With eclectic experiences, rich heritage and culture, Japan offers travellers some of the most unique experiences available. To celebrate its new itinerary Japan Unrivalled this June, Contiki has created the Ultimate Top Ten Japan Experiences. Championing Japanese culture through the fun and excitement on its new itinerary, Japan Unrivalled jam packed full of once in a lifetime Japanese experiences. Here is Contiki’s Top Ten Ultimate Japan Experiences:
FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
With famously fresh seafood, vending machines serving hot meals, a vibrant street food culture and thousands of restaurants, one thing’s for sure in Tokyo – nobody’s going hungry.
Tokyo is a city of stark contrasts and ancient traditions. Try crossing at the world’s busiest street crossing intersection – Shibuya Street, find your inner zen among the cherry blossoms, visit the Emperor’s palace and Buddhist temples.
An unmissable experience when in Tokyo, the Robot Restaurant is a futuristic, out of this world LED light show.
The Harajuku district of Japan’s capital buzzes with cool vibes and crazy fashion you’ve got to see to believe it. Hang out with the Harajuku girls and pick up some fashion tips.
After checking out the best of Tokyo head to Onsen for some serious relaxation and recuperation. These authentic Japanese hot spring baths have a strict naked only policy; it’s a traditional experience which should not be missed.
Before departing from Tokyo check out the world famous Tsukiji fish markets and try your hand at sushi making. Then hop on a Japanese bullet train and look out the window as you fly past Mount Fuji en route to Hiroshima.
Take a beautiful ferry ride over to Miyajima, meet the island’s miniature deer and take a moment of reflection at the Peace Memorial Museum.
THE GEISHAS OF GION
Jump on the bullet train to Kyoto and spend the day in this awesome city steeped in history and culture. Later on visit Kyoto’s Gion District, one of the best places in the world to see Japan’s famous Geisha.
LEARN THE ART OF MAKING SAKE
Be introduced to the fascinating history of Japan’s traditional alcoholic beverage Sake at Kyoto’s Sake making museum. Don’t drink too much as tomorrow you’ll need your stamina…
SING IT BABY!
No trip to Japan is complete without a karaoke session! Feel like a rockstar belting out classic and contemporary karaoke tunes in a private booth.