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Classic Japan (2018)

Luxury Small Group Journeys: The finest small-group travel experience

Limited to 18 guests
Days: 9  |  From: $9,995


Immerse yourself in Japan's diverse culture, as you stroll a seafood market in Tokyo, stay at a ryokan (traditional inn) in Hakone, savor a foodie tour in Osaka, witness sumo wrestling in Nara, and enjoy entertainment by a geiko (geisha) in Kyoto.

A&K Advantages

  • Experience the singular culture and history of Japan, from fast-paced, neon-lit Tokyo to serene, traditional Kyoto, on a journey that reveals its distinctive appeal
  • View the exalted flowering cherry trees or sakura, which bloom every spring
  • Ride Like a Local on a bullet train along the classic stretch past majestic Mount Fuji
  • Be among the few to stay at Gôra Kadan, one of the country's most exclusive ryokans (traditional inns)
  • Capture the spirit of Japan through the art of the tea ceremony
  • Savor Kyoto's unique cuisine and traditions during an exclusive kaiseki banquet, with entertainment by a geiko (as a geisha is called in Kyoto) and a maiko (apprentice geisha)


Itinerary at a Glance

Classic Japan

Day 1: Arrive Tokyo, Japan

Day 2: Tokyo | Tsukiji Fish Market & Asakusa Kannon Temple

Day 3: Tokyo | Life of a Samurai

Day 4: Hakone | Traditional Ryokan

Day 5: Osaka | Bullet Train Ride & Medieval Castle

Day 6: Nara | Gardens & Temples

Day 7: Kyoto | The Golden Pavilion & Bamboo Grove

Day 8: Kyoto | Japanese Mingei Folk Art

Day 9: Depart Kyoto

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Visit Japan in Cherry Blossom Season | Departures include: Mar 26, Mar 30, Apr 6 and Apr 9.

Extend Your Journey | Enhance your journey with a post-tour extension to Hiroshima, Japan (4 days, from $4,395).

Family Departure | This itinerary is also available as a family adventure, with child pricing and child-friendly programming and activities.

Take This Journey Private | This itinerary is also available as an independent journey, Signature Japan, with A&K local guides.

Customize This Journey | If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.



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