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Luxury Family Journeys

Family Japan 2019


9 days from $10,995

Limited to 24 guests

Discover Japan’s most dynamic cities in fun, engaging ways, including a hands-on taiko drumming demonstration and a private sushi-making lesson in Tokyo. Learn the secrets of a Yosegi magic box at a demonstration in Hakone; witness an amateur sumo wrestling match in Nara with the option to try it yourself; and immerse yourself in traditional Japanese culture in Kyoto, from kimono-wearing to creating origami.

A&K Advantages

Learn the ways of the samurai warrior, discovering the noble bushi with a guided visit to the Samurai Museum

Be part of a powerful musical immersion during a private, hands-on taiko drumming lesson

Take in exciting vistas of majestic Mount Fuji, viewing it from a cable car near Hakone and speeding past it on a bullet train bound for Osaka

Explore diverse, high-energy markets and shopping districts from Tokyo to Kyoto that sell everything from anime toys to exotic foods

Discover traditional Japanese culture in Kyoto with an origami lesson and the chance to practice dressing in a kimono

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Tokyo, Japan
Day 2
Tokyo | Taiko Drumming & Harajuku Fashion
Day 3
Tokyo | Hands-On Sushi Lesson
Day 4
Hakone | In the Shadow of Mount Fuji
Day 5
Osaka | Riding the Rails by Bullet Train
Day 6
NARA & OSAKA | The Art of Sumo Wrestling
Day 7
Kyoto | Bamboo Forest & Golden Pavilion
Day 8
Kyoto | Traditional Japan Come to Life
Day 9
Depart Kyoto
Day 1
Arrive Tokyo, Japan

Arrive in action-packed Tokyo, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Conrad Tokyo
Day 2
Tokyo | Taiko Drumming & Harajuku Fashion

Begin today at the Samurai Museum to learn about the customs of this elite-warrior class while viewing samurai swords, armor and weaponry. Throughout hundreds of years of medieval and early modern history, the samurai served as everything from military rulers to court ambassadors, living by a code that set them apart from mainstream Japanese life. Next, explore the popular Shibuya shopping area and witness the busy scramble of pedestrians at Shibuya Crossing. After lunch, get a lesson in playing traditional wadaiko (Japanese drums) as part of a taiko drumming experience. Check out the fashions local teens are wearing near Harajuku station on Takeshita Street. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Conrad Tokyo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Tokyo | Hands-On Sushi Lesson

Walk through the high-energy Tsukiji Fish Market, where hundreds of varieties of seafood are caught and sold daily. Set on the Sumida River not far from the famed Ginza shopping district, the market serves the public as well as restaurants, carrying items as diverse as sardines and seaweed. Afterward, enjoy a hands-on lesson in the art of crafting sushi dishes before continuing to the Imperial Palace Plaza for a photo stop. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, free to relax or explore Tokyo on your own.

Conrad Tokyo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Hakone | In the Shadow of Mount Fuji

Today, the great outdoors call your family to Hakone, a beautiful resort town known for its onsens (hot springs) and mountainous scenery. Hakone is set within Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and surrounds beautiful Lake Ashi. Enjoy a demonstration of a traditional Yosegi magic box, a functional and finely crafted puzzle built to perplex anyone who doesn’t know the secret to opening it. Then, ride a cable car for a spectacular view of Mount Fuji. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Okada Museum of Art to discover an extensive collection of art and artifacts from Japan, Korea, and China, including delicately painted gold screens and exquisite pottery.

Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Osaka | Riding the Rails by Bullet Train

This morning, stroll the grassy hillsides of the Hakone Open Air Museum, taking in sculptures and artwork from the likes of Picasso and Henry Moore. After having lunch, Ride Like a Local by bullet train past Mount Fuji at speeds of up to 180 miles per hour. Arrive in Osaka, one of Japan’s largest cities and a renowned foodie hub. Next, set out on an adventure for the taste buds in the neon-lit Dotonbori Canal District, with the canal reflecting the dazzling façades of restaurants, where you may sample everything from takoyaki (ball-shaped octopus snacks) to okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes), all part of a Family Foodie Experience.

Conrad Osaka
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
NARA & OSAKA | The Art of Sumo Wrestling

Travel this morning to Nara, Japan’s first capital. Explore Nara Park, home to thousands of tame deer believed to be messengers of the gods. See Todai-ji Temple and the country’s largest Buddha statue, the Kasuga Taisha Shrine with its many lanterns. Return to Osaka, stopping en route at Kehaya-za Sumo Pavilion, where you observe a demonstration of this Japanese sport that culminates in a match between two amateur sumo wrestlers. You also have the opportunity to step into the ring and learn the tactics of the sport from an instructor.

Conrad Osaka
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Kyoto | Bamboo Forest & Golden Pavilion

Travel to enchanting Kyoto, exploring Arashiyama, including the Garden of Tenryu-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and wander through the magical Bamboo Grove Forest. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the exquisite Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and watch its reflection glitter on the surface of the reflecting pond. Then contemplate the iconic Zen rock garden at Ryoan-ji, the perfect spot for a meditative moment. End your day with a visit to the 400-year-old Nishiki Market, wandering its covered alleyways to discover a plethora of foods and desserts, all of Japan’s culinary delights in one vibrant place.

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8
Kyoto | Traditional Japan Come to Life

This morning, visit the 10,000 Torii Gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine. Then, enjoy the opportunity to dress up in a colorful kimono and receive a hands-on lesson in origami. Take the afternoon to explore Kyoto at your own pace, before gathering with your fellow travellers for a special farewell dinner featuring Izakaya fare.

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
Depart Kyoto

Transfer to Kansai Airport or Itami Airport, both located just outside of Osaka, for your international flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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Journey Details

Minimum age is 6 years. Suggested age is 8+.

First group event: welcome briefing at 8:30 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 8.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Triple occupancy pricing is available upon request.

Children 17 and under save $500.


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