Japan Tours & Trips 2020

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Style Style 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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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.

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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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.

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Solo Friendly Solo Friendly Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
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Japan's Scenic Vistas (Deluxe Class)

6 days
$ 718 / day
$ 4,305
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. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Day 1 - Arrive TokyoArrive at New Tokyo International Airport (Narita Airport). You are welcomed and transferred by airport limousine bus to your hotel.
  • Day 2- Tsukiji Fish Market* / Tokyo SightseeingThis morning make your way to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal for your excursion to Tsukiji Market. The largest marketplace in Japan, Tsukiji is busy and bustling even before the sun comes up. Your assistant will stop by at several places at the market, After the visit to the Tsukji Fish market, you will be escorted to the sushi restaurant Try your hand at sushi-making using seasonal seafood ingredients. This fun workshop is led by a sushi chef who teaches participants how to make sushi.
  • Afternoon enjoy your Seat in Coach (SIC) tour of Tokyo. The tour includes visit to the Seaside Top Observatory deck, Imperial Palace Plaza, drive through Ginza, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nakamise shopping arcade and cruise up the Sumida River. The tour disbands at Tokyo Station. (B)
  • *The Tsukiji Fish Market tour is applicable for the tours arriving in Tokyo on Sun, Mon and Tue only. This option is not applicable when Tsukiji Fish Market is closed.
  • Day 3 - Mt. Fuji & Hakone excursionTravel this morning by deluxe Coach to Mt. Fuji. Drive halfway up Japan’s highest mountain to enjoy a spectacular view from a height of 2,300 meters. Following lunch, you will be transferred to Hakone. Enjoy boat cruise on Lake Ashi and ride the Mt. Komagatake Ropeway (may be omitted due to traffic conditions). Later transfer to train station to board your train for Kyoto. Upon arrival, proceed to your hotel. (BL)
  • Note: If driveway up to Mt.Fuji’s 5th station is closed in winter due to heavy snow, tour of Fujiyama Museum would be provided instead.
  • Day 4- Kyoto sightseeing / Nara excursionMorning enjoy your tour of Kyoto, visiting Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Afternoon proceed to Nara and visit Todaiji Temple housing the Great Buddha, colorful Kasuga Shrine with 3,000 lanterns and Deer Park. (BL)
  • * If Nijo Castle is closed, the tour will visit Ryoanji Temple. If Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, the tour will visit Nishi Honganji Temple or Kitano Temmagu Shrine instead.
  • Day 5- Kyoto / TokyoThis morning is at leisure. Evening board your train for Tokyo. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. (B)
  • Day 6- Tokyo / HomeThis morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. (B)
Visits:
Japan
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Discover Japan

Great Value Vacations
Premier
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10 days
$ 569 / day
$ 5,690
From : $ 7,682
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 : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Japan
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Cultural Treasures of Japan - 2022

Collette
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14 days
$ 357 / day
$ 4,999
From : $ 6,149
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. 3- 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. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Enjoy a sake tasting at a local sake brewery followed by a Hida beef dinner.
  • Experience a traditional kaiseki dinner with geisha show in Kyoto.
  • Participate in a sushi-making class.
  • 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.
  • Visit multiple UNESCO sites including Shirakawa-go, Nijo Castle, Itsukushima Shinto Shrine and Hiroshima Peace Memorial.
  • Visit Fushimi Inari Taisha, made famous by the movie Memoirs of a Geisha.
  • Explore Takayama’s beautiful old town, nestled in the Japanese Alps.
Visits:
Hakone, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Shirakawa, Japan
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Cultural Treasures of Japan - 2021

Collette
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14 days
$ 379 / day
$ 5,299
From : $ 6,518
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. 3- 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. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Enjoy a sake tasting at a local sake brewery followed by a Hida beef dinner.
  • Experience a traditional kaiseki dinner with geisha show in Kyoto.
  • Participate in a sushi-making class.
  • 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.
  • Visit multiple UNESCO sites including Shirakawa-go, Nijo Castle, Itsukushima Shinto Shrine and Hiroshima Peace Memorial.
  • Visit Fushimi Inari Taisha, made famous by the movie Memoirs of a Geisha.
  • Explore Takayama’s beautiful old town, nestled in the Japanese Alps.
Visits:
Hakone, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Japan
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Japan Family Holiday

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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12 days
$ 397 / day
$ 4,760
From : $ 5,430
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. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Japan is an exhilarating and unique destination that also happens to be incredible safe, which makes it a great fit for families travelling with kids of any age.
  • Let Tokyo dazzle the whole family. Feast on market-fresh sushi, try your hand at calligraphy and cook your own okonomiyaki on a cruise around Tokyo Bay.
  • Ride the Hakone ropeway then relax in the soothing waters of an onsen. These hot-spring baths are the perfect antidote to a couple of days of walking around Tokyo.
  • From the tiny stalls in the back streets of Tokyo to the Nishiki-Koji Market, your leader will help you and your family navigate Japan’s dizzying cuisine and find something for everyone.
  • Learn about an important chapter of Japan’s history at the Hiroshima Peace Park, followed by a visit to the relaxing island of Miyajima where deer roam the streets.
Visits:
Hakone, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Tokyo, Japan
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Japan: Past & Present A Cultural Journey from ...

