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Japan Experience 6 Nights

The Japan Experience tour will take you to see many traditions unique to Japanese culture. Experience first-hand the intricacies of the tea ceremony, traditional calligraphy, and sumo training found only in Japan. For those looking for a more hands-on experience, you will also be able to make nigirizumi (inksticks), takoyaki (octopus balls), and instant noodles. Indeed, Kintetsu Hawaii’s Japan Experience tour has something for everyone to enjoy!

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Day 1

City: Arrival in Tokyo

Event: Arrive at Narita/Haneda Airport

Following your arrival to Japan and transfer to the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day free to rejuvenate yourself from the long flight.

Accommodations

Standard: Hotel Monterey Hanzomon or similar

Meals

Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner is not included.


Day 2

City: Tokyo

Event: Tour of Tokyo

For your first look into Japanese culture, we begin the tour with a visit to the sumo stables to watch sumo training. While the actual sumo season is quite short, with only six tournaments during the year, sumo wrestlers train year round. Then, we will venture to the Edo-Tokyo Museum*, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and Nakamise Shopping Arcade. One of Tokyo’s most popular temples, Asakusa Kannon Temple is also the oldest temple in Tokyo. Finally, to end the day’s tour, we will be taking a cruise on the Sumida River. 

*Note: the Edo-Tokyo Museum is closed for renovations from April 1, 2022 through 2025 (tentative schedule)

Accommodations

Standard: Hotel Monterey Hanzomon or similar

Meals

Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner is not included.


Day 3

City: Tokyo – Kyoto

Event: Tour of Kyoto

Starting the day off early, we will be taking a trip down to the Tsukiji Fish Market to witness the day’s tuna auction. After that, we say goodbye to Tokyo and ride the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto. Following the two hour ride, we will then visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nishijin Textile Center where we will witness a kimono fashion show and experience the traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

Accommodations

Standard: Kyoto Tower Hotel or similar

Meals

Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner is not included.


Day 4

City:  Kyoto

Event: Tour of Kyoto

Day 4 of the Japan Experience tour features a Zen meditation experience. We will be visiting Fushimi Inari Taisha, made famous by the thousands of vermilion torii gates. After that, look forward to a sake tasting experience at the Fushimi sake brewery and riding the Jukkokusen boat cruise.

Accommodations

Standard: Kyoto Tower Hotel or similar

Meals

Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner is not included.


Day 5

City: Kyoto – Nara – Osaka

Event: Transfer to Osaka via Nara

During the day, we will be leaving Kyoto for Nara and ending the day in Osaka. Try your hand at making nigirizumi (Japanese inksticks) and Japanese calligraphy. Then in Nara, we will visit Todai-ji Temple with its famous Great Buddha Statue, Nara Park, and Nara old town. Considered the messengers of the gods, the deer at Nara Park have become a symbol of the city.

Accommodations

Standard: Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda or similar

Meals

Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner is not included.


Day 6

City:  Osaka

Event: Tour of Osaka

Following breakfast at the hotel, we begin our day by visiting Abeno Harukas, the tallest skyscraper in Japan, and Osaka Castle. After that, have a go at making takoyaki (octopus balls) and create your own instant noodles at the CUPNOODLES Museum.

Accommodations

Standard: Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda or similar

Meals

Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner is not included.


Day 7

City: Departure from Osaka

Event: Transfer to Kansai International Airport

The Japan Experience tour comes to an end as we leave Osaka and head for Kansai International Airport. Thank you for choosing Kintetsu International Hawaii Company, we hope to see you again in Japan – sayonara!

Meals

Breakfast at the hotel.


Prices

15-19 pax 20-24 pax 25-30 pax Single Extra
Tentative Price  ¥296,700  ¥264,500  ¥244,950  ¥48,300

Tour’s Selling Point

Perfect for those looking for an authentic Japanese experience. This tour will take you to view and participate in various cultural activities and traditions. Traveling to four major cities, this action-packed tour is perfect for those that are short on time.


Fushimi Inari

Asakusa

Kiyomizudera Temple

Osaka Castle


Includes

Accommodations Twin basis at 3 star class, standard category.
Meals Daily breakfast at the hotels. Lunch and dinner is not included.
Transfers Private coach as specified in the itinerary
Train Bullet train (Shinkansen) and Express train – tourist class reserved seat
Admission Fee Admission fee as specified in the itinerary is included.
Guide / Assistant English speaking guide for sightseeing, English speaking assistant for arrival/departure day is arranged.
Luggage Transfer When you take train, luggage shipping service (1 luggage per person) is included.
Others Other expense such as government tax, service charge, tips to drivers, toll road, and parking fees is included.

Accommodations

City Standard Plan (3 Star)
Tokyo Hotel Monterey Hanzomon or
Hotel Monterey Akasaka or similar
Kyoto Kyoto Tower Hotel or similar
Osaka Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda or similar

Note

  • All rates quoted here are net and in Japanese Yen.
  • Rates quoted for transfers, transportation, sightseeing, etc. include our operating fee.
  • Should the total number of tour members drop below or exceed over the bracket, we will re-cost and the tour price will be adjusted.
  • Price is subject to change due to season and availability.


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