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Tokaido Express 7 days Osaka to Tokyo
Osaka Castle, Day 2
Shopping walk at Shinsaibashi and Amerika-mura, Osaka, Day 2
Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto, Day 3
The golden temple, Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Day 3
Higashiyama historical walking district, Kyoto, Day 3
Shinkansen Ride to Odawara, Day 4
Todai-ji, the Great Eastern Temple, Nara, Day 2
Relax in hot springs with the view of Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Day 4
Stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan with the view of Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Day 4
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Hakone, Day 5
Ride "Romancecar" Express from Hakone to Tokyo, Day 5
Sensoji (Asakusa), the city’s oldest temple, Tokyo, Day 6
Walking and Shopping in Shibuya, Day 6
Tokaido Express
Travel style: Active

7 days

OsakaNaraOsakaKyotoHakoneTokyo

  • From¥ 205,000 JPY

  • From$ 1,843 USD

  • From 1,535 EUR

  • From£ 1,361 GBP

  • From$ 2,288 AUD

  • From฿ 60,900 THB

  • FromRp 24,468,729 IDR

Tour code: RA-01-EN
Theme: Railway Adventures
Availability: All year round excluding March 30 - April 10 and November 15 - December 1

Interactive Map (click me!)

Overview

So you have never been to Japan. You have read a lot about it in travel magazines, or maybe your friends have been sharing their wonderful experience there during their last vacation. You would really like to see for yourself what the all the buzz is about, and you would especially like to do so with a modest budget. Well, you have come to the right place!

A staple among ILJT’s offerings, the Tokaido Express earns a special place in travelers’ hearts by taking them on an affordable week-long trip to the heart of Japan. Utilizing the intricate and colorful public transport system of the country, you will cover a wide spectrum of attractions between two ends of the Tokaido Shinkansen Line.

Starting the trip in Osaka, you will explore Nara, Kyoto, and Hakone before finishing in Tokyo. These destinations ensure that you get to experience the bustle of modern-day Japan, a healthy dose of its awe-inspiring cultural sites, and an adventure in a picturesque paradise! Your first-time in Japan will be a memorable one with our Tokaido Express tour!

Overview

So you have never been to Japan. You have read a lot about it in travel magazines, or maybe your friends have been sharing their wonderful experience there during their last vacation. You would really like to see for yourself what the all the buzz is about, and you would especially like to do so with a modest budget. Well, you have come to the right place!

A staple among ILJT’s offerings, the Tokaido Express earns a special place in travelers’ hearts by taking them on an affordable week-long trip to the heart of Japan. Utilizing the intricate and colorful public transport system of the country, you will cover a wide spectrum of attractions between two ends of the Tokaido Shinkansen Line.

Starting the trip in Osaka, you will explore Nara, Kyoto, and Hakone before finishing in Tokyo. These destinations ensure that you get to experience the bustle of modern-day Japan, a healthy dose of its awe-inspiring cultural sites, and an adventure in a picturesque paradise! Your first-time in Japan will be a memorable one with our Tokaido Express tour!

Highlights

Outline

Day 1: Arrival in OsakaOsaka

Arrive in Osaka. Adventure is about to start!

Day 2: Nara and Osaka TourNara › Osaka › Kyoto

Explore Osaka and Nara, two ancient capitals with vastly different atmosphere

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch

Day 3: Kyoto City TourKyoto

Explore Kyoto, and experience all sorts of quintessential Japanese activity

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch

Day 4: Transfer to HakoneHakone

Take the bullet train to Hakone, a paradise for onsen-loving travelers

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5: Hakone TourHakone › Tokyo

Explore Hakone, with a multitude of rides on which to enjoy its picturesque nature

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch

Day 6: Tokyo City TourTokyo

Explore Tokyo, a modern metropolis of tradition, fashion, and action

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch

Day 7: Leaving JapanTokyo

Leave Japan, and bring home many wonderful memories!

Meals included : Breakfast

Hotels

Days 1: Daiwa roynet hotel Uehonmachi , Osaka
Daiwa roynet hotel Uehonmachi is located in central Kyoto - near Uehonmachi station. Along with a restaurant, this hotel has a bar/lounge, offering free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus refrigerators and satellite TV. In-room massages, and hair dryers are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Day 2, 3: Kyoto Apa Hotel Ekimae , Kyoto
APA Hotel Kyoto Ekimae is 500 m from Kyoto Train Station and offers free Wi-Fi and simple modern rooms with an LCD TV and an en suite bathroom. Rooms at Kyoto Ekimae APA Hotel have wood furnishings and come with air conditioning, a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea. The private bathroom includes a bathtub and toiletries.
Days 4: Green Plaza Hakone , Hakone
Green Plaza Hakone is a spectacular ryokan located on the quiet heights at Sengokuhara, having a good access to Lake Ashi and Owakudani. It is the best place as a base for sightseeing in Hakone. A combination of the functionality of a hotel and relaxation of a Japanese Ryokan proudly provide open-air hot spring bath, a lounge and other facilities. Dinner can be selected from either Japanese Kaiseki or French cuisine.
Days 5, 6: Shinagawa Prince Hotel , Tokyo
Shinagawa is the south entrance to Tokyo. The Shinagawa Prince Hotel, which is in front of Shinagawa Station, has good access to Narita Airport, Haneda Airport, Tokyo Big Site, and the Tokyo Forum, as well as movie theaters, bowling, The Aqua Park Shinagawa, tennis, golf, swimming pools and other entertainment facilities. From business to sightseeing, this is an entertainment hotel that guests can enjoy in many ways.

Estimated rates

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  • May - October

    May - Oct

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From 2017-05-10 to 2018-10-31

Size of your group Price per person Price per group
2 pers
  • From¥ 316,000 JPY

  • From$ 2,840 USD

  • From 2,365 EUR

  • From£ 2,098 GBP

  • From$ 3,527 AUD

  • From฿ 93,875 THB

  • FromRp 37,717,650 IDR

  • From¥ 632,000 JPY

  • From$ 5,681 USD

  • From 4,731 EUR

  • From£ 4,197 GBP

  • From$ 7,054 AUD

  • From฿ 187,750 THB

  • FromRp 75,435,301 IDR

3 pers
  • From¥ 261,000 JPY

  • From$ 2,346 USD

  • From 1,954 EUR

  • From£ 1,733 GBP

  • From$ 2,913 AUD

  • From฿ 77,536 THB

  • FromRp 31,152,869 IDR

  • From¥ 783,000 JPY

  • From$ 7,038 USD

  • From 5,861 EUR

  • From£ 5,200 GBP

  • From$ 8,739 AUD

  • From฿ 232,608 THB

  • FromRp 93,458,608 IDR

4 pers
  • From¥ 233,000 JPY

  • From$ 2,094 USD

  • From 1,744 EUR

  • From£ 1,547 GBP

  • From$ 2,601 AUD

  • From฿ 69,218 THB

  • FromRp 27,810,799 IDR

  • From¥ 932,000 JPY

  • From$ 8,377 USD

  • From 6,977 EUR

  • From£ 6,189 GBP

  • From$ 10,402 AUD

  • From฿ 276,872 THB

  • FromRp 111,243,197 IDR

5 pers
  • From¥ 217,000 JPY

  • From$ 1,951 USD

  • From 1,624 EUR

  • From£ 1,441 GBP

  • From$ 2,422 AUD

  • From฿ 64,465 THB

  • FromRp 25,901,045 IDR

  • From¥ 1,085,000 JPY

  • From$ 9,753 USD

  • From 8,122 EUR

  • From£ 7,205 GBP

  • From$ 12,110 AUD

  • From฿ 322,325 THB

  • FromRp 129,505,224 IDR

6 pers
  • From¥ 205,000 JPY

  • From$ 1,843 USD

  • From 1,535 EUR

  • From£ 1,361 GBP

  • From$ 2,288 AUD

  • From฿ 60,900 THB

  • FromRp 24,468,729 IDR

  • From¥ 1,230,000 JPY

  • From$ 11,056 USD

  • From 9,207 EUR

  • From£ 8,168 GBP

  • From$ 13,728 AUD

  • From฿ 365,400 THB

  • FromRp 146,812,373 IDR

What is included?

