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Anime Flavor

Tokyo & Kyoto Summer Tour

8

Days

7

Nights

Sales
USD
$3,198
per person
$3,298

Tour Period

2024

Jun 1 - Jun 8
Jun 15 - Jun 22
Jun 29 - Jul 6
Jul 5 - Jul 12
Jul 13 - Jul 20
Aug 17 - Aug 24

Included

Accommodations

  • 6 nights Western style and 1 night Japanese style accommodation

Meals

  • Breakfast everyday

  • 4 lunches and 2 dinners

Admission Fees & Activities

  • All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

Others

  • Meet and greet upon arrival at Tokyo Narita Airport

  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure

  • Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan

  • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  • Gratuities

Not Included

Airfares

  • International Airfares

Meals

  • Meals that are not included in the itinerary

  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks

Travel Insurance

  • Travel Insurance

Others

  • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills

We will go to some of the popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture.

We will go to some of the popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture. Anime Flavor Summer Tour is the best thing to fulfill your “Otaku” needs. We will go to some of the popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture. See Tokyo not only as a tourist, but as an Otaku on a mission. Have fun exploring the different shops in Akihabara, one of the main centers for Otaku culture. Not only that we will visit the famed Ghibli Museum as well as other anime related areas.

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Anime Flavor Summer pokemon
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Anime Flavor Summer nakanoBroadway
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Anime Flavor Summer lakeAshi
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Itinerary

The Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Summer Tour is an 8-day, 7-night group tour designed for anime enthusiasts.

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Arrive in Tokyo
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Tokyo
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Tokyo
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day-4
Mt Fuji Hakone
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Koka, Kyoto
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Kyoto
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day-7
KyotoNaraOsaka
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Tour Ends
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day-1

Arrive in Tokyo

Welcome to Tokyo! You will be met at the arrival gate by a representative holding a name sign.


Hotel iconHotel Mystays Premier Narita or similar class

NOTE: If you wish to stay in the center of Tokyo for the first night instead of Hotel Mystays Premier Narita, we can arrange for you to stay at Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro (or similar class). In this case, airport transfer is not included. We will provide you directions to get to your hotel in advance, or we can arrange shared shuttle service for you at US$65.00 per person per way.

NOTE 2: If you will be flying into Haneda Airport (HND) instead of Narita International Airport (NRT), we can arrange for you to stay in the center of Tokyo (Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro or similar class) instead of Hotel Mystays Premier Narita. In this case, meet-and- greet and airport transfer are not included. We will provide with full instructions to get to the hotel in advance, or we can arrange shared shuttle service for you at US$60.00 per person per way.

day-2

Tokyo

Ghibli Museum / Nakano Broadway / Akihabara / Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo

Today we will be going to the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo. The Ghibli Museum has various exhibitions featuring the works by Studio Ghibli. This includes the work desk of Hayao Miyazaki, some of his sketches, and original movie that cannot be seen outside of the museum.

Then we will shop to our heart’s content at Nakano Broadway, which has many old school anime and idol shops for fans. The shops span over three floors as the anime related ones are scattered among the levels. No anime tour is complete without a visit to Akihabara.

Here you will have the chance to go shopping for your Otaku needs. Do not forget to see UDX Building, Kanda Myojin Shrine, and oh so many cafes. You will then Tokyo's largest Pokémon Centers in Ikebukuro. This is a merchandise heaven for all Pokémon fans.


Hotel iconBreakfast & Lunch
Hotel iconHotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro or similar class
day-3

Tokyo

Tsukiji Outer Market / Drive by Imperial Palace / Sushi Making Experience / Asakusa Sensoji Temple / Tokyo Skytree

Today, you will visit Tsukiji Outer Market – a bustling outdoor street market known for its fresh and delicious seafood, produce, and kitchenware. From there, we drive by the Imperial Palace, which offers splendid views of the meticulously maintained front lawn and garden areas, the moat, and the old stone walls. Next, enjoy a fun and simple Sushi-Making Experience, where you can enjoy creating your own sushi, and eating it afterwards! Then, we visit Tokyo’s oldest temple complex – Asakusa Sensoji Temple, featuring the Kaminarimon Gate, in which hangs an enormous red lantern. Leading up to the temple is Nakamise Street, which is lined with shops selling all manner of Japanese souvenirs. At the end of the day, we ascend Tokyo Skytree to the observation deck, which offers a panoramic 360-degrees view of the Tokyo cityscape.


