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Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park: One-Day Pass Ticket

1. Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park: One-Day Pass Ticket

The Fuji-Q One-Day Pass (includes Fuji-Q and Thomas land) will get you all day access to Fuji-Q Highland and unlimited access to rides. Get ready to feel your heart to race as you explore Fuji-Q Highland where you can enjoy four top major roller coasters with the iconic Mount Fuji in the background. Get your thrills on Fujiyama, the tallest and fastest roller coaster, the 10th fastest, 8th tallest, and 5th longest ride in the world. Check out Do-dodonpa’s new vertical loop and the world's fastest acceleration of any roller coaster, at a speed of 111.9 miles per hour in 1.6 seconds. Takabisha is famous for having a drop angle of 121-degrees, the steepest coaster in the world. On Eejanaika, you can experience life in 4-D. When you’re not on an exciting coaster ride, check out the Labyrinth of Fear, anime-themed rides, and kid-friendly rides.

Naha, Okinawa: Half-Day Kerama Islands Snorkeling Tour

2. Naha, Okinawa: Half-Day Kerama Islands Snorkeling Tour

Embark on a half-day snorkeling excursion from Naha and discover the breathtaking beauty of the Kerama Islands. Swim amid colorful fish and discover stunning natural seascapes. Enjoy the convenience of a tour with a roundtrip transfer service. Start your sea adventure with pickup from your hotel or designated meeting point. Head to the Naha shop to check in and fill out all necessary health and safety paperwork. Next, undergo a fitting of your snorkel gear to make sure everything fits comfortably, and head to the boat in the wharf. Climb on board and get acquainted with the boat’s facilities. Go to the upper deck to admire the view. Breathe in the fresh air while undergoing a briefing on how to snorkel. Once at sea, jump in and begin to explore the crystal-clear waters of the famous national park. Encounter the marine life and play among colorful corals. Look around as you might spot sea turtles. Use the hot showers on the boat when you are done swimming. Afterward, sail back to Naha port to proceed with check-out. Be driven back to your hotel or drop-off point. Return with great memories and photos of the underwater adventure.

Okinawa: Bus Tour to Churaumi Aquarium with Sightseeing

3. Okinawa: Bus Tour to Churaumi Aquarium with Sightseeing

Discover the popular spots from the center to the northern part of Okinawa and enjoy both sightseeing and shopping in Okinawa's blue sea and American Village.  Enjoy a 3-hour stay at the most popular location, the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. This aquarium is one of the biggest aquariums in the world where you have the opportunity to observe a variety of tropical fish.  Travel to Manza beach and explore the undersea world from a comfortable seat in the submarine Jr. II. Head towards the beautiful Kouri beach crossing the famous Kouri Bridge and take in breathtaking views, and browse for island products at the local market. Your last stop is the American village where you can stroll around and enjoy wonderful meals, shopping, and the sunset beach.  A multilingual audio guide helps you learn more about each spot you visit. Listen to a full explanation and information about Okinawa during this tour.

Naha, Okinawa: Keramas Island Snorkeling Day Trip with Lunch

4. Naha, Okinawa: Keramas Island Snorkeling Day Trip with Lunch

Embark on a full-day snorkeling excursion from Naha and explore the breathtaking beauty of the Kerama Islands. Swim over colorful fish, discover stunning natural seascapes, and enjoy the convenience of a tour with roundtrip pickup service and lunch included. Start your sea adventure with pickup from your hotel or designated pick-up point. Head to the Naha office to check-in you and fill out all necessary health and safety paperwork.  Next, do a fitting of your snorkel gear to make sure everything fits comfortably, and then follow the staff to find the boat in the wharf. Climb on board and get to know the boat’s facilities. Go up to the upper deck to admire the views and breathe in the fresh air while you are briefed on how to snorkel. Once at sea, jump in and begin to explore the crystal-clear waters of the famous national park. Mingle with sea animals and play among colorful corals. If you’re lucky, you might spot sea turtles.  Head to two different points to see different seascapes. Along the way, take a break and enjoy a lunchbox to replenish your energy. Use the hot showers on the boat when you are done swimming. Afterward, sail back to Naha port and be driven back to your hotel or drop-off point.

