Japan Summer Olympic Games
- 6 Days
- 6 Days
- Prices From:
- AU$ 3,835
Visit Tokyo, Japan's iconic capital, during the Games of the XXXII Olympiad. Visit its most iconic temples and shrines and further your understanding of Japanese cuisine in between catching your favourite Olympic events, or just exploring at leisure.
What’s more exciting than being in the world’s largest megacity? Being in the world’s largest megacity during the Olympic Games! This 6-day trip to Tokyo combines its best classical sightseeing and culinary experiences with time at leisure to explore the facets of Japanese culture that most interest you.
Staying in the centrally located Shiba Park district, embark on a Tokyo tour with a local guide. You’ll visit Senso-ji, Tokyo’s oldest temple, serene Meiji Shrine, and Shinjuku Gyoen Park, a peaceful and beautiful green lung in Tokyo’s busiest high rise and neon district. You may take this tour on any day during your stay. Also included is a special evening experience. You may choose to Discover Sake with an Expert, embarking on a tasting odyssey with an expert on Japanese sake, with tastings and small plate Japanese specialties. Alternatively, take an Evening Tokyo Depachika and Yakitori Alley Tour to the basement ‘food floor’ of Mitsukoshi department store. Anyone with even a passing appreciation of Japanese cuisine will be in heaven amid the aromas and flavours here, heading toward ‘Yakitori Alley,’ where the humble grilled chicken skewer is elevated to fine culinary art.
- 6 Days
- 6 Days
- Prices From:
- AU$ 3,835
Itinerary View Trip Map
Tokyo is a city of contrasts. This front-line capital famous for its pioneering modernity, iconic landscapes of neon and soaring skyscrapers is dotted with peaceful parklands, shrines, temples and adored gardens. Despite its mania for anime pop culture, fashion, digital trends and discernible consumption, the city embraces an ancient heritage evident in the temples and shrines scattered amongst the vast skyrises. The Imperial Palace provides a palpable link to the city's incredible heritage even with the explosion of commercial emporia. Free from the shopping and entertainment districts, historic wooden house, private bonsai gardens and the calming Zen atmosphere of the Hamarikyu Gardens thrive to allow visitors an escape from the hyperactivity of the lively streets. Even with the city's costly reputation visitors can take advantage of the inexpensive izakaya bars and neighbourhood cafes serving delectable noodle and rice dishes. In fact, many of Tokyo's charms can be enjoyed free of charge; stroll through Asakusa and the Buddhist temple Sensoji, the fashion Mecca of Harajuku, the world's largest fish market at Tsukiji, or the neon-imbued atmosphere of Shinjuku and be enveloped by Japan's largest city.
On your arrival at Narita Airport, our assistant will meet you in the lobby with a Pasmo Card (supercharged so that you can use it for sightseeing and travel at your leisure) as well as a ticket for the airport limousine bus to your hotel. The airport limousine bus will take you directly to the door of your hotel. Upon arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Shiba Park Hotel
Shiba Park Hotel
Welcome to the best in Japanese hospitality, the Shiba Park Hotel. It is the tradition of this hotel to serve the local and overseas guests alike, with their well-trained, friendly and helpful staff. They offer many services regardless of whether you are travelling on business ...
Welcome to the best in Japanese hospitality, the Shiba Park Hotel. It is the tradition of this hotel to serve the local and overseas guests alike, with their well-trained, friendly and helpful staff. They offer many services regardless of whether you are travelling on business or pleasure.
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Take a half day tour of this fascinating city with a local guide.
The day begins with a visit to Asakusa, Tokyo's old town where you can soak in the atmosphere of the Tokyo of old. Visit Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple and wander down Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries.
Travel across town to Meiji Shrine, a shrine dedicated to the deified spirit of Emperor Meiji and a popular place for traditional Japanese weddings. Finally, your day will end at the beautiful Shinjuku Gyoen park, one of the largest urban green spaces in Tokyo. After a brief stroll around with your guide, they will leave you in any part of the garden you wish to continue exploring on your own.
You can make your own way back to your hotel whenever you are ready.
If you have tickets for an event on this day, we can reschedule this tour to any other free day of your choosing.
We are leaving you with two full days at your leisure to fit in time for viewing any events you may have tickets for. If you find yourself wanting a further taste of Japanese culture, we have a many excursions to choose from that will cater for any taste. Feel free to ask us at the time of booking what extras you would like to add.
Day at Leisure
Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.
This evening you may choose from two evening tours.
Discover Sake with an Expert
Meet Chris, a British expat who is an expert on Japanese sake and has over 10 years experience in the sake industry. He first came to Japan in 2014 to learn more about Japan's native alcohol and has since spent time visiting close to 100 breweries. Since 2017 he has been a licensed WSET Educator as well as a certified international sake sommelier.
Please make your own way to a local restaurant in Ueno this evening for various cups of sake as well as some perfectly paired tapas-style Japanese bites.
Chris will give you an easy-to-understand overview of sake's history, its culture, how it is made and most importantly, the best way to enjoy it. Despite all sake being made from the same basic ingredients, each brewery has their own secrets, technique and flavour. Tonight, you will experience the range that sake has to offer. You will have the chance to try it at different temperatures and will try drinking it from different cups. The food pairings will be tailored to perfectly compliment the delicate scents and flavours of the sake.
Up to six cups of sake and paired light bites are included this evening. If you wish to order additional food and drinks, you will need to pay for these yourself on the day. Chris will have to leave you after a couple of hours, but if you would like you are welcome to stay at the restaurant and make your own way home later.
Evening Tokyo Depachika and Yakitori Alley Tour
With a private guide, set out to the Mitsukoshi department store, one of Tokyo's oldest, whose basement food floor is something to behold. Follow the smoke and steam that's looping its way up from under the railway tracks to "Yakitori Alley", a warren of rickety outdoor yakitori stands. Each open-air corner is tended by its own chef who knows everything you'd ever need to about the fine art of grilling chicken. At one of the many restaurants, you can stop for a cold drink and a yakitori (grilled chicken skewer).
Your guide will leave you at the restaurant to continue enjoying good food and you will need to make your own way home after the tour ends.
Sadly, your time in Japan has come to an end. We will be providing you with a ticket for the airport limousine bus back to Narita Airport. Your day is at your leisure until then.
2020: Daily between Jul 24 - Aug 9.
- 5 nights' accommodation
- Breakfast Daily
- Half-day tour of Tokyo Public Transport (including entry fees)
- Either Sake and Tapas pairing with a local exert or Depachika and akitori Tour (including entry fees)
- Super-charged Pasmo IC Card
- Airport Limousine Bus vouchers to and from Narita Airport
- English Speaking Guides according to the program
- All government taxes and service charges
- Tickets for any Olympic events
- International and Domestic airfares & airfare taxes
- Meals other than specified
- Travel Insurance
- Any other items of personal nature
- Luggage Handling
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.
24 Jul 2020