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Discover Japan

Created with Sketch. Hiroshima, Kyoto, Tokyo, Mount Fuji
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Duration

14 days 13 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

Arabic, English, Francais

Overview

Start and end in Tokyo! With the In-depth Cultural tour Discover Japan, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 5 other destinations in Japan. Discover Japan includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

From the towers and gadgets of Tokyo to the serenity of sacred shrines and the soaring beauty of Mt Fuji, this tour provides the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace. Linger in the gardens of Kyoto, shoot through the mountain air on a Shinkansen bullet train, and stay in a traditional ryokan for the ultimate in Japanese luxury.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Ninja Temple and Geisha District in Kanazawa
  • Head to Miyajima Island and see the floating torii gate
  • Travel through Japan by bullet train and enjoy the views
  • Sample traditional Japanese cuisine and local treats

Itinerary

Day 1: Tokyo

We highly recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation in Tokyo to take full advantage of this spectacular city.

Day 2: Tokyo/Kanazawa

Take a short train ride to Kanazawa. In the 17th century, this beautifully preserved castle town was Japan's wealthiest, and it became a thriving center for culture and arts.

Day 3: Kanazawa

After strolling through the expansive gardens of Kenrokuen, opt to stop at the massive Kanazawa castle next door.

Kanazawa is also home to many interesting museums, opt to visit one or learn more about local crafts. Loving the food in the city? Take a trip to the local seafood market to see where some of the fresh, tasty ingredients come from.

Day 4: Kanazawa/Takayama

Arrive in Takayama in the afternoon and begin taking in the beautiful scenery of this traditional city.

Day 5: Takayama

Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful landscape. Discover traces of a feudal past in the thatched houses and rice fields. Opt to visit one of the markets or rent a bike and cycle out of the town centre and into the countryside.

Day 6: Takayama/Hiroshima

The large Peace Park in the centre of the city is an extremely moving place dotted with memorials of those killed by the atomic bomb and others who subsequently died. The burning flame in the park will only be extinguished when all nuclear weapons in the world have been destroyed. Take a tram ride through the city to reach Peace Park.

Day 7: Hiroshima

Take a short ferry ride to Miyajima Island, not far from the coast.

Here, view one of the most photographed sights in Japan— the floating Torii Gate. The shrine itself dates back to the 6th century and is designed in a pier-like structure.

Enjoy time to explore the island and its many shrines and temples. Sample local treats like maple leaf shaped cakes, and opt to hike up to the peak of the island, Mt Misen, to see spectacular views of the surrounding islands.

Day 8: Hiroshima/Kyoto

Continue on to Kyoto, the former imperial capital and home of the country's most treasured remnants of Japanese imperial life.

Walk around Gion and perhaps catch a glimpse of a geisha going from teahouse to teahouse.

Day 9: Kyoto

Wander the impressive Nijo Castle and gardens before visiting Kyoto's iconic Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion.

Day 10: Kyoto

Want to feel like a real Samurai? Pre-book the Samurai Spirit Full Kembu Lesson on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 11: Kyoto/Fujikawaguchiko (1B, 1D)

Leave Kyoto and travel to Kawaguchiko arriving mid afternoon. Take the rest of the afternoon to visit the Onsen Spa at tonight's accommodation before dinner.

Day 12: Fujikawaguchiko/Tokyo

Enjoy a morning in Kawaguchiko exploring the Five Lakes region on foot. Later, travel to Tokyo by train.

Day 13: Tokyo

Opt take in some more sights, visit the museums and gardens, or do some shopping. Meet with the group later tonight for our final dinner together.

Day 14: Tokyo

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Tour Categories

Family Tour
Group Tour
Private Tour
Women Group Tours

Durations

14 Days

Languages

Arabic
English
Francais

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Hiroshima, Kyoto, Tokyo, Mount Fuji

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