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Fully-Guided Tour Highlights:

Rickshaw: Taking a rickshaw is the best way to explore the historical town of Kamakura.

Mt. Fuji: She is usually shy, but our specially-arranged itinerary of the Kawaguchiko area gives us more opportunity to get a good view of this majestic icon while escaping the crowds.

Iyashi No Sato Village: See Mt. Fuji against a beautiful backdrop of traditional thatched roof houses. Dress in a kimono or Samurai armor for a unique photo op!

Kubota Collection: A 3-star Michelin art museum, highly rated for its unique painted kimono on display.

Tokyo Bay Sailing Tour: Sail Tokyo Bay on a water bus and experience local waterfront scenery.

Walking Tour in Tokyo: Take walks around Tokyo’s most vibrant neighborhoods, The East Gardens of Imperial Palace, Asakusa, Harajuku, Shibuya, and Ginza.

High Speed Shinkansen (Bullet Train): See the beautiful countryside from the comfort of your seat as we travel from Tokyo to Kyoto in just 2.5 hours.

Kyoto: It is an intimate city best explored on foot! We've created a perfect walking tour to share the hidden alleyways and local neighborhoods with you. Avoid the crowds of Kyoto with our specially-arranged itinerary.

Yuzen Dyeing Class: Learn about a traditional Kyoto artform.

Nara: Take a historic tour of Japan’s first capital.

Feast in Osaka's Dotonbori District: "Eat till you drop" in the Dotonbori district, known as the “Kitchen of Japan." 

2020
    Nov 6-22 Fall foliage special light-up viewing in Kyoto

2021
    Mar 31-Apr 6 cherry blossom viewing along Sumida River on Water Bus in Tokyo and Maruyama park in Kyoto 
    Apr 5-12 enjoy the Lake Kawaguchi Cherry Tree Festival
    May 8-15 visit “Mt. Fuji Shibazakura (moss blossom) Festival” instead of Imperial Palace East Garden

    Jul 17 special arrangements included to watch the Gion Festival Parade in Kyoto! (+$ 350 USD due to high season)
    Nov 6-22 Fall foliage special light-up viewing in Kyoto

* The above dates are subject to actual weather condition.

 

Luxury Accommodations

Imperial Hotel Tokyo 

Iconic, luxurious, and within walking distance to the famous Ginza district and Imperial Palace. Stay 3 nights for a more relaxed pace to take in the sights, cuisine, & culture of this world-class city.

Mt. Fuji - Fuji View Hotel

Soak in traditional indoor or open air hot springs near the Fuji Five Lakes. Dress in Yukata robes during our Kaiseki banquet and enjoy karaoke! Rooms available: Standard or upgrade to Fuji View (+$100USD per room, limited availability, inquire for details)

Lake Biwa - Yumotokan Hotel

Ryokan style hotel. Soak in an outdoor onsen and dine on a Kyoto-style Kaiseki banquet dinner.

2 Nights in Kyoto - Kyoto Hotel Okura

Walking distance to Gion district and shopping streets. 

Imperial Hotel Osaka

Exquisite luxury located in the heart of Osaka.

* Please note hotels in Kansai are in high demand. For some busier seasons, we may use alternate hotels and we will let you know in advance.

Culinary Experiences

Arranging great culinary experiences is a specialty we are very proud of. Before a restaurant is selected for our itinerary, our development team spends countless hours sampling dozens of restaurants for comparison. On this trip, you will have a chance to taste Japanese delicacies, including hand-made tofu, A5 Wagyu Beef, Sushi, Kamameshi, Sashimi (kettle rice), and traditional Kaiseki banquet dinner. 

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The most complete tour for first time travelers, visit Tokyo, Mt. Fuji Area, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka.

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Itinerary

DAY1

Depart North America for Tokyo, Japan

Depart from your home airport, have a great flight!

DAY2

"Yokoso" or "Welcome" to Japan!

Arrive in Narita Airport (NRT)
46 miles, 1.5hrs
or Haneda Airport (HND)
12 miles, 30mins
 
Tokyo Hotel
 

 

Airport pickup is available for flights arriving Narita Airport (NRT) from 12:30PM-6:00PM or Haneda Airport (HND) from 1:00PM-2:55PM. A Supera Tours Representative will meet you at the arrival gate and bring you to the hotel via limousine bus.