Collette
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14 days
$ 421 / day
$ 5,899
From : $ 7,256
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 : High intensity hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, cycling. May experience dramatic changes in altitude. Extreme activities included. 4- 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. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Dive deep into the culture and social norms of Japan over dinner with the Women’s Association of Kyoto.
  • Enjoy a traditional, multi-course kaiseki meal.
  • Make delicious okonomiyaki, savory pancakes that are a Japanese favorite.
  • Stay among Buddhist monks at a monastery on Mount Koya.
  • Meet Japan’s ama pearl divers and learn more about their elite profession.
  • Visit Hiroshima’s Peace Park and Memorial Museum and hear accounts of the atomic bomb’s devastation.
  • See the gleaming beauty of the Golden Pavilion.
  • Wander among the swaying trees of the Arashiyama bamboo forest.
  • Explore the neon-soaked streets of Osaka’s Dotonbori district.
Visits:
Hiroshima, Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, Japan
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Japan Real Food Adventure

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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12 days
$ 458 / day
$ 5,500
From : $ 6,010
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. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • It’s true – Japanese people take incredible pride in their cuisine. Explore a country where food is taken seriously, all the way from the station tonkatsu restaurant to a high-end sushi establishment.
  • Travel by Shinkansen to the Japanese Alps and taste succulent wagyu beef in the 17th-century Edo period town of Takayama – the definition of a melt-in-your-mouth moment.
  • Snack on awesome and adventurous street food in the unofficial culinary capital of Osaka and master the skill behind making the famous takoyaki (octopus and pickled ginger in batter).
  • Discover the traditions, culture and history behind tea in Kyoto during a private ceremony with a long-time practitioner of this art with your small group.
  • Venture into mountainous Koya-san, spending the night in a monastery and discovering shojin ryori – a traditional vegetarian Buddhist meal with over 800 years of history.
Visits:
Kanazawa, Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, Japan
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Japan in a Week(Twin Room,Start Tokyo, End Osaka)

Contiki
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8 days
$ 312 / day
$ 2,495
From : $ 3,493
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 : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Spend half a day uncovering Tokyo on a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide
  • See the grand Imperial Palace and the buzzy neighbourhood of Shibuya
  • See the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Harajuku & Shibuya Crossing.
  • Visit Asakusa Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Street
Visits:
Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, Japan
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Hokkaido Winter Discovery

Peregrine Adventures
Premier
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10 days
$ 545 / day
$ 5,450
From : $ 7,358
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. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
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 is a brief but full trip that gets the most out of the northern region of hokkaido in a relatively short amount of time.
  • 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 winter ice and snow festivals here are 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.
Visits:
Tokyo, Japan
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Splendors of Japan with Hiroshima

Trafalgar
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13 days
$ 563 / day
$ 7,325
From : $ 7,995
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 : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- 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. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • SEE the traditional Gassho-zukuri houses in Gokayama, the beautiful gardens of Kenrokuen in Kanazawa
  • VISIT the Sensoji Temple, the Skytree Observation Tower, the Edo Tokyo Museumin Tokyo, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the Kinkakuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sanjusangen-do Hall in Kyoto, the Water Temple on Awaji Island, Zentsuji Temple, the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, the Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima and Osaka Castle
  • VIEW Mt. Fuji
  • EXPLORE Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
  • STAYS WITH STORIES
Visits:
Hiroshima, Imperial Palace, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, Japan
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Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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13 days
$ 383 / day
$ 4,731
From : $ 5,750
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. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Soar high above Lake Ashi and (on a clear day) get a glimpse of glorious Mt Fuji on a ride on the Hakone ropeway.
  • Be impressed by the efficiency and ultra modernity of Japan’s bullet trains as you zip from place to place with your included 14-day Rail Pass.
  • Explore traditional Japanese culture in Edo-period Takayama and visit a folk village, tour a 600-year-old market and a enjoy a sake brewery tasting.
  • Visit the Peace Park for moving insight into the devastation of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, then cruise to peaceful Miyajima Island where wild deer roam the streets.
  • Finish your tour with three nights in Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital and home to literally thousands of temples, the Gion District where Geisha entertain the wealthy elite and renowned Kyoto sushi.
Visits:
Hakone, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Tokyo, Japan
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Southern Japan Experience

