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Our most popular tours to Japan from South Africa.

VISIT JAPAN  - PLANET AFRICA TOURS
specializes in providing the best travel services to Japan from South Africa. We are experts in Japan and know exactly what is necessary in order to Visit Japan. We here at Visit Japan - Planet Africa Tours are dedicated to creating customized itineraries for our clients based around their personal plans and preferences. In our line of work we don’t only make plans, we help you build experiences and memories. Visit Japan - Planet Africa Tours not only makes complete all inclusive tours to Japan, including the sales of Japan Rail Pass, accommodation, transfers and flights, but we also understand sometimes clients have already booked everything and just want maybe one or two tours. Below are our most popular tours for Visit Japan. Bare in mind we have thousands, if you are looking for something in particular, do not hesitate to ask! Please note all prices shown are subject to change at the time of quotation. Let us arrange your tour to Japan from South Africa — contact us today to book tours or have a tailormade tour made just for you!

 

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TOKYO

Our most popular tours in Tokyo.

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1-DAY EDO TOKYO TOUR

  1. Visit Tsukiji Outer Market, Tokyo Skytree Town®, Asakusa and other famous sightseeing spots around Tokyo with a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter on this 1-day tour.

  2. Shop at the outer market of the Tsukiji Market, Japan’s No.1 place for seafood, and try some local food while exploring this one-of-a-kind location.

  3. Enjoy shopping at Tokyo Solamachi®, one of Tokyo’s largest commercial facilities featuring fashion, miscellaneous goods, dining, and more.
    As an option (for an additional charge) participants may visit the Tokyo Skytree® Tembo Deck, one of the highest observation decks in the world.

  4. Take a cruise around Tokyo Bay aboard the Gozabune Edo period themed boat, where you’ll get a view of Tokyo Tower and the Rainbow Bridge.

GUIDED WALK TO TOKYO'S BEST CHERRY BLOSSOM SPOTS & SUMIDA RIVER NIGHTTIME CHERRY BLOSSOM CRUISE

  1. Enjoy seeing cherry blossoms on this tour accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter to Ueno Park, selected as one of the top 100 cherry blossom spots in Japan. Also, board a Sumida River cherry blossom viewing boat in the evening for a nighttime cruise.

  2. Opened in 1906, Shinjuku Gyoen is a Japanese garden created for the Imperial Family. The garden - which is skillfully comprised of a formal garden, a landscape garden, and a Japanese garden - is an iconic modern European-style garden from the Meiji period (1868-1912) and is considered a masterpiece among the few landscape gardens in Japan. The garden features 1,000 cherry blossom trees of about 65 types, plum trees, azaleas, Yoshino cherry, and many other colorful blossoms.

  3. The Sumida River nighttime cherry blossom cruise departs from Asakusa and lasts for about 45 minutes. Cherry blossoms bloom brilliantly on both sides of the Sumida River. 

  4.  While viewing cherry blossoms, enjoy a sakura mochi snack, a spring specialty. Admire the beauty and savor the taste of Japan's cherry blossoms.

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EARLY MORNING SUMO PRACTICE VIEWING AND CHANKO HOT POT LUNCH TOUR

  1. Watch the early morning practice of sumo wrestlers in a sumo stable. See the sumo wrestlers as they earnestly engage in their practice, their burly frames clashing with full impact, right before your eyes. Enjoy watching close enough to hear their breathing.
    This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter who is also a sumo fan

  2. Enjoy chanko hot pot for lunch! Chanko hot pot is a very healthy dish of simmered vegetables, chicken, and seafood often traditionally eaten by wrestlers living in a sumo stable. 

  3. Feel free to take pictures of the sumo wrestlers while early-morning practice is ongoing.

  4. The tour will also visit the Sumo Museum, which is inside Ryogoku Kokugikan. On days when the tour cannot visit the Sumo Museum (during tournament periods or when the Sumo Museum is closed), the tour will be guided to Ryogoku Edo Noren, a shopping and restaurant complex with a full-size sumo ring.

TOKYO SUMO TOURNAMENT

  1. Book now before it's sold out! Watch sumo wrestling, a 1,500-year-old Japanese cultural tradition, accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter who is also a sumo fan.

  2. After watching the sumo bouts, enjoy the traditional meal of sumo wrestlers-- chanko hot pot-- or sukiyaki.
    Chanko hot pot is a very healthy dish of simmered vegetables, chicken, and seafood often traditionally eaten by wrestlers living in a sumo stable. Those who like meat can also choose a meal of “sukiyaki,” a popular Japanese dish.