* We're sorry - airport pickup not included for arrivals in NRT Terminal 3 or HND Terminal 1 or 2. Please take the airport limousine bus directly to our hotel. Our group will meet you in the hotel for dinner. NRT Terminal 3 details are available on the Narita Airport website.

 

For early arrivals: take the day to rest up. If you’re up for it, take advantage of our centrally-located hotel and explore the local area on foot.

Guests arriving after 6pm: we will refund 2,000 JPY per person for dinner.

* If you would like to skip our dinner on the arrival day, please contact us no later than 7 days prior to tour departure date. We will refund 2,000 JPY per person.

If you are booking airfare with us and would like to arrive early, please contact us for details.    

 
Dinner
Tokyo Specialties    
Hotel
Imperial Hotel Tokyo (Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner) or Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
DAY3

Tokyo's Best Highlights

The East Gardens of Imperial Palace:
Stroll through the East Garden, one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful palace grounds by avoiding the crowds.
* When the East Gardens are closed, we will visit Imperial Palace Plaza instead. Please see Before you Book for dates.

Walking Tour of Shibuya, Harajuku, and nearby Omotesando:
See Tokyo's most vibrant neighborhoods. Get acquainted with this unique city on our introductory tour!

Tokyo Cruise or Mizube Line:
Cruise down Tokyo Bay on a water bus. Along the way, take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo skyline.

* Mar 27-Apr 5 cherry blossom viewing along Sumida River on Water Bus in Tokyo

Asakusa:
Free time to explore this vivacious old Edo district filled with unique Japanese delicacies. Don't forget to see the famous Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo's oldest and most festive temple.

Explore like a local!
Explore the exciting city on your own. Plan your own route or take one of our suggested courses for you to enjoy as a guideline. Whether your interest is in relaxation, culture, dining, or shopping, the city has a boundless array of fun and different things for everyone. Dinner is not included tonight so you may take advantage of unlimited dining options in the area.

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet     
Lunch
Kamameshi (Kettle Rice) or Sashimi Set at a century-old restaurant     
Dinner
Not included - Explore with our helpful maps & suggestions
Hotel
Imperial Hotel Tokyo or Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
DAY4

Explore a Samurai Capital & Say Hello to Fuji-san

Tokyo
37 miles, 1hr 15mins
Kamakura
75 miles, 2hrs
Lake Kawaguchi

 

Kamakura: 
Discover Kamakura's treasures as you rickshaw through Japan's first shogunate capital.

Kaiseki Banquet Dinner:
Finish the day with a true cultural experience in our hot spring hotel with panoramic views of Mt. Fuji on the observatory deck. Dress in Yukata robes and enjoy a traditional banquet dinner (with Karaoke!).

Hot Spring Bath:
Soak in the hot springs to unwind and experience one of Japan's most relaxing national pastime.

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet    
Lunch
Local Specialties    
Dinner
Kaiseki Banquet (with Karaoke!)
Hotel
Fuji View Hotel (Fuji Kawaguchiko Hot Spring)
DAY5

Visit the Healing Village, Secret 3-star Michelin Museum, & Return to Tokyo Nightscape

Lake Kawaguchi
4 miles, 20mins
Lake Saiko
71 miles, 2hrs
Tokyo
 

 

Free Time:
Take the morning to relax and stroll through the hotel's extensive garden. In spring time, more than 300 cherry trees bloom! It is also recommended to wake early and watch the sunrise from the Fuji View hotel lounge. 

Iyashi No Sato Healing Village:

  • Escape the crowds for intimate views of Mt. Fuji.
  • Experience the local farm town atmosphere of the Healing Village set against a beautiful backdrop of traditional thatched roof houses.
  • Try on a kimono or Samurai armor for a fun and unique photo op!

Itchiku Kubota Museum:
This hidden gem captures Japanese elegance with a touching story. The "Symphony of Light" kimono display is not to be missed, but even the building and gardens are attractions themselves.

