|Day 1 || |
Arrival in Japan. Transfer to Kyoto
Arrival at Tokyo international airport and trip to Kyoto by bullet train. Night in Kyoto.
|Day 2 || |
Visit to Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle and the Temple of the Golden Pavilion. A walk through the Gion geisha district. Dinner and night in Kyoto.
|Day 3 || |
Journey by train to the city of Nara. Visit to the temples of Kofukuji, Todaiji, Kasuga and Horyuji. Dinner and night in Kyoto.
|Day 4 || |
Kyoto and trip to Hiroshima
Visit to the temples of Sanjusangendo and Kiyomizudera. Visit to Kisiki fish market. Visit to the temple of Ginkakuji. Travel by bullet train to Hiroshima. Night in Hiroshima.
|Day 5 || |
Visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (tribute to the victims of the atomic bomb). Journey by ferry to Miyajima Island and trip up Mount Misen. Dinner and night in Hiroshima.
|Day 6 || |
Journey by bullet train to Takayama in Japan's most rural region. Visit to the Hida Folk Village Area and the old district of Takayama. Night in Takayama.
|Day 7 || |
Journey by bus to Shirakawago. Visit to the village and its traditional family farms. Trip by bus to Kanazawa. Night in Kanazawa.
|Day 8 || |
Walk through Kenroken Garden. Visit to the Nagamachi Samurai District and to the Omi-cho market for lunch at one of its stalls. Trip by bullet train to Tokyo. Walk through the Akihabara Electric district. Night in Tokyo.
|Day 9 || |
Visit to the Imperial Palace and its gardens. Visit to the Ginza shopping district (luxury shops). Visit to the Caretta Shiodome centre and its Advertising Museum. Trip to Odaiba Island (for great views of the city). Night in Tokyo.
|Day 10 || |
Tokyo: Asakusa and Shibuya
Visit to Tsukiji fish market. Visit to the old district of Asakusa. Visit to Takeshita Dori Street, where teenagers dress as dolls. Visit to Omotesando Street and to the Shibuya shopping district. Night in Tokyo.
|Day 11 || |
Visit to Yoyogi Park. Visit to the Shinjuku district (Lost in Translation). Visit to the Roppongi Hills viewpoint for spectacular views of the city. Dinner at the Gonpachi, best-known for the famous fight scene in Kill Bill. Night in Tokyo.
|Day 12 || |
Trip by train to Hakone. Day and night at a Ryokan with hot springs for an experience of authentic Samurai life.
|Day 13 || |
Circular trip around Hakone with views of the lakes and of Mount Fuji. Return to Tokyo. Dinner and night in Tokyo.
|Day 14 || |
Flight back home.
Map of the route:
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