Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan.

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

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Customizable Itinerary

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

Countries Visited

Japan

Places Visited

Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto, Kameoka

Suggested Duration

12 Days

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.

Customizable Itinerary

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Trip Highlights

  • Wallow in the blended city highlights of Tokyo from the spiritual district of Asakusa to the colorful neighborhood of Harajuku
  • Escape the dazzling city to the quieter and more tranquil mountain town of Takayama on a train that shares scenes of Japan’s breathtaking countryside
  • Slowly cycle your way around the town of Takayama and uncover the unspoiled wilderness scenery and the culture that emanates from its sacred shrines
  • Retreat to Japan’s beloved city of Kyoto and tour its phenomenal heritage sites such as the Higashiyama Ward, Kimono Museum, and Kyoto International Manga Museum Kyoto
  • Discover the spiritual sanctuaries that cover Southern Kyoto on a leisurely cycling tour to these sacred and decorated complexes
  • Learn more about the hallowed art of making Japanese tea during a ceremony led by a master tea artist in the quiet districts of Kyoto
  • Delight in the sumptuous flavors of Japanese cuisine on guided taste tours and a private culinary class
  • Live like a local and spend an evening being hosted by a resident in Kameoka, during which you will more about Japan's culture and traditions 

Starting Price

$4,915 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 41 reviews.

Travel Review: Japan Vacation, Tokyo, Kyoto, 9-Day Trip
"We had a wonderful trip in Japan, which was well-organized...

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Japan Travel Agent Review, 8-Day Vacation
"I will travel using Zicasso again."

Reviewed By Janitzia S.

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"What an Amazing customized trip!!"

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"The tour this travel company prepared for our family was...

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"The trip was amazing."

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