Japan Adventures by Disney

Japan

Explore Japan on this 11 day Adventures by Disney tour that begins Osaka and ends in Tokyo. Visits also include Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Hakone. Discover Japan's ancient culture, sacred shrines and understand how the history is incorporated into modern day Japan.

The 11 Day Japan tour from Adventures by Disney is the perfect fusion of an exciting vacation and an impressive learning experience. Take in the awesome architecture, meet the people who call this place home and take a dive into a brand new culture as you explore the wonders of Japan on this Adventures by Disney travel tour.


11 Daysfr. $10,699

  • The services of two Adventure Guides
  • Outstanding accommodations
  • Admission fees to attractions and performances
  • VIP access and private events
  • Most meals during trip
  • Cultural experiences with local experts
  • Rickshaw Tour in Kyoto
  • Bento Box Making
  • Shirakawa-go Village
  • Hamarikyu Gardens & Tea House
  • Kyoto Dinner and Show
  • Hozugawa River Boat Ride
  • Rural Japan Bike Ride
  • Shinto Shrines & Buddhist Temples
  • Origami Crane Folding in Hiroshima
  • Sumo Experience & Museum
  • CupNoodles Museum
  • Taiko Drumming
  • Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary except for the Adventure by Disney guides. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.
  • The customary gratuity to the Tour Direrctor is not included. Gratuities for your Adventures Guides are not included. If you feel that your Adventure Guides have provided excellent service, we suggest the following discretionary gratuity: Per Guest/Per Adventure guide/Per Day - $9 - $11 USD.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual train and airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • Hyatt Regency Kyoto OR Four Seasons Kyoto in Kyoto, Japan (4 nights)
  • Hotel Associa Takayama Resort in Takayama, Japan (2 nights)
  • Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa in Odawara, Japan (1 night)
  • The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan (3 nights)

Arrive in Osaka, Transfer to Kyoto

Osaka, Japan

Arrive in Osaka / Airport Pick Up Konnichiwa, and welcome to Japan! Once you pass through Passport Control and retrieve your bags from the Baggage Claim area with help from an Adventures by Disney representative, settle into your private transfer and enjoy the ride from Kansai International Airport (KIX) OR Osaka International Airport (ITM) to your hotel in Kyoto.

Kyoto, Japan

Upon arrival at your hotel in Kyoto, your Adventure Guides will get you checked in. After check-in, take time to explore the hotel, as well as the Sanjūsangen-dō Temple, which is famous for its 1,001 statues of Kannon, the Goddess of Compassion.

For September 7 & 21 and October 6, 2019 Departures: As your Adventure Guides check you into the hotel, explore the grounds of this modern hotel with an 800-year-old ikeniwa (pond garden) at its heart. You may also want to visit the scenic district of temples just outside the hotel.

Relax and unwind with a delicious dinner in one of the hotel's three restaurants that provide an array of dining options.

Important Details *Accommodations are pending your 2019 departure date: Hyatt Regency Kyoto: April 14; May 19; June 2, 16, 23 & 30; July 14 & 28; September 29 and October 13, 2019 departures Four Seasons Kyoto: July 7 & 21; October 6, 2019 departures

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Hyatt Regency Kyoto OR Four Seasons Kyoto

Rickshaw Tour: Arashiyama & Bamboo Forest, Pure Water Temple, Maiko & Samurai Performance

Kyoto, Japan

Begin your amazing adventure with an exploration of the historic city of Kyoto from a traditional rickshaw. Tour the scenic streets of Arashiyama, a district on Kyoto’s western outskirts, as you learn about the city’s history and culture. You'll also ride into the district's renowned Bamboo Forest, a massive grove of manicured bamboo trees that are magical to see.

Enjoy a guided morning walking tour of the Arashiyama district, an area of scenic beauty which features the Bamboo Forest as well as many temples, including the magnificent Zen temple, Tenryu-ji Temple, home to one of Kyoto's loveliest gardens and surrounded by forested mountain views.

Soak up the atmosphere of this ancient city through the wonderful flavors and aromas of a traditional Japanese meal at Yoshiya Restaurant while enjoying amazing views of Arashiyama from the restaurant’s Arashi-no-tei room.

