From the towers and gadgets of Tokyo to the serenity of sacred shrines and the soaring beauty of Mt Fuji, this trip provides the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace. Linger in the gardens of Kyoto, shoot through the mountain air on a Shinkansen bullet train and stay in a traditional ryokan for the ultimate in Japanese luxury.
Hida No Sato folk village visit (Takayama). Kanazawa Castle and Kenroku-en garden visit. Samurai and geisha districts visit. Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum visit. Miyajima excursion with floating Torii Gate visit. Nijo Castle and gardens visit (Kyoto). Kinaku-ji Golden Pavilion visit. Daisen-in Temple and Zen garden visit. Mt Fuji hike (except winter). Kaiseki dinner. Japan Rail (JR) pass (14-day).
2 breakfasts, 1 dinner. (Allow USD420-600 for meals not included.)
Hotels (9 nts), traditional inns and onsen spas (4 nts).
Bullet train, tram, ferry, public bus, walking.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12