Traveling to Japan
This tour has been temporarily suspending following the March 11th Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.
- Arrive in Tokyo
- Transfer to Hotel
- Dinner of your choosing
Photos and films cannot do justice to the neon wonder of the Shibuya and east Shinjuku at night. Experiencing the hustle and bustle outside these major train stations can make Times Square seem peaceful. Spend the evening exploring on your own and get a good night's sleep so you'll be fresh and ready to begin immersing yourself in Japan tomorrow!
- Tsukiji Fish Market
Don't let jetlag stop you from delighting in the culinary wonder of Tokyo's famed Tsukiji Fish Market (the world's largest). Indulge in an early morning breakfast of fresh Nigirizushi (aka sushi) which originates from Tokyo. Be sure to try monjayaki, a sticky, cabbage-filled version of okonomiyaki (savory pancake). Take a tour and then a sushi making class to get a real taste for this rich culinary tradition.
Jump on the 'Yurikamome' for a driverless train ride and let your afternoon slip into the evening hours at Odaiba Park, Tokyo's futuristic waterfront. Visit the 19th century battery fortress islands built by the Shogunate and then check out the giant ferris wheel.
- Shinto Shrine
- Imperial Palace
- Asakusa Kannon Temple (also known as Senso-ji)
- Nakamise Shopping Street
Enjoy a day of sightseeing that highlights Tokyo's most significant cultural monuments. Start off at the famous Shinto shrine, dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his consort. Explore the Imperial Palace and its East Garden admiring the ancient architecture of the Edo Castle and taking in the serenity of the Japanese garden. You'll then pay homage to Buddhism with a visit to Japan's oldest and most popular Buddhist Temple, Senso-ji. Stop by Nakamise Shopping Street for a broad selection of handicrafts and souvenirs. Catch the sunset on a relaxing Tokyo Bay Cruise.
- Mt. Fuji
- Lake Ashi
- Bullet train
Take a coach out to Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain (12,388 feet, 3,776 meters). Take in the cultural art dedicated to the famed volcanic peak. You'll enjoy a traditional Japanese lunch at Mt.Fuji's fifth station at 7,607 feet (2,305 meters) while taking in the scenic views. After lunch, you can take a boat trip on Lake Ashi and then ride in the aerial cableway at Mount Komagatake overlooking Hakone National Park. Finish your adventure on the famed Shinkansen (bullet train) to arrive express back to Tokyo.
- Ginza shopping district
- World Trade Center Building
- Leave Tokyo
Catch up on your shopping in the Ginza shopping district where you can alternate between dining and shopping throughout the morning. Catch a final glimpse of Tokyo from the Seaside Top viewing platform, which offers a 360-degree view of the city, including Tokyo Tower.