From the gleaming bright lights of Tokyo’s Akihabara District to the pristine temples and shrines in Kyoto, Japan is a country where the past and the future clash more than you realize initially. Get an insight into the culture and history of this over-stimulating and over-whelming country in the best way possible with our Japan family tour package.
(Day 1): Arrival in Tokyo
(Day 2): Exploring Tokyo
(Day 3): More of Tokyo
(Day 4): Traversing to Kyoto
(Day 5): Kyoto Exploration
(Day 6): More Time in Kyoto
(Day 7): Returning Back to Tokyo
(Day 8): Departure Back Home
Today your Japan voyage will begin as you board your international flight to Tokyo.
Upon arrival, you’ll meet your private guide at the airport who will take you to your hotel. After check-in, you can spend the rest of your day at leisure, resting and relaxing after your long flight. If you do feel like exploring, you may wish to wander around the Imperial Gardens.
The capital city of Tokyo is a large, lively and phenomenal destination. Here, you’ll be able to visit temples, dine on numerous Japanese culinary delicacies and shop in some of the biggest and most unusual malls of the globe.
Explore the buzzing metropolis of Tokyo the entire day today. The Hamarikyu gardens and Asakusa old town are great places to begin. Later in the evening, make your way to taste some of the local Tokyo cuisine accompanied by your guide in the lively district of Ebisu.
This morning, head out to visit Kamakura, a lovely seaside town which was once the capital of Japan and is home to the Great Bronze Buddha. You can board the train there - trains leave from Tokyo regularly and the journey takes more than an hour. There are a number of temples and shrines which you can visit here; one of the must-visit is the Hase Kannon Temple.
Kyoto which is surrounded by the hills of central Honshu is one of the country’s largest cities. It is considered the educational hub of western Japan having numerous universities and higher educational establishments. Though one of Japan's amazing tourist destinations, it is well-known for having preserved much of the atmosphere of the past, having been the only major city in Japan to evade the devastation of WWII. Renowned as the residence of the Emperor as well as Japan's chief cultural center for almost 1,100 years, the city boasts plenty of things to do, including exploring the fine examples of paintings, sculptures, and other art forms in its many galleries and museums.
The city receives scores of tourists each year and crowds can prove to be overwhelming at many of Kyoto's major attractions.
Today, you’ll head out by bullet train to Kyoto, which is home to some of the country's most significant works of art, culture, and most refined cuisine. The journey is going to take around 3 hours. In the afternoon, you can take part in a private cultural activity at Kyoto's Women's Association. Under the guidance of experienced English-speaking practitioners, you can have an insight into Japanese culture by sampling a tea ceremony.
Today, you’ll spend the entire day at leisure to explore Kyoto. Start at Nijo Castle, visit a few covered markets and the Nishiki-Dori food market to try some Japanese delicacies such as octopus, squid, eel, and matcha powder sweets. Stroll the narrow streets of Gion, the Geisha district, and make your way to some of Kyoto's most iconic temples and shrines.
This morning, board the bullet train to Hiroshima to explore the moving Peace Park and Memorial Museum. The journey will take over two and a half hours. Make sure to stop for a lunch of the local specialty of okonomiyaki which is a gourmet savory pancake eaten with cabbage and many other different ingredients.
For today, it is suggested that you take a day trip to nearby Nara, which is the ancient capital of Japan and renowned for its Giant Buddha and Todaiji Temple. Make your way to Fushimi Inari Shrine to witness its 'tunnels' of red torii gates spinning up the hillside. The journey will last just under an hour. You’ll return back to Tokyo in the afternoon for a final night in the capital.
After breakfast, your private guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and escort you to the international airport for your return flight back home.
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