Kyoto, Hakone & Tokyo
Family Travel, History & Culture, Multi-Generation
Uncover the three legendary icons of Japan.
Start from Kyoto, the seat of the royal family for over 1,000 years with its lovely gardens, temples, castles and shrines. Spend a night in the unmistakable snow-capped Mount Fuji while you are accommodated on a traditional ryokan to immerse deeper into Japanese living.
Finally, we spend some time uncovering the many faces of the Tokyo metropolis. Discover its ancient temples alongside modern digital arts, and you can also opt to be a ninja, a taiko drummer, a Japanese calligrapher or a karate practitioner for one afternoon!
After airport transfer to your hotel, enjoy an afternoon Kyoto orientation tour. Walk through Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion), the meditative canal pathway of Philosopher’s Walk, Heian Shrine and Nijo Castle which served as the seat of Japanese medieval power for several centuries.
Explore historical Western Kyoto, including the Arashiyama bamboo grove, Romantic Train to Kameoka station, followed by Hozugawa River rafting (2h). This afternoon, you have two options to choose from:
Option 1: Kiyomizu Temple & Pottery Street with its old houses
Option 2: Fushimi Inari Taisha’s 10,000 tori gates & Gekkeikan Sake Brewery
This evening, we will visit the Gion district known as home to many geisha houses for a traditional dinner with performance of maiko (geisha’s apprentice).
Choose from the following two options for the day:
Option 1: Ancient Nara is Japan’s oldest capital. Let us show you the Deer Park, Todaiji (Great Eastern Temple) with its 15m Great buddha image, a 30m walk to Kasuga Grand Shrine with its bronze stone lanterns, Edo-era Naramachi old town and the ancient Gangoji Temple (UNESCO).
Option 2: Hidden Eastern Kyoto is suitable for discerning travellers. Let us show you the 400-year-old Hikone Castle, Genkyuen Landscape Garden, then drive 1.5h towards Otsu for Lake Biwa cruise and conclude at the Miidera temple complex (one of Japan’s 4 largest temples).
Embark on train transfer to your hotel in Gora. We will explore the Hakone area from air and water, using Togendai ropeway and Lake Ashi cruise. Let the crisp air refresh you while the idyllic Mount Fuji keeps you company.
Today is free at leisure for you to enjoy your traditional ryokan facilities. If you would like to explore your surroundings at leisure, you can check out Hakone Open-Air Museum or Venetian Glass Museum if you are into arts. Else, check out Oojigoku with its gurgling volcanic activity. Finally, you will be transferred late afternoon by train to Tokyo.
Enjoy Tokyo orientation tour starting with Asakusa area to visit Sensoji Temple with its iconic red lantern and Meiji Shrine which is built to deify the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort Empress Shoken.
This afternoon, spend some time exploring the Imperial Palace Gardens crafted from part of the original castle compound.
Start the morning at teamLab Borderless, a digital art museum which transcends modernity, before enjoying one of the below afternoon activities:
Truly a cosmopolitan masterpiece, you may spend the final day at leisure to explore the city further in-depth or to do some shopping before we transfer you to Narita or Haneda airport for your flight home.
The General Kyoto Takatsuji Fuvacho Hotel • Kajikaso in Hakone • Hyatt Centric Ginza in Tokyo
Embracing equal parts Japanese tradition and modernity with interior design courtesy of Shigeru Uchida, this SLH is conveniently located within walking distance to Nishiki Market.View More
Great value, air-conditioned ryokan with views of the mountains, rivers or city.View More
An upscale international standard hotel just steps away from Tokyo’s most vibrant shopping district.View More
Four Seasons Hotel in Kyoto • Gora Hanaougi in Hakone • The Peninsula Tokyo
An intimate contemporary hideaway in Kyoto’s temple district, hidden by slender bamboo stems.View More
Upscale Japanese-styled ryokan preserving its elegant tradition with a stroke of modernity. All rooms come with a private open-air bath with mountain and forest view.View More
Located just opposite of the Imperial Palace and Hibiya Park, enjoy the legendary Peninsula hospitality with commanding view of the Tokyo skyline.View More
Aman Kyoto • Gora Kadan in Hakone • Aman Tokyo
Set on a private garden surrounded by over 80 acres of tranquil forest, this urban hideaway is a contemporary reimagining of traditional ryokan.View More
Serving as former summer villa of an Imperial Family member, this traditional ryokan offers hot spring waters and authentic kaiseki cuisine with seasonal ingredients.View More
A serene urban sanctuary with dramatic zen garden, Tokyo’s largest spa inclusive of 30-metre swimming pool stretching across the skyscape, as well as commanding views of the Imperial Gardens, Mount Fuji and Shinjuku landmarks.View More
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