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FROM: USD $3,375 pp
Japan Family Adventure - 12 days map

SEMI INDEPENDENT FAMILY TOUR: Embark on a 12-day Japan Family Adventure, blending modernity and tradition in Tokyo, exploring iconic districts and mastering sushi-making. Traverse the scenic landscapes of Hakone, experiencing a pirate ship cruise and relaxing in traditional hot springs. Dive into Hiroshima's history at the Peace Memorial Museum and unwind on Miyajima Island. In Kyoto, engage in calligraphy and meditation, visit historic temples, and enjoy free time to explore.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Tokyo - Explore the historic district of Asakusa, stroll through the Sumo District, walk across the famous Shibuya Crossing, discover the fashion hub of Harajuku and take in the bright lights of the Business District of Shinjuku
Cooking Class - Learn how to prepare authentic Japanese sushi with our hands-on cooking class
Hakone - Admire views of iconic Mount Fuji wand take the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani, an active volcanic zone
Stay in a ryokan - Sample Japanese hospitality, bathing in natural hot springs and sleeping on a futon
Hiroshima – Uncover the city’s tragic past at the Peace Memorial Museum
Kyoto – Learn the art of meditation with a lesson by a Buddhist monk in Daisen-in Temple
Miyajima Island - Enjoy the relaxed pace of life on this Japanese isle, explore the island's many temples and shrines and do some shopping
Kyoto – Walk through vermilion torii gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine

Included

11 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels and Ryokans
IC Transport Card
Entrance to teamLab Planets Tokyo
Meditation Lesson in Daisen-In Temple in Kyoto
Fuji Hakone National Park, with lake cruise, cable cars, ropeways and switchback trains
Entrances to sites mentioned in the itinerary
Miyajima Island day trip including torii gate
7 Day JR Pass
Sushi Making Class in Tokyo
Trains from Tokyo - Hakone, Odawara - Kyoto via Shin-Osaka, Kyoto - Hiroshima via Shin-Osaka & Kyoto - Tokyo
Calligraphy Lesson in Kyoto
Onsen experience
Local Guides for 6 days of scheduled sightseeing in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. Unescorted travel between cities.

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Airport transfers
Optional activities

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Japan

Welcome to the start of your Japan family tour! Upon your arrival in Tokyo, make your way to your accommodation. Enjoy the freedom of your first day to explore and absorb the vibrant atmosphere of Tokyo. Whether wandering through bustling streets, trying local street foods, or simply taking in the unique sights, your journey has officially begun!
Overnight: Tokyo

Day 2

Sushi & Shinjuku

Join us for a welcome meeting in the lobby this morning, where you'll have the chance to meet your Adventure Leader, fellow travelers, and receive essential details about the itinerary.

Afterwards, join a sushi-making class with a skilled sushi chef, and enjoy your delicious creations for lunch. Then, enjoy the scenic beauty of Shinjuku Gyoen, one of Tokyo’s largest parks, renowned for its cherry blossoms during springtime. You can spend as much time as you desire in the park before heading to the top of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for breathtaking panoramic views of the city.

In the evening, you are free to explore Shinjuku at your leisure – whether it's wandering the vibrant streets, unwinding at a local bathhouse, or shopping. For a unique experience, consider a visit to a local batting cage.
Overnight: Tokyo  |  Lunch

Day 3

Harajuku & Shibuya

This morning, you'll take the train to teamLab Planets TOKYO, an immersive digital art installation and exhibition for the whole family to enjoy.

Following this, we will head to Harajuku, Tokyo's renowned fashion district. You'll have free time to explore the famous Takeshita Street and the iconic Meiji Shrine. While here, why not shop at the popular second-hand clothing store "Chicago," or try a meal at the renowned "Ghi" curry restaurant?

Then, experience the bustling energy of Shibuya Crossing, the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world, and don't forget to find the iconic Hachiko Statue. Here, you can also enjoy a visit to a cat cafe, enjoying a cup of coffee while spending time with adorable furry companions.
Overnight: Tokyo

Day 4

Free Time

Today is a free day, for you to explore Tokyo however you wish!

In the morning, consider embarking on a train journey to Tokyo’s renowned Tsukiji Outer Market, offering an opportunity to enjoy fresh sashimi for lunch.

For anime and gaming fans, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Akihabara, recognized as Japan’s “electric town.” Explore iconic spots like "Super Potato" for retro game lovers or "Radio Gaikan" for anime enthusiasts – both offering unmissable experiences.

Alternatively, for a more traditional experience, venture to Sensō-ji Temple and delight in local street snacks in Asakusa during your free time.
Overnight: Tokyo

Day 5

Head for Hakone

Tokyo - Hakone. This morning, we'll embark for Hakone via a series of trains and buses, including a ride on the famous "Romance Car," renowned for its picturesque views. We'll arrive at Hakone Yumoto Station just before midday.

