It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity; a jumble of sights, sounds, and tastes that for visitors are truly foreign – and truly fascinating. This well-crafted tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages us in local life, and takes us off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa.

*Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!


    Tokyo, Imperial Palace, Mount Fuji, Takayama, Kanazawa, Ashi Lake
    Day 1. Depart U.S. for Tokyo
    Days 2-4. Tokyo
    Day 5. Hakone
    Days 6-7. Takayama
    Days 8-9. Kanazawa
    Days 10-12. Kyoto
    Day 13. Depart Kyoto for U.S.


    • Tokyo touring, including Imperial Palace District and Meiji Shrine
    • Stunning scenery of Mt. Fuji and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and cruise on Ashi Lake
    • Overnight stay in traditional ryokan
    • Takayama’s ancient streets and houses
    • Hands-on cooking class
    • Shirakawago Gassho-zukuri Village, a UNESCO site
    • Culturally rich Kanazawa with visit to Kutani pottery kiln
    • Tour of Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital
    • Traditional tea ceremony