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Best of Japan

14 Nights: from US$3168 Trip Code: BOJC

With two weeks to see the best of Japan's classic sights you can't beat this fantastic itinerary. Packed with contrasts, you are sure to get an insight into many aspects of Japan and its culture past, present and future. Read more >

Your journey starts and ends in Tokyo, an immense, futuristic city made up of a host of distinct neighbourhoods each with its own unique character. With a wonderful abundance of street-level detail, Tokyo is a city that never fails to amaze visitors.

The perfect counterpoint to Tokyo is Kyoto, capital of Japan for over one thousand years and home to many of the country's finest temples, shrines and gardens - including a remarkable 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites! Just down the railway tracks you will sample some of Japan's best food and drink in Kyoto's lively neighbour, Osaka. Following this, you'll head down the western seaboard to Hiroshima, a city that looks to the future whilst acknowledging its past.

Carefully woven amongst your urban stays are visits to more rural parts of Japan. In Hakone National Park you'll experience the steaming volcanic hot springs and natural beauty to be found in the foothills of Mount Fuji. High in the Japanese Alps, in the well-preserved historic town of Takayama, you will find traditional crafts, sake breweries and morning markets.

We believe that cultural experiences are the key to a fantastic trip to Japan, and this trip is packed with them. Riding the famous Shinkansen bullet train, enjoying traditional Japanese hospitality at an authentic ryokan inn, spotting a geisha scurrying from one teahouse to another in Kyoto, and wandering through Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Fish Market are just a few of the fascinating experiences that make this itinerary so stimulating and exciting.

What's Included

What's included

  • 14 nights' accommodation (six nights Japanese style)
  • Breakfast every day and five evening meals
  • All transport between destinations
  • Airport transfers
  • 14-day Japan Rail Pass
  • Hakone Free Pass for local transport in the Hakone region
  • Manaca transport card with 2,500 yen credit for city transport
  • Eight-hour private guide service in Tokyo and Kyoto
  • Private guided walking tour of Gion
  • Half-day cycle ride in Takayama
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Tours Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport (buses, subways, taxis) at any destination unless otherwise specified
  • Any entrance fees including those for shrines, temples and museums
  • Baggage handling and luggage forwarding

Trip Highlights

  • Stay in an authentic minshuku inn in Takayama
  • Discover the neon lights of Tokyo
  • Explore Kyoto's shrines and temples
  • Relax in Hakone's hot spring baths
  • Visit Miyajima Island's
  • Cycle through traditional Hida villages

For more information email us: info-usa@insidejapantours.com or call: 303 952 0379

What, where, when and how...

Best of Japan - 15 Days - Accommodation

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