Japan in Focus

14 Day Small Group Tour from Tokyo to Osaka with Scenic

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 14 Day Japan in Focus. Fall in love with the varied hues of Japan – from quirky Tokyo and Osaka to scenic Asuka. Experience a vivid contrast of neon city lights and bustling streets, including the 'busiest intersection in the world' in Tokyo. Marvel at the Japanese way...read more

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1 Tokyo
Arrive in Tokyo and check into your hotel for the next three nights. (D)
2 Tokyo
Begin the day in the beautiful Imperial Palace’s East Gardens then dress up in your chefs clothes to make your own sushi lunch with the help of a local chef. Afterwards wander through Harajuku, the epicentre of Tokyo’s teenage youth.  Enrich: Given by Taiko Masters, partake in an interactive, private group demonstration and lesson in playing the Taiko drums.  Freechoice Dining: Choose from dining at a ninja themed restaurant or culturally immerse yourself in the traditional Japanese evening Izakaya bar scene serving Yaki-tori and Kushiyaki.  (B/L/D)
3 Tokyo
Visit the Asakusa district, paying your respects at Sensoji temple.  Freechoice: Visit the Imperial Shinto Meiji Shrine, before walking across the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world in Shibuya. Alternatively, wander through picturesque Shinjuku-Gyoen Gardens before witnessing the Shinjuku entertainment district come alive at dusk.  (B/L)
4 Tokyo - Five Lakes - Hakone
Venture deep into the stunning scenery of Kawaguchiko Area. Discover the incredible workmanship involved in creating kimonos at the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. Near Hakone, cruise on Lake Ashinoko then take a cable car ride up the hot springs of the Owakudani geothermal area. Enjoy a Special Stay at your hotel overlooking Lake Ashinoko. (B/L/D)
5 Hakone - Kyoto
Relax in your Green (Business) Class seats on the Shinkansen train to the culturally rich city of Kyoto.  Enrich: Partake in a Japanese tea ceremony while dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono, a great photo opportunity. Settle into your four night stay at Kyoto. (B/L/D)
6 Kyoto
Explore the World Heritage listed Tenryu-ji Temple before gliding through the surreal Arashiyama Bamboo Grove by traditional rickshaw. Move to the famous Kinkaku-ji or Golden Pavilion before having free time this afternoon. Enrich: After a short stroll through the Gion area, be entertained at dinner with a Samurai Kembu show. After the show you can choose to learn the way of the Samurai yourself in a lesson in swordsmanship. (B/L/D)
7 Kyoto
Freechoice: Revel in the atmosphere of the ancient preservation districts or visit the Silver Pavilion before strolling along the famous Philosopher’s Walk. This afternoon enjoy some free time for shopping or relaxation. Enrich: Tonight’s dinner will allow you to interact with a Maiko who’ll host your meal presentation. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn about what is involved in becoming a Geisha and the art of Japanese hospitality. (B/D)
8 Kyoto
Begin your day with an early visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine then continue to Nara, where you’ll visit Todaiji Temple and see deer in Nara Park. Later, stop for a sake tasting at a sake museum. (B/L)
9 Kyoto - Hiroshima
Relax on the Shinkansen to Hiroshima and check into hotel for two nights enjoying the views from your Deluxe Corner View rooms. Enrich: Experience an emotional visit to the Peace Park and Museum before visiting Orizuru Tower to create your own special origami crane offering. Tonight, sample Okonomiyaki, a delicious Japanese-style pancake, a specialty of the region.  (B/L/D)
10 Hiroshima - Miyajima Island
Sail by ferry to Miyajima Island to visit Daisho-in Temple and the floating Torii Gate at the Itsukushima Shrine. This afternoon see industrial robots perform around the Mazda car factory on your guided visit.  (B/L)
11 Hiroshima - Osaka
En-route to Osaka on the Shinkansen train, stop at Himeji Castle and marvel at Japan’s most spectacular and one of the few remaining original feudal castles. This evening, admire the view of Osaka at night from the Floating Garden Observatory. Then settle in for three memorable Special Stay nights in an Executive Room. (B/L/D)
12 Osaka - Asuka
Drive to the cradle of Japanese culture in Asuka.  Wander through the Inabuchi terraced rice paddy fields, the ancient Tobiishi stone bridge and visit Ishibutai tumulus, the largest known megalithic structure in Japan.  Enrich: Learn about the history, life and training routine of a sumo wrestler during a private visit to a Sumo Museum in Kehayaza, where Sumo originated. After the welcome ceremony, see a demonstration of Jinku and the wrestlers in action in the dohyo. (B/L)
13 Osaka
Freechoice: Wander through Shinsaibashi-suji shopping avenue, followed by Kuromon Ichiba Market, known as Osaka’s kitchen or visit the Museum of History and the rebuilt Osaka Castle. This afternoon is free for some final shopping before tonight’s farewell dinner. (B/D)
14 Osaka
Depart today with treasured memories of your wonderful time in Japan. (B)

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