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Tokyo: Imperial Palace Walking Tour with Local Guide

1. Tokyo: Imperial Palace Walking Tour with Local Guide

Meet your guide at Otemon Gate, the main entrance to the palace. From there, explore the East Garden situated to the east of the Imperial Palace, where you can visit facilities such as the Imperial Tokagakudo Music Hall and the Museum of Imperial Collections.  Continue exploring Kitanomaru Park, home of the Nippon Budokan Hall; and Kokyo-gaien, large outer gardens to the southeast of the Imperial Palace. Learn about the palaces history from your licensed guide as you explore this natural beauty.

Hakone: Train Pass with Unlimited Rides & Activity Discounts

2. Hakone: Train Pass with Unlimited Rides & Activity Discounts

Book your Hakone train pass and get unlimited rides on most public transportation needed to explore Hakone. Easily access nearby popular sightseeing destinations such as the Owakudani Volcano, Ashinoko Lake, and Hakone Open-air Museum, and get exclusive discounts. With your pass, get round-trip train fare between Shinjuku Station and Odawara Station and rides on the following list of Hakone transportation systems: • Hakone Tozan Train• Hakone Tozan Cable Car• Hakone Ropeway• Hakone Sightseeing Cruise• Hakone Tozan Bus (designated areas only)• Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus (designated areas only)• Tokai Bus (designated areas only)• “KANKO SHISETSU-MEGURI” Bus (Tourist Attraction Sightseeing Bus) To get started, simply book your chosen pass duration and exchange your confirmation voucher for your pass at Shinjuku Station (detailed exchange directions given after booking).

From Tokyo: Mount Fuji 2-Day Hike with Dawn Summit Sunrise

3. From Tokyo: Mount Fuji 2-Day Hike with Dawn Summit Sunrise

Depart from Tokyo on a 2-day guided hike to the summit of Mount Fuji. Climb up the Subashiri trail with panoramic views and pass by Shinto temples. Rest for the night at the Fujisan Hotel and wake up at dawn to reach the summit and watch the sunrise. Day 1: Start your adventure with the choice of meeting at Tochomae Station or Gotenba Station. Drive through the busy streets of Tokyo out into the wilderness to reach the start of your hike on the Subashiri trail. Climb 5 kilometers on day one, from the 5th station up to Fujisan Hotel mountain hut. Take in panoramic views as you begin to ascend, reaching an observation point over the wooded lowlands and flanking mountains. Pass by a picturesque Shinto temple in the sub-alpine region, before the trail gradually turns into alpine climbing with steep inclines and red volcanic rock. Take your time over the tricky terrain and rest with your guides when required. Breathe deep breaths as you arrive at the Fujisan Hotel and relax as your head guide goes over the details to prepare you for the rest of your climb in the morning. The accommodation is modest but homely. Day 2: Wake up before the dawn and roll out of bed to make the final push up to the summit. This is the part that makes all your effort worth it as you climb up into the heavens while the sky begins to brighten. Make the last step up onto the summit and gaze in wonder at the world spreading out around you. Watch the stunning sunrise on the horizon, known as the "Buddha's Halo," among temples and gateways for the gods. Descend the mountain with a huge smile on your face, taking half the time of the climb up but still requiring significant effort. Order drinks and food to refuel when you reach the 5th station again, before boarding the bus back to Tokyo.

From Tokyo: Private Day Trip to Nikko

4. From Tokyo: Private Day Trip to Nikko

Travel to Nikkō and enjoy the small city nestled in the foothills of gigantic, snow-capped mountains north of Tokyo. Meet your host in Tokyo and head to your destination on the Tobu Railway Limited Express.  You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Immerse yourself in centuries of Japanese culture and see two grand mausoleums and an array of Edo relics adding to Nikkō’s rich history. Visit the Buddhist temple of Rinnō-ji and Toshogu Shrine, a 17th-century treasure with a stunning five-story pagoda, that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.  You can take a trip up to the mountains, which are home to Nikkō National Park. It is one of Japan’s most spectacular protected areas, where Lake Chūzenji drains through Kegon Falls, a 97-meter natural marvel. With your host by your side, lace-up and tackle some of its mesmerizing walking trails, some of which lead to hidden waterfalls and secret Shinto shrines. Once you leave the forests, before heading back to Tokyo, quiet the tummy rumblings at a local eatery, and crunch down on some yuba, or tofu skin, a local delicacy, and wash it all down with some locally-brewed sake.

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3.6 / 5

based on 83 reviews

Our guide, Kenji, was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions - and my husband asks a lot of questions! Kenji was also very friendly and personable. He was considerate of my health limitations without being over solicitous. He made sure we made it to public transportation for our next adventure. Would go on a tour anywhere with him to guide us. Very satisfied!

Seeing is believing, but I realized that the look after seeing is terrific, deep and deep. Thank you for your detailed explanation.

Emiko was an amazing tour guide. We learned so much during this trip. Both beautiful and informative. Thank you!