See all the different sides of Japan…metropolitan glamour, inspiring spiritual beauty and natural grandeur…in 8 exciting days. From bustling, sophisticated Tokyo, to the foot of Mount Fuji, to the castles of Nagoya and finally to the serene and fascinating city of Kyoto, you’ll have the opportunity to savor the essence of Japan’s enduring allure.
WITH SITA WORLD TOURS
145,937 sq mi
No Visa Required
During Japan’s pre-Meiji period five ancient roads existed to reach Edo (today’s Tokyo). The Nakasendo and Tokaido routes may well be the best known. The program allows you to experience a portion of the Nakasendo by walking it for two days. Use Kyoto as the starting point and immerse yourself in a bit of ancient Japan, its villages and post stations along these famous trails.
Experience the Culture and Cuisine of Japan on this 12 day adventure: Visit the street markets in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka and sample the local food; Interactive culinary experiences to learn how to make soba noodles, rolled sushi, and miso soup; Learn the traditions of Sake brewing and have a taste; Visit Japan’s cultural capital, Kyoto, home to around 2,000 shrines and temples, including 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; And learn about Shingon Buddhism in Koyasan.
Hokkaido is Japan’s second largest and northernmost island. It is often overlooked by visitors but has much to offer in nature and landscape. The island has cool summers and snowy winters. The Sapporo Snow Festival enjoys worldwide fame. This tour includes culture, important cities and visits several nature parks. You may access the island by air. The island can also be reached by Japan’s high speed rail through the Seikan Undersea Tunnel, one of the longest in the world.
See many different sides of Japan during this 2-week adventure…metropolitan glamour, inspiring spiritual beauty, and natural grandeur. From bustling, sophisticated Tokyo, to the foot of Mount Fuji, to Japan’s cultural and fascinating heart, the imperial Kyoto, you will have the opportunity to savor the essence of Japan’s enduring allure. And enjoy very special activities we have included for the family.
Japan’s most impressive sites are included in this journey of highlights. From the vast international glamour of Tokyo you’ll travel to the sacred city of Kyoto. Japan’s capital from 794 to 1868, the city was spared during World War II to preserve its historical treasures and many of the priceless shrines and temples from Japan’s past survive.
Stay in a Kokuya, a traditional Japanese-style hotel (ryokan) with a 400-year history. The ryokan has natural hot springs, which can benefit your muscles, joints, and skin. Visit Jigokudani Park, home to the famous Snow Monkeys. The Japanese Macaques like to soak in the hot springs, and it can be quite entertaining to watch their interactions.
Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous city. A glamorous, world-class metropolis, Tokyo offers an unlimited choice of shopping, cultural attractions, entertainment and fabulous dining. Historic temples, inspiring gardens and great museums dot the city.