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Discover a country home to ancient customs and modern-day innovations.
Find your Zen in the Japanese Alps and step inside shrines built by emperors in Kyoto. Savor dishes the Japanese have perfected—ramen and sushi, anyone?—and enjoy a guided meditation and tea tasting. Then, when you think things can’t get any more astounding, look to the horizon in Tokyo, where skyscrapers and iconic Mount Fuji anchor the skyline. Each day, you'll find a new reason to love the Land of the Rising Sun on this small group Adventure Tour.
Your tour package includes
- 12 nights in handpicked hotels
- 12 breakfasts
- 5 dinners with beer or wine
- 3 tastings
- 1 liquor tasting
- Kuromon Ichiba Market
- Peace Memorial Park and Museum
- Hiroshima legacy successor talk
- Himeji Castle
- Golden Pavilion
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5 out of 5 stars
This is a very busy tour with so much to see and do. Be prepared to walk a lot, but it is worth every step. Our guide Mika was so sweet and made sure we were always doing well. We got to see so much of Japan in a short amount of time. Absolutely loved this trip!
5 out of 5 stars
This was my fourth Go Ahead tour and my favorite Go Ahead experience. Kumi, our tour director, was amazing. I believe she helped develop this Japan tour and her knowledge and passion for leading travelers showed. We even got her to come to karaoke our last night in Tokyo! Seriously Go Ahead, whateve...
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5 out of 5 stars
Our tour director Kumi-san made this trip perfect,along with the great co-travelers. My favorite stop was Hiroshima and the wonderful Peace Park that the Japanese people have established. I would recommended this tour to everyone.
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Hotels, flights & FAQHere's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.
HotelsWe handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
This sleek hotel is located in the heart of Osaka. Guests enjoy amazing city views, a fitness center, and free amenities in the rooms. Nearby you'll f...
This minimalist hotel is located in Hiroshima's city-center. Guests enjoy the simple modern rooms, on-site coffee house, and bar. Nearby you'll find ...
This modern hotel is located in the heart of Kyoto. Guests enjoy the public bath and spa, on-site restaurant, and peaceful rooms. Nearby you'll find N...
This relaxing hotel is located in the Japanese Alps in the city of Takayama. Guests enjoy traditional style rooms, a zen room, and large public bath. ...
This eclectic hotel is located in the Shinjuku neighborhood of Tokyo. Guests enjoy city views, open-air terraces, and on-site restaurant with bar. Nea...
This contemporary hotel is located in the Naha neighborhood of Okinawa. Guests enjoy the outdoor pool, fitness center, and city views. Nearby you'll f...
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