* When Kubota Itchiku Museum is closed, we will visit Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center instead. Please check Before you Book for dates.

Sightseeing Bus Tour:
Enjoy a beautiful night view of Tokyo cityscape.

* Due to limited luggage space on the Shinkansen (bullet train) tomorrow, please prepare a carry-on bag with belongings for overnight use. Our guide will arrange the transfer of your large suitcases to our Kyoto hotel

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet    
Lunch
Hoto Noodles     
Dinner
Yakiniku or Shabushabu
Hotel
Imperial Hotel Tokyo (Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner) or Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
DAY6

Whiz from Tokyo to Kyoto on the Famous Bullet Train

Tokyo
1 mile, 10mins
Tokyo Station
288 miles, 2.5hrs
Kyoto
13 miles, 1hr
Lake Biwa

 

Bento Buying:
Before boarding the bullet train, enjoy a memorable experience by shopping for your own bento box in a depachika (department store basement market). Use our suggestions or choose any exciting culinary delights which might catch your eye.

Shinkansen:
Experience a true modern marvel by riding the bullet train to Kyoto Station (2.5 hours).

Miho Museum: 
See an incredible collection of antiques from Asia and Europe at the Miho Museum, designed by I.M. Pei.

* When Miho Museum is closed, we will visit Nijo Castle or Sanjusangendo instead. Please note, Miho Museum’s hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please check Travel Information on our website for these dates when the Miho Museum is closed.

Ryokan Style Hotel:
Unwind in a magnificent outdoor hot springs.
Roll up your Yukata sleeves and indulge in a traditional Kyoto-style Kaiseki banquet dinner and Karaoke!

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet    
Lunch
Choose Your Own Bento Box!    
Dinner
Kaiseki Banquet (with Karaoke!)
Hotel
Yumotokan Ryokan or Hanakaido Ryokan (Ogoto Hot Spring)
DAY7

Let's Meet Kyoto!

Lake Biwa
33 miles, 1hr
 
Kyoto
 
 

 

Arashiyama:
Walk through the flourishing bamboo forest and discover the alluring beauty of the surroundings.

Kinkakuji Temple:
Visit the icon of Kyoto, the "Golden Pavilion," covered with gold foil.

Yuzen Dyeing Class:
Learn about an elegant traditional Kyoto artform.

Gion:
With only a few Geishas remaining, Gion is one of the few places you might catch a glimpse of these elusive figures in your evening free time.

Wagyu Beef Dinner:
Enjoy a delightful meal of authentic Wagyu, the most desirable breed of cattle raised in Japan, known worldwide for being more tender and flavorful.

 

Breakfast
Japanese Breakfast Set    
Lunch
Kyoto Specialties     
Dinner
Wagyu Beef Steak or Sukiyaki 
Hotel
Kyoto Hotel Okura
DAY8

Feel the Elegance of Kyoto

Kiyomizu Temple:
Avoid crowds and enjoy an early morning visit to Kiyomizu Temple for a bird's-eye view of Kyoto.

Kyoto Walking Tour:
One of the most enjoyable ways to experience Kyoto's elegance is on foot. Join our guide to explore quaint alleyways of Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka and appreciate historical neighborhoods and sites (In case of extreme hot or cold weather, seasonal adjustments may be made in order for you to have the best experience)

The first part of the walking tour covers a distance of about 1.5 miles on fairly flat ground over approximately 1 hour of time. We will take a break in a cafe near Maruyama park for about 1 hour.

The second leg of our walking tour will end at the foot of the pilgrimage path to Kiyomizu Shrine. This distance is 0.8 miles over fairly flat ground in about 45 minutes. The footpath up to Kiyomizudera is uphill.

Explore Kyoto in Depth:
We include free time to further enjoy the area. We encourage you to try the following suggestions:
A. Appreciate unique architecture and tour the Nishiki Market with our tour guide.
B. Take in more of Gion's unique character.
C. Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine independently either by train or taxi on own. Transportation and entrance fee will be at your own expense.

