Day 1: Arrive Tokyo
Make your own way to your Tokyo hotel for a three night stay.
Day 2: Tokyo
Enjoy a full-day tour with a Local Guide utilising Tokyo’s public transport system.
Visit Meiji Shrine, Tokyo’s most famous shrine, Harajuku, Tokyo’s youth mecca, Omotesando, referred to as Tokyo’s ‘Champs-Elysées’ and Ginza, Tokyo’s famous upmarket district. You will also visit the Imperial Palace East Gardens (the palace itself is not open to the public). Finally visit Asakusa, home to Nakamise shopping street and Sensoji Temple, Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple.
Day 3: Tokyo
Early this morning you will begin a half-day tour travelling by subway to the Tsukiji Fish Market.
Explore the vegetable and fruit areas and the impressive seafood section. After buying ingredients, you will learn to make various forms of sushi. The afternoon is free at your leisure.
Day 4: Tokyo To Kyoto
Make your own way to the station and travel by Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto.
Upon arrival, make your own way to your hotel. This afternoon visit a traditional tea house in the Gion geisha district. Enjoy green tea and Japanese cake in the company of a geisha or maiko (apprentice geisha). Watch a traditional dance performance by the geisha, before returning to your hotel.
Day 5: Kyoto
Enjoy a full-day tour exploring Kyoto with a Local Guide utilising the public transport system.
Visit Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and continue to Ryoanji temple with its famous rock garden, and finally Nijo Castle.
Day 6: Kyoto To Osaka
Make your own way to Kyoto station and travel by JR local train to Osaka for an overnight stay.
Upon arrival, make your own way to your hotel. This afternoon explore Osaka with a Local Guide utilising the public transport system. Visit Osaka Castle and take a cruise along the Yodogawa River.
Day 7: Depart Osaka
Your arrangements end after check-out this morning.
Please note that the above itinerary only covers a few highlights. Discoveries Worldwide specialises in tailor-made itineraries and can assist with any requirements or interests.