Tour Accommodation

Western hotel: 5 nights -- Japanese ryokan: 1 night

Meals

6 breakfasts -- 5 lunches -- 1 dinner

Transport

Airport pickup -- Public train/bus: 5 days -- Bullet train: 1 time (Kyoto - Odawara)

Tour guide

Airport pickup: 1 day -- Guided tours: 5 days

Included activities

All entrance tickets as per the itinerary

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the tour

International flights are not included in the tour price, and should be independently arranged by the traveler. This particular itinerary starts in Osaka and ends in Tokyo. Please book a flight to Kansai International Airport (KIX), and a flight out of either Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND). It should be noted that we can arrange the included airport pickup service only if your flight arrives during working hours (between 9 AM and 5 PM, Japan time). We recommend flights that arrive around/after noon, as you can only check into your hotel starting at 3 PM.
An English-speaking guide will accompany you on Days 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The guide will be at your service during the designated tour hours. The guide will also pick you up at the airport if your flight arrives during working hours (between 9 AM and 5 PM, Japan time). In the event that your flight arrives early, we can arrange a half-day tour on the day of arrival at an additional cost.
The tour price includes five nights in 3-star hotels and one night in a predesignated ryokan (Japanese-style inn). Breakfast is included for each night’s stay in a hotel, whereas both dinner and breakfast are included for every night in a ryokan unless otherwise specified in the itinerary. Lunch is provided on every guided day, but not on days of arrival or departure. As you can only check into your hotel starting at 3 PM, in the event that your flight arrives early, we can arrange lunch on the day of arrival at an additional cost.
The tour price includes tickets for local trains and/or buses on every guided day, as well as a scheduled bullet train transfer between Kyoto and Odawara on Day 4, and one express train transfer between Hakone and Tokyo on Day 5. Airport pickup by train is also included if your flight arrives during working hours (between 9 AM and 5 PM, Japan time). In the event that your flight arrives early, we can also include public transportation for the purposes of lunch or a half-day tour at an additional cost. Please note that airport transfer for departure is not included.
All entrance tickets for destinations defined in the schedule are included in the tour price. Some tickets cannot be pre-booked, and it may be necessary for the guide to procure them on the spot. Please note that some attractions require strict compliance to pre-booked entrance times, and may void the booking if the schedule is not observed. As such, please complete your preparations to leave the hotel by the designated start time of the day.
Daiwa roynet hotel Uehonmachi Western

Day 1: Arrival in Osaka

 Osaka

Activities

The first day is a standard affair. Your guide will pick you up at the airport and assist you with preparations for the tour. You will take the train to your hotel in the heart of the city. After the check-in procedures are completed, you will have the rest of the day to yourselves.
Breakfast / Lunch Kyoto Apa Hotel Ekimae Western

Day 2: Nara and Osaka Tour

 Nara › Osaka › Kyoto

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:30 Hotel check-out (leave luggage) >> transfer to Nara
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Nara Park
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Todai-ji
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Walk to restaurant
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Irori lunch
  • 14:30 - 15:45 Transfer to Osaka
  • 15:45 - 17:00 Osaka Castle
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Luggage pick-up
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Transfer to Kyoto >> hotel check-in

Activities

Connected by the Kintetsu Nara Line are two of the oldest capitals of Japan, Osaka and Nara. Your destinations today are the two landmarks that represented the cities’ influence during their days as the seat of power. In the old city of Nara you will see the supreme temple of Todai-ji, which houses what is to this date still the largest bronze statue of Buddha in the world. In the urban greatness of Osaka you will visit Osaka Castle, which holds the legacy of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of the three great unifiers of Japan.

