Theme parks and family fun in Japan

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Japan’s distinct culture, futuristic cities and striking natural landscapes make it one of our most rewarding destinations. While the lifestyle may seem intimidatingly different, our specialists have spent time living, and often working, in the country and can help you navigate the cultural idiosyncrasies. With their expert guidance and help in planning your ...
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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?

    Japan’s distinct culture, futuristic cities and striking natural landscapes make it one of our most rewarding destinations. While the lifestyle may seem intimidatingly different, our specialists have spent time living, and often working, in the country and can help you navigate the cultural idiosyncrasies. With their expert guidance and help in planning your tailor-made itinerary, experiencing a culture far removed from your own is part of the country’s charm. In one sleek bullet train journey, you can travel from the dense, neon-lit streets of Tokyo to the fresh, clean air of the Japanese Alps. Buddhist temples dot the country, and in rural areas you can stay in traditional ryokan inns for a taste of Japanese life from a bygone era. Our specialists can advise on everything from the best local festivals to attend, to which local delicacies to try during your holiday to Japan.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityTokyo
End CityTokyo

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Relaxing Retreats

Destinations

  • Asia
  • Japan

Attractions

  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Tokyo

Activities

  • Culture
  • History
  • Nature

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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

On arrival into Japan, you will have the services of an airport representative whose main job is to help validate your rail pass before taking you over to the airport shuttle transfer. You will be transferred from the airport directly to your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day exploring Tokyo at leisure and acclimatising as a family to Japan.

Day 3 : Tokyo

Use our free-time information for your first day of acclimatising to explore 'cool Tokyo', using Tokyo's excellent public transport. A PASMO pre-loaded travel card is included in the package. This is a great way to get your bearings around this sprawling capital and seeing the fun and cool side of this great city.

Day 4 : Tokyo

Spend the day exploring Tokyo Disneyland, with tickets included. You may wish to change to DisneySea tickets instead which is a fun waterpark run by the company.

Day 5 : Tokyo

The world's largest tower stands are 634m (2000 feet) and offers fantastic views over the capital. From here you can head over the Sumida River to the older part of the city, Asakusa, where you can enjoy a rickshaw ride (included) around Tokyo's largest temple, Senso...

Day 6 : Tokyo

Enjoy a fun experience taking part in one of Japan's quintessential martial arts - kendo. This shared experience will teach you the 'ways of the sword'. Children as young as five practise kendo so it's fun for everyone.Once finished here, head over to the man-made i...

Day 7 : Yudanaka

Your first bullet train journey takes you up into the Japanese Alps and over to the small town of Yudanaka. It's here that you will enjoy your first stay at a traditional inn, or ryokan, with tatami rooms, futon and hot springs for those inclined, all part of this Ja...

Day 8 : Osaka

From Yudanaka, take the local and bullet trains to the Japan's third largest and arguably its most lively town of Osaka and visit the Kaiyukan, which is one of the biggest aquariums in the world. Its focal point is the enormous cylindrical tank in the middle. If in ...

Day 9 : Osaka

Spend the day exploring the Universal Studios Theme Park (tickets included) with its fun rides and attractions to keep the whole family happy and tired!

Day 10 : Kyoto

Today you will travel to the cultural capital of Kyoto, only a short train ride away. Later this afternoon you will be taken on a privately guided walk of the mysterious Gion geisha district to 'spot' these elusive ladies.

Day 11 : Kyoto

This morning is to head out and explore the city's famed temples, including the Golden Pavilion, the Zen gardens of Ryoanji and the unique 'nightingale' beams of Nijo castle that sound when walked on to alert of intruders in days gone by.In the afternoon, take part in...

Day 12 : Kyoto

This morning you will get the chance to take part in a cultural activity of your choice such as the quintessentially Japanese green tea ceremony. Later this afternoon, head to the birthplace of ninja at Iga-Ueno. Experience a hands-on workshop as a ninja complete with costume, ninja stars and practise 'dojo'.

Day 13 : Tokyo

Take the final bullet train of your trip from Kyoto back to the capital for your final night here. After checking in, spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure around the west of Tokyo. What better way to end this fantastic trip with a stretch of vocal chords and a wave of a tambourine at a karaoke box - how Japanese!

Day 14 : International return flight

Today you will be transferred back to the airport in time for your return flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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