Arashiyama bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan

A Custom Japan Tour for Solo Travelers

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited


Places Visited

Kanazawa, Takayama, Yudanaka, Tokyo...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Because of its long history, Japan has so much to offer the modern traveler. On this 10-day tour, discover the best of Japan with the help of expert guides and a specially prepared itinerary created just for you. As you travel between sleepy villages and major cities, stay in the best accommodations and dine on a variety of delicious cuisines. Live like a local by soaking in hot spring baths and participating in a matsuri festival in Tokyo. It is the experience of a lifetime; hopefully,...

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Trip Highlights

  • Spend nights in a ryokan, a traditional Japanese Inn that also has onsen, hot springs
  • Sample the finest sushi in Kanazawa, savoring the hints of the ocean
  • Ride the famous Shinkansen, a high-speed bullet train that can run at speeds up to 200 mph
  • Participate in a matsuri festival, a traditional Japanese festival filled with cultural activities such as goldfish scooping and karaoke contests
  • Dine at a Michelin star restaurant in Tokyo, offering an elevated dining experience

Detailed Description

Your journey through Japan’s history and culture begins in Kyoto, the birthplace of Japanese culture. Walk through 1,000-year-old shrines and temples, meet monks, and dine on cuisine once reserved for royalty. While there, take a day trip to Nara, Japan’s first capital and home to some of the greatest examples of Buddhist architecture and design.

From Kyoto, you head by train to Kanazawa, Japan’s seafood jewel. The city is home to the country’s most talented artisans, some of whom you will get to know through a private class of your choosing. In the evening, dine at one of the best sushi restaurants in the city. There, you eat fish that were swimming in the ocean just hours before your meal.

Shirakawago and Takayama are two of the most well-preserved cities in Japan. In Shirakawago, meet and dine with local families who still live in their ancestral homes. Also, learn all about Japanese silk, and the work that goes into making this exquisite fabric. Takayama is sure to impressive you with its city blocks of beautifully preserved shops, homes, and factories. Take a rickshaw ride through the old town before visiting a sake brewery or furniture factory.

Yudanaka is famous for its snow monkeys, macaques that soak in the naturally occurring onsen baths that dot Japan’s volcanic landscape. After seeing the monkeys enjoying themselves, take the afternoon off to soak in your ryokan inn’s variety of onsen baths. In the evening, experience a traditional Japanese dinner served in your hotel room.

Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the biggest city in the world, and also the last stop on your tour. For three days, get to know the ins and outs of this dynamic and energetic city. Go on tours of Tokyo’s most famous neighborhoods and districts, or simply relax in one of the dozens of serene parks. If you’re up for an adventure, take a day trip to Nikko, burial place of Japan’s shoguns and home to some of the most ornate temples in the entire country.

This 10-day tour is perfect for solo travelers (as well as for couples, friends, or even small families). It is best taken in spring or fall when Japan’s weather is at its most comfortable for touring. Throughout the tour, your expert guide is on hand to answer questions or help you with any concerns or problems that may arise.

Starting Price

$5,195 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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