This day is designed to capture the spirit of a railway adventure in Japan, where independent travelers move great distances to see the must-see. The active schedule is punctuated with a relaxing walk among the playful deer of Nara, and a nice grilled lunch redolent of a campfire meal. The fast-paced itinerary brings you to the city of Kyoto at the end of the day.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Daiwa Roynet Hotel Uehonmachi. LUNCH is a type of Japanese grilled dishes called irori. High quality kuroge wagyu beef with seasonal vegetables are served in this classy restaurant with traditional decor. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast / Lunch Kyoto Apa Hotel Ekimae Western

Day 3: Kyoto City Tour

 Kyoto

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 09:30 Transfer to Fushimi Inari Taisha
  • 09:30 - 11:30 Fushimi Inari Taisha
  • 11:30 - 12:15 Transfer to restaurant
  • 12:15 - 14:15 Sushi cooking class and lunch
  • 14:15 - 15:15 Kinkaku-ji
  • 15:15 - 16:00 Transfer to Higashiyama
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Higashiyama
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Transfer to Gion
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Gion Corner (subject to availability)
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Return to hotel

Activities

Time to get the full Kyoto experience! The third day is when you get to do real Japanese stuff in the quintessential Japanese city. Walk a trail of a thousand torii gates up a mountain shrine. Learn how to cook Kyoto-style sushi, and try your own creation. Behold the symbolic glitter of the Golden Pavilion Temple. Explore an old town district with many traditional shops and old buildings. And finally, watch apprentice geisha perform traditional Japanese art in Gion!

Moving between the destinations on a public bus, you will appreciate Kyoto’s unique grid-style streets. The day’s itinerary covers a large part of the city, from south to north and then back. Enjoy sightseeing around this orderly old city, and experience the amazing atmosphere from morning till dusk!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of APA Kyoto Hotel Ekimae. LUNCH is Kyoto-style sushi prepared and served by yourselves under the tutelage of a Japanese chef. You will enjoy your creation in the beautifully decorated restaurant DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Green Plaza Hakone Japanese

Day 4: Transfer to Hakone

 Hakone

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 11:30 Hotel check-out >> transfer to Odawara
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Transfer to Hakone >> luggage transfer
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Sightseeing around Hakone Yumoto
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Transfer to ryokan
  • 15:30 - 18:00 Ryokan check-in >> onsen, free time
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner

Activities

It is time to get you from the old capital of Kyoto to Hakone, “the gateway to Edo” on the old Tokaido route. Taking the bullet train on the eponymous shinkansen track, you will arrive in Hakone at around noon. Go on a brief sightseeing walk around Hakone Yumoto, and check into your ryokan to enjoy a well-deserved rest. As a renowned hot spring resort, Hakone makes an excellent break right in the middle of this trip!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of APA Kyoto Hotel Ekimae. LUNCH is a yakizakana (grilled fish) set. Served in an atmospheric restaurant in Hakone Yumoto, the menu uses locally produced freshwater fish. DINNER is a crab buffet in Hotel Green Plaza Hakone, subject to seasonal availability. There is also a wide selection of Japanese and Western dishes.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast / Lunch Shinagawa Prince Hotel Western

Day 5: Hakone Tour

 Hakone › Tokyo

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Ryokan check-out (leave luggage) >> transfer to Hakone-machi
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Hakone Sekisho
  • 11:00 - 11:45 Lake Ashi Cruise
  • 11:45 - 12:00 Take the ropeway to Owakudani
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Sightseeing around Owakudani
  • 14:30 - 15:15 Transfer to Hakone Yumoto by cable car
  • 15:15 - 15:45 Luggage pick-up
  • 15:45 - 18:00 Transfer to Tokyo by Romancecar Limited Express
  • 18:00 - 18:30 Transfer to hotel >> check-in

Activities

The romantic Hakone offers interesting historic landmark and scenic natural landscape. Start the morning with a bus trip to Hakone-machi, where you will see a reconstruction of the old road’s checkpoint. Next, you will take a short cruise on Lake Ashi, from which Mt. Fuji is visible on clear days. Continue your way up to the valley of geysers, Owakudani, and enjoy lunch at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level.

