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13 Days Taiwan, Japan Hiroshima, Kansai, Kanto Deluxe Tour

Tour Code: TGB13E

Dates & Rates

Highlights

  • National Palace Museum, National Taroko Park, Amis Folk Center, Jiufen Old Street
  • Taiwanese Beef Noodles, Din Tai Fung, local cuisine
  • Osaka Fish Market-Kuromon Market, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, the Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Streets
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Area, Lake Ashi, view of Mount Fuji

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Taipei(Taoyuan)
After arriving in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), you will see our receptionist at the Arrival Hall and will enjoy the free shuttle bus to the hotel. Please be noticed that if the flight is rescheduled or delayed, please contact your Taiwan emergency contact in advanced or the tourist center at the terminal after arrival. Guests can check-in the hotel after 3pm.
Hotel: FX Hotel Taipei or similar

Day 2: Taipei – Hualien
After breakfast, we will visit the National Palace Museum where houses the world’s largest collection of priceless Chinese art treasures and imperial collections. At noon, we will experience Taiwanese Beef Noodles. After lunch, we will head to Hualien to visit National Taroko Park. (Please be noticed that if the road is blocked due to typhoons or heavy rain, this attraction will be rescheduled into Qixingtan Beach.) At the evening, we will go to Amis Folk Center where exhibits tribal art crafts, and perform traditional dance (B/L/D)
Hotel: Parkview Hotel Hualien or similar

Day 3: Hualien – Taipei
After breakfast, we will visit Yeh-liu Geopark. You may learn the development process of mushroom rock as well as witness the appearance of ginger rock, cleavage, pothole, melting erosion panel etc. Then,proceed to Jiufen Old Street, which used to be the center of gold mining. With the decline of gold mining activities, Jiufen faded but it has successfully transformed into a famous tourist spot. Afterwards, we will head to Pinxi, where is rich in culture and history and provide a nice glimpse at Taiwan’s beautiful natural scenery. Events such as the Sky Lantern Festival draw visitors year-round to create a Chinese lantern with a wish written on it to set into the sky (Lantern fee is excluded). At night, we will have Din Tai Fung for dinner. It has been selected as the “Top 10 restaurant in the world” by <New York Times> and has won the Michelin Star restaurant for five times. (B/L/D)
Hotel: FX Hotel Taipei or similar

Day 4: Taichung – Taipei
After breakfast, it will be free time all day.
Recommended schedule:
 Taipei 101 is ranked as the top 9 tallest financial building in the world and is known as the tallest green building. You can overlook whole Taipei at its observatory deck at 89th floor on your own expense.
 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall a memorial to the founder of modern China, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall was built in 1972 as a tribute to the founder of the Republic of China. You will have a good view to see the Taipei 101.
 Ximen Ding this pedestrian shopping haven is one of the city’s culture centers, hosting a massive variety of fashion clothing shops, eclectic restaurants, clubs, and bars. Ximending was founded during the Japanese colonization era as a recreation district, and today has grown into a cultural icon with inspiration drawn from its Japanese roots. (B)
Hotel: FX Hotel Taipei or similar

Day 5: Taipei ✈️ Osaka (Kansai Airport)
After breakfast, you can take the bus on own expense (approximately USD5/per person) to Taoyuan Airport for the flight to Kansai Airport, Osaka. When guests arrive, a guide will be onsite to assist you to take a train or bus to the hotel, please come to the meeting point for pick up: South Arrival Gate, T1, Kansai Airport. Please provide your flight number before the tour and choose flights to depart from Taoyuan Airport from 09:30am to 17:00pm, arrive at T1 Kansai Airport to match the bus schedule in Taipei and pick up service in Kansai. Travelers who use other flights need a transfer on their own expense and arrangement both in Taipei and Osaka. The hotel check-in is available after 3 pm with your passport. Today, lunch and dinner are on your own arrangement. (B)
Hotel: Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar

Day 6: Osaka – Hiroshima
After breakfast, proceed to Hiroshima. Upon arrival, take a ship to Miyajima, it is one of the top three scenic spots in Japan, has long been regarded as an Island of Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. It is a romantic and historical island where Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage site, is located, along with the Virgin Forest of Mt. Misen, and numerous preserved shrines, temples and historical monuments. Then, visit Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, the Floating Shrine on the Sea has more than 1400 years of history, fits well with the Prussian blue sea, and the green of the virgin forest, recreating the elegance of the Heian era. Lunch and dinner are on your own arrangement.  (B)
Hotel: Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima or similar

