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Meriken Park -- the red Port Tower and the white Maritime Museum

Iga Ueno Castle, also known as the White Phoenix Castle

Ninjutsu performers from the hometown of the ninja

Wonderful Kansai

5 days

OsakaKobeOsakaIga UenoOsaka

Look at that stylish alpaca!

Universal Studios Japan -- so much fun in once place!

Your hotel in Universal City -- fancy and colorful!

Kobe beef teppanyaki -- the name speaks for itself

Your hotel in Universal City -- fancy and colorful!
Universal Studios Japan -- so much fun in once place!
Meriken Park -- the red Port Tower and the white Maritime Museum
Look at that stylish alpaca!
Kobe beef teppanyaki -- the name speaks for itself
Ninjutsu performers from the hometown of the ninja
Iga Ueno Castle, also known as the White Phoenix Castle
A cozy hotel to stay at, near Kansai International Airport
Tour code: FF-02-EN
Wonderful Kansai
Travel style: Comfort

5 days

OsakaKobeOsakaIga UenoOsaka

Theme: Family Fun
Availability: From April 11 to November 15

Overview

For travelers in search of a whole gamut of wonder and amusement, from fantastical attractions to exotic creatures, from modern technology to classic tricks and arts, iLoveJapanTours presents Wonderful Kansai, a most remarkable array of fun. For just five days in the Kansai region, your family will have the greatest blast of a lifetime!

This extraordinary itinerary includes the internationally acclaimed theme park of Universal Studios Japan. With an abundance of shows and rides that feature your favorite characters, this wonderland guarantees hours of endless fun for you and your family. And while USJ certainly is an exhilarating appetizer, this tour still has more to offer.

Visit a classy and romantic waterfront park in Kobe, where the rich maritime history of Japan meets the cutting-edge technology in transportation. Befriend the lovely birds and animals in a beautifully maintained greenhouse environment. Explore the secrets of the ninja and their way of life in Iga Ueno, home of one of the most famous ninja clans. This stream of excitement that covers the entire spectrum is what makes Wonderful Kansai so special!

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Overview

For travelers in search of a whole gamut of wonder and amusement, from fantastical attractions to exotic creatures, from modern technology to classic tricks and arts, iLoveJapanTours presents Wonderful Kansai, a most remarkable array of fun. For just five days in the Kansai region, your family will have the greatest blast of a lifetime!

This extraordinary itinerary includes the internationally acclaimed theme park of Universal Studios Japan. With an abundance of shows and rides that feature your favorite characters, this wonderland guarantees hours of endless fun for you and your family. And while USJ certainly is an exhilarating appetizer, this tour still has more to offer.

Visit a classy and romantic waterfront park in Kobe, where the rich maritime history of Japan meets the cutting-edge technology in transportation. Befriend the lovely birds and animals in a beautifully maintained greenhouse environment. Explore the secrets of the ninja and their way of life in Iga Ueno, home of one of the most famous ninja clans. This stream of excitement that covers the entire spectrum is what makes Wonderful Kansai so special!

Highlights

Outline

Arrival: Kansai International Airport

Day 1: Arrival in Osaka and transfer to Universal CityOsaka

Arrive in Osaka. Adventure is about to start!

Day 2: Universal Studios JapanOsaka

Have fun in Universal Studios Japan, an immersive experience that knows no bounds

Meals included : Breakfast

Day 3: Kobe TourKobe › Osaka

Explore Kobe, a port city with beautiful architecture, plants, and animals

Meals included : Breakfast / Lunch

Day 4: Iga Ueno tourIga Ueno › Osaka

Explore Iga Ueno, home to the legendary ninja and a beautiful wooden castle

Meals included : Breakfast

Day 5: Leaving JapanOsaka

Leave Japan, and bring home many wonderful memories!

Meals included : Breakfast

Departure: Kansai International Airport

Hotels

What is included?

