9 or 11 days
Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Odawara, Kyoto; Hiroshima, Himeji and Osaka with extension

Japan travel at its best: Treat your girl group to the treasures of Japan past and present, from the bustling streets of Tokyo to the ancient temples of Kyoto. A Japan tour isn't complete unless you stroll through sacred shrines, selfie with the Great Buddha in Kamakura, and catch a glimpse of majestic Mount Fuji. Your trip to Japan can educate girls in the world of STEM in Akihabara. Feast on an authentic tempura dinner, and enjoy a special overnight stay at a traditional Japanese ryokan, which is an amazing cultural and learning experience for every girl.

The physical rating of this program is: Light: 1 (out of 3)

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Tokyo

    Transfer to Tokyo

    Take a guided tour of Tokyo

    Visit the Asakusa Kannon Temple

    Visit the Harajuku shopping district

    Take a tour of Akihabara Electric Town

    Enjoy a sumo-style Hot Pot dinner

    Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tokyo Disney

    Tokyo Disney

    Dive in to the magic that is Tokyo Disney, the first Disney park to be opened outside of the United States. 

  • Day 5: Tokyo • Kamakura • Hakone

    Travel via Kamakura to Hakone 

    Visit the Great Buddha of Kamakura

    Visit the Hachimangu shrine 

    Explore Kamakura on your own

  • Day 6: Hakone • Odawara • Kyoto

    Travel via Owakudani and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park to Odawara

    Visit Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

    Take a cruise on Lake Ashi

    Ride the Mount Komagatake cable car (weather permitting)

    Enjoy free time in Owakudani

    See Odawara Castle

    Travel by bullet train to Kyoto

  • Day 7: Kyoto

    Take a guided tour of Kyoto

    Visit the Golden Pavilion

    See a kimono show at the Nishijin Textile Center

    Visit Nijō Castle

    Take a tour of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

    Take an excursion to Arashiyama

  • Day 8: Kyoto • Osaka

    Visit the Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine

    Take a guided tour of Nara

    Visit Todaiji Temple

    Travel to Osaka

    Enjoy a Tour Director led walking tour of Osaka's Dotonbori canal street

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Kyoto • Hiroshima

    Travel by bullet train to Hiroshima

    Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum

    Travel by ferry to Miyajima Island

    Explore Miyajima Park

    Visit Itsukushima Shrine

  • Day 10: Hiroshima • Himeji • Osaka

    Travel via Himeji to Osaka

    Visit Himeji Castle

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Tokyo

    Transfer to Tokyo

    Take a guided tour of Tokyo

    Visit the Asakusa Kannon Temple

    Visit the Harajuku shopping district

    Take a tour of Akihabara Electric Town

    Enjoy a sumo-style Hot Pot dinner

    Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tokyo Disney

    Tokyo Disney

    Dive in to the magic that is Tokyo Disney, the first Disney park to be opened outside of the United States. 

  • Day 5: Tokyo • Kamakura • Hakone

    Travel via Kamakura to Hakone 

    Visit the Great Buddha of Kamakura

    Visit the Hachimangu shrine 

    Explore Kamakura on your own

  • Day 6: Hakone • Odawara • Kyoto

    Travel via Owakudani and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park to Odawara

    Visit Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

    Take a cruise on Lake Ashi

    Ride the Mount Komagatake cable car (weather permitting)

    Enjoy free time in Owakudani

    See Odawara Castle

    Travel by bullet train to Kyoto

  • Day 7: Kyoto

    Take a guided tour of Kyoto

    Visit the Golden Pavilion

    See a kimono show at the Nishijin Textile Center

    Visit Nijō Castle

    Take a tour of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

    Take an excursion to Arashiyama

  • Day 8: Kyoto • Osaka

    Visit the Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine

    Take a guided tour of Nara

    Visit Todaiji Temple

    Travel to Osaka

    Enjoy a Tour Director led walking tour of Osaka's Dotonbori canal street

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Kyoto • Hiroshima

    Travel by bullet train to Hiroshima

    Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum

    Travel by ferry to Miyajima Island

    Explore Miyajima Park

    Visit Itsukushima Shrine

  • Day 10: Hiroshima • Himeji • Osaka

    Travel via Himeji to Osaka

    Visit Himeji Castle

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip airfare on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Bullet train

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Guided Sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed guides

  • Entrances

    Meiji Shinto Shrine; Tokyo National Museum; Hachimangu Shrine; Asakusa Kannon Temple; Lake Hakone cruise; Mount Komagatake Ropeway; Odawara Castle; Nijo Castle; Gold Pavilion; Kiyomizu Temple; Gion Corner Performances of traditinal Japanese Arts; Inari Taisha Shrine; Nara

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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