9 or 11 days
Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka, with extension to Hiroshima
Japan has had many identities through the centuries; its story is a fascinating one. Tokyo is the modern-day centre of pop culture and business, while Kyoto remains the most traditional of the big cities. The country has unsurpassed natural beauty – see it from the window of the high-speed shinkansen train and in the majestic lakes and mountains of Hakone National Park.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Tokyo

    Take a guided tour of Tokyo

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Harajuku shopping district
    • Imperial Palace Plaza (drive by)

    Visit the Asakusa Kannon Temple 

    Visit the Harajuku shopping district

    Learn about sumo wrestling

    Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

    Walking Tour of Akihabara 

    Participate in a scavenger hunt

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Visit a technology showroom

    Participate in a local exchange

  • Day 5: Tokyo • Kamakura • Hakone

    Travel via Kamakura to Hakone

    Visit the Great Buddha of Kamakura

    Visit the Hachimangu shrine 

    Explore Kamakura on your own

    Spend the night in a ryokan-style hotel that echoes the traditions of Japan

  • Day 6: Hakone • Odawara • Kyoto

    Visit  Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

    Take a cruise  on Lake Ashi

    Ride a cable car up Mount Komagatake

    Explore Owakudani on your own

    Photo Stop at Odawara Castle

    Travel by bullet train to Kyoto
  • Day 7: Kyoto

    Tour Kyoto with an expert local guide

    Visit the Gold Pavillion

    See a Kimono Show

    Visit  Nijō Castle

    Visit the Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine

  • Day 8: Kyoto

    Tour the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Nara

    Nara

    Explore one of Japan’s ancient capitals on your half-day guided excursion. Visit the Todaji Temple and see the Daibutsu, the world’s largest bronze Buddha. Walk through the wooded Nara Park, known as “Deer Park” because of its four-legged inhabitants. Just outside the park, visit Kasuga Shrine, one of the country’s most famous Shinto shrines. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Kyoto • Hiroshima

    Travel by bullet train to Hiroshima

    Tour Hiroshima with an expert local guide

    Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum

    Travel by ferry to Miyajima Island

    Visit Miyajima Park

    Visit Itsukushima Shrine
  • Day 10: Hiroshima • Osaka

    Travel via Himeji to Osaka

    Visit Himeji Castle
  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Tokyo

    Take a guided tour of Tokyo

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Harajuku shopping district
    • Imperial Palace Plaza (drive by)

    Visit the Asakusa Kannon Temple 

    Visit the Harajuku shopping district

    Learn about sumo wrestling

    Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

    Walking Tour of Akihabara 

    Participate in a scavenger hunt

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Visit a technology showroom

    Participate in a local exchange

  • Day 5: Tokyo • Kamakura • Hakone

    Travel via Kamakura to Hakone

    Visit the Great Buddha of Kamakura

    Visit the Hachimangu shrine 

    Explore Kamakura on your own

    Spend the night in a ryokan-style hotel that echoes the traditions of Japan

  • Day 6: Hakone • Odawara • Kyoto

    Visit  Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

    Take a cruise  on Lake Ashi

    Ride a cable car up Mount Komagatake

    Explore Owakudani on your own

    Photo Stop at Odawara Castle

    Travel by bullet train to Kyoto
  • Day 7: Kyoto

    Tour Kyoto with an expert local guide

    Visit the Gold Pavillion

    See a Kimono Show

    Visit  Nijō Castle

    Visit the Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine

  • Day 8: Kyoto

    Tour the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Nara

    Nara

    Explore one of Japan’s ancient capitals on your half-day guided excursion. Visit the Todaji Temple and see the Daibutsu, the world’s largest bronze Buddha. Walk through the wooded Nara Park, known as “Deer Park” because of its four-legged inhabitants. Just outside the park, visit Kasuga Shrine, one of the country’s most famous Shinto shrines. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Kyoto • Hiroshima

    Travel by bullet train to Hiroshima

    Tour Hiroshima with an expert local guide

    Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum

    Travel by ferry to Miyajima Island

    Visit Miyajima Park

    Visit Itsukushima Shrine
  • Day 10: Hiroshima • Osaka

    Travel via Himeji to Osaka

    Visit Himeji Castle
  • Day 11: Depart for home

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    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Entrances

    Meiji Shinto Shrine; Asakusa Kannon Temple; Tokyo National Museum; Hachimangu Shrine; Lake Hakone Cruise; Mount Komagatake Ropeway; Odawara Castle; Nijo Castle; Gold Pavilion; Kiyomizu Temple; Gion Corner Performances of traditional Japanese Arts; Inari Taisha Shrine; With extension: Istukushima Shrine; Peace Memorial Museum; Himeji Castle

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