The Beauty of Japan
Starting at $554913 days • 19 meals
Tour HighlightsTokyo, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, Nagano, Omicho Market, Kenroku-en & Koraku-en Gardens, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Okayama
TOUR DESCRIPTIONEmbark on a journey to Japan, a nation internationally acclaimed for its gardens and appreciation of horticulture. From Tokyo to Kyoto, temples to stunning gardens, this exclusive tour offers a better understanding and appreciation for this East Asian land. Visit two of the Big Three Gardens of Japan, several other well-known gardens, and some handpicked favorites of the locals. Expert historians provide fascinating background on Japan’s history, Geisha life, and the skill of wood block printmaking. Additional highlights include travel via the famous Shinkansen, or “bullet train,” to Nagano and a cable car ride in Hakone for spectacular views of Mt. Fuji.
- Visit Happoen Garden and participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony hosted by a tea master.
- Visit Jindai Botanical Garden to learn about the special program this garden conducts to preserve endangered Japanese plant species.
- Explore Ryoan-ji, one of the finest rock gardens in Japan.
- Visit Kinkakuji Temple, where the gardens are an excellent example of Muromachi period design.
- Visit two of Japan's Three Great Gardens, Kenroku-en and Koraku-en gardens.
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Passport & visa information
Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.
IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.
Destination Facts & Stats
Japan is 10 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.
No significant elevation is encountered.