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BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE

9 Days / 7 Nights

A tailor-made itinerary dedicated to those who are visiting Japan for the first time and want to tackle its two symbolic cities: Tokyo, the capital, a modern and futuristic metropolis lit by countless night lights, and Kyoto, former capital of Japan, rich in history and artistic heritage, the heart of the country’s culture.

During this first encounter with the Rising Sin, enjoy the feeling of a time travelling through the past and future of Japan.

Itinerary

DAY 1: YOUR COUNTRY - TOKYO

Departure from your airport of choice. Overnight flight.

DAY 2: TOKYO

Arrive to Tokyo Airport (Narita or Haneda).

Transfer independently to your hotel in Tokyo.

Rest of the day free to rest or to start visiting the gigantic and hectic Tokyo.

Optional service upon request: transfer to your hotel by public transportation with English-speaking assistant or by private car.

DAY 3: TOKYO

Breakfast included.

Free day for sightseeing. Many the districts in the city worth visiting, such as the more traditional Asakusa and Ueno or the more futuristic Shibuya, the fashion district, Shinjuku, with its countless night lights, is ideal for experiencing the night life and the izakaya (traditional Japanese bars), and Odaiba, an artificial island built in Tokyo Bay.

Optional service upon request: full-day or half-day private guided tour with English-speaking guide or assistant.

DAY 4: TOKYO

Breakfast included.

Free at leisure to further explore or for a day trip.

For day trips not too far from Tokyo, we recommend Yokohama, port city famous for its Chinatown, and Kamakura, with its ancient Buddhist and Shinto shrines and temples, away from the frenzy of the gib cities.

DAY 5: TOKYO - KYOTO

Breakfast included.

Depart by Shinkansen train for Kyoto, old capital of Japan, by Shinkansen train.

Rest of the day free to start visiting the city, rich in history and artistic heritage.

DAY 6: KYOTO

Breakfast included.

Free day for sightseeing. Must-sees are some the most famous Buddhist temples, such as Kiyomizu-dera and Kinkaku-ji (the temple of the Golden Pavilion). Immerse yourself in the unique spiritual atmosphere of Japan.

Optional service upon request: full-day or half-day private guided tour with English-speaking guide or assistant.

DAY 7: KYOTO

Breakfast included.

Free at leisure to further explore the city or for a day trip.

Less than one hour by train, Nara is the ideal day trip: the must see here is the Todaiji temple, which houses one of the world’s largest bronze statue of Buddha. On the way back to Kyoto, stop at the Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine.

Himeji is well connected by Shinkansen train: this city is famous for its beautiful castle, known as the “White Heron Castle”) because of its brilliant white exterior.

DAY 8: KYOTO

Breakfast included.

Last day to explore Kyoto or its surroundings.

Do not forget to visit the Arashiyama district, where you can stroll in a natural forest of bamboo.

DAY 9: KYOTO - OSAKA - YOUR COUNTRY

Breakfast included.

Depart for Osaka and the airport.

Arrive to your airport of choice.

Services

Upon request, quotations for:

  • Optional guided visits
  • Pocket Wi-Fi rental
  • Airport transfers
  • Homestay experience
  • Dinner with a Japanese family at their house
  • Itinerary changes to suit your individual needs
  • Other optional services