  3. Watch the sumo wrestlers' fierce battles from a comfortable reserved seat (chair seating).

  4.  Watching sumo wrestling is becoming more and more popular even within Japan. This is a very popular tour so we recommend booking early.

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1 DAY NIKKO WORLD HERITAGE TOUR

  1. The National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter will lead participants on a tour of Nikko Toshogu Shrine, registered as a World Heritage Site, while telling them about its rich history. 

  2. Visit Kegon Falls, counted among the greatest waterfalls in Japan.

  3. Visit Lake Chuzenji, a scenic lake with a circumference of about 25 km and a depth of 163 m, created about 20,000 years ago from an eruption of Mt. Nantai which blocked the valley.

  4. This bus tour takes customers efficiently and directly to Nikko's sightseeing spots which are difficult to visit on one's own using route buses.

  5. Travel back in time to the Edo Period (1603-1868)! There will be a stopover at the Hanyu Parking Area, which reproduces the Edo-style atmosphere. See the beautiful structures and famous long-established shops dating back to the Edo Period, and enjoy shopping for souvenirs.

 

MT. FUJI TOURS

There's more than one way to see a mountain! Most tours depart from Tokyo for Mt. Fuji. It is not recommended to use your Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) here as access to Fuji is usually by bus or car due to the mountainous nature of the area.

1 DAY WORLD HERITAGE MT. FUJI GOLDEN TOUR

  1. Visit component sites of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Site including Mt. Fuji's 5th Station, Oshino Hakkai, Shiraito Falls, and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter on this bus tour. This is the only tour taking participants on a trip around the base of Mt. Fuji, which is difficult for independent travelers to do on their own.

  2.  Look forward to admiring cherry blossoms at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine in spring (late March to early April) or colorful leaves at Shiraito Falls in autumn (mid- to late November).

  3. Select bento box meal from regular, vegetarian or Muslim-friendly (halaal).
    (No pork, pork products, or alcohol are used for the Muslim-friendly (halaal) meal.)

1 DAY MT. FUJI & HAKONE TOUR

  1. This guided 1-day tour takes you to majestic Mt. Fuji and Hakone. It includes a trip up to Mt. Fuji's 5th Station at an elevation of 2,300 meters, a cruise on pristine Lake Ashi, and a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway which boasts great views of the surrounding Hakone National Park. 
    This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. 
    Audio guides in Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Thai, French, and Indonesian are available on the tour bus. 

  2. Enjoy the areas of Mt. Fuji and Hakone which offer different scenery every season, be it the cherry blossoms of spring, the fresh greens of summer, the colored leaves of autumn, or the scenescapes of winter. 

PARAGLIDING EXPERIENCE NEAR MT. FUJI

  1. Experience flying through the sky, it's as if Japan's tallest peak is just within reach! Go on a paragliding adventure, marvel at the magnificent Mt. Fuji, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery that unfolds right before your eyes.

  2. Special perk available only on this plan! Apply for the videography service and get a 10% discount.
    3. Leave the paragliding operation to the instructor. All you have to do is take in the spectacular scenery of Japan.

  3. Beginners have absolutely nothing to worry about. Seeing the beauty of Mt. Fuji from a different perspective as you soar up high in the sky makes for unforgettable memories.
     Ever dreamt of flying? Then this is the perfect plan for you!

2 DAY WORLD HERITAGE MT. FUJI CLIMBING TOUR WITH ENGLISH GUIDE INTERPRETER & MOUNTAIN GUIDE

  1. The tour is accompanied by 3 staff members, a Japanese Speaking Mountain Guide, a National Licensed English Guide interpreter and a Japanese Speaking tour conductor. Even beginners can participate worry free!

  2. You will begin your hike from 5th station and hike up to 7th station where you will sleep for a short time and have dinner. After, you will continue your hike through the night to see the sunrise from the summit!

  3. The guide will lead participants on a walk around the caldera at the summit for no additional charge.

  4. After mountain climbing, recharge in a natural hot spring!

  5. All climbing gear can be rented at 5th station

 

KYOTO TOURS

VISIT JAPAN - PLANET AFRICA TOURS recognize that Kyoto is the next most popular place next to Tokyo! Again, we have so many we don't know where to begin! Here are just a few of our popular Kyoto Tours.

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1 DAY KYOTO TOUR

  1. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. A popular plan visiting the renowned sights of Kyoto including several World Heritage sites.

