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Memorable Japan Catalog for honeymoon & family

2018-2019


Monkey in Onsen (Snow Monkey Mountain in Nagano prefecture)

Welcome to the exotic land Japan ようこそ、日本へ Sapporo

To Naha/Okinawa

Sapporo - Sendai

Sapporo - Tokyo

From Tokyo By Airplane : 2.5hrs From Osaka By Airplane : 2hrs

Approx distance : 810km By Bullet train : 7hrs By Car : 12hrs

Approx distance : 1132km By Bullet train : 8.5hrs By Car : 17 hrs By Airplane : 1.5hrs

*Sapporo to Shinhakodate-Hokuto station : JR express *Shinhakodate-Hokuto station to Sendai/Tokyo: Bullet train

Naha/Okinawa

Sendai

Kyoto - Osaka

Osaka - Hakata Approx distance : By Bullet train : By Car : By Airplane :

612km 2.5-3hrs 8hrs 1hrs

Approx distance : 50km By Bullet train : 0.5hrs By Car : 1hrs

Approx distance : 127km By Bullet train : 0.5hrs By Car : 2.5hrs

Hiroshima

Hiroshima - Hakata Approx distance : 286km By Bullet train : 1hrs By Car : 4hrs

Approx distance : By Bullet train : By Car :

Nagoya - Kyoto

Kyoto

Hakata

Sendai - Tokyo 350km 2hrs 5hrs

Tokyo

Nagoya

Tokyo - Nagoya Osaka

Osaka - Hiroshima

Approx distance : 326km By Bullet train : 1.5-2hrs By Car : 4.5hrs

Approx distance : 350km By Bullet train : 2hrs By Car : 5hrs

Tokyo - Osaka Approx distance : By Bullet train : By Car : By Airplane :

Tokyo - Kyoto 507km 2.5-3hrs 8hrs 1hrs

Approx distance : 461km By Bullet train : 2-2.5hrs By Car : 7hrs *No airport in Kyoto


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2018 Public holiday calendar New Year's Day Coming-of-age Day National Foundation Day Substitute holiday Vernal Equinox Day Shōwa Day Substitute holiday Constitution Memorial Day Greenery Day Children's Day Marine Day Mountain Day Respect for the Aged Day Autumnal Equinox Day Substitute holiday Health-Sports Day Culture Day Labour Thanksgiving Day Emperor's Birthday Substitute holiday

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元日 成人の日 建国記念の日 振替休日 春分の日 昭和の日 振替休日 憲法記念日 みどりの日 こどもの日 海の日 山の日 敬老の日 秋分の日 振替休日 体育の日 文化の日 勤労感謝の日 天皇誕生日 振替休日

Cherry blossom season Hokkaido Tokyo Osaka Fukuoka Okinawa

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1-Jan-18 8-Jan-18 11-Feb-18 12-Feb-18 21-Mar-18 29-Apr-18 30-Apr-18 3-May-18 4-May-18 5-May-18 16-Jul-18 11-Aug-18 17-Sep-18 23-Sep-18 24-Sep-18 8-Oct-18 3-Nov-18 23-Nov-18 23-Dec-18 24-Dec-18

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End of April to mid of May End of March to mid of April End of March to mid of April End of March to mid of April End of January to mid of Feburary

2019 Public holiday calendar 1-Jan-19 14-Jan-19 11-Feb-19 21-Mar-19 29-Apr-19 3-May-19 4-May-19 5-May-19 6-May-19 15-Jul-19 11-Aug-19 12-Aug-19 16-Sep-19 23-Sep-19 14-Oct-19 3-Nov-19 4-Nov-19 23-Nov-19

New Year's Day Coming-of-age Day National Foundation Day Vernal Equinox Day Shōwa Day Constitution Memorial Day Greenery Day Children's Day Substitute holiday Marine Day Mountain Day Substitute holiday Respect for the Aged Day Autumnal Equinox Day Health-Sports Day Culture Day Substitute holiday Labour Thanksgiving Day

元日 成人の日 建国記念の日 春分の日 昭和の日 憲法記念日 みどりの日 こどもの日 振替休日 海の日 山の日 振替休日 敬老の日 秋分の日 体育の日 文化の日 振替休日 勤労感謝の日

Autumn leaves season Hokkaido Tokyo Osaka Hakata

End of September to mid of October Mid of November to first of December Mid of November to first of December Mid of November to end of November

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Sennyuji temple / Kyoto

HONSHU CLASSIC

Where to stay : *Tokyo 4night *Kyoto 4night Total : 9 days & 8 night

This tour package is exclusively designed for first time visitors to Japan and for them enjoy popular tourist destinations such as Tokyo, Mt. Fuji and Kyoto with an affordable package rate. Since this package is based on the standard plan, we are also providing a list of options that can be added-on to the package. For those who are interested in having their honeymoon here in Japan, we are proudly presenting our honeymoon package with which couples can try on traditional Japanese wedding outfits and have their wedding photo shot with the natural sceneries. It would be our great honor to make your first visit to Japan filled with unforgettable memories.

