There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Japan Express.

Days 1-3 Tokyo

Explore Japan’s pulsating capital - a bright, bold and busy collection of frenetic downtown streets and serene suburban temples. In free time, visit the world's biggest fish market, hit the shops in Shibuya or discover traditional Tokyo in Asakusa. Get the most out of this thriving Asian city by perusing the many galleries of Ueno Park, passing an afternoon among the quiet gardens of Sensoji Temple or learning about an ancient pastime at the sumo stables. For those feeling hungry, take a soba noodle cooking class or go in search of the city’s finest sushi bars.
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Days 4-5 Nikko

Travel on a scenic train ride from Tokyo to Nikko and get the chance to soak up the spectacular countryside that makes Japan such a unique holiday destination. Stroll through forests of towering cedars that conceal splendid shrines and temples, remnants of the wealth and power of a warlord whose family ruled Japan for almost three centuries. A visit to Toshogu Shrine in particular is highly recommended while in Nikko.
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Days 6-9 Kyoto

Enjoy a ride on the bullet train to Kyoto. Featuring over 2,000 temples, shrines and gardens, Kyoto has a picture-postcard vista around every corner. Travel out to Gion, the famous geisha district, to observe the traditional teahouses and to catch a glimpse of its elusive kimono-clad residents. Perhaps end the adventure with a quintessential Japanese experience - a night out at a karaoke bar!
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