Experience the bright lights and exciting surroundings in the Japanese capital of Tokyo! One of the world's most fascinating cities Tokyo is a captivating blend of old and new, check out the electronics district for the most up to date technology before heading to the old town of Asakusa where you will spot Japanese Geisha's going about their daily business alongside Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple.
Home to 12 million Tokyoites, this city never sleeps - from the expats and revellers in Roppongi to the Tsukiji Fish Market open from 4:30am, this place has the traditional and the modern all wrapped up in one bright, neon package!
On arrival into Tokyo airport you will be met by a local representative who will meet and assist you in boarding the right train or shared shuttle to your hotel.
Check into your hotel for a 3 night stay then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
This morning your guide will meet you at your hotel to take you on a full day's sightseeing of Tokyo using the city's efficient train system to travel around.
You will have a private guide here meaning you can be totally flexible with your day however we recommed you start with a stroll through Hama-Rikyu Teien, the former private garden of an Edo Period lord. Try traditional Japanese green tea at the tea house which stands in the park's lake before taking a boat cruise along the Sumida River.
You will then get to explore Tokyo's old town, Asakusa is the city's oldest Geisha district and also the home to Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo's oldest buddhist temple - take a walk around the temple and have a look in the local souvenir shops for something to remember your trip!
This afternoon head over to Omotesando, boasting a multitude of fashion shops designed by international architects this is the perfect spot for an afternoon stroll before heading to Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the spirit of the late Emperor Meiji.
Today is a free day to explore the city, visit maid cafes in the electronics district, discover Tokyo's world-class museums and art galleries or head out of the city to Nikko, a mountainous area of Tochigi Prefecture known for its national park.
For advice on places to go or to book another tour speak to one of our experienced travel consultants who will be able to help.
Now your stopover is coming to an end – check out and take a shuttle bus transfer back to the airport for your onward flight. Hopefully this little trip will leave you with a passion to return and explore further!
Our itineraries are tailor-made to give you an idea of some of the possibilities in this vast country! For you this means there are no date or time restraints as you are travelling independently. We have the flexibility to tailor your trip around exactly what you enjoy so let us know your dates, what you like doing and where you like staying, and we will do the rest!
3 nights in budget standard accommodation
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