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14-Day Tour: Highlights of Japan
- Private tour with local licensed guide
- Customizable tours upon request
- Two-night stay at Japanese traditional ryokan
- Spanish guide available upon request
On this 2-week trip to Japan, you will visit the must-see cities as you venture from Tokyo to Hiroshima! Begin your adventure in the capital city of Tokyo, before continuing to the hot springs of Hakone, the enchanting streets of Kyoto, and the historic city of Hiroshima.
This unforgettable trip to Japan includes a 2-night stay at a traditional Japanese inn, known as a ryokan, where you will feast on traditional Japanese food, relax in authentic Japanese rooms, and enjoy the famous Japanese service and hospitality.
- 11 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotels
- 2 nights accommodation in a Japanese ryokan
- Guide assistant welcoming you at the airport
- Airport transfer on first and last day
- English or Spanish speaking guide (please specify which language you prefer at the moment of booking)
- Entrance fees
- Transportation fees
- Pocket wifi rental (JPY 10,450 for 14 days)
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to Japan!
Welcome to Japan, the land of geishas and samurai! Your guide will be waiting for you at the airport to give you the warmest welcome possible, and will accompany you to your hotel for check-in. Spend the day resting in preparation for the amazing trip ahead of you or set out on an exploration of the neighborhood, the choice is yours!
Visit Asakusa, Meiji Shrine, and See the Views from the Shinjuku Tokyo Government Building
Today you will enjoy a half-day tour of Tokyo that begins with a visit to Asakusa, Japan's most traditional neighborhood. You will visit a temple and stroll down historical Nakamise Shopping Street.
After this traditional visit, head to a very modern spot, Shinjuku Tokyo Government Building, where you will enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from a height of 202 meters! If you're lucky, you'll be able to see Mt. Fuji as well, making it perfect for a commemoration picture!
Next, head to Meiji Shrine. Built in 1920 and rebuilt after the war, this is one of Japan's most popular shrines. You will stroll through the park that leads to its entrance, until you arrive at the impressive shrine grounds.
The tour ends in this area, but you'll be able to head to two of Tokyo's most famous neighborhoods: Shibuya and Harajuku!
Browse Tokyo's Famous Fish Market and Visit Upscale Ginza
Today begins with a visit to one of the most emblematic areas of the capital, the Tsukiji Fish Market. Although you won't be able to witness the tuna auction, you can still stroll through its outer market and marvel at the fresh fish and all the stores and restaurants in the area.
Then, head to Ginza, Tokyo's most famous shopping district, where you will find many upscale boutiques.
Continuing on to Akihabara, Tokyo's otaku and electronic district, you will observe how the Japanese youth spend their time at karaoke bars or maid cafes.
The tour ends in this area, but you can continue to the nearby Ueno Park with its zoo, leafy scenery, and multiple museums.
Journey Down the Coast to Kamakura and Yokohama
The adventure today includes an excursion to Kamakura and Yokohama! Kamakura is a coastal town near Tokyo famous for its giant Buddha statue. Be mesmerized by one of Japan's tallest Buddha statues, and for a small fee, you can even try climbing inside it.
Next, head to Komachi Street, Kamakura's most famous street. Here, stop for lunch before continuing on to Yokohama, Tokyo's port city. You will visit Yokohama's Chinatown and then head to Landmark Tower, where you can enjoy a scenic view of this modern city and the surrounding bay.
Having seen these marvelous cities, you will now head back to Tokyo for a good night's rest. Alternatively, you can spend more time in Yokohama.
Spend a Free Day in Tokyo
After visiting so many places in Tokyo and its surroundings, today you can enjoy a day of leisure. You may choose to relax at the hotel, do some shopping, visit a museum, or simply explore the exciting city of Tokyo!
We recommend you visit Odaiba, an artificial island in Tokyo Bay full of shopping centers and entertainment areas, such as Madam Tussauds, Megaweb Toyota City Showcase, or Legoland Discovery Center. A must-visit in the area is the Mori Building Digital Art Museum, an interactive space that pleases adults and children alike (purchase your ticket in advance).
No matter what you choose to do today, you will have no trouble finding a range of exciting things to do in this vibrant Japanese city.
Venture to the Hot Springs of Hakone
This morning you'll travel to the picturesque mountain town of Hakone! Hakone is famous for its scenery, hot springs, museums, and temples.
Board the Romance Car to Hakone Yumoto, where you will ascend the mountain, enjoying the beautiful view en route.
Upon arriving in Gora, you will explore the Open Air Museum, which features sculptures by Japanese and international artists, including Picasso! Our tour continues with a visit to Owakudani, a volcanic zone covered in hot springs. Here, you will have the chance to try Japan's famous black eggs, which are boiled directly in these hot springs. It is said that whoever eats them will have their lives lengthened by seven years.
