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.
Scott and Experience Japan Travel planned the perfect trip for us. We decided to go to Japan for our honeymoon and thanks to Scott, I am confident that we made he right decision. We had a brief conversation with him initially and told him our interests and things and places that we would like to do and see, and he quickly developed an incredible itinerary that was EXACTLY what we wanted. We were only in Japan for 10 days, but we experienced SO MUCH! We had never been to Japan before, but were able to do so many things that we had envisioned ahead of time and so much more that we didn't even know about. From the gorgeous hotel accommodations and delicious food, to the breath-taking sight seeing and culture, this was truly a mind blowing vacation. Scott and his friend/coworker, Nao, even met up with us in Kyoto and showed us an incredible time. While in Tokyo, we had the rare opportunity to experience the Sanja Festival in Asakusa. The energy and enthusiasm of the crowd was absolutely intoxicating. The second we came out of the subway station, the streets were packed with people, shops, and food. The temple and shrines were beautiful, and the festival had these portable shrines and floats (I guess you would call them parade floats) that tons of people were carrying or pulling. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience! Nara was incredible. Not only are there thousands of deer that you can walk and mingle with (and feed!), the area is wonderfully spiritual. There were so many temples and shrines. Each one was so unique and so pretty. Arashiyama. MONKEYS!!!! Nowhere else have I ever been able to have so many monkeys just wandering around so close to me without a care in the world! We even got to feed them. They take the food right out of your hands! And the baby monkeys were freaking adorable! Drinking/Dining in Kyoto. The day that Scott and Nao met up with us was really cool. Scott took us to a whiskey distillery and beer brewery and Nao joined for sake and food/drinks after that. They took us to the Fushimi Inari Shrine (which was SO beautiful) and then to some local places after that. The local places I am sure we would never have had the opportunity to experience if it hadn't been for them. There was so much more that I want to share, but seriously, go see for yourselves! From the bottoms of our hearts, thank you guys! Best.... READ MORE