Highlights

©TCVB Harajuku&Shibuya The symbol of Tokyo. This is the place where you can find the newest trends.

Mt. Fuji The tallest mountain in Japan (3776 m/12390 ft), well-known not only in Japan but all over the world for its breath-taking scenery and is regarded as a symbol of Japan. It made the World Heritage list in 2013.

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Gion Hanami Koji The main street of Gion. Many traditional tea houses and restaurants are located here. If you are in luck, you might encounter a real geisha here sometime in the afternoon.

Skytree Completed in 2012, the Tokyo Skytree is the tallest tower in the world (634m/2080 ft) and from the observation deck up on 350m/1149 ft high, you can enjoy the panoramic view of metropolitan Tokyo.

*Optional: Wedding Photoshoot in Kyoto – for honeymooners Nothing sounds more like a true Japan experience than to have your wedding photos shot in the city of over 1000 years of history. Not only will you be able to try out the traditional wedding kimonos, you can have your makeup done by the professional stylists/make-up artists. This will be the highlight of your honeymoon and a beautiful memory that lasts forever.


Itinerary Day 01 Welcome to Japan. After your arrival upon Narita Airport (or Haneda Airport), you will be greeted and met with an English-speaking driver. Following the meet, you will directly transfer to your hotel and check-in. (Check-in generally starts from 3 pm in Japan) Overnight in Tokyo. Day02 Good morning Tokyo. After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, an English-speaking guide will pick you up from the hotel lobby and take you on a 1-day adventure in the city of Tokyo. You will get to explore this amazing city by the public transportation system. Asakusa Kannon Temple & Nakamise street - The Asakusa Kannon Temple is one of the oldest temples in Tokyo and one of the most symbolic sites to visit. It is also a popular destination for New Year’s visit (traditionally, the Japanese pay a visit to a shrine during the New Year holidays to pray for good luck in the upcoming year). It made the top ten list of the most visited shrines/temples during the New Year. Nakamise street locates in between the Kaminari Gate in Asakusa and the Kannon Temple. You will find various souvenir shops here. Skytree - The Tokyo Skytree is one of the newest landmarks in Tokyo. Built in 2012 and 634 meters/2080 ft in length, the view from the observation deck of Skytree will take your breath away with the wonderous sight of the metropolitan Tokyo. Meiji Jingu Shrine - Meiji Jingu Shrine is another popular destination for the New Year’s visit. Locating in the metropolitan Tokyo, its traditional interior brings the city a different atmosphere and is regarded as the city’s oasis. Shibuya/Harajuku - Finally, we will visit the home of the pop cultures in Japan by strolling in Shibuya and Harajuku. You might have already seen the Shibuya crossing in movies but now you will get to personally cross the street of Shibuya. How exciting! Overnight in Tokyo. Day03 On this day, we will be taking an SIC bus tour to Mt. Fuji. After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Hamamatsucho bus terminal on your own and there you will find the SIC tour bus heading to Mt. Fuji. Mt. Fuji 5th Station - You will be visiting the 5th station of Mt. Fuji (2305 meters/7563 ft in height) via the Fuji Subaru Line. If the weather condition permits, you will be able to enjoy the closeness to the nature and the famous scenery of the tallest mountain in Japan. Lake Ashi Cruising - Next, we will be visiting Hakone for the Lake Ashi cruise. There is a change that you will see Mt. Fuji from the cruise, too (if weather condition permits). Komagatake Ropeway - The ropeway will take you up to the height of 1327m/4354 ft from the ground, and you will be able to look in to the distant from the top of the mountain and enjoy the view of Lake Ashi together with Mt. Fuji. The ropeway experience concludes the Mt. Fuji & Hakone tour and afterwards you will be transferred back to Tokyo by the same bus. You will be dropped off in Ginza or Shinuku. Upon arrival, you will transfer back to the hotel on your own. Overnight in Tokyo. Day 04 Free & Easy day Today is a free & easy day that you can spend at your own leisure. We have a list of options & activities for you to choose from if you are interested. Overnight in Tokyo.