Ashi-no-ko Lake, is our next stop. With luck, you will be able to see Mt. Fuji in all its splendor. After lunch, take a mini-cruise before checking into our hotel in Hakone, where you can relax in the thermal baths.
Soothe Your Body and Mind in a Japanese Onsen
Your second day in Hakone is yours to spend at your leisure. Spend some time relaxing in the hotel's thermal baths, which are known as "Onsen" in Japanese. You could also choose to take a hike through the beautiful terrain, or return to some of the places you saw the previous day that you loved. The choice is yours!
Discover the Enchanting City of Kyoto
Let's start another day in Japan by going to one of this country's most important cities -- Kyoto!
Kyoto was once Japan's capital before the government was moved to Tokyo. This picturesque city is famous for its historical and traditional neighborhoods, which will make you feel as if you have traveled back in time.
Upon arrival, you'll head out on a tour of the city. A local guide will lead you to Sanju-Sangendo, a temple famous for its 1000 Kannon statues. You will then head to Higashiyama, one of Japan's most famous traditional neighborhoods where it seems that time has stopped. After enjoying the feeling of old Japan, continue to the Gion area, a famous geisha district in Kyoto. The tour ends here, but you are free to keep exploring the area or head back to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.
Meet the Wild Deer of Nara
Begin a new day in the Kansai area by going to its neighboring city, Nara. Start by visiting Todaiji and admire the Great Buddha, one of the biggest Buddhas ever built. Be amazed by its size, and stroll through the temple.
After admiring the solemn temple, continue your trip by visiting Nara Park, famous for its wild deer that roam free. You can play with the animals and feed them special crackers. You can also try bowing down to them in greeting, and if you're lucky, a deer will bow down back to you!
Later, you'll visit Kasuga Taisha, one of Japan's most importante Shintoist shrines. Finish your day by visiting Fushimi Inari, one of the key touristic places in Kyoto with its many red toriis (gates) lined up in the trail up the mountain, perfect for a memorable picture!
Marvel at the Bamboo Forest of Arashiyama
Today begins with a visit to the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, a picturesque area where sunlight filters through the green leaves of towering bamboo stalks.
After walking through the forest, head to Kinkaku-ji, the golden pavilion. As the name suggests, it is a pavilion whose two top floors are covered in gold leaf. It is surrounded by a lake, and its reflection in the water leaves visitors in awe.
Finally, we will head to Ryoanji, a famous temple where you can admire its zen aura as you study its renowned rock garden.
Later, explore Kyoto on your own. You can head to Nijo Castle, the former imperial castle from the time when Kyoto was Japan's capital. Visit Kyoto Tower at night for a panoramic view of the city.
Visit Hiroshima's Memorial Park
Set out for another important city - a must-stop for everyone who wants to explore Japan to the fullest: Hiroshima. Hiroshima is well-known as the site where the United States dropped a nuclear bomb during WWII.
Head to Hiroshima by yourself and meet your local guide at Hiroshima Station. The tour begins in Miyajima, an island near Hiroshima that is famous for its Itsukushima Temple and its red torii that seems to float in the middle of the ocean. During low tide you can go up to the torii and admire it from below.
Later, you'll head to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. This park is home to monuments dedicated to abolishing nuclear weapons, as well as a structure called the A-Bomb Dome, the building where the atomic bomb fell. Here you can see first-hand the horrors of the war.
After this life-changing trip, you will head back to Kyoto to rest and contemplate all you have seen.
Take a Day-Trip to Osaka
After covering most of the western areas of Japan, you will travel to Japan's second largest city, Osaka, which is famous for its great food.
Upon arriving in Osaka, you'll head to Nakanoshima Island to take a mini river cruise. Enjoy the city sights from onboard your mini-boat.
Then, head to Osaka Castle, one of Japan's most famous castles, before continuing on to Umeda Sky Building Observatory, wher you will enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Osaka.
Finally, head to the famous Dotombori to enjoy this city's delicious street food!
Journey Back to Tokyo
On your last full day in Japan, you will travel back to Tokyo from Kyoto by Shinkansen bullet train.
After arriving back in the capital, you may choose to use this day to rest, to do some last-day shopping, or exploring on your own. We recommend you visit the Marunouchi zone and its Naka-doori shopping street, or go back to one of your favorite spots you visited earlier in the trip.
The time has come to say goodbye to Japan. We hope you had a wonderful time with us and that you now want to come back for another trip, to revisit places you loved, or to keep exploring this country full of surprises. Come back anytime. We will be waiting to welcome you with open arms!