This unique journey through Japan’s elegant capitals introduces you to some of the nation’s most culturally and historically rich cities. You’ll travel from the exciting urban jungle of Tokyo to the seaside 12th-century capital of Kamakura. Then, you’ll continue in style on the world-famous bullet train to the breathtaking beauty of Kyoto, which is renowned as the cultural capital of Japan. You’ll also be treated to a daytrip to the timeless landscapes of ancient Nara before your Japanese capitals tour is over.
It doesn’t get more exciting and worldly than Tokyo, one of the most stylish and cosmopolitan capitals in the world! After taking a privately guided, full-day tour in this lively city of warrens jam-packed with hidden gems, you’ll venture to the coast and discover the wonderful history of Kamakura with your own private guide. Here, you’ll hear the lulling call of the waves and explore the rustic charms of the seaside town and former capital.
Then it’s on to a major highlight of your Japanese capitals tour: the mesmerizing city of Kyoto. To get there, you’ll relax and enjoy the scenic ride on a bullet train. When you arrive in Japan’s cultural capital, you’ll have the chance to indulge in a meandering exploration of the famous Nishiki Market, as well as the opportunity to take part in a unique cooking class in a machiya, or traditional Kyoto townhouse.
After exploring some of Kyoto’s 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites with a private guide, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore the ancient, 8th-century capital of Nara at your own pace. After meeting the tame deer at Nara Park and paying a visit to the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world, you’ll be transferred to Kansai International Airport for your onward journey.