Classic Japan Overview

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      USD $4,800
      CAD $4,950
      AUD $4,855
      EUR €3,340
      GBP £2,805
      NZD $5,405
      ZAR R48,595
      CHF FR4,045
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There is an earlier version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View earlier Classic Japan.

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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

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 (9 nts), Ryokan (2 nts)
  • Transport:

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

    Himeji - Himeji Castle, Hiroshima - A-Bomb Museum, Hiroshima - Miyajima Island, Hiroshima - Peace Park & Museum, Kyoto - Gion district walk, Kyoto - Nijo Castle, Kyoto - Ryoanji Zen Garden, Soba noodle class

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    251kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. 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. 2. Due to high demand for hotel rooms and the smaller properties we use on this tour we are unable to offer a Single Supplement in 2015. 3. Due to the expense of private transport, distances of airports from cities and the fact that Japan has very efficient public transport airport links, an Complimentary Arrival Transfer is not included on this tour. 4. This trip is run by our experienced sister company Peregrine Adventures.

  • Total price from

    USD $4,800
    CAD $4,950
    AUD $4,855
    EUR €3,340
    GBP £2,805
    NZD $5,405
    ZAR R48,595
    CHF FR4,045
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $400
    CAD $412
    AUD $404
    EUR €278
    GBP £233
    NZD $450
    ZAR R4,049
    CHF FR337
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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 $4,800
      CAD $4,950
      AUD $4,855
      EUR €3,340
      GBP £2,805
      NZD $5,405
      ZAR R48,595
      CHF FR4,045
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Explorer
    • Comfort
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