Best of Japan: Bed & Breakfast
16 Days/14 Nights
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More than any other country, the Japanese have managed to integrate ancient traditions and bleeding-edge technology harmoniously into their daily lives. In the perfect mix of new and old, this well-rounded tour has something for everyone.
Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone Yumoto Onsen, Hakone, Takayama, Koya-san, Osaka, Miyajima Island, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Fushimi, Nara, Uji
In the best that Japan has to offer, you'll enjoy a colorful mix of large cities like Tokyo and Osaka, quaint and traditional Takayama, the ambiance and solitude of Miyajima Island, the religious center of Koya-san, the ancient shrines and temples of Kyoto, the testament to peace of Hiroshima, the natural beauty of Hakone, the thermally-heated mineral water baths at an onsen and more.
You'll stay overnight at a mountain-top Buddhist temple where Buddhist monks will serve you meals of shojin ryori (the traditional Buddhist vegetarian cuisine), attend prayer services at the temple early the next morning, stay overnight on beautiful and quiet Miyajima Island, soak in the thermally-heated mineral waters at an onsen, admire sacred Mt. Fuji (weather permitting), the icon of Japan and enjoy three gourmet Kaiseki-style dinners and one shojin-ryori Buddhist vegetarian meal, and much, much more. Select from the available sightseeing and cultural options, or create your own daily itinerary with the help of your available Samurai Tours guide. A little structure with a lot of flexibility may be the perfect combination for you!
Every day you'll enjoy the friendliness, fun and flexibility of small group travel by experiencing sights, Japanese restaurants and family-run ryokans that are off-limits to larger groups. From start-to-finish, transportation from city-to-city with an escort, lodging, travel insurance, all breakfasts, five dinners and more are included. All while our tour guide brings Japan alive with exceptional insights.
Best of Japan: Bed & Breakfast Tour Itinerary
|Day 01:||Leave for Japan|
|Day 02:||Arrive Tokyo's Narita Airport|
|Day 05:||Tokyo, Travel to Hakone Yumoto Onsen late in the afternoon|
|Day 06:||Tour Hakone, Travel to Takayama|
|Day 08:||Travel to Koya-san|
|Day 09:||Koya-san/Travel to Osaka|
|Day 10:||Osaka/Travel to Miyajima Island|
|Day 11:||Miyajima Island|
|Day 12:||Travel to Hiroshima/Hiroshima/Travel to Kyoto|
|Day 15:||Kyoto - Sayonara Dinner and Private Maiko Dinner Party|
|Day 16:||Depart for Home/Arrive Home|