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Takayama is known as the “Little Kyoto” due to its old style building structures and overall atmosphere, making it a great place to visit for those who appreciate history. This old town is located in Gifu Prefecture, and is known for its semi-annual festivities that run once in spring and once in autumn.

Takayama is one of the cities set in the mountains of Honshu’s western region, it is also often called “Hida- Takayama”. It is known for its older Japanese-style atmosphere and for its seasonal festivals. Due to its remote location, the town was able to preserve some of its traditional charm. The layout of the city dates back to the late 17th century. There are many shrines, museums, temples, and Meiji era ryokans (Japanese traditional inns). It is an area famous for its high quality timber, which was an important source during the feudal ages. This produced many skilled carpenters and the craftsmanship can be seen on the yatai (floats) during the Takayama Festivals and at the Yatai Kaikan museum.

The Takayama festivals happen semi-annually and are considered one of the most beautiful festivals in Japan; the spring festival and the autumn festival are both big attractions for most visitors who view the festivities in the city. The yatai, or floats, are big and can even support the people who ride in them while the other members of the Takayama festival assist and pull the floats throughout the city. The eleven floats that are used during each of the matsuri (“festivals”) are all different, each of the floats represents one of the gods of fortune. The parades at night are lit by lanterns that are hung throughout the city, creating a warm and interesting atmosphere as the crowds gather around the city streets. The participants of the parade also dress in traditional period clothing, making the experience all that more remarkable as many types of gowns are seen moving along with the floats. Takayama, however, is also known for its building structures, which remain in an old-fashioned design. It is known for its old style so much that it is also sometimes referred to as “Little Kyoto”. The city also has a history of admirable carpentry and building designs some of which date back even to the Edo Period. In an environment with so much history, it is no wonder that there are rickshaw rides also available for visitors and travelers who want a special experience. The Old Town of Takayama is visited by many people who like to go through the streets, which are lined up with traditional Japanese snacks like rice crackers and dried squid. For famous monuments or locations, there is also the popular red bridge that Takayama features called Nakabashi. It is a bridge that is crossed during the enchanting spring Takayama festival. If the weather is right, cherry blossoms adorn either side of the bridge as the procession is carried out. Other attractions of Takayama include the Takayama Town Market. The market is usually open every day from early morning to midday. There are crafts, vegetables, fruits, traditional Japanese snacks, and flowers sold in the market.

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Signature: Essence of Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 
3/29

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus          Book Now & Save $200

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Signature: Essence of Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 3/29
Signature: Essence of Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 3/29

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $5998.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 18 guests.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $5998.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 18 guests.
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Mon. Mar 29, 2021 Wed. Apr 7, 2021 US $5998.00

Small Group Limited to 18 passengers

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Mon. Mar 28, 2022 Wed. Apr 6, 2022 US $5998.00

Small Group Limited to 18 passengers

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Signature: Essence of Japan - Takayama Autumn 
Festival Tour 2021 - 10/6

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus    Book Now & Save $200

Signature: Essence of Japan - Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2021 - 10/6
Signature: Essence of Japan - Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2021 - 10/6

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 12 guests.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 12 guests.
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Tue. Oct 6, 2020 Thu. Oct 15, 2020 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

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Wed. Oct 6, 2021 Fri. Oct 15, 2021 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

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Thu. Oct 6, 2022 Sat. Oct 15, 2022 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

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Signature: Essence of Japan Autumn Leaves Tour 2021 - 
11/1

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus          Book Now & Save $200

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Signature: Essence of Japan Autumn Leaves Tour 2021 - 11/1
Signature: Essence of Japan Autumn Leaves Tour 2021 - 11/1

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 12 guests.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 12 guests.
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Mon. Nov 2, 2020 Wed. Nov 11, 2020 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Save this tour Sold Out
Mon. Nov 1, 2021 Wed. Nov 10, 2021 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

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Mon. Oct 31, 2022 Wed. Nov 9, 2022 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

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Signature: Essence of Japan - Takayama Spring Festival & 
Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 4/10

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus    Book Now & Save $200

Signature: Essence of Japan - Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 4/10
Signature: Essence of Japan - Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 4/10

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
Attend the beautiful Takayama Spring Festival, visit the best spots to see cherry blossoms, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 12 guests.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
Attend the beautiful Takayama Spring Festival, visit the best spots to see cherry blossoms, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 12 guests.
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Sat. Apr 10, 2021 Mon. Apr 19, 2021 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

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Majestic Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 2022 - 3/28

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Majestic Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 2022 - 3/28
Majestic Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 2022 - 3/28

