12 days
Japan

Mark S., Engineering

Japan has a little bit for everyone—fine cuisine, modern culture, traditional beauty, pristine country-sides, and fast-paced city centers. Which is exactly what Mark wanted to explore on his third customized tour to Japan with us. We helped him build a tour that combined everything Japan has to offer, including neighborhood exploration, culture connections, and lots of sushi.

Mark’s Custom-Designed itinerary


Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

Day 2: Tokyo
Meet your Tour Director at the airport

Day 3: Tokyo
Tour Tokyo with an expert local guide
Visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Visit the Meiji Shrine
Visit the Harajuku shopping district

Time to explore the Shinjuku and Shibuya districts

Day 4: Tokyo
Time to explore Sunshine City
Take a sushi making class

Day 5: Tokyo
Time to explore the Ginza shopping district
Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony
Time to explore the Akihabara technology district

Day 6: Tokyo
Time to explore Odaiba
Float through the Sumida River on a Sumida River Cruise
Visit the Asakusa Kannon Temple
Ascend 1,150 feet in the Tokyo Skytree

Day 7: Tokyo • Hakone
Travel to Hakone

Day 8: Hakone • Osaka
Travel via Owakudani and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park to Odawara
Visit Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Take a cruise on Lake Ashi
Ride the Mount Komagatake cable car
Explore Owakudani on your own
Travel by bullet train to Osaka
Enjoy a Japanese bento box on the train

Day 9: Osaka
Time to explore Tempozan Marketplace
Visit the Osaka Aquarium
Take an evening walking tour of Osaka

Day 10: Osaka
Visit the Osaka Central Fish Market
Enjoy an Osaka river cruise
Explore Tenjinbashi shopping street
Visit the Umeda Sky Building

Day 11: Osaka
Take an excursion to Kobe
Ascend Mount Rokko via the Shin-Kobe ropeway
Visit the herb gardens
Enjoy exploration time in Kobe

Day 12: Depart for home

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Mark’s Custom-Designed itinerary


Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

Day 2: Tokyo
Meet your Tour Director at the airport

Day 3: Tokyo
Tour Tokyo with an expert local guide
Visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Visit the Meiji Shrine
Visit the Harajuku shopping district

Time to explore the Shinjuku and Shibuya districts

Day 4: Tokyo
Time to explore Sunshine City
Take a sushi making class

Day 5: Tokyo
Time to explore the Ginza shopping district
Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony
Time to explore the Akihabara technology district

Day 6: Tokyo
Time to explore Odaiba
Float through the Sumida River on a Sumida River Cruise
Visit the Asakusa Kannon Temple
Ascend 1,150 feet in the Tokyo Skytree

Day 7: Tokyo • Hakone
Travel to Hakone

Day 8: Hakone • Osaka
Travel via Owakudani and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park to Odawara
Visit Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Take a cruise on Lake Ashi
Ride the Mount Komagatake cable car
Explore Owakudani on your own
Travel by bullet train to Osaka
Enjoy a Japanese bento box on the train

Day 9: Osaka
Time to explore Tempozan Marketplace
Visit the Osaka Aquarium
Take an evening walking tour of Osaka

Day 10: Osaka
Visit the Osaka Central Fish Market
Enjoy an Osaka river cruise
Explore Tenjinbashi shopping street
Visit the Umeda Sky Building

Day 11: Osaka
Take an excursion to Kobe
Ascend Mount Rokko via the Shin-Kobe ropeway
Visit the herb gardens
Enjoy exploration time in Kobe

Day 12: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Regional-style meals

    A selection of traditional meals bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Step inside the world’s most cherished treasures, like the Sistine Chapel, the Louvre and the Acropolis, with your local guide—we’ll take care of lines and tickets.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director, and more.

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