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April is the best time to visit Japan. Spring is in full bloom and so is the plush and vibrant cherry blossom (sakura in Japanese). You can tell from the get go that you have entered unchartered territory but once to get to see the culture, people, scenery and food, you cant help but fall in love. Osaka gives a great taste of Japanese culture as well as easy access to Kyoto, the historic center of Japan. Hiroshima teaches you strength. It offers incredible insight to the tragedy of WWII yet how the city has been able to continue their living while always honoring their past. Another exciting experience is the ride in the famous bullet train of Japan (shinkansen in Japanese). Lastly Tokyo, few cities in the world can compare to the speed and lifestyle pace of this city. Japan is so unique in its traditions, structure and even day-to-day living that leads to a truly mind altering experience.
Day 1 : UAE - Osaka - Guided City Tour
Welcome to Japan greeted by cherry blossom season! Land at the Osaka Intl. Airport in the early afternoon. Meet and greet your travel companions and advance to an expert guided tour of Osaka comprising of the majestic Osaka castle where you have a photo stop and some time to absorb the beauty. Next onto the shopping streets Shinsabashi and Dotonbori teeming with boutiques, cafes, bars, high fashion stores and more before arriving at the centrally located hotel to check-in. The evening is free to step out on your own or relax your first night here. Overnight in Osaka.
Day 2 : Day Trip to Kyoto - Guided City Tour & Geisha Performance
Dig into the breakfast buffet and gear up for a full day trip to the culture central city of Kyoto. Revel in the serenity and spirituality of this old capital. Distance covered: 52KM
Visit the Golden Pavilion also called Kinkaku-ji Temple; a gold plated visual bliss. Surrounded by lush greenery and overlooking a large pond, the temple radiates zen. Next move to Kiyomizu-dera Temple; a self-governing Buddhist temple and also the most visited temple in the city. A definite highlight is the wooden balcony protruding from the main hall. It offers stunning visuals of the vibrant landscape below especially being Sakura season and the city beyond. End the tour at Gion district in the heart of Kyoto. Known as the most popular area for traditional entertainment such as tea ceremonies and geisha acts, shopping for local goodies and trendy restaurants. Take this time to wander about the streets on your own or pleasure your taste of Japan at the Geisha performance at the Gion Corner. The Geisha culture is home to Kyoto with the ladies having to train for 5 years before earning the title of a Geiko (Geisha), until then they are called Maiko (Apprentice). A 50-minute treat to watch the Kyo-Mai Dance by Geiko and Maiko (Geisha and their apprentices) dressed in elaborate costume moving gracefully to traditional music. Immortalize this exceptional moment with plenty of pictures.
Day 3 : Osaka - Tokyo By Bullet Train
An appetizing breakfast buffet is ready for you. Post breakfast checkout from the hotel and walk on to the train station. Experience something exciting today as you board one of Japan’s famous bullet trains heading to the buzzing capital, Tokyo. Arrive in Tokyo and set off to a stop at Niju bashi, Tokyo’s most famous bridge leading to the Imperial Palace. Lastly to Shinuya, a popular shopping area before going to the hotel to check-in. A flavorsome dinner in the evening. Overnight in Tokyo.
Day 4 : Guided City Tour & Tokyo Tower
The day starts off with a breakfast buffet followed by an expert guided tour of Tokyo.
Admire panoramic sights of the city as you ascend 332.9 meters to The Tokyo Tower observation deck. The tower is a communication and observation tower that is the second tallest structure in Japan.Lastly, with some free time on your own, make your way to Ginza followed by Ueno. Ginza is the pinnacle shopping district in all of Tokyo. Load up on anything and everything you ever wanted. From clothes to toys, gadgets to stationery, food to household items and so much more.
In the evening, return back to the hotel. Overnight in Tokyo.
Day 5 : Mt. Fuji, Hakone National Park, Lake Ashi & Hakone Ropeway - Optional Excursion
Enjoy your delicious breakfast buffet this morning. Next, come along with us for a full day optional excursion to Kamakura, Mt. Fuji & Hakone OR the day is free for leisure activities.
Make you way out of Tokyo to Mt. Fuji; an active volcano based southwest of Tokyo and one of the most recognized symbols of Japan. It’s the tallest and Holy Peak of Japan at 3779M tall. Rise up 2300 meters to Fuji Subaru 5th Station for unadulterated views of the Fuji five lakes region. Hakone; the National Park located west of Tokyo is also a mountainous town known for its hot springs resorts. If you fancy adding a few years to your life, feast on one of the freshly boiled black eggs. It a regular egg that gets its color from being boiled in their natural springs that contain sulfur and iron, which is believed to boost your lifespan. Devour a delicious lunch before indulging in a relaxing cruise on Lake Ashi and then a spectacular aerial lift on Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Valley. Enjoy the immeasurable scenic backdrop of Mt Fuji, clear waters of lake Ashi and the fumes off the Owakudani on a 30mins ride.
After a memorable day, evening return to Tokyo. Overnight in Tokyo.
Day 6 : Tokyo - UAE
Wake up to a ready breakfast buffet. Checkout and depart to the airport for your return flight.
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