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Tokyo: City Experience

Tokyo: City Experience

8 days, 1 city
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A large ornately decorated red temple with another multi-tiered gold temple behind it
A large ornately decorated red temple with another multi-tiered gold temple behind it
A view of a large bustling city lit up at night with an extremely tall lit up tower in the center of the city
A large bridge lit up with many colors at night
A storefront with several red and white lit up lanterns during nighttime
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Why go?

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.

Picture yourself

  • 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 Shibuya and 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

  • 6 nights in handpicked, city-center accommodations

  • 6 breakfasts

  • 3 dinners

  • Expert Tour Director

  • 24/7 support

  • Sushi making experience

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Full trip itinerary

Itinerary

  • 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.

    Today's highlights:

    • 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 with your Tour Director.

    Today's highlights:

    • Walk through the fashionable Harajuku neighborhood.
    • See the Sensoji Temple and Shrine and the Imperial Palace Plaza.
    • 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.

    Today's highlights:

    • 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.

    Free time suggestions

    Meiji Shrine: Tokyo isn’t all bright lights—discover the historic and peaceful Meiji Shrine, dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shōken.

  • Day 8: Fly home

    Sayōnara, tomodachi!
    Translation: goodbye, friends! Your next destination awaits—home. But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?

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Dates: Apr. 12, 2024 – Apr. 19, 2024April 12, 2024 – April 19, 2024

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