The Ultimate Japan Experience: A 10-Day Luxury Itinerary

Author: Nidhi Sood on Feb 08,2023

This 10-day itinerary will take you on a journey through some of Japan's most famous destinations and attractions, including Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Hiroshima, and Jeju Island. With its blend of natural beauty, rich history, and modern city life, Japan is a must-visit destination for any traveler.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Japan, the land of the rising sun!

Upon your arrival in Tokyo, meet your private guide, who will escort you to your luxury Japanese hotel. Tokyo, the bustling capital of Japan, offers plenty of sights to explore, including its famous districts like Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Akihabara. Spend the day at leisure, wandering around the city, and take in its unique blend of traditional and modern cultures. To fully immerse yourself in the city's energy, visit one of the many famous street food stalls or try traditional Japanese cuisine at a local restaurant. Return to your hotel for dinner. 

Day 2: Exploring Tokyo

After breakfast, you will start by visiting the Tokyo Skytree, which offers breathtaking views of the city from its observation deck. Afterward, you will see the Meiji Shrine, dedicated to  Emperor Meiji and his wife. This shrine is located in the heart of a beautiful forest, providing a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine at a premium restaurant before returning to your hotel and retiring for the day.

Day 3: Journey from Tokyo to Kyoto - bullet train experience

In the morning, you will take the Shinkansen train (bullet train) from Tokyo to Kyoto (two hours and fifteen minutes). Upon arrival, you will visit the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine, known for its thousands of torii gates that lead up a mountain trail. The hike to the top of the mountain offers stunning views of the surrounding area and is a must-visit for any traveler to Kyoto. Check into your hotel for a delicious dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Kyoto sightseeing

After breakfast, set out with your private guide to visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, a picturesque forest filled with towering bamboo trees that create a peaceful and serene atmosphere. In the afternoon, you will explore the historic district of Gion, known for its traditional machiya townhouses and geisha culture. Next, head to the Yasaka Shrine and the famous Pontocho Alley, where you can enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. As the sun sets, return to your hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 5: Kyoto to Mount Fuji

Your private guide will take you on a four-hour thirty-minute drive from Kyoto to Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji is a majestic mountain that offers stunning views of the surrounding area and is a popular destination for hikers. You will hike to the summit and enjoy the mountain's natural beauty before returning to Kyoto in the evening. 

Day 6: Kyoto to Hiroshima

You will take the Shinkansen from Kyoto to Hiroshima, which takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. Upon arrival in Hiroshima, you will visit the Peace Memorial Park; The museum contains a wealth of information and artifacts, including photographs, documents, and personal stories from survivors of the bombing. Then, take a stroll through the nearby downtown area, where you will find a mix of traditional and modern architecture and a variety of shops, restaurants, and other attractions. Check into a hotel in Hiroshima for a delectable dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 7: Hiroshima to Jeju Island (South Korea)

You will take a flight from Hiroshima to Jeju Island in South Korea, which takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Jeju Island is a volcanic island known for its scenic beauty and outdoor adventures. Explore the island, visit the Jeju Folklore & Natural History Museum, and learn about the island's rich cultural heritage. Check into your cozy hotel and enjoy a luxury Japanese spa before relishing a delightful seafood cuisine for dinner.

Day 8: Jeju Island

After breakfast, you will start your day by visiting the famous Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone, a UNESCO World Heritage site that offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a scenic drive along the island's coastline and take in the stunning views. Have lunch and then head to the Manjanggul Lava Tube, a unique geological formation that offers a unique glimpse into the island's volcanic history. Return to your beach hotel for dinner. 

Day 9: Return to Tokyo

You will take a flight from Jeju Island back to Tokyo, where you will spend your last night in Japan. To make the most of your final evening in Japan, you will visit the famous Shibuya Crossing, a bustling intersection considered one of the busiest in the world.

Day 10: Departure

After breakfast, check out from your hotel as it's time to bid farewell to Japan, as your private guide drives you to the airport to catch your flight back home.

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