If you plan to arrive in advance of the beginning of your Classic Journey, join us for this 2-day, 2-night exploration of Tokyo and the surrounding region. You’ll go exploring in a suburban neighborhood that preserves the pre-war Japanese way of life and visit one of the vanishing breed of street markets. Then you’ll see the spiritual face of the land on a daylong visit to Mt. Nokogiri, one of the country’s most sacred sites just across the bay from the city. These fascinating days take you beyond the city’s bustling modern veneer to reveal the roots of Japanese culture.
Itinerary at a glance
This afternoon, we’ll step beyond the super-modern metropolis to Yanaka, a neighborhood that survived WW II intact. We’ll also go for a guided stroll in Ueno Park, a popular site for cherry blossom parties in Tokyo. Originally part of Kaneiji Temple, a family temple of the ruling Tokugawa clan during the Edo Period, the grounds attract locals and your guide will show you its favorite attractions. To round out your introduction to Tokyo, we visit Ueno’s Ameyoko-cho, a busy street market underneath the train lines. 

We journey to the opposite of Tokyo Bay to the sacred sawtooth mountain known as Nokogiri in Chiba Prefecture. In total contrast to the city, today we’ll follow winding forested paths serenaded by birds to the mountain’s top. We’ll see the towering Hyaku-Shaku Kannon Buddha, carved directly into the rock face. And we’ll visit the Nihon-ji Temple complex, founded in 725. Stone paths and staircases criss-cross the mountain and wind around clusters of Buddhist statues. 

Starting Point: 1:00pm - Tokyo - hotel lobby *Arrival airport transfer from Narita Airport included.
Ending Point: 5:00pm - Tokyo - hotel lobby

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  • Strolling through Tokyo's Ueno Park
  • Watching locals at bustling street markets
  • Meandering through a trail to the top of Mt. Nokogiri

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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
April 11-13, 2020$2695.00$1095.00
May 16-18, 2020$2695.00$1095.00
November 7-9, 2020$2795.00$1095.00
April 10-12, 2021$2895.00$1095.00
May 15-17, 2021$2795.00$1095.00
September 4-6, 2021$2795.00$1095.00
November 6-8, 2021$2895.00$1095.00

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The best time to visit Japan is generally in spring or autumn. Spring (March-May) sees a lot of the country ablaze with beautiful white and pink cherry blossoms. In April and May, the afternoon temperatures reach an average of 18.5 to 23 degrees, while temperatures in the morning and night are around 10.5 to 15 degrees. Autumn (September-November) sees similar temperatures, which are now a welcome respite from the muggy heat of the summer. The country now changes into a have of red and scarlet leaves which contrast strikingly against the deep blue clear skies.

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Conrad Tokyo

Located near the Ginza, heart of the city, this glamorous contemporary hotel overlooks magnificent views of Tokyo's skyline. The luxurious guest rooms are decorated in minimalist Japanese design. The property has a variety of fine restaurants and a spa.

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