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The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring with Expo 2025 Osaka

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The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring with Expo 2025 Osaka

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8 days 7 nights

fromUSD $3298.00

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Single Supplement: USD $630.00


Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time, plus experience Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

This tour consists of our popular Golden Route 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.

The perfect option for first-time visitors to Japan or even experienced travelers – our Golden Route itinerary is our most popular tour. It is also the perfect choice for travelers on a limited schedule. This version of the tour begins in Tokyo and ends in Osaka.

After landing in Tokyo, you will tour the worlds most populous metropolis: Tokyo. Though is proudly bares this title, rarely does Tokyo feel overcrowded. In fact, throughout your tour you will see that peace and serenity can be found even in the middle of the city. Learn how to make your own sushi with a professional sushi chef and savor your delicious creations. After touring the “Old Meets New” city, travel to Hakone, home of Mt. Fuji. On very rare days, Fuji-san can be seen from as far away as Tokyo! If the weather is in your favor, we hope to grant you glorious views from the valleys below, a ropeway on one of the nearby mountains, and even from one of Fuji’s own 5th stations.

Though your luggage will conveniently stay on our private, luxury coaches during your entire tour, you will be able to enjoy the lightening-fast speed of the Shinkansen, which can reach speeds of almost 200 mph (320 km/h). Your ride on this bullet train will be brief, but memorable. You will also be able to visit the beautiful Hikone Castle, one of the few original castles left in Japan. You’ll also visit Miho Museum: distinguished for its fascinating architecture designed by I. M. Pei. The museum exhibits various collections of artifacts from diverse ancient civilizations. It is named after Koyama Mihoko, one of the richest women in Japan and the museum's founder. Miho Museum is also listed as one of the "1,000 Places to See Before You Die".

Spend two days in the deeply historic city of Kyoto, where you will have exclusive access to the best gardens, temples, shrines, and specialty shops in the city. Our travelers will also have opportunities to experience a traditional green tea ceremony hosted by an apprentice geisha (maiko). Visit Arashiyama, located on the outskirts of Kyoto, famous for its bamboo forest and traditional Zen landscape garden at Tenryuji Temple. You will then visit the ancient city Nara to see the inspiring architecture of Japan's largest wooden building, as well as the towering Great Buddha statue. Here, you will understand why this city is considered the birthplace of Buddhism in Japan. Your last stop will be Osaka’s entertainment and shopping districts: Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi.

If you are interested in a 3-day extension to our The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring with Expo 2025 Osaka 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 Spring with Expo 2025 Osaka.

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Dates & Price

2025

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sun. Apr 13, 2025 Sun. Apr 20, 2025 USD $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. May 18, 2025 Sun. May 25, 2025 USD $3298.00 Tokyo Osaka 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.

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

  • • 6 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   Hikone - Koka
  • Day5   Kyoto
  • Day6   Kyoto - Nara - Osaka
  • Day7   Osaka
  • Day8   Tour ends

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