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2020 Summer Games Opening Week - Small Escorted Group Journey

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

FROM $58,888 PER PERSON
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DURATION

10 days | 9 nights

DESTINATIONS

Japan

INTERESTS

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6 nights in Tokyo (choice of Four Seasons Otemachi or Hilton Tokyo)
  • 3 nights in Kyoto (Ritz Carlton or Similar)
  • Premium tickets to the spectacular Opening Ceremony
  • Attend 3 of the most in demand Summer Sporting Events
  • Private group touring in Tokyo & Kyoto
  • Exclusive experiences such as sumo, sushi-making, sword lesson, tea ceremony, zen meditation, and geisha dinner
  • Welcome amenities & commemorative Summer Games gift
  • Limited to 8 people

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Remote Lands is offering packages to the Summer Games 2020 in Tokyo for the opening of the Games, a journey that will take travelers from the capital to the history and culture of Kyoto, limited to 16 travelers. Be a part of the first Summer Games to be held in Tokyo since 1964. Spend your days watching world-class athletic competitions and your nights exploring Tokyo independently or through our optional cultural experiences. Take a sushi-making class or visit a sumo stables for a private, behind-the-scenes tour when you immerse yourself in traditional Japanese culture with three days in Kyoto full of touring, temples, and authentic experiences.

DAY-TO-DAY

DAY 1: Tokyo - July 23

Arrive in Tokyo, the bustling capital of Japan. Proceed by private transfer to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure. 

DAY 2: Tokyo - July 24

Your full day of touring the city’s highlights will include a trip to the Imperial Palace East Gardens, the only part of the grand palace that survived Allied bombs during World War 2. Stroll the crowded ancient shopping street in the Asakusa neighborhood, directly in front of the color Senso-ji Temple. Stop by the peaceful Meiji Shrine, surrounded by a sea of green trees – a calm oasis in the middle of the busy city. Explore Japan’s otaku culture – a word used to describe people with obsessive interests, often in manga comics and anime TV shows - in the Akihabara neighborhood, lined with shops, cosplayers, and advertisements targeted at those interests. Conclude your day with a demonstration of traditional Japanese sumo wrestlingand a behind-the-scenes tour that will introduce you to the training regimen and lifestyles of these giant athletes. In the late afternoon, return to your hotel and prepare for this evening’s opening of the games.

Opening Ceremonies at the new Stadium (20:00-23:00)

DAY 3: Tokyo - July 25

Spend your day at the Games watching your choice of event, which today include gymnastics, volleyball, and more. Swimming will already be holding medal competitions. 

Today’s Special Experience: Private group sushi-making class. This delicious experience teaches you the basics of how to prepare sushi rice, slice the ingredients, and assemble a roll.

DAY 4: Tokyo - July 26

Enjoy another thrilling day of sport at one of today’s many events. Tennis will be well underway, and both swimming and diving will be holding medal competitions.

Ariake Gymnastics Centre (09:30-13:05) GAR04 - Artistic Gymnastics.

DAY 5: Tokyo - July 27

Choose another event to watch today. The first medal events will be held for gymnastics, as well as table tennis, triathlon, and archery. Basketball will be nearing its July 29 finals, and the aquatic sports will once again hold medal competitions. 

Today’s Special Experience: Private Group Sword Lesson. Our sword class can teach you about the art and history of Japanese swordsmanship – worlds apart from the fencing matches being held across town in Makuhari Messe Hall.

Tokyo Aquatics Centre (10:30 - 12:30) SWM04 — Swimming.

DAY 6: Tokyo - July 28

On your last day in Tokyo, spend your day at leisure and explore Tokyo independently. Alternatively, additional events can be arranged for you to watch more of the medal competitions held in swimming, diving, equestrian, taekwondo, judo, or fencing – or any other sport you like. 

DAY 7: Kyoto - July 29

This morning, depart Tokyo by way of the famed Japanese “bullet train”, the Shinkansen. You will be whisked across the country to Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. Traditional Japanese culture and architecture have been exceptionally well protected in Kyoto, which you will be able to see as you embark on your first tour. Your afternoon touring will take you all over the beautiful Arashiyama district, visiting Togetsukyo Bridge, Tenryu-ji Temple, the Bamboo Forest, and the famed Monkey Park. Finish the day by exploring the centuries-old Gion neighborhood, home to most of Kyoto’s traditional teahouses and the geisha who entertain in them. There you will round out your immersion in traditional Japanese culture with a tea ceremony, or chado. A trained tea master will guide you through the complex, calming ritual.

DAY 8: Kyoto - July 30

Kyoto exploring the city’s eastern highlights. Visit the glittering Kinkaku-ji, known as the Golden Pavilion, and relax with a stroll in its delicately manicured gardens. Stop at Ryoan-ji, a famous Zen temple known for its elegant rock gardens. Try your hand at its spiritual challenge - its 15 moss-covered boulders are laid out so that when viewing the garden from any angle (other than a bird’s-eye view), only 14 are visible – the 15th becoming visible, it is said, upon enlightenment. Explore the Higashiyama District next; wander the halls of the enormous samurai-era Nijo Castle, take a sip from the lucky waterfall at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and conclude with a private zen meditation experience.

DAY 9: Kyoto - July 31

On your last day, take a day-trip to the south today to the city of Nara, which served as Japan’s capital until the role passed to Kyoto in 794 CE. On the way you will stop at the sprawling Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine, famous for its thousands of iconic red torii gates. Explore the shrine’s rambling paths and wander among the mesmerizing torii. The shrine honors the popular kami Inari, one of the principal “gods” of Japan’s indigenous religious system, Shinto. Further south, learn about Buddhism – Japan’s other major religion ­– at Todai-ji Temple. Outside the temple, meet the extraordinary deer of Nara, considered sacred messengers of the kami. Get up close and personal with the deer by offering them some “deer crackers”, available for purchase throughout the park. Return to Kyoto and experience a private group traditional Japanese geisha dinner this evening. Your food and drink will be served by a real geisha, and she will perform traditional music and dance during the meal.

DAY 10: Kyoto - August 1

Private transfer to the train station, take the bullet train to Shinagawa Station in Tokyo, connect to the Narita Express train to the airport, and depart Japan.

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