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Tour Overview

Discover Japan's enchanting blend of ancient traditions and modern marvels on this 13-day family tour. Explore iconic landmarks like Kyoto's Golden Pavilion and Tokyo's Skytree, immersing in the nation's rich history at Hiroshima Castle and Hida Folk Village. Engage with nature, meeting friendly deer in Nara Park and admiring scenic gardens in Kanazawa. Dive into digital art wonders at TeamLab Borderless and experience the magic of Miyajima Island. Delight in culinary adventures, from street food in Osaka to noodle-making experiences. Thrills await at Universal Studios Japan, ensuring an unforgettable family adventure in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Immerse in Tradition: Explore Kyoto's Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-ji, reflecting in serene waters, showcasing Japan's architectural brilliance and ancient Zen heritage.
  • Marvel at Nature: Roam Kenrokuen Garden's picturesque landscapes in Kanazawa, a masterpiece of Japanese gardening, adorned with cherry blossoms and tranquil ponds.
  • Step into Fantasy: Experience TeamLab Borderless in Tokyo, a digital art wonderland where vibrant visuals and creativity blend seamlessly, transcending the boundaries of imagination.
  • Historical Riches: Discover Hiroshima Castle, a symbol of resilience, narrating Hiroshima's history amidst elegant architecture and scenic views of the surrounding city.
  • Encounter Wildlife: Interact with Nara's friendly deer in Nara Park, a unique experience where ancient culture meets nature, fostering memorable, up-close wildlife connections.
  • Modern Marvels: Ascend Tokyo Skytree, marveling at Tokyo's skyline, a testament to modern engineering, offering panoramic views from one of the world's tallest towers.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in Osaka's diverse cuisine at Shinsekai District, savoring delectable street food and local specialties, tantalizing your taste buds with Osaka's gastronomic wonders.
  • Magical Miyajima: Explore Miyajima Island, home to Itsukushima Shrine's floating torii gate, an ethereal sight against scenic mountains, embodying Japan's mystical charm.
  • Historical Tranquility: Wander through Hida Folk Village in Takayama, experiencing Japan's rural heritage, preserved in traditional thatched-roof houses, epitomizing historical serenity.
  • Family Fun: Embark on thrilling adventures at Universal Studios Japan, where beloved characters come to life, creating cherished family memories amidst exciting rides and entertaining shows.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Tokyo, you will be greeted by your friendly guide and driver at the airport.

    They will assist you with your luggage and transfer you comfortably to your hotel. After check-in, take some time to relax and recover from your journey. You might want to explore the area around your hotel and enjoy some local cuisine.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Tokyo

  2. Begin your day with a visit to the serene Meiji Jingu Shrine, one of Tokyo's most important Shinto shrines.

    Japan Tokyo Meiji Jingu Shrine
    Meiji Jingu Shrine

    Immerse yourself in the bustling energy of Shibuya District, famous for its iconic scramble crossing and vibrant street culture.

    Enjoy a leisurely stroll in Kokyo Gaien National Garden, an oasis of greenery in the heart of the city.

    Visit Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo's oldest temple located in Asakusa, and soak in the rich cultural heritage.

    Cap off your day with a breathtaking view of the city from Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan, offering panoramic vistas of Tokyo's skyline.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Tokyo

    Japan Tokyo Asakusa Sensoji Temple
    Asakusa Sensoji Temple

  3. Step into the futuristic world of digital art at TeamLab Borderless, an immersive art installation.

    Participate in a hands-on experience of making Ramen Noodles, a traditional Chinese noodle variety.

    Japan Tokyo TeamLab Borderless
    Immerse in TeamLab Borderless

    Visit a Pokemon Center, a paradise for Pokemon enthusiasts, offering a wide array of merchandise and interactive experiences.

    Dive into the world of Japanese anime at an anime cafe, where you can learn about the industry, watch shows, and interact with fellow fans.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Tokyo

  4. Travel to Nagoya via Shinkansen, Japan's high-speed train system, enjoying the scenic views along the way. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you and take you to Takayama City.

    Visit Takayama Jinya, a historic government house, to learn about the region's history and administration. Explore Hida Folk Village, an open-air museum displaying traditional thatched-roof houses, providing a glimpse into rural life in Japan.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Takayama

    Japan Takayama Hida Folk Village
    Traditional thatched-roof houses in Hida Folk Village

  5. Travel by private car to Kanazawa, a city known for its well-preserved Edo-period districts.

    Visit Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its unique farmhouses, which feature steep thatched roofs like praying hands.

