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Japan In Depth: Kyoto Aoi Festival Tour

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Group Tour | Deluxe       Tour Code: GTY1663022     26 reviews

Japan In Depth: Kyoto Aoi Festival Tour

14 days 13 nights

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from USD $5898.00
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USD $1170.00
Observe the graceful Kyoto Aoi Festival and travel deeper into Japan by exploring the country's three main islands.

This comprehensive tour is designed to give you an opportunity to experience one of the largest festivals in Kyoto, as well as an in-depth exploration of Japan's three main islands. This itinerary is perfect for those who want to see the main cities but also explore a little deeper into rural Japan.

Begin your journey in one of the busiest cities in the world, Tokyo, where our guides and drivers will escort you to the top attractions. Visit Tokyo's historical landmarks, fash... View More

This comprehensive tour is designed to give you an opportunity to experience one of the largest festivals in Kyoto, as well as an in-depth exploration of Japan's three main islands. This itinerary is perfect for those who want to see the main cities but also explore a little deeper into rural Japan.

Begin your journey in one of the busiest cities in the world, Tokyo, where our guides and drivers will escort you to the top attractions. Visit Tokyo's historical landmarks, fashionable neighborhoods, diverse shopping districts, and even learn how to make your own sushi with a professional sushi chef. Proceed to Mt. Fuji and enjoy the natural scenery of Hakone and Owakudani on a ropeway ride. Experience a high- speed Shinkansen bullet train ride before visiting the beautiful Hikone Castle and uniquely-designed Miho Museum.

Experience the Aoi Festival in Kyoto, a well-preserved and graceful procession of 500 people dressed in aristocratic styled clothing of the Heian Period (794 – 1185). It is one of Kyoto’s three most famous festivals. Spend two more days in the historic city of Kyoto, where you will have exclusive access to the city's top gardens, temples, and specialty shops. Our travel group will also have opportunities to experience a traditional green tea ceremony, meet an apprentice geisha (maiko) . Then, travel to Nara to see the towering Great Buddha statue at Todaiji Temple, as well as the surrounding Deer Park. Continue to Osaka, renowned for its colorful entertainment districts and shopping destinations.

Visit the Himeji Castle, an original standing castle and world heritage site. Then, make your way to the photogenic canal town of Kurashiki. Cross the Seto Ohashi Bridge to Shikoku Island, visit the open air museum of Shikoku Mura Village, and stroll through the Japanese landscape masterpiece of Ritsurin Park. Next, drive through the scenic Shimanami Kaido back to Honshu Island, a 60 kilometer long toll road that passes over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea.

Spend time in Hiroshima, where you will visit the Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Dome. Then, take a short ferry ride to the picturesque Miyajima Island, home to the famed vermillion torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine. Go back in time and visit the Kitsuki Samurai Districts, discover the boiling hot spring “hells” of Jigoku, and meet some of the 1,500 wild Japanese monkeys at Mt. Takasaki Monkey Park. Explore the legendary town of Takachiho and experience a special Yokagura Dance Performance.

In Nagasaki, visit the Nagasaki Peace Park and Dejima, an area with over 400 years of history in Dutch trade. Stop by the Glover Gardens, an open air museum featuring historic mansions of former Western residents of Nagasaki. Finally, visit Oura Catholic Church, the oldest standing Christian church in Japan. Before your tour ends, enjoy a tasty Wagyu beef dinner in Fukuoka.


Destinations

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki

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