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Each Globus Asia tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Asia vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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TOKYO Welcome to Tokyo! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.
TOKYO Guided sightseeing includes the Meiji Shrine and a drive past the Imperial Palace. Calligraphy class at an artist’s studio, with kimono fitting and LF traditional tea ceremony. Guided visit to Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Free time this afternoon.
MOUNT FUJI AREA Cable-car ride with views of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Guided visit to Churieto Pagoda.
TOKYO Free time late this afternoon and evening.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Tokyo with suggestions from your Tour Director. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
MATSUMOTO Guided visit to Matsumoto Castle and Matsumoto City Museum. Scenic drive through the Japanese Alps en route to Takayama.
TAKAYAMA Traditional Japanese-style dinner this evening.
TAKAYAMA Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the morning market and Takayama Jinya historic site. Free time to browse in San-Machi Suji historic district before a LF sake tasting at a local brewery. Free time this evening.
TAKAYAMA Scenic drive through Shokawa Valley en route to Shirakawa.
SHIRAKAWA Visit to Gassho-Zukuri thatched-roof houses.KANAZAWA Guided sightseeing includes Kenroku-en garden, followed by a gold-leaf design class to make your own keepsake bento box.
KANAZAWA Thunderbird Express train trip to Kyoto.
KYOTO Guided sightseeing includes visits to Sanjusagendo Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and a guided walk through Kyoto. Choose to stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan (additional expense).
KYOTO Guided sightseeing includes visits to the Temple of the Gold Pavilion, and Yuzen Handmade Corner to learn about the ancient kimono fabric-dyeing techniques. LF Japanese cooking class before free time this afternoon and evening.
KYOTO Excursion to Nara includes guided sightseeing at Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Shrine (UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner.
KYOTO Bullet train service from Kyoto to Hiroshima.
HIROSHIMA Excursion to Miyajima Island with visit to Itsukushima Shrine (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
HIROSHIMA Morning visit to Shukkei-en Garden. Visit to Peace Memorial Park to see the Peace Memorial, Memorial Museum and Memorial Hall. Free time this afternoon.
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
The luxurious Park Hotel Tokyo is the perfect base for exploring the energetic city of Tokyo. Located on the 25th floor, the hotel offers stunning views of the city. One of the largest atriums in Tokyo, spreading through ten floors, rises above the main lobby, decorated with modern artwork and several eateries featuring various International cuisines.
Overlooking the northern Japanese Alps, the upscale Hotel Associa Takayama offers amenities such as a bathhouse with geothermal water, a spa, 3 restaurants, and a country-style bar.
The Hotel Nikko Kanazawa combines an elegant European atmosphere with the beauty of the four seasons. Travelers will appreciate that the hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of some of the most famous tourist spots in Kanazawa.
The ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto looks almost out of place with its modern exterior nestled amongst the sublime beauty and historic grandeur of Japan's old capital. This however belies the traditional hospitality and classic atmosphere you will experience during your stay.
With a stylish exterior designed in the image of Hiroshima Castle, the Righa Royal Hotel Hiroshima offers a wealth of modern facilities and services befitting a hotel of the twenty-first century. Located in the center of everything, it offers an easy walk to Hiroshima Castle, the museum, and the Peace Memorial Park as well as outstanding shopping. Take advantage of the fitness facilities, complete with a five-lane 25-meter competitive swimming pool, sauna and the latest in gym equipment.
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