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Premium Japan

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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.
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
About Intrepid Travel
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We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

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May 22, 2022 through
Jun 05, 2022
Jun 1, 2022 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$7,330.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7448558
May 15, 2022 through
May 26, 2022
May 11, 2022 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$7,625.00 (USD)
Per Person
7105920
Jul 03, 2022 through
Jul 14, 2022
Jun 29, 2022 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$7,625.00 (USD)
Per Person
7488289
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Tokyo
2 Tokyo
3 Tokyo
4 Hakone
5 Takayama
6 Takayama
7 Hiroshima
8 Hiroshima
9 Kyoto
10 Kyoto
11 Kyoto
12 Kyoto
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.