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    Japan 8 Days (code: JP8D)

Duration:   8 Days 7 Nights
Cities:   Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo
Tour Type:   Group tour of fixed departure dates
Tansport:   Land tour only
Hotels(local):   4 stars+
Deal:   From AU$2899 per person
Full Itinerary   Availability & Prices   Special Remarks
Day 1: Arrive in Osaka Hotel:Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka or Hotel Hanshin Osaka or similar ( 4 stars+ )  

Free airport pick-up service is available for flights with arrival from 11am to 9 pm at Osaka Kansai Airport Terminal 1.  The tour guide will assist you to take a train or bus to the hotel. Travelers who arrive at the other times can take the limo bus (The fare costs around AUD45/p) on own to the hotel as well. The hotel check-in is available after 3pm with your passport.

Day 2: Osaka ( Bfast ) Hotel:Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka or Hotel Hanshin Osaka or similar ( 4 stars+ )  

Free Leisure Day or join One-day Hiroshima Optional tour (AUD580/pp).

Optional tour: After breakfast, take high speed train to Hiroshima (about 1.5 hrs). Upon arrival, visit Itsukushima, Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial. Return to Osaka by high speed train in the evening.
Meals: B’fast

Day 3: Osaka-Kyoto ( Bfast + Lunch ) Hotel:Westin Kyoto Hotel or Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto or Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto or similar ( 4 stars+ )  

In the morning, visit Osaka's landmark - Osaka Castle as a photo stop, and then visit Osaka Fish Market - Kuromon Market. Enjoy a variety of fishery cuisine and sushi. Visit Nara Park and Todai-ji Temple to see the deer and traditional temple. In the afternoon, proceed to Kyoto to visit the World Cultural Heritage site, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and stroll along the Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Streets. Tonight, you can return to the hotel with the tour guide at the designated time. Dinner is arranged on own.

Meals:  B’fast + Lunch

Day 4: Kyoto ( Bfast + Lunch ) Hotel:Westin Kyoto Hotel or Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto or Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto or similar ( 4 stars+ )  

After breakfast, head to Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and the Togetukyo Bridge. Continue to Golden Pavilion, followed by a visit to traditional brewery to taste and learn the brewing process of sake.  In the afternoon, visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine on the south side of Kyoto. It serves the god of agriculture. Free leisure time afterwards. Dinner is on your own arrangement.

Meals:  B’fast + Lunch

Day 5: Kyoto-Hakone-Tokyo ( Bfast + Lunch + Dinner ) Hotel:Tokyo Prince Hotel or Shinjuku Granbell Hotel or Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar ( 4 stars )  

After breakfast, accompanied by a guide, take the Shinkansen (high-speed train) to Hakone (Baggage carried on own). After arriving in Hakone, take the bus to Oshino-Hakkai and visit the park at the base of Mt. Fuji. Continue to Lake Ashi for a cruise on the lake. Lake Ashi is a great place to see the views of Mount Fuji. Afterwards, head to Kamakura to visit the famous World Cultural Heritage Site - Kamakura Big Buddha, the creation of Song Dynasty style, which was popular during Kamakura Period. The Buddha statue is valued as the national treasure of Japan! Then visit the popular spots on Michelin Tourist Guide - Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and "HasederaTemple". After dinner, transfer back to the hotel in Tokyo.
Meals:  B’fast + Lunch+ Dinner

Day 6: Tokyo ( Bfast + Lunch ) Hotel:Tokyo Prince Hotel or Shinjuku Granbell Hotel or Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar ( 4 stars )  

Visit Imperial Palace, the home of the Emperor of Japan. Then, proceed to 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. Explore the tallest tower in the world - Tokyo Skytree from afar. Later, visit Senso-ji to admire the ancient Buddhist temple, which is the oldest one in Tokyo.  Enjoy barbecue for lunch and then visit Tokyo Tower (Photo-stop) in the afternoon. Go to Shibuya for its famous crossing and to explore all the little streets that surround the area filled with neon signs that have dining and entertainment areas. The area has a lot of small streets for pedestrians only that are lined with izakaya (Japanese bars), karaoke, purikura, restaurants and shopping. We will stay in Shibuya no less than 90 minutes. Afterward, return to the hotel around 8 pm or opt to stay in Shibuya area and you make your own way back to the hotel.

Meals:  B’fast + Lunch


Day 7: Tokyo ( Bfast ) Hotel:Tokyo Prince Hotel or Shinjuku Granbell Hotel or Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar ( 4 stars )  

Free leisure day in Tokyo.

Meals:  B’fast

Day 8: Leave Tokyo ( Bfast )   

After breakfast, take limousine bus on your own expense and arrangement from the hotel to the airport for the homebound flight. The end of journey.
Meals: B’fast