Timeless Treasures along the Golden Route

Tailored exclusively for couples aged in their 50s and beyond.

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October 14 – 27, 2024
Couples only | Capacity: 5 couples

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This tour is exclusively tailored for five couples aged 50 and above.
This tour starts in Tokyo, and ends in Osaka.

Highlights:

  • Exlore the world’s most populous and ever-fascinating megacity Tokyo, where the possibilities are unlimited and everything is happening everywhere.
  • Serenity meets indulgence: relax and rejuvenate in a luxurious traditional ryokan stay with your own private onsen bath.
  • Uncover Japan’s most breathtaking temples, shrines, and castles, each with its own captivating backstory, as you journey through the country.
  • Witness the breathtaking Mt. Fuji from various perspectives, capturing its dramatic beauty from different angles
  • Delve into Japan’s rich history as you stroll through the ancient city of Kyoto, where you’ll have the chance to wear a traditional kimono and participate in an authentic tea ceremony to master the art of preparing genuine matcha.
  • Discover the weight of Hiroshima’s history and marvel at the iconic Itsukushima Shrine, distinguished by its floating torii gate.

Of course there’s more – check the day-to-day tab for more details.

Dates & Rates
This land-only tour is offered on the following dates: October 14, 2024 – October 27, 2024 (14 days, 13 nights)

Rates:
€5490 per person based on spacious double room with king size bed (this may be different for your traditional Japanese ryokan stay). Flights to and from Japan are not included. You are responsible for your own international arrangements to and from Japan.

We donate to charity with all Omakase group tours.
We’ll plant an olive tree in Palestine on your behalf if you book this tour.

How to book:
You can reserve your spot for this tour by filling in the form under the tab ‘book’. Once filled out, you will receive an email with instruction regarding the payment of the deposit, to confirm your participation in this tour. The deposit is 25% of the total trip rate.

Upon timely cancellation you will be refunded the amount paid, minus the non-refundable booking cost (this is included in the trip rate, €200 land-only tours). Please see the FAQ tab for more information regarding our cancellation policy.

A minimum of 10 travellers (5 married couples) is required for this tour to be continued. Tulu Tours may cancel the tour if less than 10 participants have booked this tour. Please note that Tulu Tours is not responsible for the cost of any extra arrangements, such as flights or accommodations booked by the traveller that are not covered in this tour.

Cities:
Tokyo, Kamakura, Fuji, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka

Day to day:
Day 1: Tokyo | Arrival
Day 2: Tokyo | Asakusa Senso-ji Temple, Sumida River Cruise, Hamarikyu Gardens
Day 3: Tokyo | Tokyo Camii, Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya Sky, Omotesando
Day 4: Kamakura | Temple hopping, Jinrikisha (rikshaw) ride, Komachidori Street
Day 5: Fuji | Chureito Pagoda, Tenku no Torii, Oshino Hakkai Village
Day 6: Fuji | Owakudani Volcanic Village, Scenic Ropeway, Shinkansen to Hiroshima
Day 7: Hiroshima | Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Atomic Bomb Dome, Shukkei-en Japanese Garden
Day 8: Hiroshima | Miyajima Island, Itsukushima Shrine, Shinkansen to Kyoto, 
Day 9: KyotoArashiyama Bamboo Grove, Katsura River, Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion
Day 10: Kyoto | Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sannenzaka, Ninenzaka, Green tea ceremony with a maiko
Day 11: Kyoto, NaraNara Deer Park, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Day 12: Osaka | Osaka Castle, Japanese Culture Workshop, Dotonbori
Day 13: Osaka | Free time
Day 14: Osaka | Departure

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change in case of unforeseen closures or cancellations, weather conditions, or any conditions that are above Tulu Tours’ power. Days may swap.

Please check the below list of what is and what is not included for this trip.

