Comprehensive Routes List 


Three-night Four-day Plans
1-1.Route 1
1-2.Route 2

Four-night Five-day Plans
2-1.Route 1
2-2.Route 2
2-3.Route 3

Four-night Four-day Plans
3-1.Route 1
3-2.Route 2

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1) Three-night Four-day Plans
1. Route 1

Get a taste of traditional Japanese culture, Japan's modern science and technology, and even hiking in the scenic splendor that surrounds Mount Fuji, along with some art museum-hopping thrown in. This plan will give you ample opportunity to learn Japanese culture, history and some of its beautiful landscapes.
2. Route 2

This route will let you experience samples of Japanese history, its traditional culture, its world-class science and technology, and its rich natural environment. You will learn about Japan from a variety of different aspects.

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2) Four-night Five-day Plans
1. Route 1

Besides learning about Japanese history, culture, industry, science and technology, visitors will also get to enjoy some of Japan's rich natural environment as well as visit a leading Japanese amusement facility.
2. Route 2

Visits to museums that present examples of cutting-edge Japanese science, technology and animations, sightseeing around facilities that remind us in the present day about Japanese history and traditional culture, and recreational activity amidst beautiful natural surroundings all combine to provide a diverse learning experience.
3. Route 3

Deepen your understanding of Japan with visits to a Buddhist temple and a Japanese garden, mixed in with sightseeing at science, technology and animation-related facilities, and observing Japanese urban and rural living.

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3) Four-night Four-day Plans
1. Route 1

In addition to visiting high-tech and industrial facilities, sightseers will also learn about the history of Japan's development by passing through museums, art museums, Buddhist temples and Japanese gardens, which will teach them about Japanese history and culture.
2. Route 2

Visitors can learn about Japan from a variety of angles by inspecting facilities with cutting-edge technology exhibits, touring through museums and historical remains that speak of history and tradition, sampling the beauty of the natural environment around the foot of Mount Fuji, and putting foot in urban areas that are currently the focus of public interest.

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1) Three-night Four-day Plans
Click map below to see the larger one.
1-1. Route 1

Get a taste of traditional Japanese culture, Japan's modern science and technology, and even hiking in the scenic splendor that surrounds Mount Fuji, along with some art museum-hopping thrown in. This plan will give you ample opportunity to learn Japanese culture, history and some of its beautiful landscapes.

Day 1
Arrive JapanNarita International Airport
15:00 - 16:00[1] Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (Disaster Prevention Center, etc.)
16:00 - 17:00[2] Sightseeing around Shinjuku
Stay overnight Tokyo
Day 2
9:00 - 10:00 [3] Senso-ji temple
10:30 - 11:30 [4] Edo-Tokyo Museum
13:30 - 15:30 [5] Minato Mirai 21 area
([6] Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, etc.)
Stay overnightTown of Fujikawaguchiko
Day 3
9:00 - 10:00 [7] Fuji Visitor Center
Or [8] Kawaguchiko Field Center
10:15 - 13:15 [9] Hiking; Lunch (packed lunch)
13:30 - 14:30 [10] Kawaguchiko Museum of Art
14:45 - 15:45 [11] Kawaguchiko Music Forest UKAI Museum
Stay overnight Chiba Prefecture
Day 4
9:00 - 11:30 [12] Tokyo Disney Resort (R)
Depart Japan Narita International Airport
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[1] Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (Disaster Prevention Center, etc.)

Inside this government office building, which provides the backbone of government for Tokyo, visitors will get to see its conference halls and the Disaster Prevention Center which acts as the nerve center for disaster contingency planning.
http://www.bousai.metro.tokyo.jp/japanese/knowledge/center.html

[2] Shinjuku

A fine example of contemporary Tokyo that is not to be missed, Shinjuku, an urban subcenter in its own right, hums day and night by virtue of its clusters of soaring skyscrapers and a diverse range of commercial establishments.

[3] Senso-ji temple

This is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, which is said to have been founded in the year 628. This temple is always crowded with tourists who come to see the famous Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) and the Nakamise shopping street.
http://www.asakusashichifukujin.jp/sen.html

[4] Edo-Tokyo Museum

By exhibiting woodblock prints of daily life in the Edo period, old kimonos and ancient maps, and using large-scale models of distinctive structures that were built in each era, this museum presents the history and culture of both Old Edo and Tokyo.
http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/english/index.html

[5] Minato Mirai 21 area

Featuring rows of modern buildings, Minato Mirai 21 has been the focus of redevelopment in the Yokohama port area since 1983, and is now the cultural, economic and sightseeing center of Yokohama.

