FROM $7,249

Discover Japan Small Group Escorted Tour from Tokyo

Discover Japan's rich cultural heritage on this incredible small-group tour. Delight in the intricate details of Japanese landscaping at Kenroku-en Garden, and marvel at the well-preserved samurai houses in Nagamachi Samurai District. The tour also includes visits to the iconic Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum, majestic Nijo Castle and its gardens, the Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion, the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, and relaxation at Lake Kawaguchiko, among much more.

Discover Japan Small Group Escorted Tour from Tokyo

DEPARTURE DATE: September 8, 2024
Countries Visited: Japan


From the towers and gadgets of Tokyo to the serenity of sacred shrines and the soaring beauty of Mt Fuji, this tour provides the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace. Linger in the gardens of Kyoto, shoot through the mountain air on a Shinkansen bullet train, and stay in a traditional Japanese Inn.

Travel Style: Classic
All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12

Age requirement: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Travel Dates & Pricing

September 8, 2024from $7,249 CADPer Person
September 8, 2024from $7,249 CAD - (single share program)Single Traveler
September 8, 2024from $8,058 CAD - (own room)Single Traveler
October 25, 2024from $7,249 CADPer Person
October 25, 2024from $7,559 CAD - (single share program)Single Traveler
October 25, 2024from $8,368 CAD - (own room)Single Traveler

What's Included

  • 13 night small group escorted coach tour round trip from Tokyo
  • 13 night accommodation -10 night hotel, 1 night traditional inns, 2 night traditional inns with shared facilities
  • 1 breakfast, 1 dinner
    Higashi Geisha District visit
  • Kenroku-en garden visit
  • Nagamachi Samurai District walk
  • Hida No Sato folk village visit
  • Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum visit
  • Miyajima Island excursion
  • Nijo Castle and gardens visit
  • Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion visit
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine visit
  • Lake Kawaguchiko (Five Lakes Region) walk
  • Kaiseki dinner
  • Japan Rail pass
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodations
  • Taxes


1Sun Sep 8Tokyo
2Mon Sep 9Tokyo/Kanazawa
3Tue Sep 10Kanazawa
4Wed Sep 11Kanazawa/Takayama
5Thu Sep 12Takayama/Hiroshima
6Fri Sep 13Takayama/Hiroshima
7Sat Sep 14Hiroshima
8Sun Sep 15Hiroshima/Kyoto
9Mon Sep 16Kyoto
10Tue Sep 17Kyoto
11Wed Sep 18Kyoto/Fujikawaguchiko
12Thu Sep 19Fujikawaguchiko/Tokyo
13Fri Sep 20Tokyo
14Sat Sep 21Tokyo

Day 1 – Tokyo

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 – Tokyo/Kanazawa

In the morning collect your JR Pass. Board a bullet train for Kanazawa in the afternoon. The evening is yours to explore, or opt to attend a dinner with the group.

Day 3 – Kanazawa

Explore the city’s well-preserved geisha district. Then, stroll through Keroku-en, ranked one of the nation’s top three gardens before exploring the historic Nagamachi samurai district.

Day 4 – Kanazawa/Takayama

Arrive in picturesque Takayama and relax in the traditional Japanese inn.

Day 5 – Takayama

Explore the Hida No Sato traditional folk village, and walk the quaint streets of the old town – lined with sake breweries and craft shops. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the area.

Day 6 – Takayama/Hiroshima

Arrive in Hiroshima and visit the Peace Park and Museum to learn more about the tragic history of this city.

Day 7 – Hiroshima

Take a ferry to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating Torii Gate and meet the friendly local deer.

Day 8 – Hiroshima/Kyoto

Travel to historic Kyoto. Explore the marvellous Fushimi Inari shrine and walk under thousands of torii gates.

Day 9 – Kyoto

Wander the impressive Nijo Castle and gardens before visiting Kyoto’s iconic Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion.

Day 10 – Kyoto

Spend a full free day discovering the Zen gardens, huge wooden temples, pagodas and shrines of Kyoto. Opt to enjoy the Zen gardens of Ryoan-ji and the Silver Pavilion, and take a leisurely stroll down the lovely Philosopher’s path to Nanzen-ji.

Day 11 – Kyoto/Fujikawaguchiko

Travel to the Mt Fuji region and enjoy optional walks around Lake Kawaguchi. Savour an amazing multi-course Japanese kaiseki dinner.

Day 12 – Fujikawaguchiko/Tokyo

Enjoy a morning in Kawaguchiko exploring the Five Lakes region on foot. Later, travel to Tokyo by train.

Day 13 – Tokyo

Explore buzzing Tokyo with a free day.

Day 14 – Tokyo

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.

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