Highlights of Japan Tour 2018

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Highlights of Japan Tours

Our Highlights of Japan tour packages include the top destinations in Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, and Nara, with additional options for Anime spots, Hiroshima, and Southern Japan!

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Highlights of Japan

Photo of Himeji Castle with Japanese cherry blossom
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Photo of Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine - Floating Torii
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Duration8 nights 9 days6 days OR7 days7 nights 8 days8 or 9 days11 nights 12 days
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Tokyo to HiroshimaTokyo to OsakaTokyo to OsakaTokyo to HiroshimaTokyo to Osaka
AvailableMarch, AprilYear RoundYear RoundYear RoundYear Round
Meals15 Meals10 Meals15 Meals14 Meals24 Meals
Pricefrom
$2,998
$2,698
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$2,198
$2,098
per person
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$2,798
$2,659
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$2,898
$2,754
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USD 4548
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Single SupplementUSD 800USD 500USD 700USD 700USD 1100
Places VisitedAsakusa, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Golden Pavilion, Great Buddha, Miyajima, Hiroshima Peace ParkAsakusa, Tsukiji Fish Market, Hakone Ropeway, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Golden Pavilion, Great Buddha, Gion-Geisha DistrictAkihabara, J-World, Ghibli Museum, Fukagawa Edo-Museum, Nara Deer Park, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Todaiji TempleMiyajima, Hiroshima Peace Park, Kiyomizu Temple, Golden Pavilion, Kiyomizu Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Giant Buddha, Mt.Fuji, Hakone, AsakusaTsukiji Fish Market, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Giant Buddha, Mt.Fuji, Asakusa, Miyajima, Hiroshima Peace Park, Naruto Whirlpools, Dogo Onsen, Ritsurin Garden
Hokkaido
Tokyo
Hakone
Nagano
Kyoto
Nara
Osaka
Hiroshima
Fukuoka
Kumamoto
Miyazaki
Shikoku
Okinawa

Destinations

Enjoy our most popular Highlights of Japan tours packages, including packages with Anime, Hiroshima, and Southern Japan!

Highlights of Japan Tour Series

An enthusiastic spirit and an adventurous mind are two key components for any great vacation. To keep both satisfied, our Highlights of Japan tour series includes all of the best spots from Tokyo to Kyoto. Of course, our Highlights of Japan tour series has numerous options to keep you satisified, and is offered with Anime Spots, with Southern Japan, or spend two additional days to explore the beautiful City of Peace, Hiroshima.

Our Highlights of Japan Tour series features the immensely popular destinations and attractions enjoyed on best Japan tours, including a bullet train ride, tea ceremony, temples, shrines, and more! If you want to add a bit more Pop Culture to your tour, enjoy one of our Highlights of Japan | Anime packages, where we spend two adventerous days exploring the hottest Anime spots in Tokyo before we make our way across the country.

For those on our Highlights of Japan | Hiroshima tours, join a magical journey leading up to our time exploring the breath-taking sights of Hiroshima. Apart from the delicious okonomiyaki, a Hiroshima-must is visiting the Peace Memorial Park. Here stands the famous Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome, the only building that survived the bombing. Formerly the Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, this building is now recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site to symbolize the city's wish for everlasting peace. There's also the iconic Itsukushima Shrines of Miyajima that cannot be missed. During high tide, the waters rise and the gates appear to be floating, an iconic sight worth viewing.

A marvel to visit any time of the year, our Highlights of Japan Tour packages make for the perfect vacation.

1. Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Tour with Hiroshima<a name=hiroshima2></a>

1. Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Tour with Hiroshima

Departure Date(s)
7 Days
201804/13, 04/18
8 Days
201803/20, 03/25, 04/01, 04/12, 04/17
9 Days
201803/19, 03/24, 03/31

6 Nights 7 Days  From :  $2,998   $2,698 pp

7 Nights 8 Days  From :  $3,198   $2,878 pp

8 Nights 9 Days  From :  $3,398   $3,058 pp

This tour is offered as
1 Day in Hiroshima 7 Day Package or 8 Day Festival Package
and
2 Days in Hiroshima 8 Day Package or 9 Day Festival Package

Many argue that Japan is beautiful no matter when you go, there are some who will say it's still the best to go during the spring, when the pink and white sakura petals begin to blossom! During the spring, all of the familiar parks and temples become a gathering spot for many who wish to see the beautiful flowers. To celebrate this wonderful time of year, why not join us for one of our Cherry Blossom Japan tour with Hiroshima packages as we explore the fan-favorite spots in Japan during the colorful Spring season!