Break for lunch, then transfer to Moto-Hakone by bus, followed by a delightful adventure aboard a sightseeing pirate ship cruise across Lake Ashi. Weather permitting, you may even catch an unforgettable view of Mt. Fuji!

Next, experience the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani, an active volcanic zone known for its black eggs, rumored to extend life by seven years.

Conclude your day with a dip in the sulfuric waters of a traditional Japanese bath, known as an Onsen. Afterwards, change into your Yukata, a light kimono, and enjoy your free evening to unwind and explore Hakone at your leisure.
Overnight: Hakone

Day 6

Hakone to Hiroshima

Hakone - Hiroshima. Today you'll embark on an unguided journey from Hakone to the historic Hiroshima. You will need to take various buses and bullet trains, but your Adventure Leader will provide you with clear instructions.

You'll have short stops at Odawara station, where you can purchase a Japanese famous "Ekiben" (Lunch box), and at Shin-Osaka station, where you can consider trying the famous snack from Osaka, "Takoyaki" (Octopus ball).

You will arrive in Hiroshima Station just before 17:00. Upon arrival, take the tram to Hachobori station. Your hotel will be located just a short walk away.

For dinner, try the famous local dish "Okonomiyaki" at Okonomiyaki Village (Okonomi Mura).
Overnight: Hiroshima

Day 7

Peace Memorial & Miyajima Island

Begin your morning with a visit to the impactful Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum & Atomic Bomb Dome, offering a profound insight into history. Keep some snacks handy as lunch may be late today.

In the afternoon, venture to Miyajima Island by train and ferry, where the stunning Itsukushima Shrine and the iconic red torii gate standing in the sea await. Take advantage of low tide to walk across the sand for an up-close view.

Enjoy free time to explore the island, have lunch, or choose to enter Itsukushima Shrine (additional fee, booked & paid locally). Explore Miyajima Island at your own pace before making your own way back to your Hiroshima hotel.
Overnight: Hiroshima

Day 8

Captivating Kyoto

Hiroshima - Kyoto. Commence your day by departing from Hiroshima Station to Kyoto via Shin-Osaka. Consider grabbing a famous Japanese "Ekiben" (lunch box) for your bullet train journey. The lunch box options can be found after passing through the bullet train ticket gate at Hiroshima station.

Arriving at Kyoto Station, you will meet your Adventure Leader and be assisted in transferring to your hotel.

After settling in, join a meditation class at Daisen-in Zen temple, led by a Buddhist monk, featuring a tea ceremony. Later, explore the iconic Kinkaku-ji Temple, the Golden Pavilion, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Following this, you have the option to enjoy free time in the Gion and Higashiyama area. Stroll through Pontocho alley in the Geisha District, discovering Japanese traditional arts and crafts.
Overnight: Kyoto

Day 9

Bamboo & Monkeys

Today is an unguided day, where you will explore Kyoto's treasures at your own pace. First stop is a visit to Kiyomizu Temple. Please note, there is a small entry free to enter the temple.

You'll then take a bus bound for the Arashiyama area. Upon arrival, make sure to take a free area map from the station and indulge in free time for lunch around JR Saga-Arashiyama Station.

Embark on a cultural journey by visiting Tenryu-Ji Temple and admiring its breathtaking Zen Garden. After leaving the temple, hike through Arashiyama’s Bamboo Forest, starting the Bamboo Forest Trail from the north gate of Tenryu-ji Temple. Continue your exploration with a visit to Arashiyama Monkey Park, which can be reached by crossing the Togetsu-gyo bridge.

In the evening, explore Nishiki Market, known as ‘Kyoto’s Kitchen’, located approximately 2 minutes' walk from your hotel. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and tasty local food offerings.
Overnight: Kyoto

Day 10

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Start your day with a Calligraphy Lesson! Engage in the unique and culturally enriching experience of calligraphy, a craft deeply rooted in Japanese tradition.

Following the calligraphy session, take advantage of free time in the Shijo Kawaramachi area, where you can explore or break for lunch. Afterwards, delve into the world of manga at the Manga Museum, an unmissable experience that captures the essence of Japan's vibrant pop culture.

Continue your exploration with a visit to the iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine, renowned for its red torii gates that form a pathway up the sacred Mount Inari. As the day concludes, return to your hotel with the evening at leisure.
Overnight: Kyoto

Day 11

Free Time in Kyoto

Today is a free day for you to explore Kyoto and its surrounds at your own pace!

You can opt to explore the serene Philosopher’s Path, adorned with majestic temples. Stroll along this scenic route, taking in the beauty that surrounds you.

