The contrasts of Japan are startling: big cities dazzle with bright lights and high-tech gadgetry, while in countryside towns centuries-old Japanese culture is alive and well with geishas, zen rock gardens, and temples and shrines.
Japan’s vibrant pop culture is a massive draw for wide-eyed tourists, with ground-breaking electronics and leading fashion and design items available here long before the rest of the world.
Yet, beneath the brash modernity beats an ancient heart. Japan is still the realm of the exquisite art of the geisha and the skill of the sumo wrestler, where lively age-old festivals are celebrated and food is elevated to an art form.
Japan is a land of great natural beauty. The contrasts range from the snow festivals and lavender farms of the northern isle of Hokkaido to the sun-drenched beaches and turquoise waters of the subtropical islands of Okinawa. Whether you choose to climb volcanic Mount Fuji or wander through the pine forest of Mount Koya, a journey to Japan is unforgettable.
Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY – TOKYO
Meet with your tour leader and other members at G.H.T’s office, 97 – 99 – 101 Nguyen Cong Tru St., Dist.1 – Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure to Tokyo – Japan (Overnight on board).
Day 2: TOKYO – DISNEYLAND – TOKYO
Arrive at Narita International Airport – Tokyo. Customs clearance, local guide and coach welcome tourists upon arrival and commence the tour. Visit to the Emperial Palace – The palace buildings and inner gardens are not open to the public. Only on January 2nd (New Year’s Greeting) and December 23rd (Emperor’s Birthday), visitors are able to enter the inner palace grounds and see the members of the Imperial Family, who make several public appearances on a balcony. Tourists can visit the Imperial Palace East Gardens throughout the year except on Mondays, Fridays and special occasions and take photo at the entrance of the Palace as well as the famous Niju-Bashi Bridge. Lunch – Photo stop at Tokyo Tower – with 330 meter height, since its opening in 1958, the Tokyo Tower has been the world’s tallest self-supporting steel tower. Transfer to Tokyo Disneyland – It was the first Disney park to be built outside of the United States and opened on April 15, 1983. The park was constructed by Walt Disney Imagineering in the same style as Disneyland. Tourists can take part into four classic Disney lands as: Adventureland, Westernland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland; and the other two mini-lands as: Critter Country and Mickey’s Toontown. Fastfood lunch at the park. Free to enjoy the adventure rides in the park. Tourists can enjoy the Disney Parade with the delightful scenes from Disney films and the enchanting world of Disney come to life in front of your very eyes for a truly jubilant time. With every float bearing Disney characters, the Park resounds with the Guests’ jubilation and cheers. Dinner – Check in Tokyo Crown Plaza Metropolitan hotel 3* (or similar), at leisure.
Day 3: TOKYO – HAKONE – MT. FUJI – LAKE KAWAGUCHI
Breakfast. Hotel check-out, local guide and bus picks up tourists and transfer to Hakone – Famous for hot springs, outdoor activities, natural beauty and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists. Visit to Owakudani – the area around a crater created during the last eruption of Mount Hakone some 3000 years ago. Today, much of the area is an active volcanic zone where sulfurous fumes, hot springs and hot rivers can be experienced. Take an Ashi lake cruise for 10 minutes. Lunch, coach trip transfers to visit Mt. Fuji – An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707, the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 m and is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers. It is one of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains” along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku. Visit the fifth station if weather permit. (there are 10 stations). Proceed to Kawaguchi lake – a lake near Mount Fuji, it is the most popular of the Fuji Five Lakes in terms of tourists, and is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Kawaguchiko also serves as a major hub for those wishing to climb Mount Fuji during the climbing season (July & August). It is situated at an altitude of approximately 800 metres, which accounts for its relatively cool summers and frequently icy winters. Dinner. Check in Kawaguchiko Sansuiso hotel 3* (or similar), at leisure.
Day 4: LAKE KAWAGUCHI – SHIZUOKA – KYOTO – OSAKA
Breakfast. Hotel check-out, local guide and bus picks up tourists and transfers to Shizuoka for a bullet train Shinkasen to Kyoto – the ancient capital of Japan from the 8th – 19th centuries with good preservation, located in a valley, part of the Yamashiro (or Kyoto) Basin, in the eastern part of the mountainous region known as the Tamba highlands. The Yamashiro Basin is surrounded on three sides by mountains known as Higashiyama, Kitayama and Nishiyama, with a height just above 1,000 metres above sea level. This interior positioning results in hot summers and cold winters. Arrive in Kyoto, Lunch. Visit to Kiyomizu Temple – was founded in the early Heian period. The temple dates back to 798, and its present buildings were constructed in 1633. Visit to Heian Shrine – one of the most shinto shrines in Kyoto built in 1895 for the 1,100th anniversary of the establishment of Heiankyō (the old name of Kyoto), the shrine is dedicated to Emperor Kanmu and Emperor Kōmei. Kammu moved the capital to Heiankyō, and Kōmei was the last before Emperor Meiji, who moved the capital to Tokyo. Proceed to Osaka, free for shopping at Shinsaibashi – the well known and crowded shopping district of Osaka. Dinner, check in Osaka Ramada hotel (or similar) at leisure.
Day 5: OSAKA UNIVERSAL STUDIO – OSAKA
Breakfast at hotel, local guide and bus pick up tourists and transfer to visit Osaka Castle – one of Japan’s most famous castles, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. A symbol of Osaka city first built in 1583, after many fires, it was rebuilt in concrete in 1931 and a large scale renovation had taken place in 1997. Coach trip to visit the most famous Osaka Universal Studio. Free for joining the theme parks:
– New York City: with 3D cinema Terminator 2
– Hollywood: with Universal Monsters Rock And Roll / ET / Motion Picture Magic / Monster Make Up,…etc
– San Francisco: with Back To The Future / Backdraft
Lunch, free for own discovery of:
– Jussaric park
– Amity village: with Jaws
– Snoopy zone
– Far East American zone
– Water World zone
Dinner. Coach transfer back to hotel.
Day 6: OSAKA – HO CHI MINH CITY
Breakfast. Hotel check-out. Coach transfers tourists to Airport for flight back Vietnam. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. G.H.T’s bus picks up tourists and transfers back to the previous meeting point. Home sweet home!
Tour Duration: 06 days / 05 nights
Tour Operates: all year round / on demand
Tour Price: Please contact us for a tailor-made quote.
(Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs)
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Terms and conditions subject to change without notice. This program may be changed or discontinued without notice. Please call our travel consultant for additional information.
- Including: Round trip ticket – Airport tax – Airport security tax – Fuel surcharge (this rate can be changed on the day of ticket issuance) – Hotel as stated in the itinerary ***, based on twin share – Good meals and admission fees as in the itineraries – Tippings for local guides and drivers – Entrance visas – G.H.T’s tour escort – Travel insurance with maximum compensation of 10,000.00 USD / case and 1,000.00 USD / luggage. Travel Gifts: backpack, cap, G.H.T’s travel organizer or leather passport cover.
- Excluding: Passport – Telephone fees – Laundry – Transportation without mention in the itineraries – Excess baggages and other personal expenses – Drinks – Single room supplement.
Wishing You a Best Trip with Us!