This Japan tour showcases the very best that the country has to offer. You’ll start in Tokyo, end in Osaka, and overnight along the way in Matsumoto, Takayama, Kyoto, Matsue, and Hiroshima.
On this tour through Japan, you’ll have the opportunity to see many famous shrines, castles and UNESCO Heritage Sites. Visit Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, built in the 1920s to enshrine the emperor. Explore ornate castles in Matsumoto, Matsue and Kyoto. . See Shirakawa’s unique Gassho-Zukuri thatched houses, which can only be found here. In Hiroshima, visit Peace Memorial Park and the only remaining structure—the Atomic Bomb Dome—that predates the 1945 atomic blast. An excursion from Hiroshima takes you to the Itsukushima Shrine, built over water and known for its iconic floating Torii gate.
In addition to Japan’s famous sites, on this tour you’ll also learn about the culture. Tour a wasabi farm, where you can sample unique offerings like wasabi noodles or wasabi chocolate. Visit Takayama for a glimpse of traditional 19th century Japanese architecture, and view Japanese-style gardens and paintings at the Adachi Museum of Art. Plus, you’ll ride on the famous bullet train.
All of this—and more—await you on this value-minded tour through Japan!