Day05 After breakfast & check-out, you will transfer to the Tokyo Station on your own. We have arranged for you to take the bullet train (standard class/seat reserved) to Kyoto. Bullet train ride from Tokyo to Kyoto: Approximately 461 km/287 miles・2 hours 15 mins. Day06 After breakfast, an English-speaking guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby and take you out to explore the marvelous temples and world heritage sites in Kyoto city by public transportation. Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) - One of the most famous world heritage sites in Kyoto City. The golden surface you see now was painted in 1955 when it was being renovated. Nijo Castle - Nijo Castle was the home of Tokugawa Shogun when he was in power. The castle witnessed the Tokugawa Shogunate’s ups and down from the beginning to the end of the Tokugawa era. Kiyomizu Temple - Kiyomizu Temple was said to be completed in 778 A.D. It is best known for its main hall, a.k.a. the stage of Kiyomizu, which locates on an 18 meter/60 ft tall cliff. Ninenzaka & Sannenzaka - On the slope of Kiyomizu-saka, there are several streets on the side with souvenir shops and traditional art crafts shops lining up. Ninenzaka & Sannenaka are one of the most popular tourists sights in Kyoto. Gion Hanami Koji - When you are in Gion, you do not want to miss the chance to walk down the Hanami Koji street. Many traditional tea houses are located on this street and if you are lucky, you might even find a geisha standing right next to you. Overnight in Kyoto. Day07 & 08 Free & Easy day Today is a free & easy day that you can spend at your own leisure. We have a list of options & activities for you to choose from if you are interested. Overnight in Kyoto. Day09 After check-out, you will be picked up by an English-speaking driver and taken straight to the Kansai International Airport. We hope you have had a fabulous time in Japan and we hope to see you again!

Tokyo Mt Fuji Kyoto KIX

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Canoeing / Mt Fuji Photo by Hoshinoya Fuji

NATURE& ACTIVITY

Where to stay : *Tokyo 3night *Mt Fuji 2night *Shima 2night *Kyoto 2night *Amanohashidate 2night *Osaka 2night Total : 14 days & 13 night

This tour will take you on an adventure to explore the nature in Japan while experiencing all kinds of outdoor activities such as the recently trending “glamping” experience (luxury camp) in Mt. Fuji, cycling in Ise Shima or Northern Kyoto, and on-water parties on private boats…etc. Besides these optional activities, you can also taste the fresh cuisines made from local seafood and crops. If you are looking for a countryside experience in Japan, this will be a perfect fit for you.

Highlight

Hoshinoya Fuji Glamping The glamorous camping “glamping” experience is brought to you by one of the top domestic hotel groups in Japan, Hoshinoya. You can enjoy the nature and outdoor activities while camping comfortably at a luxury facility at Mt. Fuji.

The Couple Rock The Couple Rock is regarded as a symbol of love and has been visited by countless couples. It is also a popular destination for honeymoon couples. In the months of May to July, you can also see the sunrise at the Couple Rock.

Fresh Seafood in Mie Toba & Ise Shima is famous for its rich seafoods such as the Ise Shrimp, abalones, and many other delicious ingredients you will only find here. Photo credit by 鳥羽市観光課

(C)ISESHIMA TOURISM&CONVENTION ORGANIZATION

*Optional : Fushimi Inari Hiking The Fushimi Inari Shrine has been worshipped and answering to prayers for 1300 years. There are countless torii (gateway at the entrance to a Shinto shrine) all the way to the top (an approx. 1.5 hour walk)

Shima Kanko Hotel (Location of the 2016 G7 Summit) This is the hotel where the world leaders who participated in the 2016 G7 stayed during their meeting. There are several optional activities available at the resort that you can enjoy. Photo credit by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Amanohashitate One of the 3 greatest views of Japan, the breath-taking scenery from Amanohashitate is said to be the nature’s best artwork. Many visitors go up to the top of the hill and bend down to look over between their legs. It is said that the shape of the islands looks like a dragon flying into the sky into the heaven.


