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Map of Adventurous Family Fun in Japan: Animé, Ninjas, Godzilla & Theme Parks - 7 Days
Adventurous Family Fun in Japan: Animé, Ninjas, Godzilla & Theme Parks - 7 Days

Family adventures abound on this high-octane weeklong tour through Japan. It starts in Tokyo as you explore historic temples, tour the animé-centric Akihabara, and learn to make authentic Japanese sushi. Then, it's off to Osaka for the neon lights of the Dotonbori district alongside the wild rides of Universal Studios Japan. End with a day at Awaji Island's Nijigen No Mori Park, where the kids can meet their favorite manga characters and battle against the monster Godzilla!

Colorful streets in Japan
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Explore Japan's Cities - 5 Days

This short but wide-ranging tour of Japanese cities takes you to Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Tokyo—not to mention the mountainous resort town of Hakone. In just five days, you'll see the tallest building in Japan, gaze at Mount Fuji in the distance, go on a guided tour of the historic temples and shrines of Kyoto, and learn about the devastating World War II bombing of Hiroshima before exploring the city's contemporary downtown. Dip in the natural hot springs of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, tour Osaka Castle, and appreciate the refinement of traditional Japanese arts.

Sample the impressive food and nightlife in Osaka, Japan's third-largest city
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Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten to 12 days is the most popular trip length for Japan travelers interested in visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, especially when also including Hakone and Hiroshima. For travelers wanting to visit Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka exclusively, plan nine to 12 days for a well-paced trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as six to eight days. For the best itineraries, including Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, keep reading below.

Two girls at the Tsuten-kyo bridge at Tofuku-ji temple in Kyoto
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Family Fun & Culture in Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka - 10 Days

Japan is a spellbinding destination for kids of all ages, and this family-friendly 10-day tour is the perfect introduction to the country's culture, food, and innovation. Split between Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, you'll start with digital art and a river cruise in the country's capital before catching the bullet train west. Discover temples, monkeys, ninjas, and samurai in ancient Kyoto, then finish up in Osaka to visit a noodle museum and the world's largest aquarium.

Autumn scenery in Kyoto, Japan
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Explore Old & New in Japan - 7 Days

Slow down and savor the spiritual and traditional elements of Japan on this weeklong trip. You'll start by sampling regional street food in Osaka, nicknamed "the kitchen of Japan," followed by a day of sightseeing with a local guide. Then you'll move on to the holy temple complex of Koyasan, where you'll have the chance to observe monks during their early morning prayers. Continue to Kyoto, the ancient imperial capital of Japan, to learn about traditional fine arts, including tea ceremonies and flower arranging. Side-trip to the forest trails and UNESCO-honored temples of Nara before the trip comes to an end.

The animé fans in the family will love a trip to Gundam Base Tokyo
Map of Adventurous Family Fun in Japan: Animé, Theme Parks & Cultural Excursions - 10 Days
Adventurous Family Fun in Japan: Animé, Theme Parks & Cultural Excursions - 10 Days

It's all about family on this fun-filled 10-day jaunt through Japan. Start in Tokyo, where the kids can meet their favorite animé characters in Akihabara, catch some Pokémon at the Pokémon Center, and discover the wonders of Tokyo Disneyland. Learn about the secret world of ninjas and take a day trip to the Fuji Five Lakes region; then, it's off to Osaka for historic castles and the neon lights of Dotonbori. End your vacation in style with a day of rides and roller coasters at Universal Studios Japan.

Explore Kyoto's many temples and shrines as a family
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Japan Family Highlights Tour: Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo - 10 Days

Discover the best of Japan with your family on this 10-day vacation that hits the country's natural wonders and cultural landmarks at a kid-friendly pace. Begin in Osaka, where ancient temples meet glass-fronted skyscrapers. Then, delve into Kyoto's tea ceremony culture, wander through bamboo forests, and cruise the Katsura River. Finish your adventure with immersive tours in Tokyo's pioneering digital art and science museums and a restful day on the shores of Mount Fuji.

Explore the delicious cuisine of Japan with market tours, street food walks, and hands-on workshops
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Culinary Excursion Through Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka - 7 Days

Take a deep dive into Japanese cuisine and culture on this weeklong food-filled adventure that kicks off in the capital city of Tokyo. Stroll the vibrant Shinjuku district, sample Wagyu beef, and say hello to cosplayers in lively Harajuku. Then, hop on the train to Kyoto, where you'll see city sights and try different varietals at the saké museum. Learn to make ramen noodles, then finish in the foodie paradise of Osaka, eating your way through the savory street foods of Kuromon Market.

See some of Kyoto's many temples including Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion
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Best of Japan: Kobe, Kyoto, Mount Koya & Osaka - 8 Days

Japan's Kansai region is loaded with culture, urban attractions, and natural beauty—and is relatively compact. With just eight days you can experience much of the region's diversity, from Kyoto's ancient temples to Kobe's modern architecture, not to mention fishing villages, beaches, hot springs, and traditional crafts. Get a taste of some of Western Japan's finest sights and experiences on this well-rounded itinerary that will pique your curiosity and leave you inspired.

Explore the corridors of Gyeongbokgung in Seoul on this 13-day tour of South Korea and Japan
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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.

