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WDW Radio Adventures by Disney to Japan Interest Form

WDW Radio Adventures by Disney to Japan 2025

In 2019, WDW Radio embarked on an extraordinary journey to Japan with Adventures by Disney, a trip so remarkable that we’ve been inspired to do it all over again! As we look ahead, we’re excited to announce plans for another group trip to the Land of the Rising Sun, aiming for the vibrant months of May or June, 2025. While exact dates are yet to be determined, we’re already dreaming of the incredible experiences that await us, from the serene beauty of Kyoto’s Bamboo Forest to the bustling energy of Tokyo’s streets.

This upcoming adventure promises to be an immersive exploration of Japan’s rich culture, stunning landscapes, and delicious cuisine, all wrapped up in the luxury and comfort that Adventures by Disney is known for. To make this journey even more special, we’re inviting our WDW Radio family to join us on this once-in-a-lifetime trip!

Although filling out the interest form does not guarantee a spot nor commit you to the trip, it does give you the first opportunity to secure your place on this magical journey! So, if you’re as excited as we are about discovering the magic of Japan together, we encourage you to fill out the interest form below and join us for an unforgettable adventure in 2025.

Read more about the trip, and find the form at the bottom of this post.


Discover the Magic of Japan: A WDW Radio Adventures by Disney Group Trip

Embark on an unforgettable “Journey Through Japan” with WDW Radio and Adventures by Disney, where ancient traditions meet modern wonders. This meticulously crafted trip offers a unique blend of cultural experiences, from the serene to the exhilarating. Highlights include exploring Kyoto’s Arashiyama district and the mystical Bamboo Forest on a traditional rickshaw tour, crafting and savoring your own authentic Japanese bento box, and embracing the natural beauty of Japan with a scenic Hozugawa River boat ride. Dive into the world of sumo wrestling with a visit to a sumo museum and live demonstration, and feel the powerful rhythm of taiko drumming with a hands-on lesson.

Our 2025 journey will whisk you away to some of Japan’s most iconic destinations, including the ancient city of Kyoto, the historic Hiroshima, the serene Takayama, and the bustling metropolis of Tokyo.

Each location offers a unique glimpse into the heart and soul of Japan, from Kyoto’s tranquil temples and gardens to Hiroshima’s poignant memorials, Takayama’s traditional villages, and Tokyo’s cutting-edge urban landscape. This carefully curated itinerary is designed to showcase the diverse beauty of Japan, ensuring that our adventurers experience the full spectrum of culture, history, and natural beauty that this incredible country has to offer. Join us as we explore these remarkable destinations, each with its own story to tell and wonders to reveal.

Stay in luxury at the Hyatt Regency Kyoto, Hotel Associa Takayama Resort, and Shangri-La Tokyo, and enjoy seamless travel with arranged flights to and from Kansai International Airport or Osaka International Airport, and returning from Narita International Airport or Haneda International Airport. This adventure spans four iconic locations—Kyoto, Hiroshima, Takayama, and Tokyo—over the course of 10 days, including 18 meals to fully immerse you in the culinary delights of Japan. Join us for a journey filled with discovery, from the heart of ancient temples to the pulse of bustling city streets.


ITINERARY

Join us on an enchanting journey through Japan, where ancient culture and modern marvels blend seamlessly. From the serene temples of Kyoto to the bustling streets of Tokyo, this Adventures by Disney family vacation is filled with unforgettable experiences. Here’s a day-by-day breakdown of our adventure:

Day 1: Kyoto

  • Arrival in Kyoto: Welcome to Japan! Enjoy a private transfer from Kansai International Airport (KIX) or Osaka International Airport (ITM) to your hotel.
  • Hotel Check-In: Settle into the Hyatt Regency Kyoto and explore nearby attractions like the Sanjūsangen-dō Temple.
  • Dinner: Enjoy your first night with dinner at a local restaurant of your choice.

Day 2: Kyoto

  • Rickshaw Tour: Discover the historic city of Kyoto and the enchanting Bamboo Forest of Arashiyama on a traditional rickshaw.
  • Arashiyama District Walking Tour: Explore temples and gardens, including the Zen temple Tenryu-ji.
  • Lunch: Savor traditional Japanese cuisine at Yoshiya Restaurant in Arashiyama.
  • Welcome Dinner: Dine at the SODOH, one of Kyoto’s finest restaurants, and enjoy a Maiko performance.

