Days of Enchantment in Japan
Delight in Japan's centuries-old shrines and the stunning nature around them. No matter the season, travel in a realm of ancient traditions and colourful modern life.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Day 1: Arrive in Tokyo, Japan
Upon your arrival in Tokyo, you will be escorted to your hotel in Ginza district, a luxurious district in Japan known for its gourmet and fashion.
Day 2: Tokyo | The Shrine of Meiji-Jingu
Your first morning in Japan will be spent at a sumo training centre to learn about the mysteries behind the ancient art of sumo wrestling. You will get close-up with sumo wrestlers as they fall into their daily routine of bone-crunching practice. Next you will visit the Imperial Palace Plaza and step into gardens decorated by ornamental trees and towering stonewalls. Then you will take a relaxing stroll along the pathways lined with deciduous trees in Meiji-Jingu, a Shinto shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife. Your day won’t be complete without heading to Asakusa Kannon Temple, also known as Sensō-ji, to admire its pagoda-style architecture and learn about its rich history, which dates back to the 17th century. During the late afternoon, you will stop at Nakamise-dori Shopping Street to enjoy local street snacks while shopping for traditional footwear, lucky charms and Japanese masks. Optional: Watch the Robot show at Robot Restaurant for a mix of excitement and surprises as glittering robots dance under flashy laser lights. Read more