Family Trip to Japan

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10 Days | December 2023 | Family with Adults Kids

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Family trip to Tokyo and Kyoto

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Japan

Japan Trip, December 23, 2023- January 1, 2024



Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo to Kyoto, Dec. 24

Day 2: Kyoto, Dec. 25

Day 3: Kyoto, Dec. 26

Day 4: Kyoto to Hiroshima to Miyajima, Dec. 27

Day 5: Hiroshima to Tokyo, Dec. 28

Day 6: Tokyo, Dec. 29

Day 7: Tokyo, Dec. 30

Day 8: Tokyo, Dec. 31

Day 9: Toyko, Jan. 1

 

 

Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo to Kyoto, Dec. 24

·  Arrive Haneda Airport.

·  Take train/monorail from Haneda to Shinagawa station to Shinkansen

o   If it is clear & light, approximately 45 minutes after leaving Shinagawa Station look out the right side of the train to catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji.

·  Take Taxi or Uber from Train Station to hotel

 

Day 2: Kyoto, Dec. 25

·  Fushimi Inari Taisha, famous for its thousands of vibrant red torii gates

·  Fushimi Sake District:

·  Kiyomizudera is perhaps the most beloved of Kyoto’s temples.

·  Kinkakuji temple

·  Nishika Market -“Kyoto’s Kitchen”.

·  Explore historic Gion Geisha district known for traditional tea houses and geisha.

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Day 3: Kyoto, Dec. 26

·  Morning: Take train to Arashiyama Bamboo Grove  (north of Kyoto)- Go early

·  Tea ceremony in shrines or Ippodo Tea Shop. Traditional tea ceremony

 

Day 4: Kyoto to Hiroshima to Miyajima, Dec. 27

·  Early morning take Shinkansen to Hiroshima

·  Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum

·  Afternoon: ferry to Miyajima Island from Peace Park

·  Miyajima: also known as Itsukushima Island, is a small island located just off the coast of Hiroshima in Japan.

o   Mount Misen Hike or Cable Car Ride: either hike up Mount Misen for panoramic views of the island, the Seto Inland Sea, and Hiroshima.

·  Late Afternoon: take ferry from Miyajima Island back to Hiroshima

·  Dinner on Hiroshima

 

Day 5: Hiroshima to Tokyo, Dec. 28

·  Morning, visit Hiroshima castle, aka Carp Castle.

·  Afternoon: Shinjuku area

·  Shibuya station, world’s busiest pedestrian crossing. 

 

Day 6: Tokyo, Dec. 29 (explore central Toyko)

·  Morning Team Lab Borderless digital museum

·  New Fish market is Toyosu Fish Market –Visit Tsukiji Fish Outer Market

·  Afternoon: Meiji Shrine

·  Asakusa Kannon Temple

·  Palace East Gardens: Visit the beautiful East Gardens of the Imperial Palace.

 

Day 7: Tokyo, Dec. 30 (cultural, historic sites)

·  Historic Asakusa district: Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo’s oldest temple, Nakamise Shopping Street leading up to temple

·  Ameya-Yokocho Market: shopping and street food

·  Evening: boat cruise along the Sumida River for views of Tokyo’s skyline.

 

Day 8: Tokyo, Dec. 31 (NY Eve)

·  Do not go to temples- too crowded

 

Day 9: Toyko, Jan. 1

Morning activity- shopping?

All head to airport around lunchtime

·  Do not go to temples- too crowded

 


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Time of year

Oct-Dec

Type of Trip

Food/Culture/Arts, Urban exploration

Duration

1 week

Who Went

Family with adult kids

Accommodation Type

Hotel

Budget

$200-$400

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