Buddhist community of Mount Koya in Koyasan, Japan

Wonders of Japan: Whirlwind Cultural Encounter Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go, Takayama, Koyasan...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

From the dazzling neon-lit, skyscraping cityscape of Tokyo to the deeply-rooted cultural highlights peppering the forests of Kyoto, explore the best that Japan has to offer on this tailored 9-day tour. Along the way, scenes of the sprawling unspoiled countryside and tastes of world-famous Japanese delicacies will be yours to enjoy as you spend time in a country rich with heritage.

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Trip Highlights

  • Spend a day exploring Tokyo to your heart's content, getting lost in the exuberant and lively atmosphere that sweeps the futuristic cityscape and its historic heritage destinations
  • Retreat to the Japanese countryside and adore memories made alongside the fragrant flower fields and colorful geisha districts of Kanazawa
  • Unravel the carpentry roots of rural Japan as you explore the meticulous crafts and artisanal creations housed in historic sites peppering Takayama
  • Relish a deep foodie and cultural discovery of Japan’s vibrant Osaka city, a destination overflowing with coveted eateries and elaborate experiences to enjoy on a guided tour
  • Immerse yourself in ancient Japanese spirituality as you tour to the remarkable Koyasan temple complex, which is made up of many architectural marvels and sacred sites
  • Savor the tantalizing blends served by a local tea artist in Kyoto during a spiritual tea ceremony enveloped in the fragrant aromas of the artisanal brews
  • From the Nishiki Market to the Kimono Museum, explore more of Kyoto’s distinct heritage highlights on an absorbing guided tour of the forested region
  • Be dazzled by a one of a kind sensory experience in Tokyo as you watch a flamboyant and colorful Robot Show spotlighting the extraordinary mechanical skills of Japan’s leading scientists

Starting Price

$4,972 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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