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Japan family adventure

15 days from CAD8,995pp Inc. Flights

Japan family adventure

15 days from CAD8,995pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Tokyo
  • Hiroshima
  • Miyajima Island
  • Kyoto
  • General info - JP
  • Hakone

Itinerary highlights

  • See the 'cooler' side of Tokyo on a number of private tours in the city.

  • Grab a kayak and circle Japan's most famous gate at Itsukushima Shrine.

  • Learn to write Japanese characters using brush and 'washi' paper.

  • Enjoy a private Taiko drumming lesson in Kyoto and practising how to become a 'ninja'.

  • Stay in your own 'townhouse' in Kyoto with a visit later to see the 'geisha' in Gion.

Price includes

In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodations
  • Tokyo
  • Hiroshima
  • Miyajima Island
  • Hiroshima
  • Kyoto
  • Hakone
  • Tokyo

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Tokyo

Tokyo

After passing through customs and luggage collection, you're met by an airport guide who will give you your trip documents and direct you to the shared shuttle service which takes you to your hotel. After checking in, spend the rest of the day at leisure, resting and relaxing after your flight. If you do feel like starting exploring, you may wish to walk around the Imperial Gardens.

Day 2 Tokyo

Tokyo

In order to start your family adventure in earnest, you will have a private guide to see some of the more exciting sights of this capital city, including the scramble crossing of Shibuya, fun and fresh shops and cafes in Harajuku and views from the top of Roppongi Hills. Enjoy a relaxing first afternoon exploring at your own leisure. Take a stroll around the impressing Imperial Palace gardens for example.

Day 3 Tokyo

Tokyo

Odaiba is a man-made island out in Tokyo which is easily reached by monorail, a fun way to see the city from above. Once in Odaiba, there is everything for the whole family to enjoy; trick museum, future driverless cars, walking robots, a super 'Science of the Future' museum, fantastic shopping and even a reconstructed traditional hot spring bath-house to relax in after all that! For the evening, you will board a 'yakatabune' or entertainment boat along the Sumida River enjoying Japanese food and drink while you sail under the neon lighting of Tokyo.

Day 4 Tokyo

Tokyo

One of Tokyo's highlights and highly acclaimed studios is the Ghibli Museum, the mecca for all those anime (Japanese cartoon) lovers. It's an interactive display of design with fun displays for the young and old to enjoy. After lunch, you will meet with a private guide for a half day tour of another side of Tokyo, its arty and fashionista face, most apparent to the west of the city. This includes a visit to Akihabara, or Electric Town, noted for its wonderful array of neon lights and electronics as well as its cafe scene with a difference from cat cafes to maid cafes!

Day 6 Hiroshima

Miyajima Island , Hiroshima

One of Hiroshima prefecture's highlights is the gate of Itsukushima Shrine, often referred to as Miyajima torii, particularly beautiful at high tide. What better way to see it at this time than from a kayak. For half a day you will enjoy kayaking toward the gate and around it (weather permitting). Once finished here, head onto the island to enjoy the shrine itself and the tame deer that enjoy the attention of visitors. Take a fast ferry back to Hiroshima city and through the canals up to the peace park.

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Day 7 Kyoto

Hiroshima , Kyoto

Your second bullet train journey takes you back east to Kyoto, the city of temples and gardens. It is here you can enjoy a unique stay in a 'machiya' (townhouse) if you wish right in the heart of the city, with your own amenities including kitchen, washing machine and living area. You could explore the immediate area around your townhouse or head over to the impressive International Manga (Japanese comic) Museum for a few hours.

Day 11 Kyoto

General info - JP , Kyoto

Visit the Fushimi Inari shrine, famous for its never-ending vermillion gates. Then, visit Nara where you can see the Todaiji Temple (the largest wooden structure in the country) and see the bowing deer - they have learned to bow for food in typical Japanese fashion!

Day 12 Hakone

Kyoto , Hakone

Your final bullet train east will take you to Hakone National Park, famed for its numerous hot spring resorts, traditional inns and viewing points of Mount Fuji. Using your Hakone Free Pass (included), you will circle the park on funicular train, cable-car (or bus if you prefer) and boat on Lake Ashi. On the way there are a number of open-air art museums too which are great for all the family. Check into your Japanese inn, or ryokan, for one night including the use of hot spring bathing - a staple of Japanese society - and 'kaiseki' evening meal, lots and lots of little tapas-style Japanese dishes using local seasonal ingredients.

Day 13 Hakone

Hakone

If time allows, head to Yunessun Spa resort, a hugely fun if not odd hot spring 'theme park' with baths that look like you're sitting in a noodle soup bowl amongst others. This is very popular with kids and kids at heart alike! Afterwards return to Tokyo for your final night in the capital. This is a good chance to see another part of the city, or do any last-minute shopping before heading home.

Day 15 Return home

Tokyo

A private transfer will pick you up and return you to the airport in time for your flight home.

traditional tea ceremony

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The specialist who designs your trip to Japan will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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