Land Of The Rising Sun

From $4,440, 14 days, Japan Trip code: CJST

  • Adventure 3 out of 5
  • Relaxation 4 out of 5
  • Culture 3 out of 5
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Trip 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

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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.

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  • 14 day Itinerary ()

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Destination info

Japan, known as the land of the rising sun, is a fascinating country full of history, culture and high technology. East meets West in this land, which boasts a stunning array of traditional shrines and temples, breathtaking scenery including mountains, forests and the famous cherry blossom, and ultra modern, futuristic cities.

The country’s capital, Tokyo, ranks as one of the most modern and fast-paced cities in the world and the local people always welcome tourists due to their fascination with Western cultures.

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Day 1 Tokyo
Arrive in Japan and travel down the bustling, neon-lit streets of central Tokyo. Beneath the lights, high-tech gadgetry and crowded suburbs is a city steeped in ancient tradition. Visit Tokyo's iconic Ueno Park where delicate cherry blossom trees provide a beautiful backdrop to various museums or catch the train to Ginza for some retail opulence.
Day 2 Tokyo/Nikko
Experience Japan's sleek, modern trains while watching the breathtaking Japanese scenery fly by on your way to regal Nikko.
Day 3 Nikko
Boasting some of Japan's most renowned shrines and temples, Nikko houses several sacred sites including Toshu-gu Shrine, the resting place of the founding Tokugawa shogun. If ornate architecture and multicoloured carvings don't appeal, hiking the cedar-covered shores of Lake Chuzenji is a pleasant alternative.
Days 4-5 Hakone
Relax on a cruise across Ashino-ko before enjoying picturesque views of the region from a cable car ride through the surrounding mountains - perhaps catch a glimpse Mt Fuji looming in the distance. Don't miss the chance to soak in one of Hakone's many outdoor onsen (hot springs).
Days 6-7 Takayama
Traditional markets and food festivals make Takayama a treat to visit all year round. Nestled in the Japanese Alps, the Hida Folk Village is a great place to see traditional thatched-roof houses and life among artisans. Gobble a delicious taiyaki and explore.
Days 8-10 Hiroshima
This rebuilt and reborn Hiroshima city has a vibrant energy that belies its tragic history. Sights like the A-Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Museum make for a moving experience or perhaps visit the nearby island of Miyajima to see the free-roaming deer.
Days 11-14 Kyoto
Gain insight into feudal Japan at Himeji-jo castle, en route to Japan's ancient capital, Kyoto. Temples framed by golden trimming, like the magnificent Kinkaku-ji, are on today's agenda, followed by a wander through the geisha district of Gion. Bid new friends farewell as the sun sets over the Land of the Rising Sun.

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What's included?

  • All accommodation
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary
  • Some meals
  • Services of a trip leader throughout
  • 24 hour support

What's not included?

  • Flights (unless otherwise stated)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Some meals
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature including spending money, drinks, tips and gratuities
  • 14-day Japan Rail (JR) pass

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 18 years. These trips can and do attract a variety of ages and customers will be of different nationalities too. It's all about having a passion for travel which is age-less!



Guesthouse (7 nts), Ryokan (5 nts), Hotel (1 nt)


Train, Bus, Train (bullet), Ferry, Boat, Cable car

Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group

Allow USD $400 for meals not included.


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Tour Operator

This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel.


Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.


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