Best of Tokyo and Beyond Tour
9 Days/7 Nights
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To the uninitiated, Tokyo may seem like a whirlwind of people and traffic. Yet, behind the ordered chaos lie remnants of a very different past.
Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone
You could easily spend a lifetime exploring Tokyo and never run out of places and things to discover. From "funky" old Ueno and nearby Yanaka with its fine park, museums, and old houses, to the ultra-modern Ginza with its endless department stores ... the sheer energy level of Tokyo will sweep you away. And by night, Tokyo really comes into its own. Mazes of blazing neon fill every available nook and cranny of the city's streets and alleys. Above all, Tokyo is not just a destination, but an experience.
You will learn the ancient religious traditions of the Japanese, wander the stalls of the world's largest fish market, visit the famous "Daibutsu" in Kamakura, explore Tokyo's largest Shinto Shrine dedicated to the emperor who began the modernization of Japan and see the icon of Japan, Mt. Fuji (weather-permitting).
Every day, you'll enjoy the friendliness, fun and flexibility of small group travel by experiencing sights, Japanese restaurants and family-run ryokans that are off-limits to larger groups. From start-to-finish, all group transportation and admissions, lodging, travel insurance, all breakfasts, five lunches and one dinner and more are included. All while our tour guide brings Japan alive with valuable insights.
Combine this tour with the Best of Kyoto and Beyond tour for a more complete Japanese experience. Or, if you only want to spend a few days in Kyoto either before or after the tour, we can arrange this for you. Contact us for details.
Best of Tokyo and Beyond Tour Itinerary
|Day 01:||Leave for Japan|
|Day 02:||Arrive in Japan|
|Day 03:||Tokyo - Meiji Shrine, Harajuku/Omotesando, Akihabara|
|Day 04:||Tokyo - Ueno Park, Yanaka, Rikiguen Garden|
|Day 05:||Tokyo - Nakamise-dori, Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa Shrine, Roppongi Hills Observation Deck, Ginza, Sumida River Cruise|
|Day 06:||Hakone - Travel to Hakone, Tour Hakone by train, funicular, ropeway, boat and bus, Travel to Tokyo|
|Day 07:||Tokyo - Tsukiji Fish Market (Wholesale Market), Free Day|
|Day 08:||Kamakura â€“ Travel to Kamakura, Hase-dera Temple, Kotokuin (Great Buddha), Hokokuji Temple (Bamboo Temple)|
|Day 09:||Depart for Home/Arrive Home|