Overview: Uncover all the jewels of Japan when you embark on an 8-day tour travelling across the golden route of Osaka and Tokyo.

As you wander through this famous route, you will take in some of Japan’s most famous spots including Mount Fuji and Kyoto. Enjoy praying at stunning mosques, feasting on delicious halal cuisine while enjoy the famous culture of Japan. 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 in for a treat 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:

  • Photo stop at 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
  • 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
  • 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:

Your adventure will start when you arrive at Kansai Airport in Osaka. As soon as you land, you will be welcomed by our representative who will transfer you to Osaka on a chartered bus. You will go on a tour of Osaka, which is Japan’s third-largest city, and is filled with architectural gems, pretty riversides, energetic shopping districts and delicious restaurants.  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:

Start the day with a hearty breakfast before a busy day of sightseeing.  This morning you will enjoy a Kobe City Tour. You will board a chartered bus and head to your first stop – 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 wowed as you visit Awaji Hanasajiki Garden. You will adore walking around this open space, and gazing out onto a carpet of flowers. Be sure to pull out your selfie stick 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.

 

Day 3 – Nara & Kyoto:

Today you will peel back the many fascinating layers of Nara.

You will start the day with a trip to 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.  Next you will visit Nishijin Textile Kimono & Culture Center to 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:

Peel back the many fascinating layers of Kyoto with a city tour. 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 – Osaka & Tokyo:

Today you will explore Tokyo, which effortlessly blends the past and future. You will learn more about this fascinating place once you arrive in the city on a bullet train. Once you step off, you will 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.  Standing 333 meters high in the center of Tokyo, it is the world’s tallest, self-supported steel tower and 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 Resorts:

Prepare for the ride of your life when you spend the day at Tokyo Disney Resorts. After breakfast, you will head to the theme park which is based on the films produced by Walt Disney. 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 enjoy lunch at the theme park, to refuel before enjoying more rides. You leave the park in the evening at 6pm for dinner at a local restaurant.

 

Day 7 – Lake Ashi & Gotemba:

Bask in the beauty of Mount Fuji today.  After breakfast, 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 in awe of the landmark which is an active volcano, and even erupted in 1707. You will also have a chance to enjoy a cruise ride on the river.  Enjoy 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 – Departure:

Relish in the last morning of your holiday. As you enjoy your breakfast – your mind will no doubt be buzzing with the adventures you’ve encountered. After check-out, you will enjoy 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:

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

 

Park Hotel Tokyo

This hotel boasts stunning views of Tokyo. Its convenient location means it is just steps from Shiodome Subway Station and only a 10-minute walk to Hamarikyu Gardens. The hotel offers stylish accommodation with free wi-fi. An in-room massage service is available to help guests unwind. Park Hotel Tokyo also offers a fully equipped business centre and concierge services. The hotel offers 7 food and beverage options, including Tateru Yoshino Bis with French cuisine and Hanasanshou with Japanese cuisine. A cafe, lounge and bar are also located on-site.

 

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Skiing
  • Fitness centre
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Private parking
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily maid service
  • Trouser press
  • Shoeshine
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre
  • Vending machine
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Gift shop
  • Lift
  • Newspapers

 

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Room service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Large picture windows
  • Exclusive THANN amenities
  • Mini-bar