Essence of Spring (7 Days)

Japan Golden Route Tour

Take a journey through the can't miss cities of Japan druing the lovely Cherry blossom season. During our Essence of Spring Japan Tour, enjoy all the best spots of Japan as sakura petals float in the background. Enjoy Japanese culture through museum visits, temples, shrines, and authentic Japanese experiences. The perfect tour for any traveler, join an adventure during Japan's peak travel season!

Package Details

Information

Price : Adult (age 12+)

From USD 2,798

Duration : 6 nights 7 Days
Tour Start : Kyoto or Osaka
Tour End : Tokyo
Departure Date :
2019
18 Mar, 30 Mar, 03 Apr, 07 Apr
Route :
  • Kyoto or Osaka
  • Nara
  • Atami
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Hakone
  • Tokyo
Includes :
  • 5 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs
  • Daily Breakfasts, 4 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
Exclusions :
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Excursions

Schedule

Day 1

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.

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

Hotel : Kyoto

Day 2

(Meals : Breakfast / Lunch)

Nara & Kyoto

Morning : [Nara] Todaiji Temple / Deer Park

Afternoon : [Kyoto] kizakura Sake Brewery / Fushimi Inari Shrine

Evening : Hotel

Todaiji Temple Nara Deer Park Fushimi Inari Shrine Gion
Our day begins with a visit to Nara to see Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guinness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the largest Buddha statue in 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 time in Nara, we will stop at a sake museum to learn the history of Japan's national drink. We will then head to Fushimi Inari Shrine, one of Kyoto's many can't miss destinations that features hundreds of red tori gates. The path is perfect for photos or just to calm your mind.

Keeping with the traditional feel, we included a tea-ceremony to help you relax before going back to the hotel. In the evening, we will head to the Gion Geisha District, Japanfs most famous geisha district. This area is filled with shops, restaurants, and tea houses and the area in Japan that you are most likely to run into real geisha and maiko on their way to perform at the Gion Geisha Center.

Hotel : Kyoto

Day 3

(Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Full Day Kyoto

Morning : Arashiyama / Rickshaw Ride / Golden Pavilion

Afternoon : Ninenzaka / Sannenzaka / Bullet Train

Evening : [Atami] Hotel

Nijo Castle Ninenzaka Kinkakuji Temple Bullet Train
For today, it's off to Arashiyama to walk through the Bamboo Groove Forest. The morning's sunlight passing through the bamboo makes for a perfect morning sight. We will also enjoy a spirited rickshaw ride through Arashiyama. Guests can enjoy seeing many of the traditional-style shops and temples during the ride.

Following our time in Arashiyama, we will head to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a Japanfs must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. The reflection of the golden temple on the lake adds to the stunning sight. After taking pictures, we venture off to the traditional streets of Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka. Both of these shopping streets haven't been changed since the Edo period, making it a perfect backdrop for photos or to relax. We will then take a bullet train to Atami. The bullet train is the fastest way to travel on land and is considered an essential Japanese experience. Enjoy riding in comfort and speed, and be sure to take some photos of the scenery during your ride.

At Atami, enjoy a long relaxing soak in the onsen, hot spring, to rejuvenate you for tomorrowfs adventure. A 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 food.

Hotel : Atami

Day 4

(Meals : Breakfast / Lunch)

Breakfast / Lunch

Morning : [Hakone] Owakudani Valley Hakone Ropeway

Afternoon : Saiko Iyashi no Sato Neba

Evening : [Tokyo] Hotel

Fuji-san World Heritage Centre Owakudani Valley Lake Ashi Cruise Hakone Ropeway
Toyda, enjoy 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 Japanese food, the black egg, cooked in one of the craters. It's said eating one of these eggs will add years to your life!

Then, we will head to the Iyashi no Sato, a traditional craft open-air museum reconstructed from the village's thatched roofed houses. Each house features a different exhibit, workshop, or cafe, including some cooking lessons.

Before making our way to the next destination, we will stop for Hoto, a Japanese noodle dish native to the Yamanashi area. A hybrid of miso soup and flat udon noodles, this dish is truly a local Japanese specialty. We end our day reaching Tokyo.

Hotel : Tokyo

Day 5

(Meals : Breakfast / Lunch)

Full Day Tokyo

Morning : Fukagawa Edo Museum / Kiyosumi Garden / Asakusa / Tsukiji Fish Market (Lunch)

Afternoon : Harajuku / Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Evening : Shibuya Hachiko / Hotel

Fukagawa Edo Museum Sensoji Temple Meiji Shrine  Shibuya Crossing
Today will be devoted to exploring the multi-cultural spots of Tokyo. Our tour will first stop by the Fukagawa Edo Museum where you can get acquainted with the history of Tokyo. This charming museum is designed to replicate what life looked like during the old days of Edo. Walk through the city and enjoy walking into houses that recreate life during the period. We will also visit the Kiyosumi Garden located nearby. Enjoy a peaceful stroll through a Japanese garden, and be sure to take a picture of the tea house on the waters. We will then delve in the old town district of Asakusa for some gift shopping at the Nakamise area. We will also be visiting the Sensoji Temple, one of Tokyo's most popular temples. This is the perfect place to appreciate Japanese culture and take some spectacular shots of the famous Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate).

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 probe the stores at Harajuku, the unofficial fashion capital of Japan that offers the latest pop culture and fashion. Experience the chaos and beauty that is Takeshita Dori, the place to go for fashion and crepes. Before leaving Takeshita Dori, walk along Omotesando street, a popular shopping destination lined with trendy cafe's in between. Returning to our hotel, the tour bus will be passing by the famous Shibuya Crosswalk to be part of the thousands who cross daily, and to see the Hachiko Statue close to the station. The statue is based on the story of Hachiko, the dog who would come back to the station every day to see his owner.

* Tsukiji Fish Market is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. In the Event it is closed, we will skip this stop

Hotel : Tokyo

Day 6

(Meals : Breakfast)

Leisure-Free Tokyo

All Day :Free at your leisure

Kamakura Buddha Nikko Toshogu Tokyo Skytree FujiQ Highland
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 Sanrio Puroland, 3) join a Japanese Cherry Blossom Walking Tour, 4) or 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. (Not all fees included for additional tour options. Please contact us in advanced for this service)

Hotel : Tokyo

Day 7

(Meals : Breakfast)

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.

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

Hotel : N/A

Hotel

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

New Akao Resort New Akao Resort Room New Akao Resort Bath

※ Example images, actual hotels may vary.

DayCityHotel NameHotel Type
1-2 Kyoto Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
3 Atami Atami Hotel New Akao Resort or similar Hotel (Japanese-style Room)
4-5 Tokyo Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)

Condition

Tour Operator : Travel Oriented Inc T/A Japan Deluxe Tour
Participants : 1-30 (The maximum number of participants will not exceed 30 people during your Japan tour.)
Single Room Supplement :

USD 500

Hotels : 4 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 : 6 Breakfasts, 4 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.
  • This tour includes 1.5-2 hours of walking on sightseeing days. Tour Participants are expected to be of moderate fitness, keep up with the pace of the group, and can climb stairs with no difficulty.
  • Please read our terms and conditions carefully before you make a reservation.

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