Overview: Adorn your life with the gems of Japan as you embark on a 6-day tour of this fascinating country. As you travel across the golden route of Osaka and Tokyo, you will take in some of Japan’s most famous sights and sounds including a trip to see Mount Fuji, and Tokyo Tower Observatory. There will also be plenty of time to shop until you drop at Gotemba Premium Outlet as well as Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi Shopping Street. No trip to Japan would be complete without a relaxing stroll through its gardens. You will be wowed when you explore the iconic Arashiyama Japanese Garden & Bamboo Grove and Nara Deer Park. The package includes accommodations, meals, transfers, as well as a meet and greet service.

 

Holiday Highlights:

  • Photo stop at Osaka Castle
  • Visit Universal City Walk
  • Shopping at the Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi Shopping Street
  • Visit the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Center
  • Visit Kobe Mosque
  • Explore Awaji Hanasajiki Garden
  • Trip to the Nara Deer Park
  • Travel to Tokyo by a bullet train
  • See the Imperial Palace Garden
  • Visit Tokyo Tower Observatory
  • Trip to Mount Fuji
  • Shop at Gotemba Premium Outlet

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrival and Osaka:

Buckle up for an amazing adventure when you arrive in Osaka which is filled with architectural landmarks, pretty riversides, energetic shopping districts and delicious restaurants.  Your holiday will start when you arrive at Kansai Airport in Osaka and are welcomed by a friendly representative who will transfer you to Osaka on a chartered bus. You will first go on a tour of Osaka, which is Japan‘s third-largest city. You will start with a photo stop at Osaka Castle before heading to Osaka Mosque where you will have a chance to pray.  Next you will enjoy a delicious halal lunch, before visiting Universal City Walk. This large US-style mall is just outside the gates to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka and includes a number of restaurants, souvenir shops and retail stores. You will also have time to browse at the Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi Shopping Street before feasting on a halal dinner at a restaurant. Finally, you will check into your hotel and unwind.

 

Day 2 – Kobe & Osaka:

Uncover the fascinating history of Kobe today when you embark

on a city tour. Your first stop will be at the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Center which is a museum that opened in 2002 to commemorate the tragic earthquake. The traedgy killed 5,000 people and this site helps to educate visitors about earthquakes and disaster prevention. Next, you will stop for lunch, before visiting Kobe Mosque where you will also have a chance to pray.  Then prepare to be amazed as you explore Awaji Hanasajiki Garden. You will enjoy walking around this open space, and gazing out onto a carpet of flowers. Be sure to pull out your camera and take stunning photos of your time here.  Finally, you will feast on a halal dinner at a restaurant, before returning back to your hotel in Osaka for a good night sleep.

 

Day 3 – Nara & Kyoto:

You will not be able to contain your excitement today as you

spend the morning getting close to deers roaming free at the Nara Deer Park. The park is home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. See for yourself how Nara’s deer are surprisingly tame, although they can be aggressive if they think you will feed them. Deer crackers are for sale around the park, and some deer have learned to bow to visitors to ask to be fed. Next, you will visit Kyoto Mosque where you will also have a chance to pray, before heading to Nishijin Textile Kimono & Culture Center. Here you will learn about how kimonos are made and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch a kimono fashion show. You will also have an opportunity to pick up some souvenirs at the Kiyomizudera Sannenzaka Shopping Street, before heading back to your hotel in Osaka. Finally put your feet up and relax.

 

Day 4 –Tokyo:

Prepare to explore one of the most exciting cities in the Far East, when you travel to Tokyo by a bullet train. Once you step off, you will learn more about Tokyo, which effortlessly blends the past and future. You will first enjoy a photo stop at Tokyo Station and Imperial Palace Garden. Next, you will visit a local mosque to pray before lunch.  Then prepare to enjoy a unique view of the city when you travel up the Tokyo Tower Observatory. It stands 333 meters high in the center of Tokyo, and it is the world’s tallest, self-supported steel tower as well as being 13 meters taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower. It is also seen as a symbol of Japan’s post-war rebirth as a major economic power. Next you will visit the Shibuya Scramble Crosswalk. This sprawling scramble intersection just outside Shibuya Station is an embodiment of Tokyo itself with action in all directions. Three huge television screens mounted on the buildings facing the intersection flash all day, while the rest of the area is covered with lights, and advertisements. Next, you will feast on a delicious dinner at a restaurant. Finally, check into your hotel and enjoy a good night’s sleep.

 

Day 5 – Mount Fuji:

Be awe inspired by the beauty of Mount Fuji, with a trip to this majestic landmark today.  You will start the day with a scrumptious breakfast, before you will be transferred on a chartered bus to see Mount Fuji. You will be able to gaze out and view the wonder of Mount Fuji from Lake Yamanaka. You will be wowed by this active volcano, which even erupted in 1707. You will also have a chance to enjoy a cruise ride on the river. Bask in the crisp clean air as you feast on a delicious lunch. Next you will head to Gotemba Premium Outlet where you can shop until you drop. It is located at the base of Mount Fuji, not far from Hakone. The mall features over 200 stores along with a number of restaurants, a food court and a 50-meter-high ferris wheel. The stores are the outlets of internationally known brands in fashion, sports, food, household goods and electronics. The prices are not ridiculously cheap, but they are better on average than what you will find at regular retail shops in Japan. Finally, head to your hotel and unwind.

 

Day 6 – Departure:

As you enjoy your breakfast – your mind will no doubt be buzzing with the adventures you’ve encountered. After check-out, you will go on a city tour of Tokyo before being transferred to Narita Airport to travel back home. If you would like to extend your stay or travel in a premium class, then please speak with our Travel Specialist who will be happy to assist you.

 


Accommodation:

Swissotel Nankai in Osaka – This stylish hotel sits directly atop Namba Railway Station, which offers direct trains to Kansai International Airport as well as Kyoto, Kobe, and Nara.  Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast and southern Italian dinner with a view at rooftop restaurant Tavola36. The 10th floor is home to Japanese and Chinese cuisine, plus the popular Sport Bar. The gym, sauna, and glass-roofed pool are perfect for winding down.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Free Wi-fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Business center
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Indoor pool
  • Free wi-fi

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Spacious guestrooms
  • Large windows overlooking the city
  • Free wi-fi
  • Desk space
  • Coffee & tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Mini-bar
  • Room service

 

Shinjuku Granbell Hotel in Tokyo – This modern hotel boasts a great location and is within 1 minutes away from Shinjuku Golden Gai and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. It boasts a restaurant, bar lounge, and a café. Wi-fi in public areas is free, while other amenities include a rooftop terrace, valet parking, as well as coffee and tea in a common area.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Free wi-fi
  • Front desk
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Business center
  • café
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Free wi-fi
  • iPod docks
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee makers
  • Room service
  • LCD TV
  • Mini-bar