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet    
Lunch
Japanese Western Cuisine or Local Specialities
Dinner
Kyoto Famous Pork Cutlet 
Hotel
Kyoto Hotel Okura
DAY9

Greet the Messengers to the Gods

Kyoto
27 miles, 1hr
Nara
20 miles, 1hr
Osaka
 

 

Nara - Todaiji Temple:
Travel to Japan's first capital. Stand in awe in the presence of one of Japan's largest bronze Buddha statues the Daibutsu. Interact with temple deer, known as messengers of the gods in Shinto belief.

Osaka Castle Park:
Explore the largest castle in Japan filled with historical and cultural significance. Energetic travelers will want to climb to the top floor balcony for a panoramic view of Osaka.

Shinsaibashi:
We built in free time so you may freely roam through Osaka's largest shopping district and get to know the city at your own pace.

"Eat till you drop" in the Dotonbori restaurant district, known as the "Kitchen of Japan." For dinner, be sure to try local specialties such as Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Hakozushi, and Kitsune Udon. Our provided suggestions and maps will help you navigate the bustling district.

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet    
Lunch
Japanese Lunch Set
Dinner
Not Included: Taste a variety of delights with our recommendations
Hotel
Imperial Hotel Osaka (Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner)
DAY10

Depart Osaka for Airport (KIX or ITM)

Osaka
 
Kansai Airport (KIX) or Itami Airport (ITM)
34 miles, 50mins             10 miles, 20mins
Your Next Destination

 

Airport send off is available for flights departing from 9:00AM-7:00PM (KIX) or 7:50AM-2:45PM (ITM)

Guests with morning flights will be directed to take the shuttle bus bound for Itami or Kansai airport after breakfast.

For guests with afternoon flights your morning is free and our guide will provide directions for you to explore Osaka city for last-minute shopping or sightseeing. Based on your departure time, the tour guide will direct you to take the airport shuttle bus.

"Sayonara!" or "Goodbye!" We hope to see you again soon!

*If you have more time, extending your stay independently before or after our tour is a great way to explore more. We’re happy to help with hotel extensions or arranging extended return flights; please contact our team for pricing and availability.

 
 
 
Breakfast
Hotel Buffet
 
 
 
 

Imperial Hotel Tokyo

The choice of world leaders, diplomats, and foreign dignitaries, this iconic and prestigious five-star hotel features an impressive setting overlooking the lush Imperial Palace Gardens and walking distance to Tokyo’s most affluent Ginza and Marunouchi neighborhoods. This hotel has been awarded the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for luxury and service several years in a row. 

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Standard Room in Tower Building

Room Size: 31m²

Twin Bed: 110 x 205cm

Double Bed: 200 x 205cm

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (100 x 195cm) will be added to Twin Room.

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

A sleek upscale hotel enveloped by skyscrapers and the vibrant Shinjuku district. Find yourself just a short walk from the world’s busiest rail hub, densely dotted with depachikas, underground shopping arcades, and the most popular restaurants, shops, and attractions in the heart of Tokyo.

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Superior Room in South Tower Building

Room Size: 30.1m²

Twin Bed: 120 x 203cm

Double Bed: 152 x 203cm

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (120 x 188cm) will be added to Twin Room.  

Fuji View Hotel

Founded in 1936, this traditional Japanese inn is in a class of its own. The hotel offers unrestricted views of Mt. Fuji and boasts a vast garden area with over 300 cherry blossom trees. The hot spring waters can be enjoyed in both indoor and open air settings.

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Renovated Standard Twin Room with Lake view

*Limited availability on upgraded room with Mt. Fuji view (+$100USD)

Room Size: 10 Tatami mats / 36m²

Twin Bed: 120 x 210cm

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (110 x 195cm) will be added to Twin Room.

Yumotokan

Surrounded by tranquil mountains, the Yumotokan is a Ryokan (Japanese-style hotel) featuring hot springs baths and stunning views of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. Ogoto Onsen, the local hot springs for the hotel, has been supplying natural mineral-rich water for 1200 years.

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Japanese-Style Room

Room Size: 8 Tatami mats

Twin Room: two Japanese mattresses (100 x 200cm)

Triple Room: three Japanese mattresses (100 x 200cm)

 

Hanakaido

The Hanakaido Ryokan embodies the elegance Kyoto is so famous for. Featuring hot spring baths and lakeside views of Lake Biwa. Enjoy their indoor bath, outdoor hot springs and a beautiful Kaiseki dinner in traditional Kyoto style.

