Highlights of Japan Tour: 10-day Small Group

See the real Japan and experience its culture beyond the typical tourist sites. You’ll walk through busy streets, ride the bullet train, and enjoy local foods. Each tour is customized to fit the preferences of the group.
* Duration: 10 days
* Starts: Tokyo, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




See the real Japan and experience its culture beyond the typical tourist sites. You’ll walk through busy streets, ride the bullet train, and enjoy local foods. Each tour is customized to fit the preferences of the group.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Tokyo

Stop At: Shibuya Crossing, 2 Chome-2-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya 150-0043 Tokyo Prefecture
Free time to explore the area and see the famous Shibuya Crossing.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel in Tokyo: 4-star hotel

Day 2: Tokyo

Stop At: Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture
Start your adventure off by visiting Asakusa to explore Senso-ji, Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple built in 645 AD.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Tsukiji Market, 5-2-1, Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 Tokyo Prefecture
Visit Tsukiji Market, the most famous fish market in the world.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner: Welcome dinner at a Japanese Izakaya.
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel in Tokyo: 4-star hotel

Day 3: Mount Fuji

Stop At: Lake Kawaguchiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0300 Yamanashi Prefecture
Travel to Lake Kawaguchi to view the magnificence of Mount Fuji. Stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan, soak in a mineral-rich hot spring onsen, and have an authentic Japanese Kaiseki dinner.
This will be a very memorable experience!
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Kaiseki Dinner
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Traditional Ryokan 1 night

Day 4: Matsumoto

Stop At: Matsumoto Castle, 4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto 390-0873 Nagano Prefecture
Travel to Matsumoto and visit Matsumoto Castle, one of only five original castles in Japan and a National Treasure. See the nicely preserved shopping streets of the historic Nakamachi District.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel in Nagano: 4-star hotel

Day 5: Kanazawa

Stop At: Zenko-ji Temple, I-491 Motoyoshicho, Nagano 380-0851 Nagano Prefecture
In the morning, visit Zenko-ji Temple, founded in the 7th century, and experience a Buddhist morning service.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kenrokuen Garden, 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937 Ishikawa Prefecture
Travel to Kanazawa to see the restored Geisha entertainment district of Higashi Chaya, the Nagamachi Samurai district, Onomichi Market, and the Kenrokuen Garden, one of three most beautiful landscape gardens in Japan.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel in Nagano: 4-star hotel

Day 6: Kiso Valley

Stop At: Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, Nagiso-machi, Kiso-gun 399-5302 Nagano Prefecture
Slip back to earlier time and enjoy the beautifully preserved post town of Tsumago in the Kiso Valley. The town used to serve travelers on the Nakasendo Trail, the route connecting Tokyo and Kyoto during the Edo Period.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel in Nagoya: 4-star hotel

Day 7: Kyoto

Stop At: Kiyomizu-dera Temple, 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862 Kyoto Prefecture
Visit the World Heritage Site of Kiyomizu Temple and walk the Higashiyama District with old wooden houses and small shops.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Kaiseki Dinner with authentic Geisha Performance.
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel in Kyoto: 4-star hotel

Day 8: Kyoto

Stop At: Kinkakuji Temple, 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8361 Kyoto Prefecture
Visit the beautiful World Heritage Site of Kinkaku-ji, known as the Golden Temple.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ryoanji Temple, 13 Ryoanji Goryonoshitacho, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8001 Kyoto Prefecture
Visit the famous zen rock garden of Ryoanji.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel in Kyoto: 4-star hotel

Day 9: Tokyo

Stop At: Tokyo National Museum, 13-9, Uenokoen, Taito 110-0007 Tokyo Prefecture
Head back to Tokyo and visit the Tokyo National Museum, the oldest national museum in Japan with over 110,000 items including 87 Japanese National Treasures.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Farewell Dinner.
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel in Tokyo: 4-star hotel

Day 10: Depart Japan

Stop At: Narita International Airport, 1-1 Furugome, Narita, Chiba 282-0004, Japan
Check out of the hotel and head to Narita Airport.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.