Splendors of Japan

12/29/2022 through 04/13/2023
12/29/2022 through 04/24/2023
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Splendours Of Japan
At Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Shrine, climb the extraordinary path lined with hundreds of orange torii gates that snake through the forest up into the mountains above the city. Indulge in a delicious kaiseki lunch at a traditional ryokan and gain an insight into Japanese customs.


Dining Summary

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Lunch (L)
  • 2 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)

Be My Guest

  • Kyoto: Enjoy a kaiseki lunch at a traditional Japanese ryokan home near Kyoto where you will learn about local customs.

Dive Into Culture

  • Takayama: Sample Japanese sake during a walking tour in the Edo-style streets of Takayama Old Town.

Iconic Experience

  • Tokyo: Visit Tokyo’s renowned landmarks and gain insight into how this modern city preserves its ancient roots.
  • Mt Fuji: Start your day by visiting the small rural village of Oshino Hakkai which is home to eight natural spring water ponds. Next on your travels is a 2,300-meter winding road to Mt. Fuji 5th Station. To end your day, you will ride up to Mt. Tenjo by ropeway and bask in the breath-taking views.
  • Gokayama: Take some time to admire the peaceful mountain village of Gokayama. Discover their unique homes that have been built without the use of nails and their sloped thatched roofs.
  • Kanazawa: Learn about the delicacy of the 16th-century craft gold leaf painting with your Local Specialist.
  • Kanazawa: Enjoy a stroll through Omicho market before making your way to the beautiful Gardens of Kenrokuen which have been shaped over the past one hundred years.
  • Kyoto: During a city tour of Kyoto, embark on a journey to the orange gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Admire the sacred site and its beautiful scenery before visiting Sanjeusangen-do-Hall where you can discover the 1,001 “thousand-handed” goddesses of mercy statues.
  • Kyoto: Embark on a walking tour of Gion and admire all of its wonderful sights.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

  • Gokayama: Help support a local business with a visit to a washi paper workshop. You’ll watch the family at work, and test your paper-making skills for yourself.

Must-see Highlights

  • : View Mt. Fuji
  • : Explore Tokyo and Kyoto
  • : Visit the Sensoji Temple, the Skytree Observation Tower, the Edo Tokyo Museum in Tokyo, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the Kinkakuji Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sanjusangen-do Hall in Kyoto
  • : See the traditional Gassho-zukuri houses in Gokayama and the beautiful gardens of Kenrokuen in Kanazawa

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time


Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Itinerary

Day 1 Konnichiwa Tokyo
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Day 2 Explore Vibrant Tokyo
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Day 3 Off to the Five Lakes District
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Day 4 Majestic Mt. Fuji and Timeless Takayama
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Day 5 Experience Gokayama and on to Kanazawa Dive Into Culture Make Travel Matter
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Day 6 Traditional Kanazawa
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Day 7 Onwards to Kyoto Connect with Locals
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Day 8 Discover Enchanting Kyoto
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Day 9 Sayonara Japan
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