Tokyo & Sapporo Snow Festival

Multi day

The Sapporo Snow Festival, one of Japan’s largest winter events, attracts a growing number of visitors from Japan and abroad every year. Every winter, about 2 million people come to Sapporo to see the hundreds of beautiful snow statues and ice sculptures which line Odori Park, the grounds at the Self-Defense Force Base in Makomanai, and the main street in Susukino.


For seven days in February, these statues and sculptures (both large and small) turn Sapporo into a winter dreamland of crystal-like ice and white snow. The Snow Festival began in 1950, when local high school students built 6 snow statues in Odori Park.


In 1955, the Self-Defense Force joined in and built the very first massive snow sculpture, for which the Snow Festival has become famous for now. The Festival has grown from these humble beginnings to become one of the biggest and most well known of Hokkaido’s winter events. The Show Festival is considered to be a festival of international-caliber.

1-Day Kyoto Tour by Nozomi Shinkansen

Day trip

1. This day tour includes round-trip Shinkansen tickets from Tokyo to Kyoto and sightseeing in Kyoto.

2. After seeing Kyoto’s major sightseeing spots (Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace), enjoy exploring Kyoto on your own.

3. Round-trip Nozomi Shinkansen tickets are included.

1-Day Express Kyoto Tour from Tokyo (Reserved Seat Shinkansen)

Day trip

1. Ride the Shinkansen, Japan’s famous bullet train, to Kyoto to experience its 1,200 years of rich history. 

2. Have lunch after arriving, and then spend the afternoon visiting some of the ancient capital’s most famous places including Sanjusangen-do Temple, Heian Jingu Shrine, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Return to Tokyo by Shinkansen in the evening. 

3. Recommended for those who do not have much time but still want to see Kyoto.

1-Day Hidden Kamakura & Enoshima Bay Drive Tour

Day trip

1. Trip along the beloved ancient city of Kamakura to visit the famous Great Buddha towering at approximately 13 meters (43 feet), 1,200 year-old Hase-dera Temple, and historically significant Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine.


2. After the lunch, visit Enoshima and enjoy sightseeing at the island's variety of attractions including a shirine, park, observation towor and caves.

1-Day Nikko World Heritage Tour

Day trip

1. This 1-day guided tour from Tokyo takes you to some of Nikko’s most popular sightseeing spots like World Heritage-registered Tosho-gu Shrine and beautiful Kirifuri Falls.

2. The tour also visits Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa, a national important cultural property, which boasts its beautiful structure.

3. Please note that this plan includes lunch.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This tour visits scenic places that are very popular with Japanese tourists during fall (late Oct. – early Nov.) and spring (late Apr. – early May).

On weekends and national holidays at these times, traffic can get extremely heavy and alterations to the itinerary are likely (see Remarks).

As such, we highly recommend AVOIDING weekends and holidays during these seasons and joining on weekdays when typically fewer domestic tourists are visiting.

Please note that traffic and other circumstances may cause changes to the itinerary on weekdays as well.

1-Day Nikko & Ninja Tour

Day trip

Enjoy a guided tour of Nikko Toshogu Shrine led by an English-speaking guide.

Then board a bus to Nikko Edomura (Edo Wonderland) where you can enjoy a ninja show, Oiran show and other attractions (Oiran were Edo Period courtesans). This amusement park has an atmosphere of historical Japan.

1. This is a partially guided tour. A guide will accompany the tour until sightseeing at Nikko Toshogu Shrine ends.

2. Enjoy seeing the Ninja show and a recreation of an Edo era town at Nikko Edomura.

3. Free Wi-Fi is available on the tour bus until Nikko Toshogu Shrine.

Walking Tokyo with Street Food Evening Tour of Kabukicho and Shinjuku Golden Gai

Day trip

Glowing with neon lights every night, Kabukicho is known as the city that never sleeps.

Located in the Shinjuku area, Kabukicho is Japan’s largest entertainment district and is home to many restaurants, amusement facilities and movie theaters.

The guide will lead you to little known “hole-in-the-wall” spots such as the Golden Gai which houses many small bars.

1. Visit Japan’s largest entertainment district and experience Shinjuku in the evening.

2. Enjoy a delicious local Kabukicho delicacy along the way.

3. To finish off the tour the guide will take you through Omoide Yokocho, a small neighborhood reminiscent of Japan’s Showa Era (1926-’89)

Panoramic Tokyo

Day trip

Enjoy Japan’s culture and nature with visits to Meiji Shrine, the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, and Senso-ji Temple, and experience the country’s modern architecture and trends by going on a cruise of the bay area and shopping at Nakamise-dori.

1. This is a 1-day sightseeing tour which includes a Tokyo Bay Cruise, a visit to Odaiba and more.

2. Experience the culture and natural setting of Japan by visiting sites including Meiji Shrine, a location lush with foliage which draws the most visitors of any shrine in Japan at the start of the new year, and an Imperial Japanese garden.

Dynamic Tokyo

Day trip

1. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Tokyo Tower before participating in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at Happoen Japanese gardens. Savor lunch at the beautiful former manor, the Chinzanso restaurant, then take a stroll along the moat surrounding the Imperial Palace Plaza.

2. Board a cruise at Hinode Pier for a 40-minute trip up the Sumida River to Asakusa.

3. Browse the many colorful stores lining the Nakamise walkway leading up to Sensoji Temple, Tokyo’s oldest and most famous Buddhist temple, before passing through Ginza, Japan’s world-renowned shopping and entertainment district.

Walking Tokyo with Street Food Edo Kagurazaka & Standing Bar

Day trip

Feel the spirit and history of Edo in Kagurazaka. The guide will take participants through the busy shopping areas on Omote-dori street, and past the many refined restaurants tucked away in the alleys, as well as the stone-paved geisha quarter.

1. Take a guided tour of Kagurazaka, an area that has flourished for 150 years as a geisha district.

2. While walking down the stone-paved streets with the guide, ponder what the lives of local people might have been like years ago.

3. Enjoy a delicious local Kagurazaka delicacy along the way.