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Immerse yourself in the wonders of Japan on this independent journey. Ride a Bullet Train past majestic Mount Fuji and experience life in a traditional ryokan before arriving in picturesque Kyoto.

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
  • Travel at 186 mph on a bullet train along the classic stretch past majestic Mount Fuji
  • 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)
  • Enjoy a guided walk through a portion of Kyoto's bustling Nishiki Market
  • Visit the home and studio of one of Kyoto's most famous potters and view the collections on display

Itinerary at a Glance

Signature Japan

Day 1: Arrive Tokyo, Japan

Day 2: Tokyo | The Shrine of Meiji-Jingu

Day 3: Tokyo | Glamorous Ginza

Day 4: Tokyo | Wonderful 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 Day at the Market

Day 10: Kyoto

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