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Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Classic Japan (7 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Tokyo, Japan To Tokyo, Japan

Valid for Departures Now Through: 12 Mar 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Tokyo, Japan
Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo Dinner

Arrive today in Japan’s thriving, exciting capital, Tokyo. Transfer to your luxury hotel - we recommend either the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo or The Peninsula Tokyo, and get acquainted with your new surroundings. Relax at your hotel, getting rested up for the day ahead.

Day 2
Tokyo, Japan
Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a gourmet breakfast, head to the famous Tsukiji Fish market, the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, and its outer areas, Jogai Shijo. Enjoy its mixture of wholesale and retail shops, which celebrate traditional and innovative Japanese dishes. The Edo Tokyo Museum is your next stop, where you can learn all about Tokyo’s history and culture. Pop over to Ginza, Tokyo’s upscale fashion district, before taking a course in the ancient art of calligraphy.

Day 3
Tokyo, Japan
Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue your exploration of Tokyo today with a visit to the well-known and revered Meiji Jingu Shrine, dedicated to Emperor Meiji, who died in 1912, and his wife. Next, head to funky, trendy Harajuku, and take a stroll along Japan’s version of the Champs-Elysees, Omotesando. Spend your afternoon museum-hopping, from Nezu Museum to Mori Art Museum, and finish off your day in the nightlife haven of Roppongi.

Day 4
Kyoto, Japan
Hyatt Regency Kyoto Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you’re heading to what many say is the cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto. You’ll head there by bullet train, or shinkansen as the Japanese call it, upon which you’ll see the countryside fly by in a thrilling blur. Once arrived, check in to your luxury room at one of our two recommended hotels: either Hoshinoya Kyoto or the Hyatt Regency Kyoto. Settle in and get to know Kyoto by visiting a few key spots, including Sanjusangendo Temple, Kiyomizudera, Yasaka, and the Gion area.

Day 5
Kyoto, Japan
Hyatt Regency Kyoto Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast today, you’ll take a day trip to Fushimi, Uji, and Nara. These nearby stops are home to such culturally-important sites as Fushimi Inari Taisha Grand Shrine, Byodoin Temple, Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Grand Shrine, as well as Nara’s Deer Park. Don’t forget to take your camera so that you can capture it all! Return from your trip to your luxury Kyoto hotel.

Day 6
Kyoto, Japan
Hyatt Regency Kyoto Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

For your final day in Kyoto, you’ll start off with a trip to Kinkaku-ji Temple, known for its delicately-manicured gardens and floors covered in gold leaf. Next, check out the Zen temple, Ryoan-ji, one of the finest Japanese rock gardens in the world. Spend the second half of your day visiting the Miho Museum, which houses the private collection of Asian and Western antiques of Japan’s wealthiest woman. The structure itself is impressive, having been designed by I. M. Pei, known worldwide as the master of modern architecture.

Day 7
Tokyo, Japan
None None

For your final day of your luxury Japan itinerary, take the bullet train back to Tokyo, and check in for your onward flight to your next destination.

Exclusively for Virtuoso Guests

VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

Tour Features

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Description

Experience the best of this fascinating and unique country with our Classic Japan itinerary. Enjoy seven thrilling days of luxury travel, taking in Tokyo’s most famous districts, Kyoto’s cultural sites, and enjoying time in Fushimi, Uji, and Nara. Spend your nights at some of Japan’s most luxurious hotels, and experience truly warm and authentic Japanese hospitality.


Highlights

    

Explore the bustling Tsukiji Fish market, the biggest of its kind in the world

  

Visit Tokyo’s most unique, memorable districts, from Roppongi, to Harajuku, to Ginza

    

Take the bullet train, which can reach speeds of 200 miles per hour

    

Marvel at Kyoto’s stunning temples and shrines

About Us

Remote Lands is the world’s foremost ultra-luxe bespoke travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. We provide the very finest that Asia has to offer, from pool villas and private jets to unique experiences within far-flung cultures off the beaten path. Our attention to detail, personalized service, creativity and deep knowledge of Asia set us apart.

Insider Tip

Contact your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for insider knowledge to help enhance your experience.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Notes
  • Payment by wire transfer or by cheque; American Express, Visa and MasterCard also accepted.
  • 25%

Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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By: Squash1


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Excellent package

By: Mike53-Birmingham


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth

Perfect

By: Dustin and Eli


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Geraldine Hasting

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By: Cindi


Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Wonderful experience! This was my daughter’s senior trip prior to going away to college and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. Great guide, driver, travel agent, etc. Overall a very positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Byrd

far east

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

we had to different tour guides, both were just excellent and well worth the money definitely made the trip more memorable
Travel Advisor:  Jason Swaye

Japan

By: Joel and Kathy


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

The Remote Lands Guides were excellent. The cars used for transportation were roomy and clean. The hotels were 5 star and their attention to detail was over the top. There was only perfection from the people we met and it was also comforting to know that our trip was being carefully monitored by Remote Lands supervisors every step of the way. We would recommend Remote Lands to anyone needing exceptional service in Asia.
Travel Advisor:  Kate Winslow