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New! Classic Japan (2017)

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

Limited to 18 guests
Days: 9  |  From: $9,795

Experience the many facets of Japanese culture on this immersive journey. Participate in a Shinto ceremony, observe the ancient art of the tea ceremony and enjoy entertainment by a geiko (geisha) as well as a meiko (apprentice geisha).

A&K Advantages

  • Experience the juxtaposition of fast-paced, neon-lit Tokyo and Osaka with the serene and culture-rich surroundings of ancient Kyoto
  • View the exalted flowering cherry trees or sakura, which bloom every spring
  • Ride Like a Local on a bullet train along the classic stretch past majestic Mount Fuji
  • Be among the few to stay at Gôra Kadan, one of the country's most exclusive ryokans (traditional inns)
  • Participate in a Shinto ceremony in the ancient Toshogu Shrine, and capture the spirit of Japan through the ancient art of the tea ceremony
  • Savor Kyoto's distinctive cuisine and traditions during an exclusive kaiseki banquet, with entertainment by a geiko (as a geisha is called in Kyoto) and a maiko (apprentice geisha)

Itinerary at a Glance

Classic Japan

Day 1: Arrive Tokyo, Japan

Day 2: Tokyo | The Shrine of Meiji-Jingu

Day 3: Tokyo | Wonderful Nikko National Park

Day 4: Hakone | Traditional Ryokan

Day 5: Osaka | Bullet Train Ride & Medieval Castle

Day 6: Osaka to Nara | Gardens & Temples

Day 7: Kyoto | The Golden Pavilion & Bamboo Forest

Day 8: Kyoto | Japanese Mingei Folk Art

Day 9: Depart Kyoto

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Visit Japan in Cherry Blossom Season | Departures include: Mar 20-28, Mar 27-Apr 4, Mar 31-Apr 8, Apr 4-12, Apr 7-15, Apr 10-18

Extend Your Journey | Enhance your journey with a post-tour extension to Hiroshima (4 days, from $4,495).

Family Departure | This itinerary is also available as a family adventure, with child pricing and child-friendly programming and activities.

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

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