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Japan in a Week

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The one that takes you from ancient shrines to robot shows, providing the perfect snapshot of Japan’s rich heritage and contemporary curiosities

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  • Duration

    8 days

  • Places

    3 places

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts

  • Transport Style

    Bullet Train + Local Train

  • Group Size

    Max 20 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager and Local Guides

Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka

Top Experiences

8 included & 4 free time add-ons available to add later

  • See the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Harajuku & Shibuya Crossing.

    Included

    Tokyo

  • Visit Asakusa Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Street

    Included

    Tokyo

  • See Fushimi Inari Shrine

    Included

    Kyoto

Japan in a Week

8 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Spend half a day uncovering Tokyo on a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide
  • See the grand Imperial Palace and the buzzy neighbourhood of Shibuya
  • See the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Harajuku & Shibuya Crossing.
  • Visit Asakusa Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Street
  • Included Shinkansen train to Kyoto
  • Visit Kankakuji, Nijo Castle and Gion
  • Kyoto Sightseeing with a Local Guide
  • See Fushimi Inari Shrine

4 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Unwind like the locals with a soak in the Odaiba Onsen hot spring in Tokyo
  • Take a half day trip to Japan's 8th century capital of Nara and see the giant bronze Buddha JPY 4200
  • Izakaya Dinner JPY 3800
  • Samurai Experience JPY 8500

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 7 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    7 nights in Hotel

    Cool and comfy 3-star hotels are the name of the game throughout our week in Japan.

About this trip

Kon'nichiwa Japan! We may only have a week, but what a week it is. Starting in the orchestra of light, sound and history that is Tokyo, we'll get locally guided tours of temples and palaces, visit a Robot cabaret and soak in a traditional Onsen before whizzing to Kyoto via a bullet train. Here, we'll walk through zen gardens, explore mystical temples and spot Geishas before taking the short trip to Osaka, where we'll have plenty of time to nip to Universal Studios or simply eat our way around the local street food stalls. Filled with a dazzling fusion of modern spectacle and ancient charm, this trip is the best way to see Japan in a week.

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Map & Itinerary

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Nights spent per location

  1. 3 3 nights

    Tokyo

  2. 3 3 nights

    Kyoto

  3. 1 1 night

    Osaka

DAY 1 - Arrive Tokyo

Tokyo

Kon'nichiwa Tokyo! Welcome to this dazzling orchestra of light, sound and intersecting subway lines. This is the city where the future fuses with the past in the most fascinating way possible, and we'll have a free evening to bond, explore and soak it all in.

Stay

Daiichi Hotel Ryogoku (or similar)

DAY 2 - Tokyo

Tokyo

It's time to get our teeth stuck into Tokyo today, with a local guide taking us on a fascinating sightseeing tour, from Asakusa Sensoji Temple, to the Imperial Palace and the the Meji Jingu shrine, we'll soon discover that this city isn't just about neon lights - it respects its heritage, too.

Stay

Daiichi Hotel Ryogoku (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Spend half a day uncovering Tokyo on a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide

  • See the grand Imperial Palace and the buzzy neighbourhood of Shibuya

  • See the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Harajuku & Shibuya Crossing.

  • Visit Asakusa Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Street

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Unwind like the locals with a soak in the Odaiba Onsen hot spring in Tokyo

DAY 3 - Tokyo

Tokyo

Now you're well acquainted with this unique city, the day's all yours to get exploring. Check out some traditional bars at the Izakaya Alleys, head to a cat cafe and do some petting while you sip your tea, or check out the beautiful Ueno Park that's teeming with museums, zoos and historical monuments. This evening, join us at the world famous Robot Restaurant Show, an insane display of robotics, dancing and pyrotechnics that brings cabaret into the 21st century.

Stay

Daiichi Hotel Ryogoku (or similar)

DAY 4 - Tokyo to Kyoto

Tokyo

Today it's time to take that famous example of Japanese efficiency, the aptly named bullet train.

Kyoto

Our train will whizz us past the iconic Mount Fuji, of which we'll hopefully grab a glimpse, before heading for the zen gardens and teahouses of Kyoto. We'll waste no time with a sightseeing tour, exploring this glorious showcase of ancient Japan.

Stay

New Hankyu Kyoto (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Included Shinkansen train to Kyoto

  • Visit Kankakuji, Nijo Castle and Gion

  • Kyoto Sightseeing with a Local Guide

DAY 5 - Kyoto

Kyoto

Today is yours to walk the sublime gardens, explore mystical temples and marvel at the architecture of this unforgettable city. We recommend taking the opportunity for a half day trip to Nara, where you'll find the towering 8th century Great Buddha, as well as numerous examples of beautiful shrines and temples, alongside the roaming, slightly cheeky deer.

Stay

New Hankyu Kyoto (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a half day trip to Japan's 8th century capital of Nara and see the giant bronze Buddha

    JPY 4200

DAY 6 - Kyoto

Kyoto

There is still so much to see in Kyoto today. Don a kimono and check out the bamboo forest, take some photos at the iconic Yasaka Pagoda or spot Geishas in the Gion district.

Stay

New Hankyu Kyoto (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Fushimi Inari Shrine

DAY 7 - Kyoto to Osaka

Kyoto

It's just a short trip to Osaka this morning...

Osaka

and we have the whole day to explore. There's plenty of time to fit in Universal Studios, Osaka castle or simply wander down Dontonburi tasting all of the delicious street food. Opt for the Izakaya dinner tonight for one last family meal before our sad goodbyes tomorrow.

Stay

Osaka Daiichi Hotel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Izakaya Dinner

    JPY 3800

  • Samurai Experience

    JPY 8500

DAY 8 - End Osaka

Osaka

Our trip ends after breakfast in Osaka today. We'll say farewell to Japan and our new friends, but the memories we made here will stick with us forever.

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