Explore the natural wonders, historic treasures and cultural heritage
Tokyo, Mt. Fuji/ Hakone, Kyoto, and Nara
9 Days / 8 Nights
Small group from 10 to 24 people
Early September 2019
Tour Program Summary
While retaining its time-honored culture, JAPAN rapidly absorbed Western technology during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the vibrant green of the mountains, amidst the fluttering cherry blossom petals, within the transition of the four seasons, people see colors. Within Japanese-style homes fragrant of wood, in tableware that colors the dining table, Japan’s colors and shapes are messages that convey spirit and culture.
Your grand journey of Japan begins in Tokyo, the Capital of Japan. The city’s history can be appreciated in districts such as Asakusa, and in many excellent museums, historic temples and gardens. Tokyo also offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors. Surprisingly, Tokyo also offers a number of attractive green spaces in the city center.
Next, we will visit Hakone, part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than 100 (62 miles) kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, natural beauty and a stunning view of the iconic Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among tourists looking for a break from Japan’s urban areas.
An express train ride will bring you to Kyoto, where over 1,000 years of history and Buddhist culture live on today. Kyoto flourished as the capital of Japan for several centuries after 794 and is one of the few cities in Japan to maintain its ancient architecture. Thirteen temples, three shrines and Nijo Castle are all registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Enjoy a day trip to Nara, located less than one hour from Kyoto and Osaka. Due to its past as the first permanent capital of Japan, it remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan’s oldest temples.
Your grand Japan trip concludes in Kyoto and transfer to Kansai Airport in Osaka for your homebound flight. An extension trip can be arranged after Kyoto.
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