Insider’s Japan

Oct. 7 – 19, 2020

Tour Details

Number of days: 
13
Cost: 
$6,357 [including air from SFO]
Activity Level: 
Level 3
Max Passengers: 
24
Tour Operator: 
Odysseys Unlimited
Tour Brochure 
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Tour Description 


  • See Tokyo’s important sites, including the Imperial Palace District and gardens, the Meiji Shrine, and the Tokyo National Museum.
  • Visit the gallery of a preeminent calligrapher and watch her as she works.
  • 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 dating to the Edo Period (1600-1868).
  • 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.
  • Experience Kyoto, a city that embodies Japan’s rich culture and complex history.
  • Tour extravagant Nijo-jo Castle, where shoguns once resided; the important Buddhist temple Sanjyusangendo Hall; and the Gion district, where geishas gather.
  • Take an excursion to Nara, Japan’s 8th-century capital and home of Kasugataisha, a Shinto shrine and UNESCO site.
  • Attend a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
  • Discover Hiroshima, the modern, cosmopolitan city reborn from the atomic destruction of World War II, on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.