Japan Family Journey: From Ancient to Modern Times

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Tokyo, Japan
  • Ends Kyoto, Japan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Take part in a traditional taiko drumming class.
  • Learn about the health benefits of the Okinawan cuisine.
  • Meet and train with a former sumo wrestler.
  • Watch wild snow monkeys bathe in hot springs.
The trip Japan Family Journey: From Ancient To Modern Times starts in Tokyo and ends in Kyoto. It is a city sightseeing tour that takes 11 days taking you through Nara, Kyoto and Tokyo in Japan. Japan Family Journey: From Ancient To Modern Times is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Japan is a feast for the senses, from its electrifying neon-lit neighbourhoods to tranquil hilltop temples. Experience an intriguing mix of modernity and tradition as we explore dazzling Tokyo, imperial Kyoto, and the mountain city of Nagano. Wander Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, practice sumo wrestling and samurai swordplay, and sample wasabi-infused culinary concoctions. In this fascinating land of anime, snow monkeys, and high-speed trains, there is something to delight every member of the family.
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Tokyo
  • Day 2: Tokyo
  • Day 3: Tokyo
  • Day 4: Tokyo/Nagano (area)
  • Day 5: Nagano
  • Day 6: Nagano
  • Day 7: Nagano/Kyoto
  • Day 8: Kyoto
  • Day 9: Nara
  • Day 10: Kyoto
  • Day 11: Kyoto
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotels (9 nts), traditional Inn (1 nt)
Meals
  • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Note: Allow USD390-510 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Bullet train, express train, local train, ferry, metro, taxi, public bus, walking
Staff & experts
  • 2 CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) throughout, local guides
Included activities
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Okinawa Cooking Class, Tokyo
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kembu Masters, Kyoto
  • Your Family Journeys Moment: Traditional Taiko Drumming Class, Tokyo
  • Your Family Journeys Moment: Sumo Wrestling Class, Tokyo
  • Your Foodie Moment: Wasabi Farm Visit, Matsumoto
  • Your Family Journeys Moment: Ramen Making Class, Kyoto
  • Tour of Tokyo including Meiji Jingu Shrine, Asakusa and Harajuku districts
  • Traditional taiko Japanese drumming class
  • Sumo class led by a former wrestler
  • Sleep in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) and enjoy a kaiseki dinner
  • See wild snow monkeys at the Jigokudani Monkey Park
  • Visit the Buddhist temple of Zenkō-ji
  • Visit Matsumoto castle
  • Visit a local wasabi farm
  • Walk through the Nishiki Market and Gion Geisha District with your CEOs
  • Visit the iconic Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
  • Take part in a ramen making class
  • Tour Nara including visits to the Tōdaiji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine and the Naramachi district
  • Visit the famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Japan Rail (JR) pass (7 days)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Tokyo and from Kyoto are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Japan Family Journey: From Ancient to Modern Times tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Japan Family Journey: From Ancient to Modern Times tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure.

Travel Insurance

Japan Family Journey: From Ancient to Modern Times tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Japan Family Journey: From Ancient to Modern Times tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

Minimum age of 7 years for this trip.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Travel Style : National Geographic Family JourneysTrips for adventure-loving families in search of a meaningful way to discover the world together.
  • 2. Service Level : UpgradedQuality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 3 - AverageSome tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • This tour has been limited to a group size of 12 participants to protect against COVID-19. The tour will furthermore adhere to any local government restrictions on group sizes to ensure that everybody are kept safe.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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