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Spirit of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves

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Japan Deluxe Tours

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.

Active Small Group Tours

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: GTR2203739     3 reviews

Spirit of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves

15 days 14 nights

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from USD $5898.00
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USD $1260.00
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails.

Japan maybe known for its technological advances, but its’ culture can be traced back to religious practices that influenced modern society. On this tour we will be travelling to many scenic, spiritual and historical places in Japan. Many of the spiritual sites are located in places surrounded by nature. This means that you will be rewarded with scenic views that will invoke a sense of calmness. Be immersed in the environment as you will have the opportunity to experience the lifesty... View More

Japan maybe known for its technological advances, but its’ culture can be traced back to religious practices that influenced modern society. On this tour we will be travelling to many scenic, spiritual and historical places in Japan. Many of the spiritual sites are located in places surrounded by nature. This means that you will be rewarded with scenic views that will invoke a sense of calmness. Be immersed in the environment as you will have the opportunity to experience the lifestyles and cultures firsthand.

We start off in Tokyo with a private guide and driver to help navigate through cultural landmarks, fashionable neighborhoods and various shopping districts. Learn how to make your own sushi with a professional sushi chef and savor your delicious creations. Explore attractions like the Asakusa district with an atmosphere of old Tokyo, Japan's largest and busiest fish market, the historical Imperial Palace, and the famous Tokyo Tower.

We will continue to travel to Hakone where majestic sceneries of Mt. Fuji can be seen. Visit the dramatic Black Crow Castle (Matsumoto Castle) en route to Takayama, located amongst the Japanese Alps. Due to their remote location, these places are beautifully preserved and developed their own culture that is unique from the rest of Japan. Visit the charming village of Shirakawa-go and understand what gassho-zukuri architectural style is. In Kanazawa, stroll the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden and see what six attributes make a perfect landscape.

Two days will be spent in Kyoto, the traditional center for Japanese culture. We will have exclusive access to the city's gardens, temples, shrines and specialty shops. You'll also get the opportunity to experience a traditional green tea ceremony hosted by an apprentice geisha (maiko), watch a kimono fashion show, and stroll the beautiful Arashiyama, the outskirt of Kyoto, famous for its beautiful autumn leaves. At Nara, be inspired by the intricate architecture and towering monuments, including the Great Buddha statue, and you'll understand why this city is considered the birthplace of Buddhism in Japan. After Nara we will traverse to Osaka the second largest metropolitan city in Japan. Experience the nightlife surrounded by bright neon light signs.

Visit the famous Himeji Castle and the photogenic canal area of Kurashiki. In Hiroshima, visit the Peace Memorial Museum and Park, then head on to Miyajima to view the famed vermilion Torii Gate of Itsukushima Shrine. At high tide, the gates look like they're floating on the sea. Then drive through the Shimanami Kaido, a 60 kilometer long toll road that connects Japan's main island of Honshu to the island of Shikoku, passing over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea. Most of Shikoku is still largely untouched by mass tourism. This is a place of immense natural beauty, steeped in colorful legend and history, dotted with 88 pilgrimage temples.

The journey will continue towards many spiritual sites. Take a ferry to Wakayama and visit Koyasan. You will have the opportunity to experience staying at a temple and to eat a Shojin Ryori (vegetarian) dinner. In the morning, you will join the monks in their meditation practice in order to further understand their spiritual customs. In Kumano, we will be walking and breathing in the sites of the trail along temples and shrines among other significant structures of the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trail, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From those holy grounds you can see the tallest waterfall in Japan, Nachi Fall. It is said that the deity of the waterfall is enshrined at the main shrine. Ise Grand Shrine is one of the most important shrines in Japan and is rebuilt every twenty years to symbolize death and rebirth. It is surrounded by 300 year old cedar trees and untouched foliage. After visiting the mountains and temples, we will visit one of the lesser known treasures of Japan where pearl harvesting was first officially crafted into an art and trade.


Destinations

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima

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