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Enter a magical land of shrines, temples, tea and more during this nine-day family vacation through Japan, an archipelago comprising more than 6,800 islands. Explore its vast cultural contrasts, from contemporary city centers with thriving arts scenes and plentiful shopping, to quiet countryside vistas lined with rice paddies. From riding a bullet train to biking past ancient burial mounds, learning ancient paper-making traditions, and visiting the shrines and temples Japan’s geisha capital, your family will experience countless cultural highlights in the Land of the Rising Sun.
|06/09 - 06/18||$6,990||$6,690|
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Days 1-2: Depart Home / Arrive Tokyo
Welcome to Tokyo, the capital of Japan and world’s largest metropolitan area with a population of more than 13 million and the first stop on your family vacation.
Days 3-4: Explore "Old Tokyo" / Visit a 7th Century Temple / Ride the Bullet Train to Osaka
Experience Tokyo with a subway ride “back in time” to the “low city,” Asakusa, and visit its most famous attraction, Senso-ji, built in the 7th Century.
Days 5-6: Cycle Rural Asuka / Visit Kumano Kodo / Eat a Traditional Barbecue Lunch
Enjoy a change of scenery, cycling past mysterious ruins around Asuka, experience part of the Kumano Kodo or Kumano Ancient Trail and eat lunch at a community barbecue.
Days 7-8: Hike Kumano Kodo Trail / Make Traditional Washi Paper / Explore Kyoto
Kyoto is undoubtedly the cultural hub of Japan, was the former Imperial capital of the country, and the perfect place to end an adventure.
Day 9: Visit Arashiyma / Explore Nijo Castle / Enjoy a Special Farewell Dinner
This last full day of your family vacation includes a trip to Arashiyama’s legendary bamboo grove and a visit to Nijo Castle.
Day 10: Depart Kyoto / Arrive Home
This is the last day of your Japanese family adventure. Head to the airport for your trip home!
Set in the heart of Tokyo near four major train and subway stations, The Shiba Park Hotel provides convenient access to numerous city sights. Offering comfortable rooms with Wi-Fi, on-site laundry facilities and four restaurants, the hotel will be the ideal spot to begin your family’s Japanese adventure.
Conveniently located in central Osaka, this hotel’s stately rooms were fashioned after a British manor house, evoking the beauty of England’s Lake District. Open since 2009, the hotel offers modern amenities like in-room wifi, as well as four dining areas, including a tea lounge for guests to enjoy tea time or evening drinks. Don’t forget to check out the on-site Sanno Art Museum and the All Saints Church Brock Hampton, a chapel inside the hotel modeled after one in the Cotswolds.
Experience authentic Japan with a stay in a “ryokan,” a traditional Japanese hotel that adheres to traditional customs: living in a room with tatami (straw mat) flooring, and changing into a typical yukata (robe) after taking an onsen hot-spring bath. At night, sleep on comfortable futon (bedding) placed on the tatami-mat floor. But worry not: Rooms also include modern amenities like a refrigerator, television and hair dryer, as well as Wi-Fi.
The Kyoto Royal Hotel, located on Kawaramachi Street, Kyoto’s main thoroughfare for restaurants and entertainment. With easy access to some of the city’s most popular sites, including Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu Temple and Ginkakuji Temple, as well as an on-site restaurant and bar, this hotel is the perfect setting for sightseeing in Kyoto.