    Japan Kanazawa Shirakawa-go
    Shirakawa-go in Winter

    Explore Kanazawa Castle Ruins, an iconic symbol of the city's feudal past, offering panoramic views of the surrounding area.

    Wander through Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan's most beautiful landscape gardens, featuring ponds, streams, bridges, and teahouses.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kanazawa

  6. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Higashi Chaya District, a historic geisha district in Kanazawa.

    Participate in a gold leafing production workshop, a traditional craft for which Kanazawa is famous.

    Travel to Kyoto by express train, Japan's cultural capital, and check into your hotel. Enjoy the evening exploring Kyoto at your own pace, perhaps visiting local markets or traditional tea houses.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kyoto

    Japan Kanazawa Higashi Chaya District
    Immerse in the atmosphere of Higashi Chaya District

  7. Visit Kinkaku-ji, a Zen Buddhist temple covered in gold leaf, surrounded by beautiful gardens and a reflective pond. Explore Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring stunning architecture and historic significance.

    Discover the scenic beauty of Arashiyama District, known for its bamboo groves and the iconic Togetsu-kyo Bridge.

    Visit Nonomiya Shrine, a Shinto shrine nestled in a serene forest, offering a peaceful retreat from the city's hustle and bustle.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kyoto

    Japan Kyoto Nijo Castle
    Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  8. Explore Kiyomizudera Temple, perched on a hill with panoramic views of Kyoto, famous for its wooden stage that offers a stunning backdrop of cherry blossoms in spring.

    Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, renowned for its thousands of vermillion torii gates, creating mesmerizing pathways through the forested hills.

    Japan Fushimi Inari Shrine
    Fushimi Inari Shrine

    Stop in Nara to climb Mount Wakakusa for breathtaking views, enjoy a leisurely walk in Nara Park, and interact with the friendly local deer.

    Arrive in Osaka, a vibrant city known for its modern architecture, historic landmarks, and delicious street food. Explore the city's unique charm at your own pace.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Osaka

    Japan Nara Park
    Deer in Nara Park

  9. Spend the day at Universal Studios Japan, enjoying thrilling rides, entertaining shows, and meeting your favorite characters from movies and TV shows.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Osaka

    Japan Osaka Universal Studios
    Osaka Universal Studios

  10. Travel to Hiroshima on your own, a city with a poignant history and vibrant present. Visit Hiroshima Castle, a reconstructed historic site that offers insights into the city's samurai past and provides panoramic views of the surrounding area.

    Japan Hiroshima Castle
    Hiroshima Castle

    Explore Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a moving tribute to the victims of the atomic bombing in 1945, featuring monuments, museums, and the iconic A-Bomb Dome.

    Check in at the hotel, unwind, and reflect on the day's experiences.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hiroshima

  11. Visit Shukkeien Garden, a beautifully landscaped Japanese garden, providing a serene atmosphere for relaxation.

    Take a ferry to Miyajima Island, famous for the iconic Itsukushima Shrine and its "floating" torii gate, set against the backdrop of scenic mountains and the sea. Explore the island's charming streets, souvenir shops, and local cuisine.

    Return to Osaka by train in the evening, reminiscing about the beauty of Miyajima Island.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Osaka

    Japan Miyajima Island
    The "floating" torii gate in Miyajima Island

  12. Visit Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum to explore traditional woodblock prints, a significant part of Japanese art and culture.

    Indulge in Osaka's renowned cuisine in Shinsekai District, known for its delicious street food and local specialties.

    Japan Osaka Shinsekai District
    Explore Osaka cuisine in Shinsekai District

    Engage in a Ninja Experience, a fun and interactive activity where you can learn the ways of the ninja, perfect for children and adults alike.

    Explore Dotonbori, a lively entertainment district renowned for its illuminated signs, bustling restaurants, and vibrant nightlife, offering a perfect way to conclude your Japanese adventure.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Osaka

  13. Enjoy your free time until your scheduled departure. Your driver will escort you to the airport for your flight to your next destination or back home. Depart with wonderful memories of your Japan trip, filled with cultural discoveries, delicious cuisine, and unforgettable experiences.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 12 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Train tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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