Classic Japan Overview

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,390
      CAD $4,675
      AUD $4,855
      EUR €3,375
      GBP £2,905
      NZD $5,755
      ZAR R44,190
      CHF FR4,165
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Trip Validity

  • 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.

  • Take a stroll through the tranquil temples and Zen gardens of Kyoto
  • Watch for real-life geishas pottering through Gion
  • Breathe in the crisp mountain air of Mount Koya
  • Take a sobering stroll though Hiroshima’s Peace Park
  • Explore the defensive ramparts and fortifications of Himeiji Castle
  • Step back in time in medieval Tsumago
  • Shop for handcrafted souvenirs in Nakamachi
  • Feel the energy of buzzing Tokyo

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kyoto, Japan
  • Finish:

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (8 nts), Ryokan (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Train, Train (bullet)
  • Included activities:

    Himeji - Himeji Castle, Hiroshima - A-Bomb Museum, Hiroshima - Peace Park & Museum, Kyoto - Gion district walk, Kyoto - Nijo Castle, Kyoto - Ryoanji Zen Garden

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    700kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A 7 day Japan Rail Pass is included in the price of your trip. For those wishing to stay and travel longer in Japan, an Japan Rail Pass extension (total 14 days) is available. Please contact us at time of booking regarding this service.

  • Total price from

    USD $4,390
    CAD $4,675
    AUD $4,855
    EUR €3,375
    GBP £2,905
    NZD $5,755
    ZAR R44,190
    CHF FR4,165
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $365
    CAD $389
    AUD $404
    EUR €281
    GBP £242
    NZD $479
    ZAR R3,682
    CHF FR347
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Classic Japan Summary

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Days 1-3 Kyoto

Magnificent temples, stunning gardens and gorgeous geishas abound in Kyoto, the ancient heart of Japan's unique culture.

Day 4 Koya-san

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.

Days 5-6 Hiroshima

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.

Day 7 Tsumago

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.

Day 8 Matsumoto

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.

Days 9-12 Tokyo

The dynamic capital of an ancient land, Tokyo blends neon-drenched modernity with traditional temples, shrines and gardens.
    • 12
    • CJKJ
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,390
      CAD $4,675
      AUD $4,855
      EUR €3,375
      GBP £2,905
      NZD $5,755
      ZAR R44,190
      CHF FR4,165
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Comfort
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