Top Japan Attractions

Himeji Castle

Kiyomizu-dera

Gassho-Zukuri houses

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Mount Fuji

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Ōwakudani

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Top Activities in Japan

Cycling

Nature

Homestays and local immersion

Festivals

Cultural tours

Yoga

Hiking & walking

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Classic Japan Itineraries

Japan in 1 Week

Safe to say that a country where you travel by bullet train one day and experience the calm of zen the next, is full of fascinating contradictions. With 7-10 days in Japan you can experience all facets that make this country unique.

Day 1, Tokyo: See the largest crosswalk in the world, explore the distinct sections of the city, and partake in some karaoke!

Day 2, Hakone: Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this mountain town, famous for hot springs. Take an excursion to Ōwakudani and eat a black egg for good luck. Spend the night in a traditional “ryokan” or inn.

Day 3-4, Kyoto: Walk among the many Buddhist and Zen temples in Kyoto. See Nijo Castle and Kinaku-ji Golden Pavilion. Participate in a traditional tea ceremony in Gion where you can glimpse Geishas through upstairs windows.

Day 5-6, Hiroshima: Visit the Peace Park and museum dedicated to the atomic bomb attack in 1945. Take a ferry ride to Miyajima Island and see the floating torii gate.

Day 7-8, Koyasan: Stay in a traditional monk residence at Mount Koya Temple, observe ancient rituals and chants, explore expansive Oku-no-in Cemetery.

Day 9, Osaka: Excursion to Himeji Castle, explore the bustling bar and street food scene of Osaka.

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Japan in 2 Weeks

With two weeks, you can explore farther reaches of Japan, while also hitting the main highlights.

Day 1, Tokyo: See the largest crosswalk in the world, explore the distinct sections of the city, and partake in some karaoke!

Day 2, Takayama: Explore the beautiful countryside complete with rice paddies and thatch roof homes. Rent bikes or walk and wander through local markets.

Day 3-5, Kanazawa: Take a guided walking tour through this 17th century castle town. See classic Geisha and Samurai districts. Visit Ninja Temple, Kenrokuen Garden, and Omicho Market.

Day 6, Hakone: Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this mountain town, famous for hot springs. Take an excursion to Ōwakudani and eat a black egg for good luck. Spend the night in a traditional “ryokan” or inn.

Day 7-8, Hiroshima: Visit the Peace Park and museum dedicated to the atomic bomb attack in 1945. Take a ferry ride to Miyajima Island and see the floating torii gate.

Day 9-10, Kyoto: Walk among the many Buddhist and Zen temples in Kyoto. See Nijo Castle and Kinaku-ji Golden Pavilion. Participate in a traditional tea ceremony in Gion where you can glimpse Geishas through upstairs windows.

Day 11-12, Nagasaki: Visit the peace park and museum dedicated to the second atomic bombing in 1945. Admire the views from Mount Inasa.

Day 13-14, Tokyo: Return to Tokyo via train or flight. Take an excursion to Mount Fuji before departing home.

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Japan Winter Getaway

Soak in a warm Onsen, as the snow falls outside. Hit the slopes on some of Japan’s beautiful ski mountains, and explore winter villages.

Day 1-3, Sapporo: Visit the incredible snow sculptures at the Sapporo Snow Festival. Take in incredible views from the JR Tower Observation Deck. Try your hand at the Olympic ski jump!

Day 4, Otaru: Snow Light Path festival, see the canals lit up with hundreds of floating candles

Day 5-6, Shirakawa: Enjoy two nights in this wintery village that looks straight out of the European Alps.

Day 7-8, Nagano: See the red-faced “snow monkeys” in Yudanaka, visit Zenkoji Temple, explore the Yuzawa Snow Museum

Day 9, Kyoto: End in Kyoto for a chance to visit the cities famous temples and zen gardens.

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Our tour guide was exceptionally good. September 2015

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Japan Real Food Adventure

Our tour guide was exceptionally good.

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The tour was well organised and our September 2015

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Japan Real Food Adventure

The tour was well organised and our guide did an excellent job showing us around.

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Excellent choice of destinations, good variations of September 2015

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Japan Real Food Adventure

Excellent choice of destinations, good variations of sights and activities, excellent tour leader, good hotels._x000D_
Food sometimes a bit too noticeably on the cheap side for a food themed trip, there I would have expected a bit more of the "good" stuff, especially with super fresh meat and fish all about the country...
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Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

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we appreciated not going to the expensive, flashy and touristy restaurants, which gave us a good varied eating experience_x000D_
good mix of organised and free time_x000D_
tour guide,while young and with limited experience, did a good job (he has lots to learn still, which will make the tour even better), dedicated and patient with us, great at answering ALL of our questions, big and small,he worked hard at addressing all the needs that came up for us individually._x000D_
guide picked a good variety of eating places and experiences_x000D_
staying in ryokans was a very good experience and a good way to get inside the Japanese culture (much better than being cloistered in hotels)_x000D_
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What a great way to see Japan! August 2015

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Japan Classics

What a great way to see Japan! Absolutely loved it. Can't wait to go on another tour!

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