Marvel at the beauty of Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera, or Pure Water Temple, one of Kyoto's most celebrated sacred monuments. Founded in 780, the temple was built on the site of Otowa Waterfall, whose waters are divided into 3 streams, from which visitors are invited to drink in order to receive longevity, success at school and a good love life. But be warned—drinking from all 3 streams is considered greedy! Pure Water Temple is also known for its wooden stage which was built without a single nail and juts out over the hillside offering stunning views of the maple and cherry trees below, as well as the city of Kyoto off in the distance.

Join your fellow Adventurers for a wonderful welcome dinner at Sodoh, one of Kyoto’s finest upscale restaurants. Share stories from your day in Kyoto and discuss adventures still to come as you dine on attentively handcrafted dishes in an intimate Japanese setting.

Enjoy a Maiko & Samurai Performance with Costume Photo Op. Delight in the playful ambience created by a Maiko (Geisha in training) and thrill to Samurai sword masters as they share their vibrant cultures and history through their performance. Guests are also invited to don traditional costumes for a fun Samurai lesson and photo opportunity.

Important Details: Accommodations are pending your 2019 departure date: Hyatt Regency Kyoto: April 14; May 19; June 2, 16, 23 & 30; July 14 & 28; September 29 and October 13, 2019 departures Four Seasons Kyoto: July 7 & 21; October 6, 2019 departures

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hyatt Regency Kyoto OR Four Seasons Kyoto

Torii Gate, Hiroshima Peace Park, Okonomiyaki Dinner Experience

Kyoto, Japan

Board a Shinkansen train, Japan’s famed high-speed bullet train, to begin your journey to Hiroshima and Miyajima Island.

Miyajima Island, Japan

Arrive in Miyajima and enjoy lunch on your own. Known as the “Island of the Gods,” Miyajima is often named as one of the most scenic spots in Japan. Enjoy exploring this beautiful island which is also home to many wonderful dining options for an appetizing lunch.

Hiroshima, Japan

Rendezvous with your fellow Adventurers for a fantastic photo op at the iconic Torii Gate, which is the entrance to the Itsukushima Shrine. Due to its location, the gate appears to float on the water when the tide comes in.

Learn the history of the popular Itsukushima Shinto shrine and its famed Torii Gate from a local expert who will take you on a tour of the shrine and a nearby Buddhist temple.

Visit the Hiroshima Peace Park, a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima, which is dedicated to the memories of the victims of the atomic bomb that was dropped on August 6, 1945. Built on what was once the city’s busiest areas, it is now the scene of the A-Bomb Dome, the ruins of one of the buildings, as well as several memorials.

Discover the history and the horrors of Hiroshima and its role in World War II. The museum houses many exhibits and information, plus substantial memorabilia and images from the bombing.

Due to the graphic nature of some of the museum’s images and exhibits, Guests may choose to participate in an origami crane folding activity. The activity is tied to Hiroshima through 10-year-old Sadako Sasaki and an ancient legend that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. To this day, visitors to the museum, as well as people around the world, continue to fold origami cranes and add them to the collection at the statue created in Sadako’s memory.

Add your origami crane—a global symbol of peace—to the millions of cranes that are created and sent to the Children’s Peace Monument from the world over where they are on display as a monument to world peace.

Dig into a local favorite food—Okonomiyaki! This healthy crepe is crafted to accommodate individual tastes and is filled with choices that include meat, seafood, noodles, vegetables or any combination of these ingredients. The dish is so beloved by the people of Hiroshima, there are over 2,000 Okonomiyaki restaurants in the region.

Take a Shinkansen train back to Kyoto.

Kyoto, Japan

Important Details: Accommodations are pending your 2019 departure date: Hyatt Regency Kyoto: April 14; May 19; June 2, 16, 23 & 30; July 14 & 28; September 29 and October 13, 2019 departures Four Seasons Kyoto: July 7 & 21; October 6, 2019 departures

Breakfast, Dinner

Hyatt Regency Kyoto OR Four Seasons Kyoto

Honpō-Ji Temple & Taiko Drumming, Bento Box Cooking Class, Hozugawa River Boat Ride

Kyoto, Japan

isit Honpō-ji, a 15th-century Zen temple with a magnificent garden that includes a lotus pond and an arrangement of rocks meant to resemble a waterfall. On your tour, you’ll feel the beat as you get a hands-on demonstration of Taiko drumming on Japanese percussion instruments.

