Japan highlights


Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto
SEPT 13-21, 2025. Cost: $5299

Join us for the highlights of Japan!  This 9-day itinerary starts in Tokyo and ends in Kyoto with a day trip to Osaka.  We’ll explore the old town of Tokyo –  Japanese temples, gardens, and shrines as well as the famous shopping districts. Next up we’ll bask in the glory of Mt Fuji in Hakone with a boat trip across Lake Ashi and finish our journey in Kyoto, home to 17 UNESCO world heritage sites. All tours will include a local, Japanese tour guide plus your Legit Trips leader.

Your package includes 9 days in Japan.

This trip starts in Tokyo and ends in Kyoto. Fly into Narita or Haneda, Fly out of Kansai International Airport for departure- note its 90 minutes so I wouldnt book anything before 7am.

Kansai International Airport for departure- note its 90 minutes so I wouldnt book anything before like 7am or anything 🙂

Please speak to a Legit Trips travel guide before booking your flights for this trip- email us

Package includes comprehensive travel planning, coordinated extras, personalized attention, language translation, on-site tour operator available 24/7.

Option to extend your trip on either end.

Itinerary subject to change based on discretion of trip leader or tour operator, due to weather or other extenuating circumstances.

September 13-21, 2024 – SOLD OUT

September 13-21, 2025 

*Do Not book your flight without verifying arrival & departure times/airports with a Legit Trips team member.


TOTAL $5299

After you pay your deposit, you may pay the balance of $3500 anytime up to 90 days prior to trip departure, or we can set up equal monthly installments.  Email us for payment options.

  • 8 nights accommodation – 3 nights in Tokyo,
    1 night in Hakone (in a traditional Ryokan), 4 nights in Kyoto
  • Full day Tokyo Highlights tour (Asakusa, Tokyo Skytree, Meiji Shrine)
  • Traditional Onsen in Hakone
  • Bullet train ticket
  • Tsukiji Market & Sushi Making Lesson in Tokyo
  • Full day Hakone excursion w/Mt.Fuji
  • Dinner in Hakone
  • Traditional Tea Ceremony in Kyoto
  • Kyoto Highlights Tour
  • Day trip to Osaka – Kuromon Market & Dotombori
  • Airport transfers are not included because private transfers are $500 pp but we will help organize and explain. Train is easy, fast, and cheap!
  • Daily breakfast

  • Local Japanese guide with you on all tour days
  • Legit Trips tour leader with you 24/7

Deposits are non-refundable (but are transferable to another person or Legit Trip). Any additional payments can be refunded if canceled more than 90 days prior to the trip start date.  Deposits may only be transferred one time and incur a $100 rebooking fee.

Please be sure to read the complete booking terms and conditions at checkout. https://legittrips.com/booking-terms/

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Fun Facts About JAPAN


Kyoto is one of the best preserved cities in Japan and has 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Tokyo Sights

There are over 4000 shrines and temples in Tokyo and over 150 museums.

Mt Fuji

Mount Fuji is perhaps Japan’s biggest attraction and is the country’s highest peak at an impressive 2.3 miles high. It is 3 volcanoes in one and last erupted in 1707.


Japan values good manners highly, but when it comes to chowing down on bowlfuls of noodles, there’s only one way to eat: noisily. Slurping is a sign of enjoyment and also cools down the noodles as you eat.

Day 1


Transfer to Tokyo hotel. 

Meet and greet with our group and hosts.

Welcome Reception

O/N at Nohga Hotel Ueno Tokyo

Day 2


Tokyo Highlights Tour
*Asakusa – Tokyo Old Town, Sensoji – Tokyo’s Oldest Temple, Nakamise – popular street for shopping & local snacks, & Tokyo SkyTree observation deck –  Meiji Shrine

O/N at Nohga Hotel Ueno Tokyo

Day 3


Morning at Leisure to explore the incredible sights of Tokyo. We can help organize an additional tour or recommend things to do and see!

Afternoon Tsukiji Market & Sushi Making 
O/N at Nohga Hotel Ueno Tokyo

Day 4


Full day journey to Hakone, the gateway to Mt Fuji & surrounding national park.  Starting in the Gora area we’ll ride the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani volcano crater,  try the tasty black eggs boiled in water bubbling up from within the volcano then cruise across Lake Ashi.
O/N at Ryuguden (Traditional Ryokan)

Day 5


Today, we’ll take the famous Shinkansen bullet train to Kyoto.

Traditional Tea Ceremony upon arrival

Evening at leisure to explore the city
O/N at the Gate Hotel

Day 6


Kyoto Highlights – Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) & Nijo Castle

Afternoon visit to Nishiki Market, a famous shopping street with delicious local foods

O/N at the Gate Hotel

Day 7


Full day to explore.

Optional samurai experience, ramen cooking class or night streets and eats tour.

O/N at the Gate Hotel

Day 8


Day trip to Osaka to experience Kuromon Market & Dotonbori. Famous for its vast array of culinary options, Dotonbori is known as a food paradise throughout Japan. Private transfer back to Kyoto hotel

O/N at the Gate Hotel

Day 9


Transport to Kyoto airport.

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If you’re interested in adding on either end of the trip, email FUN@LegitTrips.com

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