[6] Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum

This museum showcases the latest science and technology in six different zones which include "Environment," "Ocean" and "Energy." It also has a well-equipped section where visitors can enjoy their hands-on science and technology experience.
http://www.mhi.co.jp/en/museum/index.html

[7] Fuji Visitor Center

Visitors can enjoy studying about how Mount Fuji came to be formed, the local area and the natural environment on both a jumbo video wall and PCs.
http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/english/index.html

[8] Kawaguchiko Field Center

A guide will provide commentary as you stroll through the primeval forest which, cloaking the foot of Mount Fuji, is both a precious terrain resource and a biological treasure trove. You can even try your hand at making handicrafts with natural materials.
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/search_e/info.php?ca_id=2&if_id=214

[9] Hiking

Visitors will hike around the foot of Mount Fuji, enjoying views of Mount Fuji and the lake as they go. They can also get a taste of the natural charm of the season in which they visit here.
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/nature/index_e.php

[10] Kawaguchiko Museum of Art

This museum displays a collection of works which depict Mount Fuji in various forms, such as paintings, woodblock prints and photographs. Visitors can appreciate the real Mount Fuji as well.
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/spot/info_e.php?ca_id=2&if_id=194

[11] Kawaguchiko Music Forest UKAI Museum

The elegant melodies emanating from the precious music boxes and automatic musical instruments that have been collected from around the world reverberate through this museum which is modeled after a medieval European tower house.
http://www.kawaguchikomusicforest.jp/index.html

[12] Tokyo Disney Resort (R)

Centered around Tokyo Disneyland (R) and Tokyo DisneySea (R), this leading Japanese resort facility combines the Disney Hotels with a shopping center.
http://www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp/index_e.html
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Click map below to see the larger one.
1-2. Route 2

This route will let you experience samples of Japanese history, its traditional culture, its world-class science and technology, and its rich natural environment. You will learn about Japan from a variety of different aspects.

Day 1
Arrive JapanNarita International Airport
13:00 - 14:00[1] Naritasan Shinsho-ji temple
14:40 - 15:40[2] National Museum of Japanese History
16:30 - 16:50[3] Tokyo Bay Aqua-line Umihotaru Parking Area
Stay overnight Kanagawa Prefecture
Day 2
9:00 - 11:00 [4] Minato Mirai 21 area
([5] Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, etc.)
14:00 - 15:00 [6] Hatajuku Yosegi Kaikan (Mosaic Handicraft Center)
15:30 - 16:00 [7] Hakone Checkpoint
Stay overnightTown of Fujikawaguchiko
Day 3
9:15 - 10:15 [8] Kawaguchiko Music Forest UKAI Museum
10:30 - 11:30 [9] Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
14:30 - 15:30 [10] Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (Disaster Prevention Center, etc.)
15:30 - 16:30 [11] Sightseeing around Shinjuku
Stay overnight Tokyo
Day 4
9:30 - 10:30 [12] Edo-Tokyo Museum
11:10 - 12:10 [13] National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Depart Japan Narita International Airport
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[1] Narita-san Shinsho-ji temple

Ever since its founding in the year 940, many Japanese have professed their faith at this Buddhist temple which attracts some 2.9 million worshippers during the first three days of the New Year. There are many sights to see in the spacious temple precincts, including Shaka-do hall which has been designated an important cultural property.
http://www.naritasan.or.jp/e-index.html

[2] National Museum of Japanese History

This government-run museum provides comprehensive research and displays exhibits that pertain to Japanese history and culture. Its vast site is a repository of precious reference materials and models that have been effectively laid out for visitors to appreciate.
http://www.rekihaku.ac.jp/english/index.html

[3] Tokyo Bay Aqua-line Umihotaru Parking Area

Located midway along the Tokyo Bay Aqua-line toll road that cuts straight across Tokyo Bay, this parking area on the sea is actually a man-made island that comes complete with restaurants and tourist facilities.
http://www.umihotaru.com

[4] Minato Mirai 21 area

Featuring rows of modern buildings, Minato Mirai 21 has been the focus of redevelopment in the Yokohama port area since 1983, and is now the cultural, economic and sightseeing center of Yokohama.

[5] Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum

This museum showcases the latest science and technology in six different zones which include "Environment," "Ocean" and "Energy." It also has a wellequipped section where visitors can enjoy their hands-on science and technology experience.
http://www.mhi.co.jp/en/museum/index.html

[6] Hatajuku Yosegi Kaikan (Mosaic Handicraft Center)

This center introduces "Hakone mosaic handicrafts" which are representative of traditional craftsmanship in Hakone. In addition to the exhibiting and selling of mosaic handicraft items, a craftsman also puts on live demonstrations of this skilled art. Visitors can enjoy a unique hands-on experience by making their own wooden mosaic coasters.
http://www.kanagawa-kankou.or.jp/area/sangyo/83.html

[7] Hakone Checkpoint

A restored version of the checkpoint that was used to strictly monitor the flow of people and goods along the Tokaido Highway from the 17 to the 19th century, this facility also stores old documents and manuscripts of the time.
http://www.hakonesekisyo.jp/english/index.html

[8] Kawaguchiko Music Forest UKAI Museum

The elegant melodies emanating from the precious music boxes and automatic musical instruments that have been collected from around the world reverberate through this museum which is modeled after a medieval European tower house.
http://www.kawaguchikomusicforest.jp/index.html

[9] Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

This art museum exhibits the works of Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003), a textile-dyeing artist who revived the art of Tsujigahana-zome, a traditional Japanese dyeing technique which had been lost for over 200 years.
http://www.itchiku-tsujigahana.co.jp/

[10] Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (Disaster Prevention Center, etc.)

