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Land of the Rising Sun 2013

14 days with Intrepid Travel   Rating: Budget

800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Tokyo
The dynamic capital of an ancient land, Tokyo blends neon-drenched modernity with traditional temples, shrines and gardens.

Day 2 Tokyo/Nikko
Bursting with contemporary urban culture, there are many sides of Tokyo to explore - from fascinating musuems and world-class shopping to neighbourhood backstreets lined with restaurants and karaoke bars. Nikko has been a sacred site since the middle of the 8th century, as evidenced by the many shrines and temples dotted throughout the area.

Day 3 Nikko
Set amid a magnificent cedar forest, Nikko is home to some of Japan's most important shrines and temples - including the elaborately decorated Toshu-gu Shrine.

Days 4-5 Hakone
The picturesque lakeside region of Hakone is a wonderland of stunning mountain panoramas and relaxing outdoor onsen (hot spring baths).

Days 6-7 Takayama
Famous for its traditional inns, sake breweries and local folk art, Takayama is a delightful little town to explore.

Days 8-10 Hiroshima
Thrust into history by its tragic past, memorials like the A-Bomb Dome and the Children's Peace Monument make any visit to Hiroshima a moving experience.

Days 11-14 Kyoto
Magnificent temples, stunning gardens and gorgeous geishas abound in Kyoto, the ancient heart of Japan's unique culture.
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800-680-2858 800-680-2858 All This Included
Ever-welcoming and always fascinating, Japan is a land of ancient cultures, austere traditions and groundbreaking technology. Experience the best that this diverse country has to offer from the excitement of lively Tokyo to the sacred resting places of shoguns at Nikko. Feast on local delights at a Takayama market, make a sobering visit to the Hiroshima Peace Park and explore magnificent Kyoto temples. Discover ancient castles, lush countryside and fascinating feudal history on this authentic travel adventure. If you pack a good sense of humour and leave all inhibitions behind, the Land of the Rising Sun rarely disappoints.
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • Boat, Bus, Cable car, Ferry, Train, Train (bullet)
  • Boat trip on Lake Ashino, Cable car, Entry to two temples or shrines, Hida Folk Village, Himeji Castle, Morning market excursion, Toshogu Shrine
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Highlights
  • Be dazzled by a gold-plated temple.
  • Reflect on the past in Hiroshima.
  • Experience the collision of old and new Japan.
  • Delve into geisha culture in Kyoto.
  • Visit the resting place of a Tokugawa shogun.
  • See neon-hued Tokyo city lights.
  • Sip sake in Takayama.
  • Soak in a traditional outdoor onsen in Hakone.
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Accommodations
Guesthouse (7 nights)
Ryokan (5 nights)
Hotel (1 night)
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Notes
  • All travellers must arrive with a 14-day Japan Rail (JR) pass.
  • Expect some culture shock. You will be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different to home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location.
  • Group Size: Min 1, Max 12.
  • Ages: Min 12.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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