Tour Accommodation

Western hotel: 4 nights

Meals

4 breakfasts -- 1 lunch

Transport

Airport pickup -- Private car: 2 days

Tour guide

Airport pickup -- Guided tour: 2 days

Included activities

Tickets for attractions and rides as defined in the itinerary, where necessary

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 and ends in Osaka. Please book flights to/from Kansai International Airport (KIX). 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 3 and 4. 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 four nights in 4-star hotels. Breakfast is included for each night’s stay in a hotel. Lunch is provided on Day 3. 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 the service of a driver and a private car on every guided day. The driver and car will be available only during the designated tour hours, and only for the included destinations. Airport pickup 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 extend the use of the private car 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 and theme parks 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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Day 1: Arrival in Osaka and transfer to Universal City

  Osaka

Arrival: Kansai International Airport

Hotel Universal Port Western hotel

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. A private coach will take you to your hotel near Universal Studios Japan. After the check-in procedures are completed, you will have the rest of the day to yourselves.

Day 2: Universal Studios Japan

  Osaka
Breakfast Hotel Universal Port Western hotel

Meals

Breakfast
Western-style buffet

Activities

Diving straight into excitement on your second day, you will enjoy a magical time with your family in Universal Studios Japan! As one of the only four Universal Studios theme parks in the world, this wonderland has been attracting millions of visitors annually since its establishment nearly two decades ago. It is your turn to discover the many attractions that have mesmerized the world!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been a very popular attraction ever since its addition to the park. There are also several venues unique to Japan, including the manga-themed shows that immerse you in 4-D wonder. Experience a different dimension of your favorite fictional Japanese characters! Gripping realism and superb levels of detail make USJ the perfect spot for family fun.

Day 3: Kobe Tour

  Kobe › Osaka
Breakfast / Lunch Hotel Universal Port Western hotel

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Transfer to Kobe
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Kobe Port Tower
  • 10:45 - 12:00 Kobe Maritime Museum and Kawasaki Good Times World
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Teppanyaki lunch
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Transfer to Kobe Animal Kingdom
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Kobe Animal Kingdom
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Return to Osaka hotel

Meals

Breakfast
Western-style buffet
Lunch
Kobe beef teppanyaki, the world-famous wagyu with supreme quality and flavor

Activities

The family adventure continues in the port city of Kobe. Leaving Osaka in the morning, you will first visit Meriken Park, home to the iconic architecture of the city. The first landmark is a red steel construction that has become the symbol of Kobe. The other one is a building with a white steel-frame roof reminiscent of sails. Enjoy the view of the waterfront from atop a 100-meter observation deck, and explore an exhibit of ships and other modern vehicles in two conjoined museums.

After lunch in the classy entertainment district of Kobe Harborland, you will visit the anticipated highlight of the day. Kobe Animal Kingdom houses many different fauna and flora, which every nature-loving member of the family will appreciate. Kids are especially fond of the petting zoo, where they can interact with cute domestic animals. There is an impressive variety of exotic birds and other wildlife contained within the compound, both indoors and outdoors. Enjoy the company of kangaroos, penguins, and alpacas!

Day 4: Iga Ueno tour

  Iga Ueno › Osaka
Breakfast Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport Western hotel

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 11:00 Hotel check-out >> transfer to Iga Ueno
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Iga-ryu Ninja Museum
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch in the park (not included)
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Iga Ueno Castle
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Transfer to Kansai International Airport >> hotel check-in

Meals

Breakfast
Western-style buffet

Activities

The ninja are the fabled stealthy assassins of Japan, known in legends for their great prowess during the Sengoku period. As one of the two great ninja families, the Iga clan has an enduring legacy that you can now experience as you visit their home province. Learn about the tricks and arts of ninjutsu as you explore an authentic ninja house. The museum provides an interesting insight into the underappreciated and lesser known aspects of ninja life. The scheduled ninja show demonstrates an exciting battle using ninja weapons.

After lunch, you will visit the nearby castle, dubbed the “White Phoenix Castle” due to its beauty. It is significant in that unlike other modern reconstructions of classic Japanese castles, this one does not use reinforced concrete, but was rather rebuilt with wood, giving it an authentic feel. At the end of this exciting day of Japanese history and art, you will be transferred to your hotel near Kansai International Airport, where you will celebrate your last night in Japan.

