facility there is a swimming pool, indoor hot spring, gym, spa, and high-class restaurants. The hotel is walking distance from Tokyo Tower and Roppongi Hills.

Click here for The Prince Park Tower Tokyo Official Site

Near by......
(Temple)
Zojoji Temple Next to the Hotel
(Facility)
Tokyo Tower 5 mins by walk

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Day 2: (Breakfast / Lunch)

 Morning

 [Tokyo] Imperial Palace Plaza  Edo-Tokyo Museum 


Afternoon

 Asakusa Sensoji Temple  Meiji Shrine   Harajuku


Evening

  Hotel


 

Today will be devoted to exploring the multi-cultural spots of Tokyo.
Starting with an optional tour to the tuna auction live at the world famous Tsukiji Market.* It’s the biggest fish market in the world selling over 2,000 tons of fish per day. Though the tour starts at 3:30am, this district is buzzing with life and activities distributing fishes to all the sushi shops in Tokyo. After this tour, you will be taken to your hotel to pack and meet the group.

The tour will head out to Edo Tokyo Museum where you can get acquainted with the history of Tokyo. Close by, we will explore Akihabara famous for their abundance in electronic stores and the home of anime lovers. After lunch in Akihabara, we will delve in the old town district of Asakusa – shop around the Nakamise Shopping area and pray at the Sensoji Temple. We will also be stopping at the Imperial Palace Plaza today to get a glimpse at the current Emperor’s home.

In the evening, we will probe the stores at Harajuku. The unofficial fashion capital of Japan offers the latest pop culture and fashion. Returning to our hotel, we will be passing by the fame Shibuya Cross and Roppongi Hills.


*Tuna Auction is free. However, if you schedule to go and failed to appear, there is a penalty fee which you require to pay.

Hotel Information:

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo or similar

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo is a five star hotel, ranked 2nd best hotel in the world by Expedia. Every room is luxurious and spacious with panoramic views of Tokyo. It features state-of-the-art amenities including a Jacuzzi bathtub and separate shower stall. In the facility there is a swimming pool, indoor hot spring, gym, spa, and high-class restaurants. The hotel is walking distance from Tokyo Tower and Roppongi Hills.

Click here for The Prince Park Tower Tokyo Official Site

Near by......
(Temple)
Zojoji Temple Next to the Hotel
(Facility)
Tokyo Tower 5 mins by walk

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Grand Pacific Le Daiba or similar

Grand Pacific Le Daiba is the perfect place to stay whether your trip is for business or leisure. The five-star hotel is equip with an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, restaurants, bars, a gym, etc. Located at Odaiba, the hotel offers amazing views of Tokyo waterfront and the Rainbow Bridge. Enjoy the serene and eye catching scenery and entertainment in the area. Joypolis Amusement Park, Diver Aqua City Mall, and Fuji TV Tower are all located near the hotel.

Click here for Grand Pacific Le Daiba Official Site

Nearby.......
(Shopping mall & Amusement facility)
・AQUA CITY ODAIBA
・Gundam Front Tokyo ( at DiverCity Tokyo Plaza )
・Oedo Onsen Monogatari ( the Theme Park of Hot Springs )

Airport Limousine Bus (from/to Narita / Haneda Airport)

* Free Shuttle Bus to/from Disneyland and Disneysea is available. (Advance reservation is required)

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Day 3: (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

 

Morning

 [Lake Kawaguchi] Kubota Itchiku Art Museum


Afternoon

 [Hakone]  Lake Ashi Cruise  Owakudani-Boiling Valley


Evening

 Japanese Style Hotel


After arrival, we shall begin by visiting Japan's most iconic symbol, the sacred Fuji-san, Mt. Fuji. It is 3776 meters tall, making it Japan's tallest mountain. It’s not surprising that the almost perfect shaped volcano has been worshiped through all the ages from poetry to art. From Fuji-san we will continue our journey to Hakone, where we will take a cruise in Lake Ashi. We will then take a ropeway to Owakudani, an active volcanic crater still steaming from its last eruption some 3,000 years ago. There you will get a taste of the local cuisine, the black egg, cooked in one of the craters.

