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Ancient & Modern Japan

Japan

Tour length 14 daysFrom Kyoto to Tokyo
In-depth Cultural
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About this tour

Ancient wooden temples, raked-gravel Zen gardens and chanting Buddhist monks juxtaposed with space-age towers, neon lights and bullet trains; the blend of old and new in Japan is captivating. As we explore the southern and western stretches of Honshu, the largest island in Japan, we discover unique culture among the serene shrines and gardens of Nara and Kyoto and the rarely visited mountainous heartland of castles and spas. Our last stop is the vast and futuristic capital city of Tokyo: sprawling, inimitably busy, welcoming and extraordinary.
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General information

Tour ID 33210
Tour length 14 days
Language English
Group size 16
Age range 16 - 99

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Exodus Travels

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Day 1: Start Kyoto
Day 2: Visit Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and Ryoan-ji temple
Day 3: Day trip to Nara, ancient capital of Japan. Visit impressive Unesco temples including Todai-ji. Return to Kyoto; visit Fushimi Inari Taisha and visit historic Gion
Day 4: Free day in Kyoto; relax in one of the many Zen gardens, walk the popular Philosopher’s Path or experience a traditional tea ceremony
Day 5: Day trip to Hiroshima; visit Peace Memorial Park and the pretty island of Miyajima
Day 6: Travel from Kyoto to Takayama, a traditional old town set amid the Japanese Alps; visit the Hida Folk Village (dinner)
Day 7: Orientation tour in Takayama and free day to explore the peaceful shrines and temples (breakfast,dinner)
Day 8: On to the medieval village of Tsumago; short leisurely walk on the Nakasendo trail; train to Matsumoto (breakfast)
Day 9: Visit Matsumoto Castle and travel by train to the spa town of Yudanaka; soak in a hot spring (breakfast,dinner)
Day 10: See the much-loved snow monkeys before travelling by train to Tokyo; evening orientation tour (breakfast)
Day 11: Optional trip to Hakone or to the lovely seaside town of Kamakura (breakfast)
Day 12: A full-day city tour of Tokyo, including the Senso-ji Temple (breakfast)
Day 13: Free day for further exploration; optional karaoke farewell night (breakfast)
Day 14: End Tokyo (breakfast)

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Carbon emission, kg/CO2
(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
10
Exploreo will offset your calculated CO2e at no cost.
How is the carbon footprint calculated?
From€5,755/ Person
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