Browse the food stalls at Nishiki Market in Kyoto during this 10-day tour
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Culinary Discovery of Japan & South Korea: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Seoul - 10 Days

Food lovers can enjoy plenty of eating, drinking, and learning about the rich cuisines of Japan and South Korea with this 10-day itinerary. Start with an omakase dinner in Tokyo, then sample malt and grain whiskies at the foot of Mount Fuji. Next, jump on a bullet train to Kyoto to partake in a tea ceremony and local dishes at Nishiki Market. You'll then taste different varieties of sake in Kobe and make sushi in Osaka before flying to Seoul for another cooking class and to learn about traditional herbal medicine.

Enjoy Japan and China's most popular dishes as you hop between major cities
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Culinary Discovery of Japan & China: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Shanghai - 10 Days

Spend 10 days discovering the gastronomic delights of Japan and China, beginning in Tokyo. Visit an omakase sushi restaurant, grill your own Wagyu beef, and sample whisky at the foot of Mount Fuji. Take part in a tea ceremony in Kyoto and a food tour in Osaka before flying to Shanghai, where you can sample traditional benbang cuisine. Eating isn't all you'll do on this trip—you'll also cruise across Lake Kawaguchi and the canals of Tongli while stopping at plenty of UNESCO-listed landmarks along the way.

Dive into the heart of Japanese culture and tradition in Kyoto
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Family Fun & Culture in Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka - 14 Days

Embark on a whirlwind tour of Japan's family attractions with this two-week tour brimming with culture, theme parks, and natural wonders. Ideal for families with kids aged seven and over, you'll start in neon-lit Tokyo as a base for Disney trips, Mount Fuji, and digital fun in the city. Head next to Kyoto for culture and adventures in Arashiyama and finish in Osaka, where you'll find the perfect blend of Godzilla, animé, and ancient shrines.

Mount Fuji, one of many natural wonders on your memorable trip to Japan
Map of Japan City & Nature Tour for Families: Osaka, Kyoto, Hakone & Tokyo - 14 Days
Japan City & Nature Tour for Families: Osaka, Kyoto, Hakone & Tokyo - 14 Days

With two weeks in Japan, you and your family can combine dazzling neon city time with outdoor excursions across lakes, mountains, and forests. Perfect for older kids and teens, this itinerary takes you from Osaka's ancient and modern landmarks to Kyoto's temples, shrines, and wildlife experiences. You'll discover the revered Mount Fuji over two days in Hakone and finish in Tokyo for sushi, river cruises, innovative digital art, and a memorable mountain hike.

A family sitting at a temple surrounded by autumn leaves
Map of  Family-Friendly Tour of Japan's Cities: Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka - 11 Days
Family-Friendly Tour of Japan's Cities: Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka - 11 Days

Japan is a wonderland for families, with cultural, natural, and modern attractions that will appeal to all ages. This 11-day trip visits three of the country's most significant cities—Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka—with an itinerary chock-full of kid-friendly outings and excursions. Broaden little ones' minds as they explore colorful temples and shrines, meet the local wildlife, and sample exotic new foods—then reward their patience with visits to Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan.

On this 11-day tour discover Japan's rich cultural heritage with views of Mount Fuji
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Japan Cultural Discovery: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto & Osaka - 11 Days

Experience Japan's culture through its food, architecture, sports, and art on this 11-day tour from Tokyo to Osaka. Start by learning about sushi-making and sumo in Tokyo, and then join locals in their daily shopping at Tsukiji Outer Fish Market. Next, soak in the hot springs of Hakone and sail across Lake Kawaguchi for Mount Fuji views. From here, walk among geishas and stroll through Fushimi Inari's red torii gates in Kyoto. Finish the adventure by sampling street food in the culinary hotspot of Osaka.

Paper lanterns in a Shinto shrine in Japan
Map of Japan's Highlights: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka  - 8 Days
Japan's Highlights: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka - 8 Days

Hit the highlights of Japan on this eight-day adventure that takes you west from Tokyo to Osaka. After getting to know the massive metropolis of Tokyo, head to Kyoto to witness the contrast between traditional versus modern culture in its markets, temples, and palaces. Spend some downtime among the peaceful shrines and friendly deer of Nara, then finish your trip in vibrant Osaka, sampling regional specialties on a food tour and bar-hopping through neon-lit neighborhoods to your heart's content.

Mount Fuji framed by cherry blossoms
Map of Japan Cherry Blossom Tour - 7 Days
Japan Cherry Blossom Tour - 7 Days

The sakura, or cherry blossom, is the national flower of Japan and a symbol of renewal. If you're lucky enough to travel to Japan during the brief blooming season (spring), you'll be treated to the sight of pale pink flowers almost everywhere you look. This seven-day tour takes you to top sakura-spotting destinations in Osaka, Kyoto, and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, with breaks for cultural sightseeing. You'll end the itinerary with a dedicated cherry blossom tour around Tokyo, including classic photo ops of Mount Fuji in the distance.

Cherry blossoms and view of Mount Fuji
Map of Japan Cherry Blossom Tour - 8 Days
Japan Cherry Blossom Tour - 8 Days

Japan is world-famous for its stunning panoramas of cherry blossoms. On this springtime trip, you'll see the flowers while discovering the country's highlights by train. Begin by exploring Osaka on a river cruise and food tour. Transfer to the historic city of Kyoto for sightseeing and temples, then move on to Hakone, where you'll visit hot springs and stay in a traditional ryokan inn. Top off your experience with some cherry blossom-spotting excursions in Tokyo and en route to Mount Fuji.