During our fully-escorted Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Japan tour with Hiroshima package, we will introduce you to all of the charms and wonders Japan has to offer through the historic cities of Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo, and of course, the City of Peace, Hiroshima! The only thing that makes our time-tested itinerary better will be the cascading pink and white petals of the cherry blossoms in the skies. Take photos that you'll cherish for years to come as you visit cultural gems like Todaiji Temple, the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine, and much more during this legendary journey!

We also include a night at a Japanese style hotel so you can indulge in a hot-spring, a bullet train ride, tea ceremony, rickshaw ride, museum visits, Japanese gardens, and everything else to create the ultimate Spring vacation package! Enjoy authentic Japanese specialties and even get a photo of yourself with Mt. Fuji gracing the background! You can also extend your vacation before / after this Cherry Blossom Tour in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hiroshima.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

The featured destinations and experiences are for our Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom with Hiroshima Festival 9 Day package.

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2. Highlights of Japan

Departure Date(s)
6 Days
201805/12, 06/05, 06/13, 10/27, 07/12, 07/30, 09/04, 09/26, 10/09, 11/21
7 Days
201805/11, 06/04, 06/12, 07/29, 09/24, 10/08, 10/26, 11/20, 09/03

5 Nights 6 Days  From :  $2,198   $2,098 pp

6 Nights 7 Days  From :  $2,398   $2,279 pp

This tour is offered as an 6 Day Package and 7 Day Package

Our Highlights of Japan Tours will take you through the essential destinations between Tokyo and Kyoto with plenty of great stops as you go! In Tokyo, see the dynamic mix of new and old come to life in Japan's stunning capital. Enjoy the traditional feel in Asausa's Sensoji Temple full of history, then make your way through Shibuya Crossing, where thousands gather daily. On the other hand, Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, will unsurprisingly be full of historic landmarks and treasures of Japan. From Nara’s Todaiji Temple where the Giant Buddha resides to Kyoto’s gorgeous, endless vermillion gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine, you will be left in awe with how much the country has preserved of its past.

You will also have the chance to enjoy riding a bullet train, one of the fastest ways to travel in Japan. There's also a Japanese green tea ceremony and sake tasting during this tour to provide a truly Japanese experience. Before making our way to Kyoto, we will have a day to enjoy nature in Hakone. Enjoy taking the Owakudani Ropeway to reach Owakudani Boiling Valley for great views of Mt. Fuji during this trip.

This Highlights of Japan Tours also includes a stay at a Japanese inn or ryokan, where you can relax in the hot springs and enjoy a traditional kaiseki meal. You can also extend your vacation before / after this Highlights of Japan Tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

From Tokyo to Kyoto, don't miss a second of fun on this charming Highlights tour

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka

 3. Highlights of Japan | Anime<a name=hiroshima4></a>

3. Highlights of Japan | Anime

Departure Date(s)
8 Days
201806/03, 06/11, 07/10, 07/28, 09/02, 10/07, 09/23, 10/25, 11/19

7 Nights 8 Days  From :  $2,798   $2,659 pp

Building off the success of our regular Highlights tours, our Highlights of Japan | Anime Tour package is a fully escorted Japan tour that takes you to Tokyo's best Anime and Manga spots before embarking on a cultural journey through Tokyo, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, and Nara!

During our Highlights of Japan | Anime tour, our time in Tokyo will be spent visiting the major anime and manga spots the city has to offer. Big name anime destinations like Akihabara, the Pokemon Center, J-World, the Ghibli Museum, and Nakano Broadway are just some of the stops along the way. We'll also make stops in Harajuku and Shibuya, the centers for youth culture and fashion. There's the popular Harajuku Kiddy Land for gifts, along with Omotesando Street close by for more upscale shopping. We also have a day of museums, temples, and Japanese gardens to visit while in Tokyo.