Day 5: Leaving Japan

  Osaka

Departure: Kansai International Airport

Breakfast

Meals

Breakfast
Western-style buffet

Activities

You have completed the Wonderful Kansai 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!

 Osaka

Arrival: Kansai International Airport

Hotel Universal Port Western hotel

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. A private coach will take you to your hotel near Universal Studios Japan. After the check-in procedures are completed, you will have the rest of the day to yourselves.

 Osaka
Breakfast Hotel Universal Port Western hotel

Activities

Diving straight into excitement on your second day, you will enjoy a magical time with your family in Universal Studios Japan! As one of the only four Universal Studios theme parks in the world, this wonderland has been attracting millions of visitors annually since its establishment nearly two decades ago. It is your turn to discover the many attractions that have mesmerized the world!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been a very popular attraction ever since its addition to the park. There are also several venues unique to Japan, including the manga-themed shows that immerse you in 4-D wonder. Experience a different dimension of your favorite fictional Japanese characters! Gripping realism and superb levels of detail make USJ the perfect spot for family fun.

Meals

Breakfast
Western-style buffet

Open previous day

 Kobe › Osaka

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Transfer to Kobe
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Kobe Port Tower
  • 10:45 - 12:00 Kobe Maritime Museum and Kawasaki Good Times World
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Teppanyaki lunch
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Transfer to Kobe Animal Kingdom
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Kobe Animal Kingdom
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Return to Osaka hotel
Breakfast / Lunch Hotel Universal Port Western hotel

Activities

The family adventure continues in the port city of Kobe. Leaving Osaka in the morning, you will first visit Meriken Park, home to the iconic architecture of the city. The first landmark is a red steel construction that has become the symbol of Kobe. The other one is a building with a white steel-frame roof reminiscent of sails. Enjoy the view of the waterfront from atop a 100-meter observation deck, and explore an exhibit of ships and other modern vehicles in two conjoined museums.

After lunch in the classy entertainment district of Kobe Harborland, you will visit the anticipated highlight of the day. Kobe Animal Kingdom houses many different fauna and flora, which every nature-loving member of the family will appreciate. Kids are especially fond of the petting zoo, where they can interact with cute domestic animals. There is an impressive variety of exotic birds and other wildlife contained within the compound, both indoors and outdoors. Enjoy the company of kangaroos, penguins, and alpacas!

Meals

Breakfast
Western-style buffet
Lunch
Kobe beef teppanyaki, the world-famous wagyu with supreme quality and flavor

Open previous day

 Iga Ueno › Osaka

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 11:00 Hotel check-out >> transfer to Iga Ueno
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Iga-ryu Ninja Museum
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch in the park (not included)
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Iga Ueno Castle
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Transfer to Kansai International Airport >> hotel check-in
Breakfast Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport Western hotel

Activities

The ninja are the fabled stealthy assassins of Japan, known in legends for their great prowess during the Sengoku period. As one of the two great ninja families, the Iga clan has an enduring legacy that you can now experience as you visit their home province. Learn about the tricks and arts of ninjutsu as you explore an authentic ninja house. The museum provides an interesting insight into the underappreciated and lesser known aspects of ninja life. The scheduled ninja show demonstrates an exciting battle using ninja weapons.

After lunch, you will visit the nearby castle, dubbed the “White Phoenix Castle” due to its beauty. It is significant in that unlike other modern reconstructions of classic Japanese castles, this one does not use reinforced concrete, but was rather rebuilt with wood, giving it an authentic feel. At the end of this exciting day of Japanese history and art, you will be transferred to your hotel near Kansai International Airport, where you will celebrate your last night in Japan.

Meals

Breakfast
Western-style buffet

Open previous day

 Osaka

Departure: Kansai International Airport

Breakfast

Activities

You have completed the Wonderful Kansai 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
Western-style buffet

Open previous day