Inside this government offi ce building, which provides the backbone of government for Tokyo, visitors will get to see its conference halls and the Disaster Prevention Center which acts as the nerve center for disaster contingency planning.
http://www.bousai.metro.tokyo.jp/japanese/knowledge/center.html

[11] Shinjuku

A fine example of contemporary Tokyo that is not to be missed, Shinjuku, an urban subcenter in its own right, hums day and night by virtue of its clusters of soaring skyscrapers and a diverse range of commercial establishments.

[12] Edo-Tokyo Museum

By exhibiting woodblock prints of daily life in the Edo period, old kimonos and ancient maps, and using large-scale models of distinctive structures that were built in each era, this museum presents the history and culture of both Old Edo and Tokyo.
http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/english/index.html

[13] National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

This museum introduces cutting-edge science and technology, which have made their influence felt in numerous fields, from a variety of easily understood perspectives such as exhibits that involve direct visitor participation and the latest virtual reality (VR) technology.
http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp
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1) Four-night Five-day Plans
Click map below to see the larger one.
2-1. Route 1

Besides learning about Japanese history, culture, industry, science and technology, visitors will also get to enjoy some of Japan's rich natural environment as well as visit a leading Japanese amusement facility.

Day 1
Arrive JapanNarita International Airport
13:00 - 14:00[1] Naritasan Shinsho-ji temple
14:40 - 15:40[2] National Museum of Japanese History
16:30 - 16:50[3] Tokyo Bay Aqua-line Umihotaru Parking Area
Stay overnight Kanagawa Prefecture
Day 2
9:00 - 10:00 [4] Sankeien Garden
10:30 - 12:30[5] Minato Mirai 21 area
([6] Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, etc.)
14:30 - 15:30[7] Kanagawa Prefectural Disaster Management Center
Stay overnightTown of Fujikawaguchiko
Day 3
9:00 - 10:20 [8] Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center: Original blueberry jam making
10:40 - 13:40 [9] Hiking; Lunch (packed lunch)
14:00 - 15:00 [10] Kawaguchiko Muse Museum
Stay overnight Tokyo
Day 4
9:00 - 10:00 [11] Senso-ji temple
10:30 - 12:00 [12] Edo-Tokyo Museum
13:30 - 14:30 [13] National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
15:00 - 16:00 [14] Panasonic Center
Or [15] Sony ExploraScience
Stay overnight Chiba Prefecture
Day 5
9:00 - 11:30 [16] Tokyo Disney Resort (R)
Depart Japan Narita International Airport
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[1] Narita-san Shinsho-ji temple

Ever since its founding in the year 940, many Japanese have professed their faith at this Buddhist temple which attracts some 2.9 million worshippers during the first three days of the New Year. There are many sights to see in the spacious temple precincts, including Shaka-do hall which has been designated an important cultural property.
http://www.naritasan.or.jp/e-index.html

[2] National Museum of Japanese History

This government-run museum provides comprehensive research and displays exhibits that pertain to Japanese history and culture. Its vast site is a repository of precious reference materials and models that have been effectively laid out for visitors to appreciate.
http://www.rekihaku.ac.jp/english/index.html

[3] Tokyo Bay Aqua-line Umihotaru Parking Area

Located midway along the Tokyo Bay Aqua-line toll road that cuts straight across Tokyo Bay, this parking area on the sea is actually a man-made island that comes complete with restaurants and tourist facilities.
http://www.umihotaru.com

[4] Sankeien Garden

This Japanese-style garden which was opened up to the public in the year 1906 contains historically valuable buildings that were reconstructed here after being relocated from all over Japan. The visual combination of these structures with the flowers that bloom in each season of the year is a magnificent sight to behold.
http://www.sankeien.or.jp/

[5] Minato Mirai 21 area

Featuring rows of modern buildings, Minato Mirai 21 has been the focus of redevelopment in the Yokohama port area since 1983, and is now the cultural, economic and sightseeing center of Yokohama.

[6] Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum

This museum showcases the latest science and technology in six different zones which include "Environment," "Ocean" and "Energy." It also has a wellequipped section where visitors can enjoy their hands-on science and technology experience.
http://www.mhi.co.jp/en/museum/index.html

[7] Kanagawa Prefectural Disaster Management Center

In addition to exhibits on natural disasters, this center has sections which enable visitors to directly experience a simulated earthquake, escaping from smoke, wind and flood damage, and extinguishing a fire. The knowledge acquired here should prove useful in the event that a real disaster strikes.
http://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/osirase/03/0340/index.html

[8] Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center

Located in a spot that affords a splendid view of Mount Fuji, this center cultivates blueberries and fresh herbs. Visitors can try making their own blueberry jam and harvesting blueberries when they are in season.
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/spot/info_e.php?ca_id=2&if_id=198

[9] Hiking

Visitors will hike around the foot of Mount Fuji, enjoying views of Mount Fuji and the lake as they go. They can also get a taste of the natural charm of the season in which they visit here.
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/nature/index_e.php

[10] Kawaguchiko Muse Museum

This art gallery exhibits the works of doll maker Yuki Atae whose distinctive methods have produced a delicacy of expression on the faces of his dolls, luring onlookers into a world of fantasy.
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/spot/info_e.php?ca_id=2&if_id=196

