From Tokyo to Kyoto
Trip Details
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8 Days / 7 Nights

Price Details

Price Details: Rate is per person, based on shared double occupancy. Single Supplement applies. A 25% deposit is required to reserve your space as well as a $25.00 per person non-refundable booking fee. 

Accommodation in Tokyo is at the Ritz Carlton Tokyo in a Deluxe Room

Accommodation in Kyoto is at the Ritz Carlton Tokyo in a Deluxe Room

 

Inclusions: Rate includes 4 Nights Accommodation at the Ritz in Tokyo, 3 Nights Accommodation at the Ritz in Kyoto, tours, transfers and meals mentioned in the itinerary. Breakfast daily & Wifi at each of the hotels. 

Exclusions: Rate does NOT include international air, optional tours, transfers, alcoholic beverages and meals not indicated on itinerary; passport and visa fees; phone calls; premium spa and other personal services. $25.00 Per person non-refundable booking fee. 

Disclaimer: We strongly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance to protect against illness, trip interruption and cancellation. Please inquire with your travel advisor.

Trip Overview

Embark on a fantastic exploration of Japan's dynamic culinary scene through the metropolis of Tokyo followed by a journey through the legendary natural beauty of Kyoto's many temples and pagodas. This itinerary offers an opportunity to be introduced to each of the various elements of Japanese cuisine in two of the country's greatest cities. You can be certain you will leave this experience with a broader perspective and greater understanding of Japanese culture and cuisine. It's so much more than sushi! 
We suggest a pre-trip to the farming community of Tokachi where you can witness a different side of Japanese food in this engaging rural farm to table experience. This adventure will take you on the farms, in the fields and at the tables of local producers.
 

Points of Interest

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Tokyo's Tsukiji Market

Visit the Tsukiji market in central Tokyo, the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world where shoppers buy everything from seaweed to tuna to fine caviar.   Learn the art of making sushi with a private demonstration by a Sushi Master.  This is a great place to pick up tips for authentic Japanese cooking.

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Asakusa Kannon Sensoji Temple

Sensoji is the oldest and most impressive temple in Tokyo. The main hall was first built in 645 to house a tiny golden statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, that had been repeatedly hauled up in fishing nets despite being thrown back into the river. The statue was enshrined in the main hall where it ostensibly remains today -- a sight too holy to be seen.

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Kinkakuji Temple

Kinkakuji, or the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is a famous structure dating from the Muromachi Period (1336-1573) and was listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1994. The upper stories are covered in gold leaf and the roof is topped by a bronze phoenix. The reflection of the temple shimmers majestically in the waters of a rock-studded pond.

Traveler Reviews

Itinerary

  1. Arrive Tokyo

    Arrive at Narita Airport where you will be greeted by your private driver who will assist with baggage and transfer you to your accommodations for check-in. 

    Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. 

    Overnight at the Ritz Carlton Tokyo 

  2. Full day of Sightseeing & Tsukiji Market

    Today, enjoy a full day sightseeing by private vehicle to discover the highlights. Learn how the greats do it with a sushi making experience & demonstration by master sushi chef at the Tsukiji Market, the world's largest fish wholesale and seafood market.

    Continue your exploration with a visit to the Imperial Palace Plaza. See the fountain commemorating the marriage of the Emperor and Empress and a bronze of Kusunoki Masashige, a 14th-century samurai loyal to the emperor. You'll also make a visit to the Asakusa Kannon Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Arcade, Kappabashi "Food Sample" Street , and the Champs-Elysees of Tokyo - Ginza street before returning the hotel to freshen up. 

    Tonight, enjoy a specially selected dining experience at a local eatery 

    Overnight at the Ritz Carlton Tokyo

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  3. Sightseeing & Japanese Drum Experience

    Today, visit Tokyo Tower - the second tallest structure in Japan, the busy Shibuya Crossing, the shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken and the trendy area of Omotesando & Harajuku. 

    This evening, admire the talent at a Japanese Drum Experience before returning to the hotel to get ready for dinner. 

    Tonight you'll have a special Interactive dinner.

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  4. At Leisure in Tokyo

    The day is yours to explore all you wish to see and do on your own in Tokyo.

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  5. Tokyo to Kyoto

    Today you will transfer by train to the former imperial capital of Japan - Kyoto.

    This evening enjoy a special Night Zen Meditation Experience followed by dinner in a local restaurant

    Overnight at the Ritz Carlton Kyoto

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  6. Sightseeing in Kyoto

    Today you will discover the city by private vehicle seeing the Nijo Castle - a World Heritage Site and the home of Ninomaru Palace, renowned for its architecture and decoration as well as the Kiyomizu Temple, the shopping districts of Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka, and the Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum ending with a sake tasting at the Gekkeikan Japanese Sake Museum. 

    This evening we'll enjoy dinner at a local eatery

    Overnight at the Ritz Carlton Kyoto 

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  7. Full-day sightseeing excursion to Arashiyama

    Today you will enjoy a cruise along the Hozu River as well as exploration by Rick Shaw! Visit Okouchi Sanso Garden, Ryoanji Temple & Kinkakuji Temple before returning to the hotel. 

    Tonight, delight in a traditional Japanese Kaiseki Dinner complete with a special performance. 

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  8. Departure

    Transfer to Narita Airport for your departing flight, or continue on for Hakone extension 

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Accommodations

The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

Absorb the international culture of Tokyo’s Roppongi District, the city’s entertainment, diplomatic and business hub. Here, the latest trends in food, fashion and luxury retail coexist with the ancient temples and nearby ruins. At The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Tokyo, Japan, you can revel in it all from a room atop one of the most dramatic skyscrapers in Tokyo.  The hotel occupies the top nine floors and the first three levels of the 53-story Midtown Tower (248m), the tallest building in Tokyo.

The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

Located in the heart of a city famed for its Zen temples, palaces and gardens, the downtown luxury resort brings the unsurpassed elegance and renowned service of The Ritz-Carlton to Kyoto, while honoring the cultural heritage of the city through design. The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto makes use of a design that is in harmony with the historical neighborhood’s environment, while achieving a fusion of traditional and contemporary Japanese style sought to retain the character and aesthetic of a traditional Meiji house and courtyard into the architectural structure of the building to reflect the ancient culture of the city. 

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