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Japanese-Style Room

Room Size: 8 Tatami mats / 36m²

Twin Room: two Japanese mattresses (100 x 200cm)

Triple Room: three Japanese mattresses (100 x 200cm)

Biwako Hotel

This hot spring hotel is known for its comfortable fusion-style rooms, each offering a private lakeside balcony view of Lake Biwa. Enjoy an expertly-prepared Kyoto-style banquet dinner and fabulous service. 

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Lumina Room on Deluxe Floor

Room Size: 30m²

Twin Bed: 120 x 203cm

Double Bed: 160 x 203cm

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (90 x 203cm) will be added to Twin Room. 

Kyoto Hotel Okura

Centrally-located in Kyoto city, the Okura is within walking distance from Gion, popular restaurants, and exciting shopping areas. The Kyoto Okura is a Kyoto icon and has long been regarded by locals as one of the best places to stay in the city.

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Standard Room

Room Size: 37m²

Twin Bed: 120 x 210cm

Double Bed: 180 x 210cm

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (100 x 210cm) will be added to Twin Room.

Princess Kyoto

Near Shijo-karasuma, in the heart of Kyoto, this luxury hotel is conveniently situated for sightseeing and shopping activities. In addition, all hotel rooms and banquet rooms feature Free Broadband Internet Access.

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Standard Room

Room Size: 32m²

Twin Bed: 120 x 200cm

Double Bed: 160 x 200cm

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (100 x 190cm) will be added to Twin Room.

Imperial Hotel Osaka

Known as one of Osaka's best luxury hotels, the Imperial is located near Osaka Castle on the cherry tree-lined Okawa River in a relaxing, resort-like setting. Free shuttle service to Osaka Station is available as well as complimentary bikes to explore the area (10-min. ride to Osaka Castle).

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Standard Room

Room Size: 30m²

Twin Bed: 105 x 205 cm

Double Bed: 160 x 205cm

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (97 x 195cm) will be added to Twin Room.

Nikko Hotel Osaka

Hotel Nikko Osaka is a high-end hotel located in a prime area of central Osaka. The hotel faces the famous tree-lined Mido-suji Avenue, the city's main boulevard which is home to the headquarters of major corporations and the city’s main shopping and leisure district. Our inclusion of the Nikko Osaka ensures we always have easy access to fun shopping districts and the delicious restaurants Osaka is so famous for.

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Standard Room

Room Size: 24m²

Twin Bed: 120 x 200cm

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (110 x 190cm) will be added to Twin Room.

 

Kamameshi - Kettle Rice

The name of this dish translates to 'kettle rice'. The dish consists of rice directly cooked in a kettle, served alongside a garnish of fish, meat, and vegetables. The ingredients cook at the same time as the rice, infusing their flavor into the rice itself.

Kaiseki Banquet Dinner

Traditionally only served to royalty, a Kaiseki banquet is a multi-course dinner of many small plates. Seasonal local ingredients are a focal point, and the banquet is considered an art form that balances the taste, texture, appearance, and colors of food.

Choose Your Own Bento!

Bento (boxed lunches) are a fun and unique part of Japanese culture. Choose from a variety of carefully packed, healthy meals.

Reviews

Philip P.
(November 2019)

My wife and I recently enjoyed the Japan Classic Tour. At first, we doubted Super Value's veracity, as what they offered seemed too good to be true for the asking price. Comparable tour companies paled in tour value and substantially exceeded SV's costs. But SV delivered in every way possible: stellar hotels, superior transportation, excellent and abundant authentic Japanese meals, interesting venues and local tours, and unique country special offerings (such as visits to Onsen, traditional baths; famous gardens; and a night at a Ryokan). Above all, SV - - in this case Tour Guide Eriko - - provided the most careful, attentive and personal service to each and every guest imaginable or possible. Eriko is university educated, smart, witty, pleasant, with excellent knowledge of Japanese history, culture, art and modern traditions. Her English was near flawless. Far above and beyond any expectations, Eriko worked tirelessly to ensure every guest's personal comfort, particularly regarding meals, accommodations and airport transfers. We highly recommend Super Value [now Supera Tours] and tour guide, par excellence, Eriko.

