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The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer

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Local Cuisine

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Tour Code: GTH0077452

The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer

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7 days 6 nights

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Single Supplement: USD $540.00


Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time.

Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first time visitor to Japan, we recommend "The Golden Route" itinerary, our most popular tour. This tour gives you a sampling of all that Japan has to offer, from unique locales to "must see" tourist attractions in Tokyo and Kyoto. Our private guides and drivers will help you navigate Tokyo's cultural landmarks, fashionable neighborhoods, and diverse shopping districts. Learn how to make your own sushi with a professional sushi chef and savor your delicious creations. Explore attractions like the Asakusa district with an atmosphere of old Tokyo, Japan's largest and busiest fish market, drive by the historical Imperial Palace, and take in the view from the record- breaking Tokyo Skytree’s main observation deck.

Spend a day at Hakone and Mt. Fuji, then take a Shinkansen (bullet train) ride for experience before transfering to an onsen hotel (Japanese style room), where you can unwind in the hot springs (onsen) and enjoy dinner in the comfort of your hotel.

Visit Koka Ninja Mansion, a mansion used to be resided in by ninja, equipped with many ingenious traps and devices, designed to prevent intruders and to provide a means of escape in times of need. Then proceed to Miho Museum, a stunning architecture that accentuates the surrounding nature while exhibiting a variety of items from different ancient civilizations. It was designed by the renowned architect, I. M. Pei, and is named after Koyama Mihoko, one of the richest women in Japan and the founder of the museum. Moreover, the museum has been listed as one of the "1000 Places To See Before You Die".

Spend two days in the ancient city of Kyoto, where you will have exclusive access to the city's gardens, temples, shrines, and specialty shops. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a green tea ceremony with an apprentice geisha (maiko). At Nara, be inspired by the intricate architect and towering monuments, including the Great Buddha statue, and you'll understand why this city is considered the birthplace of Buddhism in Japan. From there, proceed to Osaka for last minute shopping and a visit to Osaka Castle.

If you are interested in a 3-day extension to our The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer that includes Himeji Castle, Hiroshima, Kobe, and Shikoku Island, please book one of our Best of Japan Tours by clicking the following link: Best of Japan Tour Summer.

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Dates & Price

2024

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Sun. Jul 28, 2024 Sat. Aug 3, 2024 USD $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Sold Out / Waiting List
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2025

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Sun. Jun 15, 2025 Sat. Jun 21, 2025 USD $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Wed. Jun 25, 2025 Tue. Jul 1, 2025 USD $3498.00

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2026

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Sun. Jun 14, 2026 Sat. Jun 20, 2026 USD $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Wed. Jun 24, 2026 Tue. Jun 30, 2026 USD $3498.00

Small Group Limited to 16 passengers

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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.

Deposit

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

  • • 5 nights Western style and 1 night Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at Tokyo Narita Airport
  • • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • • Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 3 lunches and 2 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
  • • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills

Additional Information

Transport

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


Arrival Departure Airports
  • • For arrivals at Narita Airport (NRT), this tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka, with departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX).
  • • If you will be flying into Haneda Airport (HND) instead of Narita Airport (NRT) on the first day, airport transfer is not included. We will provide with full instructions to get to the hotel 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 after 11 AM. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, we will provide full instructions in advance for you to transfer to your hotel on your own.


Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Arrive in Tokyo
  • Day2   Tokyo
  • Day3   Mt. Fuji - Hakone - Bullet Train Ride
  • Day4   Koka - Kyoto
  • Day5   Kyoto
  • Day6   Kyoto - Nara - Osaka
  • Day7   Tour ends

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Learn to create your own Sushi, meet a geisha or maiko, and more

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