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AnimeJapan 2018 - Akihabara, Nakano Broadway, Ghibli Museum, Pokemon Centre

Japan Anime Tour

Join thousands of anime / manga lovers in the 2018 International AnimeJapan Fair and Anime Spots Tour in Tokyo. Follow your dreams in visiting the land of origin of some of your favorite characters during Japan's beautiful sakura - cherry blossoms season.

This fully escorted Japan Anime Tour packages will take you to the hottest anime spots like the life size Gundam in Daiba, Ghibli Museum, Nakano Broadway, Pokemon Center and Akihabara - Animate, the mecca of otaku. You will have the opportunity to find rare items for your collection. This Anime Japan Tours would not be complete without visiting J-World, enjoying Robot Restaurant, and shopping at Harajuku Kiddy Land.

To fully experience Japanese culture, this Japan Anime Tour venture out to Hakone, Nara,Kyoto, and Osaka. In Hakone we will take you on a ropeway and Lake Ashi cruise to witness the beauty of Japan from different angles. Have you seen your anime characters sleep on futons on tatami mats or visit temples? Well our Anime Japan Tour will offer the chance to relive your favorite anime moments during this trip. We will visit Buddhist temples including Sensoji Temple in old town Asakusa and the gorgeous gold leaf covered Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple.

Visit all the anime spots you wish to visit and relive your favorite anime moments on our incredible Anime Tour, as well as joining in on the fun at the world's largest anime convention, AnimeJapan Fair. You can also extend your vacation before / after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

Price : Adult (age 12+)
Price : Adult (age 12+) USD2,898
Duration : 9 nights 10 Days
Tour Start : Tokyo
Tour End : Osaka
Departure Date :
17 Mar
Route : Tokyo
Includes : 8 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs, Daily Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, and 1 Dinner, All ground transportation and airport transfers, Admission Fees, Tax & Gratuities at all included Destinations, Bullet train ride, Tea Ceremony, and other Japanese activities, Full time service of licensed English speaking tour guide, Handbook and Tour Goods Package, Free Wi-Fi in Bus & Most hotels
Download : PDF Itinerary
DayEvent / Visit
Arrival Osaka

Kansai Int'l Airport (KIX) or Osaka Int'l Airport (ITM) - Itami Airport

Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour handbook for more information. Rest at the hotel and be ready to start your exciting tour tomorrow.

From KIX Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 70 mins (Bus)
From ITM Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 30 mins (Bus)

Meals : -
Hotel : Osaka
Full Day Osaka

Morning - Osaka
Afternoon - Nipponbashi Street Festa / Osaka Anime Street Festa Takoyaki
Evening - Hotel

Today, we will visit the popular Nipponbashi for the annual Nipponbashi Street Festa! This special event celebrates the Otaku-Culture in Osaka with cosplay, performances, live music, and shopping. There is a cosplay parade that draws in thousands of skilled and amateur cosplayers alike! Enjoy intricate and unique cosplays everywhere you look, between shopping for the best anime goods and dining on Osaka's delicious food culture!

Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : Tokyo
Nara & Kyoto

Morning : [Nara] Todaiji Temple / Deer Park / Tea Ceremony / Gekkeikan Sake Museum
Afternoon : [Kyoto] Fushimi Inari Shrine / Sanjusangendo
Evening : Gion Geisha District / Hotel

Todaiji Temple Nara Deer Park Fushimi Inari Shrine Gion

We will begin our morning by heading to Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guinness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the largest Buddha statue of Japan. Just outside the temple is the Nara Deer Park, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam around freely. The deer here at the park are known to be friendly and may even bow at you for a little treat. After our friendly encounter with the deer we will experience traditional green tea ceremony. The tea ceremony (sado: the way of the tea) is a ceremonial way of preparing and drinking tea. The entire process of creating and serving green tea is a form of art in Japan appreciated since the 9th century. You will have the chance to taste a cup of authentic green tea prepared by the host. Then why not try a little Japanese sake tasting? We will be heading to a sake brewery to learn how sake is made and try different types of sake. Our next stop is the Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of red torii gates that lead to the sacred Mt. Inari. Our Japan trip will then head to Sanjusangen-do, a temple in eastern Kyoto famous for its 1,001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Our final stop of the day is the Gion Geisha District.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch
Hotel : Kyoto
Full Day Kyoto

Morning - Nijo Castle / Ninenzaka
Afternoon - Golden Pavilion / Nishijin Kimono Show / Bullet Train
Evening - [Atami] Hotel

