9 NIGHTS GUIDE PRICE £3,900
Enjoy the contrast of old and new as you travel from dazzling Toyko with its futuristic neon-lit cityscape to Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital. With plenty of opportunity for hands-on experiences from marital arts to sushi making and tea ceremonies to Manga art, a trip to Japan is guaranteed to be filled with plenty of ‘wow’ moments for the whole family.
Guide Price & Inclusions
9 nights £3,900 per adult and £1,400 per child under 12 sharing including flights, transfers and accommodation.
Rates subject to travel dates and accommodation selection.
Perhaps include a stop in Hiroshima or head to Hakone and Mount Fuji to enjoy a soak in the hot springs and the beautiful mountain scenery. During the summer months, time on the beach at tropical Ishigaki may be welcome whilst Winter’s the ideal time to see the Snow monkeys in the Japanese Alps.
Best Time to Travel
This itinerary can be enjoyed year-round, but Spring and Autumn are the best time to visit. Spring is cherry blossom season so it will be busy and you should expect sights to be crowded. July and August can be incredibly hot and humid particularly in the cities, but this is a lovely time for hiking in the Alps or heading to the beaches.
Tips for Families
Keep children happy on journeys by stocking up on a diverse range of drinks and snacks from vending machines and 7-Eleven outlets, both of which can be found around every corner!
- Explore the neon-lit, vibrant cities of Tokyo and Osaka
- Delve deeper into Japanese culture in Kyoto
- Try on a kimono and take part in an authentic tea ceremony
- Ride the high-speed Shinkansen Bullet Train
- Sample incredible and varied cuisine from steaming bowls of noodles and fresh sushi to Hello Kitty themed delicacies!
DAY 1 | FLY TO TOKYO
Fly from London to Tokyo (approx. 12 hours) and transfer to your chosen hotel.
DAYS 2-4 | TOKYO
Three exciting days to explore Japan’s vibrant capital city at your leisure. The atmospheric Harajuka district and Takeshita Street is a great place to start and kids will love the quirky shops and colourful cafes. Then for a change of pace perhaps visit the tranquil grounds of the nearby Meiji Shrine. Alternatively, if jetlag has you up early, you could head straight to the Tsukiji Fish Market and maybe take part in a sushi making lesson or enjoy a training session with a sumo wrestler!
DAY 5 | TOKYO to KYOTO
Travel from Tokyo to Kyoto on the Shinkansen bullet train (approx. 2.5 hours), keeping your eyes peeled for a view of Mount Fuji!
DAYS 6-7 | KYOTO
Famous for its shrines and temples there are no shortage of cultural sites to explore. The Gion district should also feature on your agenda and a tea ceremony with a Maiko offers a chance to get a fascinating glimpse into the geisha world. We can also arrange for you to visit a Kenbu (sword dance) studio where you can learn basic sword play techniques and ancient samurai etiquette!
DAY 8 | TRANSFER TO OSAKA
Board the Thunderbird Express Train and travel to Osaka (approx. 40 mins).
DAY 9 | OSAKA
Osaka, Japan’s second city, has some great family-friendly attractions. Perhaps head to the Osaka Bay Area home to the Aquarium and Tempozan Marketplace which is a great spot for lunch. Osaka Castle is also well worth a visit or perhaps enjoy a fun filled day at Universal Studios Japan. The city really comes alive after dark and a Street Food Tour through the colourful Namba district will be a memorable way to finish your holiday.
DAY 10 | FLY BACK TO LONDON
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to London.
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