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Japan in One Week

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.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure:
  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Supplier Tour ID: 364/261485
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Tokyo, Japan
  • Finishes: Osaka, Japan
  • Age requirement: 18 - 35
You will Visit
  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Arrive 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.

02

Day 2: 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.

03

Day 3: 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.

04

Day 4: Tokyo to Kyoto

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

05

Day 5: 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.

06

Day 6: 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.

07

Day 7: Kyoto to Osaka

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

08

Day 8: End 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.

Inclusions:
      Accommodation
    • Cool and comfy 3-star hotels are the name of the game throughout our week in Japan
      Food
    • Re-fuel with a hearty breakfast included every day. We'll also give you the opportunity to sample some of the best eats in the East. Taste it all - fresh sashimi, spicy ramen and delicious gourmet gyozas
      Staff
    • You'll be guided round Sapa by our super knowledgeable, fun and friendly Trip Manager, who will teach you about the local history, the regional delicacies and generally how to have a good time in this beautiful part of the world, while having your back with anything you want or need
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Tour Highlights:
  • Tokyo Day 1: Half day Tokyo Sightseeing with local guide,Imperial Palace,See the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Harajuku & Shibuya Crossing.,Visit Asakusa Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Street
  • Kyoto Day 2: See Fushimi Inari Shrine