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Japan Kansai- 7 Days

7 days 5 nights
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2020
Weekly Departures
Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka
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Fully-Guided Tour Highlights:

 

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."

 

Luxury Accommodations

Imperial Hotel Tokyo 

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

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, and traditional Kaiseki banquet dinner.   

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

2021
    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

* Dates might be changed subject to weather condition.

Itinerary

Open All Days

Depart from your home airport, have a great flight!

Welcome to ! For guests within our pickup timeframe, a Supera representative will greet you at the arrival airport. Have a wonderful journey with us!
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. 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 Haneda or NRT Terminal 3. Please take the airport limousine bus directly to our hotel. Our group will meet you in the hotel for dinner. Narita Terminal T3 details available on the Narita Airport website.

For early arrivals: take the rest of 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 tour departure date. 

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

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

 
 
Dinner
Tokyo Specialties    
Hotel
Imperial Hotel Tokyo (Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner) or Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
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
Yumorokan Ryokan or Hanakaido Ryokan (Ogoto Hot Spring)
Ogoto Hot Spring
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

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
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)
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
A great journey always feels short, let’s look forward to seeing each other again!
Tour Price (Our pricing is always upfront and all inclusive)

Room Type
(price per person)

OR 
Twin OR Double


Triple


Single

3/16-7/12

$2299

$2299

$3249

7/13-7/18

$2599

$2599

$3749

7/19-10/31

$2399

$2399

$3349

11/1-11/30

$2499

$2499

$3649

12/1-12/31

$2299

$2299

$3249

2021 Travel Season

1/1-3/17

$2249

$2249

$3199

3/18-4/14

$2499

$2499

$3649

4/15-4/30

$2299

$2299

$3249

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 availability and sell out early. Please inquire at time of booking.

No additional options for this program.

 

 

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

Child no bed room option: $65
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.

 

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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
  • 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 2. 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

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.

  • Deposit:A deposit of per person is due within 7 days of reservation confirmation to secure your space on tour.
  • Balance:Due days before tour departure.
  • Flights: We are happy to arrange air tickets with the best balance between price and flight quality. You may also book your own flights based on the following times to match our airport transfer schedule. If arriving or leaving outside these timeframes, please meet us at the designated place on your own expense or call us for transfer pricing. We're sorry, but missed activities will not be made up.
    • Pre/post hotels: We can help arrange hotels matching our tour schedule. For prices and availability, please contact our team.

    Stays of a Lifetime

    Don't be too tired to remember your trip!
    A hotel is not merely a place to rest your head. We hand-pick each one to give you comfort, great views, unique experiences, and above all, memorability. We carefully consider locations to let your mind, body, and spirit wander freely while feeling at home.


    Herman R.
    (Nov 25, 2019) Herman R.

    Great itinerary with some unexpected goodies. Eriko is very knowledgeable and accommodating. She went above and beyond in taking care of us. Would recommend this tour with Eriko for anyone traveling to Japan. Eriko, thank you so much with our travel plans after the tours end. You saved us a lot of time, trouble and money. We wish you the very best!

    Lily L.
    (May 18, 2019) Lily L.

    This is our first visit to Japan and we selected Super Value Tour due to high recommendations from a family friend, and am so glad we did. We travel a lot and this is the best tour we ever had. No enforced shopping. No rushing. We stayed in superb hotels and even a ryokan with hot springs. The itinerary was very well-planned; we could not have done it on our own. We especially thank Hui, our superb tour guide, who is a wonderful, patient lady...One of the members unfortunately got sick, and she did her best to take care of that person while guiding the entire group, even using her personal time to secure a doctor's appointment for that person within the day. At the end of the tour, she showed up at the airport to make sure our family had no problem with our return flight. Hui is a very professional, patient, and caring lady who treats EVERYONE in the group very well...I highly recommend Super Value Tour [now Supera Tours]!

    Irene S.
    (Apr 3, 2018) Irene S.

    ...From the time I first contacted Super Value [now Supera Tours] to my flight home, this company is first rate and should be the standard all tour companies should strive to achieve. The sights, food and hotels were first class and exceeded my expectations. Sachi, the person I contacted to book the tours provided the best service...EVER!!!!...My tour guides were also first rate. Having gone on 2 tours, it was obvious to me every guide is thoroughly vetted and focused on taking care of their "guests"...The food, both quality and quantity, was superior and far better than other food I've had with other tour companies. I had extended my stay on one of the tours and they gave me cash (yen) to compensate me for the ride to the airport that I did not use at the end of the tour. I can't say enough positive things about this tour company...