Hotel iconBreakfast & Lunch

NOTE: For Sushi Making Experience, if you are vegetarian, on gluten-free diets, have seafood allergy, or don't eat raw fish, please contact us for other ingredient options.


Hotel iconHotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro or similar class
day-4

Mt Fuji

We will depart from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji on our private coach. Along the way, enjoy the changing scenery, from thick vegetation to lowlands and rolling clouds. Stop at Mt. Fuji 5th station (depending on weather conditions) to admire the world famous peak. Next, to Hakone, one of Japan's most popular hot-spring resorts.

Hakone

Hakone Ropeway / Owakudani

Next, we will travel to Hakone, which is among Japan's most popular hot- spring resorts, and view the forested slopes of Hakone National Park. We will take a 20 minute ropeway ride from Togendai to Owakundani. Most of the area around Owakundani is considered an active volcanic zone since its creation from the eruption of Mount Hakone some 3,000 years ago.

Shinkansen Bullet Train Ride

Now, you can experience hot springs and hot rivers there, where sulfurous fumes still linger. Owakundani also has splendid views of Mount Fuji in good weather. Next, take a Shinkansen bullet train ride for experience, which can reach speeds of up to 300 km/hr. We will stay at the Onsen Hotel at Hamanako Kanzaiji Onsen, where you can soak in the therapeutic waters of a spa bath and feast on a traditional Japanese Kaiseki banquet dinner.


Hotel iconBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel iconGrand Mercure Lake Hamana Resort and Spa or similar class
day-5

Koka, Kyoto

Koka (Koka Ninja Mansion / Miho Museum), Kyoto (Fushimi Inari Shrine)

Our group will visit the Koka Ninja Mansion. This mansion used to be resided in by ninja, equipped with many ingenious traps and devices, designed to prevent intruders and to provide a means of escape in times of need. Then proceed to Miho Museum, a stunning architecture that accentuates the surrounding nature while exhibiting a variety of items from different ancient civilizations. Moreover, the museum has been listed as one of the "1000 Places to See Before You Die".

We will then continue to Kyoto. The tour will visit the scenic and historic Fushimi district to see the stunning vermilion-colored Fushimi Inari Shrine. This architectural wonder boasts an approximately 2.5-mile (4-km) tunnel of torii gates, showcased during a critical scene of the hit film 'Memoirs of a Geisha'. We will stay two nights in Kyoto.


Hotel iconKyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar class

Note: If Miho Museum is close, we will visit Kyoto National Museum or Sagawa Art Museum instead.

day-6

Kyoto

Arashiyama - Tenryuji Temple & Garden - Sagano Bamboo Forest - Togetsukyo Bridge / Golden Pavilion / Green Tea Ceremony with a Maiko / Gion Geisha District

We will tour the Arashiyama district. First is a visit to see Tenryuji Temple where you can catch a glimpse of the traditional rock landscape garden design. Then proceed through a dense bamboo grove, past several small shrines, tea shops, and private houses before arriving at the Togetsukyo Bridge over Hozu River.

Visit Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion, so known because it is covered with 18-karat gold leaf. This three-story structure was originally built by the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in 1397. Next, you will enjoy a relaxing Green Tea Ceremony. This activity was once only available for the social elite. Today, it will be even more special as your host will be an apprentice Geisha, known as a Maiko.

We will end our day in the Gion Geisha District, where its streets are lined with ochaya (teahouses), exclusive establishments where guests are entertained by Geisha and Maiko.


Hotel icon Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar class
day-7

Kyoto

Kiyomizu Temple

Today, we will visit the famous Kiyomizu Temple, best known for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall, 13 meters above the hillside below. The stage affords visitors a nice view of the numerous cherry and maple trees below that erupt in a sea of color in spring and fall, as well as of the city of Kyoto in the distance.

Nara

Todaiji Temple / Deer Park

From there we continue to Nara, the oldest capital city of Japan. We will visit Todaiji Temple, the largest wooden building in Japan. The temple also houses the largest bronze statue of Buddha at 16.3 meters high, and the surrounding park is filled with over 1,000 Sika Deer.

Osaka

Osaka Castle / Dotonbori - Shinsaibashi

In the afternoon, we will travel to Osaka by private coach.then visit Osaka Castle; The castle was the largest of its time and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century. Our last visit for the day is Dotonbori, which runs parallel to the Dotonbori canal. A popular shopping, entertainment, and food district, Dotonbori is known for the hundreds of neon and mechanized signs that line the street, including the famous Glico Running Man and Kani Doraku Crab signs.