In the afternoon, you will return to your ryokan to pick up your bags, and bid goodbye to the beautiful nature of Hakone. The Romancecar express train will take you to the grand capital of Tokyo. Arriving in the evening, you will take the train to your hotel in Shinagawa, and get a good night’s rest. Prepare for a great urban adventure on the next day!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Japanese-style buffet served in the restaurant of Hotel Green Plaza Hakone. LUNCH is a healthy meal of soba in Hakone. A bowl of local buckwheat noodles is served with clear broth and various toppings, such as large shrimp tempura. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast / Lunch Shinagawa Prince Hotel Western

Day 6: Tokyo City Tour

 Tokyo

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Transfer to Asakusa
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Asakusa and Senso-ji (rickshaw ride)
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Transfer to Ginza
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Sushi lunch
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Transfer to Harajuku
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Meiji Jingu
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Sightseeing around Takeshita Street
  • 16:30 - 16:45 Transfer to Shibuya
  • 16:45 - 17:30 Sightseeing around Shibuya
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Return to hotel

Activities

The penultimate day is where you will finally see bustling Tokyo in action. Starting the day with Asakusa, you will immediately notice the contrast between an age-old temple and a futuristic tower within an eyeshot. Enjoy a rickshaw ride that takes you to various spots in this area, and go shopping for gifts to take home in the Nakamise area. Then, you will enjoy a nice sushi lunch in the classy Ginza area.

Repeat the striking contrast in Harajuku, where you have the serene and majestic Meiji Shrine on one side, and a fashionable shopping street on another. Afterward, you will stop by Shibuya, which is renowned for the fabled dog Hachiko, and for its Scramble Crossing that really comes alive in the afternoon. The busy pedestrian streets of Shibuya will be a perfect place to wrap up your epic adventure in Japan!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Shinagawa Prince Hotel. LUNCH is a sushi set in an upscale restaurant in Ginza. As one of the branches of a sushi chain that originates from Hokkaido, the restaurant offers very high quality sushi. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast

Day 7: Leaving Japan

 Tokyo

Schedule

  • 10:00 Hotel check-out >> Transfer to Narita Airport

Activities

You have completed the Tokaido Express tour! We hope that you enjoyed your trip with ILJT! On the last day, you will check out of your hotel and conduct an independent transfer to the airport. Have a safe flight back home, and see you again soon!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Shinagawa Prince Hotel. LUNCH and DINNER are not included.
Meals: Breakfast
 Osaka
Daiwa roynet hotel Uehonmachi Western

Activities

The first day is a standard affair. Your guide will pick you up at the airport and assist you with preparations for the tour. You will take the train to your hotel in the heart of the city. After the check-in procedures are completed, you will have the rest of the day to yourselves.
 Nara › Osaka › Kyoto
Breakfast / Lunch Kyoto Apa Hotel Ekimae Western

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:30 Hotel check-out (leave luggage) >> transfer to Nara
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Nara Park
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Todai-ji
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Walk to restaurant
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Irori lunch
  • 14:30 - 15:45 Transfer to Osaka
  • 15:45 - 17:00 Osaka Castle
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Luggage pick-up
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Transfer to Kyoto >> hotel check-in

Activities

Connected by the Kintetsu Nara Line are two of the oldest capitals of Japan, Osaka and Nara. Your destinations today are the two landmarks that represented the cities’ influence during their days as the seat of power. In the old city of Nara you will see the supreme temple of Todai-ji, which houses what is to this date still the largest bronze statue of Buddha in the world. In the urban greatness of Osaka you will visit Osaka Castle, which holds the legacy of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of the three great unifiers of Japan.