Tim N.
(May 21, 2019)

My wife and I recently returned from the Japan Classics-10 day tour.  We had a great time!  Our tour guide, Eriko Kimura, is the best!!  She was well organized, always friendly, and extremely helpful to everyone in the tour.  She did a good job explaining the history, traditions, and customs of Japan.  She went over and beyond what you might expect a tour guide to do.  The hotels were very, very nice.  The variety of experiences was amazing.  Even sleeping on the floor on futons and tatami mats was surprisingly comfortable.  What a great variety of delicious, glorious food! The tour is great for first-timers to Japan.  It gives you a nice variety of experiences and leaves you ready for a return trip. Did I mention that Eriko is the best!!!

P. O.
(Jun 28, 2019)

We used Super Value Tours for a trip to Japan in May/June 2019. Our guide, Miki, was excellent: very organized & super efficient in managing all our rooms, transportation, setting up meal reservations, very mindful of food allergies/preference, & giving directions to places of interest (in addition to the scheduled tour) or for transportation at the end of the tour. She was great in relaying history, culture, & whatever questions we threw her way.  We stayed at very nice hotels & had impressive meals which we probably would not have afforded on our own. The itinerary was great & we hit the major sites of interest plus a few extra fun stuff like dressing up in kimonos or as samurai, & a workshop on dyeing a keepsake with multi stencils.  We have now joined our friends as major fans of Super Value Tours & hope to use this tour group for trips in the future.

Michael W.
(Sep 2019)

My wife and I have visited all 7 continents and over 50 countries. This is the first travel review I have ever posted. We took the Japan Classics Tour in September 2019. It was wonderful. Our tour guide was Eriko. She was amazing. She was organized, caring, encouraging, hard working, and extremely knowledgeable. I could go on. I think she was the best tour guide we have ever had. We loved her. Everything about the tour was first class. The food was great. The hotels were fantastic. The buses were top notch. Unlike most tours, we were provided great meals 3 times a day. There were absolutely no corners cut. Everything was paid for. It was apparent that Eriko was afforded superb support by her people back in the "office". Everything ran like clock-work. The itinerary was excellent. It was apparent that it was thought out. We could not have been more pleased. We would highly recommend this tour...

 

Travel Information

Health & Safety 
  • This tour involves standing and walking for up to 1 hour at a time over inclined or uneven streets.
  • Guests in wheelchairs may be accommodated, but please understand some historic sites in Japan are not wheelchair accessible.
  • In traditional ryokan hotels, we will stay overnight in tatami rooms and sleep on futons on the floor.
  Upgrades
  • You have the choice of upgrading our stay in the Fuji View hotel for a room facing Mt. Fuji for $100USD per room. Availability is limited, so please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to upgrade.
  • In the spirit of "Travel Happy" we do not believe in hidden fees - no options are sold on tour.
 Dietary Restrictions
  • It's important everyone has a great dining experience while traveling with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e. no sashimi, no lamb, etc), please let us know 30 days before tour date. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.
Luggage Handling
  • Due to limited space aboard Shinkansen (bullet train), please prepare an overnight bag (carry-on size) for 2 day/1 night use on Day 5.  We will arrange the transfer of your large suitcases to our next hotel.
  • Porterage service included in all hotels where available (most Ryokan hotels do not offer porterage).
    Schedule Adjustments

The East Gardens of Imperial Palace

  • When The East Gardens of Imperial Palace is closed, we will visit Imperial Palace Plaza instead.
  • Departures affected by closure: All Saturday departure, including Mar 21, Mar 28, Apr 4, Jun 6, Jun 13, Jun 20, Aug 15 and Dec 19 in 2020; Mar 20, Mar 27, Apr 3, Apr 10, Apr 17, May 8, May 15, Jun 5, Jun 12, Jun 19, Aug 14, Oct 16, Nov 20 and Dec 18 in 2021

Kubota Itchiku Museum

  • When Kubota Itchiku Museum is closed, we will visit Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center instead.
  • Departures affected by closure: Dec 24 in 2020; Dec 23 in 2021

Miho Museum

  • When Miho Museum is closed, we will visit Nijo Castle or Sanjusangendo instead. Please note, Miho Museum’s hours of operation are subject to change without notice.
  • Departures affected by closure:  Mar 5,  Jun 11, Aug 15, Aug 20, Dec 10, Dec 15, Dec 17, Dec 19 in 2020; affected departures of 2021 would be announced later in 2020 Fall.

