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Japan Vacation Ideas

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<p>Japan vacation ideas abound with immersive ambiance and unique experiences that span ancient traditions and futuristic design. From timeless temples to secluded hot springs, the spirit of artisan crafts to the incredibly intricate cuisine, life in Japan focuses on the beauty of little details. Zicasso travel specialists can design a personalized trip according to your interests to personalize every moment. Discover more opportunities and ideas with our sample itineraries to inspire your Japan vacation.</p>

Japan vacation ideas abound with immersive ambiance and unique experiences that...

Japan vacation ideas abound with immersive ambiance and unique experiences that span ancient traditions and futuristic design. From timeless temples to secluded hot springs, the spirit of artisan crafts to the incredibly intricate cuisine, life in Japan focuses on the beauty of little details. Zicasso travel specialists can design a personalized trip according to your interests to personalize every moment. Discover more opportunities and ideas with our sample itineraries to inspire your Japan vacation.

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Tokyo Tour to Remember: Sushi to Go-Carts

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,419

Tokyo is a dynamic, ever-changing city full of endless delights, and this 8-day itinerary features the Japanese capital's notable landmarks and hidden gems. From the tiny bar stalls of Golden Gai to the peace of the Meiji Shrine, discover what makes Tokyo one of the world's most incredible cities.

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Heritage and modernity: Buddhist temples against the backdrop of a metropolis, Tokyo, Japan
Japan Through the Eras Tour: Iconic Traditions to Neon Lights

15 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,795

The layers of history will unfold as you explore heritage and modernity on your 15-day Japan culture tour. The bullet train will speed through the plains while authentic ryokans offer access to hidden hot springs. Buddhist monasteries retain their serene ambiance while the Matsuri festival fills Kyoto with vibrant life. Your expert guides will lead you through contrasting images of historical and contemporary Japanese culture for an unforgettable experience.

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Deer walking around Nara Park in Nara, Japan
Essential Japan Family Tour: Tokyo, Kyoto, Oksaka, and More

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,275

Designed for families who want to explore Japan’s food, culture, and ancient history, this customizable 14-day Japan tour leads you on immersive and exciting experiences. Delve into the world of Studio Ghibli, encounter gentle Nara deer, and learn about the samurai way of life with this incredible trip to Japan.

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Heritage & Tradition: Majesty of Japan Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,195

Heritage and tradition shape the majestic culture of your 10-day Japan tour. You can hear monks chant in the Shingon mountain temple and sip tea during a traditional ceremony inside a wooden Kyoto house. Watch Geishas wander past and explore ancient villages set beneath opulent castles. Whether wandering in bamboo forests or viewing the cherry blossoms, you will experience the heritage and iconic traditions that Japan proudly continues.

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Flavors of Japan: 10-Day Private Culinary Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,195

Master chefs, local kitchens, and wild ingredients will scratch the surface of remarkable cuisine during your 10-day culinary tour of Japan. The secrets of Japanese cuisine will emerge as you travel between marketplaces and sake breweries to discover the origins of heritage and preserved tradition. You will sample celebrated dishes and participate in intricate tea ceremonies. From Tokyo to Osaka, you will uncover Japan as a dynamic global gastronomic destination.

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Landmark of Japan - Torii Gate on Miyajima Island
Best of Japan Itinerary in Seven Days

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,635

Indulge in first-class comfort and bask in serene landscapes on your 7-day best of Japan tour. You will travel by bullet train to experience the marvels of modern Japan and the unique traditions of the nation’s preserved heritage. Each destination will bring a lasting memory as you participate in tea ceremonies, discover historic castles, witness a floating shrine, and explore iconic temples that capture the renowned beauty of Japan.

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A Family Friendly Japan Tour: A Lifetime of Memories

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,737

Celebrate natural beauty, preserved customs, and remarkable culture during your 14-day family-friendly Japan tour. Your customizable tour will provide adventures for family members of all ages from relaxing in hot springs to sampling delectable cuisine, hiking mountain slopes to crafting customary swords. Big cities will burst with excitement and sleepy villages will reflect local heritage as your family experiences an immersive mixture of past and present traditions.

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How to Plan a Trip to Japan: Frequently Asked Questions
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How to Plan a Trip to Japan: Frequently Asked Questions

A trip to Japan is an opportunity to immerse yourself in culture and cinematic regions, with these answers to common questions helping you to do so.

With snowfall on Mount Fuji, imperial palaces flanked by landscaped gardens, and temples honoring ancient Japanese architecture, Japan shares natural wonders and is culturally inspiring. By exploring this guide, you will learn more about what the country is known for and what to expect when you visit.

Whether you want to discover the best time to do so or find out what food to try, here are the most important travel questions answered and additional tips.

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Best Time to Visit Japan
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Best Time to Visit Japan

The best time to visit Japan is from March to May and October to November, when the cherry trees bloom or there are fewer crowds in travel hotspots.

Your experience will depend on your goals, whether you are looking to see the cherry blossoms, enjoy the celebrated cuisine, experience cultural heritage, or step out into rural areas. Each season possesses different charms and characteristics, revealing modern culture or conserved customs.

Our guide explores why Japan has become a great year-round destination, offering ideas for every month therein, depending on your travel preferences.

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Japan Travel Guide
Main gate of Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto, Japan
Japan Travel Guide

The secrets of Japan are endless.

The country is an ancient enigma and with our Japan Travel Guide you will get the location recommendations, experiences, location and inspiration to unlock it.

Discover the roots of a remarkable culture, a world-famous cuisine, thriving metropolises, and serene countrysides when you plan with the best. Connect with a travel specialist today to learn everything you need to know for the ultimate vacation.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Japan
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Top 10 Things to Do in Japan

From exploring Japanese tradition at heritage sites to indulging in its culinary legacy, the top things to do in Japan will introduce you to the country’s unique charm and character.

Japan is a spectacular destination, with immersive experiences that feel timeless, either steeped in the modern world or representing preserved ancient tradition. Tokyo’s vivacious energy differs from Kyoto’s relaxed pace, but both cities reveal endless connections to contemporary culture, inviting travelers to experience the country’s best activities.

The following information will guide you to what to do in Japan depending on your expectations and how you would like to explore the country.

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8 Best Places to Visit in Japan
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8 Best Places to Visit in Japan

From Tokyo’s neon-lit neighborhoods and famous Shibuya Crossing to Kyoto’s golden temple and historic shrines, the best places to visit in Japan reveal a lively, modern atmosphere or preserved heritage.

The spirit of Japan rises from the contrasting visions of futuristic cities and antique temples, and across the pristine countryside to the unique cuisines of each region. Whether exploring the art exhibitions of Naoshima Island or developing a clearer understanding of the history of Hiroshima, each iconic place offers something new and exciting.

The following guide on the best places to travel to in Japan offers a framework for experiencing the architecture, cuisine, artwork, and tourist attractions on your custom trip.

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