The Best Japan Tour for the First-time Travelers

For first-time travelers to Japan, this one-week tour is a wonderful choice to experience the essence of Japan.

Covering the most famous cities in Japan, namely Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, it also takes you to enjoy a one-day exploration of Kamakura and Enoshima Island, which not only have ancient temples and shrines but also provide stunning beaches and a great view of Mt. Fuji.
Travel Route: Tokyo - Kamakura - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka
Day: 7
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
Why Travel with Us
We Live in this Country:
The specialist who designs this trip have lived in this country for several years, in some cases, born here. Our first-hand knowledge will help you have an authentic experience, making the most of your vaction.
Worry-Free Planning:
We guarantee 100% deposite refund during the pandemic, and provide 24/7 emergency service during the trip.


Get to Know Japan from the Capitals

Starting from Tokyo to Kyoto from the recent capital to the ancient capital of Japan, this tour will take you to experience the Morden and the tradition of Japan in one go.

Explore the coastal town of Kamakura

It is a popular travel destination near Tokyo, which not only provide the stunning Shonan coastline, but also many cultural relics tat both anime lovers and culture buffs could find something to enjoy there.

Enjoy both the natural beauty and history of Japan

Nara, the spiritual heartland of Japan, is a wonderful place to explore Japanese religious culture and nature Beauty at a leisurely pace. The deers, old shrines and tourists from all over the world, all show you the unique tranquility of Japan.

Tokyo Skytree
Sika deer in Nara

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Tokyo Arrival
Welcome to Japan!
When you arrive at Tokyo’s airport, our guide will meet you and take you to your hotel in Tokyo.
The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around the hotel to get a glimpse of the capital of Japan.
Stay overnight in Tokyo.
Insider Tips:
There are two international airports in Tokyo, one is Haneda Airport and the other is Narita International Airport. Please confirm your arrival airport with us in advance.
Day 2: Tokyo City Tour
Today you’ll explore Tokyo and experience the traditional soul hidden under the fancy look. Starting with a visit to Tokyo Skytree, the highest tower in this city, to get a panoramic view over the fascinating city. And then go into the Nakamise Shopping Street and visit Sensoji Temple.
Then drive by the Imperial Palace Plaza, and you will enjoy a stroll through the tranquil Hamarikyu Gardens, an elegant Edo-period garden surrounded by modern high-rise buildings.
Tonight, you will have a leisure cruise on Tokyo Bay and enjoy a Japanese dinner together with the supercharged lights of Tokyo on a boat.
Stay overnight in Tokyo.
Nakamise is one of the oldest shopping streets in Japan.
Day 3: Side Trip to Enoshima and Kamakura
After breakfast, you will take a train from Tokyo to Enoshima. Walking through the bridge to Enoshima Island, you can visit the Enoshima Shrine, get to the top of the Enoshima Candle to have a panoramic view of this island with the ocean, and taste local snacks in the stores along the ancient streets. If weather permits, you can also see Mt. Fuji from Enoshima Island.
After exploring the plenty of things to do on the island, you will continue to Kamakura to visit the Great Kamakura Buddha Statue, one of the three most celebrated bronze Buddha statues in all of Japan.
For manga and anime lovers, the Enoshima-Kamakura area is also a must-see spot to hit. Following the Enoden Train Line, you can enjoy some beautiful sights along the coast at a gentle pace.
At the end of today, you will get back to Tokyo.
Stay overnight in Tokyo.
Enoshima Shrine is known for bringing good luck.
Day 4: Tokyo to Kyoto
In the morning, you will take a 3-hour journey to Kyoto by bullet train.
Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, has been known as the capital of peace and tranquility since ancient times. Unlike the busy modern city of Tokyo, Kyoto has thousands of temples, shrines, and gardens, making it a great place to relax and experience the Zen path.
Your local guide will pick you up at Kyoto Station and take you to the Nishiki Market, the ‘Kitchen of Kyoto’, where you can find many of Kotyo’s regional specialties.
Then you will go to Gion, the most famous geisha district and cultural center of Kyoto. You can stroll along the traditional paths and perhaps catch a glimpse of an elegantly-attired geisha or maiko.
Stay overnight in Kyoto.
Enjoy a leisure walk through Gion.
Day 5: Kyoto Tour
Today’s tour stars with a visit to Kinkakuji, one of the most famous temples in Japan. Also known as the “Golden Pavilion”, the pavilion is completely covered in handmade gold-leaf. Then you will visit Ryoanji, a Zen temple that is short distance from Kinkkakuji. You will appreciate the authentic Japanese culture in the most famous Zen garden of Japan.
After that, you will visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple. You will be amazed by the 13-meter high building that was built without using any nails or joiners. From the top of the temple, you can have a great view of Kyoto.
At the end of today, you will enjoy a stroll along the busy streets of Higashiyama district by exploring the local stores, souvenir shops, small eateries, etc.
Stay overnight in Kyoto.
Kinkakuji, one of the most famous temples in Japan.
Day 6: Kyoto to Osaka via Nara
After breakfast, you will depart for Nara to visit Todaiji Temple and meet the famous sika deer in Nara. You can also have a leisure walk in Isuien, a prime example of a Meji-era garden.
Then, you will continue to Osaka, another major city in the Kansai region of Japan. After arrival, you can explore the Dotonbori district, which is a landmark gourmet destination. You can enjoy the food culture of Osaka here. Also, you will visit Osaka Castle to learn more about the history of Osaka.
Stay overnight in Osaka.
Feeding deer at the Nara Park in Japan.
Day 7: Osaka Departure
Say goodbye to Japan. You are free to arrange your time before taking the scheduled transfer to Kansai International Airport.
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Service Included

Private transfer and English-speaking tour guide
Bullet train (Shinkansen) tickets mentioned in the itinerary
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeings listed in the itinerary
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International flight to and out of Japan
Japan visa
Lunches and dinners as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

Japan Travel Restriction 2022

Japan tours have been reopened for international tourists on 10 June 2022. Overseas tourists can travel to Japan by taking a guided tour.

If you don’t have a re-entry permit, then you will need to apply for a new visa. You also need to register information such as quarantine, customs procedures, etc. on the official website in advance before arrival. You will need to provide an electronic certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before travel. After successful registration, a QR code will be generated for you to use when entering Japan.

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