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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Classic Japan 2022


9 days from $11,995 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Discover the incredible breadth of Japan’s culture and history, from the contemporary flair of Tokyo to the charms of traditional Kyoto, visiting historic temples, overnighting at a sought-after ryokan and sampling its culinary treasures.

A&K Advantages

  • Behold the exalted flowering cherry trees, known locally as sakura, or view the vivid red leaves of autumn
  • Experience neon-lit Tokyo, learning its humble origins at the Edo-Tokyo Museum, and feel the vitality of this buzzy world capital, playing taiko drums and visiting a seafood market
  • Stay at Gôra Kadan, one of the country’s most exclusive ryokans (traditional inns), thanks to A&K’s small group size
  • Zoom by bullet train along the classic stretch past majestic Mount Fuji to Osaka, where you savor a foodie experience in the renowned Dotonbori district
  • Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Kyoto as you discover the art of the tea ceremony, witness sumo wrestling and take part in a special geisha dinner

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Tokyo, Japan
DAY 2
Tokyo | Spirit of Edo
DAY 3
Tokyo | Design Your Day
DAY 4
Hakone | Traditional Ryokan
DAY 5
Osaka | Dotonbori District Delicacies
DAY 6
Nara | Insights into a Profoundly Spiritual Heritage
DAY 7
Kyoto | The Golden Pavilion & Bamboo Grove
DAY 8
Kyoto | Hillside Views & Tea Traditions
DAY 9
Depart Kyoto

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Travel Privately with A&K | This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature Japan

Cherry Blossoms & Red Leaves | Springtime in Japan is glorious, with the iconic sakura (cherry blossoms) on full display. Likewise, fall’s red maple leaves are inspiring to behold. Choose from select departures for the chance to set eyes on them.

Travel Privately with A&K | This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature Japan

Cherry Blossoms & Red Leaves | Springtime in Japan is glorious, with the iconic sakura (cherry blossoms) on full display. Likewise, fall’s red maple leaves are inspiring to behold. Choose from select departures for the chance to set eyes on them.


Travel Privately with A&K | This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature Japan

Cherry Blossoms & Red Leaves | Springtime in Japan is glorious, with the iconic sakura (cherry blossoms) on full display. Likewise, fall’s red maple leaves are inspiring to behold. Choose from select departures for the chance to set eyes on them.


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