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Tour Overview

Explore the heart of Japan on this 17-day summer holiday tour. Begin in Tokyo, a vibrant tapestry of tradition and modernity, embracing water bus rides and cultural escapades. Journey to Kamakura, where ancient temples stand serenely amidst lush landscapes. Witness Mount Fuji's awe-inspiring majesty before delving into Nagoya's technological wonders. Kyoto beckons with its timeless charm, and Nara offers tranquil encounters with nature. Osaka unfolds its rich heritage, while Ghibli Park brings animated dreams to life. Personal culinary adventures, private cultural immersions, and breathtaking vistas complete this unforgettable Japanese sojourn.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Immerse in Tokyo's Energy: Discover Tokyo's vibrant neighborhoods, from ancient shrines to futuristic museums, absorbing the city's pulsating energy.
  • Cultural Marvels in Kamakura: Explore Kamakura's historical treasures, including Kotoku-in Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, immersing in Japan's profound cultural heritage.
  • Mount Fuji's Majesty: Stand in awe of Mount Fuji's grandeur, walking by Lake Kawaguchiko, ascending Tenjo and exploring Fujisan Komitake Shrine.
  • Nagoya's Technological Marvels: Dive into Nagoya's technological wonders, from Toyota's innovations to the futuristic SCMaglev and Nagoya City Science Museum.
  • Kyoto's Timeless Beauty: Wander Kyoto's ancient streets, visiting Kiyomizu-dera Temple, the Golden Pavilion, and the lively Nishiki Market, embracing Kyoto's timeless allure.
  • Nara's Serenity: Encounter tranquility in Nara's Todaiji Temple, meet deer in Nara Park, and traverse Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine's enchanting torii gates.
  • Osaka's Rich Heritage: Explore Osaka's historical landmarks, from the majestic Osaka Castle to the Tempozan Ferris Wheel, delving into Japan's rich cultural legacy.
  • Ghibli Magic: Step into Studio Ghibli's enchanting world, immersing in the whimsical charm of Ghibli Park and reliving your favorite animated tales.
  • Tokyo's Gastronomic Adventure: Indulge in Tokyo's culinary delights, from Tsukiji Fish Market's fresh seafood to the art of sushi making and ramen creation.
  • Nature's Embrace in Karuizawa: Traverse Karuizawa's nature trails, guided by experts, exploring Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, connecting with Japan's lush wilderness.
  • Private Cultural Experiences: Don a ninja suit, witness geisha dances in Gion, and create your ramen, savoring Japan's rich cultural heritage through personal interactions.
  • Spectacular Views: Marvel at Tokyo's skyline from the Tokyo Skytree, witness Mount Fuji's majesty, and enjoy Osaka's panorama from the Tempozan Ferris Wheel, capturing Japan's breathtaking vistas.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Tokyo, your friendly guide and driver will warmly greet you and escort you to your hotel. After check-in, take some time to relax and recover from your journey, adjusting to the vibrant energy of Tokyo.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Tokyo

    Japan Tokyo Nights
    Busy Nights in Tokyo

  2. Embark on a delightful water bus ride along the picturesque Sumida River. Explore Tokyo's iconic sites in a private car tour. Begin your cultural journey at Meiji Jingu Shrine, a serene Shinto shrine nestled in the heart of the city.

    Discover the glamour of the Ginza District, renowned for its upscale shopping and dining. Wander through the meticulously landscaped Hama-rikyu Gardens before marveling at the ancient beauty of Senso-ji Temple. Ascend the Tokyo Skytree for breathtaking panoramic views before experiencing the bustling energy of the Shibuya District.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Tokyo

    Japan Tokyo Asakusa Sensoji Temple
    Asakusa Sensoji Temple

  3. Dive into Tokyo's culinary scene with a visit to the Tsukiji Fish Market, where you can savor the freshest seafood delights. After that, immerse yourself in the art of sushi making, guided by skilled chefs. Later, transform into a ninja, learning their ancient skills and donning their traditional attire.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Tokyo

    Japan Ninja Experience
    Experience dressing a ninja

  4. Enjoy a futuristic adventure at TeamLab Borderless, a digital art museum that blurs the lines between art and technology. Then, explore the Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, gaining insights into Japan's cutting-edge scientific achievements. Indulge your inner child at the Pokemon Center, a haven for Pokemon enthusiasts.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Tokyo

    Japan Tokyo TeamLab Borderless
    Immerse in TeamLab Borderless

  5. Travel to Kamakura, a city rich in history and culture. Explore the grandeur of Kotoku-in Temple, home to the Great Buddha of Kamakura. Visit the serene Kamakura Hasedera, an enchanting temple adorned with blooming cherry blossoms.

