10-Day Japan Tour

Including Tokyo, Mt. Fuji and Hakone, Kyoto, Uji, Nara, and Osaka

This route will cover not only spectacular spots with unique history and splendid culture, tasty domestic foods, but also the amazing natural landscape.

Day 1 Tokyo Arrival
You are free to stroll around and have a good rest today.

Day 2 Tokyo City Tour with History/Local Market/Landmark

You will have Tokyo city tour to know more Japanese history and cultural. You will visit the Imperial Palace Plaza which is the residence of Japanese imperial family. Strolling along the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and visit Sensoji Temple. Last, you will have the overview of Tokyo at the Floor 350 which is the main observatory of Tokyo Skytree.

Day 3 Mt Fuji World Cultural Heritage

You will go to Mt Fuji area. Mount Fuji is a sacred mountain in the hearts of the Japanese people. Many visitors see Mt. Fuji 5th Station as a must-see on their way to Mount Fuji. Looking up at the snow-capped peak from the observation deck, shopping malls for letters, or buying a few postcards at the post office and sending them to distant relatives and friends with commemorative badges are all classic experiences not to be missed. Then you will enjoy the beautiful landscape by riding on Lake Ashi cruise, and exploring Owakudani which is the Hakone volcano about 3000 years ago, and try its black egg and other specialties.

For your better experience, we specially arranged your Ryokan experience, you can also relax and recover from the natural onsen.

Day 4 Shinkansen from Hakone to Kyoto

In the morning you will ride the Shinkansen from Hakone to Kyoto to have your west Japan tour which mainly consists of history, foods and cultural experience.

You will go to enjoy Arashiyama which is the second-most important sightseeing district in Kyoto. You will enjoy a relaxing walk through Sagano Bamboo Grove. For your better experience, we specially arranged Yakatabune experience to enjoy the scenery set against a backdrop of mountains, Togetsukyo Bridge and ponds. Later, you will watch Geisha Show.

Day 5 Learn More History and Visit Some UNESCO Sites in Uji and Nara

In the morning, you will go to Uji to have tea related experiences. Except for the historical and architectural tour in Byodo-in Temple, I specially arranged tea ceremony. Uji tea making method is the mainstream of tea making method and is the secret of Uji tea making inherited by many local tea masters. Please enjoy the tea culture here!

In the afternoon, you will have Nara and Osaka tour. In the morning, you will go to Nara.As an ancient cultural city, Nara boasts numerous ancient temple shrines and historical relics. It enjoys the title of “the Capital of shrine” and is regarded as the “spiritual hometown” by the Japanese people. One of the birthplaces of ancient Japanese culture. You will not only visit the UNESCO sites Todaiji Temple, but also get close to the deer in the Nara Park. If you like, you can feed the deer with the deer food.

Day 6 City Tour of Osaka

Osaka is known for its takoyaki, yakitori, sushi, and fugu dishes. Please feel free to taste multiple domestic Japanese foods in Dotonbori and go shopping at Shinsabashi. Learn more history in Osaka Castle and have an overview of Osaka by riding the Hep Five Ferris Wheel.

Day 7 You will head to Kanazawa for a 2-day tour

You will take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa today. Kanazawa was Japan’s second largest city (after Kyoto) to escape destruction by air raids.

Day 8 Kanazawa

Consequently, parts of the district have survived in pretty good condition, like Higashi Chaya District and Nagamachi Samurai District. Also, Kenrokuen is one of Japan’s “three best landscape gardens” and by many considered the most beautiful of them all. By the said of Kenrokuen, you will also visit Kanazawa Castle. You will see the dedicated Japanese architecture design.

Moreover, I specialize in arranging Gold Leaf Pasting Experience. Gold Leaf is used in many fields including crafts like Japanese-temple interior or a Buddhist statue, cosmetics and even foods. The majority of Gold Leaf in Japan comes from Kanazawa.

Day 9 World Cultural Heritage of Shirakawa-go and Takeyama

You will head to Shirakawa-go where is famous for their gassho-zukuri style farmhouses. The scenery of these mountain villages with their traditional houses standing side-by-side is like a fairytale. You will not only get a close look at the farmhouses at Kanda House, but also have an overview of this marvelous village at Ogimachi Castle Ruins Observatory.

In the afternoon, you will head to Takayama to start an art, culture and history tour. Takayama retains a traditional touch like few other Japanese cities, especially in its beautifully preserved old town from Edo Period (1603-1868). Takayama gained importance as a source of high-quality timber and highly skilled carpenters during the feudal ages. You will visit Takayama Jinya which is a surviving Edo period jin’ya that served as the government headquarters for Hida Province from 1692 to 1872. Then you will stroll along Takayama Old Town to feel the old-world.

Day 10 You will ride a shinkansen back to Tokyo and have half free day.

You will either fly back home at night or the following day morning.