Insider’s Japan

Apr. 3-15, 2019 [waitlist only]

Tour Details

Number of days: 
13
Cost: 
$5,857 [including air from SFO]
Activity Level: 
Moderately Active
Max Passengers: 
24
Tour Operator: 
Odysseys Unlimited
Tour Brochure 
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Tour Description 
  • See Tokyo’s most magnificent sites, including the Imperial Palace District and the Meiji Shrine, tour Tokyo National Museum, and visit the gallery of a preeminent calligrapher.
  • Marvel at views of iconic Mt. Fuji and take a cruise on scenic Ashi Lake at Mt. Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.
  • Spend a night at a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, enjoying a Japanese-style Kaiseki dinner.
  • Stroll along the streets of historic Takayama with its 16th-century castle and attractive old-style buildings.
  • Take a hands-on cooking class with a local chef.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Shirakawago Gassho-zukuri Village, featuring the unique Gassho architectural style.
  • Explore culturally rich Kanazawa, including renowned Kenrokuen Garden, the Higashi Chayagai teahouse and geisha area, and the Nagamachi Samurai district.
  • Tour Kyoto, the embodiment of Japan’s rich culture and complex history, and take an excursion to Nara, Japan’s 8th-century capital, home to the UNESCO site of Kasugataisha shrine.
  • Attend a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
  • Experience Kyoto with touring that includes the extravagant Nijo-jo Castle, the important Sanjyusangendo Hall Buddhist temple, and the Gion district, where geishas gather.
  • Discover the modern, cosmopolitan city reborn from the atomic destruction of World War II on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension to Hiroshima.