Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo

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8 Nights
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Temples, nature, and culture!

Get ready to discover Japan! This vacation package takes you through Osaka, Kōyasan, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Hakone, and Tokyo on an epic 8-night adventure! Along the way, you'll ride bullet trains, sleep in Japanese temples, soak in onsen hot springs, and dine on traditional cuisine. A group leader will be on hand to ensure that you have the most authentic experiences, and to give suggestions on how to spend your free time! 

What's Included
  • Roundtrip economy class airfare into Kansai (KIX), out of Tokyo (NRT)
  • Accommodation as listed below, or similar:
    • 1 night in Osaka at the Ibis Styles Osaka Hotel
    • 1 night in Kōyasan at the Ekoin Monastery
    • 2 nights in Hiroshima at the Hotel New Hiroden
    • 2 nights in Kyoto at The b Kyoto Sanjo
    • 1 night in Hakone at the Hakone Pax Yoshino*
    • 1 night in Tokyo at The B Ikebukuro Tokyo Hotel
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary, including the following:
    • Visit to Oku-no-in Cemetery
    • Hiroshima Park & Peace Memorial
    • Miyajima Island Visit
    • Nijo Castle & Gardens visit
    • Gion Walking Tour
    • Visit to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
    • Lake Ashino-ko Boat Ride
  • 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Services of a professional group leader
  • Transportation by van, bullet train, tram, local bus & ferry

*Please note: This is a traditional Japanese Ryokan. Featuring tatami floors (soft mats of woven straw), futon beds, Japanese-style baths, cotton kimono (casual robe worn to lounge around or to head to the bath), and elaborate meals (often served in the comfort of your own room), a ryokan is the perfect place to experience traditional customs and hospitality. Some of the traditional Japanese inns used on thsi tour only offer shared bathing facilities. This means that individual shower stalls will not be available, instead several shower stations are available in an open, same-sex bathing area.  

Please note: As per the land operator’s policy, travel insurance is required in order to participate in this escorted trip. With this being said, you will not be permitted to join the group until proof of travel insurance has been verified by your tour leader. When selecting a travel insurance policy, please bear in mind that you must have medical coverage, and you must have a minimum coverage of $200,000 USD in case of repatriation and/or emergency rescue. While the policy offered to you by Great Value Vacations does meet the coverage requirement, please note that you are not required to have travel insurance from any particular provider.

The minimum age for this tour is 12 years old. All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Great Ways to Explore
  • Dine on traditional Japanese cuisine and try new foods throughout your trip!

  • Spend a night in a Japanese temple at Mount Koya.
  • Visit Hiroshima's Peace Park and Memorial, paying respect to the events of 1945.

  • Cruise on Lake Ashino-ko and catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji!

  • Discover vibrant Tokyo, complete with Harajuku culture and amazing shopping.

Package Overview

This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation. 

This 8-night vacation brings you through incredible scenery and culture around Japan! Your adventure begins in Osaka. Considered to be the center of Buddhism in Japan, you'll experience first-hand what it's like to sleep in a temple and observe the monks pray! Continue on to Hiroshima and visit the Peace Park and Memorial Museum, in remembrance of the events of 1945. You'll also take a ferry over to Miyajima to see the famous floating Torii Gate! Optional hikes are also available during your free time.

From Hiroshima, continue on to Kyoto. You'll visit Nijo Castle and the geisha district of Gion on your first night, followed by the famous Fushimi Inari shrine the next morning! Spend free time in shops, restaurants, on hikes, or however you please.

Next stop is Hakone! Board a boat to take a cruise on beautiful Lake Ashino-ko and hope to catch a glimpse of majestic Mount Fuji. Tonight, you'll stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan, complete with dinner and a soak in natural hot springs, or onsen!

Your final destination is Tokyo. Spend a day here as you shop, dine, stroll, and get a better idea of the Harajuku culture! You may also wish to visit Shibuya Crossing, the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world! Then you'll pack up your souvenirs and fly home!

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Please note that some package inclusions may be restricted or unavailable at time of travel. We will substitute them with similar options of equivalent value, as available.

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