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The ancient culture and modern cities of Japan provide cultural immersion unlike any destination. Join the thousands of travelers that have been a part of the over 9,000 Japan vacations planned by Zicasso’s specialists to uncover discoveries of this amazing country. From the secrets of the samurai and elegantly prepared sushi to towering peaks and colorful cherry blossoms, you can explore amazing inspiration in the sample itineraries below and find helpful information in our Japan guide.

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Tokyo, Japan

Dazzling Japan Tour of Cityscapes and Cultural Hallmarks

9 Day Custom Tour

From $3,820

From the enthralling capital city of Tokyo to the charming former imperial seat of Kyoto, this tailored 9-day tour will showcase the allure of Japan in every destination you discover. Whether you are tucking into delectable local delicacies at humble eateries lining flowered boulevards or admiring the astonishing shrines dating back centuries, unravel Japan day by day on this resplendent vacation.

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Todaiji-Temple in Nara, Japan

Highlights and Hidden Treasures of Japan Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From $5,945

Japan is a nation that evokes a sense of wonder, and on this 14-day journey, you will discover many of the incredible places this magical country has to offer. From metropolitan Tokyo to traditional Kyoto and from the thought-provoking Hiroshima to the tropical beaches of Ishigaki, you will discover that Japan is a many-faceted wonder.

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Akihabara district in Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo Tour to Remember: Sushi to Go-Carts

8 Day Custom Tour

From $3,395

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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Geisha walking through Sagano Bamboo Forest in the Arashiyama district of Kyoto, Japan

Sublime Luxury Japan Explorer Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $13,195

Lavish experiences abound on this exquisite 12-day tour to Japan, one of the world’s most majestic and culturally rich destinations. You will be enchanted to discover Tokyo and Kyoto, as from decorated museums drenched in history to beloved vistas of the soaring snowy peak of Mount Fuji, Japan’s hallowed traditions and spectacular scenery will be yours to soak up along the way.

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Enjoy moments of serenity in the well-tended lawns of Kenroku-en Garden in Kanazawa.

Classic Japan: Cities, Country, and Culture Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From $5,945

Discover Japan’s beloved cities on this exquisite 14-day vacation. Enjoy the country’s culture and heritage as you visit iconic landmarks poised in breathtaking destinations along the way. From the buzzing skyline of Tokyo to the spirited streets of Osaka and the Zen Buddhist temples of Kyoto to the immaculately landscaped gardens of Kanazawa, uncover the authenticity of Japanese culture.

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Sensoji-ji Temple in Asakusa, Japan.

Everlasting Memories of Japan: Culture, History, and New Discoveries Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $5,095

From cityscapes that shimmer brightly throughout the day and night to towns that have been imbued with history and tradition, Japan’s bewildering blend of antiquity and modernity is revealed during this curated 12-day tour of Tokyo and Kyoto. Every step of the way and every minute will prove to be picturesque and culturally rewarding, bringing you closer to the heart of Japan than you could have ever imagined.

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Buddhist community of Mount Koya in Koyasan, Japan

Wonders of Japan: Whirlwind Cultural Encounter Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

From $3,820

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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Mt Fuji and Lake Ashi with sightseeing pirate ship in Hakone National Park, Japan.

Majestic Japan for Families: Immersive Tour of Culture and Nature

12 Day Custom Tour

From $5,095

A land steeped in myth and legend, Japan presents an impressive array of historical heritage and rich culture. This 12 day tour of Tokyo, Hakone, and Kyoto is designed to demonstrate plenty of both. As you make your way along these scenic Japanese cities, a blend of leisure time and guided adventure ensures full immersion in every destination you visit.

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Tokyo skyline at night

Stunning Cityscapes and Enduring Traditions Japan Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From $6,015

Japan is steeped in history and boasts a tapestry of cultural experiences for you to immerse yourself in on this extravagant 14-day tour leading from Tokyo to Kyoto. Between visiting these iconic cities to have your senses dazzled and gaining a deeper understanding of rural Japanese traditions and customs in Shirakawa-go, this vacation will be both beautiful and educationally rewarding.

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Higashiyama distirct in Kyoto, Japan

Dynamic Japan Tour: Ancient Culture and Modern Revelries

14 Day Custom Tour

From $5,945

Between Tokyo's cyber futurism and Kyoto’s age-old traditions, Japan’s spectacular charm will unravel itself during this tailored 14-day tour across the country. Throughout the journey, you will indulge in authentic cuisine at beloved eateries, witness scenes of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Fuji, and trace ancient history within citadels and museums to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Japan.

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Kyushu, Japan

Exploration of Kyushu Island: Southern Japan Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From $6,015

Japan’s Kyushu island is home to some of the country’s most picturesque destinations, ones that will seduce you from the moment you arrive till the day you leave after this immersive 14-day vacation. From the Heian Period highlights of Fukuoka to the fairytale forests of Yakushima, every slice of Japan’s Kyushu island will dazzle and delight you while you spend two weeks soaking up the local culture.

