Japan, Then & Now

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12-Day Japan, Then & Now

4 nights Tokyo
1 night Kaga
1 night Takayama
4 nights Kyoto

Countries in Trip: Japan

Price (Air & Land): $Land only

Category: Classic

SEASON: May 2017
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Escorted Package Includes


  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • 10 nights First Class accommodations
    • 4 nights Tokyo
    • 1 night Kaga
    • 1 night Takayama
    • 4 nights Kyoto
  • All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • 19 meals: 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Wine with all dinners
  • Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring


Special Features

  • Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals
  • Tour dazzling Tokyo, a city of ancient traditions coupled with state-of-the-art technology
  • Culinary demonstration led by a professional chef -- learn the art of creating sushi and sashimi
  • Visit the serene Meiji Shrine honoring the first Emperor of modern Japan and his Empress
  • A day of breathtaking natural scenery as you drive to the National Park of Hakone and Mt. Fuji
  • Board the famous Shinkansen, or "bullet train" that takes you to Kanazawa on the Noto Peninsula
  • Travel to the UNESCO site of Shirakawa-go, known for its village of gassho-zukurifarmhouses
  • In Kagaonsen, stay at a traditional Ryokan (inn)
  • A walking tour of Takayama’s historic district reveals its traditions dating back to the 9th century
  • Discover enchanting Kyoto, founded in the 7th century, one of the early capitals of Japan
  • Visit Kyoto’s Nijo Castle, residence of Shoguns, and the magnificent gilded Golden Pavilion
  • Experience the cultural heritage of Kyoto at a traditional Tea Ceremony at the Gesshin-in Temple
  • Dinner and traditional Maiko (Geisha) dance performance reflects the core of Japanese culture
  • Travel to the Imperial capital of Nara, with eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Additional Information:

Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Passengers should select flights that arrive in Narita Airport no later than 4 pm in order not to miss the welcome dinner and trip briefing.

Entry Requirements:

Visas required for Classic Japan

Is this the Right Trip?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs and steps.


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