Day 7: Hiroshima – Osaka
After breakfast, visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, an open space commemorating one of the darkest moments in Japanese history. It is the only structure that wasn’t completely leveled after the devastating nuclear attack in 1945, used to be the Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. Then, head to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Hall displays the items left by the victims and related materials of the atomic bombing with the goal of promoting peace in the hope that history not is repeated. Coach back to Osaka. Lunch and dinner are on your own arrangement. (B)
Hotel: Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar

Day 8: Osaka = Kyoto
In the morning, visit the Osaka Fish Market-Kuromon Market and enjoy a variety of fishery cuisine and sushi. Afterwards, visit Osaka’s landmark – Osaka Castle Park (not go up). Then, accompanied by a guide, take the Shinkansen (high-speed train) to Kyoto (Baggage carried on own). In the afternoon, visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a World Cultural Heritage site and the oldest temple in Kyoto, and stroll along the Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Streets. Later on, visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine where worship the deity of a good harvest and success in business. The seemingly endless path of vibrant orange torii gates leading up Mt. Inari makes for an impressive setting and is one of the most famous images of Japan. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B/L)
Hotel: Henn na Hotel Kyoto or similar

Day 9: Kyoto
After breakfast, head to Arashiyama Area. Enjoy some of Kyoto’s most picturesque scenery by the Sagano Scenic Railway. Visit Togetsukyo Bridge and walk through Bamboo Forest. After, visit the Nijo Castle, it is one of the best-known castles in Japan, due to its historical importance for Edo period and UNESCO World Heritage status. Here, you could also enjoy a great view in all seasons. Then, proceed to Gion. It is a good place to experience the ancient charm and culture of Kyoto. Visit Yasaka Shrine, the shrine is almost always buzzing with energy, with eager devotees flocking to receive blessings and pray for good fortune. Walk on Hanamachi Street, the most stylish geisha district in Japan from the Edo period. In the evening, you may see some geishas passing by on the street. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B/L)
Hotel: Henn na Hotel Kyoto or similar

Day 10: Kyoto – Hakone
After breakfast, proceed to Hakone, stop by Jewelry store. Later on, visit Tea House in Shizuoka to learn the traditional tea culture of Japan and have a rest here. After arriving in Hakone, transfer to hotel for rest. (B)
Hotel: Hakone Shinzan Hotel or similar

Day 11: Hakone – Tokyo
In the morning, take a boat to see the beauty of Lake Ashi. Lake Ashi is a great place to see the views of Mount Fuji. Afterward, visit Mt. Fuji 5th Station, located halfway up the mountain (If weather not permitting, go to Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center instead). Then, head to Oshino Hakkai. Bridges and pathways lead you around and over the tranquil ponds there. The traditional buildings, slowly spinning water wheels and amazing views of Mt. Fuji all transport you to another era. Later on, proceed to Tokyo, have a photo stop at Tokyo Tower. Enjoy your time in Shibuya, the center of Tokyo’s cutting-edge culture. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B/L)
Hotel: Shinjuku Granbell Hotel or similar

Day 12: Tokyo
After breakfast, visit the Imperial Palace Out Gardens, Imperial Palace is the home of the Emperor of Japan. The view of the famous Nijubashi Bridge is the highlight of the garden. Watch the tallest standing tower in the world – Tokyo Skytree from afar. Later on, visit Senso-Ji Temple, which is the oldest temple in Tokyo, surrounded by imposing gates and the vibrant stalls of Nakamise Dori, Sensoji is a must-see destination during your trip in Japan. Visit the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, a pleasant and refreshing escape from Tokyo’s concrete cityscape. Later on, visit the Ginza Tokyu Plaza, Ginza is the opulent downtown district of for the best offerings in fine dining and luxury brand shopping. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B/L)
Hotel: Shinjuku Granbell Hotel or similar

Day 13: Leave Tokyo
After breakfast, take a limousine bus on your own expense and arrangement from the hotel to the airport for the homebound flight. The end of the journey. (B)

Images

Remarks

  • The above tour fares are based on US Dollar.
  • Adult rate is based on a minimum of 2 people group.
  • The rates exclude all the airfare, train fare, Visa fee, personal insurance, and expense.
  • The designated optional tours and gratuity will be charged mandatorily.
  • The cancellation and change dates policies, please refer to the general terms and conditions.
  • An extra transfer to and from the hotel/airport is $30/per person
  • All the guests have to stay with the group at all time. If absent, a person will be charged $60/per day.

