- Board your flight Relax and enjoy your journey to Japan.
Meiji ShrineEdo-Tokyo MuseumMiyajima Park & Itsukushima ShrineKiyomizu Temple
- Meet your Tour Director Arrive in Tokyo and meet your Tour Director, who will accompany you for the duration of your trip.
- Rikugien Garden visit One of Tokyo's most beautiful, Japanese style landscape gardens, Rikugien is quite a spacious garden with a central pond, islands, forested areas, man-made hills, and several teahouses. It takes about an hour to cover the garden's whole network of walks paths at a leisurely speed.
- Meiji Shrine visit View the Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Emperor Meiji was the first emperor of modern Japan, born in 1852 and ascending to the throne in 1868 at the peak of the Meiji Restoration when the power was switched from the feudal Tokugawa government to the emperor.
- Free Time in Harajuku and Omotesando Explore Harajuku and Omotesando. Harajuku's Takeshita Dori (Street) is where Tokyo's trendy teens come to shop the fashion botiques and crepe stands. Nearby Omotesando is affectionately referred to as Tokyo's Champs Elysees, focused on the adults desire for name brand fashions and lovely restaurants.
- Roppongi District visit Spend some time in the famous shopping streets of Roppongi Hills. In the midst of a depressed real estate market, some 15 years after the Japanese economy's bubble burst, Japan's leading developer Minoru Mori opened and succeeded with the Roppongi Hills Complex. While it is sprawling and somewhat unpredictable in its design, Roppongi Hills encourages wandering and exploration through a huge retail pot of gold that has helped bring the middle class back into central Tokyo.
- Edo-Tokyo Museum visit Visit the Edo Tokyo Museum and learn about Tokyo's history and culture which also serves as a project of the city and living in the future. The whole construction area covers about 30,000 square meters: that is 2.4 times bigger than the field area inside the Tokyo Dome Stadium.
- Sensoji Temple visit Explore the Sensoji Temple (also knows as Asakusa Kannon Temple) which is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, the center of Shitamachi. It is said that in the year 628, two brothers fishes a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, out of the Sumida River. Even though they put the statue back in the river, it was returned to them. Consequently, Sensoji was build there for the goddess of Kannon. The temple was completed in 645, making it Tokyo's oldest temple.
- Akihabara District visit Take a trip to the Akihabara district, the electronics capital of Japan. It's the latest gadgets galore - from the latest to the most useless.
- Tokyo performance Potential venues include (but not limited to): the Holy Resurrection Cathedral, the American Center Japan (US Embassy Tokyo), the Suginami Public Hall, the Hatoyama Hall, and the Tokyo College of Music.
- Travel to Hakone via train Hakone is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than 100 km from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, outdoor activities, natural beauty, and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo.
- Travel to Hiroshima via train Hiroshima, a modern city on Japan’s Honshu Island, was largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during World War II. Today, it has been rebuilt and is a thriving city.
- Miyajima Park & Itsukushima shrine visit
- Daishoin Temple visit
- Peace Memorial Park visit
- Travel to Kyoto by train via Himeji
- Himeji Castle visit Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park is one of the most prominent features of the city. Even visitors not looking for the Peace Park will likely stumble upon the large park of over 120,000 square meters. Its trees, lawns, and walking paths are in stark contrast to the surrounding downtown area. Within the Peace Park is the Peace Memorial Museum, the museum surveys the history of Hiroshima and the advent of the nuclear bomb.
- Sanjusangen-do temple visit It is the popular name for Rengeo-in, a temple in eastern Kyoto which is famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The temple was founded in 1164 and rebuilt a century later after the original structure had been destroyed in a fire.
- Kiyomizu Temple visit Explore the Kiyomizu Temple, known as the Pure Water Temple, which is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. Founded in 780, it stands in the wooded hills of eastern Kyoto and offers visitors fantastic views over the city from its famous wooden terrace.
- Kyoto performance Potential venues include (but not limited to): the Heian Shrine, the Kyoto Station, the KBS Hall, and the Eiun-In temple in Kurodani Temple Complex. Subject to final confirmation.
- Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden Pavilion) visit
- Nijo Temple visit The Nijo Temple, created to show off the wealth and power of the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. Inside are painted screens considered to be Japanese masterpieces that are designed to impress.
- Ryoan-ji Temple visit Explore the Ryoanji Temple containing the most famous rock garden in Japan.
- Kyoto performance Potential venues include (but not limited to): the Heian Shrine, the Kyoto Station, the KBS Hall, and the Eiun-In temple in Kurodani Temple Complex.
- Travel to Osaka
- Return home Bid farewell to Japan and begin your journey home.