LRA002
True Japan Highlight Tour <8 days> (Customized Tour)

Summary

Join us on our True Japan Highlight Tour to discover nature, tradition, and modernity of this ancient yet contemporary country. This tour covers attractive spots from Tokyo, one of the world’s largest and leading cities to historical shrines and temples, and Mt. Fuji, Japan’s most famous and holy mountain. Within these eight days, you will travel around highly-recommended and must-see sites as well as two major and popular amusement parks – Tokyo Disney Land and Universal Studio Japan. In our Japanese style tatami-mat room, Japanese culture programs, such as casual kimono wearing and tea ceremony are available.

Our first-class local guides will heartily support you through the entire tour, so you won’t miss anything the first-time visitor to Japan should see.

Itinerary

Itinerary Day Schedule
1

Hotel stay only
Arrive in Japan by yourself.
Hotel: Shinjuku

 

[Optional tour]
Narita Airport Pick-up Service (5,500 JPY / person)

2

Hotel -> Meiji Jingu Shrine -> Harajuku, Omotesando, and Aoyama -> Shibuya -> Asakusa -> Water Bus -> Odaiba -> Hotel
Welcome to Tokyo! Your sightseeing tour with a local guide begins at Meiji Jingu shinto shrine. Experience a sacred world covered with a forest like an oasis in Tokyo. Afterward, walk along Japan's most stylish streets in Omotesando and Shibuya to enjoy browsing attractive shops. It may astonish you when you see thousands of people crossing the world's busiest “simultaneous pedestrian crosswalk (Shibuya crossing)” and find how it is organized. Your guide takes you on a historical walking tour in Asakusa which has the oldest temple in Tokyo. Hop on a water bus to visit Odaiba where there's time to explore this modern town and enjoy a birds-eye view of Tokyo Bay from the top of the ferris wheel.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Hotel: Shinjuku

3

Hotel -> Casual Kimono (Yukata) Wearing Lesson & Tea Ceremony, and Sushi Making & Sushi Party in Koishikawa Koryuan -> Shinjuku Gyoen Garden -> Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory -> Shinjuku Walk
Let’s experience casual kimono (Yukata) wearing and Japanese tea ceremony. In our Japanese style room, an instructor will teach you how to wear Yukata by yourself, and after that, a tea master will welcome you and let you in the world of Japanese art. For your lunch, your guide teaches you how to make sushi - hand-rolled one with fresh fish and ship-shaped one with salmon roe. Then enjoy walking tours in Shinjuku to step into one of the most bustling towns in Japan. Our Restaurant Reservation Service includes recommending popular restaurants in Shinjuku, booking for you, and taking you to the door. Advanced booking is required.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Sushi lunch
Hotel: Shinjuku

4

<Route A> from May 1 to October 31, 2015
Hotel -> Highway bus at Shinjuku Station -> Mt. Fuji Fifth Station and Ochudo trekking -> Tozan bus -> Kawaguchiko Station -> Kubota Itchiku Art Museum -> Highway bus at Kawaguchiko Station -> Shinjuku Station -> Hotel

Discover one of the most attractive spots in Japan! Hop on a highway bus in Shinjuku and head for Mt. Fuji Fifth Station directly, and enjoy a breathtaking view from the highest mountain in Japan. After strolling Ochudo trail, take a bus to Lake Kawaguchi downtown. Retro Bus will be the main transportation there. If the weather allows, the lakeside will be a fantastic place where a stunning view of Mt. Fuji is waiting for you. At the next spot Kubota Itchiku Art Museum (※1), you will be amazed by a beautiful kimono display. Return to Tokyo by highway bus. Our experienced guide will assist you all the time during the program.
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<Route B> from November 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016

Hotel -> Highway bus at Shinjuku Station -> Kawaguchiko Station -> Fugaku Wind Cave -> Tenjosan Park Kachikachi-yama Ropeway -> Kubota Itchiku Art Museum and Lake Kawaguchi scenic walk -> Highway bus at Kawaguchiko Station -> Shinjuku Station -> Hotel