Itinerary Day 01 Welcome to Japan. After arriving in Narita Airport (or Haneda Airport), you will be greeted by the English-speaking driver and directly transferred to your hotel for check-in. (Check-in in Japan generally starts from 3 pm) Overnight in Tokyo. Day02&03 Free & easy day at your own leisure. (We also have a list of optional activities for you to choose from) Overnight in Tokyo. Day04 After breakfast & check-out, an English-speaking driver will pick you up and proceed to tour in Mt. Fuji. Mt. Fuji 5th station - After passing the Fuji Subaru highway, you will reach the Mt. Fuji 5th station (2305 m/7563 ft). You will get to experience the closeness to nature that you cannot find in the city (if weather condition permits). Oshino Hakkai - The Oshino Hakkai park consists of several ponds in which the water originated from Mt. Fuji. Hana no Miyako Park - The Hana no Miyako Park is located on a 1000m/3280 ft land close to Mt. Fuji. It is covered in flowers in all four seasons and truly the nature’s masterpiece. Later in the afternoon, you will be transferring to the hotel in Mt. Fuji. Our pick for your accommodation tonight is Hoshinoya Fuji, a luxury camp site where you can enjoy the now trending “glamping” experience (glamping stands for Glamorous Camping). At this facility, you may order cookout dinners using oven and skillets and choose from pork & venison entrees. (dinner optional) Overnight in Mt. Fuji. Day 05 Enjoy your breakfast surrounded by the blessing of the nature. (You can enjoy making your own breakfast in the outdoor) Free & easy day at your own leisure. (We have a list of optional activities if you are interested: Canoeing, horseback riding, nature tour…etc.) Dinner is optional at the camping facility. Overnight in Mt. Fuji. Day06 After breakfast, picked up by Japanese driver (English-speaking driver not available) and transfer to Mishima Station. Take the bullet train to Nagoya Station (approx. 2 hours), take a brief lunch break and switch to the express train to Kashikoishima (approx. 2 hours). Upon arrival in Kashikoshima, meet with the pick-up service from the hotel and transfer directly to hotel for check-in. Our accommodation selection for tonight, Shima Kanko Hotel, where the 2016 G7 Summit was held and where the leaders of the participant countries stayed, will provide you a luxurious dinner with seafood caught in the local seas (you will get to choose from 1 of the following 3: Japanese/French/Teppanyaki) Overnight in Shima, Mie.

Day08 After breakfast & check-out, picked up by English speaking driver & transfer to Kyoto (approx. 3 hours) for Kyoto city tour. Kinkakuji Temple - Famous temple in Kyoto and a registered World Heritage. The golden surface was painted in the 1955 renovation. Kyoto Imperial Palace - The Kyoto Imperial Palace accommodated several emperors when Kyoto was the capitol of Japan from the 14th century to the year of 1869. Kiyomizu Temple - The Kiyomizu Temple is said to be completed in the 778 A.D. It is best known for its main hall, a.k.a. the stage of Kiyomizu, which locates on an 18 meter/60 ft tall cliff. Ninenzaka & Sannenzaka - On the slope of Kiyomizu-saka, there are several streets on the side with souvenir shops and traditional art crafts shops lining up. Ninenzaka & Sannenaka are one of the most popular tourists’ sights in Kyoto. Transfer to your hotel and check-in. (dinner on your own arrangement) Overnight in Kyoto. Day09 Free & Easy day Today is a free & easy day that you can spend at your own leisure. We have a list of options & activities for you to choose from if you are interested. Overnight in Kyoto. Day10 After breakfast & check-out, transfer to Kyoto Station for a visit to Kyoto by the Sea. Take JR express train (approx. 3 hours, ticket included) to Miyatsu Station. Transfer to the hotel on your own & check-in (check-in generally starts from 3 pm). You will get to enjoy the local seafood cuisines and hot spring at the hotel tonight. *Optional half day Amanohashitate half day trip available. Overnight in Amanohashitate Day11 Free & Easy day. You are free to explore the region on your own today. Recommended sights: Inecho (A.k.a. the Venice of Japan), Maizuru Port…etc. *We could also arrange for private guided tour as an option if requested: Picked up by a local English speaking guide, visit Ayabe city. Visit a traditional Japanese Washi paper workshop (Kurodani Washi, 800 years of history). For lunch, you can enjoy a traditional Japanese cuisine cooking experience with the guide. After lunch, you will visit the local farms and experience farming activities with the local farmers. After the farming experience, the guide will take you back to the hotel. Overnight in Amanohashitate. Day12 After breakfast & check-out, take express train to Osaka (approx. 3 hours stopping in Kyoto Station to switch trains) Arriving in Osaka, transfer to hotel & check-in. Free & easy for the rest of the day.Overnight in Osaka.