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6498.00

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See majestic Japan during the season of cherry blossoms - one of its most stunning and inspired seasons.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6498.00

Sapporo / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Niseko / Yoichi / Otaru / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Nara / Mt Yoshino / Kyoto / Hakone / Tokyo
See majestic Japan during the season of cherry blossoms - one of its most stunning and inspired seasons.
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Mon. Mar 29, 2021 Sun. Apr 11, 2021 US $6498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

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Mon. Mar 28, 2022 Sun. Apr 10, 2022 US $6498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

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President: Majestic Japan - Snow Festivals, Snow 
Monkeys & Kawazu Cherry Blossoms 2022 - 2/7

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President: Majestic Japan - Snow Festivals, Snow Monkeys & Kawazu Cherry Blossoms 2022 - 2/7
President: Majestic Japan - Snow Festivals, Snow Monkeys & Kawazu Cherry Blossoms 2022 - 2/7

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6498.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Yoichi / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Nara / Katsuragi / Kyoto / Kawazu / Hakone / Tokyo
See majestic Japan in the pretty winter season guided by the very best guide available - our company president, Miharu Katsume!

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6498.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Yoichi / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Nara / Katsuragi / Kyoto / Kawazu / Hakone / Tokyo
See majestic Japan in the pretty winter season guided by the very best guide available - our company president, Miharu Katsume!
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Mon. Feb 8, 2021 Sun. Feb 21, 2021 US $6498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Mon. Feb 7, 2022 Sun. Feb 20, 2022 US $6498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

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President: Majestic Japan Summer Lavender Tour 2022 
- 7/10

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President: Majestic Japan Summer Lavender Tour 2022 - 7/10
President: Majestic Japan Summer Lavender Tour 2022 - 7/10

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6498.00

Sapporo / Furano / Biei / Otaru / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Nara / Katsuragi / Kyoto / Hakone / Tokyo
Enjoy a colorful and refreshing summer in Majestic Japan exploring a floral wonderland in Furano and Biei with local country experiences.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6498.00

Sapporo / Furano / Biei / Otaru / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Nara / Katsuragi / Kyoto / Hakone / Tokyo
Enjoy a colorful and refreshing summer in Majestic Japan exploring a floral wonderland in Furano and Biei with local country experiences.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. Jul 10, 2021 Fri. Jul 23, 2021 US $6998.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Sun. Jul 10, 2022 Sat. Jul 23, 2022 US $6498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Majestic Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour 2022 - 10/3

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $200

Majestic Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour 2022 - 10/3
Majestic Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour 2022 - 10/3

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6498.00

Sapporo / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Jozankei Onsen / Yoichi / Otaru / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Nara / Katsuragi / Kyoto / Hakone / Tokyo
Discover Majestic Japan during it's stunning autumn season, finding wonderful views bursting with autumn color.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6498.00

Sapporo / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Jozankei Onsen / Yoichi / Otaru / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Nara / Katsuragi / Kyoto / Hakone / Tokyo
Discover Majestic Japan during it's stunning autumn season, finding wonderful views bursting with autumn color.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Oct 4, 2021 Sun. Oct 17, 2021 US $6498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Mon. Oct 3, 2022 Sun. Oct 16, 2022 US $6498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Grand Tour of Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossoms & 
Wisteria 2021 - 4/12

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Grand Tour of Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossoms & Wisteria 2021 - 4/12
Grand Tour of Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossoms & Wisteria 2021 - 4/12

22 Days 21 Nights | from US $8198.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Ashikaga / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
Follow a cherry blossom route through Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu, & Hokkaido and see Japan's beautiful wisteria flowers too.

22 Days 21 Nights | from US $8198.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Ashikaga / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
Follow a cherry blossom route through Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu, & Hokkaido and see Japan's beautiful wisteria flowers too.
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Mon. Apr 12, 2021 Mon. May 3, 2021 US $8198.00 Fukuoka Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Grand Tour of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring 
Festival & Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 4/5

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Grand Tour of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 4/5
Grand Tour of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 4/5

22 Days 21 Nights | from US $8198.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Omiya / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Shikabecho / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
Celebrate the cherry blossom season by traveling to all four of Japan's main islands plus the Takayama Spring Festival.

22 Days 21 Nights | from US $8198.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Omiya / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Shikabecho / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
Celebrate the cherry blossom season by traveling to all four of Japan's main islands plus the Takayama Spring Festival.
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Mon. Apr 5, 2021 Mon. Apr 26, 2021 US $8198.00 Fukuoka Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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