Japan Family Journey: From Ancient to Modern Times

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Japan Family Journey: From Ancient to Modern Times
Japan is a feast for the senses, from its electrifying neon-lit neighbourhoods to tranquil hilltop temples. Experience an intriguing mix of modernity and tradition as we explore dazzling Tokyo, imperial Kyoto, and the mountain city of Nagano. Wander Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, practice sumo wrestling and samurai swordplay, and sample wasabi-infused culinary concoctions. In this fascinating land of anime, snow monkeys, and high-speed trains, there is something to delight every member of the family.

Take part in a traditional taiko drumming class, Learn about the health benefits of the Okinawan cuisine, Meet and train with a former sumo wrestler, Watch wild snow monkeys bathe in hot springs, Learn all about how wasabi is grown, Delve into delicious Japanese cuisine while creating your own ramen, Encounter fearless deer in the gardens of Nara Park, Learn about the legendary swordsmanship of the samurai

Hotels (9 nts), traditional Inn (1 nt)

Group Leader
2 CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) throughout

Group Size Notes

Meals Included
10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

What's Included
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Okinawa Cooking Class, Tokyo Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kembu Masters, Kyoto Your Family Journeys Moment: Traditional Taiko Drumming Class, Tokyo Your Family Journeys Moment: Sumo Wrestling Class, Tokyo Your Foodie Moment: Wasabi Farm Visit, Matsumoto Your Family Journeys Moment: Ramen Making Class, Kyoto. Tour of Tokyo including Meiji Jingu Shrine, Asakusa and Harajuku districts. Traditional taiko Japanese drumming class. Sumo class led by a former wrestler. Sleep in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) and enjoy a kaiseki dinner. See wild snow monkeys at the Jigokudani Monkey Park. Visit the Buddhist temple of Zenko-ji. Visit Matsumoto castle. Visit a local wasabi farm. Walk through the Nishiki Market and Gion Geisha District with your CEOs. Visit the iconic Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Take part in a ramen making class. Tour Nara including visits to the Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine and the Naramachi district. Visit the famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Jun 16, 2024 through
Jul 28, 2024
10 Nights from
$5,799.00 (USD)
Per Person
10 departures, various dates
Mar 15, 2024 through
Mar 22, 2024
10 Nights from
$6,299.00 (USD)
Per Person
3 departures, various dates
Aug 02, 2024 through
Aug 18, 2024
10 Nights from
$6,099.00 (USD)
Per Person
5 departures, various dates
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Day Destination
1 Tokyo
2 Tokyo
3 Tokyo
4 Tokyo/Nagano (area)
5 Nagano
6 Nagano
7 Nagano/Kyoto
8 Kyoto
9 Nara
10 Kyoto
11 Kyoto
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.