Day13 Day07 After breakfast at the hotel, an English-speaking driver will pick you up for a 1 Free & Easy day. Today is a free & easy day that you can spend at your own leisure. We have a list of options & activities for you to choose from if you are day tour in Ise Shima. interested. Overnight in Osaka. Overnight in Shima, Mie. Ise Jingu - One of the oldest shrines in Japan with history of 2000 years. Inside of the Ise Jingu, there are 125 tiny shrines each represents a Shinto Day14 After check-out, meet with the English-speaking driver and directly transfer to God. According to the official site, it is roughly the size of Paris. Okage Yokocho Street - replica shopping street from the Edo & Meiji era. You Kansai International Airport. will find products and souvenirs from the old days and experience the Have a safe trip home and we hope to see you again! atmosphere of a different generation. Couple Rock - The Couple rock, a symbol of love, is a famous tourist spot Tokyo visited by countless couples. NRT Toba Aquarium -The biggest aquarium in Japan exhibiting over 1200 species. Mt Fuji After the end of the tour, return to the hotel (dinner on your own arrangement). Amanohashidate HND Nagoya Besides the current itinerary, we also have a list of optional activities that might Kyoto interest you. E.g. private party on water (private boat), Bianchi cycling Osaka experience, Matsusaka Beef lunch…etc.) The biggest aquarium in Japan exhibiting over 1200 species. KIX ISE&SHIMA


“Red Pumpkin” ©Yayoi Kusama,2006 Naoshima Miyanoura Port Square  Photo/Daisuke Aochi

TRADITION & ART

Where to stay : *Tokyo 3night *Kanazawa 3night *Kyoto 2night *Kurashiki 2night *Shimane 1night *Hiroshima 2night *Osaka 1night Total : 15 days &14 night

From ancient times to the present, Japan preserves its unique religion, culture and tradition, inheriting the spirit of civilization. During this journey of evolution, various types of art have emerged. This tour is best designed for art enthusiasts to explore all the key art destinations in Japan. Besides visiting major cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima, we will also take you to some of the distant regions you do not want to miss. E.g. Kanazawa, famous for the tea ceremony and art & crafts; Okayama (Naoshima), trending destination for the concept of contemporary art; Adachi Museum of Art (Shimane), unique garden that should be visited at least once in a lifetime.

Highlights

Kanazawa Higashi chaya street Chayamachi, street of traditional tea houses, was established in the 19th Century. It is one of the 3 largest teahouse streets in Kanazawa.

Matsue castle The Matsue Castle has been standing straight next to Lake Shinji for over 400 years. It is one of the 5 castles that were named national treasure in Japan.

Adachi Museum of Art The Adachi Museum of Art is well known for its remarkably spacious and traditional Japanese gardens (approx. 165,000 m2), which feature changing sceneries that can be enjoyed throughout all four seasons. It has been named the top garden in Japan by The Journal of Japanese Gardening (USA) for fifteen consecutive years (2003-2017) and has received high praise overseas.

Naoshima Pavilion Naoshima was a prosperous port back in the Edo period. Today, the city of ancient remains is harmonized with modern arts.

Izumo-oyashiro kaguradenn Izumo is regarded the Kingdom of Gods and Goddesses from the ancient times. The Shrine of thousands of years of history sits in the rear of Mount Yakumo surrounded by a mysterious aura and solemn atmosphere.

photo credit by the City of Kanazawa

Tamatsukuri Onsen / Chorakuen Chorakuen in Tamatsukuri Onsen is famous for its unisex onsen pools and Open-air bath. Here in Tamatsukuri Onsen, you can stroll around in a traditional Japanese garden (approx. 3,000 Sq. meter/32300 Sq. ft) and enjoy the local delicacies such as Matsuba crab and Shimane Wagyu beef.

 Naoshima Pavilion Owner:Naoshima Town Architect:Sou Fujimoto Architects Photo/Jin Fukuda


Itinerary Day 01 Welcome to Japan! Upon arrival at NRT (or HND) airport, meet and greet with the English-speaking driver, and directly transfer to your hotel for check-in. (Check-in time is generally from 3 pm). Overnight in Tokyo Day02&03 Free & Easy day Today is a free & easy day that you can spend at your own leisure. We have a list of options & activities for you to choose from if you are interested. E.g. Tokyo City tour, Kamakura tour, Nikko tour, Mt. Fuji…etc.) Overnight in Tokyo Day04 After breakfast & check-out, transfer to Tokyo station on your own. Take bullet train from Tokyo Station to Kanazawa station (tickets included standard class/seat reserved). Upon arrival at Kanazawa station, meet & greet with a local English-speaking guide, proceed to half day Kanazawa tour by public transportation. Kenrokuen Garden - Kenrokuen was built in the middle of the 17th century, it is one of the 3 most famous gardens in Japan besides Korakuen (Okayama) and Kairakuen (Mito city). Higashi Teahouse Street - Higashi Chayamachi is a retro street that is famous for the tea houses. You could hang out with the Geishas here and purchase Gold foil craftworks. Oumicho Market - There are several shops and grocery stores selling fresh foods and household goods here. After the tour, return to your hotel & check-in. Overnight in Kanazawa. Day05 & 06 Free & Easy day. After breakfast at hotel, free at your leisure for the entire day. *We have a list of options & activities for you to choose from if you are interested. Kanazawa is known for the Cha no Yu (Tea ceremony). It has inherited many traditional craft techniques from ancient times. There are many arts & crafts shops and museums for you to visit. Also, you have the option for a 1-day tour to visit the UNESCO world heritage site - Gokayama& shirakawagō Gassho Village. Please check with us if you are interested. Overnight in Kanazawa Day 07 After breakfast & check-out, transfer to Kanazawa station on your own. Take the JR express train - Thunder Bird from Kanazawa station to Kyoto station (standard class/seat reserved). Arrive in Kyoto station, transfer to your hotel on your own & check-in (generally starts from 3 pm). *We have a list of options & activities for you to choose from if you are interested. Overnight in Kyoto Day 08 Free & Easy day. After breakfast at hotel, free at your leisure for the entire day. *We have a list of options & activities for you to choose from if you are interested. Overnight in Kyoto

