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Japan Winter Highlights: Winter Festivals, Kawazu Cherry Blossoms & Snow Monkeys

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Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

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Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
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These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

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Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

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Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

Group Tour | Deluxe       Tour Code: GTC4566054     6 reviews

Japan Winter Highlights: Winter Festivals, Kawazu Cherry Blossoms & Snow Monkeys

21 days 20 nights

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from USD $8698.00
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USD $1800.00
Discover the unmissable Winter Highlights of Japan on a 21-day itinerary, with exciting Hokkaido Winter Festivals, the Snow Monkeys of Yudanaka, and the Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival.

Experience all the highlights of Japan during the breathtaking winter season with our 21-day tour across the country. This comprehensive itinerary takes you from Hokkaido through Honshu and even down into Shikoku for an unbeatable look at the country’s winter must-sees.

Start in Hokkaido – Japan’s winter wonderland, where you’ll enjoy what are, without doubt, the region’s most essential seasonal events. The snow festivals of Hokkaido are legendary, and we bring you all ... View More

Experience all the highlights of Japan during the breathtaking winter season with our 21-day tour across the country. This comprehensive itinerary takes you from Hokkaido through Honshu and even down into Shikoku for an unbeatable look at the country’s winter must-sees.

Start in Hokkaido – Japan’s winter wonderland, where you’ll enjoy what are, without doubt, the region’s most essential seasonal events. The snow festivals of Hokkaido are legendary, and we bring you all the best ones – the Sounkyo Ice Fall Festival, Asahikawa Winter Festival, Lake Shikotsu’s Ice Festival, and of course, the Sapporo Snow Festival – known for its mind-blowing, larger-than-life snow creations. But you won’t miss the unique culture of this delightful region, which includes trips to Sapporo’s Odori Park and Historic Village, Otrau’s Sakaimichi and the picturesque Otaru Canals, the Prison Museum of Abashiri, Lake Tofutsu (the wintering grounds of the Whooper Swan), and Lake Akan’s Ainu Kotan village. Observe the dance of the elegant red-crowned crane in Kushiro at the Akan International Crane Center, and watch the adorable red foxes at Kitakitsune Fox Farm. Top experiences include an Ice Breaker Cruise off the coast of Abashiri, Smelt Fishing on Lake Akan, and a tour of the Otokoyama Sake Brewery.

Next, we explore the best winter spots throughout Honshu – including all the top must-see destinations: Tokyo, Hakone, Osaka, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, and Kobe, with two full days taking in Kyoto and Nara’s winter delights. Browse the wares of bustling Tsukiji Market, glimpse Mount Fuji from the Kachi Kachi Ropeway, stroll idyllic Kenrokuen Garden, taste mouthwatering Wagyu Beef, and ponder the austere monuments at the Peace Memorial Park. Discover Kyoto and Nara’s top temples and local experiences – Fushimi Inari, the Golden Pavilion, Togetsukyo Bridge, Tenryuji Temple, Gion Geisha District, and Todaiji Temple and Wild Deer Park. While in Kyoto, participate in a traditional Green Tea Ceremony.

Some highlights of Japan in Honshu are most enchanting during winter, and we included the best of the best for you to enjoy. Bring your camera to photograph such unforgettable winter scenes as the bathing snow monkeys at Yudanaka Onsen, the traditional streets of Old Town Takayama, the preserved canals in Kurashiki, the thatched-roof farmhouses of UNESCO World Heritage Shirakawa-go, snow-white Himeji Castle and pitch-black Matsumoto Castle. But perhaps the most unexpected scene will be the Cherry Blossoms of Kawazu, which bloom a whole month earlier than anywhere else in Japan!

We round off the tour spending a few days exploring Shikoku, with captivating teahouse scene of Ritsurin Park, the 1200 steps of Kotohira-gu Shrine, the seaside views of Shimanami Kaido, and the boat ride through Oboke Gorge being among the top highlights. The entire 21-day tour has private transportation serviced by our sleek and comfortable private coaches (with one ride on the Shinkansen Bullet Train. And you will be accompanied the entire time by one of our friendly, professional English-speaking guides. Come experience the most incredible winter tour of Japan on our Highlights of Japan Winter Tour! Browse our detailed itinerary below for more information.


Destinations

Shiraoi / Lake Shikotsu / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Lake Tofutsu / Lake Akan / Kushiro / Tokyo / Hakone / Kawazu / Lake Kawaguchi / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe

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