Perhaps you want to immerse yourself in culture by visiting Todaiji Temple and the deer park in Nara. Experience the charm of friendly deer that bow for treats, creating a memorable interaction.

You can even choose to spend the day in nearby Osaka, starting with a visit to the iconic Osaka Castle. Wander through the expansive double moat and explore the nine-level castle keep. Dive into the excitement of a six-level gaming arcade, shop in the lively Shinsaibashi district, and end your day along the vibrant Dotonbori Riverfront.


Overnight: Kyoto

Day 12

Goodbye

Kyoto - Tokyo. This morning, check out of your hotel and head to the station. Board the train bound for Tokyo, where your tour arrangements upon arrival in the bustling capital. Safe travels!

If you wish, you can also choose to end the tour in Osaka. Contact us for further details.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 3 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling in Twin, Double or Triple Rooms. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults and is subject to availability.

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2024
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $3,375
USD $4,185
USD $3,375
USD $4,185
USD $3,375
USD $4,185
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $3,665
USD $4,475
USD $3,665
USD $4,475
USD $3,375
USD $4,185
USD $3,375
USD $4,185
USD $3,375
USD $4,185
USD $3,375
USD $4,185
USD $3,375
USD $4,185

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre Tour Accommodation - Tokyo - (Family tour)
USD $165
USD $325
Post Tour Accommodation - Tokyo (Family tour)
USD $165
USD $325
Pre Tour Accommodation - Osaka (Family Tour)
USD $165
USD $325
Post Tour Accommodation - Osaka (Family tour)
USD $165
USD $325

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

DDD Hotel, Tokyo

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Centrally located in Tokyo, DDD HOTEL offers air-conditioned rooms with a shared lounge, free WiFi, and a restaurant. This 3-star hotel features a 24-hour front desk and concierge service. Non-smoking and situated 200 meters from Asakusa Mitsuke Memorial, the property provides convenient access to popular points of interest like Hatsunemori Shrine, Hulic Hall, Hulic Conference, and Ichogaoka Hachiman Shrine. Each room at DDD HOTEL includes a wardrobe, a private bathroom with a bidet, free toiletries, and a hairdryer.

Hotel Green Plaza, Hakone

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Green Plaza Hakone entices guests with its breathtaking views of Mount Fuji from open-air hot-spring baths. The modern rooms, featuring LCD TVs and private bathrooms, blend contemporary comfort with traditional tatami floors. Guests can savor buffet-style meals, and amenities include a fridge, electric kettle, and toiletries. With Ashinoko Lake and Pola Art Museum a short drive away, the hotel offers a perfect retreat. Unwind with massages, sauna sessions, or explore on-site shops, all complementing the 24/7 front desk service.

Hotel Mystays Hiroshima Peace Park, Hiroshima

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Discover comfort and convenience at HOTEL MYSTAYS Hiroshima Peace Park, ideally situated in Hiroshima near the iconic Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Guests can expect a seamless stay with amenities such as a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, and complimentary WiFi throughout the property. The air-conditioned rooms are thoughtfully equipped, featuring a desk, kettle, fridge, safety deposit box, flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a bidet. With private parking available on-site, the hotel provides easy access to explore nearby attractions.

Hotel Forza Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi, Kyoto

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Centrally located in Kyoto, Hotel Forza Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi is a convenient property offering a buffet breakfast and complimentary WiFi throughout. This 3-star hotel ensures a seamless stay with a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage. Non-smoking and positioned just 600 meters from Gion Shijo Station, the property is surrounded by notable attractions including Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall, Kyoto International Manga Museum, and Samurai Kembu Kyoto.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Tokyo
Ends
Tokyo or Osaka
Departs
Sundays
Group Size
Min 3 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3 star & traditonal ryokan stay
Tour Guide
Local Guides for 6 days of scheduled sightseeing in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima.
Meals
Lunch: 1
Countries
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
Rainbow Bridge, stretching across the water in Tokyo, lit up at night
Rainbow Bridge, stretching across the water in Tokyo, lit up at night
Rainbow Bridge, stretching across the water in Tokyo, lit up at night
Rainbow Bridge, stretching across the water in Tokyo, lit up at night
View of Miyajima from across the water in Hakone
Hiroshima memorial, dedicated to those lost in the tragedy
Hiroshima memorial, dedicated to those lost in the tragedy
Beautiful lake with a temple in the background in springtime in Kyoto
Beautiful lake with a temple in the background in springtime in Kyoto
Beautiful lake with a temple in the background in springtime in Kyoto
Beautiful lake with a temple in the background in springtime in Kyoto
Rainbow Bridge, stretching across the water in Tokyo, lit up at night
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