Day 10 After breakfast, meet and greet with your local English-speaking guide, and transfer to Naoshima by public transportation (train & ferry). You will get to explore the museums and architectures on the island (transferred by bike on the island). *Naoshima Pavilion/Ie (home) Project,/Ando Museum/Benesse Art Site Naoshima After the tour, return to your hotel in Kurashiki by ferry & train. Day11 After breakfast & check-out, you will be picked up by the English-speaking driver. You will transfer to Shimane (approx. 3 hours) and proceed to sightseeing in San-in region. Sakaiminato ichiba Market - You can get the freshest seasonal foods here and this is one of the most famous sightseeing spots for tourists. Adachi Museum of Art - Adachi museum of art is well known for its remarkably spacious traditional Japanese garden (approx. 15,000 Sq. meter/161500 Sq. ft). It was ranked top 1 for 14 consecutive years (2003 - 2017) by the magazine "Journal of Japanese Gardening" (USA). Tonight, we are going to stay at a local hot spring Ryokan and enjoy the authentic Japanese Kaiseki dinner. Overnight in Tamazukuri Onsen (Shimane) Day12 After breakfast & check-out, meet with your English-speaking driver. Enjoy the sightseeing in Shimane region. Matsue Castle - Matsue Castle was not only named as a national treasure, but also one of the most popular cherry blossom spots. Izumo Taisha Shrine - Izumo Taisha is known as the oldest shrine in the nation and is said to bring great luck to couples. According to the Ancient legends, all gods and goddesses will be gathered here in Izumo around October and many visitors gather here to pray for good fortune and blessings each year. Shimane winery - In the winery, you will be able to observe the manufacturing process and taste the Japanese wine made here. Private transfer from Shimane to Hiroshima (approx. 3 hours), transfer to hotel & check-in. Overnight in Hiroshima Day13 Free & Easy day. After breakfast at hotel, free at your leisure for the entire day. *We have a list of options & activities for you to choose from if you are interested. Overnight in Hiroshima Day14 After breakfast & check-out, transfer to Hiroshima station on your own. Take bullet train from Hiroshima to Shin-Osaka station (standard class, reserved seat, approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes). Arrive in Shin-Osaka station, transfer to your hotel on your own & check-in. Free at your own leisure for the rest of the day. *We have a list of options & activities for you to choose from if you are interested. Day15 After check-out, meet with the English-speaking driver and directly transfer to Kansai International Airport. Have a safe trip and we hope to see you again!

Day09 After breakfast & check-out, transfer to Kyoto station on your own. Take bullet train from Kyoto station to Kurashiki station (standard class/seat reserved). Arrive at Kurashiki station, transfer to your hotel on your own & check-in. Free at your own leisure for the rest of the day. The Kurashiki Bikan historical quarter is within walk distance from the station. Tamatsukuri Onsen If you like you could walk down the street to enjoy the scenery kept from ancient times.

Kanazawa Tokyo

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Kyoto KIX

Osaka

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NATURE & SPIRIT

Where to stay : *Tokyo 3night *Kanazawa 1night *Fukui -Awara Onsen 1night *Kyoto 4night *Mie - Toba 1night *Wakayama - Kawayu Onsen 1night *Wakayama - Koyasan 1night *Osaka 2night Total : 15 days & 14 night Eiheiji temple / Fukui prefecture Surrounded by oceans, the land of Japan has access to numerous sources of water and nature. People on this island are still cherishing the nature’s blessing until this day. It is also believed that nature has the power to heal minds and souls. On this tour, we will be taking you on a journey to visit the natural sites and homes of traditional cultures while learning about the religions in Japan. Ise (Mie Prefecture), Eiheiji Temple (Fukui Prefecture), and Mt. Koyasan (Wakayama prefecture) are some of our selections for this tour. All these places have been guarding their traditions and cultures for centuries. Born in the modern ages, we can get our minds and souls cleansed here.

