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Pokemon Go Japan Tour
A Pokémon Go Japan Tour – Tokyo, Kyoto & Nara

8 Days / 7 Nights – Tour Code (PKM-J)

Land Only – Departs Daily

Pokemon Go Japan Tour


Since the initial release of Pokémon Go during the hot summer days of 2016, this location-based reality game has literally caught fire and became an overnight phenomenon worldwide. With Pokémon sightings now reported in many parts of the Asia continent, Explorient is proud to bring our Pokémon Go enthusiasts a fascinating way to experience Japan’s eclectic modern culture, timeless traditions and revered landmarks all the while leveling up their game. Whether you’re traveling with a group of friends, as a family or going solo, this action-packed Pokémon Go tour guarantees a unique vacation experience like no other.

For those on a quest for the elusive Dragonite or the Asia-exclusive (and probably Japanese-born) Farfetch’d, what better place than Japan, the birthplace of Pokémon itself, to catch or hatch it? Armed with your pocket Wi-fi and your very own Pokémon Go local guide, you’ll have all the tools you need to design a personalized plan to fill up your Pokedex. Starting in Tokyo, we spend four memorable days catching Pokémons and soaking up the sights & sounds of this incredible city. Here, visit the world famous Tsukiji Fish Market, the sacred Meiji Shrine, as well as famous Anime & pop-culture hotspots such as Akihabara (Electric Town), Harajuku, Odaiba and Gundam Cafe revered by millions of Otaku fans across the globe.

Next, embark on a time capsule aboard the speeding bullet train for Kyoto. Having served as the imperial Japanese capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto boasts a rare display of awe-inspiring history, timeless culture and unsurpassed charm dotted with magnificent temples, stunning palaces and beautiful classical gardens casting an image of Old Japan. Here, we hit Kyoto’s famous sights such as the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and the quaint Gion District, plus a culturally-inspiring evening performance by a Maiko (Geisha-in-training); a bicycle tour along the backstreets and tranquil rivers of the ancient capital, as well as a visit to nearby Nara, Japan’s first permanent capital famed for its Todaiji Temple and 1,200 free roaming deer (yes, Pokémons too!). And if you’re up for more action, why not pay a visit to nearby Osaka for a night of food, fun and vibrant nightlife. 

Eat, shop and play your way through the teeming streets of Tokyo. Soak up Kyoto’s serene atmosphere strolling through the back alleys of Gion or temple hop across a few of the city’s 2,000+ temples and shrines. Fill up your Pokedex with exotic creatures and mingle with fellow Pokémon Hunters from the around the world. Your most unforgettable Pokémon Go Adventure awaits.


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights Hotel Accommodations
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • Bullet Train Tickets between Tokyo & Kyoto
  • Pokémon Hunting and Sightseeing by private guide via public transport
  • Pocket Wi-Fi included from days 2 thru 8
  • Visits to famous heritage landmarks, Pokémon and Anime Hotspots
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure

TOKYO (4 nights)

  • 4 nights at Grand Nikko Daiba Hotel
  • 1.5 days of sightseeing and Pokémon Hunting by private guide via public transport
  • Bullet Train Ride between Tokyo & Kyoto

KYOTO (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Royal Park Hotel Kyoto
  • Half day sightseeing and Pokémon Hunting by private guide via public transport
  • Half day private bicycle tour of Kyoto
  • Half day excursion to Nara by motorcoach (join tour)

 

Catching Rare Pokemon

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive Tokyo
Upon arrival, an English speaking assistant will escort you to your private taxi to your hotel in Tokyo. Enjoy the balance of the afternoon / evening at leisure.

Day 2 Tokyo
Make sure to bring your Pokémon training gear, fully charged phone, WiFi router and extra battery! Your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby after breakfast and head to the colorful Tsukiji Market, the world’s largest fish market that handles about 2,888 tons of marine products a day worth about $20M. Here, some 450 kinds of fish are received; from penny-per-piece sardines to giant tuna that go for well over $8,000. Take time to wander through this enormous market, exploring both the vegetable and fruit areas plus the impressive seafood section. Next visit Sensoji in Asakusa. Walk through Nakamise Dori whose souvenirs and food stalls have served the often crowded street for centuries. In the afternoon, your guide will then take you to what it is known as the Otaku heaven, or the electric town of Akihabara. Have a lunch at the Gundam Café, followed by some desserts or coffee at a maid cafe with pictures taken with a ‘kawaii’ maid of your choice. Return to your hotel with your guide or to continue exploring the city on your own. (B)