[11] Senso-ji temple

This is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, which is said to have been founded in the year 628. This temple is always crowded with tourists who come to see the famous Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) and the Nakamise shopping street.
http://www.asakusashichifukujin.jp/sen.html

[12] Edo-Tokyo Museum

By exhibiting woodblock prints of daily life in the Edo period, old kimonos and ancient maps, and using large-scale models of distinctive structures that were built in each era, this museum presents the history and culture of both Old Edo and Tokyo.
http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/english/index.html

[13] National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

This museum introduces cutting-edge science and technology, which have made their influence felt in numerous fields, from a variety of easily understood perspectives such as exhibits that involve direct visitor participation and the latest virtual reality (VR) technology.
http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp

[14] Panasonic Center

Based on the concepts of "ubiquitous networks," "environmental protection" and "universal designs," new Matsushita Group products, technologies and approaches are showcased here at the Panasonic Center.
http://panasonic.net/center/

[15] Sony ExploraScience

This is the Sony science museum for which "direct experience" and "discovery" are the key words. Visitors can learn about the principles of the latest digital technology and science while simply having fun.
http://sonyexplorascience.jp/english/index.html

[16] Tokyo Disney Resort (R)

Centered around Tokyo Disneyland (R) and Tokyo DisneySea (R), this leading Japanese resort facility combines the Disney Hotels with a shopping center.
http://www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp/index_e.html
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[Tour List]

Click map below to see the larger one.
2-2. Route 2

Visits to museums that present examples of cutting-edge Japanese science, technology and animations, sightseeing around facilities that remind us in the present day about Japanese history and traditional culture, and recreational activity amidst beautiful natural surroundings all combine to provide a diverse learning experience.

Day 1
Arrive JapanNarita International Airport
12:30 - 13:30[1] National Museum of Japanese History
14:30 - 16:30[2] Chiba Shin-Minato Clean Energy Center
[3] Makuhari Messe
Stay overnight Tokyo
Day 2
9:00 - 10:00 [4] Senso-ji temple
10:30 - 12:00 [5] National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
14:00 - 15:20 [6] Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (Disaster Prevention Center, etc.)
Stay overnightTown of Fujikawaguchiko
Day 3
9:00 - 10:00 [7] Fuji Visitor Center
10:50 - 11:20 [8] The fifth stage of Mount Fuji
13:00 - 14:00 [9] Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences
14:30 - 15:30 [10] Kawaguchiko Museum of Art
Stay overnight Kanagawa Prefecture, Hakone, hot springs
Day 4
9:00 - 9:30 [11] Hakone Checkpoint
9:30 - 12:00 [12] Enjoy the ride (sightseeing ship cruise, mountain railway clime, ropeway ride and cable car ride) from Hakone-machi to Hakone-Yumoto
15:00 - 16:30 [13] Minato Mirai 21 area
([14] Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Engineering Museum, etc.)
Stay overnight Chiba Prefecture
Day 5
9:00 - 11:30 [15] Tokyo Disney Resort (R)
Depart Japan Narita International Airport
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[1] National Museum of Japanese History

This government-run museum provides comprehensive research and displays exhibits that pertain to Japanese history and culture. Its vast site is a repository of precious reference materials and models that have been effectively laid out for visitors to appreciate.
http://www.rekihaku.ac.jp/english/index.html

[2] Chiba Shin-Minato Clean Energy Center

To turn rubbish into energy resources, we are introducing the “Super-Waste Power Generation System” that makes the most of the heat generated in the waste incineration process.
http://www.chiba-tour.jp/news090622/english/index.html

[3] Makuhari Messe

Housing the International Exhibition Halls, the International Conference Hall and the Makuhari Event Hall on its extensive grounds, Makuhari Messe is Japan's leading international convention complex.
http://www.m-messe.co.jp/en/index.html

[4] Senso-ji temple

This is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, which is said to have been founded in the year 628. This temple is always crowded with tourists who come to see the famous Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) and the Nakamise shopping street.
http://www.asakusashichifukujin.jp/sen.html

[5] National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

This museum introduces cutting-edge science and technology, which have made their influence felt in numerous fields, from a variety of easily understood perspectives such as exhibits that involve direct visitor participation and the latest virtual reality (VR) technology.
http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp

[6] Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (Disaster Prevention Center, etc.)

Inside this government office building, which provides the backbone of government for Tokyo, visitors will get to see its conference halls and the Disaster Prevention Center which acts as the nerve center for disaster contingency planning.
http://www.bousai.metro.tokyo.jp/japanese/knowledge/center.html

[7] Fuji Visitor Center

Visitors can enjoy studying about how Mount Fuji came to be formed, the local area and the natural environment on both a jumbo video wall and PCs.
http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/english/index.html

[8] The fifth stage of Mount Fuji

With the summit of Mount Fuji soaring high right in front of you, this spot commands breathtaking views of the Fuji Five Lakes that sit below it. Since the fifth stage of Mount Fuji is accessible by car, these amazing sights are just waiting to be enjoyed.