We reserve the right to change itinerary and prices without prior notice.

Click here to see all the Terms and Conditions.

  • National Palace Museum, National Taroko Park, Amis Folk Center, Jiufen Old Street
  • Taiwanese Beef Noodles, Din Tai Fung, local cuisine
  • Osaka Fish Market-Kuromon Market, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, the Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Streets
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Area, Lake Ashi, view of Mount Fuji

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Taipei(Taoyuan)
After arriving in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), you will see our receptionist at the Arrival Hall and will enjoy the free shuttle bus to the hotel. Please be noticed that if the flight is rescheduled or delayed, please contact your Taiwan emergency contact in advanced or the tourist center at the terminal after arrival. Guests can check-in the hotel after 3pm.
Hotel: FX Hotel Taipei or similar

Day 2: Taipei – Hualien
After breakfast, we will visit the National Palace Museum where houses the world’s largest collection of priceless Chinese art treasures and imperial collections. At noon, we will experience Taiwanese Beef Noodles. After lunch, we will head to Hualien to visit National Taroko Park. (Please be noticed that if the road is blocked due to typhoons or heavy rain, this attraction will be rescheduled into Qixingtan Beach.) At the evening, we will go to Amis Folk Center where exhibits tribal art crafts, and perform traditional dance (B/L/D)
Hotel: Parkview Hotel Hualien or similar

Day 3: Hualien – Taipei
After breakfast, we will visit Yeh-liu Geopark. You may learn the development process of mushroom rock as well as witness the appearance of ginger rock, cleavage, pothole, melting erosion panel etc. Then,proceed to Jiufen Old Street, which used to be the center of gold mining. With the decline of gold mining activities, Jiufen faded but it has successfully transformed into a famous tourist spot. Afterwards, we will head to Pinxi, where is rich in culture and history and provide a nice glimpse at Taiwan’s beautiful natural scenery. Events such as the Sky Lantern Festival draw visitors year-round to create a Chinese lantern with a wish written on it to set into the sky (Lantern fee is excluded). At night, we will have Din Tai Fung for dinner. It has been selected as the “Top 10 restaurant in the world” by <New York Times> and has won the Michelin Star restaurant for five times. (B/L/D)
Hotel: FX Hotel Taipei or similar

Day 4: Taichung – Taipei
After breakfast, it will be free time all day.
Recommended schedule:
 Taipei 101 is ranked as the top 9 tallest financial building in the world and is known as the tallest green building. You can overlook whole Taipei at its observatory deck at 89th floor on your own expense.
 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall a memorial to the founder of modern China, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall was built in 1972 as a tribute to the founder of the Republic of China. You will have a good view to see the Taipei 101.
 Ximen Ding this pedestrian shopping haven is one of the city’s culture centers, hosting a massive variety of fashion clothing shops, eclectic restaurants, clubs, and bars. Ximending was founded during the Japanese colonization era as a recreation district, and today has grown into a cultural icon with inspiration drawn from its Japanese roots. (B)
Hotel: FX Hotel Taipei or similar

Day 5: Taipei ✈️ Osaka (Kansai Airport)
After breakfast, you can take the bus on own expense (approximately USD5/per person) to Taoyuan Airport for the flight to Kansai Airport, Osaka. When guests arrive, a guide will be onsite to assist you to take a train or bus to the hotel, please come to the meeting point for pick up: South Arrival Gate, T1, Kansai Airport. Please provide your flight number before the tour and choose flights to depart from Taoyuan Airport from 09:30am to 17:00pm, arrive at T1 Kansai Airport to match the bus schedule in Taipei and pick up service in Kansai. Travelers who use other flights need a transfer on their own expense and arrangement both in Taipei and Osaka. The hotel check-in is available after 3 pm with your passport. Today, lunch and dinner are on your own arrangement. (B)
Hotel: Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar

Day 6: Osaka – Hiroshima
After breakfast, proceed to Hiroshima. Upon arrival, take a ship to Miyajima, it is one of the top three scenic spots in Japan, has long been regarded as an Island of Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. It is a romantic and historical island where Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage site, is located, along with the Virgin Forest of Mt. Misen, and numerous preserved shrines, temples and historical monuments. Then, visit Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, the Floating Shrine on the Sea has more than 1400 years of history, fits well with the Prussian blue sea, and the green of the virgin forest, recreating the elegance of the Heian era. Lunch and dinner are on your own arrangement.  (B)
Hotel: Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima or similar

