Tailor Made Japan: Iconic Cities of the Mainland

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Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests. Experience the best of Japan, exploring vibrant Tokyo and traditional Hakone, where you stay at an exclusive ryokan (traditional inn); encounter the legacies of fe...
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Trip type
Private Guided
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests. Experience the best of Japan, exploring vibrant Tokyo and traditional Hakone, where you stay at an exclusive ryokan (traditional inn); encounter the legacies of feudal Japan in Takayama and Kanazawa; and discover the delicate beauty of timeless Kyoto.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeOperator does not provide
Age range6 years and up
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Start City TOKYO
End CityKyoto


  • Japan


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Arrive in Tokyo, Japan’s exciting capital. Transfer to your hotel, and enjoy the expansive views over the city.

Day 2: TOKYO

Begin your day with a photo stop at the Imperial Palace Plaza. Continue to the Tokyo National Museum, the oldest national museum in Japan and home to a vast collection of Japanese art and antiquities. Visit Asakusa Kannon Temple, pausing in the tiny shops of Nakamise-...

Day 3: TOKYO

This morning, see the Meiji Shrine, which is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. After passing under its large cypress torii gates, enjoy the peaceful, park-like atmosphere of its expansive 175-acre grounds. Continue Toky...


Travel to Hakone, among Japan’s most popular hot-spring destinations, and immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Embark on a scenic cruise of Lake Ashi, gliding past the wooded mountain slopes that enclose it. Board an aerial tram fo...


This morning, travel like a local by rail to Takayama, changing trains en route in Nagoya. For the first leg of your journey, you are whisked at speeds of up to 175 miles per hour on a bullet train, while the second leg is a scenic delight, following a series of gorge...


Stroll with your private guide through Takayama’s Morning Market for an engaging look at everyday life in Japan. Next, drive to Shirakawa-go to explore its UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gassho-Zukuri Minkaen — a well-preserved village of traditional thatched-roof, A-fra...


Start your day with a visit to Omicho Market, the largest fresh-food market in Kanazawa, specializing in local seafood and produce. Then, view the authentic period artifacts on display at the Nagamachi Samurai Residence, a home restored to reflect the lifestyle of Jap...

Day 8: KYOTO

Travel by limited express train to Kyoto this morning. Upon arrival in Kyoto, set out with your private guide, proceed to a local temple, where you experience the art of the tea ceremony, noting its refined sense of hospitality and etiquette, which date to the time of...

Day 9: NARA

Begin your day with a visit to Nara, where Japan’s first permanent capital was established in 710. Tour Todaiji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most historically significant Buddhist temples in Japan. Enter its spacious main hall to behold the Daib...

Day 10: KYOTO

Today, discover the glittering Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), covered with gold leaf, surrounded by finely manicured green gardens; and set on a lovely, tranquil pond. Later, explore the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, a lush oasis home to monkeys and towering stalks of bambo...

Day 11: Kyoto

After breakfast, transfer to Kansai International Airport or Itami Airport, both located just outside of Osaka, for your flight home.

Meals Provided : Breakfast

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