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JP02: 7 Days Private Tour of Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Tokyo - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka

Tour Type: Private tour, with private guide and customizable itinerary.
Transportation: Public transport, upgradeable to private car with driver.
Accommodation: Handpicked 4 stars hotels with excellent locations.
Meals: Buffet breakfast at hotels.

Trip Highlights
  • 1
    Embark on an exciting trip to Japan and catch a glimpse into the mysterious East Asian culture.
  • 2
    Visit millennia-old Senso-ji Temple and trendy Shinjuku to experience Tokyo's incredible clash of cultures.
  • 3
    Feel embraced by the Mt. Fuji from a panoramic cable car ride and a romantic cruise on Lake Kawaguchi.
  • 4
    Try on a kimono in the ancient capital Kyoto. Watch a geisha show to soak in the antique atmosphere.
  • 5
    Discover Nara in depth: feed tame deer around the temple monuments and take an exclusive walk into traditional Japanese machiya house.
This trip can be tailored to match your dates and interests!
Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrive in Tokyo; Airport Pick-up
Day 2: Tokyo: Meiji Jingu Shrine, Imperial Palace, National Museum, Senso-ji Temple
Day 3: Mt. Fuji Pilgrimage: Ropeway & Lake Kawaguchi Cruise
Day 4: Tokyo to Kyoto: Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, Pure Water Temple, Geisha Show
Day 5: Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto: Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine & Nara Park
Day 6: Kyoto to Osaka: Kuromon Market, Osaka Castle, Santa Maria Cruise, Dotonbori
Day 7: Departure from Osaka
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This trip can be tailored to match your dates and interests!
Tour Prices

2024 & 2025 Special: 10% off - Book before Apr 30, 2024

2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
USD2919 USD2627USD2249 USD2024
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
What's Included
  • Service of private English-speaking guide.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at hotels.
  • Public transport like express bus and train.
  • Entrance fees for the sights visited.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into Tokyo and out of Osaka.
  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Personal expenses (insurance, laundry, drinks, etc.).
  • Local hotel tax (pay on spot).
  • Japan visa fee.
Comparison with Other Sellers
We are the Source Supplier with Cheapest Price.
Our Japan private tours are cheaper than most other sellers, and our private tours are even cheaper than their group tours. How can we achieve this? After reading our itinerary details, you will find that our service quality is top notch. We do everything we can to keep the costs down. We lower our gross margin down to just 6%, whereas most sellers are making more than 60%, which is ten times ours.
Flexible Airport-hotel Transfer to Save You Money
One thing that makes Japan different from other places is that the cost of airport pick-up and see-off service is much higher than expected, because of the high labor costs and the long distance of up to 70 km (43 mi). For two persons traveling together, a Tokyo airport pick-up costs USD 170 per person by guide and public transport, USD 150 per person by private car with driver and without guide, while USD 105 per person by shared shuttle with a boarding assistant, all of which are much higher than a taxi costing about USD 200 and carrying 4 people. Similarly, the drop-off service for two persons from downtown Osaka to Kansai Airport costs USD 120 per person by private car with driver, more expensive than a taxi, which costs around USD 150 per car. We won’t force you to take a guided pick-up or drop-off package as some other sellers do. Our travel experts decided to uncover all airport transportation costs for our valued guests, and let you make your own choice between our service and public transportation based on your number of people traveling. For more than 3 of you, simply take a taxi; for 1 or 2 people, the shared shuttle, airport limousine bus, and JR train are more economical options. If you are traveling with 7 or more people, it is more cost-effective to contact us to arrange a private van for you. You can see the details of different modes of transportation below.
Adjustable Date to Visit Mt. Fuji
We are the first Japan tour operator to offer a flexible schedule for Mt. Fuji tours. How important is this? As a symbol of Japan, Mt. Fuji is a must-see for tourists. What you might not know is that there are only about 80 days a year when you can clearly see the Mt. Fuji in full view. It often rains, and even when it doesn’t, Mt. Fuji always hides in the clouds. We’ll try our best to coordinate the date of your trip so that you won’t regret visiting Japan. You can check the weather forecast and ask our travel consultant 72 hours in advance to change the order of your visit and choose a fine day to visit the Mt. Fuji during your stay in Tokyo. Alternatively, you can discuss with our guide which day to visit the Mt. Fuji upon arrival in Tokyo, depending on the actual weather conditions. Please be aware, however, that it may still be rainy or overcast even if you adjust the date. Just take it easy and keep a good traveling mood!
Compact and Rich Schedule; No Half-day Tours
Compared with other sellers, you will find that our schedule is designed a little bit tight, especially in Tokyo and Kyoto, where we would arrange one or two more attractions every day than others. We don’t mean to rush you, but better understand what you are thinking – time is money! Our travel consultants will work closely with you to plan your itinerary, making every effort to allow you to visit more places for the same amount of money in the same time. We share your disdain for half-day trips that waste your time and money, because a secret in Japan is that the labor cost of a half-day tour guide and driver is almost the same as that of a full day tour. With that in mind, if you’re worried about the strain of your journey, you can ask for a full day of free time in the middle of your itinerary, depending on your physical condition, free and easy, without guides or high fees. Please feel free to contact our travel consultants if you want a free day, as all our itineraries can be customized for you.
No Trap of Optional Tours
Our itineraries are clearly described, without optional tours and hidden charge. We believe that optional tours are traps and tools for some sellers to make more money from their guests. As a decent and trustworthy travel company, we won’t arrange unnecessary items that waste money of our guests. We put ourselves in your shoes and save every penny for you.
Our Insights
Tips on Exchange Rate from Our Travel Experts
Try to get the cash you need for the trip in Tokyo, as the exchange rates are lower in other cities. However, you’d better not change too much money at the airport because the exchange rate there is not good.

