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Highlights of China and Japan Tour Spring with Expo 2025 Osaka

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Tour Code: GTT4872581

Highlights of China and Japan Tour Spring with Expo 2025 Osaka

15 days 14 nights

fromUSD $4898.00


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Single Supplement: USD $1050.00

A refreshing 15-day spring tour through China and Japan, while exploring their ancient cultural treasures, plus a visit to Expo 2025 Osaka!

This tour consists of the Highlights of China and Japan Tour itinerary and an additional day in Osaka for the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

Expo 2025 Osaka is a global event in Japan showcasing future technologies, cultural exhibits, and sustainability solutions. The event features national pavilions, an innovation zone, and artistic installations. Visitors can explore themes like future living, sustainability, and cultural exchange while enjoying entertainment and international cuisine. The Expo aims to foster collaboration and envision a better future.

This 15-day tour offers travelers unforgettable scenes of springtime in China and Japan. In the China portion, head to Beijing to enjoy a floral vision of China in spring while walking through Tiananmen Square. Next, take in the royal palaces of the Forbidden City, the Ming Tombs, and the magnificent Great Wall winding over verdant hills. Discover a more contemporary Beijing in the Wangfujing Shopping Street, where you'll enjoy a crisp Peking Duck lunch. Travel from there to Xian for an inspection of the Terracotta Warriors, an awe-inspiring display of the military might of the Qin Dynasty. Explore Huaqing Pool and see the lavish hot spring baths of China's emperors. Then enjoy a lunch of hot dumplings in central Xian, where you can see the city's iconic Bell Tower. In Shanghai, you'll see the world from within the Observation Deck of Shanghai WFC Tower, take a stroll down Nanjing Street, and appreciate the unique architecture found at the Bund.

Then, in the Japan portion, discover the wonder of springtime in Japan in a trek through Nara, where you can see Todaiji Temple - the oldest wooden building in Japan, and outside you can meet some of Nara Park's adorable deer. Then head to Fushimi Inari Shrine, home to thousands of red gates, and enjoy tea ceremony and conversation with a Maiko - an apprentice Geisha. Next, see the Zen rock garden of Tenryuji, the 18- karat gold leaf covering Kinkaku-ji, and stroll through a dense bamboo forest at Arashiyama. Then travel to Koka to visit the Miho Museum, listed as one of the “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”. Continue on to Hikone to visit Hikone Castle, an original castle preserved from Japan’s feudal era. After, take the Shinkansen bullet train to Hakone for a breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji, wreathed in bright spring colors. Take the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani, home to many volcanic hot springs and rivers. Then at last, in Tokyo, see the statue in memory of Japan’s most loyal dog, Hachiko and the frenetic Shibuya Crossing. The group will also visit the centuries- old Asakusa temple, take the elevator to the observation deck of Tokyo Skytree, visit the Tsukiji Market, and make a delicious sushi lunch.

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Tour Information

Dates & Price


Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Mon. May 12, 2025 Mon. May 26, 2025 USD $4898.00 Beijing Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

Please Note:

All prices are per person, based on twin (double on request) or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

We can arrange international flights for US customers if needed, please ask for details.


We require US$200 deposit per person to hold the space at time of booking and the final payment is due 2 month prior to departure.

What's included

  • • 13 nights Western style and 1 night Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at Beijing Capital Airport & Osaka Kansai Airport
  • • High Speed Rail from Beijing to Xian
  • • Domestic flight from Xian to Shanghai
  • • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • • Private coach transfers between destinations in China & Japan
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 7 lunches and 3 dinners

  • Admission fees and activities
  • • All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

What's NOT included

  • • International Airfares
  • • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • • Travel Insurance
  • • Tourist visa (and visa processing fees)
  • • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills

Additional Information


Travel by private coach between destinations, hassle free baggage handling.

Arrival Departure Airports
  • • This tour starts in Beijing and ends in Tokyo. You will need flights for arrival at Beijing Capital Airport (PEK), then international flight from Shanghai (PVG or SHA) to Osaka (Kansai Airport-KIX) on day 8, with departure in Tokyo at Narita Airport (NRT).
  • • If you will be flying out from Haneda Airport (HND) instead of Narita Airport (NRT) on the last day, airport transfer is not included. We will provide full instructions for you to get to the airport in advance, or we can arrange shared shuttle service for you at US$60.00 per person per way.

Meal Requests

Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged.

Meet and Greet

Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY available on the first day of the tour. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, please contact us for the transfer if needed.

Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Arrive in Beijing
  • Day2   Beijing
  • Day3   Beijing
  • Day4   Domestic flight to Xian
  • Day5   Xian
  • Day6   Domestic flight to Shanghai
  • Day7   Shanghai
  • Day8   Flight to Osaka
  • Day9   Osaka
  • Day10    Osaka - Nara - Kyoto
  • Day11   Kyoto
  • Day12   Koka - Hikone - Bullet Tain Ride
  • Day13   Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Tokyo
  • Day14   Tokyo
  • Day15   Tour ends

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China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)

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