Enjoy a cooking class and experience the art of authentic Japanese cuisine as local instructors teach you how to create a traditional bento box with fresh, local ingredients. Put your culinary skills to the test as you dine on the bento boxes you created during your cooking class.

Hozugawa River, Japan

Traverse the scenic Hozugawa River from Kameoka to Kyoto on an exhilarating 2-hour river boat ride that covers 9.9 miles (16 kilometers) of beautiful seasonal scenery that includes exciting rapids, stunning rock formations and gorgeous flowers and trees.

Kyoto, Japan

Enjoy a visit to Hōzen-ji Temple. Tucked away in a quiet area is this small 17th-century temple that offers a lovely nighttime atmosphere, lit with the warm glow of paper lanterns. Hōzen-ji Temple is also the home of the “moss Buddha,” named due to worshippers making their supplications not by throwing coins, but instead splashing water on the statue of the deity. Because of this practice, the statue is now covered in a soft, green carpet of moss.

Explore the wonderful city of Kyoto, famous for its classical Buddhist temples, magnificent gardens, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It is also known for its food, which includes traditional kaiseki dining with multiple courses of precisely prepared dishes. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend something for your family, or discover a new favorite on your own.

Important Details: Accommodations are pending your 2019 departure date: Hyatt Regency Kyoto: April 14; May 19; June 2, 16, 23 & 30; July 14 & 28; September 29 and October 13, 2019 departures Four Seasons Kyoto: July 7 & 21; October 6, 2019 departures

Breakfast, Lunch

Hyatt Regency Kyoto OR Four Seasons Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine & Torii Trail, Mochi-Making Demonstration & Tasting, Kehaya-za Sumo Experience

Kyoto, Japan

Trek through a remarkable trail of over ten thousand orange Torii gates that lead to sacred Mt. Inari and the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. With each Torii donated by businesses, organizations and individuals grateful for their luck and prosperity, the Torii Trail extends high onto the mountain.

Nara, Japan

Stand in awe of Tōdai-ji Temple, one of Japan’s most historically significant temples and an iconic structure in Nara. The main hall, known as Big Buddha Hall, is the world’s largest wooden building. Inside this massive structure sits one of Japan’s largest bronze Buddha statues, reaching a height of just under 50 feet (15 meters).

Discover everything from unique souvenirs to local crafts to mouth-watering dining spots as you cruise down Nara’s famous Higashimuki Shopping Street. This covered street is packed with a large variety of shops, both major retail outlets and independent boutiques and restaurants.

Visit a local shop where they make mochi, a favorite treat of sticky, chewy rice-based dough filled with sweet red bean paste, the old fashioned way that dates back hundreds of years. After the amazing demonstration, enjoy a taste of this uniquely Japanese dessert.

Continue to discover all that this amazing city has to offer, especially through its flavorful foods. Ask an Adventure Guide to recommend a favorite spot, or find one of your own.

Learn about the history of the traditional Japanese sport of Sumo wrestling at the Kehaya-Za Sumo Experience & Museum. This museum is fun and informative where you’ll not only discover a fascinating exhibit of the sport’s ancient beginnings, but you’ll step into the museum’s dohyo, a sand-filled ring, where you will see a live Sumo demonstration.

Takayama, Japan

After a fun-filled day in Nara, Junior Adventurers can relax at the hotel with the Adventure Guides, with a kid-friendly dinner followed by a Disney movie.

Adults can enjoy dinner at your leisure in one of the hotel’s restaurants. After dinner unwind and relax with an Onsen open-air bathing experience on the hotel’s rooftop which offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountain scenery.

Hotel Associa Takayama Resort

Historic Village of Shirakawa-go, Countryside Bike Ride, Onsen Experience

Shirakawa-go, Japan

Step back hundreds of years in time as your Adventure Guides take you on a walking tour of Shirakawa-go, a fascinating village cut off from the world due to its isolated mountain location. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the village has Gassho-style housing with steep-pitched thatched roofs which are the only examples of their kind in Japan.

