Land of the Rising Sun Overview

Experience the best of this fascinating country on a comprehensive tour of Japan. From Tokyo city to cultural Kyoto, the wonders and beauty of Japan are revealed.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,135
      CAD $4,265
      AUD $4,185
      EUR €3,160
      GBP £2,420
      NZD $4,655
      ZAR R41,860
      CHF FR3,830
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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 Land of the Rising Sun.

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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Take a mind-blowing tour of historic, cultural and modern Japan

Ever-welcoming and always fascinating, Japan is a land of ancient cultures, austere traditions and groundbreaking technology. Experience the best that this diverse country has to offer from the excitement of lively Tokyo to the sacred resting places of shoguns at Nikko. Feast on local delights at a Takayama market, make a sobering visit to the Hiroshima Peace Park and explore magnificent Kyoto temples. Discover ancient castles, lush countryside and fascinating feudal history on this authentic travel adventure. If you pack a good sense of humour and leave all inhibitions behind, the Land of the Rising Sun rarely disappoints.

  • Be dazzled by a gold-plated shogun shrine in Nikko
  • Reflect on the past in Hiroshima
  • Experience the collision of old and new Japan
  • Delve into geisha culture in Kyoto
  • See neon-hued Tokyo city lights
  • Sip sake in Takayama
  • Soak in a traditional outdoor onsen in Hakone

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Finish:

    Kyoto, Japan
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (5 nts), Hotel (1 nt), Ryokan (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Bus, Cable car, Ferry, Train, Train (bullet)
  • Included activities:

    Hakone - Cable car, Hakone - Lake Ashino-Ko boat trip, Himeji - Himeji Castle, Kyoto - Temple/Shrine entrance (2), Nikko - Toshogu Shrine, Takayama - Hida Folk Village, Takayama - Market visit

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    556kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $4,135
    CAD $4,265
    AUD $4,185
    EUR €3,160
    GBP £2,420
    NZD $4,655
    ZAR R41,860
    CHF FR3,830
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $295
    CAD $304
    AUD $298
    EUR €225
    GBP £172
    NZD $332
    ZAR R2,990
    CHF FR273
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Land of the Rising Sun Summary

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Day 1 Tokyo

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

Day 2 Tokyo/Nikko

Bursting with contemporary urban culture, there are many sides of Tokyo to explore - from fascinating musuems and world-class shopping to neighbourhood backstreets lined with restaurants and karaoke bars. Nikko has been a sacred site since the middle of the 8th century, as evidenced by the many shrines and temples dotted throughout the area.

Day 3 Nikko

Set amid a magnificent cedar forest, Nikko is home to some of Japan's most important shrines and temples - including the elaborately decorated Toshu-gu Shrine.

Days 4-5 Hakone

The picturesque lakeside region of Hakone is a wonderland of stunning mountain panoramas and relaxing outdoor onsen (hot spring baths).

Days 6-7 Takayama

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

Days 8-10 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.
    • 14
    • CJST
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,135
      CAD $4,265
      AUD $4,185
      EUR €3,160
      GBP £2,420
      NZD $4,655
      ZAR R41,860
      CHF FR3,830
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Explorer
    • Original
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