This active nine-day itinerary takes you on a memorable journey through central Japan's history and culture, from ultra-modern Tokyo to the historic imperial capital of Kyoto. In between, you'll visit the famous gardens of Kanazawa, cycle through traditional thatched villages of the Hida region, walk portions of the ancient Nakasendo Trail, and explore the preserved post towns of the Kiso Valley.
Japan 9-Day Tours & Itineraries
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Explore Japan's natural beauty and intricate rituals on this fascinating nine-day itinerary. You'll travel back in time in Tokyo by wandering the streets in a kimono. Head to Hakone to cruise on Lake Ashi, enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji, and finish the day in soothing natural thermal springs. Continue to Kyoto for Buddhist temples, gardens, palaces, and shrines, then end in Osaka to revel in the city's dynamic "foodie" districts.
Japan's culture is an intoxicating mix of old and new. Staying in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka over nine activity-filled days, you'll get under the skin of both sides of this fascinating country. See the historical and futuristic sides of Tokyo and cruise among the neon lights of Osaka. Immerse yourself in Japanese tradition, from watching a sumo wrestling practice to sampling whiskey at a top distillery. You'll also walk among Kyoto's serene shrines and temples and get to know geisha culture.
Indulge your sense of adventure while soaking up the history and taking in the scenery of Hiroshima, the Seto Inland Sea, and Shikoku. You'll walk, hike, cycle, and paddle to temples, islands, shrines, and memorials and get a true sense of life in Seto Inland Sea communities. This trip is designed to accommodate travelers used to easy walks, hikes, and bicycle trips and is suitable for children ages 12 and up.
Get ready for a tour that celebrates the history, beauty, and culture of Japan. This nine-day adventure focuses on the north, where you'll enjoy city tours of Tokyo, visit iconic Mount Fuji, and (if you visit in spring) see the cherry blossoms in bloom. Rounding out the experience is a trip to the historic port city of Otaru and the far north ski hub of Sapporo.