Intrepid Travel
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12 days
$ 447 / day
$ 5,296
From : $ 5,955
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. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Explore the unique island of Naoshima, transformed from a sleepy fishing community into a world class art destination, with sleek and stylish museums and artworks that sit in harmony with the landscape.
  • Join locals hiking along trails to hidden temples, being awed at some of the country's impressive castles or in one of Japan's oldest hot spring baths - Dogo Onsen.
  • Feel like Indiana Jones as you cross the kazurabashi (vine bridges) of the hidden Iya Valley, a remote retreat of deep gorges and lush mountains on Shikoku island.
  • Uncover the different characters of the cities of Nagasaki and Osaka, from the former’s thought-provoking Peace Park and Museum to the latter’s busy streets where the motto is ‘eat until you drop’.
  • Venture into the thick and mysterious cedar forests on Yakushima, encounter Yakushika deer or Yakuzaru monkey, or relax at the seaside onsen.
Visits:
Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Osaka, 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 : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- 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. Comfort (4*)
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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Best of Japan

7 days
$ 344 / day
$ 2,409
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
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. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, renowned for the thousands of brightly colored Torii Gates
  • Visit bustling Nakamise shopping arcade and Asakusa Kannon Temple, the oldest of their kind in Tokyo
  • Visited
Visits:
Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, Japan
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Discover Japan

SmarTours
Premier
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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 : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
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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Top Japan Experiences and Attractions

Top Japan Experiences

Visiting the museum and Japanese gardens in Tokyo's Imperial Palace that exhibit traditional Japanese art and history

Seeing the shrines in Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist temple

Visit to Kinkaki-ji also known as the Temple of Golden Pavilion

Enjoying a Japanese tea ceremony (or chado), appreciating the unique way that green matcha tea is prepared and served

Climbing Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain

Hiking in the Yakushima forest or the Sagano bamboo forest

Paying respects at Hiroshima Peace Park and museum, a tribute to the victims of Hiroshima bombing

Seeing to Himeji Castle, built during medieval period for defense purpose

Chanting with Buddhist monks in the early hours of the morning at a Monestary in Koyasan

Soaking in a traditional onsen, sans clothes, as per the Japanese custom

Walking among the many zen temples and gardens in Kyoto

Visiting one of the may popular themed cafes, from animal to anime

Admiring the cherry blossoms of spring, an annual ritual known as hanami

Indulging in sushi and kobe beef, soba noodles, ramen and sake to your heart’s content

Wandering through Kyoto’s Gion district to see geishas in traditional kimonos

Watching a sumo match, a sport that dates back at least 2,000 years to the Edo period

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Japan Trip Reviews

1,165 Japan Tour Reviews - Summary 93% Recommend

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ACIS- lack of integrity and class- Parents beware

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

What a disappointment this company is. After placing a deposit in early 2020, of course the trips to Australia were cancelled the next two years because of covid. Many companies that were in a similar situation offered full refunds and offered options to customers; not so with ACIS. Two years later with my daughter now in college and no visibility into the craziness in Australia the trip wont happen for her. Whether ACIS got PPP money or not, the right thing to do is to refund money for a service / experience you can't provide. I see many others are frustrated with similar experiences. A class action suit against the company may be the only way to go to get their attention. Do the right thing; it will pay off for you in the long term versus trying to give people the shaft today. What goes around comes around....

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Operator ACIS

Great Service and Partnership

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

To say that planning a trip in the midst of a pandemic is challenging is definitely an understatement. It is in these times that ACIS truly shines! My interactions with ACIS staff have just given so much confidence that I can seriously say I am able to "seat back and relax" knowing that we are in such good hands.

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Operator ACIS

Convention to Budapest

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

I recently traveled on a teacher convention to Budapest Hungary. This was my 8th convention and probably the most amazing one ever. The trip was perfectly planned, the ACIS staff and the tour leader Peter Ede were exceptional! Everyone was so happy to be back traveling, and of course, Budapest is always fun and breathtaking!

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Operator ACIS

Hi James,

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

Hi James,
We are counting down the days until we can travel abroad! I must say this “I CAN’T WAIT TO
TRAVEL AGAIN”!
My friends and I are planning to visit a foreign country, and we have not come to a mutual
agreement on which country to visit. As you know, we are cash strapped. As a seasoned traveller,
can you please suggest a budget-friendly tourist destination, the best mode of transport to use
and the duration of stay?
Bye! I am looking forward to your reply.
Regards,
Loli

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Natalie in support was amazing

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

Natalie in support was amazing! she helped me find my problem ASAP!

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Thanks ACIS

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

I have been traveling with ACIS for more than 20 years and I believe that it’s a truly outstanding company. ACIS has done a terrific job during these difficult times. The professionalism, experience, and dedication of the staff has enabled the company to overcome challenges and to continue offering the best travel experiences in the industry. I’m very much looking forward to our continuing work together!

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