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Luxury Family Journeys

Family Japan 2020


9 days from $10,495

Limited to 24 guests

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Children 17 and under save $500.

Explore Japan's most dynamic cities, discovering the life and legends of the Samurai in Tokyo a sumo wrestling match near Osaka, and traditional Japanese culture in Kyoto.

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

Behold 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 | FROM A SEAFOOD MARKET TO THE TAIKO DRUMS
Day 3
TOKYO | SAMURAI HERITAGE & 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 | FROM A SEAFOOD MARKET TO THE TAIKO DRUMS

Start your day at Tsukiji Fish Market, a bustling hub of Japanese daily life where a dizzying array of seafood can be found. Continue to an exclusive local workshop that specializes in Japanese drum making, and try your hand at playing the taiko. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and then visit Asakusa Kannon Temple, pausing in the tiny shops of Nakamisedori. Stop in Akihabara, a colorful neighborhood filled with electronics shops and anime illustrations. Enjoy a welcome dinner with fellow guests this evening.

Conrad Tokyo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TOKYO | SAMURAI HERITAGE & HANDS-ON SUSHI LESSON

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. Afterward, enjoy a hands-on lesson in the art of crafting sushi dishes, enjoying your creations for lunch.

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 175 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 Kehayaza 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


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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.

Pricing applies to children 17 and under sharing with an adult.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Pricing applies to children 17 and under sharing with an adult.


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