Highlights

Eiheiji Temple Eiheiji Temple has a long history of over 770 years. It is one of the main schools of the Zen-Buddhism. Over 200 monks have stayed here to practice their studies. It is said to be one of Steve Jobs’ list of travel destinations.

Tojinbo A long cliff by the Sea of Japan. It is commonly seen in movies and tv dramas.

Maruyama Senmaida The largest terrace field in Japan. Throughout the year, there are several events such as rice harvesting experience.

Kawayu Onsen Experience Dig your own onsen in the river! Nothing says relax better than sitting the outdoor onsen in the river while looking up to the beautiful night sky filled with stars.

Okuno-in One of the 2 sacred lands of Mt. Koyasan. Lengths approx. 2km/1.25 miles, Okuno-in gathers multiple large grave stones and memorials, surrounded by trees over 700 years old.

Photo credit by Kumano Hongu Tourist Association

Photo credit by 和歌山県観光連盟

Kitayamagawa rafting (optional) Try the exciting water rafting here in Kitayamagawa! Since ages ago the locals have been using the wooden rafts to carry things down the river to the city. The rafts are now being used for tourist purposes and this is the only place in the country that you can enjoy water rafting with wooden rafts.


Itinerary Day 01 Welcome to Japan. After arriving in Narita Airport (or Haneda Airport), you will be greeted by the English-speaking driver and direct transferred to your hotel for check-in. (Check-in generally starts from 3 pm) Overnight in Tokyo. Day02&03 Free & Easy day Today is a free & easy day that you can spend at your own leisure. We have a list of options & activities for you to choose from if you are interested. (E.g. Tokyo City tour, Kamakura tour, Nikko tour, Mt. Fuji …etc.) Overnight in Tokyo. Day04 After breakfast & check-out, transfer to Tokyo Station on your own. Take bullet train to Kanazawa Station (ticket included: standard class/seat reserved) Arrive in Kanazawa, transfer to hotel on your own arrangement & check-in (check-in generally starts at 3 pm) Free & easy for the rest of the day. *Kanazawa is famous for tea ceremony and traditional arts & crafts. There are many tea houses and arts & craft shops on the side of the streets. Besides visiting the famous Kenroku-en Garden and the East Tea House street, you can also experience making crafts with gold foils or pottery…etc. Overnight in Kanazawa Day05 After check-out, free & easy at your own leisure until time to leave for Awara Onsen. In the afternoon, take the JR express train from Kanazawa Station to Awara Onsen Station (ticket included – standard class/seat reserved) After arriving in Awara Onsen Station, take the hotel shuttle bus to the hotel & check-in. Tonight, you will be spending a relaxed time in the onsen bath. Overnight in Awara Onsen. Day06 After check-out, meet with English speaking driver for the 1-day Fukui private tour. According to a research, the Fukui prefecture ranks number 1 as the happiest prefecture in Japan. Besides the history, tradition, and culture, there are also many other things to see such as the nature sceneries of oceans and mountains. Tojinbo - Tojinbo is a 1 km/1093-yard-long cliff by the Sea of Japan. The extraordinary scenery has been used in several movies and tv dramas. Eiheiji Temple - Eiheiji Temple has a long history of over 770 years. It is one of the main schools of the Zen-Buddhism. It is said to be one of the places Steve Jobs wanted to visit. Maruoka Castle - Maruoka Castle is a famous spot for Cherry Blossoms in the spring. After enjoying your tour in Fukui, transfer to Kyoto (approx. 3 hours) Arrive in Kyoto, transfer to hotel & check-in. Overnight in Kyoto Day07&08&09 Free & Easy day. Today is a free & easy day that you can spend at your own leisure. We have a list of options & activities for you to choose from if you are interested. Overnight in Kyoto Day10 After breakfast & check-out, transfer to Kyoto Station on your own. Take JR express train to Toba Station (ticket included – standard class/seat reserved)Arrive in Toba, transfer to hotel on your own arrangement & check-in Enjoy sea food dinner & onsen hot spring at the hotel & enjoy your relaxed night. Overnight in Toba (Mie Prefecture) Day11 After breakfast & check-out, picked up by English speaking driver and proceed to Mie & Wakayama 1 day tour. Ise Jingu - One of the oldest shrines in Japan with history of 2000 years. Inside of the Ise Jingu, there are 125 tiny shrines each represents a Shinto God. According to the official site, it is roughly the size of Paris.