Traveling at 150 mph, we are heading towards our hotel in Shizuoka prefecture using the "shinkansen," bullet train. The tour would not be complete without a long relaxing soak in the onsen, hot spring, to rejuvenate you for tomorrow’s adventure. Yukata, a Japanese robe, will be provided for you. The onsen is located in our own ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, which includes a traditional Japanese cuisine.

Hotel Information:

Atami Hotel New Akao Resort or similar

Atami Hotel New Akao Hotel is a beautiful ocean front resort located at the tip of Uomisaki Point in Atami. This hotel is famous for their Japanese, herb and rose garden. It is on top of a cliff overlooking the sea. The hotel has their own private beach which customer's enjoyment. It is easy access to Atami Castle and Amusement Park.

Click here for Atami Hotel New Akao Resort Official Site

Near by......
(Castle)
Atami castle                        within Walking Distance

(Amusement Park)
Yuenchi Apio within Walking Distance


*At Japanese style hotels, we arrange tatami rooms, traditional Japanese straw mat room with futons. However, we can also arrange western style rooms with beds at some hotels at participant’s request.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Hamanako Royal Hotel or similar

Hamanako Royal Hotel offers a great variety of entertainment and facilities. The hotel includes garden pool, outdoor/ indoor hot springs, launder-mat, vending machine corner, restaurants, bar, spa, karaoke room, and banquet halls. Located next to Lake Hamana, it is ideal vacation getaway to enjoy the tranquility of a resort spa.

*At Japanese style hotels, we arrange tatami rooms, traditional Japanese straw mat, with futons. However, we can arrange western style rooms at some hotels at participant’s request.

Click here for Hamanako Royal Hotel Official Site

Near by.......
(Museum)
Hamamatsu Musical Instrument Museum in 30 mins by Taxi
(Sight seeing)
Arai Barrier in 20 mins by Taxi

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Day 4: (Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

 Bullet Train Ride  [Nara] Todaiji Temple-Giant Buddha  Nara Deer Park


Afternoon

 Green Tea Ceremony   Sake Brewery


Evening

 Gion Geisha District  Hotel


 

We will traverse to Nishijin Textile Center, where you can witness the creation of a traditional kimono. The center offers courses in handweaving, trying on elegant kimonos, and, if you like it, you can purchase it. You will be invited to see dazzling arrays of kimonos in a fashion show.

Next in our agenda will be a trip to Kiyomizu Temple. The most iconic temple of Japan, Kiyomizu Temple is a wooden structure that overlooks the city of Kyoto. On the base, three canals sprout water representing love, wisdom, and longevity. The last stop will be Kodaiji Temple, built in 1606 in memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi by his beloved wife, Nene. This beautifully constructed shrine is well balance with nature maintaining a Japanese and Zen Garden with a Bamboo Forest. It is this location overlooking the scenery that you will be taking lessons in Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Afterwards, we offer options for our guest: 1) you may freely roam on your own in Gion 2) Head toward Gion Corner where you can see Geisha dances and other traditional performances (PRICE: JPY 3150 TIME: 6:00pm, 7:00pm) 3) Go to a photo studio where you can dress as a Geisha with make-up or as a samurai (prices depends on number of exposures and location)

Hotel Information:

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel is in the heart of the city. Directly across from Kyoto Station, it's easy access to other location in Kyoto and Japan. The hotel has great dining options and unique boutiques. Nearby the hotel is the Nishiki Market and Ryozen Museum of History.

Click here for Kyoto New Miyako Hotel Official Site

Near by.....
(Food Market)
Nishiki Market   in 10 mins by taxi
(Museum)
Ryozen Museum of History in 10 mins by taxi

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto or similar

Nestle in the outskirts of Kyoto City lies the Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto near the forest and parks. The hotel's architecture is unique with circular body and beautiful Japanese Gardens that one can describe it as art. This four star hotel offers a spa, restaurants, banquet halls, and great access to beautiful parks for every season.

