Commonly known as the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, Japan offers a perfect blend of past, present and future in association with ancient samurai traditions and an impressive history with a modern-day persona and new world technology. Japan is a fascinating destination for visitors as it is a land of contrasts. Japan is a journey of discovery wherever you go.
The company representative will receive you with warm welcome upon arrival in the Land of rising sun at Narita/Haneda Airport. He will then escort you to your hotel in a Limousine Bus. Check in the hotel and rest for a while to get rid of the tiredness. Thereafter enjoy the day at leisure at your own pace. Before heading back to the hotel in Tokyo to spend overnight, have a delicious dinner at your own.
Post breakfast at the hotel; settle down in a Super Luxury Coach to reach Hakone- the sight of Mt. Fuji. Hakone is part of Shizouka Prefecture and is the perfect place for those looking for a break from Tokyo. It popular amongst the tourists because of its hot springs, outdoor activities, natural beauty and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji and is less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo.
En route, you will pass through the busy Roads of Tokyo city. During this 2 hour journey, admire the breathtaking views of the Lush Green surroundings of Country side.
Then, make your way to Mt. Fuji 5th Station which places you almost close enough to grab the summit of Mount Fuji. It’s a great spot for sightseeing for those who want to just view Mt. Fuji. Though the shape of Mt. Fuji looks like a volcano but it has been worshipped as a sacred mountain and experienced big popularity among artists and common people.
Head towards Lake Ashi. Hop on the cruise and enjoy the stunning views of number of unique sights. Take plenty of time to cruise around all of Lake Ashi to have the best experience. The lake is famous for its views of Mt. Fuji and its numerous hot springs. A number of pleasure boats and ferries traverse the lake, providing scenic views for tourists and passengers.
Have lunch at your own expense and convenience. Post lunch visit Mt. Komagatake Ropeway which is highly recommended for those who wish to explore something beyond Japanese cities. The area is also famous for being home to a treasure trove of different rare alpine flowers and other alpine plants. Take a ride on the Central Alps Komagatake Ropeway and enjoy experiencing one of the greatest expanses of natural scenery in Japan.
As the day retires depart from Hakone and proceed to Shinjuku Station road to spend overnight in Tokyo after having dinner at your own expense.
Have a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel and then proceed for Tour Pick up point for half day Tokyo City Tour. Tokyo is the capital of Japan and is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. The most populous metropolitan area in the world is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family. Tokyo is in the Kantō region and is home to Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands.
The first stop in the City of Tokyo will be The Tokyo Tower which is 13 meters taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower of Paris and the world's tallest self-supporting steel tower. It serves as a television and radio broadcast antenna and tourist attraction. Make your way towards at the garden of eight views to enjoy the breathtaking views of nature from every angle. The park since centuries has carefully preserved the beautiful Edo ambience. Here you can also enjoy a traditional tea ceremony.
Next go for the exploration of The Imperial Palace located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls. It is the residence of Japan's Imperial Family. Hop on the Sumida River Cruise during which you will pass through 12 bridges down the historically significant Sumida River, starting at Hinode Pier and ending at Azumabashi on Tokyo Bay.
Visit Asakusa which is the center of Tokyo's shitamachi. It is one of Tokyo's districts, where till date past decades of Tokyo survives. The main attraction to be visited here is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple.
Thereafter stroll in the beautiful shopping street stretches of The Nakamise. It is lined with more than 50 shops, which offer local specialties and the usual array of tourist souvenirs. The last destination is Ginza for which you have to drive through Tokyo's most uptown, classy and luxurious shopping district, filled with towering department stores and a vast variety of brand name shops.
Later spend the evening at leisure and before retiring back to the hotel have dinner at your own expense.
Post breakfast check out of the hotel and depart from Tokyo to Osaka by Shinkansen. Upon arrival in Osaka, check in the pre-booked hotel. Relax for a while and later spend the day at leisure as per your convenience. Spend overnight in the comfort of your bed at hotel in Osaka.
Have a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel and set out for Osaka City Tour. The tour will start with Osaka Castle Garden which is famous for its 13 important cultural properties, including the Otemon gate, the Enshogura magazine and the Sengan'yagura turret. The Castle Garden also comprises of an ume (plum) orchard and the Nishinomaru Garden.
Thereafter embark on a 25-min cruise on Okawa River wherein you will pass by elegant cherry blossom sites, leaving the Hachikenya-hama Pier near Temmabashi Station. Its time to visit one of the tallest sky scrapper of the city of Osaka- The Umeda Sky Building popularly known as New Umeda City. It consists of two main towers which are connected with each other by the "Floating Garden Observatory" on the 39th floor.
Just drive for 20 minutes from the center of Osaka City to explore Tempozan Harbor Village featuring the famous Osaka Aquarium, a talk-of-the-town food court and extensive retail. This is the place where the waterfront comes alive. It’s time for some shopping! Head to Namba Shopping District famous for its array of specialized stores, food joints and more!! “Downtown Minami never sleeps”. It is one of the hottest are to have fun with the local people.
After enjoying and shopping, Dine in at a local restaurant at your own expense and return back to the hotel at your own expense to spend overnight.
Treat your taste buds with mouthwatering breakfast and later proceed for full day excursion to Kyoto and Nara by road. Kyoto and Nara were formerly the centre of politics and culture of Japan. If visiting during spring you will get to see cherry flowers bloom and during the autumn enjoy the breath taking views of leaves turning red. All the four seasons makes the city look elegant. Both cities have elaborate gardens and temples & shrines. Both the cities let you touch and experience its nature, beauty and tradition.
The tour will kick start with visit to gorgeous Nijo Castle which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace. Tour the historical castle which was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun. Then later head to Kinkaku ji Temple which is also a World Heritage Site. The Golden Pavilion s surrounded by a beautiful lake and the wooden architecture is covered with thin layers of pure gold.
Proceed towards Kyoto Imperial Palace- rich in tradition. Since time immemorial it has been Japan's ancient imperial dynasties and till date the ambiance of looks of the Palace has been preserved. Amid fabulous plum trees is located Kitano Tenmangu popular amongst students who come here from all over the country to pray for success in examinations, especially high school and university entrance exams. The shrine is a must-see on 25th of every month when a huge flea market is set up.
Do not wander where to visit next, visit Nara Park and Todai Ji Temple which is the one of the world's largest wooden structures. It is famous for its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha which offers stunning views to its visitors.
Offer prayers at a religious site Kasuga Taisha Shrine which is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers. Next visit Nara Nagomikan which is the largest souvenir shop in Nara to do some shopping. Stroll down in this spacious shop and look for a perfect souvenir.
Treat your taste buds with mouthwatering breakfast and somewhere around 10 hours check out of the hotel and get transferred to Kansai airport for International Flight back home