Majestic Japan

Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Tokyo, Sendai, Oirase Gorge

A master of modernity and steward of tradition, Japan delights and surprises with neon-lit high streets, ancient temples and boundless natural beauty. Meet knowledgeable locals, see iconic sites, taste exotic flavors and wonder at mother nature, as you journey via bullet train from cutting-edge cities to unexplored wildernesses in luxurious comfort.

Our prices start from

$ 10,325 LAND ONLY

11 Days • GUIDED • 24 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Services of a Traveling Concierge
  • Services of a travel director
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round-trip airport to hotel transfers (Restrictions apply)
  • Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 5 dinners

Itinerary

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

Day 1 - Welcome To Osaka, Japan!

Imperial Hotel Osaka

Dinner Included

Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. On arrival at Kansai or Itami airport, you will be welcomed and taken to your hotel situated in the heart of the city, where there is time to relax. Your travelling concierge can be found at a welcome desk on the ground floor between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. for any questions or concerns you may have. At 7 p.m., meet your travelling concierge and travel companions at the hotel's Rainbow Lounge for your welcome dinner. Enjoy stunning views over Osaka while you enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine including tempura and sushi.

Day 2 - Relaxed Start - Highlights Of Osaka

Imperial Hotel Osaka

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Situated in the heart of Japan where rivers and sea routes converge, Osaka is a hub of cutting-edge architecture, exotic flavors and laid-back locals. Today you will discover the city's highlights, starting with a visit to the top of the Floating Garden Observatory in the Umeda Sky Building for incredible city views. Then, together with your traveling concierge and fellow travelers, discover why Osaka is known as the kitchen of Japan as you stroll along Dotonbori Street with a local expert and try local specialties such as Takoyaki, a local favorite made of wheat flour based batter and filled with minced or diced octopus. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to Osaka Castle, one of Japan's most famous landmarks, before enjoying a two course lunch near the castle. With the evening at leisure, ask your traveling concierge for local recommendations to explore this exotic city further.

Day 3 - A Local Perspective On Hiroshima

Hiroshima: Be part of a truly poignant travel experience, as you meet a survivor of the 1945 Hiroshima atomic bomb, which destroyed most of the city during World War II and changed world history forever.

Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Experience Japanese technology at its best as you journey to Hiroshima station on the Shinkansen bullet train. On arrival, explore the UNESCO World heritage Site of Peace Memorial Park and Museum, the only structure left standing after the first atomic bomb was dropped during World War II. The bomb was the single-most destructive force ever created by humankind and changed the course of history forever. During your visit, meet a survivor who will share insights into this dark chapter of world history. For lunch you will be treated to traditional Japanese savoury pancakes known as Okonomiyaki, a dish typical of the region. Your journey continues by bullet train to Kyoto, known for thousands of years as the Imperial capital of Japan. After you check in to your centrally located hotel the rest of the evening is yours.

Day 4 - Relaxed Start - The Temples And Geisha Of Kyoto

Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Discover why Kyoto is Japan's geisha capital and a hub of ancient tradition and culture. Marvel at the Zen Buddhist temple of Kinkakuji, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and see its famed Golden Pavilion to appreciate its classic architecture. Visit the famous Giouji Temple, where you'll learn about local folklore and walk through the indigenous bamboo forest.

Day 5 - Mt Fuji And Onto Tokyo

Imperial Hotel Tokyo

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Board the bullet train to Mishima and continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Fuji. On arrival, enjoy spectacular views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you enjoy lunch made of fresh, seasonal ingredients at a local restaurant. Then, visit Lake Kawaguchi where you will be captivated by the flawless reflections of the mountain. In the afternoon, explore Mt Fuji your way with a choice between a visit to the Icchiku Kubota Art Museum with its unique works of art, traditional architecture and seasonal gardens or climb aboard the Kachi-Kachi yama ropeway for amazing views of the mountain. Travel to Tokyo and check in to your hotel for the evening at leisure.

Day 6 - Relaxed Start - Explore Traditional Tokyo

Imperial Hotel Tokyo

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Visit the Tokyo National Museum and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Try your hand at making sushi with the highest quality fish and discover why it takes ten years to become a Master Sushi Chef, before sitting down to a delightful highlight lunch. Enjoy time exploring Ginza, known as the Champs-Élysées of Tokyo.

Day 7 - Journey To Sendai

The Westin Sendai

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Journey by bullet train to Sendai, the City of Trees. Enjoy a private cruise along the dazzling Matsushima Bay. Meet the owner of a local inn and dine as the locals do with a seafood lunch, as the owner shares insights into life on the island.

Day 8 - Tsugaru And Hirosaki Castle

Hoshino Resorts Oirase Keiryu Hotel, Oirase Gorge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Journey to Shin-Aomori Station via bullet train. On arrival, enjoy lunch at Neputa Village. Visit Hirosaki Castle, famous for its bright cherry blossom trees that bloom between April and May. Meet a cherry blossom doctor, who will explain how his team nurture these beautiful trees from sapling to maturity and ensure all the cherry blossoms of the region are strong, healthy and able to thrive during the cherry blossom season. As you explore the Tsugaru han Neputa Village you will see the colorful decorations used during the summer Neputa Festival and watch skilled craftsman at work, they spend month lacquering to create the perfect chopsticks. You then enjoy a special experience, a private musical performance of Tsugaru Shamisen and Taiko, traditional Japanese guitar and drumming. Your journey continues to Oirase Gorge, one of Japan's most-revered nature havens.

Day 9 - Relaxed Start - Exploring Oirase

Hoshino Resorts Oirase Keiryu Hotel, Oirase Gorge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Explore the spectacular Oirase Gorge, a place of special scenic beauty. Wander along the crystal-clear Oirase Keiryu stream, admire the cascading waterfalls and marvel at the seasonal colours of the indigenous forest. Return to the hotel for lunch made with local and seasonal ingredients. After a day of exploring, perhaps experience a soul-soothing Onsen, a traditional Japanese hot bath, in the nearby forest. For those wanting something more flavoursome, journey to a local brewery to taste Japan's national drink, sake, an alcoholic beverage made from fermenting rice. You will meet Takumi Sato, a sake brew master and have an insider tour of his brewery.

Day 10 - The Highlights Of Tokyo

Imperial Hotel Tokyo

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Return to Tokyo via bullet train, for your final night in this intriguing city. Visit the Sens-ji Buddhist Temple, the oldest and most-visited temple in Japan, wander along the famous Nakamise Street and explore Kappabashi, a local back-street known as Tokyo's foodie hub.

Day 11 - Farewell Japan

Breakfast Included

Bid farewell to your travel companions and head to Narita or Haneda International Airport for your onward journey.

2021 Tour Dates

August
22
|
$10,625
September
5, 26
|
$10,625
October
17, 31
|
$10,625
November
7
|
$10,625

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and rail only, based on April 18, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.

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