Japan 13-Day Tours & Itineraries

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Map of Discover Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto & Hiroshima - 13 Days
Discover Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto & Hiroshima - 13 Days

This trip will take you to all the places you shouldn't miss on your first trip to Japan. Discover the traditional and modern sides of Japan at shrines and temples, witness technological innovation at a digital art exhibition and a crazy robot cabaret, and get involved in hands-on cooking and craft classes.

Experience the culture and ancient traditions of the Shikoku Pilgrim trail's many temples
Map of Japan's Shikoku Pilgrim Trail - 13 Days
Japan's Shikoku Pilgrim Trail - 13 Days

This 13-day adventure checks off several Buddhist temples along a famous pilgrimage trail on Japan's remote Shikoku Island. Starting in Osaka, you'll transfer to Tokushima for a dose of urban culture. Then set off toward some of the trail's 88 temples as you pass through lush greenery and towering mountains peppered with hot springs. This self-guided tour offers accommodations and side trips for an utterly customizable trip.

Enjoy the views overlooking Lake Ashi
Map of Highlights & History of Japan by Train - 13 Days
Highlights & History of Japan by Train - 13 Days

See some of Japan's most famous sites while exploring the country by bullet train on this 13-day tour. After learning about Tokyo's history and culture, visit Nikko for a rejuvenating hike, Kamakura to explore its shrines and temples, and Hakone, where you can relax in its thermal waters. Then, it's on to Kyoto to admire the beautiful gates of Fushimi Inari and Hiroshima to reflect on the tragic events there before ending your adventure in Osaka to look around its famous castle.

Visit Japan's Kiyomizu-dera pagoda in eastern Kyoto
Map of Discover Modern & Traditional Japan - 13 Days
Discover Modern & Traditional Japan - 13 Days

Discover modern and traditional aspects of Japan in 13 days, touching down in skyscraper-studded Tokyo, where ancient temples meet neon shopping districts, and then explore the country by futuristic bullet train. You'll visit sacred shrines in Osaka and grand castles in Kyoto and ride a gondola to the top of Kobe's Mount Rokko. The trip ends with a sailing adventure to Miyajima in Hiroshima Bay, known as the "Island of the Gods" for its mystical forests and shrines.

End this 13-day tour on the white-sand beaches of Okinawa
Map of Cities, Mountains & Beaches of Japan: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka & Okinawa - 13 Days
Cities, Mountains & Beaches of Japan: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka & Okinawa - 13 Days

See the many sides of Japan on this far-reaching 13-day adventure, with forays into historic cities, mountainous landscapes, bamboo forests, and idyllic islands. Experience futuristic fun at Tokyo's cutting-edge interactive museums, then head to the lakeside town of Hakone for incredible views of iconic Mount Fuji. Learn the art of tea in Kyoto, taste Kobe beef near Osaka, and fly to the islands of Okinawa for beaches, marine life, and botanical gardens.

Bike between onsen towns in the gorgeous Japanese countryside during this 13-day adventure
Map of Cycling & Onsen Adventure in Japan's Gunma Prefecture – 13 Days
Cycling & Onsen Adventure in Japan's Gunma Prefecture – 13 Days

Enjoy the unspoiled nature and peaceful towns of Japan's mountainous Gunma Prefecture on this active 13-day cycling experience. After a quick stop to hit the highlights of Toyko, head to Gunma and set off on a multiday cycling trip between onsen hot springs scattered in charming towns throughout the mountains. Between intrepid full-day rides, you'll stay in traditional ryokan inns in Ikaho, Kawarayu, and Kusatsu before ending your journey in Naganohara.

Discover Japan's cultural traditions and natural beauty on this 13-day tour
Map of Discover Japan's Traditions, Culture & Nature - 13 Days
Discover Japan's Traditions, Culture & Nature - 13 Days

Spend 13 days exploring historic shrines, hiking along ancient trails, and taking part in age-old ceremonies in the Land of the Rising Sun. Learn the art of sushi-making, tour the fish market, and join a sumo training session in Tokyo before marveling at Mount Fuji's reflection on a lake cruise. Trek the historic Nakasendo Trail, stopping at Japan-of-old post towns, then take a train to Kyoto, don a kimono for a tea ceremony, and make your own samurai sword, ending in Osaka for shrines, castles, and Kobe beef.

See the historic post towns along the Nakasendo Trail during this 13-day tour of Japan
Map of Culture & Hiking in Japan: Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo & the Nakasendo Trail - 13 Days
Culture & Hiking in Japan: Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo & the Nakasendo Trail - 13 Days

Explore Japan's cityscapes and natural landscapes on this active 13-day adventure that includes an epic, five-day trek along the ancient Nakasendo Trail. Stop in historic post towns, climb mountain passes, soak in hot springs, and relax in charming inns along the way. On either side of your trail hike, discover the shrines and castles of Osaka and Kyoto, take day trips to meet the deer of Nara, and see Mount Fuji on a lake cruise before ending in Tokyo for a city tour and whisky tasting.

Explore the corridors of Gyeongbokgung in Seoul on this 13-day tour of South Korea and Japan
Map of Discover the Best of South Korea & Japan - 13 Days
Discover the Best of South Korea & Japan - 13 Days

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of South Korea and Japan on this epic 13-day tour. Explore the palaces of Seoul, see North Korea from the DMZ, then head south to the historic village of Andong and the seaside temples of Busan before flying to Osaka in Japan. Take a day trip to Hiroshima, hop on a sailboat to the shrines of Miyajima island, then explore Japan's cultural capital, Kyoto. Pet the deer in Nara, see the best of Tokyo, and end your trip on the slopes of iconic Mount Fuji.

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