Japan: The Perfect Introduction

This is a fully escorted tour starting with two weeks outside of Tokyo we will use Japan’s legendary Bullet Train, plus other modes of transportation, to explore Japan’s smaller cities and countryside. A highlight will be two nights in the mountain town, Takayama. We will finish with nine nights in Tokyo.

Upcoming Tour Dates

November 4 – 26, 2024

Tour Highlights

  • 23 Days (Lodging for 22 nights, Breakfast and some other meals included) Two nights at a traditional Ryokan in Takayama and two nights at a n Onsen (Hot Spring Hotel) in Hakone
  • Maximum of twelve people
  • Ride the famous Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
  • Five nights in Osaka; two nights in: Okayama, Hiroshima, Takayama, and Hakone; nine nights in Tokyo
  • Nara: Kasuga Shrine and Todai-ji Temple
  • Kyoto Temples & historic East Side; Nishiki Market; Kaiseki feast
  • Himeji Castle
  • Korakuen Garden in Okayama
  • Miyajima Island, Peace Park & Museum in Hiroshima
  • Floats Museum and Hida Folk Village in Takayama
  • In Tokyo: Edo-Tokyo Museum, Tsukiji retail Market, Sumida River Boat Ride, Senso-ji Temple, East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, walking tours in: Shinjuku, Shibuya, the Ginza, and much more
  • Day trips to: Awaji Island & Kobe; Kurashiki; Nikko; Kamakura
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Japan: The Perfect Introduction Tour

$$6,995/ Person, Twin Occupancy

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*Please note: we offer Land-only tours; Also, please note some tours may begin in Osaka and end in Tokyo. Please call Steve if you have questions about this. Steve (or one of his associates) will meet you as you emerge from Customs at the Airport on the Tour Commencement Date. Flights from North America always depart a day earlier, since you “lose a day” crossing the International Date Line. If you are considering arriving at or departing from Haneda Airport (HND), or have other plans for arriving in Japan, please discuss this with Steve as early as possible. Some flights into Haneda arrive at very inconvenient times (which is probably one reason they are sometimes cheaper). Please read our Terms & Conditions before committing to any tour.