Explore both the traditional and avant-garde food scene in Japan
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Culture & Cuisine in Japan: Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto - 8 Days

This tasty culinary adventure through Japan takes you to the country's gastronomic capitals, starting in Tokyo, where you'll try authentic omakase sushi in the foodie haven of Shinjuku and sip fine whiskies. Next, you'll train to Kyoto to learn about the mysterious world of the geisha and sample sakés in the Fushimi district. Then it's time to make ramen at a ramen factory, ending your trip in Osaka, home to the iconic Osaka Castle and delicious food stalls in the Kuromon Market.

Pick between charming izakayas in Kyoto's Pontocho district
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Culinary Discovery of Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima & Osaka - 16 Days

Delve into Japan's rich cuisine on this 16-day tour across Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Osaka. Start with a food tour in bustling Shinjuku before sampling whisky at the foot of Mount Fuji and watching a tuna auction at Toyosu Fish Market. Then, take a train to Kyoto to partake in a tea ceremony and sample matcha-flavored treats in nearby Uji. Break up all the eating with a history lesson in Hiroshima, and finish in Osaka, where you can learn how to make—and taste—sake, ramen, and gyoza.

Fushimi Inari Taisha
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Cultural Trip to Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka - 9 Days

Japan's culture is an intoxicating mix of old and new. Staying in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka over nine activity-filled days, you'll get under the skin of both sides of this fascinating country. See the historical and futuristic sides of Tokyo and cruise among the neon lights of Osaka. Immerse yourself in Japanese tradition, from watching a sumo wrestling practice to sampling whiskey at a top distillery. You'll also walk among Kyoto's serene shrines and temples and get to know geisha culture.

Walk along the Shirakawa River in Kyoto
Map of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Hakone: Best Itinerary Ideas
Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Hakone: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten to 12 days is a great length for a Japan trip, with stops in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hakone. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as six to nine days. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. Keep reading for more inspiring Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hakone itineraries.

 Visit the Cenotaph Memorial at Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park
Map of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Hiroshima: Best Itinerary Ideas
Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Hiroshima: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Japan typically plan a trip for 11 to 15 days when combining Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima with Hakone and Miyajima Island. For travelers wanting to visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima exclusively, plan 10 to 11 days for a well-paced trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in a week to nine days for travelers with limited time. Check out our favorite Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima trips below.

Go beyond Japan's major cities and explore highlights like historic Kanazawa on this two-week family tour
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Japan Off-the-Beaten-Path Family Adventure - 14 Days

Go beyond the highlights with two weeks of family fun throughout Japan's major cities and smaller towns. Get a taste of Tokyo with a kid-friendly food tour; then, it's off to Hakone for ropeway rides and green tea baths at a hot springs resort. Channel your inner samurai as you walk the Edo-era streets of Takayama, practice your painting skills with Kanazawa's artisans, don a kimono for a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, and end with a spin on Osaka's high-flying Tempozan Ferris wheel.

Get the best views of Mount Fuji on this nine-day adventure
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Highlights of Honshu: Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto & Osaka - 9 Days

Keep your focus on Japan's main island of Honshu with this compact, nine-day tour. Begin at the modern museums and ancient temples of Tokyo, then take a day trip to see the famous Giant Buddha in Kamakura. Get the best views of Mount Fuji with a scenic lake cruise and gondola ride, and continue to the cultural capital of Kyoto for a forest shrine hike, a tea ceremony, and a day trip to meet the friendly deer of Nara. End your trip in vibrant Osaka, eating your way through the city's spectacular food scene.

Immerse yourself in Japan's spectacular food scene during this nine-day tour
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Foodie Tour of Tokyo, Fujikawaguchiko, Kyoto & Osaka - 9 Days

Enthrall your taste buds with this nine-day culinary adventure through Japan. Eat lunch with sumo wrestlers and learn to make sushi in Tokyo, then taste whisky at the base of Mount Fuji. Take a train to Kyoto to explore the famous shrines and learn to make Japanese specialties like matcha tea. In Osaka, explore the ancient castle, take a street food tour of the vibrant Dotonbori district, and cruise along the river. End your trip in Kobe, sampling its famous (and rare) beef and locally-made saké.

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Road Less Traveled Japan: Tokyo, Izu Islands, Osaka, Koyasan, Hiroshima, Takachiho, Kumamoto - 16 Days

This 16-day adventure is planned with nature lovers in mind, who also want a touch of Japan's urban highlights. You'll traverse the well-worn paths of the mountain monks, breathe in the history of temples which have endured for centuries, take a boat ride down Takachiho Gorge and test your endurance as you hike Mount Misen, off the coast of Hiroshima. This tour offers a nice balance of remote destinations rarely seen by tourists, combined with museum visits and culinary experiences in Tokyo, Osaka, and Hiroshima.

