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.

 

Hakone Delights

Mount Fuji-Hakone Adventure | Board your private transfer from Tokyo to Hakone, continuing to Mount Fuji’s famous 5th Station at 7,550 feet where you will explore 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.

 

Kyoto Adventure

Hiroshima & Miyajima Excursion | A bullet train takes you to Hiroshima station where you will meet your private guide and boat transfer to the island of Itsukushima and the ancient Miyajima’s Itsukushima Shrine. Return to the mainland, visiting Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome.


Kyoto & Nara Excursion | Embark on a private full day guided experience that begins at the imposing Nijo Castle, and the Kinkakuji Temple, then enjoy lunch before visiting Nara’s 8th century Todaiji Temple complex and park. Marvel at Vairocana, the largest Buddha in Japan and stroll the beautiful grounds of Nara Park delighting at hundreds of deer that roam freely.

Kyoto Afternoon Excursion | Board the bullet train to Kyoto for a private tour exploring 2,000 temples, sublime gardens and enchanting ancient and modern culture fusion, Kyoto offers visitors an authentic Japanese experience. Visit Heian Jingu Shrine, Sanjusangendo Hall and take a spiritual journey in the 1,200-year old, UNESCO World Heritage site - the Kiyomizu Temple.

Kyoto Excursion | Spend the day visiting the city’s highlights and hot spots. Explore the imposing Nijo Castle, and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kinkakuji Temple. Relax with a Japanese-style lunch, followed by a visit to the Heian Jingu Shrine, then head to the Kiyomizu Temple, a 1,200-year old UNESCO World Heritage site and Sanjusangendo Hall.

Kyoto Sagano Bamboo Grove & Arashiyama Premium Excursion | Begin at the Daikakuji Temple where you can try your hand at sutra writing, then continue to the Nonomiya Shrine, stroll the Sagano Bamboo Grove and the beautiful gardens of Tenryuji Temple before a traditional Buddhist vegetarian lunch on the temple grounds. Then, take a scenic rickshaw ride near the Togetsukyo Bridge.

Nara Premium Excursion | Experience it all in Nara, from the 8th century Todajai Temple complex and park, the Kofukuji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, famous for its many bronze and stone lanterns, to a delicious Japanese-style lunch and delightful sake tasting.



 

Tokyo Discovery

Kamakura & Enoshima Excursion | The day begins at Kamakura’s Jomyoji Temple offering a stunning tearoom for savoring green matcha tea and sweet treats. Proceed to the ancient Hokuji Temple and Kotoku-in Temple before a delicious Japanese-style lunch. Next, drive across the bridge to Enoshima, a small offshore island.


Kawagoe Ancient Edo Walking Experience & Street Food | Known as “Little Edo,” this vibrant castle town boasts streets lined with clay warehouses, amid sweet shops, handicrafts and unique eateries. Sample traditional flavors from the ancient Edo period, plus an opportunity to make your own sushi.


Tokyo City Morning Excursion | Begin at Meiji Jingu Shrine, olffering a distinguished forest composed of 100,000 trees from all over Japan and overseas. Continue to the Imperial East Garden, exploring its intricate landscape, massive stones and ruins. Then, discover Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple, Sensoji, and festive Nakamise Shopping Street.

Tokyo Dynamic Excursion | Begin at Tokyo Tower, then, partake in an authentic Japanese ceremony with a presentation of matcha or powdered green tea for a little taste of history before a Japanese-style lunch. Later, explore the residence of the Emperor -  the Imperial Palace, its inner grounds and Nijubashi Bridge, followed by the ancient Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street.

Tsukiji Fish Market & Sushi Excursion | After breakfast, board your private transfer to the largest wholesale fish, seafood and food market in the world and roam the streets and alleyways of this famous market. Then, learn the skills of making sushi with a professional chef and indulge in your very own creations.