Japan Experience Overview

Get a taste of Japan on this sensational holiday. Travel from Tokyo to Takayama, meditate in Koya-san and explore Osaka, Hiroshima and Kyoto.

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See Japan; from the neon lights of Tokyo to Kyoto's temples

Steeped in centuries of culinary tradition, Japan is nothing less than a treasure trove of exotic cuisine, potent sake and sweet delights. From Tokyo to Kyoto, our trip takes us into the heart of Japan enjoying a smorgasbord of treats in a variety of settings. To complete the recipe, we mix in plenty of culture and top it off with some of Japan’s best attractions. Be tempted by tempura, savour your sushi and tickle your tastebuds as we discover the endless variety of Japan and its cuisine.

  • Experience Osaka's neon nightlife
  • Challenge your tastebuds with fugu
  • Enjoy a cooking class in Kyoto
  • Design and devour your own okonomiyaki in Hiroshima
  • Feast on mountain views and traditional cuisine in Takayama
  • Visit the famous Tsukiji Fish Market
  • Combine Zen meditation with great food in Koya-san
  • Tour a 600-year-old market

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Finish:

    Kyoto, Japan
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (9 nts), Ryokan (4 nts)
  • Transport:

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

    Cooking class, Himeji - Himeji Castle, Kongobu-ji, Kyoto - Temple/Shrine entrance (2), Sake brewery tasting, Soba noodle class, Takayama - Hida Folk Village, Takayama - Market visit, Tokyo - Tsukiji Fish Market

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    700kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. All 2013 travellers must arrive with a 14-day Japan Rail (JR) pass. For 2014 departures, please contact Intrepid for details. Please see Trip Notes (Transport) for more details.

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Days 1-2 Tokyo

The dynamic capital of an ancient land, Tokyo blends neon-drenched modernity with traditional temples, shrines and gardens.

Days 3-4 Takayama

Famous for its traditional inns, sake breweries and local folk art, Takayama is a delightful little town to explore.

Days 5-6 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 7-8 Osaka

Known for its delicious cuisine, Osaka's sprawling shopping hubs and tiny backstreets are overflowing with restaurants and bars serving up local delicacies, such as takoyaki (octopus balls).

Days 9-10 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.

Days 11-14 Kyoto

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