According to our expert’s field survey on March 6th, 2023:
1. The automatic money exchange machines at the airport have the worst rate at JPY 119 to USD 1, while the bank counters at the airport are better at 134 to USD 1.
2. The money exchange machines at the hotels are also not recommended, JPY 119 to USD 1.
3. The exchange rates are the best in some currency exchange shops in downtown Tokyo, where USD 1 can buy JPY 135, or even JPY 136 if you are exchanging more than JPY 100,000. The ones in Shinjuku are highly recommended. Outside the Exit D3 of Shinjuku Nishiguchi subway station, you can find a dozen money exchange shops, and compare the rates by yourself. Please mark this address to find them:
1 Chome-2-12 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023
Or you can search ‘Ninja Money Exchange’ or ‘ACCESS TICKET Shinjuku Nishiguchi’ on your mobile map app to get the exact location.
Things to Know on Luggage
Be sure to pack light, as international flights and Japan’s bullet trains have restrictions on oversized luggage. A suitcase with total dimensions of no more than 160 cm can be carried directly on the train while a luggage with total dimensions between 160 and 250 cm requires a reservation. We kindly remind you that you need to walk with luggage if traveling by public transport from your hotel to the train station or airport, which would be difficult especially on some crowded and stepped roads. If you want to check your luggage and ship it to the next or third city, please tell our guide to arrange it for you and pay the delivery fee on site.
Japan Transportation in Brief
Taxis are expensive in Japan, and if you don’t mind paying extra, then a taxi or a private car is a good option. Public transportation such as rail and bus is well developed, convenient and affordable, which can save you travel costs. For getting from the airports to your hotel, there are many compromise options, such as shared shuttle and airport limousine bus, considering that you carry luggage and it is inconvenient to walk and transfer. Just choose according to your needs and budget.
From Narita Airport to Hotel Century Southern Tower
1. Airport Limousine Bus: Highly recommended. Not fast, taking 2 hours, but directly from the airport to the hotel, with the least walking distance. The ticket is cheap, costing USD 24 per person. Reservations can be made in advance through the official website, by phone 03-3665-7220, or at the ticket machines on site. There are boarding points outside all the three terminals.
2. Rail Transit: The cheapest way, taking 1.5 hours and costing about USD 24 per person. The Narita Express Line is the best choice, running directly from the airport to Shinjuku Station, which has its Exit A1 just opposite the hotel. Other trains requires transfers and longer walk, not very friendly for travelers with large luggage.
3. Taxi: Expensive but convenient, with private service. It takes 70 to 80 minutes and costs USD 200 to 220 per car. A regular taxi can carry up to 4 passengers, while the airport also has large van taxis that can carry up to 6 passengers.
From Haneda Airport to Hotel Century Southern Tower
1. Airport Limousine Bus: Recommended. A ticket costs USD 10. The bus runs from the Terminal 3 to Shinjuku Station in 40 minutes, and you need to walk 5 minutes south to the hotel.
2. Taxi: Recommended. Convenient, privacy ensured, with acceptable price of USD 60 to 68, taking 50 minutes.
3. Rail Transit: Cheapest, costing only USD 4 for one person. It takes about an hour, but there is a transfer. From the Terminal 3 of the Haneda Airport, take the railway Keikyu Airport Line and get off at Daimon Station. Find the platform for the Oedo Line, board the train heading for Roppongi/Tocho-Mae, and get off at Shinjuku Station. Take a 5-minute walk south to the hotel.
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