Fares + Dates

Tour Price (Our pricing is always upfront and all inclusive)

Room Type
(price per person)

OR 
Twin OR Double


Triple


Single

4/16-7/9

$3499 $3499 $4899

7/10-7/15

$3849 $3849 $5499

7/16-10/31

$3499 $3499 $4899

11/1-11/30

$3799

$3799

$5499

12/1-12/31

$3499

$3499

$4899

2021 Travel Season

1/1-3/17

$3449

$3449

$4849

3/18-4/14

$3799

$3799

$5449

4/15-4/30

$3499

$3499

$4899

  • Prices above are per person and include taxes, inclusions as shown in itinerary.
  • International air tickets & tour guide gratuities not included.
  • 2% discount available for payments made by check or ACH deposit. 

 

Fares vary based on origin, seasonality, & availability. We are happy to help find the best balance between price and flight quality for you. You may also arrange your own flights in conjunction with the following arrival and departure times to qualify for our free airport transfers. If you are arriving or leaving outside these timeframes, please go to the designated place to meet on your own expense.

Flight Arrivals
on tour start date

Narita Airport (NRT) from 12:30PM-6:00PM
or Haneda Airport (HND) from 1:00PM-2:55PM

Airport pickup not included for arrivals in NRT Terminal 3 or HND Terminal 1 or 2. Please take the airport limousine bus directly to our hotel. NRT Terminal 3 details are available on the Narita Airport website.

Flight Departures
on tour end date

Kansai International Airport (KIX) 9:00AM-7:00PM or

Osaka International Airport (ITM) 7:50AM-2:45PM

Airport transfers for early arrivals/late departures

Late Departure: Based on your departure time, the tour guide will direct you to take the airport shuttle bus.

 

Options are based on availbility and sell out early. Please inquire at time of booking.

Option 1: Upgrade your room at Fuji View Hotel

Upgrade your stay for a room facing Mount Fuji.

$100 per room

 

 

Room Type
(price per room)

Period

Day

OR 
Twin OR Double


Triple


Single

 

 

Pre tour: 
Imperal Hotel Tokyo


 

 

 

4/22-9/30

Sun-Fri

$405

$540

$370

Sat

$465 $615 $445

10/01-11/15

-

$475 $615 $445

 

11/16-12/31

 

Sun-Fri

$405 $540 $370

Sat

$465 $615 $445

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post tour: Imperial Hotel Osaka


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/1-7/15

 

 

Sun-Thur

$305 $430 $285

Fri

$390 $555 $325

Sat

$430 $620 $345

 

7/16 - 8/10

 

Sun-Fri

$430 $620 $345

Sat

$470 $680 $365

 

 

8/23-8/31

 

 

Sun-Thur

$390 $555 $325

Fri

$430 $620 $345

Sat

$470 $680 $365

 

 

9/4-9/30

 

 

Sun-Thur

$305 $430 $285

Fri

$390 $555 $325

Sat

$430 $620 $345

 

10/1-12/20

 

Sun- Thur

$390 $555 $325

Fri

$430 $620 $345

Sat

$470 $680 $365

 

12/23-12/30

 

Sun-Thur

$430 $620 $345

Fri

$470 $680 $345

Sat

$515 $745 $390

Child no bed room option: $50-$65 depending on date, call for exact pricing.
Hotel rates are listed per room night. Breakfast taxes, and fees included. A one-time fee of $30 will be charged for cancelled hotel extensions

 

 

IMPORTANT: All prices above based on USD. Land tour price is shown per person. 
Prices subject to change. We encourage reserving early to ensure availability.
Guests departing from Canada may pay in CAD at the market rate of exchange.