(Start from3/8/2019, Arrive in Tokyo every designated Friday)
- Stay at Tokyo downtown hotel to enjoy more time in touring Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace, and Ginza
- Stay at Kyoto downtown hotel to experience the charming Japanese ancient culture; enjoy a mini traditional Japanese meal – Kaisek for lunch in Kyoto. More time exploring the popular sites: Gion, Gion Hanamikoji Street, Ninenzaka and Sannezaka, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
- Visiting: Lake Ashi (Boat Ride), Mt. Fuji – Oshino Hakkai, Todaiji Temple, Hokkaido – Doutou, Douou and Dounan in Hokkaido. Visiting : Furano, Biei, Sounkyo, Akan, Tokachi, Otaru, Jozankei, Lake Toya, Noboribetsu Jigokudani
Free pick-up service is available for all flights, which arrive from 10:30 am to 9:30 pm at Tokyo Narita Airport Terminal 1 & 2. Please provide your flight number before the tour. We will have a guide onsite to assist you to take the free hotel shuttle to the hotel. Travelers who arrive at the other times can take the free shuttle bus on own to the hotel. The location of Hilton Free Shuttle Bus Stop: Waiting area 16 at Terminal 1 and Waiting area 26 at Terminal 2. The last shuttle bus departing at 10:30. If the guests arrive after 10:30pm, please take taxi on own expense (approximately 20 USD) to the hotel. The hotel check-in is available after 3pm with your passport.
Hotel: Hilton Narita Hotel
Visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, a shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and the Emperor Shozo Empress of Japan. This temple has the largest archway in front of Shrine Bridge in Japan. View the tallest standing tower in the world – Tokyo Skytree from afar. Later, visit Senso-ji to admire the ancient Buddhist temple, which is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Later, enjoy barbecue for lunch and visit Imperial Palace Nijubashi Bridge, the home of the Emperor of Japan in the afternoon. Then, proceed to Tokyo Tower (Photo-stop) in the afternoon. In the evening, go to Ginza for shopping and touring. We will stay in Ginza no less than 90 minutes. Return to the hotel around 8 pm afterwards.
Hotel: Tokyo Prince Hotel or Shnjuku Granbell Hotel or Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar
After breakfast, coach to Hakone. Upon arrival, take a boat to see the beauty of Lake Ashi. Lake Ashi is a great place to see the views of Mount Fuji. Afterwards, take the bus to Oshino Hakkai, another great place to see the beauty of Mt.Fuji. Then go to Bussharito Heiwa Park to appreciate the gardening featured with Japanese characteristics. The most famous spot is the peace statue, which is a treasure given by Indian government. Later, proceed to the hot spring resort hotel in Hamamatsu. Enjoy a Japanese-style banquet or buffet dinner and a hot spring bath.
Hotel: Hamanako Hotel or similar
After breakfast, stop by the Jewelry store. Then proceed to Kyoto to visit the World Cultural Heritage site,Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and stroll along the Ninenzaka and Sannezaka Streets.In the afternoon, visit Gion, where the streets and buildings are mostly maintained in the old style. It is a good place to experience the ancient charm and culture of Kyoto. Afterward, visit Hanamachi, the most stylish geisha district in Japan from the Edo period. In the evening, you may see many geishas passing by on the street. Tonight, return to the hotel within the designated time by the tour guide. Dinner on your own arrangement.
Hotel: Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto or Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto or Westin Kyoto Hotel or similar
In the morning, visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Fushimi Inari Shrine is a shrine on the south side of Kyoto. It serves the god of agriculture. Afterward, head to Osaka. En route, visit Nara Park and Todai-ji Temple to see the deer and traditional temple. Later, shop at Tax Free shop. This evening, visit Shinsaibashi, the largest shopping district in Osaka and taste local cuisine at Dotonbori Food Street. Dinner on your own arrangement.
Hotel: Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka or Hotel Hanshin or Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar
After breakfast, take the free hotel shuttle bus to transfer to Kansai International Airport. Take a flight to Sapporo for the tour in Hokkaido. Upon arrival, guests will be picked up by a guide and proceed to check in at the hotel. Free leisure time afterward. (Guests who arrive early/late can check-in on own after 3 pm with the passport) Today’s schedule has no meals included.
Hotel: Tmark City Hotel Sapporo or similar
Start your day with a colorful Hokkaido tour after breakfast. Drive to Furano and visit Hokkaido’s largest farm, Tomita Farm, with more than 150 kinds of flowers (replaced with Ikeda Wine Castle or Otokoyama Sake brewery from January to April, November and December). There is also beautiful lavender during summer. Afterwards, head to Biei-cho, where you can experience the beauty of beautiful hills! Taste the Furano buffet and enjoy the fantastic scenery of the beautiful hills during lunch! Visit the colorful “Shikisai no oka” and walk through the “Blue Pond” to explore the breathtaking scenery of the lake. (replaced with Aeon Mall from January to April, November and December) In the evening, we arrive at Sounkyo Gorge, the center of Daisetsuzan in Hokkaido. For dinner, enjoy a buffet dinner with a wide selection of Japanese Cuisine, Chinese Cuisine, Seafood, & Local Fresh Ingredients, and etc. Don’t miss out on the all- you-can-eat delicious Chu crab.
Hotel: Sounkaku Grand Hotel Hokkaido or similar
After breakfast, visit the Sounkyo Valley, watch the Ginga Falls, Ryusei-no-taki, and the beautiful Dakan Valley in Sounkyo gorges. Visit Abashiri on the way to Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, where you can experience an icy world and learn about the icy sea creature – “Clione limacina”. Later, visit a crystal clear “Lake Kussharo”. Then, check out the clearest lake in the world – Lake Mashu. Tonight, we stay at Akanko Onsen Hotel. Here, there are rich seasonal ingredients, full-open buffets, and exquisite Japanese-style room service, allowing you to enjoy the cuisine of Tohoku.
Hotel: New Akan Hotel or similar
After breakfast, enjoy a cruise on Lake Akan. (replaced with Ice Fishing or Ainu folk dance from January to April, November and December) Visit the hometown of Chlorella and enjoy the beautiful scenery in every season. Afterwards, visit the “Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Natural Park”. Then, go to Tokachi River for tonight’s hot spring hotel. This evening, taste exquisite Japanese cuisine made from Hokkaido beef and seasonal vegetables grown from farms.
Hotel: Daiheigen Hotel or similar
After breakfast, visit Jigokudani, also known as the Hell Valley. It offers a spectacular display of hot steam vents, sulfurous streams, and other volcanic activity. Enjoy Japanese Seafood Hotpot or Bento Box before going to the Bear Park to see the Ussuri Brown Bears. Afterward, take the Usuzan ropeway where you can have the panoramic view of Lake Toya. Later on, proceed to Jozankei Onsen for overnight. Enjoy Hokkaido local cuisine for dinner tonight.
Hotel: Shikanoyu Spring Hotel or similar
Coach to Otaru this morning after breakfast. The romantic Otaru Canal is sitting in the city. Later, visit Kitaichi Glass Otaru, where you can appreciate many beautiful glass arts. Afterward, transfer to the airport around 11:30 am to take a homebound flight or plan rest of the day on your own. (In order to make sure the complete of touring schedule, please purchase the flight departing after 1:30 pm)