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Japan in a Week

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  • Holidays
  • Asia
  • Japan

Price:

From $3,326

Stay:

7 nights

Travel Dates:

Saturday 11th of April 2020 until Saturday 26th of September 2020

Description:

Japan in a Week - 8 Days / 7 Nights - from $3326* per person (with Contiki).

Bonus: Book and pay by 29 Nov 19 to receive a 10% discount.

The one that takes you from ancient shrines to robot shows, providing the perfect snapshot of Japan’s rich heritage and contemporary curiosities.

Itinerary:

DAY 1 - ARRIVE TOKYO

Tokyo

Kon'nichiwa Tokyo! Welcome to this dazzling orchestra of light, sound and intersecting subway lines. This is the city where the future fuses with the past in the most fascinating way possible, and we'll have a free evening to bond, explore and soak it all in.

Stay - Daiichi Hotel Ryogoku (or similar)

DAY 2 - TOKYO

Tokyo

It's time to get our teeth stuck into Tokyo today, with a local guide taking us on a fascinating sightseeing tour, from Asakusa Sensoji Temple, to the Imperial Palace and the the Meji Jingu shrine, we'll soon discover that this city isn't just about neon lights - it respects its heritage, too.

Stay - Daiichi Hotel Ryogoku (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Half day Tokyo Sightseeing with local guide

Imperial Palace

See the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Harajuku & Shibuya Crossing.

Visit Asakusa Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Street

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Soak in the Odaiba Onsen

DAY 3 - TOKYO

Tokyo

Now you're well acquainted with this unique city, the day's all yours to get exploring. Check out some traditional bars at the Izakaya Alleys, head to a cat cafe and do some petting while you sip your tea, or check out the beautiful Ueno Park that's teeming with museums, zoos and historical monuments. This evening, join us at the world famous Robot Restaurant Show, an insane display of robotics, dancing and pyrotechnics that brings cabaret into the 21st century.

Stay - Daiichi Hotel Ryogoku (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Robot Restaurant show - JPY 7000

DAY 4 - TOKYO TO KYOTO

Tokyo

Today it's time to take that famous example of Japanese efficiency, the aptly named bullet train.

Kyoto

Our train will whizz us past the iconic Mount Fuji, of which we'll hopefully grab a glimpse, before heading for the zen gardens and teahouses of Kyoto. We'll waste no time with a sightseeing tour, exploring this glorious showcase of ancient Japan.

Stay - New Hankyu Kyoto (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Included Shinkansen train to Kyoto

Visit Kankakuji, Nijo Castle and Gion

Kyoto Sightseeing with a Local Guide

DAY 5 - KYOTO

Kyoto

Today is yours to walk the sublime gardens, explore mystical temples and marvel at the architecture of this unforgettable city. We recommend taking the opportunity for a half day trip to Nara, where you'll find the towering 8th century Great Buddha, as well as numerous examples of beautiful shrines and temples, alongside the roaming, slightly cheeky deer.

Stay - New Hankyu Kyoto (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Half day trip to Nara - JPY 4200

DAY 6 - KYOTO

Kyoto

There is still so much to see in Kyoto today. Don a kimono and check out the bamboo forest, take some photos at the iconic Yasaka Pagoda or spot Geishas in the Gion district.

Stay - New Hankyu Kyoto (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

See Fushimi Inari Shrine

DAY 7 - KYOTO TO OSAKA

Kyoto

It's just a short trip to Osaka this morning...

Osaka

and we have the whole day to explore. There's plenty of time to fit in Universal Studios, Osaka castle or simply wander down Dontonburi tasting all of the delicious street food. Opt for the Izakaya dinner tonight for one last family meal before our sad goodbyes tomorrow.

Stay - Osaka Daiichi Hotel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Izakaya Dinner - JPY 3800

DAY 8 - END OSAKA

Osaka

Our trip ends after breakfast in Osaka today. We'll say farewell to Japan and our new friends, but the memories we made here will stick with us forever.

Departs: Selected departures from 11 Apr to 26 Sep 2020.

Conditions: * It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.

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