Dine on dishes from Irori’s unique menu while seated around a traditional Japanese sunken hearth. The menu features fresh vegetables and edible wild plants picked in the surrounding villages of Gokayama, Hida and Shirakawa-go.

Satoyama, Japan

Pedal through the scenic countryside on this leisurely bike trip that takes you into a quaint farming village where you’ll see a way of life that has been passed down for generations. Your knowledgeable guide will teach about the Satoyama history and culture as you travel through rice fields and charming ancient streets on this unique adventure.

Takayama, Japan

Experience a calm and tranquil meal in this architecturally authentic restaurant that features traditional melt-in-your-mouth Hida beef as well as vegetarian-friendly meals.

Unwind and relax with an Onsen open-air bathing experience on the hotel’s rooftop which offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountain scenery.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel Associa Takayama Resort

Takayama, Japan

Spend the morning exploring Takayama’s old town district with its beautifully preserved buildings and streets that date back to the 17th century. As you walk through the historic Takayama Market, you’ll stop to sample local fare that includes sake, dumplings, tofu, miso, sweet treats and aromatic coffee. You’ll also receive a hands-on lesson in the art of calligraphy.

Continue exploring Takayama and all it has to offer—which includes an appealing array of lunch options for you to discover on your own.

Odawara, Japan

Embark on a scenic journey through the splendor and natural beauty of the rural Japanese landscape between Takayama and Odawara. Conditions permitting, you may get a view of Mount Fuji, one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains.

Arrive at the Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa. Relax and discover all the amazing amenities and activities your hotel has to offer. An 18-hole putting golf course, indoor and outdoor pool, and an amusement center with a bowling alley and karaoke, are at your disposal!* You may also choose to soothe your senses with a visit to the hotel’s Hot Spring Hydrotherapy Spa. Once you work up an appetite, the hotel offers several dining options, including a buffet restaurant, 2 lounges and a poolside café. Please note: Additional costs apply for golf, bowling and karaoke activities.

Enjoy dinner on your own. A a variety of dishes at one of the hotel’s restaurants.

Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa

Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kōtoku-in Temple, CUPNOODLES Museum, Tokyo Tour & Shibuya Crossing

Hakone, Japan

Walk amongst a collection of sculptural masterpieces installed in a natural, outdoor setting that reflects the new energy of Japan’s artistic culture. This world-class collection features work by renowned artists, including over 300 pieces by Picasso. With its lush gardens and spectacular scenic backdrop, the museum experience changes with the seasons and the weather.

Kamakura, Japan

Enjoy a delicious lunch with coastal ocean views in the seaside town of Kamakura.

Visit Kōtoku-in, a Jōdo-shū Buddhist temple that is home to one of Japan’s National Treasures—The Great Buddha of Kamakura, a monumental 43 foot (13 meters) tall bronze statue of Amitābha Buddha.

Yokohama, Japan

Discover everything you ever wanted to know about CUPNOODLES ramen at this interactive museum whose goal is to stir up the creativity and curiosity in everyone. All your senses come into play as you learn how Momofuku Ando’s creative thinking revolutionized eating customs all over the world. You even get to make Chicken Ramen by hand and create your very own, completely original CUPNOODLES package!

Tokyo, Japan

Enjoy a fun and lively meal at Gonpachi, a popular destination for Tokyo locals and tourists alike. Hosting the occasional celebrity, the restaurant is also known for its buzzy atmosphere and signature cuisine that pushes traditional Japanese favorites in multiple new directions.

Experience the sights and sounds of one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities on a nighttime tour of Tokyo in all its bright, neon glory. You’ll also walk the famous Shibuya Crossing, rumored to be the busiest intersection in the world, with over 1,000 people crossing in all directions with each light change!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Peninsula Tokyo

Hamarikyu Gardens & Tea House, Sumida River Boat Cruise, Sensō-ji Temple, Asakusa District Tour

Tokyo, Japan

Enjoy a moment of reflection at the Hamarikyu Gardens & Tea House as you walk amongst the beauty of this large landscape garden located along the bay in central Tokyo. The peaceful setting offers a tea house as well as a view of some of Tokyo’s towering skyscrapers that are in stark contrast to the serenity of the lush Hamarikyu gardens.