Click here for Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto Official Site

Nearby.....
(Temple and Park)
・Takaraga-ike in 5 mins by walk
・Sanzen-in in 20 mins by taxi
・Daikaku-ji in 20 mins by taxi
・Golden Pavilion in 20 mins by taxi

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Day 5: (Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

 Kiyomizu Temple  Ninenzaka  Sanjusangen-do  Fushimi Inari Taisha


Afternoon

  Nishijin Textile Center-Kimono Show  Golden Pavilion


Evening

Hotel


 

We will begin our morning with a visit to the Golden Pavilion, a must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. We will continue to Nijo Castle. Its walls and door panels are heavily decorated with gold and beautiful pictures of nature. Afterwards, why not try a little sake tasting? We will be heading to a sake brewery to learn how sake is made and try different types of sake.

We then proceed to Nara, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam free around Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guinness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the biggest Buddha statue in Japan. We then return to Kyoto to visit the Gion Geisha District where you can spot geisha walking along the ancient capital.

Hotel Information:

Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto or similar

Nestle in the outskirts of Kyoto City lies the Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto near the forest and parks. The hotel's architecture is unique with circular body and beautiful Japanese Gardens that one can describe it as art. This four star hotel offers a spa, restaurants, banquet halls, and great access to beautiful parks for every season.

Click here for Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto Official Site

Nearby.....
(Temple and Park)
・Takaraga-ike in 5 mins by walk
・Sanzen-in in 20 mins by taxi
・Daikaku-ji in 20 mins by taxi
・Golden Pavilion in 20 mins by taxi

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel or similar

Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel is a perfect location in downtown with great access to many of local attractions, shopping area, and dining. The four star hotel has high class customer service with great accommodations. Within the hotel, there is a indoor pool, bakery, flower shop, restaurants, day care, spa, and stores. The guest rooms are all elegant and spacious and can have a beautiful city views with free LAN internet connection. The hotel is located near Osakauehonmachi Station which is close to Namba Station to the Shinsaibashi Shopping Area.

Click here for Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel Official Site

Nearby......
(Department stores and Kabuki theater)
Kami-honmachi YUFURA Next to the Hotel
kintetsu department store Next to the Hotel
shinkabukiza (Kami-honmachi YUFURA at 6~8F)

Airport Limousine Bus (to and from between the Hotel and Kansai International / Itami Airport )

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Day 6: (Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

 Bullet Train Ride   [Hiroshima] Miyajima - Itsukushima Shrine


Afternoon

 Hiroshima Peace Park  A-Bomb Dome


Evening

 Hotel


After a ride in the Bullet Train, will visit two UNESCO World Heritage site today. Our first stop is Hiroshima Peace Park. Stroll along the park to see famous attractions like that of Sadako’s statue and the freedom bell. One of the main highlights of the park is the A-bomb Dome, the only surviving building from the aftermath, and the Peace Park Memorial Museum where you see and read about the relics of the war.

Afterwards, we will take a boat toward a small island off the main shore to Itsukushima, famously known as Miyajima. It is the home of the floating torii, which at high tide seems to float on water. Along the torii, the Itsukushima Shrine complex is also built over water and is ranked one of Japan's three best sceneries. Then we will return to Hiroshima. The evening is open for your own leisure to sight see and go shopping maybe in Hondori.

Hotel Information:

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima or similar

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima is located in the heart of Hiroshima's Downtown. The Hotel offers beautiful view of Hiroshima City. Hotel offers many modern facilities and services like the gym, hot springs, and spa (these are extra charges). Many famous sight see spots are within walking distance such as Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Atomic Bomb Dome.

Click here for Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima Official Site

Near by....
(Amusement district)
Nagarekawa in 5 mins by car
Hondori Shopping Area in 5 mins by walk
(Museum)
Mazda Museum in 10 mins by car
Peace Park Museum in 10 mins by walk

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel or similar

Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel is located in next to JR Hiroshima Station, with direct access to the bullet train and bus terminals. All the rooms are remodeled with modern furnishings and feature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Bed. The facility contains a indoor pool, business service, internet lounge, fitness center, and a spa. The hotel's location gives you easy access to the city's trolley system to Hiroshima Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Dome.

