SHORTLIST

Discover Japan

From the towers and gadgets of Tokyo to the serenity of sacred shrines and the soaring beauty of Mt Fuji, this tour provides the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace. Linger in the gardens of Kyoto, shoot through the mountain air on a Shinkansen bullet train, and stay in a traditional Japanese Inn.
Tour details
Tour Provider G Adventures
Price From
$6,749
Number of Days
14
Start Location
Tokyo, Japan
End Location
Tokyo, Japan
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Virtuoso
Physical Rating
Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Day 1 - Tokyo
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Tokyo/Kanazawa
In the morning collect your JR Pass. Board a bullet train for Kanazawa in the afternoon. The evening is yours to explore, or opt to attend a dinner with the group.
Day 3 - Kanazawa
Explore the city's well-preserved geisha district. Then, stroll through Keroku-en, ranked one of the nation's top three gardens before exploring the historic Nagamachi samurai district.
Day 4 - Kanazawa/Takayama
Arrive in picturesque Takayama and relax in the traditional Japanese inn.
Day 5 - Takayama
Explore the Hida No Sato traditional folk village, and walk the quaint streets of the old town – lined with sake breweries and craft shops. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the area.
Day 6 - Takayama/Hiroshima
Arrive in Hiroshima and visit the Peace Park and Museum to learn more about the tragic history of this city.
Day 7 - Hiroshima
Take a ferry to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating Torii Gate and meet the friendly local deer.
Day 8 - Hiroshima/Kyoto
Travel to historic Kyoto. Explore the marvellous Fushimi Inari shrine and walk under thousands of torii gates.
Day 9 - Kyoto
Wander the impressive Nijo Castle and gardens before visiting Kyoto's iconic Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion.
Day 10 - Kyoto
Spend a full free day discovering the Zen gardens, huge wooden temples, pagodas and shrines of Kyoto. Opt to enjoy the Zen gardens of Ryoan-ji and the Silver Pavilion, and take a leisurely stroll down the lovely Philosopher’s path to Nanzen-ji.
Day 11 - Kyoto/Fujikawaguchiko
Travel to the Mt Fuji region and enjoy optional walks around Lake Kawaguchi. Savour an amazing multi-course Japanese kaiseki dinner.
Day 12 - Fujikawaguchiko/Tokyo
Enjoy a morning in Kawaguchiko exploring the Five Lakes region on foot. Later, travel to Tokyo by train.
Day 13 - Tokyo
Explore buzzing Tokyo with a free day.
Day 14 - Tokyo
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.
Inclusions
  • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Kyoto Your Wellness Moment: Onsen Spa Visit, Kawaguchiko Your Discover Moment: Tokyo
  • Higashi Geisha District visit
  • Kenroku-en garden visit
  • Nagamachi Samurai District walk
  • Hida No Sato folk village visit
  • Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum visit
  • Miyajima Island excursion
  • Nijo Castle and gardens visit
  • Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion visit
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine visit
  • Lake Kawaguchiko (Five Lakes Region) walk
  • Kaiseki dinner
  • Japan Rail (JR) pass (14 days)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
26 Apr 2024 09 May 2024 2 $8,999
27 Apr 2024 10 May 2024 7 $6,749
28 Apr 2024 11 May 2024 8 $7,199
03 May 2024 16 May 2024 2 $8,999