Day 3: Kyoto and Hiroshima

  • Shinkansen to Hiroshima: Experience the high-speed bullet train to Hiroshima and Miyajima Island.
  • Shinto Shrine and Buddhist Temple Tour: Learn about Itsukushima Shrine and nearby temples.
  • Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum: Reflect on history at this poignant memorial.
  • Okonomiyaki Dinner: Try Hiroshima’s famous savory pancake.
  • Return to Kyoto: Journey back on the Shinkansen.

Day 4: Kyoto

  • Hozugawa River Boat Ride: Enjoy a scenic boat ride from Kameoka to Kyoto.
  • Bento Box Cooking Class: Learn to prepare a traditional bento box.
  • Honpō-Ji Temple Tour & Taiko Drumming: Explore the temple and try your hand at Taiko drumming.
  • Dinner: Choose your own dining adventure in Kyoto.

Day 5: Kyoto and Takayama

  • Fushimi Inari Shrine & Torii Trail: Walk through thousands of Torii gates.
  • Kehaya-Za Sumo Experience & Museum: Dive into the world of Sumo wrestling.
  • Lunch in Nara: Enjoy temple cuisine at Taima-dera.
  • Hotel Associa Takayama Resort: Check-in and enjoy separate dining experiences for adults (Rosiere) and Junior Adventurers (Karaoke).

Day 6: Takayama

  • Historic Village of Shirakawa-go: Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Countryside Bike Ride: Explore the scenic countryside and learn about Satoyama culture.
  • Dinner at Suzuya: Indulge in traditional Hida beef or vegetarian meals.

Day 7: Takayama and Tokyo

  • Takayama Market District & Calligraphy Lesson: Sample local fare and learn calligraphy.
  • Travel to Tokyo: Enjoy scenic views on the train ride, possibly seeing Mount Fuji.
  • Dinner at Gonpachi: Experience the lively atmosphere and innovative Japanese cuisine.

Day 8: Tokyo

  • Tokyo SkyTree: Visit Japan’s tallest structure for breathtaking views.
  • Asakusa District and Sensō-ji Temple: Explore one of Tokyo’s oldest districts and visit its significant temple.
  • Kintsugi Experience: Learn the art of repairing broken pottery.
  • Dinner: Discover Tokyo’s unique dining scene on your own.

Day 9: Tokyo

  • Happo-en Gardens & Tea Ceremony: Experience the tranquility of a traditional tea ceremony.
  • Tsukiji Outer Market: Explore this vibrant market and enjoy lunch.
  • Farewell Dinner at Shangri-La Tokyo: Reflect on your journey with fellow Adventurers.

Day 10: Tokyo

  • Departure: Transfer to Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda International Airport (HND) for your journey home.

This itinerary is packed with cultural experiences, historical insights, and breathtaking landscapes, promising an unforgettable adventure in Japan. Stay tuned for more details and how to sign up for this magical journey! (Please note that the itinerary is subject to change)


What’s Included:

  • Disney-trained Adventure Guides and knowledgeable local experts
  • Outstanding Accommodations as specified in the itinerary
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (9 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 6 Dinners)
  • Daily activities and entertainment as specified in the itinerary
  • Admission fees to attractions and performances as specified in the itinerary
  • Porterage service
  • Transportation within your adventure
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure (excluding pre- or post-nights not booked through Adventures by Disney)
  • All gratuities except for Adventure Guides
  • Taxes, including airport departure taxes (where applicable)
  • Internal airfare when applicable
What’s NOT included:
  • Airfare to and from destination including excess baggage fees and other airport/airline fees
  • Travel protection insurance
  • Gratuities for Adventure Guides
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Alcoholic beverages, unless specified by the Adventure Guides
  • Phone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature
  • Pre stay in Kyoto
  • Post stay in Tokyo Disney

Approximate Cost

We are still waiting for exact rates from Adventures by Disney, but based on last year’s rates, we are approximating $12,000 – 13,000 per person (based on double occupancy).


Listen to the Recap from our 2019 Adventures by Disney to Japan


2025 WDW Radio Adventures by Disney to Japan INTEREST FORM

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