TVH Traveler Trip - Whirlwind Japan!

Visit Sensoji Temple on Japan Vacation 

Japan is an incredible country to explore, and we would love to plan you a trip to see it! Today we're going to talk a bit about a recent vacation we planned for a mother-daughter duo: V (Mom) and H (Daughter).  V is very busy and after another plan was cancelled, only had 2 weeks until she wanted to take H on an unforgettable graduation trip. She came to us for ideas, telling us H was dying to go to Japan but that they thought it was both too complicated and expensive to do last minute from Atlanta.  By re-routing their trip to stop a day in Vancouver BC, we were able to make their Japan dream a reality!

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V&H started their trip with a day in Vancouver, before catching their overseas flight to Tokyo. We suggest spending a few hours on the waterfront!

Vancouver's beautiful waterfront

Next, V&H arrived in Japan's capital, Tokyo. 2 days was barely enough to explore the fast-paced city! From their base in the Ueno district they set off to explore all the city had to offer, including ancient temples, a cruise up the Sumida river, and a climb up the famous Skytree tower. In the midst of all their sightseeing, they tracked down some wonderful sushi and ramen, and even stopped by one of our unique finds, an owl cafe!

Tokyo Skytree
Japan Vacation Udon Noodle

After Tokyo, our intrepid duo took the bullet train to Kyoto, for 2 nights staying in the temple district. While there, they immersed themselves in the history and culture that lives there today.

Japan Vacation Nijo Castle
Japan Vacation Kyoto Geishas

From Kyoto, V&H set off on a journey to visit the sacred mountain, Mt. Koyasan, staying the night with the monks in one of the Buddhist temples for a spiritual experience on the mountain. 

Japan Vacation Mt Koyasan Lanterns
Japan Vacation Fire Ritual

Finally, they set off back down the mountain for one last evening in the hustle and bustle of Tokyo before their return home.  They had an amazing whirlwind time on their adventure, and can't wait to go back! 

Japan Vacation Shibuya Crossing

Pricing info: We planned this trip for 2 for less than $4500, about half of which was last minute peak-season airfare.  Try our trip planning service for your next trip! We'd be thrilled to plan your next big adventure. Fill out a trip request today!