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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Tailor Made Japan: Shrines & Skyscrapers


8 days from $12,795 per person

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Experience the best of Japan, exploring vibrant Tokyo from its glittering skyscrapers to its fascinating temples, and tradition-steeped Hakone, where you stay at an exclusive ryokan (traditional inn); and then, travel by bullet train to discover the delicate beauty of timeless Kyoto.

A&K Advantages

  • Explore the many sides of Japan, from Tokyo's soaring high-rises to Kyoto's traditional temples
  • Enjoy a night in one of the country’s most exclusive ryokans in Hakone
  • Cruise on Lake Ashi, taking in spectacular views of Mount Fuji
  • Travel like a local between Hakone and Kyoto on one of Japan's famed bullet trains
  • Wander through two of Tokyo's famed, vibrant districts, Harajuku and Omotesando
  • Marvel at Kyoto's Kinkaku-ji Temple, the Golden Pavilion, completely covered in gold leaf

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE TOKYO, JAPAN
Day 2
TOKYO | Imperial History
Day 3
TOKYO | Vibrant Neighborhoods
Day 4
HAKONE | STAY AT A TRADITIONAL RYOKAN
Day 5
KYOTO | BULLET TRAIN RIDE & Tea Ceremony
Day 6
NARA | JAPAN’S SPIRITUAL HERITAGE
Day 7
KYOTO | THE GOLDEN PAVILION & BAMBOO GROVE
Day 8
DEPART OSAKA

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Learn the Local Traditions of Kimonos & Calligraphy

Proceed to a local Kyoto temple, where you take part in a traditional kimono-wearing ceremony and an expertly led calligraphy or origami lesson.

TOKYO TAIKO DRUMMING EXPERIENCE

Journey to Asakusa for an insider-access opportunity to visit a historic family-owned drum shop, where you learn about Japanese drums and try your hand at the taiko. Learn the ropes from the shopkeepers, whose family members designed the musical instruments for traditional and worldwide events, including the emperor ceremonies and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Sake Tasting

Set out on a Japanese sake-tasting adventure, exploring the city and sampling the subtle and delicate flavor profiles of traditional Japanese alcohols while learning about their cultural importance.


Mar–Apr; Priced from $17,995
Jan–Feb, May, Sep; Priced from $12,795

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2021 travel, and subject to availability. 
Pricing reflects A&K's recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. International air not included. 

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