Okage Yokocho Street - A replica shopping street from the Edo & Meiji era. You will find products and souvenirs from the old days and experience the atmosphere of a different generation. Onigajyo - Onigajyo is also a registered World Heritage. It is a large wharf by the sea from Iseshima to the south of Kumano beach. Maruyama Senmaida - It is said to be the largest terrace field in Japan. Transfer to hotel & check-in. Enjoy your dinner at the hotel. Kawayu Onsen – Onsen in the river - The Kawayu onsen in Wakayama prefecture is a rare onsen spot for that the hot spring is dug from the bottom of the river. The hot spring is originally over 70 Celsius/158 Fahrenheit but mixing with the water of Kumanogawa river balances it out. Nothing says relax better than sitting the outdoor onsen in the river while looking up to the beautiful night sky filled with stars. Day12 You could also enjoy the onsen in the river in the fresh morning air. After check-out, picked up by English speaking driver & proceed tour to Wakayama. Kumano Hongu Taisha - One of the 3 famous Kumanosanzan Shrines. The trail path that connects all three shrines is called the Kumano Kodo trail. Tanize Suspension Bridge - One of the longest bridges in Japan. The thrill that comes with the shaking bridge while you are walking on it will make you appreciate life like you have never appreciated life before. Kitayamagawa rafting (optional) - The only wooden raft you will see in the country. After the tour, transfer to Mt. Koyasan. Tonight will be spent in a temple in Koyazan. Mt. Koyasan Shokubo Experience A total package of meditation, sutra copying, Buddhist shojin cuisine will gives you the ultimate “zen” experience. It is a spiritual getaway for your mind and soul. (if you choose the authentic shokubo experience, note that bathrooms will be shared. Standard hotels can be arranged as well) Day 13 After waking up from your zen experience, we recommend you attend the sutra reading program at the temple. After breakfast & check-out, feel free to walk around Mt. Koyazan. Okuno-in - One of the 2 sacred lands of Mt. Koyasan. Lengths approx. 2km/1.25 miles, Okuno-in gathers multiple large grave stones and memorials, surrounded by trees over 700 years old. Danjyogaran - The other one of the 2 sacred lands of Mt. Koyasan. The home of the famous Buddhist monk, Kukai Kobo Daishi, when he started the Shingon Buddhism studies. Kongobuji Temple - Registered as the World Heritage of Shingon Buddhism. The largest stone garden in the country, Banryutei” is also here. *admission fee required. (Lunch on your own arrangement) In the afternoon, picked up by English speaking driver and transfer to Osaka. Overnight in Osaka. Day14 Free & Easy day. Today is a free & easy day that you can spend at your own leisure. We have a list of options & activities for you to choose from if you are interested. Overnight in Osaka Day15 After check-out, picked up by English speaking driver & transfer to Kansai International Airport. We hope you have enjoyed your journey and we hope to see you again! Kanazawa

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Try to greet the locals in their dialect! This will bring you closer to them!

Yamagata

Tokyo

Osaka

Hiroshima

Kagoshima

Okinawa

Good morning

Ohayo

Ohayo

Ohayo-san

Ohayo gansu

Konchara goasu

Ukimiso-chi

Thank you

Mokke

Arigato

Ookini

Arigatouarimasu

Arigatougowasu

Nihe-de-biru

I'll do my best

Ginbaru

Ganbaru

Kibaru

Kibaru

Kibat

Chibai-n

Beautiful lady

E-onago

Bijin

Beppinsan

Beppinsan

Yoka onago

Churaka-gi-

I'm tired

Kowae

Kutabireta

Erai

Kurabureta

Dareta

Utatan

Pick up some special terms used in Kansai It’s ok / Yes I can/ No problem It’s good / I envy you/ I like it. Thank you. no I cannot do it / it’s not ok. Indeed. Excuse me. I screwed up! I have to do it. What’s that supposed to mean? it’s really good! Do you think so too? It’s ok for me / No problem for me. It’s stupid! See you again!(casual)

Eeyo / Eede Eena~ Ookini Akan Honma yana Sun masen Shimota! Sena akan. Donai yanen! Meccha eeyan Seyaro? Kamahen de Aho rashi/ Ahoka Hona mata!

Hona mata!

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Memorable japan 2018 2019 AYABEX  

Welcome to the exotic land JAPAN. Tour calalog for honeymoon & family 2018-2019

Memorable japan 2018 2019 AYABEX  

Welcome to the exotic land JAPAN. Tour calalog for honeymoon & family 2018-2019

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