This day is designed to capture the spirit of a railway adventure in Japan, where independent travelers move great distances to see the must-see. The active schedule is punctuated with a relaxing walk among the playful deer of Nara, and a nice grilled lunch redolent of a campfire meal. The fast-paced itinerary brings you to the city of Kyoto at the end of the day.

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Daiwa Roynet Hotel Uehonmachi. LUNCH is a type of Japanese grilled dishes called irori. High quality kuroge wagyu beef with seasonal vegetables are served in this classy restaurant with traditional decor. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Open previous day

 Kyoto
Breakfast / Lunch Kyoto Apa Hotel Ekimae Western

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 09:30 Transfer to Fushimi Inari Taisha
  • 09:30 - 11:30 Fushimi Inari Taisha
  • 11:30 - 12:15 Transfer to restaurant
  • 12:15 - 14:15 Sushi cooking class and lunch
  • 14:15 - 15:15 Kinkaku-ji
  • 15:15 - 16:00 Transfer to Higashiyama
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Higashiyama
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Transfer to Gion
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Gion Corner (subject to availability)
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Return to hotel

Activities

Time to get the full Kyoto experience! The third day is when you get to do real Japanese stuff in the quintessential Japanese city. Walk a trail of a thousand torii gates up a mountain shrine. Learn how to cook Kyoto-style sushi, and try your own creation. Behold the symbolic glitter of the Golden Pavilion Temple. Explore an old town district with many traditional shops and old buildings. And finally, watch apprentice geisha perform traditional Japanese art in Gion!

Moving between the destinations on a public bus, you will appreciate Kyoto’s unique grid-style streets. The day’s itinerary covers a large part of the city, from south to north and then back. Enjoy sightseeing around this orderly old city, and experience the amazing atmosphere from morning till dusk!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of APA Kyoto Hotel Ekimae. LUNCH is Kyoto-style sushi prepared and served by yourselves under the tutelage of a Japanese chef. You will enjoy your creation in the beautifully decorated restaurant DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Open previous day

 Hakone
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Green Plaza Hakone Japanese

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 11:30 Hotel check-out >> transfer to Odawara
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Transfer to Hakone >> luggage transfer
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Sightseeing around Hakone Yumoto
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Transfer to ryokan
  • 15:30 - 18:00 Ryokan check-in >> onsen, free time
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner

Activities

It is time to get you from the old capital of Kyoto to Hakone, “the gateway to Edo” on the old Tokaido route. Taking the bullet train on the eponymous shinkansen track, you will arrive in Hakone at around noon. Go on a brief sightseeing walk around Hakone Yumoto, and check into your ryokan to enjoy a well-deserved rest. As a renowned hot spring resort, Hakone makes an excellent break right in the middle of this trip!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of APA Kyoto Hotel Ekimae. LUNCH is a yakizakana (grilled fish) set. Served in an atmospheric restaurant in Hakone Yumoto, the menu uses locally produced freshwater fish. DINNER is a crab buffet in Hotel Green Plaza Hakone, subject to seasonal availability. There is also a wide selection of Japanese and Western dishes.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Open previous day

 Hakone › Tokyo
Breakfast / Lunch Shinagawa Prince Hotel Western

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Ryokan check-out (leave luggage) >> transfer to Hakone-machi
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Hakone Sekisho
  • 11:00 - 11:45 Lake Ashi Cruise
  • 11:45 - 12:00 Take the ropeway to Owakudani
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Sightseeing around Owakudani
  • 14:30 - 15:15 Transfer to Hakone Yumoto by cable car
  • 15:15 - 15:45 Luggage pick-up
  • 15:45 - 18:00 Transfer to Tokyo by Romancecar Limited Express
  • 18:00 - 18:30 Transfer to hotel >> check-in

Activities

The romantic Hakone offers interesting historic landmark and scenic natural landscape. Start the morning with a bus trip to Hakone-machi, where you will see a reconstruction of the old road’s checkpoint. Next, you will take a short cruise on Lake Ashi, from which Mt. Fuji is visible on clear days. Continue your way up to the valley of geysers, Owakudani, and enjoy lunch at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level.

