Japan & Asia Experiences


Go beyond travel to immerse yourself in the beauty, culture and spirit of Japan & Asia. Our Journese experts have handselected the finest activities available, so you can make the most of your journey. To ensure access to your desired activities, please book in advance through your travel advisor.

Ask about making any of our other activities into private excursions. Contact your Destination Specialist for pricing on private activities.
 

Hong Kong Experiences

SHARED EXCURSIONS

Deluxe Hong Kong Experience | Witness the stunning city views of Victoria Peak via funicular, then enjoy picturesque Aberdeen fishing village and find unique items at open-air Stanley Market. | HD




Lantau Island Explorer | See stilted homes in Tai O fishing village before traveling up the mountain by cable car to Ngong Ping and Po Lin Monastery with its famous bronze Buddha. | FD, M, T




Macau Private Excursion | Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the ruins of St. Paul, the A-Ma Temple, Na Tcha Temple and Leal Senado Square, with time at Fisherman Wharf and Casino. | FD, M, T




Ocean Park Hong Kong | For a day of family fun and adventure, experience this multi-themed park featuring captivating animals including giant pandas, a grand aquarium, rides, shows and more. | FD, M, T




New Territories Heritage Experience | Delve into the cultures and customs of the indigenous clans of Hong Kong, exploring a walled village, ancestral halls, temples and other historical sites. | HD




BEHIND THE LETTERS | FD: Full day, 7+ hours | HD: Half day, 3-6 hours | M: Meals included | T: Transportation included

Kyoto & Osaka Adventure

PRIVATE EXCURSIONS

Hiroshima Sights
| Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome, dedicated to the legacy of the first nuclear bomb attack. Then, ferry to Miyajima’s Itsukushima Shrine, its captivating floating torii gate and the spiritual legends it beholds. | FD


Kyoto Excursion | Learn about the Tokugawa shoguns of Kyoto at the stately Nijo Castle, head to the Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion before visiting Heian Jingu Shrine and its 82-foot torii gate, and the 1,200-year old World Heritage site - the Kiyomizu Temple. | FD


Kyoto & Nara Experience | Uncover the history of Kinkakuji Temple, known as the Golden Pavilion before visiting Heian Jingu Shrine and its 82-foot torii gate. Visit Nara’s 8th-century Todaiji Temple, and Kasuga Taisha Shrine where services and festivals are still held, and delight in free-roaming deer in Nara Park. | FD



SHARED EXCURSIONS

Discover Kyoto Excursion | Explore the imposing Nijo Castle, and Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion, followed by a visit to the Heian Jingu Shrine and its iconic 82-foot torii gate. Then, head to the Kiyomizu Temple, a 1,200-year old UNESCO World Heritage site, and Sanjusangendo Hall, home to an impressive collection of statues. | $60/Kyoto | $85/Osaka | HD


Hiroshima & Miyajima Excursion | Immerse in a day of history with a roundtrip bullet train experience to Hiroshima, and the island of Itsukushima with the ancient Miyajima’s Itsukushima Shrine. Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome, dedicated to the legacy of the first nuclear bomb attack. | $234/Kyoto or Osaka | FD


Kyoto & Nara Experience | Experience the residence of the Tokugawa shoguns of Kyoto at the imposing Nijo Castle, and the Kinkakuji Temple. Enjoy lunch before visiting Nara’s 8thcentury Todaiji Temple, and Vairocana, the largest Buddha in Japan. Then visit the sacred statues in Daibutsu Hall, and delight in the hundreds of deer that roam freely in Nara Park. | $136/Kyoto | $163/Osaka | FD, M


Kyoto Complete Experience | Uncover the ancient secrets of imposing Nijo Castle, the golden Kinkakuji Temple, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Relax with a Japanese-style lunch, followed by a visit to 1,200-year old Kiyomizu Temple, and Sanjusangendo Hall, home to 1,001 statues of Kannon, goddess of mercy. | $123/Kyoto | $150/Osaka | FD, M

Kyoto Maiko Dinner | Immerse in the beguiling dances of the elegant kimono-clad Maiko (young geisha) while indulging in an elegant Japanese tempura dinner, featuring traditional music and colorful performances, and capturing photos to celebrate a memorable evening. | $128/Kyoto | HD, M

Kyoto Sagano Bamboo Grove & Arashiyama Premium Excursion | Begin at the Daikakuji Temple and try sutra writing, carefully creating artful Japanese characters. Continue to the Nonomiya Shrine, stroll the Sagano Bamboo Grove and Tenryuji Temple before a traditional Buddhist vegetarian lunch. Then, take a scenic rickshaw ride near the Togetsukyo Bridge, reveling in views of Arashiyama. | $290/Kyoto | FD, M

Nara Afternoon Experience | Established as the country’s first capital city, discover Nara and its 8th-century Todaiji Temple, home to Japan’s largest Buddha statue, and Kasuga Shrine featuring more than 3,000 lanterns. Then, encounter gentle free-roaming deer at Nara Park, a unique 1,250-acre reserve. | $70/Kyoto | $95/Osaka | HD