Day 3 Tokyo
Your guide will meet you in the morning for a half day walking tour of Tokyo. Starting from your hotel, you will take a stroll through Yoyogi Park where there have been sightings of some rare Pokémon species. Stop by the lakes to battle at the Gym to test your strengths against Japanese trainers. Pay your respect at the Meiji Shrine and then head to Takeshita Street in Harajuku for some strange yet interestingly amazing street fashion and crepe-tasting. Your tour will then disband here in time for you to have lunch, and free time to shop, hunt and explore around the streets of Harajuku and Omotesando. Enjoy the balance of the day to explore the city and continue your Pokémon hunt. (B)

Day 4 Tokyo
Full day free at leisure to explore Tokyo and nearby towns such as Kawagoe, Kamakura or Yokohama on your own. (B)

Day 5 Tokyo / Kyoto
Today, travel on a 3-hour fascinating ride by bullet train for Kyoto. Don’t forget to see if you can spot Mt Fuji on your way  there, where on a clear day, Fuji san can be seen on the left side of the train. Upon arrival, be met and transfer to the hotel by taxi for your next 3 nights’ accommodations. The afternoon is free at your leisure. Since the release of the game, Kyoto, home of Nintendo’s headquarters, has also been noted by Japanese players as the city with the most number of PokéStops and Gyms. So definitely don’t miss the chance to load up on your items and PokéBalls!

Day 6 Kyoto
Morning at leisure to do some exploring on your own in Japan’s ancient capital filled with dazzling temples & shrines, beautiful gardens and revered landmarks . This afternoon, enjoy a some PokéTraining while learning about the historical part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. First you will visit Kinkaku-ji (a.k.a. Golden Pavilion) with its roofs plated by gold leaves. Then head to Nijo Castle, the residence of one of the most powerful man in Japanese history. You will then take a stroll down the historical street of Gion, while learning about the old capital of Japan. Finally your tour will end with a fascinating Maiko (Geisha in training) performance at Gion Corner. (B)

Day 7 Kyoto (Bicycle Tour – Nara)
Your action packed itinerary today begins with a bicycle tour through the backstreets of Kyoto. Take a leisurely ride through the back streets of Kyoto, passing through beautiful temples, tranquil rivers and local residences. Ride through Imperial Palace Park, Higashi Hongaji Temple, Kamo and Shirakawa River. After finishing your bike tour, visit the first permanent capital of Japan and yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site – Nara. Here, visit Todaiji Temple, the world’s largest wooden building and home the largest Bronze Buddha stature; the colorful Kasuga Shrine with 3,000 lanterns and Deer Park where many tame deer (and likely many Pokémon s too) are freely roaming. (B)

***Note: Bicycle Tour commences at Kyoto Station on private basis. Children must be 12 and above to participate in bicycle tour. Afternoon Nara Tour is provided by motorcoach on JOIN basis (non-private). ***

Day 8 Return Home
Transfer to the Kansai or Itami Airport in Osaka by SHARED shuttle van for your departure flight home. (B)

****END OF PROGRAM****

PRICE CHART

2017 Price Chart (Prices valid through December 20, 2017)

Daily Departure

2 Pax

  3 to 4 Pax

5 to 6 Pax

SingleSupplement

January – February

3,375

3,095

2,845

975

March – May 

3,625

3,375

3,285

1,325

June – September, December*

3,375

3,095

2,845

975

October – November

3,695

3,425

3,335

1,325

Tour based on 2 passengers and above traveling – contact us for details if traveling solo

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are based on double occupancy and minimum of 2 passengers traveling
  • Price includes entrance fees, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Price excludes all airfares, personal expenses and beverages
  • Tour commences in Tokyo and ends in Kyoto.
  • Blackout dates apply during Japan Golden Week (Apr. 29-May 6), December 24-January 5 and Japanese National holidays
  • Tour prices are based on travel completing within the above said period. Due to hotel rate differences, proration of tour price may be required for travel spanning two calendar months. Contact us for details.
  • All services are subject to availability at time of reservation

 


ACCOMMODATIONS

Grand Pacific Hotel, Tokyo Travel

Tokyo – Grand Nikko Daiba Hotel

Kyoto Royal Park Hotel

Kyoto – Royal Park Hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market, Meiji Shrine & Sensoji Temple
  • Pokémon hunting in Akihabara, Harajuku & Asakusa including a treat at a Maid Cafe
  • Private sightseeing & Pokémon hunting in Kyoto
  • Evening Maiko Performance
  • Private Kyoto Backstreets Tour by bicycle
  • Excursion to Nara visiting Nara Park & Kasuga Shrine

Price Starting From: $3,375


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TESTIMONIALS

“We had a fantastic time in Tokyo.  Everything went smoothly and our guide, Eri, was absolutely wonderful….We will definitely be using Explorient for our next Asian adventure.  Your trips are excellent! ”

Susan & Todd Lijewski - Maryland

September 2016 (Priceless Japan Spectacular)