Discover Japan's remarkable natural beauty and fascinating history on a sweeping journey from city and sea to mountain and garden! And with an intimate and congenial group of never more than 16 guests, native-born guides will also immerse you in the true spirit of their native land - introducing you to local residents eager to share insight into their lives and traditional ways.

Our prices start from

$ 7,299 LAND ONLY

12 Days • GUIDED • 18 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • On Day 5 in Kyoto, you can delight in genuine Japanese hospitality with an overnight stay at the Yoshi-ima Ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn.
  • Services of a trip leader
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • All gratuities are included except for your trip leader.
  • Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
  • 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Granvia Hotel

Granvia Hotel

Breakfast Included

Today's specially arranged luncheon with a Maiko, a Geisha in training, offers a rare glimpse inside one of Japan's most enduring institutions - a cultural tradition that seems so mysterious and exotic to American visitors.

Granvia Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Visiting Peace Memorial Park with our compassionate Japanese guide is a sobering yet inspiring experience – a reminder of the devastation of war and the enduring spirit of humankind.

Granvia Hotel

Breakfast Included

Granvia Hotel

Breakfast Included

Discover Kenrokuen which incorporates all six elements of an ideal garden: spaciousness, seclusion, artifice, antiquity, use of water and panoramic vistas.

Nikko Hotel

Breakfast Included

Marvel at the thatch-roof farmhouses of Shirakawago, the only examples of their kind in Japan; recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, they embody an ancient way of life that endures in this remote mountain region.

Associa Takayama Resort

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

A sake tasting reveals the history and finer points of this traditional Japanese rice wine.

Associa Takayama Resort

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Keio Plaza Hotel

Breakfast Included

Join chefs and homemakers at a bustling morning seafood market and learn how to prepare restaurant-quality sushi for lunch.

Keio Plaza Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch Included

On a clear day, your cruise on Lake Ashi offers breathtaking views of forested slopes and Mt. Fuji.

Keio Plaza Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Breakfast Included

2022 Tour Dates

October
3
:
$7,299
|
November
6
:
$7,899
|

2023 Tour Dates

March
22, 27, 31
:
$7,899
|
April
2, 5, 6, 8
:
$7,899
|

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and rail only, based on May 8, 2022 travel date. Single supplement from $2,700. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Save an extra $600 or more per couple ($300 or more solo) when you pay in full at booking. Cherry Blossom Dates: Mar 23,27,31; Apr 2,5,6,8. Takayama Festival Dates: Apr 8; Oct 3.

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AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Complimentary pre-night, transfer & breakfast in Kyoto

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