Included:

  • Handpicked accommodation (4-star and/or higher)
  • Airport pickup from Haneda Airport
  • English/Japanese-speaking tour guide (fully guided)
  • Entrance fees to sites and activities as mentioned
  • 13x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner
  • Japanese kaiseki Michelin dinner
  • Green tea ceremony
  • Kimono wearing experience
  • Shibuya Sky
  • Jinrikisha (rickshaw) ride
  • River cruise
  • Scenic ropeway in Hakone
  • Shrines/temples included in itinerary
  • Japanese culture workshop
  • Shinkansen high-speed bullet train
  • Local transportation costs
  • Visit to Tokyo Camii (Turkish Mosque, Tokyo)

    Not included:

    • International flight arrangements to and from Japan
    • Travel/health insurance
    • Visa expenses and application
    • Personal expenses (such as telephone bills, wifi, laundry bills, souvenirs etc.)
    • Meals and snacks that are not included in the itinerary
    • Baggage handling and luggage forwarding (unless otherwise specified)

    Q: We are a couple, but not married. Can we still join?

    This tour is exclusively tailored for married couples, and we are unable to accommodate unmarried couples at this time.

    Q: Are there any age restrictions for this tour?

    The minimum age requirement for this particular tour is 50 years and older. While we do not have a maximum age limit, please do understand that these tours require guests to be in very good health and very active. If, according to our tour leaders, you are not in good enough health to participate in some of the listed activities, you may not be able to join that activity for the day.

    Q: Is it possible to take this tour as part of a longer, individual journey?

    Of course! Please let us know at the time of booking.

    Q: Do I need a visa to travel to Japan?

    Depending on your nationality and country of residence, you may be required to apply for a visa to enter Japan. Tulu Tours does not offer nor aid in acquiring a visa, so please check with your official government website for the requirements.

    Q: How big is the group size?

    As we focus on quality and memories, the group size for this tour is ten, at minimum and maximum. If you’re planning on traveling with a larger group or wish to create your own itinerary, please refer to our tailored tour page.

    Q: I am not Muslim, can I still join a Tulu Tour?

    Of course! While Tulu Tours offers curated tours that suit a Muslim traveller’s lifestyle, being Muslim is not a requisite. Even if you are not Muslim, we would still love to travel with you!

    Please note that Tulu Tours does not suggest or book any sightseeing spots or restaurants that are not in line with a halal lifestyle, such as bars, izakaya, clubs, breweries and others. If you wish to visit such a spot, we can plan your day around these activities, where the booking or planning of such a spot falls onto you (this only goes for tailored tours, not Omakase (fixed) group tours).

    Tulu Tours will continue to make time for prayers during the day as well, so please keep in mind that there will be short breaks from time to time.

    Q: How does payment work?

    Upon filling in the booking form (see the “book”) you will be asked to pay a deposit of 25% of the total trip cost per person in order to confirm your participation. Payment can currently be made in Euro only (bank transfer or iDeal). Please contact us if you need more information or help regarding payment options.

    The remaining balance payment (75% of the total trip cost) will have to be completed 60 days before the start date of the trip. If you fail to pay in time, we might have to cancel your participation, which will be regarded as cancellation by the traveller.

    We can work with payment in installments, please let us know in case you’d like to pay in installments.

    Please refer to our Booking Conditions for details on changes and cancellation.

    Q: What happens in case of cancellation?

    In case the guest is responsible for cancelling the trip, refunds will be as follows:

    • More than 90 days before tour starting date: you will be refunded 100% of the total trip cost, minus the non-refundable booking cost.
    • 60 to 89 days before tour starting date: you will be refunded 90% of the total trip cost, minus the non-refundable booking cost.
    • 30 to 59 days before tour starting date: you will be refunded 75% of the total trip cost, minus the non-refundable booking cost.
    • 15 to 29 days before tour starting date: you will be refunded 50% of the total trip cost, minus the non-refundable booking cost of €200.
    • 8 to 14 days before tour starting date: you will be refunded 25% of the total trip cost, minus the non-refundable booking cost.
    • up to 7 days before tour starting date: there will be no refund.

    In case of a cancellation due to Tulu Tours (when booked through Tulu Tours directly), your trip will be fully refunded, including the booking cost of €200.

    Tulu Tours is not responsible for costs associated with any flights, accommodation, or others booked by the traveller that are not covered in this tour.

    Please note that filling in the below form does not confirm your participation in the tour.
    Participation is only confirmed after Tulu Tours has acknowledged receipt of payment.
    Please hold off on making any international flight bookings until after your participation in this tour is confirmed.

    Given that our tour is exclusively designed for couples, we kindly request that each couple complete one form.

    Tulu Tours will contact you within 48 hours after filling in this form with further details.

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