[9] Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences

The Institute conducts a variety of research and educational activities that are based on the concept of "human symbiosis with nature." It is also equipped with a study room for hands-on learning about ecosystems and the global environment.
http://www.yies.pref.yamanashi.jp/eigo/english.htm

[10] Kawaguchiko Museum of Art

This museum displays a collection of works which depict Mount Fuji in various forms, such as paintings, woodblock prints and photographs. Visitors can appreciate the real Mount Fuji as well.
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/spot/info_e.php?ca_id=2&if_id=194

[11] Hakone Checkpoint

A restored version of the checkpoint that was used to strictly monitor the flow of people and goods along the Tokaido Highway from the 17 to the 19th century, this facility also stores old documents and manuscripts of the time.
http://www.hakonesekisyo.jp/english/index.html

[12] Enjoy the ride

Various modes of transportation allow visitors to experience the grandeur of Hakone's beautiful natural environment. You can take your pick of a sightseeing ship cruise on the lake or a climb on a mountain railway, and even a ropeway ride or a cable car ride for a bird's-eye view of Hakone's lush green expanses.
http://www.hakoneropeway.co.jp/foreign/index.htm

[13] Minato Mirai 21 area

Featuring rows of modern buildings, Minato Mirai 21 has been the focus of redevelopment in the Yokohama port area since 1983, and is now the cultural, economic and sightseeing center of Yokohama.

[14] Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum

This museum showcases the latest science and technology in six different zones which include "Environment," "Ocean" and "Energy." It also has a wellequipped section where visitors can enjoy their hands-on science and technology experience.
http://www.mhi.co.jp/en/museum/index.html

[15] Tokyo Disney Resort (R)

Centered around Tokyo Disneyland (R) and Tokyo DisneySea (R), this leading Japanese resort facility combines the Disney Hotels with a shopping center.
http://www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp/index_e.html
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[Tour List]

Click map below to see the larger one.
2-3. Route 3

Deepen your understanding of Japan with visits to a Buddhist temple and a Japanese garden, mixed in with sightseeing at science, technology and animation-related facilities, and observing Japanese urban and rural living.

Day 1
Arrive JapanNarita International Airport
13:00 - 14:00[1] Naritasan Shinsho-ji temple
14:30 - 15:30[2] Chiba Prefectural Boso no Mura Museum
Stay overnight Tokyo
Day 2
9:00 - 10:00 [3] Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (Disaster Prevention Center etc.)
10:30 - 11:30 [4] Edo-Tokyo Museum
13:00 - 14:30 [5] Akihabara
([6] Tokyo Anime Center, etc.)
15:10 - 16:40 [7] National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Stay overnightKanagawa Prefecture
Day 3
9:00 - 10:00 [8] Sankeien Garden
11:00 - 12:30 [9] Kamakura
([10] Kotoku-in temple [the Great Buddha], etc.)
14:30 - 15:30 [11] Donjon of Odawara Castle
16:00 - 16:30 [12] Owakudani
Stay overnight Town of Fujikawaguchiko
Day 4
9:00 - 10:00 [13] Fuji Visitor Center
Or [14] Kawaguchiko Field Center
10:30 - 13:00 [15] Saiko Iyashino-sato Nemba Or [16] Hiking; Lunch (packed lunch)
13:30 - 14:30 [17] Kawaguchiko Music Forest UKAI Museum
14:45 - 15:45 [18] Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
Stay overnight Chiba Prefecture
Day 5
9:00 - 11:30 [19] Tokyo Disney Resort (R)
Depart Japan Narita International Airport
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[1] Narita-san Shinsho-ji temple

Ever since its founding in the year 940, many Japanese have professed their faith at this Buddhist temple which attracts some 2.9 million worshippers during the first three days of the New Year. There are many sights to see in the spacious temple precincts, including Shaka-do hall which has been designated an important cultural property.
http://www.naritasan.or.jp/e-index.html

[2] Chiba Prefectural Boso no Mura Museum

This museum both preserves and displays traditional items for daily use and traditional technique by which visitors can learn about the history and culture of the Boso region through observation and experience.
http://www.chiba-muse.or.jp/MURA/

[3] Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (Disaster Prevention Center, etc.)

Inside this government office building, which provides the backbone of government for Tokyo, visitors will get to see its conference halls and the Disaster Prevention Center which acts as the nerve center for disaster contingency planning.
http://www.bousai.metro.tokyo.jp/japanese/knowledge/center.html

[4] Edo-Tokyo Museum

By exhibiting woodblock prints of daily life in the Edo period, old kimonos and ancient maps, and using large-scale models of distinctive structures that were built in each era, this museum presents the history and culture of both Old Edo and Tokyo.
http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/english/index.html

[5] Akihabara

Famed for housing the largest cluster of consumer electronics stores in Japan, Akihabara has recently developed into a launching point for disseminating the latest information on IT- and animation-related topics.

[6] Tokyo Anime Center

This is the most up to date facility to offer information on Japanese animation which has risen to become a world-class major media industry. Visitors can watch anime screenings on state-of-the art equipment and experience the dubbing process firsthand.
http://www.animecenter.jp/eng/

[7] National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

This museum introduces cutting-edge science and technology, which have made their influence felt in numerous fields, from a variety of easily understood perspectives such as exhibits that involve direct visitor participation and the latest virtual reality (VR) technology.
http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp

[8] Sankeien Garden

This Japanese-style garden which was opened up to the public in the year 1906 contains historically valuable buildings that were reconstructed here after being relocated from all over Japan. The visual combination of these structures with the flowers that bloom in each season of the year is a magnificent sight to behold.
http://www.sankeien.or.jp/

[9] Kamakura

Kamakura was selected as the political center for Japan's first ever samurai-controlled regime which was established in the year 1192. Fea turing numerous Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines that speak eloquently of Japan's ancient traditions, Kamakura is popular among Japanese people for its long history.

