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Splendors of Japan

Discover the essence of Japan on a journey of discovery from iconic Tokyo to Takayama and Kyoto.

At Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Shrine, climb the extraordinary path lined with hundreds of orange torii gates that snake through the forest up into the mountains above the city. Indulge in a delicious kaiseki lunch at a traditional ryokan and gain an insight into Japanese customs.

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What's included

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8 nights

Accommodation

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15 Meals

8 breakfasts, 3 lunches (including Connect with Locals) , 4 dinners

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Included Highlights that will delight you

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

A kaiseki lunch at a traditional Japanese ryokan home near Kyoto where you will learn about local customs. (Day 7)

DIVE INTO CULTURE

Sample Japanese sake during a walking tour in the Edo-style streets of Takayama Old Town. (Day 5) Learn how local artisans make Japanese washi paper in the UNESCO village of Gokayama. (Day 5)

LOCAL SPECIALIST

Sushi making in Tokyo. (Day 3) Gold Leaf painting in Kanazawa. (Day 6)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Help support a local business with a visit to a washi paper workshop. You'll watch the family at work, and test your paper-making skills for yourself. (Day 5)


Sightseeing highlights

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CITY TOUR of Tokyo and Kyoto

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SEE the traditional Gassho-zukuri houses in Gokayama, the beautiful gardens of Kenrokuen in Kanazawa

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VIEW Mt. Fuji

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VISIT the Sensoji Temple, the Skytree Observation Tower, the Edo Tokyo Museumin Tokyo, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the Kinkakuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sanjusangen-do Hall in Kyoto

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