Utilize Tokyo’s extensive and efficient public transport network to make the most of your day in this exuberant city. Start at Meiji Jinja, Tokyo’s most visited shrine, where you can receive a blessing from a Shinto priest. See the latest fashions in Harajuku and Omotesando before crossing Tokyo to visit Asakusa, Tokyo’s old district and home to SensojiTemple.
Travel from Tokyo to Mount Fuji – Japan’s highest peak and a well known symbol of the country and is a place full of adventure and amazement. Ascend the mountain and stand in wonderment as the sun rises, casting its rays over the city of Tokyo and surrounding land. Head to FujiHakoneNational park to soak in the hot onsen springs and venture to Nagano to see the famous snow monkeys. An area of contrasting landscapes, guests can encounter crystal blue lakes surrounded by blossoming cherry trees with snowcapped mountains in the distance.
Next stop is Kyoto, step off the bullet train to Japan’s seventh largest city with a population of nearly 2 million, it offers relaxing, experiential insights to ancient traditions and is home to an astonishing 2000 temples and shrines including 17 UNESCO
World Heritage Sites. Countless historical structures await exploration and a number of tours allow guests to experience its abundance of delicious foods and locally brewed sake.
Take a 45 minute train ride to the next stop at Nara, explore the capital of Japan from 710 -784. Nara is an interesting small town, filled with temples over 1300 years old, most of which are concentrated in Nara Park. Visit Todaiji Temple, the world largest wooden building as well as home to Japan's largest Buddha and at Kasuga Taisha, the town's most celebrated shrine before heading back to Kansai Airport the following day.