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22 trips to Kanazawa tours from 16 tour companies. 5 reviews. 4.8/5 avg rating.
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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Discover Japan

SmarTours
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
12 days
$ 350 / day
$ 4,199
From : $ 9,897
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore historic Imperial Palace (Tokyo)
  • See the majestic Mt. Fuji
  • Visit Hakone National Park
  • Opportunity to see the Shirakawago (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Visit Ancient town in Takayama
  • Sightseeing in Kyoto
Visits:
Hakone, Hiroshima, Imperial Palace, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Osaka, Shirakawa, Tokyo, Japan
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Japan Biking

Butterfield & Robinson
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 1,037 / day
$ 9,495
From : $ 10,824
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Visit the Asaichi
  • Drive through the awakening streets of Nanao to the island of Noto
  • Ride back in time through sleepy fishing villages and past lush forests
  • Explore the beautiful gardens of Kanazawa
  • Experience fabulous Bike ride through the winding mountains before exploring an amazing Buddhist temple.
Visits:
Kanazawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Japan
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Japan Explorer

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
15 days
$ 293 / day
$ 4,049
From : $ 5,933
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • See the modern skyscrapers, including the Tokyo Skytree tower in Tokyo’s downtown
  • See the majestic Mt. Fuji from many vantage points
  • Take-in cultural experiences like a traditional tea ceremony, historic Samurai house and many more
  • Visit various UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Nijo-jo Castle and Kinkakuji Temple 
Visits:
Hakone, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Japan
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Japan Winter Highlights

G Adventures
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 312 / day
$ 2,639
From : $ 3,785
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Discover samurai architecture in kanazawa
  • Combat winter's chill soaking in outdoor onsen spas
  • Sleep in a traditional inn and enjoy a local dinner
  • Create your own instant ramen in osaka
  • Celebrate the season at local festivals (select departures)
Visits:
Kanazawa, Kyoto, Osaka, Shirakawa, Tokyo, Bath, Japan
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Iconic Japan

G Adventures
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
12 days
$ 382 / day
$ 4,419
From : $ 5,645
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Explore the modern and traditional sides of japan
  • Relax at a traditional inn
  • Ride a ferry to miyajima to see the famous floating torii
  • Learn the art of meditation from a local monk
Visits:
Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo, Himeji Castle, Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, Japan
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Sapporo Snow Festival & Japan Winter Highlights

G Adventures
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 408 / day
$ 4,504
From : $ 7,154
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Lay eyes on the glitz of tokyo
  • Hike past geysers in jigokudani park
  • Go local at a traditional minshuku
  • Explore the secrets of the ninja temple
  • Celebrate the season at sapporo snow festival
Visits:
Kanazawa, Kyoto, Osaka, Shirakawa, Tokyo, Bath, Japan
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Cycle Japan

Explore!
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 429 / day
$ 5,580
From : $ 7,533
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : N/A
  • N/A
  • Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Off the beaten track cycling - Enjoy the landscapes, flavours and characters of rural Japan
    • Point-to-Point cycling - Uninterrupted ride for 8 days around the Noto Peninsula
    • Kyoto - Japan's historic capital, filled with temples and traditional tea houses
    • Tokyo- Explore the modern metropolis
    • Kanazawa - Visit the gardens of Kenrokuen, one of the most beautiful in Japan
    • The Noto Peninsula - Cycle amongst the stunning coastal landscapes of the Sea of Japan
    • Hot springs - Experience the country's famous onsens and soothe your cycling legs
    • Delicious local food - Enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine with locally sourced ingredients
    • Shirakawa-go - Visit World Heritage farmhouses and historic towns
    • Bullet Train - Ride the iconic Shinkansen bullet train to Tokyo
    Visits:
    Kanazawa, Kyoto, Shirakawa, Tokyo, Japan
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    Cultural Treasures of Japan

    Collette
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    14 days
    $ 286 / day
    $ 3,999
    From : $ 5,534
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
    Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
    Highlights
    • Enjoy a Hida beef dinner and sake tasting at a local sake brewery.
    • Experience a traditional kaiseki dinner with Geisha show in Kyoto.
    • Participate in a sushi making class given by a professional sushi chef.
    • Try your hand at the centuries-old art of the Japanese tea ceremony, gold leaf decorating and stenciling.
    • Travel by the famous Shinkansen bullet train.
    • Explore the famous Ginza district, the first Western-style shopping district in Japan where modern and history blends.
    • Take in magnificent views of Mt. Fuji from the Hakone Ropeway.
    • Visit multiple UNESCO sites including Shirakawa-go, Nijo Castle, Itsukushima Shinto Shrine and Hiroshima Peace Memorial.
    Visits:
    Hakone, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Japan
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    Discover Japan & Hike Mt Fuji

