Best of Tokyo and Kyoto Tour
13 Days/11 Nights
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Follow in the footsteps of feudal lords and samurai along the route of the ancient Tokaido Highway that once connected these two great cities.
Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka, Fushimi, Arashiyama
Tokyo, an ultra-modern megalopolis, is not just a destination, but an experience. And a stroll through Kyoto, steeped in history and tradition, is a walk through 11 centuries of Japanese history.
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, 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, seven lunches and one dinner and more are included. All while our tour guide brings Japan alive with exceptional insights.
Best of Tokyo and Kyoto Tour Itinerary
|Day 01:||Leave for Japan|
|Day 02:||Arrive in Japan|
|Day 03:||Tokyo - Nakamise-dori, Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa Shrine, Roppongi Hills Observation Deck, Ginza, Sumida River Cruise|
|Day 05:||Tokyo - Tsukiji Fish Market (Wholesale Market), Free Day|
|Day 06:||Kamakura â€“ Hasedera Temple, Kotokuin (Great Buddha), Hokokuji Temple (Bamboo Temple)|
|Day 07:||Free time in Tokyo, travel to Kyoto|
|Day 08:||Kyoto - Ryoan-ji, Kinkakuk-ji (Golden Pavilion), Nijo Castle and Garden, Shinsen-en Garden|
|Day 09:||Osaka, Fushimi - Travel to Osaka, Osaka Castle, Travel to Fushimi, Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, Fushimi-Inari Shrine|
|Day 10:||Kyoto - Imperial Palace, Nishiki-koji open-air market, Sannen-zaka, Ninen-zaka, Higashiyama District, Yasaka Shrine, Authentic Tea Ceremony, Gion Geisha District, "Meet a Maiko"|
|Day 11:||Arashiyama - Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Tenryu-ji, Shojin-ryori (Buddhist Vegetarian) Lunch, Saiho-ji (Moss Temple)|
|Day 12:||Kyoto - Free day, sayonara dinner|
|Day 13:||Depart for home/Arrive Home|