9 Day self guided Tour Itinerary

Highlights of Japan Tour

The ideal introduction to Japan

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Explore the unique culture of Japan on this 9 day journey. Combine old and new from bustling cities to authentic Ryokan stays and traditional tea ceremonies. With a combination of guided and self-guided days this is the perfect way to truly experience the wonder of this destination.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Stay in a local Ryokan
  • Shopping in Harajuku
  • Visit local hot springs

Sample Itinerary Summary

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9 days
Destination Breakdown
Private basis, Escorted or Self-Guided
  • Accommodation as stated or similar with daily breakfast
  • Meals as stated
  • English-speaking guide where mentioned in each city
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided days
  • 7 Day JR Pass
  • IC card preloaded with ¥2500 for public transport
Not included
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Services, meals and drinks not mentioned itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Luggage transfer (if needed)
  • Tokyo

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit Meiji Shrine
    • Shopping down Omotesando
    • Cruise along the Sumida River
  • Hakone

    Itinerary Highlights

    • See the stunning Mt. Fuji
    • Take a dip in one of the local hot springs
  • Takayama

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Stunning scenery
    • Picturesque traditional old town
  • Kyoto

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit Kiyomizu Temple
    • Explore Gion Geisha District
    • Walk through historic Higashiyama district