    Japan Kamakura Kotoku-in Temple
    Kotoku-in Temple in Summer

    Discover the spiritual aura of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and stroll along the vibrant Komachi Street. As the day concludes, unwind in the tranquil ambiance of Kawaguchiko, set against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Fuji.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kawaguchiko

  6. Start your day with a leisurely walk along the shores of Lake Kawaguchiko, admiring the awe-inspiring beauty of Mount Fuji. Take a cable car ride to Mt. Tenjo, capturing breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes and the iconic peak. Visit the Arakura Sengen Shrine, offering a postcard-perfect view of Mount Fuji.

    Japan Lake Kawaguchiko
    The scenery of Lake Kawaguchiko Mount Fuji in the distance

    Journey to Mount Fuji's 5th Station, a renowned base for climbers, and explore the sacred grounds of Fujisan Komitake Shrine.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kawaguchiko

  7. Embark on a scenic drive to Karuizawa, a charming town nestled amidst picturesque landscapes. Delve into the heart of nature at Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, guided by experts who will lead you through lush forests and along babbling streams, offering a chance to encounter Japan’s diverse wildlife.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Karuizawa

    Japan Karuizawa Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
    Lush forests in Joshinetsu Kogen National Park

  8. Embark on a rejuvenating hike along the Shinanoji Nature Trail, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the natural surroundings. Breathe in the crisp mountain air as you explore this pristine trail, taking in the sights and sounds of the wilderness.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Karuizawa

    Japan Karuizawa Shinanoji Nature Trail
    The babbling streams along the Shinanoji Nature Trail

  9. Board the Shinkansen to Nagoya, one of Japan's major cities. Enjoy a relaxing journey as you speed through the picturesque countryside, arriving in Nagoya feeling refreshed and ready for the next adventure.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Nagoya

  10. Step into the enchanting world of Studio Ghibli at Ghibli Park, a place where the magic of Hayao Miyazaki's films comes to life. Explore themed attractions and immerse yourself in the whimsical atmosphere of your favorite Ghibli films.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Nagoya

    Japan Nagoya Ghibli Park
    Ghibli Park

  11. After breakfast, embark on a fascinating journey through Nagoya's scientific wonders. Begin at the Toyota Commercial Museum of Industry and Technology, delving into the history and innovations of the renowned automobile company. Discover the future of transportation at the SCMaglev and Railway Park before exploring the wonders of science at the Nagoya City Science Museum.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Nagoya

    Japan Nagoya SCMaglev and Railway Park
    SCMaglev and Railway Park

  12. Travel to Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, via the Shinkansen. Check into your hotel and take a moment to relax. In the evening, venture into the historic Gion District, where you can witness the graceful artistry of geisha in an elegant dance performance. Conclude your day with a private dinner, savoring Kyoto's exquisite cuisine.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kyoto

  13. Take a heritage tour of Kyoto, starting with the iconic Kiyomizu-dera Temple, offering sweeping views of the city from its wooden terrace. Explore the golden splendor of Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion, before immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere of Nishiki Market. Conclude your day in Arashiyama, famed for its bamboo groves and scenic beauty.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kyoto

    Japan Kinkakuji Temple
    Kinkakuji Temple

  14. Embark on a day trip to Nara, Japan's first permanent capital. Visit the awe-inspiring Todaiji Temple, housing a colossal Buddha statue. Explore Nara Park, where friendly deer roam freely, creating a harmonious blend of nature and history.

    En route back to Kyoto, visit the vibrant Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, creating a mesmerizing tunnel of colors.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kyoto

    Japan Nara Park
    Relax in Nara Park with your family

  15. Travel to Osaka in a private vehicle, arriving at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Immerse yourself in the wonders of marine life as you explore this spectacular aquarium. Afterwards, head to the Cup Noodle Museum, where you can unleash your creativity and make your own personalized ramen.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Osaka

    Japan Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
    The world's largest aquarium - Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

  16. Begin your day at Osaka Castle Park, an iconic symbol of the city's rich history. Enjoy panoramic views of Osaka from the Tempozan Ferris Wheel, a perfect vantage point to admire the cityscape. Dive into the city's past at The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, where meticulously recreated Edo-period streets offer a glimpse into Japan's historical architecture and lifestyle.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Osaka

    Japan Osaka Castle Park
    Osaka Castle Park

  17. Savor your last moments in Japan with free time to explore at your leisure. Whether you choose to indulge in some last-minute shopping, savor local delicacies, or simply relax in a serene garden, relish these final moments. Your driver will escort you to the airport for your onward journey, bidding you farewell with warm memories of Japan's rich culture, stunning landscapes, and unforgettable experiences. Safe travels!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 16 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Train tickets;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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