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Discover Japan with Sahily

Apr 6, 2025 - Apr 15, 2025

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$3,295 USD

BOOK WITH 25% DEPOSIT

Discover Japan with Sahily

Apr 6, 2025 - Apr 15, 2025

$3,295  USD

BOOK WITH 25% DEPOSIT

Get ready for an unforgettable 10-day adventure in Japan hosted by Sahily visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima! Your journey kicks off in the vibrant metropolis of Tokyo, where you’ll start your culinary exploration with an evening stroll around Meguro, sampling Tokyo’s delectable street food and soaking in the lively atmosphere. This marks the beginning of your exciting Japanese journey filled with rich cultural experiences and modern delights.

The next day, dive into Tokyo’s dynamic heart, beginning with a visit to the world-renowned Tsukiji Fish Market. From there, explore Harajuku’s trendy Takeshita Dori, filled with unique shops and youthful energy. Take a serene walk through Yoyogi Park and visit the historic Meiji Shrine, hoping to catch a glimpse of a traditional Japanese wedding. As night falls, immerse yourself in the neon-lit wonderland of Akihabara Electric Town, famous for its anime and gaming culture.

Your adventure continues as you travel from Tokyo to the historic city of Kyoto. Visit the Asakusa Temple before boarding the train to Kyoto, where you’ll marvel at the architectural splendor of Kyoto Station. Dive into the local scene at Nishiki Market, known for its vibrant street food. The following days in Kyoto are packed with iconic sights like the Golden Pavilion, Philosopher’s Walk, and Fushimi Inari Shrine. The trip concludes with a stop in Hiroshima, a vibrant city that now stands as a symbol of peace and resilience.

Each day of this adventure offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and culinary delights, ensuring an unforgettable journey through Japan’s rich heritage and modern marvels.

Saturday April 6th 2025

Monday April 15th 2025

10 Days, 9 Nights

Accommodation - 3 Star Hotels, Twin Share - See Itinerary for Details

8-12 People

Included Meals - Breakfast Daily, Farewell Dinner

Inclusions

Accommodation - 3 Star hotels, twin share - see itinerary for details

Included meals - breakfast daily, farewell dinner

Local English speaking guide throughout trip

Guided Meguro street food tour

Tsukiji Fish Market visit (subject to availability)

Guided Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park, Harajuku visits

Guided Akihabara Electric Town visit

Guided Asakusa Temple visit

Train Tokyo to Kyoto – snacks incl

Kyoto Station viewing

Guided Nishiki Market visit

Guided Higashiyama and Golden Pavilion visits

Guided Philosopher’s Walk, Kiyomizudera and Ginkakuji visits

Tea Ceremony in 100-Year-Old Machiya House

Guided Fushimi Inari Shrine and Arashiyama Bamboo Grove visits

Train to Osaka and Osaka Castle

Guided Osaka Castle and gardens visit

Sushi making class in Osaka

Guided Kuromon Market visit

Umeda Sky Building visit

Guided Dotonbori street food tour

Guided Peace Memorial and Peace Dome visit

Guided Hiroshima street food tour

Guided Miyajima Island and temple tour

Exclusions

Flights to/from Japan

Travel insurance (required)

Meals

Other personal expenses (incl tips for guides)

Japan visa/entry requirements

Your Host

Sahily Q

Hi travel friends! I’m Sahily, a travel nurse and travel enthusiast. Join me for a group trip as we wander through the most beautiful and magical destinations.

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Tokyo!

Welcome to Tokyo! Take your time to settle in to our accommodation at APA Hotel Roppongi Six. This evening, embark on a culinary adventure with a stroll around Meguro, where Tokyo’s vibrant street food scene awaits. Sample local delicacies and soak in the lively atmosphere of the city as you begin your Japanese journey.

Accommodation:

  • APA Hotel Roppongi Six or similar

Activities:

  • Guided Meguro street food tour

Meals:

  • Breakfast

Day 2 Exploring Tokyo

Today is all about experiencing the eclectic and dynamic heart of Tokyo. Start with an early visit to the Tsukiji Fish Market, a haven for seafood lovers. Afterward, head to Harajuku, the epicenter of youth culture and fashion, where you’ll stroll down Takeshita Dori. Next, immerse yourself in the tranquility of Yoyogi Park and the historic Meiji Shrine (where you may be lucky enough to spot a traditional Japanese wedding). In the evening, dive into the neon-lit world of Akihabara Electric Town, famous for its anime and gaming culture.

Accommodation:

  • APA Hotel Roppongi Six or similar

Activities:

  • Tsukiji Fish Market visit (subject to availability)
  • Guided Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park, Harajuku visits
  • Guided Akihabara Electric Town visit

Meals:

  • Breakfast

Day 3 Tokyo to Kyoto

Begin your day with a visit to Asakusa Temple, a historical and cultural landmark in Tokyo. We’ll then head to the station for our train journey to Kyoto, with plenty of scenic views along the way. Upon arrival, explore Kyoto Station’s architectural wonders before checking into Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto. In the evening, dive into the local culture at Nishiki Market, renowned for its street food and shopping.

