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Sample itineraries

10 DAYS

DAY 1
Arrive at Tokyo
DAY 2
Tokyo / Asakusa District
DAY 3
Tokyo / Tsukiji Market, Ginza
DAY 4
Kanazawa / Higashi Chaya District, Kenrokuen Garden
DAY 5
Kyoto / Golden Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple
DAY 6
Kyoto / Hands On Experience Tours
DAY 7
Nara / Kasuga Shrine, Todaiji Temple, Nara Park
DAY 8
Hiroshima / Atomic bomb Memorial Park, Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine
DAY 9
Tokyo
DAY 10
Depart Tokyo

OVERVIEW

This suggested 10 day exploration of Japan introduces you our pick of 5 important destinations: the state-of-the-art metropolitan city of Tokyo, the delectable seafood of Kanazawa, the epitome of refined tradition of Kyoto, the down-to-earth old capital of Nara, and the historical significance of Hiroshima. Enjoy the longest stay in Kyoto, where we have established strong relationship with local artisans, chefs, monks, and entrepreneurs over the years. An array of exclusive experiences await there so you can touch the authentic Japan.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

DAY1 Arrive at Tokyo
Upon arrival at Narita International Airport, be met by your tour guide and transferred to hotel. (fully guided)
Accommodation: Conrad Tokyo
Transportation: TOYOTA Alphard
Meal: D (teppanyaki grill)
DAY 2 Tokyo / Asakusa District
Enjoy a fully guided Tokyo sightseeing for today by private van. Visit the Asakusa district in the morning, one of the most iconic places in the capital. Complete the first visit to a Buddhist temple in Japan at Sensoji Temple and check out the impressive Nakamise shopping street. Pick an activity for the evening from our recommendation: Ueno Zoo, Ameyoko market, National Museum of Western Art or wherever you wish. (fully guided)
Accommodation: Conrad Tokyo
Transportation: TOYOTA Alphard
Meal: B (at hotel) / L (tempura rice bowl) / D (sushi)
DAY 3 Tokyo / Tsukiji Market, Ginza
Continue the guided exploration of Tokyo with Tsukiji Market, the world’s largest fish market, where more than 2,000 tons of seafood are handled each day. Move on to Ginza, the city’s most upscale district featuring high-profile cloth stores, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs, and cafes. (fully guided)
Accommodation: Conrad Tokyo
Transportation: TOYOTA Alphard
Meal: B (at hotel) / L (chicken and egg rice bowl) / D (tonkatsu pork cutlet)
DAY 4 Kanazawa / Higashi Chaya District, Kenrokuen garden
Transfer to Kanazawa city of Ishikawa Prefecture by bullet train, during which eat a beautiful Japanese lunch box. Upon arrival, start a guided sightseeing tour to visit Kenrokuen Garden, designated as one of three beautiful gardens in Japan, and Higashi Chaya district lined with preserved wooden architectures. (fully guided)
Accommodation: Hotel Nikko Kanazawa
Transportation: Shinkansen (bullet train, Green Car) & TOYOTA Alphard
Meal: B (at hotel) / L (bento lunch box on train) / D (Japanese fused French cuisine)
DAY 5 Kyoto / Golden Temple, Fushimi Shrine, Kiyomizudera Temple
Enjoy a classic Kyoto sightseeing tour with your guide. For first-timers, it’s highly recommended to see a golden pavilion in Kinkakuji Temple, countless red shrine gates in Fushimi Inari Shrine, a 13m high wooden stage in Kiyomizudera Temple, lavish interiors in Nijo Castle, and ever green bamboo forest in the Arashiyama district during your stay in the old capital of Japan. (fully guided)
Accommodation: Four Seasons Kyoto
Transportation: TOYOTA Alphard
Meal: B (at hotel) / L (to be decided) / D (maiko dinner)
DAY 6 Kyoto / Hands On Experience Tours
Continue your exploration of Kyoto with your guide. It is a great idea to combine visits to major sites with a privileged dinner with a maiko, a solemn Zen meditation with a monk, a peaceful tea ceremony with a tea master, a cultural hands-on experience with an artisan. In this way, you can get a deeper insight of what Kyoto has to offer. We have prepared a number of choices you can pick from. See the “Activity” page for inspiration. (fully guided)
Accommodation: Four Seasons Kyoto
Transportation: TOYOTA Alphard
Meal: B (at hotel) / L (to be decided) / D (izakaya tavern hopping tour)
DAY 7 Nara / Kasuga Shrine, Todaiji Temple, Nara Park
Take 1 hour drive south from Kyoto and you’ll reach Nara. It had been briefly an ancient capital of Japan from 710 prior to the long reign of Kyoto. Nevertheless, the historical heritages of what had been the political and cultural center of the country have remained clearly to be seen as well as good old Japanese townscape. Visit Todaiji Temple, Nara Park, Kofukuji Temple, and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. (fully guided)
Accommodation: Four Seasons Kyoto
Transportation: TOYOTA Alphard
Meal: B (at hotel) / L (in Nara) / D (Japanese BBQ)
DAY 8 Hiroshima / Atomic Bomb Memorial Park, Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine
Transfer from Kyoto to Hiroshima by bullet train. After arriving at Hiroshima station, visit Atomic Bomb Memorial Park. Upon request you can visit Memorial Museum located in the park, too. After lunch, we are going to take you to Miyajima Island where another world heritage site, Itsukushima Shrine, is situated. (fully guided)
Accommodation: Sekitei, a ryokan inn
Transportation: Shinkansen (bullet train, Green Car) & TOYOTA Alphard
Meal: B (at hotel) / L (at Miyajima Island) / D (kaiseki multi course)
DAY 9 Tokyo
Transport from Osaka to Tokyo by bullet train. Have this day at leisure as there is no plan after check out until getting back to Tokyo. The way of using free time is depending on the time of your flight on next day. So just let us know what you wish to do and we will arrange it all for you. (at leisure)
Accommodation: Four Seasons Tokyo
Transportation: Shinkansen (bullet train, Green Car) & TOYOTA Alphard
Meal: B (at hotel) / D (sukiyaki)
DAY 10 Depart Tokyo
Free time until your flight and we escort you to Narita International Airport.
Transportation: TOYOTA Alphard
Meal: B (at hotel)

Note:
Please use this itinerary as a sample to plan your own trip to Japan. We will build a complete personalized itinerary in accordance with your preferred travel length, destinations, accommodation type, meal selection, transportation means, activities and other specific requirements.

Sample itineraries