Amazing Japan - The Shinkasen Tour : Tokyo & Osaka

Amazing Japan - The Shinkasen Tour : Tokyo & Osaka

Day 1 : Arrive Tokyo

Welcome to Japan and you will be assisted at the airport. Transfer to your hotel in the Tokyo area and you will be on your own. Overnight in Tokyo

Day 2 : Tokyo - Mt Fuji

After an early breakfast you are taken for a day excursion with Mt. Fuji tour. Visit Tomei Expressway - Fuji Line 5th station. Proceed to Owakudani Boiling Valley. Itis the volcanic vent of Mt. Kami which was formed approximately 3000 years ago during the last eruption of the Hakone volcano. The Owakudani national park is called as a Hell Valley. Later after exploring the area you are taken to Gotemba Premium Outlets which is Japans most popular outlet mall, located in Gotemba City at the base of Mount Fuji, not far from Hakone and Ginza district which was the site of a silver coin mint (Ginza means "silver mint" in Japanese), after which the district was eventually named. The Ginza evolved as an upmarket shopping district following the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. Overnight in Tokyo

Day 3 : Tokyo

Today you are taken for a city orientation tour where you visit the Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nakamise shopping street, and drive through Kappabashi, visit the TMG building - Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories where you enjoy a full view of Tokyo from 202 meters above the ground and proceed for a short stop for shopping at Shinjuku. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Tokyo

Day 4 : Tokyo / Kyoto / Osaka

You proceed to Kyoto with the High Speed Bullet Train. Kyoto served as Japans capital and the emperors residence from 794 until 1868. It is now the countrys seventh largest city. Countless temples, shrines and other historically priceless structures survive in the city today. You visit the Temple famous for its large wooden terrace Kiyomizudera located in eastern Kyoto proceeding next to Temple building covered in gold - Kinkakuji Temple in the northern part of Kyoto before proceeding to Kyotos most famous geisha district Gion District. Then we proceed to Heian Shrine, a shrine in Kyoto dedicated the first and last emperors who ruled from the city. It has become the landmark of Kyoto and one of Kyotos largest and newest shrines which is definitely worth a visit. You then proceed to Osaka which is nearly an hours drive away. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Osaka

Day 5 : Osaka

Today after breakfast you are taken for a city tour of Osaka where you visit Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building which is the twelth-tallest building in Osaka, Japan, and one of the citys most recognizable landmarks as it a pair of skyscrapers connected in midair". Shopping at Shinsaibashi - A unique and vibrant shopping experience area is also in store for the shopaholics. Later in the afternoon you have the free time to take a whirl on the Giant Ferris Wheel (Tempozan Ferris Wheel). Said to be the largest Ferris wheel in the world till 1999, the 112m-high wheel offers unbeatable views of Osaka, Osaka Bay and Kobe. You can proceed to Osaka Aquarium which is definitely worth a visit and is next to the Ferris wheel, especially for those who have children in tow. The aquarium is centered on the worlds largest aquarium tank, which is home to the star attractions two enormous whale sharks as well as a variety of smaller sharks, rays and other fish. Make your way back to the hotel. Overnight in Osaka

Day 6 : Osaka - Universal Studios

Wake up to a lazy breakfast. Today you have a great option of visiting Universal Studios in Osaka. Universal Studios Japan is Osakas answer to Tokyo Disneyland. Although it wasnt open while we were researching this guide, word has it that the park is a faithful reproduction of the American park, complete with all manner of movie-themed rides, stores and shops. But we need to keep in mind that all the signages and announcements are only in Japanese. Full day is a must as there are nine areas in the park which has to be explored like New York, Hollywood, San Francisco, Jurassic Park Snoopy Studios, Lagoon, Water world, Amity Village, Land of Oz, and so on.. Return in the evening to the hotel. Overnight in Osaka

Day 7 : Depart Osaka

You have time free till you proceed to the airport on your own for your flight back home. Please Note: Meals would be at Indian Restaurants for Lunch and Dinner with the budget in big city like Tokyo or Osaka. In local area, where there is no Indian food restaurant, food will be provided in restaurants with vegetarian meals or Japanese Food.

Inclusions

• Accommodation in Tokyo in Hotel Metropolitan or similar.
• Accommodation in Osaka in Hotel Cross Osaka or similar.
• Daily breakfast.
• Daily Coach and English speaking Guide.
• Transfers and Sightseeing as specified.

Exclusions

• Airfare & Visa charges.
• Meals not specified above.
• Surcharges applicable (especially during Christmas, New Year etc).
• Travel and Medical Insurances.
• Tips and Porterage.
• Expenses of personal nature.
• Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.

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