    G Adventures
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    14 days
    $ 266 / day
    $ 4,649
    From : $ 5,021
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Experience the past in takayama's folk village and kyoto's historic centre
    • Lose yourself in the picturesque kenroku-en garden
    • Marvel at miyajima's iconic floating torii gate
    • Hike to the peak of sacred mt fuji
    Visits:
    Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Japan
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    Cultural Treasures of Japan

    Collette
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    14 days
    $ 339 / day
    $ 4,749
    From : $ 5,841
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
    Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
    Highlights
    • Stop for a sushi lunch in Tokyo’s famous fish market.
    • Enjoy Hida beef dinner and sake tasting at a local Sake brewery.
    • Experience a traditional kaiseki dinner with Geisha show in Kyoto.
    • Explore the famous Yanaka Ginza district, the “shitamachi,” with old town ambience reminiscent of Tokyo’s past.
    • Explore the hot springs of Hakone, on the shores of Lake Ashi.
    • Travel by the famous Shinkansen bullet train.
    • Take in magnificent views of Mt. Fuji from the Hakone Ropeway.
    • Visit multiple UNESCO sites including Shirakawa-go, Nijo Castle, Itsukushima Shinto Shrine and Hiroshima Peace Memorial.
    Visits:
    Hakone, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Japan
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    Simply Japan

    Explore!
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    14 days
    $ 294 / day
    $ 4,180
    From : $ 5,562
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : N/A
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Tokyo - Explore modern and ancient Tokyo, its temples and teeming streets, with the option to visit nearby Mount Fuji
    • Kyoto - Experience traditional Japan, with stunning temples, immaculate Zen gardens and enigmatic geishas
    • Jigokudani - Meet the snow monkeys and spend the night in a temple lodging, joining the monks for morning prayers
    • Kanazawa - Explore the Samurai district and discover the secrets of the Ninja Temple
    • Takayama - Try some of the best sake in Japan and stay in a family-run ryokan
    Visits:
    Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Osaka, Tokyo, Japan
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    Discover Japan

    G Adventures
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    14 days
    $ 282 / day
    $ 3,697
    From : $ 5,335
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Experience the past in takayama's folk village and kyoto's historic centre
    • Explore kanazawa castle
    • Lose yourself in the picturesque kenroku-en garden
    • Marvel at iconic mt fuji and miyajima's floating torii gate
    Visits:
    Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Japan
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    Japan's Cultural Treasures

    14 days
    $ 343 / day
    $ 4,795
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
    Highlights
    • Visit the seventh-century Asakusa Kannon Temple
    • The trip to Hakone, located about 50 miles west of Tokyo. 
    • Hakone is beloved by the Japanese for its hot-spring resorts, mountains, lakes, and historical sites
    • Visit Hamamatsuya, a workshop specializing in wooden handcrafts.
    • Visit one of the many houses of Kanazawa where the samurai—Japan's famed class of noble warriors—once lived
    • Visit the history and culture of Gokayama
    • Enjoy a traditional dance performance


    Visits:
    Hakone, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Japan
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    Essence of Japan 2019

    Tauck
    By Tauck
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    13 days
    $ 876 / day
    $ 11,390
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
    Highlights
    • Edo-Tokyo Museum
    • Kagura dancing
    • taiko drums & sumo wrestling in Tokyo; overnight stay in a traditional ryokan in Matsumoto; private home visit with tea ceremony
    • explorations with a local Geisha expert
    • visits to Nijo Castle
    • Kinkaku-ji Temple & Pure Water Temple in Kyoto; cruise on Lake Ashi beneath Mt. Fuji; Kirin whisky distillery visit and flower arranging in Hakone; sake tasting in Takayama; exploring the Samurai legacy & guided tour of Kenroku-en Garden in Kanazawa
    Visits:
    Hakone, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Japan
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    Discover Japan with Hiroshima