Click here for Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel Official Site

Nearby.........
(Department store and Station building)
・Yaleyale in 5 mins by walk.
・ASSE (Station building) Next to the Hotel
・Hiroshima Peace Park in 15 mins by trolley
・Hiroshima Castle in 17 mins by trolley

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Day 7: (Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

 Bullet Train Ride


Afternoon

 [Saga] Arita Celamic Village  [Nagasaki] Glover Garden  Oura Catholic Church  Nagasaki Peace Park


Evening

 Hotel


Early morning, we will head out to Nagasaki via Bullet Train and bus. Along our way we will make a quick stop at Arita Village. It’s located in the mountains near a great river connecting to the ocean, all the resources you need to make pottery. From late 17th century, this area is known to create ceramics using kaolin clay for the first time in Japan. The ceramics is often referred as “imari-yaki.” You can tour around this old town and see the many art pieces of ceramics.

Then we will continue our trip to Nagasaki. The city was the only doorway to the outside world before Commodore Perry kicked open the door. Foreign influences can be seen in different sectors of the city, from Chinatown to Glover’s Garden and Oura Catholic Church. We will be visiting those locations plus the Nagasaki’s own Peace Park to commemorate the tragedy that struck there less than a century ago. Then we will head to Nanpuro Hotel, a Japanese ryokan hotel, where you can relax in a hot spring, wear a yukata, and eat delicious Japanese traditional dinner.

Hotel Information:

Hotel Nampuro or similar

Minutes away from Nagasaki is Hotel Nampuro near the Tarukidaichi Forest Park. This luxurious hotel faces Ariake Sea towards Kumamoto. It offers lots of entertainment and relaxation amenities like a petting zoo, outdoor/ indoor hot springs, spa, event showcase, and an award winning garden. Every morning, the hotel offers breakfast buffet with fresh local ingredients. Near proximity to the famous Mount Unzen, you will enjoy the beautiful wild nature in the comfort of your own hotel.

Click here for Hotel Nampuro Official Site

Near by
(Nature Castle)
Mount Unzen in 30 mins by car
Shimabara Castle in 5 mins by car

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Day 8: (Breakfast / Dinner)

Morning

 [Kumamoto] Kumamoto Castle 


Afternoon

 Mt. Aso  Takachiho Gorge   Amano Iwato Shrine 


Evening

 Hotel  Kagura Dance Show 


Early morning we will take a ferry to Kumamoto, an old city centering on its castle. Kumamoto Castle is considered the most impregnable fortress in Japan up to this day. The founder, Kato Kiyomasa, was renowned castle architect in the 17th century who constructed castles in Japan and Korea. We will be passing by Mt. Aso, so make sure you have your camera ready. Reaching opposite shore of Kyushu, we will reach Takachiho. This magical town holds a legend about Amatarasu and her cave. In the evening, we will go to Takachiho Shrine to see a traditional kagura dance base on the local legend.

Hotel Information:

Hotel Takachiho or similar

One of the most popular places to stay in Takachiho. As a Kokuminshukuha ("Peoples Lodging") they offer outstanding service and comfortable stay. There is a indoor hot spring in ground level. The hotel has great access down to Takachiho Gorge. Enjoy watching a traditional kagura performance close by at Takachiho Shrine.

Click here for Hotel Takachiho Official Site

Near by.......
( Gorge and Shrine )
Takachiho Gorge in 15 mins by walk
Takachiho Shrine in 5 mins by walk

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Day 9: (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Morning

 [Beppu] The Tour of Hell ( Sea Hell / Blood Pond Hell)


Afternoon

 [Matsuyama]  Dogo Onsen


Evening

  Japanese Style Hotel 


Waking early in the morning, we will sightsee Takachiho Gorge and, if you like, you can take a boat ride. You will see the beautiful waterfalls in the canyon and unique rock formations. Then we will head North to Beppu. There we will take the pleasure in joining The Tour of Hell. This interesting little town is ranked second in the world to discharge water creating thousands of mineral springs. The Tour of Hell will focus on the eight most popular hot springs in town. You can purchase pudding from local markets that were cooked using the steam from the geysers.

