Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan

Japan Tour of Picturesque Nature, Imperial Glory, and Cultural Depth

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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

Hakone, Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara...

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Suggested Duration

13 Days

Whether you are wandering the vibrant districts of Tokyo or tracing back the samurai eras in Osaka, Japan is a historical destination you will be absorbed by during this 13-day tour. Every destination along the way oozes cultural character and presents magnificent traditional experiences that will showcase the heritage of the Japanese people and their distinct way of life, providing a new perspective through which to see the world.

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Trip Highlights

  • Marvel at the magnificent constructions of the iconic Meiji Jingu Shrine as well as stroll through the landscaped Imperial Palace Gardens to admire Japan’s ancient royal architecture and design
  • Learn about the art of sushi-making and prepare an assortment of dishes under the guidance of a professional Japanese chef in one of Tokyo’s dazzling restaurants
  • Admire the emblematic artworks of Japan’s talented painters as well as the visionary pieces curated by Picasso in the famous Hakone Open Air Museum
  • Appreciate the wondrous wildlife discoveries awaiting you in Kyoto as you tour the Tenryu-Ji Temples gardens as well as the impressive Bamboo Grove
  • Wander beneath the sprawling orange torii gates of the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine, capturing unforgettable images backdropped by Kyoto’s flourishing wilderness
  • Lap up steamy brews of traditional Japanese Matcha tea during a tea ceremony led by a master Japanese tea artist in Kyoto
  • Discover the world’s largest wooden structure and iconic Japanese spiritual site, the Todai-Ji Temple, in Nara before witnessing a traditional Uchiwa, a distinct Japanese fan, making demonstration
  • Enter the magnificent Osaka Castle, a destination heavily contested during Japan’s samurai eras, that is as spectacular as it is educational

Starting Price

$8,445 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.

Reviews of this Travel Agency

4.8 stars based on 46 reviews.

Japan Luxury Vacation Review: Nara, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone,...
"Zicasso's travel partner did an outstanding job and was...

Reviewed By Peter C.

Japan Travel Review: Hakone, Kyoto, Temples, 13-Day Trip...
"Our Zicasso travel agent was extremely helpful in planning...

Reviewed By Alan B.

Japan Trip Review: Kyoto, History, Art, Architecture, Local...
"Our trip to Japan, organized by Charlotte, from our travel...

Reviewed By Joan S.

Japan Luxury Family Travel Review: Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone,...
"Charlotte was incredibly responsive and friendly in designing...

Reviewed By Ian P.

Japan Luxury Travel Review: Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone, Hiroshima,...
"Overall, the trip met our expectations regarding sites...

Reviewed By Eliezer B.

Japan Tour Review: Fushimi Inari, Nara, 10-Day Vacation
"The travel agency did a wonderful job and took care of...

Reviewed By Gretchen R.

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