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WDW Radio Group Adventures by Disney to Japan, May 18-27, 2025

Join Lou and the WDW Radio community on our 9-day Adventures by Disney to Japan, with stops in Kyoto, Hiroshima, Takayama, Shirakawa-Go, and Tokyo, May 18-27, 2025!


Join Lou Mongello and the WDW Radio family on an extraordinary journey to Japan in May 2025, crafted by Adventures by Disney. This meticulously planned trip promises a perfect blend of enchantment, education, and excitement, tailored to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime experience that dives deep into the heart of Japan’s vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes.

Discover the Magic of Japan with Lou and Your WDW Radio Family – Immerse yourself in a land where ancient traditions and modern marvels fuse seamlessly. From the serene temples and bustling markets of Kyoto to the historic beauty of Hiroshima and the cutting-edge vibrancy of Tokyo, each day is structured to provide an immersive experience that is as educational as it is entertaining.

Exclusive Experiences and Cultural Immersion – Travel with confidence knowing that every detail is taken care of. With Disney-trained Adventure Guides, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to experiences not available to the general public:

  • Traverse the iconic Bamboo Forest of Arashiyama on a traditional rickshaw.
  • Master the art of Japanese cuisine in a bento box-making class.
  • Experience the thrill of a Sumo wrestling demonstration and delve into the sport’s rich history.
  • Journey through time at UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where you’ll learn about Japan’s intriguing past and present.

Luxurious Accommodations and Specialized Services – Rest easy each night in premium accommodations that provide the perfect blend of comfort and local flavor. Whether it’s the Hyatt Regency in Kyoto or the Shangri-La in Tokyo, you’re assured a restful retreat after a day of adventure. Plus, enjoy the convenience of pre-arranged transportation, most meals included, and special touches that only Disney can provide.

A Community of Like-Minded Adventurers – One of the most significant aspects of traveling with WDW Radio is the sense of community it fosters. Share this journey with fellow Disney enthusiasts and WDW Radio listeners, and create lifelong, memorable experiences. This trip not only offers a deep dive into Japan’s culture but also presents an opportunity to create lasting friendships with other members of the WDW Radio family.

Why Join This Adventure?

  • Expert planning and insider access to Japan’s must-see locations.
  • A balanced itinerary that blends cultural immersion with adventure and relaxation.
  • The comfort and security of traveling with a trusted name like Disney, enhanced by the personalized touch of experiencing it all with your WDW Radio family.

This trip is more than just a vacation; it’s a full-bodied cultural immersion designed to enlighten, inspire, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore Japan with the warmth and expertise of Lou Mongello and the WDW Radio family.

Ready to embark on this unforgettable adventure? For more details and to secure your spot, use the form below. Join us for what promises to be a highlight of 2025, filled with exclusive experiences, educational moments, and a lot of Disney magic!

And traveling with the WDW Radio community FAMILY is even MORE fun, as you will meet and make new (often lifelong) friends… and we always have a few, fun surprises in store as well! (Listen to some recaps of past group Adventures here)


This trip includes: 4 locations and 20 meals including 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners


YOUR DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Kyoto

  • Arrival and Airport Pickup: Welcome to Japan! You’ll be greeted by an Adventures by Disney representative and transferred to your hotel in Kyoto.
  • Check-In and Local Exploration: After settling in at the Hyatt Regency Kyoto, explore nearby cultural sites, including the Sanjüsangen-do Temple.
  • Dinner: Enjoy your first night with dinner at a local restaurant of your choice.

Day 2: Exploring Kyoto

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Rickshaw Tour: Discover the historic Arashiyama district and the enchanting Bamboo Forest.
  • Lunch: Savor a traditional meal at Yoshiya Restaurant in Arashiyama.
  • Welcome Dinner and Performance: Enjoy a dinner at SODOH with a performance by a Maiko (Geisha in training).

Day 3: Kyoto and Hiroshima

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Shinkansen to Hiroshima: Board Japan’s famous bullet train to Hiroshima.
  • Cultural Tours: Visit the Itsukushima Shinto shrine and a nearby Buddhist temple.
  • Lunch and Museum Visits: Lunch on your own in Miyajima, followed by visits to the Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum.
  • Dinner: Experience the local cuisine with an Okonomiyaki dinner.
  • Return to Kyoto by Shinkansen

Day 4: Kyoto Activities

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Hozugawa River Boat Ride: Enjoy a scenic river boat ride.
  • Bento Box-Making: Learn to prepare a traditional bento box.
  • Cultural and Culinary Experiences: Tour temples and enjoy a hands-on Taiko drumming session.
  • Dotonbori Food District Tour: Explore one of Osaka’s main tourist destinations.

