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Insider’s Japan

Sept. 14-26, 2019

Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

Activity Level: Moderate

It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity; a jumble of sights, sounds, and tastes that for visitors are truly foreign — and truly fascinating. This well-crafted tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages us in local life, and takes us off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama, Kanazawa, and Nara.


  • Tokyo touring, including Imperial Palace District and Meiji Shrine
  • Stunning scenery of Mt. Fuji and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
  • Overnight stay in traditional ryokan
  • Takayama’s ancient streets and houses
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Culturally rich Kanazawa
  • Tour of Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital
  • Excursion to historic Nara
  • Traditional tea ceremony


Day 1: Depart U.S. for Tokyo, Japan

Day 2: Arrive Tokyo

Day 3 & 4: Tokyo

Day 5: Tokyo/Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park/Hakone

Day 6: Hakone/Takayama

Day 7: Takayama

Day 8: ­Takayama/Shirakawago/Kanazawa

Day 9: Kanazawa

Day 10: Kanazawa/Kyoto

Day 11: Kyoto/Nara

Day 12: Kyoto

Day 13: Depart Kyoto for U.S.

Optional Post-Tour Extension

Spend three days and two nights in Hiroshima: City of Peace.

Program Itinerary is subject to change. See final brochure for complete details.

Cost Details

Land Only: $5,295
With Group Air from Seattle: $6,457
Single Supplement: $1,295

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This trip was a delight, from the beginning to end. I feel I learned a lot about Japan from this brief two week exposure.
Lynne Iglitzin, Friend of UW

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