Our remarkably affordable trip offers maximum flexibility and the attentive services of our on-the-ground team. In Tokyo and Kyoto, our guides will show you Japan’s ancient spirit and 21st-century ways.
Day 1 - Welcome to Tokyo
You’ll be met at the airport and escorted to the comfortable coach that will take you to your choice of hotel in the heart of the capital.
Day 2 - Tokyo sightseeing
Join our English-speaking guide to ascend Tokyo Tower for terrific views over this sweeping metropolis. Get a glimpse into the personal lives of the Royal Family at the Imperial Palace Plaza and drive through Akihabara Electric Town. Then stroll through the colorful Nakamise Arcade to visit Asakusa Kannon Temple, the oldest in the city. Sightseeing ends downtown at Tokyo Station, where dining and shopping options abound.
Day 3 - Free day in Tokyo
This entire day is yours to enjoy as you wish. Step out from your city-center hotel to enjoy sightseeing, dining and shopping at your own pace. If you prefer an organized excursion, our full-day tour to Nikko National Park includes the fabulous Toshogu Shrine (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the enchanting natural beauty of this forested mountain region.
Day 4 - By rail to Kyoto
Travel at startling speeds in safety and comfort aboard the world-famous Bullet Train to Kyoto. Upon arrival, transfer to your choice of hotel in the center of town. Or add our overnight trip to Hakone National Park.
Day 5 - Discover Kyoto
Enter the age of the Shoguns as you tour Nijo Castle, built in 1603 for the first Shogun of the Edo Period. Then delight in the gardens and meticulously landscaped grounds of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the sprawling residence of Japan’s royal family until 1868 when the capital moved from Kyoto to Tokyo. End your sightseeing at Kinkaku-ji; nestled in a forest on the banks of a tranquil pond, this historic landmark is covered in gold leaf. Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy as you wish.
Day 6 - A day at leisure
The day is yours to experience more of this cultured city at your own pace. You can also join an available guided excursion to Nara, Japan’s ancient capital.
Day 7 - Sayonara, Japan
Step aboard the comfortable airport limousine coach for your trip to the airport.