Day 5: Kyoto and Takayama

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Sumo Experience & Museum: Learn about the traditional Japanese sport of Sumo.
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine: Visit and trek through the iconic Torii gates.
  • Transfer to Takayama: Settle into the Hotel Associa Takayama Resort.
  • Dinner and Karaoke: Enjoy a buffet dinner and some karaoke at the resort.

Day 6: Exploring Takayama

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Guided Market Tour: Sample local fare in Takayama’s historic market.
  • Countryside Bike Ride: Discover the local countryside by bike.
  • Dinner: Enjoy traditional Hida beef at Suzuya.

Day 7: Shirakawa-go and Tokyo

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Village Tour: Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawa-go.
  • Lunch in Shirakawa-go
  • Travel to Tokyo: Enjoy scenic views on the train ride to Tokyo.
  • Dinner at Gonpachi: Dine at a popular Tokyo restaurant.

Day 8: Tokyo Adventures

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Tokyo SkyTree: Visit the tallest structure in Japan.
  • Cultural Exploration: Tour the Asakusa district and Sensō-ji Temple.
  • Kintsugi Experience: Learn the art of repairing broken pottery.
  • Dinner on Your Own: Explore Tokyo’s unique dining options.

Day 9: More Tokyo

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Happo-en Gardens & Tea Ceremony: Experience a traditional tea ceremony.
  • TeamLab Nishiazabu: Immerse in a unique digital art installation.
  • Lunch and Free Afternoon: Enjoy more of Tokyo at your leisure.

Day 10: TOKYO

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast before heading otu for a day of adventure.
  • Say sayonara to your fellow Adventurers as you transfer to Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda International Airport (HND) to begin your journey home.

This trip includes expert guidance by Disney-trained Adventure Guides, outstanding and memorable accommodations, most meals, and special activities that immerse you in the culture of Japan. Not included are international airfare, some meals, and personal expenses. Get ready for an adventure filled with cultural insights, historical explorations, and unforgettable experiences. Join WDW Radio for this exclusive trip in May 2025!


“But Lou… WHAT ABOUT TOKYO DISNEYLAND AND TOKYO DISNEY SEA?!?” – I’m glad you asked!

While there is not an Adventures by Disney “add-on,” you are welcome to extend your adventure and visit Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea!


See What’s Included When You Travel with Adventures by Disney!

  • The services of 2 Adventure Guides – Become part of the story as you experience amazing destinations with the expertise and guidance of 2 Adventure Guides who attend to every detail of your travels as well as make recommendations for family meals and things not to miss on your adventure.
  • Authenticity – Engage with the people, cultures and traditions in ways that show you more than just the sights. With your Adventure Guides and local experts, you’ll see the world as only Disney can show it to you.
  • Hassle-Free Travel -You can be sure that when you travel with Adventures by Disney your trip will include transportation, transfers, snacks and an array of amenities that will ensure your vacation is hassle-free.
  • Outstanding accommodations
  • Admission fees to attractions and performances
  • VIP access and private events
  • Most meals during trip
  • Cultural experiences with local experts

Rates and Details

Early Booking Savings – If booked by June 12, 2024

  • Double or Triple:         $11,599  per adult
  • Single:                             $16,319    (limited number available)

If booked June 13, 2024 and after

  • Double or Triple:         $11,799  per adult
  • Single:                             $16,519   (limited number available)

Whats Included?

  • Accommodations for 9 Nights
  • 9 breakfasts, 5 Lunches & 6 Dinners
  • Transportation within the adventure and baggage handling
  • Guides, Tours, & Activities as specified on the itinerary
  • Gratuities for bellman, drivers & housekeeping staff (AbD guide tips are additional)
  • Taxes and Fees
What’s Not Included:

The items not included include air transportation, optional insurance (strongly recommended); meals and optional activities not shown on the itinerary, gratuities for your Adventure Guides.

*The land only rates are subject to availability and include an exclusive group discount. This tour date is limited to ages 18 and up only. The supplier reserves the right to change or modify the itinerary and inclusions at any time.

Optional Add-ons

Insurance: Disney’s Travel protection Plan can be added. Please ask for a quote

Air: Please ask for rates on air from your gateway city.

Pre/Post nights: Hotel accommodations may be available for pre & post nights of the itinerary. Please ask for rates.

Deposit / Cancellation Information:

Due to the exclusive group status these terms and conditions may be different then a general Adventures by Disney booking.

NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of 20% of the adventure total is required to secure the space and the remaining balance is due 130 days prior to departure – Final Payment is Due January 8, 2025

The following change/cancellation policy applies, irrespective of resale of the space:

  • Cancellation 129 to 90 days prior: 50% of the total package price + insurance + applicable air fee
  • Cancellation 89 days or less: 100% of the total package price + insurance + applicable air fee

No refunds will be made in the event of interruption or cancellation by you after the vacation start date.

Deposit: 20% (non-refundable)


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