Majestic Japan

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Be captivated by the beauty and traditions of Japan during this 11-day guided tour. Travel to Kyoto, a cultural hub for the country, where you can bask in the serenity surrounding the iconic Golden Pavilion. See the Giouji Temple — a Buddhist place of worship set amidst a moss-covered forest — and feast on a traditional Kyo-Kaiseki lunch as you watch an appre...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Osaka: Explore the fascinating Osaka Castle, a famous landmark that was pivotal in the reunification of Japan during the 16th century. Marvel at the variety of cultural artefacts showcasing the history of Osaka.
    • Osaka: Visit the top of the Floating Garden Observatory in the Umeda Sky Building for incredible city views.
    • Experience traveling like a local as you ride the high-speed bullet train. Catch views of snow capped mountains and quaint Japanese towns as you journey between each city. This feat of modern engineering brings new joy to train rides.
    • Hiroshima: Spend some quiet moments in the emotive Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and see the A-Bomb Dome, the only structure left standing.
    • Kyoto: Wander around the famous Giouji Temple, where the bamboo trees and green groves inspire relaxation. This tiny temple with the thatched roof entrance is a sanctuary and one of the most scenic temples you’ll see in the city.
    • Kyoto: Join your Travel Concierge for an orientation of Gion neighborhood, known as Kyoto's geisha district. See well-preserved wooden machiya houses and perhaps experience the electric ambiance of a local bar or restaurant.
    • Kyoto: Visit the stunning Zen Buddhist temple of Kinkaku-ji, with its glittering Golden Pavilion and hear about its intriguing history. Then, explore the vibrant Gion neighborhood, where you may spot a Geisha or two.
    • Tokyo: Take a sightseeing tour of Tokyo with your Travel Concierge to spot many places of interest in this bustling capital city.
    • Matsushima Bay: Take in views of the many pine clad islets in Matsushima Bay on a private cruise. Hear about the many haikus featuring the bay describing it as a place of love and wonder.
    • Matsushima Bay: Meet the owner of a traditional Japanese inn set in the dazzling Matsushima Bay, which has inspired poetry over the centuries. Hear more about her life and local traditions in the pine covered islands as you cruise between them.

What's this trip about?

    Be captivated by the beauty and traditions of Japan during this 11-day guided tour. Travel to Kyoto, a cultural hub for the country, where you can bask in the serenity surrounding the iconic Golden Pavilion. See the Giouji Temple — a Buddhist place of worship set amidst a moss-covered forest — and feast on a traditional Kyo-Kaiseki lunch as you watch an apprentice geisha perform beside you. In Tokyo, choose to make decadent sushi rolls using the finest quality fish during a private cooking class or join a Local Expert and explore the fashionable Omotesando and Harajuku neighborhoods before sampling a local lunch. Then discover the river valley of the Oirase Gorge, walking along its crystal-clear waters while marveling at the amber leaves that surround you. Later, journey to a local brewery for a private sake tasting and behind-the-scenes tour, led by a sake brew master.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 24 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityOsaka
End CityTokyo

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Asia
  • Japan

Activities

  • Culture
  • Luxury Travel

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Welcome to Osaka, Japan

Enjoy a private transfer to your five-star hotel to begin your Japan luxury tour. Tonight, awaken your tastebuds with tempura and sushi over stunning views over Osaka’s skyline

Imperial Hotel, Osaka.

Dinner

Day 2: Highlights of Osaka Relaxed Start

Take in 360-degree city views from the Floating Garden Observatory in the skyscraper, Umeda Sky. Continue your exploration of striking architecture at Osaka Castle, one of Japan's most famous landmarks and pivotal in the reunification of Japan during the 16th century.

Imperial Hotel, Osaka.

Breakfast

Day 3: A Local Perspective on Hiroshima

Arriving in Hiroshima by Shinkansen (bullet train), explore Peace Memorial Park and Museum and meet a survivor who will share moving insights. Indulge in Okonomiyaki pancakes before arriving in Kyoto.

