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2-Week Japan Private Family Vacation

2-Week Japan Private Family Vacation

By RobertUpdated Jan. 29, 2023
Discover the diversity of Japan with your kids

Interested in Japan but don't want to handle the difficulties when traveling with your family? Simply travel with us and let our experienced tour planners and local guides make your vacation worry-free.
Discover the history of Japan, breathe in the mountain town air, wander through exquisite shrines and palaces, ride aboard a speeding bullet train, shop on the busy streets, and experience the public transportation like a local!
What you are waiting for? Read the customizable itinerary and travel with us your way!

  • Days:13±
  • Best For:First-timers, Families
  • Departure date:up to you
  • Sample Price:from US$ 5,259 each (family of 4, 2 per room)
  • Cancellations:100% refunded! (till 14 days before)

Journey Route

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This is an ideal tour for first-time visitors and families. Sign up for your favorite part of the tour or simply treat the whole tour as inspiration, designing each element specially for you.

Highlights

Wash your hands in Meiji Shrine and connect with Japanese traditions.

meiji shrine and the hand washing place

Dive headfirst into the pulsating center of Tokyo's youth culture.

shibuya street

See the panorama of Tokyo city from the tallest free-standing broadcasting tower in the world.

the sky tree of tokyo
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Have fun in both Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan with your kids!

universal studios osaka
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Board the different classes of Shinkansen and explore different parts of Japan.

shinkansen passing the fuji mountain

Zoom through the incredible Japanese Alps and enter a traditional Hida folk village.

traditional folk village in Takayama
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Stay overnight in traditional Japanese ryokan — complete with tatami mat floors and sliding doors.

inside the ryokan
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Learn the value of peace at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

the peace memorial in hiroshima
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Wonder at the Floating Torii Gate and count the red torii gates at the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine.

floating torii gate
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Admire Nijo Castle — a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

nijo castle

Feed the wild deer at Nara Park and share in the idyllic scenery.

deer at Nara Park
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Itinerary in Detail

We arrange plenty of cultural activities to help create memorable experiences along the way. We also take time to observe deer, regarded by Japanese people as messengers of the gods, and have fun in both Disneyland and Universal Studios. Of course, all of them are adjustable according to your ideas!

Day 1
Tokyo Arrival

Konnichiwa! Welcome to Tokyo — capital city of Japan!

You will be met on arrival at the airport and have a private transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own leisure.

dusk of downtown Tokyo
The dusk of downtown Tokyo
Day 2
Tokyo Highlights

Explore both ancient and modern Tokyo with your private guide:

  • Head to Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the deified spirits of the former Emperor and his wife.
  • Exploring some of Tokyo's latest trends and fashions in Shibuya.
  • Step into Kokyo Gaien, the plaza gardens outside the Imperial Palace, snap a photo in front of the charming Meganebashi ('Spectacles') Bridge, which has a distinctive European flare.
  • Leave behind the ultra-modern bustle to discover the quiet side streets of Asakusa, and enter the 7th Century Buddhist temple — Sensoji, by passing through the Thunder Gate.
  • Finish the day with an incredible panorama of the city, at the Tokyo Skytree.
Shirahige Falls
The 7th Century Buddhist Temple — Sensoji
Day 3
Tokyo Disneyland

Have a day with your family in Tokyo Disneyland:

  • A 1-Day Pass would be arranged.
Tokyo Disneyland
Have fun in Tokyo Disneyland!
Day 4
Tokyo to Takayama

We'd make an early start to get the Shinkansen to Takayama.

  • Glue your face to the window as we zoom through the incredible Japanese Alps.
  • Pay a visit a traditional Hida folk village for an insight into what mountain life was like back in the day.
  • Rest your heads at a traditional ryokan, complete with tatami mat floors and sliding doors straight out of The Last Samurai.
traditional village in Takayama
Traditional village in Takayama
Day 5
Takayama to Hiroshima

Take some free time to explore Takayama before heading to Hiroshima.

