Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Tokyo, Japan
The Peninsula Tokyo Dinner

Arrive in Tokyo and soak in the towering skyscrapers and bustling city life as you check into your hotel - the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo Hotel. This hotel is the perfect location for lounging and relaxing after making the trip into Tokyo with your family. This 5-star hotel caters to both families and adults - with a scrumptious restaurant with kid-friendly options, a spa for a break for Mom and Dad, and babysitting services, if needed.

Day 2
Tokyo, Japan
The Peninsula Tokyo Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today promises to be an exciting and fun day for the whole family! Start the day by visiting the Tsukiji Fish Market - the largest fish market in the entire world. Next, check out the Pokemon Center and see where all the craze began. Enjoy a spot of culture at the Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation). Finish your day by learning the traditional Japanese craft of origami at the Origami Museum. Maybe you’ll even make it to 1,000 paper cranes, and earn a wish!

Day 3
Tokyo, Japan
The Peninsula Tokyo Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover the Meiji Jingu Shrine, where the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken are believed to rest. Next, explore the wildly colorful Harajuku neighborhood, a district in Shibuya Ward. This is where the doll-esque style and daring fashion originates and can be seen on the locals walking the streets. Take a Wadaiko drumming lesson and have fun making traditional Japanese music with the kids. End the day with a visit to Akihabara, or “Field of Autumn Leaves.” It’s known as an “electric” town for being a major shopping area for electronics and anime.

Day 4
Hakone, Japan
Gora Kadan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Leave Tokyo and travel to Hakone where you will have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of riding the Owakudani Ropeway and gazing over Mount Fuji. Play at Japan’s first open air museum, the Hakone Open Air Museum that opened in 1969. Splash around at the Onsen Experience, a natural hot spring said to be the best in the country. Learn about Japanese hot spring etiquette and relax in the therapeutic sulfurous waters. Continue relaxing as you spend the night at the stylish-yet-traditional Gora Kadan hotel.

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

Travel at high speed on the Shinkansen bullet train to Kyoto. Racing full-speed ahead at 200 mph, this is one of the fastest trains in the world. Explore the three-part Nijo Castle, where the first Shogun of the Edo Period lived in the 1600’s. Sample mochi, a popular dessert made of rice, at the Wagashi Japanese confectionary. You will learn how to make exotic Japanese desserts and experience a cultural tea ceremony first hand. After a full day of adventure, settle in for the night at the accommodating Hyatt Regency Kyoto, located in the heart of the city in the historic Higashiyama Shichijo district.

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

Sit back and soak in the natural scenery on your Hodu-Gawa Kudari river cruise. The riverbank is covered in beautiful Sakura trees. Immerse yourself in nature as you take a walk down a bamboo path in Kyoto’s bamboo forest. The bamboo trees are so tall and thick, it’s impossible to see past them. Enjoy a cultural experience as you visit the local temple and practice Zen meditation. You may just discover a whole new way to relax!

Day 7
Osaka, Japan
Ritz-Carlton Osaka Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel to Osaka, a metropolitan and economic center in Japan. Tour the Todaiji Temple, one of Japan’s most famous temples constructed in the 700’s. The Todaiji Temple is the largest wooden structure in the world. Here lives the largest bronze statue of Buddha in existence. The Buddha has been recast due to earthquake damage several times and maintains a brand new shine. The Nara Deer Park is the next stop - and it’s full  of hundreds of freely roaming deer. These friendly deer  are considered to be messengers of God for the Shinto people.  Next, sample Takoyaki (Octopus dumplings) at a cooking class. This popular Japanese snack is made from Octopus and flour! Spend the rest of the day at the Kaiyukan Aquarium, one of the largest public aquariums in the world. See incredibly diverse and colorful marine life from all over the world. Head back to the Hyatt for one last restful night before journeying home in the morning.

Day 8
Osaka, Japan
None Breakfast

Time to fly home! We hope you enjoyed an incredible cultural and relaxing experience. Today, you’ll check in for your international departure flight either home or to your next destination.

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Description

Want to take the family to Japan? Then our Japan with Kids itinerary is for you! Eight days of child-friendly luxury travel taking in Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka, packed with fun activities. With high-speed trains, deer-filled forests, and a relaxing soak in a natural hot spring - there’s something for everyone in the family. Sample unique local cuisine and even learn to make select Japanese delicacies that will wow your friends at home. Explore and catch a unique glimpse into Japanese culture and life during the day and enjoy the sweet life in your luxury hotels at night.


Highlights


  • See Harajuku fashion and culture in action in Tokyo’s posh neighborhood

  • Sample fresh fish at the largest fish market in the entire world

  • Explore the birthplace of Pokemon

  • Learn how to make mochi and other yummy Japanese treats

About Us

Remote Lands creates highly personalized itineraries with extraordinary experiences for discerning travelers, based on their own passions, interests and needs. The world’s most elite travel advisors rely on us for our deep knowledge of Asia and entrust us with their highly discerning clients, from celebrities to CEO’s, Wall Street titans to professional athletes. We are available to travel advisors 24/7 from the initial consultation to the day your clients return from Asia.

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Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

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Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

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Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

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Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

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Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

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Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

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