  2. This tour takes participants to famous temples, a shrine, a castle, and other majestic places of interest in Kyoto.

  3. Visit: Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji (Golden Temple), Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Sanjusangendo and Kiyomizu-dera temple.

  4. This standard tour is recommended for those travelling to Kyoto for the first time.

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KYOTO MAIKO (GEISHA) DINNER

  1. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. Enjoy the traditional dances of the maiko (apprentice geisha). Take a commemorative photo with the maiko and show all your friends

  2. The maiko will play traditional Japanese-style games with a few participants as part of the show.

  3. Enjoy a Kyoto-style kaiseki cuisine meal prepared with seasonal ingredients. Includes a small furoshiki wrapping cloth with a seasonal motif as a gift!

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KYOTO NIGHT TOUR

  1. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. At Gion Corner, see traditional performing arts such as Maiko (apprentice geisha) dancing, Bunraku (puppet theater), and Kyogen (comic theater).

  2. Experience a candle-lit tea ceremony, something available only on this tour.
    Enjoy a Zen-style dinner focused on vegetarian cuisine.

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KYOTO SAGANO BAMBOO GROVE & ARASHIYAMA WALKING TOUR WITH YAKATABUNE LUNCH CRUISE

  1. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. With Mt. Arashiyama as the backdrop, take a walk through the Sagano Bamboo Grove accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter.

  2.  Visit the temple gardens of Tenryuji, a World Heritage Site considered as one of Kyoto's best Zen temples.

  3. Enjoy panoramic views of Kyoto city from Jojakko-ji Temple.

  4.  Enjoy lunch on board a traditional yakatabune boat cruise.

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NARA AFTERNOON TOUR

1. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. Visit two World Heritage Sites in Nara -- Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine -- on this half-day afternoon course.

2. Get to see wild deer up close, a rarity in Japan and elsewhere in the world, while walking through Nara Park.
3. Enjoy the view out the window from the suburbs of Kyoto to Nara.

 

OTHER POPULAR TOURS

Japan is big so naturally there are plenty of places with plenty of tours! Here are other most popular tours in Kobe, Hiroshima, Himeji and Katayama.

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1 DAY HIROSHIMA & MIYAJIMA TOUR

  1. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. Visit the World Heritage Sites of Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima and Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome on this leisurely tour. 

  2. Look forward to seeing wild deer in the untouched abundant nature of Miyajima.

SHIRAKAWAGO & TAKAYAMA PLATINUM ROUTE TOUR

  1. Travel from Kanazawa to Shirakawago, then on to Takayama. Visit popular spots in 1 day.​

  2. Enjoy lunch at Shirakawago featuring a menu full of delicious mountain delicacies. Approximately 75 minutes is allotted at Takayama for participants to go sightseeing.

  3. Take a drive along Hakusan Shirakawago White Road, a scenic toll road which passes through Hakusan National Park. Look forward to sightseeing at stop-offs along the way and enjoy the seasonal scenery of this area.

  4. Along the way also enjoy a senbei (rice cracker) baking experience, as well as shopping for local souvenirs.

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KOBE SIGHTSEEING & NADA SAKE BREWERY

  1. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. Enjoy sightseeing around the city of Kobe, as well as Nada which is famous for sake brewing.

  2.  Use Kobe's famous loop bus to travel around to sightseeing locations in the city.

  3.  Enjoy dining at a hotel buffet for lunch.

HIMEJI CASTLE & AKASHI KAIKYO BRIDGE WORLD HERITAGE WALKING TOUR

  1. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. Visit one of Japan's most iconic World Heritage Sites, Himeji Castle!

  2. Enjoy a 2-hour leisurely stroll through Himeji Castle.

  3. Experience Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge.

  4. On Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, enjoy walking along the walkway 47 meters above the sea.

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1 DAY OSAKA WALKING TOUR

1. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. Visit some of Osaka's most iconic sights, and experience both traditional and modern Osaka.
2. Enjoy panoramic views of Osaka at the Floating Garden Observatory at the top of the Umeda Sky Building, which is also popular among international travelers for its unique architecture.
3. Be in awe of Osaka Castle's grandeur. Revel in the superb scenery from the castle tower.
4. Take a riverboat cruise for a breathtaking view of Japan's water city, Osaka.

The team at VISIT JAPAN - PLANET AFRICA TOURS recognizes that each traveler has different needs. If none of our packages work for you, we’re more than happy to create one that does.

 

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