While Tokyo covers the anime and pop culture, our time in Kyoto and Nara will be spent enjoying the history of Japan, visiting temples, shrines, rock gardens, and much more. The shimmering beauty of the Golden Pavilion and the reds of Fushimi Inari Shrine will be perfect for photos, and be sure to play with the friendly deer while in Nara. We also have an adventurous day planned out in Hakone, including a ride on the Hakone Ropeway for a stellar view of Mt. Fuji!

Our Highlights of Japan | Anime tour is the perfect vacation for families or single travelers alike. Embrace Japanese culture through a bullet train ride and even stay in a Japanese style hotel, complete with traditional Japanese cooking. During your Japan tour, you will even participate in green tea ceremony, sample sake at a brewery, and watch a great kimono fashion show. You can also extend your vacation before / after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

Embrace Japan's dual mix of traditional atmosphere and trendy pop-culture during this fully escorted Japan Tour

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka

4. Highlights of Japan | Hiroshima

4. Highlights of Japan | Hiroshima

Departure Date(s)
8 Days
201805/12, 06/05, 06/13, 07/30, 09/04, 09/25, 10/09, 10/27, 11/21
9 Days
201806/04, 06/12, 07/29, 09/03, 09/24, 10/08, 10/26, 11/20

7 Nights 8 Days  From :  $2,898   $2,754 pp

8 Nights 9 Days  From :  $3,098   $2,944 pp

This tour is offered as an 8 Day Package and 9 Day Package.

Highlights of Japan Tours takes you to all of the destinations of our Golden Route of Japan Tours with additional days in the historically significant city of Hiroshima.

Starting in Tokyo, we will explore the Tokyo metropolis with visits to entertainment district Shibuya and youth fashion center Harajuku. We will also take a look at Tokyo’s historical aspects such as the Edo Tokyo Museum to learn about the history and development of Edo to Tokyo. Heading to Hakone, the Japan tour packages will approach Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, from which you will also have a breathtaking view of the iconic mountain.

This Japan tour packages also include a stay at a Japanese inn and a ride on the famous bullet train, taking you from Atami and Nara in the blink of an eye. After visiting all the landmarks of Kyoto, we will head to Osaka then Himeji for the gorgeous Himeji Castle. The tour will then head to Hiroshima, a city full of history. We will learn about the horrific atomic bombing and the tragedies it caused at the Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park, places symbolizing hope for world peace.

From Hiroshima we will take a short boat ride to the small island of Miyajima famous for its unique floating gate, or Itsukushima Shrine. You will have an additional day in Hiroshima to explore as you wish. You can also extend your vacation before / after this Highlights of Japan Tour in Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Kyoto.

Sail through Japan’s waters to the small island of Miyajima to see the famous floating torii gates.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

The featured destinations and experiences are for our Highlights of Japan Tour 8 Day package.

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5. Highlights of Japan | Hiroshima & Anime

Departure Date(s)
10 Days
201805/10, 06/03, 07/28, 09/02, 09/23, 10/07, 10/25, 11/19, 06/11

9 Nights 10 Days  From :  $3,498   $2,798 pp

For the true adventure traveler, we present our Highlights of Japan | Hiroshima & Anime package! This fully escorted Japan tour takes you to Tokyo's best Anime and Manga spots before embarking on a cultural journey through Tokyo, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, and the City of Peace, Hiroshima!

During this Highlights of Japan | Hiroshima & Anime tour, we will spend two days pioneering through the major anime and manga spots the city has to offer. Enjoy exploring all there is to see at the Ghibli Museum, play the many games of J-World, heal your Pokemon at the Pokemon Center, and shop to your heart's content in Akihabara!

After our Anime advent is over, we will spend a day visiting museums, temples, and Japanese gardens in Tokyo. There's also a sushi lunch at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, and Asakusa Sensoji is the perfect place to get all your gift needs for friends back home!

