Best of Japan

14 days 13 nights | Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Kanazawa, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nara

Travel north to south, east to west visiting some of the most historically and culturally significant locations Japan has to offer.

  • Visit Tokyo's famous Asakusa district, Hama-rikyū Gardens, Meiji Shrine, popular Omotesandō Avenue, and Tsukiji Fish Market to take part in a sushi-making class.

  • Stay at a Japanese ryokan in Hakone, sleeping on futons laid out on tatami mats, enjoying traditionally prepared meals and bathing in private hot onsen baths.
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawago village, famous for its traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old.
  • Go back in time to Japan’s mysterious past in Kyoto with visits to the world-famous Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple, and the Geisha district of Kamishichiken.


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What to Expect:

Begin your two-week tour in the fascinating city of Tokyo, Japan's front-line capital famous for its pioneering modernity, iconic landscapes of neon and soaring skyscrapers is dotted with peaceful parklands, shrines, temples and adored gardens. Take Japan’s world-famous Shinkansen bullet train to Hakone, a natural nature wonderland famous for its hot springs, outdoor pursuits and the view of the nearby Mount Fuji. Dubbed "little Kyoto", the town of Takayama has been preserved in almost exactly the same state for 300 years. Serving as the seat of the Maeda Clan during the Edo Period, today Kanazawa remains an important city in its region and boasts many historical and natural attractions as well as modern museums. Notorious for its destruction during the Second World War, Hiroshima now stands as a beacon of hope and peace for the rest of mankind. Back on the Shinkansen, travel to the nation’s former capital of Kyoto, a city of culture that offers a plethora of temples, shrines, and other historically priceless structures that still survive today. Complete your Japanese odyssey in Nara, a city with a history predating that of Kyoto.