While some tea ceremonies can last for hours and follow strict guidelines, the Hamarikyu tea house offers a more informal ceremony in a serene setting that allows you to follow the ritual at your own pace and still feel steeped in Japanese culture.

Board a water bus and cruise along the Sumida River through the heart of Tokyo from Hamarikyu gardens to the bustling Asakusa district as you take in Tokyo’s stunning skyline from a unique vantage point.

Visit the striking Sensō-Ji Temple which was completed in 645 A.D., making it Tokyo’s oldest temple. Known for its bright colors and large red paper lantern, Sensō-ji is one of the most popular temples in the city.

Discover Tokyo’s past as you tour the Asakusa District with a local expert. Located in the center of the shitamachi, or “low city,” the atmosphere of this district is one of Tokyo’s past decades. Home to the popular Buddhist temple, Sensō-ji, Asakusa also boasts several shopping areas, including the Asakusa Underground Street—one of the oldest underground shopping streets in Japan.

Learn the art of Japanese sushi-making in this fun and informative class where you will make—and then eat—your own sushi.

Spend the afternoon on your own exploring Japan’s remarkable capital city of Tokyo, which offers a wealth of museums, shopping and colorful neighborhoods to explore, featuring a perfect blend of old world traditions and contemporary culture.

Enjoy dinner on your own in Tokyo. Discover some of the most unique restaurants in the world that mix eye-popping entertainment and Japanese delicacies. Please note: Some of the more popular restaurants in Tokyo may require reservations made in advance, so if there is a particular restaurant that attracts your interest, it is recommended that you plan your dinners in Tokyo and book well ahead of your arrival.

Breakfast, Lunch

The Peninsula Tokyo

Meiji Shrine & Kagura Ceremony, Takeshita Street, Farewell Dinner at Happō-en

Tokyo, Japan

Make a wish, write it down on an Ema (a wooden tablet) and place it on one of the hooks at Meiji Jingu Shrine as a request to the deities. This is common practice at Meiji Shrine, as is the donation of sake barrels, which can be seen in a massive, colorful display. The shrine is located just steps from the bustling Harajuku Train Station, but once on the shrine grounds, you will find yourself amid a lush forest with walking paths for a relaxing stroll. While at the shrine, you will also watch a traditional Kagura ceremony.

Check out the latest fashions on the ultra-trendy Takeshita Street that is lined with shops, boutiques, cafés and fast food outlets. Although it is largely targeting Tokyo’s teenagers, Takeshita Street has something for everybody—and is really something to see!

The splendor of Tokyo, the world’s most populous metropolitan area, is yours to explore on your own! Overload your senses with a visit to Akihabara, known for its anime, electronic shops, gaming arcades and comic book stores, or enjoy a serene afternoon wandering through Shinjuku Gardens and its traditional Japanese landscapes. There’s something for everyone in this vibrant and exciting city. And after you work up an appetite, there is a seemingly endless number of places to grab a bite that range from Michelin-star ramen to robot-themed restaurants.

Celebrate the end of a truly magnificent journey in a traditional Japanese garden atmosphere that includes a central koi pond. You’ll also participate in a Daruma doll painting activity before sitting down to a lovely catered meal at Happō-En.

Breakfast, Dinner

The Peninsula Tokyo

Transfer to Narita International Airport

Tokyo, Japan

Say sayonara to your fellow Adventurers as you transfer to Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda International Airport (HND) to begin your journey home. Transfers to Tokyo Disney Resort will be provided to those Guests who are extending their Adventures by Disney Japan vacation.

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  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 120 days or more before departure: The per person deposit is forfeited.
  • 119-90 days before departure: 50% of vacation package price per Guest
  • 89-46 days before departure: 75% of vacation package price per Guest
  • 45 days or less: 100% of vacation package price per Guest
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Adventures by Disney either before or after departure are non-refundable.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A deposit is required to confirm a reservation, unless the reservation is made on or after the final payment date (as defined below) for the vacation package, in which case full payment is required. The deposit amount will be equal to ten percent (10%) of the vacation package price per Guest (the “Deposit”), not including any optional add-ons. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
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