Nijo Castle Ninenzaka Kinkakuji Temple Bullet Train

Our first stop of the day will be a trip to Nijo Castle. While the main court of the castle was burnt down in 1,788, the Second Court maintains its original form from 1,603. The castle has many cultural treasures including Chinese Gate and Second Court buildings dating from Momoyama Era (16th Century), and is designated a national treasure for its splendid architecture and interior decoration. We will then head to Ninenzaka, an area of town with streets filled with Kyotoesque shops, perhaps an ideal place for souvenir shopping. Our next stop is a visit to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a Japanese must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. Upon leaving the gorgeous Golden Pavilion, the tour will head to the Nishijin Textile Centre, where you can witness the creation of traditional kimonos. The centre offers courses in handweaving, trying on elegant kimonos, and if you'd like you can even purchase it. You will be invited to see dazzling arrays of kimonos in a fashion show.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel : Atami
Mt. Fuji & Hakone

Morning - [Lake Kawaguchi] Fuji-san World Heritage Centre / [Hakone]
Afternoon - Owakudani Valley / Lake Ashi Cruise / Hakone Ropeway
Evening - [Tokyo] Hotel

Fuji-san World Heritage Centre Owakudani Valley Lake Ashi Cruise Hakone Ropeway

We visit the Open-Air Museum. Its spectacular grounds are the permanent home for approximately 120 works by well-known modern and contemporary sculptors. It also has five exhibition halls including the Picasso Pavilion, as well as pieces where children can play, a foot-bath fed by natural hot-springs, and a variety of other facilities where our visitors can relax and enjoy the splendor of art in nature. We will head 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 Japanese food, the black egg, cooked in one of the craters. We will then take a cruise in Lake Ashi where on a clear day you can get a clear view of Mt. Fuji.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch
Hotel : Tokyo
Full Day Tokyo

Morning - Harajuku / Sailor Moon Store / Tokyo One Piece Tower
Afternoon - Ghibli Museum / Robot Restaurant
Evening - Hotel

Harajuku Gundam Base Tokyo Ghibli Museum Robot Restaurant

We will start our morning heading to Harajuku for shopping and snacks along Takeshita Dori. This shopping area is the perfect place to get in touch with Japan's pop culture trends, and to sample some of the best crepes in Japan. After our time in Harajuku, we head to Tokyo Tower, Japan's iconic tower. Tokyo Tower has been taken over by One Piece, resulting in Tokyo One Piece Tower. Known as Tongari Island, this event is filled with attractions, wonderful restaurants, and a live-action show designed to wow fans of all ages.

Following our time at the tower, we head east to visit the famed Ghibli Museum. This animation and art museum exhibits works of Miyazaki Hayao, creator of world famous films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. Ghibli Film fans will definitely enjoy the artistic museum, which not only exhibits the history and techniques of animation but also plays short movies in a theater room, produced exclusively for the museum.

After the museuem, it's time for dinner at the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku for those interesterd! Enjoy a show like none before, fusing classic Japanese elements with the dreams and fantasies of the future. The restaurant has a wild vibe and a unique experience you are sure to find entertaining.

Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : Tokyo
Full Day Tokyo

Morning - Sensoji Temple / Pokemon Centre / J-World
Afternoon - Tsukiji Fish Market (Lunch) / Tokyo Charactre Street / [Akiharaba] Animate
Evening - Hotel

Sensoji Temple Pokemon Centre J-World Animate

Before our big day at the International Anime Fair - AnimeJapan tomorrow, our Anime tour will visit some of the best anime sites Tokyo has to offer. We first start with some traditional Japanese culture and shopping at Asakusa. Enjoy shopping at the Nakamise area and the stunning red temple that is Sensoji. We then make our way to Sunshine City to check out the Pokemon Mega Center, a must-go for all Pokemon lovers. Besides all the Pokemon goods they sell, they also have a battling and trading room for customers to interact with other Pokemon fans.

After browsing through exclusive products, we will head over to J-World, the Shonen Jump theme-park in Tokyo! Play games and win prizes based on all your favorite characters, including Goku from Dragonball, Luffy and Co from One Piece, Naruto and Sasuke, Kuroko and the rest of the Generation of Miracles, and Hinata and his team of volleyball hopefulls! Win prizes and shop to your hearts content at the J-World store before our next stop. For lunch, enjoy sushi with fish provided by the Tsukiji Fish Market, the famous fish market that provides freshest ingredients for thousands of families and businesses alike.

Following our time at the market, the tour will visit the lively Tokyo Character Street in Tokyo Central Station. The area is lined with various anime-themed shops, including a Jump Store, Pokemon Center, Hello Kitty shop, Ghibli store, and more! There's also Tokyo Ramen Street, Okashi Land, and Gachapon Street, perfect for someone who wants some lunch and to do a little more gift shopping for friends or for themselves! After our adventures at Character Street, we will head to Akihabara, the town of anime. While there, enjoy shopping ad sightseeing for the rest of the day at some of the most popular otaku destinations, including Animate. Animate carries all kinds of character goods, electronics, and games from current and popular anime/manga series.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch
Hotel : Tokyo
Anime Japan

Morning - Animejapan
Afternoon - Shibuya Crossing / Gundam Base Tokyo
Evening - Hotel

