Japan family adventure

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Learn to write Japanese characters using brush and 'washi' paper. Enjoy a private Taiko drumming lesson in Kyoto and practising how to become a 'ninja'. Stay in your own 'townhouse' in Kyoto with a visit later to see the 'geisha' in Gion.
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Overview

Trip type
Private Guided
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

What's this trip about?

    Learn to write Japanese characters using brush and 'washi' paper. Enjoy a private Taiko drumming lesson in Kyoto and practising how to become a 'ninja'. Stay in your own 'townhouse' in Kyoto with a visit later to see the 'geisha' in Gion.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityTokyo
End CityTokyo

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • Asia
  • Japan

Attractions

  • Hakone
  • Hiroshima
  • Kyoto
  • Mount Fuji
  • Tokyo

Activities

  • Culture
  • History
  • Kayaking

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Itinerary

Day 1 : International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Tokyo.

Day 2 : Tokyo

Upon your arrival at the airport in Japan, you will be met by a friendly meet and greet guide and receive your `Welcome Pack`. Your guide will help you get your Japan Rail Pass, exchange currency for you if you need, and escort you to your private transfer to your hot...

Day 3 : Tokyo

In order to start your family adventure in earnest, you will have a private guide to see some of the more exciting sights of this capital city, including the scramble crossing of Shibuya, fun and fresh shops and cafes in Harajuku and views from the top of Roppongi Hil...

Day 4 : Tokyo

Odaiba is a man-made island out in Tokyo which is easily reached by monorail, a fun way to see the city from above. Once in Odaiba, there is everything for the whole family to enjoy; trick museum, future driverless cars, walking robots, a super 'Science of the Future'...

Day 5 : Tokyo

One of Tokyo's highlights and highly acclaimed studios is the Ghibli Museum, the mecca for all those anime (Japanese cartoon) lovers. It's an interactive display of design with fun displays for the young and old to enjoy.After lunch, you will meet with a private guide...

Day 6 : Hiroshima

Using your Japan Rail Pass (included in the package), you will board your first bullet train along the main Sanyo line across the country to the city of Hiroshima, passing through the cities of Nagoya and Osaka, and on a good day, if you look to the right you will see...

Day 7 : Hiroshima

One of Hiroshima prefecture's highlights is the gate of Itsukushima Shrine, often referred to as Miyajima torii, particularly beautiful at high tide. What better way to see it at this time than from a kayak. For half a day you will enjoy kayaking toward the gate and a...

Day 8 : Kyoto

Your second bullet train journey takes you back east to Kyoto, the city of temples and gardens. It is here you can enjoy a unique stay in a 'machiya' (townhouse) if you wish right in the heart of the city, with your own amenities including kitchen, washing machine and...

Day 9 : Kyoto

A private experience, led by a taiko (Japanese drum) master, will happen this morning. After watching a show performed by the masters, you will learn some of the basic skills in making the authentic sounds of a taiko drum.The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the...

Day 10 : Kyoto

You will be picked up at your hotel by your guide from the Women's Association of Kyoto (WAK). She will escort you to a Japanese woman's home where you will experience a private calligraphy lesson. This is a rare treat because you will get to interact with Kyoto local...

Day 11 : Kyoto

Kyoto is the seat of culture in Japan, and the 'ninja' conjures up this world of Japanese culture perfectly. Today you can learn the basics of ninja training, including 'shuriken' (star throwing) and meditation - equally as important in ninja training.After lunch, hea...

Day 12 : Kyoto

Visit the Fushimi Inari shrine, famous for its never-ending vermillion gates. Then, visit Nara where you can see the Todaiji Temple (the largest wooden structure in the country) and see the bowing deer - they have learned to bow for food in typical Japanese fashion!

Day 13 : Hakone

Your final bullet train east will take you to Hakone National Park, famed for its numerous hot spring resorts, traditional inns and viewing points of Mount Fuji.Using your Hakone Free Pass (included), you will circle the park on funicular train, cable-car (or bus if y...

Day 14 : Hakone

If time allows, head to Yunessun Spa resort, a hugely fun if not odd hot spring 'theme park' with baths that look like you're sitting in a noodle soup bowl amongst others.This is very popular with kids and kids at heart alike!Afterwards return to Tokyo for your final night in the capital. This is a good chance to see another part of the city, or do any last-minute shopping before heading home.

Day 15 : International return flight

A private transfer will pick you up and return you to the airport in time for your flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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