about this trip
Enjoy a taste of the many sides of Japan’s capital Tokyo on this 4-day tour. Experience the energy of dynamic Tokyo with its densely-packed streets and busy pedestrian intersections, highlighted by a visit to the Tokyo Tower. Visit Senso-ji Temple, Japan’s oldest and one of its most sacred temples. See the Imperial Palace Plaza and get the chance to go to another internationally renowned site, Mt. Fuji. Ride the exciting Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Kyoto. With its 2,000 religious places, 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines, Kyoto is considered by many to be the cultural and spiritual capital of Japan. Get closer and get a better understanding of traditional Japanese culture as you visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Nijo-jo Castle and the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), while also taking time to walk around the grounds of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Get the chance to visit the neighboring city of Nara or have an intimate walking tour of Kyoto’s well-preserved ancient and traditional gardens.