Animejapan Gundam Base Tokyo VR Zone Shinjuku MariKart

Today's the big day of the International Anime Fair - AnimeJapan! Join the many cosplayers, otaku, and anime lovers of all degrees in the biggest Anime event in the world. Anime, manga, doujinshi, guest speakers, figurines, rare items, video games, limited and exclusive covers are all accessible at this large event. Enjoy your day exploring the grounds and meeting people with the same passion as you! If the fair isn't enough, you also have the option to join an optional tour at 3pm to explore the famous Shibuya Crossing and Gundam Base Tokyo to see the awesome life-size RX-0 Unicorn Gundam model. The Gundam Base is an expansive store, museum, and features a cafe for guests to enjoy everything Gundam.

Feel free to enjoy the night at your leisure, or you have the option to enjoy the night as you wish, or sign up for a few optional excursions. We have the new VR Zone Shinjuku, an incredible VR-focused arcade, the Ninja Trick House where guests can enjoy learning how to throw ninja-stars and also learn the ways of the ninja, or a meal at the CAPCOM BAR, a themed-restaurant showcasing the best of CAPCOM, including games and themed-meals, or sign up for a MariKart experience and drive go-karts around Tokyo dressed as some of your favorite characters! You also have the option of staying a night in a capsule hotel for one night (additional fees may apply for capsule hotel and/or additional excursions)

Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : Tokyo
Leisure-Free Tokyo

All Day - Free at your leisure

We have cleared up the day for you to explore and enjoy Japan as you wish. You can either
1) enjoy the entire day as you wish
2) visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Tokyo Disney Sea or another theme-park
3) Join a Mario Kart day tour *
4) go on a private-guided tour through Nikko or Kamakura

For those who wish to visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Sanrio Puroland, your tour guide will be happy to explain directions. (additional fees may apply for additional tour options. Please contact us in advanced for this service)

* The Mario Kart experience requires an International Driving Permit. Please contact us for more information if you would like to participate.

Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : Tokyo
Departure Tokyo

Departure Tokyo / Your home town or enjoy your extended stay.

Your pleasant and memorable Japan tour ends today. The tour will disband after breakfast. Fly home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan.

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

Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : N/A

8 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs.

Kanponoyado Atami Kanponoyado Atami Room Kanponoyado Atami Bath

※ Example images, actual hotels may vary.

DayCityHotel NameHotel Type
1-2 Osaka Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
3 Kyoto Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
4 Atami Kanponoyado Atami or similar Hotel (Japanese-style Room)
5-9 Tokyo Herton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
Tour Operator : Travel Oriented Inc T/A Japan Deluxe Tour
Participants : Minimum 1-30 (The maximum number of participants will not exceed 30 people during your Japan tour.)
Single Room Supplement : USD1,180
Hotels : 8 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs. All accommodation have been tested and carefully selected so you will enjoy the comfortable rooms and quality amenities. Accommodation listed above may change to the similar class hotels without prior notice.
Meal : 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Tour Guide : A tour guide will accompany the group throughout travelling with you from destination to destination. The tour guide is a professional guide, living and working in Japan, and will be abele to give personal insights about Japanese culture and society.
Admission Fees : All admission fees are included on itinerary.
Transportation : All motor coaches come equipped with air-conditioning, plenty of space, comfortable seats, and Wi-Fi. This tour includes a bullet train ride experience.
Luggage : We request one suitcase, plus one carry-on bag per person. The tote bag we provide can be used to hold any small merchandise/souvenirs purchased during your tour. When you check out, bring your luggage to the lobby and the bus driver will assist in loading it onto the bus. When you arrive at the next hotel, the bus driver will unload your luggage for you to bring to your room. You will be travelling with your luggage except during the bullet train ride.
International Flight : We offer the option of purchasing air inclusive tour packages, or land only tour packages, giving our customers the freedom to source their own flights. However, we are always more than happy to arrange your flights.
Extra Night: We suggest an extra night at the start of the tour or after the tour. If you would like to explore Japan further after the tour is over. Please let us know if this would interest you.
Remarks :
  • Package prices are per person, based on double occupancy (2 people sharing 1 room. Surcharge will be added to the basic fare for a single room or triple occupancy discount)
  • Itinerary and hotels are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refund will be owed for any changes or cancellations if the tour still occurs.
  • Complimentary airport/hotel transfers are for designated airports only, on the designated tour arrival/departure date only.
  • Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please make a note that your bus and tour guide may be changed once other groups join the tour.
  • Package price is based on US Dollar. The price will be frequently changed according to daily exchange rate.
  • Please read our terms and conditions carefully before you make a reservation.

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Gundam Base Tokyo
Gundam Base Tokyo
Ghibli Museum
Robot Restaurant
Gundam Base Tokyo
VR Zone Shinjuku
Sensoji Temple
Pokemon Centre
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