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Discover a country home to ancient customs and modern-day innovations.
Find your Zen in the Japanese Alps and step inside shrines built by emperors in Kyoto. Savor dishes the Japanese have perfected—ramen and sushi, anyone?—and enjoy a guided meditation and tea tasting. Then, when you think things can’t get any more astounding, look to the horizon in Tokyo, where skyscrapers and iconic Mount Fuji anchor the skyline. Each day, you'll find a new reason to love the Land of the Rising Sun on this small group Adventure Tour.
Your tour package includes
- 12 nights in handpicked hotels
- 12 breakfasts
- 5 dinners with beer or wine
- 3 tastings
- 1 liquor tasting
- Kuromon Ichiba Market
- Peace Memorial Park and Museum
- Hiroshima legacy successor talk
- Himeji Castle
- Golden Pavilion
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Overall rating 4.2 out of 5
1.0 star rating
This tour was awful. The Tour Director simply shuttled us from place to place and NEVER offered any commentary. He NEVER told us about the places we were to visit, he offered NO orientation to Japan, it’s traditions, its culture. Nothing. Unbelievable for a company that is supposed to put Educatio...
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1.0 star rating
Our tour director Ryo was totally incompetent. EF markets itself as providing educational tours with experienced tour directors, but the only time ours spoke was to tell us what time to meet and at the end of the day to tip the driver: we learned nothing about Japan from him. Breakfasts were ok but ...
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5.0 star rating
I honestly could not say enough positive things about this trip. It had been a dream of mine to travel all over Japan, and this was a dream come true. Our guide Kumi-San made the trip better than could be expected. She was an amazing tour and made us feel like local’s. Arigato Kumi-San and EF tours ...
Hotels, flights & FAQHere's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.
HotelsWe handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
This sleek hotel is located in the heart of Osaka. Guests enjoy amazing city views, a fitness center, and free amenities in the rooms. Nearby you'll f...
This minimalist hotel is located in Hiroshima's city-center. Guests enjoy the simple modern rooms, on-site coffee house, and bar. Nearby you'll find ...
This modern hotel is located in the heart of Kyoto. Guests enjoy the public bath and spa, on-site restaurant, and peaceful rooms. Nearby you'll find N...
This relaxing hotel is located in the Japanese Alps in the city of Takayama. Guests enjoy traditional style rooms, a zen room, and large public bath. ...
This eclectic hotel is located in the Shinjuku neighborhood of Tokyo. Guests enjoy city views, open-air terraces, and on-site restaurant with bar. Nea...
This contemporary hotel is located in the Naha neighborhood of Okinawa. Guests enjoy the outdoor pool, fitness center, and city views. Nearby you'll f...
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