This summer, experience the best of Japan.

8 days / 7 nights from $ 2,199

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Culture and convenience, fun and beauty… it’s all here.

Great Price

Summer is one of the most affordable times to visit Japan, and considering its thorough and luxurious contents, this tour can’t be beat for value. But that doesn’t mean low class- we give you more for less.


Tokyo Tokyo Tower • Imperial Palace • Asakusa – Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Street • Omote Sando • Harajuku area
Hakone Lake Ashi Cruise (view Mt. Fuji)
Hiroshima The Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Park & Museum • Itsukushima Shrine
Osaka Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi Shopping • Osaka Castle
Kyoto Kiyomizu Temple • KinkakujiTemple • Nijo Castle • Kyoto Handicraft Center • Gion area • Fushimi Inari-taisha
Nara Todaiji Temple • Kofukuji Temple • Kasuga Shrine • Deer Park


Whether on the shuttle arranged for you to and from the airport, private coaches just for our group or the speediest bullet trains for inter-city travel, getting from place to place is totally stress free.


From conveniently located, practical urban hotels to the luxurious Japanese rooms we’ll stay in in our seaside hot spring hotel on Miyajima, we choose accommodations for your comfort, experience, and value.


Full breakfast waiting for you every morning, local lunches in authentic neighborhood restaurants, and scrumptious traditional kaiseki courses- Japanese cuisine fans won’t be disappointed.

Fully Guided

This tour includes both an attendant who will be with the group every step of the way, as well as local expert guides in each destination, all experienced, friendly, and there to enrich your journey.

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Places to Visit


Japan’s capital Tokyo is one of the largest and most populous cities in the world. In this tour you will have a good balance of tours giving you in depth insight on Tokyo’s iconic sites both ancient and modern. You’ll stay in the Jal City Tamachi, a conveniently located hotel that will give you a taste of the warmth of Japanese service.

Hakone, Mt.Fuji

The gorgeous resort area Hakone is one of the best places to see Mt. Fuji. Although you’ve surely seen Mt. Fuji in photos and pictures, seeing it in person for the first time (weather permitting!) is truly a stunning experience. We’ll also take a cruise over the placid waters of Lake Ashi, upon which the visage of Fuji will be reflected in good conditions.


Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima [literally, “shrine island”] is perhaps the most famous shrine in Japan, known for its floating torii gate. Long a holy site and place of pilgrimage, the shrine complex connected by boardwalks over the sea is one of the most unique spots in Japan. You’ll be staying the night on the island in a deluxe hotel complete with dinner, Japanese style rooms, and hot spring baths.


Remnants of this city’s tragic history can be viewed at the Peace Memorial Park, a must-visit for anyone traveling in the area, as well as the Atomic Bomb Dome, the only building that was left standing after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. No matter where you’re from, you are guaranteed to leave Hiroshima with a renewed understanding of the importance of world peace.


No second candle to Tokyo, Osaka is a place to let loose and enjoy, full of bright lights and some of Japan’s best casual dining, offering a pleasant contrast to neighboring Kyoto. Warm people, rich culture, and opportunity for growth and change define Osaka, and we’ll get a taste for the city as we pass through.


Kyoto is the religious and cultural heart of Japan, and with thousands of temples, shrines, gardens, natural wonders, and cuisine the exemplify the pinnacle of Japanese aesthetics. Bustling, modern streetscapes are juxtaposed with serene temples and Zen gardens, and geisha still hurry along to evening appointments. You’ll get a taste of it all in our tour through the city’s highlights.


Nara was the capital of Japan from 710 to 794, and is home to some of the most ancient but grand suriving wooden structures in the world, whose scale would never suggest their great age. We’ll see one of Japan’s most iconic Buddha’s at Todai-ji Temple and the seemingly endless series of beautiful lanterns at the Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and also visit the deer that roam freely around the Nara Deer Park.


Day 1 Tokyo
July 7
Check into your hotel in the heart of Tokyo
Enjoy your first evening in Japan on your own!
Stay: Hotel Jal City Tamachi Tokyo

Day 2 Tokyo
July 8

Full day tour with an expert guide taking you to Tokyo’s most iconic spots

  • Tokyo Tower
  • Imperial Palace
  • Asakusa – Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Street
  • Omote Sando
  • Harajuku area

Stay:Hotel Jal City Tamachi Tokyo

Day 3 Tokyo
July 9

Full day excursion to Hakone and Mt. Fuji. See views of Japan’s most famous mountain from a lake cruise and make your way partway up the summit via a private coach for our group

  • Lake Ashi Cruise
  • Rest Spot at Sekisho Monogatari
  • Transfer to Hiroshima by Shinkansen Bullet Train via Nagoya

Stay: Hotel New Hiroden

Day 4 Hiroshima – Miyajima
July 10 
– Experience the historical legacy of Hiroshima by visiting the Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Park & Museum, then head to see the legendary floating torii gate of Itsukushima.

  • The Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Park & Museum
  • Miyajima by ferry
  • Itsukushima Shrine
  • Japanese Dinner at hotel (Japanese Style, on Tatami Floor)

Stay: Aki Grand Hotel
*Actual contents of dinner may vary.

Day 5 Hiroshima-Osaka-Kyoto
July 11

Transfer to Shin Osaka by bullet train. Tour the best areas of eclectic and energetic Osaka
In the evening check into your hotel in Kyoto

  • Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi Shopping
  • Osaka Castle
  • Transfer to Kyoto

Stay: Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

Day 6 Kyoto
July 12

From the shining Kinkakuji temple to the stunning views from Kiyomizu Temple, see a Kyoto in a full day tour, maybe even catching a glimpse of a real geisha in Gion.

  • Kiyomizu Temple
  • KinkakujiTemple
  • Nijo Castle
  • Fushimi Inari
  • Gion area

Stay: Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

Day 7 Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto
July 13

Head to the neighboring city of Nara
See famous sites such as the Great Buddha in Todaiji and the deer that roam freely in Nara Deer Park.

  • Todaiji Temple
  • Kofukuji Temple
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Kasuga Shrine
  • Deer Park
  • Transfer to Kyoto

Stay: Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

Day 8 Kyoto
July 14

Check out of your hotel and make your way to the airport, or lengthen your stay to discover Japan more deeply!

If you plan to extend your trip, we can also arrange your Hotel, Japan Rail Pass, Japan Air Pass, and Day Tours for all your travel needs.

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Golden Route Tour Summer 2017
8 days 7 nights – $2,199

Things to Do

Watch Morning Sumo Training
option_sumoTake the rare opportunity to see a real training session and even meet and take a photo with professional sumo wrestlers.

07:00 – 10:00 AM USD77

Yukata Rental in Harajuku
Enjoy wearing Japanese yukata (casual summer kimono) for a great deal!

15 min. USD5
2 hours USD23

Yakatabune Dinner Cruise
godentour_photo_boatEnjoy beautiful views from Tokyo Bay while dining on fine Japanese and enjoying unlimited alcohol aboard a traditional houseboat called “yakatabune.”

3:00 – 9:00 PM Adult : USD 110

Japanese Tea Ceremony
godentour_photo_teaHear a lecture about the principles of the Japanese tea ceremony and then try it for yourself, of course also drinking the tea which you create.

10:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Adult/Child(age+5) : USD 46