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All-In Japan offers a stress-free introduction to Japan, with all meals, local transport, and luggage handling included. This trip covers classic destinations with unique twists, providing cultural experiences for travelers to enjoy without any worries. From exploring ancient temples in Kyoto to visiting Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, participants can immerse themselves in Japanese culture without having to worry about any expenses during the trip. The tour also includes visits to modern attractions like Tokyo's Omotesando district and Kanazawa's 21st Century Art Museum, as well as a wide range of evening entertainment and dining experiences. Despite its focus on comfort and peace of mind, All-In Japan offers a full-on, action-packed itinerary that showcases the best of Japan in a unique and unforgettable way.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Included

An experienced InsideJapan tour leader will be there all day every day, making sure everything goes to plan
Arrive hungry! Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day (as well as a selection of drinks) are included
Touch down to see a friendly face with airport transfers
Lighten the load with luggage forwarding from Tokyo to Hiroshima, Hiroshima to Kyoto and Kanazawa to Tokyo
Make some noise at a taiko drumming masterclass in Tokyo
Discover contemporary Japanese culture with tickets to the non-verbal theatre at GEAR in Kyoto and the 21st Century Art Museum in Kanazawa
Have a once in a lifetime experience sipping afternoon tea with a maiko (trainee geisha)
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious wagashi confectionary making session
Sleep soundly in our selection of handpicked accommodation (12 nights)
Don't worry about seat reservations, from bullet train to boat rides, all domestic transport is included
Forget searching for small change on the subway, your IC transport card has 2,500 yen credit for city transport
Learn about local life and history with full-day private guides in Tokyo and Kyoto, and entrance to some of Japan's most famous sights
Get to the heart of recent Japanese history with tickets to the Hiroshima Peace Park & Museum
Learn about Japanese feudal history with entrance to Himeji Castle
Find your spiritual side with a zazen meditation session with a monk
Keep connected with shared portable Wi-Fi access throughout

Not Included

International flights
Other items of a personal nature (souvenirs, laundry etc)
Any extra transport, entrance fees, activities or meals not mentioned in the day-by-day itinerary

Itinerary

Days 1-2

Tokyo

Embark on your all-inclusive journey in Tokyo, the capital of Japan and the most populous city in the world. Upon arrival at Tokyo's airport, you will be picked up for a shared shuttle back to your hotel located in the heart of the city. Your tour leader will be there to greet you and address any inquiries you may have. Tonight, you will have the opportunity to connect with your group over a delectable welcome meal. On day 2, we hope you wake up refreshed and eager to explore Tokyo. With a private coach at our disposal, we will kick off the day with a taiko drumming lesson, immersing you in the lively, choreographed movements of Japan's traditional drumming. Next, we will visit the historic Meiji Shrine and take in the stunning architecture of the fashionable Aoyama and Omotesando districts. In the afternoon, we will wander through the charming streets and market stalls of Asakusa, the city's oldest and most traditional area, home to the ancient Senso-ji temple.

Days 3-4

Hiroshima

Travel to Hiroshima on the bullet train, one of western Japan's most vibrant cities. Leave your luggage at the hotel and take the shinkansen for a quick journey. Enjoy a station lunchbox and origami set on the train. Upon arrival in Hiroshima, take a private coach to the hotel before visiting the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Learn to make okonomiyaki for dinner. The next day, take a boat from the Peace Park to Miyajima Island to visit the famous shrine and enjoy the charming town and friendly deer.

Days 5-7

Kyoto

Travel from Himeji Castle to Kyoto, known as Japan's cultural heartland and "City of Ten Thousand Temples". We will depart from Hiroshima in the morning and travel east towards Kyoto, Japan's former capital and cultural center. Our journey will include a stop in Himeji to visit one of Japan's most magnificent castles. Himeji Castle is one of the few original feudal castles remaining in Japan, and it is the largest of its kind. After undergoing a five-year renovation, the castle is more impressive than ever before.

Upon arriving in Kyoto, we will check into our hotel and have some time to relax before an evening of special activities. We will have dinner with a maiko (trainee geisha) who will perform a traditional dance and answer any questions we may have, providing us with a glimpse into this secretive world.

Day 6 will be spent exploring Kyoto with the help of local guides. We will visit the Golden Pavilion at Kinkaku-ji, the Zen rock garden at Ryoan-ji Temple, and other hidden gems in the city.

On day 7, we will continue our exploration of Kyoto's rich cultural heritage. Our itinerary will include a visit to Gion, the historic geisha quarter, as well as Kennin-ji Temple, one of Kyoto's most important Zen temples. In the evening, we will attend a non-verbal theatre show called GEAR, offering a modern twist on Kyoto's traditional arts scene.

Day 8

Awara Onsen

Travel off the beaten path by private bus to Awara Onsen, a hot spring town in Fukui Prefecture. Along the way, we will stop to explore the partially reconstructed ruins of Ichijodani Castle Town, destroyed by Oda Nobunaga in 1573, and visit the serene Daianzen-ji temple for a lesson in zazen meditation led by a temple priest. Tonight, we will stay at a traditional Japanese inn, or ryokan, where we will sleep on comfortable futon bedding on tatami-mat flooring and enjoy a dinner of fine kaiseki cuisine. Be sure to take advantage of the hot spring baths, a must-do experience during a ryokan stay.

Days 9-10

Kanazawa

Explore the historical charm of Kanazawa, often referred to as "Little Kyoto," as one of Japan's best-preserved traditional cities. On day nine of your journey, take the opportunity to relax in the morning with a visit to the onsen baths before traveling by private coach to Kanazawa. Known for its well-maintained old-town districts, top-ranked Japanese gardens, and rich artistic heritage, Kanazawa offers a unique cultural experience. Upon arrival, visit the renowned 21st Century Museum and Kenroku-en garden, one of Japan's top three gardens. Check in to your hotel for a brief rest before enjoying a delicious dinner at the accommodation. Discover the beauty of Higashi chaya and Nagamachi districts in the morning of day 10, exploring their preserved architecture and visiting the Nomura Samurai House. In the afternoon, try your hand at making traditional Japanese confectionery with a local expert. The evening is free for you to unwind at your own pace.

Days 11-13

Tokyo

Conclude your journey in one of the world's most vibrant cities, Tokyo, with a final two-night stay. On day 11, after a scenic bullet train ride back to Tokyo, you will have the afternoon to explore popular attractions such as the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, Tokyo Tower, and Zozo-ji Temple. The temple has been featured in the movie "Wolverine", making it a must-visit for fans of the film. On your last full day in Tokyo, day 12, you will have the morning free for shopping or any remaining activities. Alternatively, you can join your tour leader for a visit to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation on Odaiba Island. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore the upscale Ginza district and other interesting sights before enjoying your final dinner of the tour. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and on day 13 you will be transferred by shared shuttle to the airport for your return flight home.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Tokyo
Ends
Tokyo
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 0
Hotel Rating
 
Tour Guide
0
Meals
None Provided
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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