A shisa guards a bridge in Okinawa
Map of Japan Cityscapes, Culture & Beaches Tour - 14 Days
Japan Cityscapes, Culture & Beaches Tour - 14 Days

See the wonders of Japan on this whirlwind two-week trip that takes in cities, mountains, beaches, and beyond. Start in energetic Tokyo to explore the otherworldly Odaiba District and learn to make a traditional Japanese meal, then it's off to Hakone for hot springs and sky-high views over Mount Fuji from a panoramic ropeway. See mysterious geishas in Kyoto's Gion district, enjoy a tea ceremony in Osaka, and end with the white-sand beaches, blue waters, and plentiful marine life of Okinawa.

Tuck into delicious Japanese noodles on a foodie tour throughout Japan
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Foodie Tour Across Japan - 14 Days

Explore the culture, history, and delicious flavors of Japanese cuisine with this 14-day culinary adventure. You'll start in Osaka, touring the lively Dotonbori district for grilled crab, takoyaki, and taiyaki pastries. Eat your way through Kuromon Market and travel to Kobe for their coveted beef, then it's off to Kyoto for tea ceremonies and sake. Learn to make ramen noodles in Tokyo, enjoy beer tastings in Sapporo, and end in Hakodate, where you'll take an early morning market tour and try delectable donburi.

See the history and culture of Japan with immersive tours of Osaka and more
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Traditions of Japan: History, Art & Culture - 14 Days

This immersive 14-day cultural adventure starts in Osaka, where you'll sample renowned cuisine and stroll through ancient shrines. Take a day trip to Kobe for its coveted beef, then it's off to Mount Koya for quiet hikes and an overnight in a Buddhist temple. Eat your way through bustling Nishiki Market in Kyoto, learn Japanese arts and crafts in Kanazawa, see sweeping views of Mount Fuji, and end with the bright lights of Tokyo, touring the gardens of the Imperial Palace and Senso-ji temple.

Follow the ancient Golden Route to discover three of Japan's most important cities
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Japan's Golden Highlights: Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka - 10 Days

This 10-day excursion is the perfect introduction to three of Japan's most notable cities. Following the ancient "Golden Route," your trip starts in Tokyo, where you'll take a foodie tour and stroll the grounds of ancient temples. See Mount Fuji up close and try local whisky, then hop on a train to Kyoto for traditional tea ceremonies and the bamboo groves of Arashiyama. Finish in buzzing Osaka, strolling its neon Dotonbori district and visiting Hiroshima's somber but significant Peace Memorial Park.

Paper lanterns in Kyoto
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Highlights of Japan - 11 Days

Welcome to Japan! Dive into the diverse culture of this fascinating island nation on an 11-day part-guided itinerary. Sing karaoke and check out the fashions of futuristic Tokyo, the world's biggest city, and take in the neon lights of playful Osaka on a river cruise. Along with traditional experiences, such as a tea ceremony in Kyoto and exploring the serene grounds of several temples and shrines, this tour is a whirlwind introduction to Japan's contrasts of old and new.

Sample from endless food markets in Japan
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Flavors of Japan Tour: A Cultural & Culinary Adventure - 10 Days

This 10-day tour of Japan offers culinary thrills for adventurous foodies and cultural excursions that highlight the country's traditions and history. Start in Tokyo to try local street food in Omoide Yokocho and visit the ancient temple of Senso-ji, then hop over to Kyoto for tea ceremonies and a tour of its bustling 400-year-old food market. Practice sushi-making and try flights of saké in Hiroshima, cruise to the island of Miyajima, and end with a mouthwatering Kobe beef dinner in Osaka.

Kyoto, Japan's historic capital
Map of Japan's Golden Route: Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka - 15 Days
Japan's Golden Route: Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka - 15 Days

Travel along Japan's "Golden Route," starting in Tokyo. Soak up the city as you enjoy food tours, art exhibits, a calligraphy workshop, and watching a sumo wrestling practice. Then head to Kyoto to visit shrines and castles, meet geisha, and savor a traditional multicourse meal. Spot deer in Nara, then move on to Osaka for a food tour and river cruise and explore Hiroshima and Miyajima. Back in Tokyo, learn about Japanese sword-making, see the city's high-tech attractions, and visit Kamakura.

Delve deep into Japan's long history during this 15-day tour
Map of Japan Culture & History Tour with Temple Stay - 15 Days
Japan Culture & History Tour with Temple Stay - 15 Days

This 15-day, immersive tour of Japan's culture and history begins in Osaka, with beautiful castles and neon-lit streets. Switch gears with a temple stay on sacred Mount Koya, then head to Kyoto to lose yourself in the ancient alleys and markets. With lots of day trips and hands-on experiences, you'll also learn local crafts like silk dyeing in Kanazawa, see the historic thatched houses of Shirakawa-go, cycle through the streets of Takayama, watch the sunset over Mount Fuji, and learn to make sushi in Tokyo.

Sit down to a meal in a traditional Japanese ryokan
Map of Japan's Culinary Heritage - 11 Days
Japan's Culinary Heritage - 11 Days

Eat your way through the "land of the rising sun" on this immersive culinary tour. Get to know Japanese history and culture through its legendary cuisine, and treat your taste buds to everything from home-brewed sake to the freshest sushi to delectable street food and a fancy gourmet feast.

