Best of Japan with Osaka 2021 - 9 Day Package from Tokyo to Osaka
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Best of Japan with Osaka 2021

9 Day Package from Tokyo to Osaka

Starting at $3,439


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Destination & Sightseeing

Transportation:
High-speed train from Tokyo to Kyoto; transfer from Kyoto to Osaka; transfers to/from train stations.

MEALS

American breakfast daily; 3 lunches

ITINERARY

Day 1
Welcome to Japan! Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in

Day 2
Today, hop on Tokyo’s subway system for a private guided sightseeing tour of the city. First, stop at Meiji Shrine, a magnificent 20th-century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest. Next, stop at the Samurai Museum to learn about their history and see authentic period-specific swords, armor, and kabuto (helmets). You will even have the chance to have your picture taken wearing a helmet and armor! You’ll also stop at Shinjuku Gyoen Garden which dates back to the early 1600s. Lastly, visit bustling Nakamise shopping arcade and Asakusa Kannon Temple, the oldest of their kind in Tokyo. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L) NOTE: Shinjuku Gyoen Garden is closed on Mondays and some holidays. In these instances, Koishikawa Gardens will be visited
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Day 3
Today, enjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host will have suggestions
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Day 4
Today, transfer to the train station and board your bullet train to historic Kyoto, former capital of Japan. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure
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Day 5
This morning, your private guided sightseeing tour starts at stunning Kinkakuji, Temple of the Gold Pavillion, covered with shimmering gold leaf. Next, take a walking tour through Gion, Kyoto’s most famous geisha district, which is also known for its high concentration of machiya-style merchant houses. Continue on to Sanjusangendo Temple, famous for 1,001 statues of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. Flanking the main statue are 1,000 life-sized statues, covered in gold leaf, with 40 arms said to have the power to save 25 worlds. Finish with a visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine, renowned for the thousands of brightly colored Torii Gates
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Day 6
A full day at leisure to explore more of Kyoto’s historic temples and shrines
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Day 7
Today, transfer by road to Osaka. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
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Day 8
Your sightseeing tour starts at the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses, where traditional thatched-roof farmhouses dating from the Edo Period have been restored. See the old architecture and be transported back in time. Next, visit Osaka Castle and take a walking tour in Dotonbori, the city’s most famous entertainment district. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Perhaps return to Dotonbori this evening to sample some local cuisine and see the sparkling neon lights
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Day 9
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Day 10
ARRIVE IN TOKYO, JAPAN

Day 11
TOKYO

Day 12
TOKYO

Day 13
TOKYO–KYOTO

Day 14
KYOTO

Day 15
KYOTO

Day 16
KYOTO–OSAKA

Day 17
OSAKA

Day 18
OSAKA

Day 19
BreakfastLunch

Day 20
Breakfast

Day 21
Breakfast

Day 22
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Day 23
Breakfast

Day 24
Breakfast

Day 25
BreakfastLunch

Day 26
Breakfast

Day 27 ARRIVE IN TOKYO, JAPAN.
Welcome to Japan! Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in

Day 28 TOKYO.
Today, hop on Tokyo’s subway system for a private guided sightseeing tour of the city. First, stop at Meiji Shrine, a magnificent 20th-century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest. Next, stop at the Samurai Museum to learn about their history and see authentic period-specific swords, armor, and kabuto (helmets). You will even have the chance to have your picture taken wearing a helmet and armor! You’ll also stop at Shinjuku Gyoen Garden which dates back to the early 1600s. Lastly, visit bustling Nakamise shopping arcade and Asakusa Kannon Temple, the oldest of their kind in Tokyo. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L) NOTE: Shinjuku Gyoen Garden is closed on Mondays and some holidays. In these instances, Koishikawa Gardens will be visited
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 29 TOKYO.
Today, enjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host will have suggestions
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Day 30 TOKYO–KYOTO.
Today, transfer to the train station and board your bullet train to historic Kyoto, former capital of Japan. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 31 KYOTO.
This morning, your private guided sightseeing tour starts at stunning Kinkakuji, Temple of the Gold Pavillion, covered with shimmering gold leaf. Next, take a walking tour through Gion, Kyoto’s most famous geisha district, which is also known for its high concentration of machiya-style merchant houses. Continue on to Sanjusangendo Temple, famous for 1,001 statues of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. Flanking the main statue are 1,000 life-sized statues, covered in gold leaf, with 40 arms said to have the power to save 25 worlds. Finish with a visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine, renowned for the thousands of brightly colored Torii Gates
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 32 KYOTO.
A full day at leisure to explore more of Kyoto’s historic temples and shrines
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Day 33 KYOTO–OSAKA.
Today, transfer by road to Osaka. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
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Day 34 OSAKA.
Your sightseeing tour starts at the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses, where traditional thatched-roof farmhouses dating from the Edo Period have been restored. See the old architecture and be transported back in time. Next, visit Osaka Castle and take a walking tour in Dotonbori, the city’s most famous entertainment district. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Perhaps return to Dotonbori this evening to sample some local cuisine and see the sparkling neon lights
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 35 OSAKA.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Shiba Park Hotel
First-Class



1-5-10 Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku Tokyo Japan

Feel relaxed as if at home at the Shiba Park Hotel. Located near the Tokyo Tower, this hotel offers modern comfort with access to the city's main sites.
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