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Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo, Japan
Today we arrive in Tokyo and transfer to our hotel.Tokyo is Japan's capital and the country's largest city. Prior to 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo. A small castle town in the 16th century, Edo became Japan's political center in 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu established his feudal government there. A few decades later, Edo had grown into one of the world's most populous cities.Overnight in Tokyo. Meal plan: Dinner, if required.
Day 2: Tokyo City Tour
This morning we make our way to the Imperial Palace or Tokyo, built on the site of the Edo-jo Castle, an impregnable fortress that housed the Tokugawa Shogunate for 265 years. Surrounded by moats, the original outer walls extended for over 16 km (10 miles) and were thick enough for a squad of samurai to walk six abreast on top. Even in its original state, it deceptively looked more like an administrative villa than a fortress. Once inside, it was a maze of moats, bridges, dead-ends and cul-de-sacs, all perfect for defense, and now perfect for private and public strolling parks and gardens. Occupied by the shogunate for 265 years until Emperor Meiji moved the court here in 1860's, the buildings survived until they were all but obliterated by the fire bombings of WWII.After peering into this amazing complex, we continue on to Ginza. We will take a brief walk through the food halls where you will see the amazing variety of beautifully presented foods being sold at unbelievable prices. Seeing where and how the Japanese shop, what they buy, for whom and for what occasion, offers instructive glimpses into a highly sophisticated social strata where conventions of human interaction and presentation are minutely-defined.We continue from here on to Ueno, home to the National Museum and the finest collection of Japanese art in the country. After our guided tour of the museum we will return to our hotel.
To learn more, please visit Izumi Ogawa's website with more details about this Custom Tour in Japan
10 days from Tokyo to Kyoto - Discover Japan
Special offer: Receive a $1000 per couple air-credit
Day 1 : Arrive in Tokyo, JapanWelcome to Japan’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2 : TokyoMeet your Tour Director and traveling companions prior to morning sightseeing in Tokyo, home to more than 8 million people. Your tour takes you to the Meiji Shrine, a magnificent 20th-century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest, followed by a drive to see the Imperial Palace Plaza. Next, visit an Artists Studio and enjoy demonstrations by a master calligrapher before trying it yourself. You will also have an opportunity to try on a traditional Kimono and enjoy a Tea Ceremony. Last stop is the Asakusa Kannon Temple and the Nakamise Shopping Arcade. The balance of the afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, join your traveling companions at a welcome dinner hosted by your Tour Director. After dinner, join your Tour Director for a Walking tour among the dazzling neon lights of Tokyo. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Hokkaido Ski Tour : Chitose - Rusutu - Niseco - Sapporo
Day 1 – Tokyo - Chitose - Rusutsu - our first stepAfter arriving Narita airport in Japan, you will transfer to Chitose. In the evening you will take a shuttle bus to Rusutsu resort.
Day 2-4 – Rusutsu – best ski resort in Japan (ski for 3 days)Today you will experience Rusutsu ski resort where you can fully enjoy all the seasons of Hokkaido. Enjoy Hokkaido's large ski area in winter. A relaxing hotel will be waiting for you with restaurants that use seasonal ingredients and a hot spring that will bring ease and comfort. We hope you will make joyful memories here at Rusutsu Resort.It is the No.1 ski area in Hokkaido with 37 courses totalling 42km in length. Awarded the Best Small Resort Award by Cadogan Guides.
Day 5-8 – Niseko - the largest ski resort in Japan (ski for 4days)Niseko ski resort in Hokkaido is probably the most famous Japan resort amongst international skiers and boarders. For those that love powder, Niseko Japan is the number one pick for a ski holiday because it seems to constantly snow, and the deep, deep powder is way too enticing. Niseko the snow factory is one big powder playground!Niseko is the largest ski resort in Japan and is made up of four interconnected areas: An’nupuri; Niseko Village (formerly Higashiyama); Hirafu; and Hanazono. You will never get bored with different types of area!!
Day 1: Arrive in Kansai airport in OsakaWill be meeting with a guide and go to a hotel in Osaka. Stay in Osaka.
Day 2: Take a local train to KyotoWill be meeting a driver at Kyoto station and check- in to a hotel. Take a Rickshaw tour and walk around the area surrounded by bamboo in Arashiyama. Enjoy Kaiseki Dinner. Stay in Kyoto.
Day 3: Will be picked up by a tour guide and will visit historical sitesRyuanji temple – Kinkakuji temple –Nijyojo castle-Kiyomizu temple etc.Private Geisha Dinner (with an English guide). Stay in Kyoto, Hakone for 15 days
Island Hopping in Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa - Japan
Day 1: Kohamajima Island
-Arriving Ishigaki Airport - Ishigaki Boat Terminal (aprox. 15 min. by taxi) - Kohamajima Island (25 min. by speed boat)-Check-in at Risonare Kohamajima
-What you can do at Risonare KohamajimaGolfing (The most south golf course in Japan), snorkeling, wind surfing lesson by a Japanese champion, scuba diving, marine jet, boat fishing & cooking the catch, banana boat, snorkeling tour to nearby inhabited island, romantic night walk on the beach and star watching, etc.
Day 1 Leave for Japan.
Day 2 Arrive at Narita and transfer to the hotel.
Day 3 Take a bullet train to Kyoto. Sightseeing in Arashiyama in the afternoon
Japan Beauty Program 7 Day in Tokyo, Hakone , KyotoFeel, experience and gain the inner-outer beautyDid you know Japanese women have the best “Sense of Beauty” in the world? Appearance is important, but in Japan, real beauty is said to come from within. Learn what the Japanese mean by “Sense of Beauty” and let your own outer and inner beauty shine with this exotic tour of Tokyo and Kyoto.day1 Arrive at TokyoRest from your flight with a night at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo or Park Hyatt and a visit to the hotel’s spa.day2 Beautify Yourself in TokyoBuyer of “Samantha Thavasa”, will guide you on a shopping trip where you can find something fashionable to wear and get your hair done at Zacc, the most famous salon in Tokyo.day3 The Essence of BeautyTry your hand at “Kodo” (Incense Burning) and a Japanese cooking lesson at Hifumi-an, where you will learn a secret recipe said to bring beauty. Later, shopping at the Cosmetic Floor of a department store. Optional: Have your cell phone decorated!
Experiance Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima in a 10 day Japan’s Golden RouteStarting in the dynamic city of Tokyo, a modern city that preserves its traditional foundations, this tour also visits Mt. Fuji, relaxing hot springs, Kyoto and Nara, the spiritual homes of Japanese tradition, beautiful Osaka Castle, and Itsukushima Shrine with its picture-perfect floating torii gate.day1 TokyoArrival at Tokyo-Narita Airport transfer to hotel in Tokyo for check-in. Overnight at selected hotel.day2 TokyoCommence Tokyo’s new parts of Tokyo. Visit to Meiji Shrine constructed in 1920, Harajuku & Omotesando High Fashion Street, Oriental Bazaar where you can check Asian taste goods, Roppongi Hills opened in 2003 with elegant shops 360 degree observation lounge, Ginza-Tokyo’s most celebrated shopping and amusement area, etc. Overnight at selected hotel.day3 TokyoCommence old parts of Tokyo sightseeing of downtown Tokyo Visit to Edo Tokyo Museum showing chronicles of tumultuous history of Tokyo, Asakusa, traditional Tokyo’s downtown. Akihabara-Electronics town, Imperial Palace Plaza, etc. Overnight at selected hotel.
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