Take a short (but sweet) tour through fascinating Japan.
See the best of Japan on this 7-day tour. Home to sumo wrestling, geishas, karaoke and onsens, the cultural exports of this enigmatic land have long-fascinated travellers. Take in the neon-tinged nightlife of Tokyo, head to the charming coastal town of Kamakura and discover thousands of years of culture and history in Kyoto.
The charming coastal city of Kamakura offers a variety of experiences – statues that tell ancient stories, hiking through lush green and past half-hidden temples, opportunities to see Mt Fuji from afar, and plenty of time to relax on the beach
Savour local flavours from Tokyo to Kyoto with chances to try all kinds of sumptuous street food, sake, snacks and other surprises, including the best sushi of course!
Even getting from A to B is fun in Japan! Ride the Shinkansen High Speed Bullet Train, public transport and the iconic Enoden train line
With a leader to show you around, a new group of friends to explore with, this well paced trip has the perfect balance of included activities and free time in each destination and allow sufficient time to explore
Relax on a short cruise down the Sumida River in Tokyo, taking in the sight of iconic buildings and alighting at the delightful urban oasis of the Hama Rikyu gardens
No need to worry about sleeping on the floor, this trip features the comfort of staying in the hotels
Japan is best to explore on foot -in fact most travellers are surprised at how much distance they end up covering just exploring places on foot! Make sure your shoes are comfy and you are fit enough to spend most of each day on your feet.
Be prepared to pack light and smart for this trip as you'll be required to carry your own luggage between train stations and to hotels, which can include going up and down multiple flights of stairs in crowded areas.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Japan Highlights trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. This trip does not include a Japan Rail Pass. You will need to buy your own train tickets for any independent rail travel you wish to do in Japan pre or post tour.
2. Due to the rapid increase in tourism in Japan and in the lead up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics it has been necessary to go outside our traditional tour leader sources. As a result our passionate, professional and trained tour leaders may be local Japanese or long term foreign residents in Japan.
3. We are currently unable to book pre or post tour accommodation at our start & finish point hotels due to limited room availability. We recommend booking a hotel of your choice through an online booking engine if you are planning to stay longer in Japan.
4. Just as a heads up before you book: this trip is new to our range this year. While we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.