Naha: Tokashiki Island Day Tour by High Speed Boat

5. Naha: Tokashiki Island Day Tour by High Speed Boat

Enjoy a round-trip high-speed boat ride between Okinawa Island and Tokashiki Island. Swim in and admire the beautiful blue sea. Depart for Tokashiki Island from Naha at 9:00 AM and enjoy a 35-minutes cruise. After arriving at Tokashiki Port at 9:35 AM, a transfer service will be provided to take you to Aharen Beach from Tokashiki Port. Discover the bigger beach of the island's two main beaches, located in the south part of the island. Relax on the white-sand shores and enjoy waters that are separated into swimming and snorkeling zones. Beach huts, restaurants, toilets, and shower facilities will be at your disposal. Enjoy a refreshing swim, take a walk to explore, and feel the tropical mood. Transfer from Aharen beach to Tokashiki port when going back to Naha by high-speed boat. Take the opportunity to shop at a local souvenir shop, before arriving at Tomari port, Tomarin to finish the tour.

Kyoto: Traditional Townhouse Lunch & Kimono Tea Ceremony

6. Kyoto: Traditional Townhouse Lunch & Kimono Tea Ceremony

Do you know what a Japanese old townhouse (machiya) is? It is a house built in the Meiji period (1868-1912) that is three times as deep as the length of the building facing the passageway. Japanese people in the past built culture, business, and family here. What is the structure like inside it? First of all, after you arrive, a kimono made of authentic silk will be quickly fitted for you. If you wish, you will also be taught how to behave in kimono. After that, the tour will take you to the mysterious three storehouses, the six tsuboniwa gardens where you can feel the flow of seasonal winds, the tea ceremony room "Rakuju", and the detached tatami room where Noh plays were performed. Please feel the lifestyle that cultivated the spirit of the Japanese people here. Tea is an inseparable part of Japanese culture. You will hear an explanation of the tea ceremony in the tea room and watch a tea ceremony performance. Feel as if you were transported back in time to the Meiji period and experience the spirit of Wabi-Sabi. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional bento box lunch served in a tatami room that has continued for 100 years. Using Kyoto vegetables, fish, beans, miso, and tofu, all carefully and elegantly prepared with Japanese tastes. If you prefer, you can make it vegetarian or vegan. Please feel free to take as many pictures as you like during your stay. We hope you enjoy your stay and experience Japanese culture to the fullest.

Fuji-Q Highland: Afternoon Pass Ticket

7. Fuji-Q Highland: Afternoon Pass Ticket

The Fuji-Q Afternoon Pass, including Fuji-Q and Thomas Land, will give you full-day access not only to Fuji-Q Highland, but also to unlimited rides. Get ready to feel your heart race as you explore Fuji-Q Highland, where you can enjoy four major roller coasters with the iconic Mt. Fuji in the background. Test your limits on thrilling roller coasters, like the Fujiyama, the 10th fastest roller coaster in the world with views of Mt. Fuji. Jump on Do・dodonpa with its vertical loop and be sure to check out Takabisha, the steepest roller coaster in the world. Apart from the roller coasters, you can also enjoy Fuji-Q Highland park's other thrills, such as the Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear. For the less thrill-inclined folk in your group, there are anime-themed rides. Make sure to head to "Thomas Land" and "Lisa and Gaspard Town" for a fun-filled time for the kids in your group. Fuji-Q Highland is a great time for all ages.

