Best of Japan

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From dream-like lakes to a distinctive culture based on age-old traditions and etiquette, it’s no surprise that Japan is a source of wonder and curiosity for many travelers. Our 8-night tour shines a fascinating light on this captivating country so you can experience its beautiful landscapes, cultural charms, and futuristic cities. Absorb the neon rush and si...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Explore Tokyo
    • Admire the Imperial Palace Plaza, a clutch of gardens
    • Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi
    • Enjoy sightseeing tour of Kyoto’s highlights

What's this trip about?

    From dream-like lakes to a distinctive culture based on age-old traditions and etiquette, it’s no surprise that Japan is a source of wonder and curiosity for many travelers. Our 8-night tour shines a fascinating light on this captivating country so you can experience its beautiful landscapes, cultural charms, and futuristic cities. Absorb the neon rush and sights of Tokyo, visit the serene temples of Kyoto and poignant memorials of Hiroshima, ascend the slopes of snow-capped Mt. Fuji, and make two high-speed journeys on Japan’s sleek ‘bullet train’— an experience you’ll never forget.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityTokyo
End CityOsaka

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Religious

Destinations

  • Asia
  • Japan

Attractions

  • Champs-Élysées
  • Hakone
  • Hiroshima
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial
  • Kyoto
  • Mount Fuji
  • Nara
  • Osaka
  • Tokyo

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Mountaineering
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Trains & Rail
  • Independent

Trip includes

    • Tokyo: Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo (4*) or similar
    • Kyoto: Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (4*) or similar
    • Hiroshima: Hiroshima Granvia Hotel (4*) or similar
    • Osaka: Sheraton Miyako Hotel (4*) or similar
    • Daily buffet breakfast at hotel
    • 4 lunches and 4 dinners including special meals (Kaseiki dinner in Kyoto, Kobe beef dinner in Osaka)
    • International flights from LAX-Tokyo / Osaka - LAX on Land+Air Package
    • Bullet train journeys: Tokyo-Kyoto, Kyoto - Hiroshima-Osaka
    • Luggage transport service for the bullet train journey from Tokyo to Kyoto (limit of 1 bag per person, max 50 lbs)
    • Sightseeing to UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kyoto, Nara, and Hiroshima
    • Special entertainment/activity: Hakone Ropeway cable car ride, Lake Ashi cruise, Boat ride to Miyajima Island, Cultural Show and classic Tea Ceremony in Kyoto
    • All entrance fees and activities as specified in the itinerary
    • Sightseeing tours as listed with professional English-speaking guide or assistant in Japan
    • Airport transfers upon arrival (Tokyo) and departure (Osaka) by airport shuttle bus on Land+ Air package
    • Deluxe air-conditioned coach
    • All airport/port taxes, hotel taxes, duties, and surcharges

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Itinerary

DAY 1: USA - Tokyo

Fly from the US to Tokyo .

DAY 2: Tokyo

Arrive at Tokyo International Airport and transfer to your city hotel via airport shuttle bus. Alternatively, upgrade to enjoy a private transfer service. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy independently, perhaps unwinding at your hotel or getting a taste of the city, which is home to around eight million people.

DAY 3: Tokyo

Energetic Tokyo is a blur of neon, malls and skyscrapers sprinkled with hidden temples, bazaars and wooden houses. Today, take a morning sightseeing tour that showcases its highlights. Admire the Imperial Palace Plaza, a clutch of gardens and palaces that are home to ...

DAY 4: Tokyo - Hakone - Mt Fuji - Tokyo

Leave Tokyo by coach and travel to Hakone, a picturesque region of hills, forests and lakes spread below Mt Fuji, Japan’s most sacred peak. Take a drive up to Fuji’s 5th station (weather permitting), situated 7,555 feet above sea level, and behold the scintillating vi...

DAY 5: Tokyo – Kyoto

Today, step aboard Japan’s famous bullet or ‘Shinkansen’ train for your journey to Kyoto, Japan’s ancient imperial capital famed for its historic temples and rock gardens. Settle on the high-speed train at Tokyo station and race through the countryside at up to 200mph...

DAY 6: Kyoto

Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kyoto’s highlights. Visit the UNESCO-listed 17th-century Nijo Castle, once the seat of Tokugawa shoguns, and enchanting Golden Pavilion, a Zen temple whose top floors are covered in gold leaf. Your tour also includes the Kiyomizu Tem...

DAY 7: Kyoto – Osaka - Hiroshima

Depart Kyoto by bullet train"Shinkansen" heading for Hiroshima. Upon arrival, take Japan Rail to Miyajimaguchi and enjoy a short boat ride to Miyajima. Visit the idyllic Miyajima Island. Its giant torii gate is the landmark which at high tide seems to float on the wat...

DAY 8: Hiroshima - Osaka -Nara - Osaka

This morning,  take the bullet train to Osaka and board the coach to Nara in the morning. Visit the famous Todaiji Temple, to see the world’s biggest bronze statue of Buddha, and drink in the scenic charms of Nara Park, best-known for the many wild Sika deer that roam...

DAY 9: Osaka

Enjoy the day free at leisure

DAY 10: Osaka - USA

Use the airport limonsine bus for transfer to the airport.

 

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Price per day$300
Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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