Look for views of Mount Fuji, Japan's tallest peak, while staying in Hakone
Map of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima & Hakone: Best Itinerary Ideas
Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima & Hakone: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 11 to 15 days is perfect for a well-paced Japan trip with stops in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Hakone. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights in less time—as little as a week to 10 days. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Miyajima Island. Get inspired with our trip ideas below.

Explore some of Japan's most iconic landmarks, including the UNESCO-listed Shirakawa-go
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Highlights of Japan: Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto & Osaka — 16 Days

Perfect for first-timers, this 16-day itinerary takes you on a journey through some of Japan's most iconic destinations. Start in Tokyo, where you can dive into Japanese culture by watching a sumo wrestling session and see famous landmarks like Senso-ji, the oldest temple in the city. Explore Hakone and Takayama at your own pace, then learn how to make traditional crafts in Kanazawa. Ride a rickshaw around Kyoto before ending in Osaka with a day trip to Hiroshima, the site of the world's first atomic bomb.

Bowls of Japanese food for sale
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Foodie Tour of Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka - 6 Days

Japan is heaven for foodies, and even travelers short on time can enjoy the best gastronomic experiences in the country by focusing on the distinct culinary traditions of three lively cities—Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. Find a diverse range of Japanese and international cuisine in Tokyo, enjoy some Japanese haute cuisine in Kyoto, and sample local street food classics and more in Osaka. All this while learning about Japanese culture and history on a fun-filled six-day tour.

Hike and bike to against a backdrop of Japan's most iconic landscapes, like Mount Fuji
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Active Tour of Japan's Cities & Temples - 11 Days

From sprawling Tokyo to peaceful Mount Koya, experience the full spectrum of Japanese culture on this 11-day tour by train, car, foot, and bicycle. Eat your way through Tokyo and Osaka's lively food markets and glimpse Mount Fuji while cycling around Lake Kawaguchiko. Walk through Fushimi Inari's unforgettable 10,000 torii gates and stroll among geisha in Kyoto's Gion District. End your discovery immersed in Buddhist rituals as you spend the night in a temple on Mount Koya.

Traverse the Golden Route of Japan
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Explore the Golden Route of Japan - 12 Days

Equally known for its vibrant city life and mountainous beauty, Japan offers a well-rounded visit filled with liveliness, adventure, and variety. On your 12-day journey, you'll explore the high-energy tech and fashion trends of Tokyo, enjoy the views and temples of Kyoto, and relax at a hot springs retreat in Hakone. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture, complete with the exceptional, authentic dining of Osaka.

Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial
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History, Tradition & Culture: Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima & Osaka - 12 Days

Shop, eat, and explore your way through Japan's four major cities in this diverse 12-day itinerary. Start in Tokyo, walking around the best shopping precincts and witnessing the city's thrilling blend of ultramodern technology and ancient landmarks. Connect with your inner Zen in Kyoto, sample the buzzing street food scene in trendy Osaka, and witness the historical monuments of Hiroshima.

Learn how to make sushi in a Tokyo cooking class
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From Tokyo to Kyoto: Japan's Flavors & Ceremonies - 12 Days

Dash around Japan by bullet train to discover the archipelago's tastes, ceremonies, and exciting nightlife. Learn how to make sushi in Tokyo and explore its oldest temple Senso-ji. In Kyoto's Gion district, discover the world of becoming a geisha. Warm yourself up by sipping sakes at a brewery outside of Hiroshima and soaking in an onsen in Hakone. Take time to relax and feel the pulse of Japan's cities on this 12-day tour.

Explore Japan's Islands
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Explore Japan's Islands - 10 Days

On this scenic trip, you'll visit two of the largest cities in Japan: Tokyo and Osaka. However, your itinerary will mostly focus on some of the lesser-known islands surrounding the mainland. Hachijojima has some of the best stargazing in the country, Aogashima is a tiny, beautiful volcanic island, and the Goto islands have an impressive history with stunning beaches. Discover a side of Japan most visitors never get to see!

Stay two nights in Kyoto and stroll along the charming streets at dusk
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Highlights of Japan & South Korea: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Seoul - 10 Days

Discover the cultural wonders, vibrant cities, and delicious food of Japan and South Korea on this 10-day tour. Start by spending a day exploring Tokyo on your own before heading to the Fuji Five Lakes region to see Mount Fuji from all angles. Next, visit Kyoto and Osaka's temples, shrines, and castles, and then fly to South Korea's capital, Seoul. Here, you'll ascend N Seoul Tower for panoramic views and learn about North and South Korea's strained history at the Korean Demilitarized Zone to end the tour.

End this 13-day tour on the white-sand beaches of Okinawa
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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.

See the historic post towns along the Nakasendo Trail during this 13-day tour of Japan
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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.

Spend two days discovering Kyoto's historic landmarks (like Nijo Castle) on this 10-day highlights tour
Map of Highlights of Japan & China: Tokyo, Kyoto & Beijing - 10 Days
Highlights of Japan & China: Tokyo, Kyoto & Beijing - 10 Days

Set off on a 10-day tour to see Japan and China's main highlights, starting in the vibrant capital of Tokyo. Witness the splendor of Senso-ji and admire Mount Fuji from every angle before taking a bullet train to Kyoto. Visit the Samurai Ninja Museum, explore Nijo Castle, and feed the free-roaming deer in the nearby city of Nara. End in another capital city, Beijing, where you can enter the Forbidden City, stroll along the Great Wall, and try authentic Peking duck.

