JAPAN: LAND OF THE RISING SUN

Experience all that Japan has to offer and check off the must-do’s on this 13-day tour.

Photos/Map provided by Intrepid Travel. For more images of this trip,   CLICK HERE

Photos/Map provided by Intrepid Travel. For more images of this trip, CLICK HERE

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TAKE A MIND-BLOWING TRIP THROUGH HISTORIC, MODERN AND CULTURAL JAPAN

Experience all that Japan has to offer on this 13-day tour. Starting in Tokyo and ending in Kyoto, you'll check off the must-dos, including visiting ancient castles, snapping pics at Kyoto temples, taking in the neon lights of Tokyo and sampling all the delicious eats along the way.

START: Tokyo, Japan
FINISH: Kyoto, Japan
DESTINATION: Japan
STYLE: Original
THEME: Explorer
TOUR CODE: CJST
PHYSICAL RATING: 3/5
MINIMUM AGE: 15
GROUP SIZE: Min 1, Max 12

IMPORTANT NOTES
1. A 14 day Japan Rail Pass is included in the price of your trip (validated on Day 2). For those wishing to stay and travel longer in Japan, an Japan Rail Pass Extension (total 21 days) is available.
2. A Single Supplement is currently not available for this trip due to limited rooms at many of our properties.
3. Due to the rapid increase in tourism in Japan and in the lead up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics it has been necessary to go outside our traditional tour leader sources. As a result our passionate, professional and trained tour leaders may be local Japanese or long term foreign residents in Japan.
4. We are currently unable to book pre or post tour accommodation at our start & finish point hotels due to limited room availability. We recommend booking a hotel of your choice through an online booking engine if you are planning to stay longer in Japan.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TRIP

Japan is a year round destination with something in store for every season: cherry blossoms in spring, stunning leaves in autumn and snow and ice in winter.

This trip is a great balance of included activities in each destination and plenty of free time for other optional fun, all backed by a helpful leader to steer you in the right direction of the best experiences.

The town of Hakone is one of our favourite destinations. Not only are there glimpses of Mt Fuji from here on a clear day and picture perfect hiking trails, this is also one of the best places to experience an outdoor onsen – hot springs bath.

There’s no better way to get around Japan than the country’s famous railway system. Be impressed by the efficiency and ultra modernity as you zip from place to place with your included 14-day Japan Rail Pass. Here is why you don't want to miss train travel in Japan:
https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/japan-trains/

Stay in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) and sample simple home-cooked fare in Edo-era Takayama, explore local markets, the Hida Folk Village and perhaps stop by a sake brewery.

A visit to the Hiroshima Peace Park is a sobering but important experience for understanding the tragedies of Japan’s not so distant past.

Finish off your time in the Land of the Rising Sun with two and half days in Kyoto, the country’s “cultural capital” and home to a stunning selection of temples, tea houses and frozen-in-time zen gardens.

From

$4,310 USD

p/person in a twin share room

*Prices may vary depending on seasonality*

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