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Family Japan

9 days with Abercrombie & Kent   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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DAY 1 ARRIVE TOKYO, JAPAN
Arrive in action-packed Tokyo, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.
 
DAY 2 TOKYO | TAIKO DRUMMING & HARAJUKU FASHION
Begin today at the Samurai Museum to learn about the customs of this elite-warrior class while viewing samurai swords, armor and weaponry. Next, explore the popular Shibuya shopping area and witness the busy scramble of pedestrians at Shibuya Crossing. After lunch, get a lesson in playing traditional wadaiko (Japanese drums) as part of a Taiko drumming experience. Check out the fashions local teens are wearing near Harajuku station on Takeshita Street. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 3 TOKYO | HANDS-ON SUSHI LESSON
Walk through the high-energy Tsukiji Fish Market, where hundreds of varieties of seafood are caught and sold daily. Enjoy a hands-on lesson in the art of crafting sushi dishes before continuing to the Imperial Palace Plaza for a photo stop. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, free to relax or explore Tokyo on your own. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
DAY 4 HAKONE | IN THE SHADOW OF MOUNT FUJI
Today, the great outdoors call your family to Hakone, a beautiful resort town known for its onsens (hot springs) and mountainous scenery. Hakone is set within Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and surrounds beautiful Lake Ashi. Enjoy a demonstration of a traditional Yosegi Magic Box and then ride a cable car for a spectacular view of Mount Fuji. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Okada Museum of Art to discover an extensive collection of art and artifacts from Japan, Korea and China, including delicately painted gold screens and exquisite pottery. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 5 OSAKA | RIDING THE RAILS BY BULLET TRAIN
This morning, stroll the grassy hillsides of Hakone’s Open Air Museum, taking in sculptures and artwork from the likes of Picasso and Henry Moore. After having lunch, Ride Like a Local by bullet train past Mount Fuji to Osaka, one of Japan’s largest cities and a renowned foodie hub. Next, set out on an adventure for the taste buds in the neon-lit Dotonbori Canal District, where you may sample everything from takoyaki (ball-shaped octopus snacks) to okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes), all part of a Family Foodie Experience. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
DAY 6 NARA | THE ART OF SUMO WRESTLING
Travel early this morning to visit Nara, Japan’s first capital. In Nara, wander through Nara Park, home to thousands of tame deer believed to be messengers of the gods. Next, see Todai-ji Temple and its bronze Buddha statue, the largest in Japan. After having lunch, see Kasuga Taisha Shrine, famous for its many bronze and stone lanterns. Return to Osaka, stopping en route at Kehaya-za Sumo Pavilion, where you observe a demonstration of this fabled Japanese sport that culminates in a match between two amateur sumo wrestlers. You also have the opportunity to step into the ring and learn the tactics of the sport from an instructor. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 7 KYOTO | ANCIENT JAPAN COME TO LIFE
Travel to enchanting Kyoto, exploring Arashiyama, including the Garden of Tenryu-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and wander through the magical Bamboo Grove Forest. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the exquisite Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and watch its reflection glitter on the surface of the reflecting pond. Then contemplate the iconic Zen rock garden at Ryoan-ji, the perfect spot for a meditative moment. End your day with a visit to the 400-year-old Nishiki Market, wandering its covered alleyways to discover a plethora of foods and desserts, all of Japan’s culinary delights in one vibrant place. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
DAY 8 KYOTO | BAMBOO FORESTS & GOLDEN PAVILIONS
This morning, visit the 10,000 Torii Gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine. Then, enjoy the opportunity to dress up in a colorful kimono and receive a hands-on lesson in origami. Take the afternoon to explore Kyoto at your own pace, before gathering with your fellow travellers for a special Farewell Dinner featuring Izakaya fare. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
DAY 9 DEPART KYOTO
Transfer to Kansai Airport or Itami Airport, both located just outside of Osaka, for your international flight home. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
Discover Japan’s most dynamic cities in fun, engaging ways, including a hands-on Taiko drumming demonstration and a private sushi-making lesson in Tokyo. Learn the secrets of a Yosegi Magic Box at a workshop in Hakone; witness an amateur sumo wrestling match in Nara with the option to try it yourself; and immerse yourself in traditional Japanese culture in Kyoto, from kimono-wearing to creating origami.
  • English-Speaking Resident Family Tour Director and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Family-Friendly Accommodations
  • Travelling Bell Boy® Luggage Handling
  • Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service
  • Internet Access (Where Available)
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners 
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
  • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests
Highlights
  • Learn the ways of the samurai warrior, discovering the noble bushi with a guided visit and private sword demonstration at the Samurai Museum
  • Be part of a powerful musical immersion during a private hands-on Taiko drumming lesson
  • Take in exciting vistas of majestic Mount Fuji, viewing it from a cable car near Hakone and speeding past it on a bullet train bound for Osaka
  • Explore diverse, high-energy markets and shopping districts from Tokyo to Kyoto that sell everything from anime toys to exotic foods
  • Discover traditional Japanese culture in Kyoto with an origami lesson and the chance to practice dressing in a kimono
Accommodations
Tokyo: Conrad Tokyo
Hakone: Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa
Osaka: Conrad Osaka
Kyoto: Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Notes
  • Minimum age is 6 years.
  • First group event: Welcome briefing at 8:30 a.m. on Day 2.
  • Last group event: Farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 8.
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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