Discover Japan


  • 10 days

  • Japan

tour : OJ

Save 5% on 2021

Was from

£3,889pp

Now from

£3,695pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Overview

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Forget everything your mother taught you about table manners. In Japan, it’s considered rude not to slurp. Get ready to joyously drink in traditional hot sake, matcha green tea, big brothy noodle bowls and the delicious views from neon-lit Tokyo to time-honored Kyoto. Peaks, palaces, pavilions, and pagodas provide picture-perfect backdrops for your photos, but don’t expect to stand still for very long on this enthralling tour of Japan. A hands-on calligraphy class, a special kimono fitting, an interactive cooking demonstration, and a gold-leaf design class—where you’ll make your own keepsake bento box—are all part of the fun. You’ll also browse the produce at a Takayama farmer’s market, stroll through Kanazawa’s famous Kenroku-en gardens, and experience the thrill of a ride on the famous bullet train. Prepare to be floored in more ways than one!

Small Group Discovery

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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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN TOKYO, JAPAN.

Day
1

TOKYO Welcome to Tokyo! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.

TOKYO.

Day
2

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

TOKYO. EXCURSION TO MOUNT FUJI.

Day
3

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

TOKYO–MATSUMOTO–TAKAYAMA.

Day
4

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

TAKAYAMA.

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

TAKAYAMA–SHIRAKAWA–KANAZAWA.

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

KANAZAWA–KYOTO

Day
7

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).

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

KYOTO.

Day
8

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

KYOTO. EXCURSION TO NARA.

Day
9

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

KYOTO.

Day
10

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Schedule departing flights from Kansai International Airport in Osaka after 11 am.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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