Overview:

Enrich your life with the gems of Japan as you embark on a 9-day tour of this vibrant country.  Adorn your memories with the rich tradition, culture and architecture of the Far East 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 Kyoto as well as a bathing in a tradition Japanese hot spring tub. Enjoy praying at stunning mosques, and feasting on delicious halal cuisine. You will see how kimonos are made, as well as exploring tourist hot-spots such as 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 awe inspired when you explore the iconic Arashiyama Japanese Garden & Bamboo Grove and Nara Deer Park. In addition to all the culture, you will have a chance to let your hair down when you spend a day at Tokyo Disney Resorts. The package includes accommodations, meals, transfers, as well as a meet and greet service.

 

Holiday Highlights:

  • Experience a traditional ‘Onsen’ in a Japanese hot spring tub
  • Fruit-picking tour
  • Trip to the famous Ginza Street
  • Shop at Kiyomizudera Sannenzaka Shopping Street
  • Explore Arashiyama Japanese Garden & Bamboo Grove
  • Japanese dye technique workshop
  • Travel to Tokyo on a bullet train
  • Tokyo city tour
  • Trip to Imperial Palace Garden
  • See Osaka Castle
  • Pray at Osaka Mosque
  • Shop at Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi Shopping Street
  • Kobe City Tour
  • Visit Awaji Hanasajiki Garden
  • Trip to Nara Deer Park
  • Pray at Kyoto Mosque
  • Visit Nishijin Textile Kimono & Culture Centre
  • Travel up Tokyo Tower Observatory
  • Visit the Shibuya Scramble Crosswalk
  • Day at Tokyo Disney Resorts
  • See Mount Fuji
  • Cruise Lake Yamanaka
  • Shop at Gotemba Premium Outlet

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrival and Osaka:

You will start your adventure in Osaka which is filled with architectural gems, pretty riversides, energetic shopping districts and delicious restaurants.  Your holiday will start when you arrive at Kansai Airport in Osaka. You will be welcomed by our 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. You will 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:

Peel back 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. This museum was opened in 2002 to commemorate the tragic earthquake which killed 5,000 people and 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 well-earned rest.

 

Day 3 – Nara & Kyoto:

Get your camera ready to snap some unforgettable photos today.

This morning you will get up close to deers roaming free when you visit Nara Deer Park. The park is home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. 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.

 

Day 4 – Kyoto:

Relish in the many fascinating layers of Kyoto with a city tour today. See for yourself how this stunning city clings to the past with its quiet temples, sublime gardens, colourful shrines and geisha scurrying to secret liaisons. Your tour will start at the Arashiyama Japanese Garden & Bamboo Grove. You will feel as if you have entered another world, as you walk past its soaring stalks of bamboo. It is the most photographed sights in the city, but no picture can capture the feeling of standing in the midst of this sprawling bamboo grove. Next you will enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant before seeing a workshop on Japanese dyeing technique where you will see a T-Shirt being coloured using this unique process.  You will also visit a Recycle Shop selling Second hand items, before enjoying dinner at restaurant. Finally head back to your hotel for a well-earned rest in Osaka.

 

Day 5 – Tokyo:

Gear up 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, before feasting on a delicious dinner at a restaurant. Finally, check into your hotel and enjoy a good night’s sleep.

 

Day 6 – Tokyo Disney:

Enjoy the ride of your life when you spend the day at Tokyo Disney Resorts. You will start the day at your hotel where you will feast on a delicious breakfast. Then, you will head to the theme park which is based on the films produced by Walt Disney. It has entertained many people since it was opened in 1983 as the first Disney theme park outside of the United States. You will have the whole day to explore its seven themed lands and enjoys its many parades. You will also have lunch at the theme park, to refuel before enjoying more rides. You will leave the park in the evening at 6pm for dinner at a local restaurant.

 

Day 7 – Lake Ashi & Gotemba:

Today, you will be awe inspired by the beauty of Mount Fuji.  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 8 – Onsen experience and Tokyo City:

Today you will have the chance to experience an ‘Onsen’ which means bathing in a Japanese hot spring tub. It is one of Japan’s best-loved traditions and used as a tonic for both mind and body. As you soak in the warm waters, feel the stress and strain of everyday life disappear.  Next, you will go on a fruit picking tour before you are transferred back to Tokyo to feast on a delicious lunch. You will then have a chance to pray at a local mosque, before heading to Ginza Street. This is Tokyo’s most famous upmarket entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. This is also a great place to pick up a holiday souvenir before having dinner at a restaurant. Finally, check into your hotel and relax.

 

Day 9 – 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:

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba – This beachfront hotel is only a 7-minute walk from the beach – making it the ideal spot to unwind. The upper floors boast panoramic views of Tokyo Bay, as well as views of the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower.  You will be spoilt for choice at mealtimes as Teppanyaki Restaurant Hamayu, Star Road Dining and the Bar also offer spectacular skyline views from the 30th floor. There is also a sushi restaurant, a Japanese and Chinese restaurant in addition to several other cafes and bars on site. Guests can also enjoy shopping or touring in Odaiba, and the hotel also provides complimentary shuttle service to and from Tokyo Disney Resort.

 

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Indoor pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Hot tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Internet
  • Guests consistently rate the
  • Wi-fi
  • Private parking
  • Lockers
  • Concierge service
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Daily maid service
  • Trouser press
  • Shoeshine
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry

 

Room facilities & amenities:

  • TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Work station
  • Ensuite
  • Spacious guestrooms
  • Elegant European decor
  • Free wired internet access

 

Hyatt Hotel in Osaka

This hotel is in Suminoe-Ku which makes it as an ideal base for tourists wanting to explore Osaka. Plenty of sightseeing attractions are found nearby including Universal Studios Japan and the Sumioshi Shrine. The hotel’s Bay Lounge restaurant overlooks Osaka Bay while the Cigar Bar is an ambient spot to socialise over drinks.

 

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Wi-fi
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park
  • Shuttle service
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pools
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoking area

 

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Satellite TV
  • Room safe
  • Internet
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone