Classic Japan Overview
Journey from beautiful Kyoto to the bright lights of Tokyo and explore temples, provincial towns and gorgeous parks on this classic adventure through Japan.
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Take in the extraordinary sights and spectacles of Japan
A country both steeped in tradition and at the forefront of technological innovation, Japan somehow strikes a perfect balancing act between the serene and frenetic, the quaint and kooky, the reserved and the outrageous. Boasting exceptional natural beauty, sublime cuisine and countless points of cultural intrigue, this trip from Kyoto to Tokyo ventures right into the heart and soul of a truly fascinating country. Meander through tranquil Zen gardens, travel at breathtaking speeds by bullet-train, spend one night in a traditional ryokan and then the next seeking out the liveliest of karaoke bars – this is a destination that never fails to surprise and enamour.
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Magnificent temples, stunning gardens and gorgeous geishas abound in Kyoto, the ancient heart of Japan's unique culture.
Koya-san has been the centre of Shingon Buddhism for over 1,200 years and today there are more than 120 temples scattered over the mountain peak.
Thrust into history by its tragic past, memorials like the A-Bomb Dome and the Children's Peace Monument make any visit to Hiroshima a moving experience.
Head for the mountains and experience an overnight stay in a traditional ryokan. Spend the day exploring the quaint village roads and pristine forest trails of medieval Tsumago.
Journey further into the Japanese hinterlands to the charming mountain town of Matsumoto. Browse the merchant district of Nakamachi for local handicrafts and marvel at imposing Matsumoto Castle.
The dynamic capital of an ancient land, Tokyo blends neon-drenched modernity with traditional temples, shrines and gardens.
Classic Japan Reviews
Our Classic Japan trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.
Classic Japan, March 2014
It was my first tour but I found it great! I really love the tour and our guild Akemi is really sweet. She always laugh and make all of us happy.
Review submitted 14 Apr 2014
Classic Japan, March 2014
Had the best time
Review submitted 12 Apr 2014
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