Accommodation:

  • Prince Smart Inn Kyoto Sanjo or similar

Activities:

  • Guided Asakusa Temple visit
  • Train Tokyo to Kyoto – snacks incl
  • Kyoto Station viewing
  • Guided Nishiki Market visit

Meals:

  • Breakfast

Day 4 Exploring Kyoto

Get ready for a day packed with Kyoto’s most iconic sights. Start with a visit to Higashiyama and the stunning Golden Pavilion. Continue your journey along the Philosopher’s Walk and visit Kiyomizudera and Ginkakuji. In the evening, stroll through the historic Gion district and participate in a traditional tea ceremony in a 100-year-old machiya house, offering a glimpse into Japan’s rich cultural heritage.

Accommodation:

  • Prince Smart Inn Kyoto Sanjo or similar

Activities:

  • Guided Higashiyama and Golden Pavilion visits
  • Guided Philosopher’s Walk, Kiyomizudera and Ginkakuji visits
  • Tea Ceremony in 100-Year-Old Machiya House

Meals:

  • Breakfast

Day 5 Kyoto’s Iconic Sites

Another exciting day in Kyoto includes visits to the Fushimi Inari Shrine, known for its thousands of red torii gates, and the serene Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. For those interested, there’s an option to rent a kimono and immerse yourself further in the traditional Japanese experience. This day promises to be a blend of natural beauty and cultural exploration.

Accommodation:

  • Prince Smart Inn Kyoto Sanjo or similar

Activities:

  • Guided Fushimi Inari Shrine and Arashiyama Bamboo Grove visits

Meals:

  • Breakfast

Day 6 Kyoto to Osaka

Today, you’ll travel to Osaka, Japan’s vibrant and modern metropolis. After checking into the Sarasa Hotel Dotonbori, explore the majestic Osaka Castle and its beautiful gardens. Later, enhance your culinary skills with a hands-on sushi-making class, learning to master one of Japan’s most famous dishes. In the evening, dive into the lively Namba district, the heart of Osaka’s nightlife.

Accommodation:

  • Sarasa Hotel Dotonbori or similar

Activities:

  • Train to Osaka and Osaka Castle
  • Guided Osaka Castle and gardens visit
  • Sushi making class in Osaka

Meals:

  • Breakfast

Day 7 Exploring Osaka

Your Osaka adventure continues with a visit to Kuromon Market, a food lover’s paradise. Next, head to the Umeda Sky Building for panoramic views of the city. There’s also an option to visit the world-renowned Osaka Aquarium. Conclude your day with a return to Dotonbori, where you can sample Osaka’s famed street food and enjoy the vibrant nightlife.

Accommodation:

  • Sarasa Hotel Dotonbori or similar

Activities:

  • Guided Kuromon Market visit
  • Umeda Sky Building visit
  • Guided Dotonbori street food tour

Meals:

  • Breakfast

Day 8 Osaka to Hiroshima

Today we’ll travel by bullet train to Hiroshima, a city rich in history and resilience. After checking into the Hotel Park Side Hiroshima Peace Park, visit the Peace Memorial and Peace Dome, powerful symbols of peace and recovery. Spend some time at the museum and then indulge in Hiroshima’s famous street food, Okonomiyaki, for dinner.

Accommodation:

  • Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hiroshima or similar

Activities:

  • Guided Peace Memorial and Peace Dome visit
  • Guided Hiroshima street food tour

Meals:

  • Breakfast

Day 9 Miyajima Island

Embark on a scenic journey to Miyajima Island, known for its iconic Torii Gate. Explore the island’s picturesque landscapes and visit the serene Daishoin temples. After a morning of exploration, return to Hiroshima for some free time in the afternoon, giving you a chance to discover the city at your own pace.

Accommodation:

  • Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hiroshima or similar

Activities:

  • Guided Miyajima Island and temple tour

Meals:

  • Breakfast
  • Farewell dinner

Day 10 Fond Farewell to Japan

As your Japanese adventure comes to an end, enjoy your final morning in Hiroshima. After breakfast, check out of your hotel and prepare for your onward travel. Reflect on the memorable experiences and cultural treasures you’ve encountered during your journey through Japan, and plan your next adventure with your new-found travel friends!

Meals:

  • Breakfast

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Important Notes

ARRIVAL:
Make sure your travel plans allow you to arrive in Tokyo and get to our accommodation by 3pm on the first day of the trip so that you don’t miss our evening activity.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Be sure to check entry requirements based on the passport that you will be travelling with.

TRIP CONFIRMATION:
A trip is listed as PENDING until the minimum guest numbers are reached, at which point the trip becomes CONFIRMED. Guests will be notified when a trip becomes CONFIRMED.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is required, and this will need to organised independently. There are a number of travel insurance comparison websites available. We do not recommend organising this until your trip is CONFIRMED. TIP: If you have a credit card there may be travel insurance included as part of your benefits, so check with your bank.

BOOKING FLIGHTS:
We do not recommend booking flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.

BOOKING T&Cs:
We recommend you familiarise yourself with our Booking Terms & Conditions for more information about our booking, deposit and cancellation policies.

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