14D13N Discover Japan by G Adventures g adventures discover japan

From USD 4,599 per person

INFO Experience the past in Takayama’s folk village and Kyoto’s historic centre, explore Nijo Castle, lose yourself in the picturesque Kenroku-en Garden, marvel at iconic Mt Fuji and Miyajima’s floating torii gate.
PACKAGE CODE AJDJ
SALES VALIDITY Up to 30 December 2022
INCLUDE Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Meeting – Meet Your CEO and Group
Your Discover Moment: Kyoto
Your Wellness Moment: Onsen Spa Visit, Kawaguchiko
Your Discover Moment: Tokyo
Higashi Geisha District visit
Kenroku-en garden visit
Nagamachi Samurai District walk
Hida No Sato folk village visit
Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum visit
Miyajima Island excursion
Nijo Castle and gardens visit
Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion visit
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine visit
Lake Kawaguchiko (Five Lakes Region) walk
Kaiseki dinner
Japan Rail (JR) pass (14 days)
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

MEALS INCLUDED

1 breakfast, 1 dinner
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Day 1 - Tokyo

Arrive at any time.
We highly recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation in Tokyo to take full advantage of this spectacular city.

Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Meeting – Meet Your CEO and Group 1h
Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don’t forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Hotel
Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho (or similar)

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Day 2 - Tokyo/Kanazawa

Arrive in Kanazawa and explore the city’s well-preserved geisha district. Take a short train ride to Kanazawa. In the 17th century, this beautifully preserved castle town was Japan’s wealthiest, and it became a thriving center for culture and arts.

Bullet Train
Tokyo – Kanazawa 2h30m-3h 400km
Get to your next destination faster than the speed of light (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.

Higashi Geisha District Visit
Kanazawa
Step back in time with a visit to the Higashi Chaya geisha district of Kanazawa. Learn about the geisha culture, prevalent in Kanazawa since the 17th century. Visit the traditional two-story wooden houses decorated with lattice and discover the traditions behind this iconic Japanese way of life.

Hotel
Garden Hotel Kanazawa (or similar)

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Day 3 - Kanazawa

Stroll through Keroku-en, ranked one of the nation’s top three gardens before exploring the historic Nagamachi samurai district.

After strolling through the expansive gardens of Kenrokuen, opt to stop at the massive Kanazawa castle next door.

Kanazawa is also home to many interesting museums, opt to visit one or learn more about local crafts.

Loving the food in the city? Take a trip to the local seafood market to see where some of the fresh, tasty ingredients come from.

Kenroku-En Garden Visit
Kanazawa
Walk around this breathtaking garden, ranked one of the top three in Japan. With unique bridges, ponds and fountains, pagodas and tea houses there’s lots to see here in any season.

Nagamachi Samurai District Walk
Kanazawa 30m
Step back in time with a visit to the Nagamachi Samurai district of Kanazawa. Take a walk through the historic samurai district located just below the Kanazawa Castle, where traditionally samurai and their families lived in mud huts.

Free Time
Kanazawa Afternoon
Explore the city with some free time.

Hotel
Garden Hotel Kanazawa (or similar)

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Day 4 - Kanazawa/Takayama

Arrive in picturesque Takayama and relax in the traditional Japanese inn.

Arrive in Takayama in the afternoon and begin taking in the beautiful scenery of this traditional city.

Bullet Train
Kanazawa – Takayama 2h
Get to your next destination faster than the speed of light (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.

Free Time
Takayama Afternoon
Explore this charming town with a free afternoon.

Ryokan
Minshuku Iwatakan (or similar)

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Day 5 - Takayama

Explore the Hida No Sato traditional folk village, and walk the quaint streets of the old town – lined with sake breweries and craft shops. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the area.

Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful landscape. Discover traces of a feudal past in the thatched houses and rice fields. Opt to visit one of the markets or rent a bike and cycle out of the town centre and into the countryside.

Hida no Sato (Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village) Visit
Takayama
Visit the Hida Folk Village, an outdoor museum where various buildings from the 1600s are open to tour. The steep, thatched roofs of the farmhouses are said to resemble praying hands. Take a peek inside to see tools and furniture from the original village.

Free Time
Takayama Full Day
Use free time to enjoy the area, sample sake or visit a nearby hot spring for a soak.

Ryokan
Minshuku Iwatakan (or similar)

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Day 6 - Takayama/Hiroshima

Arrive in Hiroshima and visit the Peace Park and Museum to learn more about the tragic history of this city.

The large Peace Park in the centre of the city is an extremely moving place dotted with memorials of those killed by the atomic bomb and others who subsequently died. The burning flame in the park will only be extinguished when all nuclear weapons in the world have been destroyed. Take a tram ride through the city to reach Peace Park.

Hiroshima Park and Peace Memorial
Hiroshima
Walk through the Peace Park in the centre of Hiroshima, a living memorial dedicated to the tens of thousands who died from the atomic bomb blast in 1945. Visit the statue of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who died of leukemia as a result of the bomb blast, despite folding 1,000 origami paper cranes to appeal to the gods to make her well. See the frame of the Gembaku Dome, the sole building to withstand the explosion. Reflect, remember, and be reminded of the power we all hold to create peace.

Bullet Train
Takayama – Hiroshima 5h
Get to your next destination faster than the speed of light (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.

Hotel
Toyoko Inn Hiroshima-eki Shinkansen-guchi No.2 (or similar)

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Day 7 - Hiroshima

Take a ferry to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating Torii Gate and meet the friendly local deer.

