Japan is a dream destination for travelers who love total immersion experiences. This tailored tour of the highlights of Japan takes you to the two main cities, the bustling capital of Tokyo and captivating Kyoto, allowing you the chance to see flipsides of Japan: the ultra-modern metropolis and the ancient capital evincing old-world charm. Between these two major highlights, you’ll view Mt. Fuji, Japan’s best-loved natural wonder.
Hitting all the highlights of Japan, you’ll investigate the best that Tokyo has to offer, including a guided visit to Meiji Shrine, a cruise on the Sumida River, and a walk through Asakusa, Tokyo’s oldest geisha district. You’ll stroll down Omote-sando, nicknamed “Tokyo’s Champs-Elysees,” and have the chance to witness the hustle and bustle of Tsukiji Fish Market, one of the biggest markets in the world.
Next, you can opt to take a day trip to coastal Kamakura or mountainous Nikko. You’ll continue to Hakone, a quaint village located next to the spectacular Mt. Fuji. The small fishing village offers numerous attractions based around the great mountain, providing a multitude of ways to appreciate the snow-capped natural wonder. Before being whisked away to Kyoto by the famous Bullet Train, take a moment to relax in your own private onsen at your old-fashioned ryokan inn—a typical Japanese experience believed to be very beneficial for your health.
In Kyoto you will glimpse Japan’s proud historical past. Narrow alleys and fascinating temples will give you an idea of traditional life here in the ancient capital. With something to see around almost every corner, Kyoto is home to an astounding 2,000 shrines and temples and 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our Highlights of Japan tour shows you the finest and most fascinating.