[10] Kotoku-in temple (the Great Buddha)

Within the precincts of this temple, which boasts of centuries of history, sits a 13.35m high statue of the Giant Buddha, built at least 700 years ago, which even today attracts widespread popularity as the symbol of Kamakura.
http://www.kotoku-in.jp/

[11] Donjon of Odawara Castle

A former stronghold of the Hojo clan which ruled over the Kanto region in the 16th century, this was once the largest castle fortress in Japan. Restored in 1960, the castle donjon now displays reference materials of an historical nature.
http://www.city.odawara.kanagawa.jp/kanko/kanko_4/e_index.html

[12] Owakudani

This area of Hakone, formed volcanically some 3,000 years ago, emits white volcanic fumes and smoke which can be viewed from close quarters.
http://www.owakudani.com/modules/mw_top/index.php?ml_lang=en

[13] Fuji Visitor Center

Visitors can enjoy studying about how Mount Fuji came to be formed, the local area and the natural environment on both a jumbo video wall and PCs.
http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/english/index.html

[14] Kawaguchiko Field Center

A guide will provide commentary as you stroll through the primeval forest which, cloaking the foot of Mount Fuji, is both a precious terrain resource and a biological treasure trove. You can even try your hand at making handicrafts with natural materials.
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/search_e/info.php?ca_id=2&if_id=214

[15] Saiko Iyashino-sato Nemba

This site recreates a community of private dwellings with thatched roofs, a sight which was formerly common all over Japan. It also contains a resource center that provides information on local history and a shop which sells special local products.
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/history/info_e.php?ca_id=2&if_id=545

[16] Hiking

Visitors will hike around the foot of Mount Fuji, enjoying views of Mount Fuji and the lake as they go. They can also get a taste of the natural charm of the season in which they visit here.
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/nature/index_e.php

[17] Kawaguchiko Music Forest UKAI Museum

The elegant melodies emanating from the precious music boxes and automatic musical instruments that have been collected from around the world reverberate through this museum which is modeled after a medieval European tower house.
http://www.kawaguchikomusicforest.jp/index.html

[18] Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

This art museum exhibits the works of Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003), a textile-dyeing artist who revived the art of Tsujigahana-zome, a traditional Japanese dyeing technique which had been lost for over 200 years.
http://www.itchiku-tsujigahana.co.jp/

[19] Tokyo Disney Resort (R)

Centered around Tokyo Disneyland (R) and Tokyo DisneySea (R), this leading Japanese resort facility combines the Disney Hotels with a shopping center.
http://www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp/index_e.html
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1) Four-night Four-day Plans
Click map below to see the larger one.
3-1. Route 1

In addition to visiting high-tech and industrial facilities, sightseers will also learn about the history of Japan's development by passing through museums, art museums, Buddhist temples and Japanese gardens, which will teach them about Japanese history and culture.

Stay overnight Chiba Prefecture
Day 1
9:00 - 10:00[1] Chiba Prefectural Boso no Mura Museum
10:40 -12:10[2] National Museum of Japanese History
13:40 - 15:40[3] Makuhari Messe, etc.
16:20 - 16:40[4] Tokyo Bay Aqua-line Umihotaru Parking Area
Stay overnight Kanagawa Prefecture
Day 2
9:00 - 10:30 [5] Kamakura
([6] Kotoku-in temple [the Great Buddha], etc.)
11:00 - 11:40 [7] Shiseido Kamakura Factory
14:00 - 15:00 [8] Sankeien Garden
15:30 - 16:30 [9] Toshiba Science Museum
Stay overnightTokyo
Day 3
9:00 - 10:00 [10] Senso-ji temple
10:30 - 12:00 [11] Edo-Tokyo Museum
14:00 - 15:20 [12] Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (Disaster Prevention Center, etc.)
Stay overnight Town of Fujikawaguchiko
Day 4
9:00 - 10:20 [13] Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center
10:40 - 11:40 [14] Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
13:00 - 14:00 [15] Kawaguchiko Music Forest UKAI Museum
14:30 - 15:30 [16] Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences
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[1] Chiba Prefectural Boso no Mura Museum

This museum both preserves and displays traditional items for daily use and traditional technique by which visitors can learn about the history and culture of the Boso region through observation and experience.
http://www.chiba-muse.or.jp/MURA/

[2] National Museum of Japanese History

This government-run museum provides comprehensive research and displays exhibits that pertain to Japanese history and culture. Its vast site is a repository of precious reference materials and models that have been effectively laid out for visitors to appreciate.
http://www.rekihaku.ac.jp/english/index.html

[3] Makuhari Messe

Housing the International Exhibition Halls, the International Conference Hall and the Makuhari Event Hall on its extensive grounds, Makuhari Messe is Japan's leading international convention complex.
http://www.m-messe.co.jp/en/index.html

[4] Tokyo Bay Aqua-line Umihotaru Parking Area

Located midway along the Tokyo Bay Aqua-line toll road that cuts straight across Tokyo Bay, this parking area on the sea is actually a man-made island that comes complete with restaurants and tourist facilities.
http://www.umihotaru.com

[5] Kamakura

Kamakura was selected as the political center for Japan's first ever samurai-controlled regime which was established in the year 1192. Featuring numerous Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines that speak eloquently of Japan's ancient traditions, Kamakura is popular among Japanese people for its long history.

