Devine Exclusivity in the presence of Japan's best
7 nights 8 days
Even if you are limited in the amount of days in Japan, but want to do things in style the following is the ultimate in all tours to Japan. You will also have an exclusive arrangement at a World Heritage registered Temple in Kyoto, that will literally change your life. As our product is exclusive, the name of the Temple is not mentioned, but be ready to experience something you have never before seen or experienced. Only the Best!
Welcome to Japan! As most flights arrive in the early evening into Tokyo, you will be met by your English Speaking Guide at the Airport Arrival lobby, and then taken to your Deluxe Tokyo accommodation by a Chartered Vehicle. Even though it was a long Flight to Japan, enjoy a welcome dinner at a highrise restaurant with night views of Tokyo. (The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo)
Today you will be introduced to Tokyo the largest City in Japan with an English Speaking Guide and using a Chartered Vehicle for Half a Day. Visit Tokyo's oldest Temple, Asakusa Temple along with all the shops that line the main path to the Temple. Also visit Tokyo Tower, the original Tower, and also have time to explore the upmarket Ginza Shopping district. Dinner is at an amazing Sushi restaurant in the night district area of Azabu. (The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo)
Today will be a more in depth look at the modern and fashionable side of Tokyo. Visit Omote-Sando, Daikanyama area of Tokyo which is where you may see celebrities walking and shopping the streets. Harajuku and Shibuya will give you a look into the latest fashion of the younger generation and you can also try to walk the Shibuya crossing which has no less than 2000 people crossing it at one time. Not to not forget Akihabara and all its weird cafes (The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo)
Transfer from Tokyo to Kyoto by Bullet train but in between stop off at Hakone for the day. Your main goal maybe the Open Air Museum in Hakone to see the outside objects and/or the Picasso display, but as Hakone is a hot springs town and offers great views of Mt Fuji, take a couple of hours to see the town. After another bullet train to Kyoto, transfer and check in to your Kyoto Hotel. Dinner is also arranged at a restaurant in a traditional cobbled stone pathway area. (Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto)
Enjoy a full day in Kyoto visiting the northern areas of Kyoto City. Take in the Togetsukyo Bridge and Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama, and then move to the Kinkaku-ji Temple (= Golden Pavilion) and another World Hiertage site, Ryoan-ji Temple with its rock garden. Also Stroll Nishiki-koji Food Market which has been the Kitchen of Kyoto for 400 years. Accommodation again in central Kyoto. (Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto)
Today will be an exclusive arrangement. By a Chartered Car and English Speaking Guide you will be taken to a very special World Heritage Temple in the outskirts of Kyoto. Have a private Monk show your around the complex and learn their day to day activities. Not to mention you will be exclusively let in to areas of this Temple that are not open to the public and be able to few some treasures that will not doubt be the highlight of your tour. A life changing experience. (Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto)
Today sees you cooking a typical Japanese meal in a traditional Kyoto style house that has been refurbished into a Cooking studio. Try your skills at cooking, and then eat your creation for lunch. The rest of the day is free at leisure to explore Kyoto central on what is now the last day of your Japan Tour. (Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto)
After your Hotel check out, it only remains for you to be transferred to Kansai (Osaka) International Airport in a chartered Car that we will provide. You have accomplished much during your 7 nights in Japan, and only the best possible quality was prepared for you.
A trip to Japan was #1 on our bucket list. As my wife noted on the flight back, the trip as arranged by Scott Kent at Experience Japan Travel, met and surpasse our highest expectations. It was fantastic from start to finish! Scott listened to what we wanted, in all the diversity of types of things we wished to do, and he delivered. He met us for an incredible experience at a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, and much to our surprise, met us again when our bullet train arrived in Osaka, where he escorted us to our hotel and then to a fun and tasty local restaurant for lunch. The hotels, inns and ryokan were each in their own ways, wonderful. As travelers to Japan we had the extra complexity that my wife does not eat any seafood, shellfish or otherwise, and Scott made certain everywhere we were booked, breakfasts and arranged dinners, met her needs. Most of all, the people that guided us, including Scott, were lovely and insightful. If we could give more than five stars, we would. So many things. The diversity of experiences was one of the most memorable things. The people were wonderful, including our guides and Scott Kent who we met up with on a couple of different occasions. One of those occasions was a phenomenal experience at a Buddhist temple in Kyoto arranged by Scott. Another was our visit to Naoshima with a wonderful guide, Nobu, and our stay on the island at the Benessee House Hotel. Yet another was the visit to Hiroshima with a lovely and very thoughtful guide, Mitchiko, whose husband was a survivor of the atomic bomb blast, and our visit to the Peace Museum. I could go on and on about wonderful and beautiful sites, both old and modern, about stays at wonderful hotels and inns, both traditional and Western, and with stories of people who go out of their way to be courteous and helpful and take incredible pride in what they do and create. This was a great experience. We stayed for 17 days and would have been happy staying another 17.... READ MORE