*When Kubota Itchiku Art Museum is closed, Kawaguchiko Forest Museum will be the facility to visit.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Hotel: Shinjuku

5

Hotel -> Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland is, needless to say, one of the most famous and popular amusement parks in Japan where both young and old enjoy. It is the first Disneyland outside the U.S., and features seasonal fantastic decorations. On top of that, you are sure to enjoy a night parade and fireworks in the park.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Hotel: Shinjuku

 

[Optional tour]
Tokyo Sightseeing and Casual Kimono Wearing Lesson & Tea Ceremony  (no additional fee) / You can choose either Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo sightseeing tour.

6

Hotel -> Tokyo Station -> Kyoto -> Kitaoji -> Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, and Kiyomizu Temple -> Gion and Maruyama Park Walk
In this morning, leave Tokyo by a Shinkansen bullet train for the next destination in Kyoto, a well-known historical capital of Japan. Your local guide will meet you at Kyoto Station to take you to Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, and Kiyomizu Temple which are all designated as World Heritage sites. Walking tour from Kiyomizu Temple ends in Gion and Maruyama Park. Enjoy the festive atmosphere especially because sakura, cherry-blossom season is its best! Our Restaurant Reservation Service includes recommending popular restaurants in Gion, booking for you, and taking you to the door. Advanced booking is required.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Hotel: Kyoto

7

Hotel -> Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan (USJ) was the first theme park under the Universal Studios brand to be built in Asia, and is the most-visited amusement park in Eastern Japan area. Once inside Universal Studios Japan, you will feel as if you were transported into the movie world! Entertain yourself on exciting rides. The parade in the evening is something not to be missed, too.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Hotel: Shin-Osaka

 

[Optional tour]
Kyoto Sightseeing and Toei Kyoto Studio Park (no additional fee) / You can choose either Universal Studios Japan or Kyoto sightseeing tour.

8

Hotel -> Osaka Castle -> Tenjimbashi Bridge Shopping Street
On your last day in Japan, visit Osaka Castle and spend time to enjoy shopping at Tenjimbashi Bridge Shopping Street. Afterwards in the afternoon, you may choose to stay in Osaka, join many other optional tours, or take a transfer service to the airport.
Meal(s): Breakfast

 

[Optional tour]
Samurai World ! "Himeji Castle" (13,000 JPY / person)
Koyasan & Mt. Koya Two-day Tour (70,000 JPY / person)
Airport Dropoff Service (Kansai Airport) (12,500 JPY / person)

Included

*Professional local guide in Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, and Osaka
*7 nights and breakfasts at hotels (Room rates are based on double rooms at 3-star hotels/ryokan. Please contact us for the rate of single rooms.)
*1 Sushi lunch
*Public transportation, shinkansen bullet train, and water-bus
*Admission fee for 7 facilities, and  1Day Passes for Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan

Optional attractions and services

Day 1
Narita Airport Pick-up Service

※This service is available for customers who booked our program as an option. We are afraid that a pick-up service only cannot be accepted.
We will pick you up at Narita Airport and send you to your hotel by shuttle bus.

(0 JPY / group , 5,200 JPY / person)
Day 5
Tokyo Sightseeing and Casual Kimono Wearing Lesson & Tea Ceremony<Long Tour Option>

Let’s experience Casual Kimono Wearing & Japanese Tea Ceremony. In our Japanese style room, a tea master will welcome you and invite you to the world of Japanese art. Spend time afterwards exploring at Imperial Palace, walking around in Ginza, Ueno Park, and visiting Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo's one of the most classical museums.
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Itinerary
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Hotel -> Casual Kimono Wearing Lesson and Tea Ceremony at Koishikawa Koryuan -> Imperial Palace -> Ginza -> Ueno Park and Tokyo National Museum -> Ueno Station

(no additional fee)
Day 7
Kyoto Sightseeing and Toei Kyoto Studio Park<Long Tour Option>

 

