Tokyo . Fuji . Takayama . Shirakawago . Kanazawa . Kyoto
Japan is Asia's most elegant destination, and a fascinating mix of tradition and modernity. Anime and manga are as evident as ikebana, tea ceremony and indigo dyeing. Shrines, temples and pagodas flank cutting edge skyscrapers. Tiny ramen shops where noodles are handmade abut conveyor belt sushi restaurants. The bullet train whisks travelers between thousand year old cities at 200 mph. This journey includes accommodation in a Zen temple, a Japanese inn and western style hotels, and features the old and the new, at a pace that allows time to enjoy it all.
per person sharing
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
3 bullet train journeys
Japan's most scenic train journey
3 nights western style hotel, Tokyo
2 nights temple stay, Fuji region
2 nights Japanese inn stay, Takayama
1 night western style hotel, Kanazawa
3 nights western style hotel, Kyoto
Bilingual guided touring as described in itinerary
11 breakfasts, 5 Japanese dinners
International airfare; tipping; meals unless noted otherwise, personal expenses
DEPARTURES: year round