Tokyo: Tokyo Skytree Admission Ticket

8. Tokyo: Tokyo Skytree Admission Ticket

Discover unbeatable views of Tokyo from the Tembo Observation Deck of the Tokyo Skytree tower with this admission ticket. Feel the thrill of riding the elevator to an elevation of 350 meters. Choose from ticketing options with or without access to the stunning Tembo Galleria. Arrive at the Tokyo Skytree tower and head up to the 4th floor, where you're greeted by friendly staff. Here, you'll get your ticket and head straight into an elevator that takes you shooting seamlessly up to the 1,150-foot (350-m) Tembo Deck in no time. The enormous, circular deck features windows on all sides, allowing you 360-degree views of Tokyo City. See the winding Sumida River, look for the Tokyo Dome, and even find the Tokyo Tower—interactive displays help you pick out points of interest too. If you choose to visit the Tembo Galleria, hop into another elevator and rush up to the 1,475-foot (450-m) viewing space. The Galleria features a long, sloping spiral ramp that offers an even more dynamic view of the city. On your way back to the ground, stop by Floor 345 to check out the gift shop, and pause at Floor 340 for a dizzying view straight down from a section of sturdy glass flooring.

teamLab Planets TOKYO: Digital Art Museum Entrance Ticket

9. teamLab Planets TOKYO: Digital Art Museum Entrance Ticket

Enter teamLab Planets TOKYO and discover the incredible immersive art exhibition within. This full-body digital art experience allows visitors to enter completely into the artworks, with stimulation for all five senses. In this unique exhibition, each visitor’s presence impacts the artwork to finally become a part of it. The exhibition space includes several areas, covering over 10,000 square meters in total. Explore the great variety of installations, with different lights, sounds, and materials to mesmerize every guest. Don't miss the chance to visit this impressive digital exhibition, scheduled until fall 2020, on your trip to Tokyo.

Naha: Day Trip to Tokashiki Island with Lunch

10. Naha: Day Trip to Tokashiki Island with Lunch

Embark on a round-trip ferry ride between Naha and Tokashiki Island. Encounter the beauty of nature on this day tour of the world-class Kerama Blue. Enjoy swimming in the beautiful sea. Depart from Naha on a 70-minute cruise. After arrival at Tokashiki Port, benefit from a transfer to get to Aharen Beach. Look for a microbus with a sign that says "Sea Friend" on it. Enjoy the scenery on the way from Tokashiki Port to Aharen Beach. Aharen Beach is the bigger of the island's 2 main beaches. Relax on the white-sand shores along waters that are separated into swimming and snorkeling zones. It is equipped with beach huts, restaurants, toilet, and shower facilities. Enjoy free time to swim. Take a leisurely walk around and feel the tropical mood. Admire the beauty of the clear sea waters referred to as Kerama Blue. Transfer from Aharen beach to Tokashiki Port when going back to Naha by ferry. Take the opportunity to shop at a local souvenir shop. The tour finishes upon arrival at Tomari Port in Naha city.

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What people are saying about Japan

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It was one of the most unforgettable once in a lifetime experience I had & at the same time my most thrilling birthday as I celebrated my 31st under the sea. It was tough especially if it is your first time but the staffs were all so accomodating & so kind to everyone that is why they will help you conquer the fear & worries from within. You should maintain a complete presence of mind while under the sea & during the entire activity for it may cause harm or death.

An excellent value for money and in-depth walking tour that allows one to truly delve into the depths of Kyotian culture, (especially the Geisha of course.) Without this tour, I would have not been able to truly "sense" the beat of Kyoto's heart. It was only with our guide's knowledge that I was able to even scratch the surface to appreciating this beautiful, vibrant city and its History.

I loved this fun and unique tour. There are so many ramen restaurants in Tokyo that it is almost impossible to know which ones are the best. I loved that this tour took care of that for me. I also loved the ramen education that Frank provided and the opportunity to try five different types of ramen from classic to unusual. I am so happy to have found this tour and very highly recommend it.

It was an amazing experience! The guides were very pleasant, the boat ride was peaceful and the parasailing was great! Only downside was that the parasailing was literally maybe 5 min. For the price, it should be a longer experience in the air.

It was a great experience and wonderful attendant Ms. Yoko!!! Thank you so much.