Premium Japan

07/18/2021 through 12/14/2023
07/18/2021 through 12/28/2023
Intrepid Travel

Premium Japan

Experience Japan’s perfect harmony of ancient tradition and modern way of life on a 12-day Premium adventure through the cultural heart of the country. Tokyo’s soaring skyscrapers give way to Hakone’s mountainous hot springs, while Takayama delights with its Edo-era beauty and Shirakawa-go immerses you in charming countryside life. Discover the intriguing cultural diversity of Kyoto and a passion for peace in Hiroshima. Travel with a local leader who will share the rich variety of their country as you visit temples, castles, shrines and holy mountains while mixing with locals and experiencing the real Japan.

Activities

  • Tokyo – Welcome dinner
  • Complimentary airport arrival shared shuttle bus
  • Tokyo – Sensoji Temple
  • Tokyo – Shibuya walking tour
  • Tokyo – Meiji Jingu Shrine
  • Tokyo – Sumida River Cruise
  • Tokyo – Yoyogi Park
  • Tokyo – Hama Rikyu Garden
  • Tokyo – Tsukiji Outer Market
  • Tokyo – Tsukiji market cooking class
  • Hakone – Cable car/Ropeway
  • Hakone – Lake Ashinoko boat cruise
  • Takayama – Leader-led walking tour (with street food sampling)
  • Takayama – Showa Museum
  • Takayama – Shirakawago Village
  • Takayama – Morning Market visit
  • Hiroshima – Okonomiyaki dinner
  • Hiroshima – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Hiroshima – Miyajima Island day trip
  • Miyajima – Itsukushima-jinja Shrine
  • Hiroshima – Peace Park & A – Bomb Dome
  • Hiroshima – Peace Museum
  • Himeji – Himeji Castle
  • Kyoto – Gion District walk
  • Kyoto – Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion)
  • Kyoto – Daitokuji Temple
  • Kyoto – Zen Buddhism meditation session
  • Kyoto – Fushimi Inari-Taisha
  • Kyoto – Gekkei-kan Sake Brewery & tasting
  • Kyoto – Final dinner

Highlights

  • Marvel at the city lights of Tokyo during a guided tour, visit the sobering Hiroshima Peace Park and trace the steps of the Geisha around the alleyways of Kyoto.
  • Soak up Japan’s natural beauty in mountainous Hakone and catch a glimpse of Mt Fuji, stroll around the stunning island of Miyajima and be amazed by the Japanese alps in the ancient village of Shirakawa-go.
  • There’s no better way to get around Japan than the country’s famous railway system. Be impressed by the efficiency and ultra-modernity as you zip from place to place with your included 7-day Japan Rail Pass.
  • Get to know Japan’s world-renowned cuisine during a seafood cooking class, tours of vibrant local markets, a sake tasting session and a number of dinners at fantastic local restaurants.
  • Unwind among the beauty of nature at your feature stay accommodation, featuring mountain views, a traditional ryokan design, modern comforts and an outdoor onsen (thermal pool) overlooking the surrounding greenery.

Itinerary

Day 1 Tokyo
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Day 2 Tokyo
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Day 3 Tokyo
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Day 4 Hakone
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Day 5 Takayama
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Day 6 Takayama
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Day 7 Hiroshima
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Day 8 Hiroshima
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Day 9 Kyoto
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Day 10 Kyoto
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Day 11 Kyoto
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Day 12 Kyoto
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