Day 7: Hiroshima – Osaka
After breakfast, visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, an open space commemorating one of the darkest moments in Japanese history. It is the only structure that wasn’t completely leveled after the devastating nuclear attack in 1945, used to be the Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. Then, head to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Hall displays the items left by the victims and related materials of the atomic bombing with the goal of promoting peace in the hope that history not is repeated. Coach back to Osaka. Lunch and dinner are on your own arrangement. (B)
Hotel: Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar

Day 8: Osaka = Kyoto
In the morning, visit the Osaka Fish Market-Kuromon Market and enjoy a variety of fishery cuisine and sushi. Afterwards, visit Osaka’s landmark – Osaka Castle Park (not go up). Then, accompanied by a guide, take the Shinkansen (high-speed train) to Kyoto (Baggage carried on own). In the afternoon, visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a World Cultural Heritage site and the oldest temple in Kyoto, and stroll along the Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Streets. Later on, visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine where worship the deity of a good harvest and success in business. The seemingly endless path of vibrant orange torii gates leading up Mt. Inari makes for an impressive setting and is one of the most famous images of Japan. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B/L)
Hotel: Henn na Hotel Kyoto or similar

Day 9: Kyoto
After breakfast, head to Arashiyama Area. Enjoy some of Kyoto’s most picturesque scenery by the Sagano Scenic Railway. Visit Togetsukyo Bridge and walk through Bamboo Forest. After, visit the Nijo Castle, it is one of the best-known castles in Japan, due to its historical importance for Edo period and UNESCO World Heritage status. Here, you could also enjoy a great view in all seasons. Then, proceed to Gion. It is a good place to experience the ancient charm and culture of Kyoto. Visit Yasaka Shrine, the shrine is almost always buzzing with energy, with eager devotees flocking to receive blessings and pray for good fortune. Walk on Hanamachi Street, the most stylish geisha district in Japan from the Edo period. In the evening, you may see some geishas passing by on the street. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B/L)
Hotel: Henn na Hotel Kyoto or similar

Day 10: Kyoto – Hakone
After breakfast, proceed to Hakone, stop by Jewelry store. Later on, visit Tea House in Shizuoka to learn the traditional tea culture of Japan and have a rest here. After arriving in Hakone, transfer to hotel for rest. (B)
Hotel: Hakone Shinzan Hotel or similar

Day 11: Hakone – Tokyo
In the morning, take a boat to see the beauty of Lake Ashi. Lake Ashi is a great place to see the views of Mount Fuji. Afterward, visit Mt. Fuji 5th Station, located halfway up the mountain (If weather not permitting, go to Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center instead). Then, head to Oshino Hakkai. Bridges and pathways lead you around and over the tranquil ponds there. The traditional buildings, slowly spinning water wheels and amazing views of Mt. Fuji all transport you to another era. Later on, proceed to Tokyo, have a photo stop at Tokyo Tower. Enjoy your time in Shibuya, the center of Tokyo’s cutting-edge culture. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B/L)
Hotel: Shinjuku Granbell Hotel or similar

Day 12: Tokyo
After breakfast, visit the Imperial Palace Out Gardens, Imperial Palace is the home of the Emperor of Japan. The view of the famous Nijubashi Bridge is the highlight of the garden. Watch the tallest standing tower in the world – Tokyo Skytree from afar. Later on, visit Senso-Ji Temple, which is the oldest temple in Tokyo, surrounded by imposing gates and the vibrant stalls of Nakamise Dori, Sensoji is a must-see destination during your trip in Japan. Visit the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, a pleasant and refreshing escape from Tokyo’s concrete cityscape. Later on, visit the Ginza Tokyu Plaza, Ginza is the opulent downtown district of for the best offerings in fine dining and luxury brand shopping. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B/L)
Hotel: Shinjuku Granbell Hotel or similar

Day 13: Leave Tokyo
After breakfast, take a limousine bus on your own expense and arrangement from the hotel to the airport for the homebound flight. The end of the journey. (B)

Images

Remarks

  • The above tour fares are based on US Dollar.
  • Adult rate is based on a minimum of 2 people group.
  • The rates exclude all the airfare, train fare, Visa fee, personal insurance, and expense.
  • The designated optional tours and gratuity will be charged mandatorily.
  • The cancellation and change dates policies, please refer to the general terms and conditions.
  • An extra transfer to and from the hotel/airport is $30/per person
  • All the guests have to stay with the group at all time. If absent, a person will be charged $60/per day.

We reserve the right to change itinerary and prices without prior notice.

Click here to see all the Terms and Conditions.

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