Hotel iconHotel Nikko Kansai Airport or similar class

NOTE: If you wish to stay in the center of Osaka for the last night instead of Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport, we can arrange for you to stay at Hotel Elsereine Osaka (or similar class). In this case, airport transfer is not included, but we will provide full instructions for you to get to the airport in advance.

NOTE: If you will be flying out from Itami Airport (ITM) instead of Kansai International Airport (KIX), we can arrange for you to stay at Hotel Elsereine Osaka (or similar class) instead of Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport. In this case, airport transfer is not included but we will provide full instructions for you to get to the airport in advance.

day-8

Tour Ends

After breakfast, our tour officially ends. Checkout time is 11 am and Osaka Kansai Airport can be reached in a three minute walk.


Hotel iconBreakfast

NOTE 7: If you would like to stay longer in Japan, please contact us to book hotel accommodations.

Accommodations

Amnet meticulously curates hotels to make your journey enjoyable, focusing on comfort, strategic location, and top-notch amenities for a memorable stay in Japan’s iconic cities.

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Hotel Mystays Premier Narita ext

31 Oyama, Narita, Chiba 286-0131, Japan

Hotel Mystays Premier Narita or similar class

The Hotel Mystays Premier Narita is conveniently located just a 5-minute drive from Narita International Airport. It offers an indoor pool, tennis courts, and a Jacuzzi. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, a sauna, and 24-hour room service. The hotel provides a blend of comfort and convenience for travelers.

NOTE: If you wish to stay in the center of Tokyo for the first night instead of Hotel Mystays Premier Narita, we can arrange for you to stay at Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro (or similar class). In this case, airport transfer is not included. We will provide you directions to get to your hotel in advance, or we can arrange shared shuttle service for you at US$65.00 per person per way.

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Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro exterior

1-6-1 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-8505, Japan

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro or similar class

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro is centrally located in Ikebukuro, offering guests convenient access to Tokyo's vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment. This hotel features modern rooms, diverse dining options, and comprehensive amenities including fitness facilities and meeting rooms. Its proximity to major transport links makes it an ideal base for exploring Tokyo's key attractions, combining comfort and convenience for travelers.

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Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro exterior

1-6-1 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-8505, Japan

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro or similar class

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro is centrally located in Ikebukuro, offering guests convenient access to Tokyo's vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment. This hotel features modern rooms, diverse dining options, and comprehensive amenities including fitness facilities and meeting rooms. Its proximity to major transport links makes it an ideal base for exploring Tokyo's key attractions, combining comfort and convenience for travelers.

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Grand Mercure Lake Hamana Resort and Spa overview

4396-1 Yutocho Yamazaki, Nishi-Ku, Hamamatsu, 431-0101, Japan

Grand Mercure Lake Hamana Resort and Spa or similar class

Grand Mercure Lake Hamana Resort & Spa, located in Hamamatsu, Japan, offers a serene escape by the picturesque Hamana Lake. This upscale hotel provides an all-inclusive stay experience, complete with soothing scents, sounds, and flavors. Guests can enjoy luxurious meals overlooking the lake and unwind in the hot springs after a day of sightseeing. The resort features various room options, including ocean/sea view and lake view rooms. Immerse yourself in tranquility at this newly opened retreat.

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Kyoto Tokyu Hotel main

Gojo-sagaru, Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 600-8519

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar class

The Kyoto Tokyu Hotel is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of Kyoto, Japan. With elegant rooms, exquisite dining options, and panoramic city views, it’s an ideal base for exploring Kyoto’s rich cultural heritage. Whether you’re a business traveler or a tourist, this hotel offers a blend of comfort and sophistication.

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Kyoto Tokyu Hotel main

Gojo-sagaru, Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 600-8519

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar class

The Kyoto Tokyu Hotel is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of Kyoto, Japan. With elegant rooms, exquisite dining options, and panoramic city views, it’s an ideal base for exploring Kyoto’s rich cultural heritage. Whether you’re a business traveler or a tourist, this hotel offers a blend of comfort and sophistication.

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Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport main

1 Senshu-kuko Kita, Izumisano-shi, Osaka 549-0001

Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport or similar class

The Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport is the only full-service hotel directly connected to Kansai International Airport. With comfortable rooms, free WiFi, and a variety of dining options, it offers convenience for travelers. Whether departing or arriving, guests can enjoy a seamless experience on Kansai Airport Island.

NOTE: If you wish to stay in the center of Osaka for the last night instead of Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport, we can arrange for you to stay at Hotel Elsereine Osaka (or similar class). In this case, airport transfer is not included, but we will provide full instructions for you to get to the airport in advance.

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