DAY 1, Sunday or Tuesday - Depart for Japan
Depart for Japan
DAY 2, Monday or Wednesday - Arrive in Tokyo
Arrive in Tokyo, the ultra high-tech and fascinating metropolis and transfer independently to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure to rest and relax
DAY 3, Tuesday or Thursday - Tokyo City Tour
This morning’s city tour of Tokyo begins with a visit to Tokyo Tower. Continue to Meiji Shrine*, dedicated to Emperor Meiji, the first emperor of modern Japan. Next, stroll through the Imperial Palace East Garden, located next to the Tokyo Imperial Palace, considered the largest castle in the area. This was the former site of Edo Castle and is now the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. Your tour concludes at the famous Ginza shopping district, Tokyo's most celebrated shopping and amusement area. Please note, you are required to make your own way back to the hotel independently. The balance of the day is at leisure, or enjoy the optional Tokyo Bay Dinner Cruise on a luxury yacht.
*Meiji shrine may be substituted with the Sensoji-Temple. In that case, the tour will conclude at the Nakamise shopping district.
Optional: Tokyo Bay Dinner Cruise 7:00 PM
DAY 4, Wednesday or Friday - Full Day in Tokyo
Enjoy a full day to explore Tokyo at your leisure or join the optional Kimono Dressing & Tea Ceremony Lesson*, where you will have an opportunity to wear a kimono and attend an authentic tea ceremony. Enjoy the austere taste of tea and learn how to make it in the traditional Japanese style
* The tour does not include transportation, you are required to make your own travel arrangements to/from the meeting point.
Optional: Kimono Dressing & Tea Ceremony Lesson
DAY 5, Thursday or Saturday - Full Day in Tokyo
The day is at leisure to explore the enormous, ultramodern metropolis of Tokyo independently or, choose the full day optional tour to Mt. Fuji & Hakone, Japan's most famous sights. Travel along the scenic roads of rural Japan with its striking natural scenery. Ascend to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan and one of the most beautiful conical volcanoes in the world. Stop to admire the gorgeous landscape (weather permitting) of the park and lake Ashi. After lunch, proceed to Hakone and view the Owakudani Valley’s extraordinary volcanic zone. Enjoy a relaxing cruise around placid Lake Ashi before returning to your hotel in Tokyo
Optional: Full Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone with Lunch
DAY 6, Friday or Sunday - Full Day in Tokyo
Enjoy your last full day at leisure in Tokyo. For a different view of the city, take a stroll in Ueno Park and visit the Tokyo National Museum, housing a collection of fascinating artifacts from across Asia. Or, participate in the full day optional tour to Nikko, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has served as a center for Shinto and Buddhist worship for centuries. After an authentic Japanese lunch, visit the Tamozawa Imperial Village and the beautiful Kirifuri Waterfall
Optional: Full Day Nikko Tour with Lunch
DAY 7, Saturday or Monday - Depart Japan
Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight