This Japan tour showcases the very best that the country has to offer. You’ll start in Tokyo, and end in Tokyo Osaka, and overnight throughout along the way in ToyamaUtsunomiya, NagoyaMatsumoto, OsakaTakayama, Kyoto, Matsue, and Hiroshima, and Kyoto. Along the way, you’ll see stunning scenery and visit many of Japan’s celebrated sites.
On this tour through Japan, you’ll visit have the opportunity to see many famous shrines and UNESCO Heritage Sites. In Tokyo, Vvisit Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, built in the 1920s to enshrine the emperor, and journey to Nikko to see the Toshogu Shrine and its Yomeimon Gate. See Shirakawa’s unique Gassho-Zukuri thatched houses, which can only be found here, then continue to Toba to visit the Ise Grande Shrine. In Hiroshima, visit Peace Memorial Park and see the only remaining structure—the Atomic Bomb Dome—that predates the 1945 atomic blast. An excursion from Hiroshima takes you to the Itsukushima Shrine, built over water and known for its iconic floating Torii gate. Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has long been worshipped as a sacred mountain. You’ll enjoy views of majestic Mount Fiji during your cruise on crystal-blue Lake Ashi and during your cable-car ride (weather permitting).
In addition to Japan’s famous sites, on this tour you’ll also learn about the culture. Visit Takayama for a glimpse of traditional 19th century Japanese architecture, learn about pearl cultivation on Mikimoto Pearl Island, explore ornate castles in Matsumoto and Matsue, and participate in a traditional tea ceremony in Kyotoview Japanese-style gardens and paintings at the Adachi Museum of Art. Plus, you’ll ride on the famous bullet train.
All of this - and more - await you on this value-minded tour through Japan!