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The Heart of Japan - 11 Days Escorted

Visiting Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Kanazawa, Shirakawago & Takayama

Old Japan Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan

This is an active tour which includes plenty of walking and use of local transportation. You’ll see behind-the-scenes details and enjoy experiences only this style of up-close travel provides. It’s the best way we know to immerse yourself in Japan’s fascinating culture.

from $3,649* Land only

Tour package includes:--

  • 9 nights in First Class, Superior First Class and Deluxe hotels
  • Fully-escorted by a Professional Tour Manager with the Services of local guides
  • Buffet Breakfast daily
  • 1 Special Dinner
City Average High Temperature (°F)
Jan Apr Jul Oct
Tokyo 49 65 84 70
Kyoto 48 67 88 73


Tour Program Details

Escorted Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy private sightseeing tours of Tokyo and Kyoto
  • See the Imperial Palace Plaza and Asakusa Kannon Temple in Tokyo
  • Have time to shop in the Nakamise Arcade
  • Tour the beautifully-landscaped grounds of Tokyo's Meiji Shrine
  • Explore Nara, one of Japan's exquisite ancient capitals
  • Drive up Mt. Fuji for beautiful views and photo opportunities
  • Take a cable car ride up Mt. Komagatake to enjoy the incredible views
  • Visit Kyoto's Golden Pavilion, Heian Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple with its hall of 1,001 Buddha statues
  • Stay in Takayama, an ancient provincial town nestled in the Japanese Alps
  • Visit the Matsurino More Museum which houses the intricate floats used in the Takayama spring and autumn festivals
  • Step into local life at the Miyagawa Morning Market
  • Spend time in Takayama's old town center where ancient buildings are still in use
  • Visit Shirakawago Village, a world Heritage site filled with unique structures called Gassho-Zukuri
All Departures Are Guaranteed
11 days from $3,649 Land Only
Begin Finish Double Single
Apr 12   Apr 22 $3,649 $4,549

Jul 12 is Mid Summer Revelry at Kyoto's Historic Gion Festival departure.

Call (800) 990-3454 for reservation

* Rates are per person, based on double occupancy land only.

Add international air & transfers starting at $1,100

For international flights, we offer attractively priced flights from your home airport in both economy and business class. Arrival and departure day airport transfers are included when you purchase air from us. Please contact us for details & availability.

A Spectacular July Event –The Gion Festival in Kyoto
First celebrated in 896, the Gion Festival has grown through the centuries into a celebration that fills Kyoto with color, music and merriment. The highlight of the festival is the Yamahoko-junko — a parade of colorful floats through downtown Kyoto. The gigantic floats are pulled through the streets by teams of men dressed in traditional costumes; many of the floats even have musicians on board. The whole city is decorated for the festival, the streets are lit up with lanterns and the floats are covered with colorful, beautifully patterned fabrics. Travelers on the July 11 tour will attend the Gion Festival, enjoy the parade and see the city decorated for the festival.