    12 days
    $ 452 / day
    $ 5,429
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
    Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
    Highlights
    • Tokyo: Visit the Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and Nakamise shopping arcade; calligraphy class; kimono fitting; traditional tea ceremony; welcome dinner
    • Mount fuji area: Cable-car ride to view Mount Fuji; visit Chureito Pagoda
    • Matsumoto : Visit Matsumoto Castle and Matsumoto City Museum
    • Takayama: City sightseeing; visit a local market, Takayama Jinya, and a sake brewery for a tasting
    • Shirakawa: Visit Gassho-Zukuri houses
    • Kanazawa: Visit Kenroku-en Garden; gold leaf class
    • Kanazawa–kyoto : Travel by Thunderbird express train
    • Kyoto: Visit Sanjusagendo Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and the Temple of the Gold Pavilion; Yuzen Handmade Corner; Japanese cooking class; excursion to Nara; farewell dinner
    • Hiroshima: Bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima; visit Miyajima Island, Itsukushima Shrine, Shukkei-en Landscape Garden, Peace Memorial Park, Peace Memorial, Memorial Museum, Memorial Hall
    • From bustling cities to quiet mountain villages, experience the distinct flavor of Japan during this amazing vacation
    • Of course, you’ll visit Japan’s famous sights, including many of its castles and shrines
    Visits:
    Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Nara, Shirakawa, Tokyo, Japan
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    5 Kanazawa Tour Reviews - Summary 100% Recommend

    4.8 out of 5
    Excellent 4
    Great 1
    Average 0
    Disappointing 0
    Terrible 0
    Value
    4.8
    Guide
    5.0
    Activities
    4.6
    Lodging
    4.6
    Transportation
    4.4
    Meals
    4.2

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    A great way to see Japan

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 4.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 3.0
    • Meals 4.0

    Great group tour experience. I was glad that I packed light! It was a small surprise to take so much public transportation everywhere. But our guide was amazing, and we saw a nice combination of classic sights and local gems.

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    Operator G Adventures

    80% great, 20% a waste of valuable time

    4.0
    • Value 4.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 4.0
    • Lodging 3.0
    • Transportation 4.0
    • Meals 2.0

    Our guide and group were wonderful. Most of the sites visited fascinating and worth it. I especially loved the visit with the monk and the Hakone Outdoor Art Museum.

    It broke my heart that the one day in Tokyo was such a waste of time. Please, taking us to a mediocre mall and a car exhibit, what were you thinking? There should of been two days allotted to that fabulous city to see the real sites. Also, I am an adult and making sushi for four year old was a huge insult and should be skipped at all costs. Also I believe that the trip to Nari should be included as part of the trip and not an optional tour.

    Except for breakfasts, the food was cafeteria grade at best and repetitive. You could do better. The best food was that which we picked ourselves.

    I would never recommend going in cherry blossom time. There were 80 buses lined up to get into the outdoor sites. Buy a postcard and put it on your wall, or better yet, visit Washington DC. I would recommend this trip if modifications were made.

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    Operator Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T. Tours)

    An impressive country

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    It is 2 weeks ago that we returned from our "Discover Japan" tour. What a great enjoyment it was, and how lucky we were! We managed to experience the cherry blossoms (Sakurai) in all the towns on the agenda.Even our guide, graceful Yoshimi Ozawa, was amazed about our great luck and exclaimed that two weeks before there was nothing to see. To add to our enjoyment, we were able to see Mount Fuji's upper cone above the clouds.Yoshi (as she wanted to be called by us) was extremely well organized and very eager to share her extensive knowledge of Japans history, customs and living conditions with us. We were duly impressed by the cleanliness of the cities, streets and people. Especially the rail road stations in Tokyo, Kanazawa and Kyoto are far and above in architecture and organization over any that we seen in Europe (let alone here in the US). The visit to the Mitsukushi department store was eye opening. The quality and quantity of the products on offer exceeded anything here in the US. Even more so were the the great number of sales clerks available to help, but not at all "pushy".The hotels were very good and the breakfasts quite sufficient. The included meals were also good. Our concerns of having to spend extensively for meals were unfounded since there were a great variety of lower costs options.Just the long and congested breakfast lines at the New Otani Hotel dimmed the outlook for the day. Having to wait up to 40 minutes, even though there were empty tables, should not be an acceptable condition.Transportation in general , be it by bus or train, was very good. However, We did not understand why the suitcases were moved from Takayama directly to Kyoto, depriving us of them in Kanazawa.We came away from this journey admiring the Japanese people that went through such dramatic changes since the middle of the last century.

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    Operator SmarTours

    A great introduction to Japan, covering many of the highlights of the country and balancing the modern and historical, city and rural

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    A great introduction to Japan, covering many of the highlights of the country and balancing the modern and historical, city and rural.

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    Operator G Adventures

    I would say this would not be a good first trip to Japan, as it had some unusual destinations

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    I would say this would not be a good first trip to Japan, as it had some unusual destinations. But for us, we had been there before, so were very keen to see the hot river and the gassho farmhouses.

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    Operator G Adventures

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