Multifaceted Japan - From neon lights to idyllic nature

We introduce you to both Japan's progress and its traditions. In just under two weeks we will visit impressive cities, pretty villages, breathtaking nature and learn some of the traditional crafts and trades of this amazing country.
Immerse yourself with us in this wonderful Japan.
Tour-Code: JAP04
Cultural tour
People, history & culture
12 Days/ 11 Nights
Including the days of arrival and departure
Number of participants
Groups: 4 - 10 participants
Accommodation
3* & 4* Hotels & Boutique Hotels
Features
Impressive places: Mount Fuji, Tokyo, hot springs and many more
Meals
11 x breakfast, 1 x dinner
Transfer
In Japan, we always use public transport to get around in the cities. For travel outside of the cities, we mostly use trains or occasionally minibuses.
Travel Guide
English-speaking tour guide
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INCLUDED SERVICES
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MAP
Arrival and transfer to the hotel
Our driver will meet you at Tokyo airport and escort you to your hotel.

Overnight in a hotel in Tokyo

1. Highlight: city tour
Far from the skyscrapers and neon lights of modern Tokyo, we explore the historic Yanaka district. The comparatively small houses with their narrow streets and colorful shop fronts form a strong contrast to the inner city. The paths to the temples are flanked by cherry trees and the smell of delicious food fills our nostrils. The temples and shrines all date from the 16th - 19th centuries and are an important part of the Edo period.

2. Highlight: Elite Ninja Course
During this introduction to the life and training of a ninja, you will learn the basics of meditation, "kuja-kiri" (well-being), "embu" (ancestral dedication), and ninja weapons. We also learn more about the philosophies and code of this elite unit.

Overnight in a hotel in Tokyo

Drive to Hakone

1. Highlight: Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi boat tour
We leave the hustle and bustle of Tokyo behind and explore the peaceful nature of Hakone. Along the way, we'll admire Mount Fuji - the symbol of Japan - from a tranquil "pirate boat ride" from Lake Ashi.

2. Highlight: Hakone Cable Car
Next we contemplate the nature of the landscape from the Hakone Cable Car. We learn more about the formation of the lake and the nature and traditions of the region.

Overnight at a hotel in Hakone

Highlight: hike through Fuji-Hakone National Park
This romantic hike takes us through the beautiful nature of the Fuji-Hakone National Park. It takes us past idyllic rivers, beautiful forests, gorgeous waterfalls and pretty wildflowers.

Drive to Niigata

Overnight at a hotel in Niigata
Duration hike: approx. 2-3 h
Highlight: Niigata and Sado Island Tour
Niigata is a city in the north of the island of Honshu. It borders the Sea of Japan to the west and is therefore one of the most important port cities in the country. In the southeast, it is also framed by beautiful mountains, which don't lose their snow caps even in summer. Around the metropolis there are numerous rice fields.
On today's tour we explore both this amazing place and the island of Sado off the coast. We visit old castles with romantic parks and dive deep into the culture of the region.

Overnight in a hotel on Niigata

Free time
Today is your day in Niigata as you wish. We are of course happy to advise you.

Drive to Sendai

Overnight at a hotel in Sendai

Highlight: Sendai and Matsushima city tour
Sendai is a city that has Japan's wild side on its doorstep. It's a beautiful metropolis with nearby mountain retreats, wild coastlines, and all the modern conveniences of a big Japanese city. Among other things, we visit the mausoleum of Date Masamunes and travel to Matsushima Bay to get to know the small islands off the coast.

Overnight at a hotel in Sendai

Choice of two culinary and cultural activities:

Option 1
: Kokeshi, Wine and Hot Springs
Here we visit the beautiful village of Akiu, learn the traditional craft of "Kokeshi (doll) painting", relax at the winery and enjoy the warm water of the hot springs.
Option 2: Sakunami, Whiskey and Hot Springs
We visit the village of Sakunami, just an hour away, surrounded by green meadows and crystal clear rivers. Here we learn the art of whiskey brewing, sample the signature brandy, soak in the hot water of the onsen, and learn about the various local crafts.

Overnight at a hotel in Sendai

Free time
You can plan today according to your personal ideas in Sendai and the surrounding area.

Overnight at a hotel in Sendai

Drive to Tokyo

Free time
Towards the end of our tour you will have more time in the country's capital. You are free to explore the city on your own or to get suggestions from us.

Overnight in a hotel in Tokyo

1. Highlight: Shrine Tour
Discover Japanese culture and history on this tour of Asakusa, Tokyo's most famous temples. We explore the quiet downtown area and visit 7 temples and shrines loved by both tourists and locals.

2. Highlight: cooking class
Today we can try our hand at preparing some dishes. Also included is a local supermarket tour where we learn more about the local and regional products.

Overnight in a hotel in Tokyo

Transfer to the airport
After breakfast, your driver will be waiting in the hotel lobby and will take you to Tokyo Airport at the agreed time.

See you on the next trip!
11 x overnight stays in 3* & 4* star hotels and boutique hotels
11 x breakfasts
1 x dinner
All transfers in air-conditioned and comfortable vehicles
All excursions described (Day 8: Option 1 or 2)
English-speaking tour guide
International flights
Drinks and meals not listed
International health insurance
Visa
Tips
Self-organized excursions
PCR test
We will be happy to prepare other appointments for you on request!
In addition to the trips already created on our website, we would be happy to work out an individual program for you according to your wishes.

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