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Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan

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

13 Day Custom Tour

From $6,495

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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Luxury Japan Highlights Vacation: Serenity and Discovery

14 Day Custom Tour

From$15,535

No trip to Japan is complete without a visit to the coast, and this 14-day tour will present you with the best of this island country. Delicious seafood, warm hospitality, and magnificent vistas are yours while you make your way from Tokyo to Kanazawa with a blend of leisure time and guided explorations.

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Pure Authenticity of Japan Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From$4,245

Spectacular shogun history, astonishing anime artwork, and iconic staples of Tokyo await your discovery on this handcrafted 10-day tour through Japan, from Tokyo to Kyoto. Along the way, you will explore the cultural facets of the local lifestyles, ancient shrines, grand Buddhist temples, and spirited eateries in each region you visit each. This journey promises to share the history and authenticity of traditional Japan.

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Japan's Spiritual and Cultural Triangle Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From$3,395

Discover the distinct traditions of Japanese culture and the authenticity of Japanese cuisine on this arresting 8-day tour through the Golden Triangle. Find serenity within the destinations of Tokyo, Hakone, and Kyoto with every step along this remarkable journey. Insight into local lifestyles and idyllic scenes of Japan’s extraordinary countryside and high-octane skylines are yours.

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Unique Artistic Exploration of Japan

7 Day Custom Tour

From$2,970

Japanese art and culture are at the center of local tradition, and you will come to learn about their distinct heritage as you admire the astonishing artwork found on some of the country’s coveted islands. From contemporary art galleries in Takamatsu to revered performance centers in Tokushima, you will open your eyes to the fascinating world of Japanese art and culture on this absorbing 7-day tour.

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Japan Journey of Your Dreams: City, Countryside, and Culture Tour

18 Day Custom Tour

From$7,735

Tokyo is a city that never sleeps, Yudanaka Onsen is a region dressed in powdery snow, and Kyoto is made up of traditional districts reflecting old-world Japan. These destinations are but a few of the remarkable places you will uncover Japanese culture, appreciate the country’s history, and tuck into its gorgeous cuisine during this handcrafted 18-day tour to the buzzing cities and far-flung rural towns.

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Nature Lover's Tour of Japan

6 Day Custom Tour

From$2,545

Spend six days swooning over the spectacular natural beauty that blankets Shikoku Island on this absorbing nature lover’s tour to Japan. As you cruise from the exuberant seaside city of Takamatsu to the forested hinterlands of Iya Valley, you will be enthralled by the unending wilderness beauty that veils the entire island and flanks sacred spiritual sites tucked between the emerald greenery.

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Cultural Trip to Japan with Hokkaido Ski Experience

10 Day Custom Tour

From$4,395

Snowy peaks dot the luxuriant landscape of Hokkaido, stretching from Sapporo's dazzling sky to the gorgeous fields of Furano. Two of the many destinations you will explore on this exquisite 10-day skiing and culture tour across the Japanese island, delve into the heritage of the local people with the adventurous experiences that await during this handcrafted tour.

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Shikoku and Honshu Cultural Explorer Tour

15 Day Custom Tour

From$6,370

Japanese culture is rich and full of fascinating traditions, many that you will slowly uncover with each passing day on this enchanting 15-day culture explorers tour from Shikoku to Honshu. Discovering destinations such as Osaka and Iya Valley along the way, you will appreciate the breathtaking environmental highlights and phenomenal gastronomic experiences awaiting eager travelers in Japan, among so much more.

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Essential Japan Family Tour: Tokyo, Kyoto, Oksaka, and More

14 Day Custom Tour

From$5,595

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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Ramen Tour of Japan: Celebrating 60 Years of Instant Goodness

11 Day Custom Tour

From$5,979

Your 11-day culinary tour of Japan immerses you in the flavors of ramen and the gastronomic delights of the nation’s four classic broths. Follow the timeline of the cuisine from its origins to its newfound international popularity and delight in the mouthwatering bursts of umami in every bit. As you explore Japan, you will relish in essential regional tastes, the beauty of the scenery, and the majesty of preserved custom.

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Endless Appeal of Japan: Immersive Family Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

From$6,755

Discover Japan and its fascinating culture with your family during this immersive 13-day tour leading from the buzzing streets of Tokyo to the beautiful panoramas of Kobe. Along the way, you will learn a great deal about the country and its people while cherishing spectacular scenes cataloged in glossy magazines. From the culinary delights to the spiritual finds, Japan is yours to explore.

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Premier Enchantments of Japan Tour: Temples, Traditions, Cuisine

14 Day Custom Tour

Treasured myths, enchanting gardens, and a collaboration between tradition and future possibilities highlight Japan's endless natural beauty during this 14-day luxury Japan tour. Enjoy traditional boutiques, revel in the elegant flavors of celebrated restaurants that serve local specialties, and discover rejuvenating hot springs. Whether looking for Geishas dressed in elegant kimonos, basking in remarkable views of an active volcano, visiting the shrine of a poet-scholar, or strolling down a charming street in a preserved village, you will be immersed in fabulous diversity for a Japan trip of a lifetime.

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