After lunch, we will hitch a ride in a boat to Matsuyama, a castle city. Following the pattern of hot springs, we will soak in one of the oldest in the world, Dogo Onsen. It is said that its 3,000 years old with healing qualities. We can see the Imperial family own rooms and onsens that are reserved for them called Yushinden.

We will return to our hotel for a traditional kaiseki style dinner, a luxurious multi-course Japanese meal.
Afterwards, you have time to roam the old streets of Matsuyama or take a soak in the hot springs. There is a Taiko Show you can enjoy at the Tsubakikan Hotel in the main building for free.

Hotel Information:

Tsubaki-kan or similar

Tsubaki-kan is located in the Dogo Onsen district, its a great location for shopping and taking the trolley to visit downtown and Matsuyama Castle. The hotel in conveniently located 5 minute walk from the famous Dogo Onsen. Dogo Onsen is the oldest hot spring in Japan and is rumored to have healing qualities. The hotel provides both western and Japanese-style rooms. Everyday there is a taiko show at 9 pm in the ground floor. There is also free Wi-Fi at the lobby area.

Click here for Tsubaki-kan Official Site

Near by.......
(Castle & Park)
Matsuyama castle 10 mins by car
The Dogo Park 12 mins by walk

*At Japanese style hotels, we arrange tatami rooms, traditional Japanese straw mat, with futons. However, we can arrange western style rooms at some hotels at participant’s request.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Dogo Prince Hotel or similar

Dogo Onsen is Japan's oldest hot spring and it is rumored to have healing qualities. You can find it walking distance from Dogo Prince Hotel, a Japanese ryokan (Japanese-style hotel). The hotel offers rooms with tatami mats and futons. There are complimentary yukata robe and zori sandals for you to use. The cuisine offered are local products especially seafood from the Seto Inland Sea. The hotel also offers their own large heated bubble baths, sauna, and foot bath. Yuzuki Castle Museum and Matsuyama Castle are also easy accessible from the hotel.

Click here for Dogo Prince Hotel Official Site

Near by........
(Park and Castle)
Dogo Park within Walking Distance
Yuzuki Castle Museum within Walking Distance
Matsuyama Castle in 15 mins by trolley
(Museum)
Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum          in 10 mins by taxi

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Day 10: (Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

 Ishiteji Temple


Afternoon

 [Takamatsu] Ritsurin Garden  Naruto Whirlpools 


Evening

 [Osaka] Dotonbori  Hotel


We will be traveling around Shikoku, the fourth largest island of Japan. After one last look at Dogo Onsen, we will head towards Ishiteji Temple, 51st of the 88 temples along the holy pilgrimage route. This extraordinary temple has an underground labyrinth and caves that can date back to 8th century. There is a legend about Emon Saburo who returned to the temple after he was reincarnated.

Traveling East, we will visit one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan that overlooks Mt. Shiun, Ritsurin Garden. Michelin Green Guide graded the garden three stars. Our last stop before hitting Osaka is Naruto, a small town off the coast.

Hotel Information:

Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel or similar

Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel is a perfect location in downtown with great access to many of local attractions, shopping area, and dining. The four star hotel has high class customer service with great accommodations. Within the hotel, there is a indoor pool, bakery, flower shop, restaurants, day care, spa, and stores. The guest rooms are all elegant and spacious and can have a beautiful city views with free LAN internet connection. The hotel is located near Osakauehonmachi Station which is close to Namba Station to the Shinsaibashi Shopping Area.

Click here for Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel Official Site

Nearby......
(Department stores and Kabuki theater)
Kami-honmachi YUFURA Next to the Hotel
kintetsu department store Next to the Hotel
shinkabukiza (Kami-honmachi YUFURA at 6~8F)

Airport Limousine Bus (to and from between the Hotel and Kansai International / Itami Airport )

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Day 11: (Breakfast)

 Your home town

or enjoy your extended stay.


Sadly your enjoyable Japan tour ends today, you will return home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan.

