An epicentre of culture, fashion and sport, Japan is in a class of its own. The rapidly increasing popularity of soccer makes Japan an exciting destination for a tour with XL Sports. Old and new meet in Tokyo, where illuminated skyscrapers blend seamlessly with ancient temples. Become part of a dynamic city life in Shibuya, home of the world's most famous crosswalk. We will customize your trip for an exhilarating experience in this apex of Eastern and Western culture.
We like to give you a taste of what is possible on our tours. Below is an itinerary that previous customers have started with, then got creative and customized to exactly what they want. Feel free to do the same, customization comes as standard.
TOKYO | YOKOHAMA | OSAKA
This isn't our a first time planning a tour, we've been doing it since 2002, so have a look at some of our highlights and the places we have visited on our previous tours.
Something that you really want to see or visit?
Customization comes as standard. We will tailor your trip around you.
"In fact the whole of Japan is pure invention. There is no such place..."
- Oscar Wilde
The hidden gem...
Explore Tsurugajo Castle and the famous cherry blossom trees which provides the perfect postcard image of traditional Japan. Enjoy the heritage and the history away from the fast paced modern life of downtown Tokyo
...almost. The Tokyo Sky Tree was completed in 2011 and became the tallest structure in Japan at over 2000ft. Being larger than both the Empire State building and the CN tower this structure provides unobstructed views of the city below, whether that's from the restaurant or the observation desk.
Visit the residence of the Japanese Emperor located in expansive gardens that some say are the main attraction which during Japan's property boom of 1980's were said to be worth more than the total real estate of California.
Experience the hustle and bustle of downtown Tokyo at Japan's own Times Square with its vibrant neon bill boards on every corner and masses of people at all hours. Shibuya crossing has appeared in many popular culture movies and is known for its diagonal crosswalk going right through the centre of the intersection.
Harvard Soccer is extremely fortunate to have visited South Korea for our foreign tour. The entire trip was well organized and professionally handled by XL Soccer Tours. The accomodations, the meals and hosts were fantastic, while the level of competition was completely appropriate. I can't wait until next time we can organize a trip with XL.