Skip to content
Please select your location:

Theme parks and family fun in Japan

14 days from £5,545pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Learn the 'ways of the sword' in kendo training techniques.

  • Day tickets to Tokyo Disneyland/Disneysea and Osaka's Universal Studios.

  • Explore the mysterious Gion Geisha District with the help of your private guide.

  • Enjoy a private Taiko drumming lesson in Kyoto.

  • Visit the snow monkeys of Yudanaka and enjoy hot springs at a traditional inn.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Tokyo
  • Yudanaka
  • Osaka
  • Kyoto
  • Tokyo

Itinerary idea in detail

Open all Close all

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Tokyo.

Day 2 Tokyo

Day 2 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 3 Tokyo

Day 3 Tokyo

Tokyo

Use our free-time information for your first day of acclimatising to explore 'cool Tokyo', using Tokyo's excellent public transport. After lunch, head over to Nakano broadway to try your hand at drawing the popular Japanese cartoon Manga.

Day 4 Tokyo

Day 4 Tokyo

Tokyo

Spend the day exploring Tokyo Disneyland, with tickets included. You may wish to change to DisneySea tickets instead which is a fun waterpark run by the company.

Day 5 Tokyo

Day 5 Tokyo

Tokyo

The world's largest tower stands are 634m (2000 feet) and offers fantastic views over the capital. From here you can head over the Sumida River to the older part of the city, Asakusa, where you can enjoy a rickshaw ride (included) around Tokyo's largest temple, Sensoji. Nearby to the tower is the old district of Asakusa where you will be taken on a rickshaw tour of the local area and bustling streets.

Day 6 Tokyo

Day 6 Tokyo

Tokyo

Head to a local home for a private sushi-making lesson. Where better for it than the sushi capital of the world? Afterwards take the monorail over rainbow bridge to the man-made island of Odaiba where you can ride the giant ferris wheel for some incredible views of Tokyo bay and see some of the futuristic museums they have there.

Day 7 Yudanaka

Day 7 Yudanaka

Tokyo , Yudanaka

Your first bullet train journey takes you up into the Japanese Alps and over to the small town of Yudanaka. It's here that you will enjoy your first stay at a traditional inn, or ryokan, with tatami rooms, futon and hot springs for those inclined, all part of this Japanese adventure! You will also get the chance to see the ubiquitous snow monkey (any time of the year but best when there's snow of course!)

Day 8 Osaka

Day 8 Osaka

Yudanaka , Osaka

From Yudanaka, take the local and bullet trains to the Japan's third largest and arguably its most lively town of Osaka and see the castle there. If in season and time allows, watching Japan's other national game, baseball, from the Hanshin Tigers stadium is a must for absolute Japanese modern entertainment.

Day 9 Osaka

Day 9 Osaka

Osaka

Spend the day exploring the Universal Studios Theme Park (tickets included) with its fun rides and attractions to keep the whole family happy and tired!

Day 10 Kyoto

Day 10 Kyoto

Osaka , Kyoto

Today you will travel to the cultural capital of Kyoto, only a short train ride away. During the day try making your very own Bento lunchbox. These uniquely Japanese works of food art are often created in the image of a popular cartoon character.

Day 11 Kyoto

Day 11 Kyoto

Kyoto

This morning is to head out and explore the city's famed temples, including the Golden Pavilion, the Zen gardens of Ryoanji and the unique 'nightingale' beams of Nijo castle that sound when walked on to alert of intruders in days gone by. In the afternoon, take part in a taiko drumming lesson with an expert. Taiko are synonymous with the festivals of Japan and a great way to experience an adrenaline hit.

Day 12 Kyoto

Day 12 Kyoto

Kyoto

In the morning, gain an insight to the fabled ninja who existed in the shadows of feudal Japan. An instructor will guide you how to throw shuriken (throwing stars) and become acquainted with a ninja's arsenal. This afternoon would be a good chance to check out the international manga museum in central Kyoto.

Day 13 Tokyo

Day 13 Tokyo

Kyoto , Tokyo

Take the final bullet train of your trip from Kyoto back to the capital for your final night here. After checking in, spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure around the west of Tokyo. What better way to end this fantastic trip with a stretch of vocal chords and a wave of a tambourine at a karaoke box - how Japanese!

Day 14 International return flight

Day 14 International return flight

Tokyo , International return flight

Today you will be transferred back to the airport in time for your return flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Audley Travel specialist David
Audley Travel specialist Hilary

Contact a specialist

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.

Watch our tailor-made process ›

When to go

Drag the slider to see monthly temperature and rainfall for this itinerary

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Place Daily Max Temperature Monthly Rainfall
Tokyo
 
 
 
Yudanaka
 
 
 
Osaka
 
 
 
Kyoto
 
 
 

Other itineraries you may be interested in