8 Day Japan Highlights

11/25/2020 through 12/21/2021
01/01/2014 through 12/31/2021
Kensington Tours

8 Day Japan Highlights

Ancient temples, glittering skyscrapers, traditional culture, and tomorrow’s trends all meet in Japan, where the distant past and the near future intersect. From the neon-drenched streets of Tokyo to the foothills of Mount Fuji to Nara’s immaculately preserved Shinto shrines, this trip blends Japan’s very best experiences into a seamless, perfect whole.

First, get the lay of the land on a private half-day guided tour of Tokyo’s signature sights, including the Imperial Palace, the Meiji Shrine, Asakusa’s Senso Temple, and the stylish Omotesando high street. Next, stop in at Tsukiji, the world’s largest fish market, before learning how to make sushi from an expert. Later, brave the famous five-way scramble crossings of Shibuya, explore the dazzling street styles of Harajuku, and hunt for rare anime and manga in Akihabara on a whirlwind walking tour of Tokyo’s most colorful districts. From Tokyo, the scene shifts to Hakone, gateway to Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, where you’ll explore the famous hot springs and volcanic formations with majestic Mount Fuji dominating the distant horizon before settling in for the evening at a traditional Japanese ryokan.

After a scenic train ride and traditional tea ceremony, revisit the ancient past in Kyoto, Japan’s cultural heartland. First, take a private tour of the city’s numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites (including Nijo Castle and Kinkaku Temple, the “Golden Pavilion”), then stroll the iconic 400-year-old Nishiki Market. The journey ends amid the pastoral confines of Nara, Japan’s eighth-century capital, where you’ll visit the stunning Todai Temple (home to the country’s largest Buddha), the Grand Shrine of Kasuga, and serene Nara Park.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard.

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Day 1 Welcome To Tokyo
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Day 2 Tokyo
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Day 3 Tokyo
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Day 4 Tokyo To Hakone
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Day 5 Hakone To Kyoto
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Day 6 Kyoto
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Day 7 Kyoto
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Day 8 Kyoto
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