Japan Holiday Package: The Ultimate 11-Day Itinerary

Author: Shubhankar Sen on Dec 15,2022

This 11-day customizable Japan holiday package enables you to bask in the beauty of the land of the rising sun. Enjoy the picturesque scene, spiritual sites, breathtaking castles, modern and cultural marvels, and perfectly colorful streets. Visit Japan's most famous cities and explore fantastic tourist attractions. Experience the rush hour at Shibuya crossing, visit the Tokyo Skytree, explore the Nara Museum, go on a shopping spree at the Kuromon Ichiba Market and do much more!

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Tokyo - Sensoji Temple, Shibuya Crossing, Harajuku

Arrive at the Tokyo airport. Your private guide will welcome you and take you to a luxury hotel. Visit the Sensoji Temple located in Asakusa, and you will find a number of small street shops with a variety of goods to choose from. Walk through the famous Shibuya crossing. This bustling street is located right in the heart of Tokyo city and is perfect for submerging yourself into the wonderful culture of real Tokyo. Visit Harajuku, one of the most diverse locations around Tokyo! Return to your hotel for the nights stay.

Day 2: Tokyo - Yanaka, Gyokurin-Ji, Yanaka Cemetery

Discover some of the most tranquil places in Tokyo. Start with the Yanaka district, where the real traditional Japanese lifestyle and practices are still prevalent. Yanaka Ginza street is heaven for cat lovers, with lots of stray cats and cat-themed shops and goods. Explore the Gyokurin-Ji temple, one of the treasure troves of the Yanaka district. You will get to see the ancient chinquapin tree here. Roam around the Yanaka Cemetery and see the famous shrine of Tokugawa Yoshinobu of the Edo Period, the last of the Japanese shoguns.

Day 3: Tokyo - (Ryogoku Kokugikan, Robot Restaurant, Tokyo Skytree)

Visit the Ryogoku Kokugikan indoor sports arena, where they hold sumo fights. A classical sumo fight is a must-watch, especially if it's your first time visiting Japan. Get a delicious meal in the futuristic setting of the famous Robot Restaurant. The experience of being served food by giant robots is incredible. Every year, thousands of international tourists come here to visit this place. End your Tokyo trip by experiencing the view of the city from The Tokyo Skytree.

Day 4: Kyoto - (Higashiyama District, Kodaiji Temple, Maruyama Park)

Begin your exploration of Kyoto by visiting the Higashiyama District. This place is one of the most carefully preserved places of Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. Explore the Kodaiji Temple and its beautiful bamboo grove. Visit Maruyama Park, one of the best tourist destinations in Japan. The mesmerizing scenery painted by seemingly uncountable cherry trees makes this park a must-visit for all tourists.

Day 5: Kyoto - (Saiho-Ji, Funaoka Onsen, Okitsu Club)

Walk around in the beautiful gardens of the Saiho-Ji temple. These gardens were built in 1339 in the shape of a heart. Relax at the Funaoka Onsen. It has well-preserved old-fashioned outdoors, indoors, herbal baths, stone-lined outdoor baths, and much more. Afterward, have a delicious meal at the nearby Tahitchi restaurant. Visit Okitsu Club, a traditional Japanese tea house, and experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony. Okitsu club is the perfect place to visit if you want to dive a little deeper into the core of Japanese culture. 

Day 6: Kyoto - (Nishiki Market, Fushimi Inari, Nanzen-Ji)

Enjoy the local cuisines of Japan at the Nishiki Market. Get the hang of the traditional Japanese cooking techniques, and find fresh seafood. Visit the magnificent shrine of Fushimi Inari-Taisha. A great number of movies have been shot here. Explore Nanzen-Ji, the "First Temple of the Land."

Day 7: Nara - (Todai-Ji, Nara-Koen park, Nara National Museum)

Start your tour of Nara with a visit to Todai-J, a famous temple of Nara, and see the Daibutsu, the Great Buddha. Explore the Nara-Koen park, a perfect blend of peace, nature, and history! Visit the Nara National Museum and learn the differences between Buddhist statues and their history.

Day 8: Osaka - (Lifestyle Museum of Osaka, Osaka-jo, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan)

Visit the Lifestyle Museum of Osaka, showcasing ancient public baths, and typical streets with shops and pharmacies from the 1830s. Explore the castle of Osaka-jo, constructed in 1583 by 100,000 workers. From the large picnic spaces to 600 cherry trees and various tea houses. Visit the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, the largest aquarium in the world, and see the diverse varieties of fishes and sea animals.  

Day 9: Osaka - (Umeda Sky Building, Dotonbori, Kuromon Ichiba Market)

Visit the Umeda Sky Building, a 4-story edifice with two twin towers in the middle. Enjoy a 360-degree view of Osaka from the top. The view is grand, especially when the city is illuminated with lights at night. Explore Dotonbori, a popular tourist destination that is situated along a canal and has bridges over it. It is well known for its striking billboards and signage, which compete for your attention while evoking an amusement park-like atmosphere. Take a 10-minute walk to the Kuromon Ichiba Market. Here, you can find everything from fresh vegetables to fresh/live seafood and meat.

Day 10: Hiroshima - (Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, Mitaki-Dera Temple)

Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which was built to show the world that peace can still be achieved even after the kind of devastation Hiroshima suffered. There is also the Atomic Bomb Dome, a symbol of the peaceful and persevering identity of this city. Explore the reconstructed Hiroshima Castle. The original castle was destroyed in the tragic bombing of the city. Visit the Mitaki-Dera Temple, which got its name from the names of three waterfalls located here. This is one of the secret treasure troves of the city! 

Day 11: Tokyo - End of the Japan Holiday Package

After breakfast, experience the local bullet train which will take you back to Tokyo airport for your flight back home.

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