[6] Kotoku-in temple (the Great Buddha)

Within the precincts of this temple, which boasts of centuries of history, sits a 13.35m high statue of the Giant Buddha, built at least 700 years ago, which even today attracts widespread popularity as the symbol of Kamakura.
http://www.kotoku-in.jp/

[7] Shiseido Kamakura Factory

Inside the factory of this leading cosmetics producer in Japan, visitors can observe the cosmetics manufacturing process in action, take a look at Shiseido's environmentally-friendly production system, and take a leisurely look at exhibits on the history of lipstick.
http://www.shiseido.co.jp/kamakura/html/

[8] Sankeien Garden

This Japanese-style garden which was opened up to the public in the year 1906 contains historically valuable buildings that were reconstructed here after being relocated from all over Japan. The visual combination of these structures with the flowers that bloom in each season of the year is a magnificent sight to behold.
http://www.sankeien.or.jp/

[9] Toshiba Science Museum

Cutting-edge technologies and products are exhibited here, in accordance with eight key words that include the terms "Ubiquitous," "Ecology" and "Space." The museum is also equipped with a laboratory for holding scientific experiments.
http://museum.toshiba.co.jp/index_3.html

[10] Senso-ji temple

This is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, which is said to have been founded in the year 628. This temple is always crowded with tourists who come to see the famous Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) and the Nakamise shopping street.
http://www.asakusashichifukujin.jp/sen.html

[11] Edo-Tokyo Museum

By exhibiting woodblock prints of daily life in the Edo period, old kimonos and ancient maps, and using large-scale models of distinctive structures that were built in each era, this museum presents the history and culture of both Old Edo and Tokyo.
http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/english/index.html

[12] Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (Disaster Prevention Center, etc.)

Inside this government offi ce building, which provides the backbone of government for Tokyo, visitors will get to see its conference halls and the Disaster Prevention Center which acts as the nerve center for disaster contingency planning.
http://www.bousai.metro.tokyo.jp/japanese/knowledge/center.html

[13] Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center

Located in a spot that affords a splendid view of Mount Fuji, this center cultivates blueberries and fresh herbs. Visitors can try making their own blueberry jam and harvesting blueberries when they are in season.
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/spot/info_e.php?ca_id=2&if_id=198

[14] Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

This art museum exhibits the works of Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003), a textile-dyeing artist who revived the art of Tsujigahana-zome, a traditional Japanese dyeing technique which had been lost for over 200 years.
http://www.itchiku-tsujigahana.co.jp/

[15] Kawaguchiko Music Forest UKAI Museum

The elegant melodies emanating from the precious music boxes and automatic musical instruments that have been collected from around the world reverberate through this museum which is modeled after a medieval European tower house.
http://www.kawaguchikomusicforest.jp/index.html

[16] Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences

The Institute conducts a variety of research and educational activities that are based on the concept of "human symbiosis with nature." It is also equipped with a study room for hands-on learning about ecosystems and the global environment.
http://www.yies.pref.yamanashi.jp/eigo/english.htm
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Click map below to see the larger one.
3-2. Route 2

Visitors can learn about Japan from a variety of angles by inspecting facilities with cutting-edge technology exhibits, touring through museums and historical remains that speak of history and tradition, sampling the beauty of the natural environment around the foot of Mount Fuji, and putting foot in urban areas that are currently the focus of public interest.

Stay overnight Chiba Prefecture
Day 1
9:00 - 10:00[1] Naritasan Shinsho-ji temple
10:40 - 12:10[2] National Museum of Japanese History
13:40 - 15:40[3] Makuhari Messe
[4] Mihama-en(Japanese Garden)
16:20 - 16:40[5] Tokyo Bay Aqua-line Umihotaru Parking Area
Stay overnight Kanagawa Prefecture
Day 2
9:00 - 11:00 [6] Minato Mirai 21 area
([7] Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, etc.)
13:00 - 14:30 [8] Kamakura
([9] Kotoku-in temple [the Great Buddha], etc.)
15:20 - 16:00 [10] Odawara Machikado (Street Corner) Museum
Stay overnightTown of Fujikawaguchiko
Day 3
9:00 - 10:00 [11] Fuji Visitor Center
Or [12] Kawaguchiko Field Center
10:15 - 13:15 [13] Hiking; Lunch (packed lunch)
13:30 - 14:30 [14] Kawaguchiko Muse Museum
15:00 - 16:00 [15] Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
Stay overnight Tokyo
Day 4
9:00 - 10:00 [16] Senso-ji temple
10:30 - 12:00 [17] Akihabara
([18] Tokyo Anime Center, etc.)
13:30 - 14:30 [19] Edo-Tokyo Museum
15:10 - 16:10 [20] National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
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[1] Narita-san Shinsho-ji temple

