Upon arrival, you may experience a train ride to Shinagawa station and check in to your hotel in Tokyo. In the afternoon, we take a city orientation tour including the historic Imperial Palace East Gardens, an oasis of calm in the middle of this giant city. We will spend five nights in Tokyo.
This morning, we will experience a ride on the Tokyu Setagaya Tram Line from Sangen-Jaya to Shimo-Takaido. It is one of the only two tram lines that still exist today, as majority of the Tokyo's streetcar was shut down in the 1960's. We will then explore Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. In the afternoon we will visit Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa for a taste of traditional Japan. Senso-ji is one of the very popular temples in Tokyo while the Asakusa area that surrounds it provides a wonderful variety of snacks, restaurants and souvenir shopping. Enjoy our welcome dinner tonight.
(Meals: B, D)
A free day at your leisure.
After breakfast, we take train from Tokyo to Shonan and catch the Shonan Monorail from Ofuna Station to Enoshima Station. Shonan Monorail is a suspended monorail system, legally an electrified railway that connects between JR Ofuna station and Shonan Enoshima. We will have some time to explore Enoshima before catching the Enoden train from Enoshima to Hase, the closest station to Kotokuin Temple, where a great Buddha sits outdoors. Return to Tokyo for overnight.
Free at leisure before making your way to the airport by Skyliner Train.