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.

During this 13-day tour, explore some of Japan's sacred shrines and temples.
Map of Temple Tour of Japan's Shikoku Pilgrim Trail, Kyoto & Osaka – 13 Days
Temple Tour of Japan's Shikoku Pilgrim Trail, Kyoto & Osaka – 13 Days

Delve into Japan's cultural and spiritual heritage on this 13-day trip, following in the footsteps of pilgrims. Visit a sacred shrine in an immense bamboo forest near Kyoto, then transfer to Shikoku Island to begin your multiday trek along the famous Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail. Walk to some of the 88 Buddhist temples and stay in cozy hotels along the trail as you pass through seaside villages, lush meadows, and tall mountain ranges before ending in Osaka at Mount Koya, a beautiful religious complex.

The little ones will adore the friendly deer at Kyoto's Nara Deer Park
Map of Classic Japan for Families: Culture, Cities, Wildlife & Theme Parks - 13 Days
Classic Japan for Families: Culture, Cities, Wildlife & Theme Parks - 13 Days

This immersive family tour of Japan takes you to the country's top sites, with urban cityscapes, thrilling amusement parks, ancient architecture, and wildlife encounters. Start in vibrant Tokyo, where the kids will learn the art of sushi making and visit scenic Fuji Five Lakes. Then, hop on the train to Takayama for a cultural excursion to Hida Folk Village. Along the way, you'll marvel at the iconic floating torii gate in Hiroshima, pet the friendly deer in Nara Park, and end with a day at Osaka's Universal Studios Japan.

After exploring Japan's cities, your two-week tour winds down on the beaches of Okinawa
Map of Japan Luxury Cities & Beaches Tour: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Okinawa - 14 Days
Japan Luxury Cities & Beaches Tour: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Okinawa - 14 Days

This two-week tour combines luxurious stays at 5-star hotels with a relaxed exploration of Japan's cultural and natural highlights. Start in the capital with Michelin dining and a Wagyu beef cooking class, then head to the slopes of Mount Fuji for iconic views and whisky tasting. Experience Kyoto's temples and tea ceremonies before soaking up the sights in Osaka and finishing on the white-sand beaches of Okinawa.

End your two-week adventure on the beaches of Okinawa
Map of Epic Family Tour Across Japan: Futuristic Fun, Culture, History & Beaches - 14 Days
Epic Family Tour Across Japan: Futuristic Fun, Culture, History & Beaches - 14 Days

This exciting two-week family adventure in Japan starts in the capital city of Tokyo, where you'll say hello to resident robots at the Miraikan Museum and catch all the Pokémon at the Pokémon Center. Take a day trip to majestic Mount Fuji, then it's off to Kyoto for tea ceremonies, the Railway Museum, and the friendly deer of Nara. See the neon lights of Osaka's Dotonbori district, take some wild rides at Universal Studios Japan, and end with sun and fun on the white-sand beaches of the Okinawa Islands.

Delve deep into Japan's culture, history and modern achievements on this 15-day family tour
Map of Family Getaway in Japan: Culture, Nature & Technology - 15 Days
Family Getaway in Japan: Culture, Nature & Technology - 15 Days

This family-friendly 15-day tour combines culture, technology, and natural wonders. Ideal for families with kids aged seven and over, you'll start in Tokyo with lessons in sushi making and ninja training before heading into nature at Kamakura and Mount Fuji. Hike nature trails, visit temples, and ride a rickshaw before traveling to the tech capital, Nagoya, to explore the interactive museums. Then, have dinner with a geisha in ancient Kyoto and end in Osaka at a noodle museum and the world's largest aquarium.

Travel off the beaten path during this 15-day journey through Japan
Map of Iconic Sites & Hidden Gems of Japan - 15 Days
Iconic Sites & Hidden Gems of Japan - 15 Days

Discover Japan's best-kept secrets and favorite attractions on this 15-day tour for travelers who seek an immersive and varied adventure. From historic castles and street food in Osaka to Tokyo's imperial palace gardens and temple, in between, you'll also explore the shrine-filled waters of Miyajima island, row a boat up to waterfalls in the Takachiho Gorge, soak in Shikoku island's hot springs, cross vine bridges in the Iya Valley, don a kimono for a Kyoto tea ceremony, and learn to make sushi in Tokyo.

Follow an ancient stone path along the Kumano Kodo trail to see the Nachi Waterfall
Map of Active Adventure in Japan: Hiking Trails, Hot Springs & Iconic Landmarks - 16 Days
Active Adventure in Japan: Hiking Trails, Hot Springs & Iconic Landmarks - 16 Days

Pack your best hiking shoes and get ready for an active adventure across some of Japan's most iconic natural landscapes. Start with a city break in Tokyo and then begin a series of hikes around the Fuji Fike Lakes, Mount Ashigara in Hakone, and Mount Inari in Kyoto. From here, spend a day in Osaka before following the pilgrimage routes of Koyasan Choishi Michi and Kumano Kodo over five days. End the trip back in Osaka with a free day to sample top-notch street food to close out this whirlwind tour.

