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TOKYO

THE ELECTRIC TOWN

Date

May bank holiday

Price

£999

Length

10 days

Deposit

£99

Trip type

Squadcation

Group size

6 people +

HIGHLIGHTS

DISCOVER TOKYO

Yoking past and future, Tokyo dazzles with its traditional culture and passion for everything new. In Tokyo you can experience the whole breadth of Japanese arts and culture. Centuries-old forms of performing arts still play on stages and sumo tournaments draw crowds; every spring, Tokyoites head outside to appreciate the cherry blossoms – a tradition older than the city itself. There are museums covering every era of Japanese art history and also ones that focus on the contemporary – challenging the old distinctions between art with a capital A, pop culture and technology.

Your Itinerary

DAY 1: EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF JAPAN’S CULTURE

You’ll be heading to the well-known temples and shrines in Asakusa neighbourhood! Visiting temples like Bentendo Hall, a part of Tokyo’s oldest temple, Sensō-ji or the Shrine of the Three Gods, the Asakusa Temple, you’ll end the day feeling more in touch with yourself, the beautiful culture and have more insight into important Japanese rituals.

DAY 2: HOW ABOUT A CULTURALLY AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE

If you’re looking for a culturally authentic experience, we’ve got you covered! Today we’ll be meeting and going to the historically iconic Kabuki Theatre. This Japanese playhouse showcases theatrical performances that usually involve mining, masks, and very elaborate makeup. After seeing a performance, we recommend that you explore the area for some good sushi or top-notch ramen!

DAY 3: YOURISM EATS EXPERIENCE

Yourism Eats Takeover! Making sure you know the best things to eat in Tokyo, Yourism Eats will be doing a food tour  in Odaiba which will show you theirs more to Japanese cuisines than just sushi. Today you’ll have the opportunity to try and taste some of the well known and authentic foods! After your tour, for a subsidized rate, you will have a cooking class, making some of the food you’ve been eating throughout the day!

Yourism Eats Takeover! Making sure you know the best things to eat in Tokyo, Yourism Eats will be doing a food tour  in Odaiba which will show you theirs more to Japanese cuisines than just sushi. Today you’ll have the opportunity to try and taste some of the well known and authentic foods! After your tour, for a subsidized rate, you will have a cooking class, making some of the food you’ve been eating throughout the day!

DAY 4: DO YOU REMEMBER YOKOZUNA?

Soaking up Japanese culture, you’ll be heading towards your first traditional Sumo wrestling match! The origin of Sumo dates back to the 1500’s where it was a popular sport in the Shinto tradition. You’ll be also be able to see the iconic rituals that take place, the clothing and building the sumo wrestling match is in. It is an event that you don’t want to miss!

DAY 5: DO IT FOR THE GRAM

Today you’ll be able to explore some of the iconic hot spots independently! Yourism recommend soaking in all the hidden culture of Tokyo and visiting popular spots like ‘ the viewing of the Cherry blossom tree’s, Studio Ghibli’s Museum, Ueno Park, Takeshita Street and Akihabara’.

DAY 6: HEAD OVER TO THE IMPERIAL PALACE

Heading over to the Imperial Palace, where you’ll be able to get a tour around the grounds. Tokyo’s Imperial Palace is the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. The building includes the main palace, the private residences of the Imperial Family and archive museums.

DAY 7: KUNG-FU PANDA

So, you’ve explored Tokyo’s concrete jungle that is rich with Japanese culture, food, and technology, but are you ready to see where the real animals are? Heading over to the Ueno Zoological Gardens, you’ll be able to see Japans oldest zoo and birthplace to Xiangxiang, the three-year-old Panda. Ueno is also home to many other exotic animals, that engage in thrilling face to face experiences.

DAY 8: MAGICAL CITY

A day of Disney is ahead of you! Today you’ll be going to one of the worlds most iconic Disneyland parks in Tokyo. Disneyland Tokyo is home to 8 different themed lands, lots of fun and lots of food. For those who don’t want to go to Disneyland, Yourism suggests checking out the Tokyo Disney Sea, where you’ll be able to a theme park inspired by the sea.

DAY 9: GET YOUR HIKING BOOTS

Seeing Tokyo from a different view, we’ll be heading 50 minutes outside the city and embarking on the beautiful Mount Takao hike. If your up to the challenge, you’ll be taking the two-hour hike, choosing from six different hiking trails. When you reach the top, you’ll hopefully be able to see the beautiful Mountains from afar. If you’d rather not walk or hike, feel free to take the cable cars to reach the top. Throughout the day, you’ll get a chance to see the Yakuoin temple that is said to worship the Tengus (mountain gods) to protect the Kanto region. There’s also a Monkey Park that you can visit with over 60 Maraque Monkeys that reside in vast gardens that holds over 500 species of plants.

DAY 10: TIME TO COOL OFF

Before you head home, one last culturally trip that will leave you relaxed. An ‘Onsen’ is a natural Japanese hot spring facility that comes in a variety of different shapes and sizes.  Tokyo Somei Onsen Sakura has outdoor natural springs and other relaxing facilities where you can gaze at the sky while relaxing.

What’s included

Welcome dinner
Luxury Accommodation (Booking is based on shared room occupancy)
All listed activities on the itinerary
Equipment
Professional Guides
Local Transport
Private Airport transfer
Yourism Eat Experience
Yourism Passport Cover and Luggage Tag

What’s not included

Internal and international flights
Travel and health insurance
Passport and Visa fees

またね!
(SEE YOU TOKYO)

It’s now over to you to make your own way to your next destination. Not quite done with adventurous trips? Take a peek at our Marrakesh trip to see how you could extend this adventure.

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