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Discover Japan Small Group Escorted Tour Roundtrip 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 Roundtrip from Tokyo

MULTIPLE DEPARTURE DATES IN MAY 2024 - SEE DETAILS BELOW
DEPARTURE DATE: May 3, 2024
Countries Visited: Japan

OVERVIEW

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

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
May 3, 2024from $7,559 CADPer Person
May 3, 2024from $8,368 CADSingle Traveler
May 5, 2024from $7,559 CADPer Person
May 5, 2024from $8,368 CADSingle Traveler
May 19, 2024from $7,559 CADPer Person
May 19, 2024from $8,368 CADSingle Traveler
May 26, 2024from $7,559 CADPer Person
May 26, 2024from $8,368 CADSingle Traveler

What's Included

  • 13 night small group escorted tour round trip from Tokyo
  • 13 night accommodations – 10 night Hotels, 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 (JR) pass (14 days)
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout
  • Taxes

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Fri May 3Tokyo
2Sat May 4Tokyo/Kanazawa
3Sun May 5Kanazawa
4Mon May 6Kanazawa/Takayama
5Tue May 7Takayama/Hiroshima
6Wed May 8Takayama/Hiroshima
7Thu May 9Hiroshima
8Fri May 10Hiroshima/Kyoto
9Sat May 11Kyoto
10Sun May 12Kyoto
11Mon May 13Kyoto/Fujikawaguchiko
12Tue May 14Fujikawaguchiko/Tokyo
13Wed May 15Tokyo
14Thu May 16Tokyo

Day 1 – Tokyo

Arrive at any time.

We highly recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation in Tokyo to take full advantage of this spectacular city.

Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment – Meet Your CEO and Group
Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don’t forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

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.

Take a short train ride to Kanazawa. In the 17th century, this beautifully preserved castle town was Japan’s wealthiest, and it became a thriving center for culture and arts.

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.

After strolling through the expansive gardens of Kenrokuen, opt to stop at the massive Kanazawa castle next door.

Kanazawa is also home to many interesting museums, opt to visit one or learn more about local crafts. Loving the food in the city? Take a trip to the local seafood market to see where some of the fresh, tasty ingredients come from.

Day 4 – Kanazawa/Takayama

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

Arrive in Takayama in the afternoon and begin taking in the beautiful scenery of this traditional city.

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.

Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful landscape. Discover traces of a feudal past in the thatched houses and rice fields. Opt to visit one of the markets or rent a bike and cycle out of the town centre and into the countryside.

Day 6 – Takayama/Hiroshima

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

The large Peace Park in the centre of the city is an extremely moving place dotted with memorials of those killed by the atomic bomb and others who subsequently died. The burning flame in the park will only be extinguished when all nuclear weapons in the world have been destroyed. Take a tram ride through the city to reach Peace Park.

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.

Take a short ferry ride to Miyajima Island, not far from the coast.

Here, view one of the most photographed sights in Japan— the floating Torii Gate. The shrine itself dates back to the 6th century and is designed in a pier-like structure.

Enjoy time to explore the island and its many shrines and temples. Sample local treats like maple leaf shaped cakes, and opt to hike up to the peak of the island, Mt Misen, to see spectacular views of the surrounding islands.

Day 8 – Hiroshima/Kyoto

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

Continue on to Kyoto, the former imperial capital and home of the country’s most treasured remnants of Japanese imperial life.

Walk around Gion and perhaps catch a glimpse of a geisha going from teahouse to teahouse.

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.

Leave Kyoto and travel to Kawaguchiko arriving mid afternoon. Take the rest of the afternoon to visit the Onsen Spa at tonight’s accommodation before 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.

Opt take in some more sights, visit the museums and gardens, or do some shopping. Meet with the group later tonight for our final dinner together.

Day 14 – Tokyo

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

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