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Customize Your Luxury Vacation

• Experience the best of Japan on a fully tailored journey

• Enjoy activities tailored to the entire family (best for kids 12 and older, but itinerary can be modified for younger children)

• There are no set dates—the best times of the year to travel are March through May and September through November

• This itinerary can be customized to your interests, specifications and group

• Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy, for a group of four

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What's Included

The price of this all-inclusive custom journey covers everything from travel by car or helicopter, hotels, all daily activities unless specifically outlined, top-of-the-line guides and gratuities. The price excludes international flights to and from your home.

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Itinerary

  1. Days 1 – 4
    Tokyo, Japan
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    Overview

    Begin your journey in Japan’s vibrant and eclectic capital

    One of the world’s most populous cities, Tokyo enchants and inspires with a heady blend of ancient traditions and ultramodern possibilities. Alongside your private guide, embark on an exciting exploration of this diverse metropolis, which offers immersive activities for the whole family.

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    Private Calligraphy Lesson

    Learn the quiet art of calligraphy. After a presentation and demonstration by a master calligrapher, try your own hand at it, carefully writing the Kanji (Japanese character) of your choice.

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    Private Sushi Making Lesson

    Meet your private chef for a hands-on education in how to make several different kinds of sushi, as well as miso soup. Then, enjoy the fruits of your labor during a private lunch.

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    Meiji-jingu Shrine

    Explore the enormous Meiji-jingu shrine, which was constructed in 1920 by more than 100,000 volunteers to honor Emperor Meiji, the first emperor of modern Japan. While you’re there, wander through the forest of 120,000 trees, donated by people from all parts of Japan when the shrine was established.

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    Private Shopping Excursion

    Set off on a special shopping adventure, accompanied by a local fashion expert who will introduce you to the best brands and secret shops and ateliers in the Omotesando and Aoyama districts. If you like, let us know your own preferences and tastes, so that we can design a truly tailor-made high-end shopping experience.

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    Sightseeing by Helicopter

    Board your private helicopter for a half-hour sunset flight to gaze at breathtaking views of the city, Tokyo Bay and, weather permitting, majestic Mount Fuji in the distance.

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    Accommodations
    Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
    Set high above the city, the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, offers impeccable service and breathtaking views. Enjoy vistas of Mount Fuji from your spacious room that blends futuristic luxury with a sweeping sense of space. Pamper yourself with the essence of Japanese style in your spa-like bathroom that includes a bath and walk-in shower. After a day of exploration, savor a meal in one of the hotel’s fine restaurants or just relax with Asian- and Western-inspired treatments in the 37th-floor spa.
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    Delve into Japan’s rich cultural heritage in the historic city of Kanazawa

    Kanazawa offers untold delights, including beautifully preserved historic districts with fine examples of traditional architecture, a number of magnificent temples and one of the prettiest gardens in the country. As you explore the city, you’ll come across wonderful museums, an excellent market full of local produce and a pace of life that feels positively leisurely after the excitement of Tokyo.

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    Samurai District

    Explore the ancient samurai district of Nagamachi, where cobblestone streets bordered by earthen walls and decorative gates evoke the feudal times of Japanese history. Visit Nomura-ke, the former home of a samurai, to gain insight into traditional Japanese architecture.

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    Kenroku-en Castle Garden

    Discover the magnificent Kenroku-en garden, one of the most beautiful landscape gardens in the country. As you stroll, admire the harmonious coexistence of the six Chinese attributes of perfection: seclusion, spaciousness, artificiality, antiquity, abundant water and expansive views.

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    Traditional Kaiseki Dinner

    Indulge in a multi-course kaiseki dinner, which features surprising and elegant seafood dishes presented in locally made ceramics. The acclaimed restaurant at Beniya Mukayu sources its fresh and delicious cuisine exclusively from local artisans and producers, and organic farmers.

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    21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

    Visit one of the finest museums of Japan, which is housed in an architecturally striking building that integrates innovative design with an excellent permanent collection of contemporary Japanese artists and renowned international painters and sculptors.

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    Higashi-chaya District

    Explore the historic Higashi-chaya district, which is home to tea houses where geishas used to entertain their clients. Then, take a stroll along the pedestrian street where handicraft shops sell lacquerware and examples of gold leaf–decorated goods, an ancient technique that you can try your hand at in a nearby workshop.

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    Beniya Mukayu
    A haven of peace and healing since its founding in 1928, Beniya Mukayu welcomes travelers with a blend of traditional Japanese hospitality and invigorating wellness treatments. Each spacious and elegant room boasts its own private open-air hot spring bath and marvelous views of the hotel’s gorgeous Japanese garden. Immerse yourself in morning yoga lessons and signature treatments from the hotel’s blissful spa.
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    Discover the spiritual and cultural heart of Japan

    Kyoto was the capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years, and it remains a center of pilgrimage and spirituality to this day. It’s a city of contrasts, with ancient temples abutting modern high-rises and tranquil Zen gardens of rock and sand situated near vibrant markets. To really get to know Kyoto, spend some time exploring its quieter sides, and don’t forget to sample some of the traditional restaurants that have made the city a destination for culinary as well as spiritual pilgrims.

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    Private Tea Ceremony

    Visit an ancient tea house in the private part of a temple to experience a tea ceremony, which is one of Japan’s most treasured cultural practices. After the ceremony, learn the art of making tea from a tea master—and then enjoy a cup of tea that you prepare yourself.

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    Toei Uzumasa Eigamura Movie Museum

    Delve into the history of Japanese film, and then enjoy a private Tate (Japanese sword fighting) lesson conducted by a professional to learn the skill of samurai swordsmanship.

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    Kinkaku-ji Temple

    Experience the glorious Golden Pavilion temple, which was built in 1397 to serve as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu.

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    Nara Daytrip

    Discover the ancient treasures of Nara, the first permanent capital of Japan in the 8th century. Visit Nara Park and wander among the herds of freely roaming deer that are a symbol of the city. Marvel at the stone and bronze lanterns of the famed Kasuga-taisha Shrine and then pay your respects at the massive Todaiji temple, one of the largest wooden buildings in the world.

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    Geisha Dinner

    Savor the once-in-a-lifetime experience of dining in one of Kyoto’s most exclusive Japanese restaurants in the company of a geisha and a maiko (geisha in training), as well as a musician. Your guide will be your interpreter as you chat with the geishas before they perform for you.

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    The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
    Located on the banks of the serene Kamogawa River, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto blends Japanese architecture with ancient tradition. Japanese gardens and expansive views of the Higashiyama Sanju-Roppo mountain range complement modern room amenities.