**INFORMATION**
From Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport to KIX Airport - about 10 mins (Walk)
From downtown hotel in Osaka to KIX Airport - about 70 mins (Bus)
From downtown hotel in Osaka to ITM Airport - about 30 mins (Bus)

Hotel Information:





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Tour Highlights
  • Himeji/Hiroshima
  • Himeji Castle, Miyajima-Itsukushima Shrine, A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Park

  • Nagasaki/Beppu
  • Glover Garden, Oura Catholic Church, Arita, The tour of Hell

  • Matsuyama/Takamatsu/Tokushima
  • Dogo Onsen, Ishiteji Temple, Ritsurin Garden, Naruto Whirlpools

  • Mie
  • Iga Ninja Museum

  • Kyoto
  • Kinkakuji Temple-Golden Pavilion, Kodaiji Temple, Kiyomizu Temple, Nishijin Textile Center-Kimono Show, Gion Geisha District, Nijo Castle

  • Nara
  • Todaiji Temple-Giant Buddha, Nara Deer Park

  • Hakone/Mt.Fuji/Atami
  • Lake Ashi Cruise, Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani Boiling Valley, Mt.Fuji Fifth Station(if weather permits), Visitor Center

  • Tokyo
  • Tsukiji Fish Outer Market (except Sundays), Asakusa,Sensoji Temple, Akihabara Electric Town ,Edo Tokyo Museum, Odaiba, Harajuku, Ginza


Land Only Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodations, 7 nights Western & 3 nights Japanese Style Hotel
  • 23 meals - Buffet Breakfast daily & variety of Japanese delicacies
  • All ground transportation during tour
  • All admission fees as listed on itinerary
  • Gratuities & Local Taxes during tour (no-hidden charges)
  • Round-trip airport transfers to/from designated hotels (except for early arrival & late departure & hotel changed by request)
  • Meet Assist Service will be available between 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Narita/Kansai Airport. (Itami Airport arrival, airport bus coupon will be provided for your transfer to downtown hotel.)
  • Seamless service of English speaking tour guide during tour

Air-Inclusive Tour Package Includes
  • All of the land-only tour package features
  • International flights between US cities and Japan
  • Tax (USD 98) & Fuel Surcharge (USD 576 as of 12/15/2011) applicable ONLY for Air Inclusive Tour participants from USA
  • (Please see Departure City Chart for add on air fare.)

Stop over, extension to Asian Destinations & Non US Departure
  • Special stop over rate for Hawaii & Okinawa available
  • Low cost add-on air fare to Asian destinations available
  • We arrange flights for non US departure customers

  • Not Included in the Tour Price
    • Passports; visas and vaccinations; laundry; telephone; mini bar; alcohol; beverages and food not on the regular table menu (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel or restaurant); optional excursions; porterage at airports; travel protection insurance; excess baggage fees; all other items of a personal nature

    Package prices are per person, based on double occupancy
    (2 people sharing 1 room, single supplement USD 800, ask for triple occupancy discount)

    Prices are subject to change without prior notice

    Cancellation penalties and other conditions or restrictions may apply

    *Tour schedule may change without prior notice.

    Hotel Options [+]

    Room Upgrade
    • Room Upgrade to deluxe room is available at most hotels on this itinerary from $70/person
    • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
    • Please contact us for single or triple occupancy

    Pre/Post Tour Hotels and Optional Tours or Extension to Asian Cities
    We offer specially selected hotels in and near Osaka or Tokyo with special rates for your pre and/or post tour overnight. With a pre and/or post night you have the chance to start and end your holidays in a pleasant and comfortable way. You will be picked up at your hotel or can easily get to one of our pick-up-points on the day of your departure and being dropped off, respectively…


    Pre/Post tour hotel rate (Includes tax & breakfast)
    • Nikko Kansai Airport Hotel $140/person
    • Kyoto New Miyako Hotel $140/person
    • Grand Pacific Le Daiba $140/person
    • Prince Park Tower $160/person

    *Single supplement $100/night

    Change of Hotel (Airport Area to Downtown Area)
    We can arrange changing your hotel from airport area (ie. Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu or Nikko Kansai Airport Hotel) to downtown area (ie. Sheraton Miyako Osaka or Grand Pacific Le Daiba), so you can reach your favorite destination easier during pre/post stay.

    *Hotel Change Fee: $50

    Optional Tour List [+]

    Optional Tour
    Currency conversion