Take a short ferry ride to Miyajima Island, not far from the coast.

Here, view one of the most photographed sights in Japan— the floating Torii Gate. The shrine itself dates back to the 6th century and is designed in a pier-like structure.

Enjoy time to explore the island and its many shrines and temples. Sample local treats like maple leaf shaped cakes, and opt to hike up to the peak of the island, Mt Misen, to see spectacular views of the surrounding islands.

Please note the floating Torii Gate will be under construction until December 2022.

Ferry
Hiroshima – Miyajima
Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

Miyajima Island Visit
Miyajima – Hiroshima
Take a trip to Miyajima Island, famed as one of Japan’s most scenic spots, with a free afternoon to explore. See the famous floating Torii Gate, set out in the bay, which glows extraordinarily at sunset. The island is dotted with shrines and temples, populated by deer, and traversed with hiking trails for those who want to get some exercise. There are also lanes full of souvenirs and tasty treats. Visit Miyajima at your own pace, and have the option to hike up to the peak of the island, Mt Misen, to see spectacular views of the surrounding islands.

Free Time
Miyajima Afternoon
Spend free time however you choose. Opt to hike, try the region’s famed oysters, or check out the important sights and museums.

Ferry
Miyajima – Hiroshima
Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

Hotel
Toyoko Inn Hiroshima-eki Shinkansen-guchi No.2 (or similar)

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Day 8 - Hiroshima/Kyoto

Travel to historic Kyoto. Explore the marvellous Fushimi Inari shrine and walk under thousands of torii gates.

Continue on to Kyoto, the former imperial capital and home of the country’s most treasured remnants of Japanese imperial life.

Walk around Gion and perhaps catch a glimpse of a geisha going from teahouse to teahouse.

Bullet Train
Hiroshima – Kyoto 1h30m-2h
Get to your next destination faster than the speed of light (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Visit
Kyoto
Visit the Fushimi Inari shrine, located just outside of Kyoto. Walk under the thousands of iconic torii gates (as seen in the film Memoirs of a Geisha) and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. The shrine itself is at the base of the Inari mountain but includes many trails up to smaller shrines in the area.

Hotel
Hearton Hotel Kyoto (or similar)

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Day 9 - Kyoto

Wander the impressive Nijo Castle and gardens before visiting Kyoto’s iconic Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion.

Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion Visit
Kyoto
Explore Kinkaku-ji or the Golden Pavilion, named for the temple’s top two floors that are covered in gold leaf. The temple is surrounded by trees and sits on a reflective pond, making this must-see in Kyoto a perfect place for photos. While the temple can be busy, there are gardens around the area to explore once you’ve had enough of the view.

Nijo Castle and Gardens Visit
Kyoto
Visit the Nijo Castle, the residence of the first shogun of the Edo Period built in 1603. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the property is divided into three areas: the Honmaru (main circular fortification), Ninomaru (secondary circle of defense), and the gorgeous gardens that surround both.

Free Time
Kyoto Afternoon
Discover more of this cultural city with some free time.

Hotel
Hearton Hotel Kyoto (or similar)

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Day 10 - Kyoto

Spend a full free day discovering the Zen gardens, huge wooden temples, pagodas and shrines of Kyoto.
Opt to enjoy the Zen gardens of Ryoan-ji and the Silver Pavilion, and take a leisurely stroll down the lovely Philosopher’s path to Nanzen-ji.

Your Discover Moment
Kyoto Full Day
There’s plenty to see and do in Kyoto, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like visiting the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, taking part in a traditional costume photoshoot, and enjoying a tea ceremony. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Hotel
Hearton Hotel Kyoto (or similar)

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Day 11 - Kyoto/Fujikawaguchiko

Travel to the Mt Fuji region and enjoy optional walks around Lake Kawaguchi. Savour an amazing multicourse Japanese kaiseki dinner.

Leave Kyoto and travel to Kawaguchiko arriving mid afternoon. Take the rest of the afternoon to visit the Onsen Spa at tonight’s accommodation before dinner.

Train
Kyoto – Fujikawaguchiko 5h30m
There are multiple train changes during this ride and a short taxi ride at the end.

Your Wellness Moment: Onsen Spa Visit
Kawaguchiko
Visit the natural hot springs in traditional style and soak in the waters and feel all your troubles float away.

Meals included: Dinner

Hotel
Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko (or similar)

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Day 12 - Fujikawaguchiko/Tokyo

Enjoy a morning in Kawaguchiko exploring the Five Lakes region on foot. Later, travel to Tokyo by train.

Lake Kawaguchiko Walk
Fujikawaguchiko 2h
Set out on a walk through this pocket of the Five Lakes region for unforgettable views of the local landscape. Depending on the weather, capture a glimpse of the snow-capped summit of Mt Fuji.

Train
Fujikawaguchiko – Tokyo 3h-3h
Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Meals included: Breakfast

Hotel
Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho (or similar)

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Day 13 - Tokyo

Explore buzzing Tokyo with a free day. Opt take in some more sights, visit the museums and gardens, or do some shopping. Meet with the group later tonight for our final dinner together.

Your Discover Moment
Tokyo Full Day
There’s plenty to see and do in Tokyo, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like visiting the Tsukiji Fish Market, checking out Ueno Park, and visiting Tokyo Skytree. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Hotel
Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho (or similar)

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Day 14 - Tokyo

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.

Departure Day
Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

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