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Luxury Family tours

Family Tour of Southeast Asia
(13 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap, Hong Kong


Family Tour of London, Paris & Rome
(10 Days)
London, Paris, Rome


Family Tour of Switzerland
(7 Days)
Lucerne, Bern, Interlaken & Berner Oberland, Lausanne & Lake Geneva


Family Tour of South Africa
(9 days)
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Victoria Falls (Zambia), Cape Town


Family Tour of Argentina
(10 Days)
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, El Calafate


Family Tour of Japan
(9 Days)
Tokyo, Hakone & Mt. Fuji, Kyoto & Hiroshima


Family Tour of France
(10 Days)
Normandy, Paris & Versailles, Cote d'Azur


Family Tour of Spain
(11 Days)
Madrid, Seville, Granada, Barcelona


Australia for Families
(14 Days)
Sydney, Kangaroo Island, Ayers Rock, Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef & Hayman Island


Family Tour of Russia
(8 Days)
St. Petersburg, Moscow


China for Families
(14 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Shanghai, Lijiang, Hong Kong


Vietnam for Families
(10 Days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi,
Halong Bay

Thailand for Families
(12 Days)
Bangkok, Golden Triangle, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Koh Samui


Family Tour of England & Scotland
(11 Days)
London, Edinburgh, Highlands


Family Tour of Mexico
(9 Days)
Mexico City, Merida & the Yucatan, Riviera Maya


Family Tour of the Emirates
(10 Days)
Dubai, Liwa Desert, Abu Dhabi


Family Tour of the Galapagos
(8 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Islands (5-day cruise)


Family Tour of Egypt
(8 Days)
Cairo, Nile Cruise (Aswan-Luxor)


Family Tour of India
(9 Days)
Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur


Family Tour of Israel
(10 Days)
Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Galilee, Tel Aviv


Family Tour of Peru
(10 Days)
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Amazon


Family Tour of England
(7 Days)
Hampshire, Windsor Castle, London & environs


Family Tour of Italy
(10 Days)
Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Lake Como


Luxury Family Tour of New Zealand
(9 Days)
Taupo & Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Queenstown & Milford Sound


Family Tour of Greece
(9 days)
Athens, Santorini, Crete


Family Tour of Tanzania
(9 Days)
Arusha, Ngorongoro, Grumeti Reserves (Serengeti)


Family Tour of Kenya
(11 days)
Nairobi, Amboseli, Mount Kenya, Maasai Mara


Belgium & Holland for Families
(10 days)
Bruges, Ghent, Brussels, Gouda, The Hague, Delft, Amsterdam, Utrecht


Family Tour of Austria & Germany
(9 Days)
Salzburg, Munich, Baden-Baden


Family Tour of Ireland
(13 Days)
Dublin, Kenmare, Killarney, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle)




Family Tour of Japan

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Tokyo, Hakone & Mt. Fuji, Kyoto & Hiroshima

One of our favorite family destinations, Japan is safe, family-friendly and endlessly fascinating for children and adults alike. This private family tour of Japan—the perfect combination of traditional Japanese culture and contemporary Japanese pop style—is sure to appeal to every family member. It features private cultural touring with your own guide and driver, accommodation in Japan’s best luxury hotels and an exclusive ryokan (traditional inn), private airport transfers, first-class travel by shinkansen (bullet train), luggage transfers, and access to a wide range of unique activities that engage you in real Japanese culture.

Begin in Tokyo, the capital of contemporary culture in Japan. During touring with your private guide and driver, visit Harajuku and Shibuya, neighborhoods synonymous with cutting-edge Japanese youth culture, to see funky shops, outrageous architecture and the latest street fashions. Explore Japanese pop culture through activities such as visiting electronic gadget shops, strolling trendy teen shopping streets, spending time at theme parks or video arcades, or touring the otaku (geek) paradise of Akihabara. Also, see Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace and other important historical sites. Tour some of the city’s best museums, such as the Edo-Tokyo Museum and the Tokyo National Museum. Sample local culinary specialties at Tsukiji Fish Market and department store food halls. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional touring according to your interests, such as watching sumo wrestlers practice at a sumo stable, meeting with culinary and sake experts, taking private martial arts lessons, seeing a Japanese baseball game, and visiting favorite family attractions such as Tokyo Disneyland, Odaiba entertainment district, or the Ghibli Museum, which is devoted to the work of Japan's most renowned anime director.

Continue to Hakone, a volcanic national park renowned for hot springs and views of nearby Mt. Fuji. Stay at one of Japan’s most luxurious and renowned ryokan (traditional inns), where you can soak in your own private outdoor hot spring bath and enjoy a gourmet kaiseki (seasonal tasting menu) dinner. During private touring, explore Hakone’s geothermal areas, take a cable car ride through the forested mountains, cruise on Lake Ashi, and perhaps visit an outdoor art museum or Japanese theme park.

Next, travel by first-class shinkansen (bullet train) to enchanting Kyoto, Japan’s heart of culture and tradition. During touring with your private guide and driver, experience the best of this elegant city. Enjoy a family-friendly private tea ceremony. Stroll through a bamboo forest. Enjoy a Buddhist vegetarian lunch at a local temple. Visit important temples, shrines and gardens. Tour traditional geisha districts such as Gion. Visit markets and sample Kyoto’s culinary specialties, considered the most refined in Japan. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange a wide range of other unique activities in Kyoto, such as private martial arts lessons, an exclusive private dinner accompanied by geisha and maiko, watching artisans at work, private manga and anime drawing lessons, dressing up in a kimono, learning origami or to cook Japanese food at a family’s private home, calligraphy lessons, privately-guided hiking in the hills surrounding the city, or a visit to Toei Movie Land. One day, take an excursion to Hiroshima to see the Peace Park Memorial and the nearby island of Miyajima, famous for the iconic Floating Torii.

This tour can be fully customized to your family’s interests.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Tokyo

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2

Tokyo

Full-day private tour
Day 3

Tokyo – Hakone & Mt. Fuji

Private transfer to train station and first-class shinkansen (bullet train) to Hakone region. Private transfer to ryokan for 1 night, including kaiseki dinner. Private afternoon tour of Mt. Fuji region

Day 4

Hakone – Kyoto

Private transfer to train station and first-class shinkansen to Kyoto. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights

Day 5

Kyoto

Full-day private tour

Day 6

Kyoto

Full-day excursion to Hiroshima and Miyajima

Day 7

Kyoto

Full-day private tour of Kyoto and nearby villages

Day 8

Kyoto – Tokyo

Private transfer to train station and first-class shinkansen to Tokyo. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 9

Depart Tokyo

Private airport transfer

Hotels
Tokyo: Park Hyatt Tokyo and The Peninsula Tokyo
Hakone: Gora Kadan Ryokan
Kyoto: Hyatt Regency Kyoto or Kyoto Hotel Okura

Costs
$13,620 Per person (based on four travelers/two rooms)
$13,800 Per person (based on three travelers/triple occupancy)
$16,850 Per person (based on two travelers/double occupancy)
Luxury Family tours - Favorite Places - Family

 
Bedroom at Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Japan Maiko (apprentice geisha) in Gion District of Kyoto, Japan Fushimi Inari mountainside shrine in Kyoto, Japan Himeji Castle, Japan Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan Masks at summer festival in Japan
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