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,
Explore Japan with Highway Dreams' exclusive customized itinerary. or you can ask for your customization.
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
Nara Japan's first permanent capital
Day Wise itinerary
Day 1: Arrive at Tokyo
Arrive at Tokyo Airport and spend the rest of the day in Tokyo. depends on the flight time you can explore the tokyo city and surrounding .
Day 2: Tokyo - Asakusa and Odaiba Full Day
Take a combined trip to the historic Asakusa district, including Sensoji Temple and its narrow shopping streets with a visit to the modern malls and museums on Odaiba. take a ride in Tokyo Water Bus and Yurikamome elevated train to travel between the two districts and stops at Hama Rikyu garden along the way.
Day3:Tokyo to Kyoto
In the morning, travel by bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto (3 hours). Spend the afternoon and evening exploring Kyoto. visit the Philosopher's Path and makes stops at Ginkakuji, Nanzenji Temple and Heian Shrine along the way to Gion.Overnight in Kyoto,
Explore the major sites in Arashiyama, such as Tenryuji Temple, the bamboo groves and the monkey park,in addition to the quiet streets and small temples in the quaint, rural district north of Arashiyama.
Day5: Kyoto- Nara Half day trip / full day trip
Nara, less than one hour south of Kyoto, was Japan's first permanent capital and remains full of historic treasures, particularly some of the country's oldest temples. explore the beautiful Todaiji Temple and its surroundings, along with some iconic places of central Nara.evening return to Kyoto
Day6: Kyoto- Tokyo
Return to Tokyo and today is the last in Tokyo explore the city at your own
Day 7: Tokyo Departure
Today is the Last day of your tour in Tokyo. take the flight Back hotel at your schedule time.