This is a tour guided by our national certified guide to show you around attractions and shows. The first spot is Arashiyama, a scenic spot in Kyoto where the cultural flavors and colors of the ancient royal court have been preserved. Take a moment to walk through the noted Tenryuji Temple, listen to the rustle of the bamboo leaves and cross the Togetsukyo Bridge, over the Oi River. The second spot is Toei Kyoto Studio Park. It is located at the birthplace of Japanese samurai film, Uzumasa which is like Japanese Hollywood. Would you like to experience "the world of Japanese samurai film and turn into Maiko, Princess, Shogun, samurai, young girls?
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Itinerary
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Hotel -> Tenryuji Temple, Togetsu Bridge, and Arashiyama Walk -> Toei Kyoto Studio Park -> Shin-osaka

(no additional fee)
Day 8
Airport Pickup / Dropoff Service (Kansai Airport)

Our guide will pick you up at Kansai International Airport and take you to your hotel, or pick you up at your hotel and take you to Kansai International Airport by public transportation.

(12,000 JPY / group , 500 JPY / person)
Samurai World ! "Himeji Castle"

Though being built as a fortress to fight, Himeji Castle has been called “the castle of the white heron because of its beauty. Why don’t you step into the World of Samurai 400 years ago? After the castle, enjoy the beautiful Japanese gardens with Matcha powdered green tea. The optional tour is ready for you to visit the quiet temple on the mountain. The temple has a history of 1000 years and famous as a filming location for the movie “The Last Samurai”.

(7,000 JPY / group , 6,000 JPY / person)
Koyasan & Mt. Koya Two-day Tour

This course is a 2-day tour to visit Koyasan, UNESCO Cultural Heritage site. Koyasan is a sacred site for Shingon school of Esoteric Buddhism, located at the summit of a densely forested mountain. Please feel the long-held mysterious  world deep in the mountain and see the most outstanding example of Buddhism arts in Japan. Guests can enjoy Shojin Ryori, Buddhist vegetarian dish, Attend Buddhist ceremonies, morning service & fire ritual at Shukubo, temple accommodation.

(35,000 JPY / group , 35,000 JPY / person)

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation fees and remittance charge will be charged:
(1) 21 or more days before the departure day: The Amount of Plan Charge (10 % of the total fee)
(2) 8-20 days before the departure day: 20% of the total fee
(3) 2-7 days before the departure day: 30% of the total fee
(4) one day before the departure day: 40% of the total fee
(5) on the departure day: 50% of the total fee
(6) after the departure day or cancellation without notice: 100% of the total fee

Notifications

◆Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard for the instructions.
◆Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or the case where you would like to request a special care for participants, including children. Please email us at info@truejapantours.com to check the availability and share the information. Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
◆For this program, the minimum number of participants is 2. When you would like to take it by yourself, please email us at info@truejapantours.com to check an availability.Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
◆Our services are mainly offered in English. In addition, services in other languages, such as Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian are also available. In case you would like services in languages other than English, please inquire us at info@truejapantours.com as soon as possible. We will check an availability.
◆Please arrange your flight to arrive in Japan before the first day of the tour.
◆Please be advised that itinerary specifics are subject to change.
*Depending on weather conditions, the schedule of Mt. Fuji Visiting on Day 4 and Tokyo Sightseeing on Day 3 or 5 may be switched.
◆Before booking, please email us at info@truejapantours.com to check the availability.
Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.

◆Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays. For inquiries received outside the business hours, we will look into them and respond on the next business day.

Available date calendar

Available Date & Time

8:30 start

The Time Required

8 days

Start City

Tokyo

Finish City

Osaka

Venue

Tokyo

Mt. Fuji

Kyoto

Osaka

Meeting Place

Any required place (i.e. Lobby at a hotel)

Minimum Number of Participants

2 persons

Program Fee

Basic Fee (Per Group)
160,000JPY
Fee per Person
128,000JPY
Age 6 - 11
89,600 JPY

Total Price =
Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax

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