Nara Premium Excursion | Discover the ancient sites, sounds and flavors of Nara, the birthplace of premium sake, featuring the 8th-century Todaiji Temple complex and park, the Kofukuji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, famous for its many bronze and stone lanterns. Enjoy a delicious Japanese-style lunch and delightful sake tasting. | $330/Kyoto | FD, M


Osaka Walking Excursion | Get to know Osaka, by first ascending the Umeda Sky buildings’ 39th-floor floating garden observatory for panoramic views, before a Westernstyle lunch and stop at Osaka Castle. Then, gaze at scenic cityscapes from the river aboard a one-hour Aqua Liner cruise. | $127/Osaka | HD, M



Sagano & Arashiyama Walking Experience | Experience the serene areas of Arashiyama and Sagano as you wander the tranquil bamboo grove forest, filled with breathtaking greenery, temples and shrines, including the Tenryuji and Jojakkoji Temples, gardens, and Togetsukyo Bridge, stretching over the Hozu River. | $81/Kyoto | HD

 

Tokyo Discovery

PRIVATE EXCURSIONS

Discover Tokyo
| Visit the hot spots of this capital city, admiring the Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace and its stunning landscape, the Meiji Jingu Shrine adorned with 100,000 trees, and the Sensoji Temple and welcoming Kaminarimon Gate before strolling the Nakamise Shopping Street. | FD



Nikko Experience | A World Heritage site, discover the rich history, elaborate carvings and beautiful forest setting of the Nikko Toshogu Shrine and richly decorated Yomei Gate, designated as a national treasure, before visiting scenic Lake Chuzenji and famous Kegon Falls. | FD




SHARED EXCURSIONS

Discover Tokyo Excursion
| Explore the highlights of the capital city, including remarkable Tokyo Tower and the Imperial Palace, home to the Emperor. Marvel at the city’s oldest Buddhist temple, Sensoji, and festive Nakamise Shopping Street, concluding with sights of Ueno and Akihabara. | $50 | HD



Dynamic Tokyo | Begin at Tokyo Tower, a symbol of Japan’s post-war renaissance, then partake in an authentic Japanese ceremony with a presentation of matcha tea before a Japanesestyle lunch. Explore the residence of the Emperor - the Imperial Palace, its grounds and Nijubashi Bridge, followed by the ancient Senso-ji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street. | $110 | FD, M


Express Kyoto | Board the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto, home to more than 2,000 temples and modern cultural fusion. Visit Heian Jingu Shrine and its 82-foot gate, Sanjusangendo Hall housing one of the most impressive collections of statues in the world, and the 1,200-year old, World Heritage site - the Kiyomizu Temple. | 1st Class: $477 | Regular Class: $395 | FD, M


Hidden Kamakura & Enoshima Bay | Discover Kamakura’s Jomyoji Temple with its stunning tearoom, for green matcha tea. Continue to ancient Hokuji Temple, its bamboo and Zen gardens, and Kotoku-in Temple with its monumental Buddha, before a Japanese-style lunch. Next, drive to Enoshima island, known for its hot springs, lighthouse and shrines. | $125 | FD, M


Kawagoe Ancient Edo Walking Experience & Street Food | Known as “Little Edo,” this vibrant castle town boasts streets lined with clay warehouses, merchant homes and a Buddhist temple amid sweet shops, handicrafts and unique eateries. Sample traditional flavors from the ancient Edo period such as charcoal broiled eel, and tea ceremony dishes, with an opportunity to make sushi. | $55 | HD, M


Mount Fuji & Hakone Experience | Explore Hakone and Mount Fuji’s famous 5th Station at an elevation of 7,550 feet, Japan’s tallest mountain, its natural surroundings and stunning vistas. Then, cruise pristine Lake Ashi before a ride on Komagatake’s Ropeway to the summit, offering amazing views of Hakone National Park. | $155 | FD, M


Nikko World Heritage Excursion | A World Heritage site, discover the rich history, elaborate carvings and beautiful forest setting of the Nikko Toshogu Shrine and treasured Yomei Gate. Break for a traditional Japanese lunch before visiting scenic Lake Chuzenji and famous Kegon Falls. | $137 | FD, M



Panoramic Tokyo Excursion | Begin at Meiji Jingu Shrine, honoring Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken with its distinguished forest of 100,000 trees. Continue to the Imperial East Garden and Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple, Senso-ji, its giant red lantern and festive Nakamise Shopping Street. After lunch, delight in a bay cruise and visit to Odaiba. | $90 | FD, M



Sumo Tournament | An integral part of Japanese culture, learn about sumo history at the Sumo Museum. Discover fascinating memorabilia including colorful prints, sumo dolls and embroidered silk aprons worn by premium wrestlers before witnessing an actual tournament in a traditional arena. | $87 | HD



Tsukiji Market & Sushi Workshop | Delight in this famous market, infused with piquant aromas and flavors such as beef stews, aburi sushi and Ganso Kaisen Hitsumabushi - a mixed bowl with tuna, salmon, roe and sea urchin from Tsukiji Itadori Uogashi Senryo. Then, learn the skills of making sushi with a professional chef and indulge in these creations. | $140 | HD, M




BEHIND THE LETTERS | FD: Full day, 7+ hours | HD: Half day, 3-6 hours | M: Meals included