Before we reach Kyoto and Nara, we have a day planned out in Hakone, including a ride on the Hakone Ropeway for a stellar view of Mt. Fuji! Once we reach Kyoto and Nara, our time will be spent enjoying the history of Japan, visiting temples, shrines, rock gardens, and much more. Discover the beauty of Kyoto at treasures like Fushimi Inari Shrine and the Golden Pavilion. There's also plenty of picture perfect spots in Nara, including the Big Buddha at Todaiji Temple. After our time in Kyoto, we head to Hiroshima to learn more about World War Two and appreciate the scenery. At the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Domb, we will visit the monument to World Peace. After our walk through the memorial park, it's off to Miyajima for the famous floating torii gates of Itsukushima Shrine!

Our Highlights of Japan | Hiroshima & Anime tour is the perfect vacation for families or single travelers alike. Embrace Japanese culture through a bullet train ride and even stay in a Japanese style hotel, complete with traditional Japanese cooking. During your Japan tour, you will even participate in green tea ceremony, sample sake at a brewery, and watch a great kimono fashion show. You can also extend your vacation before / after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

Embrace Japan's perfect mix of trendy pop culture and ancient traditions during this unique 10 day journey through the Land of the Rising Sun

Tokyo - Akihabara - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

6. Highlights of Japan | Grand Tour

6. Highlights of Japan | Grand Tour

Departure Date(s)
12 Days
201806/13, 07/30, 09/26, 10/09

11 Nights 12 Days  From :  $4,548   $4,321 pp

The Land of the Rising Sun is filled with contrast elements of cutting edge technology and vibrant metropolis to traditional Japanese temples and raw beauty of nature. Grand Tour packages will journey to three major islands of Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku.

This fully guided Grand Japan Tour packages will travel to Hiroshima, Miyajima, Arita Ceramic Village, Nagasaki, Beppu, Matsuyama, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, and Tokyo. You will not miss the indescribable experiences of a Japanese green tea ceremony in a Buddhist Temple, visit a rural town known for their “imari-yaki” ceramic, watch a traditional kagura dance, Todaiji Temple where “Giant Buddha” and roaming deer resides, “black crow” castle of Kumamoto, and the famous Ritsurin Garden. From sunrise to sunset, you will be immerse in Japanese culture and experience the beauty of Japan’s countryside. You can also extend your vacation before / after this Grand Tours in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

Travel through three of Japan's majors islands, stopping at all the notable and remarkable sights.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima - Fukuoka - Beppu - Dogo

7. Highlights of Japan | Niigata Tour

7. Highlights of Japan | Niigata Tour

Departure Date(s)
8 Days
201805/10
10 Days
201805/10

7 Nights 8 Days  From :  $3,758   $3,006 pp

This tour is also offered With Hiroshima

Our Highlights of Japan | Niigata Wisteria Tour is a glamerous journey starting in Niigata and makes it's way through the western portion of Japan. Our opening two days in Niigata is marked with nature, sightseeing, and sake. Niigata is well-known for the sake produced by the high-quality ingredients all around the city! The location is perfect for sake, sashimi, and other unique specialties you're bound to buy a bunch of to bring back for friends. Then it's off to Tokyo to enjoy a dynamic mix of traditional culture blended with anime and cutting edge technology. Highlights include the popular districts of Shibuya, Asakusa, and Harajuku to get a feel for the multiple layers there is to Tokyo. From there, it's off to see the gems of Kyoto and Nara. The ancient capital is filled with landmarks and must-see temples and shrines that capture the spirit of Japan!

This tour is also packed with cultural experiences, from a bullet train ride to Japan to a Japanese green tea ceremony. Our tours include sake tasting and even a stay in a Japanese style hotel in Hakone so you can enjoy a traditional kaiseki meal after a realxing dip in the hot springs. You can also extend your vacation before / after this Highlights tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

Enjoy the northern charms of Japan before an exciting tour west through the country!

Tokyo - Niigata - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka

Standard on All Tours

  • Excellent mix of fine Western style hotels and Japanese style Ryokan
  • Most Meals (Western & Japanese Cuisine)
  • All ground transportation in Japan
  • Admission Fees, Tax & Gratuities
  • Round-trip airport transfers (on designated tour dates; see details)
  • Full time service of licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Free Wifi in Bus & Most hotels
  • No local payment

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