Experience the day-to-day life of a monk at your shukubo in Mount Koya
Map of Japan Cultural Discovery Tour: Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Koya & Osaka - 16 Days
Japan Cultural Discovery Tour: Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Koya & Osaka - 16 Days

Set off on a 16-day cultural discovery across Japan's vibrant cities and natural landscapes. Begin the adventure in Tokyo, where you'll explore the city's oldest temple and delve into bonsai culture at a nearby museum. Then, take a train to Takayama to admire ornate festival floats and learn how to make traditional crafts. From here, visit Shirakawa-go to see traditional farmhouses, watch a geisha performance in Kyoto, and stay in an active temple on Mount Koya before ending this whirlwind trip in Osaka.

Explore the traditional side of Tokyo
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Explore Nature in Traditional Japan: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto & Osaka - 9 Days

Explore Japan's natural beauty and intricate rituals on this fascinating nine-day itinerary. You'll travel back in time in Tokyo by wandering the streets in a kimono. Head to Hakone to cruise on Lake Ashi, enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji, and finish the day in soothing natural thermal springs. Continue to Kyoto for Buddhist temples, gardens, palaces, and shrines, then end in Osaka to revel in the city's dynamic "foodie" districts.

The Kiyomizu-dera Temple overlooking Kyoto's skyline
Map of Japan's Big Four: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Hiroshima - 10 Days
Japan's Big Four: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Hiroshima - 10 Days

This diverse 10-day itinerary leads you through Japan's four major cities. Start in Tokyo, exploring the city's ultra-modern technology and ancient monuments. Then head to the quiet shrines of traditional Kyoto, the buzzing food scene of trendy Osaka, and the historic landmarks and lively downtown of Hiroshima. Along the way, you'll visit beautiful islands and bamboo forests, sample regional delicacies on a food tour, see sumo wrestlers in action, and try locally produced sake and whiskey.

Walking through the bamboo grove at Arashiyama
Map of Family Adventure in Japan - 10 Days
Family Adventure in Japan - 10 Days

This action-packed 10-day adventure around Japan is perfect for families! The itinerary leads you from the neon lights, futuristic interactive art, and whimsical character cafés of Tokyo to peaceful Lake Kawaguchi, where you can visit a nearby ninja theme park or ride one of the steepest roller coasters in the world. Then it's onward to Kyoto, where you'll learn how to make creative Japanese-style sweets and attend a tea ceremony. Travelers of all ages will enjoy visiting temples, bamboo groves, and shrines on the last few days of the trip in Arashiyama, Nara, and Osaka.

End your luxury trip in Osaka, where you'll follow a private guide through the Edo-era Osaka Castle
Map of Japan Luxury Highlights: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto & Osaka - 10 Days
Japan Luxury Highlights: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto & Osaka - 10 Days

See Japan's highlights in grand style with this 10-day luxury tour. You'll start in Tokyo, dining at Michelin-starred restaurants, learning to make nigiri sushi with a private chef, and treating yourself to an elegant afternoon tea amid sky-high city views. Then, you're off to the natural beauty of Hakone for a cruise across Lake Ashi and a soothing hot springs retreat. Explore Shinto shrines and meditate in Zen temples in Kyoto, stop for a saké-tasting in Kobe, and end in Osaka with a visit to the city's Edo-era castle.

Enjoy the cherry blossom-lined streets of Kanazawa
Map of Best of Japan: Tokyo to Osaka - 11 Days
Best of Japan: Tokyo to Osaka - 11 Days

Head south across Japan as you see the country's highlights by train. In Tokyo, explore the Shinjuku district and visit shrines, temples, and shopping areas. Take a day trip to Mount Fuji, then move on to Kanazawa for museums and a gold leaf workshop. Visit the traditional village of Shirakawa-go, then see Kyoto's sights and participate in a tea ceremony. Spot deer in Nara, wander through Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, explore Miyajima island, and discover Osaka on a food tour before heading home.

Visit historic Hagi on the Sea of Japan coast in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Map of In the Shadow of Mountains: From Sea to Sea in Southern Japan - 12 Days
In the Shadow of Mountains: From Sea to Sea in Southern Japan - 12 Days

Explore the coast of the Sea of Japan, then head across southern Japan to visit towns and islands on the Seto Inland Sea. You'll spend twelve days discovering Japanese history and culture as you visit shrines, temples, castles, museums, and a preserved silver mine. See how miso paste, sake, and pottery are made and soak in hot spring baths. You'll come away with a true appreciation for the traditions and history of southern Japan.

Discover the bright lights of Yokohama district in Tokyo, Japan
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Best of Japan: Osaka to Tokyo - 12 Days

Spend 12 days exploring the best of Japan, including its most important cities. Start with a visit to Osaka's brightly-lit city center before exploring Kyoto's traditional historic neighborhoods and quiet temples. Learn about World War II history in Hiroshima, then hop on a plane to enjoy Okinawa's stunning beaches. End the trip in the exciting capital of Tokyo, one of the world's busiest and most futuristic cities.

Torii gate at Lake Ashi, Hakone.
Map of  Highlights of Japan: Cities, Mountains & Temples - 14 Days
Highlights of Japan: Cities, Mountains & Temples - 14 Days

This two-week itinerary takes you on a whirlwind tour through Japan's greatest highlights. Walk the streets of hyper-modern Tokyo and Osaka, hike to a sacred Buddhist monastery at Koyasan, soak in hot springs under Mount Fiji, and step back in time in historic Kyoto. From ancient temples to futuristic art shows, vibrant cities to secluded mountaintops, you'll experience a little bit of everything on this adventurous journey.

