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zAlpine Splendors of Japan

8 days

8 Day Independent Travel

Engaging Discoveries for Our World Travelers

  • Experience the bygone era of Japan’s mighty Shoguns as you explore the traditional, finely-preserved wooden homes of Takayama.
  • Try your hand at the ancient art of Japanese papermaking in Gokayama.
  • Immerse in the beauty of Kenrokuen, revered as one of Japan’s best gardens.
  • Like a Ninja warrior of old, you can attempt to make your way in stealth across the ingeniously-designed Nightingale Floor in Kyoto’s Nijo Castle.

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Welcome to Tokyo

Check in to your choice of city-center hotel.


Discover old and new in Tokyo

Ascend Tokyo Tower, visit the Imperial Palace Plaza and stroll the colorful Nakamise Arcade to historic Asakusa Kannon Temple. Meals B


Free day in Tokyo.

Meals B


Through the Alps to Takayama

Travel by rail to the charming mountain town of Takayama to see centuries-old parade floats and visit the Folkcraft Museum. The town’s splendidly preserved wooden homes capture the bygone era of mighty Shoguns. Overnight at the inviting Hida Hotel Plaza. Meals B


To Shirakawago c to Kanazawa

Journey to Shirakawago, famous for its unique thatched-roof farmhouses. Experience the traditional art of papermaking and continue to the Miyako Hotel Kanazawa. Meals B


Bullet Train to Kyoto

Tour Kenrokuen Garden and visit Kutaniyaki Pottery Studio. Ride the train to Kyoto where you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Meals B


Escorted Kyoto sightseeing

Visit Kinkaku-ji Temple c, Nijo Castle c and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Meals B


Depart Kyoto

Your tour with us ends this morning. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons


Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package features a choice of fine city-center hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide.


Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, full day sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide and private car airport transfers.

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