If there’s one city to totally immerse yourself in, it’s Tokyo. That’s because Tokyo is a billion different things all at once. It’s ancient and modern, it’s anime and couture, it’s maguro nigiri and Mt. Fuji—and all that’s just the beginning.
Rolling your own sushi with an expert chef
Enjoying unparalleled views of Mt. Fuji as you ride in a cable car
Wandering the neon streets of Harajuku
Looking down at Tokyo from the top of the world’s tallest tower
Discovering traditional woodblock print artwork
What you'll get
Round-trip flights & airport transfers (or book 'em yourself)
6 nights in handpicked, city-center accommodations
Expert Tour Director
Sushi making experience
- Day 1: Overnight flight
Board your overnight flight to Tokyo, the—drumroll please—biggest city in the whole wide world. Oh, and it’s also the capital of Japan.
- Day 2: Arrive in Tokyo
Welcome to Tokyo, where there are vending machines for everything, neon lights everywhere, and more Michelin-starred restaurants than the entire rest of the world combined.
- Land at the airport and meet an EF representative.
- Transfer to your accommodations, check in, and start to meet your fellow travelers.
- Receive the latest schedule from your Tour Director.
- Day 3: Tour Tokyo + Welcome Dinner
Quick! What’s trending right now? Well, whatever it is—it probably started in Tokyo. Today, you’ll explore the ins and outs of this city on the cutting edge.
- Check out the latest fashion trends as you walk through the Harajuku neighborhood.
- Keep pure thoughts as you enter the Sensoji Temple and Shrine.
- Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your group at an authentic local spot.
- Day 4: Free time + sushi making experience
Today is all you. Dive into high fashion, a big bowl of ramen, or everything ancient. In the afternoon, join your group for a visit to the world’s largest fish market and a sushi making class.
Free time suggestions
Tokyo Skytree: Head way, way, waaay up to the observation deck of the world’s tallest tower. At 2,080 feet, it’s safe to say this is the best view in Tokyo.
Ghibli Museum: Showcasing the work of one of the GOAT animation studios, there’s no other place that’ll connect you with Japanese pop culture like this.
- Day 5: Free day + included dinner
Remember, you’re in the biggest city in world, so there’s plenty to see and do. Work up an appetite as you wander the five wards of central Tokyo—tonight, we eat.
- Soak up the sites and sounds of the city either solo or with your group.
- Join your group at a local restaurant for an authentic Japanese meal.
Free time suggestions
Ota Memorial Museum of Art: Immerse yourself in traditional Japanese art, including woodblock prints and the iconic work of Katsushika Hokusai.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden: One of Tokyo’s largest parks, it’s a great place to chill, have a picnic, and take a scenic walk.
- Day 6: Free day + optional Hakone day trip
Want to continuing immersing yourself in the culture and convenience stores of Tokyo? That’s cool. Want to head to an active volcano? That’s cool, too.
Free time suggestions
Rainbow Bridge: Get your steps in and enjoy incred views of Tokyo as you cross the Tokyo Bay Connector Bridge by foot. Pro tip: go at night.
Omoide Yokocho: Translation: memory lane. This unique alleyway is home to some of the best food and drink Tokyo has to offer.
Hakone day trip (extra cost)
Ride in a cable car to catch views of Mt. Fuji, then cruise on Lake Ashi to its iconic torii gate.
Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.
- Day 7: Free day + Farewell Dinner
It’s your last full day in Tokyo—tragic. But hey, let’s make the most of it, shall we? And by make the most of it we mean eat every bite of sushi and mochi you can find. At night, share some laughs at an included Farewell Dinner with your group.
- Day 8: Fly home
Translation: goodbye, friends! Your next destination awaits—home. But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?
Overall rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 20 authentic traveler reviews
Just book it!Evelyn, traveled Nov. 2023
My trip to Tokyo was amazing!!! The sushi making day was such a fun experience! Mike was our guide and he was exceptional!! We always felt safe and cared for.. I recommend booking th Hakone extrusion, you see the most amazing views of the country side! And if you're lucky like us, and incredible view of Mt. Fuji that I'll never forget!! Thanks Mike! And than... See more
Mike is the best!Michelle, traveled Nov. 2023
Mike made this trip 1000x better! He took us to the best spots in Japan and he is very knowledgable and great person! I will absolutely visit Japan again! Thank you Mike for the best experience ever!!!
Tokyo 2023David, traveled Nov. 2023
Awesome experience 10/10 Special shout out to the tour director Mike. He was knowledgeable and funny and awesome He deserves everything.
A heckin' good timeAbbey, traveled Nov. 2023
EF made traveling so much easier and stress free than I would have thought. Our tour guide Mike made sure we never ran out of things to do or see. Definitely wasn't ready to go by the end of the trip.