In the afternoon, you will return to your ryokan to pick up your bags, and bid goodbye to the beautiful nature of Hakone. The Romancecar express train will take you to the grand capital of Tokyo. Arriving in the evening, you will take the train to your hotel in Shinagawa, and get a good night’s rest. Prepare for a great urban adventure on the next day!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Japanese-style buffet served in the restaurant of Hotel Green Plaza Hakone. LUNCH is a healthy meal of soba in Hakone. A bowl of local buckwheat noodles is served with clear broth and various toppings, such as large shrimp tempura. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Open previous day

 Tokyo
Breakfast / Lunch Shinagawa Prince Hotel Western

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Transfer to Asakusa
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Asakusa and Senso-ji (rickshaw ride)
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Transfer to Ginza
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Sushi lunch
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Transfer to Harajuku
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Meiji Jingu
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Sightseeing around Takeshita Street
  • 16:30 - 16:45 Transfer to Shibuya
  • 16:45 - 17:30 Sightseeing around Shibuya
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Return to hotel

Activities

The penultimate day is where you will finally see bustling Tokyo in action. Starting the day with Asakusa, you will immediately notice the contrast between an age-old temple and a futuristic tower within an eyeshot. Enjoy a rickshaw ride that takes you to various spots in this area, and go shopping for gifts to take home in the Nakamise area. Then, you will enjoy a nice sushi lunch in the classy Ginza area.

Repeat the striking contrast in Harajuku, where you have the serene and majestic Meiji Shrine on one side, and a fashionable shopping street on another. Afterward, you will stop by Shibuya, which is renowned for the fabled dog Hachiko, and for its Scramble Crossing that really comes alive in the afternoon. The busy pedestrian streets of Shibuya will be a perfect place to wrap up your epic adventure in Japan!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Shinagawa Prince Hotel. LUNCH is a sushi set in an upscale restaurant in Ginza. As one of the branches of a sushi chain that originates from Hokkaido, the restaurant offers very high quality sushi. DINNER is not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Open previous day

 Tokyo
Breakfast

Schedule

  • 10:00 Hotel check-out >> Transfer to Narita Airport

Activities

You have completed the Tokaido Express tour! We hope that you enjoyed your trip with ILJT! On the last day, you will check out of your hotel and conduct an independent transfer to the airport. Have a safe flight back home, and see you again soon!

Meals

BREAKFAST is a Western-style buffet served in the restaurant of Shinagawa Prince Hotel. LUNCH and DINNER are not included.
Meals: Breakfast

Open previous day

Estimated rates

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  • May - October

    May - Oct

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From 2017-05-10 to 2018-10-31