10 May 2024 23 May 2024 10 $7,649
19 May 2024 01 Jun 2024 6 $8,999
26 May 2024 08 Jun 2024 10 $8,999
02 Jun 2024 15 Jun 2024 8 $8,639
09 Jun 2024 22 Jun 2024 7 $8,639
16 Jun 2024 29 Jun 2024 11 $8,639
30 Jun 2024 13 Jul 2024 12 $8,639
14 Jul 2024 27 Jul 2024 11 $7,775
28 Jul 2024 10 Aug 2024 9 $7,775
11 Aug 2024 24 Aug 2024 6 $8,639
18 Aug 2024 31 Aug 2024 14 $7,775
25 Aug 2024 07 Sep 2024 10 $8,639
01 Sep 2024 14 Sep 2024 10 $8,639
06 Sep 2024 19 Sep 2024 8 $8,639
08 Sep 2024 21 Sep 2024 10 $7,775
15 Sep 2024 28 Sep 2024 10 $8,639
29 Sep 2024 12 Oct 2024 2 $8,639
13 Oct 2024 26 Oct 2024 1 $8,639
20 Oct 2024 02 Nov 2024 2 $8,999
25 Oct 2024 07 Nov 2024 12 $8,999
27 Oct 2024 09 Nov 2024 8 $8,999
03 Nov 2024 16 Nov 2024 10 $8,999
10 Nov 2024 23 Nov 2024 11 $8,999
15 Dec 2024 28 Dec 2024 14 $7,799
22 Dec 2024 04 Jan 2025 13 $7,799
05 Jan 2025 18 Jan 2025 13 $7,799
23 Feb 2025 08 Mar 2025 14 $7,799
28 Feb 2025 13 Mar 2025 15 $7,799
02 Mar 2025 15 Mar 2025 15 $7,799
07 Mar 2025 20 Mar 2025 15 $7,799
09 Mar 2025 22 Mar 2025 11 $7,799
14 Mar 2025 27 Mar 2025 11 $7,799
15 Mar 2025 28 Mar 2025 13 $7,799
16 Mar 2025 29 Mar 2025 11 $8,639
21 Mar 2025 03 Apr 2025 15 $8,639
22 Mar 2025 04 Apr 2025 15 $8,639
23 Mar 2025 05 Apr 2025 12 $8,639
28 Mar 2025 10 Apr 2025 13 $8,639
29 Mar 2025 11 Apr 2025 15 $8,639
30 Mar 2025 12 Apr 2025 7 $8,639
04 Apr 2025 17 Apr 2025 13 $9,379
06 Apr 2025 19 Apr 2025 15 $9,379
11 Apr 2025 24 Apr 2025 14 $9,379
12 Apr 2025 25 Apr 2025 15 $9,379
13 Apr 2025 26 Apr 2025 13 $9,379
18 Apr 2025 01 May 2025 15 $8,999
20 Apr 2025 03 May 2025 15 $8,999
25 Apr 2025 08 May 2025 15 $8,999
26 Apr 2025 09 May 2025 15 $8,999
27 Apr 2025 10 May 2025 15 $8,999
02 May 2025 15 May 2025 13 $8,999
04 May 2025 17 May 2025 15 $8,999
09 May 2025 22 May 2025 15 $8,999
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11 May 2025 24 May 2025 15 $8,999
16 May 2025 29 May 2025 15 $8,999
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25 May 2025 07 Jun 2025 12 $8,999
30 May 2025 12 Jun 2025 15 $8,999
01 Jun 2025 14 Jun 2025 15 $8,639
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13 Jun 2025 26 Jun 2025 15 $8,639
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29 Jun 2025 12 Jul 2025 15 $8,639
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31 Aug 2025 13 Sep 2025 15 $8,639
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07 Sep 2025 20 Sep 2025 15 $8,639
12 Sep 2025 25 Sep 2025 15 $8,639
14 Sep 2025 27 Sep 2025 15 $8,639
21 Sep 2025 04 Oct 2025 13 $8,639
26 Sep 2025 09 Oct 2025 15 $8,639
28 Sep 2025 11 Oct 2025 15 $8,639
03 Oct 2025 16 Oct 2025 15 $8,639
05 Oct 2025 18 Oct 2025 15 $8,639
10 Oct 2025 23 Oct 2025 15 $8,639
12 Oct 2025 25 Oct 2025 15 $8,639
17 Oct 2025 30 Oct 2025 15 $8,999
19 Oct 2025 01 Nov 2025 15 $8,999
24 Oct 2025 06 Nov 2025 15 $8,999
26 Oct 2025 08 Nov 2025 15 $8,999
31 Oct 2025 13 Nov 2025 15 $8,999
02 Nov 2025 15 Nov 2025 15 $8,999
09 Nov 2025 22 Nov 2025 15 $8,999
16 Nov 2025 29 Nov 2025 15 $8,999
30 Nov 2025 13 Dec 2025 15 $8,999
07 Dec 2025 20 Dec 2025 15 $7,799
21 Dec 2025 03 Jan 2026 15 $7,799
28 Dec 2025 10 Jan 2026 15 $7,799
04 Jan 2026 17 Jan 2026 15 $7,799
18 Jan 2026 31 Jan 2026 15 $7,799
15 Feb 2026 28 Feb 2026 15 $7,799
22 Feb 2026 07 Mar 2026 15 $7,799
28 Feb 2026 13 Mar 2026 15 $7,799
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07 Mar 2026 20 Mar 2026 15 $7,799
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27 Dec 2026 09 Jan 2027 15 $7,799