2019 Tour Details
Experience the distinct flavor of Japan without the crowds or higher prices of the busy travel season with an escorted vacation in Japan. Your 7-day escape to Tokyo and Kyoto shows you Japan’s amazing sights with 3 nights in each legendary city. You’ll enjoy sightseeing and ample free time in each city, with included transportation between the two destinations via bullet train. Explore Tokyo’s highlights including Asakusa Kannon Temple and Meiji Shrine, a magnificent Shinto monument set in a man-made garden. In Kyoto, you’ll see the Fushimi Inari Shrine and serene temples, including a visit the exquisite Temple of the Golden Pavilion, a Buddhist temple covered in gold leaf and poised on the picturesque Kyōko-chi (mirror pond) that reflects the pavilion and gardens. Serenity and scenic wonders await you in Kyoto and Tokyo, made even more of a peaceful escape when enjoyed in the off-season with fewer crowds and lower prices. Enjoy your 7-day guided tour of two of Japan’s favorite destinations to enjoy the graceful beauty and fascinating traditions behind the beautiful culture of Japan.
Destinations & Sightseeing
Visit Meiji Shrine, Shinjuku Gyeon Garden, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and Nakamise shopping arcade
Visit the Temple of the Gold Pavilion, Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Kyomizu Temple
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Meals & Itinerary
American breakfast daily
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Day 1 TOKYO, JAPAN
Welcome to Japan’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2 TOKYO
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions prior to morning sightseeing in Tokyo. Your tour starts with a visit to MEIJI SHRINE, a magnificent 20th-century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest. Next, visit SHINJUKU GYOEN GARDEN. Originally dating from the early 1600s, the garden was destroyed in World War II and reopened in 1949 as a public park. Today, it remains a very popular stop for locals and visitors alike. Last stop is the ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE and the bustling NAKAMISE SHOPPING ARCADE. The balance of the afternoon is at leisure.
Day 3 TOKYO
Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps consider an optional excursion to see Mount Fuji. Your Tour Director will be on hand should you need any suggestions.
Day 4 TOKYO–KYOTO
This morning, board one of Japan’s famous BULLET TRAINS bound for Kyoto. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the evening.
Day 5 KYOTO
Your day begins with a visit to stunning Kinkakuji, the TEMPLE OF THE GOLD PAVILION, covered in shimmering gold leaf. Continue on to FUSHIMI INARI SHRINE, renowned for its thousands of brightly colored Torii Gates. Lastly, stop in the Higashiyama District to explore KIYOMIZU TEMPLE, the “Pure Water Temple,” with stunning views over Kyoto. Along the way, walk through the busy streets where shops and restaurants have been catering to pilgrims for centuries. The evening is at your leisure.
Day 6 KYOTO
A free day for independent exploration in this historic city. Perhaps explore a local market, visit more of the cities famed temples, or stroll through Gion, Kyoto’s most famous geisha district. Your Tour Director will have plenty of recommendations.
Day 7 KYOTO
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.
$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)
Mount Fuji & Hakone with lunch
Enjoy a full-day Mount Fuji sightseeing excursion, including a cruise on Lake Ashi.
Price Range: $$$$
Know Before You Go
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