Deer walking around Nara Park in Nara, Japan

Essential Japan Family Tour: Tokyo, Kyoto, Oksaka, and More

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Tokyo, Toyama, Nara, Kyoto...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

Designed for families who want to explore Japan’s food, culture, and ancient history, this customizable 14-day Japan tour leads you on immersive and exciting experiences. Delve into the world of Studio Ghibli, encounter gentle Nara deer, and learn about the samurai way of life with this incredible trip to Japan.

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Trip Highlights

  • Marvel at the colorful Takeshita Dori district in Harajuku before traversing the ancient streets of Asakusa
  • Delve into the world of Studio Ghibli and witness life-sized reproductions of anime characters
  • Observe the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gokayama and wander around unique roofs
  • Sail down the Matsukawa River in a gondola and view the city from a unique perspective
  • Traverse the largest seaside park of Yamashita Park and ascend to the top of the Landmark Tower
  • Stroll through Hakone Shrine and immerse yourself in the healing waters of a private onsen
  • Encounter Nara deer and visit the Big Buddha Temple
  • Traipse through the wonderland of Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • Traverse the thousand bright orange torii gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha
  • Learn about samurai culture at Osaka Castle and even learn a few techniques of the sword

Detailed Description

Japan is a world of innovation, bustling energy, and ancient culture. You will immerse yourself in the culture of Japan from the moment your plane lands at Narita Airport. Your first excursion in Japan will lead you to Tokyo Skytree, which is the tallest tower in Tokyo. As you ascend to the top of the building and walk to the observation deck, you will be able to witness a panoramic view of Tokyo. Asakusa is the entrance to Japan’s ancient past. During your visit, you will visit the Sensoji, which is a popular Buddhist temple that was built during the 7th century.

The world of Studio Ghibli will allow you to witness life-sized characters from the studio’s anime shows. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gokayama in Toyama will reveal how silkworms were raised and farmed. The following day, you will sail down the Matsukawa River in a gondola. In Yokohama, you can stroll through Yamashita Park before ascending to the top of the Landmark Tower, which has an incredible view of the city and a Pokemon Center for your kids. In Hakone, you can indulge in a private onsen experience.

In Nara, you will explore ancient sites and encounter the gentle deer of the city. The next day, you can wander through the Arashiyama Bamboo wonderland. You can then walk through the thousand orange torii gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto. When you immerse yourself in samurai culture at Osaka Castle, you will learn the samurai code and how to handle a sword from a swordmaster. The following day, your vacation will sadly come to an end, and your driver will transport you to the airport to connect you with your flight home.

Starting Price

$7,275 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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