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Discover Japan tour

Train & Rail Journeys, Festivals & Special Events

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
12 Days
$ 325 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Japan, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Shirakawa, Tokyo
From
$ 3,899

Highlights

  • Explore historic Imperial Palace (Tokyo)
  • See the majestic Mt. Fuji
  • Visit Hakone National Park
  • Opportunity to see the Shirakawago (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Sightseeing in Kyoto
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Ancient & Modern Japan tour

Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
16 Days
$ 358 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Japan, Hakone, Hiroshima, Kyoto, London, Nara, Tokyo
From
$ 5,735

Highlights

  • Spot mysterious geishas in Kyoto's Gion district
  • Experience cherry blossom season or beautiful autumn colours
  • Watch the famous snow monkeys bathing in hot springs
  • Take the incredible high speed 'bullet train'
  • Explore temples in Kyoto and discover futuristic Tokyo
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Japan Winter Explorer

Cultural

4.5 | Great | 13 Reviews
21 Days
$ 489 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Japan, Hiroshima, Imperial Palace, Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo
From
$ 10,270

Highlights

  • Japan is a year round destination and winter is one of the best times of the year to to experience it. the streets are lit up at night and blanketed in snow, the markets are bustling a piping hot bowl of ramen tastes especially good when it is below zero outside!
  • This trip is a great balance of included activities in each destination and free time for your own choice of options, all backed by a helpful leader to steer you in the right direction of the best experiences.
  • There’s no better way to get around japan than the country’s famous railway system. be impressed by the efficiency and ultra-modernity as you zip from place to place with your included japan rail pass. your leader will organise all the logistics so all you need to worry about is whether to choose ramen or yakitori for dinner.
  • A visit to the hiroshima peace park is a sobering but important experience for understanding the tragedies of japan’s not so distant past.
  • Trace the steps of the geisha around the alleyways of kyoto’s atmospheric gion district and sit down with an apprentice geisha and enjoy some traditional tea and entertainment.
  • Stay in a ryokan (traditional japanese inn) and sample simple home-cooked fare in edo-era takayama, explore local markets and the hida folk village.
  • Stop over in tokyo, one of the most extraordinary capital cities on the planet.
  • There's nothing like watching japanese macaques (snow monkeys) enjoy their hot spring baths in hakodate. you'll get your own chance to experience the tradition of the japanese onsen in many destinations on this itinerary too.
  • Venture far afield to the remote lake akan and appreciate the beauty and fragility of the winter home of endangered cranes.
  • Stroll along the snow covered canals of otaru and try your hand at the local art - kitakarou glass blowing.
  • The sapporo ice and snow festival is world famous for its huge and elaborate sculptures. make sure you get your camera out and have your batteries charged as you will take far more photos than you expected!
  • Warm up after your winter wanderings with visits to some of japan's best-known breweries and whiskey distilleries.
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Explore Japan

Cultural

4.5 | Great | 13 Reviews
12 Days
$ 421 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Japan, Hiroshima, Imperial Palace, Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo
From
$ 5,049

Highlights

  • Japan is a year round destination with something in store for every season: cherry blossoms in spring, stunning leaves in autumn and snow and ice in winter.
  • This trip is a great balance of included activities in each destination and free time for your own choice of options, all backed by a helpful leader to steer you in the right direction of the best experiences.
  • There’s no better way to get around japan than the country’s famous railway system. be impressed by the efficiency and ultra-modernity as you zip from place to place with your included 7-day japan rail pass. your leader will organise all the logistics so all you need to worry about is whether to choose ramen or yakitori for dinner.
  • A visit to the hiroshima peace park is a sobering but important experience for understanding the tragedies of japan’s not so distant past.
  • Trace the steps of the geisha around the alleyways of kyoto’s atmospheric gion district and sit down with an apprentice geisha and enjoy some traditional tea and entertainment.
  • Stay in a ryokan (traditional japanese inn) and sample simple home-cooked fare in edo-era takayama, explore local markets, the hida folk village and perhaps stop by a sake brewery.
  • Culminate in tokyo, one of the most extraordinary capital cities on the planet.
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Iconic Japan

Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
12 Days
$ 446 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Japan, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo, Himeji Castle, Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine
From
$ 5,349

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
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Walking Japan tour

Cultural, Hiking & Walking

4.5 | Great | 15 Reviews
11 Days
$ 509 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Japan, Kyoto, Meiji Shrine, Nara, Tokyo
From
$ 5,595

Highlights

  • Explore the old imperial city of Kyoto, its ancient temples, the Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji, and the Gion Geisha district
  • Walk in the footsteps of shoguns as you follow ancient trade routes through medieval towns, lush valleys, and misty forests
  • Stay at traditional Japanese inns, soak in hot springs, and eat exquisitely prepared, multi-course Japanese meals every night
  • Experience the electric energy of Tokyo and visit some of its oldest sites, including the Imperial Palace and the Grand Meiji Shrine
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Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun - Southbound 2018

Small Ship Cruise

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5.0 | Excellent | 3 Reviews
14 Days
$ 856 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Japan, South Korea, Busan, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Osaka, Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara
From
$ 11,990

Highlights

  • 8-night cruise aboard the yacht L'Austral
  • 3 nights in Osaka and 2 nights in Tokyo at premier hotels
  • special Tauck Experiences featuring local cultural entertainment including a sumo wrestling demonstration
  • geisha and taiko performances and more
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12 Day Japan, Then & Now 2018 Itinerary

Cultural

4.1 | Great | 17 Reviews
12 Days
$ 304 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Japan, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo
From
$ 3,649

Highlights

  • Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals
  • Tour dazzling Tokyo, a city of ancient traditions coupled with state-of-the-art technology
  • Culinary demonstration led by a professional chef -- learn the art of creating sushi and sashimi
  • Visit the serene Meiji Shrine honoring the first Emperor of modern Japan and his Empress
  • A day of breathtaking natural scenery as you drive to the National Park of Hakone and Mt. Fuji
  • Board the famous Shinkansen, or "bullet train" that takes you to Kanazawa on the Noto Peninsula
  • Travel to the UNESCO site of Shirakawa-go, known for its village of gassho-zukuri farmhouses
  • In Kagaonsen, stay at a traditional Ryokan (inn)
  • A walking tour of Takayama’s historic district reveals its traditions dating back to the 9th century
  • Discover enchanting Kyoto, founded in the 7th century, one of the early capitals of Japan
  • Visit Kyoto’s Nijo Castle, residence of Shoguns, and the magnificent gilded Golden Pavilion
  • Experience the cultural heritage of Kyoto at a traditional Tea Ceremony at the Gesshin-in Temple
  • Dinner and traditional Maiko (Geisha) dance performance reflects the core of Japanese culture
  • Travel to the Imperial capital of Nara, with eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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Splendid Japan and South Korea Tour tour

Cultural, Family Friendly, Local Immersion & Homestays, Photography, Small Ship Cruise

5.0 | Excellent | 18 Reviews
16 Days
$ 387 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Japan, South Korea, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo
From
$ 6,199

Highlights

  • Visit Mt Seorak National Park
  • Explore a Korean traditional village in Andong
  • Visit Tumuli Park and Gyeongju National Museum
  • Explore the vibrant Osaka
  • Enjoy exploring Kyoto
  • Visit Ancient Nara
  • Visit Osaka Castle
  • Take a cruise on Lake Ashi and visit Owakudani Valley and Hakone Shrine.
  • Experience Japan's perfect combination of tradition and modern.
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Discover Japan with Hiroshima

Cultural

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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
12 Days
$ 450 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: Japan, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Nara, Shirakawa, Tokyo
From
$ 5,399

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
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