Ever since its founding in the year 940, many Japanese have professed their faith at this Buddhist temple which attracts some 2.9 million worshippers during the first three days of the New Year. There are many sights to see in the spacious temple precincts, including Shaka-do hall which has been designated an important cultural property.
http://www.naritasan.or.jp/e-index.html

[2] National Museum of Japanese History

This government-run museum provides comprehensive research and displays exhibits that pertain to Japanese history and culture. Its vast site is a repository of precious reference materials and models that have been effectively laid out for visitors to appreciate.
http://www.rekihaku.ac.jp/english/index.html

[3] Makuhari Messe

Housing the International Exhibition Halls, the International Conference Hall and the Makuhari Event Hall on its extensive grounds, Makuhari Messe is Japan's leading international convention complex.
http://www.m-messe.co.jp/en/index.html

[4] Mihama-en(Japanese Garden)

The purpose of Mihama-en(Japanese Garden) is for foreigners to be exposed to Japanese traditional cultures.
http://www.chibacity-ta.or.jp/english/guide/guide.html

[5] Tokyo Bay Aqua-line Umihotaru Parking Area

Located midway along the Tokyo Bay Aqua-line toll road that cuts straight across Tokyo Bay, this parking area on the sea is actually a man-made island that comes complete with restaurants and tourist facilities.
http://www.umihotaru.com

[6] Minato Mirai 21 area

Featuring rows of modern buildings, Minato Mirai 21 has been the focus of redevelopment in the Yokohama port area since 1983, and is now the cultural, economic and sightseeing center of Yokohama.

[7] Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum

This museum showcases the latest science and technology in six different zones which include "Environment," "Ocean" and "Energy." It also has a well-equipped section where visitors can enjoy their hands-on science and technology experience.
http://www.mhi.co.jp/en/museum/index.html

[8] Kamakura

Kamakura was selected as the political center for Japan's first ever samurai-controlled regime which was established in the year 1192. Fea turing numerous Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines that speak eloquently of Japan's ancient traditions, Kamakura is popular among Japanese people for its long history.

[9] Kotoku-in temple (the Great Buddha)

Within the precincts of this temple, which boasts of centuries of history, sits a 13.35m high statue of the Giant Buddha, built at least 700 years ago, which even today attracts widespread popularity as the symbol of Kamakura.
http://www.kotoku-in.jp/

[10] Odawara Machikado (Street Corner) Museum

This facility has been opened up to the public in the form of a mini museum which consists of traditional stores and craftsmen's workshops from the Odawara and Hakone areas. Visitors to some workshops can observe the process of driedfish making, or even try their hand at paper lantern making, among other traditional arts
http://www.city.odawara.kanagawa.jp/kanko/Leisure/Castle/tennsyukaku.html

[11] Fuji Visitor Center

Visitors can enjoy studying about how Mount Fuji came to be formed, the local area and the natural environment on both a jumbo video wall and PCs.
http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/english/index.html

[12] Kawaguchiko Field Center

A guide will provide commentary as you stroll through the primeval forest which, cloaking the foot of Mount Fuji, is both a precious terrain resource and a biological treasure trove. You can even try your hand at making handicrafts with natural materials.
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/search_e/info.php?ca_id=2&if_id=214

[13] Hiking

Visitors will hike around the foot of Mount Fuji, enjoying views of Mount Fuji and the lake as they go. They can also get a taste of the natural charm of the season in which they visit here.
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/nature/index_e.php

[14] Kawaguchiko Muse Museum

This art gallery exhibits the works of doll maker Yuki Atae whose distinctive methods have produced a delicacy of expression on the faces of his dolls, luring onlookers into a world of fantasy.
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/spot/info_e.php?ca_id=2&if_id=196

[15] Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

This art museum exhibits the works of Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003), a textile-dyeing artist who revived the art of Tsujigahana-zome, a traditional Japanese dyeing technique which had been lost for over 200 years.
http://www.itchiku-tsujigahana.co.jp/

[16] Senso-ji temple

This is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, which is said to have been founded in the year 628. This temple is always crowded with tourists who come to see the famous Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) and the Nakamise shopping street.
http://www.asakusashichifukujin.jp/sen.html

[17] Akihabara

Famed for housing the largest cluster of consumer electronics stores in Japan, Akihabara has recently developed into a launching point for disseminating the latest information on IT- and animation-related topics.

[18] Tokyo Anime Center

This is the most up to date facility to offer information on Japanese animation which has risen to become a world-class major media industry. Visitors can watch anime screenings on state-of-the art equipment and experience the dubbing process firsthand.
http://www.animecenter.jp/eng/

[19] Edo-Tokyo Museum

By exhibiting woodblock prints of daily life in the Edo period, old kimonos and ancient maps, and using large-scale models of distinctive structures that were built in each era, this museum presents the history and culture of both Old Edo and Tokyo.
http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/english/index.html

[20] National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

This museum introduces cutting-edge science and technology, which have made their influence felt in numerous fields, from a variety of easily understood perspectives such as exhibits that involve direct visitor participation and the latest virtual reality (VR) technology.
http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp
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