Japan Tours - The Land of the Rising Sun
9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
Explore Japan from her modern bustle in the city streets of Tokyo to the traditional alleys and ancient traditions of Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, and more.
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
Experience Japan from the modernity of Tokyo to the traditional elegance of old towns, Mt. Fuji, temples, shrines, and Kyoto’s mix of old and new.
9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
Take in the Best of Japan as you discover Tokyo, Nikko, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, and much more on this 9 day journey of the highlights.
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
Marvelat Japan's modern wonders, natural scenery, and historic traditions on thishighlights journey through Tokyo, Mt.Fuji, Kyoto and Nara
14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS
Experience a comprehensive look at Japan as you cover her sprawling modernity mixed with traditional serenity.
Kyoto is Japan, and a walk through the historic Gion district is what you are looking for. Traditional teahouses and townhouses lining the streets, lanterns swaying over wooden doors, and the place most likely to spot Geiko (Geisha), Gion is a great place for a walk. Go in the early morning and have it to yourself.
Japan’s icon, Mt. Fuji, seen either on guided tours or from your train window is on almost all travelers’ itineraries, and for good reason. Take a hike, or just visit the 5th station, Mt. Fuji is deserving of its praise.
The Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto is among the most beautiful temples the world over. The grounds are maintained by what looks like a fine tooth comb, the sun light bounces off the golden hues of the temple in a myriad of ways, and the serene surroundings (although seen through the crowds) are a spectacular site to see.
Tokyo is a collection of neon lights, skyscrapers, colorful neighbourhoods, fashion, temples, tea houses, and almost everything in between. She’s a lively city, and only a few train stops feels like a world of difference. Stay for a few nights, see the sites, and then get lost trying to see more. Getting found is just as enjoyable.
You’ve seen the images, and Japan is where they can be seen. Japanese macaques can often be found steaming in an outdoor bath in the Jiokudani Valley. Go in the winter for some great photos.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Japan has four seasons: Spring is when cherry blossoms fall and is one of the best times for a visit, although it can be quite busy from the first days of March till the last days of May, Japan's weather during this season is ideal. Summer arrives in Japan in June with the arrival of a typically 3-week long rainy season. Summer begins somewhat cool with the rainy season, but by late June much of Japan is characterized by hot, humid days. Autumn is characterized by cool, crisp days from October to December. Winter in Japan is cold and snow can be expected in certain areas of the country. Except for the extreme north, it is not very severe and is usually tempered by warm sunshine and blue skies. Winter runs from December to March.