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The Best of Japan: Explore the highlights of Takayama, Kanazawa, Hiroshima, Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo

Posted on August 16, 2023, featured in Experiences

Japan, one of my personal favourite countries in the world, is a country with a splendid blend of ancient traditions, modern technology, and awe-inspiring nature, is a destination that always fascinates travelers.

With its rich history, unique culture, and delicious cuisine, Japan offers visitors an unforgettable travel experience. And now, with our 14-day tour, we can make Japan your next most memorable vacation yet! In this blog post, we will take a closer look at what this tour offers, so keep reading and join us in discovering the highlights of Japan.

Day 1 to 3: Tokyo

Our 14-day tour starts in Tokyo, one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in Asia. Take a stroll in the beautiful Imperial Palace East Gardens and see the famous Shibuya Crossing. You have the option to take a day trip to Kamakura, a coastal town with many beautiful shrines and temples or a visit to the Tokyo Skytree – the tallest tower in the world. Japanese cuisine is a must-try, so we will take you to enjoy a local’s dining experience in Tokyo’s best izakayas (Japanese-style gastropubs). One HAS to visit the Golden Gai district too, teeny tiny little bars and restaurants some seating only 4 or 8 people – charming, delicious and completely unique!

Day 4 to 6: Takayama

Next, we will travel to Takayama, a charming city surrounded by nature in the heart of the Japanese Alps. Takayama preserved its traditional town houses, sake breweries, narrow streets, and wooden buildings. We will show you the ancient heart of the city and take you to a local market that has been around since the 16th century. We will also take a day trip to the World Heritage site of Shirakawago, where traditional thatched houses dot the countryside and take you on a delightful journey through the region’s rich history.

Day 7 & 8: Kanazawa

Say hello to the “little Kyoto,” Kanazawa. Kanazawa has a rich history and still has remained unspoiled over the centuries. We’ll explore the Kenrokuen Garden, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, and enter the world of samurai culture where they wear traditional armor and learn the manners of the samurai.

Day 9 & 10: Hiroshima

Embark now on a visit to Hiroshima – a city that carries immense historical significance, having been the target of an atomic bomb in 1945. We will take you on a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, the Atomic Bomb Dome, and the surrounding park. We’ll also explore Miyajima, a nearby island considered to be one of Japan’s three most beautiful sights, and spend time with the wandering deer.

Day 11 to 13: Kyoto

Kyoto, the heart of traditional Japan, offers a mix of cultural and religious richness. Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over a millennium, and its heritage is still visible in its palaces and parks. You can visit many historical sites in Kyoto, including the Golden Pavilion and the Fushimi Inari Shrine. This tour also provides an opportunity to participate in a traditional tea ceremony and stay the night at a ryokan.

Day 14: Osaka

Osaka, known as “Japan’s Kitchen,” boasts a famous culinary scene and gives you the chance to explore one of the country’s most vibrant cities. We will take you around the former commercial district of Osaka Castle and see other iconic landmarks like the Tsutenkaku Tower. Finally, this tour ends in Osaka, but we guarantee that you’ll leave Japan with a lifetime of unforgettable memories.

At the end of the tour, you’ll understand the true depth of Japan’s culture. From the busy metropolis of Tokyo to the heart of traditional Japan in Kyoto, you’ll explore the best Japan has to offer. With insightful guided tours, you’ll experience Japan beyond the guidebooks. So, what are you waiting for? Book this tour now and see the iconic sites, cultural heritage, and natural wonders that define Japan. Let us help make your Japan adventure an unforgettable experience! Contact us now.

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