Spiritual Japan with Tokyo

Centuries-old tradition lives in harmony with the verve of a futuristic city - one where imperial palaces and tranquil temples co-exist with the quirky youth culture for which Tokyo is so famous.

Visit the birthplace of Shingon Buddism, the elegantly painted sliding doors of Kongobunji Temple, delight in vegetarian dishes served by local monks and in Tokyo discover centuries-old tradition which lives in harmony with the verve of a futuristic city - one where imperial palaces and tranquil temples co-exist with a quirky youth culture.

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What's included

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11 nights

Accommodation

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19 Meals

11 buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches (including Connect with Locals) , 5 dinners

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CONNECT WITH LOCALS

Lunch with a local family. (Day 6)

DIVE INTO CULTURE

Enjoy a Japanese-style vegetarian lunch at a monastery inn served by the local monks (Day 3) and a traditional tea ceremony in a Machiya townhouse (Day 7).

LOCAL SPECIALIST

Soba noodle making class in Kyoto. (Day 9)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Learn about the Ama, professional women shellfish divers. (Day 5)


Sightseeing highlights

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CITY TOUR of Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo

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VIEW the Nachi waterfall in Kumano, Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi

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VISIT Osaka Castle, the Abeno Harukas Observatory in Osaka, the Kongobuji Temple, the Danjo Garan Temple in Mt. Koya, the Ise Jingu Shrine, Mikimoto Pearl Island in Shima, the Ninja Museum, Ueno Castle in Iga, Bamboo Forest, Kinkakuji Temple, Sanjusangendo Hall in Kyoto, the Tokyo Tower, Sensoji Buddhist Temple, the Imperial Palace Plaza, the 5th station at Mt. Fuji

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