Japan Escape (K10)

7 Day Tour from Tokyo to Kyoto

2019 Tour Details

Experience the distinct flavor of Japan without the crowds or higher prices of the busy travel season with an escorted vacation in Japan. Your 7-day escape to Tokyo and Kyoto shows you Japan’s amazing sights with 3 nights in each legendary city. You’ll enjoy sightseeing and ample free time in each city, with included transportation between the two destinations via bullet train.

Explore Tokyo’s highlights including Asakusa Kannon Temple and Meiji Shrine, a magnificent Shinto monument set in a man-made garden. In Kyoto, you’ll see the Fushimi Inari Shrine and serene temples, including a visit the exquisite Temple of the Golden Pavilion, a Buddhist temple covered in gold leaf and poised on the picturesque Kyōko-chi (mirror pond) that reflects the pavilion and gardens.

Serenity and scenic wonders await you in Kyoto and Tokyo, made even more of a peaceful escape when enjoyed in the off-season with fewer crowds and lower prices. Enjoy your 7-day guided tour of two of Japan’s favorite destinations to enjoy the graceful beauty and fascinating traditions behind the beautiful culture of Japan.

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Escapes by Globus

 Destinations & Sightseeing

Visit Meiji Shrine, Shinjuku Gyeon Garden, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and Nakamise shopping arcade
Visit the Temple of the Gold Pavilion, Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Kyomizu Temple


 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily


Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.


Welcome to Japan’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.


Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions prior to morning sightseeing in Tokyo. Your tour starts with a visit to MEIJI SHRINE, a magnificent 20th-century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest. Next, visit SHINJUKU GYOEN GARDEN. Originally dating from the early 1600s, the garden was destroyed in World War II and reopened in 1949 as a public park. Today, it remains a very popular stop for locals and visitors alike. Last stop is the ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE and the bustling NAKAMISE SHOPPING ARCADE. The balance of the afternoon is at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast


Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps consider an optional excursion to see Mount Fuji. Your Tour Director will be on hand should you need any suggestions.

Breakfast Breakfast


This morning, board one of Japan’s famous BULLET TRAINS bound for Kyoto. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the evening.

Breakfast Breakfast


Your day begins with a visit to stunning Kinkakuji, the TEMPLE OF THE GOLD PAVILION, covered in shimmering gold leaf. Continue on to FUSHIMI INARI SHRINE, renowned for its thousands of brightly colored Torii Gates. Lastly, stop in the Higashiyama District to explore KIYOMIZU TEMPLE, the “Pure Water Temple,” with stunning views over Kyoto. Along the way, walk through the busy streets where shops and restaurants have been catering to pilgrims for centuries. The evening is at your leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast


A free day for independent exploration in this historic city. Perhaps explore a local market, visit more of the cities famed temples, or stroll through Gion, Kyoto’s most famous geisha district. Your Tour Director will have plenty of recommendations.

Breakfast Breakfast


Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast


 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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