The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.
Upon arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport, exchange your JR Pass voucher for the JR pass and take the respective transport to your accommodation. Check in, then have the evening free exploring Shinjuku!
Today is dedicated to exploring Tokyo, via public transportation. We recommend either going towards the area around Shibuya, comprising of Omotesando, Harajuku, Meiji Shrine and Shinjuku, or towards the Northeastern area, consisting of the Imperial Palace Hamarikyu Gardens, Tokyo SkyTree and Asakusa.
You will spend the day visiting the Hakone region in Kanagawa prefecture! A beautiful place where Mount Fuji can be sighted in its entirety on sunny days, explore the smoky scenery of Owakudani Valley, and take a cruise along Lake Ashi in a pirate ship!
We’d be heading to Kamakura today, a beautiful and peaceful countryside town just 1 hour from Tokyo, on a guided tour. You will visit some of the area’s famous attractions including the Giant Buddha and Hachimangu Shrine, before going to a guided tour around a beer brewery in the area!
Before transferring to Kanazawa station via bullet train today, spend the morning visiting Miraikan, also known as the Emerging Museum of Science and Innovation, where you’ll be exposed to the latest technologies being developed in Tokyo. After reaching Kanazawa and checking in to your hotel, feel free to explore Kanazawa – we recommend the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.
Using public transportation, visit some of Kanazawa’s key sights today: Kenrokuen, Kanazawa Castle, Naga-michi Buke Yashiki District, the Nomura Samurai Family Residence and Omi-cho Market. Get acquainted with the art of kinpaku, or gold leaf craft in Kanazawa.
Take the bullet train from Kanazawa to Nagoya Station, and have some free time in Nagoya. We recommend trying out some delicious unagi cuisine!
Explore the Edo-era post town of Magome/Tsumago, which was once part of the Nakasendo route that takes pilgrims from Kyoto to Tokyo. Head to the starting point at Magome by train from Nagoya, hike the trail in its 8km entirety before reaching Tsumago and taking the train back to Nagoya!
In the morning, have some free time in Nagoya – we recommend visiting Nagoya castle! After that, take the bullet train to Kyoto, check in to your hotel and have the day free!
Today is dedicated to visiting the western part of Kyoto, in particular Arashiyama! Take the Sagano Romantic Train which winds through beautiful mountain scenery, then come back down via the Hozugawa River via a traditional boat cruise! After that, visit the famed bamboo forests, before heading to Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavillion. Have the evening free.
You will visit the eastern part of Kyoto today. Start off with Fushimi Inari Taisha, the area with over 10,000 shrine gates, made famous by the movie Memoirs of a Geisha. After that, head to Nishiki Market where you’d enjoy Kyoto’s soul foods such as pickled vegetables or matcha sweets. Head to Kiyomizudera Temple and check out the beautiful views of Kyoto from the temple. Lastly, stroll through the quarters of Gion and see if you can spot a Geisha!
One of Japan’s most famous green tea towns, Uji produces some of the best green tea products in Japan! You’d be joining a group tour today, where you’d be led by a guide to Uji via public transportation. Besides getting acquainted with Uji and its famous green tea and resulting products, enjoy a tea ceremony there and visit a traditional Japanese temple too. End the tour at Kyoto Station.
Transfer to Osaka from Kyoto today. Visit some of Osaka’s famous sights such as Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building and Shin-Sekai. At night, head to the bustling area of Dotonbori, where the lights are bright and the food signs make for whimsical sights!
Take the public train to KIX Airport – this marks the end of your Japan trip!
The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.
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