9 days
Osaka, Tokyo

Experience Japan’s many identities and extensive history.

From majestic lakes and mountains to interactive and imaginative museums, journey from the past to the present through Japanese culture. Explore the bright streets of modern Tokyo and escape to the breathtaking natural beauty of Hakone National Park. Japan’s playful technologies, savory staples, and ancient architecture paint a beautiful contrast across centuries.
  • Day 1: Fly Overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Osaka

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Osaka

    Take a guided tour of Osaka

    Visit Osaka Castle

    Experience a Japanese arcade and game center

    Visit the Cupnoodles Museum

    Take an in-depth tour of Osaka's Dotonbori canal street

  • Day 4: Osaka

    Explore Nara with your Tour Director

    Take a Taiko drumming lesson

  • Day 5: Osaka • Tokyo

    Travel by bullet train to Tokyo, and try your hand at learning origami while on the train

    Take a guided tour of Tokyo

    With your expert local guide, you will:

    • See the Imperial Palace Plaza, the residence of Japan's Imperial Family
    • Explore the colorful and iconic Harajuku shopping district
    • Stop by the Metropolitan Government Building, where the governing body of Tokyo sits

    Find a quiet oasis in the middle of the city with a visit to the Meiji Shinto Shrine

    Explore Shibuya Ward and pay a visit to the Pokémon Center

  • Day 6: Tokyo

    Visit the Suginami Animation Museum and participate in an anime workshop

    Visit the Edo-Tokyo Museum to experience the city’s past, present, and future  

  • Day 7: Tokyo • Fuji-Hakone-Izu region

    Take a day trip to the Fuji-Hakone-Izu region

    Take a cruise on Lake Ashi

    Visit Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

    Ride the Mount Komagatake cable car (weather permitting)

    See Mt. Fuji

  • Day 8: Tokyo

    Visit the Hamarikyu Japanese Gardens to stroll among Japanese greenery and seawater ponds

    Explore the Asakusa Kannon Temple, the city's largest temple

    Enjoy free time to explore around Odaiba

    Belt your favorite jams in English or Japanese at a Karaoke evening 

  • Day 9: Depart for Home

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  • Day 1: Fly Overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Osaka

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Osaka

    Take a guided tour of Osaka

    Visit Osaka Castle

    Experience a Japanese arcade and game center

    Visit the Cupnoodles Museum

    Take an in-depth tour of Osaka's Dotonbori canal street

  • Day 4: Osaka

    Explore Nara with your Tour Director

    Take a Taiko drumming lesson

  • Day 5: Osaka • Tokyo

    Travel by bullet train to Tokyo, and try your hand at learning origami while on the train

    Take a guided tour of Tokyo

    With your expert local guide, you will:

    • See the Imperial Palace Plaza, the residence of Japan's Imperial Family
    • Explore the colorful and iconic Harajuku shopping district
    • Stop by the Metropolitan Government Building, where the governing body of Tokyo sits

    Find a quiet oasis in the middle of the city with a visit to the Meiji Shinto Shrine

    Explore Shibuya Ward and pay a visit to the Pokémon Center

  • Day 6: Tokyo

    Visit the Suginami Animation Museum and participate in an anime workshop

    Visit the Edo-Tokyo Museum to experience the city’s past, present, and future  

  • Day 7: Tokyo • Fuji-Hakone-Izu region

    Take a day trip to the Fuji-Hakone-Izu region

    Take a cruise on Lake Ashi

    Visit Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

    Ride the Mount Komagatake cable car (weather permitting)

    See Mt. Fuji

  • Day 8: Tokyo

    Visit the Hamarikyu Japanese Gardens to stroll among Japanese greenery and seawater ponds

    Explore the Asakusa Kannon Temple, the city's largest temple

    Enjoy free time to explore around Odaiba

    Belt your favorite jams in English or Japanese at a Karaoke evening 

  • Day 9: Depart for Home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights; bullet train

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    3 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides

  • Entrances

    Osaka Castle; EF Game Center and Purikura Experience; Cup of Noodles Museum; Todaiji Temple; Taiko drumming lesson; Meiji Shinto Shrine; Animation Museum Workshop; Edo-Tokyo Museum; Lake Ashi cruise; Hakone National Park; Mount Komagatake Cable Car; Hama Rikyu garden; Asakusa Kannon Temple; water bus; karaoke

  • 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.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    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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