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Classic Japan (2016)

Luxury Small Group Journeys: The finest small-group travel experience

Limited to 18 guests
Days: 10  |  From: $8,995

Experience the many facets of Japanese culture on this immersive journey. Participate in a Shinto ceremony, receive a lesson in Zen meditation and enjoy entertainment by a geiko (geisha) as well as meiko (apprentice geisha).

A&K Advantages

  • Gain an in-depth perspective on Japanese culture with four-night stays in Tokyo and Kyoto, exploring diverse neighborhoods and bustling markets on foot
  • Ride Like a Local at 186 mph on a bullet train along the classic stretch past majestic Mount Fuji
  • Participate in a Shinto ceremony in the ancient Toshogu Shrine, and capture the spirit of Japan with lessons in Zen meditation and the ancient art of the tea ceremony
  • Savor Kyoto's distinctive cuisine and traditions during an exclusive kaiseki banquet, with entertainment by a geiko and maiko (apprentice geisha)
  • View the exalted flowering cherry tree or sakura, which typically blooms in spring
  • Be among the few to stay at Gôra Kadan, one of the country's most exclusive ryokans (traditional inns)

Itinerary at a Glance

Classic Japan

Day 1: Arrive Tokyo, Japan

Day 2: Tokyo | The Shrine of Meiji-Jingu

Day 3: Tokyo | Glamorous Ginza

Day 4: Tokyo | Wonderul Nikko National Park

Day 5: Hakone | Traditional Ryokan

Day 6: Kyoto | Bullet Train Ride and a Lesson in Zen

Day 7: Kyoto to Nara | Gardens, Pavilions and Temples

Day 8: Kyoto | Japanese Mingei Folk Art

Day 9: Kyoto | A Glimpse into Geisha Culture

Day 10: Kyoto

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Extend Your Journey | Enhance your journey with a post-tour extension to Hiroshima (4 days, priced from $4,295)

Take This Journey Private | This itinerary is also available as an independent journey, Signature Japan, with A&K local guides.

Customize This Journey | If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.

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