Experience a comprehensive look at Japan as you cover her sprawling modernity mixed with traditional serenity. With guided tours and leisure time for self-guided exploration, this Grand Tour covers the highlights of Japan over two weeks. Explore Tokyo, see Sensoji Temple, travel to Kamakura to see the Great Buddha, head out of the city to the countryside of Nikko, and then travel to Mt. Fuji for views of Japan's icon. Head to Takayama, Shirakawago & Kanazawa for a look into ancient Japan as you wander cobblestone streets, explore morning markets and marvel at traditional homes. Continue to Kyoto for a tour of city sites and the historic city of Nara, take a day trip to Hiroshima by bullet train, and then have some free time to discover Kyoto’s rich heritage at your leisure.
Email | 1.877.578.8888
“The trip was amazing. Wish we could do it all over again. The itinerary you planned out for us was perfect, so thank you again. Loved seeing that part of the world. So glad we did it.”
Jackie, Toronto -
- PRICES -
The above is simply a list of highlights and does not represent all of what you will (and can) do on this trip.
This trip is a bus tour (shared) and is crafted to give you an idea of what is possible.
We can tailor this trip and it's inclusions and accommodation to meet your requirements, budget, and interests.
Request a Quote | Send an Email
Upon arrival in Tokyo, you will be met in the arrivals area of the airport and then assisted in boarding your reserved transportation to the hotel. After check-in at your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay five nights in Tokyo.
Take a half day orientation tour of the city sites, including the Imperial Palace (drive-by), the Tsukiji Outer Market, Tokyo Skytree Town, Senso-ji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street, and then have the afternoon free at your leisure.
Enjoy a full day excursion to the city of Kamakura to see the Kotoku-in Temple and the Great Buddha, the Hokoku-ji Temple, and impressive shrine. Take part in a Green Tea experience, visit the island of Enoshima, and then return back to Tokyo for the evening at your leisure.
Take a full day excursion into the countryside outside of Tokyo to discover Nikko. Visit the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji and the Kegon Falls, and then return back to Tokyo for the evening at your leisure.
Enjoy the full day at your leisure.
Travel by bullet train and limited express train to Takayama via Nagoya. On arrival, you’ll enjoy a walking tour visiting Yatai Kakan Hall, the Kusakabe Heritage House, and the beautifully preserved old town along Sannomachi Street. Check-in to your hotel for your one night stay.
Enjoy the morning sightseeing in Kanazawa, visiting Kenrokuen Garden, an old Samurai Residence (Nomura Residence), and stroll along a traditional Edo-period street. In the afternoon, leave for Kyoto by JR Limited Express Train and then check-in to your hotel.
Enjoy a full day tour of Kyoto and Nara. Highlights include the Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji-Temple, the Todai-ji Temple and Great Buddha in Nara, and the Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
Take a full day excursion to Hiroshima with round trip bullet train tickets included. Visit the Peace Memorial Park & Museum, the Atomic Bomb Dome, go to Miyajima by ferry, see the Itsukushima Shrine, and more. In the evening, you’ll return to Kyoto.
After breakfast, transfer via shuttle bus to Kansai International Airport for your departure flight.
Day 6: See Japan's icon, Mt. Fuji!
Day 10: Visit the Nijo Castle in Kyoto.
This itinerary has been tried & tested and can be booked as-is. However, should you wish to customize your tour, you may contact us here.
MEMOIR OF JAPAN