Classic Japan

6 Days / 5 Nights

This fully tailorable itinerary is designed to appeal to a first time visitor looking to see the key sights but wants a few unique experiences too.

Tokyo – Kyoto

Trip Highlights

  • See a different side to Kyoto on an eco-friendly bicycle tour of its winding alleyways, including through two renowned geisha districts
  • Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony
  • See all the sites of Tokyo from a river cruise and from the Tokyo Sky Tree
  • Enjoy fantastic Discova-exclusive optional activities on free days, including sword-cutting and sushi-making experiences

Inclusions:

  • Meals – 5B 1L
  • Accommodation 5 nights
  • Airport transfers
  • JPY 1,500 Value IC Card to be used for public trains and buses
  • Full-day Tokyo tour, including admission for SkyTree and cruise
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Shinkansen Ticket Tokyo to Kyoto Ordinary Reserved
  • 3-hours cycling tour (Private)
  • 50-minute Tea Ceremony (Join-in)

Itinerary summary

Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to Tokyo, meet the assistant and transfer to the accommodation.

Day 2: Tokyo Full-Day Tour

Discover Tokyo’s top attractions on a 9 hours tour that includes the Tokyo Bay cruise and a trip up the Tokyo SkyTree. See sights like the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine, the Imperial Palace, and the Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa. The English-speaking guide will be there all the way to help share their insights. Eat chank hot pot for lunch, a favourite of sumo wrestlers.

Day 3: Free Day in Tokyo

A free day of exploration in Tokyo. We offer a choice of three excellent tours to add to the itinerary. The first is a full-day excursion to iconic Mount Fuji, including an English-speaking guide and a unique ‘Fuji Airways; 4D experience. Alternatively, choose from a sushi-making class or a sword-cutting class, both offering insights into delicate Japanese arts.

Day 4: Kyoto

Take the Shinkansen train from Tokyo to Kyoto. Here, take a cycling tour of Kyoto, taking in geisha districts, beautiful ornate wooden houses, willow trees, and the Imperial Palace Park. The guide will dish out their knowledge of the former Japanese capital. Then, make your way to the tea house to partake in a Japanese Tea Ceremony called Sao. This is an explanation, demonstration and a hands-on experience of making Kyoto’s famous matcha green tea.

Day 5: Kyoto Free Day

A free day of exploration in Kyoto. Choose from two optional tours to add to the itinerary. Opt for a Kyoto half-day tour, taking in the shrines and temples of this ancient city, including the world-famous Kiyomizu-Dera Temple. Or, take a tour of Nara, Japan’s first capital, for more historical significance as well as a wander through Nara Park, where tame deer roam.

Day 6: Departure

Enjoy the last morning in Kyoto before heading to the airport.

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