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Best of Japan Tour Summer: Tokushima Awa Odori Dance Festival

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Tour Code: GTM1729061

Best of Japan Tour Summer: Tokushima Awa Odori Dance Festival

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11 days 10 nights

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Single Supplement: USD $900.00


Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.

Summer is the season of festivals in Japan. There are several prominent summer festivals throughout the country, but the Awa Odori (Awa Dance Festival) in Tokushima is the most famous of many dance festivals held across Japan. "Awa" is the former name for Tokushima Prefecture while Odori means dance. You can experience this tradition when joining this tour.

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 Hamanako Kanzanji Onsen. There you'll stay at an onsen hotel (Japanese style room), where you will have dinner and can unwind in the hot springs (onsen).

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). We will then take you visit Nara, where you will be inspired by the intricate architecture and towering monuments, including the Great Buddha statue, and you'll understand why this city is considered the birthplace of Buddhism in Japan. From Nara, proceed to Osaka, you will visit Osaka Castle and have a chance to see why Osaka is called the "night life city".

After a lively experience in Osaka, we will then proceed to Kobe for some sake tasting at the Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum. Then we will cross the Awaji Island via a chain of spectacular bridges to Shikoku Island. We will stop in at the Naruto Bridge Interpretive Center to learn about the largest natural whirlpool in Japan and the engineering that went into the construction of these enormous bridges. In Tokushima, visit the Awaodori Kaikan Hall to learn about the Awa Odori before enjoying the Awa Odori Festival in the evening. In Shikoku Island, we will also visit the open air museum of Shikoku Mura Village where we will clearly see why Japanese gardens are famous in Takamatsu. Afterwards, you can enjoy a relaxing boat ride, and take in the panoramic views of the Oboke Gorge.

From Shikoku Island, we will drive through the Shimanami Kaido, a 60 kilometer long toll road that connects Japan's main island of Shikoku to the island of Honshu, passing over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea, back to Honshu Island. Proceed to Hiroshima where you’ll visit the Peace Memorial Museum and surrounding Peace Park. On Miyajima Island, you will have a chance to view the famed 'floating' Torii Gate of Itsukushima Shrine. Visit the photogenic canal area of Kurashiki and the majestic castle at Himeji. On this tour you will also have a chance to savor the world famous Wagyu beef in Kobe.

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2024

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Thu. Aug 8, 2024 Sun. Aug 18, 2024 USD $4598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

2025

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Fri. Aug 8, 2025 Mon. Aug 18, 2025 USD $4598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

2026

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Sat. Aug 8, 2026 Tue. Aug 18, 2026 USD $4598.00 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

  • • 9 nights Western style and 1 night Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at 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
  • • 5 lunches and 4 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   Kobe - Tokushima
  • Day8   Takamatsu - Oboke Gorge
  • Day9   Shimanami Kaido - Hiroshima
  • Day10   Kurashiki - Himeji - Kobe
  • Day11   Tour ends

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Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Tokushima / Takamatsu / Oboke Gorge / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe


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