October 13 – 27, 2021
15 days
Pricing from Toronto
$8,259 CAD*
Pricing from Winnipeg
$8,099 CAD*
Activity Level

For centuries, Japan has lured travellers drawn with by rich history and unique culture. Home to natural beauty and spiritual wealth, the Land of the Rising Sun offers travellers the chance to explore the country from neon to nature. Begin in Osaka, Japan’s second largest city with its pulsating Dotonbori district. Pause in Hiroshima at the Peace Memorial Park and Museum to visit the Shinto shrine of Itsukushima. Take in Kurashiki, Okayama, Kyoto and Nara, and marvel at gardens, temples and castles. Engage in a wagashi-making experience and a tea ceremony, visit a Sake brewery and travel by bullet train. From sacred Mount Fuji, end your odyssey in Tokyo with a river cruise and visits to Harajuku, Ginza and a farewell dinner.

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  • 25 CAD Beverage card†
  • 50 CAA Dollars®^
  • 25% savings on CAA Travel Insurance◊

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Toronto or Winnipeg to Osaka

Day 2

Osaka – Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure

Day 3

Osaka – Tour of Osaka, including a Sake brewery tour, the Dotonbori District and the Umeda Sky Building Floating Observatory B/T

Day 4

Osaka − Free day at leisure B

Day 5

Hiroshima – Travel by bullet train to Hiroshima for a half-day tour. From Miyajima, board the ferry and visit the Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, A-Bomb Dome and Memorial Museum B

Day 6

Okayama − Travel to Kurashiki, by bullet train. Half-day tour of Kurashiki including the Bikan Historical Quarter B

Day 7

Kyoto – Explore the Korakuen Garden, Okayama Castle, and Himeji Castle, finish the day on a bullet train to Kyoto B

Day 8

Kyoto − Visit Todaiji Temple and Nara Deer Park. See the Kasuga Shrine, Byodoin Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine B

Day 9

Kyoto – Visit Ryoanji Temple, Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple. Partake in a Wagashi- making experience B/L

Day 10

Hakone – Today, explore the Gion area and experience a traditional tea ceremony. Return by bullet train to Odawara Station and your ryokan for dinner B/D

Day 11

Tokyo – Explore Fuji and experience the Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani Valley and a ride up to Mt. Fuji’s 5th station B/L

Day 12

Tokyo – Discover the Akihabara and Sensoji Temples, including a cruise along the Sumida river. Continue exploring the Imperial Palace, East Garden and Ginza district B/D

Day 13

Tokyo – Explore Shibuya Crossing Street, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Harajuku and Omotesando. Enjoy the views from the observatory deck of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building B

Day 14

Tokyo − Free day at leisure B

Day 15

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Toronto or Winnipeg B

B - Breakfast | L - Lunch | D - Dinner | T - Tasting

Explore the Land of the Rising Sun from neon to nature.

Journey from hypnotic, pulsing cities to the hushed splendour of Mount Fuji, pay homage to sacred landmarks, ride a bullet train, relax on a river cruise.

Package Includes

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• Airfare from Toronto or Winnipeg to Osaka and return from Tokyo to Toronto or Winnipeg

• 3-night stay in first-class accommodation in Osaka

• 1-night stay in first-class accommodation in Hiroshima

• 1-night stay in first-class accommodation in Okayama

• 3-night stay in first-class accommodation in Kyoto

• 1-night stay in first-class accommodation in Hakone

• 4-night stay in first-class accommodation in Tokyo

• Second-class bullet train from Osaka to Hiroshima, Hiroshima to Shin Kurashiki, Himeji to Kyoto and Kyoto to Odawara

• Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and 1 tasting

• Land transportation via deluxe motor coach

• Ferry transportation

• Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary

• Professional English-speaking guide throughout

• Luggage courier service

• Destination transfers

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