On Lake Kawaguchi, one of the Fuji Five Lakes, see Japan's natural beauty
Map of Japan's Natural Beauty From Lakes to Mountains  - 12 Days
Japan's Natural Beauty From Lakes to Mountains - 12 Days

Experience the many layers of Japanese culture and its landscapes on this 12-day tour. Enjoy Tokyo and Osaka's energetic city life balanced with nature and fresh air as you walk through Kyoto's calm bamboo forests and Takayama and Kanazawa's gardens and shrines. Stand next to a towering Great Buddha in Kamakura, and pass 10,000 red torii gates at Fushimi Inari. Get your camera ready for Mount Fuji views at Lake Kawaguchi and browse the busy Nishiki Market in Kyoto.

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
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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.

Step into the past in historic Kyoto, with kimonos, tea ceremonies, and samurai
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Active Family Tour of Japan: Culture, History & Nature - 14 Days

Adventure awaits on this 14-day family itinerary that blends culture, nature, and outdoor fun. Start in Tokyo to explore local cuisine and immerse the family in the world of animé in the lively Akihabara district. Hop over to Hakone for views of Mount Fuji, experience a tea ceremony and cycle through the bamboo groves of Kyoto, then catch a train to the neon lights of Osaka's Dotonbori district. After some gentle day hikes along the famous Nakasendo Trail, end in Matsumoto to visit its mighty castle.

Take in the views of majestic Mount Fuji with an overnight hike
Map of Active Adventures in Japan: Mountains, Hot Springs & Temples - 14 Days
Active Adventures in Japan: Mountains, Hot Springs & Temples - 14 Days

This exciting two-week tour of Japan starts in Tokyo, where you'll eat your way through local markets on a foodie tour and see some of the city's most iconic sights. Then, it's off to the wonders of Mount Fuji and an overnight on the Yoshida trail. Bike the streets of Takayama, walk through hallowed shrines and hike to majestic Zen temples in Kyoto, and shop till you drop in Osaka. Soak in the hot springs of Hongu's Otogawa River, then end on the Pacific coastlines of Kii Katsuura and the towering Nachi Falls.

Hike trails to discover beautiful temples during this 15-day tour of Japan
Map of Active Japan Tour with Mount Fuji & Kumano Kodo Trail - 15 Days
Active Japan Tour with Mount Fuji & Kumano Kodo Trail - 15 Days

Go hiking, cycling, and kayaking on this thrilling 15-day Japan adventure that's ideal for active explorers. In Tokyo, learn the secrets of Japanese cuisine and kayak along the winding rivers. Spend two days hiking to the top of Mount Fuji and catch the sunrise from the summit, then soak your tired muscles in Fujikawaguchiko's geothermal springs. Cycle through a bamboo forest near Kyoto, dig your own open-air onsen (hot springs) on the Otogawa River and discover shrines along the Kumano Kodo Trail.

A cable car above the ski slopes in Japan
Map of Winter in Japan: Skiing, Sumo, Sake & More - 14 Days
Winter in Japan: Skiing, Sumo, Sake & More - 14 Days

Ski, snowboard, and sip sake on this two-week adventure around Japan's wintry landscapes. From Kyoto to Tokyo, this active journey will give you the opportunity to see both the modern and traditional sides of Japan. You'll also see futuristic art and have some fun on the slopes of Niigata, dipping in the nearby natural hot springs afterward.

Treat your little ones to plenty of kid-friendly treats like daifuku (stuffed mochi) on a Tokyo food tour
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Family Travels in Japan: Tokyo, Fujiyoshida & Kyoto - 7 Days

See the wonders of Japan with your family on this seven-day tour that starts in the bustling capital city of Tokyo. Explore the interactive art of TeamLab Planets and visit the historic Senso-ji temple, then you're off to see the peaks of Mount Fuji. Cruise along Kawaguchi Lake, ride the ropeway for sky-high views, and spend a day at nearby Fuji Q Amusement Park for thrilling rollercoasters and animé fun. End with a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto and a visit with curious monkeys in Arashiyama.

Stay in a historic luxury ryokan in Kyoto on this 10-day luxury tour of Japan (photo courtesy of Ryokan Genhouin)
Map of Luxury Tour of Japan: Modern Meets Traditional in Tokyo, Kyoto & Miyajima - 10 Days
Luxury Tour of Japan: Modern Meets Traditional in Tokyo, Kyoto & Miyajima - 10 Days

This lavish 10-day tour of Japan starts in Tokyo, where you'll dine at Michelin-starred restaurants and walk through the fragrant gardens of the Imperial Palace. Take a day trip to explore the wonders of Mount Fuji, then you're off to Kyoto for traditional tea ceremonies and a private geisha dinner show. See the famed Osaka Castle and hit the famous shopping street of Shinsaibashi, then end on the island of Miyajima, visiting the ancient Itsukushima shrine and Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park.

Other popular travel destinations in Japan
Tokyo · Kyoto · Hakone · Hiroshima · Kanazawa · Takayama · Okinawa · Nara · Hokaido · Western Honshu · Hokkaido/Northern Honshu