About the Destination
Japan The Island country is rich with its history and culture, Japan's History is as early as 300 BC or more, Japan has evolved with its different periods in history with different cultures introduced and language has evolved along with religions introduced, and In today's modern time Japan with the history of the atomic blast in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan had evolved in every social aspect of its people. Now Japan is also one of the Most Important countries in the world economy.
Shinto and Buddhism are two major religious practices in Japan, Shinto is the oldest Japanese culture, and Buddhism was introduced during the Asuka period in Japan, while visiting Japan you will visit some most important temples and shrines of different periods significant differences in architecture from the various period.
Japan's History is well written and some practices were followed till the modern times as well, NARA became the first permanent capital of Japan in 710 AD, later on, there were changes of capitals during different periods. Last was Kyoto, later the Present capital of Japan Tokyo which was renamed from EDO when the emperor moved to EDO, how ever there was never an official announcement, hence the previous capital Kyoto is still considered the capital of western Japan there for technically Japan has two capital but now people consider Tokyo as the capital of modern-day Japan, out different cultures The samurai (or bushi) were the warriors of premodern Japan. They later made up the ruling military class which eventually became the highest ranking social caste of the Edo Period. To separate the social castes, samurai were forced to reside in designated districts of the castle towns during the Edo Period.
Today, a few of these samurai districts remain preserved with their historic atmosphere of narrow lanes, earthen walls, entrance gates, and residences, and allow tourists to get a glimpse into the samurai lifestyle.
While visiting Japan you will witness Not only the natural beauty but also explore some of Japan's traditions that are preserved today for tourists,
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What to Explore
Tokyo city tour
Bullet train ride
water bus ride
beautiful parks and shrines
major sites in Arashiyama, Tenryuji Temple, the bamboo groves, the monkey parks Kyoto
Nara Japan's first permanent capital
Hakone and Mount Fuji
Kyoto's eastern hills,Kiyomizudera, Ginkakuji, Yasaka Shrine,the Philosopher's Path.
Day trip to Osaka
Day trip to kamakura
Day trip to Nikko
Visit to Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Park
White Himeji castle
Day Wise itinerary
Day 1 - Arrive In Tokyo Airport
Arrive In Tokyo Airport and spend the rest of the day in Tokyo. depends on your arrival time you can explore the sites around Shinjuku Station, the busiest train station in the world, which is surrounded by one of Tokyo's most popular
shopping and entertainment districts. Included in the plan are Shinjuku Gyoen, the modern skyscraper district of western Shinjuku and the observation decks of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office with plenty of opportunities for shopping and a large variety of restaurants along the way. overnight in Tokyo
Today after breakfast Start with a visit to the Imperial palace and garden, visit sensoji temple and the historic Asakusa district take ride in the water bus. visit Renko-ji temple The Shrine where the alleged ashes of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose has been kept. overnight in Tokyo
Day3: Tokyo - Kamakura
The costal town of Kamakura less than an hour travel from Tokyo is the perfect place for visitors want to witness the Japanese culture
Kamakura offers numerous temples, shrines and other historical monuments. In addition, Kamakura's sand beaches Visit the great Buddha ,Hokokuji Temple known for its small bamboo grove. Jufuku Ji Temple etc
Nikko is a town at the entrance to Nikko National Park, most famous for Toshogu,which is Japan's most lavishly decorated shrine and the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Visit Shinkyo Bridge,Shoyoen Garden, Rinnoji Temple,Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine, Tamozawa Imperial Villa
Day5: Tokyo -Hakone- Mount Fuji
Famous for hot springs, natural beauty and the view across Lake Ashinoko of nearby Mount Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among tourists visiting Japan.Visit lake Ashinoko, hakone Shrine, Pola museum,Hakone ropeway,Odawara Castle. return and overnight at Tokyo
Day6: Tokyo- Kyoto
Travel to Kyoto, afternoon explore central Arashiyama including Tenryuji Temple, the bamboo groves and the monkey park.
today after breakfast explore Kyoto's eastern hills, includes many of the city's most popular temples and shrines including Kiyomizudera, Ginkakuji, Yasaka Shrine, Heian Shrine and Nanzenji. The route also leads through the narrow streets of the Higashiyama District and along the Philosopher's Path.
Day8:Kyoto - Nara day trip
Take a Day trip tp Nara Visit the central golden Hall, Eastern Golden hall, of Kofukuji Temple,National treasure museum, Nara National Museum,
Nandaimon Gate, Todaiji temple,Daibutsuden Hall, Approach to Nigatsudo, Nigatsudo Hall Temple hall with nice views from its balcony, evening return to Kyoto
Day9: Kyoto - osaka Day trip
Take a day trip to osaka, visit Osaka Museum of Housing and Living,Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street One of Japan's longest shopping streets, visit osaka Castle,Shitennoji Temple
Day 10: Kyoto to Hiroshima
In the early morning, travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima (2 hours) and visit the Hiroshima Peace Park. In the afternoon, continue on to Miyajima, a small island less than an hour outside the city of Hiroshima. It is most famous for its giant torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on the water.visit Omotesando Arcade, Itsukushima Shrine Momijidani Park, Senjokaku Pavilion and overnight there.
Day 11:Day 11 - Miyajima to Tokyo
Get up early and spend a few more hours on Miyajima. post breakfast visit Himeji,Spend the afternoon exploring Himeji Castle.Return to Tokyo in the evening.
Day 12: Departure
Departure from Japan