The Thousands

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: The Temples and Geisha of Kyoto Relaxed Start

Marvel at the Zen Buddhist temple Kinkakuji’s famed Golden Pavilion, Giouji Temple and take a quiet stroll through a grove of bamboo and maple trees. In the Gion district, dine on classic Kyo-Kaiseki cuisine and appreciate the talents of an apprentice geisha.

The Thousands

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Mt. Fuji and on to Tokyo

Board the bullet train to Mishima for spectacular views of Mount Fuji and admire its reflection in Lake Kawaguchi. Visit Itchiku Kubota Art Museum or revel in mountain views from the Kachi-Kachi Ropeway cable car.

Cerulean Tower Tokyo Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Explore Traditional Tokyo Relaxed Start

Visit the Tokyo National Museum and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Learn to make sushi with a Master Sushi Chef or explore Omotesando and Harajuku. Tailor your evening at a restaurant specialising in Shabu-shabu or Teppanyaki.

Cerulean Tower Tokyo Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Journey to Sendai

Hear insights into island life in Sendai, joining the owner of a local inn for a fresh seafood lunch. A private cruise shows off the impressive views of Matsushima Bay before a traditional tea ceremony.

The Westin, Sendai.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Tsugaru and Hirosaki Castle

At Hirosaki Castle, meet a cherry blossom doctor. Explore the Tsugaru-han Neputa Village and watch skilled craftsman. Enjoy a private performance of traditional Tsugaru Shamisen guitar and Taiko drumming.

Hoshino Resorts Oirase Keiryu Hotel, Oirase Gorge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Exploring Oirase Relaxed Start

Discover Japan’s nature haven of Oirase Gorge’s, admiring its waterfalls and crystal-clear streams. Enjoy a soothing Onsen bath in the nearby forest before ending the day with sake brew master Takumi Sato for a private VIP tasting and brewery tour.

Hoshino Resorts Oirase Keiryu Hotel, Oirase Gorge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: The Highlights of Tokyo

Explore the Senso-ji Buddhist Temple, visit Nakamise Street and Kappabashi, Tokyo’s foodie hub. Celebrate your travels over fine dining at Hoshinonaruki.

Cerulean Tower Tokyo Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Farewell Japan

Your Osaka to Tokyo luxury tour ends with your private car to Narita or Haneda International Airport for your onward journey.

Breakfast

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024
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Accommodation

Imperial Hotel, Osaka. The Thousands Cerulean Tower Tokyo Hotel The Westin, Sendai. Hoshino Resorts Oirase Keiryu Hotel, Oirase Gorge.,
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Meals Included
  • 5 Dinner (D)
  • 10 Breakfast (B)
  • 7 Lunch (L)
  • Osaka: Discover why Osaka is known as the kitchen of Japan on a stroll through Donburi street with a Local Expert. Taste local specialties such as rounds of ground octopus wrapped in batter, called Takoyaki.
  • Hiroshima: Indulge in the local favorite of Okonomiyaki, a savory pancake dish consisting of wheat flour batter and other ingredients cooked on a teppan.
  • Kyoto: Enjoy a performance by a Maiko, an apprentice Geisha, skilled in the art of classical dance and entertainment, as you savor a Highlight Lunch of traditional Kyo-Kaiseki cuisine. Admire the balance of taste, texture and color in this Kyoto specialty.
  • Tokyo: During a Your Choice Evening, choose from two hand-picked restaurants, each specialising in local delicacies. Try Shabu-shabu, sizzling hotpots of meat and vegetables, or Teppan-yaki, where rice, meats and vegetables are freshly cooked on the grill in front of you.
  • Sendai: Experience a truly Japanese tradition when you enjoy a tea ceremony at a traditional tea house. Learn the art of making the perfect matcha green tea as you follow the custom.
  • Oirase: Enjoy a rare opportunity to meet a brewmaster, Takumi Sato, and learn about the essence of sake in a special guided visit of his brewery. Share some of the sacred drink of Japan in the stunning surroundings of Oirase.
  • Tokyo: Tradition meets innovation as you enjoy a fine dining experience with new friends at Hoshinonaruki. Using age-old Japanese culinary techniques and seasonal ingredients, this is a dining experience that truly brings the flavor of the country to life.
Age Requirements
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Trip ID
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