  • Take the train to Hiroshima.
  • Check in to your hotel in Hiroshima upon arrival.
dusk of Hiroshima
The dusk of Hiroshima
Day 6
Hiroshima Highlights

Have a good rest with your family in the morning. The day's touring starts in the afternoon from your hotel:

  • Spend the morning at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which is located at the center of Hiroshima City.
  • Free at leisure or discover the city on your own in the afternoon. 
memorial at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
The Memorial
Day 7
Hiroshima to Osaka

The day starts with a half-day tour of Hiroshima, and then you would head to Osaka by train.

  • Visit the Itsukushima Shrine, a unique shrine that looks as if it is floating in the sea. It displays the solemn and gorgeous architectural beauty of the shinden style, the palace style popular around the 10th century.
  • After spending the day at Miyajima, travel by Shinkansen from Hiroshima to Osaka, the journey takes under 1½ hours to cover 342 km (213 miles).
  • Upon arrival, your meet-and-greet assistant would escort you to your hotel in Osaka by public transportation. The rest of the day would be free leisure time.
Miyajima night
The night of Miyajima
Day 8
Universal Studios Osaka

Have a day with your family in Universal Studios Osaka.

  • A 1-Day Pass would be arranged.
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Enjoy yourselves at Universal Studios Osaka!
Day 9
Osaka to Kyoto

The day would start with a train journey from Osaka to Kyoto, followed by exploring Kyoto:

  • Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine which was used in the movie Memoirs of a Geisha. It is home to over 10,000 red torii gates, which form a path up the mountain behind the temple.
  • Enter Sanju-sangendo, a temple in eastern Kyoto that is famous for its 1,001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy.
red torri gates
The countless red torri gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine
Day10
Kyoto Highlights

On day 10, we would see the highlights of Kyoto with a unique day tour of its classic cultural treasures.

  • Delve into Japan's history, starting at the glittering Kinkakuji Temple, known also as the Golden Pavilion.
  • Discover the Nijo Castle, one of the most famous and ornate castles in the country, and listen to the 'chirping' floors as you walk. They were designed this way as an additional security measure of the castle.
  • Admire the beautiful structure with its bright vermillion columns and complimentary jade tiled roofs at Heian Shrine.
  • Take a sip from one of the three streams of fresh mountain water at the Pure Water Temple, which will grant you fortune in love, luck in studies, or elongate your life.
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The shining golden Kinkakuji Temple
Day11
Nara Highlights

The day would start with a short train ride to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nara with your private guide:

  • Start off your adventure in this historic area at the jaw-dropping Todaiji Temple, the world's largest wooden building.
  • Then, head to Nara's most celebrated shrine, the bright and beautiful Kasuga Taisha, established in 768 AD.
  • Before returning to Kyoto, take a wander through Nara Park, also called Deer Park, where you could have a chance to encounter wild deer in person.
nara park
The grassland of Nara Park
Day12
Arashiyama Highlights

On day 12, we would discover the charm and tranquility of Arashiyama, located on the Western outskirts of Kyoto, by private vehicle.

  • Start the day at Okochi Mountain Villa, which has impressive views of the city below. Take a moment to enjoy a complimentary matcha green tea and traditional Japanese sweets in this charming setting.
  • Lose yourself on a peaceful stroll through the bamboo grove.
  • Stop at Nonomiya Shrine. Set amongst the bamboo, this Shinto shrine was a sanctuary for princesses.
  • After the tour, you are free to explore Kyoto on your own.
bamboo grove
Fresh yourselves in the bamboo grove
Day13
Depart Kyoto

We hope the journey home provides a happy conclusion to your family vacation!

Hotel-to-Kansai-airport private transport would be arranged according to your flight info.

train and Kyoto in spring
Train passing Kyoto city in spring
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Hand-Picked Hotels

We have selected hotels with different styles and for different budgets. Let us know your preferences and we will help you find the right one.

hotel in Tokyo
Hotel in Tokyo with walking distance to Shimbashi and Ginza
ryokan in Takayama
Kid-friendly traditional Ryokan in Takayama
Hotel in Hiroshima
Hotel with convenient location in Hiroshima
Hotel in Osaka
Central located hotel for leisure in Osaka
Hotel in Hiroshima
Unique warm hotel with fine location in Kyoto

Our Service Includes:

13 days from
US$ 5,259
per person (based on 4 persons and 4-star hotels)
  • Public transport and personal English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels
  • Governmental taxes

Tour code: ah-jp-13

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