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Summer Games 2020: Medals & Mountains

13 Nights: from US$7241 per person (twin share) Trip Code: SGMM

Welcome to Japan in the summer of 2020 as Tokyo plays host to the world's most spectacular sporting event. As well as catching all the sporting drama in the capital, extend your trip to scale the dizzy heights of the Japanese Alps. Read more >

Fly into Osaka Kansai Airport, then wind your way by train to the garden city of Kanazawa. Spend a day with a private guide to uncover Kanazawa's samurai legacy, meet some of Japan's finest craftsmen, see contemporary art at the fantastic 21st Century Art Museum, before rounding of your day in the beautiful landscape garden of Kenrokuen.

Then it's into the mountains proper where you can swap Japan's sticky summer humidity for cool alpine air. The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a feat of engineering which will take you from sea level to the Murodo plateau at 2,450m via a series of trains, cable cars, trolley buses, ropeways and tunnels. Spend the night at Murodo, a great base for hikes higher into the mountains, or simply enjoy the phenomenal star gazing.

Next stop is Zenko-ji Temple, a must-see in Nagano City. Founded in the 7th century, the fascinating temple complex is a good place to wish for your team's success in the upcoming games!

Your accommodation in the mountains of Minakami will be somewhere to savour. Mixing modern architecture with traditional Japanese hospitality, the 18 tatami-mat guest rooms all have private outdoor hot spring baths and views of Mount Tanigawa. If you can tear yourself away from all that tranquillity, the rivers are beckoning you for adventure. A full day of canyoning and river rafting awaits - a great way to get the adrenaline pumping ahead of your arrival in Tokyo.

Then finally, the bullet train will see you arrive in style in Japan's capital. You will need to obtain your own event tickets, but we'll take care of the accommodation (which is no mean feat given the demand is so high!) Enjoy the pinnacle of all sport in one of the world's most dazzling cities.

Please note: This itinerary is fully tailorable and can be amended to fit around any sporting event tickets you may have obtained for the Summer Games 2020.

Due to high demand, hotel rooms will be in short supply in and around Tokyo from late July to mid-August 2020. However, we are delighted to have secured room allocations at the stated hotel in Tokyo and can guarantee this for you now.

Disclaimer: None of the trips or tours we offer contain tickets for any Olympic or Paralympic events.  We are offering trips that work around the Summer Games in 2020 so that those who have managed to obtain event tickets from other sources can take advantage of our expertise as a Japan travel specialist.  InsideJapan Tours are in no way affiliated or associated with the IOC, the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic or Paralympic Games or the Olympics or Paralympics more generally.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 13 nights' accommodation in Japan
  • Breakfast every day and three evening meals
  • Airport transfers
  • All transport between destinations (except Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route)
  • Seven-day Japan Rail Pass
  • Manaca transport card with 2,500 yen credit for city transport
  • Eight-hour private guide services in Kanazawa
  • Canyoning & rafting experience in Minakami
  • Pocket WiFi device
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • Tickets to sporting events
  • International flights
  • Local transport (e.g. taxis, subways, buses) at any destination unless otherwise specified
  • Any entrance fees including those for shrines, temples and museums
  • Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route pass (this is payable on the day)
  • Baggage handling - you will be expected to carry your own bags for the duration of the trip

Trip Highlights

  • Experience canyoning & river rafting in Minakami
  • Explore Kenrokuen, one of Japan's most beautiful gardens
  • Relax in a luxury hot springs ryokan
  • Traverse the Japanese Alps by cable car & funicular train
  • Wish for sporting success at Nagano's Zenko-ji Temple
  • ** Sporting event tickets are NOT included **

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