Small Group Tour IJT Deluxe

Luxury Japan

11 Nights: price on request Trip Code: LJ

Explore Japan's classic sights in luxurious style on this deluxe group tour, with five-star hotels, top-quality cuisine and an array of exclusive cultural experiences arranged especially for your group. Read more >

Luxury Japan is our one and only deluxe-level Small Group Tour, and we've pulled out all the stops to ensure that you have access to the very best accommodation, cuisine, experiences and guiding at all stages of your trip.

The tour begins and ends in Tokyo, where you'll be able to survey the neon glimmering skyscrapers from the balcony of your hotel overlooking the Imperial Palace Gardens - a really unique and exclusive location to kick off a fabulous tour.

After a day in the capital you'll move on to one of Japan's most exclusive ryokan inns, the Gora Kadan, in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Here you'll enjoy the very best in Japanese hospitality - or omotenashi as it's called in Japan - while staying in beautiful Japanese-style rooms, enjoying traditional kaiseki cuisine and soaking in the inn's private hot spring baths.

After two days to enjoy the charms of Mount Fuji and its environs you'll move on to spend three days exploring Kyoto, Japan's ancient city of culture; pay a visit the city Kanazawa, home of one of the country's finest landscape gardens; and relax for two days in the upmarket mountain resort of Karuizawa - favourite holiday destination of the Imperial family.

Finally your trip will bring you full circle as you return to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo for a final night at the elegant, high-rise Park Hyatt - immortalised by Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray in the film Lost in Translation.

At every stage of your trip you'll enjoy private transfers, first-class rail travel, fine Japanese cuisine, private local guides and exclusive experiences - all whilst being accompanied by your dedicated InsideJapan senior tour leader, who will ensure that you never have to worry about a thing.

If this sounds good and makes you want to see even more, why not extend your tour in Japan!

Maximum Group Size: 12

At a glance

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What's included

  • 11 nights' accommodation
  • All transport between destinations in Japan including private airport transfers, first-class rail travel and private minibus transfers between most locations
  • Full-time services of your InsideJapan senior tour leader
  • Eight-hour private guide service in Tokyo with entrance fees included
  • Two days of private guiding in Kyoto with entrance fees included
  • Two half-days of private guiding in Kanazawa with entrance fees included
  • Eight-hour private guide service in Karuizawa with entrance fees included (including Kenrokuen and Kanazawa Castle)
  • Breakfast every day, nine lunches and nine evening meals
  • Drinks reception on your first night in Tokyo
  • Sake tasting at a restaurant in Tokyo
  • Two-day Hakone Free Pass for local transport in the Hakone region
  • Entrance to Hakone Open-Air Museum
  • Tickets for the Hakone ropeway and a visit to Owakudani “Hell Valley”
  • Cruise across Lake Ashi
  • Visit to a trick box workshop in Moto Hakone
  • Evening walking tour of Kyoto's geisha district
  • Early-morning visit to Arashiyama with a rickshaw ride through the bamboo grove and thirty-minute boat ride on the Hozugawa River
  • Entrance to Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion in Kyoto
  • Kimono dress-up session in Kyoto
  • Zazen meditation and tea ceremony experiences followed by a garden party with geisha entertainment, all at Gesshin-in Temple and accompanied by a professional photographer
  • Visit to a gold leaf workshop and Nomura samurai house in Kanazawa
  • Soba noodle-making lesson in Karuizawa
  • Entrance to Omiya Bonsai Village
  • Final night drinks reception at the Park Hyatt, Tokyo
  • Baggage handling, luggage transfers and porterage throughout
  • Shared portable Wi-Fi access throughout trip

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Any extra local transport (taxis, subways, buses) unless covered by the included transport passes
  • Any entrance fees (including those for temples, shrines and museums) unless otherwise specified

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Tour Highlights

  • Look out over Tokyo's Imperial Palace Gardens from your private balcony at the Palace Hotel
  • Enjoy a sake tasting session with a Tokyo expert
  • Take a cruise across Lake Ashi overlooked by Mount Fuji
  • If all this sounds great and makes you want to see even more, why not extend your stay in Japan!
  • Attend a private garden party with geisha entertainment at Gesshin-in Temple
  • Stay at the Gora Kadan, one of Japan's most exclusive ryokan inns
  • Explore Arashiyama with a rickshaw ride through its bamboo grove and a boat ride on the Hozugawa River

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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