9 Day Best of Japan Tour Package

Visits Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Osaka, NaraStarts in TokyoAvailable Every day - varies seasonallyClick on 'check availability' to view the calendar
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Spend over a week discovering Japan’s culture, traditions, and cuisine with our 9 Day Best of Japan Tour Package. Begin your magical journey in Tokyo, where the ancient Buddhist Senso-ji Temple will greet you. Explore the Imperial Palace Gardens, among other iconic landmarks. Continue to Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, where incredible views from 5th Station await. Fresh seafood from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market will awaken your taste buds. Get lost in Kyoto and Nara’s beauty – from Arashiyama Bamboo Forest to Nara Park – where local wildlife will amaze you. Osaka Castle will take your breath away and the geisha district of Gion will inspire.

If you’ve ever wanted to adventure across Japan, now’s your chance with our 9 Day Best of Japan Tour Package! From Tokyo’s architecture to Kyoto’s historic districts, you will dive into the best of the best with expert guides at your side. Spend 8 nights in top-rated hotels in Japan’s major cities: Tokyo & Kyoto. Taste unforgettable flavors and spend time getting to know Japan like a local. Book now!

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9 Day Best of Japan Tour Package Highlights

  1. Discover Tokyo’s Imperial Palace Gardens and marvel at the Senso-ji Temple
  2. Discover the vibrant Asakusa neighborhood and its cultural richness
  3. Witness the awe-inspiring Mount Fuji and breathtaking Lake Kawaguchi scenery
  4. Reach 5th Station and visit the iconic Arakura-Fuji Sengen Shrine overlooking Mount Fuji
  5. Explore the richness of Gion, Hanamikoji Street, and Yasaka Shrine
  6. Immerse yourself in Kyoto's geisha heritage and see Nara’s sacred shrines
  7. Enjoy the expertise of local tour guides as you wander across Japan
  8. Unwind in incredible hotels in Tokyo and Kyoto, known for their top-rated service
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9 Day Best of Japan Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Tokyo
  • Optional airport transfer is available
  • Overnight in Tokyo
Day 2 - Tokyo
  • Visit the Meiji Jingu Shrine - the most famous Shinto shrine (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday)
  • Tour the beautiful Imperial Palace gardens and architecture
  • Visit the famous Senso-ji Temple and explore the Odaiba district
  • Enjoy an authentic Asakusa Uji Matcha experience and take a Symphony Cruise along Tokyo Bay (Monday, Wednesday & Friday)
  • Visit the Hamarikyu Gardens (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday)
  • Visit Tokyo Tower and enjoy city views from the observation deck
  • Overnight in Tokyo
Day 3 - Mount Fuji & Lake Kawaguchi
  • Pick up from Tokyo and head to Oishi Park
  • Enjoy views of Lake Kawaguchi & Mount Fuji
  • Visit Arakura-Fuji Sengen Shrine
  • Reach the 5th Station for epic views of Mount Fuji
  • Admire the local wildlife from Oshino Hakkai’s natural ponds
  • Overnight Tokyo
Day 4 - Tsukiji Fish Market & food tasting
  • Visit a 300-year-old Buddhist temple and learn about ancient traditions
  • Explore the bustling Tsukiji Fish Market Sample from a range of fresh seafood, like sashimi bowls and bite-sized treats
  • Ride up to a secret observatory deck and view the market and city skyline from above
  • Overnight Tokyo
Day 5 - Transfer to Kyoto by bullet train
  • Head to Kyoto by bullet train
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 6 - Kyoto & Nara
  • Visit the world-famous Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • Enjoy free time + lunch break
  • See Kinkaku-ji Temple's golden architecture and outdoor pond
  • Arrive in Nara and explore Nara Park
  • Visit the sacred Todai-ji Temple
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 7 - Osaka
  • Reach Osaka from Kyoto Station
  • Meet your guide and explore Namba & Dotonbori - the neon district
  • See Hozenji, a small Buddhist temple
  • Discover the Kuromon Market – dating back to over 200 years
  • Experience Shinsekai, the retro district
  • See Osaka Castle – a 16th-century marvel
  • Discover the shopping street of Shinsaibashi and buy souvenirs
  • See Tsutenkaku, Osaka’s “Tokyo Tower”
  • Head back to Kyoto by train
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 8 - Free morning & explore Gion in the evening
  • Wander the famous Pontocho Alley
  • See the Statue of Izumo-no-Okuni and learn how she popularized kabuki
  • Enter Gion - the geisha district
  • Admire the architecture, culture, and traditional tea houses
  • Discover the Yasaka Shrine
  • Stroll down Hanamikoji Street
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 9 - Departure
  • Optional transfers to Kansai Airport (KIX) or Tokyo city center are available
NB - all timings on 9 Day Best of Japan Tour Package are approximate
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Includes
All touring and accommodation
Hand-picked expert tour guide
Shinkansen Train from Tokyo to Kyoto
Tokyo: Entrance fees to Tokyo Tower Main Deck & Tokyo Bay Cruise (on selected days), lunch
Tsukiji Fish Market: 2-3 food tastings, Seafood lunch
Osaka: Train Kyoto-Osaka-Kyoto
Excludes
Anything not mentioned above
Airport transfers (optional)
Transfers between hotels & train stations
Kyoto & Nara: Entrance fees
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
Essential Information
Each day of this tour package will be led by a local guide who opitimizes Tourist Japan's values: to provide you with an authentic, passion-filled tour
Tokyo Tour: Some tour activities vary based on day: On Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, you will visit the Meiji Shrine and see the Hamarikyu Gardens On Monday, Wednesday, or Friday - you will enjoy an authentic Uji Matcha experience and cruise along Tokyo Bay (subject to weather conditions)
Choose your own hotel from our hand-picked selection during the booking process
The order of the days is subject to change so that we can optimize your itinerary to provide the best experience
During the booking process, it's possible to add extra nights of accommodation before or after the tour packag
Cancellation Policy
The train tickets are non refundable