Size of your group Price per person Price per group
2 pers
  • From¥ 316,000 JPY

  • From$ 2,840 USD

  • From 2,365 EUR

  • From£ 2,098 GBP

  • From$ 3,527 AUD

  • From฿ 93,875 THB

  • FromRp 37,717,650 IDR

  • From¥ 632,000 JPY

  • From$ 5,681 USD

  • From 4,731 EUR

  • From£ 4,197 GBP

  • From$ 7,054 AUD

  • From฿ 187,750 THB

  • FromRp 75,435,301 IDR

3 pers
  • From¥ 261,000 JPY

  • From$ 2,346 USD

  • From 1,954 EUR

  • From£ 1,733 GBP

  • From$ 2,913 AUD

  • From฿ 77,536 THB

  • FromRp 31,152,869 IDR

  • From¥ 783,000 JPY

  • From$ 7,038 USD

  • From 5,861 EUR

  • From£ 5,200 GBP

  • From$ 8,739 AUD

  • From฿ 232,608 THB

  • FromRp 93,458,608 IDR

4 pers
  • From¥ 233,000 JPY

  • From$ 2,094 USD

  • From 1,744 EUR

  • From£ 1,547 GBP

  • From$ 2,601 AUD

  • From฿ 69,218 THB

  • FromRp 27,810,799 IDR

  • From¥ 932,000 JPY

  • From$ 8,377 USD

  • From 6,977 EUR

  • From£ 6,189 GBP

  • From$ 10,402 AUD

  • From฿ 276,872 THB

  • FromRp 111,243,197 IDR

5 pers
  • From¥ 217,000 JPY

  • From$ 1,951 USD

  • From 1,624 EUR

  • From£ 1,441 GBP

  • From$ 2,422 AUD

  • From฿ 64,465 THB

  • FromRp 25,901,045 IDR

  • From¥ 1,085,000 JPY

  • From$ 9,753 USD

  • From 8,122 EUR

  • From£ 7,205 GBP

  • From$ 12,110 AUD

  • From฿ 322,325 THB

  • FromRp 129,505,224 IDR

6 pers
  • From¥ 205,000 JPY

  • From$ 1,843 USD

  • From 1,535 EUR

  • From£ 1,361 GBP

  • From$ 2,288 AUD

  • From฿ 60,900 THB

  • FromRp 24,468,729 IDR

  • From¥ 1,230,000 JPY

  • From$ 11,056 USD

  • From 9,207 EUR

  • From£ 8,168 GBP

  • From$ 13,728 AUD

  • From฿ 365,400 THB

  • FromRp 146,812,373 IDR

What is included?

Tour Accommodation

Western hotel: 5 nights -- Japanese ryokan: 1 night

Meals

6 breakfasts -- 5 lunches -- 1 dinner

Transport

Airport pickup -- Public train/bus: 5 days -- Bullet train: 1 time (Kyoto - Odawara)

Tour guide

Airport pickup: 1 day -- Guided tours: 5 days

Included activities

All entrance tickets as per the itinerary

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the tour

International flights are not included in the tour price, and should be independently arranged by the traveler. This particular itinerary starts in Osaka and ends in Tokyo. Please book a flight to Kansai International Airport (KIX), and a flight out of either Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND). It should be noted that we can arrange the included airport pickup service only if your flight arrives during working hours (between 9 AM and 5 PM, Japan time). We recommend flights that arrive around/after noon, as you can only check into your hotel starting at 3 PM.
An English-speaking guide will accompany you on Days 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The guide will be at your service during the designated tour hours. The guide will also pick you up at the airport if your flight arrives during working hours (between 9 AM and 5 PM, Japan time). In the event that your flight arrives early, we can arrange a half-day tour on the day of arrival at an additional cost.
The tour price includes five nights in 3-star hotels and one night in a predesignated ryokan (Japanese-style inn). Breakfast is included for each night’s stay in a hotel, whereas both dinner and breakfast are included for every night in a ryokan unless otherwise specified in the itinerary. Lunch is provided on every guided day, but not on days of arrival or departure. As you can only check into your hotel starting at 3 PM, in the event that your flight arrives early, we can arrange lunch on the day of arrival at an additional cost.
The tour price includes tickets for local trains and/or buses on every guided day, as well as a scheduled bullet train transfer between Kyoto and Odawara on Day 4, and one express train transfer between Hakone and Tokyo on Day 5. Airport pickup by train is also included if your flight arrives during working hours (between 9 AM and 5 PM, Japan time). In the event that your flight arrives early, we can also include public transportation for the purposes of lunch or a half-day tour at an additional cost. Please note that airport transfer for departure is not included.
All entrance tickets for destinations defined in the schedule are included in the tour price. Some tickets cannot be pre-booked, and it may be necessary for the guide to procure them on the spot. Please note that some attractions require strict compliance to pre-booked entrance times, and may void the booking if the schedule is not observed. As such, please complete your preparations to leave the hotel by the designated start time of the day.

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Tokaido Express

| 7 days - Osaka to Tokyo -
  • From¥ 205,000 JPY

  • From$ 1,843 USD

  • From 1,535 EUR

  • From£ 1,361 GBP

  • From$ 2,288 AUD

  • From฿ 60,900 THB

  • FromRp 24,468,729 IDR

 |  Tour code: RA-01-EN

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