Hidden Gems of Japan

13 days 12 nights | Tokyo, Tobira Onsen, Yamashiro Onsen, Kyoto, Sakurai, Ise-Shima

Discover the Japanese spirit of selfless hospitality, omotenashi, in hidden gems located across the country.

  • Spend the day in Tokyo exploring the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens and Omotesando shopping district, before enjoying a cocktail at the New York Bar at sunset. 
  • Stay in a traditional ryokan and spend the day relaxing in its private outdoor hot springs followed by a Japanese-style dinner made with local ingredients. 
  • Take time to enjoy the mineral-rich hot springs at your luxury ryokan in Yamashiro Onsen, purported to have healing effects. 
  • Indulge yourself in an evening of French fine dining at the culinary gem of L’Auberge de Plaisance Sakurai.


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What to Expect:

Travel across the country and discover Japan's hidden gems while being pampered at beautiful resorts that encapsulate the Japanese spirit of selfless hospitality. After a full day in Tokyo, visiting its world-renowned shopping districts, landscaped gardens, and cocktails bars, travel through the mountainous Japanese Alps region to a traditional ryokan, tucked away in the mountains next to the serene Suzuki river. Transfer to Yamashiro Onsen in Ishikawa prefecture, famous for its mineral-rich hot springs since the late Heian period over 700 years ago. Visit the peaceful Arashiyama district, lying on the outskirts of western Kyoto, and explore the Okochi Mountain Villa and renowned bamboo groves followed by several of Kyoto's UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples and shrines. Staying at the culinary gem of L’Auberge de Plaisance Sakurai in Nara Prefecture; keeping true to the concept of an auberge, this gourmet restaurant featuring French cuisine with fresh, local ingredients also offers lodging in their classic rooms. End your voyage of discovery in Ise-Shima, located in the Ise-Shima National Park and covering the entire Shima Peninsula.