- Mt. Fuji & Hakone Slide 1 of 3: At the foot of the majestic Mt. Fuji in Hakone is the site of Japan's most famous hot springs resort.
- Tokyo Tower Slide 2 of 3: A symbol of Japan's post-war rebirth, Tokyo Tower is the world's tallest, self-supported steel tower.
- Senso-ji Temple Slide 3 of 3: Cherry blossoms bloom each spring around Senso-ji, Tokyo's oldest and most significant temple
Sacred sites and social graces are very common in Tokyo. Enjoy a quiet and meditative walk through a Shinto shrine, Buddhist temple or The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden — where more than 1,500 cherry trees bloom every spring. Tokyo may be bustling and crowded, but its citizens are very polite and considerate. From waiting in straight lines in jam-packed subways to removing shoes in temples, museums and restaurants, manners are at the center of life in Tokyo. To discover more about Tokyo, consider adding a walking tour to your package.
Because Tokyo is a trendsetter in fashion, it is a shopper’s paradise. A wide variety of shopping districts offer tours of designer stores, adorable boutiques, wacky cosplay (costume-play) shops and 100 Yen Shops (dollar stores) — where you can find quality-made items at a bargain. From sensu (folding fans) to furoshiki (wrapping cloths) and colorful kimono gowns to tenugui (hand towels), traditional Japanese clothing and accessories make the perfect gift. Classic patterns and exquisite workmanship deliver made-in-Japan charm. Set aside some time to shop the Hakuhinkan Toy Park, where every kind of gadget known to man will amaze you.
With 400 years in the making, Tokyo’s local cuisine has a universal appeal, and offers a treasure trove of tasty delights. If you're an early riser, a must-see is the Tsukiji Fish Market. Here, you'll find some of the freshest sushi on the planet. The city’s 23 zones all serve up mouth-watering local specialties, including soba (buckwheat noodles), tsukudani (sardines) and miso (soy). Venture off a main street and discover a totally different world — from ramen zones and antenna shops (specialty food shops) to yokocho alleys (rows of tiny, unique eateries). For sweet treats, a must-try spot is the Ginza district, which is famous for its high-end chocolates.
Delta Vacations vacation packages include round-trip airfare aboard a Delta Partner Airline to Narita International Airport (NRT) or New Kansai Airport Japan (KIX). Round-trip private and shared transfers are available for purchase between the two Tokyo airports and your hotel.